Somewhere between flying like a bird and a sky full of stars, Neha found her Shangri-La in the lush green landscapes of Himachal. Read her experience as she explores the path less traveled in her fascinating weekend trip to Bir-Billing, and find out all about an exciting escapade that awaits you in the hills of Bir.
Our Bir Billing Trip Details
Trip Type: An adventurous escape to the hills
Duration: 1 night 2 days
Cost: INR 5,000 (per person on double sharing)
Destination: Bir Billing
Inclusions: Transfers, accommodation, sightseeing, paragliding, and meals.
It had been a while since I went on a trekking and camping trip. One day, an advertisement of a camping trip by TravelTriangle came up on my Facebook newsfeed and compelled me to have a look. The Bir Billing trekking trip inclusions mentioned paragliding, and I was instantly attracted! The cost was competitive, the experience seemed promising, and the place in question was somewhere I’d never been before.
I roped in one of my friends for this adventure trip to Bir Billing and filled the online form given on TravelTriangle’s Facebook page, all geared up for the challenge ahead!
After I had submitted my details, I got a call back from them. Shivam explained all the details of the trip to us and also an idea of what to expect while paragliding in Bir Billing. The bookings were done pretty smoothly and just like that we were ready to travel to the daunting Himalayas. Also, our Bir Billing itinerary was quite simple, interesting, and exactly how we wanted it to be.
Day 1: Flying like a Freebird
We boarded the bus arranged by TravelTriangle in New Delhi and after a joyful overnight journey, we arrived in Bir Billing at 9 am the next day. We relished that chance to finally stretch our legs and breathe in the fresh mountain air after a long bus journey. Post breakfast, we boarded a cab that took us to the paragliding starting point.
I was a bit apprehensive of the whole paragliding experience. After all, it wasn’t normal to ask a person to jump off a cliff and trust the parachute on their back. However, I nailed my take-off in the first instance itself, and what followed afterward was absolutely magical. The feeling of soaring like a bird above the magnificent mountains was something I can never forget. Although, one expects a clear sky while paragliding, but the November mist added a tinge of charm to the entire experience.
After the 20-minute paragliding stint was over, we waited for the entire group to end their glide and then moved to experience camping in Bir Billing. By the time we reached, it was already getting dark. Our campsite had bonfire, music, and food for everyone. We had a gala time underneath the night sky getting to know new people. It was a bit misty before midnight, but around 2 am the skies cleared and we had a fantastic time stargazing for an hour before we rested for the night.
Day 2: A sunrise to remember
The next morning, our adventure trip to Bir-Billing resumed with a 6 am sunrise. I was smitten by the beautiful setting just as the sun rose above the snowy peaks far away. We had the best seats in the house for sure. After breakfast, we started our trek. Cutting through the jungle, walking through unexplored realms, and encountering challenging boulders and narrow passageways made our experience of Bir Billing trekking all the more enjoyable!
After trekking for a few hours, we reached the main town downhill and had a hearty meal. Post lunch, we visited a local monastery in Bir-Billing which felt incredibly peaceful and divine. With this visit, we wound up our weekend getaway in Himachal.
I liked the trekking route in Bir-Billing as compared to other places, as it was rather raw and unexplored. The place is utterly unspoilt, at times seemingly haunted, but it added to the adventure. Stargazing, trekking, and paragliding packed in a weekend was for us the perfect quick adventure trip we could have asked for.
- The raw, uncommercialized, and unexplored trek route.
- The paragliding experience was insanely awesome. Would love to do it again!
Tips For Travelers For Trip To Bir Billing From Delhi
- Travel light while trekking. Don’t pack stuff you don’t need.
- Sometimes it can get overwhelming to travel with so many new people. But if you respect their personal space and vice versa, the experience becomes memorable.
- In Bir Billing, paragliding cost ranges from INR 1,500 to INR 2,000 for a 10 to 15 minutes flight. If you’re planning a budget getaway, plan your other spends accordingly.
Want to weave your own fascinating tale of adventure in the hills? Plan your trip to Himachal with TravelTriangle right away. Fill your soul with some breathtaking experiences with an extraordinary weekend escapade because there is a lot that awaits you in the north. So, what are you thinking? Start packing your bags already!
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Common Questions About Bir Billing Trekking Trip
Is paragliding safe in Bir Billing?
Paragliding is a popular and an absolutely safe activity in Bir. There are experienced instructors who guide you through the activity and support you in the glide along with secured harnesses.
When should one visit Bir Billing?
While any time is the best time to visit Bir Billing, October to November, and March to June is an ideal time for paragliding.
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