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Day trek from Chowari Jot to Chamba – views and wobbly knees

The day trek from Chowari Jot to Chamba is a moderately difficult and novel route, just under 19 kilometres long. This route follows a ridge along a series of saddles and peaks from Chowari Jot. This route ends with a long, two vertical kilometre descent over scree and rock cut steps that might cause some wobbly knees at the end of the trek.


The most spectacular views over the easiest possible trail – Day trek from Chowari Jot to Dainkund

The Dainkund – Chowari Jot trek is an easy yet spectacularly scenic day trek near Dalhousie and Chamba (H.P.). This trek is a mule trail that links Chowari Jot near Chamba with Pholani Devi Temple at Dainkund. It is a 5.7 kilometre long trail with no steep ascends or descends. This is an excellent trek for beginners and children. 


Dainkund to Khajjiar – Day Trek

Dainkund to Khajjar is an easy to moderate 3.5 kilometre walk. The trek starts from the Pholani Devi Temple at Dainkund and it ends at a road head 6 kilometres from Khajjiar on the Dalhousie-Khajjiar Road. The route descends almost all the way from Dainkund and can be covered in an hour if you are in a hurry. However, don’t let this short duration lull you into thinking that this route lacks variety or is boring. Despite a short duration, this route is chock-full with beautiful and photogenic viewpoints.

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Day trek from Dalhousie to Dainkund

An easy to moderate 4.5 kilometre day trek. Climb through a fir and deodar forest and walk along the Dainkund ridge. The mountain range to the North is exceptionally photogenic. This trek is child friendly, however, exercise caution at a couple of places along the Dainkund ridge. This day trek may be combined with various other treks that connect Dalhousie with Khajjiar, Jot and Chamba.


Jia to Aadi Himani Chamunda. A child friendly overnight trek

The Jia – Aadi Himani Chamunda is a moderately difficult 7.4 kilometer trek near Chamunda (H.P.). This trek involves a moderate yet relentless climb. Shelters, shops and solar lamps dot the trail. The trail itself is partially paved and it is clearly defined. The relatively gentle and clear trail does not involve any technical skills or any precarious drops; the temple complex provides a dormitory and bedding for an overnight stay. All these factors make this an extremely attractive trek to complete with children.