Pathankot / Chakki Bank to Dalhousie
Arrive Pathankot or Chakki Bank rly station by an overnight train. On arrival at station our driver will meet you and transfer you to Dalhousie(3 hours drive). Check in Hotel in Dalhousie. Later a walking tour of Dalhousie. You can go for a circular walk on Thandi Sarak and Garam Sarak that joins to two main centres in Dalhousie – Gandhi Chowk and Subhash Chowk. Overnight stay in Hotel.
On Trek. Dalhousie-Talai – Kalatop
After a short drive for half an hour we reach the starting point of our trek. It is steep uphill walk through the forest to Kalatop. Camp or stay in a forest lodge at Kalatop. From Kalatop we have beautiful view of the snowcovered peaks of high Himalayan ranges.
Kalatop – Khajiar (6 hours walk)
It is a long day walk through a dense forest of Kalatop-khajiar wildlife sanctuary. First half of the day it is almost a downhill walk and during the second half it is uphill walk to reach Khajiar. Those who do not want to take a long walk can drive in our back up jeep to Khajiar and spend time walking in the Khajiar meadows while the others arrive after a long day trek. Stay in forest lodge or guest house.
Khajiar – Chamba Jot (5/6 hours walk)
After a short drive from Khajiar we will get to the starting point of the trek. This is one of the most beautiful day of the trek. We walk on top of dhauladhar mountain with superb parallel view of the high Himalayan peaks of Pir Panjal range of central Himalayas. Camp at Jot for overnight stay.
Chamba Jot – Kainthly (3 hours walk)
We continue walking on top of Dhauladhar mountain for some time and then descend down through a dense deodar forest to Kainthly. Overnight stay in a beautiful Forest Lodge or camp. Kainthly valley is one of the most hidden and unexplored valleys in Himachal Pradesh.
Kainthly – Chowari – Dharamsala (2 hours walk and 3 hours drive)
After a short walk through some remote tribal villages we reach the nearest road-head above Chowari village from where we drive to Dharamsala. Check in Hotel in Dharamsala. Afternoon walking tour of Dalai Lama Temple and Tibetan Market in Mcleod Ganj.
Dharamsala – Delhi
Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. End of the Tour
(1). This is the itinerary for a tour which we run regularly. It can be altered, and we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. The itinerary is planned in such a way that you gain altitude gradually , you get a good and proper time to acclimatise properly while travelling through the Central Himalayas . Every day there is enough free time to make walk / or to relax your own so you could experience the people and culture from much close on the tour.
(2). In case you require accompanying tour escort / local guide with you please tell us and we will be happy to arrange local, knowledgeable guide for your tour, as per your choice.
(3). Please do not hesitate to collect any travel information from us, before working a final tour programme for yourself. We would be glad to provide you all the travel information and hotels details etc. at the time of planning your holidays with us, before you book your tour with Incredible Himachal Holidays. Being local, we can provide you with a wonderful private, personalise, tailor-made holiday tour in India at a cheaper cost than the standard package / group holiday that you might find elsewhere. We believe in delivering the service, more than- promised to our clients.