31 Best Trekking Tours in Dharamshala - 2020 (with 1914 Reviews)

Popular Dharamshala Trekking Tour Packages

Package Name Duration Price Rating Details
Triund And Laka Glacier Trekking Flat 20% Off 3D/2N ₹ 3450 5.0 star View Details
Camping with Adventure Activities in Dharamshala 2D/1N ₹ 1740 5.0 star View Details
Camping at Triund in Dharamkot 2D/1N ₹ 1350 5.0 star View Details
Kareri Lake Trek 3D/2N ₹ 6000 4.0 star View Details
Indrahar Pass Trek, 2020 4D/3N ₹ 6499 5.0 star View Details

Located in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is an immensely beautiful hill station which commands the majestic views of the mighty Dhauladhar ranges and Kangra Valley. Also the official residence of the Dalai Lama, Dharamshala is known to be a major crowd puller who admires this breathtaking destination for its ethereal beauty. This place boasts a wide variety of tourist attractions, ranging from churches and temples to museums, monasteries and ancient towns. However, it is a hotspot for adventure activities and the most popular among the adventure aficionados are the trekking tours and things to do in Dharamshala. With the snowy mountain ranges, Dharamshala hosts a mesmerizing backdrop for trekkers looking to explore the diverse terrain on a trek. Whether it is fun, adventure or refreshment you are seeking, Dharamshala proves to be one of the most spectacular destinations in India to embark on a mix of touring holiday and trekking.


The high slopes of Kangra Valley provide a perfect platform for mountaineers, rock climbers and trekkers, who wish for some thrilling action. In the midst of thick forests of deodar and pine, a trek in Dharamshala presents an enthralling trail to meander through. Experience the brilliant vista of the snow-clad peaks, ripples of the streams and the cool mountain breeze while navigating through the exciting trek in Dharamshala. From easy walks to gruelling mountaineering sessions, Dharamshala can be visited by everyone to have this once in a lifetime experience. Some of the popular attractions of the place you can visit during trekking in Dharamsala are Kangra Art Museum, Dal Lake, Bhagsunath and temples of Chamunda Devi and Jwalamukhi Devi. You can also go for an adventure camp in the Village of Bir Billing. Find a surreal retreat away from your 24*7 lives which take away the better part of you to engage in a wonderful adventure while trekking in Dharamshala. The gorgeous mountains of Dharamshala are the ideal destination for your first trek if you are a beginner and also a favourite destination for experts. So don’t think anymore and check out the best trekking tours in Dharamshala which you can indulge in your vacation.

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Triund And Laka Glacier Trekking Flat 20% Off Best Seller
Triund And Laka Glacier Trekking Flat 20% Off

3D/2N

Mcleodganj

Available Group Departure:March: 23, 30 April: 5,12,19,26 and May: 3,10,17,24,31This trek can be availed at any day in a month provided the group size is above 2 people.Triund trek near Mcleodganj has gained vast amounts of popularity in the recent years for the scenic beauty and adventurous nature of the trek. Situated at a height of 9500ft above sea level, the views from the top of the Triund hill will never fail to mesmerize you with the sheer beauty of the entire valley in front of you. With a large number of travelers and adventure lovers trying on the trek, every year, this activity goes the extra mile and takes you to the famous Laka Got glacier, to have some fun and frolic before availing the chance of camping there. About the Activity:Embark on this exciting trekking expedition to the Laka Glacier and get amazed with the breathtaking view of this region.Start your trek from Mcleodanj early in the morning while exploring the true and unspoiled beauty of nature hidden in the Himalayas till you reach Triund for the camping overnightExplore the most popular and the perfect route on your trek to Laka Got Glacier, and upon arrival, play with the snow and make snowman. Don't forget to take pictures.Enjoy the sights of vast green snow-capped capped mountains, while you set up camp hereEnd your tour by heading back to Mcleod Ganj with lots of memories.Group Size- Min 2 people
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466 Ratings

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INR 3,450

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Camping with Adventure Activities in Dharamshala Best Seller
Camping with Adventure Activities in Dharamshala

