3 Nights 4 Days
Indrahar Pass Trek is a popular trekking destination situated in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas – Himachal Pradesh. The trek starts from McLeodganj and takes you through beautiful forests, streams, and meadows before reaching the Indrahar Pass, which offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks.
The trek is moderate to difficult and covers a distance of around 35 kilometres over a period of 4 days. The best time to undertake the trek is from May to October when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear. The trail passes through several small villages, giving trekkers a chance to interact with the locals and experience their culture.
The trek begins with a steep climb through dense forests of oak and rhododendron. The trail then opens up to a beautiful meadow of Triund, which serves as a base camp for the trek. From Triund, the trail leads to Lahesh Cave and then to Indrahar Pass. The pass is situated at an altitude of 4,342 metres and offers panoramic views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges.
The descent from Indrahar Pass takes you through the stunning valleys of Kuarsi and Gajj. The trail passes through the charming village of Chamba, which is known for its ancient temples and traditional handicrafts. The trek ends at Bhagsu Nag, from where you can take a taxi back to McLeod Ganj.
Indrahar Pass Trek on its own is a challenging yet rewarding trek that offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks and a chance to experience the local culture of Himachal Pradesh.
Region: Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
Start/End Point of Trek: Dharamkot
Distance: 35 Km
Height: 14,245 Ft
Temperature: Day (10°C to 20°C) and Night (5°C to 10°C)
Best Time to Trek Indrahar Pass Trek: March to October
The best time to visit Indrahar Pass is from May to October, when the weather is pleasant and the snow has melted, allowing for safe trekking. However, the ideal time to visit would be in June and September, when the skies are clear, and the views of the surrounding mountains are breathtaking.
The Indrahar Pass trek is considered to be a challenging trek, suitable for experienced trekkers with a good level of fitness. The trek is 4 days long, covering a distance of approximately 35 Km with steep ascents and descents. The trail includes rocky terrain, narrow paths, and some sections of snow. Altitude sickness can also be a concern, as the pass is situated at an elevation of 4,342 metres. Adequate acclimatisation and proper gear are essential for a safe and enjoyable trek.
Himtrek does provide easy accessibility to almost all types of equipment required for the trek on a rental basis with reasonable prices and extremely good quality. The equipment can be arranged on prior notice.
The weather during the Indrahar Pass trek varies depending on the season. In the summer months from May to June, the weather is generally pleasant, with clear skies and moderate temperatures during the day. However, temperatures can drop sharply at night, so warm clothing is necessary. Monsoon season starts in July and lasts until September, bringing heavy rainfall and fog, making the trek challenging and risky. October onwards, the weather becomes dry and clear, with cold temperatures and occasional snowfall.
By Air: The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport in Dharamshala, which is around 18 kilometres (11 miles) away.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Pathankot Railway Station, which is around 90 kilometres (56 miles) away. From Dharamshala or McLeodGanj, you can take a taxi or local bus to reach Dharamkot.
By Bus: You can also take a direct bus from Delhi or Chandigarh to Dharamshala or McLeodGanj, and then hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach Dharamkot.
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The trek begins from McLeod Ganj, which is a small town situated in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The town is famous for its Tibetan culture and is the home of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama. The trek starts early in the morning, and the first day involves a steep climb of 9 km to reach Triund. The trail passes through dense forests of oak and rhododendron, which provide a refreshing and soothing environment. The trail is well-marked, and trekkers can enjoy the scenic views of the Kangra valley and the Dhauladhar range. The trek takes around 4-5 hours to reach Triund, which is a beautiful meadow situated at an altitude of 2,875 metres. Trekkers can set up their camps at Triund and enjoy the sunset over the mountains.
The second day of the trek is an exciting journey that takes you on a moderate climb of 6 km from Triund to Laka Got. This leg of the trek offers an incredible experience as you pass through some of the most beautiful meadows and forests. Along the way, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges and valleys. As you make your way towards Laka Got, you will come across a diverse range of flora and fauna that adds to the charm of the trek. The path is dotted with rhododendrons, oak trees, and cedar trees, which provide a refreshing ambiance and a pleasant aroma. You may also spot some of the local wildlife such as Himalayan langurs, wild goats, and musk deer. Laka Got is a picturesque camping site that is situated at an altitude of 3,500 meters. This is a popular destination among trekkers who want to experience the thrill of camping in the mountains. The site offers a stunning view of the surrounding peaks, including Indrahar Pass, Mun Peak, and Moon Peak. At Laka Got, trekkers can set up their camps and spend the night under the stars. As you sit around the campfire, you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and take in the natural beauty that surrounds you.
The third day of the trek is the most challenging and exciting. Trekkers have to wake up early in the morning and start the trek to Indrahar Pass, which is situated at an altitude of 4,342 metres. The trail is steep and challenging, and it takes around 6-7 hours to reach the pass. However, the pass offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, and trekkers can spend some time at the pass and take in the views. After spending some time at the pass, trekkers start the descent towards Laka Got. The descent is equally challenging as the climb, and trekkers need to be careful while trekking down. Trekkers reach Laka Got by evening and set up their camps for the night.
The fourth and the last day of the trek involves a moderate climb of 12 km from Laka Got to McLeod Ganj. The trail passes through the charming village of Chamba, which is known for its ancient temples and traditional handicrafts. Trekkers can take a break at the village and explore the surroundings. The trek takes around 5-6 hours to reach McLeodGanj, and trekkers can end their trek by the afternoon. Triund trek is a perfect blend of scenic beauty and adventure. The trek provides an opportunity to explore the beauty of nature and witness the stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. The trek requires a moderate level of fitness and is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers.