Himachal Pradesh Backpacking trip includes some of the best locations to visit in Himachal such as Manali, Kasol, Tosh, Jibhi. Wander through the curvy roads and take vibrant photos at every Insta-worthy location, while you experience Himachal like you never did before.
Himachal Pradesh Tourism is crucial to the Himachal government as it is one of the major attractions of the state and as well a major contributor to the state’s economy and well-fare. There are a number of attractions in Himachal Pradesh such as Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, and much more.
Himachal has a strong takeaway from Tibetan culture and you would feel the strong presence of a deep-rooted Tibetan culture throughout the whole state. Also, Himachal Pradesh had provided shelter to the Tibetan refugees during the Tibetan uprising and there is a famous Dalai Lama temple in Mcleodganj, which had been visited quite a few times by Dalai Lama itself.
While Himachal is famous for its hill station and its tourist-friendly environment, each hill station itself has its own significance. Manali is famous for its adventure sports while Kasol is famous for its generous people and breathtaking views.
Apart from those, Tosh is famous for Kheergaga trek, which is a major attraction and it’s mostly on everyone’s Himachal itinerary. Jibhi is the perfect place for a long nature walk or reading a book and drinking coffee while enjoying nature at its best.
The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh is during the months of March to June and September to December. During these months, the Himachal had already received heavy rainfall and the weather in Himachal return to its best state.
There are various places to visit in Himachal Pradesh and each one captures different essence of the state. Famous places to visit in Manali are Hidimba Devi Temple and Manali Sanctuary while some of the famous places to visit in Tosh are Temple Of Barshaini and the fairy forest.
The reasons you need to check out the Himachal Pradesh Backpacking trip in 2019 are far more than many but if you still got doubts then let us clear them up while you are on a trip to Himachal Pradesh with Justwravel.
Day 1 : Overnight Travel from Delhi to Manali
Day 2 : Manali arrival. Manali Local sight seeing. Night stay in Manali
Day 3 : Manali sightseeing .Departure for Kasol.Night Stay
Day 4 : Kasol Sightseeing. Kasol to Tosh.
Day 5 : Tosh sightseeing. Departure for Jibhi
Day 6 : Jibhi to Jalori pass and Sirolsar Lake. Departure for Delhi
Day 7 : Arrive Delhi by morning
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The wravelers need to assemble at Majnu Ka Tila/RK Ashram Metro Station by 6 PM. We will be taking an overnight AC Volvo from Delhi to Manali.
We’ll be departing by 6:30 PM and will reach Manali the next morning by 10 AM.
We arrive at Manali in the morning. Hotel Check-In
Manali is home to several attractions. Today, we proceed for these famous places in and around Manali, viz, Manu Temple, Hadimba Temple, Club House, Vashisht, Jogini Falls, etc.
We start with a small hike to Jogini Waterfall.
This is nearly 3 KM trek from Vashisht temple. Vashisht temple is 2 KM from Main market area of Manali and you can reach the parking area of temple in 15 minutes by vehicle. After visiting the Vashisht temple complex you can start the trek. The trek route passes through narrow lane by the side of the temple and it goes through apple orchids, tall pine trees small water streams. On the way, few restaurants and guest houses are also available. The hike is of around 3 km and leads to a scenic waterfall.
Yogini Mata temple is at the base of the waterfall. From here if you can climb then can reach the top point of the waterfall. The stiff climb will take 20 minutes more to reach at top. If you don't want to climb up then towards your right side through the narrow path you can reach the base of the waterfall. Here there is a small pool formed by the falling water and here you can take bath and spend some time. Or simple spend your time near temple and watch the waterfall. In the temple there is provision for the devotees to take food in available stone plates.
After getting down from the waterfall, we stroll at Mall Road, which is the center point of Manali and then spend the rest of the evenings by doing Cafe hopping in Old Manali. Old Manali is another popular area of Manali. The place houses several cafes that serve delectable cuisines with an attractive ambiance.
Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel.
Today post breakfast we start for our Solang Valley tour.Solang valley is also known as the 'Snow Valley,' whichis famous for hosting various winter adventure sports like skiing, parachuting, paragliding, trekking, and mountaineering. There are few activities like paragliding, ATV Ride, Zipline that our wravelers may choose to do today while enjoying the beautiful weather of the valley.
