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Arranging A Trek To Indrahar Pass

Mon Peak tops this view of the Dhauhladar Range

I stopped into Eagle's Height Trekkers one afternoon to gather some information about local trekking opportunities. The owner went over the details of the two options of most interest to me, a two day trek to the snowline (Laka Got glacier) and a four day trek to the top of 4,300-meter Indrahar Pass of the Dhauladhar Range. I also asked about trekking to Hamta Pass near Manali, which was of a similar altitude. A few English girls stopped in as I was getting ready to leave. They said the trek was difficult and the food was great. I left my name at the office, hoping to link up with another person or two with whom to share the cost and experience.

A day or two later, I heard a knock upon my door. Harold, a tall French man, was also traveling on his own and interested in the trek. I quickly got the sense that he'd make a good trekking partner for me, though it wasn't until later that I'd find out he had quite a bit of experience. We went back to the trekking office to confirm our interest. A different pair of English girls who had just returned from the snowline trek had positive things to say as well, especially about the amount and quality of food.

A Tibetan flag proudly flies above McLeod Ganj

The next day, Harold and I confirmed our arrangements, and paid in full for a 4-day camping trek set to begin in less than 24 hours. I was excited to put all I had learned from Nepal and other trekkers into action. First off, I took advantage of the authentic North Face sleeping bag on offer from the agency. Next, I scoffed at a salesman's claim that knock-off North Face socks were authentic. I threw caution to the wind and bought a $1.25 pair of cotton knock-off Adidas socks instead (to supplement my trusty Smart Wool hiking socks). And perhaps of most importance, I truly believed from the outset that I could complete the trek.

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Harjot Singh

Friday 12th of September 2014

Hello everyone. I alongwith my cousin going for Inderhara trek on 24-27 Sep , 2014. Anybody having such same plan can join us. Call anytime on +91-9872633208

Harjot Singh, Engineer, Vardhman Special Steels Ltd


Tuesday 6th of December 2011

Hey Dave;

Yes, it was a trip of a lifetime. I went there hoping to get one good idea from the Dalai Lama teaching and not expected to change my life. But unbelievably, I got one good idea that changed my life. The trekking--Heaven.


Monday 5th of December 2011


I also attended a public teaching with the Dalai Lama in 2006, then used the servies of Eagles Height Trekkers to hike the Inderharra Pass. Trip of a lifetime.


Tuesday 6th of December 2011

Awesome Charlie! 3 years later, I still remember my time in McLeod Ganj fondly (aside from the scorpion encounter I had in my room right before the trek).


Monday 23rd of June 2008

These are my fave to read about.... I wish you could write even MORE! I know, I'm greedy, but it's so much fun to read about :)


Tuesday 24th of June 2008

These are my fave to read about.... I wish you could write even MORE! I know, I'm greedy, but it's so much fun to read about :)

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