TOUR :Darati Pass Trek

nexplored Darati Pass is the high altitude pass in the Pir- Panjal range, an interesting and adventurous trek. Darati Pass is a (15480 ft) high mountain pass in Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh.
Route / Area: Chamba - Lahaul, H.P
Duration : 9 Nights - 10 Days
Accommodation : Hotel/Lodge & Tents for Outdoor
Transport : By Taxi as per group size
Altitute / Terrain : 15480 feets, Gradual & Alpine
Best Period : May October

Over View

Unexplored Darati Pass is the high altitude pass in the Pir- Panjal range, an interesting and adventurous trek. Darati Pass is a (15480 ft) high mountain pass in Chamba District, Himachal Pradesh, in the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. It connects the Churah valley with the Pangi valleys of Himachal Pradesh. The pass is open from May to mid October. The road head is only. It is another route to the pangi other than Saach pass the gateway to the Pangi Valley.
 
Saach Pass is the shortest route from Chamba to the Killar (170 km). Other routes are Chamba-Manali-Killar(680 KM) and Chamba-Jammu-Doda-Gulabgarh-Killar(570 KM). Which are very long routes if compared to the Chamba-Sach Pass-Killar route. But people like to trek this pass by leaving other option of transportation. The trek starts with the normal gradient and become tougher and adventurous on the top of Darati Pass.  Local peoples are using this trek that want to go Pangi.
 
The glaciers are are too risky and its difficult to find the footprints and trail. During the trek form Base camp to Top of Darati pass the trek become too long as there is no suitable site to establish a camp on the other side of Pass that’s by trekker should have to reach at Tindi Village. After reaching Tindi, trekker has so many options for further visit. They can choose Manali via Kelong and Rohtang Pass or Chamba via Killar and Sach Pass or Jammu via Killar, Gulabgarh and Doda. But tentatively we choose Chamba via sach Pass. So further we will go to Pangi. After reaching Pangi Valley we take the route via saach pass by taxi. So we cover the two Passes in one trip.
 
 Outline Tour Itinerary
 
DAY 01: Reception at Pathankot /Chakki Bank & drive to Dalhousie (80 Kms by Taxi)
DAY 02 :  Dalhousie - Kalatop - Khajiyar  - Chamba (55 Kms by Taxi)
DAY 03  : Chamba  - Chanju (Charda) (70 km by taxi)
DAY 04  : Chanju – Khalpra ( 7 km trek)   
DAY 05  : Khalpra - Alyas Base Camp ( 6 km trek) 
DAY 06  : Alyas Base  - Over Darati Pass - Tindi (18 km steep Gradient trek)
DAY 07  : Tindi  - Trilokinath - Udaipur - Killar (135 km by taxi)
DAY 08 : Local Sight seen at Pangi
DAY 09 : Kilar - Chamba   ( 125 km taxi) 
DAY 10 : Chamba - Pathankot ( Departure Day)

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 :  Reception at Pathankot /Chakki Bank & drive to Dalhousie (80 Kms by Taxi)
Reception & welcome at Pathankot / Chakki Bank then drive to Dalhousie. After reaching Dalhousie check into hotel and in evening visit local sight seen of Small Hill station Dalhousie.
 
Day 2 :  Dalhousie - Kalatop - Khajiyar  - Chamba (55 Kms by Taxi)
After Breakfast at Dalhousie move forward to Kalatop wildlife sanctuary then to Khajiyar. Enjoy the beauty of Mini Switzerland and take lunch. After Lunch move to Chamba. After reaching Chamba check into hotel. And in evening, visit Laxmi narayan temple & Bhuri Singh Museum.
 
Day 3 :  Chamba - Chanju Charda (75 Kms by Taxi & acclimatization Day)
Early in the morning, after breakfast move to a small village Chanju. Chanju is 70 km away from District headquarter of Chamba in Churah block. Check into camp and acclimatize your body for Darati pass trek. In evening visit small village Chanju.
 
Day 4 : Chanju - Khalpra  (07 km Trek)
On the first day of trek, early in the morning troop will move to the small destination Kalpra. The trail is quite adventurous and steep ascent. A trek of 4-5 hrs will reach Khalpra. Establish the camp and revive the body for next day trek.  
 
Day  5 :  Khalpra  Alyas Base Camp  (6 km trek)
Early in the morning after taking breakfast, start trek to Base camp. The trail goes through the boulders and beautifull pastures of Himalaya. As the height gain the view of surrounding peaks looks majestic. A trek of 5-6 hrs will reach the base camp. 
 
Day - 6 : Alyas Base Camp - Over Darati Pass - Tindi  (18 km Trek)
Alyas - Darati Pass - Alyas 10Km track is totally depending upon the weather and physical condition of trakker. Generally Tour Guide will not take the risk or allow crossing the passes in bad weather conditions and will wait for clearing the sky. If sun shine then after taking tea and light breakfast start moving ahead very early in the morning around 4:00 am to ensure that the snow is frozen for easier walking and if fails to cross the pass before 12:00 pm will create big problem as heavy snow winds, rainfall even snow fall can be happen. It’s the toughest day of the trip to reach on the top of the Darati pass takes around 4 hours, though the distance in not much , but the sudden gain in altitude , vertical climbs & taxing terrain makes it a effort in itself. There is small Kali Mata temple at the top of the Darati Pass pass. on reaching at the top of the Darati Pass trek downhill to another side pass. Don’t miss to view the surrounding from the top. As there no suitable place on other side for camping so group will trek upto Tindi Village. After reaching Tindi establish the camp for over night.

Day  7 : Tindi - Trilokinath - Udaipur - Killar (135 km by Taxi)

After an adventurous trek of Darati Pass now a time to visit the famous destinations of Lauhal. First visit Trilokinath Temple then Mirkla Mata temple at Udaipur. After lunch move to Killar –The headquarter of Pangi. After reaching Killar check into Hotel / Guest house for over night.
 
Day  8 : Local Sight Seen at Pangi
A full day sight seen of Pangi Valley and have kept reserve for visitor interest where they want to visit. The whole valley has virgin beauty and lots of famous destination.
 
Day 9 : Killar - Over Sach Pass - Chamba ( 125 Km via Taxi)
Very early in the morning move to another pass know as saach pass but this time by taxi and experience the mountain jeep safari. Arround 10:00 am we will reach on the top of saach pass. Stay for 30 minutes at top and then start again to Chamba by Satrundi and Kalaban. After a run 4 hrs reach Chamba and check into hotel for overnight.
 
Day 10 : Chamba - Pathankot ( Departure Day)
After breakfast move to final destination Pathankot / Chakki Bank via taxi. After reaching Pathankot, here our outdoor team will depart the troop with good wishes and with hopes to visit again and again to Himalaya for more treks.

 

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