Darati Pass Trek
One of the most unexplored high altitude passes in Pir-Panjal Range, Darati Pass allows adventurous and enthralling trekking option to the adrenaline junkies. This pass is positioned in Chamba District and links the Churah Valley with the Pangi Valleys of Himachal. Darati Pass is another route to the Pangi. Sach Pass is also a gateway to Pangi Valley.
This pass is the shortest way to access Killar from Chamba. There are other transportation options available on the route but people like to cover the trail by trekking. The trek begins with normal slopes and goes on to become tougher and exhilarating when the trekker reaches Darati Pass. There is no camp on the other side of Pass. The major destinations covered en route are Chamba, Chanju, Khalpra, Alyas Base, Tindi etc.
This 09 nights and 10 days itinerary to Darati Pass Trek takes the tourists to a congenial and exciting trip. The tour is full of gradual and alpine terrain and presents the panoramas that bind the senses of every trekking enthusiast.
Day 1: Delhi - Pathankot
Take an AC train for Pathankot by evening from Delhi. Overnight train journey.
Day 2: Pathankot - Dalhousie (80 Kms by road)
On arrival at Pathankot meet our executive and thereafter, drive to Dalhousie. After reaching Dalhousie, check into the hotel. In the evening, we will visit local sight seen of Small Hill station Dalhousie.
Day 3: Dalhousie - Kalatop - Khajiyar - Chamba (55 Kms by road)
In the morning after Breakfast at Dalhousie, we will move forward to Kalatop wildlife sanctuary and then to Khajiyar. Enjoy the beauty of Mini Switzerland and take lunch. After Lunch, we will move to Chamba. After reaching Chamba, check into the hotel. In the evening, we will visit the Laxmi Narayan Temple & Bhuri Singh Museum. An overnight stay at the hotel in Chamba.
Day 4: Chamba - Chanju Charda (75 Kms by road)
Today early in the morning after breakfast, we will move to a small village Chanju. Chanju is 70 km away from District headquarter of Chamba in Churah block. Check into the camp and acclimatize your body for Darati pass trek. In the evening, we will visit a small village Chanju. Enjoy a night stay in the camp.
Day 5: Chanju Charda - Khalpra (7 km Trek/3-4 hrs)
Today is the first day of the trek. We will start early in the morning and move to the small destination Kalpra. The trail is quite adventurous and steep ascent. A trek of 4-5 hrs will reach Khalpra. Establish the camp and revive the body for next day trek.
Day 6: Khalpra - Alyas Base Camp (6 km trek/3-4 hrs)
Early in the morning after taking breakfast, start trek to Base camp. The trail goes through the boulders and beautiful pastures of Himalaya. As the height gain the view of surrounding peaks looks majestic. A trek of 5-6 hrs will reach the base camp. An overnight stay in the camp.
Day 7: Alyas Base Camp - Over Darati Pass - Tindi (18 km Trek/7 hrs)
Today, we will leave from Alyas to Darati Pass, which is a 10Km track and is totally depending upon the weather and physical condition of trekker. Generally, our tour guide do not take the risk or allow crossing the passes in bad weather conditions and will wait for clearing the sky. If sun shine, then after taking tea and light breakfast we will start moving ahead very early in the morning around 4:00 am to ensure that the snow is frozen for easier walking and if fails to cross the pass before 12:00 pm will create big problem as heavy snow winds, rainfall even snow fall can be happen. It's the toughest day of the trip to reach on the top of the Darati pass takes around 4 hours, though the distance in not much, but the sudden gain in altitude, vertical climbs & taxing terrain makes it a effort in itself. There is small Kali Mata temple at the top of the Darati Pass. On reaching at the top of the Darati Pass, we will trek downhill to another side pass. Don't miss to view the surrounding from the top. As there no suitable place on other side for camping so group will trek upto Tindi Village. After reaching Tindi, establish the camp for an overnight.
Day 7: Tindi - Trilokinath - Udaipur (105 km by road)
After an adventurous trek of Darati Pass, we will visit the famous destinations of Lahaul. Firstly, we will visit Trilokinath Temple and then Mirkla Mata temple at Udaipur. Later check in to Guest house for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Udaipur - Keylong - Manali
In the morning visit temple of Mirkla Mata at Udaipur and later drive to Keylong, District headquarters of Lahaul valley. Later drive to Manali via Rohtang pass. On arrival at Manali check in to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9: Manali - Delhi
After breakfast in the morning, we will take half day sightseeing of Manali and by late afternoon transfer to bus stand and from here catch AC Volvo Coach for Delhi at 16:30 hrs. Overnight journey.
Day 10: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi in the morning.