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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.
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.

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.

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 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.*

Things To Carry

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

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