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Indrahar Pass Trek

Region : Sikkim Himalaya
Best Season : March - June & Aug - November
Max. Altitude : 4165 mts/13665 ft
Duration : 10 days
Grade : Easy to Moderate

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 more established trails used by the Gaddi shepherds enroute to their summer grazing pastures in the upper Ravi Valley and Lahaul. 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 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.

The views compensate : to the south, there are spectacular views of the Indian plains; to the north is the sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snowcapped Pir Panjal Range. Beyond the pass an ill defined trail leads through the Hindu villages and temples to the upper Ravi to the Indrahar Pass involves a continual climb often over scree or boulders. The views compensate: to the south, there are spectacular views of the Indian plains; to the north is the sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snowcapped Pir Panjal Range. Beyond the pass an ill defined trail leads through the Hindu villages and temples to the upper Ravi valley.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and then transfer to pre booked hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi - McLeodganj (2196 mts/7,200 ft)
Morning leisure. In the afternoon transfer to railway station to board Shalimar express train at 15:55 hrs from New Delhi railway station. Overnight journey. Dinner in pantry car.

Day 03 : 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 04 : McLeodganj - Triund (2994 mts/9818 ft.) 10 kms/3-4 hrs
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 05 : Triund - Lahesh Cave (3598 mts/11800 ft) 9 kms/ 3-4 hrs
Post breakfast - This day the trail follows the ridge behind the prayer flags above the. The trail climbs generally through oak and 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 06 : Lahesh Cave - Indrahar Pass (4375 mts/14,350 ft) - Chatru Parao (12 kms/6 -7 hrs)
Early morning breakfast. Commence uphill trek with packed lunch. At the higher elevations there is 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 07 : Chatru Parao - Kuarsi (2747 mts/9010 ft) 15 kms/ 6 - 7 hrs
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 08 : Kuarsi - Machetar (5886 ft) - Chamba (16 kms/ 5 - 6 hrs) Traveling 80 kms/3 - 4 hrs
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 09 : 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 and then transfer to international airport to catch onward flight.

Trip & Services Ends Here.

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