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Indrahar Pass Trek: Complete Trekking Guide

Overview

The Indrahar Pass Trek in Himachal Pradesh is considered one of the most breathtaking treks in the Indian Himalayan region, with calm lakes, deep greenery, dazzling streams, stunning landscapes, and deodar forest along the journey that blows many visitors’ minds of all ages. The height of the trek is 2,875 metres to 4,425 metres and is a beautiful blend of different spectacular views and traditional Himachal hues. 

The Indrahar Pass connects the Kangra and Chamba districts and offers an eye-catching view of the Dhauladhar range as well as a sight of the hamlets below. The trek starts from McLeodganj (Dharamsala) in the Kangra valley, passes over the snowbound Dhauladhar range and ends at the Chamba. The difficulty level of the trek is moderate to difficult as it is suitable for everyone, and this trek will take you through lush green pastures, dense Deodar and Rhododendron forests. 

Indrahar pass Trek will be a threat to travellers eyes and compensate for many breathtaking views to the trekkers too. You will get the most eye-popping views of the sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snow-covered Pir Panjal Range to the north while to the south side you can see the amazing Indian plains till the far away you see. Coming ahead over the trek, you will find some exquisite defined trail that will pass you through the Hindu temples and villages in the upper Ravi valley. 

Initially, this trek begins with a solid as a rock climb through the Himalayan region and then it turns into a steep climb. You will witness walking through rich wildlife filled with flora and fauna and witness wild goats, leopards and Monal birds. 

Highlights of the Indrahar Pass Trekking Tour

  • Visit the lovely and exquisite Chamba Valley.
  • Lahesh Cave, a natural rock shelter, is a great place to do camping.
  • Views of prominent places such as Arthur’s Seat (4525 m), Moon (4666 m), and others.
  • Clear views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountain ranges.

When is the best time to visit Indrahar Pass Trek?

May through mid-October is considered the best time to do this trek. The thime snow on high passes is possible in the early months of the year, although it melts very quickly by August. During the monsoon season, the Kangra and the Dhauladhar ranges are embedded by rain, although in the high ground, the weather is warm, glittery and bright (12-20 °C) during the day, whereas the night temperature can be occured in the negative (-2 to 6 °C). Trekkers should expect a peaceful weather and little bit of snowfall in September and October. With the arrival of October, the day temperature is about 12-18 °C, but the overnight temperature drops from (- 6) to 4 °C. 

Where is the Indrahar Pass Trek located?

Indrahar is a mountain pass in the Himalayan Dhauladhar range is located at an elevation of 4342 metres (14245 feet) above sea level. The pass is renowned for its walking paths, although it is generally a border that separates the famous Himachal Pradesh districts of Kangra and the Chamba. The best time to do trekking to Indrahar Pass is between May and October. 

Things to bring

  • Water bottle
  • Energy supplements (juices, chocolates)
  • Trek Map
  • Rucksack cover
  • Mattress (if you are bringing tents)
  • Warm jacket (during winters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Hat
  • Poncho/raincoat
  • Volini spray
  • Trekking shoes (hiking shoes will also work)
  • Trek pant
  • Powerbank
  • LED torch

Things to keep in mind

  • Don’t forget to build a strong moat around the tent as it protects you from the rain. 
  • Bring only a little amount of food and eatables with you as there are many tea and food spots, from where you can easily have an omelette, dal rice, tea, Maggi, and other foods. 
  • Bring only enough water and a modest amount of energy supplements such as juice, chocolate, and so on.
  • You can ignore bringing a tent because they are offered for 500 per night for one person at Ilaqa Pass, Snowline Cafe, and Triund. You can also hire it from your city if you want a cheaper choice. So there is no need to carry any extra or not important luggage with you. 

 

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