Indrahar Pass Trek: Complete Trekking Guide

Written by Moosa


With beautiful geographies, sparkling aqueducts, deep ravines, tranquil lakes, and deodar timber all throughout the trip, the Indrahar Pass Trek in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most admiration–inspiring journeys in the Indian Himalayan region that bursts the mind of several trippers from all age group.

The trip is a perfect combination of different nature and traditional colors of Himachal, and it stretches from an elevation of measures to measures. The Indrahar Pass forms the border between Kangra and Chamba sections and lay bare the stretch of the Dhauladhar range with the fascinating regard of townlets below. Nevertheless, the dark boulder road tracks of the Dhauladhar and rhododendrons and a wide range of avifauna at different altitudes simply enrich the trip and win the heart of trippers.

The Trek

The Indrahar Pass trek, which is one of the easy to moderate journeys in Himachal Pradesh, takes off from McLeodganj, which is the seat of the Dalai Lama, to Triund. The journey to Triund via Dharamkot village and Galu Devi reveals a magnificent view of the Kangra Valley and Dharamshala city below. From Lahesh Cave the trip for the day commences for Indrahar Pass walking over the jewels straight on the North-East face of the crest, keeping the steep wall of Mon to its right. The view from the past is just mind-blowing. The trail further continues down to Chhata passing through an untamed sluice over the dark boulder and expunges into a beautiful vale dotted with several species of wildflowers. From Chhata, the route snakes to Kuarsi via Kursi Nala and leads off at Brehi en route to Lamu followed by Donald. Brehm is the gateway to Minikani Lake, and the track passes through thick timber via Drakund. After crossing the Minikani Lake, the route leads to Kareri Lake and also to the camp at Kareri followed by the upward journey to McLeodganj.

May to Mid-October

During the early months of the time, there are chances of snow on high passes, which vastly melts by August. During the thunderstorm season, Kangra and Dhauladhar ranges remain affected due to rain, but when we talk about the high places, the rainfall is warm and sunny (12-20 °C) during the day, while the night temperature could be a disadvantage (-2 to 6 °C). During September and October, pedestrians can witness good rainfall, with little snowfall. With the onset of October, the day temperature is swimming around 12-18 °C but the evening starts getting comparatively colder with (-6) to 4 °C.

Indrahar is a mountain pass in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas, at an altitude of 4342 meters (14245 ft) above the ocean position. Famous for its touring trails, the pass is substantially a frontier that divides the notorious sections of Himachal Pradesh-Kangra and Chamba. The time to go touring Indrahar Pass is between May and October.

Indrahar Pass Trekking Tour Highlights

  • Clear views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal range of mountains
  • Catch casts of notorious peaks like Moon (4666 m), Arthur’s Seat (4525 m), etc.
  • Camping in Lahesh Cave, a natural gemstone sanctum
  • Night stay in hostel/ Guest House/ Camp
  • Visit beautiful Chamba Valley

How To Reach Mcleodganj

By Air:

The nearest field is the Gaggal field and the major field is the Pathankot field. From these airfields, hacks and motorcars are fluently available for Mcleodganj.

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