Thamsar Pass Trek in Mandi Himachal is one of the most alluring passes in the Dhauladhar. It’s a must do to see the untouched and scenic natural beauty of the Dhualadhar Himalayas, as the trail is one of the less travelled trails in the region. Wander through verdant forest and breathtaking landscapes of Chhota Bhangal and pass through remote but beautiful villages of Barot, Badagran, Rajgundha and Kukkargandha. You will be stunned to see the lush meadows of Plachak and Panhartu. Few waterfalls on the way and the sight of those alpine flowers will leave you refreshed. Thamsar Pass connects the Chhota Bhangal to Bara Bhangal region and it’s one of the most enchanting experiences of trekking in Himachal Pradesh.
Thamsar Pass Trek will let you explore nature at its best and you get a chance to take an inside look at the Gaddi people’s lifestyle who are living a unique life amidst harsh situations and in rough terrains at such high altitude. The trek is not only known for its mesmerising beauty but also for its trekking trails with varying difficulty levels. One has to be tough mentally and physically to successfully overcome the various challenges on the trek. If you do it the right way, the trek can prove to be a life changing and an inspiring experience for you. Just keep going and hold the positive attitude till you come back home!
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Day 01:Jogindernagar - Barot
Arrive in jogindarnagar on your own which is accessible from Delhi and Chandigarh by road. We will pick you up from Jogindarnagar or palampur and then drive to Barot. We will be staying at a guesthouse which is located at a distance of 15 KMS from Barot. You can indulge in adventure activities like rock climbing and rappelling.
Day 02: Badagran - Plachak (8530 feet)
Trek through the scenic villages of Rajgundha and Kukkargandh and admire the old Himalayan style wooden houses of the place. You will be awestruck by the marvellous landscapes of the village area. Spend the night at Plachak.
Day 03: Plachak - Panhartu (10826 feet)
It will be a once in a lifetime experience to walk on glaciers and snow and then cross the waterfall at Guhardi to reach the verdant meadows of Panhartu. Enjoy the views around and spend the night in the tents with the warmth of bonfire.
Day 04: Panhartu - Thamsar Pass - Panhartu (15748 feet)
Today is the day! We will climb the Thamsar Pass which lies at an altitude of 15748 feet. If needed we will rope you up when you attempt to cross the twin lakes which are located at the base of the Pass. As you reach the top, you will be stunned by the beauty of the place with lake on each side, Himalayan ranges like Pir Panjal, Kalihani and entire Bhara Bhangal surrounding you! We return to our campsite and spend the night there.
Day 05: Panhartu - Rajgundha
We will start descending towards Rajgundha before taking a stop to have food and take in the beauty of the place. We will spend the night at Rajgundha.
Day 06: Billing - Bir - Palampur
Bir is said to be the best place to Paraglide in India. You can walk for 3 hours from Rajgundha and take an adventurous experience of Paragliding (optional, at your own expense). You can also choose to take a cab from Bir and enjoy the local cuisine of Himachal Pradesh like Thukpa and Momo. Explore the monasteries of Sherabling and Nyingma. Take a stroll in the Tea Gardens of Palampur and spend some time by the River Neugel before heading back to your hometown.
Sept 2016 : 24th
Oct 2016 : 8th , 15th
Maximum Altitude: 15748 feet
Best time to visit: April to June and September to October
Note: A minimum of 5 persons are required to operate each departure.
My son Hritik and I wish to thank, from the bottom of our heart, the Thamsar Pass Trek Team. Their ardent professionalism, passion for this work, and commitment to customer satisfaction is unparalleled.This trek is one of the defining treks in our lives and it is unforgettable for the exhilarating experience of true adventure it offered. I would love to be a part of adventure activities in the future too and wish team Adventure Nation all the best. Thank you.