Kugti wild life sanctuary is located at an altitude of 2250 meter and lies between Latitudinal range 32°22´ to 32°35´ N; Longitudinal range 76°44´ to 76°53´E; in Bharmour of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. This sanctuary has an area of 37,886.68 hectare (378.87 sq. km). It has also Pir Panjal Himalayan range. The topography of the area is mountainous having altitudinal range of 2000 meter to 5000 meters from sea level.The annual rainfall in the Kugti wildlife sanctuary is recorded 1400mm.
As a whole, the climate is temperate with well-marked seasons. The south facing physical environment in the Kugti wildlife sanctuary can be described as rocky terrain with frequent outcrops of huge boulders, slate and rock faces while north facing part of sanctuary are having dense mixed forests, rich in high-altitude Himalayan wildlife, and is one of the last homes of Himalayan tahr in Himachal Pradesh. It is also well-known as a source of many medicinal plants, abundant water resources, many originating from glaciers and a diverse topography add to the attraction of the area. To the west it is connected with Tundah Sanctuary by a forest corridor. The main occupation is farming and they grow more than two crops in a year followed by crop rotation.
Wheat (Triticum aestivum), Maize (Zea mays), barley (Hordum vulgare), rajma (Phaseolus sativus), potato (Solanum tuberosum) etc are the main crops. The mammalian fauna comprised brown bear (Ursus arctos), Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus), Leopard (Panthera pardus), Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex), Goral (Nemorhaedus goral), Common Langur (Presbytus entellus), porcupine (Hystrix indica) and the area also supports a small population of musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) etc.
The best periods for visiting the sanctuary are May-October, when the weather is good. Kugti is snow bond area and bonded with snow for four to five months in year. Hence provide good time for researcher to research the snow habitats like Snow leopard, Goral, Himalayan Thar, Serow, Brown and black Bear, musk deer, birdlife, hidden flora and many more which are main habitats and vegetation of Kugti sanctuary. Forests are dense and mountains provides many medicinal plants and herbs like Aconitum heterophyllum (Potish), Podophylum hexandrum (Bankakudi), Angelica glauca (Chaora), Jurinea macrocephala (Dhoop), and Morchella esculenta (Guchhi) etc. are also extracted from the forest. There is an annual pilgrimage by lacks of people to the Mani Mahesh Lake; few people choose the path through the Kugti sanctuary. Kugti is famous for Kartik Temple and a way to Lauhal and Spiti through Kugti Pass. When Kugti pass is opened for local Gaddi shepherd to cross with their flocks to Lauhal valley, providing a rare occasion to see and study the customs and rituals of the local people.
The camping and trekking in this hidden wildlife sanctuary is quite in the month of the summer season. Anna Adventures & tours are organising camping in this Sanctuary and providing oppuritinity to see and study the magic of this hidden sanctuary.
DAY - 1 Reception at Pathankot / Chakki Bank & Drive to Dalhousie
After Reception we will move to small hill station Dalhousie by taxi. After a run of 5 -6 hours we will reach at Dalhousie. Here we will check in to Hotel. In evening we will take the glimpse of this small beautiful hill station.
DAY - 2 Dalhousie – Kalatop – Khajiyar –– Bharmour
After breakfast we will move to Kalatop wild life sanctuary. Here we will see the scenic beauty of Chamba. After Kalatop we will move to Khajiyar- The mini Switzerland of Himachal Pradesh. After Lunch move further to Glorious Chamba. Here we will visit Laxmi Narayan Temple and Bhuri Singh Museum. After the glimpse of Chamba move to Bharmour – The land of Lord Shiva. On reaching Bharmour check in to hotel and in evening visit the ancient Chaurasi Temple.
DAY - 3 Bharmour - Bharmani Mata - Bharmour
After breakfast we will trek to Mata Bharmani Temple situated at the ridge. And in evening return back to Bharmour. And check in to Hotel.
DAY - 4 Bharmour - Hadsar – Kugti - Camp Site
( 20 km by taxi & 9km Normal Gradient trek)
After breakfast we will move to Dhanaul via taxi. Dhanaul is 20 kms from Bharmour. After reaching, trek to Kugti village (7 kms from Dhanaul) then move to Beautiful campsite Dalotu. Campsite is 2.5 kms from Kugti. Here join our camp and enjoy the unforgettable scenic beauty and experience the unexplored Himalayan region.
