Trek to Chamba over Indrahar Pass
Standard Trekking Plan
Grade : Advance
Day 1 : Mcleodganj (1770m) to Truind (2800m): 9km, approx: 4hours
Mcleodganj to Truind, gradual trek. The trek offers you panoramic views of Bhagsu village, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala, Kangra valley and distant views of shivalik hills and plains of punjab.
Overnight at camp at Truind.
Day 2 : Acclimatize to the high altitude at Truind, walk arround the area.
Day 3 : Truind (2800m) to Lahesh cave (3500m); 6 kms, 5 hrs.
Where the snow line starts, this trek mostly used by Gaddis (shepherds) is a moderate climb begins with rocky path with oak, tosh and birch wood, vegetation enroute ends at the elevation of 3200 km. And snow line starts. Hot lunch will be served at local café before Illaqua. Lahesh cave 3550m a natural rock cave shelter. After finishing the trek, quite evening, relaxing at campsite.
Day 4 : Lahesh cave (3500m) to Chatta Parao (3700m), 7 kms, 6 hrs
It is a day to go across the Indrahara pass. Chatta Parao is at the bottom of the Indrahara pass passing through the soft snow and icy streams usally in the month of May the trek passes over rock faces and and steep climbs. Many peaks i.e. Dromedary, Camel’s slab, Rifthorn, Arthur’s Stool and Mun (4650m), visible on both sides of the pass. There is magnificent view of the Kangra and chamba valleys and a distant view of Middle and Greater Himalays. From Indrahara pass trek heads downwards to Chhatta Parao overnight stay at the campsite at Chhatta Parao.
Day 5 : Chhatta Parao (3700 m) to Kwarsi(2730m), 14 km, 4 hrs
This going to be long and challenging day since passing therough the glacier and steep and narrow trek descend to Chhatta Nullah (stream), which is 6km. Passing through the whole stretch we reach Kwarsi a beautiful Gaddi village surrouned by pine trees and lush green fields. After along tiring day day relax at the overnight campsite in the village known for its hospitable people.
Day 6 : Kwarsi (2730m) to Lamu and Choli village. 8km approx, 4 hrs
Before leaving Kwarsi visit to Shiva village temple, descend to village Lamu. At some spots the trek is narrow. Choli is a village just a km from Kwarsi which is our last destinationof treking. The village has the connective road to Chamba district (50km) and Bharmour (14km).
Do some exercise for fitness before come coz you crossing the pass