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  • 01Hampta Pass Trekking 2017

    Hampta Pass Trekking 2017
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    About the Destination:

    A quintessential trek for first-timers,the Hampta Pass trek is tailor made for those looking to experience the Himalayan adventures! The easiest access point for this trek is from Manali at an altitude of 14,100 ft, unlike most treks that start from a remote village.

    Hampta Pass trekking is appealing mostly due to the fact that it connects the beautiful valleys of Kullu and Lahaul. The awe-inspiring landscapes and natural foliage of the region itself draws trekkers aplenty, not to mention the abundance of rare Himalayan birds and orchids spotted here.

    Flourished with thick alpine forests, sprawling meadows, glacial valleys, this trek packs the punch of an idyllic adventure in the Himalayas. Moreover, trailing up to Hampta Pass also involves crossing through the high altitude alpine lake, reputed for its deep blue colour, called Chandratal. Another exemplary feature is the passage through the captivating Rohtang Pass that stands at an altitude of 13,000 feet and is enveloped in snow throughout the year, The best time to visit is in July to August.

  • 02Kangra Valley Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh

    Kangra Valley Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh
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    About the Destination:

    Perfect for both novice and ardent trekkers seeking the true experience of trekking in Himachal, this engaging trek presents an array of elements that will delight all.Opening up to you the magic of Kangra Valley, Dharamshala, there are several experiences to revel in. Witness the awe-inspiring views of Dhauladhar Range, visit mystical lakes, ancient temples and unexplored charming Hindu villages tucked away amidst the valleys.

    Your journey commences from the winsome Dharamsala/McLeodganj, where people flit off for a hill vacation. Steeped in vibrancy and serenity, this place is where His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and his Tibetan government in exile reside. Get to visit the museums and amble through the Tibetan market, the day you arrive at McLeodganj. Begin your trekking Kangra valley with reaching the stunning high altitude Kareri Lake through the enchanting Kareri Village.

    Relish in walk through woody forests, camp beside a lake, interact with local people and get a whiff of their life, ascend steep slopes that are not too challenging and sink in the great views that abound all around.

  • 03Indrahar Pass Trek Via Kareri Lake, Himachal Pradesh 2017

    Indrahar Pass Trek Via Kareri Lake, Himachal Pradesh 2017
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    About the Destination:

    Located at around 4,420m above the sea level, the Indrahar Pass Trek is amongst the most stunning trek passes in the world. Bordering the Kangra and Chamba districts of Himachal Pradesh, the breathtaking beauty and appeal of this mountain pass entices a large number of trekkers from across the world. Also, as it can be easily reached from the tourist town Dharamshala, it has become a hotspot among the tourists.

    While on Indrahar pass route, the trekkers can also visit the magical Kareri Lake and village. One of the high altitude lakes in the world, this small yet fascinating water reservoir is also a striking feature of this trek.

    Not only the Idrahar Pass and the Kareri Lake, but the trek also takes the trekkers to some of the other important trekking destinations in the Kangra Valley. During the Indrahar trek, the trekkers can also treat themselves with panoramic views of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Kailash peaks.

    Duration of the Tour: 7N/8D

    Altitude: 4,420m

    Activities: Trekking, Camping, Lake Visit

    Distance Trekked/Day: 4-5 Hours

    Temperature Range:     

     May-June: 12 to 20 Degrees (Day) and -2 to 5 Degrees (Night),

     September-November: 8 to 16 Degrees (Day) and -5 to 5 Degrees (Night)

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

  • 04Spiti Valley Trek Via Pin Parvati Pass, 2017

    Spiti Valley Trek Via Pin Parvati Pass, 2017
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    About the Destination:

    Get enchanted by the treasures of nature by taking Manali to Spiti Valley in the scenic environs of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled between the Pir Panjal ranges in the north, the Parvati ranges in the east and Barabhangal ranges in the west, Kullu Valley is a nature’s paradise, offering a serene experience that is unlike any other Himachal trekking tours.
    Blessed by the Himalayan river waters, quaint villages, dense woods and terraced fields this trek is one that cannot be missed.

