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Animal Pass Trek

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Animal Pass Trek is a beautiful trek in the Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh. The trek would be through Tosh village, a convergence of four valleys, making it a perfect destination for beginners and experienced. The trail would lead through the gushing Tosh River, along with vast meadows and grasslands, which makes the climb more thrilling. The magnificent peaks you would see are Deo Tibba, Lalana, Papsura, and Devachan, along with the view of the Tosh Glacier. On this trek, the trekker would see thick pine backwoods along with local Apple orchids, and the local architect that the trekker would see wooden houses. The trail will be accompanied by dense pine forest and rhododendron bushes, which give way to mixed high altitudes.

The majestic Animal Pass Trek, nestled in the picturesque Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh, offers a unique monsoon trekking experience. Starting from the charming village of Tosh, the journey follows the glistening Tosh River, winding through lush meadows and grasslands. As you ascend, the scenery transforms into a breathtaking climb to the Animal Pass, presenting awe-inspiring views of the Tosh glacier and the towering Kullu Makalu Peak. 

This moderate-level trek, recommended for experienced trekkers, unfolds during the monsoon months of June to September, when the landscape is most vibrant. For those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure, the Animal Pass Trek offers a serene and untouched experience away from the crowds. The optimal time to embark on this unforgettable journey is June and September.

Trek Route

Day 1: Kasol to Tosh by Road, Tosh to Buddhaban by Trek

Day 2: Buddhaban to Sharam Thach by Trek

Day 3: Sharam Thach to Shamshi Thach by Trek

Day 4: Shamshi Thach to Animal Pass and Back to Shamshi Thach by Trek

Day 5: Shamshi Thatch to Buddhaban by Trek

Day 6: Buddhaban to Tosh Village by Trek, Tosh Village to Kasol by Road

What Mountain Expert Say

Preetam | Founder & C.E.O

Preetam Singh Rawat

Preetam Singh Rawat

The founder of this trekking organisation and have almost 12 years of experience in mountain guiding with 6000-7000 meters peaks scaled by him.

Not only this, but the founder have also guided over 200 Himalayan treks like Bali Pass, Buran Ghati, Rupin Pass, Pin Bhabha, Stok Kangri, Black Peak several times.

Why You Should Do Animal Pass Trek

Animal Pass Trek takes you along the gushing Tosh River, and the trail leads through lush meadows and vast grasslands, which makes the walk thrilling. The trekkers on this trek would get to explore the hidden gem of the Himalayan region in Himachal Pradesh.

1. On this trek, the trekker gets enchanted by the picturesque Himalayan peaks.

Mountains that come into view while you are on this trek are Deo Tibba, Papsura, Devachan, Lalana, White Sail, and many more. As the trekkers come close to Animal Pass, they would see Lalana, Dharmsura, Angu Ri, Shingrila, SnowDome, and various others.

2. The trekker gets to walk past moraines, snow sections, and glaciers.

The trekker would get to walk past Tosh Glacier, with a magnificent perspective of the Pir-Panjal, Papsura, and White Sail. As the trekkers come close to the Tosh Glacier, they would be seeing snow-capped meadows to arrive at the Tosh icy mass.

3. The trekker gets energized by nature.

The trail towards Budhaban passes through the forest of Deodar, Pine, Oak, and many other trees along with giant meadows. As the trekkers close to Sharam Thach, they would start seeing Rhododendron and Juniper trees. Closer to Sharam Thach campsite, the trekker would come across various waterfalls.

4. visit Manikaran, which is well known for its water springs.

Manikaran is a well-known holy place for Hindus and Sikhs, which is well known for its high-temperature water springs.

5. On this trek, the trekker would see apple orchids and wooden houses.

Apple plantations are the primary source of income for the locals, and they admire the wooden houses, which are a magnificent engineering case.

