15 October 2020

Summit A New Peak: 3 Treks Around Kangra That You Must Try

Being a part of the Himachal region means that every mountain and every peak has an adventure in store for you on your Himachal trip over the weekend. Located conveniently in the vast Kangra district, Rakkh is an ideal resort in Dharamshala. Our resort in Dharamshala is a good start point for many treks: Some that can be completed in mere hours, some that take elaborate days of planning and require advanced fitness and determination.
In this short post, we’ll cover 3 treks around Kangra that vary in difficulty and time period. All treks are over 1 day long and are just about an hour’s drive from our resort in Dharamshala, which makes Rakkh an ideal base for you to begin or end your trek at! 

The Himalayan Monal

Beginner Trek: Triund 

Triund is undoubtedly one of Kangra’s most famous treks. Despite being at a mere 2850m above sea level, the top of Triund offers unparalleled views of the Dhauladhars and peaks that define this region. The trek to the Triund peak is around 6km. It takes approximately 5 hours to complete the trip to the peak, and a night’s stay at the top in tents is a special experience that will also energize you for your return back down. 

Himalayan Black Lored Tit

Intermediate Trek: Indrahar Pass 

For those that want to take the next step in trekking and want a challenging but fun trip, the Indrahar Pass is one of the treks around Kangra that gives you the best of both.

It is a 5 day trek covering 18km and a maximum altitude of 4342m. You start the trek from Mcleodganj and slowly summit the pass via the famed Lahesh Caves. The pass itself offers some of the most stunning vistas of the snowy mountains and craggly landscapes of the upper Himalayas.

Ward’s Trogon

Picture Credits: Red Chilli Adventure

Expert Trek: Bara Bhangal

One of the most remote treks in India, the term Bara Bhangal is actually the name of a tiny village nestled far away in the mountains. This is one of India’s most challenging treks. The Bara Bhangal summit and return takes a total of 12 to 14 days including your stay in Dharamshala or Bir. You cross 2 major passes and several smaller ones on your way to the village that has one of the most remote post offices in the world. 

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The Rakkh Patrika


Ghamrota Village Post Office Ballah ,Tehsil Palampur, District Kangra, Jiun, Himachal Pradesh 176061