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Timing: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Trekking distance: 6 KM
Duration: 7 Hours
Trekking level: Moderate
Starting point & Endpoint: Lakar Mandi, Khajjiar
Kalatop Khajjiar is an animal sanctuary at Kalatop and Khajjiar in the Chamba district and famous for trekking trails. The Kalatop is located at the 2,500 meters above sea level. Home to the rich wildlife, verdant grasslands, white water streams, thick deodar and surrounded with the snow-capped mountain ranges, Kalatop is the ideal place for nature lovers. The forest has a variety of animal species like bear, leopard, jackal, and langur and bird species like Eurasian Jay, Black Headed Jay, and the Black Bird. If you are a nature lover and looking to spend some great quality time with your family or friends then this tour is made for you.
Go on a 6 km trekking trail with an experienced and local guide who can speak in Hindi and English. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery of majestic snow-capped peaks and mountains and dense forest throughout the trek, capture some wild animals if you get lucky. After reaching the top marvel at the splendid views of nature and click hundreds of photos with the stunning and charming views. After completing the trek you will be dropped back to the starting point of Khajjiar.
A minimum of 5 travelers and a maximum of 50 travelers can book this trekking tour.
How to reach: Lakar mandi Khajjiar serves to be the epicenter of the town, private transportation can be used to reach the same easily.
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The duration of the Kalatop trek is around 7 hours. The distance that you cover in this duration is around 6 km. The timings of the trek is between 10 AM to 5 PM.
The best time for Trek to Kalatop is in the monsoon season between the months of July and August. The place receives a moderate amount of rainfall during the monsoons. The temperature is generally between 22 degrees to 35 degrees Celsius.
You can witness lush green landscapes and the beautiful scenery in the monsoon.
The distance that you cover in Kalatop Trek is around 6 km. The trekking trail will treat your eyes with breath-taking mountain scenery, dense forest and wild animals (if you are lucky). You can enjoy a splendid view of nature from the top and click Instagram worthy pictures.
Yes, Trek to Kalatop is safe. All the safety precautions are put in place before the trekking begins. Additionally, the package also includes a guide who will instruct you about the trail. Therefore, ensure that you carefully listen to the instructions for the guide. Moreover, for further safety, the activity does not allow any person to consume any type of intoxication.
Furthermore, for safety purposes, it is advised that you do not carry expensive belongings.
The starting point of the trip is Lakar Mandi in Khajjiar. Reaching Khajjiar is easy as it is at the epicentre of the town and accessible through private transport.
The difficulty level of Kalatop to Khajjiar trek is moderate. With moderate fitness, you will be able to complete the trek without much difficulty.
The cost for the trek to Kalatop starts from 1000 INR per adult. This is the best online price and is available on Thrillophilia. With a few clicks, you can book the package from Thrillophilia website and get your confirmation voucher within 24 hours via email. At this pocket-friendly price, the package includes activities and guides.
Guide: The package includes a local and experienced guide who is comfortable speaking in English and Hindi
Activity: The activity includes trekking for 6 km. During this activity, you can enjoy mountain scenery and dense forest. The package requires a minimum of 5 travellers to book it. The maximum number of people who can book the package are 50 travellers.
The trek to Kalatop does not include meals within the package. The package is just a 7 hour package which includes only guide services and trekking activity. Also, you are advised to eat food before the trekking activity begins. However, you can carry a water bottle along with you to keep yourself hydrated throughout the trek.
No, the trek to Kalatop is not tough. The trekking difficulty of the package is moderate. Therefore, with moderate fitness, you will be able to complete the trek. Additionally, the trekking package includes a guide who will instruct you throughout the trail.
Therefore, the instructions will help you make your trek more comfortable and convenient. Moreover, to make your trek easy, you are advised to wear good quality trekking shoes.
Kalatop is around 12 km away from Dalhousie. You can take the road to Lakkad Mandi from Dalhousie. Lakkad Mandi is the entrance of Kalatop and is around 3 km away from Kalatop. You can either reach the place through a car or on foot.
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