Hidden trail to Bunbuni Pass

Hidden trail to Bunbuni Pass

Whenever it comes to travel, Himachal  Pradesh is on the top of my travel destinations as it is one of the beautiful states of India which has become popular among foreign tourists also. 

The image depicts the natural bounty and how it feels like to be nurtured.  

So my recent trip to Kalga and Pulga has shown me the lifestyle of people in mountains. I and my friend stayed in Kalga for a while. We gathered information about nearest treks which can be completed within a day or two and then we get to know about the Bunbuni pass trek with moderate difficulty level high altitude trek. So we decided to start for it early in the morning to make a day completely productive.  

All we had just imaginary information which we got from Ravi so-called Bhaji and his family as this trek isn’t much visited and chances of finding someone is not much but they assured us that we will meet Gujjars feeding their animals and they will help us to reach our destination. Ravi also warned us that as there are no shops on this trek so it’s better to carry all food and water from Kalga only to not face dehydration because of lack of water.  

We started our trek at around 11:30 in the morning with excitement and happy faces.  After 30 minutes of trekking, we realized how difficult this trek is going to be because it was very difficult for us to choose the correct path as there are no signs neither trek is made so clear to figure out.  

So we followed Ravi’s information that do not  take any right just need to go left to be on  correct path and it really helped us to find  ways through meadows and forest. 

But this time something more was waiting for us. By this point, our trek was completed only by 40%, and that too within 3 hours.  

Throughout the trek, we didn’t take a single wrong path but at the very last point of trek  we were lost and chose a way difficult and narrow path on which normal person will refuse to go. Somehow with a very conscious  mind we followed that path and then joined back to the original trek this took extra 2 hours of us to reach bunbuni.  

I was overwhelmed with this beauty which is hidden deep inside this Valley and peaks. I  have never seen such green mountains before exploring bunbuni. We spent a healthy time here for 2 hours with a family living here.  

One thing about people is that they treat every visitor like it’s their own home and this helped us to get more comfortable with them.  

And then with more memories, we move to kheerganga which is supposed to be incomplete without completing bunbuni i.e our day 2. It took only 3 hours to reach but the trail was steep followed by glacier crossing. I recommend if you don’t have prior experience and stamina don’t choose this trail only in excitement. The next day we were back to Kalga and finally reached our home.  

An interesting fact is we were again lost while coming back to kalga and it was so near that we can see Dam from there but no way to reach there.  

But again by making our own paths we reached back to our base and now we had a  story to tell about this trek.  

Shared by  

Parul Sharma  

(Mountain Explorer)  

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