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Baralacha La

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Visit Duration: 24 hours

Timings: Entire day

Entry type: Paid

Entry Details: Elevation : 4,850 m Range : Himalayas Location : India Road : Leh Manali Highway

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The Baralacha La, also known as the Baralacha Pass, is located in the Zanskar range. It is a high mountain pass on the Leh-Manali route that connects the districts of Leh in Ladakh and Lahaul in Himachal Pradesh. The bleak landscapes, devoid of any stores or hotels, appear disastrously beautiful to spectators.

At a few kilometres distant, the Bhaga river adds to the spectacular scenery surrounding the pass. Baralacha basically translates as a mountain with multiple forks, Lahaul and Zanskar, Ladakh, and Spiti being amongst them. Mountain bikers never seem to miss out on their excursions because it is such an important site.

According to a well-known myth, Chandra and Bhaga were lovers. Bhaga was the son of Surya, the Sun God, whilst Chandra was the daughter of the Moon. They made the decision to ascend the Baralacha to consummate their eternal union. Baralacha Pass is located after Zing Zing Bar. This year's snowfall was approximately 30% higher than it was in 2014. As usual, the lack of oxygen makes it impossible to breathe regularly at high height.
In the Zanskar range, Baralacha is a pass with a crossroads at the summit. The pass, also known as Bara-lacha Pass or Br Lcha La, links the Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh with Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir. There is where the Leh-Manali motorway passes.

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Highlights of Baralacha La

  1. Baralacha La Pass Trek
    Trekking to the Baralacha La Pass
    Visitors can enjoy the trekking route from the Baralacha La to the Chandra Taal in the Spiti Valley. This week-long adventure is full with fun and excitement. Most of the trekkers take the route from Manali to Batal which then is further followed by a trek to Chandra Taal, Tokpo Gongma, Tokpo Yongma, and then to Bara-lacha. The Baralacha Pass is also the starting point for several other treks, including the trip to Suraj Tal.
  2.  Wildlife at Baralacha Pass
    At the Baralacha La, visitors can see a variety of wildlife. These foreign species include the marmot, pica, and birds such as the horned lark, lammergeier vulture, wagtails, and black redstart etc.
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Baralacha La Overview

The Baralacha La, also known as the Baralacha Pass, is located in the Zanskar range. It is a high mountain pass on the Leh-Manali route that connects the districts of Leh in Ladakh and Lahaul in Himachal Pradesh. The bleak landscapes, devoid of any stores or hotels, appear disastrously beautiful to spectators.

At a few kilometres distant, the Bhaga river adds to the spectacular scenery surrounding the pass. Baralacha basically translates as a mountain with multiple forks, Lahaul and Zanskar, Ladakh, and Spiti being amongst them. Mountain bikers never seem to miss out on their excursions because it is such an important site.

According to a well-known myth, Chandra and Bhaga were lovers. Bhaga was the son of Surya, the Sun God, whilst Chandra was the daughter of the Moon. They made the decision to ascend the Baralacha to consummate their eternal union. Baralacha Pass is located after Zing Zing Bar. This year's snowfall was approximately 30% higher than it was in 2014. As usual, the lack of oxygen makes it impossible to breathe regularly at high height.
In the Zanskar range, Baralacha is a pass with a crossroads at the summit. The pass, also known as Bara-lacha Pass or Br Lcha La, links the Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh with Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir. There is where the Leh-Manali motorway passes.

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Points Of Interest for Baralacha La

The legend of Baralacha La:

Legend say that two lovers, Chandra and Bhaga who were the children of the Moon and Sun Gods resolved to ascend the Baralacha La Pass and run in opposite directions to marry and live together forever. Because Chandra was the more active and intelligent of the two, he readily found his way to Tandi. Bhaga also travelled down the small gorges to Tandi, where they met and eventually married.

Things to keep in mind:

1. Be careful because the pass is covered in snow, and abrupt twists and dismal weather can make the trip difficult. 
2. Dress warmly because the environment gets cold due to the chilly winds that blow in this high altitude zone.
3. If you plan to ride on the stretch in the evening, avoid cycling after 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. Consider stopping in surrounding areas.
4. Prepare for high altitude sickness. Bring adequate water and medications to combat it.
5. There are no restaurants at the pass, and the only food available is in the campgrounds. Tibetan cuisine, such as soup, noodles, and momos, is mostly provided here.

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Best time to visit Baralacha La

From April to October is the perfect time to visit and enjoy the ride through the Baralacha Valley. The snow melts during these months, and the Baralacha La is regarded safe for travellers to travel and enjoy the picturesque splendour of the area.

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What is the Baralacha La's elevation?

16,040 feet above sea level, or a very high altitude, is where the Baralacha La pass is located. One of the highest passes in Jammu and Kashmir is this one.

What makes Baralacha La so popular with tourists?

Due to its high elevation, the Baralacha La is surrounded by a variety of picturesque landscapes that captivate viewers and leave them wanting more. Both drivers and hikers will find it simple to get to this picturesque location. The Baralacha La pass offers a variety of recreational opportunities, which draws thrill seekers as well. The starting point for the two main treks, the Suraj Tal and Chandra Tal treks, is Baralacha La.

What are some of the hotels near Baralacha la

Hotels near Baralacha Pass:

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Imran

Excellent

It is a great property. it has a huge lobby. the hotel has a great ambiance. The hotel staff s very courteous specially Vaishnavi and Rashmi from guest relation are very helpful they informed us about the hotel as well

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Lokesh

Excellent

He helped us with planning our itinerary and also welcomed sudden changes in our plan, whenever required. He is a versatile and well-experienced driver, was never angry, and is always very well-spoken. Being a local, he knows the place really well and suggested us some really nice homestays at places where we didn't organize our stay.

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Rakesh

Excellent

Spiti Valley is known for its torturous roads and high passes... And it's super smooth with the guidance of our pilot... The totally stress-free journey was... the nice guy with very good knowledge of this area and knows all road conditions and restaurants on the way shortcuts and very calm n peaceful yet on-time arrival as well as amazing driving skills ...

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Yuvraj

Excellent

Our stay in the Resort was an excellent break from winter. The view was splendid! Beyond the relaxing atmosphere of the resort, the next best part was the fantastic food and excellent service at the Restaurant. The menu has a great variety of food choices and the preparation is made for superior tasting. The staff was very attentive, professional, and friendly. ...

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Isha Bansal

Wonderful Place

Green mountains are looking awesome and the water was also clean and cold. we click lots of pictures for memories and the weather was also nice on that day. Overall it was a memorable trip.

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Ramesh Saini

Quality Family Time:

We booked the ride for our family, and it was an unforgettable bonding experience. The views of the mountains from above were spectacular. Thank you very much, BanBanjara!

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Deepak Yadav

Friendly Crew:

The BanBanjara crew was not only professional but also really kind. They gave useful information about the location, making the visit even more delightful.

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Sunil Verma

Safe and Secure:

We prioritized safety, and BanBanjara delivered. We were put at ease by the skilled pilots and well-maintained equipment.

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Hashmi

Excellent

While the first couple of days were easy, the last day was immensely difficult.. but with the help of the Bikat team, one could muster a lot of courage and determination on the way up. Special thanks to the Banbanjara team for everything.

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Shailja

Excellent

The Deo Tibba Base trek experience was very good. A professional and experienced trek leader. kept checking on everyone from time to time. By keeping us all engaged in the fun games when at the campsite. The only thing that can be improved is due attention to vegetarians. There was no alternative to eggs at times.

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