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Himachal Backpacking Tour - Mcleodganj Bir Barot

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Himachal Pradesh Backpacking tour Itinerary includes some of the best locations to visit in Himachal such as Mcleodganj, Bir, and Barot Valley. 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. Mcloedganj is famous for its lakes, waterfalls, museums while Bir is famous for Paragliding, which took place at billing, a nearby place from Bir.

Apart from those, Barot Valley is a place that has yet been unexploited by travelers as there is not much information out there but it does provide a redeeming experience of trekking in the lap of nature.

The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh is during the months of September to June. 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 a different essence of the state. Famous places to visit in Mcloedganj are Dal Lake and St. John in the Wilderness while some of the famous places to visit in Bir are Deer Park Institute and Palpung Sherabling Monastery. 

 

Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Overnight Travel from Delhi to Mcleodganj

Day 2 : Reach Mcleodganj. Sightseeing and Night Stay

Day 3 : Day Hike to Triund .Night stay in Mcleodganj

Day 4 : Mcleodganj to Bir. Night stay in Bir

Day 5 : Bir to Barot. Night stay in Barot Valley

Day 6 : Barot to Mcleodganj. Drop at Mcleodganj. Overnight journey to Delhi

Day 7 : Reach Delhi early in the morning

Fixed Departures

20th Dec to 26th Dec Open {20th Dec (Sunday) 07:00 PM to 26th Dec (Saturday) 07:00 AM}

24th Dec to 30th Dec Open {24th Dec (Thursday) 07:00 PM to 30th Dec (Wednesday) 07:00 AM}

27th Dec to 2nd Jan Open {27th Dec (Sunday) 07:00 PM to 2nd Jan (Saturday) 07:00 AM}

9th Jan to 15th Jan Open {9th Jan (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 15th Jan (Friday) 07:00 AM}

23rd Jan to 29th Jan Open {23rd Jan (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 29th Jan (Friday) 07:00 AM}

13th Feb to 19th Feb Open {13th Feb (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 19th Feb (Friday) 07:00 AM}

27th Feb to 5th Mar Open {27th Feb (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 5th Mar (Friday) 07:00 AM}

13th Mar to 19th Mar Open {13th Mar (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 19th Mar (Friday) 07:00 AM}

27th Mar to 2nd Apr Open {27th Mar (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 2nd Apr (Friday) 07:00 AM}

10th Apr to 16th Apr Open {10th Apr (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 16th Apr (Friday) 07:00 AM}

24th Apr to 30th Apr Open {24th Apr (Saturday) 07:00 PM to 30th Apr (Friday) 07:00 AM}

Price (Delhi to Delhi)


Triple Occupancy 15000
Double Occupancy 17000

Itinerary (Delhi to Delhi)

  • 1

    Day 1 : Overnight Travel from Delhi to Mcleodganj

    We assemble at RK Ashram Metro Station /Kashmere Gate by 7 pm and meet the other group members.

    We will be travelling overnight travel from Delhi to Mcleodganj by Volvo Bus

  • 2

    Day 2 : Reach Mcleodganj. Sightseeing and Night Stay

    Open your eyes in the mighty mountains of Dhauladhars. The overnight bus will have you reach Mcleodganj by 10 in the morning.

    Check-in into your hotel and enjoy the morning tea and breakfast on arrival and have rest in your comfortable stays. Post lunch, we will explore Mcleodganj. A visit to Namgyal Monastery, The Dalai Lama Temple, and Bhagsu Waterfall and then get back to the hotel by evening.

    After dinner, you will be given a brief about the next day, when you trek to Tiund.

  • 3

    Day 3 : Day Hike to Triund .Night stay in Mcleodganj

    Wake up to a refreshing morning in the mountains.

    After breakfast, we’ll start our trek towards Triund hill. The trek to Triund starts from Mcleodganj main chowk.

    The gradient of the trek is easy except some stretches and the total trekking distance is 9 km. The trail takes you through the dense forests of pine with some scenic views of valleys. It takes around 5-6 hours to reach Triund.

    Triund is situated at an altitude of 2875 meters (9432 feet) above sea level. Camps will be setup at Triund. Enjoy the views of Kangra valley. Expect a cold and breezy night at the top.

    Trek down by evening and spend the leisure time at the hotel.

    Dinner and overnight stay at Mcleodganj.

  • 4

    Day 4 : Mcleodganj to Bir. Night stay in Bir

    Post Breakfast we’ll begin our journey towards Bir. Bir is 80 kms from Mcleodganj and it takes about 3 hours to reach.

    Bir is famous as the Paragliding Capital of India.

    Reach Bir by afternoon and have some rest at the Campsite.

    Explore the Bir monasteries and the cafes in the evening, watching the paragliders come down from Billing like Birds everywhere.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel.

  • 5

    Day 5 : Bir to Barot. Night stay in Barot Valley

    Post breakfast, drive to Billing from Bir where you will be starting your paragliding. You can see the entire valley in front of you.

    After the paragliding session of 15-20 mins, we start for Barot Valley.

