Hamta Pass to Chandra Taal Lake Trek (7 Days)

Hamta Pass to Chandra Taal Lake Trek (7 Days)
This trekking route will take you over a wide variety of terrain from Hampta Pass in Kullu valley to Chandra Taal Lake in Spiti. During this journey, the trekkers cross such varied terrain like green pine forests, glaciers, deep valleys, open meadows and high altitude deserts.  This trek should be attempted by people already familiar with at least basic trekking.
Day 1. Manali – Jobra – Chika
First day will begin by transport to Jobra village in a car from Manali or nearby. Jobra is a beautiful small village at an altitude of  3200 m covered by lush green pine forests. We’ll rest there for a while taking in the sights and hopefully a cup of hot tea. We’ll then walk through the forest in to a meadow with Rani Nala (stream) passing through it. We’ll reach Chika by evening and set up our camp for the night.
Day 2. Chika – Jwara – Balu Ka Gera
Next morning after breakfast, we’ll pack up our things and start walking alongside the small river/stream. We’ll need to cross it after a while which is quite easy without getting wet.  After a couple of hours, we’ll reach Jwara a valley sheltered by tall mountains all around it. We can see Dhualadhar mountain range from here for first time. As we keep walking from this point onwards, we’ll keep gaining altitude. Our next stop will be Balu-ka-Gera which literally means “bed of sand” due to sand and rock brought by the river. We’ll camp there for the night.
Day 3. Balu-Ka-Gera – Shea Goru – Hampta Pass
Next day, we’ll keep following the river and face our first [...]

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Trek to Dharmkot Waterfall

Trek to Dharmkot Waterfall
Dharmkot waterfall  is one place about which not many people know about . But if you love hiking and water, it’s a great place to visit at least once. The trek can begin from Mcleodganj itself or we can first drive to a place called Gallu ka Mandir at the edge of Dharmkot. We  then follow a trail through the jungle which leads to the waterfall. Another trail from here leads to Triund. It’s a walk of around 5 km the altitude remains just the same.  End of journey is rewarded by a pretty mountain stream flowing down the slope forming a mesmerising waterfall. You can reward yourselves by a cup of hot steaming tea and snacks from a small shop which operates there for a few months of the year. After taking in the sights, sounds and fresh air of the place, we then trek back the same route to reach our car or hotel.
Services Provided

TRANSPORT : On foot.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
ACTIVITIES:  Trekking,  Mountain climbing,  Bird watching, Hiking, Motorcycle rides, Meditation,  Volunteer activities
MEALS: Lunch, Snacks
COST: From 1100 ( US $ 18 ) onward ( 1 US $ = INR 60)

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Dharmsala Mcleodganj Custom Tour Packages

Dharmsala Mcleodganj Custom Tour Packages
Places like Dharmsala Mcleodganj are  must visit destinations for a large number of people. So tourists go there for short sightseeing activities to see for themselves and photograph places like Bhagsu Naag, St John’s Church in Wilderness, Dal Lake etc. Adventurous tourists visit Mcleodganj to indulge in trekking, camping, bird spotting kind of activities. Mcleodganj is also the launch pad for a number of treks in the region. Spiritually inclined tourists visit Mcleodganj to learn more about Buddhism, learning yoga, meditation and to work as a volunteer. This is one of the very few holiday destinations which has something for everyone. The small town charm and unspoiled beauty of the Dhauladhar mountains is a big draw to tourists from all over the world.

We realise that not every tourist has same set of requirements and budget. So we tailor each tour package according to the needs of our guests. We have a number of pre planned tour packages listed on our website and we keep on adding more as per demand. But for travelers who want something different, we offer custom made tour packages of Mcleodganj, Dharmsala which  are designed exclusively for them exactly according to their own needs. If you need a vacation which needs more than just sightseeing or adventure or visit to monasteries, contact us to create something which is much more than an ordinary cut and dried vacation. Fill up the contact form or email us at info@indiafoodtour.com to know more.

Services Provided

TRANSPORT : By bus, private or shared car with driver, air.
ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, guest houses, home stays & campsites.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
ACTIVITIES:  Trekking, Camping, Mountain [...]

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Spiti Road Trip in One Week. ( 7 Days)

Spiti Road Trip from Shimla
This road trip to Spiti via Shimla is an excellent way to explore Spiti in one week. It covers most major attractions of the region in relative comfort and in less time. For this tour, we enter Spiti via Shimla Dhankar route which is more reliable and accessible compared to Manali Gramphu route. The average duration of this tour is 7 days which can be adjusted according to needs of the guests,
Day 1: Shimla – Sarahan – Reckong Peo
The journey will begin from Shimla as we driver towards Kinnaur after breakfast. Pickup can also be done from CHandigarh is needed, but it should happen early morning. Depending upon road conditions and traffic, we’ll reach Reckong Peo by early evening and stretch our legs by taking a walk in the local village and surrounding areas.
Day 2: Reckong Peo – Nako – Tabo
Foreigner tourists need to get a permit from Reckong Peo to proceed further which takes just a few minutes. After this we’ll stop at Nako village for lunch and vtrek to the lake for sightseeing and rest. After this we’ll get back in our car and drive towards Tabo where we’ll enjoy the sights before calling it a day.

Day 3: Tabo – Dhankar
First half of the day will be dedicated to visiting Tabo monastery and nearby caves which were and still are used for deep meditation by Buddhist monks. These caves are being used for this purpose for centuries and have a very peaceful and spiritual aura about them. After an early lunch, w’ll drive towards Dhankar which was the capital of ancient kings of Spiti. We’ll see remnants of the ancient fort [...]

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Chandra Taal Lake Camping (Variable duration)

Camping near Chandrataal Lake, Spiti
Chandra Taal (Moon Lake) is an incredibly beautiful lake situated in Spiti and surrounded by majestic Himalayan mountains. The circumference of lake is more than 4 km and is situated at an altitude of 4300 meters. The water of the lake is so clear that you can see the bottom for meters. It’s a great location to relax and enjoy the solitude and beauty of nature and also to trek. Due to it’s ecologically sensitive surroundings, all camp sites have to be at least 1 km away from the lake. 

To tourists looking forward to spend a day or more at the lake, we offer a large variety of options starting from tents for rent, use of campsite, parking, hot meals, bottled water, transport and assistance with trekking in the area. Our campsite has all the proper certifications and meets all legal requirements to operate in the area and offer the best service for the cost.

Prices for camping for one night start from INR 1700 (US $ 28) and differ according to choice of tents, meals and services availed. Contact us to learn more.
Other Activities:
Trek to Samudri Taapu
Services Provided

TRANSPORT : In private or shared car or SUV with driver, trek on foot.
ENDURANCE LEVEL: Anyone to Expert. Depends upon destinations and activities chosen.
ACTIVITIES:  Trekking, Camping,  Mountain climbing, Jungle safari, Bird watching, Motorcycle rides, Cultural activities, Meditation, Yoga, Volunteer activities (Optional)
DURATION: Variable
MEALS: By choice
COST: INR 1700 (US $ 28) onwards (At 1 US $ = INR 60)

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