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Baleni Pass Trek Tour

Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days

Destination Covered : Chamba, Mcleodganj

Price (Starting From) : On Request

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  • Baleni Pass Trek Tour

Tour Detail

Baleni Pass, also known as Minkiani Pass, situated at an altitude of 3730 Meters from the sea level, is at the base of the Dhauladhar range, between Chamba and Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. The pass is an ideal base for trekking. The route from Chamba to Kangra is through the Baleni Pass. On the way to the pass there is a rock cave built by the Gaddis. Gaddis use this pass to cross over with their sheep into the Bharmour to Kangra and vice versa. On the other side just below the Minkiani Pass is a small glacial lake called Kareri Lake. The Chamba Valley and the Pir Panjal Range can be seen from this top of the pass. Baleni Pass is one of the low lying passes, and is at the base of the Dhauladhar range.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Chamba

Arrive at Chamba There we will be some free time today to explore this fascinating town. Before we meet later in the evening for dinner and a briefing for the start of our trek tomorrow.

Day 2: Chamba - Chatrari - Barie

Early in the morning after breakfast troop will move to Chatrari village by taxi a lead of 38 km. Chatrari is famous for ancient Shakti temple. After taking lunch at Chatrari troop will move to Dunali, then to Barie last destination of the day. Barie is 50 km from Bharmour and up to here all the distance will be cover by taxi. Barie is beautiful small village. Spend the left day at Samra for acclimatization and overnight stay in camp.

Day 3: Barie - Drakund

Barie is the last destination with road head, actual trek and hike will start from here toward the Baleni Pass. Barie to Drakund is 8 kms gradual climbing through dense and thick forests, a trek of 4-5 hrs along with Nallah will take you to the destination Drakund. Drakund has a forest rest house surrounded by apple orchards. Troop will spend the left day at this destination to revive the physical fitness for next day trek. Dinner and Overnight stay will be in the camp.

Day 4: Drakund - Minkiani Base Camp

Drakund to Minkiani or Baleni Pass Base Camp is 12km steep climbing trail through dense and thick forests, you will find Deodar, Pines trees in the forest. The route is rough and locals call this pass as Baleni Pass. This is long tiring trek descends along the Drakund to Lamb Dal Nallah. The best season to visit this place is August and September, Gaddis and Gujjars are seen along with their sheep and buffaloes flocks. A trek of 5-6 hrs will take you to the destination Baleni Pass Base Camp. Revive the tired body for next day here. Dinner and Overnight stay with camp fire will be in the camp.

Day 5: Minkiani Base Camp - Minkiani Goth Over Baleni Pass

Minkiani Base camp to Minkiani Goth or over Baleni Pass trek is totally depending upon the weather and physical condition of trekker. Generally Travelling Guide will not take the risk or allow crossing the passes in bad weather conditions and will wait for clearing the sky. If sun shine then after taking light breakfast and packed lunch start moving ahead very early in the morning around 5:00 am to ensure that the snow is frozen for easier walking and if fails to cross the pass before 12:00 - 1:00 pm otherwise will create big problem as heavy snow winds, rainfall even snow fall can be happen

Day 6: Barie - Drakund

In the morning after breakfast, we will trek from Barie to Drakund. Drakund is a beautiful camp site. After crossing the Barie village, we will follow the nallah. A climb of up and downs will reach Drakund. On reaching the camp site, we will take rest to prepare ourself for the next day journey. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in the camp.

Day 7: Drakund - Minkiani Goth

Today, we will leave early in the morning after breakfast and with packed lunch group from the camp for adventurous trek. Drakund to Minkiani or Baleni Pass Base Camp is 12 km steep climbing trail through dense and thick forests. On the way, you will find Deodar and Pines trees in the forest. The route is rough and locals call this pass as Baleni Pass. This is a long tiring trek descends along the Drakund to Lamb Dal Nallah. The best season to visit this place is August and September, Gaddis and Gujjars are seen along with their sheep and buffaloes flocks. A trek of 5-6 hrs will take you to the destination Baleni Pass Base Camp. Revive your tired body here for next day. Enjoy dinner followed by an overnight stay with camp fire in the camp.

Day 8: Departure

Tour End With Sweet Memories .


Terms & Conditions


  • A deposit of 50% of the total price is due with your reservation. Final payments are due before the departure and for a few special trips, 30 days before your trip starts.


  • If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so in writing (best by e-mail). If we receive your cancellation more than 90 days before the starting date of the trip, we refund 100% of your deposit. Between 90 and 30 days your deposit becomes non-refundable. At less than 30 days notice (after payment is received in full), no refunds can be given. Some trips attract a minimum processing charge. Please check. The tour price is quoted as a package. No partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance upon booking.


  • Our Tour Leaders take their responsibilities seriously and if a Tour Leader believes in his/her judgment that you should not participate in the trip, before your departure, even if you pass your medical, he/she may exclude you from the trip. In this circumstance you will be offered the option of taking another trip considered suitable for you or a full refund. If during a trip the Tour Leader considers you should not participate further he/she may direct you not to continue and you must follow the Tour Leader's instructions. In this case you will not be entitled to any refund. Travel insurance may compensate you depending on the circumstances.


  • Participants must be in good health and in a good physical condition. It is vital that participants with medical problems make them known to us well before departure. If you suffer from severe muscular, chest, heart or bronchial disorders, or if you are a severe asthmatic, or have high blood pressure, you are strongly advised against participating. Our trips generally take place in remote areas where there is little or no access to normal medical services or hospital facilities for serious problems. Where necessary, evacuation can be prolonged but it is difficult and expensive. Medical and evacuation expenses will be the responsibility of the participant.


  • may for any reason change the date of departure or conclusion of the tour, or it is possible that a route change, postponement or delay (either in relation to departure or to the duration of the expedition) may become necessary due to inclement weather, snow and ice conditions, political restrictions or any other cause. In the event of a change, postponement or delay, participants have no right to refund of the tour price (in whole or in part) or other compensation for any injury, loss or damage.


  • Package prices are based on ground costs, airfares and exchange rates.


  • The following items are excluded from the tour price: *visa, passport and vaccination charges; *departure, airport and airline taxes; *extra meals not included in the itinerary; *laundry, postage, personal clothing, medical expenses, personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature; *emergency evacuation charges; and *tips and excess baggage charges. Refer to our trip notes for full details.


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