trekking

trekking in Chamba

There is a 30 km long-foot path from Dalhousie to Chamba via Khajjiar which passes through thick deodar forests. Many enthusiastic trekkers love walking on this path especially in monsoons and winters because in summers the temperatures are not conducive for trekking.

1-Day Trek from Dalhousie to Dainkund Peak
The Dainkund Peak trek originates from the Main gate of Base of Indian Air Force (IAF) which is 12 km from Dalhousie. Taxis are easily available that could cost around 500-1000 rupees to and fro. Fondly called as the Singing Hill, it stands tall at 2,755 m and is the tallest one around.

The 1-1.5 km trek takes you through lush green Deodar jungle and a spectacular ridge. There is a well paved path for the first km, which is maintained by temple authority. Normally it takes around one hour but those new to trekking can take an extra hour or so.

Best Time to Trek
Dainkund Peak trek is best done from April-November. Those who can withstand biting cold can also try it in other months.

Wild Life Sanctuary
Trekking inside the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary at Dalhousie, which is just over 50 km from Chamba is enjoyable. This is a major tourist destination in Dalhousie because of the thick Deodar, Oak and Pine forests as well as a variety of fauna like Pheasants, the Himalayan Black Bear, and the Himalayan Black Marten. It is dangerous to get too close to the Black bear as it is considered dangerous. The other variety of animal species like leopard, bear, langur and jackal and a variety of bird species like Black Headed Jay, the Black Bird and Eurasian Jay can also be spotted.

Best time to visit – September to April. In other words, avoid the monsoon season.

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