Dhauladhar Round Trek
NATURE OF TRIP Trekking
LOCATION Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
DURATION 09 days (Dharamsala to Dharamsala)
TREKKING DAYS 09 Days
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE Indrahaar Pass 4350 Mts. & Minkiani Pass 4250 Mts.
GRADE Challenging(refer to our grading chart in the ‘Important Info’ section)
SEASON 15 May to 15th November.
ACCOMODATION Tents and Private Rest House
The Dhauladha Round trek is rare and remote - On the lower trails the trek winds through acres of apple orchards, pine forests and over miles of green meadows. Waterfalls are everywhere. Camp sites spring out next to streams and green grass. On the higher slopes, the trail weaves through snow fields, glaciers and ice falls. The thrill of high altitude is intoxicating.
DAY 01: Mcleodganj - 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 stay 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 melt away during the monsoon. From Laka Got it is a sleep ascent for two km. Over rocky ridge to reach Lahesh Cave. Night stay in the cave of camp at Laka Got.
DAY 03: Lahesh Cave – Chatta Parao (4350 m) Trek/10 km
Climb to Indrahaar pass 4350Mts. Early start is recommended. After climbing Indrahaar Pass lunch at Nag Dal Lake and start Trekking to stay at Chatta in small cave or there is space for camping also.
DAY 04: Chatta Parao – Kuwarsi Village (2730 m) Trek/14 km
The stretch up to chatta nullah is 6 km descent and crossing the strem walk over a long pasture land before into a thick forest of pines. Kuwarsi is a small tribal village surrounded by thickly wooded pine trees. Night stay in the village.
DAY 5 : Kuwarsi – Hilling - Lamu – Donali-Brahi (2634m.) Trek/6 km
the trek goes through thick forest and lush green fields. We came across many small places inhabited by Gaddi people.We reach road head side at Lamu from Lamu we take bus to Donali and little trek to Brahi 6 KM.O/N Camp at Brahi.
DAY 6: Brahi – Drakund – Nagara Camp at Minkiani (2250m) Trek/12km
It is 12 km trek from Drakund to Nagara Camp at Minkiani.Their is little shepherd hut at Nagara.O/N Camp at Nagara.
DAY 7: – Minkiani camp(11483ft)-Minkiani Pass(13944 ft)-Kareri lake(9515 ft.) Approx 12 kms
It takes about 3-4 hours to reach the pass. Sudden weather change, blizzards and white out conditions are common phenomena at this pass. O/N Camp near by Kareri Lake.
DAY 8:Kareri Lake(9515 ft.) -Kareri(7218 ft ): Approx 13kms
The trek goes steeply up to Kali Mandir or one can trek via Rohli which is a longer trek with mild ascents. The trek goes all along Kareri Lake Nullah between a valley thickly wooded on both sides. There is a Naag Mandir (Shiva temple) on the enterance of the dried lake.O/N Camp at Kareri Village.
DAY 9:Kareri Village(9515 ft.) –Ghera Approx 5 kms Trek
After B/fast we start trek to Ghera a little hydro project on road head side where we take company car to Mcleod Ganj or trek by Satowari Village to Mcleod Ganj. TREK END.
- Trekking Include with Dome Shape Tents/Sleeping Bags/Sleeping Mattress/Toilet Tents/sitting chairs etc.
- All vegetarian meals beginning with Pack Lunch on Day 01 to Lunch on Day 09.
- Porters for client baggage (one bag per client not weighing more than 15 kgs)
- Camping equipment – international quality equipment will be provided
- Professional mountain guide and mountain Instructor with English speaking.
- Cook and kitchen helper.
- Company provide jeep from Ghera to Dharamsala drop on day last.
- Ponchos and walking sticks.
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 Air India and Spice Jet.
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 handleit with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications.