Dalhousie – HP
|Hotel - Oak Valley|
|Way to Kalatop|
The next day Sep’18 we decided to visit Kalatop and Dainkund (Witch's Pond) which would turn out to be challenging trek since we decided to do it together, we hired a guide since one is needed to get us to peak of Dainkund (Guide: INR 500), we boarded the bus to Lakkar Mandi (@ INR 10 - 11 km) it took around 25 mins but the journey was filled with amazing mountain range views, we trekked from there to Kalatop (3 km) and back to Lakkar Mandi it took us approximately 3 hours, this was one of the best treks there are Deodar and Fir trees along the trek routes, the air is extremely pleasant although we did not see any animals being a sanctuary it is known to have Pheasants, Serow and Black bear, we stopped at the guest/forest house at the top of the mountain for some refreshments, the way back was equally soothing.
|View from Dainkund|
|St. Francis Church|
Sep’ 20 we boarded a bus from Dalhousie -HP bus station near our hotel to Dharamshala - HP (bus @ INR 155, distance approx 130 km), it took us approx 6hrs but the view along the way made it worthwhile.
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES IN THE NEXT BLOG