Have overwhelming views of Garhwal and Kinnaur sides from Nalgan Pass and go through undulating meadows and dense forest sections. It starts close to the border of Himachal, you can explore the variety of Flora and Fauna.
Nalgan Pass Fee:
Rs 20000 (Includes GST and all costs of the Trek from Dhaula to Chitkul)
Duration: 8 Days
Highest Point: (4450 meters)
Best Season: May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov
Summer Temperature: (5°C to 15°C) (3°C to 5°C)
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A Himalayan Pass in Uttarakhand
Nalgan Pass trek is through Garhwal and Himachal Himalayas and this Himalayan Pass is located at an altitude of 4450 metres. It starts close to the border of Himachal, you can explore the variety of Flora and Fauna.
Get the views from Nalgan Pass of Garhwal side and Kinnaur in Himachal, look at the snow-capped peaks which can be seen on every side. En route come across the Kanasar Lake which lies in the remote region of Himalayas.
Key Points of Nalgan Pass Trek
- Level: Moderate
- Proper conditioning & training of body required
- Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature.
- Shoes are the single most important equipment.
- High Altitude requires proper acclimatization.
- Beautiful landscapes so carry good photo gear & Extra battery backup
- Travel light
- The backpack should not exceed 10 kg.
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Duration: 08 Days (Dhaula to Chitkul)
Best Season: May, June, Sep, Oct and Nov
Highest Point: (4450 meters)
Weather: nights are cold and day temperature is pleasant during the season.
Summer temperature: (5°C to 15°C) (3°C to 5°C)
Starting point: Dhaula
Day 01 – Dehradun to Dhaula (1500 m)
Day 02 – Dhaula to Godangsu (2000 m) via Sewa village (10 km)
Day 03 – Godangsu camp to Jhaka Bridge (2500 m) via Jiskun village (2500 m) (12 km)
Day 04 – Jhaka Bridge to Suriwas Thach (3300 m) (12 km)
Day 05 – Suriwas Thach to Nalgan Base Camp (4200 m) (6 km)
Day 06 – Acclimatization Day
Day 07 – Nalgan Base Camp to Nalgan Pass (4450 m) and trek to Sangla Kanda via Rukti Gaad
Day 08 – Sangla Kanda (3800 m) to Chitkul (3450 m)
✅ Transport facility from Dhaula to Chitkul
✅ Forest Permit and entrance fee
✅ Accommodation in tents on twin share basis
✅ All meals: breakfast, packed lunch, tea, coffee, snacks, soup and dinner
✅ (All camping gears)
✅ High quality tents
✅ Sleeping bags
✅ Separate Toilet tents – Ladies and Gents
✅ Dining Tent
✅ Dining Table
✅ Kitchen team
✅ Radio Walkie Talkie for Communication
✅ Good Experience Trek Leader guide and Technical guide
✅ Medical Kit
✅ Oxygen Cylinders
✅ Crampons and Gaiters
❌ Personal Insurance
❌Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit
❌On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included
❌Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included
Full payment confirms your booking
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek.
Dehradun to Dhaula (1500 m)
1. Kempty fall – (Breakfast) around – 8:30 am
2. Purola – (Lunch) around – 1:30Pm
Base camp of Nalgan Pass trek is Dhaula (5,100 feet).The drive to Dhaula Camp (from where the trek starts) is one of the most picturesque drives in the Himalayas through Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainbagh, Damta, Nawgao, Purola, Mori, Netwar, along the Tons River.
Dhaula is at 1500 metres and altitude is gained steadily. Enjoy your meal and retire for the night.
Dhaula to Godangsu (2000 m) via Sewa village (10 km)
Today’s trek is to Godsangu, the trail is an ascending one which levels up after some time. You will come across many flowing streams on the way till Sewa village.
The changing sights are a delight for the trekkers, Rupin river flows below and the sound of flowing water can be heard, The melting snow of Rupin Pass forms Rupin River which merges with Yamuna. Further there are apple and apricot trees above.
The trail gets steep and at a point you will reach a shop which one of the villager runs. There is a temple made in Kinnauri style, you can get an idea about Kinnaur culture. It is said that Karna lived here and this temple is made by the villagers to remember him.
Reach Godansgu, pitch your tents and retire for the night.
Godangsu camp to Jhaka Bridge (2500 m) via Jiskun village (2500 m) (12 km)
Today after having breakfast head towards Jiskun village, the day is going to be tough because of the steep ascends and rocky path but the snow-covered mountains and scenic beauty will refresh you with energy.
