A wonderful five-day trek through the southernmost Himalayas combines with time in the delightful hill station of Dharamsala and adjacent McLeod Gang – home to the Dalai Lama and a large community of Tibetans. Our carefully planned itinerary makes the most of the magnificent views of the Dhaula Dhar range and the beautiful Kangra valley, as well as staying in a 300-year-old manor house at Pragpur.
- McLeod Ganj, known as ‘little Lhasa’, home to the Dalai Lama and a large community of Tibetan
- Dharamsala, surrounded by dense coniferous forests.
- Triund, situated at the foot of Dhaula Dhar Range.
- Andretta, a small village in Kangra Valley known for its pottery.
- Pragpur village, known for its historical, cultural and religious importance
Day 2 - Early morning visit Golden Temple and return to hotel for breakfast before you drive to Dharamshala. The journey will take you about 5 hrs. into the foothills of the Himalaya towards Dharamsala. Arrive in the mid-afternoon check into the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore Mcleod Ganj.
Overnight - Hotel
Day 3 - After breakfast a short drive for 15 minutes from your hotel you reach Satobari Village the starting point of the trek. The trail will take you the downhill walk for two hours to reach Ghera Village cross a small stream over an improvised bridge and continue our walk steep uphill for next three hours to reach Kareri village. Overnight stay in camps. (Walking 5 hrs)
Overnight - Camp
Day 4 - This morning after breakfast trek starts about two hours with gradual ascent and descent until we reach to Rawa village situated on the bank of Rawa river. We come across several tribal villages on the way. From Rawa it is steep ascent through the forest for about two hours to Bahl village. Overnight stay in camp . (Walking 5-6 hrs)
Overnight - Camp
Day 5 - This day we leave all the villages behind and go up in the mountain where there is is no permanent villages. It is steep ascent through mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and cedar trees to Triund, an alpine meadow situated atop a ridge. Triund is a wonderful place with superb view. Many people go here for overnight camping or a day picnic. On weekends it can be crowded. Overnight stay in camps. (Walking about 5 hrs).
Overnight - Camp
Day 7 - Today after breakfast start your final day trek to Bhagsu Nag Village with is almost downhill gradual walk to Bhagsu Nag waterfall where you enjoy your lunch. Continue a short walk to reach Bhagsu Nag village road head and meet your vehicle for transfer to Andreatta about 2 hrs drives. Overnight in family homestay. (Walking 4 hrs)
Overnight - Guest House
Base Price Includes
- Accommodation on double/ twin sharing basis as per the itinerary.
- Daily buffet breakfasts included at hotels.
- Trekking camping which includes delicious food prepared by our professional experienced trekking chef, camp boys, tentage like imported sleeping tents, Kitchen /Mess tent, toilet tent, table , camp chairs or any other logistic expenses during trekking as
- Ponies to carry trekking stuffs and clients baggage.
- All transfers and sightseeing by a Private vehicle as indicated in the itinerary.
- Services of a local sightseeing guide during sightseeing and trekking as per the itinerary.
- Monastery Entrance Fees as per the itinerary at mentioned sights.
- Representative for assistance on Arrival /Departure.
- 24/7 assistance by our support team.
Base Price Does Not Include
- International / Domestic air fare.
- Any meal other than Breakfast unless specified.
- Any service or activity charges other than those included in the inclusions.
- Supplement Cost for festival period, long weekend or peak season.
- Entrance fee at monuments and National Parks.
- Unforeseen expenses that demand changes in the itinerary like natural calamities, changes in weather, road blockages, flight/train cancellations and any medical emergency or evacuations.
- Travel insurance and Visa
- Expenses of a personal nature- Staff Tips, Laundry, phone calls, soft or alcoholic drinks, excess baggage charges, camera and Video fee or any other expanses which are not mentioned in above inclusion list.
- Oxygen Cylinder facility for high altitude
- All government taxes as applicable.
In the north of the Punjab plains and rising to around 5,000 metres, the southernmost ridges of the Indian Himalaya are known as Dhauladhar. Here, amongst these ‘White Mountains’, the British established several hill stations, including Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj, which is today home to Tibet’s popular leader, the Dalai Lama. After a day’s exploration of this colourful Buddhist place of pilgrimage we trek through pretty villages and high pastures on the south side of the ranges, following trails used for centuries by the local shepherds and their flocks. Gaining height gradually and walking for an average of just 5 hours each day, we enjoy a series of scenic camping places with plentiful opportunities to meet friendly villagers. From our highest camp at Triund (2,850m) there are particularly fine views of the peaks and ridges of Dhauladhar. There is also time to see local craftsmen at work, visit the tea capital of the region and stay in a delightful old manor house in the World Heritage Village of Pragpur.