2D/1N

Dharamshala

Dharamshala is just 500 km away from Delhi and an ideal destination for trekkers and rock climbing. McLeodGanj is one of the most famous nearby attractions. About the property:The campsite is located in Dharamshala and 4.3 km from HPCA Stadium and you can feel luxury with Peace. The campsite offers a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free Wi-Fi. You can go hiking, or hire a bike/car near the campsite. You can go even for a short trek near the campsite and enjoy a lit campfire with light music in the evening.Stay:Tent stay with a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries will be provided at the campsite on a sharing basis.Meals:Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner will be served on the basis of the MAP plan.How to reach:Dharamshala is 500 km from Delhi and the nearest airport is Kangra 15 km away from the campsite. You can easily reach here by private and public transport. Time:Check-in Time: 12:00 amCheck-out Time: 10:00 amNote:A minimum of 2 people needs to book this campsite.Tent allocation will be done on double/triple sharing basis.
Excellent

123 Ratings

5.0

123 Ratings

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INR 2,739

INR 1,740

Camping at Triund in Dharamkot Best Seller
Camping at Triund in Dharamkot

2D/1N

Dharamshala

About the Activity: From 23rd August to further updates, overnight stay will be provided 2km below the triund top due to restriction from Authorities :Indulge in this exciting camping in the wilderness of the Himalayas and get a chance to witness the best overnight views of the mountain.Commence your trek at 10.00 AM from Mcleodganj Pink house to Dharamkot and marvel at the sights of the amazing landscapes.Get accompanied by professionals if you are trekking for the first time.Trek through the colouful market of Mcleodganj and pass the quaint village of Dharamkot.Pass through the refreshing woods of Rhododendron and Deodhar and reach the place where you will be camping in the wilderness of the Himalayas.Feel the thrill while camping under the clear night sky with the breeze and enjoying freshly cooked food.Enjoy a crunchy breakfast before trekking back to Dharamkot.End your tour here with lots of memories.
Excellent

118 Ratings

5.0

118 Ratings

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INR 1,350

Kareri Lake Trek Featured
Kareri Lake Trek

3D/2N

Mcleodganj

Mcleodganj in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is one of the emerging favorite destinations of the country, especially when it comes to spiritual and adventure tourism. Home to the 14th Dalai Lama of Buddhism, Mcleodganj is also home to many famous treks, like the Triund trek and The Kareri Lake trek. This tour takes you on a 3 day trek to the Kareri lake, a glacial lake at a height of 9620ft above sea level, from the spiritual city of Dharamshala.About the Activity:Indulge in this exciting 3 day trek to the Kareri lake and get amazed by the stunning beauty of this region.Start your trekking expedition from Dharamshala and pass through the Tibetian villages. Reach the Kareri village of the Gaddi tribe.The camp for the day will be pitched at Rioti campsiteTrek through the mountains and reach the base of Minkiani Pass, the home to Kareri lake where you will camp for the night.Continue trekking from Kareri lake to back to the village while enjoying the amazing view of the snow-capped mountains.End your tour here and head back to Dharamshala by a shared taxi or bus.
Superb

28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 6,000

Indrahar Pass Trek, 2020 Featured
Indrahar Pass Trek, 2020

4D/3N

Mcleodganj

Departure Dates:April: 20,21,27,28May:4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26June:1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30July: 6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28Aug:3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25,31Sep:1,7,8,14,15,21,22About the Indrahar Pass Trek: Everyone knows, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most enthralling and adventurous destinations in the whole country, and there is no doubt about it! Sitting gracefully in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, this state is the home to several high mountain passes, peaks and gushing rivers. Indrahar Pass, perched at a towering height of 4,324ft above the sea level is one such mountain pass that entices trekkers from across the globe. Located in the Dhauladhar Range of the mighty Himalayas, this pass is also popular among the tourist due to the close proximity with Dharamshala. About the Destination: Originating from McLeod Ganj, this short, yet enthralling journey will take you through the scenic marvels and opulent beauty of the Himalayan Ranges. Passing mostly through the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas, the trek gets over within 4 days and offers ample of challenges and difficulties. In addition, to explore and discover the natural beauty and the fascinating charm of the high Indrahar Pass, the trekkers will also get to explore and enjoy camping around the Lahesh Caves on their way. The panoramic views of Dhauladhar and other Himalayan peaks are the add-ons of this astounding trek. Quick Facts:Temperature: Day: 12°C  - 18°C & Night: -6°C to 4 °CTrekking Distance:  35 kmMaximum Altitude:14,245 ftDifficulty Level: Moderate to DifficultStarting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at McLeod Ganj.Railway Station: Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest railway station which 85kms from Dharamshala.Airport: Kangra Airport, Dharamshala
Excellent

