Dalhousie Winter Trek
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Trekking
5Duration
in Days
15Max
Group Size
15+
years
Date
Seats
2019
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
15
Mon, 18 Nov, 2019
15
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019
15
Wed, 20 Nov, 2019
15
Thu, 21 Nov, 2019
15
Fri, 22 Nov, 2019
15
Sat, 23 Nov, 2019
15
Sun, 24 Nov, 2019
15
Mon, 25 Nov, 2019
15
Tue, 26 Nov, 2019
15
Wed, 27 Nov, 2019
15
Thu, 28 Nov, 2019
15
Fri, 29 Nov, 2019
15
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
15
Sun, 01 Dec, 2019
15
Mon, 02 Dec, 2019
15
Tue, 03 Dec, 2019
15
Wed, 04 Dec, 2019
15
Thu, 05 Dec, 2019
15
Fri, 06 Dec, 2019
15
Sat, 07 Dec, 2019
15
Sun, 08 Dec, 2019
15
Mon, 09 Dec, 2019
15
Tue, 10 Dec, 2019
15
Wed, 11 Dec, 2019
15
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019
15
Fri, 13 Dec, 2019
15
Sat, 14 Dec, 2019
15
Sun, 15 Dec, 2019
15
Mon, 16 Dec, 2019
15
Tue, 17 Dec, 2019
15
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019
15
Thu, 19 Dec, 2019
15
Fri, 20 Dec, 2019
15
Sat, 21 Dec, 2019
15
Sun, 22 Dec, 2019
15
Mon, 23 Dec, 2019
15
Tue, 24 Dec, 2019
15
Wed, 25 Dec, 2019
15
Thu, 26 Dec, 2019
15
Fri, 27 Dec, 2019
15
Sat, 28 Dec, 2019
15
Sun, 29 Dec, 2019
15
Mon, 30 Dec, 2019
15
Tue, 31 Dec, 2019
15
2020
Wed, 01 Jan, 2020
15
Thu, 02 Jan, 2020
15
Fri, 03 Jan, 2020
15
Sat, 04 Jan, 2020
15
Sun, 05 Jan, 2020
15
Mon, 06 Jan, 2020
15
Tue, 07 Jan, 2020
15
Wed, 08 Jan, 2020
15
Thu, 09 Jan, 2020
15
Fri, 10 Jan, 2020
15
Sat, 11 Jan, 2020
15
Sun, 12 Jan, 2020
15
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020
15
Tue, 14 Jan, 2020
15
Wed, 15 Jan, 2020
15
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Group
Size
Cost
Per Person
1
Rs. 5,000
  • 5
  • Duration in Days
  • 15
  • Max
    Group Size
  • 15
  • +
    years
Date
Seats
2019
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
15
Mon, 18 Nov, 2019
15
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019
15
Wed, 20 Nov, 2019
15
Thu, 21 Nov, 2019
15
Fri, 22 Nov, 2019
15
Sat, 23 Nov, 2019
15
Sun, 24 Nov, 2019
15
Mon, 25 Nov, 2019
15
Tue, 26 Nov, 2019
15
Wed, 27 Nov, 2019
15
Thu, 28 Nov, 2019
15
Fri, 29 Nov, 2019
15
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
15
Sun, 01 Dec, 2019
15
Mon, 02 Dec, 2019
15
Tue, 03 Dec, 2019
15
Wed, 04 Dec, 2019
15
Thu, 05 Dec, 2019
15
Fri, 06 Dec, 2019
15
Sat, 07 Dec, 2019
15
Sun, 08 Dec, 2019
15
Mon, 09 Dec, 2019
15
Tue, 10 Dec, 2019
15
Wed, 11 Dec, 2019
15
Thu, 12 Dec, 2019
15
Fri, 13 Dec, 2019
15
Sat, 14 Dec, 2019
15
Sun, 15 Dec, 2019
15
Mon, 16 Dec, 2019
15
Tue, 17 Dec, 2019
15
Wed, 18 Dec, 2019
15
Thu, 19 Dec, 2019
15
Fri, 20 Dec, 2019
15
Sat, 21 Dec, 2019
15
Sun, 22 Dec, 2019
15
Mon, 23 Dec, 2019
15
Tue, 24 Dec, 2019
15
Wed, 25 Dec, 2019
15
Thu, 26 Dec, 2019
15
Fri, 27 Dec, 2019
15
Sat, 28 Dec, 2019
15
Sun, 29 Dec, 2019
15
Mon, 30 Dec, 2019
15
Tue, 31 Dec, 2019
15
2020
Wed, 01 Jan, 2020
15
Thu, 02 Jan, 2020
15
Fri, 03 Jan, 2020
15
Sat, 04 Jan, 2020
15
Sun, 05 Jan, 2020
15
Mon, 06 Jan, 2020
15
Tue, 07 Jan, 2020
15
Wed, 08 Jan, 2020
15
Thu, 09 Jan, 2020
15
Fri, 10 Jan, 2020
15
Sat, 11 Jan, 2020
15
Sun, 12 Jan, 2020
15
Mon, 13 Jan, 2020
15
Tue, 14 Jan, 2020
15
Wed, 15 Jan, 2020
15
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Trekking
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  • Trip introduction

