Indrahar Pass Overview

Indrahar Pass, nestled in the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas, offers breathtaking views and thrilling trekking experiences.  An extremely popular trekking route from Dharamshala, the trek to Indrahar Pass trails in the lush folds of the Dhauladhar range. Surrounded by thickets of Deodars and Rhododendrons, the panorama of Pir Panjal range to the north and the plains to the south exhilarates trekkers. Treacherous precipices and steep ascents make this a moderately-difficult trek; passing through Triund Hill and an endless view of Kangra Valley. Overnight camping in the Lahesh caves is an experience that’ll leave you transfixed, and the trekking season runs from May to October.

If you too love to witness the snow-capped nature atop the beautiful scenic mountains, you must add the Indrahar Pass on your bucket list right away! Indrahar Pass acts as a border between the vividly known Chamba and Kangra districts of Himachal Pradesh. It is also amongst the most popular trekking routes from the tourist destinations of Dharamshala. Indrahar Pass offers you the picture-perfect views of the Dhauladhar range amidst the small vernacular settlements in the region.

The distinctly varying altitudes of the trekking trail to this mesmerizing location allow you to witness the scenic beauty of various forest ranges. Moreover, you would also be able to spot the Pir Panjal range along with various other smaller ranges which make this trek worth the hard work.

Once you reach your ultimate destination, the view from the top would be one of its kind and make you feel out of the world. Indrahar Pass receives a lot of trekking enthusiasts during the trekking season due to the indomitable views of the conifer ranges and the pleasant weather of the region all throughout the trekking season.

Moreover, this overwhelming trek also allows you to experience and indulge with some of the tribal settlements of Himachal, introducing you to a whole new face of Himachal's culture, food, and hospitality. Additionally, you need not be a hardcore trekking professional to be able to visit Indrahar pass. It only involves easy to moderate level trekking, allowing even the beginners to enjoy it to the fullest.

Exploring Indrahar Pass becomes even more convenient and enjoyable with specially curated Himachal tour packages, offering seamless travel arrangements and expert guidance, ensuring an unforgettable adventure amidst the majestic Himalayas.

Distance from Delhi: 475 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Kangra Railway Station

How To Reach

1. By Rail:

  • Nearest Railway Station: Amb Andaura
  • Distance from McLeodGanj to Amb Andaura (Starting point for Indrahar Pass): 65 kilometers
  • Get a taxi from the railway station to reach McLeodGanj. Frequent public transport services can also be availed from Amb Andaura Railway Station to reach McLeodGanj.

2. By Road:

  • Nearest Bus Station: McLeod Ganj
  • McLeod Ganj is well connected to major cities by regular bus services. Your trek to Indrahar Pass starts from McLeod Ganj itself.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit this wonderful place is from May to June, and thereafter, from September to mid-October. September to mid-October is the best time for you to visit if you wish to enjoy the chilling weather of Himachal just before the snow takes over.

You can visit in the months of May and June if you wish to beat the burning heat of North India and want to get away to a place with pleasant weather and mesmerizing views. Avoid visiting here during the monsoon season. Beyond October, the trail to Indrahar Pass closes due to heavy snowfall in the region.

Other Essential Information

  • Location: Indrahar Pass lies in the lap of Kangra District in Himachal Pradesh, with the starting point of the Trek at McLeodGanj.
  • Price: The pricing for visiting Indrahar Pass starts from as low as Rs. 6,499.
  • Timing: To joyfully cover each aspect of your visit to this beautiful place, you should have at least 4 days to spend peacefully amidst the freezing mountains.

Food and Water Availability at Indrahar Pass:

It is highly advised to bring along your own food while trekking to Indrahar Pass. You shall not come across any eateries on your way to Indrahar Pass, only a few tea stalls that might help you take a break and catch some breath.

You might not get a chance to refill your water bottles on your way to Indrahar Pass. Therefore, it is advisable to carry some extra water bottles for yourself right from the base itself. Do not forget to keep yourself hydrated during the trek.

1. Indrahar Pass Trek:

The Indrahar Pass Trek is a 4-day trek starting from the hill station of McLeod Ganj, with 3 camping spots. The itinerary for the trek shall be as follows:

Day 1: McLeodGanj to Triund.

