Dharamsala to Chamba over Indrahar Pass (10 Days)
Trek Type: Easy to moderate
The most popular point atop Dhauladhar range of mountains, Indrahar Pass standing tall at 4342 metres (14,245 ft) above mean sea level, above famous tourist town of Dharamsala links Kangra valley to Chamba region. The trek provides an opportunity to walk on the ancient trail of Gaddi Shepherds who have been using this trek for over 700 years to take their flock for summer grazing in high verdant pastures of Raavi and Lahaul valleys.
Walking on this trail brings forth varied vistas of beautiful scenery to the trekker. Climb through scented shade of the deodars and masses of rhododendrons to the open meadows of Triund (2875 mts), a paradise that leaves you with an extraordinary sense of calm. Standing atop Indrahar, stunning views of snow-covered Pir Panjal and greater Himalayas to the north and amazing Indian plains in the south till the far horizon leave you awestruck. The divine experience of following the trails leading to sacred lakes of Nag Dal, Chandrakup and Lam Dal, which is the largest lake in Dhauladhars, brings you closer to Abode of God. Finally visit Bharmour, the ancient capital of Chamba, popularly known as Shiva Bhumi, abode of lord Shiva and its Chaurasi (84) temples dating back to 7th century. Lying between Ravi and Chenab valleys, this land is blessed with deep beauty of abundant alpine pastures and provides home for nomadic shepherds. Orchards and terraced farms fill up the foothills. The ancient history, culture and its ethnic traditions make Bharmour the perfect divine splendor.
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