Trek To Minkiani Pass

Trek To Minkiani Pass

Package Details

  • Nature Of Trip:

    Hiking, Camping

  • Duration:

    4N/5D

  • Grade:

    Easy To Moderate

  • 7500 INR per person

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Day 01 MCLEODGANJ TO KARERI VILLAGE CAMP

Reach Mcleodganj early in the morning by 0900 am; we will take you to a guest house for freshening up and quick tea/coffee.Later we will begin the Kareri Lake trek, and in its first phase, hike to the camp at Kareri Village. The climb is not difficult at all, and will take you through dense but beautiful pine jungles. As you tread along the trail for 4-5 hours, you will pass by some small villages. Most of the journey involves trekking down the mountains, and only the last part has some climbing. The village you are walking towards is atop a ridge, and has an altitude of around 5905 feet.

Day 02 KARERI VILLAGE CAMP TO RIOTI

Upon waking up, start the next section of Kareri Lake trekking, and gear up for a tough climb. Today you will walk for anywhere between 4 and 5 hours, but the journey will be highly rewarding. The path goes along a narrow mountainous river, named Liund, which will have to be crossed again and again. Some crossings consist of makeshift bridges while others will have to be negotiated by walking on riverine boulders. Your campsite for the night will be beautiful and velvety alpine grassland, which has an elevation of approximately 8038 feet above sea level.

Day 03 RIOTI TO KARERI LAKE

What follows is the most important part of Kareri Lake trekking tour as it will take you to your final destination of the hike. The ensuing 4 hours of treading along the mountains will take you to the base of Minkiani Pass, where the lake is situated. This is also the most scenic part of the entire trip, and once you start walking, you will know why. You will first walk on a narrow, rocky and muddy track, lined with thickly forested mountains on one side, and a river gorge on the other. As the region is not too high, you will see coniferous as well as deciduous trees along the way. High above the ground, the mountains may be obscured by clouds. As you continue your Kareri Lake trek, you will keep gaining altitude, and the vegetation will start becoming less dense. After a while, you will be walking on quite a rough trail. You will now tread along another rocky river, and the altitude of the region will result in the disappearance of deciduous trees. Only towering spruces and firs along with lush grass will be seen. Here the clouds may be right at the surface, and you might get the opportunity to pass through them. The campsite for this night will be another enchanting meadow, and from here you will be able to see Minkiani Pass, Baleni Pass and a valley below.

Day 04 KARERI LAKE TO MINKIANI PASS AND BACK

This is the toughest day of the trek. We start early morning to cover around 4.5 kms one way to Minkiani Pass. It is a rocky trek that involves considerable altitude gain. At the top, the view is simply magnificent. We come back and camp at Kareri Lake.

Day 05 KARERI LAKE TO MCLEODGANJ

This day, you end Kareri Lake trekking and hike down to a place known as Ghera. First, you will trek down along the river and coniferous forests of firs and spruce, and as you lose elevation, the vegetation will keep becoming denser. After you lose a significant amount of elevation, tall deodar trees will start appearing, and the grass will grow lush. At Ghera, you will board a Jeep and drive all the way to McLeodganj.

Inclusions

  • Camping Tents, Kitchen tents and sleeping Bags
  • Also, Nutritious, high-calorie vegetarian food. (Food Cycle starts with Lunch on Day 2 and ends with packed lunch on Day 5)
  • Guide, cook and camp helpers
  • Tent pitching Demo, Bonfire at night (weather permitting)
  • Excursion to nearby hills

Exclusions

  • Your accommodation or any other expenses on Day 01 and Day 05 after you arrive in Mcleodganj
  • Transportation to Mcleodganj and from Mcleodganj
  • Travel from Delhi to Mcleodganj
  • Any hotel accommodation in Mcleodganj
  • Any expenses of personal nature like phone calls etc.
  • Extra food apart from mentioned above
  • Any other sports or activities not covered in the Inclusion
  • Porters to Carry Bags
  • Any other transportation not Included in the Inclusions
  • Expenses arising due to Emergency/ Evacuation/ Unforeseen conditions beyond our control
  • Anything, which is not mentioned in the Inclusions

Things To Carry

  • T-shirts
  • Trekking Pants
  • Windproof jacket preferably with a hood
  • Warm and thick Fleece
  • Full-sleeve Woolen sweater
  • Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  • Woollen cap, Woolen Gloves, Woolen socks & regular socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Scarf/Muffler (optional)
  • Comfortable Trekking/Hiking shoes (shoes with a thick sole are recommended)
  • Lightweight Towel(1 unit)
  • Toilet Paper(plenty)
  • Wet-Tissue Papers(plenty)
  • Lightweight floaters/sandals/slippersRaincoat / Poncho, Small light weight Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Cap to keep the intense sun away from your face, Sunglasses
  • Walking stick / Trekking pole,Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Medicines (if requiring any particular medication)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Day pack/small bag which you will Carry on your back every day and keep your essentials in it
  • Camera with charged batteries

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