Kalihani Pass Trek

A challenging and off-beat gem of Himachal

Difficult

Kalihani Pass Trek

BRS 5
Max Altitude
Himachal
8 Days
45 Km
Max 15
19400 + 5% GST
Manali to Manali

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Brief Description

Grade:Difficult
Location: Himachal
Altitude:4800 m
Duration:8 Days
Located in the relatively untouched Dhauladhar range of Himachal Pradesh, the Kalihani Pass at 4850 M (15,912 FT) is a one-of-a-kind trail that combines absolute beauty with the ultimate thrill. The Kalihani Pass is a part of the famous Bara Bhangal trail connecting the two valleys of Kullu and Kangra. With its close relation to the bustling town of Manali, the Kalihani Pass trek presents trekkers with breathtaking campsites, dense meadows which are unlike anything you have seen, stunning visuals of the surrounding landscape that are simply scintillating, an adventure-packed pass climb that takes you through a steep trail full of scree, moraine and glistening white snow all the way to 4800 M with unparalleled views of Mt. Deo Tibba, Mt. Indrasan and other peaks of the Pir Panjal range. There are two other spectacular milestones of this trek, namely the 4000 M majestic Khanpara Tibba that gives you a closer view of the Dhauladhar range and the sacred elliptical Rani Sui Lake. The highlight of the trek is the stunning display of a wide array of gorgeous flowers, more than 10 varieties on the trail. Meant for experienced trekkers, expect the unexpected in this pristine and offbeat trek taking you away from the conventional paths of Himachal Pradesh. July to October are the best months to do this trek. Stay on this page for more information on the Kalihani Pass Trek - Itinerary, Route, FAQs, Temperature and Precipitation chart, reviews and photos.

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Brief Itinerary

Manali to Sangchar (7684 FT) to Jammu Paani (9843 FT);
Jammu Paani (9843 FT) to Pani Dhar;
Pani Dhar to Riyali Thatch (11,965 FT);
Riyali Thatch (11,965 FT) to Saghor (13,123 FT);
Saghor (13,123 FT) to Kalihani Pass (15,748 FT) and back to Saghor;
Saghor (13,123 FT) to Rani Sui;
Rani Sui to Lamadugh (9843 FT);
Lamadugh (9843 FT) to Manali (6562 FT);

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1

Manali to Sangchar (7684 FT) to Jammu Paani (9843 FT)

Distance: 30 kms + 3 kms

Duration: 1 hour drive + 3-4 hours trek

Report at Manali ISBT at 8 AM. After freshening up & breakfast in Manali, our vehicles will take you to Sangchar, 1.5 hours drive. The trek starts from the village of Sangchar with a continuous zig-zag trail. The trail leaving behind the entire town of Manali with splendid views of the Pir Panjal range. With a continuous ascent of around 2000 ft, the trail is decent in terms of difficulty. From the very first day itself, you will be gifted with a spectacular spread of colourful flowers like Anemone and Gearanium, a sight to behold for sure. With the trail taking you through tall blades of grass, thick bushes and meadows, we reach today's campsite, Jammu Paani which is a clearing surrounded by oak trees on one side and dense bushes on the other. Retire for the night. Overnight in tents.

Day 2

Jammu Paani (9843 FT) to Pani Dhar

Distance: 5 kms

Duration: 6-7 hours

Today's trek will be a long one so we start early. The trail leads you through Maheli Thatch with dense oak trees on one side and meadows on the other. The left side of the valley presents you with spectacular valley openings and views of snowclad passes. A little beyond this point will be our lunch spot where you can enjoy the packed lunch provided to you. We ascend and descend a few times on the lush meadows before we reach Pani Dhar, a beautiful meadow campsite. Overnight in tents.

Day 3

Pani Dhar to Riyali Thatch (11,965 FT)

Distance: 4 kms

Duration: 3-4 hours

Today’s trek is relatively easier. With a small section of a steep ascent crossing a gateway of rocks supported by a rocky mountain and a stream piercing through it, the trail leads you to the campsite of Riyali Thatch. With lush slope of the mountain on one side, the Riyali Thatch campsite has a gigantic display of colorful pretty flowers. Overnight in tents.

