Raj Gunda Trek

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2 DAYS 1 NIGHT
Bara Garan village, Mandi
Min Age : 10+
Overview

Rajgundha trek will make you feel like you’re in a natures paradise and promise the most delightful views of the mountains. Surrounded on both sides by the Dhauladhar mountain, having a clear sky above and among the countless stars, get a chance to see Milky Way during night time. That’s what you see on the trek to Rajgundha!

Rajgundha is a lesser-known village lying at an elevation of about 8900 ft of Kangra region. The place is surrounded by majestic Dhauladhar mountains and witnesses beautiful sunsets and sunrises. A village full of life and resources, Rajgundha people follow old ways of living and believe in self-sufficiency. Rajgundha is well known among nature enthusiasts and locals. It has fresh air and sky as there is no connecting road, and hence, it has no air and noise pollution. Besides, you’d feel the difference in your body and mind after spending a few days here. That is the beauty of Rajgundha trek.

Trek Start/End Point

Bara Garan, Kangra (H.P.) (Google Map)

Trek Start/End Time

Trek start at 10:00 AM on day 1

Trek end at 12:00 PM on day 2

Price Includes

  • Packed lunch, evening tea and snacks, dinner and breakfast
  • Experienced and certified trekking guide
  • Camping gears and equipment like tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, kitchen utensils
  • First-aid medical kit with the team
  • Toilet tents (Pit style)
  • All Taxes

Price Excludes

  • Tips, Gratitude to the Team
  • Any Private Expense
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities
  • Any Other Service Not Mentioned Above in Inclusions

Complementaries

  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

Rajgundha village often referred along with its twin village, Kukkargundha and can only be reached by walking. The way of living in the Valley of Rajgundha is simple. The villagers’ main occupation here is agriculture, and they sell the harvested crop from their fields in the Himachali towns’ markets. You’ll find everything garden-fresh and highly nutritious here, from rajma to cabbage to potato. Throughout the year the villagers stay here except for the winters when it starts snowing. But once the winter comes to an end, and the snow melts, villagers return to grow their crops and continue their lives here.

Things to carry
  • Trekking pole
  • Thermals, Socks, Waterproof gloves
  • Trekking shoes, Slippers/floaters
  • Sun cap, Sunglasses, Sunscream
  • Trekking pants
  • Headlamp/torch
  • Medical kit
  • Toiletries
  • Camera
  • Water bottle, Plastic bags
  • ORS: In case of dehydration, Protein bars
Itinerary

Day 1Bara Garan to Rajgundha | 6.5 KM | 2-3 Hours

Once you get to the Bara Garan village, start your trek towards Rajgundha village which is around 6.5 km long which passes through cabbage fields, lush green meadows and wooden bridges. It takes approximately 2-3 hours to reach Rajgundha village from here. The trail to Rajgundha has a lot of ascents and descents throughout the trek. After walking for around an hour, you will come across a gentle descent that will lead you to the Uhl River. There is a small bridge here that you’d need to cross to enter the village of Rajgundha, this is a steep climb for the next 15-25 minutes after you have crossed the river so be cautious. Congrats! You have finally reached Rajgundha village.

You’ll be given a special tea with hot snacks after you reach the campsite in Rajgundha. The camp will lighten up with a bonfire after sunset. The clear sky among countless stars will provide you with a chance to observe Milky Way during night time. That’s what you see on the trek to Rajgundha. Today’s dinner will also come with a non-veg option. Overnight stay in camping style dome tents (triple sharing basis).

Day 2Rajgundha to Bara Garan

Wake up with morning tea call and beautiful sunrise in the Rajgundha Valley. Post breakfast, begin the trek back to Bara Garan and make sure to go for short sightseeing session in this picturesque tiny hamlet before leaving. Follows the same trail from where you came from. The scenic views from the villages and lush green meadows, cabbage fields around are perfect for delving into the beauty of Rajgundha Valley. It is the end of the trip. After that, hire a taxi till Barot, and you’re free to explore nearby places, or you can immediately dive/travel back to Mandi or Bir.

HOW TO REACH RAJ GUNDA

Raj Gunda village is situated in the Kangra, a Himachal Pradesh district. If you are interested in doing this trek, reach Barot first, which is Mandi district. Now, you might ask how to reach Barot. There are no direct transport options to reach Barot. Here are some travel options…

  1. By Air – If you’re going to come by air, then it’s going to be the best way as the nearest airport is in Bhuntar, Kullu called “Kullu Manali airport”. So, from any of India’s major cities, you can quickly get to Kulu. From Kullu Manali airport, the distance to Barot is about 125 Km. Hiring a cab straight to Barot from here won’t be an issue.
  2. By Bus – This will be the most accessible approach if you’re willing to travel from Delhi or Chandigarh, particularly if you’re on a limited budget. There is no direct commute to Barot. You have to change twice to reach this beautiful village. Take a bus from Delhi to Mandi, it takes about 10 to 12 hours to reach Mandi. Take another bus to place called Ghatasni (Mandi-Pathankot hightway) where you can take local bus to Barot or hire a taxi.
  3. By train – If you’re looking for the cheapest way of travel to reach Barot, then it would be by train. Still, it can get a little challenging as there is no railway station nearby Barot. To reach Barot, take a train till Pathankot and travel on a bus to Palampur for approximately 4-5 hours. From Palampur, take a bus to Mandi and get down at place called Ghatasni. From Ghatasni, take another local bus to Barot or hire a cab.

Now that you have entered Barot, you need directions to reach trek’s starting point. The place is known Bara Garan village, hire a taxi from Barot to get to that locality which is around 20km.

WHEN TO VISIT

Ideally, you can go on the Rajgundha trek throughout the year except for the monsoons. March-June and September-October months are the best time to visit this location, as the weather here during these months is very good. During winters (October-February) it can get pretty cold here and the summer season is a perfect time to come here to avoid the cities’ scorching sun. If you’re looking for snow trekking, which is more challenging but also more spectacular, then in January-February you should think of trekking.

There is also an opportunity to go snow trekking from March to April when snow is less. So, this is the best choice in your hand if you want to do snow trekking.

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