Walk The Shepherd’s Path

Bara Banghal 30thJune to 12thJuly Trek 2018

Nestled within the far reaches of the Lower Himalayas lies a tiny village of nomadic shepherds. A facet of civilisation so remote that they have a single telephone installed in the entire village, and the word internet is unheard of.
This village lies at the end of an arduous trek of over 4 days. This village is one of the most enigmatic settlements in the Indian subcontinent. This village is Bara Banghal.

The Trip

For the first time, Ease India Travel invites travellers to explore this ethereal territory. Join us as we take a hiatus from the outside world and walk the path of the shepherd that Bara Banghal is so well known for, and partake in the hospitality of the Bara Banghal villagers as they host us for part of the trek.

Travel Plan

30 June – Day 01

Arrival at Gunehar right after breakfast (we’ll take a taxi from Pathankot)
Check into 4 Rooms and go to Bir
Lunch
Back to Gunehar, followed by a tour of ShopArt ArtShop and dinner

01 July – Day 02

Start the trek

02 July – Day 03

Day 02 of trek

03 July – Day 04

Day 03 of trek

04 July – Day 05

Day 04 of trek – Reach Bara Banghal

05 July – Day 06

Rest day at BB

06 July – Day 07

Another day of rest (keeping this extra day just in case we need to make changes to our itinerary based on the weather)

07 July – Day 08

Trek back

08 July – Day 09

Day 02 of return route

09 July – Day 10

Day 03 of return route

10 July – Day 11

Day 04 of return route

11 July – Day 12

Day 05 – arrival at Manali

12 July – Day 13

Transfer from Manali to Chandigarh by road

Terms & Conditions

What’s included:

Pick up from Pathankot station or bus stand
Drop off to Chandigarh from Manali
All meals – In Gunehar, Manali and on the trek
All stay – 4Rooms Hotel in Gunehar and budget hotel in Manali and tents while on trek – on twin sharing basis
All camping equipment – tents, mattresses, ponies, mules, horseman, etc.
Trek Guide, Cook, Helper
Trip Leader – Founder of our company, Ritu, will accompany this trek

What isn’t:

Travel expense till Pathankot
Travel expense from Chandigarh
Beverages, laundry, shopping and expenses of a personal nature
Sleeping bags – for the sake of hygiene we recommend you carry your own sleeping bag with a rating of 5-8 degrees C
Walking Sticks
Travel insurance

Please note a few relevant points:

This trek is a high altitude trek and considered difficult. Your fitness level must be high to undertake this trek. The trek is not recommended for first time trekkers
The weather all along the trek will be unpredictable. We have to be prepared to ditch the trek at any point if the weather conditions become bad. All outdoor activities involve unforeseen hazards (rockfall, sudden illness, being bitten or stung by a wild animal or insect, cold air and water temperatures etc.) that can present risks. Participants have to be prepared for the same
A long trek of this nature will require all trekkers to adjust to the lack of electricity, basic living conditions etc.
All participants will be required to fill a standard Indemnity Bond
Average trekking time per day will range from 04 – 06 hours
We need 75% payment in advance to sign up for the trek. 25% two weeks prior to departure. Cancellation rules apply

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