    Spiti literally derived as ‘The Middle Land’ stands between Tibet and India in the high mountainous Himalayas. Enveloped in scenic landscapes and intimidating mountains, reputed as a research and culture centre for Buddhists, this valley is caressed by Barley fields and little hamlets.

    The magnificent Pin Parvati pass is the confluence of Parvati valley on the Kullu side and Pin valley on the Spiti side. This trek trails through rough steep terrains and snowy fields while offering splendid sights of glaciers, moraines giving you a feeling of being on top of the world. 

    Spiti Valley Temperature Range: Temperature varies from  12-20 °C, -2 to 6 °C, 12-18 °C,- 6 to 4 °C

  • 05Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek, Himachal Pradesh 2017

    Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek, Himachal Pradesh 2017
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    About the Destination:

    Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek which is bestowed with the natural grandeur of lush verdant landscapes and pasturelands dotted by shepherds and their sheep, is one worth trying. Through this trek, one can meander along rivers flowing by, descend into expansive grasslands, witness the cascading waterfalls and cut across dense forests thriving with a variety of wildlife species all along the way. Best time to visit Hampta pass is from June to September.

    The Hampta Pass trek route is adorned with steep ascending slopes and moraine-filled trails all the while offering splendid views of the majestic Deotibba and Indrasan mountains. The last leg of the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trekking expedition takes one through the splendour of the Lahaul Valley, Chatru and the charming Chandratal Lake all the way to Kunzum La pass at 4600m. 

  • 06Chanderkhani Pass Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh

    Chanderkhani Pass Trek 2017, Himachal Pradesh
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    This breathtaking Chanderkhani Pass trek encompasses a plethora of jaw-dropping sights alongside the gorgeous environs of Himachal Pradesh.  This trekking package in India begins at Naggar and after crossing the Chanderkhani Pass at 3600m, the trail heads to the Malana village, famous for its distinct and very reserved social culture.

    This trek is laden with a bunch of beautiful alpine pastures offering gorgeous views of some of the highest snow covered mountain peaks and open valleys. The trail requires walking through the blue Pine and Deodar, walnut, golden Oak and wild Cherry. The remarkable sight from the pass is magnified by the Bara bangal range towering high in the west while the Pir Panjal ranges fall in the north and Parvati in the east. A typical trek up in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Chanderkhani Pass is one those Himachal trekking packages that is ideal for all trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.

    Quick Facts:

    Maximum Altitude: 11,970ft

    Difficulty Level: Moderate 

    Railway Station: Pathankot is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Bhuntar (Kullu) airport

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    The state of Himachal Pradesh is popularly known for its pristine natural beauty as the state is cuddled by the western Himalayas and is wrapped with a good number of glaciers and rivers.  Apart from its unmatched natural beauty comprising of towering snow-capped peaks and lush green meandering hills there are a ton thrilling adventure sports one can indulge in. Whether you are an adventure enthusiast or simply a nature lover Himachal Pradesh offers unlimited attractions to suit your taste and choice.

    Some of the most visited and sought after tourist places in Himachal Pradesh include Dalhousie, Dharamshala, McLeodganj, Kardang, Keylong, Manali, Shimla, Kullu and Solan to name a few. For trekking enthusiasts there are some amazing treks leading to Beas Kund, Sar Pass, Hampta Pass, Pin Parvati, Chandratal, Kinnaur Kailash, Bhabha Pass, Rohtang Pass and Sur Tal. To up the excitement notch is the presence of several adventure activities from skiing in Rohtang Pass, Hang gliding in Billing to Rock climbing in Beas Kund and Heli Skiing in Hanuman Tibba. 


Attractions

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Manali

From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain adventures takes on a new dimension. A haven for tourists, Manali is replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an experience of its own kind.

Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas. It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating activities such as paragliding, rafting and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.

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Bhrigu Lake

Also known as the ‘Pool of Gods’, Bhrigu Lake is a majestic an picturesque water body that is located at a distance of about 43km from the town of Manali. Each year, the lake attracts thousands of trekkers and visitors who come here to appreciate the serene, crystal clear blue pools of the lake as a part of their itinerary to visit Manali tourist places. 

