Kalihani Pass Trek

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Kalihani Pass Trek

The Kalihani Pass Trek offers breathtaking views of the lush green meadows and is located in the Dhauladhar range of Himachal Pradesh. Trekkers can enjoy the lush meadows covered in alpine flowers, picturesque valleys, remote villages, dense forests, and emerald green meadows on this trek. This hike offers unparalleled views of the Indrasan and Deo Tibba mountains, as well as other peaks of the Pir Panjal range. On this trail, you can observe birds and Himalayan animals such as musk deer, ptarmigan, brown bear and various species of pheasants. The path on this trek is exciting as the hiker has to cross gushing streams, snow-fed glaciers, dangerous moraines and steep slopes. The trail follows the shepherd’s path known as Bara Bhangal, which also connects the two valleys of Kullu and Kangra.

Trek Route

Day 1: Manali to Sangchar by Road, Sangchar to Jammu Paani by Trek

Day 2: Jammu Paani to Pani Dhar by Trek

Day 3: Pani Dhar to Riyali Thatch by Trek

Day 4: Riyali Thatch to Saghor by Trek

Day 5: Saghor to Kalihani Pass and then Back to Saghor by Trek

Day 6: Saghor to Rani Sui by Trek

Day 7: Rani Sui to Lamadugh by Trek

Day 8: Lamadugh to Manali by Trek

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 Kalihani Pass Trek?

Kalihani Pass Trek has ancient glaciers, old ice formations, and splendid rolling meadows. This trek offers the magnificent peaks of the Pir Panjal range, like Indrasan, Deo Tibba and various others, along with the north-west Dhauladhar Range, like Friendship Peak, Hanuman Tibba and many others.

1. Catch sight of snow-covered peaks of the Pir Panjal Range and Dhauladhar Range.

This trek offers the magnificent peaks of the Pir Panjal range, like Indrasan, Deo Tibba, and various others, along with the Dhauladhar Range, like Friendship Peak, Hanuman Tibba, and many others on the north-west side.

2. Seven different types of flowers and beautiful Juniper trees.

At the beginning of the trek, the trekker would see various colourful, pretty flowers like Anemones and Geranium, along with thick bushes and meadows. On the way, the trail would witness Rhododendron and pine forests, along with giant Deodar, Oak, Cedar, and Alder.

3. Catch a sight of famous apples and walnuts in Bharmour.

The famous walnut trees of Bharmour and apple orchids of Nasogi village, walking through the apple orchids is a refreshing and scene-changing experience.

4. Wildlife is the trekker witness on this trek.

Wildlife found on this trek is musk deer, snow cocks, brown bears, a variety of pheasants, and Himalayan birds. While walking on this trek, the trekker might see Golden Eagle and Lammergeiers flying in the sky.

5. Vashisht is famous for its sulfurous hot springs.

This hot spring is formed between granite rocks, and the locals believe that the whole area is considered to have medicinal value. Locals believe that if they dip in the pool, they could eliminate skin infections and diseases.

Route Map, Temprature And Rain Fall Charts

Best Time to Do Kalihani Pass Trek

The best time to do a Kalihani Pass Trek is between June and October, as the temperature during the day ranges between 12 degrees Celsius to 18 degrees Celsius. The temperature is as low as -2 degrees Celsius to 5 degrees Celsius at night. In September and October, the trekker would see lots of snow. During the summer, the weather remains pleasant and precise, because of which the trekker could easily witness beautiful landscapes.

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary of Khalihani Pass Trek

Day 1: Manali to Sangchar by Road, Sangchar to Jammu Paani by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Dinner
  • Distance – Manali to Sangchar by Road (30 km), Sangchar to Jammu Paani by Trek (3 km)
  • Time Taken – Manali to Sangchar by Road (approx. 1 hr), Sangchar to Jammu Paani by Trek (approx. 4 hrs)
  • Altitude – Manali (6398 ft / 2050 mtr), Sangchar (7684 ft / 2342 mtr), Jammu Paani (9843 ft / 3000 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – Manali to Sangchar (1286 ft / 292 mtr), Sangchar to Jammu Paani (2159 ft / 658 mtr)
  • Trek Grade – Gradual

The trekkers would begin their journey by road from Manali to Sangchar, and trekking would begin from Sangchar to Jammu Paani. As the trail starts from Sangchar, it will be zigzag, with the Pir Panjal range coming into view. The trekkers would see beautiful, varied-coloured flowers like Anemones and Geranium, along with tall grass, dense bushes, and lush meadows. After walking for a few hours, the trekkers would finally reach Jammu Paani campsite, where they would see oak trees around. They would then spend the night at the camp after a delicious dinner.

Day 2: Jammu Paani to Pani Dhar by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 5 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 6 hrs
  • Altitude – Jammu Paani (9843 ft / 3000 mtr)
  • Trek Grade – Gradual

On the second day of the trek, the trekker would begin today’s hike with a healthy breakfast; the Trekup India team will also prepare them for the trek. Today’s trek will be longer than the previous day, and the trail will pass through Maheli Thatch, which has dense oak trees and green meadows on the side. The route from here on would be uphill first, followed by a downhill climb till they reached the Pani Dhar campsite. The trekkers would sleep well after the tiring day trek at the camp.

