Treks in Dalhousie

If you have got Switzerland on your travel bucket list, then you need not worry about passports and visas because there happens to be Dalhousie in India where you can enjoy your vacation right away. Often called the ‘Little Switzerland of India’, Dalhousie is a colonial hamlet that is blessed with countless bounties of nature. One of the most favorite destinations for tours, Dalhousie presents the old world charm set in enchanting scenery. Dalhousie offers a splendid postcard perfect landscape that looks like a page out a story book.

The emerald green pastures, the perpetual beauty of the mountains and the soothing ambience provides for an enthralling escape from the everyday lives. When in Dalhousie, there is a wide array of activities that tourists can indulge in to enjoy the mesmerizing natural beauty. However the best trekking tours in Dalhousie remains a popular sport to get acquainted with the alluring beauty of nature.
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Kugti Pass Trek, 2020 Himachal Pradesh | Book @ Flat 22% off Best Seller
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Chamba

About Kugti Pass:Himachal Pradesh is again ready to call you for an amazing experience in the name of Kugti Pass Trek. This is trek will introduce you to some of the most beautiful and untouched trails, you will also get to enjoy the snow and the lush green mountains along with thick forest area. It's like you will be playing in mother nature's lap.About the Kugti Pass Trek: Get ready to enjoy and explore the beauty of Kugti Pass Trek standing with the altitude of 16,700 ft. This trek will be proved to be the perfect getaway if you are tired of your busy life. You will be witnessing the treasure of nature that will leave you mesmerized and will refresh you. By availing this package you will get the perfect balance of both adventure and peace. The trek will give you an adrenaline rush and the scenic charm will soothe your eyes and set your soul on peace.Quick Facts About Kugti Pass Trek:Altitude: 5090 mts/16700ftKugti Pass Trek Total Distance: 60 K.MKugti Pass Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate
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Dalhousie

Locaton: Dainkund, Dalhousie Start point and time- Lakkadmandi, Dalhousie at 10:00 amRested at an altitude of 2755 meters, Dainkund peak is the highest peak in Dalhousie which offers a complete 360° view of the entire valley. Dainkund is also known as the singing peak because the trees produce melodious sounds – as winds blow past the woods, ruffling the perennial leaves of the numerous pine, oak and deodar trees. It is a high-end hill that is mounted with a temple and picturesque location, having scenic views all around. If you are looking to spend a perfect time in Himalayan trails with thrilling experience then book this Dainkund trek!About the Activity:Dainkund peak is a 5km trek starting from Dainkund basecamp which is Lakkadmandi. Start the trek at 10.00 am in the morning after meeting the guide at the Lakkadmandi, the reporting point for the trek. The Dainkund trek with an experienced English speaking trekking guide will make your journey more convenient and informative. You will be given the packed lunch for the trekking. The route to the peak is covered with a dense forest of fir and deodars. The woods, gently squeeze the trail and there will be times when you will be walking over, or between fallen trees. Reach the ridge at the end of the forest from where it's a one and a half kilometer stretch to the peak. After reaching the top, visit Pholani Mata Temple and stay here for a few hours and relax with the scenery. Enjoy the landscape views around while moving forward and click hundreds of pictures while enjoying the 360-degree view of Dalhousie ad snow-clad peak of Dhauladhar. After soaking in the views, start walking down to the endpoint. The trail ends at a bifurcation near the Dainkund viewpoint. The whole trekking journey would be ending at around 5 PM.How to reach Dainkund Trek basecamp? Lakkadmandi (Dainkund basecamp) is 8 km away from Dalhousie bus stand. One can reach here easily by public or private transport.
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Dalhousie

