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Highlights of Moon Peak Trek :

Region: Dhauladhars, Himachal Pradesh

Duration: 5 Days (McLeodganj to McLeodganj)

Meeting Point: Main Square, McLeodganj

Maximum Batch Size: 08
Grade: Moderate - Difficult

Maximum Altitude: 15,200 ft.

Approx. trekking: 45 kms.


Brief :

Moon Peak and Indrahar Pass lies in the Dhauladhar Ranges of Western Himalayas. The ranges divide the districts of chamba and kangra. McLeodGanj is an adventure and a cultural hub for the ones seeking it. Moon Peak Expedition takes you to Triund Valley and beyond. Right from the time you enter MCLeodGanj you will be enthralled by the Mighty Moon Peak visible from the town and upon reaching Triund you will be more excited to reach the beauty. The trek is short yet challenging, the steep climb with boulder and rocky trail makes it more difficult but thrilling.


Moon Peak can be attempted through a ridge on the right side of the Illaqua glacier straightway to the top. The other possibility to scale Moon Peak is to climb the Indrahara Pass (4350 metres) and then traverse a ridge on the other side of the pass and approach the peak in most easy way. This route is safe and easier one. The winter ascent to other peaks requires a good technical knowledge and one must have proper climbing gears.


The trial starts from the town itself. Guna Devi to Triund is steep but marked trial. We can find some snack shops on the way. Triund is a beautiful mountain grassland. During night if offers some magical views of the valley.


Beyond Triund the trail becomes narrow and crowd. Snow Line Café and Ilaqa Got lit at about one hour trek from each other. There are several natural caves and can accommodate a small group inside. From Lahesh caves, Indrahar Pass is a steep climb up on a rocky trial. We reach the top at 4,300 meters and enjoy magnificent views of the Kangra Valley. From there we head towards Moon Peak Climb from Chatta itself and come back to the base.


Note : Moon Peak climb is an expedition so we keep our itinerary flexible so as to give our climbers the best chance to reach the summit as per the overall team's strength and capabilities.




Camping Type Accommodation

Five Nights Camping during Trek

Dome Tents, Mattresses and Sleeping Bags

Mess Tent for the Group

Toilet Tents (Pit Style)


Lunch / Refreshment on the Way

All Meals (Veg.) during the Trek

All Meals Cooked in Hygienic Conditions

Kitchen Tent, Equipment & All Rations

Natural Spring / Purified Water during Trek

Support Team

One Qualified Trek Leader

One Assistant Trek Leader / Local Guide



Porters / Mules (for Equipment)

Safety & Rescue

Mountaineering Course Qualified Trek Leader

Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence

Walky Talky with Team Members for Swift Communication

Crampons / Microspikes to the Trekkers (if Required)

Cramponing (training) before the use of crampons

First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team

4 Night camping during trek

Nature & Environment

Proper Segregation Bins an Waste Management at Campsite

Charity Support to One Local Community-Based NGO

Clean Up Drive During Season End


Equipment Purchase and Rental Support

Maximum 08 Trekkers in a Batch

Permits up to Rs. 100

Trek Contests and Offers (Click Here) - to be updated soon


Personal Gears

Click to Download PDF - to be updated soon (ask for email)


5% GST


Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 100

Tips, Gratitude to the Team

Any Other Service Not Mentioned Above in Inclusions



Trek And Trips 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. 500/- extra per day per bag.

*For Travel Insurance, booking must be made at least two weeks prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Policy:

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.

Rescheduling Policy:

Up to 10 Days:- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be charged.

Less than 10 Days:- No rescheduling allowed.

Other Terms:

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.

F.A.Q.s :

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 around 10 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 Moon Peak Expedition?
Moon Peak Expedition is moderate to difficult depends upon snow level, weather condition.

5) How cold does it really get on the 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?
Many of the trekkers scale Moon Peak including first-time trekkers. Success hit rate of Moon Peak is low 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 No: 1
MCLEODGANJ TO TRIUND (2900m.) [9 kms. / 5 hours]: Its a beautiful well marked trail. We start in the morning at around 8 am. Today we gain a total of over 1000 meters in altitude. Triund is a beautiful ridge and a meadow.

Day No: 2
TRIUND TO ILAQA GOT (5 KMS / 3 HOURS): We trek from Triund to Ilaqa Got in the morning. We pass through Snowline Cafe (1-2 hours from Triund) and Ilaqa Got at another one hour. We will keep it as a rest day and go for a acclimatization walk to the mountain range base.

Day No: 3
ILAQA TO LAHESH CAVES: Today we start after breakfast in the morning. It might be one of the easier days. Though climb to Moon Peak can be attempted from Ilaqa. We cut short the duration by two hours for tomorrow and make Lahesh Caves as our base. If group is ready to go for climb on this very day, we can try an attempt starting very early in the morning. This can also be used as an additional day in case weather is not favorable.

Day No: 4
MOON PEAK CLIMB (4700 m.) AND BACK TO ILAQA: We start early, cross the beautiful Indrahar Pass. After descent we again ascent and climb the Moon Peak (4700 m.). After brief stay there, we return to our base by later afternoon.

Day No: 5
ILAQA GOT TO McLEODGANJ: In the morning, we start from Ilaqa to McLeodganj to end a memorable journey.

Day No: 6
- Reach Back Home -

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