Bhaba Pass Trek
The Bhabha pass is one of the most interesting treks of this terrain. Starting from the thick forest and meadows of Kinnaur and ending in barren landscape and stark desolateness of Spiti valley crossing the high passes of Bhaba and Pin. This route has been extensively used for many years by travelers and trekkers alike. The people of Pin Valley and Kinnaur have been using this route for centuries for trade and this trek is very popular with shepherds. The trek begins at Kafnoo in Kinnaur and crosses over the Bhaba pass at 4865 meters, most frequently used crossing by the locals.
The trail ascends along the left bank of the Wangar River after crossing a footbridge. The path climbs through single crop fields of Mastrang and passes through a mixed forest of conifers and temperate broad-leafed species of trees. The trail climbs through little clearings of potato and buckwheat till it reaches the meadows of Mulling (3350 meters), fringed by birch and birdcherry, leaving the Wangar river far below. From here the trail continues to Pistrang, a sheltered glade with a spring at one end and over a steep ascent to the pass. The descent is more gradual to the Pin valley, over boulder-strewn glaciers, making it a sharp contrast to lush green Kinnaur.
June till September
Moderate to difficult. Rocky moraine paths, glacier covers, river crossings. Snow expected at the pass.
Day 01 : Reach Shimla early morning. Drive to Kafnu (2350 mtrs)
Day 02 : Kafnu to Mulling (3250 mtrs) – 7 hours
Day 03 : Mulling to Kahra Camping grounds (3500 mtrs) – 5 hours
Day 04 : Kahra to Bhaba B.C Pushtring (4890 mtrs) – 5 hours
Day 05 : Bhaba B.C to Phuldhar (4040 mtrs) via Pin Bhaba Pass (4865 mtrs) – 7 hrs
Day 06 : Phuldhar to Mudh Village (3810 mtrs) –5 hours. Drive from Mudh to Kaza (3800 mtrs)
Day 07 : Drive from Kaza to Manali.(2050 mtrs)
* All meals from Day 2 to Day 6 as stated in the plan
* Stay in a guesthouse on Day 1 and a homestay on Day 6 stated in the plan
* Local experienced trekking guide from Day 2 till Day 6
* Any kind of insurance and emergency cost
* Any monument entry fees and camera fees
* Any personal expenses
* Flight/train/bus tickets to Chandigarh, Delhi, Manali or back
A list of must carry items for any wilderness trek. This list contains items that are essential and you cannot do without. The list excludes those items which are provided by us at Incredible Spiti during the trek.
1. Rucksack (40L or 60L) with rain cover.
2. Day Pack – Recommended for day hikes and the Left Bank Trek
3. Head Torch with spare Batteries
4. UV protection sunglasses.
5. Water Bottles: 2 reusable bottles of 1 liter each
6. Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes
7. Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals
8. Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants
9. Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
10. Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking
11. Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower
12. Undergarments. 1 for every day of trekking
13. Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck
14. Full-sleeved sweater
15. Rain wear (Jacket & Pants )
16. Pair of waterproof, lined warm gloves
17. Woolen cap
18. Sun shielding Hat
19. Personal toiletries kit (Small quick dry towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, antifungal powder, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, sunscreen, lip balm etc.)
20. Prescription medications if any
21. Hiking pole
22. Dry fruits/ personal snacks