Location: Chamba District, Dalhousie, Himachal PradeshDuration: 3 days 2 nightsDifficulty Level: EasyDalhousie-Chamba trek, a splendid trekking route of Himachal Pradesh implies some mesmerizing views of the location which are capable to provide you with a mesmerizing experience. The region is bestowed with one of the most enchanting deodar forests, located in the Himalayas. Besides, the location is bestowed with the mesmerizing views of Dhaualdhar and Pir Panjal ranges.About Chamba Trek:With the Chamba trekking package, get the opportunity to trek through lush pine and deodar forests. With easy difficulty level, you get a chance to experience the mesmerizing beauty of scenic spots that come along your path when you hike up.The package includes the supportive assistance of skilled and professional guides who would extend their valuable guidance throughout the trip. The trekking package is also accompanied by friendly helpers, and cooks would make your journey a more comfortable one. The package is also inclusive of meals and camping during the trek and as such, you can assure yourself with utmost safety throughout the journey.NOTE: Tour can opt for any group size, we will be drawing a min group of 4 people. If the initial group size is 4 or more, we will make it as a private tour. How to Reach for Chamba Trek:The nearest rail station for Dalhousie is based at Pathankot Cantt. It is well connected by public and private transport.
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Ganji Pahadhi Trek in Dalhousie | Flat 26% off Best Seller
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Dalhousie

Start Point/End Point: Homestays in DalhousieTour Type: Group TourType of Accommodation: Cottage & CampstayBest time: Oct-FebWinters, a perfect time to get amazed by the beauty of this little hill station- Dalhousie. It is located close to the Dhauladhar range and is nestled amidst snow-clad mountains. A high altitude town with colonial touch will bring you closer to the aura of the Dalhousie. The vast green patches and lined up by lush green coniferous brings a soothing smile on face and calmness in mind.The tour will take you in and around Dalhousie it includes the friendly and knowledgable guide to have perfect trekking experience to the very famous Ganji Pahari and Dain Kund. The package includes meals and stays for your ease. Get ready to experience amazing views of the places this winter.How to reach?Dalhousie is very well connected by major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and can be easily reached by Railways and private transport. The Exact Location of Hotels will be shared post-booking.
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Winter Trek in Dhauladhar Range, Dalhousie Best Seller
Winter Trek in Dhauladhar Range, Dalhousie

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Dalhousie

Winters, a perfect time to get amazed by the beauty of this little hill station- Dalhousie. It is located close to the Dhauladhar range and is nestled amidst snow clad mountains.About the Tour:A high altitude town with colonial touch will bring you closer to the aura of the Dalhousie. The vast green patches and lined up by lush green coniferous brings a soothing smile on face and calmness in mind.The tour will take you in and around Dalhousie. First Day will be a tour of Dalhousie city. Explore the markets- Subhash Chowk and Gandhi Chowk. Around Subhash Chowk, one realizes how this hill station is built on and around the five hills. Thick forests of pine and deodar covered the hill slopes with the trunks of the trees easily a few feet wide.During the next 3 days visit places like Panchpula, Ganji Pahadi, Bakrota Hills and Dainkund. This is the perfect setup and time to experience the Himachali winters. Stay:Stay in homestay/mudhouse/British cottage on sharing basis.Meals:Meals will be served from Lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 4.How to reach?The tour will start from Dalhousie. You can easily reach there by private or public transportation from anywhere in North India.
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Trekking in Dalhousie
Trekking in Dalhousie

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Dalhousie

About the Activity:Relish in this delightful trekking expedition that provides you with fun-filled hiking opportunity along with family and friends.Trek through the beautiful mountain ranges and lush-green thickets – rivet in this amazing trek that provides you with ample natural beautyCome closer to nature and camp under a blanket billion stars, enjoy the bon fire with music in the backdrop of the setting sun 
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I was in Dalhousie this summer and really wanted to do the Dainkund Peak Trek, so I was quite happy when I found the tour online. My friends previously had booked with Thrillophilia and they told me I would have a good time. The trek was really fun, but a little difficult for me, however, I was still able to do I because everyone around me was so helpful, especially Ajay the guide, who made sure I kept up with the group.
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Mind blowing views. Clear weather. Easy to moderate trek. Outstanding experience. Blessed place. Best to watch the serenity from the top. Must go place.
we got a little late in the morning but we were pleased to see Ratan, our driver waiting for us. he took us to our meeting point while telling us about places on our way. the trek leader was also cooperative and it went all smooth because of the efforts of team Thrillophilia. Kudos to you all!!
Excellent trek, the trek was not that long and as well as easy, Nicely organized by the team, worthwhile expereince.
Wonderful trekking expereince with Thrillophilia, Arrangement was very good and the service too... nicely planned tour with lots of memories.
Exciting trek suitable for family and friends as the walk was easy, The guide was professional handle the group properly, All the way was plentiful of sceneries and reaching the top is worth-it with the mesmerizing views. A must-do trek
"it is cool.comfotable Trek you can easily do with family with views parallel to Switzerland"
Having trekked the trail with Thrillophilia, I strongly recommend the activity to thrill seekers looking for a beginner level trek. It'd have been more fun if camping was included.

