Indrahar Pass Trek

Indrahar Pass Trek

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Indrahar Pass Trek Highlights

  • Stay at Triund Top and Laka Glacier
  • Visit Lahesh Caves!
  • View of glorious Himalayan ranges at 14245 feet.
  • High-altitude camping on snow beds, forests, and near Lahesh caves!
  • One of the most popular trekking routes in Himachal with the view of Kangra Valley.
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Indrahar Pass Trek Overview


The Indrahar Pass forms the border between Kangra and Chamba districts and lay bare the stretch of the Dhauladhar range in the Himalayan regions of Himachal Pradesh near Dharamshala. It stretches from an elevation of 2,875 meters to 4,425 meters, between Kangra and Chamba districts, as you get a fascinating glimpse of the hamlets below.

This trek through short is considered challenging as the trail consists of several sharp ascents and dark boulder rock tracks but en route, you will discover the fascinating natural beauty as you soak in the beauty of the Kangra valley at Triund, camp around Lahesh caves and get a  panoramic view of Dhauladhar range at Indrahar Pass.

Mcleodganj has recently become a popular hill station for tourists looking for a serene Himalayan town and also for its rich Buddhist culture. You can reach the town through several state government and private buses that connect Mcleodganj with various cities of north India like Delhi, Chandigarh, Dharamshala, etc. regularly. The nearest airport and railway station to McLeod Ganj is Kangra Airport at Dharamshala (about 20 km away) and Pathankot Railway Station (85km away), respectively.

Himachal Pradesh is among the most enthralling and beautiful destinations in India. Nestled in the mighty Himalayas' lap, Himachal Pradesh is home to a few high mountain passes, peaks, and valleys. With exquisite landscapes, streams, gorges, lagoons, and dense forests, the Indrahar Pass Trek in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most amazing treks in the Indian Himalayan area. Indrahar Pass is situated 4,324 feet above sea level and is one of the mountain passes that attracts trekkers worldwide. Located at the Dhauladhar array of this mighty Himalayas, the Indrahar Pass is popular with tourists due to its closeness to Dharamshala. Starting from McLeod Ganj, the Indrahar Pass Trek will take you through the Himalayan Ranges' scenic wonders and abundant beauty. The trek will break your mind and will give you an amazing experience. 

Temperature: Day: 12°C - 18°C  

Night: -6°C to 4 °C

Trekking distance:  35 km

Maximum Altitude: 14,245 ft

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Nearest Railway Station: Amb Andaura Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Kangra Airport, Dharamshala

The Indrahar Pass trek stretches from an altitude of 2,875 meters to 4,425 meters and is a perfect blend of the diverse and traditional colors of Himachal Pradesh. The Indrahar Pass creates the border between Kangra and Chamba districts, and with the charming sight of villages, the Indrahar Pass reveals the extent of the Dhauladhar range. Nonetheless, the shadowy boulder road trails of the Dhauladhar and rhododendrons and a broad collection of avifauna at different altitudes simply enhance the journey and win travelers' hearts.

The trek to Triund via Dharamkot village and Galu Devi exhibits a magnificent view of the Kangra Valley and Dharamshala town. The road continues over the crest and results in several ascents.  From Lahesh Cave, the day's journey starts for Indrahar Pass, walking over the rocks straight on the ridge's North-East face. The view from the pass is just incredible. The trail further continues right down to Chhata, passing via an abysmal flow and expunging into a beautiful valley dotted with different wildflower species. From Chhata, the path leads to Kuarsi via Kuarsi Nala and heads to Brehi and Donali. Brehi is the gateway to Minikiani Lake, and the track passes through a dense forest. After crossing Minikiani Lake, the road points to Kareri Lake and into the camp. The difficulty level of the Indrahar Pass trek is simple to moderate.

This mesmerizing location's varying altitudes of this trekking trails allow you to see the panoramic splendor of numerous forests. Once you accomplish your final destination, the top view is one of its kind and makes you feel at the top of the world. Indrahar Pass receives many hiking enthusiasts through the trekking season because of the conifer ranges' unbeatable views and the pleasant weather throughout the trekking season. This overwhelming trek also lets you experience a few of the tribal groups of Himachal Pradesh. You will be introduced to a completely new face of Himachal's civilization, food, and hospitality during the trek. Besides, you do not need to be a hardcore hiking enthusiast for the Indrahar Pass trek. As said earlier, the Indrahar Pass trek's difficulty level is from simple to moderate, even allowing beginners to enjoy the trek to the fullest.

Best time for the Indrahar Pass trek

The best time for the Indrahar Pass trek is during the months of September and October. Throughout September and October, trekkers can experience fantastic weather with the least snowfall. However, during October, the day temperature will be around 12 degrees Celcius to 18 degrees Celsius and the night starts becoming cooler at -6 degrees Celsius to 4 degrees Celsius. Later from November onwards, the climate changes. You can find snow on the trails. During the monsoon season, i.e., from July to August, Kangra and Dhauladhar ranges get a lot of rain and might get affected due to some natural calamities.