Route Map, Temprature And Rain Fall Charts

Best Time To Do Animal Pass Trek

The best time to do an Animal Pass Trek is between May and October, the summer season in May and June, the monsoon season between June and September, and the autumn season in October. The weather and climate on this trek stay salubrious and satisfying during the monsoon season, and the calm wind adds appeal to the excursion.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary of Animal Pass Trek

Day 1: Kasol to Tosh by Road, Tosh to Buddhaban by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Dinner
  • Time Taken – Kasol to Tosh by Road (approx. 1 hr), Tosh to Buddhaban by Trek (approx. 5 hrs)
  • Altitude – Kasol (5180 ft / 1580 meter), Tosh (7900 ft / 2400 meter), Buddhaban (9900 ft / 3020 meter)
  • Altitude Difference – Kasol to Tosh (2720 ft / 820 meters), Tosh to Buddhaban (2000 ft / 620 meters)
  • Trek Grade – Gradual

This day marks the first day of their journey and the beginning of the trek; the journey would begin by road and then by trek. Once the trekker arrives at Kasol, they would meet up with the Trekup India Representative, who would drive them to Tosh, just 1-hour drive. After reaching Tosh, the trekker would begin the trek, which would lead through dense pine and oak forests, which are just by the gushing river Tosh. Within a few hours, the trekker would start seeing giant meadows, which means they are close to the campsite Buddhaban.

Day 2: Buddhaban to Sharam Thach by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Time Taken – approx. 6 hrs
  • Altitude – Buddhaban (9900 ft / 3020 meters), Sharam Thach (11,500 ft / 3505 meters)
  • Altitude Difference – 1600 ft / 485 meter
  • Trek Grade – Gradual to Moderate

The trekkers would begin their day with a warm breakfast and basic stretching exercises, as per the Trekup India team leader. They would be walking on the trail, which is alongside the Tosh River, and after a few hours, the trail would be uphill. As the trekker reaches the top, they would see tree lines, with vast spreading meadows along with rhododendrons and juniper trees on the side. When the trekker sees a waterfall, they are close to Sharam Thatch’s campsite.

Day 3: Sharam Thach to Shamshi Thach by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Time Taken – approx. 5 hrs
  • Altitude – Sharam Thach (11,500 ft / 3505 meters), Shamshi Thach (12,470 ft / 3800 meters)
  • Altitude Difference – 970 ft / 292 meter
  • Trek Grade – Gradual to Moderate

Today’s trek might appear to be more difficult than the previous day, but the views will be picturesque as they will get to cross the patch of snow. With the roaring sound of the river Tosh, the trekkers would be walking downhill towards the campsite of Shamshi Thatch. As the trekkers come close to the camp, they will see Tosh Glacier along with Kullu Makalu Peak. Once the trekkers reach the campsite, they will be retiring for the day after the day’s excursions.

Day 4: Shamshi Thach to Animal Pass and Back to Shamshi Thach by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Time Taken – approx. 8 hrs
  • Altitude – Shamshi Thach (12,470 ft / 3800 meters), Animal Pass (14,960 ft / 4560 meters)
  • Altitude Difference – 2490 ft / 760 meter
  • Trek Grade – Moderate to Difficult

This day marks the primary trek day when the trekkers will climb to the top of Animal Pass. As the trekkers begin today, they will climb uphill through an uneven and rough gradient trail. After reaching the top, the trekker would catch stunning views of the Devachan, Papsura, and Dharamsura peaks and the Deo Tibba range. Once the trekker had enjoyed the view, the trekker would return to Shamshi Thach campsite. They would be welcomed by a delicious dinner prepared by Trekup India’s high-altitude chief.

Day 5: Shamshi Thatch to Buddhaban by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Time Taken – approx.6 hrs
  • Altitude – Shamshi Thach (12,470 ft / 3800 meters), Buddhaban (9900 ft / 3020 meters)
  • Altitude Difference – 2570 ft / 780 meter
  • Trek Grade – Gradual to Moderate

Today, the trekkers would be following the same route from which they came, and they would begin the morning with hot tea in hand. The trail from Shamshi Thatch towards Buddhaban campsite and the trekkers would be walking downhill. The trekkers would come close to the Tosh River again and enjoy the same scenic vistas as green meadows, rhododendrons, and juniper trees. After walking for a few hours, they would soon reach Buddhaban campsite, where they would be taking a rest and sleeping for the night.

