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Best Sightseeing Tours in Dharamshala

Dharamshala is a well-known tourist destination located in the state of Uttarakhand in India. It is much revered for being the place of residence of His Holiness – the Dalai Lama. Located at the foothills of the Himalaya, Dharmshala is a panoramic hill station that is extremely scenic and blessed with the wonders of nature. Surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges and the dense Deodar Forest, this quaint town is a beautiful getaway amidst a pure natural setting. The main town of Mcleodganj is where one can find hordes of hotels, cafes, restaurants and the main monastery. Apart from this, Mcleodganj boasts of cascading waterfalls, pristine lakes, undulating hills, dense forests, temples, meditation centres, vintage forts and museums.



Tsuglagkhang Complex is one of the important regalia of Dalai Lama and every year thousands of tourists come to Dharamshala to pay their tributes. The temple complex has become one of the most popular point of tourist interest in Dharamshala. Namgyal Monastery, the largest monastery outside Tibet to house over 200 monks strikes a pretty picture with the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas. One cannot miss the prayer room where monks indulge in effective meditation everyday during certain hours. Dharamshala is a great place to stroll about the marketplace hovering over unique knick knacks and investing in interesting curios or souvenirs. There are many other tourist attractions in Dharamshala like the Bhagsunag temple, Bhagsunag waterfall, Kareri Dal Lake, Gyuto Monastery, Kangra Fort, Kangra Art Museum, Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Naddi Village among others that are frequented by many travellers visiting Dharamshala from all over the world.

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    Riverside Adventure Camp in Manali
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    About the Activity: Have a one of a kind experience while you camp riverside in Manali.Find adventure nestled secretly away where you can have fun with your family and friends.Embark on this getaway and enjoy the peace and tranquility as river roars by.Take part in some sightseeing and marvel at the beauty of the destination. NOTE: Extra activities like Paragliding, Zorbing, snow point, horse riding etc are available at an extra cost.

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    Triund Trek 2017, Mcleod Ganj
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    About the Destination:Embraced by the fascinating charm of the Dhauladhar Range and adorned with the enchanting beauty of Dharamshala, Triund trek proves to be a soothing trek in the country. A popular trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh, this salubrious hill entices its visitors with all its natural grandeur and appeal. While in Triund, you can easily gape in the astounding Dhauladhar Range on one side and the charismatic Kangra Valley on the other. While the enthrallment of the terrains, the tricky and tiresome curves on the way makes Triund a true treasure trove for the trekkers, its pristine and soothing ambiance make it for an unlit mate relaxing destination. Night camping at the Triund top will be one of the best camping experiences you will ever have. As you continue your trek you will come across some of the best views of the mountain ranges and the dense forest. Trekking down beside the gushing waters will make your trip more memorable. Sleep beneath the blanket of a starry sky and admire the inky blue sky. The place features the energetic and unmistakable Tibetan culture, and you will be captivated to see the impressive cloisters, supplication banners and wheels, and the lamas. You trek to Triund would be one of the most memorable trekking expeditions.About the Trek:In addition to the enthrallment and excitement of trekking through the exhilarating terrains of the Triund trek, you will get an opportunity to relax and seek mental solace. Combined with Yoga sessions, this 2 days trekking tour will introduce you to the celestial beauty that dwells in this vicinity, and will also help you in attaining peace of mind and soul. Escape the weariness of city-life or the barriers of your corporate boredom, join this trekking tour combined with yoga and get back as a changed you completely. Although this might be a short trek you get to witness some of the spectacular views of the region. From Triund you have a marvellous perspective of the snow secured pinnacles of Dhauladhar one side and Kangra valley on the other. You have a diverse view at various time Sunset, moonrise, dawn all present an alternate photo of the place. Soak in the sights of Mun, Rifle Horn, Arthur’s seat and Slab. As you continue your trek you will come across the majestic views of the distant valleys. Also, you will be camping under the clear night sky which is another great thing about the whole trek. Get ready to make your vacation a memorable one with this amazing Triund trek and head out for an adventure you have been long waiting for.Triund trek Highlights:- Get a chance to witness the many small hamlets and stream through the trek.  Feast your eyes as you witness the beauty of the whole region from the top.- Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Dhauladhar ranges on one side and Kangra valley on the other- Enjoy camping at a high summit and the clear night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.- Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron and Oak.- Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.- Soak in the sights of Mun, Rifle Horn, Arthur’s seat and Slab.- Also, taste the local cuisine of this region while you head out for this trek.Quick Facts:Maximum Altitude: 10,500ftDifficulty Level: Easy To Moderate Railway Station: Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest railway station Airport: Gaggal Airport 

