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  • Trip introduction

    This moderately challenging 4 night, 5 day adventure in the Dhauladhar Himalayas takes you into the lesser frequented slopes of the Himalayas. Your trek route takes you through forests, along rivers, and up to the snow point, where you'll get to explore the landscape and play in the snow. The views of the black mountains topped with pristine white snow will stay with you forever.

    You'll start with a day of adventure activities like wall climbing, commando net, flying fox and rappelling to get those muscles warmed up and to acclimatise to the weather. After that, you begin your trek into the Handi forest. During the snow season, this forest is like a winter wonderland, with a gurgling river that orginates from the glaciers in the upper reaches of the Himalayas, and trees with branches weighed down by snow. You'll trek through untouched terrain during the day, end with soup and a merry campfire every evening, and sleep in tents in the forests at night.

    IMPORTANT: This package includes the rental of a 35-litre rucksack if you need it. You can safely leave your suitcase/luggage in the cloakroom at the first campsite in Salli while you go camping.

    Destination

    You'll be exploring the forests of the Kangra region, where the Dhauladhar range stretches out all around you. This range is also known as the Lesser Himalayas, or the White Range. Some of the famous landmarks of this range are Indrahar Peak, Bhagsunag Temple, the sacred lake of Lam Dal, and the Manimahesh Kailash Peak. The mountains are formed of granite and slate, presenting a hard and black surface that requires technical climbing at the higher peaks. But the region is filled with glacial lakes, lush meadows, untouched forests of pine and deodar, and thick snow during the winter months.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the pristine Handi forest | Trek along a glacial river | Enjoy a day of adventure activities | Head to the snow line for snowball fights | Get spectacular views of the Dhauladhar range

    Activity Details

    8000

    9000

    6070

    14 kms

    12 hrs

    6 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Arrival at Pathankot

    You'll be picked up at Pathankot and transferred to the campsite by private, non-A/C vehicle. The drive takes about 3 hours. At the camp, you can check in and freshen up. You'll spend the rest of the day on adventure activities at the camp: wall climbing, rappelling, Burma Bridge, Commando Net, Mowgli Walk, and Flying Fox. You'll break for lunch, after which you can take a walk into the village. Enjoy hot tea in the evening, as well as a tasty dinner. Overnight in tents.

    Overnight in tents at Snow Monk Camp

    You will be picked up in a private taxi on sharing basis, and transferred to the campsite at Salli. This is the first permanent campsite near Dharamshala, and has 25 tents for accommodation. The tents are equipped with sleeping bags and sleeping mats. There are toilets and bathing facilities for your convenience, and this is the only campsite where bathing is possible on this trip. You might want to take advantage of this fact here. Meals are served buffet-style in a large dining tent. You'll be

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pathankot Railway Station

    Snow Monk Campsite

    07:00 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg | Non-veg | Jain (with advance notice)
    Day 2: Trek to Dhauladhar Range
    Day 3: Height gain day into the snow
    Day 4: Return to Salli village
    Day 5: Return to Pathankot
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  • Cancellation policy

    The cancellation policy is as follows:

    For cancellations made 16-30 days before the trip departure date: 50% refund will be given.

    For cancellations made 15 days or less before the trip departure date: No refund will be fiven.

    For no-shows, or those who cannot complete the trek for any reason: No refund.

    Rules on trip

    The operator follows a strict policy of respecting local culture and the environment. Please avoid littering, or defacing natural structures.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator reserves the right to increase the package price, change the number of days or trek route if the situation so desires due to unforeseen reasons.

    The operator reserves the right to reject any booking, at their own discretion.

    The trip cost does not cover expenses that may arise due to unforeseen events like roadblocks due to landslides etc.

    All disputes subject to Delhi jurisdiction strictly.
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    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
    • Dhauladhar Trekking Himalayas Camping Snow Trek Himachal Pradesh
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in tents for 4 nights on twin-sharing basis

    • Sleeping bags, carry mats
    • One rucksack of 35 ltrs per person (optional)
    • Transfer from Pathankot Railway Station to campsite and back in non-A/C private taxis
    • Boiled drinking water
    • All meals from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
    • Hot soup in the evenings
    • Bonfires at higher camps
    • Services of local guides, camp leaders and staff
    • One complimentary session each on the following adventure activities: Burma Bridge, Commando Net, Mowgli Walk, and Flying Fox
    • All camping and forest fees

    Excludes

    • Any transport apart from Pathankot railway station transfers on Day 1 and on Day 5

    • Any additional snacks, meals, beverages
    • Bonfire at base camp (not possible here)
    • Medical or travel insurance
    • Any personal expenses like tips, phone calls, laundry, etc
    • Unforeseen expenses due to changes in schedule due to weather disturbances, political unrest, etc
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Comfortable, layered trekking clothes
    • Trekking boots that have been broken in
    • Woollen coverings for head, hands, neck
    • Thermal inner wear
    • Not to wear - Jeans
    • Anything that will restrict your movement

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Twin-sharing tents
    • Sleeping bags
    • Carry mats
    • Rental of a 35 ltr rucksack for trekking days
    • Bathing facilities at the first campsite
    • Dry toilets at higher campsites
    • Bonfires at higher campsites, not at base camp
    • All equipment for adventure activities, if required
    • Technical equipment required for trek, if required

    You need to get

    • Long sleeved t-shirt or shirt
    • Trekking pants
    • Windproof jacket with hood
    • Warm, thick fleece
    • Thermal wear (top and pants)
    • Woollen cap that covers ears
    • Water-resistant gloves
    • Woollen socks for the night
    • Regular socks for trekking
    • Scarf or muffler
    • Comfortable trekking boots
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Face cream
    • Lip balm
    • Insect repellent
    • Water bottle
    • Sunglasses
    • Sandals to wear at camp
    • Torch/flashlight
    • Personal toiletries

    Medical Kit

    • Medical aid is available at every campsite, but please carry specific personal or prescribed medicines.