Day 6: Buddhaban to Tosh Village by Trek, Tosh Village to Kasol by Road

  • Meal – Breakfast
  • Time Taken – Buddhaban to Tosh Village by Trek (approx. 4 hrs), Tosh Village to Kasol by Road (approx. 1 hr)
  • Altitude – Buddhaban (9900 ft / 3020 meters), Tosh Village (7900 ft / 2400 meter), Kasol (5180 ft / 1580 meters)
  • Altitude Difference – Buddhaban to Tosh Village (2000 ft / 620 meters), Tosh Village to Kasol (2720 ft / 820 meters)
  • Trek Grade – Gradual

This day marks the last day of their journey and trek, and the trekker would wake up early in the morning and begin the short trek towards Tosh Village. After descending to Tosh Village, the trekkers would have an option: they could explore nearby places, or they could get on the vehicle provided by Trekup India, which will drop them off at Kasol. Once the trekkers reached Kasol, the team would bid them farewell, and they would be on their own to travel around or return to their homes.

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Food Provided by Us During Trek

We provide only Indian vegetarian food and mainly your meal is going to contain Indian bread, vegetable, lentils and Rice along with delicious dessert. During your trek, we will serve three meals a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the evening, you will also be served tea & snacks and lip-smacking soup before dinner. If it will be a long day of trekking, you will be given a packed snack.

After doing a lot of research on the nutritional requirements for the trekkers, we prepare the menu. Before putting all the meals together, we also consider altitude gained and weather.

The meal served by us while trek is perfectly balanced with the right amounts of calories, carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, fiber, and minerals. You need to know that all our cooks have great expertise in cooking and have undergone thorough training. So, get ready to enjoy delectable and lip-smacking dishes during your trek. You will be served with lemon tea in the tent in order to start your day with a refreshed feeling. Before leaving the campsite for trekking, you will be given a hot finger-licking breakfast like upma, Aallu Prantha, Besan Chilla, Poha, Daliya,  Corn flakes, Maggie, along with tea or coffee.

In case, your trek will be longer one then we also offer some fresh local fruits such as apples and even healthy drinks like Frootie or Maaza. In the afternoon, you will be served simple & healthy lunch, while at around 04:00 pm, you will be given tea and a light evening breakfast. After you reach your campsite at night, you will be served a hot and delightful dinner. After reading this, you must have got the idea about the food provided by us on trek, you don’t need to worry about food. Many trekkers trek with us again and again because of the food we provide. Thus, we will definitely give you unforgettable experiences.

Safety During Animal Pass Trek

Trekking with us for Animal Pass Trek is completely safe because we have a team of trek leaders who are qualified in Wilderness first-aid and also have complete information about the high-altitude glitches. During Trek, we carry a complete first-aid kit that contains all the important medicines. Before trekking with us, you need to ensure that you are medically fit for the trek and if you are able to judge yourself then it is better to take advice from a professional. For us, your medical fitness is very important than anything else.

Know About Us:- You need to know that our company Trekup India has been in the field of Adventure Tourism for the last 23 years. Right from our inception, we have been involved in providing treks, voyage & hiking programs as well as high altitude expedition rafting.

We keep on organizing treks in Uttarakhand, Kashmir, Sikkim and Himachal, while being a part of the trekking community, we feature more than 75 Himalayan documented treks. Apart from other outdoor activities, our company also organizes trips for schools, colleges, and family.

We ensure complete technical safety in the mountain

Our company has a vast team of more than 100 guides, as well as trainers in order, serve in the mountain treks. One of the best things about our team is that all the members are trained professionally from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Indian mountaineering foundation Delhi as well as Hanifle Center Outdoor Education Mussoorie.

Therefore, we never believe in compromising on the quality as well as services offered to our valuable customers.

For Us, Your Safety Is the Top Priority

At Trekup India, you will find a team with local knowledge and fluency in English as well as Hindi. This helps in ensuring that you have an amazing trek and not only this, we also pay attention to your health as well as safety because this is something we cannot ignore. All the team leaders involved in trekking have already undergone several professional courses in First Aid, Portable Altitude Chamber Training, CPR, Environmental Awareness Training as well as Advanced Wilderness Emergency Medicine.

We also carry a complete first aid medical kit not only on the trek but on each and every trip which is organized by us. Apart from the medical kit, we carry a portable altitude chamber and medical oxygen for all kinds of high-altitude treks . Our company has great expertise in organizing all sorts of group adventure holidays for family groups, school & college groups as well as friend groups. When it comes to travel options, we have a wide range that suits different fitness levels as well as traveling styles.

Therefore, no matter who big the group size, we pay personal attention to each and every member present in the group.

