About our Destination
Road trip to Dalhousie
Overnight travel to Dalhousie by road beginning on the midnight of 16th from pre-decided rendezvous points. During the 12-14-hour long road trip we will cross Haryana, Punjab and enter Himachal. We will stop at quality Dhabas enroute for refreshments. We should reach the property on 17th April, Wednesday around lunch time and unwind in the evening over bonfire, music and local dinner.
We will have a short jungle walk planned for the evening* (provided there is not threat from beers and everyone is willing) Breakfast and refreshments during the trip will not be a part of the package. We will be staying either at Aamod Resort at Dalhousie or Aaroham Cottages.
Trek to Dainkund
This day after breakfast, we hike to Dainkund – the highest point in Dalhousie region. The 6-7kms trek will culminate at a point which offers a 360-degree view of the Pir Panjal range and Himachal. We will start the trek from a specific point on Dalhousie-Khajjiar road.
Dainkund is at a height of 2755 meters or about 9038 ft above sea level.
Interesting Facts and Trivia About Dainkund Peak
- The name Dainkund Peak means city of the witches. In olden times, it was believed that this peak was the abode of witchcraft.
- This peak is the highest peak in the whole Dalhousie region.
- If you want to experience the snow you need to visit this place after December.
- The peak is at 2755 metres above sea level.
- This peak will provide you with the best view of the valleys that you can have in this region.
- Trek to the Dainkund Peak is one of the best treks this country provides.
Picnic lunch at Dainkund top. We will be back at the resort by evening for another session by the bonfire and music followed by dinner.
Trip to Mcleodganj
We leave Dalhousie early morning and reach Mcleodganj to begin our trek to Triund. We stay the night in tents at Triund top.
Triund Trek Description. This trek can be done either from McLeodganj or Dharamkot, which is 2 km ahead of McLeodganj. The trail is 7 km from Dharamkot and passes Galu Devi temple. From this temple, it takes around 3 hours to reach Triund.We have to start the trek by 1300 hours and will have lunch just before the trek or during the trek depending on the time it takes us to reach the place. Triund trek is a tranquil trek which can be accomplished by almost all age groups. Triund has an unambiguous byway which goes through a beautiful mixed forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron. Trek is fairly easy for the first five kilometres but the last one kilometre may require a bit of toil , the last one kilometre is popularly known as the “22 curves” as it has 22 tiring curves before you finally reach Triund.The evenings at Triund top are generally windy and cold. The dinner served will be as per the camping norms.
Shopping at Mcleodganj
We come back to Mcleodganj and spend the day at local cafes and the market. We will also be visiting Norbulingka Monastery on our way back to Delhi. Overnight drive to Delhi.
McLeodganj is famous for its culture, crafts, etc. and tourists flock in from different parts of the world to experience it and be a part of it. The shopping experience in McLeodganj is worth remembering, provided you know how to bargain and purchase the local items of the place such as Tibetan mats, artificial jewellery, singing bowls, prayers flags and wheels, handicrafts, colourful bags and purses, and carpets etc.
We reach Delhi by noon after an overnight drive and drop guests at the pre-decided spots.
This itinerary solves broad questions about the trip. The per person cost for the trip inclusive of travel, stay and meals* (at the property and 2 picnic lunches) is INR 14300.
Travel will be arranged in two vehicles or a tempo traveler and will be intimated to the guests much prior to the trip.
This trip is open for everyone to join.
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