Indrahar Pass Trek
4 Days | 3 Nights

Places Covered
McLeodganj, Triund, Ilaqa, Lahesh Caves, Indrahar Pass

Highlights
  • Best-In-Class Ground Safety Arrangements
  • Be a Part of Heritage Route
  • Reach Altitude of 4,350 mtrs in just 3 Days
Rs.7500*
per person
Call on 08262-00-1155

INDRAHAR (INDRAHARA) PASS TREK 2018

Pre-Monsoon Departure Dates:

MAY STATUS JUNE STATUS
05th MAY to 08th MAY AVAILABLE 02nd JUNE to 05th JUNE AVAILABLE
06th MAY to 09th MAY AVAILABLE 03th JUNE to 06th JUNE AVAILABLE
12th MAY to  15th MAY AVAILABLE 09th JUNE to 12th JUNE AVAILABLE
13th MAY to 16th MAY AVAILABLE 10th JUNE to 13th JUNE AVAILABLE
19th MAY to 22nd MAY AVAILABLE 16th JUNE to 19th JUNE AVAILABLE
20th MAY to 23rd MAY AVAILABLE 17th JUNE to 20th JUNE AVAILABLE
26th MAY to 29th MAY AVAILABLE 23th JUNE to 26th JUNE AVAILABLE
27th MAY to 30th MAY AVAILABLE 24th JUNE to 27th JUNE AVAILABLE

Pay ONLY Rs. 2500/- NOW and Book Your Place!

Highlights of the trek:

Region: Dhauladhars, Himachal Pradeh
Duration: 4 Days

Meeting Point: McLeodganj Main Square (09:00 am on Day 01)
Ending Point: McLeodganj Main Square (04:00 pm on Day 04)

Grade: Moderate - Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 14,245 ft.
Approx. trekking: 35 km.
Best time: May & June (Pre Monsoons) / September & November (Post Monsoons)

Brief on trek to Indrahar Pass:

One of the key highlights of this trek is that it takes you to 4,350 meters in just 2 days. Indrahar Pass trek is a comparatively shorter yet challenging trek. The steep gradient makes this a challenge doubled by bouldery and rocky later part of the trail.

Indrahar Pass lies in the Dhauladhar mountain ranges of Western Himalayas. Lying in Himachal Pradesh, it connects two districts of Chamba with Kangra (Dharamshala). Another major plus for the trek is that it starts from McLeodganj which itslef is one of most popular hill towns in the country and world renowned for being seat of Tibet government in exile. A trekker can club his adventure with cultural tour of the town and also go shopping and food tasting here. McLeodganj is a foodie's paradise for sure.

The trail starts from the town itself. Initial trek to Guna devi temple is now connected by road as well. Though walking gives a good warm up and a short tour of the lisestyle of local people. Guna Devi to Triund is steep but marked trail. We can also find 3 snack-shops on the way where you can re-energize yourself. Trek upto Triund is very popular and busy with many foreign guests treading the route on a daily basis. Triund is a beautiful mountain grassland. In the night it offers some magical views of the valley below.

Beyond Triund, the trail begins to narrow down and crowd begins to trim down as well. Snow Line Cafe and Ilaqa Got lie at about one hour trek from each other. From green forests to bouldery path and we reach Lahesh Caves. These are natural caves and can accommodate a large group inside and here is where we'll camp! From Lahesh caves, Indrahar Pass is a steep climb up on a rocky trail. We scale the top at 4,300 meters and enjoy magnificent views of the Kangra valley.

We might find some local shepherds (Gaddis) on the way especially near Ilaqa Got. We'll surely find people from different nationalities while trekking. And also will get to experience the local lifestyle of people living in such high altitudes. Although there is no permanent settlement as the place lies buried in snow for good 5-6 months but many shop owners make this a temporary home for 6 months and cater needs of trekkers.

The Indrahar trek is an enriching experience for the body and the soul. We rank this short, exciting and beautiful heritage trek of Indrahar Pass as a must-do in the Himalayas!

COST TERMS FOR INDRAHAR PASS TREK

Inclusions

Accommodation

Camping Type Accommodation

Three Nights Camping during Trek

Dome Tents, Mattresses and Sleeping Bags

Mess Tent for the Group

Toilet Tents (Pit Style)

Food

Lunch / Refreshment on the Way

All Meals (Veg.) during the Trek

All Meals Cooked in Hygienic Conditions

Kitchen Tent, Equipment & All Rations

Natural Spring / Purified Water during Trek

Support Team

One Qualified Trek Leader

One Assistant Trek Leader / Local Guide

Cook

Helpers

Porters / Mules (for Equipment)

Safety & Rescue

Mountaineering Course Qualified Trek Leader

Local Support Team for Geographical Intelligence

Walky Talky with Team Members for Swift Communication

Crampons / Microspikes to the Trekkers (if Required)

Cramponing (training) before the use of crampons

Rope-up (if required)

First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team

Nature & Environment

Proper Segregation Bins an Waste Management at Campsite

Charity Support to One Local Community-Based NGO

Clean Up Drive After the Season

Others

Equipment Purchase and Rental Support

Maximum 08 - 12 Trekkers in a Batch

Permits up to Rs. 100

Trek Contests and Offers (Click Here) - to be updated soon

Exclusions

Personal Gears

Click to Download PDF - to be updated soon (ask for email)

Tax

5% GST on Total Billing

Others

Any additional permit cost if charged over Rs. 100

Tips, Gratitude to the Team

Any Other Service Not Mentioned Above in Inclusions

Note:

Crazy Peaks expects you to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don’t want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 350/- extra per day per bag.

