Indrahar is a mountain pass in the Dhauladhar range of the majestic Himalayas in India. Placed at the height of 4, 342 metres above the sea level, Indrahar is one of the most loved trekking destination for the adventure lovers. Every year, thousands of thrill-seeking tourists flock at Dharamshala and they never miss out on Indrahar Pass tek. Most of them visit Indrahar Pass between April to October, since it is more accessible and safe during this time. This two-in-one trekking package will give you the benefits of both Indrahar Pass Trek as well as Triund. It will take just 4 days to cover two of the most popular treks in India.
Highlights of Indrahar Trek
You will be trekking for a point which is situated at a height of 4,340 metres above the sea love. Being at this place gives a feeling no less than being on the top of the world.
It’s an off-beat trekking experience will terrain comfortable enough to be trodded but rough enough to give you adrenaline rush.
There are fixed departure points. Evry single member will be given pick up from a fixed point in the available dates.
The trek covers the attractions like Galu Devta Temple and Lahesh Caves. There is a camping experience included in Lahesh Caves.
Detailed Overview of Indrahar Pass Trek
Indrahar’s location has a unique significance. It is a major thrust zone of the Indian tectonic plates, where the pressure of the Indian tectonic plate pushing against the neighbouring Eurasian tectonic plate is the strongest. The ridges that comes while trekking for Indrahar Pass among the Dhaula Dhar are not the child’s play. Hence, the trekkers usually follow the already-trodden paths used by the Gaddi shepherd en-route to their summer grazing grounds in the upper Ravi Valley and Lahaul. It is advisable to carry out Indrahar Pass trek during the months of May to June or September to October. The weather is dry during these months so paths will not be slippery or muddy.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||McLeod Ganj, District Kangra Himachal Pradesh|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 08:00 AM so that we can start by 08:30 AM|
|ALTITUDE||4,342 m (14,245 ft)|
|WEAR||Comfortable warm clothes, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen|
Day 1: Arrival at McLeodganj- Trek to Triund via Galu Devta Temple
The trekkers are asked to reach the Mcleodganj base camp on their own by 10:00 am sharp. They will be meeting their host there and will be introduced with their fellow trekkers. They will also be briefed about the basic details of the trek.
The trek will begin from Bhagsunag or Dharamkot, both of which are placed in the hill town of McLeodganj. The paths will firstly converge to Galu Devta. You will make a brief stop here then start climbing.
The trekkers will hike through the pristine forests of Deodar trees. The mountains almost seem vertical from this point.
After the temple, the hike becomes steep and more challenging. Keep walking through the bushes on a ridge, which is perpendicularly placed to Triund. After reaching the meadow, trekkers will halt and call it a day.
Day 2:From Triund to Laka Got
The team will start the day with a sumptuous breakfast. Then, you will begin their trek from Triund and travel a ridge to reach Laka Got, which is a shepherd camp. It is placed at the nose of a small glacier. During summer, ice can be seen. The snow melts away during the monsoon. A camp is set up at Laka Got, where the group will be staying overnight.
Day 3: From Laka Got to Indrahar Pass
On the third day, you will have to start early in the morning. This is done to avoid travelling in the bad weather. The weather usually gets uneasy during the afternoon. If you come here during early summer, the path will be laced with snow and ice. You will require good equipment to walk through them.
After the monsoon, there is no snow at Indrahar Pass. Usually, there is a narrow unpaved trail which leads to the pass.
It usually takes around 3-4 hours to reach the destination and another 3 hours to descent. From Indrahar Pass, you can catch the views of Pir Panjal range of Himalayas and click breath-taking pictures. After spending time at Indrahar Pass, you will begin descent to Laka Got for the night camp.
Day 4: Laka Got to McLeodganj
Starting the day with breakfast, you will follow the same route to reach McLeodganj base camp. However, the route might also depend upon the snow. If there’s no snow, you can follow the same path. There will be diversions in case of snow. In the evening, you will board the bus and reach your respective destinations