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.
Laka Glacier trek distance: 26 km
Laka Glacier trek difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Laka Glacier temperature: 16 to 25 degrees celsius during the day and 0 to 10 degrees Celsius at night. Laka Glacier weather remains pleasant all around year except in winters due to heavy snowfall.
Laka Glacier height: 10,600 ft
Laka Glacier trek best time: All year except the monsoon(July, Aug) & Winter(Jan, Feb)
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 1
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on day 2
Breakfast on day 3
Trekking with certified guides
Laka Glacier trek package Excludes:-
-Personal essentials -
(i) Equipment- Gumboots, trekking poles, etc.
(ii) Insurance- Personal and travel insurances
(iii) Beverage- Mineral water bottles, bottled or canned beverages
(iv) Snacks- Chocolates, dry fruits, protein, or nutrition bars
(v) Entertainment- Camera or drone fees
● 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 you
● Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the trekkers
● Loading and unloading of personnel luggage
● 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.