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Manimahesh Trek package from hadsar Dhancho

Manimahesh Trek package from Hadsar Dhancho: Overview

The Glacier lies in the foot of Manimahesh Kailash is known as Kamal Kund Glacier and glacier which form a Lake known as Kamal Kund, is situated at 4 kms from the Manimahesh Lake.We know Manimahesh Lake is situated at 27 Kms from Bharmour at the foot of Manimahesh Kailash at the elevation of 13500 feet from sea level. The trek to Kamal Kund offers the trekkers a rare occasion to explore the rituals and customs of the local people. The glorious views of Manimahesh Kailash engross the senses of visitors during the crack of dawn and sunset. The major attractions en route are Bharmour, Hadsar, Bharmani Mata Temple, Manimahesh Lake, etc.The trekking and snow lover who loves the adventure and natural, perfered this trek in the best trekking season from April to July.  The grade of trek is also good for new beginers who wants to see the mountaineering trick. As the area is snow bound area and from April to June have lots of snow. When  trails starts from Hadsar you will find lots of glaciers enroute to Manimahesh Lake. The lake and peak are considered sacred and a fair called as Manimahesh fair (Manimahesh Yatra) is held at the lake each and every year in the month of August and September. The Yatra held from Janamastmi to Radhastami each and every year. It is difficult to explain or write the beauty of this sacred trek.

Kamalkund - The Glacier lies in the foot of Manimahesh Kailash is known as Kamal Kund Glacier and glacier which form a Lake known as Kamal Kund, is situated at 4 kms from the Manimahesh Lake.  Kamal Kund also comes in the route of Manimahesh Parikrama.

  • Trek Route : Bharmour - Hadsar - Dhancho - Gaurikund - Manimahesh lake- Kamal Kund - Bharmour Duration : 

  • Area: Chamba Valley (Himachal Pradesh)

  • Duration: 8 Days ( 3 Days trek and 5 Days Trevelling)

  • Best Season: May to early September

  • Grade of Trek: Moderate

  • Group Size: 6-10 Pax.

  • Altitude: Altitude: 3970 m/13025 ft

  • Total Trekking: 54 K.M


 

 

Top Highlights of The Tour

  • Kamalkund - The Glacier lies in the foot of Manimahesh Kailash is known as Kamal Kund Glacier.

  • Kamal Kund offers the trekkers to explore the rituals and customs of the local people.

  • Beautiful View of Dalhousie and Major Sightseeing like Panchpula, Khajjiar Dainkund etc.

  • Visit Bharmour and Famous Holy temples like Chaurasi Temple and Bharmani Mata Temple.

  • Enroute Visit Hadsar Dhancho

  • Seek blessings of Lord Shiva at Manimahesh Lake.

  • A rare event of the first sun's rays falling on the Mani Mahesh peak is seen in the reflection in the lake like saffron Tilak.

  • View the majestic mountains and valleys while trekking.


Manimahesh Trek Hadsar Dhancho Gaurikund Kamalkund - Rates & Dates


Manimahesh Trek Hadsar Dhancho Gaurikund Kamalkund

Package Inclusions:

  • Pick and Drop at Pathankot.

  • 4 Night Accomodation in Hotel ( Dalhousie, Bharmour)

  • 3 Night Accomodation in Camping.

  • Trek and meal on MAP (i.e. Breakfast & Dinner) basis during

  • water proof tents for outdoor as per Package Selected.

  • Tea, Breakfast, Hot / Pack Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner during

  • journey by taxi and during stay in hotel.

  • Assistance upon arrival at reception point.

  • Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Transportation by taxi from reception to departure place.

  • English, Hindi Speaking Professional tour guide.

  • Rescuer cum Basic instructor & supporting staff.

  • Cook, Porter & Ponies to carry camping materials.

  • Driver allowance, toll charge, state govt. taxes

  • Basic first aid kit carried by our tour guide.

  • Separate Utility for Tour Guide & supporting Staff.


Package Exclusion:

  • Any fare before reception & after departure.

  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Ordered.

  • Monument, Temple & Museum Entrance Fees.

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.

  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, and Internet services, Phone Calls etc.

  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral water, Aerated, Starters

 

Manimahesh Trek Hadsar Dhancho Gaurikund Kamalkund - Itinerary

Start the tour from Pathankot and proceed to Dalhousie. It is around 85 km and take 2-3 hours. After arrival check into hotel take lunch and some rest there. After that visit some local sightseeing of Dalhousie like Panchpula, Dainkund and Satdhara Falls. After that came back to hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

After breakfast at Dalhousie we will move forward to visit the Kalatop wildlife sanctuary, then in the direction of Khajjiar.  Enroute visit Kalatop and Khajjiar, Take pleasure of the natural pictorial beauty of Mini Switzerland and take lunch. After having lunch we will move to Bharmour through Chamba. You will check into the hotel after reaching at Bharmour and later in the evening, visit at the Chaurasi Temple and the grand Aarti.

