Date(s) - 01/03/2027
Gaj Pass Trek
About Gaj Pass & Gaj Pass Summit:
Gaj Pass is the most suited and most convenient route to reach Lam Dal. The pass is situated at an altitude of 4140mts and follows a treacherous path that comprises of moraine terrain, dense alpine forests, glacial routes and never ending pastures.
The Gaj Pass Trek is a moderately difficult trek that takes you through an untouched and completely non-commercialised route to the Dhauladhar ranges. The trail follows the course of the Gaj river, crossing many wooden bridges over plenty of streams along the way, taking you through alpine forests and amazing terrain.
Bagga Dhar will be the campsite, which is a pastureland of the local shepherds. After a night of camping here, the trek will move further to the snowline even called as snow peak. Those who are up to the task of hiking till Gaj Pass Summit can do so while others can enjoy a day of Himalayan trekking and enjoyment in snow. Those interested in hiking 4140m summit, let us know since normal trek ends at 3200m.
|Hub and Pick up Point||Pathankot|
|Max. Elevation||3200 m / 10496 ft|
|Comfortable Season||May to October|
|Trek Days||5 Days|
|Trek Start & End Location||Bonthu|
Day 01: Arrive Pathankot & drive to Bonthu Village (BASE CAMP) (1600m/5248ft)
As the group will arrive the taxis will take them to the Base Camp i.e. to the Bonthu Village. After arrival the lunch will be served and tents will be allotted. Post lunch the group will walk to Bonthu Village and river Gaj. Dinner followed by bonfire and songs/group entertainment.
Day 02: Acclimitization Trek to Guna Devi Temple (2000m/6560ft/8Km).
8km trek. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 03: Trek to Top Camp set-up @Bagga (2450m/8036ft/7Km)
Post breakfast the group will leave for trek to Camp-1 and will reach till lunch. Snow from this camp will be very near! On arrival Rasna/ Lemonade will be served. Post lunch, welcome address by the camp leader and allotment of tents on sharing basis will be made. In the evening, soup time followed by dinner and campfire. The group will logout from the hectic day and will sleep in the tents.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 04: Trek to Snow point/line and beyond and back to Base Camp (3200m/10496ft/9KM)
Great spectacular views of the Dhauladhar snow mountains from the top. It’s a Height gain day to Snowline and beyond. Hence post breakfast the group will depart for the trek and will enjoy the spectacular views. The group will return back till lunch. Evening at leisure. In the evening, soup time followed by dinner and campfire. The group will logout from the hectic day and will sleep in the tents.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 05: Checkout and drive back to Pathankot or Mcleodganj
Breakfast. Get fresh and drive back for local sight seeing.
- 2 nights camping with all gears and accessories (tents on sharing basis), Bonfire.
- Spacious dome tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, Nordic walking sticks.
- All meals during the trek.
- Camping, Forest entry fees and permissions.
- Stay at the Hotel on Quad sharing basis (5th day)
- Transportation to and fro as per itinerary.
- Support staff: Qualified and Trained local guide, Cook and Trekking mules with riding horses.
- Medical first aid support.
Diamox(to prevent AMS), Crocin(fever), Avomine(motion sickness), Avil 50mg(allergies), Combiflam(Pain killer), Disprin(headache), Norflox TZ & Lomofen(diarrhea), Digene(acidity), Omez/ Rantadine(antacids), Crepe bandage, Gauze roll, Band aid, Cotton roll, ORS, Betadine or any antiseptic cream, Moov spray(aches, & sprains)
Things to Carry:
- Trekking shoes
- Backpack (40-60 litres), Water proof
- Two warm layers, Two trek pants, Two collared t-shirts, Thermals (Optional)
- Sunglasses: Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness.
- Synthetic hand gloves: One pair woolen hand gloves. One pair of water/wind proof gloves.
- Balaclava: Woollen scarves instead as well.
- Socks (3 pairs): Two sports socks, A pair of woollen socks for the night.
- Headlamp/Torch: Mandatory
- Daypack (20 litres): If you are dumping your excess things in manali
- Toiletries (Sunscreen, moisturiser, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste).
- Cutlery: Carry a spoon, coffee mug and a lunch box, for hygiene reasons.
- Two water bottles: 1 litre each.
- Plastic covers/Water proof covers to keep wet cloths seperately and extra for when backpack is not 100% water proof.