3 Days 2 Night
Best Time for Laka Glacier Trek (Feb-Dec)
Maximum Altitude of Laka Glacier Trek – 10,610 foot/3233 meters above sea level
Trekking Distance of Laka Glacier Trek – 26 km
Location of Laka Glacier Trek- Mc-Leodganj, Himachal Pradesh
The difficulty level of Laka Glacier Trek- Easy
Base Camp- McLodganj, Himachal Pradesh
Last ATM Point – Mc-Leodganj
Electricity- It will be available till our camping 2km below Trind top
Network-Weak Network will be available till Triund top
Pickup Point- Mc-Leodganj
Triund to Laka glacier trek distance- Approximately 5 to 6Km and it will take approximately 5 to 6 hours.
Laka Glacier which is also called Laka Got Glacier is the lowest altitude glacier in India and is situated on Dhauladhar Range in Himachal Pradesh. We get this glacier at just a height of 10000+ Feet. We reach this glacier with mere hiking of 13 km from well known Buddhist city Mc-Leodganj. Laka Glacier is also known as a snowline trek.
Laka Glacier Trek or Snowline trek is considered as the easy Himalayan trek but ideal for those seeking Hassle-free and short trekking in the Himalayas. Laka Glacier Trek is not so long and well-marked but a steep one, making it easy but equally thrilling.
At just a few Kilometers from Dharamshala as well as Mcleodganj, Tirund top offers breathtaking and picturesque views of the snow-laden Dhauladhar range and Kangra valley. As the sun bids adieu to trekkers in the evening, it turns the entire valley orange and offers perfect photo-shoot background. Moreover, a Bonfire beneath the dark sky dotted with billions of twinkling stars and silver mountains shining in the background is the warmest moment at the Laka glacier trek despite the chilled air. With colourful rhododendron, lush green meadows, ankle-deep snow and a view of snow-laden peaks, the Laka glacier trek offers everything a Himalayan trek has for its Hikers.
For anyone in search of a long weekend getaway in Himachal Pradesh, then the Laka glacier trek could be the best available option. As this trek is easy so it is perfect for beginners and small kids of age more than 8 years.
Things included in this package are Snacks, Tea, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Vegetarian).
In Snowline trek we just ascend for 10,826 feet to reach a glacier. When we camp near the glacier sometimes the temperature even fall below 0-degree celsius. So you need to be very choosy with your clothes when you are coming to the Triund Laka Glacier trek. I am providing a checklist of items of clothing that you need to pack before coming to this trek.
Dharamshala is well connected by road with some of the major cities like Delhi, Jalandhar, Shimla, Amritsar Chandigarh. You can take an overnight bus from any of the above-mentioned cities to reach Dharamshala early in the morning. You can check the availability of buses from your nearest bus stand by visiting on online bus booking platform Redbus. Mc-Leodganj is approximately 5 km from Dharamshala. For reaching Mc-Leodganj you can hire local cabs.
Gaggal Airport which is about 15km away from the city centre is the main domestic airport serving Dharamshala. Travellers can take a taxi or bus from outside the airport to reach Dharamshala or Mc-Leodganj directly. But most of the time we don’t get a flight directly from our hometown to Gaggal airport so we can also book our flight up to Delhi and then continue our remaining journey by bus. From New Delhi, you will get a variety of buses ranging from the most luxury fully sleeper ac buses to Himachal and Delhi government-operated buses. You can book any of these buses at your convenience. We recommend our customers to make advance booking to avoid last hour rush or surcharges. You can book your flight either by directly visiting the individual company’s website or you can check it directly on Goibibo.
The nearest railway station to Mc-Leodganj is Pathankot which is about 92kms from Mcleodganj and is well connected by road. You will get frequent buses or taxis on this route. Or you can directly reach Delhi by train and then cover your rest journey by bus. In Delhi, you will get a bus from the Kashmiri gate bus stand, or Vishvidayalaya Metro station. To avoid the rush or any surcharge during peak season we recommend our customer to make advance booking. You can book your train directly from IRCTC and bus from Redbus and Goibibo.
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Dharamkot to Triund (8 km)
As the Triund and Snowline Trek begins from Dharamkot, it takes you through a lush forest. The refreshing scents of various trees will be a feast for your senses. As you hike uphill, you will get panoramic views of the Himachali landscape. High mountain peaks, topped with snow, and shining under sunlight, will be a treat for your eyes. You can elongate the 5-hour trek and admire nature at your own pace as your move towards your destination.
On reaching Triund Hill, you will witness one of the best sunsets ever. Remember to capture this amazing sight in your cameras. Pose with your companions against the backdrop of the setting sun; this will make perfect memorabilia of the sojourn. The sights from here are one of the highlights of the Triund and Snowline Trek in McLeodganj. Here, light a campfire, and spend the night under the canopy of stars.
Triund to Laka Got (6 km)
Open your eyes to a mesmerising sunrise, and breathe in the fresh air of the mountains; later, begin your journey to Laka Got. At this point of the Triund Trek in McLeodganj, you will get to experience snow as Laka Got is actually a glacier! Make a giant snowman or throw snowballs at your loved ones. This, of course, calls for another photo session with friends or family, playing with the snow. After having fun, enjoy an overnight stay amidst nature in Laka Got.
Laka Got to Dharamkot (14 km)
Beginning early in the morning, start trekking downhill and reach Dharamkot. This is where this experience of trekking near Dharamsala ends.