    If you're looking for a snow trek, there's no better place than Dalhousie. For decades now, this scenic hill station has attracted those looking for a winter experience. The snowfall in Dalhousie is said to be the most beautiful, and you'll be visiting at the perfect time. Passing through dense pine, oak, and deodar forests, this trail is packed with adventure and excitement. You get to visit the Kalatop Wild Sanctuary, which is a high altitude forest offering spectacular views of the surrounding areas. If you're lucky, you might be able to spot some of the Himalayan wildlife in this park, maybe even the Himalayan Black Bear! You'll also get to explore Khajjiar, popularly know as the mini Switzerland of India. This small hamlet is gorgeous any time of year, but in the winter, when it's almost buried in snow, it looks just like a Christmas postcard.

    Destination

    Dalhousie is a famous hill station located in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. This quaint little town still has some of the most beautiful colonial architecture. You'll be able to walk through churches, town squares, and more. Dalhousie is surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, with branches weighed down with snow. It's also perfectly positioned to give you spectacular views of snow-capped mountains.

    Destination highlights

    • Visit the quaint and beautiful town of Dalhousie
    • Trek through interesting routes and summits that offer spectacular views of the forests
    • Explore the beauty of Kalatop Wild Sanctuary and Khajjar

    Trip requirements

    Health conditions

    This is an easy level trek, but it requires some amount of fitness. If you have heart or respiratory conditions, or suffer from knee or spinal problems, please check with your doctor before booking.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Members above 15 years of age may participate in the expedition.

    Drinking is strictly prohibited. In case of misconduct the supplier reserves the right to discontinue the trip.

    Participants are requested to carry valid photo id proof, without which they will be refused entry to the campsite.

    Only those with valid and confirmed bookings are allowed to stay at the campsite.

    Trek departure timings are sacrosanct. The team will depart at the appointed time, regardless of late arrivals. There is no refund for those who miss the trek due to late arrival.

    No pickup or drops will be done en route.

    Cancellation policy

    If cancelled 15 days before the reporting date, 50% of the trek fees is refunded. No refund for late arrival or no show.

    If travellers arrive late for trek departures, they will miss the trek and will not receive a refund.

    Any meals/services not availed of by the traveller are not refundable.

    For cancellations or delays in the trek itinerary due to natural causes/security reasons/unavoidable circumstances, the operator is not responsible.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator does not offer any insurance for accidents, sickness, losses, etc. The traveller is advised to seek their own insurance.

    You will be required to sign an Indemnity Form before starting the trek.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Dalhousie IYC base camp
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    Drop off point
    Dalhousie IYC base camp
    Mode of transport
    Local transport
    Start point
    Dalhousie
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    End point
    Dalhousie
    Time of departure
    10:00 AM
    Time of return
    04:00 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    15 hrs
    Total distance covered
    20 kms
    Start point elevation
    6890 feet
    Maximum elevation
    8202 feet
    Minimum elevation
    6890 feet
    Average per day distance
    8 kms
  • Day 1: Reach the Dalhousie basecamp

    Participants signed up for the trek are expected to reach the Dalhousie basecamp by 10:00 AM. Once everyone gathers there will be a short orientation and briefing session. By evening you can head out for a short nature walk. Overnight stay at the Dalhousie base camp.

