Laka Glacier Trek & Triund Top

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Lazy Monk Travel Cafe, Dharamkot Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
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2 Nights 3 Days


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About this activity

Laka Glacier Trek is a popular trekking route in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is an easy to moderate level trek that takes you through some of the most scenic landscapes in the region, including gushing streams, and snow-capped mountains.

Trek starts from the picturesque town of Dharamkot, Mcleodganj and takes you through the Bhagsu Nag temple, which is a popular tourist attraction in the area. From there, you trek through the lush green forests of the Dhauladhar range, which is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Laka Glacier is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, and the views from the top are simply breathtaking. As you climb higher, you will cross several streams and waterfalls, including the famous Bhagsu waterfall. The trail becomes steeper as you approach the Laka Glacier, which is a beautiful snow-covered glacier located at an altitude of 3,200 metres.

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The best time to undertake the Laka Glacier trek is from March to December, when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear. The trek is considered to be easy to moderately difficult, and it requires a certain level of fitness and stamina. However, with proper preparation and guidance, anyone can undertake this trek and enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas.

Overall, Laka Glacier trek is a must-do for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers who want to experience the raw beauty of the Indian Himalayas.

Getting Started: Planning Your Laka Glacier Trek Adventure

Before starting the Laka Glacier Trek, with Triund Top, it’s critical to plan your adventure meticulously. Understanding the exceptional time to visit, acquiring important permits, and familiarizing yourself with regulations are vital steps in ensuring a easy hiking enjoy. Best Time to Visit Laka Glacier Trek, with Triund Top The perfect time to adopt the Laka Glacier Trek, with Triund Top, is at some point of the months of March to June and September to November. These months provide first-class weather situations, clear skies, and top-quality visibility, improving the hiking enjoy.

Best Time to Visit Laka Glacier Trek, with Triund Top

The perfect time to adopt the Laka Glacier Trek, with Triund Top, is at some point of the months of March to June and September to November. These months provide first-class weather situations, clear skies, and top-quality visibility, improving the hiking enjoy. Permits and Regulations To trek to Laka Glacier and Triund Top, trekkers are required to gain lets in from the neighbourhood government. It’s vital to stick to environmental regulations and pointers to limit the effect on the fragile ecosystem of the area.

The Trek Begins: Exploring McLeod Ganj and Beyond

Starting Point: McLeod Ganj

The adventure commences from the vibrant city of McLeod Ganj, regularly called “Little Lhasa” due to its extensive Tibetan populace and cultural influences. Trekkers can explore the bustling streets, go to Tibetan monasteries, and soak within the vibrant ecosystem earlier than taking off on their trekking journey.

Trail to Triund Top

The trail to Triund Top is a captivating ascent via rhododendron forests, very welltrees, and meadows adorned with colorful wildflowers. The slow incline offers panoramic perspectives of the Kangra Valley under, motivating trekkers with every step closer to their destination.

Camping at Triund Top

Camp at Triund Top Triund Top is a scenic tent site, offering panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and inexperienced hills where Travelers can pitch their tents in the midst of the adjoining nature, and enjoy the Himalayas the peace of the desert under a starlit sky.

Exploring the Laka Glacier: A Journey into the Heart of the Himalayas

Journey to Laka Glacier From Triund Top, the trail to Laka Glacier unveils a number of the maximum mind-blowing landscapes the vicinity has to offer. Trekkers traverse rocky terrain, glacier streams, and moraines, with every step bringing them towards the pristine beauty of Laka Glacier.

Camping at Laka Glacier

Camping at Laka Glacier is a surreal experience, surrounded via towering peaks and the serenity of the glacier. Trekkers can witness the play of light and shadow at the icy terrain, developing a mystical environment that is unmatched anywhere else.

Challenges and Precautions: Navigating the Terrain Safely

Altitude Sickness As trekkers ascend to better altitudes, they will come across symptoms of altitude sickness, inclusive of nausea, complications, and fatigue. It’s vital to acclimatize well, stay hydrated, and listen on your frame’s cues to keep away from altitude-related troubles.

Quick Facts:

Region: Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Start/ End Point of the Trek: Dharamkot, Mcleodganj

Duration: 3D/2N

Laka Glacier Trek Height:  3,200 metres

Laka Glacier Trek Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Laka Glacier Trek Temperature: 16°C to 25°C during the day and at night 7°C to 10°C (summers), 14°C to 18°C during the day and at night 1°C to 5°C (winters)

What is the best time to Visit?
Best Time to do Laka Glacier Trek: May to December

The months from March to October are most suitable for the trek to Laka Glacier. From March to June, the region experiences pre-monsoon weather and is totally covered with snow. During the months of May and December, the peaks of Mcleodganj are seen completely covered in snow.

What’s the Difficulty level of the Trek?

Laka Glacier trek is considered an easy to moderate level trek. The trek involves hiking through steep and rocky terrain, crossing streams and waterfalls, and gaining altitude gradually, which can be physically demanding. Additionally, the high altitude and variable weather conditions can add to the difficulty of the trek.

How difficult is the Laka Glacier Trek, with Triund Top?

The trek is of slight issue, appropriate for novices with a terrific stage of fitness. However, proper acclimatization and coaching are critical to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience.

What is the distance of the Laka Glacier Trek, form Triund Top?

The total distance of the trek varies depending on the route taken, but it’s approximately 9-10 kilometers from McLeod Ganj to Triund Top, and an additional 4-5 kilometers from Triund Top to Laka Glacier.

Is there a delegated camping place at Laka Glacier?

While there is no reputable camping ground at Laka Glacier, trekkers often installation tents on flat areas close to the glacier. It’s vital to comply with Leave No Trace concepts and camp responsibly to minimize environmental impact.

