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.
Drive from Delhi to Bir
We will start our journey from Delhi. The road distance from Delhi to Bir is around 550 km which will take 13 hours to reach there. It would be an overnight journey.
Arrive Bir and trek to Billing
We will reach Bir by morning. Freshen up and after having lunch, get ready for your trek to Billing. The trek distance would be around 8 km and the trail is uphill throughout the way. It will take around 4-5 hours then you will reach Billing. Enjoy the bonfire. Dinner and overnight stay in camps.
Paragliding from Billing and transfer to Barot
Wake up and have breakfast. The day will start with the most interesting activity paragliding. The paragliding session would be around 20-25 minutes long. After you get landed, we will visit monasteries in and around Bir. There are several attractive monasteries in Bir. Then we will proceed towards Barot. Dinner and overnight stay at Barot.
Barot Sightseeing and departure from Delhi
Today will be spent at Barot itself. After having breakfast, we will go for a short hike and then take a stroll near the river. We will depart for Delhi by evening.
*Reach Delhi next day early morning.
Accommodation at Camp and guest House
Meals during the stay
Trekking guide for trekking.
Vehicle type: Tempo Traveller / AC Seater / Volvo
Driver Allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.
All Applicable Taxes
Any meals during travel from New Delhi to Bir Billing and vice versa.
Paragliding is at a personal cost( 15-30 mins is for INR 2500 per person)
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 for videography of paragliding flight, expenses caused by disturbance in trip program due to circumstances like weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc.
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