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Forest Lodge Trek in Chamba Valley
Route : Pathankot - Dalhousie - Kalatop - Khajjiar - Chamba - Dharamshala - Delhi
Total Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days

During this trek we can reach or come very close to every camping place by car so this is an easy trek where you can come with yorur children, friends, families.

Days on Trek: 03 Nights/04 Days
Maximum Elevation:  2800 Meters Above sea Level
Starting Point of the Trek: Dalhousie
Rating:  Easy
Best time: March to December

During the trek we stay or camp near government forest lodges in Chamba valley of Himachal Pradesh. All government Forest Lodges in Himachal Pradesh has beautiful remote location up in the Himalayas. These forest lodges all over Himachal Pradesh have been built on remote locations  to provide accommodation to visiting forest officers who come here from time to to time to keep a check on illegal forest fellings and preserve the new forest dwellings. The department of forest also rent out these beautiful forest banglows to tourists to promote eco tourism in the area.

During this trek we can reach  or come very close to every camping place by car so this is an easy trek where you can come with yorur children, friends, families. Those who do not want to walk on any of the day can take a ride in our back up jeep and reach the next camping place to meet the fellow trekkers.  During the trek we walk through the dense forest of Kalatop-Khajiar wildlife sanctuary and also walk on top of Dhauladhar mountain range from where you have superb view of the High Himalayan peaks. The camping places are close to the forest lodges with excellant locations. Or we can use the forest lodges for overnight accommodation.

Preview of the Trek :

  • Day 01: Pathankot/Chakki Bank to Dalhousie
  • Day 02:  On Trek. Dalhousie - Talai - Kalatop
  • Day 03: Kalatop - Khajiar 6 hours walk
  • Day 04: Khajiar - Chamba Jot - Kainthly 5/6 hours walk
  • Day 05: Kainthly - Chowari - Dharamsala 2 hours walk and 3 hours drive
  • Day 06: Dharamsala - Delhi

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Day 01: Pathankot/Chakki Bank to Dalhousie
Arrive Pathankot or Chakki Bank rly station by an overnight train. On arrival at station our driver will meet you and transfer you to Dalhousie(3 hours drive). Check in Hotel in Dalhousie. Later a walking tour of Dalhousie.  You can go for a circular walk on Thandi Sarak and Garam Sarak that joins to two main centres in Dalhousie- Gandhi Chowk and Subhash Chowk. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 02:  On Trek. Dalhousie -Talai - Kalatop
After a short drive for half an hour we reach the starting point of our trek. It is steep uphill walk through the forest to Kalatop. Camp or stay in a forest lodge at Kalatop. From Kalatop we have beautiful view of the snowcovered peaks of high Himalayan ranges.

Day 03: Kalatop - Khajiar 6 hours walk
It is a long day walk through a dense forest of Kalatop-khajiar wildlife sanctuary. First half of the day it is almost a downhill walk and during the second half it is uphill walk to reach Khajiar.  Those who do not want to take a long walk can drive in our back up jeep to Khajiar and spend time walking in the Khajiar meadows while the others arrive after a long day trek. Stay in forest lodge or guest house.

Day 04: Khajiar - Chamba Jot - Kainthly 5/6 hours walk
After a short drive from Khajiar we will get to the starting point  of the trek.  This is one of the most beautiful day of the trek. We walk on top of dhauladhar mountain with superb parallel view of the high Himalayan peaks of Pir Panjal range of central Himalayas.  After three hours walk on top of Dhauladhar we start to descend down through the forest to Kainthly Valley, one of the most hidden and unexplored valleys in Himachal Pradesh.  Camp near Forest Lodge in Kainthly.

Day 05: Kainthly - Chowari - Dharamsala 2 hours walk and 3 hours drive
After a short walk through some remote tribal villages we reach the nearest road-head above Chowari village from where we drive to Dharamsala. Check in Hotel in Dharamsala. Afternoon walking tour of Dalai Lama Temple and Tibetan Market in Mcleod Ganj.

Day 06: Dharamsala - Delhi
Transfer to airport  in Dharamsala for flight to Delhi. End of the Tour.

Per Person Price of the Tour

  • Adult -  Rs.  18556/-
  • Child (8 to 12 Years)Shaing Tent/Room with Parents = Rs. 12371/- Per Child.

Price Includes:

  • 01 Night hotel accommodation in Dalhousie using Hotel Grand View or similar on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • 01 Night hotel accommodation in Dharamsala using Hotel 8 Auspecious Him view or Similar
  • All trekking arrangements including accommodation in Forest Lodges or trekking tents on twin sharing.
  • All meals during the trek starting with lunch on day 02 till lunch on day 05
  • Trekking guide , cook and camp helper
  • Dry pit toilet tents for those who stay in tents
  • Shared transport from Chakki Bank to Dalhousie and from Trek end point to Dharamsala.

Price Does Not Include:

  • Train Journey to Chakki Bank
  • Airfare from Dharamsala to Delhi
  • Major meals (lunch and dinner) while staying in Hotels in Dalhousie and Dharamsala
  • Items and services of personal nature like soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips,etc.
  • Any other services that are not included under the head “Price Includes”

Important Note:

  • Forest Lodges at Kalatop, Khajiar and Kainthly has only limited number of rooms. The accommodation is basic with neat and clean rooms with toilet and bathrooms.  Those who book first will get accommodation in lodge and others in tents.
  • The given price is nett. & non commissionable.

Things to bring with you:

  • Good hiking shoes
  • Day sack.
  • Sun Glasses/Sun Screen
  • Rain Jacket
  • Water Bottle
  • Personal Clothes (Down jacket, thermal wear, loose trousers, T-Shirts,etc)
  • Personal toiletery.
  • Personal medicines if any.

Usual Weather Conditions in November

  • During the day it is warm and clear sky. Nights are cold with clear sky. There are almost no chances of rain or if we get rain it is only for a short time.

Appox Temperature Conditions:

  • Max Temperature will Vary from 15 to 20 Degree Celcious.
  • Min Temperature will Vary from 0 to 8 Degree Celcious
     

 

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