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NatureWalk- hills,mountain villg, locals
Here in Dharamshala or planning a visit but have no fixed plans what to do? Do not want to go touristy places or do touristy stuff? In look out for something peaceful, leisurely, as comfortable as walking and which gives you an opportunity - to explore nature closely, to have good views of picturesque Dhauladhar ranges, to interact with local people, see village life, village homes, witness sunset views.. etc.? then come join and do this nature walk wherein we will go to nice trail away from traffic, with lots of greenery, trees around, surrounding awesome views of the hills, crossing free flowing river stream, see village houses, meet locals (doing their day to day work), interact with them and have this lively humane experience.. I will be there to accompany you to guide and have some good conversations along and to also take some pictures for you.. :) Important note: I can provide some discount on total price if you are a group or family. Please message to discuss. Other things to note Pickup and drop will be arranged if within service area. This experience is only for Dharamshala city which includes Naddi, Mcleodganj areas and all places that form part of Dharamshala tehsil. If you are in a city outside Dharamshala please do not book. If any queries feel free to message.
hilloferry - A guided Bike Ride..
Join me to experience the joy of riding a mountain bike amidst beautiful views of Dhauladhar ranges, enjoy sight-seeing, cherish the nature closely and explore hidden treasures. You will be provided with a well equipped mountain bike, suitable costume for cycling and helmet for safety. We will ride as a group and will take you to some of the beautiful landscapes, close to nature, lovely views, beautiful tea gardens etc. I will be riding along and will support you throughout the ride (in case of any help needed) to make the experience memorable for you. Ride Duration - around 3 hrs On the Ride day - 1. Everyone to reach and meet at the venue as per scheduled time. For private group bookings I can arrange bikes at your hotel/stay (if within our service area) and the ride will start from there. Contact us to check for the possibility. 2. Costumes and helmet will be provided. 3. After everyone is ready a small session "Know your bike" to make you aware about the bike and ride ethics, followed by bike-fit check and a short trial to make you comfortable with the bike. 4. All set to go for the ride and explore the nature. I will be riding along to guide and support throughout the ride. Other things to note For private group bookings - bikes can be made available at your hotel/accommodation (if within service area) & you may choose to start & end the ride there only. Pls contact to check for possibility.
Introduction to Coffee with Live Roasting at Pahadee Coffee
We'll meet at PAHADEE Coffee Roastery located at Gunehar village, 4kms from Bir Paragliding landing site. We'll have a small tour of the coffee roastery, followed by a group introduction. We'll then start with "Coffee 101", which will be an interactive session. We'll understand the whole farm to cup process. After the informative session, participants will be offered a coffee beverage of their choice. Then comes the most interesting part, we'll fire up the roaster and understand how a coffee roaster works. We'll be doing a live roasting of a Indian specialty grade arabica. Roast level will be decided based on majority vote. We'll understand the science behind the roasting process and participants will be themselves involved with the roasting process. Once coffee is roasted, we'll have a myth buster session where all queries and myths will be addressed. Before we say goodbye, each participant will receive a bag of roasted coffee bean(grounded if needed). This is the same coffee we've roasted 30mins back! Every participant will reach one step closer to becoming a coffee connoisseur.
