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Laka Glacier Trek with Triund, Mcleodganj

3D/2N
2
Days in
Leta Village
1
Day in
Mcleodganj
Stay Included
Breakfast Included
Sightseeing Included
Trekking
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Trip Highlights

  • Begin your trek with an amazing sight of the Bhagsunag Waterfall, before trekking towards Leta Village.

  • See the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayan mountain ranges while ascending towards the top of Triund.

  • Trek to the Laka Glacier, enjoying the scenic beauty and snow adventures amidst breathtaking panoramic surroundings.

  • Enjoy a cozy bonfire dinner at the Leta Campsite, surrounded by the picturesque Himalayan landscapes under the starry sky.

INR 3,100
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INR 4,213
4.6(10.9K)
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What’s inside the package?
Inclusions
2 night of stays in Leta Village
Trek from Dharamshala to Bhagsunag Waterfall
Trek to Triund and Laka Glacier
Downhill Trek from Laka Glacier to Mcleodganj
Daily Breakfast
Dinner
Exclusions
Expenses of a personal nature.
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary or inclusions
Lunch
Domestic flight tickets

Know Before You Go

  • Dual sharing tents will be available at an additional price.
  • Overnight stay will be provided around 2km below the Triund top due to restriction from Authorities.
  • On rush days, a couple of tents might be chargeable. The package includes the price of multiple sharing tents.
  • Rescheduling Policy - 30% of the booking value will be charged as a rescheduling fee incase if the customer wants to reschedule their booking before 2 days of the date of travel. After or on date of travel booking will not be rescheduled.
  • Children below the age of 7 years are not recommended for this trek.
  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
  • Consult a physician before undertaking the trek. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  • It is recommended to carry enough warm clothes and the right kind of shoes for the trek.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
  • The trek takes place through an eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites. Travellers littering may be fined.
  • Do not encourage trekking during the night unless it is a part of the itinerary and a guide is with you; this might lead to unforeseen mishaps.
  • Avoid using earphones during the trek; this might hinder your audibility.
  • Avoid using plastic bags and maintain the ecological balance of the destinations.
  • In case, the trek needs to be cancelled, the authorities should be informed beforehand.
  • Please provide a valid ID at the time of check-in.
  • The exact location will be shared with you post-booking.
  • Professional guide(s) are available to ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek.
  • Neat and clean vehicle for the journey with experienced driver especially for hilly terrains available.
  • Permit charges are not included in the package.
  • All the activities depend upon the weather.
  • Camping is very basic in nature. One must not expect luxuries. Electricity may be available only at a few locations.
  • Mobile & laptop charging points may/may not be available on campsites at a common point.
  • Any personal expenses, items of personal nature, meals not mentioned, etc. will not be in part of the package.
  • Carry dry snacks/food from home (you will save a lot of money). Carry water bottles with you, so that you can refill.

Additional Information

About the trek:

Laka Glacier lies gracefully in the laps of Kangra Valley and enveloped in the mighty Dhauladhar ranges making it a mesmerising trek to indulge in. It gains popularity as a beginner-friendly trek for the terrain is easy to moderate and as it is easily accessible from McLeodganj and Dharamshala it becomes an ideal choice for trekkers. This trek would offer you an adventurous experience and as you reach the top, the panoramic views of snow-covered mountain ranges would be a glorifying scenery to witness.

Start point/Endpoint: Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand, McLeodganj

Start Time: 10:00 AM (Day 1)

End Time: 2:00 PM (Day 3)

Inclusions:

  • Stay: Dome tents on sharing basis
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Highly Experienced Guide
  • Activities: Trekking & Camping

Quick Facts:

Total Trekking Distance: 26 km.

Maximum Altitude: 3,200 meters

Temperature: In summers, during the day, the temperature goes from 16 degrees C to 25 degrees C and at night, it goes from 7 degrees C to 10 degrees C.

In winters, during the day, the temperature goes from 14 degrees C to 18 degrees C and at night, it goes from 1 degrees C to 5 degrees C.

ATM: Last ATM is in Mcleodganj

Mobile Network:BSNL/Vodafone works the best in these areas

Trekking gradient: Easy to Moderate

How to reach:

Mcleodganj lies at a distance of around 500 km from Delhi or about 250 km from Chandigarh. You can either reach by your own car or by using public transport such as train, bus or air.

The best option to reach Mcleod Ganj from Delhi is to catch the overnight Volvo. The second and the cheapest option to reach McleodGanj or Triund is to travel by train. One can take a train to Pathankot which takes around 6-7 hours.

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How do I get to Laka Glacier?

Laka Glacier lays approximately 13 kilometres from Dharamshala and can be reached only via trekking. The trekking for the glacier starts in McLeodganj which is your nearest access point whether you take a taxi, public transport, or drive yourself.

By Bus - While McLeodganj has limited bus connectivity to the neighbouring cities, you could easily get a bus to Dharamshala ISBT. From here, you can get a bus or a taxi to McLeodganj.

How do you trek to Triund?

The trek route to Triund begins in McLeodganj. Some also like to start at Dharamkot which is only a couple of kilometres ahead of McLeodganj. Depending on where you start your journey, you have to get to Gallu Temple in Dharamkot. From here, Triund is approximately 7 to 8 kilometres.

The trek takes you through gorgeous Rhododendron and Oak forests, and is very smooth. While not a lot of novice trekkers try it, there is an alternative trekking route via Bhagsu Fall to Triund. This route is approximately 9 kilometres and comparatively challenging than the first.

How much is Triund to Laka Glacier trek distance?

