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dhauladhar himalaya

Dhauladhar Himalaya Traverse Expedition

Duration: 14 days / 13 Nights
Price: $ On Request
Best Season: JUNE - NOVEMBER

Dhaualadhar is quite apart from any other mountain range in the Himalaya being the outer most part of Himalaya next to the plains in Himachal & Punjab. The starting point of the trek is the popular hill station of Mcleodganj established during the British regime in India.  It rises from the Indian plains to the north in Kangra. There are many glacial lakes and high passes in the Dhauladhar and it is a haven for trekkers. This trek takes you across caves, famous lakes and passes of enriching beauty.

 

McLeod Ganj is the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and home to a large Tibetan population, including many monks and nuns. The Tibetan government-in-exile is based just downhill at Gangchen Kyishong. McLeod attracts thousands of international visitors each year to volunteer with the Tibetan community, take courses in Buddhism, meditation or yoga, trek in the Dhauladhar mountains, shop for Tibetan crafts, or just hang out spiritual/alternative vibe and the many good cafes and restaurants dishing up Indo-Italo-Israeli-Tibetan food.

With an interesting mix of travelers, volunteers, maroon-robed monks and nuns, the international dharma crowd and an increasing flow of Indian tourists, you're never far from an interesting conversation here.

HOLY SEVEN LAKES OF LAMDAL, KARERI LAKE & INDRAHAR PASS

(SALLI, CHAGROTU, TRIUND, LAHESH CAVE, MCLEODGANJ)

 DHAULADHAR  HIMALAYA TRAVERSE EXPEDITION

BEST SEASON - JUNE - NOVEMBER

NO OF DAYS/ NIGHTS: 15 Days/ 14 Nights

ACTIVITY: Trekking, High Passes, Great Landscapes & Culture

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

* Dhauladhar Himalayas

* High altitude trekking

* Lakes, meadows, forest, waterfalls, gurgling streams

* Himalayan Flora & Fauna

* Visit H.H. Dalai Lama Temple

* Tibetan culture

* Kangra Tea Estates

* Local community projects

* Ancient village customs

* Norbullingka Institute

* 10th century AD Masroor monolithic rock cut temple

* Brijeshwari temple

* Kangra Fort

 

 

DAY

SKETCH ITINERARY

MEALS

01

Arrival at Gaggal airport/ Pathankot railway station &

 transfer to Snow Monk Camp in Salli village. Visit and experience "pan chakki", natural hydro technology of grinding flour with ever-flowing stream and village visit 

Lunch, Dinner

02

Trek to Chagrotu (2800m) 10 kms/5 hrs via salli village - crossing Chandraila temple

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

03

Climb over Baleni Pass (3730 pts) - the trail climbs steeply up towards over Baleni pass and camp at one of the seven sacred lakes

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

04

Day return trek to Lam Dal (4200Mtr)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

05

Descend from Lamdal to Daled and climb to Kareri Lake (3200M) 10kms/4hrs

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

06

Rest day / option to climb to Minkhiani Pass (4250M) 6 - 7 Hrs

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

07

Trek to Bagga (2500 Mts), 10 km/ 5 hrs

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

08

Trek to Rawa village - Bahl village. (2130 Mts) 15 km/6 hrs

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

09

Trek to Triund (2870m) 12 km 4/5 hours

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

10

Trek to Laka got (3200m) 6 km

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

11

Trek to Lahesh cave

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

12

Day climb to Indrahar Pass (4342M)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

13

Trek down to Bhagsu Nag (12 km). Check into the hotel. Visit H.H. Dalai Lama Temple and walks the lovely streets

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

14

Explore Kangra Valley – visit Norbulingka Institute, 10th century AD Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Brijeshwari temple & Kangra Fort

Breakfast,  Dinner

15

Transfer to Pathankot railway station/ Gaggal airport

Breakfast


Day 1   Arrival at Gaggal Airport/ Pathankot Railway Station & Transfer to Snow Monk Camp

*Arrive Salli Base Camp (1850M).
*Check into the campsite.
* Pine Cones collection activity - they look great after a touch of varnish as a souvenir for home
* Post lunch – walk to Salli Village and River Khali. Tea at a local villagers house
* Visit Usha's house - she makes lovely handicrafts from waste pine needles worth buying as a souvenir
*Experience "PAN CHAKKI" - grinding of wheat powered by gushing stream water on stones slabs like villagers used to before electricity was installed. Great Eco model worth visiting only available in the Himalaya
* Return back to the camp for evening tea
* Overnight at the camp

MEALS- Lunch & Dinner 

Day 02: Trek to Chagrotu (2800m) / via Salli Village 

*Post breakfast we trek along with the Khali River crossing the Salli village towards Daled campsite
*The trail crosses through dense forest crossing Chandraila temple leading to the meadows of Chagrotu
*Arrive at Chagrotu and organize the camp for overnight stay
*Evening to explore the surrounding area. Dinner & Overnight
*Soup with Karaoke music

MEALS- Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner

Day 03: Climb Over Baleni Pass 

* Trail climbs steeply up towards the Baleni Pass
*Cross over the pass and we camp beside one the seven lakes
*Evening to explore the area around
*Night stays in tents.

