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Kerry's secret location

The Experience

Imagine laying back on the grass, feeling the chilly wind rustling your hair and lush greenery with Himalayan views all around, that is what this place is most ideal for. Our host loves to tell stories and will be sharing his home with you for a rustic experience. There are ample nature trails that will be a part of the experience, some that are still a secret to a majority of the World.


The area has historically been cited as “the garden of Chamba’ , the valley situated on the right bank of the Ravi river which separates it from the main district, creating a World of its own. The valley is also home to the Gamgul Siabehi Wildlife Sanctuary, which makes the valley an ideal base for hiking, angling and bird watching. 


Located About 80kms from Chamba lies this serene location abundant with the wild. With panoramic views of the Mountains, this secret Valley is at the Western extremity of Himachal Pradesh and is a short drive away from Jammu & Kashmir.


When?

10th to 13th April (Good Friday Long Weekend)


starting @ INR 9,499/-* per person

*GST @ 5% extra



HIGHLIGHTS -

- Stay at an eco-friendly Homestay in the Valley

- Nature Hike with the Host

- Bonfire (weather dependent)

- Village walks and interaction with the locals

- Drive to the nearby Mountain Pass

- Selective Crowd

- Female Traveller friendly



TRIP PLAN -


Day 00 - DEPARTURE FROM DELHI

Board the Volvo to Dharamshala from Majnu ka Tilla, at 19:00 Hrs


Day 01 - ARRIVAL AT GAGGAL - ONTO SECRET VALLEY (80 Kms) - 5 Hrs

Get off at Gaggal (approx 20kms before Dharamshala) early in the morning, and meet the driver(s) who will escort you to the Valley in the local vehicles. Freshen-up and have your breakfast en-route, the drive will take about 5Hrs so we need to be prepared to hit the road. Reach the homestay around noon and freshen up while your lunch is laid out. After lunch you will have an hour to relax, post which we will head out to the Apple Orchard and get a feel of the place. And then we will take a walk down to the river to enjoy the warmth of the setting sun. You will head back over to the property and settle around the bonfire (weather dependent). Have your dinner and settle in for the night, or a few late sleepers can enjoy the night sky.


Day 02 - EXCURSION TO PADDRI JOT

After an early breakfast today, you will drive to Paddri Jot, an exceptionally beautiful mountain pass situated at a height of about 3100m (10,170 ft), that connects Chamba to Bhaderwah (J&K). Spend the day hiking around the beautiful meadows at the pass and have your packed lunch. We will head back to the property and leave for a hike to a picturesque waterfall nearby. Return back to the homestay in the evening, and relax around the bonfire  with your dinner.


Day 03 - ONTO DHARAMSHALA & DEPARTURE

Wake up by 8:00 am as breakfast will be served till 9. By 9:30 we will leave for Dharamshala and will arrive by 2:30pm. you can explore the streets of Dharamshala for a while and have your lunch (own cost) at one of the many cafes. Be in time to board your bus from the Dharamshala bus stand at 5:30 pm.


Day 04 - ARRIVAL IN DELHI

Reach Delhi around 6:30 am


TRIP ENDS



COST PER PERSON (GST Extra)

INR 8,999/- per person



COST INCLUDES -

- Stay on Twin Sharing in a homestay

- Delhi-Gaggal & Dharamshala-Delhi by Volvo Bus

- Gaggal to secret location & back in local vehicles

- Meals (2 Breakfasts + 2 Lunches + 2 Dinners)

- Excursion to Paddri Jot Pass

- Village walks with the host

- Nature hikes

- A local experience manager (the host)


COST EXCLUDES -

- Meals other than mentioned

- Personal Expenses

- Anything not mentioned under inclusions

- Any expenses like laundry, liquor, mineral water, etc.

- GST @ 5%


 

THINGS TO CARRY

- Torch

- Medium to light jackets

- Good walking shoes

- Water bottle

- Sun protection

- Personal Medicines

- Towel

- Small portable Bluetooth speaker

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Reach out to us for more information at:

Anuj - +91-9873799855

Philson - +91-9008597574