Himachal Backpacking 8 Days| 5 Destinations - Camping, Trekking, Music And Bonfire With WanderOn.
After handcrafting the first Himachal Backpacking, we can’t wait for the next. The High of this trip might be temporary but hangover will be permanent.
With spectacular snowy peaks and plunging river valleys, beautiful Himachal is India’s outdoor adventure playground. From trekking and climbing to rafting, paragliding and skiing, if it can be done in the mountains, it can be done here. A convoluted topography of interlocking mountain chains also makes Himachal a spectacular place simply to explore, by bus, car, motorbike, jeep or foot. Every pass crossing into a new valley brings you into a different world, with its own culture, deities and even language. Villages perched on staggering slopes enchant with fairy-tale architecture and their people’s easygoing warmth.
Hill stations appeal with a holiday atmosphere and colonial echoes, while backpacker magnets lure with their blissed-out vibe and mountain beauty. Such is the richness of the Himachali jigsaw that in McLeod Ganj, the Dalai Lama’s home-away- from-home, and in Lahaul and Spiti, with their centuries-old Buddhist cultures, you might even think you’ve stumbled into Tibet.
Leave from Delhi at 08:30 P.M. (May 25) and reach Bir next morning.
After having breakfast, explore the local village of Bir.
Visit the Chokling Monastery, Sherab Ling Monastery, Bir Local market for some shopping and explore some of the local restaurants/ cafes for some Tibetan cuisine.
After having Lunch at Bir, start your journey to Billing.
Reach Billing by evening and enjoy the beautiful sunset in the Mountains.
Dinner at Bonfire and overnight camping at Billing under sky studded with stars.
27th May: Paragliding | McLeod Ganj Cafe Hopping
Wake up early morning and after having breakfast set yourself up for the FLY of your Life.
Reach Bir by afternoon & depart for McLeod Ganj.
After reaching McLeod Ganj check in to the hotel, freshen up & rest for some time.
Cafe hopping & chill around.
Come back to the hotel by night.
Dinner & sleep overnight.
28th May: McLeod Ganj Local Sightseeing
After having breakfast and some leisure, head out for the local sightseeing of Mcleod Ganj.
Visit the very famous Dalai Lama Temple, Bhagsu waterfall, and Bhagsunath temple.
Spend your evening at the local market of Mcleod Ganj, chilling around in the local cafes, trying different Tibetan cuisine.
Depart for Kasol (overnight journey to Kasol) by evening.
29th May: Chalal | Manikaran Gurudwara Sahib
Reach Kasol by morning & check in to the hotel/campsite.
After having breakfast and some leisure, you can self-explore Kasol.
Go for the Riverwalk (besides the Parvati River), spend some time in the calmness and serenity of Parvati valley.
Visit Manikaran Gurudwara Sahib.
Go for the Chalal trek in the evening.
Come back to hotel/camps by evening.
You can also visit the local market and explore the famous Israeli’s Cafe’s like Little Italy, Jim Morrisson Cafe.
Dinner & sleep overnight at hotel.
30th May: Kheerganga Trekking & Camping
Wake up early morning and after having the breakfast, head for Kheerganga.
Trek will start from a village called Barsheni (22 km from Kasol) and you will be transferred to Barsheni in private vehicles.
The Trek Trail of Kheerganga is 12kms with a moderate difficulty level.
Enjoy your walk in the heart of beautiful Parvati valley with a stunning view of snowcapped mountains all around.
Reach Kheerganga by evening.
Have your dinner at bonfire under the sky studded with stars.
Sleep overnight in the camps and have an experience of a lifetime.
31st May: Trek back from Kheerganga | Transfer to Manali
Wake up early morning to see a beautiful sunrise and after having breakfast head for the hot water stream bath.
Take a dip and clean your body both physically and spiritually.
Visit the very famous shiv mandir (the last of this region) and enjoy the calmness and peacefulness of this place.
Trek your way down to Barsheni and reach Kasol.
Depart for Manali.
Reach Manali by evening.
Check In to the hostel, freshen up & relax.
Dinner and sleep overnight.
01st June: Manali Local Sightseeing | Cafe Hopping
Wake up and have breakfast at the hostel.
Go for the local sightseeing of Manali.
Places to Visit - Vashishth Temple, Jogni Falls, Hidamba Temple, Mall Road.
Come back by evening, stroll through the streets of Old Manali and check out different Hippie Café’s.
Come back to hostel & sleep overnight.
02nd June: Shopping Spree | Departure
Wake up lazy morning and after having breakfast explore more of the local market of Manali for some final shopping.
Head back to Delhi by evening with some amazing trip memories.
Reach Delhi next day (03rd June) morning.
Accommodation for 6 nights - 1 night in camps at Bir Billing, 1 night in a hotel at McLeod Ganj, 1 night in a hotel at Kasol, 1 night in camps at Kheerganga & 2 nights in backpacker hostel at Old Manali.
A total of 12 meals - 2 meals on Day1 (L+D) + 2 meals on Day2 (B+D) + 1 meal Day3 (B) + 2 meals Day4 (B+D) + 2 meals Day5 (B+D) + 1 meal Day6 (B) + 1 meal Day7 (B) + 1 meal Day8 (B)
Paragliding cost from Billing to Bir.
Team Captain throughout the trip.
Guided trek from Bir to Billing.
Guided trek from Barsheni to Kheerganga.
Guided trek of Bhagsu Falls & Shiva Cafe.
Bonfire at Billing & Kheerganga.
Old Manali Cafe Crawl.
All taxes, permits, toll and parking charges
Charges for Video/photos while paragliding or tips to glider, guide, helper, cook or any other staff member or any monument/viewpoint entry fee.
Any other costing involved due to any kind of natural calamity, forced circumstances which are out of our control.
Any other expense not mentioned in the inclusion column.
Pratap Nagar Metro Station
Vir Banda Bairagi Marg, Azad Nagar, Gulabi Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110007