Himachal New Year Road Trip 2022

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Himachal – the topography of an intricate chain of mountain ranges and a wanderer’s kaleidoscope for culture, arts and language is a must-do backpacking in India. Has a Himachal Backpacking trip crossed your mind anytime? A tour to Manali-Kasol-Jibhi tops them all, the adrenaline rushes like no other! The visit to the prominent places of Parvati valley, Manikaran, Solang valley, Sarsoli lake and Jalori Pass and the magnificent Kasol fills you up with authenticity of raw Himachal and experiencing the so called ‘hippie life’ of Parvati!

Narkanda (2760mts) in Shimla hills, a small snow town with Ski slope and full with apple orchards is just 70 kms from Shimla and is still unexplored. The snow covered valley, houses and farms make it a good place for acclimatize for the trip. Its virginity intrigued us and hence we have introduced a camping. • Upon your arrival at the airport you will be picked up towards your journey in to the mountains. • A small town will introduce you people to snow and more closer to the mountain. • On arrival at Narkanda you will be staying in the Glamping camps with all the warmth inside. Evening will be lit up with bonfire, music and storytelling. • Enjoy the warm Pahari style homely cooked food in the café. • Unzip your tent to enjoy the sunrise in the morning.

Some beautiful places are not much known Jibhi is one of them. Jibhi a small village surrounded with the thick pine and cedar forest lies in Tirthan valley on the river bank of Tirthan River. We will cross the very famous Jalori Pass (10,236ft) on our way to Jibhi village. • After hearty breakfast, will start our road trip moving towards Jibhi. • We will drive towards Sutlej River and will take an ascent after crossing the river towards Jalori pass the gateway to Tirthan valley and Jibhi village. • Will stop on Jalori top; enjoy the breathtaking view of snow covered peaks and trees all around you are always there to give you the dose of freshness. • Reaching the small town will give you the feel of warmth after crossing the pass. • Check in or explore the place around. O/n Jibhi

“Grahan” A place where one feels like migrating and staying here for the rest of their life. A small village hidden in the Parvati valley. The most interesting thing about the people of the village is that they have kept alive their old age traditions, customs and cultural values till date. One could spend his entire day sitting and looking at the mountains. • After breakfast we will start our journey to the next hidden treasure and charm of the trip is Grahan village. • A day which is little adventures, we will start our trek after a short drive up to Kasol. • Have your lunch at Kasol and will start a hike of 08Kms to Grahan Village. • A beautiful homestay awaits you there to give their hospitality at its best. • A cut off for 02 days from the digital life and you will have time for yourself.

Explore the village with the locals and see the living style, how do they celebrate festivals, customs, rituals and their attire. It will be an experience for you guys to be in this cultural village. • Start off the day with healthy breakfast and give an explore in the village. • Walk around, talk to locals sit in the café’s and take a village walk. • Learn to weave with local people. • Evening to leisure with music, • Go to bed for a tight sleep.

| 101kms | 04-05 hrs |1525mts| Bir is a rural village located in the west in the state of Himachal. It is also the location of Bir Tibetan Colony founded in the early 1960’s as a settlement for Tibetan refugees after the 1959 Tibetan Uprising. Bir Billing is now the spot for adventure lover who likes to fly and jump. One can trek up to the Barot valley too. • After breakfast we will take a descent back via the same road and start our journey to the Paragliding paradise Bir Billing. • A perfect place to end up the trip is Bir. • Check the cafes out here, do paragliding and take a walk around and chill. • Evenings will be lit up with bonfire and party mood will be on.

Bir Billing is Paragliding Destination in the heart of Kangra Valley. It is also called Paragliding Capital of India. Bir is amazing place for you if you wish to rejuvenate your body and soul. ‘Sobha Singh Art Gallery’ in Andretta is must visit place near to Bir. Most of the paintings here are influenced by Kangra School of Art and done in Western Classical techniques of oil paintings. Andretta is also famous for its pottery work and workshops. Kangra Valley is full of culture and heritage. Baijnath temple is one of the most historical places in the valley. Clear view of snow-capped Dhauladhar ranges from the temple complex. Nagar style temple which is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. • Day will start with the dose of Adventure. It is worth to do Paragliding at Bir. • After Paragliding have a Lunch at Bir. • Visit to Baijnath Temple. • Visit to ‘Sobha Singh Art Gallery” • Attend pottery workshop at Andretta.ing paradise Bir Billing.

