Chrysalid Camps
Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.
This learning centre is located at the scenic Village Mohal Tou in Dharamshala, Kangra district at an altitude of about 5000 ft.

Dharamshala is located in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodars.

It is close to the village of McLeod Ganj known worldwide for the presence of the His Holiness Dalai Lama.

This area provides spectacular views of the mighty snow covered Dhauladhars and is in close proximity to the famous temple of Indru Nag which is also the paragliding take off point in Dharamshala.

The camp is spread across 2 acres of terraced land is easily approachable by road. It is perched on a ridge which gradually climbs into thick pine and oak trees and overlooks the gorge formed from the stream coming from Bhagsu Nag fall.
Accommodation is provided in 10 x 12 ft large Double fly waterproof canvas tents pitched on permanent base having 2 doors and 4 large roll up windows. There are 20 such units with twin-beds, insulated ground sheet, a small rack and a laptop point.

Every unit has a separate 10 x 5 ft private bathroom and toilet having washbasin, a large mirror and a western toilet seat having access through the main tent.

Hot water is provided 24 x 7 through our Solar Water Heaters and in-case of no sunshine days in the morning through a locally made water heater called "Hamams"
We request all guests to bring in their personal toiletries and towels.
There is a fully functional pucca kitchen inside the camp, food at our centre is hygienically prepared by our cooks and is simple, wholesome and nutritious. We try and use as much of locally available raw vegetables fresh from the neighboring villages.

For dining we have a semi covered area with free seating facility. All meals are as per fixed menu served at a designated time and area in buffet style.

Small library on books & CD’s on nature and adventure First aid medical facility and a doctor on call A natural amphitheatre.
The camp offers access to adventure sites for rock climbing, rappelling, Tyrolean traverse, river crossing and numerous trails in to the forest for day hiking and overnight camping treks.

Activities In and Around Campus
For these activities, we strongly recommend a good team of outdoor experts to set up and conduct the same. In case required these activities and outdoor instructors can be arranged by Chrysalid at an extra cost and will need a minimum of 1 week notice.

Paragliding (In Dharamshala and world famous site of Billing – Bir), Day treks to Mcleodganj and Bhagsu Nag, Overnight high altitude treks to Tirund, Indrahaar Pass etc.

Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Tyrolean Traverse, Bouldering, Riverside Backpacking, River Crossing, Stream Walking, Mountain Biking.

Nothing compares the high once you complete a grueling task. Be it Rock climbing or a long trek and to reach the camping area, pitch your own tents, cook your own meal and sleep under the stars…this could be quite a challenge and we are sure you going to love this.
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Please pack clothes appropriately keeping in mind that a large time is spent outdoors. Do not carry clothes that are very tight or delicate or expensive. Also note that on the campus there is no laundry facility.

Pack everything in a bag that is easy to carry like Rucksacks and air bags. (No suit cases please). Try and have only one luggage item as you will have to carry it yourself! A small backpack is recommended.

A good indicative list would be :
Clothing: Thick shirt / sweat shirt, T-shirts, a couple of jeans/trousers, shorts, a track suit., something warm and loose to sleep in, undergarments as per the number of days at the camp and 1 towel.
Warm Clothes: 1 Pullover and 1 warm jacket year round. If traveling between November to February carry extra pull over, jackets, woolen caps and gloves.

Footwear :
One pair of tough rubber soled shoes in good condition, bathroom slippers, floater sandals and 5-6 pairs of socks.

Insect Repellant : An effective insect repellant cream or lotion for personal use.
Important Items: 1 raincoat or water-proof jacket / wind cheater, a sun cap, sun glasses, a water bottle, a small torch, a whistle and your toiletries (include a bottle of cold cream/ sun screen cream). If you wear prescription glasses, carry an extra pair.

* We recommend checking on local weather conditions prior to departure
Mcleod Ganj : The arrival of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, along with thousands of refugees to Dharamshala in 1959 made the life here more active. Mcleod Ganj with it bustling bazaar is a wonderful place to spend an evening.

