Indrahar Pass Trek

duration Duration 4 Days / 3 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 14,250 ft
visit Best time to visit May - Oct
age Minimum Age 8+
Camp Base Camp Mcleodganj
About the Indrahar Pass Trek

Sparkling streams, beautiful landscapes, Magnificent peaks, Deodar forest, steep climb and a view to die for, sums up the Indrahar Pass trek. The trail is a perfect combination of indulged nature and different colors of Himalayas, it climbs from an elevation of 6,381 ft (Mcleodganj) to 14,245 ft (Indrahar pass). The Indrahar pass separates the Kangra valley from the Chamba valley and presents a view of the Dhauladhar range with tiny villages sitting under it.

indrahar pass trek

The Indrahar pass trek starts from the beautiful hill city of Mcleodganj, which is also known for the seat of Dalai Lama. The trail will go from the Dharamkot village, passing through Gala Devi temple while offering you stunning views of Kangra valley and Dharamshala town below. The trail goes to Triund which is also famous for its selective views, as the point sits over a ridge as a top meadow.

Indrahar Pass

The trail from Triund goes to Lahesh caves which are again a beautiful architecture presented by mother nature, you will be amazed by nature creation, you can also take a break here, few km from this point the trail ascends dramatically, but the views offered are more pleasing than the toughs of the trail. The Indrahar pass will be presenting you a view of the Pir Panjal Range of the central Himalayas towards the north and Mani Mahesh Kailash in the east.

Indrahar pass camping

After spending enough time at an elevation of approx 14,245 ft, retrace you way back to the Laka Got campsite which is said to be the snout of a small glacier, recollect the memories of pass climb and retire for the day in the lap of nature.

This adventurous journey is well suited for beginners to the moderate category as well as for experienced trekkers, one must sing up to enjoy the Himalayan beauty at its best.

Indrahar Pass Trek Best Time

Day 1: Mcleodganj to Triund

 

Altitude: 6,831 ft to 9,350 ft

Trek: 9km (4-5 hrs)

Meals Included: Lunch- Evening Snacks- Dinner

Stay Included: Stay in tents on a double/triple sharing basis

  • Reach to the base camp at around 9.30 am, after half-hour of the briefing the trek starts at 10 am.
  • Enjoy the beautiful walk through the mixed forest of Oak & Deodar, today you trek to Triund.
  • The first 2 km into the trek is a steep ascent and starts getting gradual after Galu Devi temple.
  • The trek to Triund is considered to be an easy hike, the last 1 km is a steep ascent through the dense forest.
  • The Triund is basically a flat meadow that is situated on the top of the ridge.
  • The Triund point gives a magical view of the Kangra valley and a panoramic view of the Dhauladhar range on the other side.

 

Day 2: Triund to Laka Got


Altitude: 9,350 ft to 11,480 ft

Trek: 6km (4-5 hrs)

Meals Included: Breakfast - lunch- Evening Snacks- Dinner

Stay Included: Stay in tents on a double/triple sharing basis

  • Wake up to a fresh morning, enjoy your breakfast with a view of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Today you trek to Laka Got which is said to be the snout of a small glacier, during early summers encounter the snow patches while nearing to Laka Got.
  • The trail is full of steep ascent reaching an altitude of 11,480 ft, it will take you around 3- 4 hours to reach but with multiple stops the duration increases.
  • Enjoy some of the snow activities around the campsite, enjoy your hot meal, and retire for the day as the next day will be a long one.

 

Day 3: Laka Got to Indrahar Pass, back to Laka Got

 

Altitude: 11,480 ft to 14,245 ft

Trek: 12km (7-8 hrs)

Meals Included: Breakfast - lunch- Evening Snacks- Dinner

Stay Included: Stay in tents on a double/triple sharing basis.

