Season: May - June & Sept - Oct
Average Walking Time: 5 - 6 hours per day
Location: Distt - Kangra
The Indrahar pass trek starts from McLeodganj (Dharamsala) in the Kangra valley, passes over the impressive snowbound Dhauladhar range and ends at Chamba. This trek offers a chance to have a close view of beautiful Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal mountain ranges. Rated as moderate path, this trek will take you through green pastures, dense Deodar and Rhododendron forests. This adventure tour gives you an opportunity to walk on the ancient trail of Gaddi Shepherds who uses this trek to take their frock to summer grazing meadows in the upper Ravi Valley and Lahaul.
Trekking to Indrahar pass trek will compensate many breathtaking views to the trekkers. You will get spectacular views of sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snow-covered Pir Panjal Range to the north while to the south you can see the amazing Indian plains till the far horizon. Moving ahead over the trek, you will find some ailing defined trail that will pass you through the Hindu temples and villages in the upper Ravi valley. Trekking on this route will offer an ultimate adventurous experience as this trek comprises of continuous climbing often over boulders.
Initially, this trek begins with a steady climb through the Himalayan region and turns into a steep climb. You will experience walking through rich wildlife areas and witness wild goats, leopard and Monal bird. The best season to visit this trek is between mid May to June and September to mid October.
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Day 1: Delhi - McLeodganj (2196 Meters/7,200 Feet)
In the evening from New Delhi catch the AC Volvo Coach departing to McLeodganj. It will be an overnight voyage by bus.
Day 2: Arrive McLeodganj
The trekkers will reach at McLeodganj 07:30 - 08:30 AM early in the morning and then from here will get transferred to hotel. This entire day you can relax staying at the hotel or can go out to explore fabulous McLeodganj. Later in the evening, the trekking guide will take a training session to give basic instruction and distribute the gadgets and instruments for trekking. We will have scrumptious dinner and stay overnight in the hotel at McLeodganj.
Day 3: McLeodganj - Triund (2994 Meters/9818 Feet) 10 Kilometers/3-4 Hours
Wake up early in the morning and be ready to start your first day of trekking. Today we will trek for about 10 kilometres towards Triund through Dhramkot. We will have delectable dinner and stay overnight in the Triund camp.
Day 4: Triund - Lahesh Cave (3598 Meters/11800 Feet) 9 Kilometers/ 3-4 Hrs
After having breakfast; be ready to start trekking to our today's destination Lahesh Cave. To reach the Lahesh Cave, the troop will have to cross the overpass and hike on the blossoming ground, through the Conifer and oak trees outline. We will be staying tonight at the Lahesh Cave campsite.
Day 5: Lahesh Cave - Indrahar Pass (4375 Meters/14,350 Feet) - Chatru Parao (12 Kilometres/6 To7 Hours)
This is an exciting day, for which you have been waiting for. Today you will trek on the extensive snowfield of the Indrahar Pass.
This day we will begin our trekking after the breakfast. Initially, we will start the uphill trek in the direction of Indrahar Pass, the trail is going to be a little difficult as there will a precipitous climb of 300 to 400 meters. This part of the trek will be demanding and tricky, but as you reach the pass you will forget all your efforts and be rewarded with magnificent vistas of the Pir Panjal Range (4,100 m) in the North direction and the Mani Mahesh Kailash peak (5656 Meters)in the East direction. After spending some time exploring and capturing fabulous views, we will trek back towards Chatru Parao. Tonight we will have dinner and stay in the Chatru Parao tent.
Day 6: Chatru Parao - Kuarsi (2747 Meters/9010 Feet) 15 Kilometres/ 6 To 7 Hours
On this day of our trail, we will erring trek to the left side of the valley for a few kilometres and then after covering a few kilometres on the trail we will cross an overpass and then follow a sequence of the meadows till we reach our destination of the day Kuarsi, taking you to the right part of the valley. Tonight we will have dinner and stay in the Kuarsi camp.
Day 7: Kuarsi - Machetar (5886 Feet) - Chamba (16 Kilometres/5 To 6 Hrs) Travelling 80 Kilometres/3 To 4 Hrs
This day after wholesome breakfast we will start our trek downward to reach Machetar. At Machetar, you will board the vehicles already waiting for you and drop you at the Chamba hotel. We will be having scrumptious dinner and stay tonight in Chamba FRH/hotel.
Day 8: Chamba To Pathankot To Delhi
After having the breakfast, we will drive towards Pathankot. After reaching Pathankot, we will catch the train departing to New Delhi at 23:55 PM. It will be and overnight voyage by train.
Day 9: Delhi
After reaching Delhi the Indrahar Pass trek and our services end here.