706 Ratings

5.0

706 Ratings

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INR 8,299

INR 6,499

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Kareri Lake Trek with Yoga Featured
Kareri Lake Trek with Yoga

3D/2N

About the Activity:Fixed departure dates: 24-02-2017, 11-03-2017, 24-03-2017, 14-04-2017Indulge in a fabulous trekking trip to Kareri at the earliest. It is located near Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 2950 meters.It is a shallow fresh water lake. It lies amidst Dhauladhar Range of Himalayas. Dhauladar Range acts as a water source for this lake owing to melting of snow. The trail till Kareri Lake is through forest of Oak, Pine and Rhododendron trees. The area around the lake also serves as base camp for Minkiani and Bleni Pass. Choose this 3 day trekking package that starts from the Kareri village which is 27 kms from Dharamshala. It is a quaint beautiful village which is connected to Dharamshala through a motorable road though condition of the road is not that good.Groh, Chadi and Ghera are the villages on the way from Dharamshala to Kareri village.At Kareri village you will be able to behold the glimpses of Indrahara Pass and Moon Peak which is the highest peak of Dhauladhar Range.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation from Kareri Village to Dharamshala and return.
Excellent

36 Ratings

5.0

36 Ratings

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INR 4,500

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Ulud Trekking with Guide, Dharamshala Flat 15% off Featured
Ulud Trekking with Guide, Dharamshala Flat 15% off

1D

Dharamshala

Dharamshala located in Himachal Pradesh is famous for its natural scenic beauty and peaceful atmosphere, which is ideal for peace-seeking people as well as adventure lovers. The location implies a great scope for exploring adventure activities which makes the location even more worth visiting.About the ActivitiesThe Ulud Trek in Dharamshala lets you enjoy an adventurous experience in the midst of natural beauty through a great trekking experience. The location implies to a fairly leveled place along with the beautiful Eku river flowing. You can walk over the wooden bridge that is located in the same place while crossing the river.The Ulud Trek package provides you with the assistance of an experienced guide to ensure maximum comfort and safety. The package also takes care of the utmost safety measures with delivering safety kit and water bottles. The package also provides you with meals in the form of Breakfast and Lunch to enhance your trek experience. MealsThe Ulud Trek includes delicious meals served as Breakfast and Lunch.How to reachThe location is based at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh and can be easily reached through private and public transportation.Check-in : 8 amCheck out: 7 pmCapacity: 40 persons
Very Good

30 Ratings

3.0

30 Ratings

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INR 1,353

INR 1,150

Bird Eye View of Himachal: a Trio City Tour Best Seller
Bird Eye View of Himachal: a Trio City Tour

5D/4N

Bir - Billing

About the Tour:It's time to make your vacation a special one with this 2 days 1 night amazing experience in Bir Billing.Arrive at Bir Bus Stand and get transferred to your Camps after meeting the representatives.Experience paragliding in Bir Billing: The Paragliding Capital of India and then head out for a half day trek in Bir Billing Valley. Before you end the tour take a small trip to Barot and explore activities like trekking, bird watching and angling on your own. Post which go for sightseeing around Barot Dam and the Shanan Power House by hiring a cab on extra expense.
Superb

40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

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INR 13,800

INR 12,000

Survival Training Summer Camp For Teenagers in Himachal Pradesh (12 to 14 Years)
Survival Training Summer Camp For Teenagers in Himachal Pradesh (12 to 14 Years)

9D/8N

Dharamshala

About the Activity:This tour can be only availed on 22nd May, 28th May, 3rd June and 9th June.Located at the scenic village Mohal Tou is in Dharmashala at an altitude of about 5100 ft perched on a ridge surrounded by pine trees spread across terraced land.Engage your self in a array of adventure activities outdoor survival, rock climbing and expeditions.These activities are designed to challenge yourself in the arms of nature by using the basic elements to survive in the wilderness.Get trained for five days which tests your endurance effectively and execute a long trek, learn specific skills of mountaineering and tree climbing.    
Superb

29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

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INR 21,502

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11 Days 10 Nights Sightseeing in Himachal
11 Days 10 Nights Sightseeing in Himachal

