Activities to Do in Mcleodganj

Kareri River Trek, Camping, Triund Trek, Visit Namgyal Monastery, Go to Bhagsu Falls, Visit Tsug La Khang, Go to Bhagsu Falls, Indrahar Pass Trek, Head Out to Dal Lake and many more.

Located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, there are a lot of things to do. Also known as Dhasa or Little Lhasa, McLeod Ganj got this name due to the huge Tibetan population residing here and in Dharamshala, McLeod Ganj is situated at an altitude of 6831 feet above the sea level and is located on the Dhauladhar Range of mountains. Aesthetically pleasing monasteries, stunning backdrops, vibrant cafes and thrilling adventure activities make McLeod a popular tourist destination.

There are a variety of treks that commence from or pass from McLeod. From visiting the local markets for shopping for exclusive McLeod handicrafts and jewellery to dining at its quaint and vibrant cafes and restaurants, exploring the umpteen numbers of monasteries in town to taking an exciting trek from here, there are plenty of activities to do in Mcleodganj to create an unforgettable memory.

Some of the popular treks which are the Indrahar Pass Trek, Bhagsu Trek, Kangra Valley Trek, Kareri River Trek and Guna Devi Temple Trek originate and/or pass via McLeod. The hill station is a melting pot of culture; vibrancy and nature where travellers get to explore a lot and take back cherished memories. McLeod Ganj is a place that will leave the travellers wanting for more and coming back for more. An experience that's wholesomely enriching, Little Lhasa awaits the enthusiastic traveller!

Here are some of the best things to do in Mcleodganj:

1. Trek to Triund:

One of the most important things to do in Mcleodganj is Trekking. Just behind the Dhauladhar range stands tall Triund, a 9000 Ft range. The 9 KM trek trail on this mountain is a breathtaking experience. After the tiring expedition you can also plan an overnight stay at the Forest Rest House on top of the ridge.

The spellbinding panorama of the Kangra valley from the Triund peak is captivating. If you wish to lie in the arms of the wilderness and gaze at the infinite sky and sparkling stars, then camping here is also an awesome option. The manoeuvring boulevard through the rhododendron and oak trees will rejuvenate all your senses.

2. Kareri River Trek:

The Kareri Lake is formed by the flow of melted waters from the Mankiani Peak. A glacial river located high between the ranges of Dhauladhar; it is a trek that takes you through lush subtropical forests and alpine grasslands. The subtropical forests are filled with Chir Pine and Chilgoza Pines. The forest trek in the latter half consists of rocky grasslands along the Nyund Nullah.

The Kareri River trek cuts through gushing freshwater streams and passes through verdant meadows and orchards. The subtropical forests are home to several Himalayan birds and animals. On the trek, trekkers will also encounter shepherd villages, cattle grazing farms and a Lord Shiva temple.

3. Camping in Mcleodganj:

McLeod Ganj is a serene hill station nestled in upper Dharamshala; it is home to some of the most spell-binding landscapes in Himachal Pradesh. The reason why McLeod Ganj or McLeod successfully magnetizes tourists each year is for trekking and camping in the Dhauladhar Mountains and surrounding valleys and regions. Camping in McLeod Ganj is like a vacation amidst lush green nature with serene beauty all around.

Camps offer a retreat away from the cacophony of city life and allow the traveler to soak in peace. You are surrounded by mellow sounds of whispering winds and chirping sounds of birds. Camps in McLeod Ganj also offer magnificent views of the Himalayan peaks.

Check Out: Best Homestays in Mcleodganj for a comfortable stay

4. Pray at Nechung Monastery:

The Nechung Monastery, a Buddhist monastery plays a historical role as it was the seat of the Tibetan State Oracle until 1959. It is located downhill from the Drepung Monastery. Nechung is an eerie place associated with possession, exorcism and other pre-Buddhist rites.

The monastery has a few strange, striking and imaginative murals lining the walls of the inner courtyard. Paintings of flayed humans held from the rafters by serpents, figures with dangling eyeballs, disembodied heads and legs, wrathful deities with garlands of skulls, and other artwork decorate the walls here.

5. Bhagsu Trek:

The Bhagsu trek, which is a trek to the Bhagsu Waterfalls commences from McLeod Ganj and covers a distance of approximately 12 kilometers. The elevation being 2400 meters, it is a moderate trek best recommended for beginners.

The Bhagsu Waterfalls are located close to the Bhagsunath Temple. These waterfalls are one of the most stunning streams that cascade down around 30 feet during the monsoon season. The Bhagsu trek is one of the best things to do in McLeod Ganj.

