Welcome to Back-Pack-Go!
We personally hope you leave the city version of you behind. We're going to the hills. The hills will always greet you with her arms wide open, provided you respect her. We are not tour operators, you will not be tourists. Our aim is to create an experience for you, a personal experience.
Come with old friends, make some new ones, write a story, climb a mountain, jump into a river, dance, sing, and fall in love. Do everything you've always wanted to. We implore you to break free. Come, rediscover yourself.
Location: Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh (Dharamkot, Bhagsu, Naddi, Mcleodganj, Triund, Bir Billing)
Trip Duration: 8 days - 7 nights
-Visit Dalai Lama monastery
-Visit the Tibet Museum
-Paragliding at Bir-Billing
-Forest walk to Naddi river
-Camping at Triund
Day 1: Since everybody will have their own stuff to sort out before they disappear for more than a week, we meet directly at Delhi; 05:00 pm at Majnu Ka Tila bus stop to be precise. (We can guide you with travel assistance to Delhi and back) From here, we board a direct bus to McLeod Ganj saying goodbye to our city lives.
Day 2: We reach Dharamsala early in the morning. Our home-stay is located in Dharamkot, a picturesque hill town which is a 30 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: A good night's rest and a heavy breakfast later, we will head to Naddi, a tiny, peaceful village nestled amongst the pine-covered mountains and vibrant yellow mustard fields. We'll begin our first hike toward the pristine Naddi River where well spend our day lazing next to the river and exploring the valley. Dinner will be back at McLeod Ganj, a post in which you'll be free to explore the night-life of the town.
Day 4: Aaah! 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 we'll camp in tents facing the majestic snow-clad mountain range.
Day 5: After breakfast we say goodbye to Triund and start our descent, reaching our hotel in Dharamkot by afternoon. The day is yours to rest those muscles you never knew you had. In the evening we'll stroll around the quiet hillside of Dharamkot before we meet for dinner later. You can check out some of the popular cafes in the area which have live acts, music, jam sessions and workshops happening every other night.
Day 6: After an early breakfast, we make our way to Bir-Billing where we can spend the day walking around this beautiful town. Visit the Sherab Ling monastery, exploring the Tibetan colony or paragliding are few of the things you can spend your day doing at Bir. We re-group by evening and make our way back to our homestay in Mcleodganj.
Day 7: After breakfast, and check out we'll make our final shopping calls at McLeod Ganj. Post lunch we head to Delhi by a semi-sleeper AC bus.
Day 8: 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.
-Bus fares to and from Delhi and Mcleodganj for semi-sleeper AC buse
-Accommodation in a cozy, rustic and comfortable homestay with decent amenities on a double or triple sharing basis
-Accommodation in good quality tents and sleeping bags while camping at Triund
-Private internal transport (taxis) through the trip
-Breakfast every day + dinner at Triund
-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 Vagabond representatives
Stay | Meals | Transport
-Rooms will be on a 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
-Vagabond will provide breakfast every day
-For our meals together, we will try out new cafes every day. We will a lot you a budget and you can choose to eat any item off the menu
-The cuisines will be shuffling between Indian, Israeli, Continental and Tibetan. You can try any of these cuisines at the restaurants were visiting
-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
25 total visits