Kalihani Pass Trek is located at Dhauladhar Ranges it’s an untouched place, holding absolute beauty with the ultimate thrill. Khalihani Pass is a part of the Bara Bhangal trail connecting two valleys together the valley of Kullu and Kangra Valley. Kalihani translated to ‘Black Snow’, Kali means ‘Black’ and Hani means ‘Snow’. It is rightly named as you can observe ancient glacial with old ice formations. Kalihani Pass is filled with numerous landscapes and majestic views of various Himalayas ranges. You can also take a glimpse of the mighty peaks of Pir Panjal, Mt. Deo Tibba, and Indersan with other peaks also. During this trial, we will pass through Khanpari Tibba which provides a very close look at Dhauladhar Range and a beautiful view of Rani Sui Lake.
Day 1 Hadimba to Lama dug
The initial day of the trek will start from Hadimba temple, 2 km from Manali. From there we start hiking to Lama dug. While walking to lama dug you find yourself in the dense deodar tree line. It will take you 4-5 hours of trekking to reach the lama dug as soon as we cross the tree line you will see the alpine meadow and you reach Lama dug from here you can see Manali city lights like stars in the sky and some of the majestic views of peaks of Himalaya. The first-day campsite will be lama dug.
Day 2 Lama dug to Riyali Thach
This morning after a healthy breakfast, we will depart from Lama Dug to our next destination Riyali Thach. To reach Riyali Thach it will take us around 3-4 hours of walking. Today we walk through a ridge of a mountain situated below Khanpari Tibba. After we reach Riyali Thach you can enjoy the awestruck view of Manali city located at the left side of Beas River and you can also be able to view the entire upper Kullu valley from this point. You can capture this in your camera and other beautiful sceneries from here. Today we set our camps in Riyali Thach.
Day 3 Riyali Thach to Base of kalihani Pass
Today after breakfast, we start walking to Base of Kalihani Pass from Riyali Thach. To reach Base of Kalihani Pass it will take us around 5 hours. At the beginning of today’s trek, we walk through wide-open meadow later the trail is followed toward by a stream and crossing the stream, we continue the trek about 3 more hours to finally reach the Base of Kalihani Pass and this is also our today's campsite, from here after a rest you can capture glimpse of Indrasan Peak and Deo Tibba these epic peaks offer spectacular view.
Day 4 Kalihani Base to Kalihani Pass
Today after a delicious healthy breakfast, we start our trail. Today will be a long trail, it will take us almost 8 hours, with a steep climb to the pass cross a stretch of scree, it also includes a moraine and the Kalihani glacier which will leave you astounded with its mighty view. Take time off here to get a marvelous 360-degree view of the glacier and, the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges. After this a steep descent we will follow which will bring us to our campsite for overnight stay.
Day 5 Base of Kalihani Pass to Rani Sui
Today’s trail will be decent and will be short and from today it won’t be and tough trail during the trail. We trek back to Riyali Thach and from there we go further to Rani Sui. Here you found a lake surrounded by meadows. The lake is considered sacred by locals. You can also get a panoramic view of Dhauladhar Ranges.
Day 6 Rani Sui to Panga
Today after breakfast we start our last trail of the trek. The trail mostly downhill from here, with little ups and downs. The trail passes through thick pine forest with deodar cedar trees. Once we reach Panga, we pick you up by vehicle and drop you to the guesthouse.