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  • Indrahar Pass Trek

    Indrahar Pass is a mountain pass in the Dhauladhar range of Himalayas, sitting at an altitude of 14,245 feet. It forms the border between Kangra and Chamba valleys. The trek to the pass is one of the most awe-inspiring treks in the Indian Himalayas, offering a perfect blend of natural and traditional wonders of Himachal Pradesh.

    The Indrahar Pass trek offers magnificent views of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar ranges, peaks of Mani-Mahesh Kailash, Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, and the lakes of Mankiani and Kareri. The trail cuts through lush pastures and dense forests of deodar, rhododendron and pine, following the ancient trail of Gaddi shepherds.

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    Route for Indrahar Pass trek

    The trek to Indrahar Pass begins from McLeodganj, a popular adventure destination, from where you head to the lush meadows of the Triund ridge. En route, you pass Galu Devi and Dharamkot while enjoying gorgeous views of the Kangra Valley and Dharamsala.

    From Triund, you head to the Laka Got, passing meadows scattered with boulders and lush forests, until you reach Laka Got. If time permits, you continue to Lahesh Caves or end the day at Laka Got.

    You begin the next day with a trek to Lahesh Caves, from where you continue over rocky terrain to Indrahar Pass. From the pass, enjoy splendid views of Kangra Valley, Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal range, Mani-Mahesh Kailash, Hanuman Tibba and Deo Tibba caves. You then return to Lahesh Caves via the same route.

    On the last day, you trek back to McLeodganj via the same route, descending all the way gradually.

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    Indrahar Pass Trek Summary

    • State: Himachal Pradesh
    • Nearest city: Dharamsala
    • Total days: 4-5 days
    • Grade: Moderately challenging
    • Max altitude: 14,245 feet
    • Total trekking distance: 37 km
    • Season: May to June, October to September
    • Avg temperature: -6 to 30 degree Celsius
  • Indrahar Pass trek

    Sketch itinerary:

    Day 1: Trek from McLeodganj to Triund

    • Altitude: 9,278 feet
    • Trekking distance: 8 km
    • Trekking duration: 5 hours
    • Pass Galu Devi and trek through dense forests to reach Triund
    • Overnight stay: Tents

    Day 2: Trek from Triund to Laka Got

    • Altitude: 10,550 feet
    • Trekking distance: 6 km
    • Trekking duration: 5 hours
    • Cross meadows scattered with boulders and lush forests
    • Overnight stay: Tents

    Day 3: Trek to Indrahar Pass and back to Laka Got

    • Altitude: 14,245 feet
    • Trekking distance: 9 km
    • Trekking time: 8 hours
    • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Kangra Valley, mountain ranges of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal, and the peaks of Mani-Mahesh Kailash, Hanuman Tibba and Deo Tibba
    • Overnight stay: Tents

    Day 4: Trek from Laka Got to McLeodganj

    • Altitude: 6,831 feet
    • Trekking distance: 14 km
    • Trekking duration: 5 hours
    • Enjoy the last views of the Pir Panjal range and Kangra Valley
    • The trip ends here
    Detailed itinerary:

    Day 1: Trek from McLeodganj to Triund

    Today, you have to report to the meet-up point in McLeodganj and meet the trek leader there. You then begin the trek with today’s destination being Triund. En route, you’ll pass Galu Devi and Dharamkot, and you’ll reach Triund by late afternoon. Overnight in tents at Triund.

    Day 2: Trek from Triund to Laka Got

    Today, you’ll continue on the same trail until Laka Got. En route, you’ll cross meadows scattered with boulders and lush forests. If time permits, you might even trek further to Lahesh Caves. Overnight in tents at Laka Got.

    Day 3: Trek to Indrahar Pass

    Today, you’ll finally trek to the Indrahar Pass. The trail is rocky with few steep sections. From the top, you’ll enjoy mesmerizing views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges along with several peaks like Mani-Mahesh Kailash, Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, etc. You’ll then head back to Laka Got. Overnight in tents at Laka Got.

    Day 4: Trek from Laka Got to McLeodganj

    Today is the last day of the trek and you’ll retrace your steps back to McLeodganj via Triund. The downhill trek is easy and relaxing and ends in the late afternoon. The trip ends here.


    The Indrahar Pass trek package includes accommodation in dome tents on triple/quad sharing basis for 3 nights, along with all the camping equipment like tents, sleeping bags and mattresses. Additionally, there will be a common kitchen and toilet tents.

    The price also includes meals from Lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 4. The package also includes the services of an experienced trek leader and support crew, first aid kit, and all the permits/entry fees/camping charges required for the trek. All applicable taxes are included in the cost as well.


    The Indrahar Pass package does not include any travel arrangements between your home-city and McLeodganj, neither does it include any accommodation or meals in McLeodganj.

    Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, roadblocks, etc. will be borne by the traveller. All personal expenses are not included in the package and will be borne by the traveller.

    The package does not include any kind of travel, adventure or medical insurance. Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions section is not included in the Indrahar Pass trek cost.

  • Best time to go/Weather

    The best time to go for the Indrahar Pass trek is from September to October, before the onset of winter. The normal weather conditions during this time will be cool with temperatures ranging from 12 to 18 degree Celsius.

    Another good time to go for the Indrahar Pass trek is from May to June, after the winter season. During these months, you will get to see the snow.

    During the monsoon season, trekking on the Indrahar Pass is not possible because of heavy rains and possibility of landslides.

  • Indrahar Pass Trek - Route Map / Altitude Map

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  • Indrahar Pass Trek - Frequently Asked Questions

    Is the Indrahar Pass trek difficult?

    Indrahar Pass trek has a moderate to difficult grade as the trail consists of some rocky sections and ridges, and it takes you to an altitude of 14,245 feet. So, prior experience of trekking in the Himalayas can be helpful, but this trek can also be done by beginners who have high fitness levels.

    How do I prepare for the trek?

    Do I need to worry about altitude sickness?

  • Indrahar Pass Trek Reviews

  • The trek starts from McLeodganj, a suburb of Dharamsala which is connected to most major cities of North India by state and privately run buses, and taxis. If you're coming by train, you can catch the train to Pathankot which is a major halt for most trains to Jammu and Kashmir. The closest airport to Dharamsala is located in Kangra, at a distance of 18 km.

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    For the trek to Indrahar Pass, you need to wear comfortable and non-restrictive clothing. Starting with quick-dry apparel like full sleeve t-shirt and trek pants. Depending on the season, there might also be snow at the top, so you also need to wear layers such as thermal inners, down and fleece jacket, etc. along with woollen/synthetic gloves and a cap. Also, wear sturdy trekking boots that are waterproof and provide ample grip.

    For the Indrahar Pass trek, you need to carry a strong and comfortable rucksack, raincoat/poncho, sunglasses, sunscreen, torch, dry snacks, etc. along with all your personal essentials like toilet paper, toothbrush, etc. It is also a good idea to carry a personal first aid kit.

    The Indrahar Pass trek is a moderately challenging trek, hence it is suitable for experienced trekkers and beginners with a high level of fitness. Since it takes you to a high altitude of over 14,000 feet, it is recommended that you have some prior experience.

    To prepare for the Indrahar Pass trek, you can start with a workout routine a few weeks prior by doing any form of exercise that enhances your endurance and breathing. Stick to cardio exercises like cycling, running, swimming, etc. with little strength training.