Chakki Bank/Pathankot to Dharamsala
Arrive Chakki Bank or Pathankot railway station by an overnight train. On arrival transfer to Hotel in Dhaamsala. Afternoon free to explore on your own and meet with your trekking guide and fellow trekkers. Or You can also fly from Delhi to Dharamsala.
On Trek. Bhagsu Nag – Triund (2875 M) 10 kms
After a short drive(10 minutes) from your hotel we start our trek from Bhagsu Nag village. It is steep ascent through mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and deodar trees to Triund. Triund is an alpine meadow situated atop a ridge from where you have close view of the peaks of Dhauladhar on one side and Mcleod Ganj and Dharamsala town on the other. Overnight stay in tents.
Triund-Khabrotu – Laka Got (3200 M) 6 kms
This short stage is included in order to get acclimatized to the steep increase in the altitude. This day in the middle of the trek we take you for a side walk for spectacular view. Laka got is situated at the snout of a small glacier which is full of snow from April to Mid June and the glacier recedes back during post monsoon period. Overnight stay in tents at Lake got.
Laka Got- Inderhara Pass (4300M)- Chatta Parao (3400 M) 10 kms, 7 Hours Walk
Early breakfast. Early start is most important in oder to avoid bad weather at the pass and to get the most amazing view from the pass. During premoonsoon period April-Mid june you will have to walk on the snow and ice for about 4 to 5 hours to reach the pass. You might need to fit crampons on your shoes to walk on the early hours of the morning so it is important to have very good shoes that can fit crampons on. During post monsoon period (Sep-Nov) there is not snow on the trail and one has to walk on the rocky trail to the pass. From the pass we have superb view of the peaks of Pir Panjal range of central Himalayas. The trail on the other side of the pass is steep downhill to Chatta Parao got where we camp for overnight stay.
Chatta Parao – Kuwarsi Village 15 kms, 6 to 7 Hours walk
First few kms is a gentle walk on the alpine pasture of Chatta Parao and then we descend down into Chatta Nullah to cross over to the otherside with a uphill walk to the meadows of Mandara. Continue on uphill and downhill walk to reach the most charming village of Kuwarsi. Here we stay inside the temple complex in wooden log hut which is a temporary shelters for all pilgrims visiting the nag temple at Kuwarsi.
Kuwarsi Village – Hilling Village – Chamba Town 3 hours walk and 3 hours drive
After breakfast visit Kuwarsi village to see the lifestyle of Gaddi Tribal people. Later continue walk through the green fields of Kuwarsi village to reach the road-head at Hilling where your car/drive will wait for you. Drive to Chamba Town. Stay overnight in Hotel.
Chamba – Khajiar – Dalhousie – Chakki Bank, 6 hours drive
After breakfast drive to Khajiar and Dalhousie and then continue drive to Chakki Bank station to board overnight train back to Delhi. Or You can drive to Amritsar( 7 hours drive) to board your flight back home.
(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.