Khauli Pass Trek
About the Activity:
The Khauli Pass trek is a popular trekking trail located in the Kullu Valley region of Himachal Pradesh, India. This trek is known for its scenic beauty, rugged terrain, and challenging nature, making it a favorite among adventure enthusiasts.
The trek starts from the town of Manali and takes you through several beautiful villages, dense forests, and breathtaking meadows. The trail passes through the famous villages of Hampta and Sethan and offers stunning views of snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and glistening streams.
The Khauli Pass trek is a high altitude trek and requires a good level of fitness and endurance. It takes around 6-7 days to complete the trek and covers a distance of approximately 35-40 km. The best time to do the Khauli Pass trek is from mid-June to mid-October, when the weather is pleasant and the trail is open for trekking.
Things To Carry During Khauli Pass Trek
- A sturdy and comfortable backpack
- Trekking shoes with good grip
- Warm and comfortable clothes (fleece jacket, thermal innerwear, woolen cap, gloves, etc.)
- Raincoat or poncho (in case of unexpected rainfall)
- Sunscreen lotion, sunglasses, and hat (to protect from the sun)
- Water bottles and hydration system (to stay hydrated)
- Energy bars and snacks (to keep your energy levels up)
- Basic first aid kit (including medicines for headaches, fever, and stomach upset)
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, wet wipes, tissue paper, etc.)
- Torchlight or headlamp (with extra batteries)
- Sleeping bag and mat (for camping)
Quick facts About Khauli Pass Trek
|Location||Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Trek distance||Approximately 35-40 km|
|Trek duration||6-7 days|
|Maximum altitude||5,200 meters (Khauli Pass)|
|Best time to visit||Mid-June to mid-October (during the trekking season)|
|Highlights||Stunning views of mountains, glaciers and streams|
|Permits and fees||A permit is required, fees apply|
|Nearest airport||Bhuntar Airport, Kullu (50 km from Manali)|
|Nearest railway station||Joginder Nagar railway station (160 km from Manali)|
Program ( 3 days / 2 nights )
Bhuntar - Manihar - Jammu Nala (2800 mts / 4-5 hrs trek)
Report in Bhuntar at 8:00 AM.
Once you have freshened up and had breakfast at Bhuntar, you can proceed towards Manihar which is approximately 30 kms away. The journey is quite picturesque, as you will be traveling alongside the beautiful Beas River for most of the way. After taking a quick snack break and preparing for the trek, you can start your journey from Pancha, where a water project is currently underway. As soon as you begin the trek, you will notice the dense forest and feel the sudden drop in temperature. The Jammu Nala campsite, which is your destination for the day, can be reached after trekking alongside the Pancha Nala for 3-4 hours.
Jammu Nala to Grahan via Khauli Pass (max 3750 mts / 6-7 hrs trek)
After breakfast, the target for the day is Grahan. It's recommended to start the trek early in the morning to cross the pass during sunrise and witness the beautiful Indrasan, Friendship, and Hanuman Tibba peaks illuminated by the first rays of sunshine. After trekking for a few hours, you will reach Padri by afternoon. At this point, you can assess whether there is enough time to reach Grahan or camp at Padri itself. The trek from Padri to Grahan is a pleasant walk down the Garahan Nala to the Padri campsite, which is situated on a meadow. You will reach Padri by evening, followed by a bonfire and camping under the stars for the night.
Grahan to Kasol (2280 mts / 3-4 hrs trek)- Bhuntar - Delhi
Today's target is an easy trek, so you can take it easy in the morning. You can start the day by descending along the Grahan Nala and heading towards Kasol, from where you will reach the road head to Bhunter. You will be carrying packed lunch which you can have just before reaching the road head. From there, you can take a Tempo traveller/Jeep back to Bhuntar, which is around 30 kms away.
( Based on reviews )
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
CANCELLATION AND REFUND:
Cancellations prior to 10 days from the start of the trek are entitled to a full refund(excluding the transaction charges)Cancellation between the 9th day and the 3rd day to the start of the trek will have an 80% refund. Cancellation less than 3 days to the start of the trek will have NO refund. For any assistance mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCLAIMER:This activity is hugely dependent upon weather. The trip may get canceled without any prior notice due to weather or any unforeseen adverse circumstances