Laka Glacier Trek with Triund
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- 3 Days 2 Nights
- Difficulty - Easy Moderate
Nestled in the lap of Kangra Valley, Laka Glacier is surrounded by Dhauladhar range located at a height of 10,600 ft. above sea level. Laka Glacier trek is one of the most offbeat treks of Himachal. The entire trekking route is decorated with dense rustic forest, soul pacifying waterfalls and beautiful Himalayan sights
Triund and Laka Glacier trek starts from the biggest waterfall in Mcleodganj - Bhagsu Nag. Snow-clad mountains of Himalayas will keep you occupied with their grace throughout the trekking trail. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of Dhauladhar range and the camping experience at the Triund top under the star studded sky. Get the thrilling experience of walking on a snowline and soak in the scenery all around. Spend some time playing with the snow at Laka Got- a small temporary settlement based at a close proximity of Laka Glacier
Note- If you are a group of 2 or more people, the trek can be organized anyday
Laka Glacier trek distance: 26 k
Laka Glacier trek difficulty: Easy to Moderat
Laka Glacier temperature: 16 to 25 degrees celsius during the day and 0 to 10 degrees Celsius at nigh
Laka Glacier weather remains pleasant all around year except in winters due to heavy snowfal
Laka Glacier height: 10,600 f
Laka Glacier trek best time: All year except the monsoon(July, Aug) & Winter(Jan, Feb)
Views of Dhauladhar Range
Enjoy mouthwatering food at Magic view caf
Experienced trek leade
Basic medical support
Who should attend?
Anyone who loves challenge
Anyone who has limits to pus
Anyone looking for an adventur
Anyone fit enough for this thrilling experience
Start your Laka Glacier trek from Bhagsunag taxi stand, Meet your trek Leader. After the briefing session, start your trek to Triund.
The trek trail is easy except for some stretches and the total trekking distance is 7 km. While on the trek, walk through the dense forests of pine and enjoy the stunning views of the valley
It takes around 5-6 hours to reach Triund top.
Enroute take a pit stop at the famous Magic view cafe
Upon reaching Triund top, enjoy the breathtaking views of Dhauladhar Ranges.
Check-in to camp, freshen up, and have some leisure.
Enjoy the dinner with a bonfire under the sky full of stars. Overnight in the camps.
Wake up early and get mesmerized by the awe-inspiring views of Dhauladhar Ranges.
After breakfast, start your further trek to Laka Glacier. It takes 3-4 hours to reach the Laka Got, a temporary shepherd encampment situated at the close proximity of Laka Glacier
On the trail enjoy the scenic views of the snow clad mountains.
Upon reaching the glacier, enjoy a packed lunch while treating your eyes with the beauty of the himalayas
After spending some leisure time and playing with the snow, start your descent back to Triund campsite
After arriving triund top enjoy the mesmerizing sunset with the hot tea
Dinner and overnight stay in the camps.
Stay Not Applicable
Wake up and enjoy the beautiful sunrise and stunning views of the snow- covered mountains of Dhauladhar
After Breakfast, start your downhill trek towards Mcleodganj.
Reach Mcleodganj by afternoon. Bid a warm farewell to the fellow trekkers.
Trek Ends here.