Day 3: Pani Dhar to Riyali Thatch by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 4 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 4 hrs
  • Altitude – Riyali Thatch (11,965 ft / 3647 mtr)
  • Trek Grade – Gradual to Moderate

Begin the day with a hot tea and a beautiful view of the meadows before their eyes. As the trekkers began to walk, they would leave Pani Dhar behind, and the trail would then lead steeply uphill. There would be the Rocky Mountains all around with a gushing stream flowing in the middle, and there would also be lush greenery. The trekker would also start seeing colourful flowers as they approached the Riyali Thatch campsite.

Day 4: Riyali Thatch to Saghor by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 6 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 8 hrs
  • Altitude – Riyali Thatch (11,965 ft / 3647 mtr), Saghor (13,123 ft / 4000 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 1158 ft / 353 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Gradual to Moderate

The trekker would be going on an easy trek for this day; the trail would begin from Riyali Thatch, and they would start a downhill climb. The trekker would first reach a snow bridge over a stream coming from Kalihani Glacier. The trail would then be uphill till the ridge; from beyond the ridge, the trekker would walk through dense green meadows, bushes, and wildflowers dotted against the hill. As the trekker walks ahead, they start seeing juniper trees; after crossing the ridge, the trail would zigzag till they reach the Saghor campsite. This campsite would also be Kalihani Pass basecamp; the trekker would rest for the day and let their body acclimate for the next trek. From the campsite, the trekker could view Indrasan peaks and Deo Tibba.

Day 5: Saghor to Kalihani Pass and then Back to Saghor by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 6 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 10 hrs
  • Altitude – Saghor (13,123 ft / 4000 mtr), Kalihani Pass (15,748 ft / 4800 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 2625 ft / 800 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Moderate to Difficult

This is the primary trek day; when the trekker climbs Kalihani Pass, the trail will be uphill through the snow-led path. After walking for a few hours, they would reach a waterfall, which is the beginning of the steep trail ahead. As the trekker proceeds, they will catch sight of Mount Deo Tibba and Indrasan, along with other peaks of the Pir Panjal range. They would be walking through a snow-filled trail, which makes the climbing a little tricky; soon after crossing the snow path, they would finally reach Kalihani Pass. As the trekkers reach the top, the sight of the Pir Panjal range would enthral them on one side and Bara Bhangal region on the other. Once the trekker has enjoyed the scenic vistas from the top, they begin their downhill walk, passing through glaciers and moraines. Upon reaching Saghor campsite, the trekker would rest for the night after the tiring day trek.

Day 6: Saghor to Rani Sui by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 8 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 8 hrs
  • Altitude – Saghor (13,123 ft / 4000 mtr), Rani Sui (12,200 ft / 3720 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 923 ft / 280 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Gradual to Moderate

The day’s trek would begin with a warm breakfast, and after getting ready, the trekkers would begin the walk downhill towards the snow bridge. From the snow bridge, the trail would be uphill till they reach Riyali campsite; after that, they would begin the trek to Rani Sui Lake. The lake is round-shaped with green meadows, which locals consider very sacred. The picturesque Dhauladhar range would welcome the trekker at the campsite.

Day 7: Rani Sui to Lamadugh by Trek

  • Stay – Overnight stay at the campsite.
  • Meal – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance – 6 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 8 hrs
  • Altitude – Rani Sui (12,200 ft / 3720 mtr), Lamadugh (9900 ft / 3018 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 2300 ft / 702 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Gradual

The trekkers would begin their trek after waking up early and having breakfast. Today, they would be trekking towards Lamadugh and passing through Khanpara Tibba, one of the 4000-meter peaks. From Khanpara Tibba, they would get a magnificent view of the Beas River Valley; the trail towards Khanpara Tibba is uphill. The trail is downhill, a narrow section with Rhododendron trees around. They would walk for a few kilometres until they reached the campsite at Lamadugh, surrounded by dense oak forests.

Day 8: Lamadugh to Manali by Trek

  • Stay – none.
  • Meal – Breakfast
  • Distance – 7 km
  • Time Taken – approx. 5 hrs
  • Altitude – Lamadugh (9900 ft / 3018 mtr), Manali (6398 ft / 2050 mtr)
  • Altitude Difference – 3502 ft / 968 mtr
  • Trek Grade – Gradual

This day is the last of their trek. The trek would begin from Lamadugh, and after a few kilometres walk, they would reach Manali. The trekkers would walk downhill through the pine forest with the view of Manali approaching. The stopping point of the trek would be the Manali Bus stop, where the trekkers would bid them farewell. The trekkers would be free to return home or explore Manali and the places it offers, like Hadimba Devi temple or Mall Road.

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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 Kalihani Pass Trek

Trekking with us for Kalihani 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 Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek

Kalihani 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 7 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 8 (Meals are simple, nutritious, and vegetarian and non-repeated meals)
  • Transport: Manali to Sangchar by sharing a jeep.

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 to get insurance) 
  • Any Meals/accommodation beside 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 Manali?

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 plan to reach Manali by flight, it is better to come one day in advance.

By Train

If you want to reach Manali from Delhi by train, you can catch the train from New Delhi Railway Station to Jogindernagar Railway Station, 5 hours away from Manali. You can check the railway chart and book accordingly; booking in advance is better. 

By Bus

From Delhi, you can find a regular bus service to Manali. ISBT Kashmere Gate is the central bus station in Delhi, from where you will find both AC and non-AC buses for Manali. There are two different routes that you can take from Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, and Ambala.

However, taking government buses from Kashmere Gate ISBT is always better. The bus will drop you at Manali, and then we will send our staff to pick you up from Manali Bus Stand.


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