Manali, Himachal

Bhubu Pass Trek

5 Days 4 Nights
INR 10000

Bhubu Pass Trek Manali

Trekking and Camping in Himachal Pradesh

Bhubu Pass Trek is a moderate trek that connects the Chuhar Valley in Mandi district to the Lagh Valley in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The trek passes through dense forests, rocky terrains, and ancient villages. The trek offers stunning views of the Dhauladhar range and the Tibetan monasteries. The trek is suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers, and can be done from April to June or October to November. The trek starts from Tikken Bridge near Jogindernagar and ends at Mulling near Dharamshala. The trek covers a distance of about 40 km and takes 4 to 5 days to complete. If you are looking for a versatile and adventurous trek close to Manali, then Bhubu Pass Trek is a good option for you. 😊
The Bhubu Pass Trek is classified as a trek of moderate difficulty. It involves a steep gradient during the last one kilometre from both sides, a steep slope towards Lagg Valley, and few trail marks towards Lagg Valley. The trek also requires you to cover a distance of about 40 km and reach an altitude of 2,900 metres in 4 to 5 days. The weather can be moderately cold and rainy, and there might be snow during April or September. Therefore, you need to have good physical fitness, stamina, and endurance to complete this trek. You also need to have some prior trekking experience, preferably in the Himalayas, and be familiar with the basic trekking gear and skills.

Tour Program

Paragliding in Bir Billing

Bhubu Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Manali
Day 2
Drive Dalighat and trek to Dak Bunglow
Duration: 3 Hrs
Today in the morning we assemble at the Saba restaurant on the Mall Raod in Manali by 8:30 am. We will then drive down to Kullu and from Dhalpur we will take a turn into the Lug Valley. The landscape immediately changes. The Lug valley is a narrow valley as we enter it from Kullu. We drive past small villages till we reach the last village at Dalighat which is also our road head for the trek. We will find our horses and horse man who will meet us and we pack up the horses and are ready to hike. The walk to Dak Bungalow is though thick mixed forest of Deodar, Oak, Walnut, Horse Chestnut and Cedar. Keep you watch out for the rare sightings of the Western Tragopan as the Lug valley still has a sizable population of this elusive Pheasant.
Day 3
Dak Bunglow – Jhingbhan over bhubu pass (3000m)
Duration : 7 hrs
Today after breakfast we will continue our climb through Oak and Deodar forest. As we get higher we get awesome views of Indrasan and Deo tibba. The Bhubu pass itself is marked by a small temple shrine of lord Ganesh. From the pass we get more big views of the Kangra valley on the other side which we intend to enter. After the pass the walk to Jhingban us a ridge walk though open grassland and mixed forests. The views of the Kangra valley are simply stunning.
Day 4
Jhingbhan – Dentbhial
Duration: 6 hrs
Today’s we will continue with our ridge traverse and have fabulous views of small Kangra villages perched on mountain sides with terraced farms. Our nights camp is in a small forest clearing with a lovely brook flowing close by.
Day 5
Dentbhial – Mulling. Taxis pick us up at Mulling and will drive us to Dharamshala.
Duration: 4 hrs
Today we do more traverse though open meadows and alpine patures. Along the way we will cross a few streams and more Kangra villages where you get to see and experience some local Himachali culture and village life first hand. The walk to Mulling is a descent down to the Barot nulla and the a steep climb up to the road where we will find our taxis waiting for us to drive us to Dharamshala. Enroute you can choose to stop at the small village of Barot which is also famous as a trout angling and fly fishing destination. Barot has also one of the oldest power project in Himachal. Beyond Barot you will also drive past the town of Bir – Billing which is a famous paragliding site. Every year in the month of Oct and Nov the idyllic town of Bir transforms itself into a paragliding hub and pilots from all over the world travel here to enjoy the clear Dhauladhar skies with their Paragliders.

What is the best time to do Bhubu Pass Trek?

The best time to do Bhubu Pass Trek is from early May to July and from late September to November. These months offer pleasant weather and clear skies, making it ideal for trekking. However, you should avoid the monsoon season from July to September, when paragliding is closed and trekking can be risky due to heavy rainfall.
Medical facilities are limited during the Bhubu Pass Trek, as it is a remote and rugged trail. There are no hospitals or clinics along the way, and the nearest ones are in Jogindernagar or Manali, which are far from the trekking route. Therefore, it is advisable to carry a basic first-aid kit, some medicines, and a personal medical insurance. You should also consult your doctor before undertaking this trek, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions or allergies. In case of any emergency, you can contact the local authorities or your trekking organizer for assistance.

What are the essential items to carry during Bhubu Pass Trek?

Some of the essential items to carry during Bhubu Pass Trek are:
A sturdy backpack with a rain cover and a waist strap.
A good pair of trekking shoes with a strong grip and ankle support.
A water bottle with a capacity of at least 1 liter.
A headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries.
A personal medical kit with medicines for common ailments, bandages, and antiseptic cream.
Trekking pants that are lightweight, quick-drying, and comfortable.
A warm jacket, a fleece, a woolen cap, and gloves for the cold weather.
A sunscreen, a sun hat, and sunglasses for the sun protection.
A trek map or a GPS device to navigate the trail.
A walking pole to reduce the strain on the knees and ankles.
A Swiss knife or a multi-tool for various purposes.
A raincoat or a poncho to stay dry in case of rain.
Snacks such as energy bars, nuts, and chocolates to keep up the energy level.
A camera or a phone to capture the beautiful views
A garbage bag to dispose of the waste properly.
These are some of the basic things to carry while trekking in Bhubu Pass. However, you may also customize your packing list according to your preferences and needs.

How to Reach Bhubu Pass Trek

To reach Bhubu Pass Trek, you need to first reach Manali, a popular hill station in Himachal Pradesh. You can reach Manali by air, rail, or road from various cities in India. The nearest airport to Manali is Bhuntar, which is about 50 km away. The nearest railway station to Manali is Jogindernagar, which is about 165 km away. You can also take a bus or a cab from Delhi, Chandigarh, or Shimla to Manali.
From Manali, you need to drive to Dalighat, which is the starting point of the trek. Dalighat is about 70 km from Manali, and it takes about 2 hours to reach by road. You can hire a taxi or a shared jeep from Manali to Dalighat.
The trek ends at Mulling, which is a small village in the Lagh Valley. From Mulling, you need to drive to Dharamshala, which is the nearest town with good facilities. Dharamshala is about 100 km from Mulling, and it takes about 3 hours to reach by road. You can hire a taxi or a shared jeep from Mulling to Dharamshala.
From Dharamshala, you can return to your destination by air, rail, or road. The nearest airport to Dharamshala is Gaggal, which is about 15 km away. The nearest railway station to Dharamshala is Pathankot, which is about 85 km away. You can also take a bus or a cab from Dharamshala to Delhi, Chandigarh, or Shimla.
I hope this helps you plan your travel to Bhubu Pass Trek. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me. 😊
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