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Kingdoms of Gaddis

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Delhi - Dharamshala (McLeodganj) - Kerari village - Bal - Triund - Bhagsu – Dharamshala - Pragpur - Amritsar - Delhi

This superb short trek passes through the Kingdom of Gaddi, a semi-nomadic race that spends many months wandering the high pastures with their sheep. The trail offers splendid views of the Dhauladhar mountain range, passing through mountain villages with terraced fields, dense mixed forests of oak, rhododendron, pine and bamboo, with some of the best camping spots throughout the trek; the rivers and streams, together with mixed forest, offer some fine bird-watching.
An itinerary, tailor-made to infuse the nomad in you by the beauty of Himalayan region, journeying through mini Tibet of India!
The journey also has on schedule visit H.H. Dalai Lama’s monastery and residence; Pragpur (a heritage village) and Amritsar (Pool of Nectar). This itinerary is exclusively designed to offer you a glimpse of Himalyan region starting from a cycle rickshaw ride from the narrow alleyways of Old Delhi’s charm, Chandni Chowk. You will get to explore the Mini Tibet of India and will get surrounded by enchanting Buddhist vibes. Spending some moments at the famous Golden Temple, listening to the prayers will fill you with peace.
10 days
14+ Age
  • Destination
  • Arrival
    Delhi
  • Arrival Time
    Early morning
  • Final Departure
    Delhi
  • Dress Code
    Casual, Warm and Sports Wear

Tour Itinerary : - Kingdoms of Gaddis

1

Day 1, Arrive Delhi :

Assistance and garland welcome on arrival and transfer to a pre-booked hotel, morning free to recharge. Afternoon guided tour of Old Delhi, visiting the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk (Silver Market) by cycle rickshaw.
Overnight in Delhi 
2

Day 2, Delhi :

After breakfast, guided visit to New Delhi, visiting India Gate, Birla Temple and Humayun’s Tomb. Afternoon free to relax in your hotel garden.
Overnight in Delhi 
3

Day 3, Delhi to Jalandhar : Train & Jalandhar to Dharamshala : 161Km about 4:30hrs

Early morning transfer to the railway station for Shatabdi Express to Jalandhar, departing Delhi at 0720hrs and arriving Jalandhar at 1210hrs. Arrive Jalandhar and transfer to Dharamshala (135km). This is a beautiful drive through the Himalayan foothills with terraced fields, villages and distant mountain views.
Overnight in Dharamshala
 
4

Day 4, Dharamshala (Mcleod Ganj) :

Explore this fascinating town with a typically Tibetan atmosphere; also visit the Monastery of H.H. Dalai Lama. All meals and overnight in the hotel.
Overnight in Dharamshala
5

Day 5, Dharamshala (McLeodganj) to Kareri : about 11Km about 5 hrs

After breakfast, we trek about 11/12km, descending through a dense pine forest to Kareri River, where we have lunch. After lunch, we make a gradual ascend through a small village and then through a meadow to our camp by the river, with distant views of the Dhauladhar Mountains.
Overnight in Kareri 
6

Day 6, Kareri to Bal: 13-14Km about 6hrs (2330m altitude)

After an early breakfast, we continue our 6hrs trek. Initially, we negotiate a very gradual ascent, through small bushes to a lovely mountain village and then descend through the valley to a beautiful mountain stream. This is also a perfect place for lunch. After lunch, we begin our gradual ascent for about one hour and then a steep ascent through a dense mixed forest of bamboo, oak and pine to the cool offering beautiful views of the valley. We finally arrive at Bal village (2330m) and camp near this village by a beautiful stream (a paradise for birdwatchers) with distant views of Camel peak (5300m).
Overnight in Bal.
7

Day 7, Bal to Triund: about 5hrs Trek (2985m altitude)

After breakfast, we make another steep ascent through mixed forest to a ridge and then a gradual ascent by a wide path going to Triund, as we zigzag along and will be rewarded with views of the peaks of the Dhauladhar Mountain Range.
Overnight in Triund
 
