Pathankot is a well-connected hub to many locations, and can be reached by rail or by road. Pathankot Junction railway station is a stop for all trains between Delhi and Jammu. You can take a bus from Manali, Delhi, Chandigarh and other major hubs.
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.
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.
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
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
Pathankot Railway Station
Snow Monk Campsite
Lunch | Dinner
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.
The operator follows a strict policy of respecting local culture and the environment. Please avoid littering, or defacing natural structures.