Dalhousie - Chamba Trek
About the trek
Dalhousie - Chamba is an easy trek in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The region has one of the finest deodar forests in Himalayas. In peak winter time, this trek is also a great snow trekking adventure. The highlights of this trek are: Lovely views of Dhaualdhar and Pir Panjal ranges, Trekking through rich pine and deodar forests. Khajjiar is also known as 'Mini Switzerland'
Dalhousie - Kalatop - Khajjiar - Chamba
Dalhousie(~ 2039m) - Kalatop (~2440 m). ~4 hours
Trek starts from Talai near Dalhousie. We start ascending towards Kalatop which is a wildlife sanctuary area with rich mountain wildlife and dense Deodar forests (that's why the name 'Kala'(black) top. It is quite dark even in day because of the dense forest)Day 2
Kalatop(~2440m) - Khajjiar (~1900 m). ~12km , 4 - 5 hours trek
Proceed towards Khajjiar through the forest path. the forests are of deodar, oak and rhododendron. Khajjiar is a wide open meadow cradled by deodar trees all around and is also known as 'Mini Switzerland'Day 3
Khajjiar (~1900 m) - Chamba ( ~ 990 m). ~11km , 4 hours trek
Descent to Chamba through pines, deodars and small villages. As we descend more pines start to appear as compared to deodar. View of wide open valleys and Pir Panjal range are breathtaking. If you have enough time , some sightseeing can be done in Chamba.
Thereafter you can board a bus/taxi towards Pathankot or Delhi for your return journey
Reaching Trek Base - Dalhousie
It is recommended that you reach a day before trek and have a proper night's sleep for rest, energy and acclimatization. If you plan to start trekking same day as you reach, then reach as early in the morning as possible.
Delhi - Pathankot - Dalhousie (Recommended option)
First you need to reach Pathankot.
You can take a train till Pathankot(PTK) or Pathankot Cantt (PTKC). Almost all trains going to Jammu will halt at Pathankot Cantt. There are many overnight trains from Delhi to Pathankot. Journey time is 9 hours approximately and overnight journey is recommended to save daytime.
Pathankot to Dalhousie
From Pathankot , it's 3 - 4 hours by road to Dalhousie. Bus/taxi are good options.
Delhi - Dalhousie
Direct bus till Dalhousie from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi ( Travel time 14 hrs approx ) In case you don't get a direct bus then you can also take buses bound for Chamba and get down at Banikhet. From Banikhet, it is 15 - 20 minutes ascent by road to Dalhousie.
Taxi for Dalhousie
In case you prefer travelling by taxi, we also provide taxi from Pathankot to Dalhousie. You can choose to travel as per your schedule and take stops at your own rhythm along the scenic route for photography. Usually participants prefer to gather at Pathankot and then share the taxi to Dalhousie. Good option for both company and economy!
Terms & Conditions
The cost includes services of skilled and knowledgeable guides, helpers, and cooks
All meals and equipment during the trek
We will email you the payment mode and detailed instructions after registration
Thereafter, Please make the payment to confirm your spot in the batch