DHARAMSALA TO CHAMBA OVER INDRADHAR PASS

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» Himachal Pradesh
Altitude: 3,150m.
Duration: 7 days
Time Period: May to November


Dharamsala is one of the prominent starting points fro trek over the rocky ridges of the Dhauladhar range, which rise steeply from Kangra Valley, surmounted by passes as high as 4,600m. The most frequent route from Dharamsala to the Chamba Valley, over the Indradhar Pass, is arduous in places, but most novice trekkers manage it in around five to seven days.

ITINERARY

Day-1 Arrival at Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala. Acclimatization walk.
Day-2 Sight seeing and visiting, His Holiness Monastry, St. John’s Church in Wilderness, Dal Lake, Bhagsu Shiva temple and water fall, Naddi Talnoo. Preperation for trek and packing.
Day-3 Mcleod Ganj- Gunna Devi, 2,310m- 8-kms, pass through Tibetan Childre village, Dal Lake and then to Balh Nullah. Naddi to Balh Nullah is a thick deodar and Oak forest and sight of a leopard is very common feature. After a steep climb of an hour one reaches at Galu on top and enjoys views on all sides. From here a 4-km trek is facing the sun that traverses towards Gunna Devi and the Kali temple.
Day-4 Gunna Devi- Jari Gote via Kanjrala, 3,000m-12-kms. This place has got very thick forest of mixed variety, lot of medicinal plants and wildlife in abundance. Form here a steep ascent is followed upto Relu Gote and then a gentle climb and traverses to Jeri Gote which abruptly opens after a long jungle walk. Jari Gote is located at the base of Bhimaghasutri Pass.
Day-5 Jari Gote- Illaqa Gote, 3,150m- 8-km. In the month of June the whole trek is partially covered with snow up to Illaqa Gote, which offers a view of the Pass and the Mun Peak as well as the other snow capped peaks.
Day-6 Illaqa Gote- Triund, 2,975m- 10-km. Triund is the base camp for trekkers going to Chamba and Bharmaur. Lasu green meadows, closets view of Dhauladhat, sunset and panorama of Kangra valley, plains of Punjab and Shivalik ranges are the unique sights from this place.
Day-7 Triund- Mcleod Ganj, 1,760m- 9-km. A lovely trek descends down the valley. It’s a well definded trail with picturesque scenes of Mcleod Ganj, Bhagsu and Dharamsala town.



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