Dharamsala Round Trek
This easy, nature & fun filled round trek is smooth and enjoyable. It passes through the Lakes, forests nestled in most natural scenic grandeur.
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Day 1: Mcleodganj to Kareri Village (1800mts).
Mcleodganj is situated in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It lies on a spur of the Dhauladhar range and commands majestic views of the mighty Dhauladhar range above, and the Kangra valley below.
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, who has chosen upper Dharamshala (Mcleodganj) as his abode and is the prime attraction for the westerners as well as Indian tourists throughout the year.
This 13 km trek is smooth and enjoyable. It passes through the Dal Lake nestled in most natural scenic grandeur and surrounding by thick deodars, junipers, rhododendrons and thin variety of oaks. The road to the left of the lake turns to Satobari hereafter, a wide stony trail descends through a thick forest. This trail meets a hanging wooden bridge over the Gaj River at Ghera.
From here, there is steady climb of about 3km., which later joins a mule track allowing an easy walk up to Kareri. Thick pine forest makes the whole trek very refreshing and picturesque. Dhauladhar range looks majestic from here. One can view Gag and Bhimghasutri passes from a very close distance.
Day 2: Kareri Village to Kareri Lake13km (3200mts).
Kareri Lake is at a low altitude and is an easier trek. It is frequented mostly by Gujjars and Gaddis from the nearby villages because of extensive pasture lands. Clusters of dense conifers and different kinds of perennial flowers are a rare treat offered by this place.
Day 3: Kareri Lake to Bagga 4 to 5 hrs. (2900mts).
Bagga is a camping place at (2900mts). This place is located on the ridge and has a small place to pitch tents. Water can be had from the nearby stream. There is thin vegetation around this place. Bagga, offers panoramic views of the valley below and Gag pass above.
Day 4: Bagga to Guna Devi Temple. 5 to 6hrs. (2320mts).
The temple is placed at the elevation of 2320mts. Guna Devi temple is a pilgrimage centre of the Gaddi shepherds. It is dedicated to goddess Kali.
Day5: Guna Devi Temple to Triund. 5 to 6 hrs. (2875mts).
This 12 km trek passes through the Balh village and Galu Temple and then to Triund. This is one of the charming places from where the views towards kangra valley and Dharamshala are delectable. One can enjoy the night view of the glittering lights of Dharamshala town, which makes the whole scene unique and memorable.
Day 6: Triund to Lahesh Cave (3500mts) & back to Triund (10kms).
This is a beaten trek frequented by shepherds, trekkers and local people; it has a moderate climb. Vegetation comes to an end after Illaqua Gote at elevation of 3300mts. On the left of the snout, about 1.5km from Illaqua Gote towards Indrahara Pass is the Lahesh cave at 3500m, a natural rock cave shelter.
Day 7: Triund to Mcleodganj via Galu Devi Temple and Dharamkot village.
- Transport cost for private departures
- All vegetarian meals beginning with breakfast
- Porter/mules for client baggage (one bag per client not weighing more than 15 kgs)
- Camping equipment
- Professional guide
Not Included :
- Any meals/services not mentioned above
- Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
- Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.