About Himachal Backpacking Tip 9 Days 8 Nights

Every year thousands of tourists visit the Land of Gods, Himachal Pradesh, only to get mesmerized by the natural beauty the valleys hold, culturally rich villages, serene landscapes, majestic waterfalls and provide trekkers with their favorite trails. Himachal Backpacking Package is not only a dream destination for nature lovers but also for those who search for adventure on every journey.

Himachal has always been a paradise for backpackers who are in love with the mountains and nature’s exceptional beauty. From refreshing lakes and waterfalls to snow-capped and lush green meadows, interesting folktales and traditions surround Himachal’s valleys. It leaves tourists mesmerized by the natural beauty and panoramic views from the attractions of this state enriches travelers' experience.

Places to Visit in 9 Days in Himachal Pradesh Backpacking

  • Shimla: Shimla is the summer capital of Himachal Pradesh and it acts not only as a center of tourism activities but also greatly known for maintaining rich culture through the years. Queen of hills is a gorgeous place where we can make pleasant memories which will reside within us forever.
  • Dharamshala: This winter capital of Himachal Pradesh is not only a spiritual attraction but treats tourists with scenic landscapes. Triund hill of Dharamshala is also labeled as ‘Jewel of Dharamshala’ and it is a gem that you must visit.
  • Mcleodganj: Home to famous Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, Mcleodganj is one of the most beautiful destinations from Himachal Backpacking Package. Also known as “Little Lhasa” because of its majority Tibetan population, tourists love visiting this place due to the tasty Tibetan food & cafe hopping, snow-capped mountains, serene waterfalls and much more. The Dhauladhar Range, when it is covered with a sheet of snow, provides a breath holding sight to witness.
  • Bir: Bir Billing is located in Kangra district. The mesmerizing natural beauty is enhanced due to its flora & fauna. This place is also famous for Paragliding and even a world cup of paragliding was held in 2015.The difference between Bir and Billing is that Billing is the takeoff point & Bir is the landing point for the paragliding.
  • Jibhi: Jibhi is also known as the coolest place in the state. Apart from picturesque landscape, hiking routes and vast apple orchards contribute to the natural aesthetic views of the city. An easy trek to Jibhi is often an addition to the world of adventure for the beginners in trekking.
  • Serolsar Lake: At an Altitude of 3,100m this lake leaves travelers captivated by its beauty, it is also considered as one of the most scenic spots in the region. How majestic would it look to see the reflection of the surrounding mountains on the turquoise blue lake? Serolsar lake will treat your eyes with breath holding views that will make you fall in love with the place.
  • Kasol: Also referred to as “Mini Israel”, Kasol is a little village nestled in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India.It's a popular destination for backpackers and trekkers, known for its scenic beauty, vibrant cafes, and adventures.
  • Manali: Manali is a popular hill station nestled in the Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh, known for its scenic beauty and adventure activities. Manali attracts tourists from all over the world for its trekking trails, adventure sports, ancient temples, and vibrant culture.
  • Solang Valley: Solang Valley is a picturesque valley located near Manali, in Himachal Pradesh, known for its scenic beauty and adventure sports. It offers opportunities for skiing, parachuting, paragliding, and zorbing, making it a popular destination for thrill-seekers.

