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Himachal Backpacking Trip Bir Billing Manali Kasol

Himachal Backpacking Trip Bir Billing Manali Kasol

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What if a backpacking trip could take you away from the hustle and bustle of city life and into the surreal Himalayan bliss? That’s what we would be doing in this Himachal Backpacking Trip to Bir-Manali-Kasol.

We will kick off our journey from New Delhi and head towards Bir, which is the “Paragliding Capital of India”, also a noted center for ecotourism, spiritual studies, and meditation.

Spend your day paragliding and visiting the local attractions such as Bir waterfall and spend some time in the evening cafe hopping and trying the local delicacies.

Next up, we will make our way towards Manali, which is one the most famous Himalayan towns in India. While here, we will explore the famous “Mall Road” of Manali and also head to “Old Manali” where the blissful cafes by the river Beas will leave you enchanted. The day would be somewhat for leisure so you are free to do whatever you want.

From Kullu Valley, we will go to Sissu (Lahaul Valley) via Atal tunnel, which is the longest tunnel above 10,000fts in the world. Watch the landscapes take a dramatic shift as you enter Lahaul valley.

While in Sissu, we’ll be taking a small hike towards Sissu waterfall and exploring the village and nearby areas.

Kasol, famously known as "Mini Israel of India" is a tiny hamlet settled along the Parvati river in Parvati Valley. Feel your inner calm grow amidst the Himalayas as we take a hike towards Chalal village and spend some time here.

After this, we will go towards Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib for another local spot to explore in Kasol. 

If you want a break from the daily routine and monotony, here’s a chance to rejuvenate yourself by joining our Himachal Backpacking Trip to Bir-Manali-Kasol.

  • The group assembles at the pickup point at 7 PM (tentative).
  • We'll meet the team captains and a small tour briefing would also be conducted.
  • Afterward, we’ll head out on an overnight journey to Bir which is situated at an elevation of 5,003 ft and is popularly known as the Paragliding Capital of India. Bir Billing has the Second Highest Take off point for Paragliding in Asia and hence attracts adventure enthusiasts from all over the country.

Note: The pickup point for the journey would be Majnu Ka Tila Bus Stand. 

  • Upon our arrival in Bir, we'll check into our hotel and spend some leisure time.
  • Afterward, we'll head towards Billing which is the take-off point for paragliding whereas Bir is the landing site. Collectively they provide the perfect opportunity for a paragliding session. En route, we would be visiting the sparkling Bir Waterfall.
  • After our Paragliding session, we will visit the Bir Monastery and go to Cafe Hopping as well.
  • Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Bir.

Note: In case, paragliding cannot be conducted on this day due to any restrictions, we'll do it the next day. Also, note that a visit to the monastery is subject to time.  

  • After early morning breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and head towards our next destination which is Manali. The picturesque town is popular among backpackers for offering both adventure and solitude.
  • Upon our arrival in Manali, we'll check into our designated hotel rooms. In the evening, we will visit Manali Mall Road, Local Market and indulge in Cafe Hopping as well.
  • Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Manali.

  • After early morning breakfast, we will head towards Solang Valley which is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts.
  • Upon our arrival in Solang valley, travelers can indulge in activities like Zorbing, Skiing, ATV rides, Paragliding, Zipline, and more. (on personal expense).
  • Afterward, we'll head towards the iconic Atal Tunnel which is the longest highway tunnel built at an altitude of 10,000ft in the world. We'll be traversing through the small town of Sissu as well. Post our sightseeing tour, we'd be heading back to Manali.
  • In the evening, we'll have dinner followed by an overnight stay in Manali.

Note: The visit to Atal Tunnel/Sissu is subject to time and weather conditions.

  • After early morning breakfast, we'll check out of our hotels and visit Hadimba Temple which is an ancient cave temple believed to be 500 years old.
  • Afterwards, we will head towards Kasol which is a hamlet in Kullu district of Himachal popular for being the most sought after destination among backpackers.
  • Upon our arrival in Kasol,  we'll check into our hotel.
  • Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Kasol.

  • After early morning breakfast, we'll head for a sightseeing tour where we'd be visiting the Manikaran Temple and Manikaran Gurudwara, both of which hold extreme religious importance. We will also visit the Hot Water Springs in Manikaran which are considered extremely sacred by the locals.
  • We'll go for a quick hike towards Chalal which is a quaint village that offers beautiful views of the entire Parvati Valley.
  • Afterwards, we will board an overnight bus to Delhi.

  • We will reach Delhi early morning at 9 AM (tentative).
  • The group will part ways with fond memories from the trip.
  • Trip Ends.

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Inclusions

AC Bus tickets from Delhi to Bir and return tickets from Kasol to Delhi. 

Transportation in Tempo Traveler for local sightseeing. 

Accommodations on sharing basis as per Itinerary.

