Banni Mata Trek

Banni Mata Trek

Description- A short and easy trek to a revered temple at the feet of Pir Panjal range, deep in the Chamba Valley. The trek route passes through some typical Chamba villages hanging on steep Himalayan slopes.


Look out for- Pir Panjal range, the ancient Banni Mata temple and the legend around it, farming lifestyles.


Start Point – Dhakog (N32 27.850 E76 25.267, 1388 mts), District Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India


End Point – Kandhelu (N32 28.948 E76 28.210, 2106 mts), District Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India


Highest Point – Bada Gran (N32 31.648 E76 28.463, 2521 mts), District Chamba, India


Lowest Point – Dhakog, District Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India


Difficulty Level – Easy


No of days – 3-4


Sample Itinerary


Day Start Point End Point Stay Options

1 Dhakog Mandah Camp Site/Village School

2 Mandah Banni Mata Temple rooms, camp site, IPH Rest House

3 Banni Mata Bada Gran Camp Site/Village School

4 Bada Gran Kandhelu Bharmour

Trek Profile


Trek Elevation Profile

Trek Elevation Profile


Attached aside is an elevation profile of this trek. The X Axis of the graph shows the horizontal distance while the Y Axis shows the elevation. All the major waypoints on the trek have been plotted on this graph along with their elevations. The distance between waypoints along with the approximate ‘moving time’ between each waypoint has also been provided. This assumes a moderate walking pace with no stops at all.

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