TOUR :Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary Tour

The camping and trekking in this hidden wildlife sanctuary is quite in the month of the summer season. Anna tours....
Route / Area: Delhi -Kugti -Delhi
Duration : 10 Days / 09 Nights
Accommodation : Hotel /Guest House & ten for outdoors
Transport : By Taxi as per group size
Altitute / Terrain : 2050 Mtr - Mountain Roads
Best Period : April October

Over View

Anna Adventures & Tours organize special tour packages for researchers who required long stay for their researches. We provide an oppurinity to dip in the nature with their hidden motives.

Kugti wild life sanctuary is located at an altitude of 2250 meter and lies between Latitudinal range 32°22´ to 32°35´ N; Longitudinal range 76°44´ to 76°53´E; in Bharmour of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. This sanctuary has an area of 37,886.68 hectare (378.87 sq. km). It has also Pir Panjal Himalayan range. The topography of the area is mountainous having altitudinal range of 2000 meter to 5000 meters from sea level.The annual rainfall in the Kugti wildlife sanctuary is recorded 1400mm.

As a whole, the climate is temperate with well-marked seasons. The south facing physical environment in the Kugti wildlife sanctuary can be described as rocky terrain with frequent outcrops of huge boulders, slate and rock faces while north facing part of sanctuary are having dense mixed forests, rich in high-altitude Himalayan wildlife, and is one of the last homes of Himalayan tahr in Himachal Pradesh. It is also well-known as a source of many medicinal plants, abundant water resources, many originating from glaciers and a diverse topography add to the attraction of the area. To the west it is connected with Tundah Sanctuary by a forest corridor. The main occupation is farming and they grow more than two crops in a year followed by crop rotation.
Wheat (Triticum aestivum), Maize (Zea mays), barley (Hordum vulgare), rajma (Phaseolus sativus), potato (Solanum tuberosum) etc are the main crops. The mammalian fauna comprised brown bear (Ursus arctos), Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus), Leopard (Panthera pardus), Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex), Goral (Nemorhaedus goral), Common Langur (Presbytus entellus), porcupine (Hystrix indica) and the area also supports a small population of musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) etc. 
The best periods for visiting the sanctuary are May-October, when the weather is good. Kugti is snow bond area and bonded with snow for four to five months in year. Hence provide good time for researcher to research the snow habitats like Snow leopard, Goral, Himalayan Thar, Serow, Brown and black Bear, musk deer, birdlife, hidden flora and many more which are main habitats and vegetation of Kugti sanctuary. Forests are dense and mountains provides many medicinal plants and herbs like Aconitum heterophyllum (Potish), Podophylum hexandrum (Bankakudi), Angelica glauca (Chaora), Jurinea macrocephala (Dhoop), and Morchella esculenta (Guchhi) etc. are also extracted from the forest. There is an annual pilgrimage by lacks of people to the Mani Mahesh Lake; few people choose the path through the Kugti sanctuary. Kugti is famous for Kartik Temple and a way to Lauhal and Spiti through Kugti Pass. When Kugti pass is opened for local Gaddi shepherd to cross with their flocks to Lauhal valley, providing a rare occasion to see and study the customs and rituals of the local people.
The camping and trekking  in this hidden wildlife sanctuary is quite in the month of the summer season. Anna Adventures & tours are organising camping in this Sanctuary and providing oppuritinity to see  and study the magic of this hidden sanctuary.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY - 01   Reception at  Delhi & Drive  to Dalhousie
After arrival an reception we will move to small hill station Dalhousie by taxi. After a run of 9 hours we will reach at Dalhousie. Here we will check in to Hotel.  In evening we will take the glimpse of this small beautiful hill station.
 
DAY - 02   Dalhousie – Kalatop Wild life Sanctuary – Khajiyar –– Bharmour
After breakfast we will move to Kalatop wild life sanctuary. Here we will see the scenic beauty of Chamba. After Kalatop we will move to Khajiyar- The mini Switzerland of Himachal Pradesh. After Lunch move further to Glorious Chamba. Here we will visit Laxmi Narayan Temple and Bhuri Singh Museum.  After the glimpse of Chamba move to Bharmour – The land of Lord Shiva. On reaching Bharmour check in to hotel and in evening visit the ancient Chaurasi Temple.
 
DAY - 03  Bharmour - Bharmani Mata - Bharmour
After breakfast we will trek to Mata Bharmani Temple situated at the ridge. And in evening return back to Bharmour. And check in to Hotel.
 
DAY - 04  Bharmour - Hadsar – Kugti  -  Camp Site ( 20 km by taxi & 9km Normal Gradient  trek)
After breakfast we will move to Dhanaul via taxi. Dhanaul is 20 kms from Bharmour. After reaching, trek to Kugti village (7 kms from Dhanaul) then move to Beautiful campsite Dalotu. Campsite is 2.5 kms from Kugti. Here join our camp and enjoy the unforgettable scenic beauty and experience the unexplored Himalayan region.

DAY - 05  Fullday Excursion in wild life sanctuary

DAY - 06  Fullday Excursion in wild life sanctuary

DAY - 07  Fullday Excursion in wild life sanctuary
 
DAY -08  Camp Site – Kugti  -  Bharmour (9 km Normal Gradient  trek  & 20 km by taxi)
After spending and experiencing three days in the unexplored wildlife sanctuary of Himachal with lots of unforgettable & memorable experience finally group will depart to Bharmour from Campsite. After reaching Bharmour check into Hotel.
 
DAY –09  Bharmour  - Chamba – Delhi  (Departure Day)
After taking Breakfast our outdoor team will depart the troop with good wishes and with hopes to visit again and again to Himalaya for more treks and camping.

This Package can be customised as per traveler interest

Fixed Departures

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