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It’s a Saturday, you wake up late – thanking yourself that it’s your day off of work. You dawdle around the house for most of the day, drinking coffee, watching Netflix or maybe reading a book. Nothing special happens till the evening when someone from your squad calls up with a club scene or maybe a late night house party. You attend the party because you really have nothing else to do. The next day! Ugh! Sunday you wake up with a giant hangover – tired, puffy eyed and maybe even swearing to never drink another drop of alcohol ever again. Another Sunday, wasted!

Bored on Sunday

Does this look like you?

Sound suspiciously familiar? If it does, that means you have been fooling yourself into wasting precious weekends that could have been spent in the lap of the mountains, exploring Tibetan culture, eating Lingri stir fry and maybe even shopping for handmade diaries to journal in. Don’t waste anymore weekends! Check out these 6 awesome weekend trips that you can take with us – without worrying about any of the planning or without busting a hole in your pocket!

The Kheerganga Trek (Kasol-Kheerganga)

Kheerganga Trek

Food shack on the route to Kheerganga

The Kheerganga trek is perfect for travellers looking for an adventurous trek in the lower Himalayas. Taking you inside the heart of Parvati Valley, which is one of Himachal’s most pristine valleys. Dotted with scintillating meadows, shimmering waterfalls, clandestine green villages, and some out of this world gorgeous views. To top it all off, Kheerganga has the famous sulphur hot water springs for all your aches and pains. A natural hot tub with a view – now that is luxury!

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Details:

  1. Duration: 2N/3D
  2. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  3. Highest Altitude: 10,065 feat

Top 3 experiences:

  1. Picturesque trek
  2. Hot water springs
  3. Kasol markets

The Unseen Trek (Kasol-Grahan)

Grahan Village

Views from the Grahan trek route

Take this trek to submerge yourself in the sights and sounds of one of the most pristine and unexplored villages in Himachal Pradesh. A deep green forest trail leads to this secluded village of Grahan that has only about 50 houses, grassy green fields, a temple, several scenic hiking routes and a glistening waterfall nearby. If you have been putting off meditating for a while now, then the water smoothened rocks near the waterfall are definitely the place to start. What say?

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Details:

  1. Duration: 2N/3D
  2. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  3. Highest Altitude: 8000 feat

Top 3 experiences:

  1. Manikaran Gurudwara tour
  2. Serene Grahan village stay
  3. Stargazing session

The Lamadugh Trek

Pine forests on the way to Lamadugh

The Lamadugh trek is an amazing and super approachable trek from Manali that not many travellers know about. This 9900 feet high alpine plateau is lush green and surrounded by mesmerising snowy peaks. During winter, the entire plateau and trail is covered with powdery snow and looks just like a Monet painting. The trek offers the comfort of some fragrant pine and deodar forests along with the views of Indrasen, Deo Tibba and the big Bara Shigri glacier. The perfect place to get away from the hustle of the city and enjoy nature in its purest.

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Details:

  1. Duration: 2N/3D
  2. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  3. Highest Altitude: 9900 feat

Top 3 experiences:

  1. Manali cafe culture
  2. Hidimba Temple tour
  3. Views from Lamadugh top

The Parashar Lake Trek

Parashar Lake

Aerial view of Parashar Lake

One of the most unique and uplifting treks of the Dhauladhar region, Parashar Lake is perfect for that adventurous getaway on the weekend. This gleaming emerald lake is at a height of 8960 feet and looks absolutely dazzling in the sunlight. The oval lake looks over the snow-capped mountains on one side and on the sparkling river Beas on the other. The floating island in the middle of it has enthralled locals and travellers for generations now; making Parashar Lake one of the most fulfilling winter treks. The beautiful cedar forests and bright rhododendron groves are the icings on this cake.

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Details:

  1. Duration: 1N/2D
  2. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  3. Highest Altitude: 8960 feat

Top 3 experiences:

  1. Scenic drive to Baggi
  2. Lakeside camping
  3. Stargazing session

The Mcleod-Dharamshala Trip

HPCA Stadium

Wide view of the famous HPCA Stadium

Perched at a convenient height of 6831 feet, McleodGanj is the seat of the in-exile Tibetan refugee population. Lovingly called ‘Little Lhasa’ – it is a lively suburb in Dharamshala (Dhauladhar ranges). It is very famous for housing His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s residence in the Tsuglagkhang complex in the main town square. This ingenious trip lets you get a taste of not one but two Himachali towns. Explore glistening waterfalls, bustling markets and ancient temples in McleodGanj. In Dharamshala, you get to see one of the highest cricket stadiums and some of the lushest tea gardens of Kangra.

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Details:

  1. Duration: 2N/3D
  2. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  3. Highest Altitude: 6831 feat

Top 3 experiences:

  1. Bhagsu Falls hike
  2. HPCA Stadium tour
  3. St. John of the Wilderness Church

The Magical Parvati (Kasol-Tosh)

Tosh Valley

View of Tosh Valley

This trek is our top suggestion if you’re looking for a quick escape from the hustle-bustle of the city. Experience the kitschy hippie culture of Kasol before you travel to the last village of the Parvati Valley. Tosh is a quaint place for lovers and adventurers alike. Fondly called a ‘traditional village turned hippie colony’ Tosh is full of picturesque views of the mountains, adorable old-timey wooden bridges, bohemian cafes serving yummy food, and plenty of gorgeous paths to take woody strolls on. The best place to hideaway for a weekend.

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Details:

  1. Duration: 1N/2D
  2. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  3. Highest Altitude: 8000 feat

Top 3 experiences:

  1. Explore Challal
  2. Late night jungle walk
  3. Tosh views
What Should I Do Now?
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