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Indrahar Pass Trek, Mcleodganj

4D/3N
1
Day in
Leta Village
2
Days in
Laka Glacier
1
Day in
Mcleodganj
Stay Included
Breakfast Included
Sightseeing Included
Choose Trip Duration
trek-to-kareri-lake-himachal3 days
Starting From
2,899
indrahar-pass-trek4 days
Starting From
6,499
Destination Routes
Leta Village
Laka Glacier
Mcleodganj
Stay Category
Standard

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through the rugged terrain of the Dhauladhar Range to reach the majestic Indrahar Pass, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and lush valleys.

  • Explore Indrahar Pass, a gateway to stunning views of the Kangra Valley and the Pir Panjal Range, providing a sense of awe as you stand at this high mountain pass.

  • Encounter various Himalayan birds along the trek, adding an element of wildlife exploration to your journey through the rugged Himalayan landscape.

  • Camp under the starlit sky at Llaqa Glacier, where you can witness the beauty of the constellations and the peacefulness of the night in the lap of nature.

INR 6,499
per_person
INR 8,299
4.5(1.7K)
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What’s inside the package?
Inclusions
1 night stay in Leta Village
2 night of stays in Laka Glacier
Trek to Triund
Trek to Laka Glacier
Trek to Indrahar Summit
Trek down to Mcleodganj
Downhill Trek to Laka Glacier
Permits
Guide
Daily Breakfast
Dinner
Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff
First aid medical kits, stretcher and oxygen cylinder
Trek equipments: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dinning tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
Exclusions
Expenses of a personal nature.
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary or inclusions
Lunch

Know Before You Go

  • Take your time adjusting to high altitudes, as the weather conditions can be different from lower areas.
  • Listen to your trek leaders or instructors carefully for a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
  • Please carry a valid ID proof.
  • No bill will be reimbursed for any missed service/facility.
  • Keep your luggage minimum; the more you carry, the more you hassle.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the package.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the trek.
  • Please note that in the event of emergencies or natural calamities, the management reserves the right to modify the trek itinerary. However, any changes due to circumstances beyond our control is not covered in the package cost.

Additional Information

About the trek:

Perched at a towering height of 14,245 ft above sea level, the spectacular Indrahar Pass lies at the border between breathtaking Kangra and Chamba districts. Though a short one, this trek is considered to be a bit challenging as the trekking trail consists of numerous sharp ascents and steep climbs. This is one of the most fascinating treks that Himachal has to offer. Owing to the magnificent view of the might Dhauladhar, the lush green valleys, and the exotic flora and fauna will truly leave you awestruck. The path passes by the placid crystal blue waters of Lake Mankiani and Kareri. Hike through the steep passing mostly through the lush green landscapes of the Dhauladhar Range, this challenging yet tempting trek takes about 4 days to complete.

Start Point/End Point: Mcleodganj - Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand.

Inclusions:

  • Stay: Domed tents on sharing basis cleaned & sanitized on daily basis
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch or Dinner
  • Activities: Trekking & Camping
  • Highly experienced trek guide

Quick facts:

Temperature: Day: 12°C - 18°C & Night: -6°C to 4 °C

Trekking distance:  35 km

Maximum Altitude:14,245 ft

Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult.

Electricity: Electricity is not available at the campsite

Nearest ATM: ATM is available at Mcleodganj

How to Reach:

The Indrahar Pass trek starts from Mcleodganj, which is one of the famous hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. You can easily reach here by road, rail, or air and start your four-day trek to Indrahar Pass.

  • By Air: The nearest airport from Mcleodganj is Chandigarh, which has regular connectivity with most Indian towns and cities. The airport is located around 250 kilometres away from Mcleodganj. You can cover this distance by bus or cab in around six hours.
  • By Rail: Pathankot is the closest railway station to Mcleodganj. It is situated around 90 kilometres away and has good connectivity with places across India. You can take a cab or bus to cover the distance in around three hours.
  • By Road: You can take a bus or cab from Pathankot to reach Mcleodganj. The distance between the two places is around 90 kilometres, which you can cover in around three hours.
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Mcleodganj Tour faqs

What is the best time to go for Indrahar Pass Trek?

