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Beyond the Clouds: The Indrahar Pass Trekking Adventure

Indrahar Pass Trek Overview:

Set at an altitude of 14245 feet (about 4.3 km) approx. from sea level, The Indrahar Pass is located in the Dhauladhar range of the majestic Himalayas in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. This trek allows you to witness panoramic views covered in snow-capped mountains, beautiful valleys and lush green meadows, taking you to a world of paradise. The Indrahar Pass trek is the perfect gateway to escape the chaos of city life, being the love for both nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

In this article we will have a virtual tour of the Indrahar Pass trek, uncovering the entire journey and details of this trek which leads you to travel beyond the clouds.

Indrahar Pass

The Adventure Begins-

The Mcleod Ganj-

Your journey to the clouds will commence from the small town of McLeod Ganj, set at an altitude of 6,831 feet (about 2.08 km) also nicknamed “Little Lhasa” known for Dalai Lama a spiritual Tibetan leader, near Dharamshala. Take your time and explore the famous Namgyal Monastery and the Tsuglagkhang Complex.

The start of this trek is marked with a sense of thrill and excitement through the dense forests, green meadows, and gushing streams with each step taking you higher and higher in the sky.


Situated at a height of 2,875 meters (about 1.79 mi), Triund serves as your base camp where you can rejuvenate yourself. It is one of the highlights of the Indrahar Pass trek offering you scenic spots and majestic views of the Kangra Valley and the Dhauladhar range. Explore the ancient Shiva Temple and devote your prayers to lord shiva, this temple adds a spiritual touch in your trek.

It is the perfect place to rest and bid the night off under the starry skies and mountains, making the most memorable experience for you to enjoy with your friends, family or loved ones.

Ascend from Triund-

The real challenge and adventure begin as you tend to ascend from the Triund. The trail is now filled with rocky terrain and steep slopes, offering you a punch of adrenaline in your veins with the air being crispier, and the landscape is now fully covered in snow.

Indrahar Pass-

The most anticipated moment of your trek is reaching the Indrahar Pass, which offers you dreamy views from the outside and a feeling of accomplishment and victory from the inside. Standing here is like standing at the top of the World, where the clouds are indeed touching your feet. The Kangra Valley and the snowy mountains of the Himalayas covered in clouds are a sight to cherish for a lifetime.

The Descend-

Lahesh Cave-

As you descend after immersing yourself in the beauty and glory of The Indrahar Pass, you get to witness a miracle again “Lahesh Cave” at an altitude of 11,400 feet (about 3.47 km). This untouched cave is an architectural marvel created by nature itself, offering you a tranquil ambience. 

You can choose to spend some time and night in this cave, by exploring and resting inside. The cave is also believed to have been used by great sages who meditated within, marking a sign of spiritual significance.


As you descend further down you will encounter the quaint villages on your way, located in the Dhauladhar Range. Spend time in these villages and interact with the locals to learn about their culture and traditions, don’t hesitate as they are very welcoming and hostile who will greet you in a friendly way. These villages will add charm to your trek, and create special moments captured in your memory forever.

Indrahar Pass Trek Details-

  • Trek Distance- 12 kilometres (about 7.46 mi).
    • Trek Time- It usually takes 10 hours to complete, but is mostly undertaken in 4-5 days.
  • Difficulty Level- Moderate difficulty level.
  • Best Time to Visit – May to Oct, during this time, the weather conditions are favorable.
  • Permits – Necessary permits are required before starting your trek from the Forest Department in McLeod Ganj.
  • Safety- Be responsible for your safety, and it is always advisable to be under the guidance of an expert guide. Adhere to the rules and regulations set for this trek.
    • Other Attractions- The Kareri Lake at an altitude of 3,300 meters (about 2.05 mi).
  • Essential Items- Carry proper trek gear (sturdy shoes, warm clothes, first aid kit), a backpack, enough water supply, and some snacks.


The Indrahar Pass Trek is an adventurous trek filled with thrills and challenges at every turn. This trek will test your courage, abilities and physical fitness, ultimately transforming you into a better person. It is a journey to remember, full of beautiful sights taking you amidst the clouds.

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5 thoughts on “Beyond the Clouds: The Indrahar Pass Trekking Adventure

  1. Indrahar Pass trekking sounds incredible! The stunning views and challenging terrain make it a must-do for adventure lovers. Thanks for sharing your experience and tips. Can’t wait to explore this beautiful trek myself someday!

  2. The Indrahar Pass Trek sounds to be a truly adventurous one that takes you to some of the most beautiful parts of our country. We have been only up to Mcleodganj. We did want to go to Triund, but the weather played spoilsport when we were there. Hope to do this full trek, the next time we are in Himachal. Sandy N Vyjay

  3. Pamela, your latest post on the Indrahar Pass trek is absolutely breathtaking! 🌄 Your vivid descriptions and stunning photo really brought the adventure to life. I felt like I was right there with you, feeling the cool mountain air and taking in those jaw-dropping views. Your tips and insights are super helpful for anyone planning to take on this trek. Can’t wait to read about your next adventure!

  4. Oh wow the indrahar pass seems to be a scenic location for travel lovers and trekkers. I feel like I went on a virtual trip through your narrative thanks for sharing this experience

  5. You have travelled so extensively Pamela! I didn’t know about Indrahar pass! Sometimes I really do get very fascinated with the innovative nomenclature of these Indian destinations. Now that I.have read about this, I would really love to visit!

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