The trekking distance between Triund and Laka Glacier is approximately 6 kilometres. Depending on your fitness level and speed, the trek should take between 5 to 7 hours.

What is Laka Glacier trek height?

Laka Glacier is situated 3,200 meters above sea level.

Can we do Laka Glacier trek in April?

Yes. April falls under the pre-monsoon season when the glacier is covered entirely with snow. In fact. April is one of the most favourable months for trekking the Laka Glacier. 

What is Laka Glacier Trek cost?

A 3-days and 2-nights trek to Triund and Laka Glacier costs INR 3,450 per person. The price is inclusive of camping one night each in Triund and Laka Glacier, respectively, meals, sleeping bags, kitchen staff, camping toilets, a highly-professional mountain guide, and all required forest permissions.

Can we do Laka Glacier Trek in May?

Yes, of course. The months from March to December are considered the best months to trek the Laka Glacier. From March to June, the area observes pre-monsoon and is completely engulfed in snow. 

Is Internet and phone connectivity available while trekking on Laka Glacier and Triund?

Because of its exclusive location, the Laka Glacier and Triund area do not offer mobile or internet connectivity. While you may be able to get mobile reception in some stretches, it is neither guaranteed nor too reliable.

How much distance is Triund to Laka Glacier trek?

The trekking distance between Triund and Laka Glacier is approximately 6 KM. Depending on your fitness level and speed, the trek should take between 5 to 7 hours.

Are Internet and phone connectivity available while trekking on Laka Glacier and Triund?

Because of its exclusive location, the Laka Glacier and Triund do not offer mobile or internet connectivity. However, you might get mobile reception in some stretches, it is neither guaranteed nor reliable.

Do I need a guide for the Triund and Laka Glacier Trek?

A well-trained and well-informed guide is essential for the trek so they could arrange for the necessary permits and guide you safely through the mountain terrains.

Should I be concerned about the altitude of Laka Glacier Trek?

No, you shouldn’t. The trekking route to Triund and Laka Glacier is considered one of the smoothest routes despite the magnificent beauty and sense of exhilaration it offers. The trek is perfect for novice trekkers and doesn’t include any difficulty, except for a couple of kilometres towards the end. Even then, it is fairly easy.

However, if you suffer from altitude sickness specifically, you should carry your prescribed medication.

What do I need to carry for the Triund and Laka Glacier Trek?

Even though the trekking route is fairly easy, it is best to pack light but pack right. It is bound to feel cold when you are surrounded by the snowclad glaciers or when you camp at night. Aside from the special clothing and trekking gears, we suggest the following

- Backpack (30-40 litre)
- Water Bottle
- Dress in Layers – Head Cap, Warm Fleece, Waterproof Wind Cheater, Track pants, Warm socks
- Sun Caps, Sunscreen lotion (SPF 40+)
- Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected
- Toilet Kit
- Prescribed Medicines – If any
-ID proof
- Power bank
- Energy Bar, Chocolate

Do I need special gear or clothing for the Triund and Laka Glacier Trek?

Yes, trekking to Laka Glacier involves walking through some extremely steep paths and camping overnight in the mountains. We suggest the below-mentioned gears that you should pack for your trip: - Good trekking shoes, sports shoes aren’t enough - Trekking pole - LED headlamp/torch - Fleece and wool jacket - Rain gear (irrespective of the season)

How to get fit for the trek to Laka Glacier?

The trek to Triund and Laka Glacier is considered extremely easy and suitable for amateur trekkers. However, if you haven’t ever been on a trek, we suggest: -Start walking every day for at least 30-45 minutes -Do a lot of cardio training focussed on your legs (Eg: cycling, swimming, squats, and lunges) -Climb stairs whenever you can -Practise how to use walking poles to take the pressure off your knees and offer additional support -Train with a backpack (preferably with the weight that you plan on carrying for your trek)

Where does Laka Glacier Trek start?

The Laka Glacier trek starts from Mcleodganj Square in McLeodganj, Dharamshala in the state of Himachal Pradesh. From here, the tour commences with an 8-kilometer trek to Triund.

How long is Laka Glacier trek?

The Laka Glacier Trek is fairly short, and spans across 2 nights and 3 days.

What is the best time to do Laka glacier trek?

The best time to embark on a trek to Laka Glacier would be during the months of May and December. During this time, the peaks of Mcleodganj remain engulfed in snow and offer a beautiful sight. The trek remains available throughout the rest of the year as well, but it is best to do the trek during these pre-monsoon months.

Is it safe to do Laka glacier trek?

Yes, the trek to Laka Glacier is a fairly easy one. The short trek is easy to scale, and is a perfect experience for first time trekkers.

Is Laka Glacier Trek dangerous?

No, the Laka Glacier trek is not a dangerous trek. The trekking tour is usually led by an instructor and tour guide, who is extremely well-versed in his ways and looks out for the safety of the trekkers.

Where is Laka Glacier located?

Located at a height of 3233 meters above sea level, the Laka Glacier nestles in the very heart of the Himalayan ranges. The Glacier is located around 13 kilometers away from Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, and can only be reached by a trek through Triund.

What is the difficulty of Laka glacier trek?

The Laka Glacier trek is not a difficult one at all. The trek is a popular choice among beginners, although certain first-time trekkers may find it to be a little difficult towards the end of the trail.

Can I go for Laka Glacier trekking solo?

No, the Laka Glacier trek package is offered only to a group of minimum two people.

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. Kareri Lake Trek
  3. Bhrigu Lake Trek
  4. chalal Trek
  5. Tirthan Valley Trek