The Nohru Pass in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh is among the mysterious secrets of hidden Bhangal region. Norhru trail joins the Uhl valley with the Lumba Dugh valley that local shepherds used seasonally to move their flock. This region is infamous for the cultivation of Bhaang (cannabis), which at one time was extensively grown. With only three of the seven villages well connected by road, the Chota Bhangal is relatively undeveloped.
Trek Starts at 08:00 AM on Day 1
Trek Ends at 01:00 PM on Day 2
Based on the team’s schedule, the Nohru Pass can be reached in two or three days. The weather here is very harsh throghout the year and in summers can be snow packed, even though the Pass is at a fairly low altitude.
Nohru Pass trek starts from the place called Luhardi village which is just 5 KM from beautiful Barot. The village is well connected by road, and Local buses are easily available from Barot. Luhardi happens to be one of the Chota Bhangal region’s most developed villages.
Trek | Luhardi – Kothi Swar – Cherna – Bardhar (2515 Meters) 4 Km
One has to cross the bridge over the Lama Dug Nallah, and from there the trek begins, it’s about 4-5 km to get to the first village named Kothi Swar. Chherna is next village on the route. The trail then wanders across Badhdhar’s woodlands. The landscape is filled with beautiful rhododendrons and silver oak forest throughout the early summer and spring.
A steep ascent from Badhdhar takes you to the Nohru Jot, which is a common feature of nearly every mountain pass in this area. The natives no longer use this Passage, but every year arrives “Gaddi” (shepherds) to go to and beyond the Bada Bhangal area. The Kothi Kohar village on the other side of the Pass which is also a trek end location and is well connected by road. It is the end of the trip. After that, hire a taxi till Barot, and you’re free to explore nearby places, or you can immediately dive/travel back to Joginder Nagar/Mandi or Bir.