Are there any restroom centers alongside the trek route?

There are limited restroom centers alongside the trek route, mostly at Triund Top. Trekkers are advised to carry rest room paper and exercise proper waste disposal methods

Can we Rent Equipment for the Trek?

Himtrek does provide easy accessibility to almost all types of equipment required for the trek on a rental basis with reasonable prices and extremely good quality. The equipment can be arranged on prior notice.

How is the Weather during the Trek?

The daytime temperature on the trek ranges from 16°C to 25°C during summers and 14°C to 18°C during winters. Whereas the night temperature ranges from 7°C to 10°C during summers and 1°C to 5°C during winters.

What is the height of laka glacier trek?

Laka Glacier height is 3,200 meters above sea level. The trek to Triund and Laka Glacier is considered easy and suitable for amateur trekkers.

What is the distance of Laka glacier trek?

The walk is approximately 13 km long and is considered moderate to easy in terms of difficulty. The Laka Glacier can be reached from McLeodganj or Dharamshala.

How to Reach?

Beginning of the Laka glacier trek is in Dharamkot, McLeodganj the closest access point, whether you use a taxi, the public transportation system or your own vehicle. Although there isn’t much bus service from McLeodganj to the nearby cities, you may easily take a bus to Dharamshala ISBT. You can take a bus or a taxi from here to McLeodganj. For reaching Dharamshala, you choose from any of the following transport options-

By Road:

All of Himachal Pradesh’s major cities may be reached by road from Dharamshala. Take a state-owned bus or travel along the national route to Dharamshala to get to this city. Buses run directly to this city from Chandigarh (275 km), Jalandhar (154 km), and Amritsar (187 km). From Dharamshala, there are Volvo, luxury, and sleeper buses that travel to Delhi, Amritsar, Jalandhar, and Chandigarh.

By Train:

The closest significant railway station is 85 kilometres distance in Pathankot. Many trains that travel to Jammu and Kashmir make stops in Pathankot. To get to Dharamshala from Pathankot, you can take a taxi or a bus. Even though Kangra Mandir railway station is only 22 kilometres from Dharamshala, it does not have good access to big cities.

By Air:

The primary domestic airport servicing Dharamshala is Gaggal Airport, which is located around 15 kilometres from the city core. From cities like Delhi and Chandigarh, airlines like Jagson Airlines, Air India Regional, and SpiceJet offer regular flight services.

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After completing the trek, why not extend your adventure and spend some time in McLeod Ganj with Himtrek stays?

Himtrek Stays in McLeod Ganj

Himtrek has cozy and comfortable places to stay in McLeod Ganj. After your trek, you can rest and relax at these places. Himtrek has small guest houses and nice homestays. There are different options for all kinds of travellers.

In McLeod Ganj, you can experience the interesting culture. You can explore the busy markets and eat delicious Tibetan food. At the Himtrek stays, you can have peace in nature or enjoy cultural activities. Himtrek stays in McLeod Ganj give you comfort and adventure.

So pack your bags, lace up your boots, and embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Himalayas, and stay in McLeod Ganj with Himtrek.

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  • The most beautiful and most popular short duration trek, a perfect weekend getaway in Kangra Valley to savour your travel-buds!
  • An outstanding trek for the unplanned and impromptu respite from work that everyone desires.
  • Get the exciting experience of trekking with the reward of panoramic views of snow capped mountains when you reach the summit!
  • Take the exhilarating Laka Glacier trekking adventure and be astounded by the breathtaking beauty of the vicinity.
  • From a height of 3200 metres, take in the views of the Kangra valley and the Dhauladhar peaks.
  • Trek through the lovely area that is covered in oak trees and rhododendron shrubs.


  • Accommodation on sharing basis.
  • All Meals (Veg), Including from Dinner on the 1st day to Breakfast on the 3rd Day.
  • Well Qualified Trek Leader.
  • Supporting Staff and cook.
  • Forest Permits.
  • Basic Medical Kit.
  • Accommodation on Tent Stay.
  • Camping and Trekking Equipment (Tent, Sleeping bags etc).
  • Anything which is not included in the above inclusion.
  • Porters or Mule to carry your personal Luggage.
  • Any kind of Personal Expenses.
  • Personal Medication.


Day 1: Trek from Dharamkot to Triund Top

  • The trek starts from Dharamkot where you’ll have to report on day one. From here, and continues towards Triund top, passing through the largest waterfall in Mcleodganj, Bhagsu falls.
  • After a relaxing stop at Leta/Mana Village, climb to the peak and enjoy the breathtaking views.
  • After a strenuous trek, return to Leta/Mana village for dinner and rest. Connect with group members and sleep in camp under the stars.

Day 2: Triund Top to Laka Glacier

  • Enjoy a hearty meal and start your journey to the Laka Glacier through Triund.
  • The trail may be covered in snow, with snow spots visible as you approach Snowline.
  • Depart for Leta/Mana Village campsite, where you can relax and chat with group members.

Day 3: Laka Glacier to Dharamkot

  • This is the last day of your short and exciting adventure. At the campsite, savour one last breathtaking morning as you watch the sun rise behind the Dhauladhar.
  • Have your breakfast before starting the last day of the trek. As you make your way down to Mcleodganj, take in the peaceful sight of a flock of sheep grazing in the lush meadows.
  • By afternoon, you’ll reach Mcleodganj and mark the end of your trek.
  • Your adventure has come to an end, and you get to bring lovely memories with you for the rest of your life!

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Lazy Monk Travel Cafe, Dharamkot Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
From: ₹ 2,799



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