This is an easy trek going through mixed forests of Oak, Rhododendron and Deodar in the foothills of the Dhauladhars.
he trek offers added attraction for the bird watchers. Beautiful alpine meadows carpeted with flowers and medicinal plants, pasturelands, flocks of goats, sheep and wild birds and superb views from the passes make this a most wonderful route through a landscape dotted with many villages where we pause to meet the villagers and relax.
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: - 3500Mts.
Day 1 : MCLEOD GANJ TO KARERI VILLAGE (Height 2200m Distance 13Km)
the trek is goes through the pine forests and crosses several tribal villages on the way. Kareri is a Gaddi tribal village. Night stay in one of the village houses or in tents.
Day 2 : KARERI VILLAGE TO KARERI LAKE (Height 3500m Distance 14 Km)
Trail goes through mixed forests of oak, rhododendron and pine. First 2 Km is a level walk and then there is sleep ascent along Kareri Nullah Stream which has to be crossed over a number of times over improvised wooden bridges. Night stay in tents at bank of Kareri Lake.
Day 3 : KARERI LAKE TO BAGGA (Height 2500m Distance 10Km)
After a short ascent from the lake, is a steep descent through the forest to Bagga. Over night stay in tents.
Day 4 : BAGGA TO RAWA (Height 2100m Distance 10 km)
The trail goes downhill through the forest. Rawa village is situated on the bank of Small River. Over night stay at Rawa village.
Day 5 : RAWA TO GUNA (Height 2600m distance 10km)
It is a steep ascent through the forest to Guna Devi Temple, situated in the middle of the forest. This area is bird watchers paradise. Night stay in temple complex or Ball village 2 km after Guna Devi temple.
Day 6 : GUNA TO TRIUND (Height 2875m Distance 13Km)
After 2 km level walk there is a steep ascent to Triund a flat meadow on the top of the ridge. From Triund panoramic view of the peaks of Dhauladhar on one side and the Kangra valley on the other is awe-inspiring. Over night stay in tents or Private houses.
Day 7 : TRIUND TO LAHESH CAVE (Height 3500m Distance 6 km)
After a short ascent from Triund traverse a ridge to reach Laka Got a temporary shepherd camp. Laka Got is situated at the snout of small glacier, which is full of snow and ice in early summer, and the snow melts away during the monsoon. From Laka Got there is a steep ascent for two km. over rocky ridge to reach Lahesh Cave. Over night stay in the cave or camp at Laka Got.
Day 8 : LAKA GOT TO MCLEOD GANJ (Distance 12 Km)
Follow the same route on the way back or a different one from Triund going over a grassy meadow and descend down to Bhagsunag and then to Mcleodganj.