Day 4

Riyali Thatch (11,965 FT) to Saghor (13,123 FT)

Distance: 6 kms

Duration: 7-8 hours

Today's trek is an easy one. Leaving behind the Riyali Thatch campsite we will descend towards a snow bridge over a stream that is fed by the Kalihani glacier. The trail becomes steep until we reach a ridge. With the mesmerizing ridge walk with lush green meadows and bushes along with a wide variety of flowers etched on a mountain slope on either side of the ridge. On the right season, this section has an unparalleled display of 7 different types of flowers along with Juniper trees which add to the beauty of the landscape. The ridge ends with a zig-zag trail, a continuous ascent towards the Saghor campsite. With unobstructed views of the Pir Panjal range in front of you and the wonderful snow-capped passes behind you, the Saghor campsite is a sight to behold. This will be your Kalihani Pass basecamp. We will let our bodies acclimatize at this altitude as the proceeding day will be spent in climbing the pass. Overnight in tents.

Day 5

Saghor (13,123 FT) to Kalihani Pass (15,748 FT) and back to Saghor

Distance: 6 kms

Duration: 9-10 hours

We start early today by 4am so that we witness the beautiful sunrise from a good vantage point. The trail starts with a gradual ascent on a snow patch till you reach a waterfall which indicates the start of a steep trail to the pass. Standing right below the pass you get impressive views of Mt. Deo Tibba and Mt. Indrasan along with plenty of other peaks of the Pir Panjal range. The views are available to you all along the pass climb. The final section of pass climb includes some snowy slopes that are present as a wave that is a bit difficult to ascend. In spite of being so close to the pass, it still stays hidden from you. After the third snowy slope, we pass through a small gully and the Kalihani Pass now shows itself. With a thrilling climb to reach the Kalihani Pass you are presented with the mesmerizing views of Pir Panjal range on one side and the monumental Bara Bhangal region on the other side. After the pass we make our way back to the Saghor campsite with a steep descent over the glacier and moraines. Enjoy the rest of the day at the Saghor campsite. Overnight in tents.

Day 6

Saghor (13,123 FT) to Rani Sui

Distance: 8 kms

Duration: 7-8 hours

Today's trail to the next campsite will be a gradual descend till you reach the snow bridge which comes between the valley. Then follows the gradual ascend to the Riyali campsite. We rest here for a bit before heading on towards Rani Sui, an elliptical lake surrounded by meadows which is considered sacred by the locals. At the lake, one can witness panoramic views of the Dhauladhar range. Overnight in tents.

Day 7

Rani Sui to Lamadugh (9843 FT)

Distance: 6 kms

Duration: 7-8 hours

Today’s trek takes us to Lamadugh via Khanpara Tibba, a 4000m peak which provides spectacular views of the Beas River Valley. The trail to the summit of Khanpara Tibba is a continuous ascend followed by a pass section with a level walk and then the last ascend to the top. The trail from this point onward is a steep descend that goes on through a small section of Rhododendrons and then keeps on going down till you Lamadugh, a campsite surrounded by dense oak forests. Overnight in tents.

Day 8

Lamadugh (9843 FT) to Manali (6562 FT)

Distance: 7.12 kms

Duration: 4-5 hours

After having breakfast, start your way down from Lamadugh to Hadimba Devi Temple in Manali. Once you start descending through a beautiful pine forest, the grand views of Manali will stay with you to the road head. So once you reach the road head continue your walk towards the Hadimba Goddess Temple, you can visit this temple and it will take merely 20 min to reach the Mall road of Manali which is right at the centre of the city. This is the end of this mammoth trek.