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    Day Trip to Kangra Valley in Dharamshala
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    About the Activity: A beautiful gorge in Himachal Pradesh, Kangra valley has been attracting visitors for many years with its stunning sights.Embark on a day full of sightseeing at this getaway and explore its charm as you depart early post breakfast.On the way, you will be seeing many iconic sights such as Masroor Rock cut temples, which date back to the 8th century and belong to the Indo-Aryan School of architecture.Post this you will be driving down for 40 minutes to visit the Norbulingka, an institute dedicated to preserving traditional Tibetan art and craft.

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    Hire a Guide to Explore Mcleodganj and Dharamshala
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    About the Activity:Hire a guide and experience true beauty of the of the Himalayam region like never before at your own pace.Mcleodganj and Dharamshala houses Tibetan works, archives, thousands of precious manuscripts in and around the town, also this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile.The guide will provide you in depth knowledge about the local culture and heritage and helps you navigate through the vicinity and attractions.You can hire a guide for a full day or half day depending on your convenience.   

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    Mcleodganj and Dharamshala Full Day Sightseeing Trip in a Car
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    About the Activity:Marvel and experience the cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas like never before in your own private sightseeing tour like never before.Mcleodganj and Dharamshala houses Tibetan works, archives, thousands of precious manuscripts in and around the town, also this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile.You can pick any car of your choice depending on the number of travellers like a 4 seater Sedan or a hatch back to a 6 seater car.This trip takes you to some of the famous attractions like Kangra art museum, Nourbulingka, Tapovan, tea garden, war memorial, Indru nag temple and Aghanjar Mahadev.The duration of the tour is eight hours and this tour's itinerary can be customized according to your own preferences.   

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    Paragliding at Dharamshala
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    About the Activity:Enthrall in an amazing paragliding activity at Dharmshala. Enjoy the beautiful aerial views of this stunning valley.Fly your way from a height of around 2500 ft and glide through the clear blue sky while enjoying this thrilling air adventure.Fulfill your childhood desire of soaring through azure sky in an experience like never before with this thrilling paragliding adventure in the scenic landscapes of Himachal Pradesh.  

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    Traditional Day at Dharamshala
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    About the Activity: Visit Dharamshala, a scenic beauty located in Kangra district of northern Himachal Pradesh and be a part of the exciting village life for one day.Stroll through the markets, the crowded corners of the village and see how the economy of the village is being rolled.Move your feet while watching the traditional dance of Dharamshala, know their culture closely.Feel free to wear a traditional dress, take photographs with the local people and carry umpteen memories from there.Moreover, take your seat for a scrumptious lunch with traditional cuisines and then find time to explore the different parts of the forest covered village on your own.A group of minimum six people should be there for the tour gets operated.

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    Dharamshala

    About the Activity:Experience the lush green forests on the edge of the Himalayas like never before in your own private sightseeing tour like never before.Mcleodganj and Dharamshala houses Tibetan works, archives, thousands of precious manuscripts in and around the town, also this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile.You can pick any car of your choice depending on the number of travellers like a 4 seater Sedan or a hatch back to a 6 seater car.The driver guide will take you to some of the famous attractions like Kangra art museum, tea garden, war memorial and cricket stadium.The duration of the tour is five hours and this itinerary can be customized according to your own preferences.   

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    Shimla

    About the Activity:Head out for an adventurous trip to explore the Himachal and get a chance to explore the incandescent beauty of this region.Start your tour after reaching Shimla and get transferred to your hotel. Check into the hotel and freshen up.Soak in the amazing beauty of the region which boasts of many structures with a colonial look and feels.Marvel at the sight of majestic snow-capped peaks and thick forest cover. Visit Kufri and explore the amazing beauty here.You can also indulge in an array of activities like trekking, hiking, and skiing. Enjoy a soothing mule ride at to the Mahasu Peak.Explore the beauty of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Mall road and Rohtang Pass. Continue your sightseeing tour to Manali.Visit the Hadimba Temple, Old Manali and Manu Temple and Vashisht Temple and also explore the Pahari type houses in Old Manali.Continue your tour to Dalhousie and visit Panchpula, home to many water springs. Explore the Subhash Baoli, Bhulwani Mata Temple and stop by witnessing the stunning views of Bakrota Hills.Proceed your sightseeing tour to Dharamshala and there visit the colourful temples and gompas, Kangra Museum, Dal Lake, St. John's Church and the Art Museum.After exploring Dharamshala return back to Chandigarh for your return journey.Before returning visit places such as Sukhna Lake, Capitol Complex, Rock Garden and Open Hand. Conclude your tour after getting dropped back at your desired location.

