Indrahar pass trek starts from McLeodganj (Dharamsala) in the Kangra valley, passes over the impressive snowbound Dhauladhar range and ends at Chamba. This trek offers a chance to have a close view of beautiful Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal mountain ranges. Rated as moderate path, this trek will take you through green pastures, dense Deodar and Rhododendron forests. This adventure tour gives you an opportunity to walk on the ancient trail of Gaddi Shepherds who uses this trek to take their frock to summer grazing meadows in the upper Ravi Valley and Lahaul.
Trekking to Indrahar pass trek will compensate many breathtaking views to the trekkers. You will get spectacular views of sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snow-covered Pir Panjal Range to the north while to the south you can see the amazing Indian plains till the far horizon. Moving ahead over the trek, you will find some ailing defined trail that will pass you through the Hindu temples and villages in the upper Ravi valley. Trekking on this route will offer an ultimate adventurous experience as this trek comprises of continuous climbing often over boulders.
Initially, this trek begins with a steady climb through the Himalayan region and turns into a steep climb. You will experience walking through rich wildlife areas and witness wild goats, leopard and Monal bird. The best season to visit this trek is between mid May to June and September to mid October.
DAY 1: TREK FROM MCLEODGANJ TO TRIUND VIA GALU DEVI TEMPLE
It is a beautiful walk through mixed forests of the deodar, oak and rhododendron. Triund is situated on a ridge with a beautiful view of whole Kangra valley on one side and Dhauladhar mountain range on the other side. The first 2 km is a steep ascent, but there is a gradual rise after Galu Devi temple. The last 1 km is again a steep ascent through the forest. Triund is a flat meadow on top of a ridge. From here one can witness the panoramic view of Dhauladhar range on one side and Kangra valley on the other is a memorable sight. Overnight stay in tents.
DAY 2: TREK FROM TRIUND TO LAKA GOT
After a short ascent from Triund traverse a ridge to reach Laka Got – a temporary shepherd camp. Laka Got is situated at the snout of a small glacier, which is full of snow and ice in early summer and the snow melts away during the monsoon. So we will also have some activities on snow.Night stay in the camp at Laka Got.
DAY 3: TREK FROM LAKA GOT TO INDRAHAR PASS – LAKA GOT
Start early in the morning; the weather gets bad in the afternoon. In the early summer (April to May) the trail is full of snow and ice and require proper equipment. During post-monsoon (September to November) there is no snow or ice, and there is the narrow trail going up to the pass. It takes about three to four hours to reach the pass and another three hours to come down. From the pass entire, Pir Panjal range of central Himalayas is a sight to behold. Back to Laka Got For Panjal range of central Himalayas is a sight to see. Back to Laka Got for night stay.
DAY 4: TREK FROM LAKA GOT TO MCLEODGANJ
Follow the same route on the way back via Triund or different. This will depend on the snow. If there is less snow, then we will follow a different path which goes from Triund going over a grassy meadow and descends to Bhagsu Nag and then to Mcleodganj and will come to our base camp at Mcleodganj.Night stay will be at the camp.
- Meals during stay as per the itinerary.
- Stay in Mobile Dome Tents.
- All trained guide and staff( Porter, Cook etc)
- Adventure gears as required (Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Mat,Tent, ropes etc). Individuals are required to bring only their clothing in a light backpack.
- Forest Fee
- Transport of any kind
- No extra meal other than mentioned in plan
- Expenses arising out of any unforeseen circumstances like rain,
- land slides and situations beyond our control
- Expenses during transport
- Cost incurred due to on-site customization/alteration
- Travel& Medical Insurance
THINGS TO CARRY:
- Warm and comfortable clothes
- Good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks
- Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers
- Water bottles, trendy backpack and energy bars/snacks
- A pair of sunglasses and camera
- Caps or hats
- Personal toiletries and basic medication (if any)
- Flash light (with spare batteries)
- Insect repellent and emergency medical kit