Thamsar Pass Bara Bhangal Trek

Bada Bhangar the most remote village and the ancient shepherds trail in Himachal

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9 days 8 nights

Category Adventure Tour
Location Bir Chamba kangra Himachal
  • Difficulty Level 4 Difficult
  • Treking Trek
  • Location Bir Chamba kangra Himachal
  • Rating Stars 5
  • 10 Capacity
Shells 250 Shell
Gongs 20
Journals 1 Journals
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Price Addon
5000 porterage, per bag, max 10 kg
50000 Paragliding from Thamsar Pass
5000 One extra night Stay before & after trek. Twin sharing.
Discount: 29 %
MRP: 140000/-

Attractions During Thamsar Pass Bara Bhangal Trek

The opportunity to explore the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, wander through quaint and remote villages with rich cultural heritages in the valley.
Bara Bhangal is a remote village in Himachal Pradesh, there isn't a road route to the village even. It's untouched and remains cut off from everywhere else. Experience this isolation and time alone with your thoughts and nature in all of its beauty.
Trek through Indrasan, the Bara Shigri glacier, Lama Dugh, Devi ki Marhi, and Dar Marhi, arriving finally at Bara Bhangal. Throughout you'll bear witness to magnificent views of the valley - at Kahli Hani you'll get 360-degree views of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges.
Walk alongside, and through, the Ravi River, breathing in the pristine air of the wide deodar forests.
Go through the the Thamsar glacier on the way from Bara Bhangal.
The sunrises, sunsets, and star-studded night sky are gorgeous beyond compare.

Overview Of Thamsar Pass Bara Bhangal Trek

Bara Bhangal is considered to be a difficult trek and is limited to those with experience and know-how of trekking and camping.
It's a challenging route that takes you through all sorts of terrains, including the lush green of the Kullu valley and the stark landscapes of the Bara Bhangal range.
Delicious food of all kinds - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, and eggetarian - will be provided in addition to accommodation in high-altitude tents and hostels.
The highest altitude of the trek will be Thamsar pass at 15600 ft. and Kali Hani pass at 16000 ft. from sea level.
We will pass through the beautiful valleys of Kullu, Chamba and Kangra

Food Provided During Thamsar Pass Bara Bhangal Trek

  • Standard Veg
  • Standard Non Veg

Transport Provided during Thamsar Pass Bara Bhangal Trek

  • SUV
  • Mini Bus
  • Standard Land Transport
  • Off Roading Vehicle

Safety & Precautions for Thamsar Pass Bara Bhangal Trek

1. Experienced and Certified Trek Leader, first aid respondent and Guide
2. Local support staff
3. Recue - Extra charge depending upon situation
4. First Aid Kit
5. Ropes will be fixed by the Team where ever necessary by the team.

Why Choose Thamsar Pass Bara Bhangal Trek

Bada Bhangal is a beautiful trek that will deliver all expectations you have of it. That, in addition to our quality services, you will undoubtedly have the best time of your life!


  • Standard
  • Pub / High Altitude Tents
  • Home stay
  • SUV
  • Mini Bus
  • Standard Veg
  • Water Fall
  • Land Based
  • Adventure Tour
  • High Altitude Mountains
  • Low Altitude Mountains
  • Glaciers
  • Cloud Forest
  • Coniferous Forest
  • Standard Non Veg
  • Standard Land Transport
  • Off Roading Vehicle
  • Hostel
  • Trek
  • 4878 Meter
  • 80 Kilo Meters

Tour Itinerary of Thamsar Pass Bara Bhangal Trek

Day 1 -

Bir(1500m) to Rajgunda (2440m)

Day 2 -

Rajgundha (2440m) to Plachak (2721m)

Day 3 -

Plachak (2721m) to Panhartu

Day 4 -

Panhartu to Mahru (3830m) via Thamsar Pass (4878m) 12 hours

Day 5 -

Marhru (3830m) to Bara Bhangal (2882m) Duration: 5 hours

Day 6 -

Explore Bara Bhangal (2882m) and rest day

Day 7 -

Bara Bhangal to hima Village

Day 8 -

to road head and drive to Ohli, Chamba

Day 9 -

Extra Day only if needed

Things to Bring for Thamsar Pass Bara Bhangal Trek

1. Trekking shoes
2. Backpack (40-60 litres)
3. Three warm layers
4. Three trek pants
5. Three collared t-shirts
6. Thermals
7. Sunglasses
8. Suncap
9. Synthetic hand gloves
10. Balaclava
11. Socks (4 pairs)
12. Headlamp/LED torch
13. Trekking pole
14. Daypack (20 litres)
15. Toiletries
16. Cutlery
17. Two water bottles
18. Plastic covers
19. Mandatory Personal Medical Kit