  • Wake up early morning with breakfast served at around 4.30 am, today the trek starts at around 5 am.
  • The trek starts and ends at Laka Got campsite, you can leave your luggage at the campsite and take your essentials with you to Indharar pass.
  • The first hour into the trek you will pass through Lahesh caves, known for its beautiful architecture. From this point, the trails start to ascend.
  • The last couple of km to the pass would be a steep ascent but will be worth it, the pass will welcome you with a view of the Pir Panjal Range of the central Himalayas in the north and views of Mani Mahesh Kailash in the east.
  • Retrace your way back to Laka Got campsite after spending enough time at the pass.
  • After a day full of adventure, enjoy your hot meals at the campsite, and retire for the day.

 

Day 4: Laka Got to Mcleodganj

 

Altitude: 9,350 ft to 6,831 ft

Trek: 15km (6-7 hrs)

Meals Included: Breakfast

  • After a nutritious breakfast at the campsite, retrace your way back to Mcleodganj.
  • Stop for a break at Triund, you can do some munching there as some of the eatery shops are available at this spot.
  • Enjoy the last few km of Indrahar pass trek bu clicking picture and with a heavy heart bid bye to the adventure you had.
                                                                                *The Trek ends here.*

Air: Take a flight to Dharamshala airport and a cab to reach the base point, or else if the flight landing timings are past 10 am then you can book a stay for the day and join the trek next day.


Road: Volvo transfers are available from Delhi or Chandigarh to Mcleodganj, after reaching you can take a cab to report at the base point.


Rail: Take a train to Pathankot or Chandigarh railway station and from there you can take a shared cab or bus to reach Mcleodganj.

1. Shirts / T-shirts –2/3, Jeans / Trekking Pants -2

2. Windproof jacket of decent quality (no flimsy wind cheaters please!) preferably with a hood

3. Warm and thick Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater

4. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower), Scarf/muffler (optional)

5. Woollen cap, Woollen gloves, Woollen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)

6. Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (Waterproof shoes with a thick sole are recommended)

7. Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippers

8. Raincoat / Poncho, Small quick dry towel

9. Water bottle (sturdy ones, no empty Bisleri bottles!!)

10. Cap / Hat to keep the strong sun away from your face

11. Sun glasses (polarized/UV Protected), Walking stick / Trekking pole

12. Sunscreen Lotion, Lip Balm, Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)

13. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication

14. Personal toiletries

15. Day pack/small bag in case if you are planning to offload your regular backpack

16. Hand Sanitizer

17. Extra face masks

Inclusions:

1. You will be greeted by our trek team on your arrival to Moustache Mcleodganj

2. All stays included from Day 1 to Day 3 on double / triple sharing basis:

 (i) Alpine / Dome tents on day 1 to 3.

3. All meals included from Day 1 Lunch to Day 4 breakfast. Vegetarian meals will be served throughout the trek.

4. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route

5. Hot water for drinking purpose will be provided on request during the trek

6. Kitchen, dining and toilet tents will be used during the trek.

7. Cooks/Helper for carrying common equipment like rations/tents/utensils/groceries.

8. All trek essentials included–

 (i) Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats etc

 (ii) Safety equipment - microspikes, gaiters (If Required) and basic first aid kit with a portable oxygen cylinder.

 (iii) Permit - forest and camping fee included.


Exclusions:

1. The above trek charges does not include the GST charges (5%).

2. Personal essentials –

(i) Equipment - Gumboots, trekking poles etc.

(ii) Insurance - Personal and travel insurances.

(iii) Beverage - Mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages

(iv) Snacks - Chocolate, dry fruits, protein or nutrition bar.

(v) Entertainment - Camera or drone fees.

3. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

4. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

5. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

6. Separate tents on request, will be charged extra (INR 1,500 per tent)

  1. If cancellations are made within 2 days prior to the start of the trek, 100% advance will be charged as cancellation fee.
  2. If cancellations are made between 3-7 days prior to the start of the trek, EITHER 75% of total package amount will be returned to the guest (25% of total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee) OR whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 6 months.
  3. If cancellations are made prior to 7 days from the start of the trek, 100% of the total advance will be refunded.
  4. If you book the trek by paying 25% of the booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 25 days from date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.
  5. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of ""force majeure"", medical emergency or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.
  6. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.
  7. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

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