Backpacking Trip to Himachal Bir Manali Kasol

Backpacking Trip to Himachal Bir Manali Kasol


What if a backpacking trip could take you away from the hustle and bustle of city life and into the surreal Himalayan bliss? That’s what we would be doing in this Himachal Backpacking Trip to Bir-Manali-Kasol.

We will kick off our journey from New Delhi and head towards Bir, which is the “Paragliding Capital of India”, also a noted center for ecotourism, spiritual studies, and meditation.

Spend your day paragliding and visiting the local attractions such as Bir waterfall and spend some time in the evening cafe hopping and trying the local delicacies.

Next up, we will make our way toward Manali, which is one of the most famous Himalayan towns in India. While here, we will explore the famous “Mall Road” of Manali and also head to “Old Manali” where the blissful cafes by the river Beas will leave you enchanted. The day would be somewhat for leisure so you are free to do whatever you want.

From Kullu Valley, we will go to Sissu which is a beautiful village nestled in Lahaul Valley via the Atal tunnel, which is the longest tunnel above 10,000ft in the world. Watch the landscapes take a dramatic shift as you enter Lahaul valley, with the green canopies giving way to rustic brown mountains which are covered in thick layers of snow in the winter season.  

While in Sissu, we’ll be taking a small hike towards Sissu waterfall and exploring the village and nearby areas. Then, we’ll head back to Manali where we’ll spend some blissful hours. 

Next in our itinerary for this Himachal backpacking trip to Bir – Manali – Kasol, is the tiny hamlet of Kasol. 


(Delhi to Delhi)

  • The group assembles at the pickup point at 7 PM (tentative).
  • We’ll meet the team captains and a small tour briefing would also be conducted.
  • Afterward, we’ll head out on an overnight journey to Bir which is situated at an elevation of 5,003 ft and is popularly known as the Paragliding Capital of India. Bir Billing has the Second Highest Take off point for Paragliding in Asia and hence attracts adventure enthusiasts from all over the country.

Note: The pickup point for the journey would be Majnu Ka Tila Bus Stand. 

  • Upon our arrival in Bir, we’ll check into our hotel and spend some leisure time.
  • Afterward, we’ll head towards Billing which is the take-off point for paragliding whereas Bir is the landing site. Collectively they provide the perfect opportunity for a paragliding session. En route, we would be visiting the sparkling Bir Waterfall.
  • After our Paragliding session, we will visit the Bir Monastery and go to Cafe Hopping as well.
  • Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Bir.

Note: In case, paragliding cannot be conducted on this day due to any restrictions, we’ll do it the next day. Also, note that a visit to the monastery is subject to time.  

  • After early morning breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and head towards our next destination which is Manali. The picturesque town is popular among backpackers for offering both adventure and solitude.
  • Upon our arrival in Manali, we’ll check into our designated hotel rooms. In the evening, we will visit Manali Mall Road, Local Market and indulge in Cafe Hopping as well.
  • Dinner will be served in the evening followed by an overnight stay in Manali.
  • After early morning breakfast, we will head towards Solang Valley which is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts.
  • Upon our arrival in Solang valley, travelers can indulge in activities like Zorbing, Skiing, ATV rides, Paragliding, Zipline, and more. (on personal expense).
  • Afterward, we’ll head towards the iconic Atal Tunnel which is the longest highway tunnel built at an altitude of 10,000ft in the world. We’ll be traversing through the small town of Sissu as well. Post our sightseeing tour, we’d be heading back to Manali.
  • In the evening, we’ll have dinner followed by an overnight stay in Manali.

Note: The visit to Atal Tunnel/Sissu is subject to time and weather conditions.

  • After early morning breakfast, we’ll check out of our hotels and visit Hadimba Temple which is an ancient cave temple believed to be 500 years old.
  • Afterwards, we will head towards Kasol which is a hamlet in Kullu district of Himachal popular for being the most sought after destination among backpackers.
  • Upon our arrival in Kasol,  we’ll check into our hotel.
  • Dinner followed by an overnight stay in Kasol.
  • After early morning breakfast, we’ll head for a sightseeing tour where we’d be visiting the Manikaran Temple and Manikaran Gurudwara, both of which hold extreme religious importance. We will also visit the Hot Water Springs in Manikaran which are considered extremely sacred by the locals.
  • We’ll go for a quick hike towards Chalal which is a quaint village that offers beautiful views of the entire Parvati Valley.
  • Afterwards, we will board an overnight bus to Delhi.
  • We will reach Delhi early morning at 9 AM (tentative).
  • The group will part ways with fond memories from the trip.
  • Trip Ends.


Batches in 2023
  • 11-Mar To 17-Mar
  • 25-Mar To 31-Mar



  • AC Bus tickets from Delhi to Bir and return tickets from Kasol to Delhi. 
  • Transportation in Tempo Traveler for local sightseeing. 
  • Accommodations on sharing basis as per Itinerary.
  • Meal Plan: MAP Plan (Total 8 Meals – 1 Meal on Day 2 (D) + 2 Meals on Day 3 (B+D) + 2 Meals on Day 4 (B+D) + 2 Meals on Day 5 (B+D) + 1 Meal on Day 6 (B) )
  • Paragliding in Bir
  • GoPro shots taken during the paragliding session 
  • Paragliding insurance 
  • Local guide for Bir Waterfall hike 
  • The trip Captain will be present at all times during the tour.
  • All kinds of Permits.
  • First Aid Kits.
  • Driver Allowance.
  • Toll Taxes and Parking Charges.
  • State and other Taxes.


  • 5% GST
  • Early check-in at the hotel.
  • Any additional expenses of personal nature.
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delayed travel.
  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
  • Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions”.
  • Parking and monument entry fees during sightseeing.
  • Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
  • Any other services not specified above in inclusions.
Travel Mode Triple/Quad
Travellers or Volvo Bus

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