How We Ensure That Your Trek Is Safe with Us

Right from our establishment, we at Trekup India, are continuously involved in introducing new safety practices into Indian trekking in order to ensure the safety of voyagers. For walking on snow, Trekpp India introduced Microspikes and also made emergency bottled oxygen mandatory for all kinds of treks. In order to test pulse as well as oxygen saturation levels, pulse oxymeters are used. As a safety communication device, we at TrekupIndia introduced radio.

Though we have noticed that most of the organizations organizing treks do not follow these systems but with time several competing companies are adopting these practices and organizing great and safe treks.

Explore our New Safety Protocols

In order to ensure a perfect Trek, we have introduced some new safety checks that will assure more safety for our trekkers. 

Our On-trek safety checks includes:

  • Daily oxygen saturation along with pulse readings
  • Stretchers team appointed on every trek
  • Radios
  • Trained mountain staff and full safety
  • Additional oxygen cylinders
  • Special medical kit for high altitude treks
  • Microspikes on all types of snow treks
  • Experienced Trek leaders as well as safety
  • Technical team on all snowy slopes

What should you pack for the Animal Pass Trek

Animal Pass Trek is an high altitude trek. The trekking gear you have to have for this particular trek differs from normal treks. Thus read this whole segment.

There is an important question that the trekker who is doing trek asks, like what all things to carry while trekking. Below we have provided the details on everything you should carry; an easy way to remember is by Head to foot or foot to head. We have prepared from Head to foot.

  1. Head Lamps – If there are treks which you might do at night and even when camping for the night. Headlamps help a lot.
  2. Hats or Cap – Beanie Cap will protect you from winds and sometimes freezing temperatures for the night. Hats protect you from the sun during the day and also ensure they have a strap so the hat doesn’t blow from the wind.
  3. Sunglasses – if you want to carry sunglasses, you will need specific sunglasses for trekking. The glasses should protect from UV rays, fit your face perfectly so it doesn’t fall while you climb, jump, or cross an obstacle, and be according to the weather conditions of the place; the glass should be made to fit different weather conditions.
  4. Buff / Balaclava – You must carry this to protect your mouth or neck from extreme temperatures and keep it warm.
  5. T-shirt / Long sleeve shirt – you should carry at least 4 to 5 T–shirts, so if one gets wet or dirty, you can wear another. Long sleeve shirts help to protect from sun UV rays.
  6. Hiking / Trekking Jacket – down jackets (-5 to-10 C) or three-layer jackets.
  7. Thermals – at least two pairs of thermals help keep the body warm during cold weather.
  8. Undergarments – you can carry them according to your habitual and hygiene requirements.
  9. Gloves – 1 pair of gloves will keep your hand warm and nice.
  10. Shorts / Legging / Pants – Bring 3 to 4 warm, comfortable shorts. Leggings can be used specifically in the chilling morning and evening to keep your body warm and act as dry. You can carry some nylon blend and light and quick-drying pants. Warm covers ups like fleece-lined tracksuit pants or ski pants.
  11. Socks – you should at least carry 3 to 4 pairs.
  12. Footwear – Trekking shoes which are waterproof and have ankle support. Walking / Hiking sandals which can be used off the trek, i.e., in the morning and evening hours, basically to get your feet rest from heavy boots, sometimes used for crossing streams and rivers, it’s more comfortable and safer than crossing barefoot or wetting your boots. Sneakers (Optional) can be worn for normal driving days or used around the camp.
  13. Rain Wears – you can carry a raincoat, rain jacket, and pants. During long rains, the waterproof jackets start leaking, but the poncho does get work in keeping you dry, so choose accordingly. Rain covers, small waterproof to cover your backpack and a daypack for your gadgets.
  14. Backpack – Make sure your backpack should be comfortable, neither too big nor too small, and for a week’s trek, 60-70 litres of the backpack should be enough to hold all your belongings. Ensure your backpack has good hip & Shoulder support, and pockets should be accessible quickly.
  15. Daypack – All trekkers should keep in mind that a daypack is very important; this will be a great help to you while on the trek, also every single day, you won’t be carrying your backpack; therefore, for day excursions, shorter hikers, sightseeing, you can carry your stuff in it.


Personal First Aid Kit

Below are some common medicines generally required/used during your adventure trip; however, please consult your doctors prior.