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    Mcleodganj

    About the Activity:Engage in an easy hike from Mcleodganj to Bhagsu covering 12 km passing through waterfall and the lush green Bhagsu village.This is one of the most popular trek that you can do in short period of time. From Triund you have most spectacular view of the snow covered peaks of Dhauladhar ranges.Bhagsu Nag is a small village to the east of McLeodganj. Known for its Shiv temple and spectacular views, it is also the starting point for a short but steep hike going up to Bhagsu Nag waterfall.The hike will be guided by a well-trained local hiker.

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    Dharamshala

    About the Activity:Experience the cedar forests and the high snow clad Dhauladhar ranges form a magnificent backdrop to the hill retreat of Dharamsala. Engage yourself in a half day trip that  takes you to some of the famous attractions like Dalai lama temple, Dal lake, Bhagsu nag temple, St.john church and Naddi view point.Mcleodganj and Dharamshala houses Tibetan works, archives, thousands of precious manuscripts in and around the town, also this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile.You can pick any car of your choice depending on the number of travellers like a 4 seater Sedan or a hatch back to a 6 seater car.The duration of the tour is five hours and this itinerary can be customized according to your own preferences.   

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    Dharamshala

    About the Activity:Experience the thrill and fun with this exciting trekking expedition in Dharamshala and soak in the natural beauty of this region.Meet your guide for the tour at your hotel in Mcleod Ganj and get started for the amazing adventure.Hike through the vivid beauty of the place and reach the famous Dharamkot village.This village is generally inhabited by the Gaddi families, a tribal group from Himachal Pradesh.Get a chance to learn about the culture and understand their day to day life at the village.Continue hiking and visit the Bhagsunag temple, an ancient temple dedicated to lord Shiva with a fresh water spring.Learn about the history of the temple and its origin from your guide.Conclude your tour after 5 hours and head back home with lots of memories.

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    Dharamshala

    About the Activity:Get a chance to learn about the historical beauty of Kangra with this exciting tour from Dharamshala.Meet your guide for the tour at your hotel in Dharamshala and begin your tour.Soak in the amazing beauty of the region with the valleys and the greenery.Nestled in Kangra Valley between the Dhauladhar Range and Shivalik Range, this city is also commonly known as Dev Bhumi.Delight in a delicious lunch in between your tour and then proceed for the continue your tour.Visit some of the famous temples like Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Kangra Fort and Mata Brajeshwari Temple.Learn about their ancient history and feel spiritual as you explore the temples.Visit the local market and buy some of the handicrafts displayed there.Conclude your tour after 7 hours and head back home with lots of memories. 

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    Dharamshala

    About the Activity:Head out for this one of a kind amazing sightseeing tour at Dharamshala and make your vacation a special one.Start your tour after getting picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and head off to Macleod Ganj.This region offers some of the best views of the valleys and the deep gorges.Visit the Dalai Lama Temple Complex also, known as the "Little Lhasa of Tibet" and learn about their preachings.Explore the local market at Mcleod Ganj, where you can see and buy Tibetan handicrafts.Proceed to the St. John church and admire the amazing Gothic stone building of the church.Take a stroll around Dal Lake and soak in the majestic surroundings with the deodar.Delight in a delicious lunch in between your tour and then proceed to the next spot.Visit the Tibetan Children's Villages and then the Norbulingka Institute and learn about the Tibetian culture.Conclude your tour after 5 hours and then get ready for your return journey to home.