6. The Kangra Valley Trek:

The Kangra Valley Trek is a trek that opens the world of phenomenal views of the Dhauladhar Range to the travellers. The trek and trail delight trekkers with visit to old temples, scenic lakes, & unexplored Hindu towns en route in the middle of verdant and snow-laden valleys.

The trek begins from McLeod Ganj and passes through the Kareri Lake and Kareri Village. Trekkers trek on the trail that passes through woody woodlands and steep slopes, which aren't too arduous to climb. The Kangra Valley Trek is quite a popular one and is also one of the best things to do in Mcleod Ganj.

7. Visit Tsug La Khang:

Popular for being the sanctuary of The Dalai Lama, the Tsug la Khang is the core essence of Mcleodganj. It comprises the Namgyal Monastery and also several shrine rooms in its compound. There are statues of Buddha, Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche in these shrines.

If you are an art lover then you should surely go there and admire this splendid artwork. The Dalai Lama’s dwelling and administrative offices are adjoining to the monastery. Ling Khor, is a meditation trail close to Tsug La Khang, you will come across small shrines,

8. Explore Namgyal Monastery:

The Namgyal Monastery is well known for being the biggest Tibetan sanctuary outside Tibet and also the residence of the Dalai Lama. It was established in 16th century and since then it serves to preserve the Tibetan culture and customs.

It enlightens the monks who reside here by imparting knowledge based on philosophy, sacred arts, meditation and debates. This Monastery is bestowed with a pristine atmosphere, making it an ideal place to attain peace. It also showcases splendid statues of Buddha, which are highly admirable.

9. Go to Bhagsu Falls:

Being in closed vicinity of the popular Bhagsunath Temple of Lord Shiva, this waterfall is known as the Bhagsu Falls. Spending a day here is one of the most exhilarating things to do in Mcleodganj. It is not only famous as a picnic spot but is also a significant place of pilgrimage.

The sight of this 20 M tall waterfall is like a heaven on earth during monsoons. One can also cherish the delicious food served in the cafeteria near the falls. If you wish to add on to the excitement of this excursion, then you have a choice of trekking to these falls through the beautiful vistas. 

10. Take a Boat Ride in the Dal Lake:

A boat ride in the Dal Lake amidst the striking green Deodar Forests is one of the unique things to do in Mcleodganj. Brimming with tranquilizer vibes floating over the calm waters, this boat ride is something you cannot miss out in Dal lake.
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Day Tour in Mcleodganj | Flat 25% off
Day Tour in Mcleodganj | Flat 25% off



Pick-Up/Drop Location: Your hotel/campsite within 5 kms radius of Mcleodganj town.Timings : 9AM - 8PMEmbark on a captivating day trip to McLeod Ganj in Dharmashala where you will see a large group of Tibetan people.The place is famous for the temples, Tibetan model leisure centers, waterfalls etc.Enjoy the six hour day trip by watching Dalai Lama temple, Bhagshu Nag temple, waterfall and Shiva Cafe.Minimum six people are needed for the tour to be operated and it offers a delighted sightseeing experience to you.The Tibetan population existing here will share its history with you, relish the beauty and cleanliness of the place from the bottom of your heart.Places covered in Full-day tour:

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Camping at Triund


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Activity Location: Bhagsunag, McleodganjCheck-in Time: 1:00 PM (Flexible timing)Check-out Time: 09:00 AMAbout Camping at Triund:Famous for waterfalls, lush green meadows, and snow-capped mountains the Triund is a perfect place for all mountain lovers. Don't miss the stay at this campsite situated in the lap of Mount Dhauladhar overlooking the Kangra Valley. Not too far from the Bhagsu nag waterfall, this camping experience allows you to camp under the stars, amidst the snowcapped mountains. Book this exciting camping activity and cherish this experience with your loved ones.Other Relevant Location:Trek Start Point: Bhagsunag ParkingStart time: 9:00 AMTrek Distance: 9 KM approx.Trek difficulty: Medium

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32 Ratings

₹ 1,250

₹ 900 per Adult

Bhagsu Trek, Book Online & Get Flat 16% off
Bhagsu Trek, Book Online & Get Flat 16% off



Starting point / End Point- Mcleodganj Bus StandStart Time: 11:00 AMBhagsu Nag is a small village to the east of McLeodganj at a height of 7000 feet above sea level. The majestic waterfall in Bhagsu Nag, Mcleodganj is a paradise for adventure seekers and photography lovers. This 7 km trek will take about 6 hours to complete and will also include a visit to the very famous Bhagsu Nath Temple. The guide will assist the group with the trails being familiar with the routes and trek trails from the right places to take halts to get some mind-blowing pictures clicked. One time packed veg lunch will be provided to the trekkers during any of these halts. Explore shopping from the ethnic handicraft shops available in the market  on your way back. Arrive back in Mcleodganj with via the same route with amazing memories!How to Reach?Mcleodganj Bus stand serves as the city's epicenter and is surrounded by the majority of the hotels and campsites. Public and private transports can be used to reach the start point. 

