Dalhousie-Chamba trek, a splendid trekking route of Himachal Pradesh implies some mesmerizing views of the location which are capable to provide you with a mesmerizing experience. The region is bestowed with one of the most enchanting deodar forests, located in the Himalayas. Besides, the location is bestowed with the mesmerizing views of Dhaualdhar and Pir Panjal ranges.
Mcleodganj (1770m) to Truind (2800m): 9km, approx: 4hours
Mcleodganj to Truind, gradual trek. The trek offers you panoramic views of Bhagsu village, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala, Kangra valley and distant views of shivalik hills and plains of punjab.
Acclimatize to the high altitude at Truind, walk arround the area.
Truind (2800m) to Lahesh cave (3500m); 6 kms, 5 hrs
Where the snow line starts, this trek mostly used by Gaddis (shepherds) is a moderate climb begins with rocky path with oak, tosh and birch wood, vegetation enroute ends at the elevation of 3200 km. And snow line starts. Hot lunch will be served at local café before Illaqua. Lahesh cave 3550m a natural rock cave shelter. After finishing the trek, quite evening, relaxing at campsite.
Lahesh cave (3500m) to Chatta Parao (3700m), 7 kms, 6 hrs
It is a day to go across the Indrahara pass. Chatta Parao is at the bottom of the Indrahara pass passing through the soft snow and icy streams usally in the month of May the trek passes over rock faces and and steep climbs. Many peaks i.e. Dromedary, Camel’s slab, Rifthorn, Arthur’s Stool and Mun (4650m), visible on both sides of the pass. There is magnificent view of the Kangra and chamba valleys and a distant view of Middle and Greater Himalays. From Indrahara pass trek heads downwards to Chhatta Parao overnight stay at the campsite at Chhatta Parao.
Chhatta Parao (3700 m) to Kwarsi (2730m), 14 km, 4 hrs
This going to be long and challenging day since passing therough the glacier and steep and narrow trek descend to Chhatta Nullah (stream), which is 6km. Passing through the whole stretch we reach Kwarsi a beautiful Gaddi village surrouned by pine trees and lush green fields. After along tiring day day relax at the overnight campsite in the village known for its hospitable people.
Kwarsi (2730m) to Lamu and Choli village. 8km approx, 4 hrs
Before leaving Kwarsi visit to Shiva village temple, descend to village Lamu. At some spots the trek is narrow. Choli is a village just a km from Kwarsi which is our last destinationof treking. The village has the connective road to Chamba district (50km) and Bharmour (14km).
Chamba, the land of Kailash Mountain and Lord Shiva, is famous for its untouched natural beauty. It is a small but a very attractive tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, known for its exquisite natural beauty. It is visited by tourists round the year.
The pristine town of Chamba is known as the 'Land of Lord Shiva'. The famous temples here are the Sui Mata Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple and Hari Rai Temple.
The trekking trails in Dalhousie take you to the dense forest of Deodar, fir trees and pine that look extremely quaint. The most preferred routes for trekking in Dalhousie is Dainkund-Jot-Khajjar- Kalatop. And the ideal time to go for the trek in Dalhousie is during the months of March to June.
History. According to tradition, the ancient name of Chamba wal "Champa and the predecessor state was known as "Brahmpur" Later Became Bharmour around 550 AD by Raja Maru Verman Who Came from Kalpagram to Hills of Chamba.In 900s, the capital was Shifted from Bharmour to Present day Chamba Town.
Winters in Chamba district are from October to March end. The region gets heavy snowfall in the month of December and January.
Chaugan Market - is one the famous market in Chamba Dist in Himachal Pradesh and it attracts the traveler, it's very famous for shawls, chappals, leather works, and 'rumal' embroidery.
Which films shooting were in Khajjiar? The iconic film Kuch Kuch Hota Hain had shot its summer camp portions in this graceful locale. Also, another film called 'The Blue Umbrella' was shot here.