Things to do in 9 Days in Himachal Backpacking Trip

  • Trekking in Himachal: One of the most popular activities to do in Himachal Pradesh is Trekking, there are various trek areas in Himachal like Hampta Pass, Bhrigu Lake, Beas Kund trek, Triund Trek etc these trails will only take you on an incredible journey that will be refreshing and rejuvenating both.
  • Paragliding in Bir, Solang Valley & Kullu: Paragliding is an adventurous activity where you fly in the air without any rigid structure around it. Paragliding is a popular adventure activity inSolang Valley, Kullu and specially Bir where even nationals for paragliding was held.
  • River Rafting in Manali: Manali and Kullu offer thrilling river rafting opportunities with breathtaking landscapes, clear waters, and expert guides, river rafting and an adrenaline-pumping adventure.
  • Shopping at Manali Mall Road: Mall Road is the main shopping hub in Manali with numerous shops, cafes, and handicraft emporiums. It offers a wide range of locally crafted items, such as woolen shawls, carpets, jewelry, wooden carvings, and traditional Himachali souvenirs.
  • Visit Spiritual Monasteries & Temples: There are various Monasteries that hold great significance in Buddhist world and not only for Buddhism but even in Hinduism various age old ancient and significant temples are found in Himachal.
  • Cafe hopping in Old Manali: Discover the hidden gems of Manali through Vibrant Cafe Culture in Manali by hopping through one cozy cafe to another beautiful eatery. Relish the taste of delicious local and international cuisines, accompanied by aromatic Himalayan Tea or Coffee.
  • Waterfalls in Jibhi: Jibhi’s waterfall is a natural fall that is covered with lush green meadows, serene landscapes and tranquility in the air.
  • Tibetan Food in Mcleodganj: Mcleodganj is also known as Little Tibet and so there is a significant influence of Tibetan food. In restaurants like Jimmy’s Tibetan Cuisine, House of Tibet Cafe and Bar, Kalimpong Restaurant etc you will get to taste authentic mouthwatering Tibetan food.
  • Visit Hot Springs in Manikaran: Hot springs in Manikaran are said to have therapeutic and medicinal properties and apart from this modern visionary, hot springs in Manikaran also hold special significance among Hindu and Sikh pilgrims.

Best time to visit Himachal Pradesh

  • Summer: Summer season is the best time to visit because at this time all the flora & fauna become so vibrant & the weather of the Himachal Pradesh is also calming and acts as an escape to hot summer weather.
  • Monsoon: Monsoon season is popular among backpackers though some places see heavy rainfall and roads are blocked during this time.
  • Winter: Winter season will treat you with snow capped mountains and valleys covered with white sheets of snow.During this period of time the temperature will be 5 to 6 degrees. Winter is also considered as an ideal time to enjoy a romantic time in the serene landscapes and cozy weather.

How to reach Himachal Pradesh

  • Airways: If you want to take a flight to Himachal Pradesh then you will have to land on any of the three airports Jubal Hatti, Bhuntar or Kangra. However most of the flights are connected to Delhi and only few allow you to travel directly from the major cities of India.
    1. 1. Nearest locations to Jubal Hatti airport: Shimla or Manali
      2. Nearest locations to Bhuntar airport: Kullu
      3. Nearest locations to Kangra airport: Mcleodganj,Dalhousie, or Khajjiar
  • Railways: If you want to opt for train then the best railway station for your Himachal Backpacking trip would be to reach Pathankot that is connected to major cities of the country, while alternatively you can also reach Jogindernagar railway station.
  • Roadways: The cities of Himachal are well connected to Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and many other neighboring cities of Himachal Pradesh via bus/car ride.


1. What is the best season to visit Himachal Pradesh?

Summer is the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh.

2. Which month is best for a Himachal tour?

Best month for the Himachal tour is from March to June.

3. How Many Days Are Enough For Himachal Pradesh?

Around 10 days are enough for the Himachal Pradesh Tour.

4. Which Is The Coolest Place In Himachal Pradesh?

Jibhi is the coolest place in Himachal Pradesh.


Day 0

Delhi to Mcleodganj | Overnight Journey

  • Assemble at the boarding point in Delhi - RK Ashram Metro Station/Majnu Ka Tila.

  • Start an overnight journey to Mcleodganj and socialize with your co-travellers.

Day 1

Mcleodganj Arrival | Local Exploration & Cafe Hopping

  • After arriving in Mcleodganj, check-in to our hotel, freshen-up and have some leisure.

  • Post leisure, we will head out to explore the Tibetan Market, Bhagsunag Waterfall and visit the famous Dalai Lama Temple. Chill at local cafes in Mcleodganj (recommendations: Tibet Kitchen, Jimmy's Italian Kitchen, Coffee Talk, Moonpeak Espresso, Nick’s Italian Kitchen & Illiterati Cafe). How about trying some street style momos in the market, doesn't that sound yummilicious?

  • In the evening, savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Mcleodganj.

Day 2

Mcleodganj to Bir | Bir Cafe Hopping

  • Wake up and post breakfast, check-out from our hotel in Mcleodganj and drive towards Bir.

