The Himalayan region is known for its breath-taking views and especially for its challenging treks. Much like The Rajgundha 360° Trek. This offbeat trek to the Rajgundha Valley is nothing less than a dreamy scenario and a vibrant journey that must be ‘felt’ by every traveller at least once in his life. This trek is a gem of the Kangra in the Himachal Pradesh.
A trail amidst the clouds through the oak trees, waterfalls, green meadows, vibrant sunrise and sunsets with different shades of orange in the sky is truly an unforgettable journey. The sight of the surrounding high mountains will surely give you a sense of awe.
Why is it called a 360° Trek?
Trikon presents to you a complete package of a perfect destination with a 360 Degree scenic trail passing through the banks of Uhl River. The Rajgundha 360° Trek gives a 360° view of all the surrounding and the trek goes through mountain, valleys and rivers. It is not just a trek but it is a whole nature package, crafted just for you by the Trikon Team. This unexplored destination gives a stunning view of the snow-capped peaks at one of the world’s best paragliding sites.
This is trip is packaged to satisfy all your craving of the ‘much needed break’ by Trikon!
About the Place:
The Rajgundha trek in the Kangra region is a lesser known offbeat trek. While trekking, you will come across some amazing sights like waterfalls, green valleys, wooden bridges, meadows of many hues, and many other such beautiful places before finally arriving at your campsite.
A small village lying between the Dhauladhar Ranges, Rajgundha Valley is not connected by any roads. Away from the hustle of the city traffic is one of the reasons of this trek for being a popular trekking spot for all the adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.
The Rajgundha Village is referred with its twin village, Kukkar Gundha which has the utmost beauty and is still untouched. The Rajgundha Village is situated at a height of approximately 8900 ft. There are also a couple of villages in the Rajgundha valley which are connected to each other which can only be reached via walking or by hiring a mule.
The Rajgundha 360° Trek is a 12km hike from billing to Rajgundha via Chenna Pass and 4km hike from Badagraan to Rajgundha. Surrounded by the Dhauladhar Mountain ranges, amidst the clouds and the view of the Milky Way with billions of stars at night is just a very small description the Rajgundha 360° trek.
‘Heaven on Earth’ waiting to be explored is exactly what it feels like when you stay in the Rajgundha Valley.
Batch 1 : 19th Oct - 25th Oct 2019
Batch 3 : 23rd Nov - 29th Nov 2019
Batch 4 : 14th Dec - 20th Dec 2019
Batch 5 : 28th Dec - 03rd Jan 2020
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Day 1 – Trikon is glad to meet you!
Meet the Trikon Team in Delhi at Manju Ka Tilla. Our representative will guide you to the trek base point. / (Hotel)
Day 2 – Visit the ‘Little Tibet’ in Himachal Pradesh.
Today we reach Mcleodganj which is located in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. Mcleodganj is also known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" for the huge number of Tibetans residing in Mcleodganj. This hill station near the Dharmashala is very popular among trekkers and tourist. There is a lot to see rather to witness the beauty here in Mcleodganj. The sightseeing in Mcleodganj include places like the Bhagsu Waterfall and the Namgyal Monastery.
Located in a pristine atmosphere The Bhagsu Waterfall starts at the base of the Dhauladhar Valley. A visit here is peaceful and you will experience the serenity of this place in the silent moments. The Bhagsu Waterfall is located on the main road which connects Mcleodganj. The Bhagsu Waterfall is an ideal location a perfect getaway to lose yourself in the beauty of nature.
You will also visit the Namgyal Monastery which is one of the most beautiful places to visit while you are in Mcleodganj. The Namgyal Monastery was established by the second Dalai Lama for the monks. The monastery is a centre for leaning meditation and also known as Namgyal Tantric College. Around 200 monks live in the monastery today. Set amidst lush greenery and dreamy sceneries, this monastery focuses on the study of the Buddhist philosophy, languages like Tibetan and English, texts of Sutra and Tantra, sand mandalas, ritual chanting, and dances are all included in the study of Buddhism.