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Paragliding in Dharamshala
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Activity Location: Dharamshala, Himachal PradeshStart/ End Point: Indrunag, DharamshalaActivity Timing: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PMFlight duration: 7-10 minutes (depending upon the choice of your package)About Paragliding in Dharamshala:Paraglide in the beautiful and clear blue sky of Dharamshala and witness the beauty of Shivalik Mountain ranges and many more that Dharamshala holds. With safety measures and the best-in-class instructors, this activity is a must attempt in the beautiful environs of Dharamshala. Indulge in thrill and adventure as you paraglide over the scenic beauty of Dharamshala. Book the paragliding in Dharamshala to enjoy a wonderful experience amidst the mountains.

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₹ 3,000

₹ 2,330 per Adult

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Thatharana Trek with Camping in Mcleodganj


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About the trek:Thatharana trek lies in laps of the Kangra Valley amidst the Dhauladhar Range which makes it the most beautiful place to watch out. Thatharana trek is surrounded by lushy green mountains with a vast view of plains of punjab. It's a base camp for trekkers going to Kundli Pass. So embark on these amazing trek to take pocket full of memories.Start point/Endpoint: Khaniyara Market (8Kms from Dharamshala)Start Time: 10:00 AM(Day 1)End Time: 01:00 PM (Day 2)Inclusions:Stay: Dome tents on sharing basisMeals: Lunch, Breakfast and DinnerGuideActivities: Trekking & Camping

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₹ 2,299

₹ 1,800 per Adult

Palampur Tour, Book Now & Get Flat 12% off
Palampur Tour, Book Now & Get Flat 12% off



Starting point/Endpoint: Hotel in Mcleodganj, Himachal PradeshSightseeing Timings : 10:00 am to 7:00 pmPalampur is a hill station that is famous for its aromatic tea gardens, impeccable paddy fields, beautiful temples and flora, and fauna. Explore the history and culture of this beautiful place with this day tour. Admire the beautiful picturesque landscapes of Palampur as you ride through the roads.Start your Trip from Mcleodganj with the professional and English speaking guide. You will be picked up between 10-11 AM by the driver in a private car from your hotel or nearby pick-up point which is 5 KM in distance from the Mcleodganj city center. After that you will head out for Palampur. Palampur valley offers the most scenic sight of nature, spends nine hours driving around the valley on this tour. Experience the nurturing cool breeze while walking in the tea gardens, explore the cultural varieties of the village as well. Visit the Kangra art museum to see the arts and crafts, fabrics and embroidery. Then visit Norbulingka, which is famous for the preservation of the Tibetan culture in its literary and artistic forms. After that visit Chinmaya temple, Chamunda Devi temple, Gyutto monastery, Gopalpur zoo and finally end your trip by visiting the Baijnath temple.Note:Minimum 4 people are required to book this package.

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₹ 3,999

₹ 3,499

Bear Valley Trek from Mcleodganj | Flat 18% off
Bear Valley Trek from Mcleodganj | Flat 18% off



Start and End Point of Trek:  Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand, McleodganjBest time to Visit: April - June & October - NovemberDifficulty: ModerateThe Bear valley Trek starts from Mcleodganj in Dharamshala and passes through the popular camping ground of Triund, the Laka Got, and the Lahesh Caves.  McLeod Ganj to Indrahaar Pass trek via Triund is a low-moderate difficulty trek. This trek follows one of the more established trails used by the Gaddi shepherds enroot their summer grazing pastures in the upper Raavi Valley and lahaul. Whatever difficulty this trek throws your way, the spectacular views more than compensate for it. To the south there are mesmerizing views of the Indian plains; to the north is the sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snow-capped Pir Panjal Range. How To Reach:The starting point for the trek is Bhagsu Nag Taxi which is easily accessible by public and private transport

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46 Ratings

₹ 8,100

₹ 6,600

Dharamshala Mcleodganj Sightseeing Tour | Book @ 20% off
Dharamshala Mcleodganj Sightseeing Tour | Book @ 20% off