Home to Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism in the country, the small town of McLeodganj also known as ‘Little Lhasa’ has a lot to offer to its visitors. From monasteries, museums, temples, waterfalls, lakes, and Tibetan settlements this peaceful town has something for everyone. • Visit Masroor Temple located 45km south west of Mcleodganj. This architecture marvel built in the early 8th century is a magnificent example of rock cut temple in the north and thus is popularly known as ‘Ellora of Himachal’ or the ‘ himalyan pyramid’. • On reaching Mcleodganj check in to your place get freshen up. • Visit Namgyal Monastery, Sit there chant, pray and meditade. Give the time for your soul. • Walk up the local Tibetan Market and shop souvenirs for your loved ones. • Enjoy sunset from the loan of your hotel. • Dinner with the hot delicious serving and talk of togetherness.

Named after Lord Dalhousie, the popular hill station of Dalhousie is a popular halt for all visiting the state because of its pleasant weather and natural beauty. Rich in colonial architecture the town also preserves some beautiful churches. The mighty Dhauladhar ranges with perennially snowcapped peaks continue to mark the horizon. • Check in to the hotel and get ready for a short drive to Khajjiar. • A scenic drive to the tiny hill station of Khajjiar. Popularly known for its verdant meadows, dense deodar forest, and the views of the snow-covered Kailash, Khajjiar is a nature lover’s heaven. Visit Khajjiar lake and experience the solace of the mesmerizing landscape. • Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary skirts the village Khajjiar and offers spectacular view of dense Cedar forest with moments of wildlife sighting. Travel back to Dalhousie whilst driving alongside sanctuary area. • Evening to leisure in Dalhousie

The last and happy leg of this memorable year. • We will EXPLORE Dalhouise a little more or relax under the sun and drive back to Pathankot after healthy breakfast. • Time to celebrate the happy moments on the way back and say good bye to this year.

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What’s life without adventure? Isn’t the real purpose of life to travel, to experience new places, and witness the sunrise from new mountaintops? This thought is what united Jatin and Tarun over a cup of chai, in spite of being from two unrelated backgrounds (CA and IT). They knew each other since the time Jatin was helping Tarun learn the ways of the wilderness through weekend treks and outings with another traveling group. Their love for traveling and trekking together motivated them to start something of their own. Thus was born “Plan The Unplanned”, where travel goals come true. Under the Companies Act, Plan The Unplanned is incorporated as Unplanned Journeys Private Limited They started their journey on unsteady ground, much like any other company, but they shared an infatuation for travel and adventure with their customers, which amplified their determination, and thus, Plan the Unplanned family keeps getting bigger every day! Just about any travel idea can come alive with Plan The Unplanned…treks, adventure activities like rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking trips across the country, cultural outings, photo walks; everything that fellow travelers need, to explore the great outdoors together. Well now that the wanderlust has kicked in and you can already see a vacation in your nearest future, here’s what we have to offer!

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>Transportation for all 8 days from Chandigarh to Chandigarh. >Breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all days >Activities – Hiking, Trekking >Bonfire, Camping at Homestay >Tour Leads and Driver allowances >First aid kits, Oxygen cylinders, Infrared thermometer, Oximeter


>Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion >Beverages on all days >Personal Expenses >Insurance, including travel, health, and more. >Additional expenses added due to unforeseen circumstances such as cancellation/roadblocks/landslides/strikes or any other natural causes would not be covered. We would not be liable for theft/misplaced items

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Himalayan/ Backpacking Trip Refund/Cancellation Policy

Intimation Period* Cancellation Fee**
30 days or more 10% of the total invoice value
Between 15-29days 50% of the total invoice value
Between 0-14 days 90% of the total invoice value
  • *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
  • **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering a refund.


  • Last-minute cancellations due to work, health issues, etc., any kind of emergencies will not be entertained and no refund or transfer shall be allowed for the same.
  • You can transfer your bookings to anyone who is willing to join the event to avoid loss of money!

  • The tickets once booked cannot be moved to any other dates.

In the pandemic everything is unpredictable, and we are doing our best to give you the finest services. We are also abiding by guidelines laid by government for everyone’s safety. In this, if the government issues a lockdown notice 48 hours before the departure date, we will issue full refund. The money will be directly credited to your account.

In another scenario, if lockdown notice is imposed on the departure date, we will secure your amount in the form of credits that you can use for further bookings. Consider it your bank for future bookings. Your money is safe with us.

In the rare event that we cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

During/After the Trek: In case of extreme weather conditions, considering trekkers’ safety, a day can be cut or the trek can be called off altogether. There will be no refund in any case whatsoever.

Before the trek: In case we cancel a trek because of natural calamities (thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, forest department orders, Plan The Unplanned shall issue a VOUCHER for the full amount of your ticket.

