Trekking is a popular activity among visitors in Dharamshala. The starting point of the trek to the Dhauladhar Range, which rises from the Kangra Valley to an altitude of 4600 m above sea level, is situated here. There are several exciting trekking trails, which pass through forests of deodar, pine and oaks, crystal clear streams, occasional lakes and glaciers.The most explored trekking route located here starts from Dharamshala and leads to the Chamba Valley over the Indrahar Pass, nestled 4350 m above sea level. This trekking route offers mesmerising views of snowy peaks of the Pir Pranjal Range and the mountain ranges of the mighty Himalayas.
Another popular trekking route which starts at Dharamshala is one that passes through Billing, Bir, Palchak, Panihardu, Udeg, Marhu, Barabanghal and Dhardiand, and ends at Nayagraon. The toughest trekking route of this place leads across the Bhimghasutri Pass, nestled at an elevation of 4580 m above sea level. The trekking route, starting from Dharamshala, passing through the Bleni Pass, nestled at a height of 3710 m above sea level, is comparatively easier than the one passing through the Bhimghasutri Pass. This trekking route ends at Dunali located on Chamba Road. The best season for trekking here starts from the month of September and lasts till November.