Start point & Endpoint: Hotel / Desired Location within 5km of city limitsTimings: 10:00 AM-3:00 PMSnuggled in the Shivaliks, Mcleodganj, and Dharamshala are the popular tourist places in India, known for its monasteries, temples, lakes, and Tibetan settlements.  This half-day tour will give you a glimpse of all these spots. Start the sightseeing tour with a friendly and experienced driver who knows the routes well. The tour is suggestible to be started early in the morning after breakfast to avoid missing any spot. Select from the wide-varieties of the vehicles available and kick start your day for an amazing experience.Places Covered in Dharamshala Mcleodganj Sightseeing Tour:1. Dalai Lama temple- As Dalai Lama visits this temple twice or thrice every year to preach and bless, the temple gets its name as Dalai Lama Temple. 2. Dal lake- Located at the height of 1775 meters above the sea level, the Dal Lake is a small yet picturesque lake surrounded by rugged mountains and towering deodar trees and is a marvelous place to be at.3. Bhagsu nag temple- The Temple is believed to be an ancient temple where Lord Shiva had prevailed himself. Hence, this temple is a much-worshipped place for its exciting history and sacredness.4. St.john church- This magnificent church is built amid the picturesque valley of Mcleodganj and is a monument dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India, who was buried here in 1863 A.D. 5. Naddi viewpoint- Located in Kangra valley, Naddi viewpoint is a Perfect location to view massive Dhauladhar Range at such a close distance, no walking or trekking involved, no more stress on knees. Vehicles Available:Sedans-Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, and EtiosSuitable for 2-4 passengersSUVs-Tavera, Xylo, and InnovaSuitable for 4-6 passengers

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24 Ratings

₹ 2,499

₹ 1,999

Ancient Hindu Temple Drive at Mcleodganj | Flat 40% off
Ancient Hindu Temple Drive at Mcleodganj | Flat 40% off



Pick-Up/Drop Point: Hotel / Desired Location within 5km of Mcleodganj Bus standStart Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PMDuration: 7 HoursMcleodganj is a famous hill station situated near the upper Dharamshala. This town is popularly known as the Land of the Lamas. Home to several old Tibetan communities, this town is stocked with monasteries. Hence a perfect place for relaxation as well as recreation.Book this day tour to have a spiritual and sacred drive to visit the various temples near Mcleodganj nestled in the serene valleys of Himalaya. Enjoy the seven-hour long tour including the insights of very famous Hindu temples en route. Marvel at the architectural extravaganza displayed in the temples such as Chamunda Devi, Chintpurni, Jawalaji, and Brajeshwari. Come along with family & friends to enjoy the trip to the fullest. The trip includes the convenient hotel pick up & Drop in a private comfortable car. Choose from the wide varieties of Sedans and SUVs to enjoy a pilgrimage trip with the accompaniment of an expert driver cum guide. Driver bata and other taxes are part of this tour. 

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23 Ratings

₹ 3,500

₹ 2,500

Trek to Triund Hills Ex Delhi
Trek to Triund Hills Ex Delhi



Surrounded by the pristine white snow, lush green mountains, Triund trek is one of the most beautiful trails in the Great Indian Himalayas. Its steady ups and downs, forest trails, and scenic views indulge the beginners, hence making it one of the most popular trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh. About the activity:-Reach Mcleodgang which is the starting point of the trek. You would enjoy a beautiful walk through mixed forests of deodar, oak, and rhododendron.-This trek is moderately easy and would take you to the scenic grassland of lush green grass and pastures that is Triund. During your trek, you can make a stop for lunch.-Enjoy the beautiful views of Kangra valley on one side and the mighty Dhauladhar mountain range on the other-Check into the camps and have dinner at the campsite (In case of Bad weather or Govt restriction, day trekking back to Dharamkot to reach the campsite).-Spend the night amidst scenic views and a pleasant climate as you catch some much-needed sleep at the camp. -Get up early to enjoy the blissful sunrise and check out from camps after breakfast.-Start your trek back to the base camp located at Mcleodganj which marks the end of your short but delightful Himalayan experience. Trekking distance: 9 km Maximum Altitude: 9,432 ft Difficulty Level: Easy Starting and Ending Point: Mcleodganj Note:-From 23rd August to further updates, overnight stay will be provided 2 km below the Triund top due to restriction from Authorities.-If the snow at the top of Triund is beyond the operator's control, the camping for the day will be organized in Dharamkot instead.-Maximum 10 people are allowed to book this tour. 

