Duration

7 days

Date

26 March – 03 April 2022

Group Size

12- 15 people average

Price

23500 / person

Backpack Himachal Pradesh

Jibhi | Tirthan Valley| Shangarh
Backpacking Group Trips for 18-39 Year Olds
Duration

9 days

Date

25 Jun - 03 July

Group Size

12- 14 people average

Price

23,900/- person

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About Trip

Picture this – Walking in the dense jungles, sitting by pristine lakes, trekking in the Great Himalayan National park, swimming and fishing, cycling along the Tirthan river, braving the rapids while rafting in the Beas river, living in homestays/hostels and interacting with the local tribes & bonfires nights. Its time to get your friends along or make them jealous with your perfect insta-worthy shots against the stunning backdrop of rugged mountains, cascading waterfalls and fascinating meadows!

Trip Highlights

Itinerary

Meet at 'Majnu ka Tila' by 6 pm and meet and chat with your fellow backpackers over some Tibetan food. Later we board our overnight bus to Himachal as you gear up for 9 days of fun, food, friends and breath-taking nature. 

In the morning we arrive at Jibhi - a beautiful hamlet surrounded by forests and mountains. After you freshen up at our happening hostel we will head out to chase waterfalls, take a dip in Mini - Thailand and binge on some hot maggi and chai. Can it get better than that? In the evening we return to the hostel for a night of bonfire under the starlit skies. 

Have a hearty breakfast and prepare for a day of hiking from Jalori Pass. Here we start our trail to the magical Serolsar lake through dense jungles. Once you arrive at Serolsar lake, it will feel like a piece of heaven on earth - a perfect spot to get those Insta - worthy shots!

Today, we head to Himachal's best kept secret - Tirthan valley. Cycle along the Tirthan river as we come across hidden waterfalls and nature trails. In the evening we dip our legs in the river as you binge on delicious local food. 

A trip to Tirthan is incomplete without a trail to the gate of The Great Himalayan National park. With numerous varities of birds and trees you come across unique every step of the way.  The fun increases ten-fold when we have our picnic lunch along one of the numerous waterfalls along the trail. Take a dip at the Hippo falls and rejuvinate amidst the lush greenery around you.  In the evening we enjoy a hearty meal with some bonfire. 

After some breakfast, prepare yourself for a day of adventure. Brave the rapids as we row and meander through the Beas river. After gorging on several bowls of piping hot maggi we make our way to the mesmerizing meadows of Shangarh. Overnight stay at a quirky hostel. 

The backpacker in you will be on cloud nine as you take in the sheer beauty and purity of Shangarh while you decide your day of leisure. We can either head to Lake Prashar or for your fill of the mountains relax and play some cricket at the Shangarh meadows. In the evening, a bonfire in these meadows with stars above, local food and company of our fellow backpackers is the cherry on the cake right?

On our lasy day in Shangarh, we make our way to Pundrik Lake - a hidden lake unknown to the tourists. The numerous stories of deities will keep you hooked as you trek to the lake. In the evening we board our overnight bus to Delhi as you sigh over the memories of your trip. 

We arrive at 'Majnu ka Tila' in the morning. Bid adieu to your friends and fellow travellers and friends. Make your way to the airport for your flight home! 

Trip Gallery

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Siddu is the most delicious piping hot local cuisine in the Kullu Valley which can be had with homemade pudina chutney or local desi ghee.

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Weird as it may sound. The true depth of Parashar Lake has not been discovered yet. Locals claim to have see huge enitre tree drown inside the lake without even a ripple on the surface.

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The Great Himalayan National park in Tirthan Valley is declared as one of the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

The group size is generally between 10 – 14 people.

In case of situations related to Covid-19, you would either get a refund or a credit note for future trips. This will be based on the situation at that time.

A moderate level of fitness is required for the treks. The terrain will be undulating with some places being elevated and some areas being downhill. The treks are not extremely difficult and are quite manageable

Withing Himacl we travel by a private coach with driver. 

We will be staying at hostels and homestays since it is a true backpacking experience. The hostels will have 6 – 8 bed dorms and homestays will be on double/triple sharing basis. 

Yes. Vegetarian food is easily available everywhere in Himachal.  

 

March would be spring time in Himachal and the weather would be plesant throughout although it may get cold at night 

 

Testimonials

Niraj TupeNiraj Tupe
16:49 18 Jul 22
I recently went with them for Meghalaya trip. Overall, it was quite a good trip. The guide during our trip was very friendly and understanding. The group was of around 12 people. Stay was at Homestay hotels which were quite pleasant. Breakfast and Dinner were covered most of the days.
rucha shahrucha shah
17:26 14 Jul 22
I went to Thailand with Trips and Tales. It was well planned, within budget and a guaranteed good time. Itinerary is fantastic and exceptionally curated. Had a really great enjoyment with travel buddy Aditi and others. Looking forward to more trips with TNT!Cheers to Trips N Tale
Atri MukherjeeAtri Mukherjee
16:57 06 Jul 22
My first solo trip was to Thailand. I have known many people going to Thailand and covering beach locations only. I was lucky to witness something more than just beaches. We got to live in a million year old rainforest and did lot of adventures there. Not many ppl have heard of this hidden gem which is worth a visit when in Thailand. This place has been the highlight of my entire trip apart from the fun pub crawl, snorkeling, exploring islands and loads of shopping. I would love to do many more trips like these with trips n tales. Thanks for coming up with such unique itineraries.
Oman KhanOman Khan
13:10 06 Jul 22
I did a solo backpacking trip to Europe post pandemic. Since it was my first solo trip to an international destination I was a bit nervous.. But everything before the trip and during the trip was well taken care of by the team. I just had to pack my bags and leave. No hassle about anything. I got good recommendations about the restaurants, activities and things to do and see. It was overall a well arranged trip. A trip that's closest to my heart!
Dr Prajna KarkiDr Prajna Karki
04:48 09 May 22
Our trip to Andaman was super well organized by Trips and Tales. The inter-island commute, the stays and all the activities were sorted in a hassle-free manner. I would definitely recommend Trips and Tales for a smooth and care-free travel.
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