Indrahar Pass

Indrahar Pass trek to Chamba Valley 2024-25

Indrahar pass trek is  situated in Dharamshala ,Himachal Pradesh.Indrahar pass is one of the most renowned passes of Dhauladhar range in Kangra district. It is challenging trek as it takes 5 Hours from the base to reach the top of the pass.The trail is well marked on rock surfaces.In the winters the pass becomes Indrahar peak and therefore more Challenging to Conquer it. The view form the top is fascinating ,you can see High peaks on Pir Panjal Range Namely :Manimahesh Kailash Peak, Bar Kanda peak Tent peak, Chobia pass etc

Location: Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh

Best Season: Opening From April- June, September-November 2023

Trek Distance: 45 Kms

Max Altitude: 4347 Metres

Weather: In Summer time the temperature is 20 Degrees in Day time at Snowline and Lahesh Cave.In evening temeprature drops to 9-10 degrees. In Indrahar pass Temperature is 5-7 degrees only and if the weather is cloudy it can drop to 0 degrees.

Preparation : You must have done few treks before of Altitude 3000-4000 metres. You should have good physical fitness and carrying weight capacity at least 12 kgs in your backpack .It will keep you in good endurance. Walking long distances walk upto 10-12 kms is also required.


Day 1: Mcleodganj – Triund(4-5 Hours)

Arrive at Mcleodganj meet our trek leader and Start Trek to triund(2875 m) ridge,a famous campsite,on the way have lunch at midway(Magic view cafe) .After Lunch continue trek reach triund for night hault.After reaching relax,have snacks and you will have complete briefing of the site.Evening enjoy with bornfires & sleep in tents.

Day 2:Triund – Lahesh Caves(4 Hours)

After breakfast pack and move to Illaqa(3100 m) along the Tiranga Devi Temple to take blessing for sucess,reaching illaqa ,refreshment is ready and we will take an hour break and have lunch.After lunch move to the base of the dhauladhar’s,cross the nalla(a stream of water coming from glacier) and ascent to lahesh caves(3300 m) for Night stay. Evening is little more cold with nice views of mountains and the colourful Kangra valley.

Day 3:Lahesh Caves – Indrahar Pass – Illaqa(8 Hours)

 Early morning after breakfast, Climb to Indrahar Pass(4350 m) ,take blessing in Shiva temple at the top and witness awesome views of the mountains like Manimahesh Kailash peak situated in Bharmaur district ,Pir panjal ranges.and descent few steps on another side,Lunch there and Retrace your steps to illaqa for night stay

Day 4: Illaqa – Mcleodganj(5-6 Hours)

Trek to Mcleodganj via galu temple and end of the trek.

Itinerary 2 :

Day 3:Lahesh Caves – Chatta Parav(8-9 Hours)

 Wake up early morning get fresh and start trek towards the Pass(4347 m) ,reaching pass visit goddess temple and see the beautiful view of the pir panjal range specially Manimahesh Kailash peak situated in Chamba district , and descent to other side of the pass to Chatta Parav, it is a downhill trek hours to Chatta parav (base camp)3350 metres. 7-8 Hours

Day 4:Chatta – Kuarsi(5-6 Hours)

 After breakfast trek to Kuarsi village through the pine meadows finally reach the beautiful remote village Kuarsi. The village is rich in culture you can see traditional wooden houses, apple orchards, kidney beans fields and interact with villagers as well.Stay Overnight In Nag Temple.

Day 5: Kuarsi – Kalah(4 Hours)

In the Morning see the awesome sunrise the landscapes of pir panjal ranges,visit Heritage Nag temple in the village and after breakfast trek to Lamu roadhead side and later reaching there we can take cab to tyara village and start trek after crossing the bridge the path climbs sharply to upper Tiyari and then to Kalah, the last village. It’s a steep climb that takes us to the ridge overlooking Ravi Valley. Kalah is a small village with some provision shop a school and a temple. We can either camp here or towards Jail Khad which is a camping place with rock shelters.

Day 6- Jail Khad to Manimahesh over Kalah Pass(4618metres) (8 hours)

The trail is also known as forgotten route as it is not much used begins from the right bank of a stream and it turns steep after a small temple on the base of a huge rock face. From there its a sharp climb on rock face, loose boulders and moraine. There are some footholds carved out on the rock at critical places. The climb eases nearly halfway near Suk Dali or the Dry Lake. After that again there’s a steep climb on sharp rock face. After a much tiring journey we reach the top of the ridge. Atop from here we can enjoy magnificent views of Manimahesh Kailash and Kuja Peak up close. The views are breath-taking on a clear day. The downward journey from here is easy, in a few hours we will reach Manimahesh Lake from here.

Day 7- Manimahesh – Hadsar- Bharmaur  

After enjoying the spectacular views of Manimahesh Lake and Kailash we will proceed our journey back to the new and most oftenly used route of Hadsar. Its a well paved but long descent from Gauri Kund, Dhancho and then finally to Hadsar in 13 kilometers. Our cars will be waiting for you here to transport you back to your hotel in Bharmour.

Day 8 :Bharmaur

 After check out travel to onward destination.I


Certified guide services and Porters, Cook.

All meals (veg)


Transport if required

Basic Medical kit

Permits and taxes

Mountain gear: Tents, Sleeping bags, Insulated matts, Ropes, Ice Axe, Walking poles etc. 

  • Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
  • Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping bag liners
  • Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
  • Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
  • Food to/from the trail head.
Things To Pack:-
  • Good pair of trekking shoes with ankle support.
  • Clothing: You need to have warm clothes with three-layer jackets, fleece or down feather jacket. Carry 1 or 2 full sleeves t-shirt. For lowers carry cotton pants suitable for trek. Do no carry jeans or shorts for trekking.
  • Full body Thermals.
  • Socks and Gloves Carry 2 – 3 pair of sports socks along with woolen socks .
  • Headlamp/Led Torch are mandatory
  • Sunglasses: To protect from sunlight in snow you require UV rays protected sunglasses.
  • Lunchbox & Water bottle: Every participant should carry lunch box and water bottle of their own.
  • Raincoat/Ponchos: At high altitudes, snowfall and rain are quite common and it’s mandatory to carry a poncho so that one doesn’t get wet.


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