11D/10N

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.
Superb

28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 31,000

Trek to Guna Devi
Trek to Guna Devi

7H

Dharamshala

About the Activity: Engage in an amazing experience as you trek to Guna Devi from Mcleodgani.Trek through beautiful trails and visit places that are some of the best in this destination.Explore Dharmashala and Mcleodgani and marvel at the nature and hills around you.Visit landmarks like the Hindu temple nestled within the forest. Have an unforgettable trekking experience with your friends and family. 
Superb

29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

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INR 1,500

INR 1,380

Camping and Trekking at Gunna Mata, Dharamshala Best Seller
Camping and Trekking at Gunna Mata, Dharamshala

1D

Dharamshala

Dharamshala is the place, embraced by the fascinating charm of the Dhauladhar Range and adorned with the enchanting beauty. Mcleod Ganj, Masrur, tea gardens, Naddi hills, Bhagsu waterfall are the main attractions of Dharamshala. It is the birthplace of Dalai Lama. About the campsite:Guna Devi Temples dedicated to Goddess Durga. The beautiful Trek towards this Holy Temple passes through the famous Dal Lake and Naddi Village. After crossing to Bhated River 20-30 minutes a steep climb up to village balgaon with a panoramic view of Kangra valley towards the south. Trekking and camping at this place will be great fun. Activities:With the stay in tents, camping and trekking are the exclusive activities. Stay:Tent stay will be provided. Meals:The delicious Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served with a local touch. Snacks and Tea will be served in the evening.How to reach:Private and Public transports are available. Check-In: 4:00 pmCheck-Out: 11:00 amMaximum Occupancy: 6 PAXMinimum Occupancy: 1 Pax
Superb

23 Ratings

4.0

23 Ratings

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INR 1,200

INR 900

Hike to Bhagsu in Mcleodganj
Hike to Bhagsu in Mcleodganj

6H

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.
Very Good

38 Ratings

3.0

38 Ratings

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INR 600

INR 500

Trekking at Laka Glacier, Dharamshala Flat 16% off Best Seller
Trekking at Laka Glacier, Dharamshala Flat 16% off

3D/2N

Dharamshala

With the beautiful views of Dharamshala, this trek gives you the opportunity to experience the stunning beauty of the snow line and Laka glacier. Experience nature at its best form with panoramic views towards Bhagsu, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, Kangra valley and distant views of the Shivaliks and plains of Punjab.About the Trek:Delight in this trekking expedition that enables you to witness the stunning beauty of this region with scenic views of the surrounding hills. Hike through lush-green thickets while enjoying the scenic landscapes comprising of stunning waterfalls of sprawling the region.Activities:Enjoy the best trekking experience with camping at the Laka glacier trek. Stay:Experience nature at it’s best with a tent stay. Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included in the package with tent stay. How to reach:Private vehicles are available to reach this place. Maximum Occupancy: 5 PaxMinimum Occupancy: 1 PaxCheck-in time: 8.00 amCheck out time: 10.00 am
Very Good

26 Ratings

3.0

26 Ratings

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INR 2,700

INR 2,250

Nature and Village Hiking in Dharamshala
Nature and Village Hiking in Dharamshala

5H

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.
Superb

25 Ratings

4.0

25 Ratings

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INR 2,275

Hiking Tour to Triund from Dharamshala
Hiking Tour to Triund from Dharamshala

8H

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.
Superb

28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 2,677

Adventurous Fly Camp in Billing
Adventurous Fly Camp in Billing

2D/1N

Bir - Billing

About the activity: This camping experience in Bir and Billing is a perfect place where the paragliding world cup takes place and is one of the most famous places in Himachal for paragliding.With this experience, you can fly like a bird and land to the foot of the hills and enjoy the thrilling view of the hills all over you!Bir is on the edge of a forest that has been given a sanctuary status and has found a place in the international paragliding circuit.Experience a trek to Raj Gunda side and take in the mystical aromas of the tea gardens around Billing as well.At an elevation of 7,600 ft (2300 meters), the take-off site is a small meadow at Billing 14 km from where you can experience sheer delight as you fly! 
Very Good

39 Ratings

3.0

39 Ratings

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INR 5,000

INR 4,800

Trek to Triund
Trek to Triund

7H

Dharamshala

About the Activity:Triund is one of the most popular trekking destination. Crowned in the stunning Dhauladhar ranges this trek promises you with alluring views.Rivet in a trekking experience from Triund to Mcleodganj – enthrall in the picturesque landscapes that accompany you throughout your trek.Enjoy panoramic views of the stunning mountain locks that guard the pinnacle of this trek and offers you with appealing scenery like never before.
Superb