  • Antiseptic towel or water syringe (to clean the wound)
  • Butterfly bandage for a small cut
  • Cotton and elastic bandages and sterile gauze pad for larger wounds
  • Latex gloves are used when the wound bleeds.
  • Medicine for Diarrhea (Upset stomach)
  • Medicine for cold, flue/fever headache
  • Some pain killers
  • ORS pouches
  • Quick pain relief spray (External use)
  • Any personal medicine prescribed by your doctor
  • Dimox / Similar for high altitude sickness
  • Bug Repellent
  • Carry some nutria/energy bars and drinks (non-alcoholic)
  • Note: Kindly consult your doctor before purchasing or taking any medicine.

Gadgets and Other Items

  • Trekking Poles
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries for phone and camera, power bank
  • Light weight flashlight or headlight
  • Waterproof bag made up of plastic for the camera.
  • Music system / Bluetooth
  • Plug/converter for electrical items
  • 1-litre water bottle
  • A journal with a pen would be a good idea to keep your notes.
  • Some book of your interest for the ideal time
  • Get into the habit of keeping a Map and guidebook of the region.

Hygiene & Personal toiletry

  • Sunscreen with UV protection
  • 1 or 2 small quick-drying towels
  • Toilet paper/tissues/wet wipes
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/ mouth freshener
  • Deodorant / Talcum powder
  • Shampoo
  • Lip-gloss/salve
  • Sanitary pads/tampons (For female travellers)
  • Bio gradable Soap
  • Nail clipper
  • Your other personal items that you use daily.

Compulsory Documents to Carry

These files must be submitted to the Forest Department before your trek. With none of these, you will not be permitted to trek. Original and photocopy of government photo identity card. Carry Ids like Aadhaar, voter id, etc.

Trek Cost Exclusion

  • Stay 5 Nights of tented accommodation at respective campsites of Trekup India on a sharing basis.
  • Meals: Trekup India provided cooked meals during the trek, starting with Dinner on Day 01 to Breakfast on day 6(Meals are simple, nutritious, and vegetarian and non-repeated meals)
  • Transport: Kasol to Tosh Village, Tosh Village to Kasol on sharing vehicle  

Trek Equipment’s: 

  • Sleeping bags, Sleeping tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, and Toilet Tents.
  • Amenities: All utensils, sleeping mattresses (Black foam mats), Crampons, and Gaiters for snow.    
  • Health & Safety:  First Aid Box, Oxygen Cylinders, Stretchers, Oxi meters, BP Machines, health.
  • Permits: Forest Permits and Camping Permission Fee 
  • Trek Crew: High Altitude Chef, Helpers, Trek Leader & Guides, and other support team.
  • Potters & Mules: Potters and Mules to carry all trekking equipment, ration, and vegetables.

Trek Cost Exclusion

  • GST 5% (it is Mandatory)
  • Any insurance (Trekup India recommends each trekker get insurance) 
  • Any Meals/accommodation besides the itinerary or not mentioned in the program.
  • Any Bus / Airfare to/from trek start/end point 
  • Personal Medical expenses do carry your medication. 
  • Any personal services such as Laundry, phone calls, liquors, mineral water, etc.
  • Any still / video camera fee 
  • Any Entrance fee Monuments, Monasteries, Museums, Temples – Pay directly on the spot. 
  • Mules or porter charges to carry private baggage (Offload Charges for bag 500 per day, per bag. Note: Bag weight should not be more than 10 kg.
  • Any emergency evacuation charges
  • Any services that are not mentioned in the cost inclusion section.

How To Reach Kasol

By Air

Bhuntar Airport, Kullu, is the nearest airport to Manali by flight and is located almost 50 km away from Manali and 11 km from Kullu. However, if you are planning to reach Manali by flight, then it is better to come one day in advance.

By Train

In case you want to reach Manali from Delhi by train, then you can catch the train from New Delhi Railway Station to Pathankot Railway Station, which is 5 hours away from Manali. You can check the railway chart and book accordingly, and it’s better to book in advance. 

By Bus

From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service to Bhuntar. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the central bus station in Delhi, from where you will find both AC and non-AC buses for Bhuntar. There are two different routes that you can take from Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, and Ambala. From Bhuntar, the trekker could take a local bus or taxi to Kasol, which will take one hour.

However, it is always better to take government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT. The bus will drop you at Bhuntar, and then we will send our staff, who will pick you up from Kasol Market.


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