Rising to a height of about 14,100ft it is located on the eastern courses of the Rohtang Pass. One of the many glacial lakes of the Kullu Valley, it makes up for being a perfect weekend outing on your next trip to Manali. 

 The lake is bordered by snowy peaks of the Himalayas on all sides and is a moderate to difficult trekking escapade.  Also nearby is the Nehru Kund, which is a natural water spring that is fed by the waters of the Bhrigu Lake and is truly picturesque. 

The trekking route to Bhrigu Lake starts either at the village of Gulaba or Vasishth Temple, either ways it perches you up at a height of almost 14000ft right on the second day, making it one of the most captivating treks of the Pir Panjal Ranges.  Locals of the village believe that this lake has been blessed by the sages and Gods which is why, it never freezes over completely even in the times of harsh winters.

Distance from Manali: 18 Kms

How to get there: Follow the Kullu-Naggar-Manali Road through the village of Gulaba

Best time to Visit: May to June 

Attractions/Activities: Trekking

Type of destination:  Trekking and religious

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Prashar Lake

Sage Prashar is the reason Prashar Lake got its name ages ago. One visits this quintessential lake will be unknowingly directed to oblivion and for sure the serenity will let every visitor linger for more. Located in Mandi village, Himachal Pradesh, the iconic attraction apart from the lake is the three stories pagoda like temple structure near the lake. 2730 meters above the lake seats amidst the rejuvenating sets of nature’s miracles including the snow-clad peaks in the backdrop and River Beas flowing so fast through the valley down. One can get access to the lake through Drang. The age of temple lengthens back to 13th century and the lake has one more surprise within it that is a floating island. Though visitors are seen in plenty over here, no one could accurately fathom the depth the lake goes into, till date.
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The Castle Manali

Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.


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Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.

Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!

Timing:

08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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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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Sunset Point

We all know the beauty of sunset points, there are various such points throughout our country and the world. The sunset point in Kasauli attracts a lot of visitors because of the stunning view of the valleys. Apart from tourists, even the residents sometime come here to savour the beautiful scene of the sunset.

Location: It is located at the end of the upper mall road. Busses and cabs are available at the place so transportation is very easy.

Highlights: The major highlight is the view of the sunset point. People come here to enjoy, relax and click a lot of beautiful pictures of the setting sun. It is one of the best places to enjoy the evening.

Best time to visit: For seeing the sunset, you need to visit the place at dusk around 6 in the evening. It is a natural event and thus you need to time yourself well to see it.
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Bakrota Hills

Take a walk amidst the snow capped mountains at the Bakrota Hills. Breathe in the pure air and feel all refreshed and rejuvenated. The Hills are covered with dense Deodar forests, making it look like a lovely green rug, pulled over by the mountains. 

The mesmerising landscape here will leave you spellbound. Every year Dalhousie is blessed with heavy snow fall. During this season the magnificent Bakrota hills glistens like diamonds. Spend some time here with your dear ones and be in awe of Mother Nature’s miraculous creations.   

Activities and attractions:- Trekking, Photography, Sightseeing

 

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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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Dharamsala War Memorial

Located at the entry to Dharamsala town, the Dharamsala War Memorial is a memorial constructed to honor the brave men and women who died in service to our country post Independence. The memorial is located amidst beautiful scenery and is a monument that represents bravery and sacrifice. 

The monument has the names of all the soldiers and martyrs, who died in the 1947-48, 1962, 1965, and 1971 war and peacekeeping missions. This is a structure that holds much importance. The sacrifices of soldiers are often forgotten in popular media and structures such as these remind and inspire one to remember and keep fighting the good fight. When here, do keep this in your list of things to do in Dharamsala.

Best time to visit: All throughout the year.

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Chail Wildlife Sanctuary

Previously a hunting ground for the Maharaja of Patiala, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is amongst the lesser known wildlife sanctuaries in the country. Situated 63 km from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, it’s unmistakingly one of the most well conserved wildlife sanctuaries and is home to a opulent collection of flora and fauna.

