Professional and experienced Mani Mahesh can arrange treks with guides and porters in and across the surrounding Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges, as well as informative tours of Chamba’s temples (from ₹550). Treks cost ₹2000 to ₹2800 per person per day within the Chamba Valley, or ₹3500 to ₹4500 across the Pir Panjal or Dhauladhar passes, plus any transport costs.

It's run by the same family who run the excellent Orchard Hut. Ask about stays in their deliciously isolated Ridgemoor Cottage, three or four hours' walk (1000m higher) above Orchard Hut. Mani Mahesh also organises far-ranging jeep safaris and motorbike tours.