Bhaba Valley Trek
The scenic Bhaba Valley Trek

Bhaba Valley Trek

The Bhaba Valley Trek will take you through the Rupi Bhaba National Park. For the uninitiated, the Bhaba Valley is probably Kinnaur’s best kept and best looking secret.  It is also one of the shortest routes connecting Kinnaur to Spiti.  A historically important trade route between two untouched valleys, the pass is frequented by shepherds (Gaddis) who are often seen herding their sheep and goats across these verdant slopes.

The Bhaba Valley also has the most trekker friendly camping grounds. They are thickly wooded with a backdrop of towering snow clad peaks.

The camp grounds at Phustirang and Mulling are not just scenic. They are spectacularly beautiful. With their abundant, rich flora – ranging from Kharsu Oak, conifers of different kinds and multi hued grass and flowers. This undulating alpine pasture is also home to some of the most endangered and protected Himalayan wildlife. Including Blue Sheep, Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Tahr, Fox and Snow Leopards.

In addition, the Valley is also a great area to indulge in some bird watching. Black-throated Jay, White-Capped Redstart, Yellow-Billed Chough, Orange-Flanked Bush Robin and the Crested Black Tit are some of the birds that can be spotted here.

This Diwali, join us on the Bhaba Valley Trek. We will take you through some of the most spectacular and outstanding views of the Himalayas. It’s your chance to celebrate the festival of lights under a sparkling starry sky.

Details of the Bhaba Valley Walk

14th – 19th October.  5 nights/6 days – Ex Shimla

Cost per person @ ₹16,900/* all inclusive

Note –

  • Keeping the October weather in mind, this itinerary is tentative
  • There is a good chance that you will experience snowfall, and spot wild life
  • Morning movement will happen no later than 08.00 hrs (8 am), so that we can make most of our days.

The trip has 4 walking days and 2 days of driving – to and from shimla.

Itinerary

Day 1 – reach Shimla – Kafnu (2400 Meters)

Drive to Kafnu and check in to a cozy guest house, relax for the evening. Prepare for the next day (driving time 7 hours)

Day 2 – walk to Mulling (Camp 1 , 6-7 km) 3200 Meters

We start our ascent from Kafnu to Mulling, the walk is slightly tiring but perfect to get you acclimatized. As the walk progresses, narrow valleys will give way to open spaces and then literally into the lap of the valley. A few crossovers, over the river will bring us to camp. Mulling being one of the most picturesque campsites in India, this is also the day to hold your cameras ready to shoot. 

Day 3 – walk to Phustirang (Camp 2, 9-10 km) 3975 mtrs

We continue our walk onwards to Phustirang. As the day progresses, the topography changes rapidly. We come into viewing distance of glaciers and towering peaks. The walk is quite challenging due to the region’s inherent geography. You will walk through loose mud and slushy streams before reaching the campsite at Phustirang. Our base camp offers some majestic views, and a short acclimatizing walking around the area in strongly suggested. 

Day 4 – climb high, sleep low (camp 4 , 8-9 km) (Bhaba top 4900 mtrs.) Weather permitting

Day 4 is the climax of our trip. We will climb to the top of the pass and walk back to our camp for the night. The pass offers starkly different views on either side. Be prepared for a long day.

Day 5 – walk to Kafnu (11-12 km)

We begin our journey back to civilization. By now we would have got accustomed to the nature of the valley, the walk back through one of the worlds wildest valleys will be on more familiar ground.  Once back at Kafnu we check into our hotel and have time to prepare for our return.

Day 6 – drive back to Shimla (driving time – 7 hours)

Inclusions –
  1. Hotel, Village Home Stay, tented accommodation on double sharing.
  2. All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  3. Full board camping arrangements on the mountain
  4. Certified company guide.
  5. First Aid certified Company representativ with an emergency First Aid Kit.
  6. All transfers by a comfortable non-AC vehicle on Day 1 and 6.
  7. Goodie bag
Exclusions –
  1. Travel to and from Shimla.
  2. Expenses of a personal nature.
  3. Items of personal clothing and personal in nature (prescribed medication) etc are not included.
  4. Tips for guides, cooks & porters
  5. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control

Contact: Gaddi Trails

✆ – 91 – 9582020807 , 7018259421

✉ gadditrails@gmail.com

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