On your arrival in Delhi, Yama Adventures representative will meet you outside the customs and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free or sightseeing of historical places such as the Red fort, Jama Masjid and Chandani Chowk area.
The morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing tour of National Museums and India Gate Delhi, we transfer you to the railway station in the evening for an overnight train to Pathankot. Your Accommodations are in second class air-conditioned sleeper departing at 9:10 p.m. Overnight train.
We arrive in Pathankot at 7:40 a.m. After getting off the train we drive to Dharamsala, we stop for breakfast on the way. Dharamsala is a spectacular place in the Dhauladhar Mountains, and was a British hill station between 1815 and 1847. Now it is the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who fled and settled here after the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959. Here in this Himalayan haven, we stay at "upper" part of Dharamsala called McLeodganj, the seat of the Tibetan government in exile. The afternoon is free B,L,D. Chonor Hotel / Pemathang House or similar.
Sightseeing of the SOS Children’s Village, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, and the Norbulingka Institute, where traditional Tibetan arts and crafts are promoted and kept alive.B,L,D. Chonor Hotel/ Pemathang House or similar.
We start walking from McLeodganj (1630m/5,380ft), the upper part of Dharamsala, follow a steep but well defined trail to Triund (2956m/ 9,758ft), passing through a mixed forest of Deodar, Oak, and Rhododendron. Triund is located on a ridge and boasts great views of the Kangra Valley and the Dhauladhar Mountains. (3 hours hiking.) B,L,D. Camp.
Continue hiking steeply to a ridge, then on to Lakagot, from where we can see the Indrahar pass. Continue past the great south face of Mon Peak. Arrive at camp at Lahesh cave (11,644'). (4-5 hours hiking.) B,L,D. Camp.
We leave camp early and climb a steep slope towards Indrahar pass (14,156'), following the a path of Gaddi shepherds grazing huge flocks of sheep and goats in the higher reaches. At the top we’ll enjoy the unearthly sceneries of soaring mountain peaks and the plains of the Punjab in the south. To the north, a wonderful view of several peaks including Brammah peak and Sickle Moon of the Kishtwar area refreshes the mind. Afterwards we descend a steep slope towards our camp at Laka Got Chhata (12,726'). For adventurous climbers this is a nice place to setup camp and scramble up several small peaks surrounding the area, such as Camel Peak, Two Gun, and Arthur’s Seat. (5 hours hiking.) B,L,D. Camp.
We now descend further to Las at 9,840'. This is a small natural shelter under an overhanging rock used by local shepherds. From here you can have an excellent view of the sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash (18,552') and other surrounding mountains. We continue to descend to the remote and beautiful village of Chhata Kuarsi (7,291'). (4-5 hours hiking.) B,L,D Camp.
Today we leave early as the day's walk is long, although easier. We follow a good trail, which passes through several villages including Kuarsi Chanaota, to the road head at Machetar. We continue hiking to the village of Suir, where we camp in the outskirts in the fields. In the evening we'll have time to visit the village. (5 hours hiking.) B,L,D Camp.
We walk for two hours to the large village of Brahmaur (7,200'), the ancient capital of Chamba in the 7th century. We'll visit some of its 84 temples and ancient castle ruins before driving to the picturesque town of Chamba (3,267'), the center of the Gaddi shepherds. There are myriad other temples here to visit, too! B,L,D Hotel Irvatior similar.
Visit the Bhuri Singh Museum, with the history of the Chamba people on display. Subsequently, we drive to Pathankot, after an early lunch, for the overnight train to Delhi departing at 6:20 p.m. B,L,D. Overnight train.
Arrive in Delhi at. After arriving in Delhi at 6:10 a.m, we'll have breakfast and then check into day rooms at our hotel. The remainder of the day is free to rest. You'll have enough to explore the capital city on your own and do some last minute shopping. In the evening, We'll transfer you to the airport for departure on home-bound flight. B. Dayroom at Hotel.
Mr Mr. Suresh Kumar
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