tourhq

Connecting travellers to guides around the world

tourhq

5 Hours Walking tour itinerary for Dharamshala: Walk Past Forests To Reach The Scenic Naddi Village

Dharamshala

Nature
Nature Tour
Rural
Rural Experience Tour
Walking
Walking Tour

Soak in the natural beauty and the village life of Himachal Pradesh as you walk from Mcleod Ganj to Naddi Village, inhabited by the Gaddi tribe. Pass through forests, lakes, and mountain views that are to die for and enjoy a traditional lunch cooked by the locals in the village. 

DAY 01

McLeod ganj to naddi village in dharamshala

  • Start your tour from the main square at McLeod Ganj, an old British hill station, with your Dharamshala guide.

  • Walk to Naddi Village (2,000 metres), a small village with spectacular views of the Dhauladhur mountains. 

  • Pass through the dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodar cedar trees to Dal Lake. It is considered to be a sacred spot as there is a small Shiva mandir (shrine) on its bank.  

  • Stop to have chai (tea) while you enjoy the views of the forest and the small lake.

  • Trek further into Naddi Village which is surrounded by pine, Himalayan oak, and rhododendron trees. You will be able to see rhododendron trees bloom into magnificent reds and pinks in late February and March. The village has a rich history as most of the inhabitants are from the Gaddi Tribe (shepherds and herders) and all speak the local Gaddi language.

  • Sample local cuisine for lunch cooked by locals.

  • Return to McLeod Ganj and pass through a Tibetan Children’s Village.

  • 1500 INR Per Adult
  • Local English and Hindi speaking Dharamshala tour guide.

  • Heritage and village walk.

  • Lunch in Naddi village with a local family.

  • Bottled drinking water (2 litres each).

  • Transportation.

  • Insurance.

  • The village walk will be for 4 hours in length from 11 am to 3 pm. 

  • Lunch will be a simple vegetarian meal.

  • If required, transportation will be provided with extra cost.

  • Walking tours are a great way to get to know an area. You can get an ‘insiders’ view of different areas of a place. From learning about culture to how locals live, eat and sleep to the history of a place.

  • This walk covers British heritage, nature and village walk

Dharamshala

Nature
Nature Tour
Rural
Rural Experience Tour
Walking
Walking Tour
starting from
INR 1500
Other Tours by this guide
  • tourHQ

    From USD

    1200

    Treat your eyes with the ...

    7 Days

    Set out to see the beautiful landscapes of Himachal Pradesh as you cross the cities and visit Churches and Monasteries. Take ...

  • tourHQ

    From INR

    35000

    Feel close to nature in ...

    4 Days

    Travel to Mcleod Ganj and get to know the broader picture of Tibetans who live here since they fled their home. Visit the Namgyal ...

  • tourHQ

    From INR

    2200

    Hike to Triund for the ...

    8 Hours

    Climb to the top of Triund as you trek from Mcleod Ganj and pass through amazing views of the Himachal Pradesh. Visit ...