3 Nights 4 Days
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.