McleodGanj Trip Report - Feb 2010

#1 Feb 15th, 2010, 18:13
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Hi guys,

I was in McleodGanj from Feb 7 to Feb 11. Checked in at Hotel Ashoka in Bhagsunag. Rs 700/- per night for a room for 3 of us. Room was decent. Its was damn cold and raining for the first 3 days. Triund trek was not possible in this weather.

All we did these 3 days were a daily walk to Bhagsunag waterfall and trying out local food. This place is a foodie's paradise. Some of them i recommend are Momos Cafe, Namgyal cafe, Lhamo's Croissant and Maggi and tea in any cafe. Food was great.

Then it started snowing in McleodGanj. Check the pics of Bhangsunag in snowfall. The views were amazing.

The path to Triund had lots of snowfall. But going this far we were not ready to come back with out trying Triund Trek. We did not hire any gide. We didnt have the right shoes. All we had was normal sneakers. Few mins into the trek our shoes and socks were all wet. Feet was numb. We managed to go about 1 km from Galu temple. The snow was just too loose and it was covered till the edge of the road. We could no longer continue as we could not feel our steps as our feet was too cold and numb. Even though we could reach Triund it was an amazing experience for someone who had never seen snow and never done any Trekking before.

PS: I did not have a good camera and I am not a great photographer. Pics might not be as good as some of them i have seen here. Also check out the photos of Delhi, Agra and Amritsar

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#2 Feb 15th, 2010, 22:39
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Thanks for the trip report, the picss are great.

You are lucky to see fresh snow..
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#3 Feb 15th, 2010, 23:19
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Nice pics ..
Seems like you went to the Shiva cafe too ...
I love Lhamo's Crossiants ... you didn't go to JJI's?

Longing to go myself .. but will wait till the snow melts .. so that I can stay at Triund ..
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No. We didn't go to JJI's. We kept hitting the same places. Pizzas in Namgyal Cafe was amazing. There were some people staying at Triund at this time. We could see from Bhagsunag someone signaling using a flash light in Triund. We weren't ready to take risk to go to Triund.
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Hmm .. I can understand .. took us a couple of trip before we were ready to try new places ..
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nice pics swordfish123. how do one go to mcleodganj? and how is the weather around oct?
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Originally Posted by deepmajumder View Post nice pics swordfish123. how do one go to mcleodganj? and how is the weather around oct?
We took a bus from Delhi. There are HRTC buses from Delhi to Dharamsala at 8:15pm. You will reach Dharamsala at around 7am. You can take a bus to McleodGanj. Dharamsala to McleodGanj takes about 30 mins in bus.
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Originally Posted by swordfish123 View Post We took a bus from Delhi. There are HRTC buses from Delhi to Dharamsala at 8:15pm. You will reach Dharamsala at around 7am. You can take a bus to McleodGanj. Dharamsala to McleodGanj takes about 30 mins in bus.
Or you can take a taxi which takes a bit less time. Shared taxis can be had for around Rs. 20/- or so. They may be crammed up though.
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Hey Swordfish..

Nice pics...

Do tell me more about ur experiences...

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