Ziro Festival of Arunachal Pradesh is one of the grandest outdoor music festivals of India. Back in 2012, Bobby Hano and Menwhopause guitarist Anup Kutty conceived the idea. The magnificence of the festival lasts for 4 days at Ziro Valley, 5500 feet above sea level. The picturesque view of mountains around it make the event all the more alluring for Indians as well as foreign tourists.
It is scheduled for 4 days starting from 28th September till 1st October and is hosted by Apatani tribe of Ziro Valley, one of the many picturesque location in the state.
Hampta Pass is a high mountain pass which links Lahaul and Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh. Having an elevation of 4270 meters, the journey to the pass is one of the beautiful treks in Pir Panjal range of Himalayas. There is also a village named Hampta and its name is based on the Hampta Pass. The pass is usually crossed by shepherds. Every year, they open the route and come here in seeking for high altitude grassland.
Apart from scenic views, one can experience vertical rock walls, hanging glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, 6000 m and above peaks on this trek. The difficulty level of this trek is moderate and is suited for experienced ones or one should have done atleast one trek before. The added advantage of doing this trek is one gets to see scenic and pristine Lake of Chandratal.
Himalayas have always been a charming destination for nature and adventure lovers. Apart from snow clad mountains and forest, Himalayas are also famous for its scenic meadows, also called as Bugyals in local language Uttarakhand. The route to these meadows are also scenic and over the time have become prominent trekking routes. In Uttarakhand, there are several scenic bugyals where one can trek and one such is Dayara Bugyal.
The trek to Dayara Bugyal starts from and ends at a small village, Barsu situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The village is 180 km from the state capital, i.e., Dehradun. It takes around 8 hours to reach the village from Dehradun. The whole trek is scenic and passes through forest, lake, and meadows. One gets to see several snow-capped peaks of Greater Himalayas during the trek. Bakharia Top, standing at an elevation of 12000 feet, is the highest point that can be reached on this trek.
Day 1: Drive from Dehradun to Barsu
Day 2: Trek from Barsu to Dayara Bugyal via Barnala Tal
Day 3: Trek from Dayara Bugyal to Bakharia Top and back to Barnala Tal
Day 4: Trek down from Barnala Tal to Barsu and drive to Dehradun
Mcleodganj, also known as “Little Lhasa (Tibet) of India”, situated in the outskirts of Dharamshala at a height of 1785 meters (6831 feet) above the sea level. A small and beautiful hill station with a blend of Tibetan and Indian culture. The place is nestled amidst the mighty hills of Dhauladhars. Mcleodganj is known for its majestic landscapes, amazing culture and trekking trails.
This trip plan is perfect for those who needs adventure and leisure together. We are covering two beautiful and lesser explored destinations of Himachal Pradesh, i.e. Bir Billing and Barot. Bir Billing is famous for monasteries and is considered the best site for Paragliding in India whereas Barot is a serene and beautiful place which is popular for activities like angling, trekking, etc.
Bir Billing the paragliding capital of India, is a noted center for ecotourism, spiritual studies and meditation. Bir is also home to a Tibetan refugee settlement with several Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa.
The paragliding launch site is in the meadow at Billing (14 km north of Bir), at an elevation of 2400 metres, while the landing site and most tourist accommodations are in the village of Chowgan (also spelled Chaugan), on the southern edge of Bir.
Barot is a tiny village situated in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. The road to Barot is scenic and offers views of terraced fields and dense cedar forest. The village also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to varieties of animals such as Monal, Black Bear, Ghoral, etc.
Kareri Lake is a high altitude fresh water lake situated at an altitude of 2950 meters above sea level. The lake is surrounded by scenic meadows and Dhauladhars. The glaciers located in the Dhauladhars act as a water source to the lake. The trek is less explored and offers great scenic views of valleys and mountain ranges. The difficulty level of this trek varies from easy to moderate and hence it is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced ones.
The trek starts from a small village called Kareri, which is around 2 hours from Dharamshala. The trek offers amazing views of Dhauladhar ranges and valleys. The trail of the trek is all the way ascending from the starting point and it passes through the lush forest of oak and spruce, narrow terrains and beautiful meadows. The site of the Kareri Lake is also the basecamp of Minkiani and Bleni passes.
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“Me and my friend made a trip to Morni hills recently and I can vouch there can be no feeling as fresh as seeing the sun rise up from amidst the greenery around and reflecting on the river leaving behind a crimson bloat all over it. The tranquility of the place is seriously addictive, the escape to the mountains was worth every minute spent there. One of the best over the weekend escapes, especially if it is with your loved one.
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