Pin Bhabha Pass - Need suggestion with itinerary

#1 Jul 3rd, 2018, 13:33
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Hello friends,

I and my friends are planning on this year's hike and considering Pin Bhabha Pass for this year. Below is the itinerary that we are planning on. Please suggest if you see anything that needs to change.

Specific question i have, is it better to return to Chandigarh via Manali or via Shimla.

If you know of any local contacts of guides and drivers that would be helpful.

Day 1: Pune - Chandigarh - Shimla
Day 2: Shimla - Kafnu
---Hiking Starts---
Day 3: Kafnu - Mulling
Day 4: Mulling - Karah
Day 5: Karah - Phutsirang
Day 6: Phutsirang
Day 7: Phutsirang-Mangrungse via Pin Bhabha
Day 8: Mangrunse to Mudh
--- Hiking ends------
Day 9: Manali
Day 10: Manali to Chandigarh
Day 11: Chandigarh- Pune

Regards,
Abhijit
#2 Jul 3rd, 2018, 15:43
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From Mudh there is a bus which leaves to Kaza in the morning (around 7:00 a.m). This bus typically connects with the bus heading from Kaza to Peo. So you can avoid part of the journey to Kaza. It is a whole day bus ride to Peo. There are a couple of deluxe buses (2X2) which head from Peo to Chandigarh (I think one is a night bus) which is pretty comfortable. I think this would be faster. This would be my preferred option.

However, if you are going to Kaza from Mudh then you can take the local bus from Kaza to Manali and then there are good volvos from Manali to Chandigarh.

cheers
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#3 Jul 3rd, 2018, 21:06
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i had done this trek from kafnu to Mudh with horseman "sitaram" but was not happy with his services
i have contact no of one mr sonam from mudh of tara guest house
contact no : 089880-62293, 094184-41453,089917-23015
pl note i have NO experience "how good he is"
Hope this helps
milind
#4 Jul 3rd, 2018, 22:15
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Originally Posted by milind shevde View Post i had done this trek from kafnu to Mudh with horseman "sitaram" but was not happy with his services
i have contact no of one mr sonam from mudh of tara guest house
contact no : 089880-62293, 094184-41453,089917-23015
pl note i have NO experience "how good he is"
Hope this helps
milind
Thanks Milind.
#5 Jul 3rd, 2018, 22:21
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Thanks Sathya. Do you know what would be approximate time for journey if we take Mudh - Peo -Chandigarh route? We plan to hire taxis (innova or similar).
#6 Jul 5th, 2018, 16:27
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I don't know the road condition from Kaza to Reckong Peo. I've heard that its an all weather one. I think Mudh-Peo-Chandigarh is probably a >24hrs continuous drive.

The one from Kaza to Manali is open only during summer and its quite horrible between Kunzum La and the fork that leads to Rohtang Pass/Keylong. The streams have washed away the asphalt and rocks remain. Makes for a roller coaster ride and definitely something I would avoid.

Also see this thread.
#7 Jul 11th, 2018, 09:46
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Hi Abhijit,

3-4 of us are considering the same trek around the end of july or early aug. Were you able to find a porter/guide that you are able to recommend to us ? Maybe we could even join you guys if the dates co-incide.
#8 Jul 13th, 2018, 12:26
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It is best if you travel from the Peo - Shimla side.

Road conditions from Kaza to Manali are horrendous. Actually, to call that path a road is wrong, it is more of trekking trail which has been broadened to make larger vehicles pass through.
#9 Jul 17th, 2018, 13:23
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We are trekking too

Hi Abhijit

Me and my 4 friends are planning to take the same trek during the second week of August. However, this is our first trek and hence we were planning to book through IndiaHikes.

Now, however, we are exploring the option of doing the trek ourselves.

Can you please tell me how do you plan to travel between Shimla - Kafnoo and Mudh - Manali or Shimla.. are their scheduled government buses running between Shimla and Kafnoo?

Also, where and how can I reach or hire a guide who can help us with the trek and what is your expected total cost of the trek, which incase, i get done by IndiaHikes would cost me 30000+ (cost of trek + cost of travel and trek gear)

Thanks
#10 Jul 19th, 2018, 16:54
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If this is your first trek, please don't try it without a guide. You can also rent gear, instead of buying, if you don't plan on trekking that much.

I believe there is a direct bus from Shimla to Kafnoo leaving early in the morning. I've also read that it starts from Chandigarh in the middle of the night. The other option is to take any bus going towards Recong Peo and getting down at Wangtu. From there Kafnoo is ~20km.

For Mudh to Manali you'll need 2 days by bus. The bus from Mudh to Kaza leaves only in the morning but the Kaza to Manali bus starts even earlier. So you have to book tickets and catch it the next day.

For Mudh to Shimla, you can take the morning bus, connect with the bus coming from Kaza and going towards Reckong Peo and you might be able to catch an overnight bus from Reckong Peo to Shimla.

We are also planning for this trek next month. We'll be starting from Kafnoo on 11th. For a guide, search for Prem Dorje on this forum and you'll get his number. He also guides Pin Parvati pass trek.

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