1) Warm and comfortable clothes.
2) Trekking shoes.
3) Two pairs of warm socks.
4) Sunscreen Lotion/Cold cream.
7) Three water bottles (1 litre each).
8) Sunglasses, Gloves, and Hat.
9) Personal toiletries and medication.
10) Torch Light with batteries.
11) Insects and Mosquito repellents.
Only packaged drinking water is available for twice its price at Thatharana Top. Try to carry as much water as possible with you.
Due to restrictions by the Forest department, a bonfire may not be allowed sometimes.
Only dry pit Toilet Tents are available at Thatharana Top.
Leave No Trace: Don’t litter on the Trails, protect nature.
Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot (PTK)) Nearest
Airport: Dharamshala (DHM)
Nearest Inter State Bus Station: Dharamshala Nearest
Local Bus Station: Khaniyara
Last ATM: Dharamshala Nearest
Medical Facility: Khaniyara Nearest
Last Electricity Line: Kharota
Last Mobile Connectivity: Kharota
Avomine: It is used to treat allergies, trouble sleeping, and nausea.
Crocin: It provides symptomatic relief from mild to moderate pain e.g from headache, migraine.
Combiflam: It contains two painkiller medicines. They work together to reduce pain, fever, and inflammation
Muscle relaxant: It is used to mitigate symptoms such as muscle spasms, pain, and hyperreflexia.
Digene: Used against acidity caused by indigestion, providing quick relief.
Cetirizine: Used to relieve from allergic symptoms like watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching.
ORS: Oral Rehydration Solution, It used to treat dehydration caused by diarrhoea, a common illness in travellers.
Note: This is just an explanation of medication that may be required. Kindly consult your doctor for a prescription before trekking.
Don’t let all this scare you. To date, there are no such incidents but it is our responsibility to make you aware because knowledge is better than saying sorry later.
Dogs: When they are in the wild they are generally not dangerous, however it must be considered that they are territorial animals and problems can arise. If the animal shows signs of aggression, you must not panic and do not run away, but retreat calmly and possibly interpose, between you and the dog, the backpack or a stick.
Bears: Dhauladhar is also known as “The Bear Valley”. But there are very rare cases of the bear encounter while on Thatharana Trek. To be safe, stay with your group or guide, avoid using deodorants or anything which has a strong fragrance, and don’t keep food in open. If the bear comes too close, don’t run! You cannot run away from the bear. Continue speaking in a calm voice and start walking away slowly. Any bear will most likely refuse to continue the encounter and leave unless it is aggressive. In the worst-case fall to the ground at the very last moment. Lie on your stomach with your legs spread slightly, or curl up in a ball. Cover your head with your fingers interlocking at the back of your head. In this position, you protect your face and neck. Wearing a backpack will help protect your back and neck. Don’t fight or shout. Stay still for as long as possible.
Stinging Nettle plant: Also known as “Bichu Buti” has the greatest number of medicinal properties but it is covered with stinging hair that can cause allergy and irritation as soon as you touch its leaves. If that happens, do not scratch the area instead wash it with soap and water as soon as possible and apply a moistened cloth and after some time irritation will disappear.
Leeches: You will find them mostly in the rainy season on the way to Thatharana Trek. They are not harmful but their bites can make you itchy. Leeches are also used in Leech Therapy to purify the blood, but that doesn’t mean that you should openly invite them to stick to your legs and suck your blood. Make sure you cover your legs properly by wearing pants, high ankle shoes and calf-length socks
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Thatharana Trek is near Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
The starting point of the Trek is Kharota. You can reach Kharota by a vehicle like Bike, Car, or Traveller. The road is not wide enough for a Bus.
Thatharana Trek is situated at an altitude of 2640 meters.
The temperature of Thatharana varies between -3 to 25 degrees throughout the year
In December Thatharana is mostly covered with snow. And you may be able to reach the top. The 360 view of Kangra Valley from the Top in this month is breathtaking.
You can visit it anytime and in any season. Preferably you should go at the beginning of winters. During this time you will find snow while reaching the top. In late winters the Trek becomes inaccessible due to heavy snowfall.
Don’t try to go alone on this trek because there are many diversions on the way and you may get lost. Only go if you are 100% sure about what you are doing.
Yes, if you start early you can complete the Trek and come back by the evening.
Yes, it is completely safe. The way is mostly through the woods. Although there are many diversions. But if you stay with the group, you won’t be lost. You can also use cairn (pile of stones) as Trail markers on the diverging paths to navigate with ease.
Thatharana is considered as an easy trek because of the total distance, Terrain and the path is covered with Trees.
Triund and Thatharana are situated at a displacement of 4 km from each other. This means you will be able to see the other peak if you are standing on any one of them. The view, however, is different. At triund, one side of the view is blocked by a hill in North direction but at Thatharana you get A 360 view of the Valley. All the Dhauladhar peaks visible from Triund are also visible from Thatharana. If you want to reach the summit in less time Thatharana should be your choice.
Yes, Camping is allowed in Thatharana. There are no such restrictions yet. For any latest information, you can contact us. On [email protected]
Kharota is the starting point for Thatharana Trek. It is located near Khanyara village, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.
By Bus: Take a bus from Dharamshala to Khaniyara. Tell the conductor that you will be going to Kharota so he drops you at the correct location. From there you can walk to Kharota which is the starting point for Thatharana Trek.
By cab: Take a direct cab from Dharamshala to Kharota and from there you can start trekking towards Thatharana.
Thatharana trek is 5 km starting from Kharota to Thatharana Top.
The Total Distance of Thatharana Trek is 10 km.
No, Thatharana doesn’t have any road. Walking is the only option to reach Thatharana Top.
Thatharana trek is open throughout the year. Only during heavy rain or snowfall, it is advised not to go for the Trek. You can get the latest information by dropping a mail on [email protected]
Thatharana is 15 km from Dharamshala. The first 10 km you can cover via vehicle whereas the next 5 km you have to cover on foot.
You can reach Kharota by directly booking a cab from Dharamshala. Another option is to take a bus to khaniyara and then walk towards Kharota for 30 minutes.
You can purchase mineral water from Thatharana Top at a double price.
Bring warm clothes and a Jacket. If you are trekking in the summer season, at night you will feel cold. Always carry 2 pairs of socks and if you are trekking in the rainy season or during snowfall without waterproof shoes carry an extra pair of casual shoes because most probably one pair will get wet and it won’t be easy to dry it overnight. Also, carry as much water as you can if you don’t want to spend too much on packaged drinking water available at Thatharana Top.
The mobile network is not reliable throughout the trek. If you want to inform your family or friends before Trek, make sure you do that at Kharota itself. At some points, you may get signals but that is not for sure.
The average cost of Thatharana Trek varies between INR 1500 to INR 2000 for 2 days.
Yes in August it is mostly rainy, but the Trek is open.
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