    Barot is a small village situated in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. The route to Barot is made exquisite with clear views of the dense cedar forests and terraced fields. Barot is the gateway to Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary. Monal, Black Bear, Ghoral, etc. are the main wildlife attractions of the sanctuary.

    Barot Valley is around 80 km from Bir and takes about 3 hours to reach.

    Go to the Uhl riverside and spend some leisure time around the only natural water body of the region.  You can enjoy fishing if you like it.

    Dinner and Overnight stay at a homestay in Barot.

  • 6

    Day 6 : Barot to Mcleodganj. Drop at Mcleodganj. Overnight journey to Delhi

    Today is the last day of our Tour.

    We explore Barot Valley with the Barot temple and the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary and leave for Mcleodganj post-lunch in the valley.

    We will reach Mcleodganj by evening.

    Take overnight Volvo bus from Mcleodganj to Delhi.

  • 7

    Day 7 : Reach Delhi early in the morning

    Reach Delhi early in the morning.

    End of Tour. 

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Inclusions

Volvo Bus Tickets Delhi to Mcleodganj and return

Transport by Tempo Traveller from Mcleodganj to Mcleodganj

Stay on Triple /Double sharing basis

10 Meals as per Itinerary Day 2: Breakfast + Dinner, Day 3: Breakfast + Lunch+ Dinner, Day 4: Breakfast + Dinner ,Day 5: Breakfast + Dinner, Day 6: Breakfast

Trek to Triund

Paragliding session of 15-20 mins at BIR

Local Sightseeing as per Itinerary

Exclusions

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.

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date

 59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)

 44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost

 29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.

 15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.

 7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket /Main Jacket

Thermals (Upper & Lower)

Clothes

Socks

Undergarments

Gloves

Slippers

Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

Hats/Caps

Daypack

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)

Sun Glasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Power bank

Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

Raincoat

Hand Sanitizer

Toiletries

Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Sunscreen Lotion

FAQs

Q.What is Mcleodganj famous for?

Mcleodganj is famous for its Tibetan culture, Dal Lake, Monasteries, Bhagsu Falls & Triund Trek.

Q.What will be the difficulty level of the triund trek?

Triund is at a distance of 9 km from McLeodganj and the difficulty level is moderate. You can reach the hilltop in approximately 3-4 hours, depending on your walking pace.

Q. Is night camping allowed at Triund?

As per the state government’s order, night camping and staying will no longer be allowed at Triund. The hikers to Triund can opt for a day trek, and returning on the same day is made compulsory. As per the Government

Q.What is the best time for Paragliding in Bir Billing?

Paragliding is possible throughout the year except for the monsoon. Monsoon here from early July to late September, which is the time when paragliding is closed in Bir Billing. 

Q. Is there any weight limit for paragliding?

The weight limit depends on the paraglider and usually, the paragliders have a limit of 110 kgs.

Q.Where is Barot located?

Barot is a mesmerizingly beautiful village located in the serene valleys of Mandi District in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a newfound tourist destination and is located about 67 kilometers away from Mandi.

Q.What are the best things to do in Barot Valley?

This valley provides an opportunity for its visitors to indulge in some of the most thrilling outdoor activities such as Trout Fishing, Walk around the village, enjoy your meal sitting beside Uhl River.

 Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the Himachal Backpacking Tour?

There are certain items that you need to carry on the trip. Here is the list:

  • Thermals

  • Running Shoes/ Trekking Shoes

  • Documents -ID(Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

  • Winter Clothes

  • First Aid Kit

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Cold Cream

  • Backpack

  • Torch

  • Electronics

  • Water Bottle

  • Toiletries

 

Q. What mode of transportation will be used on the Himachal Backpacking Tour?

We will be using a tempo traveler/Innova for local transport & Ac Volvo bus for Delhi to Dharamshala and return.

Q.How will the weather be during Himachal Backpacking Tour?

The weather will be cold and it’s highly advisable to wear thermals & proper winter clothing.

Q. Should we carry Rucksack or Trolley Bag on Himachal Backpacking Tour?

We always recommend that you carry your rucksack because it helps in maintaining your body posture.

Q  What will be the type of accommodation for Himachal Backpacking Tour?

You will be staying at a Hotel in Mcleodganj, Swiss/ Deluxe camps in Bir and Homestay in Barot

 

Common Questions

 

1. What will be the group size of the Himachal Backpacking Tour?

Usually, we take a maximum of 11 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.

2. Who will go along with us on the trip?

All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have good experience in leading groups.

3. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel 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. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.

4. How can I book a Himachal Backpacking Tour with you?

After selecting the trip, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in the booking.

5. How do I know that my booking is confirmed?

When a booking is made, a confirmation would be sent to you via email, which would include your payment receipt and travel details.

6. What type of food is served during the trip?

We provide nutritious and healthy food during the trip. We always serve Indian vegetarian food.

7. Can you customize the Himachal Backpacking Tour?

Yes, we can customize any trip as per your needs and as per the feasibility.

8. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?

Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trip.

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