Exciting Himachal Treks

#1 Mar 20th, 2007, 19:04
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Hello to all Members !

Need professional advice on exciting high-altitude Himachal Trek Routes ( all valleys and high-altitude mountain pass crossings )

I have trekked over most of these passes since 1996...

one of the finest routes I covered is over the Glacier-Laden
Sara Umga La ( Pass ) in the Northern Exit of the Tos Valley and the circumambulation of the spectacular 21,000 feet high Vertical Spire White Sail Peak and a crossover to Animal's Pass and finishing the trek in Kullu Valley " Valley of the Gods "...

God Bless all Nature-lovers and true trekking enthusiasts !
God Bless ...and my best wishes...
#2 Mar 26th, 2007, 22:13
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Siling la

The shepherds from Yulla Kanda told me from this high pass between Bhaba/Rora valley and Kashang/Taiti valley ... Leonmap calls this 19000 feet pass: "Siling La"



There are some more high "shepherd passes" from Taiti valley to the Pin- and Ropa valley... Larsa We, Sutigarang We, Manglang We... Experiences?

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Concerning Sara Umga and Animals Pass...
http://www.wikimapia.org/#y=32152943...12&l=0&m=a&v=2

Do you have more route details or pictures?

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Smile "Siling La" and other Shepard Passes of Fairyland Kinnaur

Greetings !

not trekked to this section of Kinnaur -Spiti Divide... Siling La Gap at 19000 feet ( amazing altitude ! ) seems to be a mountaineering pass ...from my trekking in Kinnaur I can imagine that most of these routes would be very scenic ...

about the other other Shepard passes like Larsa Way Pass ( heard these names from guides in Kinnaur )

The Charang Ghati and Lalanti Area approached from Chitkul Village at the end of the Sangla Valley / Baspa Valley Road and around the Kinner-Kailash Range is very familiar .

In three separate visits to Sangla Valley ... the road before Batseri always gets washed away by flash floods ...as a rule in the rainy season...too much concrete in Sangla now ...

The Karcham -Sangla Road is also fairly narrow ...

Kinnaur has the high peaks of Himachal ( Reo-Pargial seen from Hindutan Tibet Road ) ...

shall post details of Sara Umga Tos Valley soon...
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Thumbs up

how is the Hangrang Pass trek ? or is it Manirang Pass in Kinnaur
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any pictures of Yulla kanda in Kinnaur on web ...
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@Angelina: Regarding Manirang Pass check out this site for pictures and report:
http://jnumc.tripod.com/Trek%20Repor...anirang%20Pass
http://jnumc.tripod.com/Photo.htm

Do you mean "Harang Ghatti" at the Kinner Kailash range or "Hang La" between Hango- and Ropa valley?

Quote:
Tribesmenís trek to temple

The Krishna temple at Yula Kanda

The Krishna temple at Yula Kanda, situated near a beautiful lake at a height of 13, 500 feet and flanked by majestic peaks, is an attractive place for pilgrims, nature lovers and tourists. The celestial abode remains closed for most parts of the year though shepherds graze their cattle on the alpine pastures around the temple during the months of August, September and October.

More: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/200...implus1.htm#10


Visit also my thread: "Kinnaur - A pioneer trekking over Listigarang- and Kashang pass"

Kinnaur - A pioneer trekking over Listigarang- and Kashang pass





@trekking expert: Yes, Charang Ghatti is great... Did it in 2004... Visit trekkingforum.com for pictures and report (in German): http://trekkingforum.com/forum/showt...hlight=charang



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Angelina, Hangrang Pass is well within Kinnaur in Hangrang sub-tehsil of poo. Its difficult but Manirang is tougher. Manirang is on the border of spiti& Kinnaur(http://www.wikimapia.org/#y=31947283...show=/1457615/) It is one of the least trekked route in the Western Himalaya. Pass is easier from spiti side (Mane village). Do not attempt it from Ropa side if u don't have a very, very good guide and experiance in trekking over 4500 metres and above. Strict no-no for solo trekkers. One can find many guides for Hangrang but not for Manirang-from Ropa side. If attempting Manirang, be prepared to cut steps for foothold at various places. If taking a guide from Ropa Prefer for Mr. Chhotub Negi lest u may end up hiring a person who is familier with ghunsarang pass n not with Manirang. Because hardly anyone go to Manirang these days from Ropa. 2004 & 2005 saw only two civilian trekking teams to the pass and Chhotub was there in both the teams.
People our club website(http://jnumc.tripod.com/Photo.htm)
has few photos, u can check more fotos on: http://uuttam.multiply.com/photos/album/3
Enjoy people the pass is calling u!!!!

Mr. Trekking-expert try for any of these two passes, u'll like it man. If not interested in these two, Check out Lamkhaga Pass.
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About Tos Valley

lets not forget the Tos Valley for it is gifted with scores of peaks of the Kullu Lahaul Divide
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About Tos Valley

Thank you for your suggestion about Lamkhaga Pass ... what about the ChotaKhaga ??

Why don't trekkers use ChotaKhaga to crossover from Garhwal to Kinnaur ???

Tos Valley details -

Sara Umga Pass at the head of the Tos Valley is a pleasant detour from the very long march of Pin Parbati Pass . We walked from Barsheni to Pulga ( the cluster of three villages Pulga , Kalga & Tulga ) . One rest day here . 16 kilometres of gentle walk takes us to Budhaban at 10,000 feet but we have to cross the Parbati River and leave the trail to Khirganga and move due North along the Tos Nallah .

One extra day stay at Budhaban is recommended to acclimatize ...
14 Kilometres further up the Tos Nallah is our camp at Shoram and is an aproach to surrounding glaciers like the Tichu Glacier ...the beautiful meadow of Shamsi Thatch at 12600 feet is very nice ....12 kilometres of tough trek takes us to a camp below Sara Umga Pass
there is no fixed camping stop , you can pitch your tents wherever few hours short of sunset ... 14 kilometres of glacier walk and moraines of Sara Umga takes us to Chota Shigri . The pass is superb for its ice and large glacier stretch ...

Trekkers detour from here to Batal via Bara Shigri but this is very risky stretch ... the Karcha Nallah itself has claimed lives ... it is better to take the tiring but safer trek to Chota Dara ...except for the boulders enroute...

Having done Pin Parbati and Sara Umga both I can say that Pin Parbati is definitely tougher ( for its long distances and altitude )but Sara Umga is more beautiful for so many peaks of Lahaul Valley greet you at the end of your Parbati - Lahaul traverse ...you will trek sandwiched between the Ali Ratni Dhar and others of the Tos Valley

Between Shoram and Shamsi thatch do not miss out a detour to
"Phanjura Losha Thatch" ... Ali Ratni is waiting for you here...
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Smile 2 questions about Sara Umga Pass

I completed Sara Umga last year and like you mentioned we took the route from chota Shigri to chota Dara instead of Bara Shigri which was dangerous .

I have 2 questions concerning Sara Umga trail -

1. how could we access tichu glacier , we could not find the way out ?

2. is phanjura losha thatch between shoram and shamsi

thanks in advance
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1. You can access the Tichu Glacier 2 kilometres ahead of Chapini Thatch where the Tichu Stream confluences with the Tos .

2. yes its true that "Phanjura Losha Thatch" is between shoram and shamsi ...
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Smile thanks

i was wondering how we could access the tichu glacier as a detour from the main route , your are absolutely right I remember the tichu stream joining the tos river / stream

thank u for this valuable input !

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