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Seven Lakes Trek Dhauladhar

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Seven Lakes Trek Dhauladhar

About The seven lakes trek dhauladhar:

The two things that will probably cross your mind as soon as you hear “trekking” and “McLeodganj” are Triund and Indrahar Pass. This next trek actually takes in both Triund’s scenic ridge as well as the airy heights of Indrahar but it goes way beyond. Ever since weekend mountaineers from the British army would hop over from the Dharamsala Cantonment in the early 1900s to practise rock climbing up the perpendicular ridges of the Dhauladhar Range, these mountains have been a delightful secret for those in the know. The range may only be around 4,500m high on average but it’s more difficult to navigate than many higher ranges.

This epic route goes up to the crest of the Dhauladhar and then moves west along the ridge, forming a traverse. It’s a wild land of building-sized boulders, sacred to the snake deities of the the Gaddi people and seven remote lakes that are considered their home. The largest of these, Nag Dal and Lam Dal, are truly huge, and yet, if you were to look up at the Dhauladhar from McLeodganj, you would never imagine there are nine lakes hidden up there. Although the altitude is low, for about a week you have to depend on your wits, sure feet, route-finding abilities and decent rock-scrambling abilities. While definitely not meant for trekking newbies, the traverse between Indrahar and Minkiani Passes and then the descent to Kareri is nothing less than magical.

Seven Lake trek Quick Facts:

  • Start/ End Point of the Trek: Bhagsu Nag
  • Duration: 7D/6N
  • Seven Lakes trek Distance: 72 Kms
  • Seven Lakes trek Height: 15300 feet
  • ATM: Last ATM is in McLeod Ganj
  • Mobile Network: AIRTEL/Vodafone works the best in these areas
  • Trekking Gradient: Moderate To Difficult
  • Seven LakesTrek Best Time: April-October

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  • Day 1: Mcleodganj To Leta Village :

    After breakfast at our own we meet up at the start point which is Bhagsu nag Taxi stand around 11 am From here we start our trek to Leta We cross the local Tibetan Market, then the ancient temple name Bhagsu nag temple to reach the famous waterfall. It takes roughly 20 to 25 mins to reach the waterfall where we stop to click some pics and one can also enjoy some hot meals like eggs and bread or hot spicy Maggie with cup of tea.Then we cross the waterfall and start our steep climb for Leta campsite. The guide will keep you entertained by telling stories about the place to ensure that you enjoy the walk and not get bored. The beautiful natural trail will keep you on your toes and walking on these trails will hold your interest throughout the tour. On reaching the campsite you can leave your 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 at camps.

  • Day 02:- Leta to Laka Glacier / Lahesh Caves (9 KMS / 6-7 HOURS):

    We trek from Leta to Triund to Laka Glacier, Lahesh Caves (3700 mtrs.) in the morning. We pass through Snowline Cafe (approx 1.5 Hour from Triund) and Ilaqa Got at another two hour. We camp inside the caves (outside if no place available). We cannot move beyond Lahesh Caves after afternoon as weather and terrain may get risky.

  • Day 03: Lahesh Cave – Nag Dal (4350 m) Trek/7 km

    Start early in the morning, the weather gets bad in the afternoon. In early summer April to May the trail is full of snow and requires good equipment. During post mansoon Sept. to Nov. There is no snow or ice and there is narrow trail going up to the pass. It takes about four hours to the pass and another three more hours to reach in Nag Dal Lake.Night stay on the lake side.

  • Day 04: Nag Dal – Lam Dal (3800 m) Trek/7 km

    On this day we will go towards one more Holy lake Called Lam Dal Lake. . It takes about four hours to the pass and another three more hours to reach beside this holy lake. Overnight stay on the side of this lake.

  • Day 5 : Lam Dal – Kareri Lake (3300m) Trek/ 8km

    After a steep Journey for at least six to seven hours the the trek come towards one more historical lake which called Kareri Lake. Overnight stay at lake side.

  • Day 6: Kareri Lake – Kareri Village (2100m) Trek/10km

    After a short from the lake is a steep descent through the will came back to Kareri Village. Overnight stay at Kareri Village.

  • DAY 7: Kareri Village – Mcleod ganj (1750m) Trek/11Km

    The beautiful walk from Kareri Village to Mcleod ganj. Overnight stay in Hotel.

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Our Destination expert will be happy to help you resolve your queries for this tour.

10:30 AM – 8:00 PM (Mon to Sat)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Height: 4500 m
  • Distance: 72 Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult .
  • Overview : Seven Lakes trek is one of the most Sacred trek in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Seven Lakes trek is popular hiking route mainly because of ease and accessability.
  • One side stunning views of Kangra Valley and other tall snow capped Dhauladhar range.
  • Best time to visit: April to November
  • For Experts: December to March.

Available Group Departures:

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 Seven Lakes Trek

  • Warm clothes
  • Day pack (20-30l)
  • Water bottle
  • Hiking shoes
  • Caps
  • Toilet paper & wipes
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Torch 
  • Energy Bar

FAQs

What is the reporting time from Volvo bus?

Reporting time is 30 mins before the bus departure from Delhi or Dharamsala

What do we need to carry for this tour?

Bus ticket, Light bag pack minimal clothes, small blanket, medical kit, torch light and energy bars.

What safety measure can be taken?

Wear mask, use sanitizer, wash hands when possible, bring your own blankets

Is trekking allowed in Jan and Feb?

Yes with proper gear you can trek in these months too.

What to carry on the trek?

Carry minimum weight, torch, batteries, power bank, carry chocolates, dry fruits, candies and water to keep you hydrated.

Do we need prior permission?

No we don’t need any prior permission and there is no entry fee. But your id card and backpack is checked at the check post of Galu temple.

What are the stay options at the top?

There are couple of options to stay starting from forest guest house which can be pre booked, two private lodge and you can also rent camps too.
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Chamunda Devi Temple

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St. John In The Wilderness

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Indrahar Pass

The distinctly varying altitudes of the trekking trail to this mesmerizing location allow you to witness the scenic beauty of various forest ranges.
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Chamunda Devi Temple

Chamunda Devi Temple, or the 'Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham,' is one of the most prestigious and renowned holy shrines of the Hindus.
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St. John In The Wilderness

The church of St. John in the wilderness is an old Anglican church situated in the beautiful valley of McLeodganj