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Kugti Pass Trek

Kugati Pass Trek Pass through Kugti Sanctuary in Himanchal Pradesh at an altitude of 5040 mtr. The landscape of the sanctuary varies, and it is blessed with abundance of flora and fauna. The area houses a number of medicinal plants along with some of the rare floral species. High altitude Himalayan fauna species have made this sanctuary their home, including the endangered Himalayan Thar.

It is quite exciting to discover how the natives (Gaddies) pay homage to the god and goddess such as Marali Mat, Lord Kartik and Lord Shiva. The breathtaking panorama of the trail increases the excitement of excursion manifolds.

In this trek, trekker can relish the exquisiteness of Pir- Panjal range. The trail provides an exceptional chance to explore the customs and rituals of the local people named as Gaddi (shepherd). It is quite exciting to discover how the natives (Gaddies) pay homage to the god and goddess such as Marali Mat, Lord Kartik and Lord Shiva. The breathtaking panorama of the trail increases the excitement of excursion manifolds. The trek to Kugti pass begins at Bharmour, which is a bustling town, positioned 65 kilometres away from Chamba.

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Day 01

Amritsar/Pathankot - Dalhousie (80 Kms By Road/3-4 Hrs)

On arrival Pathankot meet our representative and drive straight to Dalhousie. After reaching Dalhousie, check into the hotel. In the evening, visit local sight seen of Small Hill station Dalhousie.

Day 02

Dalhousie - Kalatop - Khajiyar - Bharmour (110 Kms By Taxi)

After Breakfast in the morning, we will proceed to visit the Kalatop wildlife sanctuary and then to Khajiyar. Enjoy the beauty of Mini Switzerland and take lunch in the afternoon. After lunch, we will move to Bharmour via Chamba. After reaching Bharmour, check in to the hotel. In the evening, join the Aarti at Chaurasi temples. An overnight stay at the hotel in Bharmour.

Day 03

Bharmour - Bharmani Mata Temple - Bharmour (6Km Trek For Acclimatization Day)

Today early in the morning after breakfast, we will be leaving with a packed lunch and trek to Bharmani Temple. Bharmani temple is situated on the ridge and is a 03 km trek from Bharmour. In the evening, return back to Bharmour and check into the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 04

Bharmour - Hadsar- Kugti (20 Kms By Taxi And 06 Km Trek)

After breakfast early in the morning, we will move to Hadsar via Taxi. Further, we will move through the strenuous trek involving several ascents and descents to the Kugti village and will reach shortly at small station Dhanaul 6 kilometres from Hadsar. After a small rest at Dhanaul, we will continue trekking along the left bank of Budhil river. The trail goes up and down for another half and hour to reach the bed of Budhil River covers a total distance of 5 km from Dhanaul. After crossing the small stream by a wooden bridge, climb strenuously for another one hour to reach Kugti village. Kugti is a big village and consist of two villages upper Kugti and lower Kugti. Enjoy the beauty of Kugti village and spend the left day in the village. Lunch and dinner will be provided at Kugti. Enjoy an overnight stay in Kugti.

Day 05

Kugti - Dughi (08 Kms Trek)

After taking breakfast, have early in the morning troop will pass through the village, cross a small stream over wooden bridge, then climb for half an hour along the bank of the Budhil stream. Going up and down will reach at a water point. After a straight walk of half hour the trail climbs steeply for half an hour to the Kartik temple. The temple is dedicated to the son of Lord Shiva, known as Kartik. The Lord Kartik was brought from the adjoining Lauhal Valley and is believed to be the saviour of cattle from disease and other danger. The Gaddi Shepherds offer sheep to the God Kartik to protect their flocks. After taking rest at Kartik temple and the Temple of Goddess Marali for one hour trip will move forward toward destination Dughi. From the temple the trail climbs gradually for half an hour through alpine fragrant meadows; descends to a stream, folds it and arrive at Dughi camping ground. After taking lunch at Dughi camping ground, enjoy the whole left day and rest for a night in tents after taking dinner.

Day 06

Dughi - Alyas Base Camp (Lahesh) (10 Km Trek)

Today, we will leave from Dughi to Alyas. Base ground of Passes or Camp grounds on both sides of passes are called Alyas locally called Lahesh. After taking breakfast move ahead from Dughi to Alyas, a 6 Km strenuous, but enjoyable stage of the track. The main path keeps following the stream, first toward the Eastern side gradual climbing then North Eastern, climbing steeply to reach the grassy plateau of kuddy. As height is gained the tree/ bush line is left behind so Take dry fire sticks of bushes before 2.0 kilometres from Lahesh for the night as in night temperature goes below zero at Alyas. Here it turns North East and follows the Kugti pass Alyas, with a steady steep ascent to the Alyas camp ground. The V-shaped pass between two high ridges can be seen from here. It takes almost 5 -6 hour run to reach the Alyas camp ground lunch will be provided and enjoy the whole day and revive the body for the next day's hard journey.

Day 07

Alyas Base - Over Kugti Pass - Alyas Base (12km Steep Gradient Trek)

Today, we will leave from Alyas to Kugti Pass. Alyas is a 12 Km track and is totally depending upon the weather and physical condition of the tracke. On the other side commence with a steep section is too dangerous and required very conscious mind. Carelessness creates a big problem. The track is hardly wide enough to place one foot in front of the other The Alyas (Khodlu) camp ground is 6Km away from the Kugti pass. Dry fruits, etc. will be provided as small lunch or energetic and fast food like will be provided as dinner.

Day 08

Alyas Base Camp - Udaipur (8km Normal Gradient Trek & 45 Km By Taxi)

Today in the morning, the trail heads crosses a ridge, then goes down to the Rashil stream. Following the right bank the path descends to a beautiful, situated village called Jovrung, the first habitation on the Lahaul side, overlooking the Chandra-Bhaga River. Later the trail crosses the river by a valley bridge and reaches Shamsha on the Kilad - Manali highway. By vehicle trail reaches at Udaipur. Here, enjoy a night stay will be in the Hotel/ Guest House.

Day 09

Udaipur - Manali

After visiting the main temple of Mirkla Mata at Udaipur troop will move to Keylong, the district headquarter of Lahaul. After Keylong we will be further move to Manali via Rohtang pass. The troop will stay for one hour on the top of Rohtang pass. On reaching Manali, check in to hotel. Overnight stay.

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All Meals while on trek Veg. Map Plan in Hotels

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Experienced Guide and Support staff.

All transportation during the trek program.(Pathankot/Amritsar to Pathankot/Amritsar)

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Cost extra 250 per bag per day if intimate us before trek start, if informed after start trek cost will 350 per bag per day.

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