Ulud is a nice place for trekking near Dharamshala, which allows an adventurous experience in the midst of natural beauty through a great trekking experience. The location implies to a fairly leveled place along with the beautiful Eku river flowing. You can walk over the wooden bridge that is located in the same place while crossing the river directly to the mighty Dhauladhar Matter Horn mountain base.
The nearest point to this trek is Salig Village, which is about 15 Km from Dharamshala and taxis are easily available from Dharamshala, Bir, Palampur and other main centres around. You can hire a cab from Dharamshala to Salig Village and it takes usually 40 minutes to be there.
Delhi to Dharamshala by Bus
The best way to reach from Delhi is to take an overnight bus to Mcleodganj. Buses going to Dharamshala will drop you at the main square of Mcleodganj. There are two options for buses from Delhi. There are buses from either Majnu ka Tila (officially called New Aruna Nagar Colony) in the North District of Delhi or from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Dharamshala. There are private buses directly to Dharamshala leaving during the late evening, starting from 6 pm. It takes about 10 to 11 hours to reach Mcleodganj. The second option is to take the bus from ISBT Kashmere Gate.
Delhi to Dharamshala by Air
There are averagely three flights operating from Delhi to Kangra Airport. The flights are incoming usually in the morning till afternoon. There are no flights to Dharamshala in evenings. There is a taxi union just outside kangra Airport and you can hire a cab directly to Dharamshala or Kareri Village. You can book a hotel in Dharamshala if you are really late and intend to rest overnight.
Things to Carry
Carry Light backpack, wear good quality hiking shoes and wear comfortable clothing. If you are trekking in winters, do carry warm clothing with you as Dharamshala weather can turn really nasty cold in hours. Alcohol is not allowed on the trek. Do not carry on the trek. Do not throw plastic bottles as this can pile up plastic water on the natural landscape.
Permits and Safety
The Tour organizer will take care of the safety permits for this trek. Always go with a local guide or an organizer as the trek is tricky in between some stretches and experience will be your saviour here. Start early on both the days to get a head start and keep the option of returning to one of the villages open.
Staying Options in Ulud Trek
You can either rent a tent at Ulud or you can also carry your own tent and pitch it. It is advisable to do the Process pre-planned with Tour Operator for your comfortable stay overnight at Triund
There are no cafes enroute the trek. It’s better to carry adequate food in your tiffin box for emergency. Carrying dry fruits, energy bars or any biscuits is always wise.
GPS Coordinates Ulud Trek: 32°12’28.1″N 76°26’09.3″E
The trek/Hike stats early morning, Declare your health issues prior joining the trek.
0800 Trek starts
1800 Trek ends./ option of staying overnight also available with organizer.
Inclusions: Safety equipment, Water and Pack Lunch included
Notes and warning
Ensure you are trekking with the responsibility of keeping things clean in the mountains and do not throw any waste in the mountains. Bring back any waste with you to the cities. Personnel with health problems should avoid adventure activities.
Terms and Conditions
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