37 Ratings

4.0

37 Ratings

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INR 1,410

INR 1,380

Trekking to Triund in Himachal Pradesh
Trekking to Triund in Himachal Pradesh

2D/1N

Dharamshala

About the Activity:Embark on this delightful trekking trip from Mcleodganj to Tirund that lets you explore the real beauty of Himachal Pradesh – unravel yourself in this uphill and downhill trekking expedition.Trek through this rugged mountainous terrain that takes you through stunning Dharamkot village and Devi. Delight in the natural beauty surrounding you.Make your way through beautiful tiny hamlets and witness the daily life of the local people. Enthrall in this trip that provides you with stunning landscapes. Enjoy the night view of the glittering lights of Dharamshala town, which makes the whole scene unique and memorable.
Very Good

41 Ratings

3.0

41 Ratings

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INR 4,000

Snow Line Trek in Himachal Pradesh
Snow Line Trek in Himachal Pradesh

3D/2N

Dharamshala

About the Activity: Delight in this trekking expedition that enables you to witness the stunning beauty of this region. Enthrall in a trip that provides you with scenic views of the surrounding hills.Hike through lush-green thickets while enjoying the scenic landscapes comprising of stunning waterfalls of sprawling the region.The whole trek offers panoramic views towards Bhagsu, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, Kangra valley and distant views of the Shivaliks and plains of Punjab.Witness diversified flora and fauna with in this trek and get ready to be astonished with the scenic appeal and the tranquility of this entire place.
Superb

