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A relishing trek into lush green woods– Dainkund peak trek in Dalhousie!

By Vineeth Mohan

Who doesn't love to get lost in nature, humming the Robert Frost lines! Dalhousie is a breathtaking hill station located in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. At an elevation of 1,970 metres above sea level, it is situated on 5 hills! Snow capped peaks adorn this side of Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. Lets take a look at one of the most enchanting treks in Dalhousie - Dainkund peak trek.

Dainkund peak trek in Dalhousie

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Perched at an altitude of 2755 metres, Dainkund peak is the highest mount in Dalhousie! An enchanting trek through the scenic charm of Dalhousie is what you might need to reboot your soul! Let's take a glimpse of Dainkund peak trek in Dalhousie.

Dainkund peak trek details

Dainkund peak trek in Dalhousie

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Starting point : Dainkund peak trek starts from the village of Alha. Alha is around 6 km from Dalhousie.
Trekking trail : The 4.5 km trekking trail takes you through lush green woods of deodar and a spectacular ridge!
Trekking difficulty : Easy
Best time for Dainkund peak trek : March - May

This is an easy to moderate, 4.5 km long, day trek through the fir and deodar forests of Dalhousie. It also takes you along a beautiful ridge ! The trek starts at the viewpoint on the Dalhousie-Khajjiar road at Alha. The trail takes you through the lush green woods of deodar and fir! The woods are pitted with small streams.

Dainkund peak trek in Dalhousie

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After the woods, you got to walk through a spectacular ridge! The panoramic vistas from the ridge are simply magnificent. Flanked by wooded hills on one side and snow clad mountains on the other side, the ridge offers an unparalleled bird eye view of the surrounding hills and sprawling valleys.

Dainkund is famously known as the singing hill, thanks to the musical serenade caused by the calm breeze while blowing through the woods! The spectacular vistas and cool mountain air is sure to leave you spellbound at the summit.

Dainkund peak trek in Dalhousie


Rush into the woods of Dalhousie for an enchanting experience! Dainkund peak trek is certainly one of the best things to do in Dalhousie. You can also opt to visit Khajjiar which is 24 km away from Dalhousie. It is called 'Mini Switzerland' for its topographical resemblance with Switzerland. Happy Travelling :)

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