DAY - 5 Camp Site - Kartik Temple - Camp Site
( 8 km trek)
After breakfast group will trek to Kartik Temple. Dalotu to Kartik temple is 8 kms two way trek with normal and gradual gradient. After visiting the temple troop will return back to campsite.
DAY - 6 Camp Site – B. C. of Parikrama Trek - Camp site
After breakfast group will trek to Base Camp of Manimahesh Parikrama Trek. Here troop will find snow and have to trek over snow for 5kms. So experience the snow trekking. And enjoy the snow games. After enjoying the whole day over snow, troop will return back to campsite. In evening troop will be respected with farewell departure party. So enjoy whole night with Himalayan experience.
DAY - 7 Camp Site – Kugti - Bharmour (9 km Normal Gradient trek & 20 km by taxi)
After spending and experiencing three days in the unexplored wildlife sanctuary of Himachal with lots of unforgettable & memorable experience finally group will depart to Bharmour from Campsite. After reaching Bharmour check into Hotel.
DAY –8 Bharmour - Chamba – Pathankot (Departure Day)
After taking Breakfast our outdoor team will depart the troop with good wishes and with hopes to visit again and again to Himalaya for more treks and camping.
COST OF STANDARD PACKAGE:-
Group of 01 – 05 Persons - 19200/Person
Group of 06 – 10 Persons - 18100/Person
Group of 11 – 15 Persons - 17300/person
Group of 16 – 20 Persons - 16500/Person
You can get this package any time from 15th April to September.
Duration of journey:-
8 Days / 7 Nights ( Please keep one reserve day )
Facility of tours:-
Anna Adventures & tours will provide experienced tour Guides with supporting staff, Transportation by Innova / Tavera , Lodging in Hotels and Luxury water proof tents for outdoor, Pure vegetarian meal, sight seen etc.
Hotel / Guest house or similar where ever available on double sharing bases, and Luxury water proof tents for outdoor with individual sleeping bags.
Anna Adventures & Tours will provide full meal i.e. Tea, breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments.
Sight seen & Attractions of Package:
Camping with normal gradient trekking over snow with covering the real glimpse of Brahmpura, Dalhousie – Kalatop – Khajiyar – Chamba, Ancient Chaurasi temples, Bharmani Temple, Kugti village, Kartik Temple, Dalotu – The beautiful campsite, Base Camp of Chobu Pass, local sight seen and many more..
After reception and before departure all the transportation will be provided by travel agency as per package itinerary. No A.C. facility, if A.C. facility is required will be available and given on extra charges.
ASSESORIES TO BRING FOR CAMPING TREK TOUR:-
Anna Adventures & Tours are Bharmour based travelling agency so we provide comfortable journey to travellers. We will provide Meal, transportation, lodging. It is advised that the participant should bring along the following equipment only other than wearing cloths.
1. Comfortable wearing for night halts in hotel and outdoor Camping
2. Camera & Video cam
3. Any Personal Item & personal medicines
4. Bathing Kit.
5. One Pair of Sleeper.
6. Torch & Umbrella
Package Cost includes:-
Accommodation in Hotels on twin sharing Basis as per Package Selected.
All Meals (Himachali, Indian, and Continental) like Bed Tea, Breakfast, Hot / Pack Lunch, Evening Tea & Dinner refreshments & energetic.
Assistance upon arrival at Bharmour with traditional welcome.
Inner line Permit to restricted / protected areas of Himachal Pradesh.
Treking,Monument & Museum Entrance Fees
Transportation by Taxi (From Bharmour to Bharmour)
English Speaking Professional trekking guide cum Basic Instructor.
Luxury water proof tents, sleeping bags, insulated mattresses, Rucksacks and camping equipments.
Cook with supporting Kitchen Staff
Porters / Ponies to carry camping materials only. If ponies or porters are required to visitors will be available on extra charges.
All wildlife, trekking & camping fee.
Driver allowance, toll charge, state govt. taxes
Basic first aid kit carried by our travelling guide.
Separate Utility for Staff and trekking equipment
Package cost not includes
Any fare before reception & after departure.
Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Internet services, Phone Calls etc.
Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral water, Aerated, Starters
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