Dharamshala is one of the famous tourist spots which is extremely popular as the heavenly habitation of the Dalai Lama. This place delivers some mesmerizing views and houses the Tibetan priest that went abroad. Dharamshala is set in the Kangra area at a distance of 18km from Kangra City, which is principally isolated as upper and lower divisions with various elevations. The lower division is just the Dharamshala town, though the upper-division is prominently known as Mcleodganj.
This place has everything for a keen tourist from picturesque monasteries to the most beautiful tea gardens, forts, rock temples, and adventure sports. But people love to visit this place for some exhilarating treks to Mcleodganj and Dharamshala.
Dharamshala to Mcleodganj Trekking Travel Guide
Although the novice trekkers and some fall can easily do some treks under a moderate level of trekking. There are some challenging treks also that shed the romantic notion of walking through the wilderness with the actual act of hiking on treks near Dharamshala.
However, amateurs to experts, all levels of hikers can enjoy the beautiful vistas that the Dhauladhars treks offer. Get encapsulated with a few treks around Mcleodganj and Dharamshala, to help you choose which one to go for during your next visit there. Dhauladhars are one of the most renowned places in the Himalayas. They are inviting and intimidating at the same time. So take your pick the whole booking Dharamshala Holiday Packages, and spare some time for one of these treks.
This one will find a place the most beautiful sunsets in your life. It is not merely about the actual sunset; instead, it gives a magical sight of mighty Dhauladhars on the opposite end.
While Trekking Dharamsala walks through the scenery of Dhauladhars to reach the sunset point. As the sun sets, the golden orange glow lit up those mountains situated precisely opposite the sight point. You would get confused over which one to click first!
It is located on Naddi road with a couple of eateries to keep you nourished.
Sunset viewpoint is around 4 km from the Mcleodganj market square. If you decide to walk the whole trail, it crosses through the town, up to the Naddi road bestowing majestic views of snow-clad Dhauladhars.
Bhagsu is located at the upper Mcleodganj and offers one of the main treks near Dharamshala. Bhagsu Nag temple and Bhagsu waterfall are two kilometers away from Mcleodganj town. It is a relatively simple trek that all ages can make it.
There are small cafes and canteens along the trek (near the temple) to take some relaxing time if you are not able to move ahead. The surrounding view is wonderful; stairs have been built for the most of trek, which is covered with railings.
This place isnt for ordinary tourists but for people who like short walks through meadows, treks, meditation, and food. Gallu Devi temple is a 2kms not too far from Dharamkot. It is also a spot for the authorized beginning of the Triund trek. There are some tea shops and guest houses offering food and stay to trekkers from where starts a broad trail to Triund.
The trail to the waterfall is quite coarse, with smooth and slick patches too. It is advised to wear comfortable shoes and carry a walking stick.
Trek to Triund is very exciting. The foremost half of the trek is a step by step slanted stroll with the last 2 km from Snowline Cafe which includes a vertical climb the distance till Triund.
Guna Devi is a small shrine situated 8 km away from Mcleodganj. The Gaddi community honors the temple, and a deity is a form of Kali. For a short and effortless day hike, this stretch is lovely. The track is picturesque, and views from the top are excellent, particularly the panorama over Bhimaghasutri pass.
Two trails you can trek on which is leading to the Guna Devi temple.
1. One trail from Dal lake (Mcleodganj), crossing Naddi village, Bhated stream, and Balgaon
2. Alternately, one can also trek from Galu Devi temple to Guna Devi, a 7 km trek (one way) and takes around 2-3 hours.
Indrahar pass attaches Kangra valley and Chamba. The trail has been used by shepherds from the Gaddi community to graze their livestock. They move them across the pass to the greener meadows in the Lahaul region. This trek is a sensible level trek that passes through Lahesh caves, Triund, fields of Ilaqua.
Amongst the mesmerizing views, you would witness on the trek, Manimahesh peak is the most amazing. After spending a night at snowline or Triund, try the Indrahar pass the next day. It takes about 4-5 hours to reach Lahesh caves, 9 km far, which calls for the night-time camp at the site.
For nature lovers who love solitude, this Kareri lake trek is the best that is nestled in Dhauladhars towards the west of Mcleodganj. This is a long trek of 11.5 km from Kareri village. Nyud stream runs along the trail.
Minikiani is in western Dhauladhars, further ahead of Kareri Lake. The two treks on hills in Dharamshala can be clubbed together. This trail is moderately tricky than Kareri lake and needs a guide. With an elevation of 4000 meters and a round trek of 14 km (from Kareri lake), this walk can get difficult.
Trekking in Dharmashala to this lake from Mcleodganj takes almost 8-10 days for a person. It is being categorized as easy to moderate trekking in Dharamshala. However, this entire trail covers other smaller treks mentioned above. Officially, this trek to Hills in Mcleodganj can be started from Hadsar town in Bharmour district.
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In a nutshell, these are some of the stunning nooks and corners of Dhauladhars in Dharamshala.
When you decide to book a holiday tour package to Dhauladhar, you should not only be limited to the towns, cities, food, and monasteries. The neighborhood here holds many possibilitiesBook Dharamsala trekking packages to enjoy this place to the fullest.
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