Go through Jiskun village you can rest here and head towards Jhaka, it is the last village on trail very old fashioned and the simplicity will win your heart this is also known as the hanging village.
From here trek further and reach Jhaka Bridge, your campsite for today. After having food retire for the night.
Jhaka Bridge to Suriwas Thach (3300 m) (12 km)
The trek is on slopes which are slippery, today you have to ascend and get down to the Rupin River. Now, the tricky trail of the valley starts from here, there will be boulders and streams which you have to cross to reach Suriwas Thach in the late afternoon.
Reach the campsite and in the evening you can explore the surroundings or you can just rest in the tents and after having food retire for the night.
Suriwas Thach to Nalgan Base Camp (4200 m) (6 km)
Wake up early and start your trek towards Nalgan Base Camp which is at an altitude of 4200 meters. The trek is not going to be an easy one because of heavy snow and the trail will become slippery so you need to be very careful.
The scenic beauty will not leave your side and the snow-capped mountains will also accompany you. After trekking for few kilometers you can reach the Nalgan Base Camp. You have gained altitude and it will be cold here so wear enough layers to protect against cold and retire for the night
It is very important for the body to adjust itself according to the environment. You can rest or go for a short hike nearby.
Nalgan Base Camp to Nalgan Pass (4450 m) and trek to Sangla Kanda via Rukti Gaad
It is the longest day of the trek and the trek to Nalgan Pass is strenuous climb to the height of 4450 m. The trail is followed by steep ascends and no descends until you reach the Pass, you will also see Kanasar Lake on the way which is hidden from trekkers.
From this Himalayan Pass high Himalayan peaks are clearly visible, have a look at all the peaks and then leave for Sangla, descending is long and steep.
Cross Rukti Gad and descend towards Sangla, it is your campsite for today. Pitch your tents, wait for the food to be served and retire for the night.
Sangla Kanda (3800 m) to Chitkul (3450 m)
Leave early from Sangla to Chitkul, after some hours of trekking through the meadows and forests, Chitkul will be visible, it is the last village of Baspa valley with beautiful wooden houses and cultivated green pasturelands. They together look beautiful the environment there is fresh and serene.
Please carry the documents given below
- Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, driving license, voters ID, etc.)
- Medical Certificate (first part to be filled by a doctor and second part by the trekker)
- Risk Certificates
Trekkers must bring :
- Strongly built hiking shoes, if you do not own a pair you can rent it from Sankri.
- Sandals or slippers to wear in campsite
- Thick woollen socks, it will keep your feet warm
- Daily wear socks
- Thermals are very important
- 1 shirt, it should be long sleeved
- Shirts and pants for campsite, should be warm
- 1 raincoat or poncho
- Thick gloves
- Trek pants
- Cap and Balaclava (or a scarf)
- Sun glasses
- Sun tan lotion
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Personal toiletry items
ATM Point & Mobile connectivity:-
ATM POINT: Withdraw money before your journey, Purola is the last point where you will find ATM.
There are no networks during the trek, in Purola all the networks are available and in Sankri only Vodafone and BSNL signals are there but the connectivity isn’t good. So make sure you finish all your important work and calls before starting of the trek.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
We carry first aid kits but it’s necessary to carry a personal medical kit.
(Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)
– Diamox – (prevents altitude sickness)
– Digene – (it cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)
– Crocin Advance – (cures fever and headache)
– Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)
– Disprin/Saradon – (cures headache)
– Avomine – (prevents motion sickness)
– Avil – (it treat allergies)
– Norflox TZ & Lomofrn – (prevents Diarrhoea)
– Ranitidine – (reduces the amount of acid in stomach)
– Volini/Moov spray – (for sprains)
– Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)
– Band aid
– Stretchable/elastic bandage
– Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor in case you face any problem in your trek, take advice from Professional guide before taking any medicine.
– Drinking water is necessary during your trek, keep 1 litre of water bottle filled and drink it on proper interval of time, it is very important while hiking.
- If the trek is cancelled by us due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster etc.) then the refund would not be initiated but you can go on the same trek another year.
The cancellation charges are as follows –
(No bank charges deducted will be Refundable)
- Up to 30 Days – 90 precent cost is Refundable
- Between 21 to 30 Days – 50 precent cost is Refundable
- Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refunds are initiated in 7-8 business days)