Day 3 –Paragliding in Brilliant Bir!
There are many places to visit in Bir. Trikon takes you to the most popular and enchanting places located in Bir. The weather is smooth and the winds are perfect in Bir, hence making Bir the much needed relief from the city noise and pollution. Bir is known as the Paragliding Capital of India, which is highly popular. Beauty and adventure is a deadly combination so is Bir. Along with the pleasant weather here, there is a scope for a thrilling adventure. You can also indulge into the fun activity of paragliding in Bir.
In Bir you will visit the HPCA Cricket Ground and the magnificent Norbulingka, monastery. The Norbulingka, monastery, is built in a traditional Tibetan style along with Japanese styled gardens. You will find streams flowing from these gardens and different types of birds and pants in the Norbulingka, monastery. You will get to see a lot over here.
Return back to the Camp.
Day 4 - Trek start via Barot Valley
Greet the high mountains as you wake up to one of the most splendid mornings in your life. One must wake up to the sunrise in Himachal at least once his life to know the real beauty of the nature. Post breakfast at the hostel we board a jeep and reach the Barrot Valley which is Dhauladhar mountain range in 54 km on the banks of the enchanting Uhl River. The Uhl River is India's first hydroelectric dam.
At lunch, you may get to gorge on some fresh fish. (Checking the availability and the cost)
After the lunch we start trekking towards Baragaon – Trek Starting Point. You will be walking in the cloud trail to the small village of Rajgundha.
The night will be all about the stars and a warm bonfire. For dinner you will be served some fresh veggies grown in the village.
Rest for the Day.
Day 5 – Descend and the Return Journey
Descend will be of half a day. Make the most of this moment as we will start our return journey today. Wave a good bye to the Barot Valley by returning back from the Barot Valley. Trikon gives you an opportunity to make the most of this decent hence we even have an option to descend by paragliding via Billing Top and start our return journey. Board a bus to Delhi for the return journey.
Day 6 – Reach Delhi Airport
You will reach the Delhi Airport according to your flight timings. One of the most delightful trek is accomplished. We hope you return with a lot of memories and we hope that you preserve all the calmness from the Dharamashala for a lifetime. Happy Travelling!
Things to Carry
- Identity card.
- 2 litters water.
- Camera (Optional).
- Enerzal Powder or Glucon D powder.
- Snacks & Biscuits.
- Extra Pair of Clothes.
- Warm clothing for night.
- Clean napkin or small towel.
- Mosquito Repellent.
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf.
- Haversack or Backpack.
- Please carry medicines if you need any.
Winter Is Here!
- Thermal innerwear helps shield against cold.
- Scarf or mufflers or ear muffs can be of use in windy areas.
- Balaclava, woollen caps always prove useful.
- Woollen gloves and socks will help keep hands, feet warm.
- Moisturizer, sunscreen and lip balm will help prevent sunburn.
What is included in the tour
- Breakfast, Transportation to the trek base point, Guided trek, Camping equipment, Dinner.
- Meals and Stay as mentioned above in the detailed itinerary.
- Camping equipment, guide fees (for a group of 4+) and forest permit charges included
- First aid and emergency assistance would be provided, if needed.
- Bonfire, local sightseeing.
- Cab charges to base point and back to Bir.
- Tea and snacks on arrival at Rajgundha.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Lunch meal isn’t included in the package price.
- Local transfers (Sightseeing) aren’t included in the package price.
- Personal porter charge (at INR 1200/- per day) isn’t included in the package price.
- Any unforeseen fees/costs due to natural causes aren’t included in the package price.
- Paragliding and Video costs.
- Personal porter, any additional charges apart from inclusions.
- Visit to the"Little Lhasa"
- The Bhagsu Waterfall
- The Namgyal Monastery
- Paragliding in Bir.
- Barot Valley