Chaurasi (84 ) Temples:  The quaint little town of Bharmour is held in high regard for it is the pious earth of this place that houses the Chaurasi Temple. It is in fact a complex housing many temples with the Lakshmi Devi, Ganesh, Manimahesh and Narsimha being the main ones. It is around these temples that the activities, culture and customs of the people of the area revolve. The splendid mountains all around embrace it in their folds and add majesty to an already devout atmosphere. It is also known as the Chaurasi Khamba for the exquisite 84 pillars that form a part of the temple complex.

 

Today we will leave early in the morning after breakfast and with packed lunch for trekking to Bharmani Temple, which is located on the ridge and is 3 km trek from Bharmour. In the evening, return back to your hotel in Bharmour for an overnight stay.

Bharmani Mata Temple: Brahmani Mata temple complex is at the top of the ridge, 4km away from the Bharmour. The place is mainly known for Goddess Brahmani Mata. According to a local legend and people believe that the Bharmour was called Brahmpura after Brahmani Devi. When Lord Shiva went to Manimahesh Kailash granted a boon to goddess Brahmani Devi that all persons intending to go on pilgrimage to Manimaheshmust have a dip in their holy pool. Failing this, their pilgrimage would not be acceptable to Lord Shiva. That’s by every visitor firstly take bath in Brahmani’s holy pool before Manimahesh Lake.

 

We will again leave early in the morning after breakfast and with packed lunch to reach Hadsar via taxi. From Hadsar, the actual trekking route to Manimahesh will be start. A trek of about 05 -06 hrs along with Gauri stream will reach you at beautiful camp site Dhancho. Rest of day is free for acclimatization. Enjoy an overnight stay in the camp in Dhancho.

 

After taking light breakfast early in the morning troop will move ahead. Two routes lead to the lake. Banddar Ghati the old one, up the left side of the stream. The path is steep and tiring. A new mule road has been constructed which is a little longer but less steeper than Banddar Ghati.  This climbs to the right and traverses a ridge for about 2 Km. It then bears left, crosses the Gauri stream through bridge and mounts steadily for another 1.5 km reach up to Sunderashi famous for their beautiful flowers and Medicinal herbs.  After that a more gradual ascent along the rocky path passes near cliffs seen to the left. After another 2 Km through the Bhairo Ghati trail again climbs steeply for one hour and reaches Gauri Kund.  Gauri is another name of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.  A dip in this lake is considered sacred because it is believed that Parvati used to bath here.  Only ladies are allowed to take bath in this Kund, few meters ahead is the Shiva Kalotri spring-said to have its source in Lord Shiva's feet.  The trail once again crosses the Gauri stream and after a short ascent reaches the Manimahesh Lake. Manimahesh Lake is this shallow circular lake gives it an enchanting appearance and gives the pleasant view of Manimahesh Kailash. After bath take lunch and spend some hrs at Manimahesh Lake. After spending time at glorious Lake come back to Gaurikund for night stay. Anna Adventure & Tours only provide stay accommodation at Manimahesh During or nearby Manimahesh Yatra as the temperature in night at lake goes below zero so snow falls can happen any time. So for the safety of troops we have return back to Gaurikund. 

 

After taking light breakfast early in the morning troop will move Shiva Kalotri. A trek of half hours will reach at Shiva Kalotri. Shiva Kalotri have a spring, it is considered that its water is coming from Manimahesh Kailash. Few devotees take holy bath at Shiva Kalotri. After Shiva Kalotri next destination is Kamal Kund climb for half an hour toward the foot of Manimahesh Kailash. The trek is steep and gradual but minimum percentage of oxygen in environment also leads to more tiredness. The trek of two kilometers over rough path and boulders will take to Kamal Kund. Even you can find here very big glacier up to the month of August. 
After August glacier melt totally but the fear of snow fall is always there in the mind of trekkers. Stay here for one hour, after taking holy dip in the lake return back to Gaurikund, the way we went to Kamal Kund. The back journey is not tough as the trek is downhill but trek carefully. Little bit carelessness will create a very big problem for visitors. After reaching Gaurikund take lunch and rest a while then move ahead downhill toward Dhancho through Bhairoghati and Sunderashi.

