Destination Covered :Dalhousie - Sach Pass - Dharamshala - Triund Trek - Palampur - Bir Billing - Manali
Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
DAY 01 : ARRIVE DALHOUSIE
Upon arrival at the Pathankot train station, you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. After freshen up. Day free at leisure. Explore the surroundings and return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 02 : DALHOUSIE – SACH PASS – DALHOUSIE (175 KM ONE WAY)
Today go for an excursion to Sach Pass at around 5 AM. Sach Pass is situated at an altitude of 4,420 Mtrs or 14500 feet lying on the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas and connects the Chamba Valley / Church Valley with Pangi Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Upon arrival, enjoy the activities in the snow, later drive back to Dalhousie for an overnight stay.
DAY 03 : DALHOUSIE – KHAJJIAR – DHARAMSHALA (140 KM)
Today after breakfast, drive to Dharmashala via visiting Chamba and Khajjiar. Both these towns near Dalhousie are known for their lush landscape, floral meadows, and tranquility. The attractions of the day include Central Park, which offers a magnificent view of the entire hill town. Rang Mahal, which is one of the largest monuments in the region that is built-in Mughal-British architecture, Khajjiar Lake, and Bhuri Singh Museum-named after Chamba's former king. It houses a collection of miniature paintings, wooden carvings, etc. If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can also try your hand at zorbing. Upon arrival in Dharamshala, check-in at your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Dharamshala.
DAY 04 : : DHARAMSHALA
Today after breakfast, a full day city tour of Dharamsala. It is a beautiful and serene hill town that shot to fame after His Holiness Dalai Lama took shelter here. The sightseeing in Dharamshala includes the Dal Lake, which is placed amidst lush greenery the lake and has a Shiva temple on its banks, St. John's Church- an Anglican church built-in 1852. It is dedicated to John The Baptist, Tibetan Monastery- for witnessing the worshipping rituals of the region and Bhagsu Nag Temple- an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Snake God, Nag, and Lord Shiva. The rest of the day is at your discretion. Partake in activities like shopping, trying out local delicacies, and so on. Overnight stay.
DAY 05 : DHARAMSHALA – TRIUND (9 KM TREK/ 4-6 HRS)
Amidst the misty Dhauladhar ranges, with the stunning Kangra Valley on one side, the Triund trek is ideal for first-time trekkers as well as experienced trekkers or adventure seekers. Trek along with the oak and rhododendron forests, peaceful and bright meadows, and tricky curves while enjoying tea and snacks at rest stops. There are rock-cut caves after the trek endpoint, which are unique to this trek. Keep in mind that the Triund Trek is easy to accomplish without a trekking guide.
Mcleodganj is the base camp for many trek operators. However, a few kilometers uphill, there is Dharamkot where the trek begins. You can drive to Dharamkot from Mcleodganj.
From Dharamkot, trek to Bhagsu Nag. Here you can hire a guide if you want, but the trail is pretty well marked, and with the help of locals, you will be easily able to navigate the path yourself.
You might come across Buddhist monks seeking solace and friendly locals who run the stalls along the trail. There are a few temples on trails. Shiva Temple is the most famous, and the highlight of the trek is the gushing Bhagsu Waterfall. Upon arrival, check into the tented accommodation here for a night stay. Overnight at camps.
DAY 06 : TRIUND – MCLEODGANJ (9 KM TREK) – PALAMPUR (40 KM)
Return to Mcleodganj via the same trails and proceed To Palampur. Upon arrival, check-in at your pre-booked hotel.
DAY 07 : PALAMPUR - BIR BILLING (30 KM) – MANALI (175 KM)
In the morning, after breakfast, drive to Bir (World famous Takeoff point for Paragliding). On the way, visit Kangra Museum, Norbulingka art Gallery, Maa Chamunda Temple, Palampur tea garden, and Lord Shiva Temple Baijnath. Upon arrival, drive up to Billing. Enjoy Paragliding tandem ride 20 to 30 minutes and landing at Chougan. Enjoy Lunch at Bir (Chinese food options). After lunch, local sightseeing in Buddhist Monasteries, drive to Manali. Upon arrival in Manali, check into the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 08 : MANALI
After breakfast, go for a full day sightseeing tour of Manali. Visit the HADIMBA TEMPLE built-in 1553 with a superbly crafted four tiered pagoda roof. It is famous for its exquisitely carved doorway. The CLUBHOUSE: The Club House with its comprehensive facilities that include a roller skating rink, an auditorium, billiard rooms, a library, a bar, and a restaurant making it a beautiful outing for the day. Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, and VASHIST: Well known for its hot springs. There are old temples dedicated to the sage Vashisth and Lord Rama. After sightseeing, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 09 : MANALI TO ROHTANG PASS EXCURSION (SNOW POINT)
Today enjoy an excursion to Rohtang Pass, also called Snow point- enjoy the beauty of year-round snow-capped mountains. Overnight Manali. It will be chargeable extra payable directly by the guest).
DAY 10 : LEAVE MANALI
Departure transfer to airport or train station to board flight or train for onward journey.