Dharamshala

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - Palampur

Morning:

  • Welcome at Dharamshala Airport. Assistance with luggage & light snacks and beverages
  • Drive to boutique accommodation in Palampur
  • Check into accommodation & review schedule, weather and trip plan
  • Lunch at your accommodation

Afternoon Highlights:

  • Experience true Himachali culture with a 45 minute nature walk to the Gaddi Tribal village to visit children at the local village school

Evening Highlights:

  • *Village Dinner at their hut (Non Alcoholic beverages,traditional Indian cuisine selections) - An EXSUL social initiative

Day 2 - Garhi Hike

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Guided Yoga class
  • *Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Drive to the Palampur Trail Head through the tea gardens - (30 minutes).
  • With our experienced porters and hiking guides we will take you on a 6-10 mile hike up to a village called Garhi (uninhabited) at 8500 Ft above sea level. Depending on the route we take the hike could be between moderate and difficult - all ages & levels will be accommodated for - *Lunch served en-route.

Evening Highlights:

  • Relax at the accommodation/Spa treatments
  • *Locally sourced traditional Himachal meal cooked at your accommodation

Day 3 - Mcleod Ganj

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Guided Yoga class
  • *Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Half day volunteering with children at Rotary School for Mentally Challenged children at Panchrukhi (30 minutes drive) OR Visit to Bir for paragliding (45 minute drive)
  • Visit to Mcleodganj (1 hour drive). Walking tour of Mcleodganj by a local Tibetan Refugee, Tibetan market, Dalai Lama Temple - Chance to shop for local Himachali and Tibetan handicrafts
  • Lunch in Mcleod Ganj

Evening Highlights:

  • Dinner at a local organic restaurant
  • Stay at a boutique hotel in Mcleod Ganj

Day 4 - Depart for Delhi

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Guided Yoga class
  • *Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Visit to Dalai Lama temple to attend morning prayer ceremony
  • Hike to scenic Dharamkot (30 minutes)
  • Back to hotel - Tea, snacks and check out
  • Departure to Dharamshala airport from Palampur (1hr) - Pre arranged boarding passes, luggage check in, beverages and snacks provided (food & beverages are unavailable at the airport)

Includes

Included:

  • Cars/transportation/drivers (driver tips NOT included)
  • All in-country airfare and/or rail transportation
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off + personal assistance at the airport and lounge access when available
  • Staff/guides (First Aid and CPR certified)
  • All breakfasts and select dinners/lunches when noted (*) - Exsul strives to provide healthy organic and locally sourced meals at all times
  • All 5 star or equivalent hotel suites, boutique campsites and accommodation costs + exclusive check-in and concierge services when available
  • All park, inner-line permits and hiking fees
  • Welcome packet and printed itinerary

Not included:

  • RT Airfare Delhi / Dharamshala - or destination
  • Meals unless noted (*) in the itinerary
  • Incidentals, spa charges and personal shopping or shipping costs
  • Extra room/bed charges
  • Alcoholic beverages

Day 1 - Palampur

Morning:

  • Welcome at Dharamshala Airport. Assistance with luggage & light snacks and beverages
  • Drive to boutique accommodation in Palampur
  • Check into accommodation & review schedule, weather and trip plan
  • Lunch at your accommodation

Afternoon Highlights:

  • Experience true Himachali culture with a 45 minute nature walk to the Gaddi Tribal village to visit children at the local village school

Evening Highlights:

  • *Village Dinner at their hut (Non Alcoholic beverages,traditional Indian cuisine selections) - An EXSUL social initiative

Day 2 - Garhi Hike

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Guided Yoga class
  • *Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Drive to the Palampur Trail Head through the tea gardens - (30 minutes).
  • With our experienced porters and hiking guides we will take you on a 6-10 mile hike up to a village called Garhi (uninhabited) at 8500 Ft above sea level. Depending on the route we take the hike could be between moderate and difficult - all ages & levels will be accommodated for - *Lunch served en-route.

Evening Highlights:

  • Relax at the accommodation/Spa treatments
  • *Locally sourced traditional Himachal meal cooked at your accommodation

Day 3 - Mcleod Ganj

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Guided Yoga class
  • *Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Half day volunteering with children at Rotary School for Mentally Challenged children at Panchrukhi (30 minutes drive) OR Visit to Bir for paragliding (45 minute drive)
  • Visit to Mcleodganj (1 hour drive). Walking tour of Mcleodganj by a local Tibetan Refugee, Tibetan market, Dalai Lama Temple - Chance to shop for local Himachali and Tibetan handicrafts
  • Lunch in Mcleod Ganj

Evening Highlights:

  • Dinner at a local organic restaurant
  • Stay at a boutique hotel in Mcleod Ganj

Day 4 - Depart for Delhi

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Guided Yoga class
  • *Breakfast at your accommodation
  • Visit to Dalai Lama temple to attend morning prayer ceremony
  • Hike to scenic Dharamkot (30 minutes)
  • Back to hotel - Tea, snacks and check out
  • Departure to Dharamshala airport from Palampur (1hr) - Pre arranged boarding passes, luggage check in, beverages and snacks provided (food & beverages are unavailable at the airport)