Dhauladhar Holy Lakes Trek
NATURE OF TRIP Trekking
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE Nag Dal – 4350 m
LOCATION Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
DURATION 08 day (Mcleod Ganj - Mcleod Ganj)
TREKKING DAYS 08 Days
SEASON July and September
ACCOMODATION Tents – All 7 Nights.
GRADE Challenging (refer to our grading chart in the ‘Important Info’ section)
7 Lakes Trek is designed for adventure and a massive adrenaline rush. Just West of Dharamshala is a high-altitude valley nestled among the soaring peaks of the Western Dhauladhar range. This area is steeped in mythological stories, has seven snow-fed lakes and is one of the holiest places for the local Gaddi tribesmen. The trek itself is hard, the terrain challenging and weather unpredictable. An ideal trek for serious explorers, photographers, and nature lovers.
DAY 01: McLeod ganj – Triund (2975m) Trek/9km
The trek goes through mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and deodar tress. First two kilometer is a steep ascent but there is a gradual ascent after Galu Devi Temple. The last 1 kilometer is again a steep ascent through the forest. Triund is a flat meadow on top of a ridge. From here panoramic view of Dhauladhar range on one side and Kangra valley on other is a memorable sight. Night saty at tents or private houses.
DAY 02: Triund – Lahesh Cave (3500m) Trek/6km
This is an acclimatization day. After a short ascent from Triund traverse a ridge to reach Laka Got a temporary shepherd camp. Laka Got is situated at the snout of small glacier, which is full of snow and ice in early summer, and the snow melts away during the monsoon. From Laka Got it is a sleep ascent for 2 km. Over rocky ridge to reach Lahesh cave. Night stay in the cave of camp at Laka Got.
DAY 03: Lahesh Cave – Nag Dal (4350 m) Trek/7 km
Start early in the morning, the weather gets bad in the afternoon. In early summer April to May the trail is full of snow and requires good equipment. During post mansoon Sept. to Nov. There is no snow or ice and there is narrow trail going up to the pass. It takes about four hours to the pass and another three more hours to reach in Nag Dal Lake.Night stay on the lake side.
DAY 04: Nag Dal – Lam Dal (3800 m) Trek/7 km
On this day we will go towards one more Holy lake Called Lam Dal Lake. . It takes about four hours to the pass and another three more hours to reach beside this holy lake. Overnight stay on the side of this lake.
DAY 5 : Lam Dal – Kareri Lake (3300m) Trek/ 8km
After a steep Journey for at least six to seven hours the the trek come towards one more historical lake which called Kareri Lake. Overnight stay at lake side.
DAY 6: Kareri Lake – Kareri Village (1700m) Trek/10km
After a short from the lake is a steep descent through the will came back to Kareri Village. Overnight stay at Kareri Village.
DAY 7: Kareri Village – Guna Temple (2400m) Trek/10Km
The beautiful walk from Kareri Village to Guna Devi Temple. Overnight stay in temple.
DAY 8: Guna Temple – Mcleod Ganj Back
The beautiful Trek towards this Holy Temple passes through famous Dal Lake and Naddi Village. To make this trek longer you can take another route via Galu Temple and Dharamkot to reach back to Mcleodganj.
- Transport cost for private departures is extra and can be provided to you once we know the dates, choice of vehicle and the group size.
- All vegetarian meals beginning with breakfast on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 06.
- Porter/mules for client baggage (one bag per client not weighing more than 15 kgs)
- Camping equipment – international quality equipment will be provided
- Professional guide
- Park entry fee & all applicable taxes.
Package does not Include
- Travel between Delhi and Mcleod ganj (can be arranged by us on request)
- Any meals/services not mentioned above
- Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
- Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
- Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
- Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
PRICE ON REQUEST
Transport Options (Delhi – Mcleod ganj – Delhi)
For travel to Mcleod ganj and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Gaggal DHM, also known as Kangra Airport, or Dharamshala Airport and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Kingfisher Red.
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Mcleodganj that cost about Rs. 550 - 900 per person. These buses depart from Majnu ka tilla every 30 mins. or so and take about 12 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
Summer in Mcleod ganj extends from March to June when the temperature variation is recorded to be ranging between 23°c and 27°c. Mercury sometimes reaches up to 38°c but never goes beyond that. During winters the temperature can drop to -1° and the maximum temperature hardly goes up to 20°c.
Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.