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India Trekking in Himachal

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Discover the most picturesque sites of Himachal while you trek through lush Parvati Valley. Travel at your own pace, stopping off to enjoy a bath at the ancient hot spring of Khirganga. This 12-day trip will delight lovers of rustic charm, the Great Outdoors, and scenic views. Walk through the sub-alpine forests of Tunda Bhuj, overcome the challenges of trekking at Th...

Discover the most picturesque sites of Himachal while you trek through lush Parvati Valley. Travel at your own pace, stopping off to enjoy a bath at the ancient hot spring of Khirganga. This 12-day trip will delight lovers of rustic charm, the Great Outdoors, and scenic views. Walk through the sub-alpine forests of Tunda Bhuj, overcome the challenges of trekking at Thakar Kuan, and cross Pandu Natural Rock Bridge, for an Indian trekking adventure that you'll never forget.  

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival At Delhi Airport

Arrive at New Delhi’s international airport. India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy. Upon arrival at the hotel, proceed for check-in and stay overnight.

Visited:
Delhi
Accomodation
Night at The Royal Plaza (Delhi)

Day 2: Getting To Know Delhi

Morning proceed for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Introduction to Delhi starts with a heritage walk to Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) visiting Red Fort, Jama Mosque, Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat. The Red Fort was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century and took around 9 years to complete. 

The romance of the bazaars of Delhi can be experienced at its best in and around Chandni Chowk and it’s lanes.  Following visit of Raj Ghat, proceed for Lutyen’s Delhi covering a photo stop at India gate followed by orientation tour of Raj path, Parliament house and President house. Late afternoon visit to Humayun’s Tomb, the tomb built by Hamida Banu Begam for her husband, 2nd emperor of the Mughal dynasty. Stay overnight at hotel.

Visited:
Delhi
Accomodation
Night at The Royal Plaza (Delhi)

Day 3: Flight To Buhntar and Thermal Springs

Morning transfer to New Delhi airport to board flight for Bhuntar. Upon arrival, our representative will meet you and you will travel by surface to Manikaran,  located in the Parvati valley along the banks of river Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. It has many Temples and a Gurudwara.

The area is well-known for its natural hot-water springs and its beautiful landscape. After reaching Manikaran you will start a 15 Kms trek for Pulga, through the forest road. Pulga, a noisy village seemingly overrun by giggling children, is in a beautiful location with overlooking Parvati Valley. In the morning, Pulga is a very common site to see foreign travellers sitting together and having a cup of tea while singing praises to the gods. Stay overnight in camp.

Distance: 1h20m by air – 50 kms or 2hrs by road, accommodation: Alpine trekking tents

Visited:
Delhi Bhuntar Manikaran

Day 4: Trek To Khirganga

In the morning start a 10 km trek to Khirganga. Khirganga is along the trek which winds through the lush Parvati valley, east of Pulga. It is known for its sacred ancient hot springs marking the place where Siva is thought to have meditated for 2000 years. There is an open bathing pool for men and an enclosed pool for women, next to the humble shrine at the source. Stay overnight in camp.

Distance: 10 km, accommodation: Alpine trekking tents

Visited:
Khirganga

Day 5: The Most Beautiful Hike In The World!

In the morning start a 18 km trek to Tunda Bhuj which is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Here you will see a variety of sub-alpine forests such as Birch-Rhododendron, pure patches of high altitude fir, pure silver birch and willow scrub. It lies on the southern side of the Parvati River, which forms a deep gorge separating massive rock faces with very high waterfalls on the northern side. If you are lucky enough, then you can witness waterfalls dance with rainbows in the late afternoon light. Stay overnight in camp.

Distance: 18 km, accommodation: Alpine trekking tents

Visited:
Khirganga Tunda Bhuj

Day 6: Walking On The Wild Side: Thakar Kuan

In the morning start a 16 km trek to Thakar Kuan. This is a challenging day of the trek because it is steep and difficult in some section close to Thakurkuan. This area lies within the Kanawar Wildlife Sanctuary and one have to cross small Himalayan brown bears at lower altitude and wild sheep or snow leopards in high altitude. This section of valley is difficult at places as the trail frequently skirts rock faces that are difficult for laden porters. Overnight in camp.

Distance: 16 km, accommodation: Alpine trekking tents

Visited:
Tunda Bhuj Thakar Kuan

Day 7: Hiking To Pandu

In the morning start a 12 km trek to Pandu Bridge, situated 12 km from Thakar Kuan in Kullu district. It is a natural rock bridge situated on the Parvati river. The bridge lies at an altitude of about 3,700 m, on the Pin Parvati pass trek route in the Parvati valley. According to the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu mythological scripture, the pass commemorates the retreat of the Pandavas. It offers panoramic views of the alpine meadows. Stay overnight in camp as usual.

