India Tour Package Himalaya 5 Days Snowfull Trek to Indrahar Pass.
This is a great trek for beginners as well as experienced trekkers and has a variety of elements in it which make it a very interesting option for both. Set in the beautiful and unique Kangra valley, it is filled to the brim with hiking pleasures. On this trail one gets fabulous views of the Dhauladhar range. We get to visit sacred and ancient temples and quaint Hindu villages hidden inside the valleys and waiting to be explored. There are some great camping sites and the added joy of scaling a 4000m+ Himalayan pass. The most memorable moment on the trek would surely be the views from Indrahar pass. We get unending views of the snow-capped mountains of the Pir Panjal range, underlying Kangra valley and Mani Mahesh Kailash peak from the top.
The trek starts from Dharamsala/McLeodganj which over the years has become a well-known hill vacation destination. This bustling Tibetan Buddhist town is home to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and his Tibetan government in exile. We visit monasteries and museums here and roam around in the Tibetan market on the day we reach McLeodganj.
This is not a very demanding trek as you start off with a gradually rising trail and one gets to walk through enchanting forest sections and beautiful villages. We will camp at the Top of a beautiful hill called Triund, which is quite an experience. From here we start hiking towards the 4420m high Indrahar pass. This stage will require a lot of climbing up on steep slopes but nothing very drastic. The day we scale the pass one will need to put in a lot of hard work, climbing up through sections of scree and boulders. This effort is going to be suitably rewarded with fine views all around. During the end-May to mid-June period there is going to be snow on the trail and we will plan our hike keeping the conditions in mind. After having done the pass we start climbing down to McLeodganj.
TRANSPORT OPTIONS (DELHI – MCLEODGANJ – DELHI) :
For travel from Delhi to McLeodganj & back, one can choose between rail & road. Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. The closest railway station is Pathankot from where you could get local taxis and buses for McLeodganj. You could also hire a private taxi if you prefer one. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on towww.irctc.co.in.
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Dharamsala/McLeodganj that cost about Rs. 1000-1400 per person. They take about 13 hrs to cover the distance. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
Season: March-June, September-October
Max Alt: 4420 mts (Indrahar Pass)
Region: Kangra Valley (Himachal Pradesh)
per person, from INR 11200
PRICE INCLUDES :
2 Professional guides for the group of maximum 12 trekkers so 1 guide for 6 group members. This will ensure high safety and more information and personal attention which are necessary to appreciate a trek. All our guides are professionally trained and have many years of relevant experience in guiding treks.
Accommodation in a hotel in McLeodganj on single/double occupancy for 1 night on day 1. The check in time will be after 12 pm on the day one.
High quality Camping arrangements.
We believe that roughing it out necessarily doesn’t mean sleeping in smelly sleeping bags, compromising on safety by using low quality equipment and having unappetising meals. We focus on your safety, basic comforts and the environment while camping. Keeping this is mind, the following equipment is provided on the trek:
3/4 season imported alpine tents.
Fresh and clean sleeping bags of very good quality.
Good quality Camping Mattresses.
First Aid / Medical kit.
Transport from and back to McLeodganj on day 2 and day 5 respectively.
All meals starting from dinner on Day 1 till lunch on Day 5. A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly. Tea/coffee will be served throughout.
Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment & rations.
Forest entry charges, permits & camping fee (if any).
First aid kit (our guides are certified in handling first aid situations).
OTHER OPTIONAL CHARGES :
Charges for a porter to carry personal bag throughout the trek (not more than 10 kgs): Rs. 1200 per person for the complete trek
You can carry extra Oxygen can (Rs. 400/- per cane).
Personal trekking gear.
You can save on buying expensive trekking equipment for the trek by hiring the same from our gear store. High quality equipment is provided at reasonable rental and you are assured of clean equipment that has been checked for its efficacy.
Cancellation Policy :
>45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
<15 Days: No refund
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