Situated in the Himalayan ranges at a height of 7152 feet, Chail Wildlife Sanctuary boasts a pleasant climate, magnificent views and a rich abundance of greenery. The sanctuary is a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers.

Chail Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a variety of fauna and flora. Some of the most popular animal species of the park includes European red deer, wild boar, goral, spotted deer, sambar, common langur, Himalayan black bear, flying squirrel, Indian porcupine, etc. The flora it hosts include the native Pine and Deodar trees.

Best time to Visit: March to October.

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Lakshmi Narayan Temple

The Lakshmi Narayan Temple is one of the oldest and largest temple in Chamba, which was built in around 11th century by Raja Sahil Verma. The complex of Lakshmi Narayan temple has around six temples in total, all dedicated to either Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu. The main idol of Lord Vishnu is made up of rare marble, which used to be found in the mountains of Vindhyas. 

Apart from the six main temples, there are three more temples in the complex, namely Radha Krishna Temple, Gauri Shankar Temple, and Shiva Temple of chandragupta.

While in Chamba, your trip will be incomplete without visiting this great temple. The temple opens twice a day and the timings include 6 AM to 12.30 PM and again from 2.30 PM to 8.30 PM and the best season to visit the temple is from April to October.

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Solang Valley

Located atop the Kullu Valley, the Solang Valley is ideal for adventure sports such as parachuting, skating, zorbing and paragliding. The slopes of this valley also provide ski lovers an ideal destination to enjoy this activity on a trip to Manali. During the summer months, the snow on these slopes evaporates, resulting in ideal ground for zorbing, where a person hurls down a slope in an indestructible bouncy ball.

Solang Valley is definitely a playground for people looking to lose themselves in an assortment of exciting activities. Be it a honeymoon vacation or a family outing, a thrilling and engaging experience is guaranteed.

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Roopkund Lake Trek

The Roopkund Lake is situated high up in the Garhwal Mountains in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This lake is of much historical and religious importance. It was also called the Mystery or Skeletal Lake after a large number of human skeletons were found in it in 1942 by a Forest Officer.

Following this discovery, a number of scientists visited the lake to find out the reason for the skeletons being there and it was eventually concluded that the skeletons belonged to some pilgrims who were caught unawares in a flash hailstorm.

Due to the huge chunks of ice that came with the hailstorm, the pilgrims died due to injuries to their skulls. This story was aired in national and international media and since them the Roopkund Lake has become a popular tourist destination.


The trek to Roopkund Lake showcases the best of Himalayan beauty. The trek begins at Lohajung, which is situated at an elevation of 3200 metres and goes on for five days till you reach the lake, which is at an altitude of 5000 metres. The first couple of days will take you through beautiful villages, forests, rivers and Bugyals.

The air will get thinner and thinner as you ascend and gain altitude. So it is very important that you are in the best of health and fitness when you set out for this trek. Higher energy levels will allow you to adjust better with the changing environment and enjoy the views offered by the region. Your team leader will also offer you tips on how to cope with the changing levels of the atmosphere.

The trekking trail followed during the Roopkund trek coincides with that of the Raj Jay Yatra pilgrimage route. This is conducted during a festival dedicated to goddess Nanda Devi and the residents of nearby village participate in this festival dressed in their traditional attire.

Best Season: August - October
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Max. Elevation: 5020 m
More Details: Guide to Roopkund Trek
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Malana

The lands that hold the strongest relics of adventure are often not spoken about, and that is why you need to head to the mysterious hills of Malana for an adventure you can never forget! Malana is an ancient village that lies to the north – east of the Kullu Valley and this solitary village is located at an altitiude of 9,938ft above sea level. The village of Malana is connected to Kullu by three mountain passes. Many trekkers have traversed these mountains in search of adventure and discovered wonders that they have brought back home with them.  So grab your gear and head to this oldest democracy in the world and trek up the famous and intimidating Chanderkhani Pass and Rashol Pass.

Distance from Delhi: 543km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Chandrakhani Pass, Kais wildlife sanctuary, Parvati Valley, Shiv Mandir, Hot Springs

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing and Hiking 

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