What's Included

  • Food as per menu on the trek (Starting Lunch on Day 1 till Breakfast on Day 8)
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Dome tents - on twin sharing basis, Sleeping bags, mats
  • Micro-spikes, Gaiters, Helmets, if required
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with First Aid certification along with special rescue course from NIM, Uttarkashi
  • Exhaustive First Aid kit including Oxygen cylinder

What's Not Included

  • Portage of personal bags during the trek
  • Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.

Are you Eligible for this Adventure?

Difficult
4800 m
45 km

BRS Level Required

BRS 5

Kalihani Pass Trek is a level 5 adventure on the Bikat Rating Scale.

This makes it mandatory for you to have high-altitude experience of preferably multiple treks marked at level 4 on the BRS. The altitude, the terrain and the nature of the climb demand a certain level of skill and a need for you to be aware of how your body reacts to the various features of high altitude environment.

If you do not know what level of BRS trek would suit you best, worry not! Fill out this Form:

we will send you a progression chart to help you comfortably get out of your comfort zone in order to level up and ultimately reach your highest potential in the big, bad world of outdoor adventure.

Packing List

This is a list of essential items for individuals doing the trek with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by Bikat Adventures on the trek. We have divided the items into five categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.

Trekking Gear

  • Ruck sack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
  • Day Pack Bag - Recommended for treks with summit day
  • Head Torch with spare Batteries. Qty -1
  • U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1 Here is how you can choose the best sunglasses for trekking.
  • Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each

Footwear

  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes Qty -1
  • Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1

Clothing

  • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Qty - 2
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking
  • Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Qty-1
  • Undergarments. Qty - 1 for every day of trekking
  • Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck .Qty-1
  • Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
  • Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Qty-1
  • Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. Qty-1
  • Woolen cap. Qty-1
  • Sun shielding Hat. Qty -1

Toiletries

  • Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
  • Sun screen lotion small pack. Qty -1 Here is your Sun Protection 101 to stay safe in the bright sunny outdoors.
  • Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1

Utensils

  • Small size, Light weight & Leak proof lunch box. Qty-1
  • Plate. Qty- 1
  • Spoon.Qty-1
  • Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1

Miscellaneous

  • Camera (Optional)
  • Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.
  • Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional)


Frequently Asked Questions



Kalihani Pass Trek is suitable for trekkers with prior experience, having completed at least one BRS 4 level trek or equivalent.

If you can Jog/Run for 5 kms in 25-30 mins, you are ready to take on this trek. Once a week, you can practice running 10 kms in an hour or so to improve your endurance further. In addition to this, you can also add resistance workouts to your schedule like squats, lunges, push ups etc.

If you cannot do the above, there’s no need to worry. It is important to remember that it’s all about practice. Get on a training schedule and we can assure you that you will meet these standards in a matter of a few months.

A certain level of fitness and physical endurance are required to take on any high-altitude trail in the Himalayas. Basic knowledge about pitching a tent in snow, ascending and descending on steep gradients and seemingly simple tasks like ‘walking’ on snow in heavy snow boots, how to use a sleeping bag, toilet tents, sleeping tents, and mountain mannerisms will be helpful.

The minimum age limit is 13 years. However, minors between 13 to 17 years of age should be accompanied by their parents/ guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deems you fit for adventure activities like trekking.


The Kalihani Pass Trek is located in Pir Panjal Range of Himalayas, in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The trek starts from the village of Manali, which is a popular tourist destination and gateway to many other treks in the region.

Some of the highlights of the trek include the picturesque landscapes of the Kullu Valley, the lush green meadows of the Rani Sui and the Lamadugh, the dense forests of oak, deodar, and pine trees, and the stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, and Indrasan. The trek also takes you through quaint villages and remote hamlets, where you can experience the local culture and way of life. Crossing the Kalihani Pass, which stands at an altitude of 4,800M, is undoubtedly the biggest highlight of the trek. From the top of the pass, you can see panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, glaciers, and valleys. The trek is also known for its diverse flora and fauna, including Himalayan black bears, snow leopards, musk deer, and a variety of bird species. For more details on the highlights of this climb, read Highlights of Kalihani Pass Trek

The Kalihani Pass Trek is a demanding and rigorous trek that poses various challenges and hurdles for trekkers. The trek involves trekking to an altitude of 4,800 metres, which can lead to altitude sickness. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, crossing streams and rivers, navigating through rocky terrain, and dealing with unpredictable weather conditions. The terrain can be unstable at some places, with loose rocks and scree, making it difficult to maintain a steady pace.

