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The Moon Peak, at an altitude of almost 15,125 feet, is the most visible landmark in the Dhauladhar mountain range. The trail leading to the summit offers a challenging trek with quite a steep gradient and curves. Littered with big boulders, the landscape changes drastically as you climb up from Triund’s grassy meadows to the rocky Lahesh Caves. From the summit, you’ll get exquisite views of the beautiful Kangra valley and snow-capped peaks of the Dhauladhar range.
The Moon Peak Trek starts from Mcleodganj in Dharamshala and passes through the popular camping ground of Triund, the Laka Got, Lahesh Caves and Indrahaar Pass. McLeod ganj to Indrahaar Pass trek via Triund is a low-moderate difficulty trek. This trek follows one of the more established trails used by the Gaddi shepherds enroot their summer grazing pastures in the upper Raavi Valley and Lauhal. Whatever difficulty this trek throws your way, the spectacular views more than compensate for it. To the south there are mesmerizing views of the Indian plains; to the north is the sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snow capped Pir Panjal Range
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 early summer April to may the trail is full of snow and require good equipment. During post monsoon Sept. to Nov. There is no snow or ice and there is narrow trail going up to the pass. It takes about three hours to the pass. From the pass entire Pir Panjal range of central Himalayas is a sight to behold. Night Stay in Chatta behind Indrahaar pass.
Start early in the morning, the weather gets bad in the afternoon. In early summer April to may the trail is full of snow and require good equipment. During post monsoon Sept. to Nov. There is less snow or ice and there is narrow trail going up to the pass. It takes about 4 hours to the Moon Peak. From the Peak we can see entire Pir Panjal range of central Himalayas is a sight to behold and later get back to Laka Got or Lahesh Cave from another side. Overnight Camp in Laka Got or Lahesh Cave.
Follow the same route on the way back or a different one from Triund going over a grassy meadow and descend down to Bhagsu Nag and then to Mcleodganj.