8

Day 8, Triund to Bhagsu Nag to Pragpur: 1740m about 5hrs Trek

After breakfast, we walk over a grassy ridge for about 4km with fine views of the valley below and the snowy peaks on the other side. We cross the river by hopping over boulders to a small Chai (tea) shop and then after a few more kilometers gradually descend to just below an attractive waterfall a perfect place for lunch. After lunch, we board our jeeps that have been waiting for us to take 2hrs/70km to a delightful Heritage Hotel Judges Court at Pragpur, surrounded by the only heritage village in India. Enjoy the views of the distant Dhauladhar Mountains.
Overnight in Pragpur
9

Day 9, Pragpur to Amritsar: 5km about 6hrs Drive

After breakfast, enjoy a guided walk through the heritage village; return for lunch. After lunch, drive to Amritsar
Overnight in Amritsar
10

Day 10, Amritsar:

A sightseeing tour of Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh.
Overnight in Amritsar
11

Day 11, Amritsar to Delhi : Train

Early morning train to Delhi, arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel for overnight. Afternoon visit to Qutub Minar and Spice market.
Overnight in Delhi
12

Day 12, Departure:

Transfer to the airport for the return flight home.

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Delhi to Dharamshala : Flight

   

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Price, Inclusions and Exclusions

 
Prices per person
01 paying person in a Single Room
USD 2175/-
02 paying persons in a Double Room
USD 1320/-
 

Validity - March till May 2021 & October till November 2021.

 

Price Inclusions

• Accommodations in one room/tent for 12 days/11 nights
• Meal plan
  ✓ Buffet Breakfast at cities – Delhi, Dharamshala, Amritsar
  ✓ Full board basis - (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) at – Pragpur
  ✓ Simple Breakfast, lunch and Dinner during Trek
• Transport services using Good Conditioned Small Car as follows
  ✓ Arrival transfer in Delhi – from the airport to the hotel on Day 01
  ✓ Sightseeing of Delhi on Day 01 – half day
  ✓ Sightseeing of Delhi on Day 02 – half day
  ✓ Departure transfer from the hotel to the railway station on Day 03
  ✓ Beginning with the pickup at Jalandhar railway station on Day 03 till drop at Amritsar railway station on Day 11
  ✓ Arrival transfer in Delhi on Day 11 – from the railway station to the hotel
  ✓ Sightseeing of Delhi on Day 11
  ✓ Departure transfer in Delhi on Day 12 – from the hotel to the airport
• Meet and greet services in Delhi, Jalandhar and Amritsar only
• One time entrance fees to the monuments as per program.
• One Cycle Rikshaw ride in Delhi as per the programme
• Trekking arrangements to include
  ✓ Alpine tents, thick mattresses
  ✓ All major meals
  ✓ Porters/ponies
  ✓ Service of cook, helper,
  ✓ Trek guide
  ✓ Trek permission
• Services of English speaking local cultural guides (different guides in each city) as per the itinerary:
  > Day 01         Half day in Delhi
  > Day 02         Half day in Delhi
  > Day 04         Full day in Dharamsala
  > Day 10         Half day in Amritsar
  > Day 11         Half day in Delhi
Train travel
  > Delhi to Jalandhar in Air Conditioned chair car
  > Amritsar to Delhi – Air Conditioned chair car
• All currently applicable taxes
 

Price Exclusions

• International airfare for travel (from your home country to the destination and return)
• Visa charges or fees
• Airport taxes
• Camera fees during the visit to the monuments, temples or National Parks
• Tips to driver/guide/naturalist
• Additional meals
• Drinks or mineral water at the hotels or restaurants
Ayurvedic massages or treatments, laundry etc or any other items of personal nature
• Travel, health and cancellation insurance
• Any other expense/changes due to unforeseen circumstances while in India
• Any other thing not mentioned in program or “Price Inclusions”

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