    Day 2: Trek to Kalatop Wild Sanctuary

    Today you will trek from Dalhousie to the Kalatop Wild Sanctuary. This high altitude forest is located is 2500 meters above sea level, offering spectacular views of the forests. If you are lucky you might also be able to spot pheasants, Himalayan black bear, and Himalayan black marten. The 8 kms trek takes about 6 to 8 hours. Overnight stay in camps at Kalatop.

    Day 3: Explore Khajjiar

    From Kalatop you will be heading towards Khajjiar, which is located in the Chamba district. Khajjiar is popular as the mini Switzerland of India. You get to explore the different temples, lakes and villages in the surrounding areas. This 11 km trek takes about 6-7 hours to cover. You will stay in Khajjiar for the night.

    Day 4: Back to Dalhousie

    You venture on a short trek to get to the Chamba transfer point from Khajjiar. The supplier will arrange for transport from Chamba to get to the Dalhousie base camp. You relax and spend the night at the Dalhousie basecamp.

    Day 5: End of trip

    Post-breakfast you will check out from the Dalhousie base camp, and start on your journey back home.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dalhousie base camp
    End point
    Dalhousie base camp
    Day start time
    10:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dalhousie base camp
    End point
    Kalatop Wild Sanctuary
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Kalatop Wild Sanctuary
    End point
    Khajjiar
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    11 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Khajjiar
    End point
    Dalhousie base camp
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    2 kms
    Trekking time
    2 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dalhousie base camp
    End point
    Dalhousie base camp
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Veg breakfast, lunch, evening tea and snacks, soup, dinner at camps
    • Lockers at base camp
    • Wash and change facility at the base camp
    • Orientation and training
    • Stay on twin or triple sharing basis in tents/homestays with sleeping bags and sleeping mats
    • Experienced and professional guides
    • Forest entry and permissions
    • First aid
    • Certificate on completion
    • Group insurance
      Excludes
    • To and fro to the base camp
    • Porter for personal luggage (can be arranged at an extra cost)
    • Airfare or transportation over and above the expedition plan
    • Travel insurance
    • Any expenses towards medical or other emergencies
    • Unforeseen handling costs due to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest etc.
    • Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverage. etc.

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • T-shirts
    • Trekking pants
    • Windproof jacket, preferably with a hood
    • Warm and thick fleece, full-sleeves woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen and regular socks
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended) OR comfortable sports shoes with good grip
    • Raincoat/poncho
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive watches, jewellery and electronic items on the trek
    • Heavy luggage
    • Hard suitcases

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Camping equipment: tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats
    • Any technical equipment if needed
    • All safety equipment
      You need to get
    • Small lightweight towel
    • Water bottle
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Sunglasses
    • Cap
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers
    • Walking stick / trekking pole
    • Lip balm
    • Torch / flashlight (with extra batteries)
    • Personal medicines
    • Toiletries
    • Day pack/small bag to keep your essentials
    • Camera with charged batteries

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1: Reach the Dalhousie basecamp

    You'll stay at Dalhousie IYC Base Camp tonight.

    You can check in after 10:00 hrs today. Your accommodation will be twin/triple sharing, with separate accommodation for males and females. You'll spend the day exploring Dalhousie and acclimatising to the weather and the altitude.

    Day 2: Trek to Kalatop Wild Sanctuary

    Tonight you'll stay at Kalatop in guesthouse/camps.

    After a thrilling trek through the Kalatop Wild Sanctuary, you'll spend the night in a guesthouse or camping.

    Day 3: Explore Khajjiar

    Tonight you'll stay at Khajjiar in guesthouse/camps.

    Today you'll stay in Khajjiar, which is one of the most beloved tourist destinations in India. It's stunning in winter when a blanket of white covers the hills and the surrounding peaks.

    Day 4: Back to Dalhousie

    Tonight you'll return to Dalhouse IYC Base Camp.

    Tonight you return to the Dalhouse Base Camp. It's a short trekking day, so you can expect to have some time to explore Dalhousie for the rest of your time.

    Day 5: End of trip

    Trip ends before nightfall.

    After breakfast, it's time to check out and continue your journey.

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