*For Travel Insurance, booking must be made at least two weeks prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Policy:

Up to 30 Days:- 90% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.

Between 21 - 30 Days:- 60% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.

Between 20 - 11 Days:- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.

Less than 10 Days:- No refund.

Rescheduling Policy:

Up to 10 Days:- 30% of Trek/adventure program cost will be charged.

Less than 10 Days:- No rescheduling allowed.

Other Terms:

Any additional costs due to weather / unforeseen situations, will have to be borne by the traveller.

Our team reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deem it necessary.

Final word of the trek leaders will have to followed by all the members.

No show and trek changes/cancellation due to bad weather or natural calamity will be non-refundable.

F.A.Q.s:

1) No. of Trek Leaders / Guide accompanying the group?
One trek leader, one guide, one cook & helpers that makes a total staff of around 5-8 professionally qualified / locals accompanying 10 to 15 trekkers.

2) How trek leaders manage emergency situations. Do we have stratures, oxygen cylinder at all times?
Our all trek leaders have qualified "mountaineering courses" from (NIM, HIM, & ABVIMAS) & trek leaders are certified in “Wilderness first-aid" and are aware of high attitude problems, and we carry whole first-aid kit and necessary medicines with our backpack, and for better communication with our other team we use walky-talky. Oxygen cylinder remains with the trek leader and always with the group.

3) Are Crampons provided during the trek?
Yes, we provide crampons whenever required.

4) How difficult is the Indrahar Pass trek?
Indrahar Pass trek is moderate to difficult depends upon snow level, weather condition.

5) How cold does it really get on the Indrahar Pass trek?
In camps above 12,000 ft., you have to dress yourself in layers. During the day time temperature will be above 0 - 2 degree and during the night time 0 to -6 degree. And depend on snow and weather condition.

6) Is Diamox advisable?
No, Diamox is not advisable. If you want use so please consult your doctor before use.

7) If i am the only girl in trek, so is it safe?
Yes, our first priority is to provide the safety environment for all trekkers and the girls’ safety is of foremost important for us. We always create friendly environment between trekker. And other supporting staff is carefully chosen for your trips. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings.

8) I can’t carry my bag can anyone carry it for me?
Yes, But you should intimate 15 days in advance, so that we will arrange the porter or mule accordingly.

9) What type of food is served during a trek?
We always serve vegetarian food during the trek.

10) How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Himalayan water is naturally clean but we use boil and chlorine tablet water for drinking.

11) I should bring my personal medicines with me?
Yes, it is always advisable.

12) Our camping sites are different from other providers?
The answer is simple. We have chosen our camping points around 1 km lower than the others specifically to avoid any excursion and we believe these are best to avoid any acclimatization or mountain sickness issues while at camps.

13) What if we cannot complete the trek?
Most of the trekkers complete Indrahar Pass trek including first-time trekkers. But if not it is nothing to be ashamed of. We keep safety and health as the top priority and do not push anyone beyond one’s limits. Even experienced trekkers never complete all of their expeditions!

14) Medical Certificate and Disclaimer Form?
We DO NOT allow anyone on the trek without medical certificate and disclaimer form in the format provided by us.

Why to choose Crazy Peaks over others for Indrahar Pass Trek?

Operations: We operate our treks directly.

Local: We are Dharamshala based company with an office at the heart of McLeodganj.

Safety: ONLY team in the whole of region who focusses on safety as a top priority. No other team carries walky-talky, crampons, oxygen cylinder in the region.

Price: We are offering our best-in-class service package at an economy price as we create groups to help trekkers in cost-sharing. Moreover, this way we get to make new friends. Moreover, we make sure group size doesn't go more than 10-14 people so that everyone gets equal attention.

Team: Majority of the ground team is in-house and the service quality is thus guaranteed.

Experience: We cater for over five thousand trekkers in Himalayas every year with us handling operations for others as well.

Experience: We provide you 100% authentic trekking and local experience.

Support: We have 24 x 7 after sales support.

Social Responsibility: We make sure the benefits reach the locals and environment is taken care of through our CSR efforts.

Day No: 1
MCLEODGANJ TO TRIUND (9 KMS. / 5 - 6 HOURS): You'll gain over a kilometer in altitude, from McLeodganj (1750 mtrs) to Triund (2850 mtrs). This is a well marked trail for most times and takes around 5-6 hours to reach to Triund top. We start in the morning aat around 9 am and reach Triund by late afternoon. We'll get snack shops on the way to Triund. It is a very popular route for weekend trekkers and first timers.

Day No: 2
TRIUND TO ILAQA GOT / LAHESH CAVES (5 KMS / 4 HOURS): We trek from Triund to Lahesh Caves (3500 mtrs.) in the morning. We pass through Snowline Cafe (1 Hour from Triund) and Ilaqa Got at another one hour. We camp inside the caves (outside if no place available). We cannot move beyond Lahesh Caves after afternoon as weather and terrain may get risky.

Day No: 3
LAHESH CAVES TO INDRAHAR PASS AND BACK TO ILAQA GOT (8-9 KMS / 6-7 HOURS): It is steep climb on a rocky route. This will be the hardest day of the trek depending on the weather. We get magnificent views from the Indrahar Pass top (4300 meters). After brief stay at top we climb down and trek back to Ilaqa Got.

Day No: 4
ILAQA GOT TO MCLEODGANJ (12 KMS / 4 HOURS): We trek back through the same route crossing Triund. The trek down will be a lot faster than the climb. We reach McLeodganj by late afternoon, and depart to our homes by evening bus to Delhi.

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