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156 Ratings

₹ 3,888

₹ 3,600

Snow Winter Trek to Triund in December
Snow Winter Trek to Triund in December



Camp Location - Dharamkot Village, Mcleodganj.Start point and Time of the Trek - Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand, 10 AM.Embark yourself on the Triund Trek in December 2020 to find a true escape from all your hectic routine. Triund is accounted for as one of the most popular yet easiest treks in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Instead, it is a crown jewel of McLeodganj which is famous for its riveting waterfalls, monasteries, cafes, and sublime hills. The lush little town of Triund is a large gorgeous land of vast stretches of grass and a perfect place to dwell for the stargazers, bird watchers, and photographers. Trekking all over for 1100 meters high altitude, the Triund Hill offers scenic views of the captivating Kangra Valley. The winter months are the most favourable time to be a part of this trek as the cold weather does not hinder your trekking enthusiasm. Besides, the picturesque views of the snow-capped Kangra Valley are simply adoring. This is why most of the trekkers plan their Triund Trek in December. The presence of a dense mist or fog may obstruct in capturing the picture-perfect view of the snow-capped mountain ranges. However, the stepper trekking spots and the unexpected road conditions will definitely test every single ounce of your stamina. In the end, sustaining this winter trek is worthy as you walk down the path laid with thick covers of forests of Oak and Rhododendrons. Quick Facts:Trekking Distance: 10 km Maximum Altitude: 9,432 ft Difficulty Level: Easy Electricity: Electricity is available at the campsiteATM: Mcleodganj is the last point where you will find an ATMTrekking Gradient: Steep throughout the trailHow to reach the campsite?You have to report at Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand which is the starting point of the trek and it is around 3 km from Mcleodganj. Many local transports and private cabs are available from Mcleodganj to reach Bhagsu Nag.

24 Ratings


24 Ratings

₹ 1,212

₹ 967

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Triund Camping


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Triund Camping Package Start point/Endpoint: Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand.Start Time: 10:00 AM (Day 1).End Time: 12:00 PM (Day 2).Total Trekking Distance: 14 KM.Maximum Altitude: 9432 ft.Temperature: In summers, during the day, the temperature goes from 16 degrees C to 25 degrees C and at night, it goes from 7 degrees C to 10 degrees C.In winters, during the day, the temperature goes from 14 degrees C to 18 degrees C and at night, it goes from 1 degree C to 5 degrees C.
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207 Ratings

₹ 1,650

₹ 1,350 per Adult

Himalayan Paragliding with Sightseeing at Palampur
Himalayan Paragliding with Sightseeing at Palampur



About the Activity:Start your sightseeing trip to Palampur from Mcleodganj and reach the paragliding site at Bir Billing for 30 minutes flying with safety equipment.Enjoy the view from the sky and Palampur is quite beautiful and feel like flying for some time.Afterward, stroll through Palampur to explore its nuances and know more about the old village closely.Minimum 4 people are required for the tour and it will be an excitement opportunity for your friends and family to have adventure and thrill together.

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25 Ratings

₹ 3,150

People Also Ask About Mcleodganj Things To Do

  1. What are the best adventure activities to do in Mcleodganj?

    1. Paragliding at Bir-Billing- This is an ultimate adrenaline rush activity to fly over the loftiest mountains of the Himalayas. Bir Billing is the second best place in the world which hosts the Paragliding World Championship inviting the best paragliders from different corners of the globe.

    2. Scale the height of Triund- For a hazardless trekking in the Himalayas, go for a weekend trek to Triund through the breath-taking Kangra valley. It is also an ideal destination for overnight camping and enjoying bonfire under the starlit sky.

    3. Try your culinary skills at Lhamo’s kitchen- One of the best things to do in Mcleodganj is to learn authentic Tibetan recipes at Lhamo’s Kitchen. You will get an insight of the traditional recipes from their master chefs.

    4. Enjoy boat ride in Dal Lake- Immerse in the tranquil vibe of the place as you go on boat ride in Dal Lake surrounded by dense deodar forest. The temple of Lord Shiva located on the bank of the lake is one of the famous things in Mcleodganj.

    5. Recharge yourself in yoga and spa sessions- Spending a few hours in some spa or yoga sessions is the best way to explore your inner self. Don’t forget to visit the famous Ayurvedic Rejuvenation Centre which is run by proficient experts and doctors to provide you best-in-class treatment.
  2. What are the best treks in Mcleodganj?