24 Ratings

4.0

24 Ratings

Starting from

INR 7,447

INR 6,447

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25 October 2018
Excellent
It was an amazing experience, as i was so excited already for this trek and the beauty of this place did not disappointed me. It was too cold during the night, i could not sleep as sleeping bags was not enough warm. I would definitely recommend this trek but make sure you are prepare enough to survive in temperature -1 to -5 during the night, you can carry extra thermal wears if you are planning this trek between October -March.
12 July 2018
Prashant Ghoshal Indrahar Pass Trek, 2019
Excellent
"It was me and my friend, both amateurs who just saw this listed on Thrillophilia decided to go for it. Our trek started from Mcleodganj towards Triund on 7th July 2018. Regardless to say the first day 9 km climb wore us down and upon reaching the forest officials did not make it easy for us. There is an order from the Supreme Court to shut down camping activities, due to which the guides and cafe owners on the trail are suffering. Next day we started for Ilaka which is another 4 km trek, comparatively easier than the previous day. We started at 9 am and reached destination at 11:20 am where the forest officials followed us and had a drama with our host and guide. After the drama, they left and our host set up a tent for us. On the 3rd day, we left for Lahesh Caves which is a trek through unstable rocky terrain and some steep climb. This really tested our endurance and upon reaching my friend had a swollen knee while I discovered I had phobia of heights. We decided not to go any further to Indrahar pass. Maybe one day we will come back more prepared with better training and experience. Our guide from Triund to Lahesh caves and back to Mcleodganj was Vikrant. This guy was with us for three days and is one of the nicest person I have met. 5 people backed out from Triund and it was only me and my female friend with him. I never had a single reason to worry about our safety. He understood our pace and motivated us to go further as much as we can. He never patronized or criticized us. Always polite and well spoken. He does not speak unless spoken to but is friendly and great to have a conversation with. Very professional. Our host at Ilaka, Gagan from LAKA Cafe was another gem. He cooked great food, that tasted like home - dal chawal, aloo paratha, fritters and Maggi for snacks. He can play flute (bonus). Entertained us with some local as well as mythological stories. Do's: Enjoy the silence, meditate, sing, keep yourself clean, help clean up surroundings by picking up litter, drink from the stream, pet the calves, have a stroll around the mountain, breath clean air, take pictures, observe, help your host with cooking, sleep, carry massage oil or balm, be ready for impromptu rain, stay hydrated. Don't: Litter, speak in loud voice, play loud music on your Bluetooth speaker, Abuse, drink alcohol (you know you can't handle it and will 100% fall on a rock), smoke weed or get high by any means (I am not against smoking weed but food is limited and you will fall and injure yourself), speak rudely to your guide or host, disturb other trekkers at night by talking loud inside the tent, fight with fellow travelers, jump or try to do any sort of stunt for photography or adventure (no medical facility within 14 km radius), carry weapons, harm animals or insects who live there, be scared of bees (they're the reason behind beautiful fauna), go anywhere without informing your guide, steal from your host, insult your guide or host.\n\nNote: Do not go if you plan to drink or get high on top of the mountain or inside your camp. For the locals it's a sacred land. They don't abuse or spit on that land. They don't even urinate while standing. Drinking, creating ruckus, abusing, dirtying or defacing environment in anyway is an insult to them, their beliefs and their holy land. This is a serene place not your local bar. Thank you Parul Mewara from Thrillophilia for all the assistance. "
11 January 2015
Chanakya Prajapat Indrahar Pass Trek, 2019
Excellent
We started the trek from McLeodganj at around a height of 1750m and on the first day started trekking to Triund. From there on the second day, we were really blown away with the beauty of the surrounding. Lahesh Caves was an awesome site and so was Ilaqa Got. On the third day, we were on our way to complete our Indrahar Pass route. Climbed up to 4300m and after reaching the pass, we got to witness the opulent beauty of the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas. Fourth day was about trekking back to Mc Leod Ganj and conclude the trek. I must mention the trek guides as they really never hesitated to come forward and help us in every possible ways. Their great team of guides and instructors made the trek easy for us; thanks a bunch guys...would love to join another challenging trek with you soon!
11 October 2018
Excellent
I went for Indrahar Pass this september with Thrillophilia. The experience was more than wonderful. I was so motivated, and Abhishek from Thrillophilia helped me a lot from starting and till the end of the trek. Indrahar Pass is my second trek with Thrillophilia and the trek experience was so great, I think I am going to go for next trek soon. From Triund, I was literally above the clouds, then from snowline cafe, I felt so mesmerising, to wait to get hailstorm and then Snow Fall was visible on the peaks. It was like heaven brought on earth. Everybody should add this trek in their bucket list. And quality of sleeping bags and camps provided to us was very good. Thanks to Abhishek and Thrillophilia for making me experience this beauty.
01 March 2015
Anjali Trivedi Indrahar Pass Trek, 2019
Excellent
Though Indrahar Pass trek is a short one, the challenges and terrains involved in it are really amazing. There are greater heights involved in the Indrahar Pass trek; make sure you are not scared of heights or try not to get prone to altitude sickness. I think, the trek guides can help you in this.
05 February 2016
Excellent
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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Frequently Asked Questions About Trekking in Dharamshala

  1. When is the best time to visit Dharamshala for trekking?

    April-June: The weather in summers here is pleasant and cool during the summer months. The temperature varies between 22-35 degrees. Trekking during this time is an activity to do as the trek and weather are both favourable. You can visit various places in Dharamshala during this period of time.

     

    July-September: The rainy season makes the place difficult for trekking. It is not advisable to trek during these months.

     

    October-March: The temperature starts dropping rapidly and by December, we can expect the negative temperature. The place become a scenic marvel and snowfall begins from December. Trekking can be done, but one should take care of the weather as it is freezing for most of the times.

  2. How can I reach Dharamshala?

    By Air: The nearest airport to Dharamshala is at Gaggal. It is 13 kms from Dharamshala. People can book flights from Delhi till here. Alternatively, you can also book flight till Chandigarh and a taxi from there till Dharamshala. The distance between the two is around 250 kms.

     

    By Train: The best way to reach Dharamshala via train is to take a train till Pathankot which is at a distance of around 85 kms from Dharamshala. From Pathankot, you can take a cab to reach Dharamshala.

     

    By Road: Depending on the source of your journey, there are numerous ways to reach Dharamshala. These ways include by bus, by taxi or even by self drive.

  3. Which are some famous winter treks in Dharamshala?

    Dharamshala is a pristine and pictorial location for avid trekkers. Some of the famous winter treks in Dharamshala are:

     

    Dhauladhar winter trek: This is one of the best winter treks with a moderate difficulty level. Most of the time is spent while walking through the Dhauladhar mountain ranges or in remote villages through the trek.

