The Highest Mountain in Bir Billing and the Best Panoramic View at Bir Billing
Hanumangarh, the name itself optimistically describes the sacredness of the place. Don’t be confused with the Hanumangarh located in Rajasthan. The Hanumangarh we are going to describe is in Himachal Pradesh. Situated in the lap of Dhauladhar Ranges, Hanumangarh is a great place for adventure enthusiasts. Hanumangarh is the summit of the mountain located near Bir Billing. The valley is full of flora and fauna. One can observe a variety of birds and trees here. Hanumangarh, is under the wildlife sanctuary.
The place offers a complete 360 view of the Dhauladhar mountain ranges. The Hanumangarh is the tallest mountain peak around and during clear weather, it offers an enormous view of the nearby places such as Badagran, Nalhota, Thati, Kothi Kohad, and Bir. One of the special things about this place is that the surrounding passes here like Nohru Pass, Thamsar Pass, Jalsu Pass, Chainna Pass, and Sari Pass are clearly visible from the the top. There is not even a single house in Hanumangarh, the place is miles far and miles away from civilization. The place is tranquil and alone, even the nearest human population is 5 km away in Rajgundha.
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The climate here remains cold throughout the whole year. The valley maintains natural beauty throughout the year and provides different experiences in different seasons which has been described below:
Summer Season: The valley is definitely a good place and experiences a cool temperature throughout the whole year. It is a great place for those who want to escape the scorching heat during summer. The summer season here starts from March to June. You can experience cool and calm air during the season and can wander between the green fields which pleasures your mind and body. The temperature rises here during summer days. You could wear half-sized clothes during the day but it is advisable to carry some warm clothes as the temperature may decrease during the night and early mornings. During this season, whenever it rains, it gets accompanied by hailstones.
Monsoon Season: The monsoon season marks its presence from July and ends till mid-September. The monsoon season here is accompanied by heavy rains. The roads get closed and bridges over the river get collapsed due to heavy rainfall and a number of landslides occur during the season. The temperature during monsoon rises down as compared to the summer. Trekking here is possible during the monsoon season but depends upon the weather as landslides may happen due to hefty rain. Despite weather conditions, monsoon season here is regarded as the best season for the professional trekkers admiring to take the Thamsar Pass trek.
Winter Season: The winter season starts here in October and ends in February. During the winter season, the climate here become coldest through the year. The period during the winter season is great to experience Hanumangarh. The whole valley is covered with snow and the weather becomes pleasant. The temperature here during the winter season gets lowered down, but not as much that you cannot tolerate. The months of January and February get a number of snowfalls and the valley gets completely covered by the snow up to 8-10 inches. Warm clothes and snowshoes are compulsory in this winter season. You can enjoy the snow trek here which is a mind-blowing experience. But if the density of snow is high, then the trekking activity gets postponed.
Drive to nearest point above Billing (2430 mt)
Trek to Hanumangarh (3200 Mt)
Accommodation – tents (double occupancy)
Meals – All meals on the trek. We provide nutritious vegetarian food, non veg (mutton) & egg. As per itinerary
Camping charges – All trekking permits and forest camping charges.
Trekking equipment – High quality tents, sleeping bags, micro spikes (for snow conditions only), ropes, gaiter etc as required.
Safety equipment – First aid, medical kit,
Transport from Bir to start of trek point and back to Bir.
Transport to and from the base camp – Bir, Himachal
Food during transit to and from the base camp
Backpack offloading charges – Rs300*2 days (600) for the full trek. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kg. Suitcases/trolleys/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.450 per day inclusive of taxes).
Stay at Bir
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The best way to reach Bir is by taking an overnight bus private from Delhi to Bir. Regular bus services ply to and fro the city of Bir. They operate on a daily basis, whether day or night, from places like Shimla, Dharamshala, etc. You can also take shared taxis or cabs for the same route. You can take buses or taxis to get around Bir.
There is no direct rail connectivity to Bir. The nearest broad gauge station is in Pathankot, which is 112.4 km. away from Bir, while the nearest narrow gauge station is in Ahju, barely 3 km. from Bir. A toy train runs from Pathankot to Ahju.
There is no direct flight connectivity for the city of Bir. Kangra Airport, which is 67.6 km. away from the destination, is the nearest airport that connects Bir to the rest of the world. Other airports close to Bir are in Chandigarh (290 km), Amritsar airport (260 km) and New Delhi (520 km).
There is no single ATM in Hanumangarh. The nearest ATM to Hanumangarh is at Bir Market located in Bir. Carry some amount of cash with you before heading towards Hanumangarh.
There is low network coverage at Hanumangarh. For important calls, just attend them in Bir.