TOUR :Kugti Pass Base Camp Trek

Kugti Pass is the highest altitude pass in the Pir- Panjal range, an interesting and adventurous trek of 5-6 days over one of the tough but not the most difficult
Route / Area: Pathankot - Bharmour - Kugti Pass - Back
Duration : 08 Day / 07 Nights
Accommodation : Hotel & Tents
Transport : By Taxi / Bus
Altitute / Terrain : 14500 Feet, Gradual & Alpine
Best Period : April - June

Over View

Kugti Pass is the highest altitude pass in the Pir- Panjal range, an interesting and adventurous trek of 5-6 days over one of the tough but not the most difficult. In this trek, trekkers can view the beauty of Pir- Panjal range and Dhauladhar range. providing a rare occasion to see and study the customs and rituals of the local people named as Gaddi (shepherd). Gaddis are a semi-nomadic sheep hearding tribe of Himachal Pradesh. They lead an interesting and adventurous life. Each year a Gaddi Shepherd with his big heard of sheep and goats start his journey from the lowlands of Kangra valley and nearby Punjab plains to to Lahul & Spiti crossing over high mountain passes. After spending few summer months up in the mountains of Lahul valley he start his return journey on the same route in the month of September and before the onset of winter arrive back to the plains. During this entire journey each full of adventure and challenges.  Gaddis are strong believer in Lord Shiva and live in perfect harmony with nature.

                                How shepherd live their tough life along with their flocks and how the Gaddies are dedicated and faithful to their Gods and Goddess, The Gaddies after spending six months in lower reaches of Kangra and Una District of Himachal Pradesh with their flocks comes to Bharmour, stay a while at Bharmour they moves toward Lauhal and Spiti through Kugti and Chobia passes to graze their flocks. Gaddies first take permission to cross the Kugti Pass from Lord Kartik and Goddess Marali Devi. They scarify their few sheep’s to lord Shiva, Lord Kartik and Goddess Marali Devi at Kartik temple to get permission. If someone is not allowed or permitted to cross the pass, and they will not cross the pass and spent their six month near the Kugti ranges and graze their flock in their allotted ranges. Kugti Pass is very risky at the time of snowfall or over fresh snow for trakking. Gaddies also scarify few sheep’s when they are crossing Kugti Pass to the Goddess Marali for safe and easy crossing. Few of shepherd also cross another Pass in Lauhal known as Baralacha pass. The grass of Lauhal and Spiti is much nutrient than other grasses; this is the main reason to go to Lauhal and Spiti with their flocks. The Gaddies return in the month of September from Lauhal and same as repeated cycle.   
 

Outline of Tour Itinerary

•    Day – 01            Reception at Pathankot / Pathankot Cantt and Journey  to Bharmour (195 Km by Taxi)                           
•    Day – 02            Bharmour – Bharmani Temple   -  Ghararu - Bharmour (10 Km trek)
•    Day – 03            Bharmour - Hadsar – Kugti - Dughi (24 km by taxi & 10 km Normal Gradient trek)
•    Day – 04            Dughi – Kugti Pass Base Camp  (6 Km Trek)
•    Day – 05            Kugti Pass  Base Camp – Dughi    (66 Km Trek )
•    Day – 06            Dughi – Kugti   – Bharmour   (6km trek & 24 km by taxi)
•    Day – 07            Bharmour  - Dalhousie  (110 km by taxi)
•    Day – 08            Dalhousie  – Pathankot & tour ends here  (85 km by Taxi)
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day – 01            Reception at Pathankot / Pathankot Cantt and Journey  to Bharmour   (195 Km by Taxi)

After reception at Pathankot start journey to Bharmour. Enroute stop to get fresh and take lunch. A journey of 7-8 hrs will reach you ancient town Bharmour. Check into Hotel.

Day – 02             Bharmour – Bharmani Temple   -  Bharmour ( 10 Km trek)

After Breakfast start a small trek to Bharmani temple to acclimatize the body & soul. Lunch will be served at Bharmani temple. After lunch return back to Bharmour via Ghararu. In evening visit Chaurasi temples and take part in Aarti.

Day – 03            Bharmour - Hadsar – Kugti - Dughi (24 km by taxi & 6 km Normal Gradient trek)

After Breakfast pack your backs and start journey to Kugti village. Reach Kugti village by taxi & trek to Kartik temple then to final destination of the day Dughi. After reaching check into camp and then take lunch.

Day – 04            Dughi – Kugti Pass Base Camp  (6 Km Trek)

After Breakfast start trek to Kugti Pass Base camp, a trek of 4-5 hrs will reach you the base camp. After reaching check into camp and then take lunch and enjoy in the snow.

Day – 05            Kugti Pass  Base Camp – Dughi    (6 Km Trek )

After spending a memorable day in snow at base camp return back to Dughi. After reaching check into camp and then take lunch and enjoy in the snow.

Day – 06            Dughi – Kugti   – Bharmour   (6km trek & 24 km by taxi)

After Breakfast return back to Kugti village then take taxi to Bharmour. After reaching Bharmour check into hotel and take lunch. In evening, visit local market.

Day – 07            Bharmour  - Chamba - Khajiyar - Dalhousie  (110 km by taxi)

After Breakfast start journey to Khajiyar (The Mini Switzerland Of Himachal) then to Dalhousie a small hill station.  After reaching Dalhousie cheek into hotel and In Evening visit local market of Dalhousie. 

Day – 08            Dalhousie  – Pathankot & tour ends here  (85 km by Taxi)

After spending a week in the Himalaya now it’s time to say good bye so take Breakfast start journey to Pathankot. After reaching Pathankot board to home destination and tour ends here.
 

Fixed Departures

14th April onwards to July

Kugti Pass Base Camp Trek will the main attraction of the year 2018. So Book your trek dates today.

Available Trek Date for 2018. Calender For Kugti Pass Base Camp Trek - 2018 

APRIL -   2018
Trek Dates
Available Seats
Booked Seat
Reserved By
14.04.2018
 35
 
 
17.04.2018
 35
 
 
20.04.2018
 35
 
 
23.04.2018
 35
 
 
26.04.2018
 35
 
 
29.04.2018
 00
35 
Kedar Gupte Pune 
MAY  -   2018
02.05.2018
20
15 
Mad About Adventure 
05.05.2018
00
35 
Ok Trekking Group Buldhana, Maharashtra 
08.05.2018
08
32
Mountain Quest, Pune  &Deepu Kapadia, Mumbai 
11.05.2018
00
40
Chandu Dantaye, Goa
14.05.2018
00
40 
Venture Club, Surat, Gujarat
17.05.2018
10
25
Venture Club, Surat, Gujarat
20.05.2018
 35
 
 
23.05.2018
 35
 
 
26.05.2018
10
25 
Perrinial Tours & Travel Delhi  
29.05.2018
 35
 
 
JUNE - 2018
 01.06.2018
35 
 
 
 04.06.2018
00
35 
Sandeep Mehta & Friends, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 
07.06.2018
35 
 
 
10.06.2018
00
 35
Perrinial Tours & Travel Delhi 
13.06.2018
35 
 
 
16.06.2018
35 
 
 
19.06.2018
35 
 
 
22.06.2018
35 
 
 
25.06.2018 35    
28.06.2018 35