- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
Max altitude : 4645 metres
Grade : Strenuous
Season: May – November
Places Covered : Delhi, McLeodganj, Triund, Ilaqa, Indrahar Pass, Moon Peak –Nag Dal Lake, Kwasi Village, Chamba, Amritsar,
Moon Peak can be attempted through a ridge on the right side of the Illaqua glacier straightway to the top. The other possibility to scale Moon Peak is to climb the Indrahara Pass (4350 metres) and then traverse a ridge on the other side of the pass and approach the peak in most easy way. This route is safe and easier one. The winter ascent to other peaks requires a good technical knowledge and one must have proper climbing gears.
Day 01: Arrive New Delhi - Mcleod ganj (10 Hours Drive)
upon arrival at Delhi airport then drive to Mcleod ganj . Arrive at Mcleod ganj around 13:00 Check in Hotel. Free evening . Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Mcleod ganj
Leave after early breakfast and driving through small tea gardens, pine forests and passing through small villages of Kangra valley we reach Masroor Rock-cut Temples after two hours. Masroor rock cut temples are 8th century old temples hewed in Indo-Aryan architectural style from a single sand stone rock. These are the only rock temple in north India. From Masroor we drive to see the fort of Kangra, situated near Kangra town.
Visit to Brajeshwari Devi temple in Kangra is also recommended. The small market outside the temple complex is unique and worth visiting. After Kangra we drive to Norbulingka Institute (40 minutes). Norbulingka is dedicated for preserving traditional Tibetan art and craft. Spend at least one hour visiting various sections of Norbulingka
Day 03 : Mcleodganj - Triund (2975m) ....9km
Trek to Triund, a littel table -land is 9 km pleasant walk through deodar and rhododendron forests. Triund offers entire view of Kangra Valley. It is a wonder ful camping ground.
Day 04 : Triund - Lahs cave (3750m)....7km
This is a short walk of 7km through deodar and oak forests. After 4km reach Laka Got, which is situated at the snout of a small glacier. This glacier marks the snowline . After crossing the glacier go over a steep rocky ridge for 2 km and reach Lehs cave. The big cave is used for over night stay.
Day 05: Lehs cave - Inderhara pass (4300m) - Nag Dal lake (4150mts) .....10km
The trek to pass goes over soft in early summer and rocky in monsoons. The trek unto pass is a steep climb. Fogy weather with zero visibility obstructs the movement of climbers and on such occasions it is advisable to stay back and wait for the weather to get clear. The trek during April and May is tougher due to presence of hard ice. On reaching the top the pass one can see the Pir Panjal ranges very clearly. The other side of the pass remains snow covered till the middle of July. The trek descends down and reaches Nag Dal Lake , beautiful green pasture and is most ideal for camping near Nag Dal Lake.
Day 06: Nag Dal Lake - Moon Peak ( 4645mts.)- Nag dal Lake
We start early, cross the beautiful Indrahar Pass. After descent we again ascent and climb the Moon Peak (4645 mst). After brief stay there, we return to our base by later afternoon.
Day 07: Nag Dal Lake - Chata Parao (3610 mts) 06Km
Today we have breakfast at beautiful camp. Start trek Chata Parao
Day 08: Chata Parao - kwarsi (2730m)....14km
The stretch up to Chata nullah is 6km descent and after crossing the stream, walk over a long pasture land before entering into a thick forest of pine trees. Kwarsi is a small tribal village surrounded by thickly wooded pine trees. Night stay in the village and enjoy hospitality of the villagers.
Day 09 : Kwarsi - Chamba.....4 km 60 km Drive
From Kwarsi the trail goes through dense forest of pine trees. At some places the trail is cut through huge rock and is very narrow. After crossing Hilling and lamu villages on the way. Then Drive Chamba.
Day 10: Chamba - Amritsar (235 km )
We have a free morning to further explore this magical town – why not visit the Hindu Temples or take a visit to one of the majestic monasteries. Arrive at Amritsar free time at Amritsar. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Amritsar Singh seen
In the morning after breakfast start sightseeing of Amritsar city. Visit Golden Temple-also called as Harmandir Sahib, Jalianwala Bagh and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer Palace Museum situated in the heart of Ram Bagh and in the evening visit the Wagah border to see the famous flag retreat ceremony. Later return back to the hotel for overnight stay at Amritsar Hotel.
Day 12: Amritsar - Delhi (AC TRAIN)
In the morning transfer to Amritsar railway station to board the AC train to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to Hotel. Overnight Hotel
Day 13: Delhi
In the morning transfer to airport to board for flight to onward destination.
- Accommodation at all the places with breakfast.
- Transportation as per the itinerary by coach/jeep/taxi
- Meals as per the itinerary
- All trekking arrangements with all meals, permit, tents and company staff.
- Train ticket Amritsar/Delhi.
- Tips to trekking staff.
- Air Fare, & Travel insurance.
- Expenses of personal nature like drinks, mineral water, telephone & Laundry etc.
- Sleeping bags, personal equipment for trek.
- Expenses due to bad weather, Land Slide, Road block and any other natural reason beyond our control.
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