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The White Mountain Trail – Dharamshala Getaway

7,950.00

At a glance

  • Trip type: Easy, chilling out, some hiking, lots of exploring and good food
  • Duration: 2 nights/ 3 days
  • Difficulty/ Activity level: Easy
  • Location: Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
  • Terrain: Meadows and mixed forest of Cedar, Walnut, Chestnut and Maple
  • Maximum elevation: 2,875 m at Triund
  • Trip Highlights: Tibetan culture, a Tibetan cooking class, lots of hikes, meeting incredible people, delicious food and loads of fun

 

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Total: 7950


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Description

Dharamshala is a quiet and tranquil hill station in the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh, nestled under the shadow of the mighty Dhauladhar range.

The city has a mix of British and Buddhist culture and the upper Dharamshala, a.k.a. McLeodganj, is a major Buddhist pilgrimage and houses many monasteries. Though a peaceful hill station, Dharamshala has no dearth of adventure opportunities as the Dhauladhars provide perfect avenues for trekking and hiking.

You’ll have ample opportunities to hike around explore the pristine environments, experience snow at the snowline and have delicious food at the mountain cafes. Cost for The White Mountain Trail – Dharamshala Getaway starts around just ₹ 7950 per person.

Dharamshala is located in the upper reaches of the Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh and is placed at an average altitude of 1,475 meters above sea level. The city is surrounded a thick cover of deodar cedar trees and is one of the major strong holds for the Tibetan refugees and the seat of the 14th Dalai lama of the Tibetan sect of Buddhism. The town due to its picturesque surroundings and the presence of the Dalai Lama has made the town a popular tourist destination, both for the Indians and the foreign tourists. Here’s the list of the best places you must visit in Dharamshala.

With an average elevation of 2,082 meters above sea level, McLeod Ganj is named after Sir Donald Friell McLeod who was the Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab under whom the area was developed. The place is known for its various attractions including the residence of the 14th Dalai Lama. The place is one of the most frequented spots in Dharamshala and is famous for its Tibetan culture, handicrafts and temples. The Hanuman Tibba is the highest peak at the height of 5,639 meters above sea level and can be viewed from McLeod Ganj.

Kangra Fort was the seat and residence of the one of the oldest existing dynasties in the World. The Katoch rulers of Kangra belong to the lineage of the rulers of Trigata mentioned in the Hindu Epics Ramayana and Mahabharatha and also in Alexander the Great’s war records. The fort complex contains several well detailed halls and watchtowers along with a couple of temples that date back to the 9th century AD.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive at Dharamshala. Short hike to Bhagsu Falls

We arrive at Dharamshala in the morning. After freshening up and a filling breakfast, we’ll take a short hike to Bhagsu Falls, which are about 2 km from the main market. The waterfall is located near the Bhagsu Nath temple and is a sight to behold, engulfed with light fog and scenic mountains all around. We’ll have a picnic lunch here and then head back to Dharamshala.

Day 2:

Dharamshala to Triund and back

Triund is a short and easy day trek from Dharamshala, about 9 km one way, with well-defined trails and provides breathtaking views of snow-covered peaks of Dhauladhar on one side and of Kangra Valley on the other. The ascent is about 1100 meters and goes through scenic Rhododendron and Oak forest.

We’ll start early in the morning, trek to Triund, click pictures & have packed lunch; then head back to Dharamshala.

Trip ends here

Day 3:

A Tibetan cooking class and some chilling out

Chill out and explore Dharamshala and McLeodganj and take the night Volvo back to Delhi.

Trip ends.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (2 nights)
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Transport in Dharamshala and around
  • Guided hikes in and around Dharamshala
  • A Tibetan cooking class where you will try making a bunch of goodies (Eating and sharing them comes naturally)
  • A Chief Experience Officer (CExO) to accompany the group

Price does not include

  • Anything not mentioned in the price includes
  • Transportation to/ from Delhi/ Dharamshala
  • Lunch and dinner (Lots of places in Dharamshala/ Mcleodganj where you will get to try several delicious cuisines)
  • Personal expenses
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances (landslides/ road blocks/ bad weather conditions etc)

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