Let’s pack! This one is important: we invite you on an exciting, fun-filled, adventurous, peaceful 8-day rendezvous in the ‘Fruit Bowl of India’ or ‘the Land of Gods’: Himachal Pradesh. Say goodbye to a small holiday where initially you are filled with excitement, visit the place, and come back eventually.
Eight days! We reiterate, you will get eight complete days to spend time amidst nature, soothing rivers, enterprising adventures, rolling on the righteous roads, touching heights while paragliding, trekking to the most scenic village, enjoying camping, spiritually satisfying your soul, locally soaking the positive energy, and knowing about customs and culture of this beautiful state. Out of everything else, food is the most you will savour.
You will conquer your fears. Himachal will change your outlook. Most importantly, it will propel you to take up new challenges with grace. Narkanda, Jibhi, Grahan (near Kasol), Bir Billing and Dalhousie are the places we will visit on this 8-day New Year Epic Himachal Trip. Plan the Unplanned team invites you to get on board with us on this enchanting journey this new year. Read the complete itinerary of the New Year Epic Himachal Trip for a comprehensive plan and book your tickets at the earliest.
Note – This is a perfect new year plan for you and your family. Seats for New Year 2022 are filling up fast. Before it gets exhausted, avail it.
Day 01 – Pick up from Chandigarh and drive up to Narkanda
Day 02 – Narkanda to Jibhi
Day 03 – Jibhi to Grahan
Day 04 – Grahan
Day 05 – Grahan to Bir
Day 06 – Bir
Day 07 – Bir to Mecleodganj/Dharamkot
Day 08 –Mecleodganj/ Dharamkot to Dalhousie
Day 09 – Dalhouise to Pathankot
Narkanda (2760mts) in Shimla hills, a small snow town with Ski slope and full with apple orchards is just 70 kms from Shimla and is still unexplored. The snow covered valley, houses and farms make it a good place for acclimatize for the trip. Its virginity intrigued us and hence we have introduced a camping.
• Upon your arrival at the airport you will be picked up towards your journey in to the mountains.
• A small town will introduce you people to snow and more closer to the mountain.
• On arrival at Narkanda you will be staying in the Glamping camps with all the warmth inside. Evening will be lit up with bonfire, music and storytelling.
• Enjoy the warm Pahari style homely cooked food in the café.
• Unzip your tent to enjoy the sunrise in the morning.
Some beautiful places are not much known Jibhi is one of them. Jibhi a small village surrounded with the thick pine and cedar forest lies in Tirthan valley on the river bank of Tirthan River. We will cross the very famous Jalori Pass (10,236ft) on our way to Jibhi village.
• After hearty breakfast, will start our road trip moving towards Jibhi.
• We will drive towards Sutlej River and will take an ascent after crossing the river towards Jalori pass the gateway to Tirthan valley and Jibhi village.
• Will stop on Jalori top; enjoy the breathtaking view of snow covered peaks and trees all around you are always there to give you the dose of freshness.
• Reaching the small town will give you the feel of warmth after crossing the pass.
• Check in or explore the place around. O/n Jibhi
“Grahan” A place where one feels like migrating and staying here for the rest of their life. A small village hidden in the Parvati valley. The most interesting thing about the people of the village is that they have kept alive their old age traditions, customs and cultural values till date. One could spend his entire day sitting and looking at the mountains.
• After breakfast we will start our journey to the next hidden treasure and charm of the trip is Grahan village.
• A day which is little adventures, we will start our trek after a short drive up to Kasol.
• Have your lunch at Kasol and will start a hike of 08Kms to Grahan Village.
• A beautiful homestay awaits you there to give their hospitality at its best.
• A cut off for 02 days from the digital life and you will have time for yourself.
Explore the village with the locals and see the living style, how do they celebrate festivals, customs, rituals and their attire.
It will be an experience for you guys to be in this cultural village.
• Start off the day with healthy breakfast and give an explore in the village.
• Walk around, talk to locals sit in the café’s and take a village walk.
• Learn to weave with local people.
• Evening to leisure with music,
• Go to bed for a tight sleep.
| 101kms | 04-05 hrs |1525mts|
Bir is a rural village located in the west in the state of Himachal. It is also the location of Bir Tibetan Colony founded in the early 1960’s as a settlement for Tibetan refugees after the 1959 Tibetan Uprising. Bir Billing is now the spot for adventure lover who likes to fly and jump. One can trek up to the Barot valley too.
