Trekking is the main outdoor activity in Dharamshala that you can enjoy as this hill station has some good trekking routes with the major one being the McLeodganj – Triund.
Triund is 9 kms away from Dharamshala and the route follows a scenic climb to Dharamkot which is 3 kms from McLeodganj and the route takes 2-3 hours of trekking time depending on your speed.
Mountain rippling, Rock Climbing & river crossing
Bir, often called as ‘Paragliding Capital of India’ is the best place to enjoy this sport. Bir serves as the take-off site for paragliding, while Billing, just 14 km from Bir, is the landing site. The best time for enjoying paragliding is from March to May and in October and November, when the air is light and weather is cool.
Paragliding is a risky sport, which cannot be undertaken by novices. Various private tour operators are available that give training and provide equipments. Experienced paragliders can visit during the month of October, when the Department of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Government of Himachal Pradesh organize the 'Para Gliding Pre world Cup' at Billing- Bir.