Meal Plan: MAP (Breakfast+ Dinner) Starting from Day 2 Dinner till Day 6 Breakfast

Paragliding in Bir

The trip Captain will be present at all times during the tour.

All kinds of Permits.

First Aid Kits.

Driver Allowance.

Toll Taxes and Parking Charges.

State and other Taxes.

Exclusions

Early check-in at the hotel.

Any additional expenses  of personal nature.

Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delay travel.

Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.

Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions”.

Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.

Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.

Any other services not specified above in inclusions.

THINGS TO CARRY

Day backpack (20 – 30 Ltrs): When you are on a local sightseeing tour, you are required to carry only a few necessary items and for that, you need a day backpack as you will leave your bigger one at your designated stay. 

Floaters or Sandals: When you are spending your day at leisure, a good pair of sandals and floaters will help you to move freely.

1 Down Jacket / Main Jacket: It’s emphasized that you need to carry proper layers so you can avoid getting cold which is why you need to carry an insulated jacket that you can put on over your other clothes.

1 Pair of Thermal: Thermal is a piece of garment that helps in keeping your body warm in cold temperatures. It is a necessary item that you need when traveling to cold regions.

Outdoor Shoes: A comfortable shoe is required when traveling outdoors, especially in the mountains. They shouldn’t be chunky, instead, they should be lightweight and sturdy.

3 Quick Dry Tees: You must keep at least three pairs of quick dry tees so that you can wash them in between stops for proper hygiene. 

3 Pair of Cotton Socks: Cotton socks are extremely comfortable to move around in and are lightweight as well which is why you can always count on a good pair of cotton socks while trekking. However, keep in mind to change them and avoid wearing them when they are wet.

1 Pair of Woolen Socks: A good pair of woolen socks, especially merino, are comfortable, limit odors and provide adequate insulation from the cold so you can wear them at night.

1 Poncho: A poncho is an evolved form of a raincoat that provides coverage to your body as well as your bag and ensures total water protection from rain. 

Quick-dry towel: A quick dry towel will help in maintaining proper hygiene. It must dry quickly because the wet fabric will only increase the chance of bacterial growth.

Gloves: Insulated gloves help in maintaining proper body heat in your hands.

Sanitizer: Prevent the risk of infections and maintain proper hand hygiene by making sure you carry a hand sanitizer.

Sun Cap: A lightweight sun cap with side flaps is perfect to keep your head cool and avoid sunburns on a sunny day. 

Lip Balm: Your lips can become chapped due to the harsh cold winds so it's important to keep them moisturized.

Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+): To avoid sunburns and chafing, you need to put on sunscreen as well as cold cream.

Water Bottle 1 Lt.: Hydration is extremely important when it comes to traveling To carry a water bottle that you can refill with Himalayan water is a must.

Bag for all your Toiletries: A bag with all your essentials including napkins, toothpaste, sanitizers, paper soap, etc should be carried in a ziplock bag. 

Personal Basic Medical Kit: Carrying a medical kit with bandages, Dettol, medication for headache, nausea, etc is necessary.

Sunglasses / People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses): Photochromatic glasses are specs that are designed to transform into anti-glare shades depending upon exposure to the sun. They are good when it comes to eye protection but one can also opt for clip-on glasses etc.

Mobile charger / Power bank: Although you'll get electricity at most places, it is always advisable to carry a charged power bank in case of emergencies.

Documents: Identification proofs like Aadhar Card, and driver's License.

Extra Polythene: In case your clothes get wet or your garments don’t dry, you can carry them in polythene. However, make sure that all the plastic that you are carrying into the woods leaves with you. Don’t litter in the mountains. 

Camera: This should be obvious. To make sure that you get to capture all the great moments from your trip. Make sure that you have enough storage and some extra batteries as well.


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Majnu ka Tila




Policy and Terms

No cancellations will be taken over phone calls or WhatsApp messages. Please reply to the email of the payment receipt that you received at the time of booking regarding the cancellation.

Free Cancellation up to 45 days before the departure date. (Booking amount is non-refundable)

44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of the total Trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

10 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

6 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.

No Show. No refund.

Note: All the reimbursements/refunds will incur a Payment Gateway charge of 2.5% & GST at 5% respectively. The Payment Gateway charges will not be levied to the customers who have made their transactions via UPI.

Please also note that the booking amount for all packages/trips is non-refundable whereas a Credit Note can be issued if the cancellation is made 3 days before the departure date (at the discretion of the organization)

In case of government orders, harsh weather conditions, protests, landslides, or any other unforeseen circumstances, we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even if certain activities are canceled, the organization provides the best alternative but no refunds are provided.

If a trip/trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.), JustWravel will issue a voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternative as well. The voucher can be redeemed up to the same amount for the same or another trip/trek in the next 365 days from the departure date.

If a trek/trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.). No refund would be provided.

Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh, etc.), Will be borne by the customer. The company will not be liable.

Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and for popular places.

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