This is the most convenient way of getting to Bir from Pathankot ~4 hours, Rs. 1700-1800 or Dharamshala 2 hours, Rs 1000-1300.
Taxis from Bir Road the final destination of most long-distance buses to the Tibetan Colony or Deer Park should not cost more than Rs 60-70.
Taxis from Upper Bir or the Tibetan Colony to Ghornala for the Dharmalaya Institute should cost Rs 100 one-way or Rs 150 return.
Bir is about four hours or so from Dharamshala/McLeodGanj.