11 days Blueprint around the Backpackers trail in Himachal Pradesh

Blueprints, Himalayan Travels, Kangra Valley, Mandi, Parvati Valley
If you want to explore the hippie trail In Himachal take a look at the below given blueprint across Dharamshala, Kasol and Mandi. Visit the taboo village of Malana, take a dip in the hot spring at kheerganga, star gaze at Parashar lake and indulge in some junkie shopping at Mcleodganj. With unique stays in some remote villages of Parvati valley and food like none other in the mountains, this trip is for those who want to backpack around Himachal in a shoe string budget. 
Trip Date: 14th to 24th April 2016
Trip Cost: ₹13,000/-
  • All travel from Delhi and back
  • Accommodation (3 to 6 in a room depending on room size)
  • Entry fees if any
  • Food
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusion section.
 This backpacking trip will have a maximum of 15 backpackers and  a minimum of 8 backpackers.

Only on payment of 50% of the trip cost will a seat be confirmed.

For more information please contact us on the phone numbers mentioned below:

Divya Pai: +91 9833101101 // +91 9987294963

or mail us at: thelandoutthere@gmail.com

Terms & Conditions

Things to carry:

  1. Valid ID proof with address. (No college ID or PAN card)
  2. Backpack.(Mandatory)
  3. Essentials to pack.
Day 1:
  • Board an overnight  HRTC ordinary bus from New Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate at 20:30 HRS to Dharamshala ( 12hrs)
Day 2:
  • Reach Dharamshala by 07:00HRS. Take a local bus to Mcleodganj at 08:00HRS and check into a guest house.
  • Post lunch visit the waterfall and temple at Bhagsunag.
  • Evening at leisure in Mcleodganj.
Day 3:
  • Post breakfast visit the Dalai lama temple and walk to the gothic St Johns church (1km). 
  • Post lunch walk to the village of Dharamkot (3km).
  • For the evening sunset head to Naddi and Dal lake. 
  • Head back to Mcleodganj by 18:30HRS.
Day 4:
  • Leave at 08:00HRS and take a bus from Dharamshala to Mandi (127km- 5hrs)
  • From Mandi take another bus to Parashar lake.
  • Reach the top and check into a Dorm/tented stay.
  • Spend the night star gazing around the serene lake. 
Day 5:
  • Post breakfast leave from Parashar Lake to Mandi in a local bus. 
  • From Mandi take a local bus to Kasol. (90km- 3.5 hrs)
  • Reach Kasol  and check into a family guest house.
  • Evening at leisure. 
Day 6:
  • Post breakfast at 08:00HRS take a taxi and head to the Taboo village Malana (35km).
  • Hike upto Malana for about 45-60 mins to explore the village.
  • Reach back to Kasol by 15:30HRS. 
  • Walk to the Chalal village for sunset. 
Day 7:
  • Leave early in the morning at 07:30HRS from Kasol to Barsheni (35km).
  • From Barsheni hike upto Kheerganga (13km).
  • Reach Kheerganga by 15:30HRS and check into a makeshift hut or tent at the campsite.
  • To freshen up take a dip in the hot sulphur spring. 
Day 8:
  • At 09:00HRS post breakfast start descending from Kheerganga to the village of Pulga (16km).
  • Reach the village and check into a wooden guest house.
  • Take a walk around the village or spend an evening with the locals. 
Day 9:
  • Walk down from Pulga at around 11:00HRS to Barsheni.
  • Take a local bus from Barsheni to Kasol (35km)
  • Rest of the day at leisure (Visit the holy Manikaran sahib darga or walk down to the woods in Kasol)
Day 10:
  • Last day in Kasol, spend first half of the day wandering through the streets or shopping.
  • Pack up and leave for Kullu HRTC bus station by 14:30 HRS.
  • Board a local ordinary HRTC bus from Kullu to ISBT New Delhi by 17:00 HRS.

Day 11:

  • Reach New Delhi ISBT Kashmiri gate by 09:00HRS



  • I don’t know where to start. This journey was the best I’ve had and its something ii never expected. My first experience att backpacking and my first trip with Tlot. Everything was perfect, the view of snow capped mountains, the home stays, the waterfalls, the milk van ride, the forest trail to Kheerganga, the cheese paratha, the momos, the waffles….. And many more.. Im going to miss every bit of this. I really want to thank you guys. This was just a start for many more trips to comw with TLOT. Thank you for the unforgettable memories

  • I’ve been to the north before but with TLOT it was a different experience. Our stays were so warm and amazing. Visited some of the most beautiful places that I had never heard of. Thank you tlot for the great experience.

  • My first backpacking trip to the north and with tlot was definitely the best decision. Visitrd places I had never heard of.. Parashar, pulga, Kheerganga.. Cannot describe it in words.. So serene!!
    Thank you so much for this experience. The birds chirping, the waterfalls, the view from every place we visited, food, the co travelers, the open jeep ride to malana and off course the white horse we spotted while on the hike were all beyond words. Looking forward to many more bumpy rides with you guys!! 🙂

  • I was really excited about the trip right from the moment it was planned. One of the best trips i have had and will cherish it throughout my life. Lots of memories and stories to carry back home. Tlot planned and executed the trip really well. The best part about the trip was the food and the view from every place. Thank you!! Will plan my next trip soon. See you guys 🙂

  • Tge trip was beyond what i expected. Right from Mcleodganj to parashar lake which was my favourite and the hikes to malana, pulga and Kheerganga were all breathtaking. The food in all these places are worth a mention. Thank you.

  • An awesome trip to the mmost beautiful part of India. Himachal was my first trip to the north and the first trip with TLOT and it was perfect. Thank you guys for making this possible. Im already planning my next trip 🙂

  • The culture of Mcleodganj, serene beauty of parashar lake, dreamy mountains at pulga, hike to Kheerganga and the hippie vibe of kasol will be itched in my memory forever. The cafe at pulga and the 13km hike for Kheerganga was something that I would never forget. The milk van ride to malana was my personal favourite. I had a life changing experience. Waiting for more trips with you guys. Lots of love

  • I had a really great tiime exploring Himachal. Tlot planned and managed the trip very well and covered all the places. Specially enjoyed parashar lake, hike to khirganga and the view from all our guest houses. Thank you guys for inking some good moments into our memories. See you’ll soon!!!

  • My first trip with TLOT and it was the best experience ever. My first backpacking trip and i traveled with such an amazing bunch of people and made new friends.
    Thank you so much for such an amazing trip, amazing people and oof course the amazing food we ate. Im definitely looking forward to many more trips with you guys.

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