TOUR :Kalicho Pass Trek

Kalicho Pass is the pass named after Local Goddess Bhadrakali and route used by Gaddi Shepherd to Lauhal Valley with their flocks.
Route / Area: Bharmour, Lahaul, H.P
Duration : 9 Nights - 10 Days
Accommodation : Hotel/Lodge & Tents for Outdoor
Transport : By Taxi as per group size
Altitute / Terrain : 15500 feets, Gradual & Alpine
Best Period : June September

Over View

Kalicho Pass is the pass named after Local Goddess Bhadrakali and route used by Gaddi Shepherd to Lauhal Valley with their flocks. During the trek you will find the complete difference among the two geographical regions of Himachal Pradesh i.e. Bharmour and Lauhal. The route is difficult and adventurous trek with steep gradient, even well experienced and skilled local people and Gaddi shepherd also respect the grade of the terrain.
 
This trek is one of the most difficult routes of reaching Lauhal valley. Gaddies first take permission to cross the Kalicho Pass from Goddess Bhadrakali, whose temple is at village Banni and Gaddies scarify their few sheep’s to Goddess Bhadrakali at Banni 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 Banni ranges and graze their flocks in their allotted ranges.
 
Before starting the trek we will visit the Banni Devi's temple, which is known for its powerful goddess, all the locals people visit temple before climbing the Kalicho pass. According to local belief the goddess is the protector for the locals shepherd & people who are heading towards the high Kalicho pass.  
 
Outline Tour Itinerary
  • Day 1 : Reception at Pathankot /Chakki Bank & drive to Dalhousie (80 Kms by Taxi)
  • Day 2 : Dalhousie – Kalatop - Khajiyar – Bharmour(110 Kms by Taxi)
  • Day 3 : Bharmour – Bharmani Mata Temple – Bharmour(6Km Trek)
  • Day 4 : Bharmour – Badgram  – Bhadra (31 Kms by Taxi & 14 Km Trek)
  • Day 5 : Bhadra – Leundi  (12 Kms Trek)
  • Day 6 : Leundi – Bansar Goth (10 Km Trek)
  • Day 7 : Bansar Goth – Alyas Base Camp (10 Km Trek)
  • Day  8 : Alyas Base – Over Kalichoi Pass - Alyas Base (12km steep Gradient trek)
  • Day 9 : Alyas Base Camp – Trilokinath - Udaipur (8km normal trek & 14 km by taxi)
  • Day 10 :Udaipur  - Manali ( 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 -  Bharmour (110 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 Bharmour via Chamba. After reaching Bharmour check into hotel. And in evening join the Aarti at Chaurasi temples.
 
Day 3 : Bharmour- Bharmani Mata Temple – Bharmour (6Km Trek for acclimatization Day)
Early in the morning after breakfast and taking pack lunch, trek to Bharmani Temple. Bharmani temple is situated at the ridge and is 03 km trek from Bharmour. In evening return back to Bharmour and check into hotel.
 
Day 4 : Bharmour- Badgram - Bhadra (28 kms by Taxi & 5Trek)
On the first day of trek, early in the morning troop will move to the small destination Badgram by taxi. After reaching Badgram start normal gradient trek of 05 km to  village Bhadra, Bhadra is the last village in this trek. The trek up to village Bhadra of 5km is also adventurous from last destination Baadgram. Stay for night at village Bhadra
 
DAY 5 : Bhadra - Leundi  (12 km trek)
Bhadra to Leundi is a nice walk of 12 km, the day is easy walk with couple of steep climbs through lots of small streams, and there is small temple at Leundi which is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The trail is through dark forest and is nice meadows at Leundi from camping. Overnight camps. As trail is in dark forest so beware from wild animals like black Himalayan Bear. Lunch will be at Leundi camping ground, so revive the whole body for next day journey after night. 
 
DAY 6 : Leundi - Bansar Goth  (10 km trek)
After reviving body for a night and taking breakfast early in the morning the tough trails start to Bansar Goth through steep climb with ups and downs, during this day we might have to cross steams at couple of places. Bansar Goth has a place for night halt, Locals revered the place as holy as Bansar is believed to the place of Incarnation of Banni Mata and is camping ground for overnight camps.
 
DAY 7 : Bansar Goth- Alyas ( Lahesh)  (7 km trek)
Base ground of Passes or Camp grounds on both sides of passes are called Alyas locally called Lahesh. After taking breakfast early in the morning at Bansar Goth troop will move ahead to steep and gradual climbs to Alyas. After taking Lunch at Alyas enjoy the whole day and revive the body for next day.
 
DAY 8 : Alyas - Over Kalicho Pass - Alyas  (12 km Trek)
Alyas - Kalicho Pass - Alyas 10Km track is totally depending upon the weather and physical condition of tracker. Generally Travelling 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 Kalicho pass takes around 7 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 Kalicho pass. on reaching at the top of the Kalicho Pass go down to another side Alyas or Lahesh.
 
DAY 9 : Alyas - Trilokinath - Udaipur   (10km trek & 14 Km by taxi)
The descent trail is through a stony Nallah from Alyas and reaches at Famous Trilokinath Temple. Rest for an hour at temple the trails go down to cross the river and join the main highway to Udaipur. Udaipur is the last destination of this trek. After that all traveling Will be through taxi. 
 
Day 10 : Udaipur - Kelong - Manali
After visiting  main temple of Mirkla Mata at Udaipur troop will move to Keylong, District headquarter of Lauhal. After  Kelong we will be further move to Manali via Rohtang pass. Troop will stay for one hr on the top of Rohtang pass. On reaching Manali, 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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Kalicho Pass Trek (01-07 July 2016)

  • Altitude     - 15500 feet
  • Duration   - 7 Day / 6 Nights
  • Area           -  Bharmour, Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
  • No of Seat -  15 only  
  • Attraction -  Snow Trekking and many more  
  • Package  Cost - 16800 /head 
Outline Tour Itinerary
  • Day 1 : Reception at Bharmour
  • Day 2 : Bharmour – Badgram  – Bhadra (31 Kms by Taxi & 14 Km Trek)
  • Day 3 : Bhadra – Leundi  (12 Kms Trek)
  • Day 4 : Leundi – Bansar Goth (10 Km Trek)
  • Day 5 : Bansar Goth – Alyas Base Camp (10 Km Trek)
  • Day 6 : Alyas Base – Over Kalichoi Pass - Alyas Base (12km steep Gradient trek)
  • Day 7 : Alyas Base Camp – Trilokinath - Udaipur (8km normal trek & 14 km by taxi Departure Day)

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