 

 

After taking light breakfast early in the morning troop will move down hill toward Hadsar and will reach within two hours. From Hadsar by taking taxi will reach Bharmour. Enroute Have lunch from Hadsar to Bharmour. After reaching Bharmour check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

After breakfast check out from hotel and Proceed to Pathankot. It is around 180 km and take 5-6 hours to arrive. In between your Journey have lunch at Chamba. After that proceed to Pathankot. Our representative will drop you at Pathankot.

 



Manimahesh Trek Hadsar Dhancho Gaurikund Kamalkund

 

Other Major Attractions


Dalhousie:

Khajjiar: Khajjiar is one of the famous retreats among the visitors. Khajjiar is famous for the popular Khajji Naga shrine dedicated to the serpent god from which the name is believed to have been derived. You can also enjoy trekking and adventurous activities at khajjiar. It is also Known as Mini Switzerland.

Kalatop Wildlife sanctuary: Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the district of Chamba, is one of the most popular as well as most frequented sanctuaries in state of Himachal Pradesh. Popularly known as the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, the entire forest is covered with the thick foliage of deodar trees. In addition the sanctuary is also home to several animals and birds. Sprawling over an area of 1962 hectares, the sanctuary is located at a distance of 6 km from Dalhousie. The vegetation is in this sanctuary mainly comprises blue pine, fir and deodar trees.  Home to several species of animals and birds that reside within the forests make it one of the most popular tourist attractions of the entire State. 

St. John church: St. John's Church, oldest church of the town carries immense historical significance. Constructed during the rule of Britishers in India, this church was founded by the protestant missionaries.  Located amidst beautiful natural backdrop, this church is one of the most visited churches of the town. In addition, this church conducts services every Sunday. The place is not only popular among the devotees and religiously inclined people, but also among history lovers, avid readers and tourists. In addition, a library is also situated adjacent to this church.

Panchpula: Panchpula is located at a distance of around 3 km from Dalhousie. One of the famous picturesque spots in the region, the word Panchpula means five bridges. It is the place where a descending stream pours into and feeds several pools. The main stream that supplies water to cities of Dalhousie and Balloon is the Panchpula stream. The stream originates from the northern side of Dayakund, which then cuts through a ravine to fall into the water bodies located in Panchpula. A monument or a samadhi has been built where several streams meet at Panchpula in the memory of Sardar Ajit Singh, who was a great revolutionary.

Dainkund Peak: Dainkund Peak, perched at an altitude of 2755 metre, is the highest mount in Dalhousie. Tourists can enjoy 360° view of the entire valley from this peak. The sound of the breeze passing through the trees makes a musical sound, due to which this peak has also acquired the name, the singing hill. The top of this hill is occupied by the Indian Air Force and from there a left turn will take tourists to the Pholani Devi Temple. One of the most interesting facts about this temple is that, except a trident there is nothing inside the temple premises.

Satdhara Falls: Satdhara Falls, located on the way to Panchpula is one of the most popular sightseeing attractions of Dalhousie. Perched at an altitude of 2036 m above sea level, the place has derived its name from the seven beautiful springs. It is believed that these springs have several therapeutic values. This is because water in these springs comprises mica, which is known as 'Gandhak' in local language. The mica has several medicinal properties, which helps in curing many diseases and ailments.


Accessories To Bring For Trekking Tour

Plan Holiday travelling agency so we provide comfortable journey to travellers. We will provide Meal, transportation, lodging. It is advised that the participant should bring along the following equipment only other than wearing cloths.

  • Water Proof Trekking Suit.

  • Sweater & Heavy Water proof jacket and Thermals

  • Camera & Video cam (Optional)

  • Cutlery: Carry a spoon, coffee mug and a lunch box. We insist on trekkers getting their own cutlery for hygiene reasons. 

  • Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.

  • Glucose Candies and Mushki Kapoor: Keep some Packets of Mushki Kappor with you, These are helpful when you might have some problem in breathing.

  • Any Personal Item & personal medicines

  • Goggle or sun glasses (Most important Item)

  • Gloves & One / two Pair of warm Shocks.

  • Torch & Umbrella/ light weight raincoat

  • Backpack (40-60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.

 

Hidden Treasures of Bharmour

  • Bharmour is totally unexplored to whole world so full of hidden treasures like Holy places, hidden sanctuaries, wild life and medicinal plants etc. Many visitors come to Bharmour for meditation, traveling, trekking, researches of wild life, medicinal herbs, to study the tradition and custom of local peoples of Bharmour.

  • Manimahesh and Chaurasi temples are world famous destination in Bharmour, which is known for pilgrimage visit to Manimahesh Lake, Manimahesh Kailash and a complex of 84 ancient temples at Bharmour. Kugti, Chobia, Kalicho, Inderhar, Gujj and Thamsar passes are high altitude pass in the Himalayan range and attract the trekker toward themselves.

