The laka glacier trek or popularly known as snowline trek is one of the most popular and scenic treks in the Dhauladhar range which is part of a lesser Himalayan chain of mountains. The spectacular snowline trek which starts from Mcleodganjin Dharamshala passes through an amalgam of enchanting forests of deodar, oak and rhododendron. McLeodganj to Snow Line trek via Triund is a low to moderate difficulty trek and offers some of the most amazing views of Dhauladhar mountain range and Kangra valley.
This trek follows one of the more established trails used by the Gaddi shepherds enroot their summer grazing pastures in the upper Raavi Valley and Lauhal. Whatever difficulty this trek throws your way, the spectacular views more than compensate for it. To the south there are mesmerizing views of the Indian plains; to the north is the Moon peak and the snow-capped Dhauladhar Mountains.
Situated at a height of 3200m this offbeat trek to the Lake Glacier is popular among trekkers because of the fact that it can be completed in a short duration of time. During pre-monsoon period(March to June) the glacier is full of snow but from July onwards the glacier starts to melt and recede back and during the post-monsoon period there is no snow at the glacier and one can only see the moraine(the remnants of Glacier).
Day 1: Dharamkot-Triund
Distance: 8 km
Time taken : 4 hours
Altitude : 9434 feet
- Reach our Base Camp at Dharmakot, freshen up and then we will start our Trek at around 10 am towards Triund.
- We start our trek through the serene village of Dharamkot and continue walking through the lush green forests which have a smooth blend of oak, deodar and rhododendron trees.
- As you hike uphill, you will get panoramic views of the Himachali landscape. High mountain peaks, tipped with snow, shining under sunlight, will be a treat for your eyes.
- Trek along at a comfortable pace and admire the nature in its purest form as you move towards your destination.
- On reaching Triund Hill, you will witness one of the best sunsets ever. The sights from here are one of the highlights of the Triund and Snowline Trek in McLeodganj.
- At night sit around a campfire and spend the night under the canopy of stars.
Day 2: Triund – Lake Glacier
Distance: 6 km
Time taken : 6 hours
Altitude: 10498 feet
- Post breakfast gear up for your adventures trek towards laka got also known as Laka Glacier from Triund.
- The trail encompassing the most mesmerizing views nature has to offer treads through a glacial moraine until Laka Got which is a temporary shepherd encampment
- Stretched for around 6km, the trek from Triund to Laka Got takes around 6 hours to tread on a comfortable brisk pace
- After spending some time at Laka Glacier you will have your packed lunch here.
- By early evening you will be walking back to Triund for overnight camping.
Day 3: Triund to Dharamkot
Distance: 9 Km Time
Taken: 3-4 hours
- As the sun rises through the panoramic stretch of mountains, wake up take a deep breath and soak in the beauty of the mighty Himalayas
- After a sumptuous breakfast packs your belongings as we begin our downhill trek towards Dharamkot.
- After reaching out base camp at Dharamkot we bid our goodbyes.
- Accommodation at all destinations and camps as per the itinerary on sharing basis
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at all camps (Vegetarian options only).Starting from Lunch on Day 1 and till Breakfast on Day 3.
All required Permits
First aid medical kits
Camping fees, comfortable tents, and sleeping bags
- Reliable, experienced and adept Hindi /English-speaking local guide and support staffs with great knowledge of the area and the terrain.
- GST @5%
- Travel from to and from McLeodganj for inward or outward journey.
- Travel Insurances
- Personal Porters for carrying trekker’s backpacks
- Any activities, permits, services, accommodation or transfers other than what is mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances including medical emergencies and acts of God.
- Any expenses of personal nature like phone call etc.
- Anything that is not mentioned in the above list of inclusions.