Bir Billing - A Hidden Gem

Bir Billing - A Hidden Gem

Bir Billing

Bir is nestled in southeast of Dharamshala and Billing is following Bir from north on the way to the Thamsar Pass leading to BirBhangal. Billing is set at a distance of 14 km from Bir. A magnificent Buddhist town and its adorned monasteries fascinating tourists all over the year, Tibetan handicraft center is another attraction of tourists in amazing Bir, the outdoor adventurous activities in tranquility of Bir will definitely add charm and thrill in your Bir experience.

Bir is believed as 2nd highest paragliding site in the world for paragliding and it hosts the World Paragliding Championship every year. The take-off site is called Billing and the landing site is Bir and the overall altitude change is around 800m. There is a major Tibetan community settlement in this town and the culture of Bir is highly influenced by Tibetan culture, the town of Bir is also an important centre of spiritual studies and meditation. This town is the center of adventure-sports activities and paragliding spots are in ample here. These activities are safe and all standards of safety are taken care of. People can also go for trekking in one of the most picturesque routes in Himachal Pradesh. Besides this the Deer Park and the Bir Tea Factory are must-visits.


Trekking: Trekker can start their trek from Bir (2,000m) to Billing (2600m), which is a distance of 14 km, the rugged trails and the nature view overwhelm tourists for this splendid trekking. One can enjoy the unspoiled nature and serenity in the environment of Bir while covering a distance on foot.

Paragliding: If you are an adventurous junkie and the thrill is in your veins, then you are at right place “Bir Billing”. It will take you soaring high in the sky and enjoy the untouched scenic locations, verdant landscapes, mountains, and more from above.
It offers splendid world-class facility for paragliding and is one of the best gliding sites in the world. Every year, Bir Billing hosts a pre-World-cup paragliding event in Billing. It also organized the very first Paragliding competition as per the rules of Federation Aeronautic International.

You take off from a little verdant meadow at Billing (2600 m). The meadow is considered to be one of the wonders of the nature. It has been naturally designed as a launching pad, and is perfect for a good take off. The meadow is above the villages of Bir and Chaugan. Bir is the landing ground for the Para gliders who take off from Billing. It is located at a distance of around 15 km from Billing.

Camping: Camping is the must do activity while you are in Bir Billing, Camping on the hilltop of Billing offer you a panoramic and spectacular view of entire Kangra valley and Beas Valley. If you want to stay in camp, it is advisable to carry your all relative stuff from Bir as nothing is available here. However, during the paragliding season, many temporary tea stalls can be seen here but not all over the year.

How to Reach?

Kullu Manali Airport at Bhuntar is the nearest airport from Billing (130 kms) and the nearest rail head is at Joginder Nagar (15 kms). Reaching here, one can hire a taxi to reach Billing. Billing is well connected by road with Manali.

Dharamshala and Mcleodganj: Reaching Dharamshala is another easiest option to reach Billing. One can also reach Bir by road from Dharamshala (65 kms).

Dharamshala is well connected by road. There are easy road transport facilities available from major cities of India including Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla and Pathankot to reach Dharamshala. The road network to Dharamshala is well-maintained and is connected by National Highway 1 (NH1).

The nearest railway station to Dharamshala is Kangra Mandir (narrow gauge) which is at a distance of 22 km. It is a small station and hence all of the trains do not stop at this station. The major rail junction is Pathankot, which is about 85 km away from Dharamshala. Pathankot is well connected to all the major cities in India.

The nearest airport to Dharamshala is the Gaggal airport in Kangra valley. The airport is at a distance of 12 km from Dharamshala and reaching here, one can hire a taxi to reach Dharamshala.


Dharamshala: Dharamshala is a highly captivating town in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley. The town is divided into two three parts “the upper Dharamshala called Mcleodganj, the middle Kotwali Bazar and the lower Kaccheri area. Dharamshala is bounded by dense pine and deodar forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. 

Baijnath: Baijnath is a picturesque town and a famous pilgrimage destination for the followers of Hindu religion. The main attraction here is the ancient Baidyanath Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. One can also visit Tashijong Gompa, located at a distance of 5 km and worth a visit. Baijnath is located 46 km south east of Dharamshala. The temple is on the way to Bir.


 We are facilitating our guests by providing most trusted and safe guidance along with private cabs AC/Non AC. Accommodations, as it is non commercialized and hotels are scarce should be booked prior to travel thus booking depends on room  Availability, Hotels ranges from 3 stars to 5 stars. We assist you by providing full supportive assistance and once complimentary local market visit.

Things to carry

  1. Walking stick 
  2. Binoculars and camera
  3. Sleeping bag
  4. Hiking shoes 
  5. Woolen clothes 
  6. Water and snacks
  7. Torch
  8. Medical kit

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