Laka Glacier Trek

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Laka Glacier Trek with Triund, Mcleodganj

About The Laka Glacier:

Laka Glacier is situated within Kangra valley. It is a well-known trek due to its short duration and easy for beginners. The difficulty of this hike is moderate to moderate. Laka Glacier trek would offer the visitor an adventure and once you get to the summit, the stunning views of mountains covered in snow will be an amazing sight to take in.

Laka Glacier is accessible via MacLeodganj as well as Dharamshala. Laka Glacier Trek is about 13 kilometers long. Laka Glacier trek will give you an exciting experience. Once you are at the top of the line, the breathtaking views of mountains covered in snow are described as stunning scenes to see.

Embark on the thrilling Laka Glacier adventure and be awestruck by the stunning scenery of this region. Early in the morning, begin your hike from Mcleodganj. Explore the pure and unspoilt beauty of nature hidden in the Himalayas till you reach the Leta Camps. Take a brief trek around the campsite before retiring to your tent for the day with a nice meal.

The following day, wake up to a freshly prepared breakfast and get ready for the Triund Trek. The Triund trek distance crosses the gorgeous Dhauladhars on one side and the huge Kangra Valley on the other, ultimately reaching the Triund Top. Enjoy having a picnic at the Triund trek height of 9,350 ft in the natural setting. Later, continuing your journey from Triund to Laka Glacier.

After a 40-minute ascent to the Snowline, the trip falls to the beautiful green grazing fields known as ‘Laka Got.’ While taking in the magnificent views of the Dhauladhars, keep an eye out for the shy Himalayan wild goat or deer. As you approach the Laka Got Glacier, the last few kilometres are a tough incline.

Spend some time at the glacier taking in the scenery, playing in the snow, and building a snowman. Remember to snap pictures, and after you’ve had enough time, return to the Leta camp through Triund for another overnight tent stay. Sit beside a bonfire in the sheer silence of laka glacier weather, enjoying isolation accompanied with cold winds and starry sky.

Enjoy one final spectacular morning at the Leta campground, watching the sun rise behind the Dhauladhars. By the afternoon, you should be back in Mcleodganj. It shouldn’t take more than three to four hours to walk downhill.

Marking the end of Laka Glacier Trek with lots of memories.

Day 1: Stay at Leta Campsite 
Day 2: Stay at Laka Glacier

Quick Facts:

  • Start/ End Point of the Trek: Bhagsu Nag
  • Duration: 3D/2N
  • Distance: 28 Kms
  • Laka glacier Trek Height: 10500 feet
  • Triund Trek Height: 9350 feet
  • ATM: Last ATM is in McLeod Ganj
  • Mobile Network: AIRTEL/Vodafone works the best in these areas
  • Trekking Gradient: Easy To Moderate
  • Triund Trek Best Time: March till December


  • Day 1: Bhagsunag to Leta Village (03 hours trek )

    Meet up at Manu Adventures India Office in Bhagsunag at 10 am. From here we start our trek to Leta Village. We cross the local Tibetan Market, then the ancient temple name Bhagsu nag temple to reach the famous waterfall. We stop at Shiva café which is also known as chill out cafe fora quick bite. The beautiful natural trail will keep you on your toes and walking on these trails will hold your interest throughout the tour. After 4 km of trek we reach our campsite where we can leave our bags off and feel more relaxed and trek further to get panoramic views of Shivalik Hills and plains of Kangra Valley. Enjoy dinner near the bonfire with some soothing music. Spend time under the star studded night while enjoying the warmth of bonfire. Overnight stay in camps.

  • Day 2 : Leta to Laka Glacier via Triund (04 – 05 hours trek)

    Today we will start early as it’s a long trek for approx 7 km. The trail to Triund and further is beautiful with grassy patches. En route we stop at snowline to enjoy our packed lunch and click some pictures. Then we trek further to reach Laka Glacier which gives you an amazing experience to have fun in snow and ice. On reaching the campsite we are free to explore around. Overnight stay at Laka Glacier campsite.

  • Day 3 : Laka Glacier to Bhagsunag (04 hours trek)

    The sunrise is perhaps the main highlight of this trek so we get up early to view the most amazing Sunrise with some golden lights hitting the mountain ranges. After breakfast we will take a different route to reach Bhagsunag. The trek route is exhilarating and super thrilling. The amazing panoramic view from top at different times of the day highlights the unique charming beauty.