  • After arriving in Bir, explore the local market, chill at quaint cafes and visit vibrant Tibetan monasteries. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset scene as seen from the landing site.

  • Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel/campsite in Bir.

Day 3

Bir to Jibhi | Jibhi Arrival

  • Wake up early and post breakfast, check-out from our hotel/campsite in Bir and drive towards Billing for paragliding. Fly down from Billing to Bir and start-off your journey towards Jibhi.

  • After arriving in Jibhi, check in to our cozy hotel/homestay in Jibhi and have some leisure. In the evening, enjoy a warm bonfire with good music.

  • Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel/homestay in Jibhi.

Day 4

Drive to Jalori Pass & Trek to Serolsar Lake

  • Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, drive to Jalori Pass situated at 10,800 feet.

  • Hike to 360° Himalayan view point and get mesmerized by the stunning landscape of snow-clad Himalayas (if weather permits).

  • Trek further to the beautiful Serolsar Lake surrounded by lush forest cover and pay homage at Budhi Nagin Temple (if weather permits).

  • Post lunch, gather for an #InstaPerfect group picture, trek back to Jalori Pass and drive back to hotel/homestay.

  • Savour home-style cooked dinner and overnight stay in a hotel/homestay in Jibhi.

Day 5

Chhoie Waterfall | Jibhi to Kasol | Kasol Arrival

  • Wake up to a peaceful mountain morning, post breakfast, check out from the hotel/homestay and say goodbye to our lovely host. Visit the beautiful Jibhi waterfall and soak in the soothing surroundings of the place.

  • Drive from Jibhi to Kasol and indulge in river rafting enroute.

  • After arriving in Kasol, check-in to our hotel and freshen up. Quickly head out to chill at various quaint cafes positioned in Kasol.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Kasol.

Day 6

Kasol Local Exploration | Hot Springs & Chalal Hike

  • Wake up and post breakfast, drive from Kasol to Manikaran. 

  • Pay homage at the famous Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara and Shiv Temple.

  • Afterwards, we will hike towards Chalal village and return back to Kasol.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Kasol.

Day 7

Kasol to Manali | Manali Arrival

  • Wake up to a peaceful mountain morning and post breakfast, check out from the hotel in Kasol and drive towards Manali.

  • After arriving in Manali, check-in to the hotel, freshen up & take rest.

  • Feel free to stroll around in Manali and spend your rest of the day at leisure.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Manali.

Day 8

Manali Local Exploration & Cafe Hopping

  • Wake up to a peaceful mountain morning and post breakfast, head out to explore the famous Hadimba Devi Temple and chill at Old Manali cafes. Visit the famous Vashisht Temple and hot water springs. In the evening, visit The Mall Road in Manali.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Manali.

Day 9

Atal Tunnel & Solang Valley

  • Post breakfast at the hotel, drive from Manali to Lahaul Valley via the newly opened Atal Tunnel. Visit Sissu village and waterfall (if weather & time permits).

  • Take a stop at Solang Valley and indulge in various adventure activities over there like zorbing, skiing, ATV rides, paragliding, zipline, and more (by your own).

  • In the evening, start your overnight journey from Manali to Delhi.

  • Reach Delhi next morning with lots of amazing memories and unforgettable experiences.


  • Transportation from Delhi to Delhi: AC Semi-Sleeper Volvo bus/Tempo Traveler. For local exploration Tempo Traveler/cab.
  • Accommodation on sharing basis: 1 night in a hotel (Mcleodganj), 1 night in a hotel/campsite (Bir), 2 nights in a hotel/homestay (Jibhi), 2 nights in a hotel (Kasol), 2 nights in a hotel (Manali).
  • Experienced and cool trip leader/trek guide.
  • Bonfire (if weather permits) only in Jibhi.
  • Meals: Dinner (8), Breakfast (8).
  • Paragliding in Bir.
  • River Rafting.
  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state taxes.


  • Any extra meals apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions.
  • Travel Insurance, items of personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.
  • Any entry fees, extra expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
  • Any other costing involved due to circumstances like natural calamity, weather conditions, riots, roadblocks, landslides or any other forced circumstances which are out of our control.
  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.


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