Guided Historical tour about Shimla
The heritage walk starts from the Christ Church,which is located at the western shoulder of Jakhu Hill and east towards the Viceregal Lodge. Shimla has a number of places to visit. Local hangouts like The Mall and The Ridge are in the heart of the city. Most of the heritage buildings in the city are preserved in their original 'Tudorbethan' architecture. The former Viceregal Lodge, which now houses and Indian Institute of Advanced Study, During the walk your guide will take you through a number of old buildings such as Gaiety theatre, General Post Office, Imperial Bank, Railway Board Building, Gorton Castle, Knockdrin, Kennedy Cottage, Cecil Hotel,and Viceregal Lodge and you will find every building has a different style of architecture with many stories of the past. Your guide will narrate various facts and history about the old buildings as you enjoy the nature walk. The last point of your heritage walk is the Indian Institute of Advanced Study. After learning about Shimla history your tour ends and you can take local transportation by own. Other things to note For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Day Hike To Triund
∆° We will meet in Gallu, famously known as Gallu temple and a starting point of the triund hike. From gallu the triund trail is everything a nature lover would dream of. The trail is accompanied by the sweet and wonderful sounds of birds, small & waterfalls. We will hike through the gorgeous alpine scenery and fairy tale forest with Himalayan flora & fauna and fresh air to breath. During the hike I will show you the famous peaks of dhauladhar granite mountain. I will also point to famous sites of mcleodganj like Dalai Lama temple, cricket stadium and a hibrew village in dharamkot, which are visible from a suitable spot with scenic view of shivalik hills . Upon reaching the top of triund we will spend one hour leisure time admiring the splendid face to face view of Mun peak and Indraharpas . Around 2 pm we will began to descend back to gallu and we will be back to Mcleodganj main square by 5:30 pm. Our triund Day hike ends here at the beautiful sunset time . ∆ Note - - For solo travellers it is suggested to book the experience using private tour option only - Any transport charges during the tour are not included in the experience. They are to be paid separately by the traveller itself .
Day Hike Tour to Triund from Dharamshala
You will be picked up by your guide Main square of McLeod ganj market (meeting Point) and will take you location where the hike will start as per scheduled pick up time. Walk through the mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and deodar trees. The trail is well marked all the way up to Triund. From McLeod Ganj it is 3/4 hours steep ascent to Triund. Small tea shops on the way can provide good refreshments .Here you can refuel yourself by own expense. Triund is an alpine meadow situates atop a flat ridge with fine views of peaks of Dhauladhars on one side an Kangra valley on the other side. After spending quality of time in the lap of mountains start descending to McLeod Ganj. Take the same route on the way back or follow the grassy ridge which will lead to Bhagsu Nag Temple, after crossing a small waterfall on the way. McLeod Ganj is only 1.5 Km from the Bhagsu Nag by road. When the tour ends, you will return to original meeting point.
The Hipster Chandigarh Experience
Welcome to Chandigarh! If you search the tourism website, you'd find Chandigarh only talks about the Rock Garden, the Sukhna Lake and some boring random park. Here's where I come in play! I will personally pickup and drop back from anywhere including airport, bus stand, railway station, or else to your hotel / stay in a comfortable AC car. We will visit some authentic, hipster obscure food eateries - including a 35 year old roast chicken place, an authentic Punjabi food dhabba, and lots of snacks along the way. NRI? Foreigner? Single female traveller? Awkward amount of time before going to the hills?Family? No problem! I'll share information about the places that you won't find on the internet. We will also see obscure empty landscapes in the outskirts, where there are great empty spots in nature to sip some beer, or enjoy the peaceful silence that Chd is famous for. If you love nature, we can hit a 6 mile/ 10km nature hike that's great to catch some beautiful greenery views. The places we visit are absolutely non touristy, so you get max clout! If you love to party, we can do a bar crawl where I'd be your designed sober driver. This will be an experience like you've never seen Chandigarh before, even if you're just stopping for a couple of hours, or a few days, there are new activities planned throughout ! All COVID safety followed, I'm double vaccinated.
Cultural tour - Mcleodganj & Dharamshala
In this very special experience we get to explore every corner of lower Dharamshala and upper Mcleodganj in a single day . What we'll do -Your guide will receive you from the hotel you are staying in or meet you in the meeting point and today we are exploring and learning about : - Naddi village walk - 200 years old village of mountain natives and a crystal clear close view of Snow covered Dhauladhar mountain range. 14000ft - St, John church in wilderness - An Anglican Church build in 1852 - Tibet museum - Story of Tibet , exile and their life as refugees, photographs, Display and movie. - Dalai Lama temple/kora walk - A spirtual walk and Dalai Lama temple and residence we get to see (optional ) - Tea plantation - A 15 min walk in organic tea plantation with a factory tour - Norbulingka institute , an art and craft centre preserving the ancient culture of Tibet Norbulingka is our last tourist site we visit, the tour ends here and we will be back to your hotel by the evening 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Note : ∆ The transport and it's charges are not included in the experience . Either we can hire a tourist cab seperately or use your own car you're already traveling in . ∆ Entrance tickets at museum and monuments are to be paid by tourist itself.