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  • Laka Glacier Trek 2 night /3 days.
  • Height: 3200 m
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 28 km
  • Best Time to Visit: Mid March to December
  • Start time: 10 am Bhagsunag
  • End time:  03 pm  Bhagsunag
  • Explore the most popular and the perfect route on your trek to Laka Got Glacier, and upon arrival, play with the snow and make a snowman. Don’t forget to take pictures. Enjoy the sights of vast green snow-capped capped mountains, while you set up camp here.

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  • Every Day

Note: Customization available

How to reach Dharamshala/Mcleodganj?

Gaggal Airport or Kangra Airport at Dharamshala is about 20 km away from McLeod Ganj and is well connected to Delhi, Kullu, and Chandigarh. A number of state-owned and private buses connect McLeod Ganj with other cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Dharamshala. Pathankot Railway Station, situated approximately 90 km away, is the closest broad gauge railhead serving those headed to McLeod Ganj.

Things To Carry for Laka Glacier Trek

  • Backpack (30-40 ltr)
  • Water Bottle
  • LED Torch
  • Dress in Layers – Head Cap, Warm Fleece, Waterproof Wind Cheater
  • Preferable Mid Ankle Shoes with Good Grip
  • Trekking Pole
  • Sun Caps, Sunscreen lotion (SPF 40+)
  • Sun Glasses it should be U/V Protected
  • Toilet Kit
  • Prescribed Medicines – If any
  • ID proof
  • Powerbank
  • Energy Bar, Chocolate

How is the temperature on Laka Glacier

During the summer, Laka Glacier temperature ranges from 16 to 25 degrees Celsius during the day and 7 to 10 degrees Celsius at night.

During the winter, the temperature ranges from 14 to 18 degrees Celsius during the day and 1 to 5 degrees Celsius at night.

Best time for Laka Glacier Trek

Dharamsala’s latitudinal location provides an advantage in that it is quite close to the snowline. During the summer, you may reach the snowline at Laka Glacier after only 13 kilometres of walking. This is one of the most popular and picturesque hikes that can be completed in a short amount of time. The glacier is full of snow during the pre-monsoon season (March to June), but from July onwards, it begins to melt and recede, and during the post-monsoon season, there is no snow on the glacier and only the moraine is visible (the remnants of Glacier).

Gateway to more explorations & treks

Unlike other walks, the Laka Glacier Trek is not the final destination. There’s a lot more to see and do for hikers. Triund is a great place to start if you want to learn more about the Himalayas and go trekking. Hiking to the snow line, viewing the Lakha Cave, and travelling to Indrahar Pass for more experienced hikers over several days are just a few of the sights to see.

Laka Glacier Trek FAQs

1: Is the Laka Glacier trek Difficult?

The Laka Glacier is located In Kangra Valley and it is one of the most popular treks in Dhauladhar range. It is an easy to moderate trek.

2: Do we find snow throughout the year in Laka Glacier?

We can find snow almost throughout the year except June to October.

3: Is there a mobile network at Laka Glacier?

Mobile network works well till Triund and further it is available in some parts. But it’s advisable to inform your parents or friends that you would not be able to take any calls during the second day trek to Laka Glacier.

4: Is Snowline and Laka Glacier the same?

No, Snowline is 3 Km from Triund and Laka Glacier is another 3 km down. Both are different places.

5: Is Laka Glacier trek safe?

Yes the trek is very safe as you will keep meeting trekkers all throughout the trek. Laka Glacier trek has gained a lot of popularity among the women also.

6: What is the best time to go to Laka Glacier?

The best time is April to Mid June or September to November. The winter season is really cold here but if you love snow then November and December months are good to trek to Laka Glacier.

7: What is the Laka Glacier Height?

Laka Glacier is 3200 meters or 10,600 ft above sea level.

8: What are all things we need to carry for the trek?

Good pair of light weight shoes with ankle support. (Eg Shoes from Decathalon, Wildcraft and Quechua). Dry fit clothes, puff jacket, wind jacket, warm socks, gloves, sunscreen, medical kit, toiletries, torch, power bank and energy bar.

9: Do we need a guide for this trek?

Yes, it’s advisable to go with a certified guide for the Laka Glacier trek as they would guide you safely through the mountain terrains.

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