July to October are the best months to do this trek.

On the trek we have twin-sharing tents. In case you want an individual tent, you can add that to your booking request for an additional cost.

The trek is most popular between July to October, which is the post-monsoon season in the region. During this time, the weather is mostly clear, and the temperature is pleasant during the day, with temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius in lower altitudes. As you gain altitude, the temperature can drop significantly, especially at night, with temperatures ranging from 0 to 10 degrees Celsius at higher altitudes.

Kalihani Pass Trek is not technically challenging but it is a physically challenging and strenuous trek as it involves trekking to an altitude of 4,800 metres and covers a distance of around 45 kilometres in 8-9 days. The trail takes you through steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and narrow ridges, which require a certain level of physical fitness and trekking experience. Moreover, the weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and trekkers need to be prepared for all kinds of weather on the trail.


The trek starts from Manali, which is a very popular tourist destination and hence extremely accessible. If you need guidance on how to get to this high-altitude backpacking centre, read How to reach Manali

Manali has impeccable connectivity of all phone networks. None of the campsites have any cellular range at the moment.

You will find plenty of ATMs in the main market place in Manali. Once we head out of Manali, there are no more ATMs on the way.

The pick-up will be from ISBT Manali at 8:00 am.

Expect to reach Manali by early afternoon. You will be dropped at the same place from where you were picked. Make your bus booking from Manali for later in the evening.

At an elevation of 2,050M, the scenic landscape and ease of access make Manali a popular tourist destination. In addition to that, Manali is a playground for all levels of adventure enthusiasts. It is rich in sports other than trekking as well, like Paragliding, Ziplining, River Rafting, Biking, Cycling, and much more, in addition to tourist attractions like temples, valleys, and waterfalls. Some of the most popular tourist places are Hidimba Temple, Jogini Falls, Naggar castle etc. In short, Manali is not short on things to keep you busy. While the town itself has much to offer, you can also check out other trekking trails which start from here. Some of the shorter ones are Beas Kund and Bhrigu Lake. For more details on Nearby Attractions in Manali, Read Top attractions to visit in Manali on your next trek


All the common gear like tents, sleeping bags, mattresses etc. are provided. All the technical climbing equipment needed for the trek are also provided to you. Safety equipment used for rescue is carried by our trek leaders.

You can rent trekking shoes, trekking pole, a fleece jacket and a rucksack from us. In case you have any other requirements, you can talk to our representative and we will be happy to assist you in any way that we can.

You will receive your rented equipment during the briefing in Manali, on Day 1.

Our trek leaders will collect the rented equipment from you at the end of the trek on the last day.

For a detailed list, check the Packing List section on this page.

Manali is a popular backpacking destination. It is also a starting point for some of the most popular trekking routes and climbing peaks. You will find shops in the main market of Manali to buy/rent equipment as needed.


Although not recommended, you can off load your bag at an additional cost. Add a request while making your booking for the trek and it can be arranged.

(Note: We don’t recommend offloading because the extra resources on a trail - ponies or porters depending on the trail - means extra load on the environment which can easily be avoided. It also goes against the spirit of trekking by eliminating a level of endurance and discomfort from the experience which are factors at the very heart of an outdoor adventure activity.)

Yes, you can hand over your extra luggage at our office in Jagatsukh (Near Manali) before we head out for the trek on Day 2. You can collect your luggage from the same place after completion of the trek. The best way to reach Jagatsukh from Manali is by hiring an auto rickshaw or boarding a public bus. It’s 12 kms and takes about half an hour. Please do not leave any valuable items in your luggage such as watch/mobile phone/wallet etc.