    1. Kareri River Trek- One of the famous things in Mcleodganj to see is the Kareri River which is a glacial river formed by water melted away from Mankini Peak. The arduous trek cuts through alpine grasslands and lush subtropical woodlands.

    2. Indrahar Pass Trek- The trail begins in the Kangra Valley and ends at Chamba passing through verdant meadows and dense forests of rhododendrons. The trek offers beautiful views of the Pin Panjal and Dhauladhar mountain ranges.

    3. Kangra Valley Trek- The trek begins from Mcleodganj and passes through Kareri Lake through steep slopes, woodlands and snow-laden valleys.

    4. Bhagsu Trek- The 12 Km trek commences from Mcleodganj up to Bhagsu Waterfalls through a number of cascading waterfalls and idyllic hamlets.
  3. Which are some famous museums to visit in Mcleodganj?

    Mcleodganj was once under the colonial rule of British but now widely known as the home of Dalai Lama. Today it is one of the best places to appreciate Tibetan culture. The most famous museum to visit here is the Tibetan Museum located inside the Tsuglagkhang complex.

    It has a collection of brilliant forms of Tibetan art, which includes history documents, pottery, handicrafts, paintings etc. It also provides an insight into Tibetan culture and also the various struggles faced by them lately. 


  4. What are the famous places for camping in Mcleodganj?

    1. Triund camping- Known as the “crown jewel” of Dhauladhar Range triund is a popular campsite of trekkers. Spending a few days amidst the seamless alpine forests is a memory to cherish forever.

    2. Palampur- Palampur is a favourite campsite of adventure buffs who want to spend a few days amidst prevailing tranquillity with wonderful views of the mountain. Taking a paragliding session is one of the best things to do in Mcleodganj.

    3. Indrahar Pass- Indrahar Pass is located at a whopping altitude of 4,342 metres from the sea level in the world famous Dhauladhar Range. Camping overnight at Laka Got is one of the most exciting activities in Mcleodganj you can indulge in.

    4. Kangra Valley- The beautiful valley dotted with gorgeous streams is one of the best campsites in Mcleodganj.
  5. Which are some places for sightseeing in Mcleodganj?

    Mcleodganj besides Offering extremely beautiful scenes of Dhauladhar ranges, has a host of places to keep tourists busy with many sightseeing opportunities. The beautiful town portrays a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence.

    Right from enchanting monasteries located in the heart of the town to lakes and waterfalls all around, Dharamshala has myriad sightseeing possibilities.

    Here’s a rundown on best places for sightseeing here:

    • Bhagsu Falls
    • Namgyal Monastery
    • Bhagsunath Temple
    • Tsuglagkhang
    • Dharamkot 
    • Church of St John’s
    • Tibetan Museum
    • Norbulingka Institute
    • Kangra Fort etc.


  6. What are the best places to visit in Mcleodganj with friends and family?

    1. Church of St. John- The neo-Gothic architecture of the church built in 1852 is one of the famous things in Mcleodganj. Set amidst groves of ancient deodars and pine, the church ground is used for small picnics and strolls.

    2. Tsuglagkhang Complex- Home to the Dalai Lama, a visit to this complex is one of the most worthwhile things to do in Mcleodganj. It also houses the Namgyal Gompa, Tsuglagkhang Temple and Tibet Museum inside the main square.

    3. Nick’s Italian Kitchen- If you are not a mono or thukpa lover try the famous lasagna or pasta at the rooftop dining area of Nick’s Kitchen.

    4. Dharamkot Village- Dharamkot is an idyllic hamlet which is about 20 minutes’ drive from Mcleodganj. It is a favourite of yoga practitioners due to its serene atmosphere.
  7. Which are the best places for yoga in Mcleodganj?

    A lot of people come up to McLeodGanj to enroll themselves at one of the many meditation centres. The peace and quiet coupled with the inherent spirituality of the place makes it an ideal retreat for people trying to find their Zen. There are many yoga retreats in Mcleodganj where you can learn the basics of yoga by trained gurus and find your inner peace.

    Some of the places for yoga here are

    • Aryan Yoga & Reiki Center
    • Ashta Yoga Valley
    • Kailash School of Yoga and Holistic Healing
  8. Is Mcleodganj safe?

    Mcleodganj is absolutely safe for solo or even group travellers. Travellers who want to indulge in adventure activities in Mcleodganj visit the place in large numbers round the year except during rainy season when trekking tails become slippery.
  9. Which are the famous temples to visit in Mcleodganj?

    Mcleodganj boasts of a rich culture that one can witness only after paying a visit to the beautiful temples located there. Not only for the spiritually interested, but these temples serve as an important tourist attraction for everyone.

