Hello amanda, I'll be happy to answer your travel queries from my experience ☺️.
*I hope that your trip of Mcleodganj,birbiling and your current place is just amazing and you enjoyed a lot there . whichever village you go in himachal-pradesh,it always has something special to offer to tourists . *I would prefer you tosh , malana,Kasol , tirthan valley , Solang valley , Rohtang and yes manali and kalga too will be fine .and why don't you plan for Dalhousie ,it's great and most of the hostel are located in great hilly areas . *never forget to drink a cup of coffee or tea and tasty tasty maggi ,when in Mountains,it's the best combination and nothing could ever beat this couple . *I have a small suggestion for you, I just checked online and found that there are some great deals available for himachal on tripoto itself, do check ✅ https://www.tripoto.com/himachal-pradesh/tour-packages HAPPY TRAVELS 👍❣️🤗