Chamba Trek via Minkiani Pass

Code: LMJUY6
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This trek from McLeod Ganj to Chamba offers one the opportunity to have a close look at the Pir Panjal and Dhaula Dhar mountain ranges. A trek of moderate difficulty the path takes you through some dense deodar and Rhododendron forests, one also comes on to the trail of ancient Gaddi Shepherds who take their frock from the Chamba Valley to the Glades of Lahaul and Spiti. The highlight of the trek being the view from the Indrahar Pass from where the Pir Panjal range makes an imposing backdrop in the north while to the south the plains can be see till the far horizon. Also can be seen is the Mani Mahesh Kailash to the East.

Tour Route: Mcleodganj – Kareri village – Kareri Lake – Minkiani Pass – Drakund – Donali
Tour Highlights:
  • Beautiful Kareri Village
  • Kareri Lake
  • Chamba valley
Tour Cost:
  • Cost on Application
  • Transport cost for private departures is extra and can be provided to you once we know the dates, choice of vehicle and the group size.
  • All vegetarian meals beginning with breakfast on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 06.
  • Porter/mules for client baggage (one bag per client not weighing more than 15 kgs)
  • Camping equipment – international quality equipment will be provided
  • Professional guide
  • Park entry fee & all applicable taxes
  • Travel between Delhi and McLeodganj (can be arranged by us on request)
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance

Please NOTE: Weather Details
Summer in McLeodGanj extends from March to June when the temperature variation is recorded to be ranging between 23°c and 27°c. Mercury sometimes reaches up to 38°c but never goes beyond that. During winters the temperature can drop to -1° and the maximum temperature hardly goes up to 20°c.


Day 1 – Mcleodganj- Kareri village- Kareri Lake (3150 mts.) 13 Km.

In the morning we will take a Jeep ride to Kareri Village where we will start our trek, the trek goes steeply up  one can trek via Nohli which is a longer trek with mild ascents. The trek goes all along Liund River between a valleys thickly wooded on both sides.  There is a Shiva temple on the entrance of the holy lake.

Overnight: – Camp by the lake.


Day 2 – Kareri Lake- Minkiani Gote (over Minkiani Pass-4250 mts.)

Early start in the morning as we will cross the Minkiyani Pass today. It takes about 3-4 hours to reach the pass. Sudden weather change, blizzards and white out conditions are common phenomena at this pass. Minliani Gote has a beautiful camping area, towards east the trek goes to the famous Lamdal Lake and north it descends to Chamba valley.

Overnight: – Camp


Day 3 – Trek to Lam Dal Lake

We will keep the camp on the same place and have a day trek to holy Lam Dal Lake (2Hrs).

On the way to Lam Dal we will pass throw small lakes and beautiful bolder area. We will witness the Holy Lam Dal the Shiva Lake the major pilgrimage trek in Kangra valley and Punjab. Late afternoon we will descend back to our camp. .

Overnight: – Minkiani Goth

Day 4 – Minkiani Gote- Drakund (1900 mts.)

A long tiring trek descends al, along the river to Drakund which has a forest rest house surrounded by apple orchards. The best season to visit this place is August and September, Gaddis and Gujjars are seen along with their sheep and buffaloes.

Overnight: – Camp


Day 5 – Drakund- Dunali – 9 kms.

After breakfast we will trek down to Dunali Village .Dunali is located on the Chamba- Bharmaur road. We will meet here with our prearrange Jeep and drive back to Dharamshala.

Tour ends