  • Kugti and Tundah sanctuaries are full of hidden Himalayan flora and fauna, and attract researcher for research. Followings are main hidden treasures of Bharmour. There are many people in the world those who come to hill station seeking seclusion to satisfy their hidden motives, many travelers come for sightseeing, to gain knowledge and to relax in natural environment and even for meditation.


Best Time to Visit Manimahesh Kailash Trek

Mid- June to Mid- October

Till July, there are high chances that trekkers will spot snowfall at high passes. But by the end of August, the amount of snow considerably reduces. As the months proceed, one might experience rainfall towards Kullu-Manali valley but at the high passes, Spiti, the weather remains sunny. Moving further, in September, the day temperature may range between 12°C and 20°C. However, the night is relatively chilly as temperature may dip to minus (-2 to 6 °C), also, there is the slightest possibility of snow fall. With the onset of October, the day temperature hovers around 12-18 °C and evenings and nights are comparatively colder (- 6 to 4 °C).


How to Reach Bharmour?

Bharmour is the  main base of  all Manimahesh routes. So this is the orign point of  Manimahesh trek and yatra. Bharmour is well connected by road but not with rail and air. But visitors can assess Bharmour by near by conacting  airport and  railhead.

By Air: The nearest airport is at Gaggal (Kangra) near Dharamshala which is 190 km  and other is Amritsar Airport 300 km from Bharmour.   Taxis and Buses are available.

By Rail: The nearest railway terminal is situated in Chakki Bank  and Pathankot, Punjab which is at a distance of 180kms. Taxis and Buses are available.

By Road: Bharmour is well connected by roads with main cities of Himachal Pradesh like Chamba, Kangra, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Manali, Mcleodgunj, Shimla etc. It is 60kms from the District headquarter Chamba and approximately 200kms from Dharamshala at a height of 2195mts from  sea level. Taxis and Buses are available. There are regular Bus services from Pathankot and Kangra to Chamba then to Bharmour.


Manimahesh Yatra by Helicopter

Arrival at Pathankot/Chakki Bank/ Gaggal shall continue journey for Bharmour, Himachal Pradesh, Overnight stay at Bharmour. Next Morning board a helicopter flight from Bharmour to Gauri Kund and then leave for Darshan have holy dip and Darshan and then back to the Helicopter boarding point and fly back to Bharmour.

Manimahesh Trek Hadsar Dhancho Gaurikund Kamalkund

Package Inclusions:

  • Pick and Drop at Pathankot.

  • 4 Night Accomodation in Hotel ( Dalhousie, Bharmour)

  • 3 Night Accomodation in Camping.

  • Trek and meal on MAP (i.e. Breakfast & Dinner) basis during

  • water proof tents for outdoor as per Package Selected.

  • Tea, Breakfast, Hot / Pack Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner during

  • journey by taxi and during stay in hotel.

  • Assistance upon arrival at reception point.

  • Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Transportation by taxi from reception to departure place.

  • English, Hindi Speaking Professional tour guide.

  • Rescuer cum Basic instructor & supporting staff.

  • Cook, Porter & Ponies to carry camping materials.

  • Driver allowance, toll charge, state govt. taxes

  • Basic first aid kit carried by our tour guide.

  • Separate Utility for Tour Guide & supporting Staff.


Package Exclusion:

  • Any fare before reception & after departure.

  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Ordered.

  • Monument, Temple & Museum Entrance Fees.

  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.

  • Tips, Insurance, Laundry, and Internet services, Phone Calls etc.

  • Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral water, Aerated, Starters

 

Manimahesh Trek Hadsar Dhancho Gaurikund Kamalkund - Itinerary

Start the tour from Pathankot and proceed to Dalhousie. It is around 85 km and take 2-3 hours. After arrival check into hotel take lunch and some rest there. After that visit some local sightseeing of Dalhousie like Panchpula, Dainkund and Satdhara Falls. After that came back to hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

After breakfast at Dalhousie we will move forward to visit the Kalatop wildlife sanctuary, then in the direction of Khajjiar.  Enroute visit Kalatop and Khajjiar, Take pleasure of the natural pictorial beauty of Mini Switzerland and take lunch. After having lunch we will move to Bharmour through Chamba. You will check into the hotel after reaching at Bharmour and later in the evening, visit at the Chaurasi Temple and the grand Aarti.

