There are glacial lakes in the Dhauladhars. Prominent among them is the Lam Dal which is the biggest with a circumference of about…
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There are glacial lakes in the Dhauladhars. Prominent among them is the Lam Dal which is the biggest with a circumference of about 2.5 km. It is a very sacred lake and considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Each year pilgrims take a holy dip in August and September just when the Manimahesh yatra begins.
There are other very sacred lakes like the Nag Dal/ Nag Chattri Dal. This lake owes its history to the Bhagsunag Temple and is considered sacred. It is dedicated to the Nag Devta or the Lord King Cobra.
Day 01: Mcleod ganj
Arrive at Mcleod ganj around 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 (4350m) - 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 - Chata Parao (3610 mts) 06Km
Today we have breakfast at beautiful camp. Start trek Chata Parao
Day 07: 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 08 : 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 9: Chamba - Dharamsala (145 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. Drive to Dharamsala free time at Dharamsala. Overnight at Hotel.
- Accommodation at all the places with breakfast and Dinner.
- 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.
- 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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