Lord Shiva is believed to reside on this snow-covered mountain. Kailash Manimahesh Parikrama is a total of 51 km trek.
Route / Area: Chamba – Bharmour
Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days
Accommodation : Hotel/Lodge & Tents for Outdoor
Transport : By Taxi as per group size
Altitute / Terrain : 15580 Feet, Gradual & Alpine
Season: Mid May – Mid October
Arrival at Pathankot By early morning 7:00 am Right after arrival get transferred to Bharmour via Taxi. Lunch at Bharmour. After Lunch visit Chaurasi mandir ( The 84 temples ) overnight stay in a guest house.
After breakfast Leave for bharmani mata temple (6 kms Trek up and down) & come back to bharmour to stay at guest house. As it is said that Kailash ManiMahesh yatra is incomplete if one does not visit Bharmani Mata temple.
Today visit Chaurasi Mandir also known as 84 temples.
Visit yamraj’s mandir the only temple in the world located at Bharmour.
Overnight stay in the guest house.
Kugti – Kartik Temple – Dalotu (10 Km Trek)
(Early in the morning after breakfast and taking packed lunch, move to Kugti Village via taxi (19kms). From Kugti the actual trek to Manimahesh Parikrama will start. Deboard your cab and walk for 15 mins (1 km) to reach kugti village. Kugti is last village of Bharmour. Drop your luggage at Kugti village and trek to Kartik temple (3 km) Now trek to Kartik Temple the only temple in the world of Lord Shiva’s son. After reaching Kartik temple take glimpse of the beauty of surroundings and take lunch. After lunch move back to Kugti (3 km) Take your luggage and Trek to Dalotu (3 km).
Dalotu is a very beautiful campsite, Its a very beautiful ridge of the mountain situated in Kugti, From Dalotu you cann see various passes like Nakaura pass, Kugti/Kartik temple and way to Parikrama.
Take dinner and Enjoy and rest for left day in the camp. )
Dalotu – Base Camp Hanuman Shila/Alyas (10Km Trek )
After taking breakfast early in the morning at camp troop will pass through the dense forest, crossing a small stream over wooden bridge then climb for half hour along the bank of the stream, After a straight and alpine walk of half an hour over boulders the trail climbs steeply for another half an two hours to the Alyas. Hanuman Shila is a natural forming rock of Lord Hanman, The huge Rock is situated at the back to Kailash Mountain on the way to Parikrama, He is said to be the saviour of Kailash Mountain, Donot forget to ask for strength from Lord Hanuman. After taking lunch at Alyas camping ground enjoy whole left day and rest for a night in tents after taking dinner.
Base Camp – Chobu Pass – Kamal Kund – Manimahesh (12Km Trek)
Alyas – Manimahesh Lake 12 km trek is totally depending upon the weather and physical condition of trekker. Generally Tour Guide will not take the risk or allow crossing the passes in bad weather condition and will wait for clearing the sky. If sun shine then after taking light breakfast and packed lunch start moving ahead very early in the morning around 4:00 am. Climbing this part till DhamGodi requires alot of efforts. Once after reaching DhamGhodi, one has to be very cautious as now the actual climb will start to reach Kamal Kund. After a section over moraine, a usually visible trek in snow winds upwards, well trodden and with the way. After crossing the pass gradual path of up and downs for half an hour troop will reach destination Kamalkund. Kamalkund is a small lake dedicated to lord Shiva. After spending some time at Kamalkund move forward to Gaurikund. After reaching Gaurikund take dinner, take rest in your camps and enjoythe mesmerizing views of Kailash Manimahesh from your camps.
Manimahesh – Gaurikund – Dhancho – Hadsar (13Kms Trek)
Today early in the morning visit Manimahesh from Gaurikund (2km), and come back to Gaurikund for breakfast.
(After taking breakfast in the morning at camp, troop will trek downhill to Gourikund. Visit Gourikund and spend half an hour at Gourikund move further to Dhancho. After reaching Dhancho enjoy the water fall and take the lunch and some rest.
Dhacho to hadsar trekking 6 km & 13 km by jeep till bharmour (guest house).
Stay at guest house in Bharmour the entire day. Visit Chaurasi Temple (84 temples). You may also visit Yamraj temple it’s the only temple in the world located in Bharmour.
Checkout from guest house.
Departure from Bharmour after breakfast via Taxi till Pathankot.
This Pass stands at a height of 4900 meters and is also known as Dham Godi Pass. It is a difficult trek and the last leg of this trek requires superhuman effort. Only recommended for seasoned trekkers. Parikrama means circumambulation of the Manimahesh Kailash peak. This route is mostly preferred by Lahauli’s coming over the Kugti Pass. Of late, trekkers too have started venturing out here. The trek starts from Kugti Village, The local beliefs say that it is mandatory to visit the Kelang Wazir temple located 4km off the tack from the Kugti- Jotnu trail. And it is recommend that you do visit the temple because you get to see the Kailash Peak in its absolute glory.
The first stop comes at the Hanuman Mandir, where another trail coming from Bada Bhangal merges. You will find gaddis camping at Hanuman Mandir and they are always helpful lot. Now comes the difficult part of the trek, a steep climb from Hanuman Mandir to the huge boulder zone is extremely demanding and risky. And your problems do not end just there. Traversing the huge boulder zone is even more difficult. Huge boulders often slip and if you are not cautious enough.
The last one kilometer or so is nothing less than climbing a small mountain. You have to make way up the precarious scree, which drags you back every time you lift your step to move forward. All this may take 45 minutes or two hours, depending upon your skill. The view a top the pass is awe-inspiring, worth every drop of your sweat. You get to see a vast field of snow guarded by the Kuja Peak. The peak is inclined towards the glacier and it appears as if a curious mother is watching her son play.
Inclusive of Taxes.
NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED DURING THE WHOLE TOUR.