Dharamsala Herbal Trek
Route : Mcleodganj - Guna temple - Triund - Illaqua - Gote - Mcleodganj
Level : Begineers / Easy
Day 01: Mcleodganj - Guna Devi (2310M) 08 Km
Pass through Tibetan Children Village, Dal Lake and then to Balh Nullah. Naddi to Balh Nullah is a thick deodar and oak forest and sight of a leopard is very common feature. After a steep climb of an hour one reaches at Galu on top and enjoys views on all sides. From here a 4 Km trek facing the sun traverses towards Guna Devi and the Kali temple.
Day 02: Guna Devi - Jari Gote via Kanjrala (3000M) 12Km
Very thick forest of mixed variety. Lot of medicinal plants and wildlife in abundance. This is also called bear and leopard prone area. Kanjrala has a flat green meadow where shepherds camp with their flocks of sheep and goats. From here a steep ascent is followed upto Relu Gote and then a gentle climb and traverses to Jari Gote which abruptly opens after a long jungle walk. Jari Gote is located at the base of Bhimaghasutri Pass.
Day 03: Jari Gote - Illaqa Gote (3150M) 08Km
In the month of June the whole trek is partially covered with snow up to Illaqa Gote. There is camping place in Illaqa Gote which offers a view of the Pass and the Mun Peak and other snow capped peaks.
Day 04: Illaqa Gote - Triund (2975M) 10Km
Triund is base camp for trekkers going to Chamba. Lush green meadows, closest view of Dhauladhar, sunset and panorama of Kangra valley, plains of Panjab and Shivalik range are the unique sights from this place. There is water scarcity at Triund.
Day: 05 - Triund - Mcleodganj (1760M) 09 Km
After the breakfast. We begin trekking over a grassy ridge which offers us lasting memories of the snow capped peaks that surround us.
Our trek continues with a steep descent to the Bahgsu Nallaha stream – we cross the stream by hopping over the boulders with the help of our local guides. We push towards Bhagsu Nag, which has a divine temple and natural springs which we can visit before taking the transfer back to Dharamsala.