• After breakfast we will take a descent back via the same road and start our journey to the Paragliding paradise Bir Billing.
• A perfect place to end up the trip is Bir.
• Check the cafes out here, do paragliding and take a walk around and chill.
• Evenings will be lit up with bonfire and party mood will be on.
Bir Billing is Paragliding Destination in the heart of Kangra Valley. It is also called Paragliding Capital of India. Bir is amazing place for you if you wish to rejuvenate your body and soul.
‘Sobha Singh Art Gallery’ in Andretta is must visit place near to Bir. Most of the paintings here are influenced by Kangra School of Art and done in Western Classical techniques of oil paintings. Andretta is also famous for its pottery work and workshops.
Kangra Valley is full of culture and heritage. Baijnath temple is one of the most historical places in the valley. Clear view of snow-capped Dhauladhar ranges from the
temple complex. Nagar style temple which is dedicated to the Lord Shiva.
• Day will start with the dose of Adventure. It is worth to do Paragliding at Bir.
• After Paragliding have a Lunch at Bir.
• Visit to Baijnath Temple.
• Visit to ‘Sobha Singh Art Gallery”
• Attend pottery workshop at Andretta.ing paradise Bir Billing.
Home to Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism in the country, the small town of McLeodganj also known as ‘Little Lhasa’ has a lot to offer to its visitors. From monasteries, museums, temples, waterfalls, lakes, and Tibetan settlements this peaceful town has something for everyone.
• Visit Masroor Temple located 45km south west of Mcleodganj. This architecture marvel built in the early 8th century is a magnificent example of rock cut temple in the north and thus is popularly known as ‘Ellora of Himachal’ or the ‘ himalyan pyramid’.
• On reaching Mcleodganj check in to your place get freshen up.
• Visit Namgyal Monastery, Sit there chant, pray and meditade. Give the time for your soul.
• Walk up the local Tibetan Market and shop souvenirs for your loved ones. • Enjoy sunset from the loan of your hotel.
• Dinner with the hot delicious serving and talk of togetherness.
Named after Lord Dalhousie, the popular hill station of Dalhousie is a popular halt for all visiting the state because of its pleasant weather and natural beauty. Rich in colonial architecture the town also preserves some beautiful churches. The mighty Dhauladhar ranges with perennially snowcapped peaks continue to mark the horizon.
• Check in to the hotel and get ready for a short drive to Khajjiar.
• A scenic drive to the tiny hill station of Khajjiar. Popularly known for its verdant meadows, dense deodar forest, and the views of the snow-covered Kailash, Khajjiar is a nature lover’s heaven. Visit Khajjiar lake and experience the solace of the mesmerizing landscape.
• Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary skirts the village Khajjiar and offers spectacular view of dense Cedar forest with moments of wildlife sighting. Travel back to Dalhousie whilst driving alongside sanctuary area.
• Evening to leisure in Dalhousie
The last and happy leg of this memorable year.
• We will EXPLORE Dalhouise a little more or relax under the sun and drive back to Pathankot after healthy breakfast.
• Time to celebrate the happy moments on the way back and say good bye to this year.
Who can Go – Climbing a mountain is physically demanding and an easy trek does not mean it can be easily done if one fails to prepare for the trek. For all easy graded treks, the participants must be fit and have the stamina to cover a distance of 5 KMs within 45 minutes while carrying a backpack weighing not less than 10 Kgs.
Best time – Hampta pass is an ideal monsoon and post monsoon trek. The trail has a lot of exposed rocks during the summer months making it a little difficult to climb. However, the settings during the monsoon change completely and the months of July and August would be ideal for this trek.
Established Market – Manali is the last established market. Some last minute shopping can be done here.
Phone Network – All major networks are available at Manali and Prini. It is advisable to make all the phone calls here before starting the trek as the network would not be available during the trek. Weak connectivity is observed at some sections of the trek however, we would not recommend relying on it while planning your travel.
Internet Connectivity – Internet is available at Manali and Prini however, When it is available, one would also be able to make online transactions albeit, with a little patience (to give you an idea of the speed).
ATM Facility – Manali and Prini is the last point where ATM is available.
Medical Facility – Prini has a primary health center and Manali which has a hospital.
The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/
Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.
Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
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