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

Indrahar Pass is a Great Himalayan crossing in the Dhauladhar region. Near the major tourist destination of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, at an elevation of 4342 meters/14,245 feet. The Indrahar pass separates the provinces of Kangra & Chamba. The journey begins in Mcleodganj, a cozy settlement on the fringes of Dharamshala, and ends at Indrahar Pass. The route goes past the Triund, Ilaqa Pass, and Lahesh Caves, which are all well-known. The Dhauladhar's slopes don't really lend themselves to comfortable trekking. Although it takes one of the most recognized routes used by Gaddi herders en route to their summertime herding meadows in the upper Ravi Valley and Lahaul, the journey to the Indrahar pass is nothing like that. Although it is a simple trip suitable both for novices and expert hikers, the approach to the Indrahar Pass entails a continuous hike, over very gravel or rocks, which necessitates a fair degree of endurance. The holy summit of Mani Mahesh Kailash as well as the snowy peaks of Pir Panjal Range may be seen from the south. Come enjoy the Indrahar trek package with Moustache!

Here is the detailed description of Indrahar Pass temperature. There is indeed a dusting of snow on the mountains at the beginning of the year, from January to April, and it progressively melts until August. The rainfall brings precipitation to the Dhauladhar mountain, but the mood of the weather turns fairly pleasant, breathtaking, and bright as we climb higher (12 to 20 degrees C). The weather drops to zero (-2 to 6) degrees Celsius at night time. As a result, hikers should expect pleasant weather with a little ice in September and October. As the season of October begins, temperatures range from 12 to 18 ° C., while the nighttime temperatures drop from negative 6 to negative 4 degrees Celsius (-4 to -6 degrees Celsius). Come to the Indrahar Pass Trek with Moustache Escapes.

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 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 25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.

2. If cancellations are made between 4-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, EITHER 75% of the total booking amount will be returned to the guest (25% of the total booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee) OR whole advance amount can be adjusted against any trek within next 12 months.

3. If cancellations are made within 4 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

4. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 30 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get canceled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

5. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a 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.

Q1. What is the best time to travel for Indrahar Pass Trek?

Answer: Mid june to October is the best season for the travel, one should avoid monsoon at all costs because landslides are very frequent and are dangerous.

 

Q2. What is the problem level of Indrahar Pass Trek?

Answer: Difficulty situations of Indrahar Pass Trek ranges between easy to moderate

 

Q3. How to get in shape for Indrahar Pass Trek?

Answer: Go for a brisk walk, Take the stairs, Work on your core, Get used to your backpack. ..

 

Q4. How long does it take to trek to Indrahar pass?

Answer: The trek to Indrahar Pass takes about 4- 6 hours.

 

Q5. Which type of shoes should I keep it up Indrahar Pass trek?

Answer: Trekking shoes with thick soles and most importantly, it should be comfortable; Flip-flops must be lightweight

 

Q6. Can I do Indrahar Pass Trek solo?

Answer: Yes, you'll roll in the hay on your own but as long as you're a trained trekker and have done many treks before to realize that quantity of experience.

 

Q7. What kind of fitness are going to be required for Indrahar Pass trek?

Answer: Having a good core strength is must along with an Overall Body Fitness and Flexibility.

 

Q8. How much does Indrahar Pass trek costs?

Answer: The average cost per person for the Indrahar pass trek is around 4,999 + 5.00 % GST

 

Q9. What is the height of Indrahar Pass trek?

Answer: An altitude of 4,342 metres (14,245 ft) above mean water level

 

Q10. Is it safe to do Indrahar Pass trek?

Answer: There is not any such danger in trekking there if you trek with small precautions. Like accompany proper shoes, stick , raincoat etc.

 

Q11. Is this trek good for me?

Answer: You will love the trekking experience.

 

Q12. Why should I go for this trek?

Answer: Trekking regularly helps in lowering bp, and may reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

 

Q13. What are the simplest months to go to this trek?

Answer: The best visiting period is between mid May to mid-October.

 

Q14. How should I select my trekking shoe?

Answer: You need to look at these things while choosing your trekking shoes:

1. Check grip within the trekking shoe.

2. search for softness and adaptability of shoe sole.

4. Choose Snug-fit shoe.

5. Water Resistance is crucial

 

Q15. Is cellular network connectivity available for this trek?

Answer: There is no mobile network en-route.

 

Q16. What are the nearby attractions to explore?

Answer: Triund is 4.17 KMs away from Indrahar Pass Trail. ...

McLeod Ganj is 7.69 KMs away from Indrahar Pass Trail

Dal Lake is 8.09 KMs away from Indrahar Pass Trail.

 

Q17. What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

Answer: There is no upper age limit for trekking. But, it's advisable for children to be at least older than 8 years

 

Q18. What will the temperature be like during the Indrahar Pass Trek?

Answer: 10 to 15 degrees celsius.

 

Q19. Is there washroom/toilet facility like on the Indrahar Pass Trek?

Answer: You will be provided toilet tents.

 

Q20. What clothing or equipment we got to carry from our side during trek to Indrahar Pass?

Answer: Make sure to carry warm and cozy clothing as temperature can drop, pack good quality trekking shoes, slippers and additional pair of socks.

 

Q21. Where does Indrahar Pass Trek start?

Answer: The Indrahar Pass Trek begins from Mcleodganj.

 

Q22. How do I get to Indrahar Pass Trek?

Answer: The Indrahar Pass starts from Mcleodganj and covers Triund and Lahesh caves during the stretch.

 

Q23. Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on this Trek?

Answer: You are advised to avoid consumption of alcohol and cigarettes on any sort of altitude treks since both these activities can let your body dehydrate easily.

 

Q24. How is Indrahar Pass Trek weather?

Answer: Mildly cold during evening hours

 

Q25. Is Diamox is advisable at Indrahar Pass Trek?

Answer: No need of preventive course.

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