How to reach Indrahar Pass

You can reach Indrahar Pass by air, rail, and road. The nearest airport is Kangra Airport, Dharamshala. Once you reach the airport, you can hire a cab to reach the destination. The nearest railway station is Amb Andaura which is 65 kilometers away from McLeodGanj, the starting point for the Indrahar Pass trek. You can either hire a taxi or catch a bus from the railway station to reach McLeodGanj. Frequent public transport services are available from Amb Andaura Railway Station to McLeodGanj and are the cheapest. If you are coming by road, McLeod Ganj is the nearest bus station and is well-connected to other major cities.

Places to visit in Indrahar Pass:

Triund Hill: 

The Triund Hill is a lush green hilltop, offering the very best views of the nearby mountain slopes and peaks. Triund Trek is a simple trek and among the very famous treks worldwide.

Bhagsu Water Falls:

Bhagsu Water Falls is famous for its clear water and is known for following the Bhagsu village, which drops upon the best way to Indrahar Pass. You will need to get a road to be in a position to stop by this imperial waterfall.

Activities to do in Indrahar Pass


Indrahar Pass has one of the most fascinating trekking trails throughout the Himalayas. The lush green forest, white snow, and narrow trekking path give a mesmerizing view and make it worth visiting. The trek includes a couple of hard steep slopes, making your climb adventurous.


The Indrahar Pass Trek would allow you to witness some of the very new camping sites. During the trek, you will get an opportunity to prepare your camps under the beautiful stars. Camping at the most scenic hilltops at freezing temperatures will give an amazing experience.

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Itinerary For Indrahar Pass Trek


Day 1 - Mcleodganj to Triund


  • Starting at 9:00 AM you leave McLeodganj the seat of Dalai Lama, to Triund. This 6-hour trek from Dharamkot village gives you a fascinating view of Kangra valley below.
  • This is one of the most popular trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh and you can soak in the beauty as you set up for your tents for the night.
  • Lunch en-route
  • Dinner at Triund Top
  • Retire in camps for the night!

Day 2 - Triund to Laka Glacier


  • Breakfast at Camp
  • The first destination today is the Laka Glacier. Passing through a meadow scattered by boulders. It is advisable to cross this trail in the early part of the day.
  • Lunch En-route
  • Reach our camping location at Laka Glacier. 
  • Camping and Dinner

Day 3 - To Indrahar Pass and back

Indrahar Pass

  • Breakfast
  • Today’s 7-hour trek through rocky terrains after Lahesh caves take you to the highlight of the trail- Indrahar Pass at an elevation of 4300mts. The mesmerizing view consists of Kangra Valley at the south and is surrounded by the magnificent Himalayan Ranges. 
  • Packed lunch midway!
  • Marvel the view of Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Barabangahal ranges and trek back to Laka Glacier.
  • Dinner and Retire in camps

Day 4 - Back to Mcleodganj


  • Breakfast
  • The last trek takes you along the valleys lined with lush forests and a beautiful carpet of wildflowers as you go downhill to McLeodganj. Your trip ends here!
  • Contact us or browse through our website to enjoy other packages for sightseeing for a day at Mcleodganj and Dharamshala!
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Things to Carry

Thermal inners
Essential toiletries
Fleece jackets
Warm clothes
Water bottle
Led torch (with extra batteries)
Medical kit
Hand gloves
Lip balm
Trekking Shoes
Extra pair of socks
UV Protected Sunglasses (Advisable)

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Indrahar Pass Trek Reviews


Vishal Chaudhary

wonderful trip

I visited this place with my friends and we enjoy camping, trekking, etc



Beautiful nature

It is very interesting to track and very difficult to climb this peak in Wintertime but trust me viewpoint is awesome and also beautiful nature.



Wonderful Place

This is a memorable trip for me and my family. It was a great idea to visit Indrahar Pass Trek.


Gourishankar Choudhary


I love Mountains, glaciers, rocks, lakes caves, Lusaka, and snowlines during Indrahar Pass Trek.



best trekking

Amazing experience .. enjoyed it so much. The best place for trekking


Sahil Sharma

Best movement

It was a great experience to visit Indrahar Pass Trek



Wonderful Viewpoint

Very beautiful and Awesome views of mountains and clouds when we saw them for the first time were amazing




Thanks! Banbanjara for this wonderful trip and guidance. for my dream comes true. Great job..............................



good atmosphere

Adventurous trekking. Mesmerizing views all around. Gorgeous views and experience. Very healthy and clean atmosphere.❣️💕💕😍😍


Jay Prakash

Memorable Trip

Very nice place.😍 Amazing cloud Views. Memorable Memories❤️ Enjoy too much there.🌸 All the Arrangements were upto the mark and services were Superb.....👌

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Indrahar Pass Trek FAQs

What is the best time for this trek?

The months of May-June and September-October will be the best time for this trek. You can marvel at snowfall during May-June.

What is the difficulty level of this trek?

