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Backpacking to Mcleodganj

Tue, 2 Jul 6:00PM - Mon, 8 Jul
McLeodganj (Majnu Ka Tila Pickup Point City Land Travels)
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Highlights/trip overview:

-Visit Dalai Lama monastery

-Visit the Tibet Museum

-Forest walk to Naddi river

-Camping at Triund

-Hike to Triund snow line


Day 1:  we meet directly at Delhi as per bus departure timing at Majnu Ka Tila bus stop. From here, we board a direct bus to McLeod Ganj saying goodbye to our city lives.
Day 2: We reach McLeod Ganj early in the morning. Our home-stay is located in Mcleodganj, a picturesque location which is just a 10 min cab ride away from us with spectacular views of the entire valley. After breakfast at McLeod Ganj, we head to H. H. Dalai Lama Temple, Namgyal Monastery, and the Tibet Museum. We will also visit the St. Johns in the Wilderness Church and then sample some local cuisine for dinner.

Day 3: Today is The big day! We'll trek to Triund, one of the highest snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar mountain range. After an early breakfast, we'll head to Galudev Temple. We'll make our way to Triund, which is 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) above sea level. It is a day-long hike but the serene mountainous landscape, rare wildlife and a trail dotted with magical little cafés with breathtaking views will keep you going. At night well camp in tents facing the majestic snow-clad mountain range

Day 4: After experiencing an unforgettable sunrise, well have breakfast and trek right up to the snow line. Small icy streams and glacial waterfalls are a common sight on this trail. After Lunch we say goodbye to Triund and start our descent, reaching our hotel in Mcleodganj by Evening.

Day 5:  Spend the morning exploring Bhagsunag waterfall or gorging on some Bhagsu cake. Late afternoon we meet and make our way towards Sunset cafe. Trust us, there's no better place to witness a sunset in this valley from. The evening can be spent shopping or wandering around the lanes of the McLeod market.

Day 6:  After breakfast check out from homestay we'll make our final shopping calls at McLeod Ganj. Post lunch we head to Delhi by a semi-sleeper AC bus.

Day 7:  We'll reach Majnu Ka Tila bus stop early morning. Trip ends. Say goodbye to the hills and hello to nostalgia for the next few months.


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Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions & Exclusions


-Bus fares to and from Delhi and McleodGanj for semi-sleeper AC buses

-Accommodation in cozy, rustic and comfortable home stays/ Hotel with decent amenities triple or four sharing basis

-Accommodation in good quality tents and sleeping bags while camping at Triund

-Private internal transport (taxis) through the trip (Naddi)

-Two meals a day i.e. breakfast and dinner

-All activities as per itinerary

-Visits to places as per itinerary

-Basic medical and first-aid kit

-All permits, tolls and parking charges

-Experienced local guides

-Experienced Backpacker Tours representatives



Anything not mentioned in Itinerary

Transport from Hometown to Delhi


Thinsg to carry

Thinsg to carry

Things to Carry

  1. Sturdy shoes for trekking (well-fitting, neither loose nor tight)
  2. An extra smaller backpack for day outings (college bag types)
  3. Water bottle (try avoiding buying mineral water bottles to reduce plastic waste)
  4. Toiletries, Torch, Lip-balm, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Swiss knife
  5. Personal Medication (Asthma, Allergen medication etc.)
  6. Slippers/flip-flops
  7. Rainwear, Rain cover for bags (VERY IMPORTANT during monsoons)
  8. Binoculars, Camera (optional)
  9. Snow-gloves (optional but very useful to avoid numb hands in a snowball fight)
  10. Crepe-bandage (each person should have 1 roll each)

Trip Details

Trip Details


-Rooms will be on a double OR triple sharing basis with washrooms attached

-The home-stays will have running hot water facility

-These are home-stays and not hotels. There will be no room service



-We provide 2 meals a day

-We will take care of breakfast and dinner every day

-We urge you to go explore the various cuisines that Mcleodganj has to offer



-We will be traveling from Delhi to Mcleodganj and back in AC semi-sleeper Volvo buses

-We will transit within Mcleodganj by taxis (Naddi)



-In Delhi, we will meet at Majnu Ka Tila by 5pm. We will assemble near the Gurudwara. Please do not be late.

-On your return journey from Delhi, please book your train or flights post 1 pm (to be on the safer side in case of any delays)

-Despite this being a backpacking trip, we will be running on a fixed schedule. Punctuality will be appreciated.

-This is not a leisurely trip. Please be prepared for a good amount of walking up and down hills and hilly terrain.

-While we're moving in groups to various places, try and stick to the group and not wander off.

-The trip schedule is subject to change. Day of visits to the mentioned places could be shifted back and forth.

-While booking your transport to Delhi, please try and book refundable tickets wherever possible (especially flights)


Destination Info

Destination Info
A quaint hill station and home to Tibetan spiritual leader, Mcleodganj is an ideal weekend getaway destination from Delhi. Nestled at an elevation of 2,082 meters, this hill station is situated near upper Dharamshala in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Known as “Little Lhasa”, Mcleodganj is blessed with a beautiful landscape and lush greenery. Mcleodganj is popular among trekkers as a number of treks are available in and around this hill station. There are also a number of institutes that provide training as well as tools and facilities for trekking. One can trek ... Read More

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