Indrahar Pass Trek
4 Days | 3 Nights
McLeodganj, Triund, Ilaqa, Lahesh Caves, Indrahar Pass
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Highlights of the trek:
Region: Dhauladhars, Himachal Pradeh
Duration: 4 Days
Meeting Point: McLeodganj Main Square (09:00 am on Day 01)
Ending Point: McLeodganj Main Square (04:00 pm on Day 04)
Grade: Moderate - Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 14,245 ft.
Approx. trekking: 35 km.
Best time: May & June (Pre Monsoons) / September & November (Post Monsoons)
The Himalyas are the largest mountain range of the world, The Himalyas offer you the most beautiful views of the world. Many of the ancient routes are passing through The Himalyas, The Silk Route is one of the most famous of them, but after the development of roads and hardening of international borders these routes are not in the use now. One of those ancient routes is a trek from Chamba to Kangra via Indrahar Pass.
Indrahar pass is a high altitude pass in Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. The trek starts from Mcleodganj. The pass is more than 4300 meters high and in winter (November to May) is covered by snow totally. The snow can reach more than a meter deep and in times the depth can be more than the chest.
A mountain pass in the Dhouladhar ranges of the Himalayas at an altitude of 4,342 meters the Indrahar Pass is located near the tourist town of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Indrahar Pass is the most essential part of the popular trekking route from Dharamshala. Lying across the Dhauladhar ranges the Indrahar Pass brings the endless fascinating ranges of high, rocky ridges; and relative proximity to the plains of the Himalayas. The ridges over the Dhaula Dhar do not lend themselves to easy trekking. This trek over the Indrahar pass is no exception, even though it follows one of the most established trails used by the Gaddi shepherds en-route to their summer grazing pastures in the upper Ravi Valley and Lahaul. All across the Indrahar Pass ranges the routes will include a continuous climb over the boulders. A trek to Indrahar Pass will bring the spectacular views of the Indian plains and a sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snowcapped Pir Panjal Range to the south of the pass. Beyond this pass a haphazard trail leads through the Hindu villages and temples to the upper Ravi valley.
1) No. of Trek Leaders / Guide accompanying the group?
One trek leader, one guide, one cook & helpers that makes a total staff of around 5-8 professionally qualified / locals accompanying 10 to 15 trekkers.
2) How trek leaders manage emergency situations. Do we have stratures, oxygen cylinder at all times?
Our all trek leaders have qualified "mountaineering courses" from (NIM, HIM, & ABVIMAS) & trek leaders are certified in “Wilderness first-aid" and are aware of high attitude problems, and we carry whole first-aid kit and necessary medicines with our backpack, and for better communication with our other team we use walky-talky. Oxygen cylinder remains with the trek leader and always with the group.
3) Are Crampons provided during the trek?
Yes, we provide crampons whenever required.
4) How difficult is the Indrahar Pass trek?
Indrahar Pass trek is moderate to difficult depends upon snow level, weather condition.
5) How cold does it really get on the Indrahar Pass trek?
In camps above 12,000 ft., you have to dress yourself in layers. During the day time temperature will be above 0 - 2 degree and during the night time 0 to -6 degree. And depend on snow and weather condition.
6) Is Diamox advisable?
No, Diamox is not advisable. If you want use so please consult your doctor before use.
7) If i am the only girl in trek, so is it safe?
Yes, our first priority is to provide the safety environment for all trekkers and the girls’ safety is of foremost important for us. We always create friendly environment between trekker. And other supporting staff is carefully chosen for your trips. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings.
8) I can’t carry my bag can anyone carry it for me?
Yes, But you should intimate 15 days in advance, so that we will arrange the porter or mule accordingly.
9) What type of food is served during a trek?
We always serve vegetarian food during the trek.
10) How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Himalayan water is naturally clean but we use boil and chlorine tablet water for drinking.
11) I should bring my personal medicines with me?
Yes, it is always advisable.
12) Our camping sites are different from other providers?
The answer is simple. We have chosen our camping points around 1 km lower than the others specifically to avoid any excursion and we believe these are best to avoid any acclimatization or mountain sickness issues while at camps.
13) What if we cannot complete the trek?
Most of the trekkers complete Indrahar Pass trek including first-time trekkers. But if not it is nothing to be ashamed of. We keep safety and health as the top priority and do not push anyone beyond one’s limits. Even experienced trekkers never complete all of their expeditions!
14) Medical Certificate and Disclaimer Form?
We DO NOT allow anyone on the trek without medical certificate and disclaimer form in the format provided by us.
Day 01: Trek from Mcleodganj to Triund
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. First 2km is a steep ascent but there is a gradual ascent 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 panoramic view of Dhauladhar range on one side and Kangra valley on the other is a memorable sight. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 02 : Trek from Triund to Laka Got
After a short ascent from Triund traverse a ridge to reach Laka Got – a temporary shephard 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.
Day 03: Trek from Laka Got to Indrahar Pass
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 good equipment. During post monsoon (September to November) there is no snow or ice and there is 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 behold. Back to Laka Got for night stay.
Day 04:Trek from Laka Got ‐ Mcleodganj
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 route which goes from Triund going over a grassy meadow and descend down to Bhagsu Nag and then to Mcleodganj. During evening, we all will board our respective buses but pocketful of memories will accompany all of us.
Crazy Peaks expects you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 350/- extra per day per bag.
*For Travel Insurance, booking must be made at least two weeks prior to the departure date.
Up to 30 Days:- 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Between 21 - 30 Days:- 60% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Between 20 - 11 Days:- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days:- No refund.
Up to 10 Days:- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be charged.
Less than 10 Days:- No rescheduling allowed.
Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveller.
Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.
Final word of the trek leaders will have to followed by all the members.
No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.
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