Indrahar Pass trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult trek with high rocky terrains and ridges causing you to climb up the gradual ascents. It is a geologically active region as well, set on a thrust area of the Indian plate and that makes the trek a bit challenging and risky.

Are there any physical requirements to take this trek?

You should be in optimum physical condition to take any trek. As this trek is challenging, Start jogging one month prior to the trek covering 4 kilometers every day and thus making your lungs strong. Also, the flexibility of your muscles and tendons to relax are also important and you can do stretching exercises regularly.

What are the toilet facilities provided during such a trek?

Toilet tents would be there. Dry toilets are available, meaning a pit is dug and excess mud and shovel is kept nearby to cover the pit after every use. It is the most hygienic way. You should carry essential toiletries.

What is McLeodganj famous for?

It is popular due to its unique Tibetan influence and scenic waterfalls and lakes. You can also visit Namgyal Monastery, Bhagsu waterfall, Dal lake, Tsuglagkhang Complex, Bhagsunag Temple, Triund, and Dharamkot, to name a few.

What should I buy from Mcleodganj?

Tibetan souvenirs and collectables such as singing bowls, handicrafts and local knickknacks, Buddha statues, prayer flags, street jewellery and woollens, etc.

What medicines should I carry for a high-altitude trek like the BrahmatalTrek?

All trekkers are required to carry a medical kit for the Brahmatal Trek. The medical kit should contain basic medicines like Crocin, Diamox, Avomine, Avil, Disprin, Combiflam, Norflox, and Digene besides medical essentials like a crepe bandage, cotton, anti-septic liquid-like Dettol, band-aid, gauze, and ORS packets. Besides these, all trekkers must carry any medicines prescribed to them personally by their physicians.

Where is the Indrahar Pass Trek located?

Indrahar pass is just a mountain pass in the Dhauladhar region of the Himalayas.  It is situated at the height of 4342 meters above sea level. The area is famous for its trekking paths. The pass is mainly a frontier that divides Kangra and Chamba districts in Himachal Pradesh. The ideal time to go hiking to Indrahar Pass is during the months of September and October. You can trek from May as well.

What is the difficulty level of Indrahar Pass Trek?

The difficulty level of Indrahar Pass Trek is moderate to difficult. The trek contains high rocky regions and ridges, causing you to climb up the steady inclines. Previous experience in trekking will help you achieve the summits at Indrahar Pass Trek. The Indrahar Pass Trek is a little challenging and dangerous as the region is geologically active on a pressure area of the Indian plate.

What are the clothes and equipment to carry during the trek to Indrahar Pass?

You have to carry clothes and equipment during the trek to Indrahar Pass. The clothes that you have to take with you to prevent the cold climate during the trek, particularly at nighttime, are comfortable jeans or trekking pants (preferred),  T-shirts or activewear, windproof jackets, warm and thick coat, woollen sweater, and thermal innerwear, socks, scarfs, woollen gloves etc. Other essential things that you have to carry for the trekking are a comfortable backpack with waterproof covers, trekking shoes, sandals, raincoat, water bottle, caps, sunglasses, torch with extra pair of batteries, medicines if needed, personal toiletries, etc.

What type of shoes should I carry for the Indrahar Pass Trek?

For the Indrahar Pass Trek, you have to carry trekking shoes instead of other shoes. Shoes must have a good sole with a greater grip and strong ankle support so that you can use them on rough terrains. It is recommended to avoid using new shoes as they can cause injuries to your legs. If you bought new shoes, try walking on the trekking shoes before joining the activity. Also, carry lightweight sandals with you so that you can use them for other purposes.

Is Diamox advisable for the Indrahar Pass Trek?

Yes, Diamox is advisable for the Indrahar Pass Trek as it will help you overcome the problems caused by altitude sickness as you climb high. The Indrahar Pass is located at the height of 4342 meters above sea level. There is a high chance to undergo a drastic change in oxygen level and climatic conditions as you climb up to a height of about 4342 meters. It may cause uneasiness to your body, followed by vomiting, breathlessness, and other altitude sickness symptoms.

What is the height of the Indrahar Pass Trek?

The Indrahar Pass Trek is located at an altitude of 4342 meters from sea level, in the Dhauladhar Range of Himalaya. The beautiful trekking trail acts as a boundary between the Chamba district and the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

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  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 25 days before the date of departure, would levy 15% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 15-25 days before the date of departure, would levy a 25% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-15 days before the date of departure, would levy 50% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days before the date of departure, would levy 100% of the total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be canceled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveler as an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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  • Carry minimum weight 
  • The trek takes place through eco-friendly zones, do not encourage litter 
  • Do not wander off on your own at any point during the trek. 
  • Alcohol and smoking are not allowed. 
  • The decision of the trek leader will be final and binding. 
  • Delays may occur due to weather conditions 
  • Please ensure that you are carrying personal medications. 
  • Please take care of your own baggage. 
  • Carefully follow the instructions of the trek leader.
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