On all trek days, we provide 3 full meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) in addition to evening snacks and tea. The meals are vegetarian and the menu is pre-decided for all days of the trek. We do provide eggs as well on certain days. If you have any specific food-related allergies or restrictions, you can let our local staff (during the trek) know, and your requests will get accommodated. We try to provide a variety of food across meals so as to avoid repetition as well as cover all nutritional needs.

On campsites, our team will dig dry pits and assemble a toilet tent to provide for safe and secure quarters. A shovel will be provided within the toilet tent as well. Using water in the toilet tent is restricted; you will need to carry your own toilet paper. On the more difficult expeditions, toilet tents are not carried to the higher camps (above base camp) due to restriction of space (to pitch the tent).

In case you get your period on the trail and don’t have sanitary napkins, our trek leaders can provide them to you. If you need any other kind of assistance, you can let our trek leaders know. Irrespective of gender, our leaders are gender sensitised and equipped to assist you in any way you need them to.

Our team carries a first aid kit and all the basic medicines required during the trek. They are equipped to be the first responders in case of any injury or health-related issues. For higher expeditions, we also carry a HAPO Bag and oxygen cylinders to tend to any altitude-related health conditions.

You leave the last charging point behind at your hotel in Manali. From here on, we will be camping in the wilderness with no access to electricity.


A copy of your ID Proof and Medical Certificate are the mandatory documents required for this trek. (Soft copies for all of these are to be sent to us & originals should be on your person while on the trek.)

Yes, insurance for any high-altitude activity is highly recommended to cover for the cost of rescue, evacuation and any other emergency service required as well as to cover for medical cost in case of injury or illness during the trek. You can buy it on your own. Alternatively, if you want us to buy it on your behalf, you can mark it as an add-on during the booking of the trek.

Yes, there are multiple permits required for this. We obtain the permits on every trekkers’ behalf. All the permit costs are included in your trek cost.


Yes, you will receive e-certificates (of completion) after the trek. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek. In case you were unable to finish the trek, you will get a certificate of participation.

On completion of the trek, the certificate will show up on your dashboard on our website. You can download it directly from there.


Kalihani Pass Trek is in India. If you are coming from outside, you will need a visa to enter the country. You should be able to find the rules for obtaining a Visa based on your home country on the internet. This information is easily available.

This does not apply to you if you are an Indian citizen. In case you don’t hold an Indian passport, you will need to check online for Visa application rules based on your home country.

If you are not an Indian citizen, you will need Travel Medical Insurance to travel to the country. Please make sure that your insurance policy is valid for the altitude you are going to and the activity you are undertaking, to cover risks during the trek. The insurance policy provided by Bikat Adventures does not cover foreign nationals. So, please do not purchase it while making the booking from our website.

The Kalihani Pass Trek is located in Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. The Himalayas house the tallest mountains in the world and have long been a treasure trove for all adventure enthusiasts. The variety in terms of beauty, terrain, landscape, geography, culture and opportunity for adventure in the Himalayas, remains undisputedly unmatched.

You can make the booking any time depending on availability of slots in our fixed departure batches. You will get this information at the top of this page.


A Basic Mountaineering Course certification from one of the five recognized mountaineering institutes in India is a minimum requirement to join our team. Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response. We also conduct on-ground training for our staff once a year as a refresher for old skills and to learn some new ones. During this training that we call APW (Adventure Professional Workshop), our leaders learn close to 25 topics and techniques of rescue which are not covered in the BMC and AMC courses. For practical training, we simulate on-ground situations to prepare them for quick thinking and quick response during emergencies.

We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts on the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. The interview process to bring a trek leader on-board is close to 6 months long where we assess various skills as well as personality traits of an individual. They also go through an on-field assignment as part of the hiring process. Trek leaders also progress in time from leading easier treks before advancing to the more difficult ones where the stakes are higher. For detailed information on our selection process, please visit Forerunners - The Making Of A Trek Leader

It absolutely is. We recognize, value and embody the ideology that the world of outdoor adventure can benefit from diversity. We make it our mission to create outdoor spaces as equally accessible and safe for all genders as possible. We also encourage women leaders in the outdoors and all of our staff (irrespective of gender) is gender sensitised. As for accommodation, in case there are no other women on the trek, a solo female trekker is provided with a separate single-occupancy tent.

