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BIR-RAJGUNDHA TREK

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  • 1 Days  8.0hrs
  • Difficulty - Easy
  • Best Season - Spring (Feb, March, April) Summer (May, June, July)

Rajgundha is one of the most off-beat treks of Himachal Pradesh. Situated in the Kangra district of Himachal pradesh, Rajgundha Valley is a small and beautiful valley situated beyond Barot in the lap of Dhauladhars. In this tour we have been covering Bir and the quaint village of Barot before finally moving onto the beautiful and colorful valley of Rajgundha.On this trail walk alongside the Uhl river and soak into the beautiful lush green valley of Kangra. From Rajgundha peak enjoy the mesmerizing views of snow capped mountains of Dhauladhar range.

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Rajgundha trek distance: 24 km
Rajgundha temperature: 20 to 10 degree in summers and 18 to -7 degree in winters
Rajgundha trek best time to visit: Throughout the year except monsoon season and january in winters
Rajgundha altitude: 9,200 ft
Rajgundha trek difficulty level: Easy

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Assemble at goSTOPS Bir. At around 8 am, you will be taken to Billing by road and then we start our trek to Rajgundha.
Trek of around 12kms will start from Billing as you will experience the breathtakingly beautiful Views of the Dhauladhar Range.
Walk alongside the Uhl river to reach the Rajgundha peak and enroute admire the panoramic view of Himachal valleys.
Upon reaching the top, spend some at the local cafes of Rajgundha village.
After some time, start your trek back to Billing.From here, you will be taken to Bir by road.
Drop at goStops Bir and your beautiful day trek will end here.

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India’s fastest-growing backpacker hostel brand, goSTOPS predominantly aims to provide quality travel experiences and make living spaces accessible to the youth - millennials and Gen Z. Founded in 2014 by a Delhi-based couple - Pallavi Agarwal and Pankaj Parwanda, the brand not only provides accommodation, but it enhances the experience of its guests. Whether it is the quality of stay, facilities, amenities, or the things we, as humans, crave for like safety, human interaction, and a sense of belonging- goSTOPS takes care of all of it. So far, there are 25 active hostels, housing around 2,000 beds all over the country. The target is 55 hostels with 3,000 beds by March, 2022.

The company has a geographical footprint in all the major tourist spots in the country like Agra, Alleppey, Amritsar, Bir, Dalhousie, Delhi, Goa, Jaipur, Kasar Devi, Kochi, Leh, Manali, McLeod Ganj, Mukteshwar, Mumbai, Munnar, Mussoorie, Naggar, Nainital, Palampur, Pushkar, Rishikesh, Udaipur, and Varanasi. So far, goSTOPS has hosted more than 4,00,000 travelers across its 25 properties. The target audience is usually between the ages of 18 and 30, comprising a cross-section of solo travelers, group travelers, backpackers, digital nomads, and individuals seeking interesting stay and workation options. It is a full-stack operator brand that leases and transforms budget hotels and operates them as backpacker hostels.


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goEXPERIENCES is the ‘experience division’ of goSTOPS, launched to inspire travelers to enhance their travel experiences. The founders believe that trips can be taken to the next level if they are planned and managed by experts on the ground. goSTOPS offers customized trekking and sports activities like cycling tours, snowboarding, rappelling, boulder climbing, etc. in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Apart from this, travelers are introduced to new and offbeat destinations in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, and other cities.

