McLeodGanj is a beautiful town located just above Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. It is home to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and site of the Tibetan exiled community’s main temple. Amidst the Dhauladhar Ranges of the Himalayas, McLeodGanj is a trekker’s paradise and also the place for food lovers! The authentic Tibetan Cuisine will tantalize your taste buds, and the warmth of the locals will make the experience more memorable.
Moon Peak and the Indrahar Pass lie in the Dhauladhar Ranges of Western Himalayas; the ranges divide the districts of Chamba and Kangra. McLeodGanj is an adventure and a cultural hub for the ones seeking it. Moon Peak Expedition takes you to Triund Valley and beyond. Right from the time you enter McLeodGanj you will be enthralled by the mighty Moon Peak visible from the town and upon reaching Triund you will be more excited to reach the beauty! The trek is short yet challenging, the steep climb with boulder and rocky trail makes it more difficult but thrilling.
The trek starts from Guna Devi Temple which will take you to Triund, which is a steep but marked trail. You will pass through one of the oldest cafes on the way to Triund. The view from the Magic Cafe is magical, and you will love to sit there for some time and breathe in the fresh mountain air! Triund Valley is beautiful grassland always full of tourists; offering amazing views of Dhauladhar Ranges and the valley below. A Steep climb uphill will take you to the natural Lahesh Caves passing through Snow Line Cafe. For the next 6 days you will witness some of the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises in the mountains, and the sceneries of the hills and town that would look like a painting! Take the Moon Peak Trek expedition and fall in love with the mountains.
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Day 01: McLeodGanj to Triund (9 KM / 5 Hours)
Arrive at McLeodGanj on your own which is the starting point of our trek. We will head to Triund Valley through the marked trail and reach there by afternoon. Spend rest of the day in the enticing meadows admiring the Dhauladhar Ranges. Nights are always beautiful in mountains, so watch out for the clear starry sky from your tents.
Day 02: Triund to Ilaqa Got (5 KM/ 3 Hours)
We wake up to a mesmerizing sunrise and then start trekking towards Ilaqa Got. We will pass through Snowline Cafe in next 2 hours and reach our destination in another hour. After reaching the place, admire the views and rest for the day and go for an acclimatization walk to the mountain range base.
Day 03: Ilaqa Got to Lahesh Caves (2 Hours)
We will start early today after breakfast and if the weather allows we will attempt to climb the Moon Peak today or it can be done the next day. This can also be used as an additional day in case weather is not favorable. If we are ready to go for climb on this very day, we can try an attempt starting very early in the morning.
Day 04: Moon Peak to Ilaqa Got
We start early today, and will cross the majestic Indrahar Pass. After a short descent, we will ascent to reach the Moon Peak at 15,200 feet. The view from the Peak is magical, so capture the moments to cherish them forever! After spending some time up there, we will return to Lahesh Caves Base by afternoon.
Day 05: Ilaqa Got to McLeodganj
We start early morning today to reach Mcleodganj by evening to end the unforgettable journey.
Maximum Altitude: 15,200 ft.
Approx. Trekking Distance: 45 kms
Meeting Point: Main Square, McLeodGanj
Maximum Batch Size: 08
Grade: Moderate – Difficult
Region: Dhauladhars, Himachal Pradesh
Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
Moon peak trek will start from 1st May till last week October Minimum 2 pax required