    Dharamshala owes most of its air of tranquillity to the vibrant culture that prevails here, and it’s hard to miss in the many temples that dot the town.

    Some of the famous temples here are:

    • Dalai Lama’s temple
    • Bhagsunath Temple
    • Bajreshwari Mata temple
    • Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple
    • Bagalamukhi temple
  10. What should I buy in Mcleodganj?

    You can buy unique things to take back home like singing bowls which produce beautiful music when rubbed with a wooden stick, Budhha statues, prayer flags, prayer wheels, Tibetan authentic jitters, decorative items, silk and satin wall hangings, jewelry, handcrafted diaries, colourful purses, and a wide variety of tea.

    Shopping is one of the things to do in Mcleodganj which you must take into consideration.  You can head out the famous markets of Mcleodganj and get these goodies at reasonable prices. Make sure you carry an ample amount of cash as the place is not yet well-versed with digital money and the ATM has a long queue which you wouldn't want to waste time standing in.
  11. Which are the best camping sites in Mcleodganj?

    A camping experience in Mcleodganj will take you close in the wilderness of nature showcasing its real grandeur. Spend the whole night under the star-studded night sky and witness the sunset and the sunrise the next day. It is also a fun outing with family and friends while enjoying an adventurous activity.

    Some famous camping places in Mcleodganj are:

    • Triund Mountain Lodge and Camping 
    • The Bunker
    • Snow Monk Camp
    • Naddi etc.
  12. What is the best time to visit Mcleodganj?

    Summer Season: Mcleodganj experiences pleasant summers due to which it is a popular destination for the people nearby to escape from the scorching summer heat. The temperature ranges from 22 degrees Celcius to 32 degrees Celsius, maximum in the afternoons.

    You can also enjoy the Buddha Purnima and Losar celebrations this season. Also to mention, this is the ideal time for adventurers to opt for trekking to Triund and Indrahar Pass. 

    Monsoon Season : The monsoon season magnifies the beauty of this place turning into a heaven. The months of July and August receive around 350 cm of rainfall while the temperature ranges from 18 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius. Though this is an off-season time to visit McLeodganj, yet if you seek thrill, then this is your time. 

    Winter Season : Winter season is considered the best season for exploring the city and witnessing the eye-feasting view of the suburbs. The temperature ranges from 9 degrees Celcius to -1 degrees Celsius making this white heaven more serene than any other time.

    Also to mention that this is an ideal time as there are a lot of festivals held during the winter season like the International Himalayan Festivals, Lohri, Halda, Himachal Winter Carnival, and the Tibetan New Year.

  13. How to reach Mcleodganj from Dharamshala?

    You can reach Mcleodganj from Dharamshala via a personal or private vehicle as there is no direct flight, train or bus available between Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. Less than an hour’s drive via Khara Danda Road, the taxis are a quite comfortable and convenient mode of transport to reach the destination, also giving you the privilege of the mesmerizing view of the outdoors while you take the road journey.
  14. Which are some famous monasteries to visit in Mcleodganj?

    Mcleodganj stands out for its world-renowned monasteries that give visitors a peep into Buddhism and a feel of Tibetan culture. McLeodganj is famous for its Tibetan institutions, Buddhist monasteries, culture, art and crafts. Being in the monasteries is an uplifting experience that is sure to help you reconnect with your inner-self. And its certainly a big reason to visit here.

    Some of the famous monasteries here are:

    • Namgyal Monastery
    • Tsuglagkhang
    • Tsechokling Gompa
  15. Where can I try paragliding in Mcleodganj and how much will it cost me?

    Paragliding is the most adventurous activity to do in Mcleodganj to get an adrenaline rush. Not only it completes your quota of excitement but also offers some of the best vistas which you can witness from the sky. The view below would leave you spellbound and this is one experience you will never ever forget.

    Bir Billing is the best place to go to Mcleodganj for this activity. A paragliding expedition in Mcleodganj will cost you about INR 7,000.

  16. What is Mcleodganj famous for?

    Mcleodganj is famous for its rich Tibetan culture, scenic natural beauty, monasteries, temples, and a wide variety of adventure sports. With something for everyone, the place experiences flocks of people all around. Major attractions include Masroor Temple, Bhagsu Falls, Nechung Monastery, Guna Temple, Sunset Point, St. John’s Church, Vipassana Meditation Centre, Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake, and Dal Lake that you must visit.
  17. Where can I try boating in Mcleodganj? Can I do it in any season?

