Below is the itinerary for covering Dalhousie – Khajjiar – Dharamshala – Mcleod Ganj – Manali – Rohtang Pass – Jalori Pass – Shimla. I hope it could be useful to someone doing the circuit with little tweaks accordingly.
Day 1: Pathankot (4 PM Arrival) – Dalhousie or Pathankot to Banikhet or Pathankot
Day 2: Pathankot – Banikhet – Dalhousie – Khajjiar
Day 3: Khajjiar – Kalatop – Khajjiar
- You can also opt to stay in Kalatop FRH with prior bookings.
Day 4: Khajjiar – Dharamshala – Mcleod Ganj
Day 5: Mcleod Ganj
- Visit Local monastery, Dal Lake, Bhagsunag Temple and waterfall
Day 6: Mcleod Ganj – Manali
- Enjoy mall road in the evening
Day 7: Manali – Rohtang Pass – Manali
- Visit the Rohtang Pass in the first half of the day
- Explore local monastery, hadimba temple in the evening
- You may also go to old manali for the dinner
Day 8: Manali – Kullu – Jalori Pass – Shimla (Long day)
Day 9: Shimla
- Jakhu Temple in the morning, Mall road in the evening
Day 10: Shimla – Kalka (9:30 PM Departure)
- Try the Shimla – Kalka toy train to reach Kalka, if possible
Please share your thoughts and comments, on what you feel for the above itinerary.