2000 TO 2400 MTS
Chota bangal is the area south of the Thamsar pass, comprising the valleys of the Uhl and lambadug rivers. first day's trek is from Billing to Rajagunda, described above on day 2, instead of going up the Uhl,however, one goes down it, to the south,on the river's right bank, and then eastwards from slater pass.
The pretty little hamlets of rowling,kothikod and Baragram-all prime vegetable growing areas-can be seen on the opposite bank.The track drops to 500feet above the river and goes through the large village of mayot 6kms. from slater. it has some splendid houses built only from cedar wood. it is 7kms further to Barot, a lovely walk along the uhl which is shaded by a thick growth of alnus,willow and pine .Barot is an idyllic, tiny village where the mysterious lambadug joins the uhl from the north-east.
It is also famous for the first hydel project in north india -shanon HEP, built in the 1930's-and a trout hatchery.It has four rest houses and a couple of guest houses.from Barot one can take a taxi or bus to mandi/pathankot, or if one so wishes, continue the trek up the lambadug and on to the sari pass(3100mts)beyond which is the remote lug valley of kullu district, or over the even higher makori pass to the north-west to Bara Bangal 3days