Rajghundha Trek

Rajghundha Trek

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Rajghundha Trek Overview

The Himalayas are dotted with many amazing offbeat treks, the Rajghundha trek being one of them. Comparatively speaking, it isn’t as hard or difficult as some of the other treks offered in the same region. But when it comes to the overall experience, the Rajgundha trek is second to none. This lesser-known trek is in the Kangra region of the Himalayas and is a must-try experience for any adventure seeker or nature lover. Bir is where the expedition starts as you traverse through the quaint little town called Barot. After crossing Barot is when the fun begins as Rajgundha starts appearing in all its glory.

The main highlight of the Rajgundha trek is the route itself as it meanders through lush green forests, majestic mountains and not to forget, waterfalls as well! The colourful valley of Rajgundha is also famous for its orange-ish sunsets – an experience that is bound to stay with you for the rest of your lives. One will also get to experience and indulge in the local Himalayan culture on this trek. And guess what? Even if your heart doesn’t get full after the experience, the campsite of Bir is renowned to be the highest paragliding site in the world!

Highlights of Rajghundha Trek

Rajghundha Trek

Maximum altitude: 8,900 feet above the sea level

Grade: Easy to moderate

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Trekking distance: 16 kilometres

Trail type: Easy to moderate

Rail head: Pathankot (150 km away from Bir)

Airport: Kangra airport in Dharamshala

Snow Season: November to February

Service from: March

Base camp: Bir

Best season: During the spring season, between the months of August to October

Region: Kangra region of the Himalayas

Who can participate: The minimum age for Rajgundha trek is 10 years and the maximum age is 60 years

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Rajghundha Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Report at base camp

  • The scenic town of Bir is the base camp for the Rajgundha trek and on day 1, trekkers will have to report at the campsite.

  • The trek commences from here on day 1 itself and will involve passing through scenic river and mountain views.

  • There are numerous waterfalls splattered across the Bir to Rajgundha trek route that are bound to elevate your experience even further.

  • On the first day, you will be touching down Billing where complimentary drinks and snacks will be served right after you reach there.

  • Soak in the gorgeous sunset before gulping down scrumptious dinner and setting off to sleep.

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What to pack for Rajghundha Trek

Rajghundha Trek

Essentials:

  • Hiking shoes: Proper hiking / trekking shoes that can provide good grip over rough surfaces. Sports shoes and sneakers are best avoided because they tend to become slippery over rough surfaces.

  • Warm clothes: The temperatures tend to suddenly change when you are in the mountains so the best bet is to go prepared.

  • Rain gear: The weather in the mountains remain is unpredictable to say the least so it is best advisable to carry waterproof gears.

  • Water bottle: Even though you won’t feel that thirsty in the mountains, it is crucial to carry a water bottle all the time. Staying hydrated is the key to unlock these kind of treks.

Others:

  • Walking stick: An essential that will definitely assist you on the trek as it provides stability.

  • Back pack: A 50-60 litre backpack will be enough to carry all your essentials.

  • Medical kit: Carry your own personalised medical / first aid kit with prescription medicines, ointments and band-aids.

  • Torch: A torch will come in really handy once the sun sets and the night takes over the mountains.

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Know Before You Go to Rajghundha Trek

How to Reach
Important tips for trekkers

By air: Kangra airport in Dharamshala is the closest airport to the campsite. The Kangra airport is around 67 kilometres from the campsite and it is worth noting here that flights from major cities aren't frequent here.

By rail: Pathankot junction is the closest railway station to Bir Billing which is somewhere around 150 kms. Most major cities have frequent trains to Pathankot and after reaching there, you will have several options to reach Bir Billing.

By road: Bir billing is well connected by motorable roads and if you don’t wish to board a train to reach there, you can also get a taxi from the Pathankot railway station. It will take around 3 hours to reach Bir from Pathankot if you’re travelling by road.

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FAQs

How can I reach Rajgundha trek?

By air: Kangra airport in Dharamshala is the closest airport to the campsite and is around 67 kilometres from the campsite.

By rail: Pathankot junction is the closest railway station to Bir Billing which is somewhere around 150 kms. Most major cities have frequent trains to Pathankot.

By road: Bir billing is well connected by motorable roads and if you don’t wish to board a train to reach there, you can also get a taxi from the Pathankot railway station.

What is the location of Rajgundha trek?

The Rajgundha valley trek is located in the Kangra region of the Himalayas. Bir billing is the base camp from where the trek starts.

What is the best time for Rajgundha trek?

Although one can undertake the Rajgundha valley trek during the summer months as well, if you wish to get the best experience, spring months of August to October are the best. This time around, the scenic beauty of Rajgundha is at its best and the weather also remains very pleasant.

What is the highest altitude of Rajgundha trek?

The highest altitude that you will be gaining on this trek is close to 9,000 feet. This height is what makes the Rajgundha trek one of the more accessible and easier ones in the same region. The trek is relatively easy to undertake if we compare it some of the more hardcore treks offered in the Himalayan region.

How do you trek Rajgundha?

The trek to Rajgundha starts at Bir Billing so you have to reach the campsite on day 1. From Bir Billing, it takes a whole day to trek to Rajgundha and the overall distance you will be covering during this trek is somewhere around 16 kilometres.

What is Rajgundha famous for?

Rajgundha is a small village nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas. This scarcely populated village is primarily famous for the panoramic views of the Dhauladhar range. It also offers a deep insight into the culture and the lifestyle of the Himalayan people. Moreover, apart from the scenic vistas of the majestic mountains, the trek route is also dotted with numerous waterfalls.