Dharamshala, McLeodganj and Triund Delhi – McLeodganj – Tirund – Dharamshala – Delhi
About the Trip: Prepare yourself for some spectacular, some mysterious and some cool & mesmerizing destinations that are a part of this carefully woven itinerary. For the ones who see themselves as a blend of nature-lovers, cultural explorers, and fit & adventurous sorts, this trip is a perfect combo promising a range of high-impact experiences. We guarantee that your hearts shall skip a beat more than once, you shall be spell-bound witnessing nature’s marvels and your spirits shall soar high like never before. 😉
Himachal, ‘the land of snows’: Himachal is one of the most beautiful states of India. Located in the western Himalayas, surrounded by majestic mountains, and enormously blessed with nature’s grandeur and beauty, it is no wonder that it has since long been one of the favorite tourist destinations for travellers from all around the world. Trekking, camping, adventure sports, sightseeing – there is a lot of interesting activities a traveller can indulge into, throughout the state. Himachal is also dotted with oases of subcultures across the state, like the Buddhist subculture, the Israeli subculture and so on – adding to flavor and experience of the destination.
5N / 6D
Summer - 5 °C to 15 °C
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TOUR ITINERARY Highlights Of Your Journey
Departure from Delhi to McLeodganjDuration - 12 Hours
Good times begin with the bus departure from Delhi in the evening, as you chat away the evening with your group into the night, that gets cooler as you inch closer to the Himalayas. And once you doze off, the hours fly away.
The bus shall reach Dharamshala the next morning, from where buses/taxis are available for McLeodganj. It’s a half an hour drive.
Mobility:Delhi to Dharamshala: Deluxe Non AC Bus, Deluxe AC Bus, Semi Sleeper Volvo Bus, Tempo Traveller, Taxi | Dharmshala to McLeodganj: Local Govt. Bus or Taxi
Highlight:Journey begins with changing landscapes and weather
Food Options:Highway Eateries
NOT TO BE MISSED :Highway Food & Sights Of Changing Landscape
Experience the Himalayan freshness entwined with rich cultural heritage at Mcleodganj. At an average elevation of 2,082 metres, it is situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, ‘Hanuman Ka Tibba’ (5,639 m), lies just behind it.
McLeod Ganj, a suburb of Dharamsala, is also known as ‘Little Lhasa’ or ‘Dhasa’ because of its large population of Tibetans. The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeodganj.
You can indulge in some local sight-seeing on this day. The most important Buddhist site in the town and main focus of visiting pilgrims, monks and many tourists, is Tsuglagkhang - the Dalai Lama's temple. It has statues of Shakyamuni, Avalokiteśvara, and a statue of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). The complex also includes the excellent Tibet Museum and Namgyal Gompa, the monastery. Here you can watch the monks in lively debate in the courtyard in the afternoon daily (except Sunday), sealing points of argument with a foot stamp and theatrical clap of the hands. The Dalai Lama's residence is on the south side of the courtyard, and is not open to public.
Options for luxury as well as budget hotels are available here. Overnight stay at Mcleodganj.
Mobility:Local Govt. Bus, Taxi, On Foot
Highlight:Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, St. John Church in the Wilderness, Bhagsu Falls, Dal Lake, The Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Local Market
Food Options:Restaurants, Cafes
Accommodation Type:Star Hotels, Budget Hotels
NOT TO BE MISSED :The Dalai Lama Temple Complex
McLeodganj to Triund TrekDuration - 4 Hours
Next day, the 9 kms trek from McLeodganj to Triund - the crown jewel of Dharamshala - begins.
Triund is situated in the lap of Dhauladhar range, and has the spectacular view of the dhauladhar mountains on one side and Kangra valley on the other. One can look forward to enjoying the fresh, tranquil atmosphere and nature’s surreal beauty on the trek to Triund, which goes through a beautiful mixed forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron. Relish the mountain tea from the several tiny ‘chai shops’ dotting the trek. The journey is fairly easy for the first five kilometers but the last one kilometer is a bit taxing. This stretch is popularly known as the ‘22 curves’ as it has 22 tiring curves to cross, before you finally reach Triund. The panorama when you reach Triund is exhilarating & awe-inspiring, and the journey shall definitely feel worth it. Lose yourself in the Triund’s wonder, and enjoy and relax the rest of the day!
Options for only tents are available here. Overnight stay at Triund, under the clear starlit sky and surrounding mountain peaks.
Highlight:Himalayan view, Camping
Food Options:At the camp site
Accommodation Type:Regular Camping
NOT TO BE MISSED :Star studded sky
Triund to Dharamshala via McLeodganjDuration - 5 Hours
Trek back to McLeodganj in the morning, from where taxi/cabs are available for Dharamsala. Explore Dharamshala on this day.
The word Dharamshala translated into English means ‘spiritual dwelling’. Famously referred to as “The Scotland of India”, it is a city in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley, surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodar cedar trees. Located at an altitude of 4870 feet, it has snow-capped mountain peaks on three sides and valley on one side.
Top attractions in Dharamshala are Dal Lake, Bhagsu Waterfall, The Bhagsunag Temple, The Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Tea Garden, Dharamkot and the Church of St. John.
Options for budget and luxury hotels are available here. Overnight stay at Dharamshala.
Mobility:Triund to McLeodganj: On Foot | McLeodganj to Dharamshala: Local Govt. Bus, Taxi
Highlight:Local Market, HPCA Stadium
Food Options:Restaurants and Cafes
Accommodation Type:Star Hotels, Budget Hotels
NOT TO BE MISSED :HPCA Stadium
Dharamshala to DelhiDuration - 9 Hours
Checkout from the Hotel in the morning and enjoy a visit to the local market of Dharamshala. Departure for Delhi in the evening. Bus shall reach Delhi the next morning. The Himalayan adventure reaches it end, and you are sure to return with some fabulous memories and a rejuvenated self.
Mobility:Deluxe Non AC Bus, Deluxe AC Bus, Semi Sleeper Volvo Bus, Tempo Traveller, Taxi
Food Options:Highway Eatries