     

    Triund Hill Trek: it is one of the jewels of Dharamshala valley and is quite popular among tourists. It is situated near the Dhauladhar range. This trek is suitable for all age groups, considerably easy in the beginning, but tourists face difficulty during the ending.

     

    Indrahar Pass trek:  On your way, trek through the camping ground of Triund, while marvelling at the beauty of Lahesh Caves, famous as Shepherd’s abode in winters. This trek offers you a glimpse of Dhauladhar range and PirPanjal mountain range

     

     Snow Line trek: Marvel at the pristine beauty of the breathtaking snow clad mountains when you trek on this snowline trail.

     

    Lahesh Caves trek:  drench in the beauty of Lahesh Caves, famous as Shepherd’s abode in winters.

     

    Dharamshala to Chamba valley trek which lets you encounter the views of natural environs.

  4. Which are some famous summer treks in Dharamshala?

    Some of the popular summer treks include

    • Dal Lake Trek: Lam Dal is at an elevation of 3900 meters and approachable from Minkiani Pass, Indrahar Pass and Gaj Pass.
    • Bhagsu Waterfalls: providing enchanting views between March and June,
    • Guna Devi trek: It is an easy or moderately difficult trek and offers you some tremendous views of terrains and valleys.
    • BharaBanghal Trek: a trail where you can enjoy trekking in pleasant weather as are accessible in summer months.
  5. Is it safe to do trekking in Dharamshala?

    Generally hill stations are safe for trekking and Dharamshala is another such beauty which provides a safe trekking experience to all visitors. People here are really generous and helpful. Most of the crowd lives in rural areas of Himachal thus crime rates are less.

     

    Some of the tips are to exchange the money at authorised dealing shops and always ask for a receipt. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Keep your documents handy while travelling majorly your passport.

     

    Always carry a map even when you are with a guide. Do not leave cash or valuables in cars or taxis and majorly do not trust strangers.

  6. Which is the highest peak for trekking in Dharamshala?

    The Triund hill is considered the highest peak for trekking in Dharamshala. The Hanuman kaTibba peak in the dhauladhar range is the highest point of the Himalayas.

  7. Can I do Snow Line Trek? What sort of trek is it?

    Yes, go on a Snow Line trekking experience to witness flora and fauna. Snow Line Trek initiates from Mcleodganj and lets you unwrap the beauty of the region. Enthral the views of amazing surrounds and discover mixed forests of deodar, oak and rhododendron and hidden monasteries and beautiful lush grasslands.

  8. What sort of trek is Lahesh Caves Trek? How much it will cost me?

    Trek to Lahesh Caves which is a tedious trek but totally worth the efforts, also a known temporary shepherd’s stay in during the summer months.

     

    It is situated at top of the small glacier and is a perfect romantic plus adventure site in Dharamshala. The cost may vary starting from 4000 INR.

  9. Can I do Guna Devi Trek? What is the difficulty level?

    If you are older than 9 years, you probably can trek on Guna Devi pass. It is an easy or moderately difficult trek and offers you some tremendous views of Dharamshala terrains and valleys.

  10. What is special about Laka Glacier Trek? Is it a difficult trekking option?

    Laka Glacier is one of the most beautiful trek one can complete in a short duration, as it an easy graded trekking option.

     

    Situated at 3200 metres from above sea level, it only takes 13 kms to reach the snowline at Laka glacier.

  11. What is Bara Bhangal Trek? Is it worth doing it?

    The Frantic Bara Bhangal Trek is one of the most challenging treks in Dharamshala, commencing from Manali and through Lama Dugh crossing Than PariTibba, glimpsing Manali on the run and finally reaching baraBhangal range.

  12. How difficult is Jalsu Pass Trek? How many days are required to complete it?

    Yes, Jalsu Pass, also known as the Flower Valley of Himachal Pradesh, can be done, as it is situated at an elevation of 3900 metres and is the easy link between Chamba and Kangra tribal valley. It is a moderate graded trail and can be completed in a span of 3 days.

  13. What sort of Trek is Kareri Lake Trek?

    Yes, one can enjoy trekking on this beautiful high altitude, fresh water Kareri Lake which is 2934 metres above the sea level. This is a well-known hiking destination passing through subtropical forests and alpine grasslands.

    Situated high between the magnificent range of Dhauladhar, this trail passes through gushing streams, wild and colourful orchards and alpine forest lands. Feel the powers of Shiva and Shakti temples shadowing the clear river.

