Indrahar Pass Trekking

Indrahar Pass Trek

A mountain pass in the Dhouladhar ranges of the Himalayas at an altitude of 4,342 meters the Indrahar Pass is located near the tourist town of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Indrahar Pass is the most essential part of the popular trekking route from Dharamshala. Lying across the Dhauladhar ranges the Indrahar Pass brings the endless fascinating ranges of high, rocky ridges; and relative proximity to the plains of the Himalayas. The ridges over the Dhaula Dhar do not lend themselves to easy trekking. This trek over the Indrahar pass is no exception, even though it follows one of the most established trails used by the Gaddi shepherds en-route to their summer grazing pastures in the upper Ravi Valley and Lahaul. All across the Indrahar Pass ranges the routes will include a continuous climb over the boulders. A trek to Indrahar Pass will bring the spectacular views of the Indian plains and a sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snowcapped Pir Panjal Range to the south of the pass. Beyond this pass a haphazard trail leads through the Hindu villages and temples to the upper Ravi valley.

ITINERARY

Day 1   Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2  Delhi - Mcleodganj
In the morning half day city sightseeing tour and afternoon transfer to New Delhi Rly. Station to board Shalimar express train at 15:55 hrs. Dinner in pantry car.

Day 3   Arrive Mcleodganj
Early morning arrive at Mcleodganj by 03:30 hrs. Enroute wash & change followed by breakfast, afternoon time at leisure to relax, evening a brief on the entire program and distribution of equipments, dinner & overnight in hotel.

Day 4  Mcleodganj - Triund
Early breakfast – your trek begins towards Triund passing through Dhramkot. The trail to Triund is generally gentle except last few kms. Dinner & overnight in tents.

Day 5   Triund - Lahesh Cave
Post breakfast – This day the trail follows the ridge behind the prayer flags above the. The trail climbs generally through oakand conifer forest and across the open meadows to the encampment at Laka Got. The last 200 - 300 mts is tiring to Lahesh Cave. Dinner and overnight in tents.

Day 6  Lahesh Cave - Indrahar Pass - Chatru Parao
Early morning breakfast. Commence uphill trek with packed lunch. At the higher elevations there is a a steep 300 – 400 m ascent towards the crest of the Dhaula Dhar, before a 1 Km traverse just below the ridge to the Indrahar Pass. From the pass one can view Pir Panjal Range in the north and Mani Mahesh Kailash (5656 M) peak in the east. Descend from the pass to Chatru Parao. Dinner & overnight in tents

Day 7   Chatru Parao - Kuarsi
Start trek with packed lunch, the trail follows the true left of the valley for the first few kms. Later the trek crosses the valley on a permanent snow bridge and ascends steeply to an open meadow. Continue down the true right of the valley and after crossing a series of meadows finally descends to Kurasi. Dinner & overnight in tents.

Day 8  Kuarsi - Machetar - Chamba
Post breakfast, continue trek downhill with packed lunch. Today’s trek continues into the valley and from the top mountain views of the whole region can be seen. Descend along the Barley fields to hit the road head to Machetar. From Machetar drive towards Chamba. Dinner & overnight stay in FRH/hotel.

Day 9   Chamba - Pathankot - Delhi
After breakfast drive for Pathankot to catch Jhelum Express for New Delhi at 23:55 hrs. Overnight journey.

Day 10  Delhi
Arrive New Delhi railway station at 09:30 hrs, Upon arrival at Delhi transfer to Hotel. Evening transfer to airport to catch your onwards flight. Trip and services end-

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Indrahar Pass Trekking
  • Duration:9 Night/10Days