Moon Peak Expedition
5 Days | 4 Nights

Places Covered
McLeodganj, Triund, Ilaqa, Indrahar Pass, Moon Peak

Highlights
  • Majestic Moon Peak Summit @ 15,200 feet
  • Starts from McLeodganj and Ends in McLeodganj
  • Local, Experienced and Professional Team
Rs.11500*
per person
Call on 08262-00-1155

MOON PEAK EXPEDITION - the highest Western Dhauladhar peak

Departure Dates 2017:

Pre-Monsoon (Summers) STATUS Post-Monsoon Season STATUS
20th May to 24th May AVAILABLE 16th Sept to 20th Sept AVAILABLE
03rd June to 07th June AVAILABLE 30th Sep to 04th Oct AVAILABLE
17th June to 21st June AVAILABLE 14th Oct to 18th Oct AVAILABLE

Highlights of Moon Peak Trek:

Region: Dhauladhars, Himachal Pradesh
Duration: 5 Days (McLeodganj to McLeodganj)
Meeting Point: Main Square, McLeodganj
Maximum Batch Size: 08
Grade: Moderate - Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 15,200 ft.
Approx. trekking: 45 kms.

Brief:

One of the key highlights of this trek is that it takes you to 4,610 meters in just few days. Right from the time, you land in McLeodganj, you'll be enthralled by the mighty Moon Peak that marks the most visible and attractive landmark in Dhauladhar Himalayas. Moon Peak climb is a comparatively shorter yet challenging trek. The steep gradient makes this a challenge doubled by bouldery and rocky later part of the trail. Moon Peak becomes greater and more beautiful as we progress on our trail.

Moon Peak and Indrahar Pass lies in the Dhauladhar mountain ranges of Western Himalayas. Lying in Himachal Pradesh, the range divides two districts of Chamba and Kangra (Dharamshala). Another major plus for the trek is that it starts from McLeodganj. McLeodganj 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 small group inside. 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. From there, we descent to the Chamba side and we go for Moon Peak climb from Chatta itself and come back to the base.

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.

This is the chance for very few to reach the top of this wonderful iconic peak of Dhauladhars. Come fall in love with the mountains!

NOTE: Moon Peak climb is an expedition so we keep our itinerary flexible so as to give our climbers the best chance to reach the summit as per the overall team's strength and capabilities.

COST TERMS FOR MOON PEAK EXPEDITION (MUST READ)

Inclusions

Accommodation

Camping Type Accommodation

Five 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

First-Aid Medical Kit with the Team

4 Night camping during trek

Nature & Environment

Proper Segregation Bins an Waste Management at Campsite

Charity Support to One Local Community-Based NGO

Clean Up Drive During Season End

Others

Equipment Purchase and Rental Support

Maximum 08 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

Service Tax + Swachh Bharat Cess of 4.5% 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. 500/- 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 around 10 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 Moon Peak Expedition?
Moon Peak Expedition is moderate to difficult depends upon snow level, weather condition.

5) How cold does it really get on the 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?
Many of the trekkers scale Moon Peak including first-time trekkers. Success hit rate of Moon Peak is low 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 in the region.

Add-ons: We provide Rain Ponchos, Walking Sticks free of cost for use! So, no undue expenses on gears...!!

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 08 -10 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 locl 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 (2900m.) [9 kms. / 5 hours]: Its a beautiful well marked trail. We start in the morning at around 8 am. Today we gain a total of over 1000 meters in altitude. Triund is a beautiful ridge and a meadow.

Day No: 2
TRIUND TO ILAQA GOT (5 KMS / 3 HOURS): We trek from Triund to Ilaqa Got in the morning. We pass through Snowline Cafe (1-2 hours from Triund) and Ilaqa Got at another one hour. We will keep it as a rest day and go for a acclimatization walk to the mountain range base.

Day No: 3
ILAQA TO LAHESH CAVES: Today we start after breakfast in the morning. It might be one of the easier days. Though climb to Moon Peak can be attempted from Ilaqa. We cut short the duration by two hours for tomorrow and make Lahesh Caves as our base. If group is ready to go for climb on this very day, we can try an attempt starting very early in the morning. This can also be used as an additional day in case weather is not favorable.

Day No: 4
MOON PEAK CLIMB (4700 m.) AND BACK TO ILAQA: We start early, cross the beautiful Indrahar Pass. After descent we again ascent and climb the Moon Peak (4700 m.). After brief stay there, we return to our base by later afternoon.

Day No: 5
ILAQA GOT TO McLEODGANJ: In the morning, we start from Ilaqa to McLeodganj to end a memorable journey.

Day No: 6
- Reach Back Home -

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