People Also Ask About Trekking in Dalhousie

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

    Dalhousie has something to offer you in every season. You should plan to visit Dalhousie depending on what you want to do in this pretty hill-station.

    Summers
    : The best time to plan your Dalhousie trek is in the summer months of March to June. This is the time when the snow starts to dilute and you will be able to witness the lush greenery.  The weather is pleasant and the temperature is less than 30 degree Celsius.

  2. How can I reach Dalhousie?

    By Air: The closest domestic airport is in Pathankot which is just 75 kilometres away from Dalhousie but is connected to New Delhi only. The second nearest airport is Gaggal Airport which is in the Kangra district and is approximately 140 kilometres away from the town.

    By Road:
    Many deluxe, semi-sleeper, luxury and Volvo buses run from ISBT New Delhi covering a distance of approximately 590 kilometres. Most of the buses stop by the roadside dhabas and eateries.Since the road and the highway leading to Dalhousie is well-built, you can also choose to drive your own vehicle and reach here. Generally, the preferred route from New Delhi is Karnal, Ambala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Pathankot. From Pathankot, the hilly terrain starts and the distance is approximately 72 kilometres from Dalhousie.

    By Train:
    The most cost-effective and convenient way to reach Dalhousie is by train. PathankotChakki Bank Railhead is the nearest railway station from Dalhousie (approximately 71 kilometres). 

  3. Which are some famous winter treks in Dalhousie?

    Some of the famous winter treks in Dalhousie are:

    • Kalatop winter trek: This is a beautiful trek nearly 12 km from Dalhousie, filled with old trees and amazing views. It is mostly downhill so can be completed in a few hours.
    • Khajjiar winter trek: It is a 14 km trek through amazing landscapes of Deodar and Pine trees interspersed with streams.
    • Bakrota Hills: A walk round the hills, where you will feel fresh and calm by the scenic beauty of nature.
    • GanjiPahari : This winter trek is good for beginners and is literally called bald hill as it has no much vegetation.
    • Ravi River Trek: Explore walking along the river in Dalhousie expecting great views of Dhauladhar range and flowing water.
  4. Which are some famous summer treks in Dalhousie?

    Go on an expedition to discover the scenic beauty of Dalhousie. Some of the famous summer treks include:

    • Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary: Walk along a path in the protected forest and explore the fauna and flora.
    • Dainkund: Explore the real beauty of nature on Dainkund trek, which is about a 4.5 km long trek. It is a moderate level trek and can be best done between April and November.
    • Panchpula is only about 3 km from GPO on the Dalhousie Khajjiar road. It is a 14 km long trek and serves as a base for many other nearby treks.
  5. Is it safe to do trekking in Dalhousie?

    Yes, Dalhousie is considered a safe trek, having various hiking locations which range from easy to difficult level. Trekking trails like GanjiPahari and Bakrota Hills are considered as safest places to trek. You can also enjoy Khajjiar Trek which is near the city, and is well- laid for hiking

    Kalatop wildlife sanctuary is another trekking location, which is safe to walk in. It is advisable to hire a trainer and a guide if you are new to the place. However, Dalhousie is a safe destination in North India.

