Himachal Pradesh is gifted with a rugged terrain that makes it apt for various adventure sports, and one such activity, beckoning people from all parts of India, is trekking. If you have been looking for the best way to explore Himachal’s picturesque landscape, then this is the answer. Walking on steep slopes, inside thick jungles and through lush meadows, you will explore the quintessential Himachali landscape. A trek is not only the perfect option to explore the terrain, but also a great way to indulge in adventure.
Winter is the time when most of its area is enveloped in a thick layer of snow. A trek during this time will definitely be an adventure for you to remember throughout your life. The temperature falls below zero degree Celsius, and a mild layer of mist covers the whole region, making it even more charming. Hence, a trek in winters is a perfect blend of adventure and mesmerising vistas.
Though trekking often becomes difficult in snow, there are some hikes that allow you to navigate on snow without having to face too much trouble. One such excursion is Winter Trek in Dalhousie. It will take you to a height of thousands of feet above the sea level, but still you will not feel too much difficulty. The trail is quite easy and even if you are a novice, you can go for it.
Beginning from the hill station of Dalhousie, the trek from Dalhousie to Dainkund. Your stay here will not only be a treat for your eyes, but for all your other senses, making you forget that you are still hiking. This trekking in Dalhousie experience ends as you reach the hill station again on the third day. From there, you can disperse and move to your next destination to conclude your adventure.
The trek is planned in the month of December and January, when the whole region is graced with a white layer of snow. Whether it is a family vacation you are planning or a venturesome getaway with old friends, this trek is apt for both.
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Day 1: Explore Dalhousie!
Upon arrival in Dalhousie, report at the base camp and spend time enjoying the weather of the hill station. After a short briefing and orientation, indulge in pleasant nature walks around the place. First, you can go to Subash Chowk and then to Gandhi Chowk. Here, you will have great time tasting the local food, and some street food as well.
You can also visit the church settled at Subash Chowk, showcasing its architectural beauty that was built around 19th century by English men. Visit the Tibetan market to buy some souvenirs. Later after exploration, you can come back to the hotel to have a goodnight sleep.
Day 2: Trek from Dalhousie to Ganji Pahadhi.
Post breakfast, you will head towards Panchpula which is a well-known place of this town and is famous for its five bridges. You will be treated with gurgling streams and little waterfalls along with magnetizing atmosphere. Later, you will start for the trek to Ganji Pahari via Bakrota hills. It will be a 5 km trek, surrounding by pine trees, fragrant flowers and beautiful mountain views. You will also come across villagers, spend time in their mud houses.
Later, you can enjoy the sky full of stars at night. Share your travel stories with your friends and later retire to experience the perfect Himachali winters.
Day 3: Trek from Ganji Pahadhi- Dainkund. Stay in the cottage in Dalhousie
As soon as the morning unfolds, today you will get ready and start the trek to Dainkund. After breakfast, head out and start the trek to the peak which is nestled near an air-force base, from where the spectacular views of the Himalayas will ensnare you at one look. You will also come across a temple while trekking to the peak. A stroll in the woods will take you to the peak. After reaching, click pictures for your Instagram feed, and then head back for Dalhousie. A small drive will take you ack. Rest in your cottage. Soak in the tranquility of this town as this will be your last night.
Day 4: Departure
After breakfast, you will pack your bags and start for return journey.
Best Time To Go: December and January