Start – New Delhi
Finish – New Delhi
Destination – Himachal Pradesh – Mcleodganj + Bir Billing
Theme – Adventure
Duration – 5 Nights 6 days
Category – #adventure #roadtrip #leisure #slowtravel #trekking
Style – #backpacking #original #trekking #paragliding
Mcleod Ganj –
McLeod Ganj or Mcleodganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” (a short form of Dharamshala used mainly by Tibetans) because of its large population of Tibetans. The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj which treats the suburb as its capital-in-exile.
Mcleod Ganj is famous for its Tibetan culture and its beautiful location in Dhauladhar ranges of Himalayas.Whether you are a backpacker or an adventure junkie or you seek some peace time with nature, Mcleod Ganj has everything for everyone.
Triund is an alluring meadow, situated in the laps of Dhauladhar mountains. It has the perfect view of the Dhauladhar mountains on one side and Kangra valley on the other. Triund is a very popular trekking spot. Triund trek can be described as a tranquil trek which can be easily accomplished by almost all age groups. The trail to Triund goes through a beautiful mixed forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron. Trek is fairly easy for the first five kilometers but the last one kilometer may require a bit of toil, the last one kilometer is popularly known as the “22 curves”. Along the way there are many small chai shops where one can refresh during the hike. The traipse is worth it as the panorama when you reach Triund is awe-inspiring and exhilarating.
Bir Billing –
Bir is a village located in the west of Joginder Nagar Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Mostly referred to as “Paragliding Capital of India”, Bir is also a noted center for ecotourism, spiritual studies and meditation.
Billing is the starting point for the paragliding while Bir is the landing spot for this aero-sport flight. Bir, known as the paragliding capital of India, is located at a distance of around 14 Km from Billing.
New Delhi to Mcleodganj Overnight road journey and city walk of Mcleodganj.
And the trip begins! Our designated vehicle will pick the guest from a predetermined location in New Delhi. Overnight drive and dinner on the way. On reaching your designation check into the place you are staying. Take some rest for an hour. After resting, freshen up and get ready to trek to the waterfall. It’s a 2-3 hour trek to and fro. Enjoy maggi or refreshments upon reaching the waterfall. After reaching back to Mcleodganj , spend your evening exploring the local market and cafes of Mcleodganj.
Reach your hotel, have some dinner (you can take dinner outside in some cafe or restaurant as well) and sleep in cozily as the journey has only started.
30 September Trek to Triund
After your breakfast, reach the starting point of the trek. Our guide will meet you there. After a brief about the trek, you start trekking to the most amazing meadow of Kangra valley. Upon reaching mid way,the guest can rest a bit and enjoy a light lunch at the tea shop. Upon reaching Triund, check into your designated camps and enjoy the sunset, and night skywatch.
Have some dinner and get a good night’s sleep.
Triund to Mcleodganj
Start heading back to Bhagsunag .We usually take a different route on the way back via laheta village and end up our trek near Bhagsu Waterfall. It is a 4 hours downhill walk from Triund to Bhagsu Nag. End of the trek. After reaching Mcleodganj, you can opt to sightseeing places like Naddi village, St John’s church in the wilderness, Norbulingka institute, etc or simply enjoy cafe hopping and street walk in Mcleodganj market.
Mcleodganj to Bir Billing.
After your breakfast, get ready to visit the Paragliding capital of India i.e. Bir. You will pass through several tea estates in Palampur on your way to Bir. Upon reaching Bir billing, check into your camp. Have some refreshments that are served to you and enjoy the Bir by cafe hopping. In the evening, enjoy the bonfire at the camp. After the bonfire, enjoy the local delicacies in your dinner.
Paragliding and Return to New Delhi
The last day in this beautiful city. Have your breakfast and check out of your camp.
Our representative will take you to the Paragliding site. Enjoy paragliding and upon reaching Bir, start your journey back home to New Delhi with lots of memories of this adventurous trip.
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2. Transport that is not mentioned in inclusions.
3. Any porter charges.
4. Any entry fees to Monuments / Wildlife region / Trek.
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7. Costs arising due to force majeure.
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Why you will love this trip? What weather you can expect during the trip? What are the best months to visit? What to pack and what not to?
Things to do during this trip –
Best time to go
Mcleodganj being a year-round destination can be visited any time of the year but the best time to visit Mcleodganj are the summer months of March to June and the pre-winter months between September to November. Adventure enthusiasts often travel in the months December to February to get a taste of snow trekking in Triund.
How to reach Mcleodganj
Specific nearby destinations:
What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the places you are visiting and when you are traveling. Generally speaking, we recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you are able to carry and lift your own luggage, and walk with it for short distances or up or down a flight of stairs. Our travelers usually find the smaller their luggage is, the more they enjoy the trip without having to worry about carrying heavy bags! Aim to keep your main luggage under 15kg.
You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water, camera, swimming suit, hiking shoes and jacket etc. when you’re exploring during the day.
Below we have listed the essentials for this trip:
INDICAFILA ULTIMATE PACKING LIST
Due to the diversity and breadth of our trips, our ultimate packing list should be used as a guide only and is not intended to be a complete packing list to suit every trip.
What you bring will vary according to the trip style you’ve chosen, the places you’re visiting and the time of year and the weather when you’re traveling. Please check the Essential Trip Information of your chosen trip, which will detail any specific requirements for your trip and is tailored to suit your needs. It will also cover the type and size of luggage that can be taken, as for some trips there may be certain weight (ie. for trips with included flights) or size (ie. for trips using safari vehicles) restrictions for your luggage. Some packing guides for some of our most popular destinations are also listed at the bottom of this page.
If you have any questions about what to pack, please get in touch with our customer service team.
On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage. Most travellers use a small, wheeled suitcase although the type of luggage most suitable will vary depending on your trip and destination. Please refer to the packing section of your Essential Trip Information for any specific luggage requirements. You will also need a daypack/bag to use during the day.
Please check your Essential Trip Information for details on appropriate clothing for your itinerary and destination. On some trips access to laundries may be limited so you may need to plan to hand wash your own clothes while on trip. For longer trips we recommend you choose clothing that is easy to wash and fast drying.
Walking or hiking