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6 Days- McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh

Sat, 25 May 2019 5:00PM - Thu, 30 May 2019 9:00AM
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Welcome to Back-Pack-Go!

We personally hope you leave the city version of you behind. We're going to the hills. The hills will always greet you with her arms wide open, provided you respect her.

We are not tour operators, you will not be tourists. Our aim is to create an experience for you, a personal experience. Come with old friends, make some new ones, write a story, climb a mountain, jump into a river, dance, sing, and fall in love. Do everything you've always wanted to. We implore you to break free. Come, rediscover yourself.


Location: Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh (Dharamkot, Bhagsu, Naddi, Mcleodganj, Bir)

Trip Duration: 5 nights 6 days

Batches: 27th (Sat) Apr - 2nd (Thu) May

                25th (Sat) May - 30th (Thu) May


  • Visit Dalai Lama monastery
  • Visit the Tibet Museum
  • Forest walk to Naddi river
  • Gallu sunset cafe
  • Visit Bir Billing (paragliding)


Day 1: Since everybody will have their own stuff to sort out before they disappear for more than a week, we meet directly at Delhi; 05:00 pm at Majnu Ka Tila bus stop to be precise. (We can guide you with travel assistance to Delhi and back) From here, we board a direct bus to McLeod Ganj saying goodbye to our city lives.

Day 2: We reach McLeod Ganj early in the morning. Our homestay is located in Dharamkot, a picturesque hill town which is just a 10 min cab ride away from us with spectacular views of the entire valley. After breakfast at McLeod Ganj, we head to H. H. Dalai Lama Temple, Namgyal Monastery, and the Tibet Museum. We will also visit the St. Johns in the Wilderness Church and then sample some local cuisine for dinner.

Day 3: A good nights rest and a heavy breakfast later, we will head to Naddi, a tiny, peaceful village nestled amongst the pine-covered mountains and vibrant yellow mustard fields. We'll begin our first hike toward the pristine Naddi River where well spend our afternoon lazing next to the river and exploring the valley. We head to Sunset Cafe at Gallu for the most majestic view of the sunset in the valley. Dinner will be back at McLeod Ganj, a post which you'll be free to explore the nightlife of the town.

Day 4: After an early breakfast, we make our way to Bir Billing where we can spend the day walking around this beautiful town. Visit the Sherab Ling monastery, exploring the Tibetan colony or paragliding are few of the things you can spend your day doing at Bir. We regroup by evening and make our way back to our homestay in Mcleodganj.

Day 5: After breakfast and check out, we'll make our final shopping calls at McLeod Ganj. If time permits, we could even visit the famous Cafe Illiterati for lunch. Well make our way to the bus stop and head to Delhi by a semi-sleeper AC bus.

Day 6: We'll reach Majnu Ka Tila bus stop early morning. Trip ends. Say goodbye to the hills and hello to nostalgia for the next few months.


  • Bus fares to and from Delhi and McleodGanj for semi-sleeper AC buses
  • Accommodation in cozy, rustic and comfortable home stays with decent amenities on a double or triple sharing basis
  • Private internal transport (taxis) through the trip
  • Two meals a day i.e. breakfast and dinner
  • All activities as per itinerary
  • Visits to places as per itinerary
  • Basic medical and first-aid kit
  • All permits, tolls and parking charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Experienced local guides
  • Experienced Vagabond representatives
  • Vagabond Merchandise
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Stay | Meals | Transport

Stay | Meals | Transport


  • Rooms will be on a double OR triple sharing basis with washrooms attached
  • The homestays will have running hot water facility
  • These are homestays and not hotels. There will be no room service


  • Vagabond will provide 2 meals a day
  • We will take care of breakfast and lunch/dinner every day
  • For our meals together, we will try out new cafes every day. We will a lot you a budget and you can choose to eat any item off the menu
  • The cuisines will be shuffling between Indian, Israeli, Continental and Tibetan. You can try any of these cuisines at the restaurants were visiting
  • We urge you to go explore the various cuisines that Mcleodganj has to offer


  • We will be traveling from Delhi to Mcleodganj and back in AC semi-sleeper Volvo buses
  • We will transit within Mcleodganj by taxis

Things to carry

Things to carry

1. Sturdy shoes for long walks (well-fitting, neither loose nor tight)

2. An extra smaller backpack for day outings (college bag types)

3. Water bottle (try avoiding buying mineral water bottles to reduce plastic waste)

4. Toiletries, Torch, Lip-balm, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Swiss knife

5. Personal Medication (Asthma, Allergen medication, etc.)

6. Slippers/flip-flops

7. Rainwear, Rain cover for bags (VERY IMPORTANT during monsoons)

8. Binoculars, Camera (optional)

9. Crepe-bandage (each person should have 1 roll each)

10. Warm clothes (Temperatures drop really low toward the end of the year)


Important notes

Important notes
  • In Delhi, we will meet at Majnu Ka Tila by 5 pm. We will assemble near the Gurudwara. Please do not be late.
  • On your return journey from Delhi, please book your train or flights post 1 pm (to be on the safer side in case of any delays)
  • Despite this being a backpacking trip, we will be running on a fixed schedule. Punctuality will be appreciated.
  • McLeod Ganj and Dharamkot are home to people around the world from different cultures. Please honor the local cultures and do not be disrespectful.
  • This is not a leisurely trip. Please be prepared for a good amount of walking up and down hills and hilly terrain.
  • Carrying rainwear is very important if the trip is between JuneSept. Take all necessary precautions to keep yourself and your belongings dry.
  • While we're moving in groups to various places, try and stick to the group and not wander off.
  • The trip schedule is subject to change. Day of visits to the mentioned places could be shifted back and forth.
  • While booking your transport to Delhi, please try and book refundable tickets wherever possible (especially flights)
  • In the scenario that the trip gets canceled, you will be refunded the entire trip amount.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What region of north India are we traveling to?

