INDRAHAR PASS TREK IN HIMACHAL PRADESH 

Introduction

The Indrahar Pass Trek in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most awe-inspiring treks in the Indian Himalayan region, popping the psyche of several visitors of all ages with scenic beauty, dazzling rivers, deep valleys, serene lakes, and pine forest all throughout the journey. 

Journey 

The journey expands from an altitude of 2,875 m. to 4,425 m. and is a great blend of diverse nature and classical Himachal shades.

The Indrahar Pass links Kangra and Chamba districts and exposes a span of the Dhauladhar range with a remarkable peak of huts below. It also exposes the soothing lakes of Lake Mankini and Lake Kareri. Nonetheless, the gloomy rocks and street tracks of the Dhauladhar and rhododendrons, along with a wide variety of bird communities at low and medium altitudes, enrich the journey and seize the souls of travelers.

The Indrahar Pass trek, one of Himachal Pradesh’s easy to moderate treks, starts in McLeodganj, the Dalai Lama’s seat, and comes to an end in Triund at 2,875 m. The trek to Triund from Dharamkot village and Galu Devi gives stunning scenery of the Kangra Valley and Dharamshala area below. The trail from Triund to Lahesh Cave via Laka goes through a rocky grassy field.

journey

The journey for the day starts from Lahesh Cave, walking over the rocks directly on the North East face of the hill, keeping the high wall of Mon towards its right. The trekking trail over the peak, trying to pass through several ascents. The view from the past is thrilling. The Kangra valley and the faraway valleys of Punjab lie in a blue haze to the south, while up north rises a series of ranges that include Pir Panjal to the north, Kishtwar to the west, Bara Bangahal to the east, and Manimahesh to the northeast.

The trail continues down to Chhata, passing through an untamed flow and over a gloomy rocks before arising into a beautiful valley ringed with a wide range of wildflowers. The route from Chhata snakes to Kuarsi via Kursi Nala and trees off at Brehi en route to Lamu, followed by Donali. Brehi is the entry point to Minikani Lake, and the pathway via Drakund breezes through dense forest. After passing Minikani Lake, the path leads to Kareri Lake, then to the Kareri camp, and finally to McLeodganj via a downhill trek.

The following are the top places to visit near Indrahar Pass:

1. Triund Hill: A lush green hilltop with stunning views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. Triund Trek is one of the most well-known treks inside the country, and it is also the easiest, with the best views.

2. Bhagsu Waterfalls: Named after the Bhagsu village, this waterfall can be seen near a majestic Shiva temple just on the way to Indrahar Pass. You’ll have to take a detour to see this majestic fall. The clear fall waters will tempt you to take a relaxing bath.

3. Tibetan Museum: One of McLeod Ganj should be places to visit, it’s situated near the beginning of your journey to Indrahar Pass. The mesum offers an aura of peace and tranquility while also encompassing a wealth of information about Tibetan culture.

4. Jwala Devi Temple: One of the 52 Shakti Peeth temples, this temple stays in the lap of unaltered beautiful nature and it may involve a detour from your trek. Even in the far reaches of this tranquil temple, there aren’t any settlements.

5. Kareli Lake: This freshwater lake is one of the most picturesque sights on the way to Indrahar Pass. If you’re lucky, you could witness flocks of migratory birds, trying to make your visit even more unforgettable.

Indrahar Pass Trek Weather

Summer temperatures in Indrahar Pass range from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius during the day and 5 to 10 degrees Celsius at night.

Temperatures in Indrahar Pass : During the winter range from 10 to 12 degrees Celsius during the day and 1 to -10 degrees Celsius at night.

Monsoon in Indrahar Pass: Because the area experiences heavy rainfall during monsoon, it is not a good time to visit Indrahar Pass Trek.

Best time to visit Indrahar Pass Trek

The months of May, June, September, and October are suitable for touring Indrahar Pass Trek because the weather is pleasant. Avoid going during the monsoons. Due to heavy snowfall in the region during the winter, the trail to Indrahar Pass was closed.