Himachal Backpacking Trip | Mcleodganj-Triund-Bir
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Himachal is India's outdoor adventure playground with its breathtaking snow-capped peaks and deep river valleys. If everything can be done in the mountains, it can be done here, from trekking to skiing, to rafting, and paragliding. Himachal is an amazing spot to just stroll about and take in the scenery, whether you're travelling by bus, vehicle, motorcycle, jeep, or on foot. Every time you cross a pass into a different valley, you enter a new universe with its own culture, deities, and even language. The fairy-tale architecture and kind nature of the residents of the villages situated on precipitous mountains are charming. While backpacker hotspots entice with their blissed-out ambience and alpine scenery, hill stations entice with a vacation feel and colonial undertones.
Given the diversity of the Himachali mosaic, you could mistakenly believe that you have landed in Tibet while visiting McLeod Ganj, the centuries-old Buddhist cultural centre, and the Dalai Lama's temporary residence.
When you set off hiking at Triund, your adventure will start with a satisfying wave of excitement. The journey would next take you to McLeod Ganj, after which you would see Bir before you return to Delhi. The journey would ultimately come to an end in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, where there are plenty of natural views and hippy lanes to explore!
Join us on an excursion to backpack in Himachal Pradesh and experience the welcoming friendliness of the locals and the breathtaking natural wonders.
Day 1: Overnight drive to McLeod Ganj
Day 2: McLeod Ganj Sightseeing
Day 3: Hike to Triund
Day 4: Drive from McLeod Ganj to Bir
Day 5: Sightseeing at Bir
Day 6: Return to Delhi
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Meals Not Included
The group members meet at the designated place.
The team captains will conduct an ice-breaking session and a briefing on the tour will follow. Then, we'll go on an overnight trip to McLeod Ganj, a bustling town located in Himachal Pradesh and renowned for its lively Tibetan culture.
Mcleod Ganj, also known as Little Lhasa, is a lovely town close to upper Dharamsala that is well-known for being the residence of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of Tibet. This town, which is surrounded by gorgeous hills and verdant vegetation, benefits from a strong Tibetan impact on its culture as a result of the concentration of Tibetans. One of Himachal Pradesh's most captivating sceneries may be seen at Mcleodganj.
We will settle into our hotel rooms and have some downtime after we get to McLeod Ganj. Following that, we'll go for a local sightseeing trip, during which we'll stop by the Namgyal Monastery, the Bhagsunnag Waterfall, and the Tibetan Market. To gorge ourselves on some Tibetan specialities, we'll also go café hopping. We spend the night at McLeod Ganj
Distance: 9 Kilometers
Time taken: 5 Hours
The Triund hill, which is 9432 feet above sea level, provides breathtaking views of the whole Kangra Valley. The path ascends to a swath of beautiful, green grassland while being lined by pine trees. We'll ascend to the peak and enjoy the magnificent mountains' magnificence for a while before returning to the bottom. The remaining hours of the day are free.
Today’s agenda is to go on a hike to Triund hill, renowned as the gem of Dharamshala, after an early-morning breakfast. Triund hill is located at the foot of the Dhauladhar mountains.
Following that, we will go to McLeod Ganj, have dinner and spend the night.
Distance: 72 Kilometers
Time taken: 3 Hours
Following breakfast, we will travel to Bir, also referred to as the Paragliding Capital of India. Bir is located at a height of 5,003 feet. We would pass via Dharamshala along the way, the Dalai Lama's modest residence. The Dharamshala Stadium will also be visited by us.
We'll check into the hotel when we get to Bir. Post that, we shall travel to Billing, which is where paragliders launch from and land at Bir, in the evening.
We will go back to our hotel following our paragliding lesson in Bir Billing. After dinner, spend the night in Bir.
We will check out of our accommodation in Bir after an early-morning breakfast and proceed to a local sightseeing trip, where we'll stop at the Sherabling Monastery, one of Bir's oldest monasteries. Then, we'll go see the glistening Bir Waterfall. Additionally, we'll engage in coffee hopping and discover the variety of eateries Bir has to offer.
We'll catch a bus to Delhi that night in the evening.
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We'll reach Delhi by dawn. The group will part ways by bidding aideu and cherishing their memories of the trip.
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