-We're traveling from Delhi to Mcleodganj which is a suburb of Dharamshala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

2) What altitude would we be traveling to?

-Mcleodganj is at an altitude of approximately 6,830 ft (2,082 m)

3) What will the temperature be like while we're there?

-Temperatures rise to a maximum of 30°C during the day and can drop to a minimum of 20°C during the night (and 5°C at Triund campsite)

4) Is there mobile connectivity in Mcleodganj?

-You will have network and internet for most of the trip

5) Are there any ATMs where we're traveling?

-There are a couple of ATMs at Mcleodganj market, however, carry liquid cash at all times.

6) Can I smoke/drink on this trip?

-We at Vagabond do not refrain our participants from smoking or drinking on our backpacking trips. However, there are times you will be disallowed to do so (monasteries, treks, sacred spaces, etc). Indulge in these activities very responsibly.

7) What will the group size be?

-We will be a maximum of 20 travelers including 2 Vagabond representatives.

8) Is there any age limit to join this trip?

-No, there is no age limit to join this trip. However, based on our previous experiences, the age group of travelers is usually between 18-30.

9) Can I join this expedition solo?

-Yes, of course, you can! We have a good number of solo travelers on almost every Vagabond experience.

10) How physically fit do I need to be to join this trip?

-This trip doesn't have a very high physical requirement. You need to be able to walk long distances on flat plains and be able to do a day trek too. Those who have a low tolerance of cold should be prepared with temperature appropriate clothing.

12) Are there doctors/hospitals in Mcleodganj?

-Mcleodganj market has a doctors dispensary which is at a convenient distance from our homestay


Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

For more details regarding your insurance, please contact Vagabond


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy
  • In case of cancellations 1 month prior to the trip, Rs 4,000 will be deducted.
  • In case of cancellations 15 days prior to the trip, Rs 8,000 will be deducted.
  • In case of cancellations 1 week prior to the trip, Rs 10,000 will be deducted.
  • In case of cancellations within 1 week of the trip, Rs 12,000 will be deducted.
  • In case of cancellations on the day of departure, no refund shall be admissible.

T & C

T & C
  • All timings and activities are subject to weather, group size, capabilities of participants, etc.
  • Vagabond holds the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances (for eg. unfavorable weather)
  • By registering for this trip, you agree to have read through and abide by the Vagabond terms & conditions mentioned below:

I Hereby Agree, Undertake And Declare As Follows:

IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to the Vagabond trip/event/trek/activity, hereinafter referred to as Activities conducted by Vagabond, (Hereinafter referred to as the Conductor, under the guidance of Elton Dmello and/or Shannon Fernandes and/or Shajin Shaji and/or Nihar Nair, hereinafter jointly referred to as the Instructors, I do hereby:

Acknowledge and agree that I am aware of the risks involved in the Activities and have also been apprised by the Conductor through his/her Instructors of the inherent risks and dangers associated with the activity and having understood the risks associated with the activity I have willingly agreed to learn/agree to send my ward to learn and participate in the Activities.

  • I assure that I am / my ward is in proper and good health and I am / my ward is physically fit to learn and also participate in the activity and represent that I am / my ward is not suffering from any disease which might remotely either put myself / my ward or the other participants at any risk or danger;
  • I agree to comply with the stated terms and conditions of participation; further, agree and warrant that if at any time when the Instructors believe and think that any conditions to be unsafe, they will have the right to ask me / [my ward] to discontinue further participation in the Activities immediately;
  • shall not hold the conductor, instructors, employees, other participants, owners, lessors or anyone responsible for any injury that might happen to me / my ward in the course of my journey to the venue and my journey backward;
  • I hereby release, discharge and agree not to sue the conductor, Instructors, employees, any sponsors, advertisers, other participants, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place, from all liability, claims, demands, losses, injuries, damage to property or other damages caused or alleged to be caused on my account / on account of my ward in whole or in part by the bonafide errors of the Instructors.
  • I have read this letter and I fully understand its terms; I also understand that this letter intends to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the largest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be not valid, the balance shall continue in full force and effect.

More about Vagabond

More about Vagabond

A Vagabond Experience isn't just one where you pack your bags and go visit a place outdoors. It's more than that. At a Vaga' experience, you meet new like-minded people and create bonds in comfortable social spaces that would last you a lifetime. By facilitating our understanding and appreciation for community living, we help you take a trip not only outwards but inwards too.
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