Undeniably one of the most offbeat treks in and around Himachal, Shepherd’s Trail takes you through the vast remoteness of the Kangra Valley, tucked away in the Western Himalayas. It is often used by the nomadic shepherd tribes, locally known as Gaddi, to cross over from Kullu to Kangra. A moderate trek, its trail crosses dense alpine forests, emerald green meadows, and picturesque villages. As you plan your next escape, here’s all you’ll need to know about the 2-day trek in Dharamkot.
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Day 1 - Easy to Moderate
  • Assemble at 8:45 AM at Dharamshala Bus stand
  • Hop on a bus from Dharamshala to Salli, which is the starting point of the trek- just 2.5 hours away. 
  • Upon reaching Salli, you’re in for a scenic 3-hour hike to Dhaledh, the base camp. The trail is full of meadows and gardens, with a river flowing beside it. So, just before you start on the adventure, gorge on a hearty lunch (on the house) to charge up.
  • Share a story or 2 with the shepherds as they prepare hot tea as a welcoming gesture (on the house). Sip and soak in all the tranquillity of shepherd huts and the river near the campsite.
  • Nothing better to end your day with than a freshly prepared dinner (on the house) by the bonfire. Laze around and relax after the meal as you stargaze through the night.
Day 2 - Moderate
  • Wake up to the aroma of fresh breakfast to start your day right (on the house).
  • Off you go for an adventurous climb to Kareri Lake, which is an hour away. Sightseeing and stopping for amazing shots on the way is mandatory. :)
  • A scenic lunch by the Kareri Lake is just enough to unwind the tiredness after the climb (on the house).
  • As you make your way back to Dhaledh, nothing will relax you like a warm cuppa goat milk tea and endless shepherd stories to go with it(on the house).
  • Dinner is served as soon as you reach back to the campsite (on the house).
Day 3 - Easy
  • The final day starts with a scrumptious breakfast (on the house).
  • Head back to Salli after 2 days of wholehearted exploration. You'll also be stopping for a quick swim in the river flowing nearby!
  • After trekking back to Salli, get on a bus to Dharamshala (Expected Arrival Time - 4pm) and bid adieu to the wonderful shepherd guides.


  • Transportation from Dharamshala - Salli - Dharamshala
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guide.
  • Lodging facility via shared camps for 2 nights.
  • Breakfast for day 2 and 3.
  • Lunch at Salli on day 1 and Kareri Lake on day 2.
  • Evening Tea on day 1 and 2.
  • Dinner for day 1 and 2.
  • Bonfire by the campsite, if the weather permits.


  • All meals provided will be vegetarian.
  • Cancellation policy: You can cancel 2 days prior to the escape and 100% refund will be initiated. Reach out to us at for the same.
  • Please carry your own water bottles and trash bags. Cleanliness is strictly adhered to and we won’t be leaving any waste behind.
  • The maximum number of people per batch is limited to 10.
  • The minimum number of people required for this escape is 5. If the group size is smaller, it will result in cancellation, with any deposit being refunded fully.
  • Please note that this is a weekend escape from Friday to Sunday. However, customized days can be arranged depending upon the number of people.


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