'Nomadic Hikes’ is an adventure and accommodation camp near Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh. Subtly merging itself in the valley, it promises to provide the adrenaline rush that you are looking for. The conceptualization of starting such an adventure camp was done by the owner Lukesh Nath, fondly called as Shanku ji.
The staying facility follows the genre of adventure, and offers tents for sleeping, or relaxing. The tents are either single occupancy, or to be shared with 2-3 people, or 4-5 sharing occupancy. Sleeping bags will be provided, and travellers are welcome to get their air-pillows. The washrooms are in the vicinity of sleeping areas, along with separate bathing areas.
The food is cooked on site, and is humble and wholesome. Preparing you for your adventurous day ahead, the breakfast consists of Puri Chana, bread toast with butter, jam or organic honey, paratha, or eggs to order. To cleanse the palette, bananas, freshly plucked apples or other local fruits are given. Sip steaming hot cups of tea or coffee and head out!
By Air: The nearest airport to the camp is Amritsar airport, from where you have to travel to Pathankot. From Pathankot, there are two routes that could be followed:
1. Via Chamba : After reaching Chamba, travel till a town called Gate, and then take the route towards Khajjiar. After moving about 1 KM in that direction, stop at ‘Kailash Darshan’, near which you would see a small Shiva temple, which is the landmark for the entrance to the camp.
2. Via Dalhousie – From Dalhousie, travel towards Khajjiar. After reaching Khajjiar, travel about 5 – 6 KM towards Chamba, to find ‘Kailash Darshan’, which is the entrance to the camp.
By Railway: The nearest railway station is Pathankot, from where the routes mentioned above could be followed.
About our Host
Lukesh Nath, is an energetic travel freak. He quit school at a young age to pursue his hobby to hunt. Going down the memory lane, he talks about the day when he was hunting in the forest as a young boy one day – and he thought he saw aliens. He soon pursued his passion further and did a course on Mountaineering, Mountain Guide and Rescue and became a trek guide. He has an experience of working in an adventure park in Gurgaon, but eventually left it to come back to his home, Chamba.