TREK TO GAJ PASS

Trek to Gaj Pass

“HIGHLIGHTS”

SNOW, GLACIERS, FOREST, MEADOWS, RIVER, BIRDS & GREAT VIEWS OF HIMALAYAN PEAKS
The GREEN CAUSE :

“Our society must move from ego-system to eco-system economics. This requires that we shift from ego-system silos to eco-system awareness that considers others and includes the whole.”

Garbage is one of the most challenging factor that pollutes the environment everywhere. Garbage on foothills is being dumped for ages but attention of the society has been drawn recently towards garbage on the mountains, specially Himalayas. Our projects are focused on conducting activities and clean up of the mess that has been accumulated on all the places primarily the Foothills of Himalayas. We organize special activities, mass clean-ups and events in the community and schools to create the awareness level of the society towards restoring the environment.

DISTRICT OF KANGRA :

Kangra valley is one of the most picturesque, green and luxuriant valleys of lower Himalayas sheltered by the sublime Dhauladhar range. This is one of the most important and famous districts of Himachal Pradesh due to its popularity. Kangra is mainly famous for its natural beauty and tea gardens.

“DETAILED ITINERARY”

6 Nights/7 Days
DAY 01: ARRIVE PATHANKOT AND TRANSFER TO BONTHU VILLAGE BASE CAMP (1600M) – 3Hrs/85Kms

• Arrive Pathankot railway station and drive to Bonthu Village Base Camp
• Breakfast at the camp. Welcome address by the camp leader and allotment of tents on sharing basis
• Check into camp site.
• Post lunch – walk to Kharibhai village or Kareri Village and Gaj River
• Dinner followed by bonfire and songs/ group entertainment
(MEALS: LUNCH, EVENING TEA WITH SOUP & DINNER)

DAY 02: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AROUND – TREK TO NADDI (2000M) 8KMS) OR GUNA MATA TEMP

The view from the base camp is spectacular a confluence of two glacial rivers right in front and snow capped peaks just to the side. The back view open up views of dense forests and the front view showcases the quaint little Bonthu Village.

The group will go for an acclimatization walk after breakfast and will return till lunch. Post lunch, the group will prepare their rucksacks for the trek and some camp.

Guna Devi Temple is one of the popular religious shrines in the region, located at a distance of 8 km at Guna. It is a pilgrim centre of the Gaddi shepherds, a pastoral semi-nomadic tribe from Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The temple standing at an elevation of 2,310 m is dedicated to Goddess Kali.
The religious centre is dotted with sylvan virgin forests comprising oak, rhododendron and deodar trees. Besides, there is a Laka stream flowing nearby, which grabs attention of visitors. Apart from paying homage at the revered centre, tourists can visit locations such as Naddi, Kareri, Dharamshala and Kareri Lake.
(MEALS: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, EVENING TEA WITH SOUP & DINNER)

DAY 03: TREK TO CAMP 1 AT BHADHUN FOREST (1960M) 5KMS/ 3HRS

• Arrive Pathankot railway station and drive to Bonthu Village Base Camp (1850M)
• Breakfast at the camp. Welcome address by the camp leader and allotment of tents on sharing basis
• Check into camp site.
• Post lunch – walk to Kharibhai village or Kareri Village and Gaj River
• Dinner followed by bonfire and songs/ group entertainment

DAY 05: CLIMB TO SNOWLINE AND BEYOND (3250M)

• Post breakfast the group will depart for the trek
Great spectacular views of the Dhauladhar snow mountains from the top. It’s a Height gain day to Snowline and beyond. Will enjoy the spectacular views
• The group will return back till lunch. Evening at leisure.
• Soup time followed by dinner and campfire
• The group will logout from the hectic day and will sleep in the tents.
• Overnight in tents (Group Sharing basis)
• Soup time followed by dinner and campfire, Overnight in tents (Group Sharing basis)

DAY 04: TREK TO CAMP 2 AT BAGGA (2450M) 5-6 KMS/ 4 HRS

• Arrive Pathankot railway station and drive to Bonthu Village Base Camp (1850M)
• Breakfast at the camp. Welcome address by the camp leader and allotment of tents on sharing basis
• Check into camp site.
• Post lunch – walk to Kharibhai village or Kareri Village and Gaj River
• Dinner followed by bonfire and songs/ group entertainment

DAY 06: TREK TO BASE CAMP (8KMS/4HRS)

• Post breakfast, departure for trek to Base Camp
• Arrive around lunch time
• Rasna/ Lemonade on arrival to be served. Lunch at Base camp
• Evening to explore the beautiful forest around
• Soup time followed by dinner and campfire, Overnight in tents

DAY 07: DEPARTURE TO PATHANKOT RAILWAY STATION

Post breakfast, departure Transfer to Pathankot.
( ALL DAYS MEALS: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, EVENING TEA WITH SOUP & DINNER)