NOTES : This area has many opportunities
to explore the mountains . A easy approach
from Manikaran which is Sikh religious place
and is heavily routed by buses and taxis
from Bhuntar & Kullu. Pulga is fast
becoming a camping place for children and
families as it is so close to road and just
plain walking in pines.
PULGA : To reach Pulga,one has
to leave national highway of Chandigarh-Manali-Leh
route at Bhuntar. This area is very popular
among sikhs /Hindus for Gurudwara(meaning
in English:Home of God)Manikaran Sahib.But
bus will go through one of adventurous road
we have in this area. On reaching Manakran,follow
the river Paravati...after 6 Kms. you will
enter in Pulga. enroute if you met foreigners,do
not shock to see lot of them....they are
more than locals..it is a joke there.Stay
anywhere,in shacks(they are cheap),in rest
house,pitch tent...again food is not problem..plenty
of eating joints and you can have some of
your favorite dishes also....even coke is
available!!! eh,yes! trek is parallels .
As you will not be much tired...walking
is enjoyble..one of the best walk we enjoyed
KHEER GANGA : Further 5 kms. of Pulga,have
to follow the river.It is place for hermits
but we have seen lot of tents and
met some trekkers from Italy and France
. There is one hermitage but it is usually
overloaded...never leave Pulga without proper
knowledge of accommodation there...something
to cook/eat. better to be equipped with
tent.There is no eating joint. If you are
well equipped,trek further ..cross a snow
bridge(it is there upto late May)and keep
walking. Pandav bridge ....Mantalai...there
is no habitation.Only pasturs.You may not
encounter any human being there. There are
many scope for exploration...on your left
is LAHAUL and on your front is KINNAUR/KAZA.
So search and exploration can be done and
some remote village of Lahaul can be reached
from this part.
To come back.. just turn.... back!!!!!
IMPORTANT IMPORTANT : Do not leave
Pulga for Kheer Ganga(a) in rainy weather
(b) alone or with inexperienced friend (c)
If not having tent.
good place for organizing summer camps.
Now phone facilities are also there in Pulga.Plenty
of place to pitch tents. WE ALWAYS
PREFER ONE NEAR FOREST REST HOUSE . Ample
space for children games,availability of
water and easy for kids to walk. For Demos
of rock climbing /Rappelling ,one has to
choose rocks on way to Kheer ganga..according
to age group and weather. We prefer pack
lunch and carry some ration for tea and
after spending a day out,we return back
to Pulga in evening.