Trekking in the Remote Pangi Valley   -  9 days  8 days of trek      

Remote & magical area of Saichu Chask Tuan, Miyar valley: Yosemite of India, valley of flowers & Lahaul valley tour

Trip Route: Manali - Saichu - Tuan  - Guru ka Alias - Unnamed pass or Mund Jot - Palphu - Thargang - Khanjar - Shukto - Urgos - Sissu - Rohtang la - Manali

 Trip Facts

Pangi region - Himachal Pradesh, India
Difficulty Level - Moderate to strenuous, Max Altitude - 4950m 
Trip Length - 12  days Delhi to Delhi, 9 days Manali to Manali, 8 days of Trek and 8 nights of Camp
Activity - Trekking / Hiking / Walking holidays, Best time - June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct

A trek through the Saichu valley in Pangi to Miyar nallah in Lahaul.
The inhabitants of Pangi valley called Pangwal or Bhoti. Living in Saichu, Huddan and Sural valleys, are one of the remotest parts of Indian Himalaya. Locked in between Greater Himalayan Range to the North, Menthosa range to the East and numbers of un scaled peaks. The valley remain opens only for few months in summer, during winter arctic like climate blanketed with snow makes it impossible to enter the region. July to September remains the best month of explore the area.

Leaving Manali we drive over Rohtang la pass (3978m) to Saichu in Pangi. We leave for a day trip to Chask village. Trek though pine and then birch woods carpeted with glorious flowers with glimpses of high peaks up the side valleys , continue to Udeen and Tuan which is last village in the valley and climb up through the Phalipa nallah to Guru ka Alias and climb to less known pass (only used by sheperds) to enter in Miyar nallah and over the alpine meadows to Khanjar village and finally drive back to Manali.


Remote and magical land of Saichu - Chask, Kang la glacier, Spectular drive along Chandra Bhaga River valley, ​Magnificent Miyar - valley of flowers 


Included in the price

  • 8 nights camp with all camping facilities, 1 night hotel

  • 2 men spacious sleeping tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, dining tent, toilet tent. Trekking poles

  • All meals: We serve Indian, local, Tibetan, Chinese and continental cuisine.

  • Transportation to and from per itinerary and sight-seeing trip, Airport pick up and drop. 

  • Support staff, well English, Tibetan, Hindi speaking local guide, cook and Trekking mules with one riding horse. Medical first aid support.


Not included

  • Rest of hotel accommodation in Manali

  • Domestic flight, personal insurances. Mineral water and soft drinks. Entrance fee at monasteries.

  • Personal tipping to staff. Any unforeseen cost arises by natural hazards rain, snow, road block which cost extra lodging & boarding   beyond trip Schedule

Trip Introduction

Outline Trek Itinerary

Day 1 - Manali – Rohtang pass (3978m) - Udaipur (2650m) - Sach - Saichu (2700m), 9 hrs
Day 2 - Trek to Chask Bhatori (3200m)
Day 3 - Trek to Tuan (3000m)
Day 4 - Trek to Paphita
Day 5 - Trek to Guru ka Alias (4400m)
Day 6 - Trek to unnamed pass (4950m) - Kang la glacier camp
Day 7 - Trek to Palphu (4000m)
Day 8 - Trek to Gumba (3850m) - Tharang (3800m)
Day 9 - Trek to Khanjar (3500m) - Shukto. Drive to Manali

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Detailed Trip Dossier

Day 1 - Manali – Rohtang pass (3978m) - Udaipur (2650m) - Sach - Saichu (2700m), 9 hrs
Starting trip from Manali, at the head of the lush green Kullu valley. The road slowly winds up the Rohtang-la pass (3’978m.), the first of the high passes, then down into the Lahoul valley. The landscape changes dramatically, the greenery being replaced by barren hillsides, where the village with their bountiful fields of barley, peas and potatoes, stand out in stark contrast. On entering Lahoul the Buddhist influence is visible in the many monasteries crossed on the way. The people here have distinct Tibetan features. Leaving Udaipur along the Chandra upto Sach and enter in Saichu nala valley to Saicu. Overnight camp at Saicu

Day 2 - Day trip to Chask Bhatori (3200m)
Chask and Bhatori are the last Villages of Pangi towards Lahaul. Chask Bhatori is the highest located Village in the Pangi Valley (3659 Mts.). The landscape is Barren but beautiful.

Day 3 - Trek to Tuan (3000m)
Along the nallah though pine and then birch woods carpeted with glorious flowers with glimpses of high peaks up the side valleys to beautiful village of Hilu and Twan. These villages are inhabited by bhots, unlike most of the sharp features people in the valley, this community has mangolion features and are Buddhists. There is also a Buddhist Monastery in the Village.

Day 4 - Trek to Paphita
Today’s walk is all Along Paphila stream to Paphila campsite. Trek further into the beautiful meadows in habited by the Shepard’s in the summers, offers a view of several snow clad peaks.

Day 5 - Trek to Guru ka Alias (4400m)
Today trek through a series of moraine ridges to the side of the glacier onto a snow basin below the pass.

Day 6 - Trek to unnamed pass (4950m) - Kang la glacier camp
Climbing the unnamed pass (4950m) which is frequently used by shepherds and we named it Brokpa La. We descent steep to Kang La glacier. You gain glimpse of some of the 6000 m peak. Naverseen tower, Castle peak are some famous among rock climbers.

Day 7 - Trek to Palphu (4000m)
Today across stony moraine and difficult walk to Phalphu which is known as base camp for Kang la pass. Arriving at Phalpu rich grazing pasture starts to apprear.

Day 8 - Trek to Gumba (3850m) - Tharang (3800m)
Leaving camp trek over a vast meadows carpeted with edelweiss and catmint. It is not rare to see Himalayan Griffins and Lammergeyers. There are lovely pasture all along the trek upto the campsite. Last streatch over a vast rocky moraine. Camp above the white stupa.

Day 9 - Trek to Khanjar (3500m) - Shukto. Drive to Manali
Trek continues along the left bank of Miyar nala to the village of Khanjar. The last village in the valley.  At Khanjar bridge our vehicle will be waiting for us here. We drive to Urgos and Manali.