We’ll depart for Kasol post-lunch and reach by evening.
The serene little village is 42 km away from the Bhuntar Airport and 75 km from Manali offering a treat for the mind and the soul. It is on the way as you tread towards Manikaran, a holy place for Sikhs best known for its hot water springs. There are abundant treks and mini hikes that take you to tremendously beautiful villages. Not all of them are clustered with luxury stays and world cuisine restaurants, but you’ll be surprised with the warm hospitality of the villagers and locals in the Old and the New Kasol, separated by a small bridge. Peruse the article and then plan your Kasol trip accordingly.
Post breakfast we start from Kasol for the Chalal hike. While Kasol gets the spotlight amongst the villages of the Parvati Valley, one can enjoy the true serenity of the magical Himachal Pradesh by trekking a little further from this major town to the quaint little village of Chalal.
Situated at an altitude of over 5300 feet and a 30-minute trek away from the tourist hub of Kasol, Chalal has managed to retain its old-world mountain village rustic charm. Set in the beautiful Parvati Valley of the Himalayas, with a grand view of snow-capped mountains and majestic pine trees, this quaint town has been nicknamed as the "Israel of Himachal Pradesh", and rightfully so!
We’ll trek down from Chalal and take our transport to Manikaran. And visit the Gurudwara and onward to our trek to Tosh Village.
Night Stay and Dinner at Homestay in Tosh
Today, post breakfast, we start our journey back to Kasol and drive towards Jibhi.Often referred to as a mesmerizing "hamlet" situated amidst the lush green forests and surrounded by variegated mountain, Jibhi is just the right place to relax and spend some peaceful moments with your loved ones.
An offbeat place in Himachal Pradesh, Jibhi is untouched by industrialization and surrounded by nature. The dense pine forests, tranquil freshwater lakes and pristine temples make this place worth visiting. You will be spellbound after visiting this place and would not want to leave it. Check-in into Hotel and rest.
Dinner and overnight stay in Jibhi.
Today, after breakfast, we’ll head towards Jalori pass and do the small trek to Sirolsar Lake. Visit the waterfall on our way back and start our journey back to Delhi.
Reach Mandi by evening and take the overnight AC Volvo bus to Delhi.
Reach New Delhi the next day early morning by 7 AM.
End of Tour
Volvo Bus Tickets for Delhi to Manali and Buntar to Delhi
4 Night of Hotel, Camp, and Homestay
Tempo Traveller for local Transport on rest of the days
Sightseeing as mentioned in the Itinerary
Meal as per Plan ( Breakfast + Dinner)
Rohtang Pass visit
Any meals apart from mentioned in Inclusions.
Any expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
Insurance, Items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry, etc
Any Entry Fees
Any additional expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like cancellation/roadblocks/landslides/ strike or any other natural causes out of human control or any emergency evacuation expenses.
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
Any Kind of Expense for Loss / Misplaced / Theft of personal belongings.
Booking amount is non-refundable.
No refund of total trip amount will be provided on cancellation, 10 days prior to departure date.
50% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 11-20 days prior to scheduled departure date.
90% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation between 21-90 days prior to scheduled departure date.
100% of total trip amount can be refunded on cancellation, 90+ days prior to scheduled departure date.
For Cancellations/ Refund Request , kindly reply to the confirmation mail and get in touch with the Team. All cancellations will be considered only after the mail has been received.
Down Jacket /Main Jacket
Thermals (Upper & Lower)
Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes
Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)
First Aid Kit
Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Mobile Charger / Travel Charger
Manali - Hotel
Kasol - Camp Stay
Tosh - Homestay
Jibhi - Camp Stay
Q. What will be the group size?
Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.
Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?
All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.
All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.
Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?
Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?
Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?
We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.
Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?
We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.
Q. Which shoes should I buy?
Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.
Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation?
It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.
Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?
Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.
Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?
It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?
After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.
Q. What type of food is served during the trek?
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.
Q. Can we change the itinerary?
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?
Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?
No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.
Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?
Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.
Q. Diamox is advisable or not?
Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.
Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?
It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
Q. What will we do if it rains?
If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?
Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.
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