Tsuglag Khang : Situated opposite the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama,Tsuglag Khang is known to the local Indians as the Main Temple. It houses three main images: that of the Sakyamuni Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avalokitesvara.

Namgyalma Stupa : Surrounded by prayer wheels, this Buddhist stupa, is located in the centre of McLeod Gunj. Erected as a memorial to those Tibetans who lost their lives fighting for a free Tibet, Namgyalma Stupa stands as a monument to the determination of a suppressed people to preserve their distinctive way of life against overwhelming odds.

Bhagsunag Fall : ( 11 km .) Known for its old temple, a fresh water spring, water falls and slate quarries. Bhagsunag can be approached by road. The Bhagsu fall is one of the main attractions of Mcleodganj. You can take a dip in the chilly water of fall.

St. John's Church : ( 8 km. ) The church lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj. It has a monument dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India, who died at Chauntra ( Mandi district ) and was buried here in 1863 A.D. The Church has lovely spotted glass windows and there is a Christian cemetery around it. It is ideally situated in the majestic 'Deodar' forest.

Dharamkot :
( 14 km. ) It is situated on the crest of a hill, this favourite picnic spot affords a panoramic view of the kangra valley and the Dhauladhar ranges. One can reach Dharamkot by a simple trek from Bhagsu. Various small restaurant type of shops are situated in the path for a quick relaxation and bevarages.
War Memorial : Situated in Dharamshala town. The memorial is situated near the entry point to Dharamshala commemorates the memory of those who fought valiantly for the honour and defence of the mother land. The place is ideally located in the pine forest and offers a very enjoyable walk through pine forest.

Triund :
(17 km.), At an altitude of 2,827 metres. The snowline starts just 5 km. from Triund and affords a breathtaking view of the snows above and the valley below. It is a popular picnic and trekking spot.

Kunal Pathari : (3 km.) from Dharamshala ( Kotwali Bazar ). A level walk from Kotwali Bazar leads upto the rock temple of the local goddess. Temple is related to a legend dating back to centuries.
Kareri : ( 22 km. ) Altitude 2,166 metres. Kareri lake is surrounded by green meadows, Oak and Pine trees, making it an idyllic place to visit.

Dal Lake : Lies amidst hills and deodar tress and is 11 km. from Lower Dhramshala. It is a starting point for excursion and trekking and is located next to Tibetan children's village. You can have a memorable walk around the lake.

Naddi : A high point beyond the Dal Lake, Naddi village affords a magnificent view of Dhauladhar mountain range to the north and the vast expanse of lush Kangra valley to the south. Naddi is situated far away from the hustle and bustle of the Macleodganj market and provides complete peace of mind.

Chamunda Devi Temple : ( 25 km.) This temple is situated on the right bank of the 'Baner' stream with the Dhauladhar as a backdrop, this has an idol of goddess Chamunda, who, it is said, was given the boon to fulfil the desires of those who worshipped her.
Camp Chrysalid Dharamshala, Mohal Tou. Dharasmshala, District Kangra.

How to Reach

By Road

Total distance – 520 Kms (10 hrs without stoppage time)
Delhi – Chandigarh – Rupnagar – Kiratpur Sahib – Una – Amb – Mubarikpur - Kangra – Gaggal- Dharamshla

Air-conditioned, Volvo and Deluxe buses ply daily between Dharamshala and major cities such as Chandigarh, Delhi, and Shimla.

By Train:
The nearest broad gauge railway station is Chakki Bank and Pathankot, three hours from Dharamshala and well connected to the rest of Northern India. There is another railway line from Pathankot to Jogindernagar, which is a narrow-gauge line and the nearest station to Dharamshala on this line is Chamunda Marg, about 30 minutes away.
Tele : +91-11-41612107, 26823836. Mobile: 9810002772, 9910002772.