03 Nights / 04 Days
Best Timing April – November | 03 Nights / 04 days.
Maximum elevation : 4350m. Starting Point : Mcloedganj
Indrahar Pass is a mountain pass in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. Located at an altitude of 4342 metres/14,245 ft above mean sea level, near the tourist town of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Indrahar pass forms the border between Kangra and Chamba districts. The trek starts from the small town, Mcleodganj, situated in the outskirts of Dharamshala and goes up to Indrahar Pass. The trail passes through the famous Triund, Ilaqa Pass and Lahesh Caves. The ridges over the Dhauladhar do not lend themselves to easy trekking. Trek to the Indrahar pass is no exception, even though it follows one of the more established trails used by the Gaddi shepherds enroute to their summer grazing pastures in the upper Ravi Valley and Lahaul. The ascent to the Indrahar Pass involves a continual climb often over scree or boulders. In the south are spectacular views of the Indian plains; to the north are the sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snow capped Pir Panjal Range.
After breakfast at our own we meet up at the start point which is Bhagsu nag Taxi stand aroumd 11 am From here we start our trek to Leta We cross the local Tibetan Market, then the ancient temple name Bhagsu nag temple to reach the famous waterfall. It takes roughly 20 to 25 mins to reach the waterfall where we stop to click some pics and one can also enjoy some hot meals like eggs and bread or hot spicy Maggie with cup of tea. Then we cross the waterfall and start our steep climb for Leta campsite. The guide will keep you entertained by telling stories about the place to ensure that you enjoy the walk and not get bored. The beautiful natural trail will keep you on your toes and walking on these trails will hold your interest throughout the tour. On reaching the campsite you can leave your bags off and feel more relaxed and trek further to get panoramic views of Shivalik Hills and plains of Kangra Valley. Enjoy dinner near the bonfire with some soothing music. Spend time under the star studded night while enjoying the warmth of bonfire. Overnight stay at camps.
We trek from Leta to Triund to Lahesh Caves (3700 mtrs.) in the morning. We pass through Snowline Cafe (approx 1.5 Hour from Triund) and Ilaqa Got at another two 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.
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 or Leta camp depending on the time we have on our hands.
The sunrise is perhaps the main highlight of this trek so we get up early to view the most amazing Sunrise with some golden lights hitting the mountain ranges. Enjoy the hot breakfast click some nice pictures and then trek back to Mcleodganj by early noon and you have rest of the day to explore the city.