  6. Which is the highest peak for trekking in and near Dalhousie?

    The Dain Kund Trek is the trekking trail leading to DainKund Peak. The DainKund Peak is the highest peak point in Dalhousie, situated at 2,755 metres. This trek gets maximum snowfall during the winter season.

    It’s one of the most visited places in Dalhousie. Relish the stunning views from such a height or pay homage to the trident perched in Pholani Devi Temple.

  7. Can I do Jalsu Pass? What sort of trek is it?

    Yes, Jalsu Pass, also known as the Flower Valley of Himachal Pradesh, can be done, as it is situated at an elevation of 3,900 metres and is the easy link between Chamba and Kangra tribal valley. This trek offers you a glimpse of Dhauladhar Range and PirPanjal Mountain Range.

    Enthral the charming views of the massif and nature’s beauty on your way to the top of Jalsu Pass. It is a downhill trek till the last and you will witness huge traffic of pilgrims during the ChambaKailashYatra season.

  8. Can I go for 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 to moderate trek offering a hike through picturesque terrains and stunning views of the valley beneath.

    A 7 kilometre day trek that links Gallu temple with Guna Devi temple. Guna Devi Temple is one of the popular religious shrines in the region. ShriGuna Devi Mandir is completely surrounded by forests of oak and deodar.

  9. Will we stay in camps during trekking in Dalhousie?

    Yes, you can experience camping in Dalhousie during your trekking plans. You will be staying in camps on various sites like Dainkund and Khajjiar.

    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 the camping facility in a particular trek.

  10. What kind of tents will there be?

    You will stay in tents with insulated mats and sleeping bags and experience Bon-fire and music in the evening. There will be a luxury of fixed Europe style bathrooms and tents are spacious enough to accommodate up to 3 people.

    The tents will be waterproof, lightweight and equipped with comfortable sleeping mats or beds, compost toilets and hand basins.

  11. What things must I carry while going for trekking in Dalhousie?

    Trekking in Dalhousie requires you to be well-equipped. You must carry these mandatory items when planning the trek:

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

    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 a single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Understand your pace and stick with the group.

  13. What sort of sleeping bags will there be during the trek?

    Usually, all the lodges provide proper blankets and sleeping bags, with efficient insulation and soft inner fabric You will also 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 ground.

  14. What are the different things apart from trekking which can be done in Dalhousie?

    Dalhousie is an adventurous destination which is famous for its walking trails. But, Dalhousie is even famous for activities such as

    • River Rafting
    • Boating
    • Fishing
    • Rock Climbing
    • Mountaineering
    • City shopping areas
    • River Crossing
    • Waterfalls
    • Shopping
    • Sightseeing
    • Picnic
  15. Which are some famous tourist attractions in Dalhousie?

    Dalhousie is a famous hill station for many travellers due to its picturesque beauty and with a history of the British rule it also has a tinge of the vintage era.

    It houses popular monuments, temples, peaks and weather. Some of the famous tourist attractions in Dalhousie includes: 

    • Refresh in the pristine Satdhara Falls
    • Picnic at Khajjiar ‘the mini Switzerland’
    • Boating in chamera lake
    • Explore PanchPulla
    • Stroll through GaramSadak
    • Discover routes and wildlife of Kalatop Wildlife sanctuary
    • Rafting in River Ravi
    • Shop at the Tibetan handicraft markets
    • Sacred River Satluj
    • Paddle in river Saal
    • Trek to Dainkund Peak
    • Pay a tribute at SubhashBaoli
    • Visit Bakrota Hills
    • Admire the famous St, Francis Church
    • Pray at St. John Church
    • Meander in lake Chamba
    • Get blessings at the Chamunda Devi Temple
    • Pay homage to Pholani Devi Temple.
  16. Can I visit St. Francis Church? Is it worth visiting it?

    Yes, you can visit this church as it is open throughout the year and an inviting pilgrim spot in Dalhousie. St. Francis Church is one of the most popular places to visit in Dalhousie.

    It is a 119 year old Church, which is believed to be a replica of The Church of England, boasting of its beautifully carved interiors and exotic Victorian architectural influence.