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Mcleodganj – Kareri village – Kareri Lake – Minkiani Pass – Drakund – Donali

Tour Details

This trek from McLeod Ganj to Chamba offers an opportunity to have a close look at the Pir Panjal and Dhaula Dhar mountain ranges. A trek of moderate difficulty, the path takes you through some dense deodar and Rhododendron forests, as one would also comes on to the trail of ancient Gaddi Shepherds who take their Sleep flocks from the Chamba Valley to the Glades of Lahaul and Spiti. The highlight of the trek being the view from the Indrahar Pass from where the Pir Panjal range makes an imposing backdrop in the north while to the south the plains can be seen till the far horizon, the icing on the cake ofcourse being the Mani Mahesh Kailash to the East. 

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Departure Time

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Price Includes

  • All vegetarian meals beginning with breakfast on Day 01 to breakfast on Day 06.
  • Porter/mules for client baggage (one bag per client not weighing more than 15 kgs)
  • Camping equipment – international quality equipment will be provided
  • Professional guide
  • Cook and Kitchen Helper
  • Porters and Ponies for Luggage.
  • Park entry fee & all applicable taxes

Price Excludes

  • Transport cost for private departures is extra and can be provided once we know the dates, choice of vehicle and the group size.
  • Any meals/services not mentioned above
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance


  • Appropriate clothes for the temperature
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Change of clothes
  • Towels
Trek Information

DURATION :05 days (McLeod Ganj – Donali)


MAXIMUM ALTITUDE : Minkiani Pass – 3250 m

GRADE: Challenging (refer to our grading chart in the ‘Important Info’ section)

SEASON: April – June & October – November

ACCOMMODATION: Tents – 3 nights, Rest house – 1 night


Important Information
  • Transport Options (Delhi  – Mcleod ganj – Delhi)
  • For travel to Mcleod ganj and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Gaggal DHM, also known as Kangra Airport, or Dharamsala
  • There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Mcleodganj


Weather Details

Summer in Mcleod ganj extends from March to June when the temperature variation is recorded to be ranging between 23°c and 27°c. During winters the temperature can drop to -1° and the maximum temperature hardly goes up to 20°c. 

Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes. Whatever the temperatures and conditions rest assured our operators will be prepared to handle it with ease due to the use of equipment of very high specifications.


Cancellations Incur 100% penalty






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Day 1 & Day 2Mcleodganj - Kareri Village (1870m) Trek/14km

This village is inhabited by shepherds who have small holding of terraced fields. The trek passes through Tibetan children village, Dal Lake, Stobari and ghera along Pine trees. It starts with a gentle descent up to Ghera and then followed by a steep climb of about 2.5 km to reach the rest house.

Day 3Kareri Village – Kareri Lake (3250m) Trek/10km

The trek goes steeply up to Kali Mandir or one can trek via Rohli which is a longer trek with mild ascents. The trek goes all along Kareri Nullah between a valley thickly wooded on both sides. There is a Naag Mandir (Shiva temple) on the enterance of the dried lake.

Day 4Kareri Lake – Minkiani Pass (4250 m) Trek/10 km

It takes about 3-4 hours to reach the pass. Sudden weather change, blizzards and white out conditions are common phenomena at this pass. Minkiani Gote has a beautiful camping area. Towards east the trek goes to the famous Lamdal Lake and towards North it descends to Chamba valley

Day 5Minkiani Got – Drakund (1900 m) Trek/18 km

Long tiring trek descends all along the Lamdal Nullah to Drakund which has a forest rest house surrounded by apple orchards. The best season to visit this place is August and September, Gaddis and Gujjars are seen along with their sheep and buffaloes

Day 6Drakund – Donali Trek/ 10km

Dunali is located on the Chamba – Bharmaur road. There is also a visit included to the Chamba which is a traditional town with famous Laxmi Narayan temple. The Bhuri Singh museum, Chogan and Chamunda temple on the top of the town are historic places. In evening drive back to Dharamshala.