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Himachal Backpacking Trip Bir Billing Manali Kasol
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Himachal Backpacking Trip Bir Billing Manali Kasol

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Delhi to Delhi

Backpacking Trips

7 Days

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Stays

Transfers

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Safe Travel

Flexible Cancellation

Easy EMI

Certified Captains

Overview

What if a backpacking trip could take you away from the hustle and bustle of city life and into the surreal Himalayan bliss? That’s what we would be doing in this Himachal Backpacking Trip to Bir-Manali-Kasol.

We will kick off our journey from New Delhi and head towards Bir, which is the “Paragliding Capital of India”, also a noted center for ecotourism, spiritual studies, and meditation.

Spend your day paragliding and visiting the local attractions such as Bir waterfall and spend some time in the evening cafe hopping and trying the local delicacies.

Next up, we will make our way toward Manali, which is one of the most famous Himalayan towns in India. While here, we will explore the famous “Mall Road” of Manali and also head to “Old Manali” where the blissful cafes by the river Beas will leave you enchanted. The day would be somewhat for leisure so you are free to do whatever you want.

From Kullu Valley, we will go to Sissu which is a beautiful village nestled in Lahaul Valley via the Atal tunnel, which is the longest tunnel above 10,000ft in the world. Watch the landscapes take a dramatic shift as you enter Lahaul valley, with the green canopies giving way to rustic brown mountains which are covered in thick layers of snow in the winter season.  

While in Sissu, we’ll be taking a small hike towards Sissu waterfall and exploring the village and nearby areas. Then, we'll head back to Manali where we'll spend some blissful hours. 

Next in our itinerary for this Himachal backpacking trip to Bir - Manali - Kasol, is the tiny hamlet of Kasol. 

Kasol, famously known as the "Mini Israel of India" is a tiny hamlet settled along the Parvati river in Parvati Valley. Feel your inner calm grow amidst the Himalayas as we take a hike towards Chalal village and spend some time by the Parvati river. 

After this, we will go towards Gurudwara Manikaran Sahib for another local spot to explore in Kasol. 

If you want a break from the daily routine and monotony, here’s a chance to rejuvenate yourself by joining our Himachal Backpacking Trip to Bir-Manali-Kasol.

Itinerary

1

Day

Drive from Delhi to Bir (490 Kilometers, 12 Hours)
2

Day

Paragliding and Sightseeing in Bir
3

Day

Drive from Bir to Manali (160 Kilometers, 5 Hours)
4

Day

Solang Valley Excursion | Visit Atal Tunnel
5

Day

Drive from Manali to Kasol (75 Kilometers, 2 Hours)
6

Day

Kasol Sightseeing | Drive Back to Delhi
7

Day

Delhi Arrival | Tour Ends
Age Limit (Trip Wise)

Weekend
Getaways


18-38

Himalayan
Treks


18-48

Backpacking
Trips


18-40

Biking
Trips


18-45

Customized
Trips


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+5% GST *

AC Bus tickets from Delhi to Bir and return tickets from Kasol to Delhi. 

Transportation in Tempo Traveler for local sightseeing. 

Accommodations on sharing basis as per Itinerary.

Meal Plan: MAP Plan (Total 8 Meals - 1 Meal on Day 2 (D) + 2 Meals on Day 3 (B+D) + 2 Meals on Day 4 (B+D) + 2 Meals on Day 5 (B+D) + 1 Meal on Day 6 (B) )

Paragliding in Bir

GoPro shots taken during the paragliding session 

Paragliding insurance 

Local guide for Bir Waterfall hike 

The trip Captain will be present at all times during the tour.

All kinds of Permits.

First Aid Kits.

Driver Allowance.

Toll Taxes and Parking Charges.

State and other Taxes.

Cancellation Policy

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Things To Pack

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Rucksack:

You must pick a good quality backpack with a comfortable fit and straps that won’t give you shoulder pain. You can check out your nearest Decathlon store for a good trekking backpack.

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Day Bag / Day Pack:

When you head towards the summit, you are required to carry only a few necessary items and for that, you need a day backpack as you will leave your bigger one on the campsite.

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Hiking Shoes :

Durable footwear designed for rugged terrains.

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Floaters or Sandals:

Although the entire trek requires a good quality shoe, you still need to let your feet breathe to avoid chafing and blisters. When you are at the camp, a good pair of sandals and floaters will help you to move freely.

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Tees / Tshirts:

You must keep at least three pairs of quick dry tees so that you can wash them in between stops for proper hygiene.