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Inclusions

Rajgundha Trek Includes:-
Travel charges
Guide Charges

Exclusions

Rajgundha trek Excludes:--Personal essentials -
(i) Equipment- Gumboots, trekking poles, etc.
(ii) Insurance- Personal and travel insurances
(iii) Beverage- Mineral water bottles, bottled or canned beverages
(iv) Snacks- Chocolates, dry fruits, protein, or nutrition bars
(v) Entertainment- Camera or drone fees
● In case your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or due to personal reasons after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you
● Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the trekkers
● Loading and unloading of personnel luggage
● Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Rucksack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
  • Trekking Shoes, Floaters or Sandals
  • Quick Dry Tees
  • Track Pants
  • Cotton socks
  • Pair of woolen socks
  • Rain jacket or Poncho 
  • 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket,1 Heavy Jacket, 1 Pair of Thermal
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Windproof Jacket
  • Woolen Cap
  • Gloves
  • Sun Cap
  • Scarf
  • Lip Balm
  • Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
  • Packed food
  • Water Bottle 1 
  • Powerbank
  • Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
  • Personal Toiletries 
  • Personal Basic Medical Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
  • Trekking Pole
  • Extra Polythene


PICKUP LOCATIONS
HOW TO REACH

By Road:- Bir is about ~4 hours from Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj. From Dharamsala, there are direct buses to Bir Road/Upper Bir leaving at 6AM & 2PM from Lower Dharamsala. Or you can take a bus to Palampur, then to Baijnath.
By Train :- Overnight train from Delhi. Alight at Pathankot (around 9 to 10 hours). Taxi to Bir - around ~INR 3,000 for the four-hour journey.
By Air :- Kangra Airport (DHM IATA) at Gaggal near Kangra is the nearest airport to Bir - roughly a two-hour journey to Bir from there. Air India, Alliance Air, and SpiceJet operate daily flights from Delhi.

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Policy and Terms

  • If cancellation is made 30 days before the date of travel, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days before the date of travel, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation is made 0 to 15 days before the date of travel, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

Frequest Questions

 

  1. What is the best time for Rajgundha Trek?
    The best time to enjoy a session of Billing to Rajgundha Trek is during the spring season, which falls between August to October. This is the time when Rajgundha weather conditions are at their best and you are provided with more calm as well as scenic climatic conditions. 
  2. What is the Rajgundha trek height?
    The height of the Rajgundha Trek is around 8900 ft.  From the top of the valley, you get a mesmerizing view of nature and wildlife. The cool currents and lush green trails will keep relieving you of all your stress.
  3. What is the difficulty level of the trek?
    The difficulty level of the Rajgundha Trek lies between easy to moderately easy. Since a total distance of cover while trekking is 28km, anyone with an average fitness routine can easily do this trek. Although someone with a serious medical condition like heart 
    disease or breathing problems should consult a doctor beforehand.
  4. How much time does it take to complete the Rajgundha Village trek from Billing?
    The Grahan trek Kasol is around 14 km one way from Kasol which takes around 4-5 hours to complete.
  5. What will be the Rajgundha Valley temperature while trekking?
    Rajgundha experiences pleasant weather throughout the year, The average temperature during your trek at Rajgundha will remain between 8 degrees to 15 degrees Celsius, if you go in the months before and after monsoons, and before winters, you will find the most pleasant weather for trekking.
  6. Which type of shoes should I carry?
    The best suited shoes for this trek are the ones made with semi leather, are light in weight and breathable so your feet don’t get too heated. Also, make sure that the ankle support is as per your own comfort. You can choose hiking or trekking shoes from brands like- Quechua, Decathlon, Wildcraft, Salomon.
  7. Is this trek safe?
    Yes, trekking to Rajgundha is safe for everyone. The difficulty level of the trek is also easy. However, you might find a few ups and downs during the trek. Sometimes, you might also find the rocks to be slippery. Fortunately, you will be assisted by a trek leader to make your trekking experience safe.
  8. Will I get a mobile network on this trek?
    The only mobile networks available in Rajgundha are Airtel and Jio. You will get an intermittent signal on the trek and no signal on Vodafone, Idea, or other networks.
  9. When will there be snow on Rajgundha valley trek?
    You are likely to find snow on this trek in the months of December and January. Rajgundha temperature is a bit cold during winter months so one is advised to carry warm clothes as well as thermals during this time period. 
  10. What will we do if it rains on this trek?
    If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings.

 

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