Indrahar Pass Trek

Indrahar Pass Trek

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The Indrahar Pass Trek is a popular trek in Himachal Pradesh, India that passes through the Dhauladhar mountain range. It is a moderate to challenging trek that takes trekkers through lush green meadows, dense forests, and steep rocky terrain, before reaching the Indrahar Pass, which is situated at an elevation of 4342 meters (14,245 feet) above sea level.

The trek starts from the McLeod Ganj and ends in Chamba and the journey usually takes around 5-6 days to complete. Trekkers pass through several small villages and have the opportunity to interact with the local Gaddi community and learn about their culture and way of life.

The trek offers a spectacular view of the Dhauladhar mountain range, including several peaks such as Hanuman Tibba, Seven Sisters, and the Dhauladhar itself. The trek also offers great views of the Chamba valley and the Ravi river, which is one of the main tributaries of the Indus river.

The best time to trek to the Indrahar Pass is from April to June, and from September to November, when the weather is favorable for trekking. However, trekkers should be adequately prepared for unpredictable weather conditions and be properly acclimatized to high altitude.

Trekkers should be in a good physical shape and have a good level of endurance as the trail is strenuous and passes through rocky terrains and steep inclines. It's advisable to take the guidance of a local trek leader or a expert guide to have a safe and successful trek

Indrahar Pass is a high altitude pass located in the Dhauladhar mountain range of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated at an elevation of 4,342 meters (14,245 feet) above sea level and is a popular trekking destination for adventure enthusiasts.

The Indrahar Pass Trek is a challenging trek that starts from McLeod Ganj and ends in Chamba and takes around 5-6 days to complete. The trek passes through lush green meadows, dense forests, and steep rocky terrain, offering spectacular views of the Dhauladhar mountain range.

The trek also offers an opportunity to interact with the local Gaddi community and learn about their culture and way of life. Along the way, trekkers will also pass through small villages and traditional settlements and have the chance to witness the traditional lifestyle.

The best time to trek to the Indrahar Pass is from April to June, and from September to November, when the weather is favorable for trekking. However, trekkers should be adequately prepared for unpredictable weather conditions and be properly acclimatized to high altitude.

Trekkers should be in good physical shape and have a good level of endurance as the trail is strenuous and passes through rocky terrains and steep inclines. It's advisable to take the guidance of a local trek leader or a expert guide to have a safe and successful trek.

Chamba is a district located in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated in the western part of the state and is known for its picturesque landscapes, beautiful temples, and traditional crafts. Chamba town is the district headquarter.

Chamba is known for its rich cultural heritage, with a history that dates back to the 6th century AD. The district is home to several ancient temples, such as the Chaugan, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and the Laxmi Narayan Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort Laxmi. Chamba is also known for its beautiful hilltop temples, such as the Champavati Temple and the Banni Temple, which are dedicated to goddesses and are located on the banks of the Ravi river.

Chamba is also famous for its traditional crafts, such as woodcarving, pashmina shawls, and textiles. The district is also home to the Sui-dha-dhool and Nakkashi, two traditional crafts that involve intricate embroidery and mirror work.

The district is situated in a mountainous region, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, making it an ideal destination for trekking and adventure activities, like river rafting and paragliding. The trek to the nearby peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Indrahara Pass, Manimahesh Kailash, Minkiani Pass, and trek to the several high altitude lakes are the most popular.

The best time to visit Chamba is from April to June, and from September to November, when the weather is pleasant and trekking is possible.

Indrahar Pass Trek

Day on Trek: 04 Day/03 Nights
Rating: Difficult
Max. Elevation: 4300 M
Starting Point of the Trek: Bhagsu Nag (Upper Dharamsala)
Best Time: May to June & September to November

Introduction: This is one of the most pouplar,Difficult and beautiful trek in the area. We walk upto the top of Inderhara pass,one of the most beautiful passes in Dhauladhar range. Dhauladhar range is outer most part of Himalayas. Once we reach the top we can see the Pir Panjal Range of the central Himalayas.

