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Sari Pass Trek

Mcleodganj - Bir Billing - Mayot - Lohardi - Lahesh - Samlag - Shalag

 
 
NATURE OF TRIP                 Trekking
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE          Sari Pass  - 4250 m
LOCATION                             Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
DURATION                             06 day (Mcleod Ganj - Kullu)
TREKKING DAYS                  06 Days
SEASON                                April  - June & October - November
ACCOMODATION                 Tents - 5 Nights
GRADE                                   Challenging
 
OVERVIEW
 
The Sari Pass trek is one of the few trails which connect the Kullu and Kangra valleys. The trek to the Sari Pass at an altitude of 3760 m gives the traveler the intoxicating thrill of a Himalayan trek. The trek begins at Bir in the Kangra district and is about 50 km from Dharamshala. The trail moves to Billing, a barren ridge known for the adventure sport activities. The climb is a gentle rambling through the rhododendron vegetation and spectacular views of the valley on either side of the Ruling River. The trail then descends and again climbs up to the lovely village of Lohardi. For people who lack time or strength for a Himalayan trek the trek can start at Lohardi as buses ply till here. The path from here is well defined with a moderate ascent to Lahesh Caves.
 
 
The shepherds and the villages frequently move on this path. From here it is a strenuous hike along a ridge to cross the Pass even though the altitude is not very high. From atop Sari Pass, you can see portions of the Dhauladhar towards the west, passes to Lahul and Spiti towards the East, parts of Kalihani pass and Pir Panjal ranges towards the North. The descent on the other side is to Teun village, the last village on the Kullu side with a very orthodox culture. The descent continues through the picturesque valley through Naghol to the road head at Solang village. The trek passes through green valleys, apple orchards, distinctive villages and is of a simple-moderate level of difficulty. This provides a unique combination of elements and a rich experience to carry home.
 
ITINERARY
 
DAY 01: McLeod ganj – Bir billing (2900m) Trek/75km
Day first drive from Mcleodganj to Bir by Jeep (65km) and start the trek same day to Billing (2900m). It is about 10 km steep short cut trek from Bir to Billing. Night stay at Billing in tents.
 
DAY 02: Billing – Mayot (2100m) Trek/14km
After 9 km walk through the mixed forest. the trail descends down to the bank of river Uhl. After crossing the village camp on the bank of river.
 
DAY 03: Mayot – Loharadi (2400 m) Trek/14 km
By pass Barot a small village with a small Trout Fish farm and a water reservoir from where water is drawn through big pipes to Jogindernagar to generate Hydel power. Night stay at Loharadi village in tents.
 
DAY 04: Loharadi – Lahesh (4250 m) Trek/14 km
A climb towards the base of Sari pass is tiring. You will go by the small stream upwards to reach the base of the sari pass. Night stay in tents.
 
DAY 5 : Lahesh – Samalag (2900m) Trek/ 15km 
It is a steep ascent from the base to pass and takes about three to four hours up to the pass and another three hours to go down to the camping site.
 
DAY 6: Samalag – Shalag (1700m) Trek/15km
After crossing small villages of Kullu valley after 12 km level walk will take to Shalag the road head side. After Shalag drive to Kullu or Manali By jeep.
 
 
Package Includes
  • Transport cost for private departures is extra and can be provided to you once we know the dates, choice of vehicle and the group size.
  • All vegetarian meals beginning with breakfast on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 06.
  • Porter/mules for client baggage (one bag per client not weighing more than 15 kgs)
  • Camping equipment – international quality equipment will be provided
  • Professional guide
  • Park entry fee & all applicable taxes
Package does not Include
  • Travel between Delhi and Mcleod ganj (can be arranged by us on request)
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance

PRICE ON REQUEST

 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 
Transport Options (Delhi  - Mcleodganj - Delhi)
For travel to Mcleod ganj and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Gaggal DHM, also known as Kangra Airport, or Dharamshala Airport and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Kingfisher Red. 
 
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Mcleodganj that cost about Rs. 550 - 900 per person. These buses depart from Majnu ka tilla every 30 mins. or so and take about 12 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
 
Weather Details
Summer in Mcleod ganj extends from March to June when the temperature variation is recorded to be ranging between 23°c and 27°c. Mercury sometimes reaches up to 38°c but never goes beyond that. During winters the temperature can drop to -1° and the maximum temperature hardly goes up to 20°c. 
 
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.

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