Triund day hike and back by evening
Your tour guide will recieve you in the main square of Mcleodganj , after greetings exchange we will start our hike with some instructions for the trail. Triund trail is a well defined trail , and is covered with cedar & seasonal red flowered rhododendron tree. One can enjoy the mother nature by stopping for short breaks for rest and photographs. Entire trek offers the view of lower valley hills known as Shivalik hills . Also one can see the crystal clear Dhauladhar mountain range which is known for three famous peaks , called camel , moon and Mattehorn . Upon reaching the top of triund , you will spend ample of time on the ridge of triund . Local shops on the way and top provides water and snacks and much more . We will return back using the same trail , since it's the safest and easy for descending. Our day hikes ends back at the meeting point where we met this morning.
Food & Culture Tour, Raw Edition
Join us in this food and culture tour, and be prepared to immerse yourself in the local way of life. After introducing ourselves at the meeting point, we will kick off the tour with a hike to the hidden waterfall. Traversing through the village and shepherd trails we will stop at the hidden spot away from civilization. Over the snacks and refreshments, we'll start by getting to know one another and will go over your expectations for the tour. After spending about an hour at the stream, we will head back to the village. Further, we will head over to explore an old neighborhood of Bir. We'll take a walk through the village and stop at a small-scale handloom factory. With an opportunity to view various handwoven items and products, the tour carries a little demonstration of how a handloom works. We’ll proceed to enjoy a traditional Kangri Dham (Himachali Thali) prepared & served by a local family in their home. Enjoy Himachali delicacies and immerse yourself in conversation with locals, getting to know their cultures, traditions, and ways of living. We will end the tour with a small walk through the village with cultural sights around. Also, take home a souvenir bag full of surprising collectibles from Bir (It's on us). Other things to note: -Please be considerate to co-travelers by arriving on time. -Be open to trying local delicacies. - Kindly be respectful to locals.
The Hathipaown Hike
Walk up to an incredible breathtaking Viewpoint of Mussoorie that has views of the ENTIRE Dehradoon skyline, from river Ganga on one side to river Yamuna on the other on a clear day, with massive Himalayan ranges to the North. The whole loop is a beautiful short Nature walk of approximately 5-6kms roundtrip. We'll gain approximately 1200 -1500 feet of elevation overall. The route used for this hike is a mix of beautiful nature trail, mountain Zig-Zags, some kacha pakka Rasta & a lovely stone paved path that has ample tree cover on both sides which makes it both interesting & amazing. Also, There is a restroom at the trailhead!! NOTE: 1. Weekdays/Less Crowded Days and early mornings & evenings are best for it, on weekends the peak gets a little crowded during day time, however the whole loop is the experience that one should go for. 2. The hike is a Blend of a Beautiful Nature walk and a history Tour with some little bit of off-beat hike. Treat it as such. 3. The views are superb, the walk is beautiful, however the setting of the place and route is not far into wilderness, expect to see other humans around especially during day time. 4. **Tour is Customizable** 5. **Great For Sunset/Sunrise** 6. For anything else, questions or concerns, contact/discuss beforehand. *Experience - Not the commercial way. Come - escape the ordinary!*
Hiking from Dehradun to Mussoorie
The guests will get to see part of Dehradun and Mussoorie which remains hidden from tourists in general but was very popular with people before cars came into existence. I will take the guests on a hiking tour from Dehradun to Mussorie a distance of about 12 KM's allowing them to not only admire the natural beauty but also giving them a new perspective about the city. All the guests will converge at MDDA park from where we will start. Beginning our journey through cafe's and the last tea point at Shaenshashi ashram, we will continue inside the forest and towards Mussoorie with the trail changing from muddy to concrete to muddy again before we reach the main road. At the end of the hike, we will reach Mussorie while passing through Barlowganj and Mall road. Guests can also accompany us till Lal tibba for a view of the Himalayas. They will leave with beautiful memories, a better appreciation of each other while understanding how people live in this sleepy town. Other things to note The hike will approximately take about 4-5 hours and we will begin early in the morning by 7:00 A.M. We will take a break in between and have water and light snacks after which we will stop at Mussorie to have our Lunch. People can then take a taxi or bus back to Dehradun.
