INDERHARA PASS. 4DAYS. 60KMS,
2100 TO 4350 MTS.
The towering wall of the Dhauladhars behind Dharamshala are cleft with a number of passes providing access to chamba district- Gaj, minkiani, kundli. inderhara pass at 4350mts is one of the most challenging. This trek can be done in four days but one should take one more day to enjoy the sheer majesty of the dhauladhars.
trek starts at Galu devi, nine kms above mcleodgang, and follows a broad path through oak and rhododendron forest to the splendid pastures of triund (2975mts.) there is a forest rest house here and good tentinf spaces. Triund is on a spur jutting out of the main massif: at night the lights of Dharamsala are spread out below like a design on a magic carpet.
on day two one starts climbing the main range: it is seven kms to illaqa got another two to lahesh cave (3500mts), a large cave where one camps for the night, just below the pass and above the tree line.
An early start the next day will get you to inderhara pass in three hours: terrain is rocky and treacherous and caution is advised. A three hour sharp descent brings one to the camp site of chhata parao(3700mts). from here it is 14kms to the village of kwarsi which has a trekker's hut and forest hut. The last day's is a gentel descent of 15kms. through grasslands to choli on the chamba- Holi road.