Our batch sizes for Kalihani Pass Trek are capped at 15 with the trek leader to trekker ratio of 1:8.

In addition to their qualification, our trek leaders are trained to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on ground. During our recce stage, we study the trail in great detail and map out rescue routes before opening it up for our trekkers. We also have local support staff stationed in each area to arrange for emergency services at the place of need as quickly as possible.

We mobilise road rescue efforts where our trek leaders bring the person to be rescued down to the trailhead of the trek from where a car can take them to the nearest healthcare facility. The cost of rescue is not covered in the trek fee that we charge. It must be borne by the participant. However, if you opt for the insurance the cost of rescue operations can be claimed from the Insurance company on production of valid proof e.g. doctor’s prescription & hospital bills etc. Please note that Bikat Adventures is only a facilitator & not a party in the Insurance policy. You need to raise the claim request directly with the Insurance company. Bikat Adventures is not responsible for any rejection of claim. You can call the insurance provider directly for any clarifications related to the Insurance policy. Although not mandatory, we recommend buying the insurance. You don’t necessarily have to get the insurance we provide, you can pick an Insurance company of your choice and get a policy directly from them. If you need more information on the terms and conditions of the insurance policy, get in touch with our customer support team.

All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality and is overall top notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.

That will depend on the nature of your medical condition. Do give us a call, and one of our people will help you understand what is best for you. If not this, we are sure there would be plenty of other options you can choose from our vast portfolio to pick as your next adventure.


We have rolling camps on all our trails. To know why we are strictly against the concept of Fixed Camping, read Reasons to Ban Fixed Camping in Himalayas

This is a complex question and has a compound answer. The simple response is that because it is bad for the environment which we dearly love but if you are interested in a more detailed response to this question, please read Reasons to Ban Fixed Camping in Himalayas

There are a number of measures that we take to prevent overcrowding on some of the most popular trails. Some of them are capping our group size at 15, capping the number of trekkers on a trail to 250 per season, constantly looking for newer trails and routes to spread the crowd around and providing incentives to our trekkers to try unexplored territories with us. We put in place the system of dynamic pricing, which is the first of its kind in the trekking industry, which incentivises trekkers to choose less crowded trails by offering higher discounts. We have noticed, since we started this system, that this has helped in a big way to spread out the crowds between trekking routes. We are also going international so as to relieve some of the stress on the Himalayan landscape as well as explore newer ranges and design newer experiences for our community. If you want a more detailed description of all our measures in this regard, please read Simple solutions to overcrowding on Himalayan Treks

Some basic things to remember are: do not use water, do not dispose of anything non-biodegradable inside the pits, carry your own roll of toilet paper and remember to cover up after yourself to leave a clean toilet for your fellow trekkers. Everything else is much the same like using an Indian style home toilet!

Most wet wipes are not biodegradable which means it could take 100 years or more for them to decompose – not the best thing if you are trying to ‘Leave No Trace’, right?

This is quite a tricky situation but not a hopeless one. Since most of our sanitary waste is not biodegradable, we recommend that you pack your pads/tampons neatly, store it in a zip-lock bag and bring it back down with you where there are better options to dispose of them. In case you do not have zip-lock bags, ask our trek leaders for them and they should be able to provide them to you.

Each trekker is responsible for the use and hygiene of their own eating utensils. And as a measure to maintain proper hygiene, we do not provide plates and spoons. Also, dipping your hands in cold water to wash your own utensils adds something to the overall joy of high-altitude living, wouldn’t you think?


On making the payment, you will receive a booking confirmation along with the packing list and a copy of the undertaking form via email. You will subsequently receive emails detailing documents required, how to prepare physically and mentally for the trek, information on pick-up location on the first day etc. Please add info@bikatadventures.com in your trusted emails list to make sure our emails don't go to your spam folder.

