Day Trek to Guna Devi
The serene trek to Guna Devi commences from Dharamsala, which is also referred to as a pilgrim’s paradise. Making your way through the amazing landscapes, moving up and down the hilly paths and we reach the Kangra Valley. This trek will be etched in your memory forever. The exquisitely picturesque Chamba Valley moving through Ghasutri pass is the mapped path. After reaching the final destination to the shrine of Guna Devi, one would be able to meditate and flow into the world of divine eternity. It is a one-day trek, which would be worth every bit of the uphill walk and the trouble taken.
Guna Devi is an extremely beautiful shrine which is situated at a distance of 8 km from Dharamsala, a waiting spot and a pilgrimage for both the shepherds and locals. A day’s hike toward Guna Devi starts off from the Tibetan Children Village, reaching Dal Lake, a famed destination of Kashmir and a village called Naddi. The hike then takes a turn by sloping down to the Bathed River which is like a half an hour descent through the beautiful and eye-catching hilly regions and plantations.
Take a break at the Dharamkot and Bahl Village to experience the indescribable beauty of nature. The place is circled by heavy forests compiled of oak, cedar, and many other interesting trees. Experience the traverse kinds of Himalayan plantations in the forest. Experience the cold and shivering weather and enjoy the greenery created by Mother Nature. Hills topped with snow looks like icing on cake and the view witnessed would definitely be cherished forever. Strolling along winding roads and enjoying the wonders of nature is always soothing. Walk for thirty minutes and a distance of three kilometres, one would arrive at the destination – Gallu Devi Temple.
Take a deep breath and fill your lungs up with fresh mountain air; after which it is time to move further and reach the Magic View Café, which is one of the oldest running shops in the region. Here, you can have a sip of tea and gaze at the amazing views of the Kangra Valley. At a distance from the Kangra Valley lies the Kareri Village, which is a small and beautiful village to explore. Moving through them, there is a final pass of Ghasutri from where the beautiful Chamba valley can be captured.
And finally, the day ends with reaching the final destination of Guna Devi temple. People often describe this trek as one to reconnect with your soul.
Meeting Point & Time: Koadventure office near Dalai Lama Temple (opp parking) 9:00 AM
- Comfortable Sleeping Tents
- Restroom Facilities
- Trained & Professional Guides
- Tea, Coffee and Snacks
- Transportation to & fro
- Meals (other than what’s mentioned)
- Any sort of personal expenditures
THINGS TO CARRY
- Trekking Pants
- Windproof jacket preferably with a hood
- Warm and thick Fleece
- Full-sleeve Woolen sweater
- Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
- Woolen cap, Woolen Gloves, Woolen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
- Scarf/Muffler (optional)
- Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
- Lightweight Towel(1 unit)
- Toilet Paper(plenty)
- Wet-Tissue Papers(plenty)
- Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers, Raincoat / Poncho, Small lightweight Towel
- Water bottle
- Sunscreen Lotion
- Cap to keep the intense sun away from your face, Sunglasses
- Walking stick / Trekking pole, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
- Medicines (if requiring any particular medication)
- Personal toiletries
- Day-pack/small bag which you will Carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
- Camera with charged batteries