Cost – 8000 INR inclusive of travel from Delhi in Volvo, all meals and guide
Trek level - Easy to moderate till Lhasa caves and difficult from there on to Indrahar pass
Duration – 3 days
Guide – Uttamchand (popular name is Django and have over 45 years of trekking experience) and his son Sachin (very helpful and energetic).
Essentials to carry – Raincoat or Poncho, medicines for altitude sickness, enough water and energy drink, snacks, lighter or match boxes, socks, jackets and a lot of courage.
As the quote say “Don’t listen, Go see” – I would apologize because my camera have not justified the true essence of the scenic beauty in its images. We reached Mcleodganj on a weekday and started our trek on Friday after one full day of rest and local sightseeing of the beautiful hamlet in the hill. I would suggest to pass the Triund part of the trek before the weekend as it gets really crowdy and noisy. Unless you are a pro trekker I would advise not to travel to Indrahar solo because the trek gets really difficult and the road gets very confusing after Lhasa caves (during the monsoons the rain just adds to the strenuous quotient in the trek). Our guide advised us to take raincoats and some altitude medicines with us as it gets tough to acclimatize in such a small duration. I would like to mention my friend (Jaya – you deserve a special mention) who encouraged my way to the top and the most faithful friend a man can get (a Himalayan dog) who accompanied me to the top.