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Trek in Kangra-Chamba

Kangra valley as far as scenic beauty is concerned is a paradise on earth. Dharamshala,Kangra, Palampur and Baijnath are main towns in kangra.Approach to the valley can be form Pathankot or Chandigarh. Nearest Railway station on broad gauge is Pathankot. However narrow gauge train runs between Pathankot or Chandigarh to various destinations in kagara. Dharamshala (12s0 m) is the district headquarters. Mcleodganj(1860 m) located further up at a distance of 10 km by road can be called a  separated town. It is the seat of the Dalai Lama and the head quarters of Tibetan Government in Exile.

Attraction around Kangara: Tempels at Jwalaji, Kangara,Baijnath, Kangra Fort and rock-cut Temples of Masroor are the main attraction. Andretta, a small village near Palampur is worth a visit. Famous Painter Sardar Sobha singh and artist Nora Richard Made it their home. Famous Kangra school of Painting flourished in this valley.Dal lake, Bhagsunag temple,Dharamkot village and Triund are  other attraction.

Chamba:

Chamba is an old,small sleepy town resting on a plateau and a hill slope overhanging river Ravi.Pathankot, the nearest railhead from Chamba(996 m) is 122 km away  and linked by direct trains from KolKata, Delhi, Mumbai and Amritsar. Visitor come to chamba via Dalhausie also. Located at an altitude of( 2039) m. This hill station was established by British Governor General Lord Dalhausie in 1854. Built around five hills. Khajjiar (1851 m), Kalatop(2440 m), Dainkund (2745 M) are some of the places to visited around Dalhausie.  Khajjiar is also known as mini Switzerland of India .There are several old temples that date back to tenth and eleventh century. Lakshmi Narayan temple complex, Champavati temple, Hari rai templ, Brajeswari Devi temple, Narshingh temple and chamunda temple are the main temples of chamba town Other attraction Chaugan (a grassy meadow) Bhuri Singh Museum and Ravi river flowing by. This town is famous for Basholi and Chamba schools for Painting

Gaddis: Across Dhaulandhar lies the shepherd country’ Gaddairan” the land of Gaddis, a nomadic tibe. Gaddis Migrate with their livestock to the high altitude grassland of Chamba, Pangi and Lahaul  in summers and spend their winters in the palins of Kangra.Gaddis who travel with livestock are called Puhals. They are the best guides in mountains. They  discovered the most of the routes connecting different valleys lying on either side of mighty mountain ranges. They know their areas of operation inside out. Most of Puhals have the ability to predict weather and use of wild plants and herbs to cure  common ailments. They are simple hard working, religious and superstitious people.

Dharamsala-Lam Dal- Chamba Across Gaj Pass                                          

Hight: 4243 m

Duration: 5 days

Best Period: June to October

Grade: Moderate

Day01.): We arrive in Delhi and transfer to our hotel. We have a little  time to relax before our first taste of  Indian food and a tour  of some  of the highlights of the city .After our welcome supper  we transfer to new  Delhi central station for our overnight train to Pathankot in the foothills of the Indian Himalaya

Day02.):  Dharamsala-Satobari-Khari Bhai:

On arrival we transfer  three hours to the old hill station  of Dharamsala to Mcleodganj is nine km by motor road and just two and a half km on foot on a steep road called khara Danda curling upward through a good froest. Its a descend path from Satobari to Gaj river. Steep Climb up to Khari Bahi village starts from the bed of the river.Nearly five hours walk at moderate pace leads to this last village on Kangra side. There is a good campsite ,over night we here.

Day03.): Khari Bahi- Bagga Dhar :

 Next morning, after breakfast we start walk to KhariBahi to  Bagga Dhar. A rickety bridge just below the village is crossed on way Bagga Dhar. After steep climb for about four hours through thick forest and a couple of  crossing of streams one reach Bagga Dhar  overnight we stay here.

Day04.): Bagga Dhar-Lma Dal:

Next morning we start walk to next place lam dal,its a steep tough and tiring climb to the pass even though the defined path reduces the danger of losing way .  There is no place to pitch tents near the lake as boulders surround it. One must go down to chamba side to find good campsite Lam dal  can also be seen on the other side of  the pass. The sight of this beautiful lake removes all the tiredness . After a short descent from Lam dal is Kali Dal. There is space to pictch tents. Over all we walk 7/8 hours to this trail.

Day05.): Lam Dal-Drakund:

Next morning we proceed walk to Lam Dal to Drakund village on Chamba side. Its a four and five hours trek, its a long but easier journey of nearly fifteen km. The nallah coming from Dhauladhar is to be crossed. The stay here most relaxing after spending days in wilderness.

Day06.):  Drakund-Dunali:

Next morning , after breakfast we move to Dunail. It is a proper mule path leads to  Dunali 9 km form Drakund. It passes through many small village Dunali is bus stand of Chamba- Bharmour road. And back to Dharamsala. Overnight stay in hotel

Day07.): Dharamsala: Next morning , we finally have a relaxed breakfast  and have the rest of the day free visit the Tibetan bazaar and the monastery. This afternoon we transfer to Pathankot station where we board the New Delhi Flyer for our overnight train to Delhi

Day08.) we arrive in to Delhi and transfer to  hotel where we have a chence to freshen up  after our journey. The rest of the day is free to explore this vibrant city at leisure and buy and last souvenirs to take home.

Day09.): Arrive Home

We did farewell to Delhi and board your flight back to home.

What To Be Bring :- Good shoes, Warm Cloths, Rain Proof jacket, Two extra pairs of Cloths, Personal Medicine, Torch Light, Small knife, Camera(Optional), Sun Screen Lotion, Sun Glass, Small bag Day sack.

Does not Include :-  Your Insurance, Air Tickets, Bus/Taxi Till Manali /Starting point, Donations, Personal Expanse, hotel stay .(on demand)

Note: - All Programs are subject to change due to Political reason, Natural Calamities, Serious Sickness, and special Reasons.

Cost Per person 150 US $


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