Chaurasi (84 ) Temples:  The quaint little town of Bharmour is held in high regard for it is the pious earth of this place that houses the Chaurasi Temple. It is in fact a complex housing many temples with the Lakshmi Devi, Ganesh, Manimahesh and Narsimha being the main ones. It is around these temples that the activities, culture and customs of the people of the area revolve. The splendid mountains all around embrace it in their folds and add majesty to an already devout atmosphere. It is also known as the Chaurasi Khamba for the exquisite 84 pillars that form a part of the temple complex.

 

Today we will leave early in the morning after breakfast and with packed lunch for trekking to Bharmani Temple, which is located on the ridge and is 3 km trek from Bharmour. In the evening, return back to your hotel in Bharmour for an overnight stay.

Bharmani Mata Temple: Brahmani Mata temple complex is at the top of the ridge, 4km away from the Bharmour. The place is mainly known for Goddess Brahmani Mata. According to a local legend and people believe that the Bharmour was called Brahmpura after Brahmani Devi. When Lord Shiva went to Manimahesh Kailash granted a boon to goddess Brahmani Devi that all persons intending to go on pilgrimage to Manimaheshmust have a dip in their holy pool. Failing this, their pilgrimage would not be acceptable to Lord Shiva. That’s by every visitor firstly take bath in Brahmani’s holy pool before Manimahesh Lake.

 

We will again leave early in the morning after breakfast and with packed lunch to reach Hadsar via taxi. From Hadsar, the actual trekking route to Manimahesh will be start. A trek of about 05 -06 hrs along with Gauri stream will reach you at beautiful camp site Dhancho. Rest of day is free for acclimatization. Enjoy an overnight stay in the camp in Dhancho.

 

After taking light breakfast early in the morning troop will move ahead. Two routes lead to the lake. Banddar Ghati the old one, up the left side of the stream. The path is steep and tiring. A new mule road has been constructed which is a little longer but less steeper than Banddar Ghati.  This climbs to the right and traverses a ridge for about 2 Km. It then bears left, crosses the Gauri stream through bridge and mounts steadily for another 1.5 km reach up to Sunderashi famous for their beautiful flowers and Medicinal herbs.  After that a more gradual ascent along the rocky path passes near cliffs seen to the left. After another 2 Km through the Bhairo Ghati trail again climbs steeply for one hour and reaches Gauri Kund.  Gauri is another name of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva.  A dip in this lake is considered sacred because it is believed that Parvati used to bath here.  Only ladies are allowed to take bath in this Kund, few meters ahead is the Shiva Kalotri spring-said to have its source in Lord Shiva's feet.  The trail once again crosses the Gauri stream and after a short ascent reaches the Manimahesh Lake. Manimahesh Lake is this shallow circular lake gives it an enchanting appearance and gives the pleasant view of Manimahesh Kailash. After bath take lunch and spend some hrs at Manimahesh Lake. After spending time at glorious Lake come back to Gaurikund for night stay. Anna Adventure & Tours only provide stay accommodation at Manimahesh During or nearby Manimahesh Yatra as the temperature in night at lake goes below zero so snow falls can happen any time. So for the safety of troops we have return back to Gaurikund. 

 

After taking light breakfast early in the morning troop will move Shiva Kalotri. A trek of half hours will reach at Shiva Kalotri. Shiva Kalotri have a spring, it is considered that its water is coming from Manimahesh Kailash. Few devotees take holy bath at Shiva Kalotri. After Shiva Kalotri next destination is Kamal Kund climb for half an hour toward the foot of Manimahesh Kailash. The trek is steep and gradual but minimum percentage of oxygen in environment also leads to more tiredness. The trek of two kilometers over rough path and boulders will take to Kamal Kund. Even you can find here very big glacier up to the month of August. 
After August glacier melt totally but the fear of snow fall is always there in the mind of trekkers. Stay here for one hour, after taking holy dip in the lake return back to Gaurikund, the way we went to Kamal Kund. The back journey is not tough as the trek is downhill but trek carefully. Little bit carelessness will create a very big problem for visitors. After reaching Gaurikund take lunch and rest a while then move ahead downhill toward Dhancho through Bhairoghati and Sunderashi.

 

 

After taking light breakfast early in the morning troop will move down hill toward Hadsar and will reach within two hours. From Hadsar by taking taxi will reach Bharmour. Enroute Have lunch from Hadsar to Bharmour. After reaching Bharmour check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

After breakfast check out from hotel and Proceed to Pathankot. It is around 180 km and take 5-6 hours to arrive. In between your Journey have lunch at Chamba. After that proceed to Pathankot. Our representative will drop you at Pathankot.

 

Manimahesh Trek Hadsar Dhancho Gaurikund Kamalkund - Rates & Dates

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