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Poncho:

A poncho is an evolved form of a raincoat that provides coverage to your body as well as your bag and ensures total water protection from rain.

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Quick Dry Towel:

A quick dry towel will help in maintaining proper hygiene. It must dry quickly because the wet fabric will only increase the chance of bacterial growth.

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Sanitizer:

Essential for maintaining cleanliness while trekking.

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Sun Cap / Hat:

A lightweight sun cap with side flaps is perfect to keep your head cool and avoid sunburns on a sunny day.

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Sunscreen SPF 40+:

To avoid sunburns and chafing, you need to put on sunscreen as well as cold cream.

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Water Bottle (Re-usable):

Hydration is extremely important when it comes to trekking. Carrying a water bottle that you can refill with Himalayan water is a must.

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Personal Toileteries:

A bag with all your essentials including napkins, toothpaste, sanitizers, paper soap, etc should be carried in a ziplock bag.

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Personal Medication / First Aid:

A few cuts and bruises are almost inevitable when you are on a trek so carrying a medical kit with bandages, Dettol, etc is necessary.

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Sun Glasses / Reading Glasses:

Photochromatic glasses are specs that are designed to transform into anti-glare shades depending upon exposure to the sun. They are good when it comes to eye protection but one can also opt for clip-on glasses etc.

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Charger:

To keep your electronic devices powered during the trip.

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Power Bank:

Ensures your devices stay charged when there are no outlets.

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Personal Documents & ID's:

Identification proofs like Aadhar Card, Drivers License.

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Laundry Bag (Waterproof):

In case your clothes get wet or your garments don’t dry, you can carry them in polythene. However, make sure that all the plastic that you are carrying into the woods leaves with you. Don’t litter in the mountains.

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Track Pants:

A good pair of track pants made of polyester will let your skin breathe. They’re lightweight, dry easily, and comfortable to walk around in. You can easily avoid chafing and rashes by investing in a good pair of track pants.

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Trekking Shoes:

A good trekking shoe is comfortable, provides ankle support, and has a good grip as well. They shouldn’t be chunky, instead, they should be lightweight and sturdy.

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Cotton Socks:

Cotton socks are extremely comfortable to move around in and are lightweight as well which is why you can always count on a good pair of cotton socks while trekking. However, keep in mind to change them and avoid wearing them when they are wet.

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Woolen Socks:

A good pair of woolen socks, especially merino, are comfortable, limit odors and provide adequate insulation from the cold so you can wear them at night.

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Woolen Gloves:

Insulated gloves help in maintaining proper body heat in your hands and also provide a better grasp on trekking poles.

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Main Jacket:

It’s emphasized that you need to carry proper layers so you can avoid getting cold which is why you need to carry a heavy jacket that you can put on over your other clothes.

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Woolen Cap:

A woolen cap will help prevent cold when you ascend to high altitude. You can also cover your ears to avoid any pain and discomfort you might face in them when going at high altitudes.

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Hoodie:

A versatile layering option for various temperatures.

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Scarf / Balaclava:

Along with sun rays and chilly winds, you also get hit by dirt and grime during treks which is why it's important to carry a scarf or balaclava so you can cover your face when needed.

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Head Lamp:

You can’t rely on moonlight when you are in the mountains. A torch or even a headlamp with a fresh pair of batteries is always a good idea to bring along.

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Trekking Pole:

The trekking pole assists in more than one way. It saves energy while also providing stability and helps you to maintain proper balance.

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Camera:

This should be obvious. To make sure that you get to capture all the great moments from your trek. Make sure that you have enough storage and some extra batteries as well.

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Riding Gear:

If your trip involves biking or motorcycling.

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Moisturiser & Cold Cream:

To avoid sunburns and chafing, you need to put on sunscreen as well as cold cream.

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Lip Balm:

Your lips can become chapped due to the harsh cold winds so it's important to keep them moisturized.

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Sanitary Pads:

Essential for feminine hygiene.

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Insect Repellent:

Guards against pesky bugs and insects.

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Cash:

Emergency funds for unexpected situations.

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Thermals:

Thermal is a piece of garment that helps in keeping your body warm in cold temperatures. It is a necessary item that you need when going on a high-altitude trek.

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Snacks / Dryfruits / Energy Bar:

Provides quick energy on the go.

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Positive Attitude:

The most important item for a successful trek or trip, keeping your spirits high and adaptable to the challenges of the journey.

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