Solo Backpacking to Mcleodganj | September 2017

21st Sep 2017
Photo of Solo Backpacking to Mcleodganj | September 2017 by Vatsal Nandu

In September 2017 I did my first solo backpacking trip to Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh.

McLeod Ganj is the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and home to a large Tibetan population, including many monks and nuns. McLeod attracts thousands of visitors each year to trek in the Dhauladhar mountains or just hang out and enjoy the low-budget spiritual/alternative vibe and the many good cafes and restaurants dishing up Indo-Italo-Israeli-Tibetan food.

I was in Mcleodganj for 4 days. This is my itinerary:

Day 1: Bhagsunaag Falls, Shiva Cafe, Dalai Lama Monastery, Church of St. John's in the wilderness

Day 2: Kangra Fort, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Illiterati cafe

Day 3: Triund Trek & Camping

Day 4: Cafe Hopping & Back to Bombay

Soundtrack: Clouds by Hunter G K Thompson

Link to the soundtrack:

Shot entirely on GoPro Hero 5 Black

I do not own the rights to the music used in this video. This video is for personal use only.