Day 01: On Trek. Bhagsu Nag to Triund (2875m) 10 kms
We start the trek from Bhagsu Nag by 9 AM. Steep ascent through mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and deodar trees takes us to Triund an alpine meadow situated on top of a ridge. From Triund we have good views of the peaks of Dhauladhars on one side and Kangra Valley on the other. Night in tent.

Day 02: Triund to Laka Got (3200 m) 5 kms

This short stage is included in order to get acclimatized to the steep increase in the altitude. We also do a side walk this day to Kunal Pathri temple situated on top of a hill. Laka got is the base of Inderhara Pass and is situated at the snout of a small glacier which usually melts or recedes during the post monsoon(Sep-November) period.

There is a small cave called Lahes cave little above laka got which can also be used as overnight shelter in case of smaller groups.

Near Laka Got At Laka Got
Day 03: Laka got – Inderhara pass(4300m) – Laka Got

Leave after early breakfast. It is steep ascent for about 4 to 5 hours over a narrow rocky trail to the pass. In early summer from April to June we have to negotiate snow patches on the way to the pass and one has to walk over soft snow and ice while ascending to the pass. During post monsoon (Sep to Nov) there is no snow on the trail. Inderhara pass offers beautiful views of the snowy peaks of the Pir Panjal range of the Central Himalayas on one side and Kangra valley on the other side. Spend some time at the pass looking at the sharp edge high peaks of Central Himalayas and then start walking down to the camp at Laka Got. It takes three hours to walk back to the camp.

Day 04: Laka Got- Triund – Mcleod Ganj 14 km
After breakfast at camp start walking down to Triund from where we take a different route via Laheta village. We end up our trek near the waterfall in Bhagsu village. Unpack you lunch in the river near the waterfall . From the fall it is another 20 minutes walk to the roadhead in Bhagsu Village. Trek Ends. Drive to Hotel in Mcleod Ganj(10 minutes) drive. Check in Hotel.

Per Person Price of the Trek

04 Pax Rs. 10000 Per person Inclusive of GST %
Price Includes:
• 03 Nights accommodation in trekking style tents at Triund on Twin/Tripple sharing with sleeping bags,matteress, dry pit toilet tents, etc.
• All simple vegetarian meals during the trek starting with lunch on day 01 till breakfast on day 03. (Lunch, Snacks and dinner on day 01, Breakfast, Lunch, light snaks and dinner on day 02 and breakfast and light snack on day 03).
• Botted water for drinking during the trek.
• Ponies to carry all camping equipment and raw food,etc.
• All Taxes.

Price Does Not Include:
• Hotel accommodation and meals in Dharamsala before and after the trek.
• Transport to/from Dharamsala before and after the trek.
• Bathing facility during the trek.
• Ponies to carry all your personal luggage. We will carry sleeping bags,matteresses,tents & food for you. You will have to carry your own personal back pack.
• Items and services of personal nature like soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, laundry,etc
• Any other services that are not included under the head “Price Includes”

Booking:
50 % of the total payment at the time of booking. Full and final payment before departing on trek.

Cancellation Policy:
• 08 days before the trek starting date: No Charge.
• Less than 08 Days: 50% Charge
• Once you start the trek: No Refund.

Things to Bring on your own:
• Back Pack to carry your personal luggage, water bottle, camera, packed Lunch, personal clothing,etc.
• Good Hiking Shoes.
• Sun Protection: Sun Screen lotion, sun glasses, cap,
• T-Shirts, loose trouser while walking
• Good warm clothes.
• Flip Flops.
• Small torch.
• Personal medicines if any.
• Rain Poncho in case of rain.

Sample Menu:
Packed Lunch: Veg Biryani+Veg Cutlet+ Cheese Sandwich+Juice+Orange+Banana
Light Snacks: Veg Pakora with Tea
Dinner: Veg Soup with popcorn/Papad+ Dal+Mix+Veg+Rice+Palak Paneer+Chapaties
Breakfast:Bread with Butter/Jam/Honey+Eggs+Porridge+Tea/Coffee+Juice