TOUR :Indrahar Pass Trek

The trek to the Indrahar Pass is part of the ancient route connecting the Kangra Valley to The Chamba Valley.
Route / Area: Bharmour-Mcleodgunj, ( H.P.)
Duration : 8 Nights / 9 Days
Accommodation : Hotel/Lodge & Tents for Outdoor
Transport : By Taxi as per group size
Altitute / Terrain : 14200 feet, Gradual & Alpine
Best Period : March December

Over View

The Himalyas are the largest mountain range of the world, The Himalyas offer you the most beautiful views of the world. Many of the ancient routes are passing through The Himalyas, The Silk Route is one of the most famous of them, but after the development of roads and hardening of international borders these routes are not in the use now. One of those ancient routes is a trek from Chamba  to Kangra  via Indrahar Pass.
 
The trek to the Indrahar Pass is part of the ancient route connecting the Kangra Valley to The Chamba Valley. It is ofen reffered as a tributary of the ancient Silk Route extending from China to Europe. This ancient route starts from Mcleodganj, capital of the Tibetian government in exile in Kangra Distric of Himachal Pradesh, India. The native tribe of this area the Gaddi Rajputs carry their goods and sheeps from Kangra to Chamba via this ancient route from past thousand  years. This glorious history of this ancient route and the picturesque Dhauladhar mountains have made this trek very tempting and exciting.
 
Inderhar Pass is the ridges over the Dhauladhar do not lend themselves to easy trekking. This trek over the Inderharpass is no exception, even though it follows one of the more established trails used by the Gaddi shepherds enroot to their summer grazing pastures in the upper Ravi Valley and Lauhal. The ascent to the Inderhar Pass involves a continual climb often overscreed or boulders. The views compensate to the south, there are spectacular views of the Indian plains; to the north is the sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snow capped Pir Panjal Range. Beyond the pass and will defined trail leads through the Hindu villages and temples to the upper Ravi valley.This trek starts with the gradually climb through the Himalayan region and turns into steep ascent. During this trek we will rock through rich wildlife areas well known for leopard, monals and wild goats.
 
We will come across some of the best birding site of the Himalayas and have majestic view of might Dhauladhar and its towering picks like moon etc. We follow the following tentative trek plan.
 
Outline Tour Itinerary
Day 1        Reception at Pathankot /Chakki Bank & drive to Dalhousie (80 Kms by Taxi)
Day 2        Dalhousie – Kalatop - Khajiyar – Bharmour(110 Kms by Taxi)
Day 3        Bharmour – Bharmani Mata Temple – Bharmour (Acclimatization day 6Km Trek)
Day 4        Bharmour - Holi - Kuarsi (53 by taxi & 12 kms on feet)
Day 5        Kuarsi – Base camp (Alyas) / Chatta Parao  ( 08 Km trek)       
Day 6        Base camp - Alyas Caves / Laka over Inderhar Pass (10 Km Trek)
Day 7        Alyas Caves / Laka - Triund  (09 kms on feet)
Day 8        Triund – Mcleodgunj Tour ends here (10 km trek)

Detailed Itinerary

Day – 1        Reception at Pathankot /Chakki Bank & drive to Dalhousie (80 Kms by Taxi)
Reception & welcome at Pathankot / Chakki Bank then drive to Dalhousie. After reaching Dalhousie check into hotel and in evening visit local sight seen of Small Hill station Dalhousie.
Day – 2        Dalhousie – Kalatop - Khajiyar – Bharmour (110 Kms by Taxi)
After Breakfast at Dalhousie move forward to Kalatop wildlife sanctuary then to Khajiyar. Enjoy the beauty of Mini Switzerland and take lunch. After Lunch move to Bharmour via Chamba. After reaching Bharmour check into hotel. And in evening join the Aarti at Chaurasi temples. 
Day – 3        Bharmour – Bharmani Mata Temple – Bharmour (6Km Trek for acclimatization Day)
Early in the morning after breakfast and taking pack lunch, trek to Bharmani Temple. Bharmani temple is situated at the ridge and is 03 km trek from Bharmour. In evening return back to Bharmour and check into hotel. 
Day – 4       Bharmour-Holi - Kuarsi (53 by taxi & 12 kms on feet) 
After breakfast early in the morning troop will move through taxi to small beautiful town Holi for sightseeing. After Lunch we will go to Lamu village where road head will ends. From Lamu actual trek will start to Kuarsi village. After a run of 3km a Hilling a small village will come, another 3km one hour trek will reach you a small suspension wooden bridge knows as Hikim Bridge. After taking small rest at bridge we move to Kuarsi Village 6 km from bridge through gradual gradient through dense forest. A trek of two hrs will reach final destination of the day i.e. Kuarsi village. Overnight stay and dinner will be provided in tents.    
Day – 5        Kuarsi – Base Camp / Chata Parao (08 Km Trek) 
Kuarsi – Base camp is 8 km trek. After breakfast early in the morning troop will move to base camp of Inderhar Pass. The bases of both side of any passes is known as Alyas and locally known as Lahesh. The trek is of 8 km is gradual and steep. The trek goes through a nallah and a trek of 4-5 hrs will reach at base camp of Inderhar pass. The lunch, dinner and overnight stay will be provided in tents at base camp. The left day is for acclimatization.  
Day – 6       Base camp / Chata Parao - Alyas Caves / Laka over Inderhar Pass (10 Km Trek)
This 10 Km trek is totally depending upon the weather and physical condition of trekker. Generally Travelling Guide will not take the risk or allow crossing the passes in bad weather conditions and will wait for clearing the sky. If sun shine or sky is clear then after taking tea and light breakfast start moving ahead very early in the morning around 4:00 am to ensure that the snow is frozen for easier walking and if fails to cross the pass before 12:00 pm otherwise will create big problem as heavy snow winds, rainfall even snow fall can be happen. So early in the morning after taking light breakfast and taking packed lunch troop will move to a famous and sacred lake of the pass known as Naag Dall 3km from base camp with steep gradient.After taking holy dip in the lake, we will move further, as it is not allowed staying for longtime at Naag Dall. After a trek of 2 kms through boulders and over snow will reach at the top of Inderhar Pass. From the top of the pass one can view Pir Panjal Range in the north and Mani Mahesh Kailash (5656 M) peak in the east. After taking lunch and small rest at top of the Inderhar Pass move ahead downward to Alyas caves, a run of 2-3 hrs will reach you at Lahesh caves. The dinner and overnight stay will be provided in tents at base camp. 
Day – 7         Alyas Caves - Triund  (9kms Trek) 
Triund is a small and beautiful destination in the Himalaya and issituated 9 kms from Bhagsu Nag which is now very famous among foreigner tourist as a trekking paradise. Triund is name of a ridge in Dhauladhar Himalayas and it shows very close look for Moon peak-Inderhar.Pass. After taking breakfast around 8:00 Am 9kms trail will start toward Triund. The trail goes generally through Oak and conifer forest and across the open meadows to the encampment at Laka Got. After a trek of 5-6 hrs will reach at Triund. Spend the left day at Triund and enjoy the beauty of nature and natural resources. The dinner and overnight stay will be provided in tents at Triund. 
Day – 8         Triund – Mcleodganj  (10 kms Trek)
Early in the morning move ahead toward Mcleodganj throughsmall village Dharamkot. After a trek of 10 km in 3-4 hrs will reach at Mecleodgunj last destination of the trek and will take unforgettable lunch at Mecleodgunj with Anna Adventures & Tour’s outdoor team. Our outdoor team will depart the troop here with good wishes and with hopes to visit again and again for more trekking in unexplored Himalaya. 

 

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