Discover The Unbound Adventure Spirit Of Himachal Pradesh In A Week-Long Delhi To Delhi Round Trip That Covers Mcleodganj, Bir, Kasol, Tosh & Manali
Perfect for getting initiated to trekking and adventure while enjoying some of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas -The adventure from McLeodganj to Bir to Kasol to Tosh and Manali calls forth everyone who has a formidable spirit and a knack to take up unknown challenges that lie in the way. Most of all, they should be in love with the Himalayas and its features. But embarking on challenging trips requires a bit of experience and a first-hand encounter of how mountain expeditions are conducted. Since this itinerary contains notso-challenging terrains or long hours of trekking and comfortable places to spend your nights, you can easily consider this to be your preparatory adventure for bigger endeavors in the future.
Explore the Tibetan culture and the Buddhist religious practices that are abundant in McLeodGanj - If you are a fan of Buddhist culture and traditions, then you need to be present at McLeodGanj which is also known as ‘Little Lhasa’ or ‘Dhasa’ (after the name given by the Tibetans for Dharamshala) because of the large population of the Tibetans here. His Great Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama stays in McLeodGanj along with the Tibetan government-inexile that is headquartered here. This enchanting hill station on the laps of the Dhauladhar range has old world cafes with quaint streets and spiritual vibes that are echoed from the Buddhist monasteries. You will find monks robed in maroon teaching, praying, and even engaging in debating sessions. From the Tsukhlaghang Temple to the Tibetan Museum to the Bhagsunath Temple and the Bhagsu falls, every place worth noticing is wrapped in serenity and tranquility whereas the Tibetan traditional architectural style influences you. However, if you want to take a detour and go for Triund Trekking, then you have to take an entire day off.
Why shouldn’t you miss out on Bir?
If you are an adventure enthusiast who wants an adrenaline rush, you need to visit Bir Billing. From paragliding to camping, short trekking and mountain biking in the Bir valley, this place packs a complete package. You can also visit places like the Bir Landing Site, the Chokling Monastery, Dharmalaya Institute, Deer Park Institute, Chowgan Tea Gardens, etc. for a variety of experiences.
The attractive vibes of Kasol - Kasol is formed of the lush green mountains fusing with the clouds in the distance and playing the melody of the gushing Parvati river flowing alongside. With innumerable trekking options on offer - starting from Tosh Trek, Malana Trek, Kheerganga Trek to strenuous ones like Pin Parvati Pass Trek - Kasol has a number of adventures for both the beginners as well as pro-trekkers. Also known as ‘backpackers’ paradise’, Kasol attracts several foreigners from across the globe, especially Israelis, Italians, and others - and you will find Israeli food in almost every menu. Treat yourself to sumptuous meals at the cafes and roadside food joints that serve authentic Israeli and Indian dishes. The beautiful villages and the sound of the river Parvati add to the charm of Kasol.
Manali - the affordable backpacking destination for all your expeditions - Whatever be the kind of Himalayan adventure or expedition that you want to embark on in Himachal Pradesh, Manali presents itself as the most affordable backpacking destination. It will help you keep a check on your expenses and have a good experience without missing out on anything attractive during the duration of the trek. In Manali, you will get countless accommodation options - budget hotels to five-star rated ones, luxury hotels, boutique hotels, villas, hostels, homestays, guesthouses, etc. with a range of amenities. Some might offer beautiful views of the Himalayan scenery. Starting from USD 10 (INR 750) per night, the price goes up to USD 100 (INR 7500) and more according to your choice of accommodation.
Dharamshala is the central hub for several adventure activities across Himachal Pradesh and other North-Indian regions. There are multiple options for reaching this scenic destination nestled within Himachal Pradesh. If you plan on reaching Dharamshala by the road, you can take state transport buses or the privately-operated luxury Volvo semi-sleeper …
Dharamshala is the central hub for several adventure activities across Himachal Pradesh and other North-Indian regions. There are multiple options for reaching this scenic destination nestled within Himachal Pradesh. If you plan on reaching Dharamshala by the road, you can take state transport buses or the privately-operated luxury Volvo semi-sleeper and sleeper buses that regularly commute from New Delhi, Shimla, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Chandigarh, and Manali. You can reach these major North-Indian cities via various transport means. Alternatively, you can take a self-drive rental or hire a taxi from the Kangra airport at Gaggal and enjoy breathtaking views during the car ride. Reaching Dharamshala by railroad comprises various options. You can take the classic choice of boarding the train from Delhi NCR and reach Pathankot railway station in Punjab that lies closest to Dharamshala. There is an overnight train service between Delhi and Pathankot railway stations. Once you reach Pathankot, you can hire a cab to reach Dharamshala, which lies at a distance of 85 to 90 kilometers. You can partake in more adventurous and exciting activities by hopping on to the narrow-gauge Kangra Valley railway. The Kangra Queen Toy Train takes you across a breathtaking journey from Pathankot to Jogindernagar, with panoramic vistas of the Dhauladhar, Nurpur Hills, Kangra fort, etc., in your way. From Jogindernagar, you can either hire a cab or take a state transport bus to reach Dharamshala. The nearest airport of Dharamshala is the Kangra Airport situated at Gaggal, just 12 kilometers from the hub. But the Kangra airport is tiny, and the infrastructure is quite backdated, with a handling capacity of just 100 passengers. However, there are connecting flights from major Indian cities like New Delhi, Chandigarh, etc. You can reach these cities from anywhere and take the connecting flight to Gaggal.
Dharamshala is one of the emerging and most popular destinations in Himachal Pradesh and North India as a whole. Thus, there have been several new accommodation options that have come up in and around Dharamshala over the recent years. You can stay in budget-friendly accommodations like backpackers’ hostels, homestays, budget …
Dharamshala is one of the emerging and most popular destinations in Himachal Pradesh and North India as a whole. Thus, there have been several new accommodation options that have come up in and around Dharamshala over the recent years. You can stay in budget-friendly accommodations like backpackers’ hostels, homestays, budget guesthouses, and hotels that provide you with fundamental amenities. Alternatively, you can go luxe and stay in boutique hotels and resorts with breathtaking views and beautiful facilities. The price of accommodation will vary depending upon your choice of stay. It might range from USD 10 (INR 750) per night to USD 100 (INR 7500) per night of your Dharamshala stay. There are pricier options as well.
Mid-September to March is a best to visit. As rains stop around mid-September and the weather is pleasant for sightseeing as well as other adventure activities such as trekking. But keep in mind that the nights start getting chilly at this time so you must carry adequate layers to keep yourself warm. And from Mid-December to March the winter season is in its peak, if you enjoy the cold and snow-white mountains, then this is a beautiful time to visit. It snows here during this time and the temperature tends to dip below -1 °C. Remember to carry lots of woolens and protection against chilly winds.