1. The trekking stretch from McLeodGanj to Triund is 9 kilometers long and takes an approximate of 5 to 6 hours to be covered.

2. The Trek from McLeodGanj to Triund is one of the most popular ones in the whole of Himachal and provides you with a chance to click some magnificent pictures from the meadow like feel of the Triund hilltop.

3. It is advisable to leave from McLeod Ganj early in the morning so that you can get a chance to witness the sunset from the hilltop and set up your camps at a suitable place for the night.

Day 2: Triund to Laka Got.

1. This 5-kilometer long stretch would take at least 4 hours to be covered.

2. The first phase of the trek would be reaching the Lahesh Caves which is situated at a height of 3500 ft above the sea level.

3. In the second phase, you shall have to trek your way past the Snowline Café and reach Ilaqa Got to set up your camps. If it seems difficult to camp at Ilaka Got, you can get back to Lahesh Caves and spend your night there.

Day 3: Ilaka Got -Indrahar Pass - Ilaka Got:

1. This 9 kilometers long trek takes you to your ultimate destination, Indrahar Pass, and then back to Ilaka Got for camping at night.

2. This trail offers some of the most beautiful views of the Dhauladhar range as well as the majestic peaks of the Himalayan range.

Day 4: Ilaqa Got - McLeod Ganj:

1. Your last day shall comprise of descending back 12 kilometers to your starting point, McLeod Ganj, from Ilaka Got.

2. This 4-hour trek would take you back to your starting point at McLeodGanj and mark and end to this beautiful journey, with a lot of memories for you to take back home!

Travelers’ Tip before visiting Indrahar Pass:

1. For travelers making their minds to visit this mesmerizing place, here are a few tips that may come in handy while on your trek to Indrahar Pass:

2. Maintain at least a minimum amount of fitness before going ahead for the trek.

3. Carry a windproof jacket along with warm clothes and gloves.

4. Get yourself some trekking shoes and an extra pair of socks.

5. Carrying sunscreen is a must.

6. Carry a pair of sunglasses along with a hat or cap.

7. Do not forget the Camera!

8. Carry ample water bottles, energy bars, and a comfortable backpack.

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Indrahar Pass Reviews

Shresthi Sharma
Reviewed: 05 Jun 2016
WOW! I am out of words to describe the stunning and amazing beauty of this trek. I loved it, and so will you too. Amazingly well planned trek. This trek is not crowded or over populated like other treks. This is sheer fun and brilliance. I loved this, try it and see if you love it too.
Bankimchandra Mukhopadhyay
Reviewed: 28 Apr 2016
What a fun trek it was. I had a great time with this trekking. It was brilliant and nice. I loved the trek totally. I wish to take more such treks soon.
Himadri Dubashi
Reviewed: 01 Dec 2015
The trekking in the Indrahar Pass was quite a nice experience. The trek was really tough, though. Yet, it felt nice that I have no words to explain how nice the trek was. This is probably the best trek to be taken while one is in Himachal Pradesh. Although, one flaw was, the food despite being veget... Read More
Rajinder Kaur
Reviewed: 13 Jun 2015
Indrahar Pass Trek, Kareri Lake was an inexplicable experience. It was a great and a nice experience to take. This was one of the best treks to take in the country. This trek encompasses the beautiful valleys of the Himachal Pradesh. It also covers various beautiful landscapes that is otherwise not ... Read More
Somnath Nehru
Reviewed: 11 May 2015
Indrahar Pass Trek is the best trek in Himachal Pradesh, without a doubt. Try the trek to know if you love it. You will defitneity love it is my opinion. The trek is well planned and well organized. It is inexpensive. The food and stay are great. The travel to this place is also easy and comfortable... Read More
Bhaswar Dubashi
Reviewed: 29 Dec 2014
The surroundings, the landscape, the scenaries, the bird’s eye view, and the river valleys were all breathtakingly and astoundingly brilliant. The trek was of moderate level difficulty; thus it was enabling all trekkers to enjoy it. One might feel that this trek was tough or rough, but with ample wa... Read More

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