Documents Required for Thamsar Pass Bara Bhangal Trek

  • Original and photocopy of government photo identity card – driving license, voters ID, etc
  • Medical Certificate
  • Disclaimer
  • Indemnity Bond

Fitness Required

The experience will only be better the fitter you are. Take time out to engage in as much cardio and strength training and core strength. This will help you trek with ease and enjoy.
Walking for long distances with heavy weights, 15 KG and above, will help prepare you for the trek.
This is a difficult trek. No two ways about it. If you want to do this trek comfortably and enjoy all the surprises it offers, you will need to prepare well.

Cardiovascular endurance – Target 10 km in 60 minutes before the start of the trek
On the trek, you are trekking an average of 10 km each day on very difficult terrain. At the start of the trek itself, you are close to 9,000 ft. On the pass crossing day, you trek on ice fields for a few hours. That’s a long distance to cover, with steep ascents at very high altitude. This requires a good amount of endurance and stamina. You can begin by jogging everyday. Start slow and increase your pace everyday. Swimming, cycling and stair climbing without too many breaks in between can help too.

In order to be prepared for a high altitude trek, you should have a combination of distance and speed targets. In case you’re just starting with a regular fitness routine, you can phase out your targets in the following manner –

Target completing 5 km in 35 minutes when you begin
Gradually bring up your speed to do 5 km in 30 minutes
Start increasing the distance you jog to get to 10 km in 70 minutes
Before the start of the trek, get to 10 km in 60 minutes. Your aim should be to cover 10 km in 60 minutes once a week and 7 km in 40-45 minutes twice a week for 4 weeks.

Prepare for ascents
To prepare yourself for the steep climbs, you can add stair-climbing to your routine as well. Start simply by climbing upstairs for two minutes non-stop. Overtime, increase this to five-minute bursts of climbing, and take it to ten minutes with a short break in between.

Work on your core body strength and also your thighs, to take pressure off your knees. You can do some squats. Do three sets of squats, with 8 squats in each set. Apart from this, you can include planks and crunches in your routine. This will help increase your core body strength.

When you’re working your muscles a lot, you need to keep them loose and flexible. For this, you can do some stretching exercises – stretch your hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, lower back muscles and shoulders regularly. Carrying a backpack, however light, can become a strain after a while. These exercises will help you to be in good shape before the trek.


Accommodation – tents (double occupancy)
Meals – All meals on the trek. We provide nutritious vegetarian food, non veg (mutton) & egg.
Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges.
Trekking equipment – High quality tents, sleeping bags, micro spikes, ropes, gaiter etc as required.
Safety equipment – First aid, medical kit, local support staff etc.


Transport to and from the base camp – Bir or Ohli in Himachal
Food during transit to and from the base camp
Backpack offloading charges – Rs. 5000 for 9 days for the full trek. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kg. Suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will not be allowed. Please note that charges will vary for last minute offloading in case you decide to offload your bag after reaching the start of the trek (Rs.700 per day inclusive of taxes).
Stay at Bir and Ohli.
Anything apart from inclusions
Any type of Medical Expense
Any type of Insurance
Any type of rescue
Rescue charges are extra as per situation
Permit charges for foreign nationals

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the best time to do the Bara Bhangal Trek?

The village, and trek, of Bara Bhangal is accessible through Mid-June to Mid October when the Thamsar Pass is open.

Is Bara Bhangal trek for beginners?

Bara Bhangal is a difficult trek and will be challenging for beginners. One will need to have the ability to cover a 30 km distance, which is harder than it sounds.

What is the recommended level of fitness for this trek?

The fitter the better. As it gets easier for you to trek, the entire experience becomes more enjoyable. Engage in cardio and strength training, including core training as often as you can and familiarise yourself with walking long distance with 15 kg

What kind of accommodation is provided?

You will be staying in camps in twin sharing, high-altitude tents while trekking and hostels when available.

What kind of shoes are required for Bara Bhangal Trek?

It is recommended that you bring special trekking shoes while hiking.

How do i avoid altitude sickness?

Himalayan treks often see trekkers getting altitude sickness. Please consult your doctor for appropriate medication if required. Regularly hydrating and getting adequate sleep helps with acclimatisation.

How is weather on the Bara Bhangal Trek?

It's almost always moderately cold with heavy rain and snow fall during the monsoons. Trekking seasons is from May to June and then from August to September. The climate is favourable with the average day temperature hovering about 1518 degree ce

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