This full day activity is full of fun, amazing landscape and offers you the chance to explore the real Dalhousie or “Pure Dalhousie”. The Dainkund – Jot full day trek offers an unique and guided way to explore the real nature and beauty of Dalhousie from the breathtaking landscape of the Peer Panjal Mountain Range to the remoteness of the Chowari Jot Valley, that not all, we offer lunch at our Campsite along with the sightseeing of Khajjiar and Kalatop. All this in just one day.
So if you and your family want to explore the real Dalhousie and want to spend quality with each other, this full day activity is best suited for you. So don’t be touristy, leave you cars and the madness of the touristy places and explore the “Pure Dalhousie” with us
Place you will see
“DianKund” or “Drakund” is the most fascinating place in the whole Dalhousie. It is be-lieved by the people of the Dainkund that in the old days there were witches living there who used to trouble the villagers to no end, because of this DainKund is also known by the name of the “Witch’s Pond”
The most beautiful and least visited place in Dalhousie is Dainkund. The trek from Dainkund to Jot is approximately 6-7 hours at about 3000m. On a clear day three of the five Punjab Rivers are visible glit-tering in the sun shine and loosing themselves in the planes, beyond which it seems to melt away in the infinite space, these rivers are Satluj, Beas, Ravi, Chenab. The trek is lush green and the path man-ageable. We also trek through the realms of the Gaddi shepherds following the nomad trails through the most spectacular landscape.
Chowari Jot (pass) is located almost in the midst of Chamba and Chowari, this Pass (Jot) provides you with the beauty of Kainthli Dhar full of deoder and kail trees. Touching a height of almost 8000ft it snows heavily in the winter and has a pleasant season in the winter.
Khajjiar, Often called India’s Switzerland, the exquisite glade of Khajjiar (1960m) has a circumference of about 5 km. Along its fringes, thick forests of deodar climb the slopes, the snow-line rests above these woods. At Khajjiar there is a 12th century temple dedicated to KhajjI Nag. Within the temple are life size wooden images of the five Pandav brothers.
Kalatop Sanctuary is a 30.69 km² animal sanctuary at Kalatop and Khajjiar in the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, India. The sanctuary area is well laid out for trekking trails both at Kalatop and Khajjiar. There is a dense deodar and fir forest covering 19.63 km² of the sanctuary, which is about 6 km from Dalhousie. Pheasants, serow and black bear are some of the common animals found here.The sanctuary lies in the path of the Ravi River, and is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests.
Gujjar huts at Dainkund
9.00 AM to 10.00 AM : Meet our Guide at Gandhi Chownk (GPO) and proceed towards Dainkunnd. (Transportation from GPO to Dainkund by Cab)
10.00 AM to 2.00 PM : Trek from Dainkund to Jot (7 KM)
2.00 PM to 2.30 PM : Pick-up from Jot and proceed to Campsite at Village Talai. (Transportation from Jot Pass to Talai Campsite by Cab)
2.30 PM to 3.00 PM : Lunch at Campsite
3.00 PM to 5.00 PM : Sightseeing of Khajjiar & Kalatop and drop at Dahousie (Transportation from Talai Campsite to Dalhousie by Cab)