Dhauladhar Winter Trek
DURATION : 06 DAY ON TREK
RATING OF THE TREK : EASY TO MODERATE
BEST TIME : MAR – MAY & SEP - NOV
This is one of the easy treks in Dhauladhar. Most of the time you will be walking in the foothills of Dhauladhar Mountains and passing through several remote tribal village. We make few visits to the family houses in the villages and get to know the local culture and tradition. Dhaualadhar are themselves a mountain range quite apart from any other mountain range in the Himalayas. It is the outer most part of Himalayas. The rock faces of this granite range are so sharply cut that they fail to hold snow for long as a result you see snow in the gullies and on top. During the trek we walk through many Gaddi tribal villages. Gaddi is a semi nomadic shepherd tribe whose main occupation is agriculture and rearing of sheep and goat. The shepherds spend the whole summer on the mountains and during winter come back to the plains of Kangra with their flock of sheep and goat.
Day 01: McLeod Ganj – Boh – Kanol (15oo Mts.) - Trek Starts
After breakfast drive to Boh Village (45 Kms. / 02 Hrs.) the starting point of the trek. It is a steep ascent from Boh for about two hours till we reach Batuni Village. At Batuni village we can even visit one of the village houses to witness the lifestyle of local people. Another one hour climb takes us to Lingru Nag Temple which also the lunch point. After lunch it is a downhill walk through the lush green fields till we reach Kanol Village where we camp for the overnight stay.
Day 02: Kanol - Kareri Village (1900 Mts. / 12 Kms.)
After breakfast we start our trek walking through several small villages. Visit one of the village schools enroute and interact with the children. We reach the camping place around 4 P.M. The campsite is located on the banks of a small river. Overnight in tents near the village.
Day 03: Kareri - Bahl (1900 Mts. / 12 Kms.)
A leveled walk from Kareri Village takes us to Khari Behi. From Khari Behi it is a steep downhill walk for about an hour to Rawa Village, situated on the bank of a small river. From Rawa village it is steep ascent for another 2 hours to Bahl Village. Camp near a small stream close to the village.
Day 04: Bahl - Triund (2875 Mts. / 09 Kms.)
Early start is recommended as the mountain trail continues uphill for most of the day. Cross the Bhated River and follow a rough trail which climbs steeply through the forest to Galu Temple. From here the terrain changes to a wide paved mountain path as we continue our gradual uphill climb all the way till Triund. Triund is set on an alpine meadow, high up on a ridge facing snow capped peaks of Dhauladhar on one side and beautiful Kangra Valley on the other. Camp here for the overnight stay.
DAY 05 : TRIUND - SNOW LINE - TRIUND BACK. (3300 MTS. / 6 KMS.)
Laka Got situated at the snout of a small glacier is the base camp for the shepherds. The small glacier is called snow-line. Lunch at snow-line and return to triund. Night stay at triund.
Day 06: Triund - McLeod Ganj
The finest stretch the trekking in the mountains will be the return journey back to Dharamsala, which is downhill. We pass through a beautiful water fall before finishing our trek at Bhagsu Nag Village near a Hindu Temple. Trek Ends. We drive from Bhagsu Nag to the hotel/campsite by cars.
The above package includes:
- All trekking arrangements including sleeping tents (Alpine shape), sleeping mattresses, toilet tents, dinning tent, kitchen tent, etc.
- English speaking mountain guide.
- Cook & kitchen helper.
- Camp boys and Mules for luggage.
- All meals during the trek starting from lunch on day 01 of the trek till lunch on the last day of the trek.
The package does not include:
- Any air or train fare before and after the tour.
- Transportation of any kind other than mentioned above.
- Main meals at the hotel or any other place other than on the trek.
- Insurance of any kind (personal, medical, accidental etc.)
- Items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, phone bill, tips etc.
- Emergency evacuation charges.
- Anything that is not mentioned in the cost includes head.
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Transport Options (Delhi – Mcleod ganj – Delhi)
For travel to Mcleod ganj and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Gaggal DHM, also known as Kangra Airport, or Dharamshala Airport and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Spice Jet and Air India.
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Mcleodganj that cost about Rs. 550 - 900 per person. These buses depart from Majnu ka tilla every 30 mins. or so and take about 12 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
Summer in Mcleod ganj extends from March to June when the temperature variation is recorded to be ranging between 23°c and 27°c. Mercury sometimes reaches up to 38°c but never goes beyond that. During winters the temperature can drop to -1° and the maximum temperature hardly goes up to 20°c.
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.