MEALS- Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Day Return Trek to Lamdal 

*Post breakfast, departure for a trek to the Lam Dal
*Evening to explore the area around
*Night stays in tents.

Lam Dal is approachable from Indrahar Pass, Minkiani Pass, and Gaj Pass. In this mountain range, there are twenty-two lakes in total. Dhauladhar Range deserves a special mention for its high-elevated glacial lakes having mythological backgrounds and considered consecrated among the local inhabitants.

MEALS- Breakfast, Packed Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Descend From Lamdal to Daled and Climb to Kareri Lake 

*After breakfast, we walk down to the Daled
*Evening to explore the area around
*Night stays in tents.

MEALS- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06- Rest Day / Option to Climb to Minkhiani Pass

*Trail goes through mixed forests of oak, rhododendron, and pine. The trail climbs steeply up crossing the ridge and descending down to Kareri Lake
*Post lunch to explore the lake area
*Night stays in tents at the bank of Kareri Lake.
*Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

MEALS- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07- Kareri Lake – Bagga 

*After a short ascent from the lake is a steep descent through the forest to Bagga.
*Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

MEALS- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08- Bagga – Rawa Village - Bahl Village

*The trail goes downhill through the forest. Rawa village is situated on the bank of a small river. Thereon, It is a steep ascent through the forest to Bahl Village.
*Dinner and overnight stay in a village.

MEALS- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09 - Bahl to Triund 

*Steep ascent through a mixed forest of oak, of Dhauladhar on one side and Kangra valley on the other. rhododendron and cedar trees take us to Triund, an alpine meadow situated on top of a ridge. From Triund we have close superb views of peaks
*Night stays in tents.

MEALS- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Triund –Laka Got

*After breakfast we start our ascent to Laka Got. It is an hour walk to Khabrotu from where we do a side acclimatization walk to KunalPathri, a small temple situated on top of a ridge. Walk back to Khabrotu to continue or walk to Laka got. Our camping site at Laka got is situated at the snout of a small glacier that stays full of snow till the end of May.
*Night stays in tents.

MEALS- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Laka Got- Lahesh Cave-Laka Got

*This day we walk on Laka glacier and go towards InderharaPass. The more adventurous trekkers can try to attempt the pass which is really a difficult climb and needs extra physical strength and stamina. Back to Laka Got for an overnight stay in the camp.
*Night stays in tents.

MEALS- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Day Climb to Indrahar Pass

*This day you will climb to Indrahar Pass and experience the amazing  climbing 

 MEALS- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Laka Got- Bhagsu Nag – Mcleodganj 12 Kms/ Visit Dalai Lama Temple 

*After breakfast at camp we start our downhill walk to Bhagsu Nag.
*Reach Mcleodganj by lunchtime
*Check into the Hotel
*Visit H.H. Dalai Lama Temple (also known as Namgyal Temple) including the official home of his Holiness Tsuglagkhang, Tibetian Museum
*Overnight at Hotel

MEALS- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Explore the Spiritual Adventures/ Cultures of Kangra Valley 

*After breakfast, Visit  Norbulingka Institute

NORBULINGKA INSTITUTE is dedicated to handing down tradition and restoring standards by providing training, education, and employment for Tibetans. It supports an environment in which the Tibetan community and family values can flourish.

*Visit the Masrur 8th Century old monolithic temples cut out of one single sandstone rock decorated with sculptural ornamentation
*Drive to visit Brijeshwari temple & Kangra Fort. Take an audio guide at the entrance for a memorable walk up the fort
*Drive back to the hotel.

MASUR ROCK TEMPLE: 40 km south of Dharamsala in Kangra valley are one of the only such type of Temple in the Himalayas. 

KANGRA FORT: The Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family of Kangra State (the Katoch dynasty), which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic. It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India.

MEALS- Breakfast & Dinner

Day 15: After Breakfast, Transfer to Pathankot Railway Station/ Gaggal Airport 

* Back to Pathankot Railway Sation 

* We would be delighted to share with you the detailed itinerary which is certainly more exciting. Do write to us/ fill in the query form so that we may send you the program in specifics 

Prices Inclusions

 

PACKAGE PRICES PER PERSON BASIS (IN USD)

On Request

 

PRICE INCLUDES

* Accommodation in alpine tents and unique experiential 4/5 star hotels

* All meals as specified in the itinerary

* Trekking on full board basis with toilet tents, camping chairs, kitchen tent, services of cooks, porters, trekking  and camping fees, required permits & verifications

* Services of English speaking accompanying qualified mountaineering instructor.

* Local English speaking guide on day 13 & 14.

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