Located at the base of Dhauladhar Range between the Kangra and Chamba Districts in Himachal Pradesh, Baleni Pass is positioned at a soaring height of 3730 meters from the sea level.
The pass is also named as Minkiani Pass and offers an idyllic base for enjoying the enthralling adventure of trekking. On the route, the trekkers can explore the splendid rock cave edified by the Gaddi Shephards. Baleni Pass is the traversing point of the path that goes from Chamba to Kangra. On the other side just below the pass, is a glacial lake called as Kareri Lake. The top of the pass offers the intriguing views of Pir Panjal and Chamba Valley.
Dhauladhar is blocked on the North Side by an elevated crest that gives origin to a large glacier and a single stream. These glaciers are so much plentiful that they are second to none. These glacial lakes are majorly found around the Baleni Pass and make the landscape spellbinding. On Kangra side, one can witness exotic scenery endowed by Kareri Lake. Chamba Side proffers the fascinating views of Kali Kund, Lam Dal and Nag Dal. These regions are situated within a day’s trek from Baleni Pass. One can relish the view of Dhauladhar Peaks forming a curve. This view can be enjoyed while standing at the top of the pass and looking towards east. The trek to Baleni Pass starts from the captivating region of Bharmour and ends at the fascinating region of Dharamshala.
Baleni Pass is positioned at the foot of Dhauladhar Range. The trekkers pass through alpine pastures, forests, sparkling streams, and charming landscapes. This trekking Trail terminates at McLeodganj on the Kangra side. This 09 Nights and 10 Days itinerary take the traveller to an engrossing trekking tour to Baleni Pass. Throughout the trek, the adventurers will find splendid view of unexplored Himalaya.
Day 1: Delhi – Pathankot
Day 2: Pathankot - Dalhousie (80 Kms By Taxi)
Day 3: Dalhousie – Kalatop - Khajiyar – Bharmour (110 Kms By Taxi)
Day 4: Bharmour – Bharmani Mata Temple – Bharmour (6Km Trek For Acclimatization Day)
Day 5: Bharmour – Chatrari – Barie (50 Kms By Taxi)
Day 6: Barie - Drakund (10 Kms Trek)
Day 7: Drakund – Minkiani Goth (12 Kms Trek)
Day 8: Minkiani Base Camp - Minkiani Goth (10 Kms Trek)
Minkiani Base camp to Minkiani Goth is a 10 km trek and very difficult trek that can be experienced only with the travel guide. En-route, we will climb to Lamb Dal for a holy dip. Lam Dal is considered as sacred and the largest lake in the Dhauladhar. Every Year in the month of August, pilgrims from Chamba and Kangra districts climb up the mountains to take a holy dip in the Lam Dal waters. The numbers are small enough to ensure there is absolutely no littering. All other times, the lakes are used for personal baths. Lam Dal is the beginning of a stream. As the stream continues west, it forms 3 more lakes. There are twenty two lakes in this Mountain range. After taking a holy dip in the Lamb Dal, we will trek downhill very carefully to Minkiani Goth over Minkiani Pass. Enjoy an overnight stay in the tents in Minkiani Goth.