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Dharamshala Talang Pass Trek
Talang Pass Trek
Maximum - 10 Days
About This Trek:
Takes seven days and is fairly
strenuous and less frequented. Altitude is 4500 m Dadh, a small
village on the Dharamsala-Palampur road, is the stating point. Best
period : 1 June to 30 June and 15 August to 30 September.
I t i n e r a r y
the treks of Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) is connected by 'our coach'
with Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu and Srinagar.
Dharamsala-Jia (1320m) Get off the
Dharamsla-Palampur bus at Dadh (1285m). Continue along the main road E
for 1.5 Km to cross a bridge, then a jeep able road branches left (North) to Jia village; porters and guides can be hired; camp beyond village
beside a stream.
Jia-Supdhar (2450m) 16Km Ford the
stream which is not deep; the trail climbs open slopes then traverses
the slope through forest for about 3h, rising and falling several
times. Then the track heads down to another stream and crosses it.
From there steep climb of 3km. ensues to Supdhar camp ground. Here
the valley opens out and Gujar herdsmen have a settlement on the
Supdhar-Rocks Shelter (3355m) 10Km -
To the left, scramble up steeply over slopes and rocks for about 2Km.
The trail then curves right and follow a ridge cres towards the pass.
The track becomes steep, over rocks and boulders, and after another
6Km turns left towards a stream. There is a natural rock shelter on
left side of the stream.
Rock shelter-Talang Pass-Oat (3600m)
16Km - A long, strenuous stage; cross the stream that rises from the
slopes of the pass and follow the stream to its right. Rocky cliffs
rise from the streambed and the Dharamsala Matterhorn (4798m) is seen
on the left (N) with a sheer rockface of 1500m. The path ascend soggy
ground, then rocks and snow lead to the pass, about 6Km from the rock
shelter. Descend the N side over a snowfield and a small glacier,
heading due N for about 10Km to a cave shelter called Oat.
Oat-Karha (2500m) 10km then green
slopes covered with rhodendrons. Finally the path drops down to a
saucer-shaped glen surrounded by high cliffs. This is the Karha camp
ground, usually occupied by a few shepherds.
Karha-Holi (1980m) 18Km commence with
a hard climb on a rockface where a sort of staircase has been made by
the local people. From the top of the cliff the trail descends gently
through meadows and pine forest to the typical Gaddi village of
Majharan. Beyond the village turn right and, after descending a steep
track, reach Holi on the bank of the Ravi river. This is a
Accommodation in a Resthouse. To chama (72km), regular bus
service via Kharamukh (48km).
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