Dalhousie to Kishtwar trek is among the best in the Himachal mountains. The path takes you through rich green fields, far-off towns, and deep forests. This journey goes through the thick Deodar forests of Khajjiar. The path takes you through probably the most fantastic scene one can at any point expect to see. The conventional, remote towns make for a tourist attraction and you will get an opportunity to explore the different wild skylines and hilly beauty in and around Dalhousie.

Keypoints of the Dalhousie To Kishtwar Trek

AREADalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
BEST SEASONJune to October
ALTITUDE4,390 mts
Keypoints of Dalhousie To Kishtwar Trek

Trek Highlights of Dalhousie To Kishtwar Trek

  • Trek through the Indrahar Pass at a height of 14,245 feet.
  • Explore the sights of the Himalayan ranges
  • Kangra and Chamba valleys from Indrahar Pass.
  • The trip across the forests of oak, rhododendron, and pine trees and stroll close by rivers.

How to reach Dalhousie To Kishtwar Trek


Gaggal Air terminal, situated around 130 km away, is the closest air terminal to Dalhousie. From outside the airport, you can hire a taxi/cab or you can also take a local bus to reach Dalhousie.


Himachal Street Transport Partnership (HPTC) and Haryana Street Transport Company (HRTC) give transport services from nearby cities to Dalhousie. New Delhi is situated at a road distance of around 565 km from Dalhousie and it requires around 11 hours through NH 1 to arrive at Dalhousie from Delhi.


Situated around 80 km away, Pathankot railway station is the closest railhead to Dalhousie. It is directly associated with cities such as Delhi, Jammu, Jaipur, Bathinda, Ahmedabad, and Jodhpur through superfast, express, and mail trains. You can hire a taxi from outside the railway station, to reach Dalhousie, which takes around 3 hours.

Best Time to go

The best time to go for a trek from Dalhousie to Kishtwar is throughout the summer season but June to October is preferable.

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Itinerary for Dalhousie To Kishtwar Trek

Day 01: Dalhousie to Khajjiar (Ht. 1951 m): Strolling through forests. At Khajjiar visit, the old temple like Khajjar Nag Temple, golf grounds a lovely lake encompassed by dense deodar trees.

Day 02: Khajjiar to Chamba (Ht.996 m): Steep going down with a delightful view. Visit Chaugan, Lakshmi Narayan Mandir, and Bhuri Singh Gallery.

Day 03: Chamba to Tarella (Ht. 2000 m): Distance 8 hrs, via Tisa by bus or taxi going through green forests, towns, and the Chamera Hydle project.

Day 04: Tarella to satrundi, (Ht. 3400 m): Distance around 16 km. You have to carefully climb at this site. This region has wildflowers in the summer season.

Day 05: Satrundi to Bindrabani, (Ht. 2800 m): Distance 18 km. Progressive move to Sach Pass which stays open from June to October, then Descend to Bindrabani.

Day 06: Bindrabani to Killar, (Ht. 2600 km): Distance 16 km. , Going downhill via Bagotu.

Day 07: Take some rest and visit nearby towns and enjoy the scenic views of nearby sites while resting and unwinding.

Day 08: Killar to Ishatahari (Ht.2226 m): Dist. 27 km. , Down and level strolling through Dharwas.

Day 09: Ishata to Atholi , (Ht. 2225 m) : Distance 22 km, Down walk via Shol.

Day 10: Atholi to Shasho (Ht. 2287 m): Distance 14 km Level walk.

Day 11: Shasho to Galhar (Ht. 2288 m): Distance 22 km. Level walkthrough of Chenab river.

Day 11: Galhar to Kishtwar (Ht.1525 m): See Kishtwar town in the early evening and afterward back to your base camp.

Happy memories

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for Dalhousie To Kishtwar Trek

Is there any Trek in Dalhousie?

The trekking trails in Dalhousie take you to the thick green forests of Deodar, fir trees, and pine forests that look very curious. The most preferred trekking route in Dalhousie is Dainkund-jot Khajjar-Kalatop. Furthermore, the best time to go for any trek in Dalhousie is from March to June.

Which trip is best in Dalhousie?

Manimahesh Lake Trek, Bara Bhangal Trek, Sach Pass, Dainkund to Jot Trek, Ganji Pahari Trek, Kugti Pass Trek.

How far is khajjiar from Dalhousie?

20 Kms

Is Dalhousie better or Manali?

Manali would be ideal to visit in winter between October and February and the number of visitors enjoys in the frosty temperature which sometimes drops down to zero degrees Celsius. While, for visiting Dalhousie, summers are suggestible and the best time would be between March to June.