McLeodganj Trekking Tour

10 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Chandigarh - Dharamshala (McLeod Ganj) - Triund - Lahesh - Indrahar Pass - Chatru Parao - Machetar - Chamba - Delhi


Overview

Trek from McLeod Ganj to Chamba via Indrahar Pass, a tour package of 10 nights and 11 days, offers you a chance to enjoy a great of the Pir Panjal and Dhaula Dhar mountain ranges. During the itinerary, you go through a trek of moderate difficulty.  The highlight of this tour is a mesmerizing view of the surrounding region from Indrahar pass. You trek through scenic villages of Himachal such as Triund, Lahesh, Chatru Parao, Machetar and Chamba.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Delhi and Chandigarh
  • Admire the surrounding local scenery in Dharamshala
  • Moderate ascending trek to Triund and Lahesh Caves
  • Mesmerizing view of the whole region from Indrahar pass
  • Explore scenic villages of Himachal- Chatru Parao, Kuarsi and Machetar  while trekking

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Delhi

On arriving in Delhi, meet an IHPL representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to your hotel. After check in formalities and some relax you will proceed to enjoy local sightseeing of capital city.

Red Fort: Delhi's most famous monument, the Red Fort, stands not only as a powerful reminder of the Mughal era India but also a symbol of India's struggle for freedom. It was build by fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, when he decided to shift his capital there from Agra.

Qutub Minar: one of the tallest brick minarets in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture.

Bahai Temple: The Bahai Temple is commonly called the Lotus Temple, as it's shaped like a lotus flower. It's particularly pretty at night, when it's attractively lit up. It is closed on each Monday.

Humayun's Tomb: If you think Humayun's Tomb looks a bit like the Taj Mahal in Agra, that's because it was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal's creation. The tomb was built in 1570, and houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun.

After this drive by the India Gate- a war memorial, built in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I & Parliament House.

Now Drive back to Hotel for an overnight Stay in New Delhi.

Day 2 - Delhi-Chandigarh

In the morning, have breakfast and depart by road for Chandigarh. On reaching, get transferred to your hotel. Visit Rock Garden, Sukhana Lake, Rose Garden, Museum (Sightseeing as per time permissible). Overnight at hotel of Chandigarh.

Day 3 - Chandigarh – Dharamshala (249 kms)

On day 3, post breakfast, hit the road to Dharamshala. On reaching Dharamshala, complete the check- in formalities at your pre-booked hotel. Spend the rest of the day in doing the activities of your interest- admire the surrounding local scenery, explore the nearby surroundings on foot, taste the local renditions, indulge in adventure activities etc. Stay overnight.

Day 4 - Dharamshala

Post breakfast we visit the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is one the pioneering institutions in the study and research of Buddhism. Visiting a cricket stadium while in Dharamshala may sound like a strange thing to add to one’s itinerary, but the magnificent natural backdrop and the cool winds constantly drifting across the grounds is what makes a trip to HPCA Stadium (as it is also known) worth it.

Evening is free to visit the market at Mcleodganj also known as little Lhasa. Mcleodganj is the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Visit Chintpurni Devi Temple, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Bagalamukhi Temple. Overnight at hotel in Dharamshala.

Day 5 - Dharamshala-Triund (1 hr drive+4 hrs trek)

On day 5, have breakfast, and begin your one-hour drive to the point from where you have to start your trek. On reaching your trek point, begin trekking up to the camp site of Triund (2842 meters). Once you reach, settle in your camps. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities- treat your eyes to the local scenery, explore the surroundings on foot, etc. Stay overnight in tents

Day 6 - Triund - Lahesh Cave (3467 meters)

On the 6th day of the tour, begin trekking to Lahesh caves. The distance that you cover today is around 9 kms (around 5-6 hrs). The trek of today is through Deodar forests. The trek route is not a difficult one today. Check-in your camp. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 7 - Lahesh - Indrahar Pass (4342 meters) - Chatru Parao (3700 meters)

After breakfast on day 7, begin your steep upward trek towards Indrahar Pass. Once you reach the pass of the Pir Panjal Range and the Mani Mahesh Kailash, treat your eyes to the local scenery. You enjoy an amazing view from here. Later, you trek becomes a descending one towards Chatru Parao, a picturesque village. This is your campsite, a perfect place for nature lovers. Set- up camp for overnight stay.

Day 8 - Chatru Parao - Kuarsi (2730 meters)

Have breakfast and begin trekking from your base camp at Chatru Parao. While trekking on the 8th day of the tour cover few snow bridges. Later, enter Kuarsi, a shepherd village containing treks being used by shepherds from centuries. On arrival, pitch-in you camps. The rest of the day is free. Stay overnight in tents.

Day 9 - Kuarsi – Machetar (1800 meters) - Chamba (996 meters)

On day 9, have breakfast and continue the trek into the valley. Admire the mesmerizing view of the whole region from the top- southwards are the Dhaula Dhar ranges, north has Pir Panjal and towards the east, you enjoy a view of Mani Mahesh. Later, descending trek begins along the barley fields to reach the road that leads you to Machetar, a scenic village. Reach Chamba, an ancient town. Complete the check-in formalities at your pre-booked rest house for staying overnight.

Day 10 - Chamba – Delhi (9-10 hours)

Once you have your breakfast, depart by road for Delhi and check in at Hotel by late evening for an overnight stay.

Day 11 - Departure

Get an assisted transfer to the International Airport to board a flight for your onward destination.


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