Indrahar Pass located at 4,342 m is an exquisite trek in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Trekatribe offers trekking to this enchanting pass in the months of April-October. To reach Indrahar Pass, one must first reach the Triund ridge. Triund (2,975 meters)- an extremely popular trekking spot- is the crown jewel of Dharamshala, situated in the laps of Dhauladhar mountains, it has the perfect view of the Dhauladhar mountains on one side and Kangra valley on the other. This trek attracts a lot of tourists every year from India and all over the world. Triund is 18 km from Dharamshala and and the trail to the top starts some 7 km away, at Dharamkot and passes through the Galu Devi temple. From this temple, it takes around 3 hours to reach Triund. The last one kilometre is popularly known as the “22 curves” as it has 22 tiring curves before you finally reach Triund.
There are many options to reach Galu. Either you can hire a taxi from Mcleodganj till Galu or you can start the trek right from Mcleodganj. Bhagsu Nag is another point to start the trek. From Galu, there is an unambiguous byway which goes through a beautiful forest of oak, deodar, and rhododendron. Furthermore, this entire stretch is perfect for birdwatchers, as the forests here are literally swarming with various kinds of songbirds. The best time for trekking is from March until May in the first part of the year and September till December in the second half of the year. Though it is rainy in June and July, trekking is still possible, and the meadow is lush green, presenting an out of this world vista.
Indrahar Pass Trek Analysis
Indrahar Pass is a high altitude Pass and is at a height of 4375 meters above sea level. From Triund, the trail to Indrahar Pass passes through snowline cafe, Ilaqa Jot, and Lahesh caves. We might find some local shepherds (Gaddis) on the way, especially near Ilaqa Jot. It takes 4 hours to reach Indrahar Pass from Lahesh Caves, it involves a steep climb and is quite challenging. Indrahar Pass rewards with a beautiful view of the Pir Panjal Range in the North and the Manimahesh Kailash Peak (5656 m) in the East direction. The Indrahar trek is surely an enriching experience for the body and the soul. Book yourself today to this heavenly trek in the Dhauladhar ranges.
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