July August 2013 McLeod Ganj Dharamshala Keylong Manali trek/hike/camp

Is there a difference between trekking and hiking? Where I live we don’t have an activity called trekking, only hiking… it’s my understanding the difference is in name only.

I’m going to be hiking and camping, setting out from McLeod Ganj, late July possibly early August for a 3-4 week duration. I don’t have any specific itinerary yet, I’ll be in McLeod Ganj for a month prior where I can collect maps and local tips etc.

Thus far I am interested in Keylong, Manali, and visiting any hot springs (natural/geothermal).

I am open to staying in towns for a few nights as the opportunity presents. I will be travelling on a tight budget and want to hike and camp the majority of time. I have no technical climbing skills, but have plenty of experience living from a tent comfortably.

It would be great to link up with other experienced outdoors people interested in hiking and camping in the same region who are not looking for guided treks.

United States


3 replies
  1. hiii mine name sukh 27 year female…can i help u dr,,any time send me email sukhveerkaur39@gmail.com
    i m always in Manali, and McLeod Ganj Dharamshala

  2. Hey Carolyn,

    This sounds like one exciting adventure. Though i can spare only a fortnight so would like to join you for that.

    If you could talk more about your plans and itinerary please.



    • And yes budget travel is important. Not intending to splurge.