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Laka Glacier trek package includes:
Accommodation in camps(double/triple sharing
Evening snack and dinner on day
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on day
Breakfast on day
Trekking with certified guides
Laka Glacier trek package Excludes:
(i) Equipment- Gumboots, trekking poles, etc
(ii) Insurance- Personal and travel insurance
(iii) Beverage- Mineral water bottles, bottled or canned beverages
(iv) Snacks- Chocolates, dry fruits, protein, or nutrition bar
(v) Entertainment- Camera or drone fee
● In case your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure" or due to personal reasons after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by yo
● Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the trekker
● Loading and unloading of personnel luggag
● Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
THINGS TO CARRY
- Rucksack (Min 55 Ltrs with rain cover)
- Trekking Shoes, Floaters or Sandals
- Quick Dry Tees
- Track Pants
- Cotton socks
- Pair of woolen socks
- Rain jacket or Poncho
- 1 Full Sleeves Sweater or Fleece Jacket,1 Heavy Jacket, 1 Pair of Thermal
- Quick-dry towel
- Windproof Jacket
- Woolen Cap
- Sun Cap
- Lip Balm
- Cold Cream & SunScreen (SPF 40+)
- Packed food
- Water Bottle 1
- Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
- Personal Toiletries
- Personal Basic Medical Kit
- People who use spectacles (Use Photochromic glasses instead of contact lenses)
- Trekking Pole
- Extra Polythene
Bhagsunag taxi stand
HOW TO REACH
By Road:- A number of state owned and private buses connect McLeod Ganj with other cities like Delhi (500 km), Chandigarh (250 km) and Dharamshala (20 km). In New Delhi, most of the buses leave from the Kashmiri Gate ISBT and Majnu-ka-Tilla (a Tibetian camp). Deluxe buses of Himachal Pradesh Tourism are also available from Himachal Bhawan. One can also drive to McLeod Ganj from Delhi via NH 1, a journey of about 10 hours
By Train:- Pathankot Railway Station, situated approximately 90 km away, is the closest broad gauge railhead serving those headed to McLeod Ganj. Some of the popular trains available
By Air :- Gaggal Airport or Kangra Airport at Dharamshala is about 20 km away from McLeod Ganj and is well connected to Delhi, Kullu and Chandigarh. Airlines like Air India Regional, SpiceJet Airlines operate regular flights from these cities for Dharmshala. After reaching the airport, traveler can hire taxis or take buses to reach their destination, which takes around an hour.
Policy and Terms
- If cancellation is made 30 days before the date of travel, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days before the date of travel, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- If cancellation is made 0 to 15 days before the date of travel, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
- The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.
Q: What is the Laka Glacier trek difficulty?
A: The difficulty level of the trek is easy to moderate. It’s the best option for beginners and also the most popular trek in India. The trek is not recommended if you are suffering from asthma or other severe respiratory diseases. However, if your physician says you are good to go, you may consider taking this trek.
Q: What is the ideal time for Triund Laka Glacier trek?
A: The ideal time for this trek is during May, June, September and October. The climate during these months remains pleasant during the day and gets a little cold at night. Rainy seasons are also a perfect time for the Triund trek. Even though it is a good time, overnight camping is impossible or would be difficult during this season. During winter months i.e. January, the trek to Laka glacier remains closed due to heavy snowfall.
Q: What is the Triund to Laka Glacier trek distance?
A: The distance of Laka Glacier from Triund is approximately 6 km. Depending on your fitness level and speed, the trek should take between 5 to 7 hours.
Q: What is the Laka Glacier altitude?
A: Laka Glacier height is 3,200 meters above sea level. The trek to Triund and Laka Glacier is considered easy and suitable for amateur trekkers.
Q: How big are the groups?
A: Usually, we take 22-24 people in one batch including males and females. We need a minimum of 6 people for a fixed departure, but for the customized trip, the group size doesn’t matter.
Q: I am the only girl on the trek. Is it safe?
A: Absolutely. The safety of girls is of foremost importance to us. We always create a friendly environment on the trek. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. They are very honest and reliable, but we would also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Q: From where the trek to Laka Glacier starts?
A: Triund Laka trek starts from the Bhagsunag waterfall taxi stand. From here, the tour commences with an 8-kilometer trek to Triund. The Laka Glacier Trek is fairly short, and spans across 2 nights and 3 days.
Q: Can we do the Triund Laka trek in April?
A: Yes. April falls under the pre-monsoon season when the glacier is covered entirely with snow. In fact. April is one of the most favorable months for trekking the Laka Glacier.
Q: Do I need a guide for the Triund and Laka Glacier Trek?
A: A well-trained and well-informed guide is essential for the trek so they could arrange for the necessary permits and guide you safely through the mountain terrains.
Q: How is the Laka Glacier weather?
A: 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.
Q: Which type of shoes should I carry on this trek?
A: The best suited shoes for this trek route are the ones that are breathable and light in weight. Also, ankle support is also a very important thing to take care of while buying the perfect pair of shoes. You can go for brands like- Decathlon, Wildcraft, Quechua, etc. In the winters, you’ll require gators or gumboots which you can rent from the base village.