Himachal Pradesh is one of the most enthralling and adventurous destinations in the whole country, and there is no doubt about it! Sitting gracefully in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, this state is the home to several high mountain passes, peaks and gushing rivers. The Indrahar Pass, perched at a towering height of 4,324ft above the sea level is one such mountain pass that entices trekkers from across the globe. Located in the Dhauladhar Range of the mighty Himalayas, this pass is also popular among the tourist due to the close proximity with Dharamshala.
Originating from McLeod Ganj, this short, yet enthralling journey will take you through the scenic marvels and opulent beauty of the Himalayan Ranges. Passing mostly through the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas, the trek gets over within 4 days and offers ample of challenges and difficulties.
In addition to explore and discover the natural beauty and the fascinating charm of the high Indrahar Pass, the trekkers will also get to explore and enjoy camping around the Lahesh Caves on their way. The panoramic views of Dhauladhar and other Himalayan peaks are the add-ons of this astounding trek.
Clear views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal range of mountains
Catch glimpses of famous peaks like Moon (4666 m), Arthur’s Seat (4525 m), etc.
Camping in Lahesh Cave, a natural rock shelter
Night stay in hotel/Guest House/Camp
Visit beautiful Chamba Valley
Meal Types: Vegetarian
Activities: Trekking, Camping, Cave Exploration
Highest Altitude: 14,245ft
Total Trekking Distance: 35km
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging
Day 1 – Trek from McLeod Ganj to Triund 9km/5-6 Hours Trek
This exciting trek to Indrahar Pass will begin with a trek through one of the most popular trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh. Starting at around 09:00 in the morning, a 5-6 hours trek from McLeod Ganj will take you to Triund.
Day 2 – Trek from Triund to Ilaqa Got 5km/4 Hours Trek, Lahesh Caves/3,500m, Snowline Cafe
The first phase of today’s trek will take you to the fascinating Lahesh Caves that are located at a height of 3,500m above the sea level. It is always advisable to cross the cave during the early part of the day as by afternoon, the terrains as well as the weather might get a bit challenging and risky as well.
Trekking further, you will be passing through the Snowline Cafe and will reach Ilaqa Got, the final destination for the day after around one hour from the cafe. In case, you find it hard to manage camping ground in Ilaqa Got, you will be guided back to the caves; overnight camping will be inside the camp.
Day 3 – Trek from Lahesh Caves – Indrahar Pass – Ilaqa Got 8-9km/6-7 Hours Trek, Indrahar Pass, Dhauladhar Range, Himalayan Peaks
Today will be most fascinating as exciting part of the trek as you will be trekking to the much awaited Indrahar Pass! Today’s trek through the rocky terrains from Lahesh Caves will take you to the enchanting Indrahar Pass (4,300m). Witness and enjoy the panoramic views of the Dhauladhar Range and other Himalayan peaks from the pass and start trekking back to Ilaqa Got for an overnight stay.
Day 4 – Trek from Ilaqa Got to McLeod Ganj 12km/4 Hours Trek, Trek Ends Here
On the last day of the trek to Indrahar Pass, you will be following the trails you trekked on the first and second day. A gradual trek of around 4 hours will finally take you back to McLeod Ganj. With your arrival in McLeod Ganj, this amazing trek will come to an end.
All accommodations during the trek
Meals during the trek
Trekking equipment: sleeping bags and mattress, crampon and utensils
Kitchen and dining tents
All required permits and entry fees (wherever applicable)
Qualified and expert trek guides, leaders and supporting staff
First aid kits during the trek
Insurance for the staff
Things To Carry
Warm and comfortable clothes
Good quality trekking shoes, slippers and extra pair of socks
Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturisers
Water bottles, trendy backpack and energy bars/snacks
A pair of sunglasses and camera
Caps or hats
Personal toiletries and basic medication (if any)
Flash light (with spare batteries)
Insect repellent and emergency medical kit
While on the trek, personal luggage has to be carried on own.
Porters to carry luggage can be arranged only on prior notice at an additional cost of INR 250/day.
The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
The trekkers must abide by the advices and instructions of the trek leaders.
Any no show or changes in the trek due to extreme climatic condition, the package will not qualify for any refund policy.
Cost for Indian nationals: Contact us using the booking form for pricing.