The months of September and October mark the autumn season, which is the best time to go for the Indrahar Pass trek. These months have moderate temperatures ranging between 12 degrees and 18 degrees Celsius. The chances of rainfall are low, although you might see the first snowfall in October-end.

What is the difficulty level of Indrahar Pass Trek?

Indrahar Pass trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult trek with high rocky terrains and ridges causing you climb up the gradual ascents. It is a geologically active region as well, set on a thrust area of the Indian plate and that makes the trek a bit challenging and risky.

Previous experience in trekking will definitely help you achieve the summits at Indrahar in a good way.

Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the Indrahar Pass Trek?

You are advised to avoid consumption of alcohol and cigarettes on any type of altitude treks since both these activities can let your body dehydrate easily. Then you will find it very difficult to complete the stretches.

Alcohol will open the pores in your skin and let the cold get inside and make the body temperature in terms with the temperature outside. But it will finally lead you to feel dehydrated and thirsty.

How is Indrahar Pass Trek weather?

If it is winter time, then there will be complete snow on high passes and it will be melt by August. When monsoon arrives, both Dhauladhar Ranges and Indrahar Pass will be affected by rain very well.

After monsoon, the high places will feel the days warmer and sunny with a temperature of 12 to 20 degree Celsius and the nights with -2 to 6 degree Celsius. September and October are the best months with a good, comfortable weather with little snowfall too.

Is Diamox is advisable at Indrahar Pass Trek?

Yes. Since you are climbing up to a height of about 14245 feet above sea level, chances to experience the drastic change in oxygen level and climatic conditions are high. It may cause uneasiness to your body resulting in vomiting and breathlessness.

Hence carry Diamox which will help you overcome the problems caused by acute mountain sickness as you climb the great heights.

What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the Indrahar Pass Trek?

There will be separate toilet tents arranged at each campsite for men and women. Depending on the size of the group, the number of toilets varies. Toilet tents will have a deep pit, mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up.

All of them usually will be dry toilets where you have to use toilet papers alone. Room freshener will also be provided.

What clothing or equipment do we need to carry from our side during trek to Indrahar Pass?

It is essential to carry comfortable jeans or trekking pants, shirts or T shirts, windproof jackets, warm and thick fleece, woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, socks, scarfs, woolen gloves etc as clothing essentials to prevent the cold climate at the destinations, especially at night time.

Comfortable trekking shoes, lightweight floater or sandals, raincoat, water bottle, caps and hats, sun glasses, torch, medicines, personal toiletries, comfortable backpack bag, waterproof covers or bags etc can be the essential equipment you can carry from your side.

Where does Indrahar Pass Trek start?

The mesmerizing Indrahar Pass Trek begins from Mcleodganj, a small town of Himachal Pradesh, which is located in the suburbs of Dharamshala. Originating from Mcleodganj, the trekking trail passes through the enchanting Triund Pass, Ilaqa Pass and Lahesh Caves.

How do I get to Indrahar Pass Trek?

The 100 km picturesque trek to Indrahar Pass starts from Mcleodganj and covers Triund and Lahesh caves during the stretch. To reach this awe-inspiring trek, you will have to reach Mcleodganj either by rail or road.

By road, you can either book bus services from Delhi to Haldwani or hire a private taxi. The road journey is 8 hours long. The nearest railway station to Mcleodganj is Kathgodam from where you can hire a cab or take a bus to Mcleodganj or Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is 85kms from Dharamshala. The nearest airport is Kangra Airport in Dharamshala

How long does it take to trek to Indrahar pass?

The trek to Indrahar Pass will take approximately 6 hours from Lahesh Caves. It is an easy to moderate trek with a total distance of 12 km from the rocky terrain of Lahesh Caves to Indrahar Pass. Additionally, it will take another 4 hours to come down to Ilaqa Pass for the overnight stay.

Which type of shoes should I carry on Indrahar Pass trek?

You will need a comfortable yet sturdy pair of trekking shoes for the Indrahar Pass trek. The shoes should have a good grip so you don’t slip on slopes and in rain or snow. They also need to have good ankle support so your legs don’t get strained due to continuous trekking.