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  14. Is it worth doing Indrahar Pass Trek? What sort of trek is it?

    Yes, Indrahar Pass is a fascinating trek because of its diverse offerings. Indrahar Pass trek is perched at a height of 4300 ft above sea level, and is a moderately difficult trekking site. This trek offers you a glimpse of Dhauladhar range and PirPanjalmountain range.

     

    A perfect combination of colours of Himachal along with revering nature, this is not the most visited trek, but still, crosses the mind of several travellers from all age group.

  15. What is Triund Trek? Is it worth doing it?

    Triund trek, is situated 18 km from the city of Dharamshala and is a scenic trekking location. It is a one day trek which offers Dhauladhar ranges just above the eyes. Triund trek is famous for well-defined forest trails and stunning views of the entire Kangra valley.

    The evenings are really delightful which lures tourists to pitch in tents and enjoy a night here. The ridge elevation is between 2,810 and 2,875 meters. It is a one-day trek approx. 10 kilometers. This trek is suitable for all age groups.

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  16. Can I do Tosh Trek? What is the difficulty level?

    Yes, Tosh Valley trek is a way to discover beauty of nature, and you can choose the way to climb up the Glacier. You can pursue the tracks that lead to the challenging Animal Pass or choose the steady easy climb to the Tosh Glacier.

     

    This has a maximum elevation of 7874 feet above sea level and can be completed in a duration of one week. This trekking trail can be climbed in month of July to September. This popular trek connects the lush Kullu culture and greenery to the barren and rugged Spiti valley.

  17. Will we stay in camps during trekking in Dharamshala?

    Yes, you can enjoy camping in Dharamshala in the alpine forests and jungles, amid deodar and pine trees to have a wonderful camping experience. You can choose to stay in luxurious hotels or spend a night under the sky admiring the stars in Dharamshala.

     

    Dance around campfires and make that scrumptious meal over barbeque grills. Apparently, camps will be there in most of the treks but it’s always advisable to check the dates before booking, also collect information about camping facility in a particular trek.

  18. What type of tents will be there?

    Stay in tents with insulated mats and sleeping bags, experience Bon-fire and Music in the evening and luxury of fixed Europe style bathrooms.Tents will be spacious enough to accommodate upto 3 people.

     

    The tents will be waterproof and light weighted and are equipped with comfortable sleeping mats or beds.

  19. What all things I must carry while going for trekking in Dharamshala?

    You must be really well equipped with all your essentials while going for trekking. The things you must carry while going for trekking in Himachal Pradesh includes:

    • Walking stick
    • Map
    • Binoculars
    • Sleeping bag
    • Hiking shoes : lightweight and hard sole boots
    • Woolen clothes
    • Water, juices and energy drinks
    • Easy to eat snacks
    • Electric torch
    • Scissors
    • Sunglasses
    • Medical kit : equipped with medicines for motion sickness, fever and food poisoning
    • A good compass
    • An extra pair of clothes
  20. Is it safe for a solo female to trek in Dharamshala?

    Yes, Dharamshala is an ideal location to go solo. If a female trekker is planning to go, Dharamshala is a safe place as people here are really helpful. As for girls, trekking is extremely safe. The vendors have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek.

     

    If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.

  21. What type of sleeping bags will be there during the trek?

    You will be provided with proper and comfortable sleeping mats. These will be long foamed mats on which a person can sleep with ease. Moreover, if you are already familiar with heat and insulation, these mats will help insulate your body from the cold grounds. Further, you can carry your own sleeping bag during the trek.

  22. What are the different things apart from trek which can be done in Dharamshala?

    You can explore the activities in Dharamshala which makes this an even more inviting place to be.

    • Paragliding
    • Camping,
    • dwelling in Kangra Valley,
    • day trip to Galu Temple,
    • visit Dal Lake or
    • Pay homage to St. John church.
  23. Which are some famous monasteries in Dharamshala?

    Dharamsala is home to many holy places, temples, peaks and monasteries. Pilgrims from all over the world comes to witness the beauty of this natural heaven and to get blesssings of the deity. Some famous monasteries located in Dharamshala are:

     

    • Namgyal monastery
    • Gyuto monastery
    • Tibetan Buddhism monastery
    • TseChoklingGompa
    • Nechung Monastery
    • Nyingmapa Monastery
    • Dip tsechok

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