Guided McLeodganj & Dhararmshala city Tour
Our driver will come to pick you up from the hotel as per scheduled time and proceed for city Sightseeing. Visit Bhagsu Nag Temple,Popular for a waterfall and an ancient temple, tourists need to trek to reach the waterfall. Dharamkot is a spot with wide views of the Kangra Valley and the Dhauladhar ranges. Naddi Village is a beautiful spot in the serene setting of Himachal and is the abode of beauty. At an altitude of 7152 ft. from the sea level this amazing village is a well-known place for its trekking experiences and is visited by thousands of travellers every year. Dal Lake; One such natural wonder is the famous Dal Lake St. John in the Wilderness is a Church of North India church dedicated to John the Baptist built in 1852. Dalai Lama Temple Complex. This place, also called "Little Lhasa of Tibet" in Upper Dharamshala is known world-wide, such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama resides here. War Memorial :The war memorial was built to commemorate the memories of those who lost their lives to save the motherland. Kangra Art Museum (Closed on Monday): A must visit place for art lovers and history buffs. Tea Garden : In the foothills of this region you will find India’s smallest tea region. Dharamshala Cricket Stadium: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, abbreviated as the HPCA Stadium, is a picturesque cricket stadium and back to hotel.
The Top Tibba Trek
Admire nature, feel the forests, experience the Himalayan Mountains. Know about the Himalayan flora and fauna, stories and people. Also Probably we'll learn a thing or two, some about the nature some about ourselves for every walk in nature brings us closer to our inner selves. Once we reach our starting point, essential briefing will be done again. After that we will jump right into action & start our hike. The trail will start from a point which has an elevation of approx. 6700ft above sea level and will lead us to the summit of Top Tibba which has an elevation of approximately 8,500 ft above sea level. Top Tibba can be approached from various angles & trails, some of which are quite challenging while some are relatively less strenuous. The trek will cover a trail that runs through dense forest of Oaks & Cedars, along with some grassy hillsides. The view of Doon Valley below, Mussoorie Township and the great Himalayas is superb from the Summit area. Distance: approx. 9 kms Minimum Time required: 4 hrs Highest point: 8,500/- ft above msl. Total elevation gain on this hike: approx 1800ft. The hike on average is uphill, some people might find it steep at places, some fitness level is required. NOTE: Not suitable for people having walking difficulties/ similar. The trek starting point is 12kms ahead of Mussoorie, hence you will need transportation to reach & return.
Get, Set, Adventure Through Manali's Cultural Hiking Trail
Come with me to experience Himachal Pradesh with a truly local feel. Take a hike with me through the beautiful village of Koshla, Manali. Because all walks in the mountains are hikes. ;) Get introduced to the village, have tea with locals, and take a walk with them to explore the unique home structures and customs of the village. Have a nice brunch at Geeta aunty's house, enjoy a cup of tea at Chandu baba's house as they tell you stories of the valley, then and now. Proceed for an easy hike to Khanool waterfall through Koshla's forests and fruit orchards, with breathtaking views of the Manali valley. Mesmerise yourself with the sound of the waterfall, which is a quiet place to relax and unwind. Ultimately, end the experience in Vasisht with a refreshing dip in the natural hot springs. Expect fun experiences (local style), sweet talks with chachis, insights on the way people live here, and how that is being impacted by modern issues, and an enthralling hike to wrap up the experience.