Distance: 12 km, accommodation: Alpine trekking tents 

Visited:
Thakar Kuan Pandu

Day 8: On To Mantalai

In the morning start a 15 km trek to Mantalai Lake. This area is the source of river Parvati and therefore, could also be called the source of beauty of this valley. The trail up to there, situated at 4100 m (13,500 ft) is a challenging trek in itself, involving a significant gain in altitude from the base.
For most parts of the journey, you hike along the Parvati River, with the tunes of its gushing waters, gentle here and exuberant there, that will ring in your ears long after you return home from the sacred lake. Stay overnight in camp.

Distance: 15 km, accommodation: Alpine trekking tents

Visited:
Pandu Mantalai

Day 9: Return To Pandu Bridge

In the morning start a 15 km trek back to Pandu Bridge. You may stroll around the lake and explore the surrounding area. The stunning beauty of Mantalai Lake is to be seen to be believed. The ice in the frozen glacier is blue and black in colour and it is a wide stretch of land. It is said that if you search you can also find crystals, pearls and precious stones here. After having thoroughly enjoyed the lake and its beauty you will head back along the trail you came towards Pandu Bridge.

Distance: 15 km, accommodation: Alpine trekking tents

Visited:
Mantalai Pandu

Day 10: En-Route To ​Thakar Kuan

In the morning start a 12 km trek down to Pandu Bridge. It is the same route that you crossed over earlier but you can enjoy the stunning view of the landscapes along the way that you’ve missed out earlier. The trail passes through several gaddi encampments where you can meet the locals.

Distance: 12 km, accommodation: Alpine trekking tents

Visited:
Pandu Thakar Kuan

Day 11: From Thakar Kuan To Tunda Bhuj

After an early breakfast at the camp you will begin your 16 km trek down towards Pandu Bridge passing through birch forest crossing rocks and dense vegetation. This section of valley is difficult at places as the trail frequently skirts rock faces that are difficult for laden porters. Have your lunch on the way and continue trek to reach Tunda Bhuj.

Distance: 16 km, accommodation: Alpine trekking tents

Visited:
Thakar Kuan Tunda Bhuj

Day 12: Next Stop: Kullu By private Car

In the morning start a 16 km trek down to Barsheni. Later by surface transfer to Kullu. Nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, this magnificient place is truly the jewel in the crown of Himachal Pradesh. The breathtaking beauty of its marvellous landscapes, the hospitality of its people, their distinctive lifestyle and rich culture have enthralled travelers for aeons.


Blessed with salubrious weather throughout the year, the district is known for the internationally renowned towns of Kullu and Manali, the pristine beauty of the Parbati valley, the teeming biodiversity of the Great Himalayan National Park, the quaint temple architecture of the hills and several enjoyable trekking routes across its breadth and width. At the end of the trek a car will be waiting for you and then transfer to Kullu. Stay overnight at hotel.

Distance and time of travel: 15 km of trek or 50 km - 2 hr by road

Visited:
Tunda Bhuj Barsheni Vallée de Kullu
Accomodation
Night at Sandyha Palace (Vallée de Kullu)

Day 13: Departure

Early morning transfer to Bhuntar Airport to board your flight for Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, connect flight for your onward destination.

Distance and time of travel: 15 km or 1 hr by road and 1h15m by air

Visited:
Bhuntar Delhi

Delhi Bhuntar Manikaran Khirganga Tunda Bhuj Thakar Kuan Pandu Mantalai Barsheni Vallée de Kullu

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,640 / 13 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax 4 Pax                     
Price per person £1,590 £1,490

Included in price:

  • Accommodation in Delhi and Kullu in the mentioned hotels as per the itinerary in dblor twin sharing room on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation during the trek in tented accommodation on full board basis
  • Arrivalor Departure transfers as per the itinerary using AC Transports depending on the number of people traveling together
  • All drives and sightseeing as per the itinerary using AC Transports depending on the number of people traveling together
  • Assistance on arrival and departure transfers
  • English speaking local guide with full support team during the trek (Day 3 to 12)
  • Porters during trekking to carry baggage, food material, camping equipment
  • Entrances to places of visit, camping fees during the trek
  • Internal flight from Delhi/Kullu/ Delhi in economy class
  • All applicable government taxes presently

Not included in price:

  • Any international airfare and airport tax
  • Services of local guides for sightseeing and excursions in Delhi
  • Any personal, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses like table drinks, mineral water, tips, phone calls etc
  • Personal clothing including sleeping bags etc
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums in Delhi
  • Any other item not specified under cost includes

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