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    Dharamshala

    About the Activity:Experience the thrill and fun with this exciting hiking expedition from Dharamshala to Triund and make your vacation a special one.Get picked up at around 9:00 AM from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Triund.Start hiking through the mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and deodar trees and then take a steep ascent to Triund.Soak in the beauty of the region with the Alpine meadows, peaks of Dhauladhars and Kangra valley on the other side.Delight in a mouth-watering lunch and start descending to McLeod Ganj.You will be taking the same route and follow the grassy ridge which will lead to Bhagsu Nag Temple.Marvel at the sight of the waterfall on your return journey.Conclude your tour at around 5:00 PM and get dropped back at your hotel for your return journey.

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Gyuto Monastery

Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous and popular monasteries in Tibet. This monastery is well known for its tantric meditation and people there study a lot about this subject. It is also known for its various tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. Gyuto monastery was founded in the year 1474 by the prime disciple of the 1st Dalai Lama.

Location: It is situated in the town of Dharamshala which is easy to reach through road, rail as well as airways. Transportation is not a major issue while visiting the place.

Highlights: You can find majestic statues of Buddha with a backdrop of snow clad mountains covering it. If you want to have a nice afternoon, it is the most peaceful and serene place to be at.



Best time to visit: Since this is a monastery, there is no particular season that makes any difference. However, if you are planning a full trip of the place, April-May has to be the best months.
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Kangra Fort

It is a famous fort located in the outskirts of the famous place Kangra near Dharamshala. This fort was built by the Royal Rajput family of the state of Kangra in the 15th Century. However, the fort was heavily damaged by an earthquake in the year 1905. Still, it has a good structure which attracts a lot of tourists.

Location: The distance of the fort from Dharamshala is around 20 km but it has proper connectivity to roadways which makes it easier to get there.

Highlights: The beautiful entrance is something what people love. The way the whole fort is built is completely marvelous. Inside the fort, you will find defaced statues of many lords that these people worship. This fort is considered as one of the most beautiful forts in India and people love it for the built structure.



Best time to visit: You can plan a visit anytime of the year.
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St. Patrick's Church

Wondering what places to visit in Dalhousie? Just add St. Patrick's Church to your list. Dalhousie is said to be a melange of nature’s beauty and a glimpse of the Victorian era. Approximately at a distance of 2KM from Dalhousie, lies the St. Patrick’s Church. It is a 104 years old church, situated on Mother Nature’s lap. 

This route showcases the beguiling exquisiteness of Himachal Pradesh. Several devotees, tourists and travellers visit the church every year and our awe struck by its splendour. This is a very apt place for photography. One can visit the church any day between 9 AM to 5 PM.

TIMINGS:- Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Activities and attractions:- Sightseeing, Place of worship

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Tirthan Valley

Drive away for some 60 kilometres from Kasol to hit this secluded heaven amidst the wild, called Tirthan valley. The magnificent view of the valley, non-concretised paths, the wilderness feel, all just amaze the tourists that visit this place. 

It is easily a complete day engagement place to visit in Kasol. One can relax besides the river and trek through the jungle to discover a waterfall in the valley. Tirthan valley is surely one of the best one-day getaway from Kasol and is a must visit to everybody that hit the land of Himachal.

Kasol is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh, famous for its scenic beauty and little tourist destinations. Some of the Kasol places to visit have it all sorted for the tourists with decent number of tourist places and fun activities. 

Here, it is not just about the place or activity, it is also about knowing the hidden culture and traditions of this tiny hamlet. Being called the Israel of India, Kasol is filled with a mixture of India and Israeli culture that is worth a watch.  

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Chhalal Village

One among the Israeli abodes in Kasol, Chhalal Village is one other place to visit in Kasol for tourists that look out for small attractions in the city. Redefining the beauty of nature and blending in Israeli culture, Chhalal is a quite wonderful place to spend a day. One can trek to this village witnessing the mystic atmosphere of the place. 

The best thing to do in this small town is to explore cafes and try out some of the best Israeli cuisine. Kasol, also known as the ‘Mini Israel’ of India, accommodates many other small hamlets like Chhalal that add to the overall experience of the tourists that visit Kasol.  

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Pulga Village

At a distance of approximately 16 kilometres, nested is this famous place to visit in Kasol called Pulga. Not so far from the city, this village welcomes all the tourists of Kasol. Pulga is best known for the temple or gurudwara in Parvati valley. The peaceful habitat has surprisingly large number of foreigners visiting the place throughout the year. Pulga village is one of the must visit for all the bag packers as it will enhance their love for bag packing as well as offbeat destinations. 

