Day 01: MCLEODGANJ – BOH – KANOL (15OO MTS.) – Drive(45 Kms. / 02 Hrs.)Trek 3-4 HRS
After breakfast today we drive to BohVillage the starting point of the trek. It is a steep ascent from Boh for about couple of hours to reach Batuni Village. At Batuniwe visit the village and witness the lifestyle of local people. Another hours climb takes us to Lingru Nag Temple which is our 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.Overnight in the tents/ home stay.
Day 02: KANOL - KARERI VILLAGE (1900 MTS. / TREK 4-5 HRS.)
After breakfast we start our trek walking through some beautiful small villages. Today we see village kids and also interact with the young local inhabitants. We reachKareri village by evening. The campsite is located on the banks of a small and beautiful rivulet. Overnight in the tents/ guest house at Kareri village.
Day 03: KARERI – BAHL (1900 MTS. / TREK 4-5 HRS.)
A gradual more or less a flat walk from Kareri Village takes us to KhariBehi. From KhariBehi 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.Overnight in the tents/ home stay.
Day 04: BAHL – TRIUND (2875 MTS. / TREK 4-5 HRS)
Early start is recommended as the trail is generally uphill for the day. Cross the Bhatedriver 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 snowcapped peaks of Dhauladhar on one side and beautiful Kangra Valley on the other. Camp here for the overnight stay. Overnight in the tents/ guest house.u
Day 05: TRIUND – MCLEOD GANJ (DHARAMSALA) VIA LETA(TREK 3-4 HRS)
This is probably the finest stretch of the trek from Triund to Mcleodganj. The excellent hike of the day offers excellent views of Dhauladhars. There are excellent views of Dhauladhar range in the north and Dhramshala valley in the south. We pass along a beautiful water fall before finishing our trek at Bhagsu Nag village near a Hindu temple. Trek ends here. From here we drive to toMcleodganj.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
List of Essentials
Mountain/adventure travel requires one to be adequately equipped with the right kind of personal gear. Since one is travelling in the wilderness there will be hardly any opportunity to buy anything once you hit the trail so we urge you to carefully pack everything into your bags. Also please keep in mind you can rent out or purchase equipment from our Gear Store, if required..
Shirts/T-shirts – 3/4
Warm shirt/light micro fleece pullover/full sleeve T shirt
Trekking Pants (water resistant/repellent & having inside lining for extra warmth) - 2
Windproof/water resistant outer shell (Jacket) of good quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) with a proper hood
Down Jacket (with min 600 fill power rating)
Thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
Woollen cap (Balaclava)
Inner fleece gloves
Outer waterproof gloves
Thick woollen socks & regular socks (4-5 pairs)
Comfortable waterproofTrekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole and high ankles are recommended)
Camp shoes (these can be easy to slip in sneakers/sport shoes)
Small light weight towel
Insulated water bottle & hydration pack (optional)
Cap / floppy hat to keep the strong sun away from your face
Sun glasses with UV protection and ability to cut the glare (imp when traversing through snow)
Sturdy walking stick / Trekking pole
Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
Book, if you like reading
Day pack/small bag which you will carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
Carry rain cover for your bags
Keep a few poly bags or waterproof bags in your bag in which if required you can put your belongings in case of heavy rain
Camera if you like (with fully charged batteries)
…LOADS OF ENTHUSIASM!! AND A PLEDGE TO LEAVE NO TRACE
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage. As you will be walking long distances carrying a rucksack, avoid bringing unnecessary items on the trek. Please avoid carrying expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek.
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TRANSPORT OPTIONS (Delhi – McLeodganj – Delhi)
For travel from Delhi to McLeodganj & back, one can choose between rail & road. Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. The closest railway station is Pathankot from where you could get local taxis and buses for McLeodganj. You could also hire a private taxi if you prefer one.
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Dharamsala/McLeodganj that cost about Rs. 1000-1400 per person. They take about 13 hrs to cover the distance. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
This snow trek is organized between end Dec & Mar when the region has had good snowfall. Contrary to popular belief, winters are a good time to be in the mountains if one is equipped properly. Most locals inhabiting higher reaches of the mountains don’t mind the problems associated with snowfall and seem to have a good time during these months. Also there are lots of local festivals in these months. In these months weather is generally clear most of the days. Day time is pleasantly warm with one getting to enjoy sitting out in the sun and temperatures would be around 12-17 °C. Evenings are quite cold and one would need to be inside a tent/room or sitting outside next to fire with proper winter clothes. The evening temperatures will be around 0 to 5 °C. Nights can be very cold with temperatures in the range of -5 to 0 °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
Duration: 5 Days
Grade: Moderate +
Region: Kangra Valley (Himachal Pradesh)
This is one of the finest winter and early summer treks in the country. It is set in the Kangra valley with the back drop of the Dhauladhar range. This trek is initially in the foothills and towards the latter part one gains altitude and reaches the higher elevation regions. While walking through the foothills of Dhauladhar Mountains we pass through several remote tribal villages which add a very unique and lasting flavor to the trek. Also we make few visits to the family houses in the villages and get to know the local culture and tradition at very close quarters. This aspect of trekking is found missing on a lot of trails but not on this one where you get it in plenty
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 this 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.
This is a perfect winter trek as one has the option of staying in village homes /small guesthouses along the trail on cold nights and one is not forced to sleep in tents. Day time is absolutely enjoyable with sun being out for most of the day. There are many highlights of the trek but for people fascinated by the idea of snow their moment of glory would be at and around Triund. The meadows here would be packed with layers of snow and one can walk endlessly on carpets of snow and enjoy the wonders that are brought about by the falling of snow
This trek is absolutely fine for fit first timers as well as seasoned trekkers looking at a moderately paced beautiful winter hike