When to go there – Anytime between April - October is good.
Specialty: High-Altitude Peak via Indrahar Pass Also Know As Shepherds Trails
One of the key highlights of this trek is that it takes you to 4,610 meters in just
few days. Moon Peak and Indrahar Pass lies in the Dhauladhar mountain
ranges of Western Himalayas. Lying in Himachal Pradesh, the range divides
two districts of Chamba and Kangra (Dharamshala). Another major plus for
the trek is that it starts from McLeodganj. McLeodganj is one of most popular
hill towns in the country and world renowned for being seat of Tibet
government in exile. A trekker can club his adventure with cultural tour of the
town and also go shopping and food tasting here. McLeodganj is a foodie's
paradise for sure.
NOTE: Moon Peak climb is an expedition so we keep our itinerary flexible so as to give our climbers the best chance to reach the summit as per the overall team's strength and capabilities.
Day 1: Mcleodganj To Triund (9 Km. / 5 Hrs)
The trek goes through mixed forest of oak, rhododendron and deodar tress. First 2 km is a steep ascent but there is a gradual ascent after Galu Devi Temple. The last 1 kilometer is again a steep ascent through the forest which is known as 22 mode (zigzag). Triund is a flat meadow on top of a ridge. From here panoramic view of Dhauladhar range on one side and Kangra valley on other is a memorable sight.
Day 2: Triund To Laqa Got (6 Km / 5 Hrs)
We start early in the morning from Triund to laqa Got. We pass through Snowline Cafe (1-2 hrs from Triund) and laqa got at another one and half hour. We will keep it as a rest day. After lunch we will for a short hike that means we will gain some height and explore the Dhuladhar range.
Day 3: Laqa To Lahesh Cave (Base Camp)
Today we start after breakfast in the morning to our base camp. It might be one of the easier days. We cut short the duration by two hours for tomorrow and make Lahesh Caves as our base. This can also be used as an additional day in case weather is not favorable.
Day 4: Lahesh Cave To Moon Peak Climb And Back To Laqa Camp (12 Km/9hrs)
We start early in the morning by crossing the beautiful Indrahar Pass. After descent we again ascent and climb the Moon Peak. After spending some time up there, we will return to Lahesh Caves Base by afternoon.
Day 5: Laqa Got to Mcleodganj(15 Km/7 hrs)
In the morning, we start from Laqa to McLeodganj to end a memorable journey.
If you are beginner kindly offload your backpack, because trekking with heavy backpack in mountains is not an easy task especially when you are carrying around 8-10 kg uphill.
If you wish to offload your backpack, you can give it to Mule/porter.
Charges of offloading backpack 300per Day. Inform us in advance so
that we can arrange.
The backpack cannot weigh more than 11 kg. Backpack should have waterproof cover.
Trekking shoes: There will be several slippery patches on the trail, and you will need trekking shoes with good grip. Sports shoes will not be comfortable enough.
Backpack (50-60 liter): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.
Two warm layers: At the campsites, especially the higher ones, the temperature after sundown will drop to around 2-6 degrees. You will need at least three warm layers (two lights layers such as fleece and woolen and one padded jacket) for this trek.
Two trek pants: One pair of pants should suffice for this trek. But you can carry one spare pair in case the first one gets wet. Wear one pair and carry one pair.
Two collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Again, wear one and carry one.
Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.