Can I have liquor or smoke while we're on the Indrahar Pass trek?

You are advised to avoid consumption of alcohol and cigarettes on any type of altitude treks since both these activities can let your body dehydrate easily. Then you will find it very difficult to complete the stretches.

Alcohol will open the pores in your skin and let the cold get inside and make the body temperature in terms with the temperature outside. But it will finally lead you to feel dehydrated and thirsty.

Can I do Indrahar Pass Trek solo?

Yes, you can trek to Indrahar Pass solo provided you have an itinerary in place from the time you arrive at Mcleodganj to come down to Ilaqa Pass. With a well-designed Indrahar Pass Trek package, you can trek comfortably to the top and witness the panoramic view of the breathtaking Indrahar Pass. A solo hiking trip to the Himalayan range can be transformational.

How do I get in shape for Indrahar Pass trek?

Indrahar pass trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult trek but it needs a lot of cardio vascular endurance. For making your lungs work properly during the trek and get oxygen intake smooth, then you need to follow some exercises that will help your cardio vascular systems function properly.

Start with jogging every day and daily increase the distance and speed. Simple exercises like squats, skipping, swimming will also be perfect for your muscles and flexibility. Stretching exercises can also be of use while perfecting your body to do this trek.

What kind physical fitness will be required for Indrahar Pass trek?

You are expected to be in a good physical condition to do this trek. Before the start of the trek, you will need to jog for 4 kilometers and the weather conditions will be unfavorable to your body. But you need to be prepared to cross the thin air and proceed each climb carrying your backpack. Hence the physical fitness is very important.

Start jogging one month prior to the trek covering 4 kilometers every day and thus make your lungs strong. Also, flexibility of your muscles and tendons to relax are also important and you can do stretching exercises regularly. Thus, you can come to a proper physical fitness to do this trek.

What is the height of Indrahar Pass trek?

The majestic Indrahar Pass Trek, located in the Dhauladhar Range of Himalayan Peak, is at an altitude of 4342 m (14,245 ft.) from the sea level. The enchanting trekking trail acts as a division between the two districts of Himachal Pradesh – Chamba and Kangra.

Is it safe to do Indrahar Pass trek?

The trek to Indrahar Pass is completely safe except during the monsoons and heavy snowfall as the trekking trail can get slippery. The moderate to difficult trek becomes quite challenging while climbing the Lahesh Caves which is surrounded by rocky terrains.

If you have an experienced trekker, the Indrahar Pass Trek will fall into an easy to a moderate gradient. Avoid trekking at night.

What is the cost of the Indrahar Pass trek?

The Indrahar Pass trek package can cost around INR 6,500 to INR 8,000. These costs can vary depending on the number of days you spend on the trail and the facilities you get on the journey. Thrillophilia’s packages are inclusive of all details like meals, accommodations, tour guides, transfers and activities like trekking and camping.

How many days are enough for the Indrahar Pass trek?

You will need a minimum of three to four days to complete the entire Indrahar Pass trek itinerary. The trek starts at Mcleodganj and crosses the iconic Triund Lake and Laka Got. The final highlight is the beautiful Indrahar Pass, which you can see on the third day of the challenging trek.

Can beginners do the Indrahar Pass trek?

The Indrahar Pass trek is not suitable for beginners as it is a moderate-level trek. The trail has rough and rocky terrain which can make the experience difficult for those with no experience. However, if you are fit and want a challenging trek for the first time, you can choose Indrahar Pass.

Will there be snow on the Indrahar Pass trek in August?

There are very low chances of finding snow on the Indrahar Pass trek in August. The month of August marks the beginning of the monsoon season, which means rainfall is very frequent and heavy in this month. You can find traces of melting snow on the upper reaches of the trail in August.

Which are the other best Himachal treks that we can book from Thrillophilia?

Here is the list of best treks in Himachal that you can book from Thrillophilia:

  1. Triund Trek
  2. Kheerganga Trek
  3. Sar Pass Trek
  4. Shrikhand Mahadev Trek
  5. Bijli Mahadev Trek