A Whatsapp group will be formed a few weeks before departure. Members from our team are on those groups as well. Feel free to seek any clarifications you require in regards to the trek, on the group itself. Updates related to transportation/pickup point/pickup timing, accommodation etc. will be shared on the Whatsapp group as well.

Yes, we create a Whatsapp group a few weeks before the departure date so that the flow of information remains smooth and transparent.

Yes, it is one of the mandatory documents you will need to submit before the trek starts. The soft copy is to be sent to us & the original should be on your person while on the trek.

Yes, we will provide you an undertaking form through email which will need to be filled up by you and submitted to us post booking.

Why Bikat?

Small Group Size


Our batch sizes are capped at 15 for smaller treks with the trek leader and trekker ratio of 1:8. This ratio, in our years of experience, has proven to deliver the best trekking experience for individuals as well as groups. Capping the size of the group ensures individual attention to each trekker so that no signs of distress or need during the trek go unnoticed. It also helps to form a more cohesive cohort with better group energy which helps define the rhythm and pace of days on the trek.

As you go higher up on the BRS scale, since the stakes are higher, expeditions have an even smaller group size with the ratio of expedition leader to climber set at 1:2.


Qualified Trek Leaders


We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts in the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. In addition to their qualification, they also go through practical and situational training to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on the ground. Being unpredictable is the core nature of the mountains but being ready for any circumstance as best as possible is a controllable asset that we try to nurture.

Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response.

Watch: Forerunners - The Making of A Trek Leader At Bikat Adventures


Guided Progression


Since Bikat Adventures is a learning-based organization, we help you climb up the ladder of difficulty within the sphere of outdoor adventure systematically. Our on-ground training modules are designed to handhold you through the upskilling process so that you are ready to take on bigger challenges.


Equipment Quality and Check


All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality, and is overall top-notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.


Support Systems


Along with the staff you see on-ground, we have a team of superheroes working in the background to give you the best experience possible. Our background team also comprises local staff from each area who know the region best. Having local support helps with studying the area, pre-planning, execution, and in receiving timely support in case of emergencies in these remote locations.


Communication


Our on-field staff is in constant contact with our teams based in primary locations so as to eliminate any avoidable delay in reaching additional help and support when required. We try to use the best tools for communication available, including satellite phones, in regions where they are not restricted.


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Cancellation Policy


Cash refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date

5% deduction

Cancellations between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure date

50% deduction

Cancellations within 15 days prior to departure date

No Refund

Voucher refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date

No Deduction

Cancellations within 5 days prior to departure date

No Refund

Please Note:
  1. Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers
  2. This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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Experiential
Kalihani Pass Trek - An Insight
On A Quest To Bag My First Exploration Trek   Your precise role in a group excursion greatly defines how you perceive the entire experience and prior to this past week, I had played the roles of a trek participant and also that of a trek leade...
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Informative
Highlights Of Kalihani Pass
In our endeavor to explore new trails for you and uncovering hidden gems scattered all over the Himalayas, we got an opportunity to set out for Manali and check out an enthralling high altitude pass - Kalihani Pass. The trek has a 8-days long, modera...
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A Visual Narration of Kalihani Pass Trek
  Kalihani Pass Trek Photo Story   The Kalihani Pass Trek, a stunning trail near Manali, Himachal Pradesh is a paradox of sorts. The trail has an intriguing story and quite a vital role in our history yet the trail is larg...
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All About Manali - The Place That Has It All
Being Indians, we have heard about the idea of visiting Manali during the summer vacations at least a couple of times in our childhood days. Many of us must have even visited Manali several times with family and probably know all about the famous tou...
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Top attractions to visit in Manali on your next trek
Manali has always been a famous destination among backpackers and adventure junkies. The place has a lot to offer in terms of scenic views, adventure activities, and tourist attractions. Be it Beas Kund Trek, Bhrigu Lake, Friendship Peak, Manali Leh ...
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