Hudan Bhatori and the Beautiful Hudan Lake

by Vargis.Khan

This article on Hudan Bhatori is in continuation with the previous article by Sachin Rai Vaid detailing his trip to mighty Sach Pass and beautiful Pangi Valley.Please click on the links below to read previous parts of this travelogue.

Journey so far:

Camping at Khajjiar, Bairagarh and crossing the mighty Sach Pass

Experiencing the Magic of Sural Bhatori



Pangi valley is divided into the Saichu, Hudan Bhatori and Sural Bhatori valleys. These are inhabited at elevations of 7,000 feet (2,100 m) to 11,000 feet (3,400 m) above sea level. Roads are poor, with few of them surfaced. These are probably the remotest areas of Himachal Pradesh that see only a handful of tourists in a year. If you are looking for an offbeat place where you can spend some time away from the city; as well as crowded popular tourist destination; then Pangi Valley is the place that promises to give you plenty of scenic beauty and solitude.

If you are into photography, amateur or professional, and want to shoot some mesmerizing lush landscapes; then a visit to Pangi Valley is must.

Day 5: Killar PWD Rest House

We spent two days camping at Sural Bhatori and returned on Killar on Day 5. Plan for next day was to head towards Hudan Bhatori, which too turned out to be so beautiful that we spend another two days there.

Night 6 and 7: Forest Rest House at Hudan Bhatori

hudan bhatori

Day 8: Killar PWD Rest House

The Lush green beauty, Solitude and peaceful meditational experience of Hudan Bhatori and Sural Bhatori forced us to spend two nights at each place. All we did was to eat –drink- sleep- roam a little-repeat. From Hudan Bhatori, we once again returned to Killar Forest rest house. Plan for next day was to head towards Udaipur.

Day 9: While heading towards Udaipur, we noticed a beautiful site called “Chhota Manali”. It was right on the banks of Chandrabhaga river and perfect for camping. This is where we decided to pitch our tent for Day 9.

Day 10 & 11: Sarchu

From Udaipur we reached and stayed at Sarchu on Day 10. On Day 11, we made a short trip to Tso Kar, returned to Sarchu and stayed there again.

More Plains

Panoramic view of Tso Kar

A car i20 flipped thrice while the untrained driver attempted to take a shortcut while descending at Gata Loops. The passengers (Family!) were injured but were safe.

Day 12 & 13: Kasol and return to Chandigarh

Parvati River at Kasol



This sums up the 15 day travelogue by Sachin Rai Vaid. If you have any questions; want to plan a trip in this direction and need inputs; please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum and I will be glad to answer.

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Sandeep Kumar January 11, 2019 - 7:53 pm

Hii garima I am local resident from Hudan bhatori you can reach valley bs HRTC bus or local taxi but I suggest you for bus…..bus timeming are
7:00 am
1:00 pm
5:00 pm
If you look for stay at night then you have to book govt rest house in advance and I also suggest you to stay in home stay in my home owner name is Mr karam Singh (teacher) for any enquiries please contact me mob:- +919418906563

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Jonathan May 22, 2019 - 10:18 am

HI sandeep, I am planning a 2 week trip to cover pangi chamba valley (June 2019) and I want to include Sural bhatori, Hudan bhatori, Killar and Sach in my itinerary. Would you be so kind to guide me in accommodation/ home stays. I intend to stay at least 2-3 days in each place. regards, Jonathan

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Chintan Sheth July 30, 2018 - 3:47 pm

Hi Vargis, wonderful to ready your travelogue. We are a group of 7 people and travelling to pangi on 13th August. I wanted to know if there are designated places to camp or we just camp wherever we feel like! Are there any restrictions on places to camp? Is it a good idea to call and confirm for rooms at PWD houses?

Many thanks for your help.

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Vargis.Khan July 30, 2018 - 4:35 pm

Hi Chintan – You can camp anywhere you like but try to do it next to a Dhaba, don’t camp in the middle of nowhere. And yes, you should book PWD guest houses in advance.

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JDS_001 May 22, 2019 - 10:07 am

How do I go about in booking the guest houses across KIllar, Sural Bhatori, Hudan Bhatori etc. Any online link ? Also are there any other homestay options. I am planning to come to Pangi chamba valley for 2 weeks in June 2019.

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Jonathan May 22, 2019 - 10:08 am

How do I go about in booking the guest houses across KIllar, Sural Bhatori, Hudan Bhatori etc. Any online link ? Also are there any other homestay options. I am planning to come to Pangi chamba valley for 2 weeks in June 2019.

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Vargis.Khan May 22, 2019 - 1:54 pm

There is no online booking available; more or less reach the spot and find a hotel kinda deal.

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Garima May 28, 2018 - 5:52 pm

Hi,
I am a solo traveler Just want to know how I will hundan bhatori by public transportation. Please guide.

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Deepak Kumar August 10, 2017 - 7:07 am

Sir, I m planning to go killer to Kishtwar from Jalandhar pls suggest me a toughest routes

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Vargis.Khan August 10, 2017 - 3:12 pm

Hello Deepak – Killar, Kishtwar, Sach is a difficult route in itself. From Killar you can go towards Hundan Bhatori and Sural Bhatori.

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