Palampur

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

Afternoon Highlights:

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

  • Guided yoga class
  • 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.

Afternoon Highlights:

  • Set-up camp at the Tapris (transit mud huts used by the Gaddis Shepherds)

Evening Highlights:

  • *Picnic catered dinner on mountain top overlooking the town of Palampur and the Dhauladhar snow cap mountains
  • Organized group games

Day 3 - Hike

Morning:

  • Guided yoga class
  • *Breakfast and pack-up

Afternoon Highlights:

  • Hike down.*Lunch on the trail en-route.
  • Arrival at Palampur relax/Spa treatments

Evening:

  • Tour of Palampur city
  • *Dinner catered or cooked at your accommodation in Palampur (luggage can be left there that is not going on the hike)

Day 4 - McleodGanj

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Guided yoga session
  • Half day volunteering with children at Rotary School for Mentally Challenged children at Panchrukhi (30 minutes drive) or
  • Paragliding at Bir (45 minutes drive). Packed lunch in Bir
  • Arrival at Palampur. Tea, snacks and checkout.
  • 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

Evening Highlights:

  • Dinner at a local Israeli restaurant
  • Stay at a Boutique hotel

Day 5- Departfor Delhi

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Guided yoga class
  • 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 checkin, beverages and snacks provided (food & beverages are unavailable at the airport)

Includes

Included:

  • Cars/transportation/drivers(driver tips NOT included)
  • All in-country air fare 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 camp-sites 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:

  • 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

Afternoon Highlights:

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

  • Guided yoga class
  • 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.

Afternoon Highlights:

  • Set-up camp at the Tapris (transit mud huts used by the Gaddis Shepherds)

Evening Highlights:

  • *Picnic catered dinner on mountain top overlooking the town of Palampur and the Dhauladhar snow cap mountains
  • Organized group games

Day 3 - Hike

Morning:

  • Guided yoga class
  • *Breakfast and pack-up

Afternoon Highlights:

  • Hike down.*Lunch on the trail en-route.
  • Arrival at Palampur relax/Spa treatments

Evening:

  • Tour of Palampur city
  • *Dinner catered or cooked at your accommodation in Palampur (luggage can be left there that is not going on the hike)

Day 4 - McleodGanj

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Guided yoga session
  • Half day volunteering with children at Rotary School for Mentally Challenged children at Panchrukhi (30 minutes drive) or
  • Paragliding at Bir (45 minutes drive). Packed lunch in Bir
  • Arrival at Palampur. Tea, snacks and checkout.
  • 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

Evening Highlights:

  • Dinner at a local Israeli restaurant
  • Stay at a Boutique hotel

Day 5- Departfor Delhi

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Guided yoga class
  • 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 checkin, beverages and snacks provided (food & beverages are unavailable at the airport)