Dhauladhar trek in Mcleodganj
Tour Route : Mcleodganj - Triund - Darkund - Minkiani
Altitude: 4350 Meters
Passes enroute : Inderahar pass (4300m) & Minkiani pass (4220m)
The Dhauladhar range is a southern branch of the main Outer Himalayan chain of mountains. It rises spectacularly from the Indian plains to the north of Kangra and Mandi. Dharamsala, the headquarters of Kangra district, lies on its southern spur in above the Kangra Valley, which divides it from Chamba. The highest peak in the range is the Hanuman ji Ka Tiba, or 'White Mountain', about 5,639 m or 18,500 ft high. There are several peaks which are close to 5,180 m (17,000 ft).
Day 1: Dharamsala - Triund (2975 Mts) 10 Km
Gradual trek and halt near Forest Rest House, water to be fetched one kilometer down the stream
Day 2: Triund- Laka Got (3550 mts) 8 km
Steady climb up, cave is enough to provide shelter for 30-40 persons near base of the pass.
Day 3: Laka - Got Chhata Hut (3600 mts) 10 Km
Steep climbing to Indrahar Pass and gradual going to other side, from top, peaks of Pir Panjal and Mani Mahesh ranges are visible.
Day 4: Chhat Hut- Kuarsi (2750 mts) 16 km
The route involves ascent and descent, view of Mani Mahesh Peaks
Day 5: Kuarsi- Gehra (1925 mts) 18 km
Steep ascent and descent, panoramic view of Pir Panjal range
Day 6: Ghera - Drakund (2280 mts) 16 km
An enjoyable trek through thick forest.
Day 7: Drakund- Base of Minkiani Pass (3500 mts) 12 km
Steep climbing through forests, the route is rough and locals call this pass as Belani Pass.
Day 8: Base of Pass - Minkiani Got (3560 mts) 10 km
It is better to climb to Lamdal for a holy dip and then trek Down to Minkiani Got over Minkiani Pass
Day 9: Minkiani - Kareri Rest house (1980 mts) 22 km
It is going down but very tiring, Charming view from the Kareri Rest house
Day 10: KareriDharamsala 14 km
All descent down through Bhagsu and Mcleodganj.