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  • Trip introduction

    If you're looking for a snow trek, there's no better place than Dalhousie. For decades now, this scenic hill station has attracted those looking for a winter experience. The snowfall in Dalhousie is said to be the most beautiful, and you'll be visiting at the perfect time. Passing through dense pine, oak, and deodar forests, this trail is packed with adventure and excitement. You get to visit the Kalatop Wild Sanctuary, which is a high altitude forest offering spectacular views of the surrounding areas. If you're lucky, you might be able to spot some of the Himalayan wildlife in this park, maybe even the Himalayan Black Bear! You'll also get to explore Khajjiar, popularly know as the mini Switzerland of India. This small hamlet is gorgeous any time of year, but in the winter, when it's almost buried in snow, it looks just like a Christmas postcard.

    Destination

    Dalhousie is a famous hill station located in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. This quaint little town still has some of the most beautiful colonial architecture. You'll be able to walk through churches, town squares, and more. Dalhousie is surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, with branches weighed down with snow. It's also perfectly positioned to give you spectacular views of snow-capped mountains.

    Destination highlights

    Visit the quaint and beautiful town of Dalhousie | Trek through interesting routes and summits that offer spectacular views of the forests | Explore the beauty of Kalatop Wild Sanctuary and Khajjar

    Activity Details

    6890

    8202

    6890

    20 kms

    15 hrs

    8 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Reach the Dalhousie basecamp

    Participants signed up for the trek are expected to reach the Dalhousie basecamp by 10:00 AM. Once everyone gathers there will be a short orientation and briefing session. By evening you can head out for a short nature walk. Overnight stay at the Dalhousie base camp.

    You'll stay at Dalhousie IYC Base Camp tonight.

    You can check in after 10:00 hrs today. Your accommodation will be twin/triple sharing, with separate accommodation for males and females. You'll spend the day exploring Dalhousie and acclimatising to the weather and the altitude.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Dalhousie base camp

    Dalhousie base camp

    10:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Snacks | Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2: Trek to Kalatop Wild Sanctuary
    Day 3: Explore Khajjiar
    Day 4: Back to Dalhousie
    Day 5: End of trip
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  • Cancellation policy

    If cancelled 15 days before the reporting date, 50% of the trek fees is refunded. No refund for late arrival or no show.

    If travellers arrive late for trek departures, they will miss the trek and will not receive a refund.

    Any meals/services not availed of by the traveller are not refundable.

    For cancellations or delays in the trek itinerary due to natural causes/security reasons/unavoidable circumstances, the operator is not responsible.

    Rules on trip

    Members above 15 years of age may participate in the expedition.

    Drinking is strictly prohibited. In case of misconduct the supplier reserves the right to discontinue the trip.

    Participants are requested to carry valid photo id proof, without which they will be refused entry to the campsite.

    Only those with valid and confirmed bookings are allowed to stay at the campsite.

    Trek departure timings are sacrosanct. The team will depart at the appointed time, regardless of late arrivals. There is no refund for those who miss the trek due to late arrival.

    No pickup or drops will be done en route.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator does not offer any insurance for accidents, sickness, losses, etc. The traveller is advised to seek their own insurance.

    You will be required to sign an Indemnity Form before starting the trek.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Veg breakfast, lunch, evening tea and snacks, soup, dinner at camps

    • Lockers at base camp
    • Wash and change facility at the base camp
    • Orientation and training
    • Stay on twin or triple sharing basis in tents/homestays with sleeping bags and sleeping mats
    • Experienced and professional guides
    • Forest entry and permissions
    • First aid
    • Certificate on completion
    • Group insurance

    Excludes

    • To and fro to the base camp

    • Porter for personal luggage (can be arranged at an extra cost)
    • Airfare or transportation over and above the expedition plan
    • Travel insurance
    • Any expenses towards medical or other emergencies
    • Unforeseen handling costs due to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest etc.
    • Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverage. etc.

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • T-shirts
    • Trekking pants
    • Windproof jacket, preferably with a hood
    • Warm and thick fleece, full-sleeves woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen and regular socks
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended) OR comfortable sports shoes with good grip
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Not to wear - Expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek
    • Heavy luggage
    • Hard suitcases

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Camping equipment: tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats
    • Any technical equipment if needed
    • All safety equipment

    You need to get

    • Small lightweight towel
    • Water bottle
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Sunglasses
    • Cap
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Walking stick / trekking pole
    • Lip balm
    • Torch / flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Personal medicines
    • Toiletries
    • Day pack/small bag to keep your essentials
    • Camera with charged batteries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.