Note: The Voucher has a validity of 1 year and it can be redeemed at any point in time.
A prior intimation as regards which trek you wish to join can be communicated to us over mail or phone

In a case where we cancel your trek, due to a limited number of bookings for a particular batch or we do not have the minimum number of required people:

PLAN THE UNPLANNED shall offer a 100% refund of the trek fee ( No transactional/internet handling charges shall be deducted)

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New Year Event Cancellation Policy

Weekend Trips from Bangalore ( 30th Dec -3rd Jan New Year Events )

All the events from Bangalore under the following link shall be applicable for the below-mentioned policy

In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

Intimation Period* Cancellation Fee**
10 days or more 15% of the total invoice value
Between 5-10 days 50% of the total invoice value
Between 0- 10 days 100 % of the total invoice value
  • *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
  • **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.


  1. We shall not accept any reasons whatsoever for the cancellation, we request everyone to abide by the policy.
  2. There shall be no transfer of dates possible for any reason if you cannot make it to the event once the booking is confirmed.
  3. The tickets are transferrable to any person, in case you cannot attend the event. 

If Plan The Unplanned cancels the trek due to limited/no bookings for the trek, we shall offer a full refund and the same shall be credited to the original mode of payment within 7 days from the date of initiation of refund.

In the rare event that we cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow:

During/After the Trek: In case of extreme weather conditions, considering trekkers’ safety, a day can be cut or the trek can be called off altogether. There will be no refund in any case whatsoever.

Before the trek: In case we cancel a trek because of natural calamities (thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, forest department orders, the announcement of a lockdown Plan The Unplanned shall issue a 50% refund of the overall amount and remaining 50% shall be given as a  VOUCHER to use it in the future.

For Instance:

Trek Amount is Rs 100, Rs 50 shall be refunded back to your account and trek voucher of Rs 50 shall be given to be used anytime in future.


Frequest Questions

Q. What is the best time to visit Himachal? October to February is the winter season and is considered to be the best time to visit Himachal if you love the cold breeze and January is best to enjoy the chilly pleasure of snowfall. Temp might drop to below 0 degrees celsius. Also during the Summer months of April, May, and June, but you won't be able to see snow during this month. Q. When can I see snow in Manali? Snow in Manali is available from November till mid-May. However, the availability of snow totally depends on weather conditions and the quantity of snowfall during winter Q. What is Kasol famous for? Kasol is famous for its unique and interesting culture, good quality Continental and Israeli food, crystal-clear mountain streams, and the charming sylvan hills. Q. How far is Tosh from Kasol? Tosh is a small village in Parvati valley and is located at a distance of 21 Km from Kasol. Q. Where is Jibhi located? Jibhi is one of the hidden gems of Himachal. It is located in Banjar Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at a distance of about 100 kilometers from Manali and 70 kilometers from Mandi. The place is best known for its natural beauty and serves as a base to explore the rest of Banjar and Tirthan Valleys. Q. What is the best place to visit in Jibhi for getting a mesmerizing view of mountains? The best place to get a view of mountains is Jalori Pass, which is located at a distance of 12 km from Jibhi. This is a beautiful place where you can get dislodged in nature. Q. What are the most popular adventures to indulge in Tosh? Tosh is a small village situated in Himachal Pradesh where trekking is the most popular adventure which you can try. Q . What are the things that we need to carry on the Himachal Backpacking trip? There are certain items that you need to carry on the trip. Here is the list: Thermals Running Shoes/ Trekking Shoes Documents -ID(Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals) Winter Clothes First Aid Kit Backpack Torch Electronics Water Bottle Toiletries Cold Cream Hand Sanitizer Q . What mode of transportation will be used on the Himachal Backpacking Trip? We will be using a tempo traveler for local transport & Ac Volvo bus for Delhi to Manali and return. Q How will the weather be during Himachal Backpacking in Winters? The weather will be cold and it’s highly advisable to wear thermals & proper winter clothing. Q Should we carry Rucksack or Trolley Bag for the Himachal Backpacking Trip? We always recommend that you carry your rucksack because it helps in maintaining your body posture. Q What will be the type of accommodation for the Himachal Backpacking Trip? You will be staying at Hotel in Manali, Swiss/ Deluxe camps in Kasol & Jibhi and Homestay in Tosh. Q What will be the difficulty level of the treks? All the treks are of beginner’s level as we don’t want to make you tired. Common Questions 1. What will be the group size for the Himachal Backpacking Trip? Usually, we take a maximum of 11 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups. 2. Who will go along with us on the Himachal Backpacking trip? All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups. 3. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel solo? Yes, definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings. 4. How can I book a Himachal Backpacking Trip with you? After selecting the trip, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking. 5. How do I know that my booking is confirmed? When a booking is made, a confirmation would be sent to you via email, which would include your payment receipt and travel details. 6. What type of food is served during the Himachal Backpacking trip? We provide nutritious and healthy food during the trip. We always serve Indian vegetarian food. 7. Can you customize the trip? Yes, we can customize any trip as per your needs and as per the feasibility. 8. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me? Yes, it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trip.

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