The village is also known for being the tea treasure of the Himalayan side. All in all Pulga village is a small but an exciting tourist destination that adds to the glory of this small town, Kasol. 

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Khajjar

Located approximately 2000 M above the sea level, Khajjar is popularly known as the mini Switzerland. So, if you are looking forward to spending some quality time with your better half, then Khajjar is a perfect destination to add flavour to your romance. 

Being blessed with dense Deodar forests, snow clad mountains and the captivating Khajjar Lake; this is an ideal picnic spot to be visited with friends and family. For all the nature lovers, Khajjar is a heaven on earth. The antiquated Khajjinag Temple, which was built in the 12th century, is also a well-known attraction here.

Activities and attractions:- Picnic spot, Sightseeing, Photography

 

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Chamba Town

The Chamba town is situated on the banks of the River Ravi. It is one of the most intriguing places to visit in Dalhousie. Being an age old princely state, this place is blessed with marvellous architecture. The Chamba Town also proffers innumerable excursions for all you tourists. 

The temperature here is extreme; hence it is advisable that you explore this town during the chilly winters. Find faith in immaculate temples of Laxmi Narayan, Hari Rai and others. Admire the magnificent Akhand Chandi Palace and Rajmahal. Also, do not forget to visit the Bhuri Singh Museum, which exhibits the rich culture of Chamba. 

Activities and attractions:- Sightseeing, Historical Monuments, Museums, Places of Worship, etc.

 

 

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Traveller Tales from Dharamshala

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Chandraketu Butt

05 February 2016

This trip was amazing. It took us to the city full of Tibetan culture and their monasteries. I was expecting such a beauty. Along with the pleasant and beautiful climate, Dharamshala is not just an eye-candy. It has much more to offer in the context of sightseeing. What’s more there are a lot of adventure tours that one can take. If you are an adventurous person like me then you can also go for the short paragliding and trekking trips in Dharamshala along with this trip, if the time permits. This trip brought us back to New Delhi after the trip, which was a huge relief as we did not have to make the travel plans. We relished the trip with the beautiful memories of Himachal Pradesh and its Culture.

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Vaishvi Varman

27 October 2013

Triund is the crown jewel of Dharamshala. It is situated in the laps of Dhauladhar mountains. I had an amazing experience with the Triund trek. It has a perfect view of mountains from one side and the Kangra valley on the other. Despite being a popular trekking spot, this trekking spot is not over crowded or polluted. This trek was one of the best experiences that I ever had. I so loved this trek and I want to do this trek again. This may sound stupid, but yeah I want to do this trek again sooner.

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Vikram Meel

10 April 2015

As the trek started from Dharamshala, we all were looking forward to it. McLeod Ganj and then Kareri Lake...the trek was pretty easy and filled with awesome moments. The villages on the way were way better than we thought and for a moment we all felt like settling down there permanently.

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Baljinder Kaul

18 February 2015

One thing I would like to mention here - The organizers organised this trek very well. Though it is only 3 days, we had plenty of fun and excitement all the way from McLeod Ganj to Trinud. Captivating sceneries, fascinating mountains, exciting terrains made our trek real amazing.

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Trishita Chatterjee

04 May 2015

Guys, this can be called as one of the best treks in the entire country. The beauty and the feel that it offers are simply above all. If you happen to miss it, you will miss it forever. Pack your bags, book your dates and just go for this one without even thinking twice.

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Pallavi Rao

06 April 2015

Our group of 6 people from Delhi had lot of fun and are happy to give a thumbs up for the Kareri Lake trek and experience. Within the span of 5 days, we had unlimited fun and the trails were so appealing. Really, a must trek to take for the beginners.

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Rishab Jain

14 April 2015

We did the Kareri Lake trek during the summers. Even during that time, it was so beautiful and made our trek ever-memorable. The trekking guides carried out the entire trek so decently. Planning to visit the lake during the winters now!

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Rohan Mittal

14 April 2015

We did the Kareri Lake trek during the summers. Even during that time, it was so beautiful and made our trek ever-memorable. The tour guides carried out the entire trek so decently. Planning to visit the lake during the winters now!

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Arnab Dey

08 April 2015

Rocky trails, Rocky Mountains…on the whole the trip was rocking dude. Had the most amazing time with a group of 10 members and the The organizing team did their best in enhancing the fun and excitement of the trek.

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