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