Gaj Pass Lam Dal Trek

Gaj Pass Lam Dal Trek

Description- Trek through a sparely used pilgrim route to Lam Dal, a 4000 m glacial lake and a host of other named and unnamed lakes in the Dhauladhars.

 

Look out for- Lam Dal, Kali Kund, other Dhauladhar lakes, Kangra valley from Gaj Pass.

 

Start Point – Dharamkot (N32 14.712 E76 19.557, 1897 mts), District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

 

End Point – Kundi (N32 27.759 E76 17.166, 1890 mts), District Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India

 

Highest Point – Gaj Pass (N32 20.182 E76 19.268, 4140 mts), District Kangra/Chamba, India

 

Lowest Point – Kundi, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India

 

Difficulty Level – Moderate: Steep and long ascent to Gaj Pass, altitude gain of around 1700 mts in a little over 5 hours

 

No of days – 5-6

 

Sample Itinerary

 

Day Start Point End Point Stay Options

1 Dharamkot Laka Camp Site

2 Laka Bagga Camp Site, huts, temple rooms

3 Bagga Kala Chho/Lam Dal Camp Site

4 Kala Chho/Lam Dal Duggi Goth Rock Cave, Camp Site

5 Duggi Goth Darkund Village, Camp Site

6 Darkund Chamba Hotels

Trek ProfileTrek Elevation Profile

Trek Elevation Profile

 

 

Attached aside is an elevation profile of this trek. The X Axis of the graph shows the horizontal distance while the Y Axis shows the elevation. All the major waypoints on the trek have been plotted on this graph along with their elevations. The distance between waypoints along with the approximate ‘moving time’ between each waypoint has also been provided. This assumes a moderate walking pace with no stops at all.

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