Another road leads to Dharamkot, a quiet village known for its beautiful views of snow peaked mountains, the Vipassana courses and the Tibetan Buddhist Tushita Meditation center. Less quiet during a full moon when the rave parties are on in lower Bhagsu. From Dharamkot you can trek to Triund in 3 hours. It takes 4 hours going down from Triund back to Clouds End Villa.
Further up from McLeodganj lays the sacred Dal lake, a shallow artificial lake full of fish used by the British for their favorite pastime punting. Walk around the spotless clean TCV school (Tibetan Children Village) visit the endearing children in their neat ‘houses' and buy a carpet at the Tibetan Handicraft Center for a cause.