TREK TO CHAMBA VALLEY FROM DHARAMSHALA
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Type of Trek:
Easy to Moderate to Strenuous
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Minimum 4 member group
Starting point of trek:
Mcleodganj / Dharmkot
End point of trek:
Machetar / Choli
Delhi (315m) to Dharamshala (1387m)
Leave Delhi for Dharamshala in the evening by 2X2 luxury
at Dharamsala in the morning and check in at a hotel. Visit
the Norbulinga Institute of Tibetan Culture that was founded
by the Department of Religion and Culture to preserve Tibetan
culture. Also visit Chinmaya Tapovan that was established
by Swami Chinmayanand. There is a 9m tall Lord Hanuman image
and Rama temple. The evening is kept free to visit the market
at Mcleodganj known as little Lhasa. Mcleodganj is the residence
of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Dinner and overnight stay.
Remaining day for acclimatisation
Dharamshala (1387m) / Mcleodganj (1770m) - Triund (2975m);
3km trek; 2975m; 5 hrs; level-easy
Leave Mcleodganj for Dharamkot which is the starting point
of the trek with beautiful views of Kangra valley and Dhauladhar
range of mountains. It takes 3 hours to reach Triund. Below
the valley, one can enjoy the sunset and plains of Punjab
and Shivalik Ranges. The place is unique for stargazers;
green meadows give a cosy feeling to the tired trekker.
Triund at 2975m is known to those who seek shelter in caves
and do yoga and meditation. Overnight stay in tents.
(Triund - Lahesh Cave; 3350m; 6km; 4-5hrs; level-easy).
Gradual ascent through pine forests to open meadows. Next
destination of the trek is Charang. The journey takes 3
hours. The Lahesh Cave is located at the base of Indrahara
Pass. The trek crosses Laqa Gote. Overnight stay in the
camp or if possible in the caves.
Lahesh Cave - Chatta Parao (3256m) over Indrahara Pass; 4350m; 11km; 5-6 hrs; level-moderate
Tough day of trek for moderate trekkers (Trek time:
8-10 hours) and for experienced trekkers (Trek time: 5-6
We trek uphill for 3-4 hours, it is a steep and taxing
climb. This is the most frequented pass. Trekkers and shepherds
choose this pass en route to Chamba and Bharmaur, views
of the central Himalayas and great Himalayan ranges are
captivating from this pass. One can have a glimpse of Chamba
Kailash from this pass, camping is done at Chatta Parao
under the rock shelter or we pitch tents below Chatta Parao
at Mondore after 3-4km. Overnight stay in tents.
Parao - Kwarsi; 2730m; 13km; 5-6 hrs; level-easy
Kwarsi is a beautiful village perched on a slope and surrounded by forests of mixed variety. Lush green fields give a nice look; there is a Shiva temple here where trekkers generally retire for the night. We can take a beautiful village tour. At night, we will have a rural cultural programme around a campfire.
Kwarsi -Choli; (1800m; 12km; 5-6 hrs; level-easy and 2 hrs
bus to Chamba - 996m)
On the 5th day, we take a steep descent, down the dangerous
narrow paths at a few places to reach the bus road below
Choli village. Our last journey for the trek. There we have
a bus to travel to Chamba town. (48km away). Evening is
free to explore the historical town of Chamba. Dinner and
overnight in hotel.
In Chamba (912m)
This is a historically important town, worth seeing, and
is generally not covered by most tours. A visit to the Laxmi
Narayan temple of Chamba which is a masterpiece of the Himalayan
heritage architecture and the Bhuri Singh museum. Dinner
and overnight stay at a hotel.
Chamba (912m) - Khajjiar (1938m)
Leave for Khajjiar (also called 'mini Switzerland of India') after lunch. Check in at exactly the heart of the great Khajjiar Meadows at Hotel Mini Swiss.
Khajjiar (1938m) - Dalhousie (2036m) - Khajjiar
Visit Kalatope wild life sanctuary. And visit Subhash Bowli
which is dedicated to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose - the
Indian revolutionary leader. Back to hotel for dinner and
Khajjiar - Chakki bank
After breakfast leave for Chakki bank. (6-7 hrs) reach station
for onward journey to Delhi.