Indrahar Pass has located at an altitude of 4342 meters/14,245 ft. It’s one of the very famous mountain passes in the Dhauladhar Range, which also connects the Kangra & Chamba districts of Himachal Pradesh.
Indrahar Pass is very famous among the trekkers, and every year so many trekers come to Mcleodganj, Dharamshala to do this Trek.
I have never been to Indrahar Pass, but I trekked till Lahesh cave, which serves as the Indrahar Pass basecamp.
During my Trek to Lahesh Cave, some locals tell me that when the Himachal road connectivity was not good as today, people used this route to travel between Kangra and Chamba. They also shared that it will take around 5 to 6 days to reach Chamba from Snowline/Ilaka Glacier.
Quick Points About Indrahar Pass
- Duration: 3 to 4 days
- Best Season: May, June, Sept, and Oct
- Level: Moderate to Difficult
- Altitude: 14,245 feet
- Weather: Day will be sunny and night will be a little cold during the season
- Temperature: (- 5°C to 18°C)
- Starting Point: Mcleodganj
Indrahar Pass Trek Itinerary
Day 1, Mcleodganj
Indrahar Pass is a very long trek, so I will not recommend starting your Trek the same day. Yes, it’s possible to start the Trek on the same day you arriaved, but you should rest and chill one day in Mcleodganj.
There are so many things which you can explore in Mcleodganj.
Where To Stay & Eat
There are every kind options according to budget for staying in Mcleodganj. Also, there are all kinds of options to eat too.
Day 2, Snowline
Start your trekking for the Snowline early morning. There are two ways to reach there, one way is from Gallu Devi Temple, and the second way is from Bhagsu Nag Temple.
I will suggest you take the Gallu Devi Temple route as it’s a little easier than the other.
On the way, first you will reach the Triund, you can spend some time there. From Triund Snowline is around 4 Km.
Where To Stay & Eat
There are few cafes where you can stay and eat. After the permission, you can also camp out of their cafes.
Day 3, Lahesh Cave:
From Snowline, Lahesh cave is around 5 to 6 Km. If you want, you can trek to Indrahar Pass, but there is no place to stay there, so you also have to return the same day, which can be too hectic.
So the best option will be for you to reach till just Lahesh Cave, enjoy the view and spend one night there.
Where To Stay & Eat
There is no place to stay and eat. You have to camp and eat by yourself, so you must have all of the essentials with you.
Day 4: Indrahar Pass
Start your Trek for the Indrahar Pass early in the morning, reach Indrahar Pass, enjoy there and return to the Snowline.
Best Time To Come For Indrahar Pass
Summer after April is the best time to come for the Indrahar Pass as, during this period, you will meet many fellow travelers on the way to Indrahar Pass.
During this period, all of the snow will get meted from the path so you can easily trek.
I will not recommend coming for trekking during this period, due to heavy rainfall the Trek will be muddy and slippery.
Also, you can’t trek while raining, which means you don’t know when the rain will interrupt your journey. So it will be best if you don’t come during the monsoon.
You can do this Trek In the beginning months of Winter (Sep-Oct). During this period valley does not witness any heavy snowfall; there will be just a slight dip in the temperature during the night.
But after October, when the snowfall starts, it will not be possible for you Trek. You can trek till Triund and Snowline, but it will not be possible to trek further.
Things To Note For Indrahar Pass
- Carry a good Raincoat, as the weather in the mountains is unpredictable.
- Carry a waterproof cover for your Backpack
- Carry a stick; you can trek without a trekking stick till Snowline; after that, you will require a good Trekking Stick.
- After Snowline you will not get any place to eat and stay. So you have to carry tents and other essentials with you.
- You can also book the Trek from the local travel agency, or online
- Bring some good winter jackets with you
- Get power banks and other battery backup essentials
- Bring a torch
- Don’t exceed your bag weight with unnecessary things.
- Not recommendable if you are doing trekking for the first time
- Moderate to the difficulty level of trekking
- You must have proper gear such as clothing for sub-zero temperature, trekking shoes, raincoat, etc.
How You Can Do The Indrahar Pass Trek
If you are an experienced trekker and have few peoples with you, then you can do this group by yourself.
If you are solo and do not want to carry heavy luggage, you can book the Trek from any Travel Agency online. Or You can book a locals guide from Mcldoganj who will arrange everything for you as per your instructions.
Cost Of Indrahar Pass Trek
If you are willing to book a trek, then the cost depends on the trekking agency and the service which they are gonna provide. But the average cost will be for the Indrahar Pass Trek between 4000 to 8000.
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