Indrahar Pass and Triund Trekking

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Overview

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Mcleodganj- Begin trek to Triund Via Galu Devta Temple

Day 02: Triund to Lahesh Cave (11400 feet) via Illaqa

Day 03: Lahesh Cave to Indrahar Pass (14245 feet) Indrahar Pass to Illaqa (12730 feet)

Day 04: Illaqa to McLeodganj

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Mcleodganj- Begin trek to Triund Via Galu Devta Temple

Reach on your own at Mcleodganj base camp and begin the Indrahar Pass trek from the village of either Bhagsunag or Dharamkot, both of which are near the hill town of McLeodganj. The path leads above the villages first to a temple, dedicated to Galu Devta – a local deity – and then it starts climbing. Hike uphill through pristine forests of deodar trees, and see the mighty and almost-vertical mountains of the Dhauladhar Range. Beyond the shrine, the trail rises rapidly and the hike becomes challenging and adventurous. Keep walking through forests of oak and rhododendron bushes on a ridge that is perpendicular to Triund – another ridge. Pass the latter landform and reach a grassy meadow to set up camps for an overnight stay.

Meals: Pack Lunch and Dinner

Day 02: Triund to Lahesh Cave (11400 feet) via Illaqa

Early in the morning, restart this Indrahar Pass trekking trip, and stroll further uphill. The terrain becomes rocky and almost barren with a few oak trees and rhododendron bushes scattered on the slopes. After a while, the path turns to the east and climbs above the tree line, with the vegetation now consisting of only a few patches of grass here and there. A number of boulders will come in the way of the top of the ridge, you are treading on. Upon completing this demanding ascent, reach the meadow of Illaqa, which has a welcoming tea stall. Rest here for sometime before beginning another round of treacherous climbing towards Lahesh Cave to camp at night. The cave is like a long, narrow slit in a huge wall of granite with huge boulders strewn around the entrance. On reaching the site, crouch, mind your head and crawl towards the cave. Once inside, you will find enough space for a whole group to sit, cook and get some rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Pack Lunch and Dinner

Day 03: Lahesh Cave to Indrahar Pass (14245 feet) Indrahar Pass to Illaqa (12730 feet)

Early in the morning, begin the longest leg of the trek to Indrahar Pass that will take you to its summit. Continue ascending along the north-eastern face of the ridge, and later tread along with a lot of caution as the track becomes rocky, making the journey tough and challenging. Along the way, there are sheer drops of almost 300 feet, and looking down from here is sure to get your heart racing. All of a sudden, the gradient of the path increases even more, and this is an indication that the destination is now close. On reaching the pass, notice a number of Trishuls, adorned with pieces of red cloth, fixed in a pyramidal pile of boulders and rocks. The views from the top are unbelievable with snow visible on higher reaches and may be some clouds below. If there are no clouds, then the views of the entire Kangra Valley may capture your attention. After clicking photos and appreciating the bounties of nature from up here, start hiking downhill to reach the Illaqa meadow for an overnight stay in tents.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Pack Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Illaqa to McLeodganj

In the early hours of the day, begin the final stage of this Indrahar Pass trekking tour that will also be the easiest of all. The distance to be covered today is approximately 12 km, but since it is a downhill journey, it will not take a heavy toll on your body. On reaching the hill station of McLeodganj, move on for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Things to Know:

 

Inclusions

1. Safety Equipment

2. Services of a Trek Leader

3. Food as per menu on the trek

4. Services of Trek Guide, cook and helpers

5. Porters or mules for carrying common luggage

6. Stay in Camps/Homestay/Dome Tents, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Mats

7. Facility to keep you extra luggage at the Reporting Base Camp

8. Forest Entry/Permissions/Permits and Camping Charges , if any

9. Experienced & Professional Guides, Group Insurance, First Aid and Certification on Completion. 

10. You can leave your luggage Safely at our Base Camp at no additional charges when you go for the trek and collect the same when you return the next day. 

11. Lockers & Wash and Change Facility available at the Base Camp

 

Exclusions

1. Meals during road journeys

2. Cost of any kind of travel insurance

3. Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

4. Transfer from you city to Reporting Base Camp & Return

5. Personal expenses towards tips, telephone calls, laundry, beverage, insurance etc.

6. It does not include any airfare or transportation or extra over and above the expedition plan.

7. It also does not include expenses towards medical exigencies and other emergencies, unforeseen handling costs due to weather disturbance, landslides, political unrest, changes in local unions/associations rules and situation beyond our control. However, all best possible assistance would be provided in case of exigencies. 

8. All applicable taxes

 

Activities Options

6,000 per person

Activity Policy detail

How to Join

Join Now Our participation process is very simple. You may book online to reserve your seat or call us at 8010 22 44 22 between 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM on any working day. Alternatively, you may email us at info@internationalyouthclub.org for booking and assistance.

 

You may Book Offline through NEFT or Direct Transfer by making the payment in below bank account: 

Bank Name: YES Bank 

Account Name: International Youth Club 

Account Number: 006188700000308 

IFSC Code: YESB0000061 

Branch: Saket, New Delhi 

 

You need to email NEFT/Transfer/Proof of deposit details at info@internationalyouthclub.org along with Expedition Name, Date of Reporting, Participant’s- Name, Mobile, Email, DOB, City and Gender in order to send you the confirmation within 48 working hours from our side.

 

Book Online by selecting the date in Trip Schedule

 

 

Cancellation Policy

1. We would love to host you, but in case you are unable to travel as planned and need to cancel your booking, do not worry. Our simple cancellation process makes sure you receive a quick confirmation and fast refunds.

2. Cancellation made before 30 Days – 70% Refund

3. Cancellation made within 30 to 15 Days – 50% Refund

4. Cancellation made after within 15 Days – No Refund

5. Rescheduling dates within the same trek – 20% of trek charges subject to availability

6. The applicable refund amount will be credited to you within 30 days after trek completion date