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Dharamsala-Minkiani Pass-Chamba Trek in Himachal Pradesh

Dharamsala-Minkiani Pass-Chamba Trek

Trek Moderate
Max. Height 3600 mts.
Requirements Limited past experience in trekking essential
Period June-Oct.
Duration 7 Days

Arrival at Mcleodganj(1800 mts.) in Dharamshal, know about the town , sight seeing , visit to monasteries and temple of Bhagsu Naag.
Mcleodganj- Kareri villaga(1800 mts.)- 13 Kms., this village is inhabited by shepherds who have small holdings of terraced fields. The trek passes through Tibetan Children village, Dal Lake , Satubari and Ghera along pine trees. Gentle descent upto Ghera and then followed by a steep climb of about 2.5 km to reach the rest house.
Kareri village- Kareri Lake (3150 mts.) 13 Km., 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.
Kareri Lake- Minkiani Gote (over Minkiani Pass-3250 mts.)- 10 kms., it takes about 3-4 hours to reach the pass. Sudden weather change, blizzards and white out conditions are a common phenomena at this pass. Minliani Gote has a beautiful camping area, towards east the trek goes to the famous Lamdal Lake and north it descends to Chamba valley.
Minkiani Gote- Drakund (1900 mts.)- 18 kms., long tiring trek descends al, 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.
Drakund- Dunali – 9 kms, Dunali is located on the Chamba- Bharmaur road. Drive to Chamba which is a traditional town with famous Laxmi Narayan temples in groups. Bhuri Singh museum, Chogan and Chamunda temple on the top of th`e town are historic places.
Drive from Chamba to Dharmsala or Pathankot or Dalhousie as per the convenience of the group.

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