    The peaceful & beautiful setting of the lakes in Mcleodganj makes boating one of the most popular fun things to do in Mcleodganj with kids.

    One can try boating in the famous Dal Lake of Mcleodganj on your vacation. with blue-green water so deep that you could go boating on it, Dal Lake is the best place for this experience. The lake is surrounded by deodar trees and is considered to be a sacred spot as there is small Shiva mandir (shrine) on its bank. 

    May to October is the ideal time for boating in Dal Lake.

  18. Should I visit the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts? What’s so special about it?

    Today, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts is a popular tourist stop and stay over and is a both educating and recreational. Here you will find shows, events and documentary screenings all year round. It is one of the first institutes established by the Dalai Lama. Its annual 10-day Shoton Festival attracts people from all over the country. 

    Some of the highlights of this place are its eccentric cultural performances including a 1½-hour show of folk and ritual dance and song, Dances from the Roof of the World (which sometimes includes lhamo excerpts), and concerts by the popular electric folk fusion group Aa Ka Ma.

Newly Added Mcleodganj Experience
03 January 2020
Pooja Sabarwal Triund Trek
31 Dec 2019 always memorable for me just because of this trip. It was my first experience on hills specially on trekking. Our guide Mannu Sharma such a nice person. Just like our family he take care of everything. Wonderful experience with wonderful peoples.
20 August 2018
Yogananda Sree Triund Trek
My trip to triund was super. The guide Mukesh was friendly and fun company. Guided very well. Bit disappointed that I couldn't stay there due to bad weather but the accommodation provided to me was simply superb . Environment friendly and peace loving. Food was simply superb and hospitality was excellent. Will once again visit in future.
11 October 2019
Jagruti Nawale Triund Trek
This was my first trek and I'm so glad I opt it. In triund is all the nature you can experience at once. The cold breeze, the mountains, the water, the trees, the rocks (they are real beauty of the trek), the clouds/fog, the animals, the people, everything about triund is special. The views were breathtaking, I wanted to capture everything I could in my camera. This is one of a hell experience you should not miss. The camping arrangement was nice. They provide you good tents, sleeping bags, nice and clean. We got snacks and meals and even breakfast and it was unexpectedly awesome. You get less options but you get to choose what you will be eating. This experience made me fall in love with trekking.
04 February 2021
Oindrila Bhattacharya Triund Trek
First trek experience with friends, couldn't be any better option than thrillpphilia. Best vender and guide assigned. Best deals in this price. From food to facilities everything was as promised. We were 2 girls in group and it's totally safe for girls.
21 December 2019
Dhananjay Dhananjay Kareri Lake Trek
The best experience I could get could considering that it was my first Trek,the picturesque locations and the admirable hospitality was something someone can only dream of.Though due to off season in December my group was not able to complete the trek but whatever we witnessed was something neither of us can forget.The camping under a boulder is something I can never forget.The best thing of this trek is that you will always find a dog companion who will keep you motivated on this trek...
20 March 2021
Prachi Sharma Triund Trek
Hello everyone, the round trek was breathtaking. But the experience became amazing only because of our guide - Rahul. Rahul helped me to conquer my fear of heights. He kept on motivating me to go further and also helped me to come down by constantly holding my hand. I went with 3 of my friends and we all loved the service and we made many new friends as well in the group :) And that’s why I will recommend thrillophilla to everyone. And As far as the stay is concerned, it is comfortable and cosy and the vibe is surreal.
20 March 2021
SUmit Pal Triund Trek
Thrilling trek to the top of Triund trek. Rahul is a amazing guide friendly and cheerful. Highly recommended. A must try trek !!!
07 March 2021
Ayush Aggarwal Laka Glacier Trek
I booked this trek at the end of Feb 2021. The weather was somewhat pleasant and a lot windy. The trekking company just started its operations in Leta village after camping in triund got prohibited due to which the washroom situation was not the best. However, the tents were good and the owner was also very accommodating, providing extra sleeping bags to overcome the cold. Our guide was amazing and very supportive throughout the trek. We went till snowline due to time and safety concerns. The food and bonfire were also very good. Overall an amazing experience.
25 February 2021
Mayank Yaduvanshi Triund Trek
This is our 2nd trek on triund. Recommanded trek for the amazing views. We went on 23 jan 2021 and enjoyed the beautiful mountains with the lovely snowfall (that's what we went there for the second time). If you go in around September you may also experience the breathtaking views from triund top and bhagsunag waterfall.
16 February 2021
Yogananda Sree Triund Trek
It was just amazing

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