District of Kangra Kangra district lies between 31˚ 21′ to 32˚ 59′ N latitude and 75˚ 47′ 55″ to 77˚ 45′ E longitude. It is situated on the southern escarpment of the Himalayas. The entire area of the district is traversed by the varying altitude of the Shivaliks, Dhauladhar and the Himalayas from north-west to south-east. The altitude varies from 500 meters above mean sea level (AMSL) to around 5500 meters. It is encapsulated in the north by the districts of Chamba and Lahaul and Spiti, in the south by Hamirpur and Una, in the east by Mandi and in the west by Gurdaspur district of Punjab. It was the largest district of the composite Punjab in terms of area till it was transferred from Punjab to Himachal Pradesh on the 1st November, 1966 and had six tehsils namely Nurpur, Kangra, Palampur, Dehra gopipur, Hamirpur and Una. Kullu was also a tehsil of Kangra district up to 1962 and Lahaul & Spiti which also formed a part of Kangra was carved out as a separate district in 1960.
Snowfall in Dharamshala
Pack your warm clothes, and get ready to trek in the Dhauladhar Himalayas near Dharamshala. The Kangra Valley is one of the best and unexplored destinations of Himachal Pradesh. If you have never seen snowfall or trekked in snow, this is opportunity to grab. The best season is from December to April. In addition, visit the famous Cricket Stadium of Dharamshala, H.H. Dalai Lama Temple while enjoying spectacular views of mountain tops and valleys as white snow surrounds the city during the winter months. On a visit to this hill station, you can also visit the Kareri Lake, and Baleni Pass while staying at the Snow Monk Camp.
Best Time to Visit Snowfall in Dharamshala In the months from December to April, it is a pleasure to see the mountains shining in the sunlight. The Dhauladhar range is a delight to watch the breathtaking scenery. This experience can be enjoyed during the snow trek while staying at the Snow Monk Camp. This experience to trek on the snow is a must once in whole life.
THE CAMP & SET UP The camp is situated at the top end of the Salli village on the road leading to Kareri village. The road will soon be connecting to Ghera and Naddi villages of Dharamshala in the near future. The view from the camp is panoramic. It offers sweeping view of the Khauli valley and the river with snow clad mountains to the north, spell binding sights of sunset towards the Khanol village to the west and spectacular sight of the huge reservoirs of Pong &Ranjit Sagar to the south.
The camp has 12 accommodation tentswith all amenities for an adventure enthusiast. The imported waterproof dome tents are unique having very comfortable camping cots with pillows and blankets. One can walk into it as tents have clear 7ft clear height. The tents are large enough for a family of four also. All tents have electricity with charging points, so as to charge the cameras for the next day to capture those beautiful life time images.
FACILITIES AT THE CAMP - The camp has 12 large accommodation tents with all amenities for an adventure enthusiast. The waterproof tents are unique having very comfortable camping cots with pillows and blankets. One can walk into it as tents have clear 7ft clear height. The tents are large enough for a family of six also. All tents have electricity with charging points, so as to charge the cameras for the next day to capture those beautiful life time images.
3 Days/ 2 Nights
DAY 1 ARRIVE SNOW MONK CAMP
> Arrive Salli Base Camp (1850M). Check into camp site. Post lunch – walk to Salli Village and River Khauli. Tea at a local villagers house.
> Visit to Usha's house - she makes lovely handicrafts from waste pine needles worth buying as a souvenir Pine Cones collection activity - they look great after a touch of varnish as a souvenir for home
> Experience "PAN CHAKKI" - grinding of wheat powered by gushing stream water on stones slabs like villagers used to before electricity was installed. Great Eco model worth visiting only available in the Himalaya
> Return back to the camp for evening tea. Soup with Dinner
> For an exciting experience, we go for a night Trek with a torch
> Overnight at the camp
(MEALS: Lunch, Tea with Snack, Soup & Dinner)
Day 2 FULL DAY SNOW TREK IN THE DHAULADHAR HIMALAYA
Today we leave for a full day snow trek for an amazing experience of the mighty Dhauladhar Himalaya covering forests, meadows, streams, brooks, villages and grand snow views with packed lunch. The view from the base camp is spectacular with snow capped peaks in the front and river Khauli flowing through their valley. The back view is even spectacular with Pong and Maharana Ranjit Singh Reservoirs visible from end to end.
(MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea with Snack, Soup & Dinner)
Day 3 DEPARTURE
The view from the base camp is spectacular with snow capped peaks in the front and river Khauli flowing through their valley. The back view is even spectacular with Pong and Maharana Ranjit Singh Reservoirs visible from end to end.
> Post breakfast, Departure
(MEALS: BREAKFAST ONLY)
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PRICE PER PERSON
Check in time – 10.00 am
Check out time – 08.00 am
> Accommodation on Twin / Multi sharing basis with camp cots, pillows and blankets.
> Full Board meals - One cycle of Breakfast, Lunch, Eve Tea with snack, Soup & Dinner
> Team Building games
> Opportunity of bathing in Khauli River subject to weather conditions
> All meals as per itinerary
> Local Guides
> Services of Camp Leader
> Adventure activities as per the itinerary
> Camping & forest fees etc
# a green and eco-friendly toilet and shower area has been built. There are 06showers & 8 modern western toilets.
Facilities for proper medical aid are available at every campsite throughout the trek. However those on special medication or with known drug allergies should bring their own necessary medications.
Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into the planning of trek routes keeping safety in mind. Our experienced camp leaders have been constantly visiting the area to check all the details. Stringent safety standards are adhered to strictly, and only quality equipment is used.