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TREK From Dharamshala TO CHAMBA VALLEY OVER MINKIANI PASS

 

                        
 

Dharmashala Mcleodganj Kareri Minkiani Pass to Chamba Trek Via Minkiani Pass

 

  • Points Covered :- Dharamshala - Kareri Village - Kareri Lake - Minkiani Pass - Drakund - Dunali ( Chamba)
  • Main Adventure Elements :- Jungle Trek, River Crissing , Snow, Mountain Pass, Mountain lake, Tribal Village Stay
  • DURATION : 6 DAYS
  • BEST TIME : 15TH MAY TO 25 OCTOBER
  • MAXIMUM ALTITUDE : 325O mts.
  • WHY POPULAR :- World Famous Tribal Village Kareri Tour, Kareri Lake side Camp, Monster Minkiani Pass & pictursque Chamba Valley. This trek is a very popular passage for the locals to visit the holy Lam Dal (Second largest lake in HImachal) and to cross over into Chamba.
  • States/Districts Covered - Dharamshala ( Kangra) & Chamba
  • Trek Availability - From May To October
  • Maximum Altitude Gained - 3250 Meters ( Minkiani Pass)
  • Lowest Altitude  - 1900 metes ( Drakund)
  • Distance Covered on Foot - 65-70 Kms
  • Night Camps - Kareri Village, Kareri Lake, Drakund Camp
  • Grade of Trek - Moderate Trek
  • Start Point  - Satobary Village Or Ghera Village Dharamshala
  • End Point  - Drakund Chamba

 

TREK TO MINKIANI PASS - CHAMBA - Package - Rates Dates - Inclusions
 
NATURE OF TRIP           Trekking
No. of person :-                   02 pax
LOCATION                       Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
DURATION                       05 Days (Dharamsala to Dunali )
TREKKING DAYS           05 Days
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE   Minkiani Pass – 3250 mts.
GRADE                             Challenging (refer to our grading chart in the ‘Important Info’ section)
SEASON                             15 May to 15th November.
ACCOMMODATION       Tents – 01 Nights.

 

OVERVIEW
 
The Minkiani trek is rare and remote – On the lower trails the trek winds through acres of apple orchards, pine forests and over miles of green meadows. Waterfalls are everywhere. Camp sites spring out next to streams and green grass. On the higher slopes, the trail weaves through snow fields, glaciers and ice falls. The thrill of high altitude is intoxicating.

 

Package cost Rs. 24000/- for couple 

 

Cost Includes


Ø  Trekking Include with Dome Shape Tents/Sleeping Bags/Sleeping Mattress/Toilet Tents/sitting chairs etc.

Ø  All vegetarian meals beginning with Pack Lunch on Day 01 to Lunch on Day 05.

Ø  Porters for camping laggage only.

Ø  Camping equipment – international quality equipment will be provided

Ø  Professional mountain guide with English speaking.

Ø  Cook and kitchen helper.  

Ø  Ponchos and walking sticks.  


Cost does not Include


Ø  Travel between Delhi and Mcleodganj and Dunali to Dharamshala (can be arranged by us on request)

Ø  Any meals/services not mentioned above

Ø  Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.

Ø  Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.

Ø  Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.

Ø  Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.

Ø  Insurance


Kareri Minkiani Pass Trek - 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. Mercury sometimes reaches up to 38°c but never goes beyond that. 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 we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications
  

 

Kareri Lake Minkiani Pass CHAMBA VALLEY OVER MINKIANI PASS - Tour Itinarary

 

DAY 1 & DAY 2 : MCLEODGANJ TO KARERI VILLAGE (Height 2200m distance 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. Gentle descent up to Ghera and then followed by a seep climb of about 2.5 km to reach the rest house.
 
                        
 
 
 

DAY 3 : KARERI VILLAGE TO KARERI LAKE (Height 3150m Distance 13km)


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 Kareri lake.
 
 
                    
 
 
 

DAY 4 : KARERI LAKE TO MINKIANI PASS (Height 3250m Distance 10km)


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. Minkiani Gote has a beautiful camping area, towards east the trek goes to the famous Lamdal Lake and north it descends to Chamba valley.
 
                        
 
 

DAY 5 : MINKIANI GOT TO DRAKUND (Height 1900m Distance 18km)


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 6 : DRAKUND TO DUNALI TREK (Distance 10km)


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 the town are historic places. An evening drive back to Dharamsala.
 
 
                        
 
 


Food Inclusions


Menus vary from one country to another, but a typical day's meals would be as follows:
 
 
Breakfast – cereals or porridge, pancakes,  eggs to order – usually scrambled eggs orfried eggs, toast or chapatis, bakedbeans, honey or peanut butter, tea orcoffee.
 
Lunch – in many regions the trekkingcooks will provide a simple hot meal for lunch if there is water at the lunchstop forcooking. This could be, noodles/potatoes, curry, salad, rice anddhal,  vegetables, chapatis or bread, teaor  coffee/fruitjuices. Sometimes whencrossing high passes or drier regions a packed lunch will be provided which mayconsist of some of thefollowing: bread and jam sandwiches, chapatis, boiledeggs, oranges or apples, chocolate, cartons of juice. Arriving in tocamp –usually there will be tea/coffee and biscuits are available.
 
Evening meal – pop corn , papadums andfollowed by soup and the main course. We provide the most varied menu in the Himalaya. Meals vary from typical 'trekking food' .
 
It is amazing that our cooks, with quite basic equipment they manage to produce verygood  pizzas, fried chips,spaghetti,pasta . On the majority of treks most of the food is carried in from the roadhead, and depending on the area,this may be supplemented by the trek cookpurchasing additional vegetables in villages.
 
It should be understoodthat on long strenuous treks some of the food items would not last the wholedistance, such as eggs,and fresh vegetables like cabbage or cauliflower. Ourchefs are well versed in producing a variety of menus and will almostalways beable to accommodate specific requests. The most common of course is chips,chips and more chips.
 
Meat occasionally is taken on trek ‘on the hoof', and occasionally chickens/Lambs might be purchased on route.Although trekking companies provide ‘snacks' such as boiled sweets or chocolatebars we highly recommend that trekkers bring their own little supply of‘goodies'. Responsible Adventures also provide a variety of ‘goodies' such aschocolate bars, nuts and raisins, fruit bars or perhaps a variety of ‘treats'such as cheesecake mixes, fruits.
 
The trek cooks and helpers are trained to prepare the food hygienically. Special diets Vegetarianscan be catered for quite easily. Other special diets can be accommodated withplenty of advance notice.

 


TREK TO CHAMBA VALLEY OVER MINKIANI PASS

 

TREK TO MINKIANI PASS - CHAMBA - Package - Rates Dates - Inclusions
 
NATURE OF TRIP           Trekking
No. of person :-                   02 pax
LOCATION                       Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
DURATION                       05 Days (Dharamsala to Dunali )
TREKKING DAYS           05 Days
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE   Minkiani Pass – 3250 mts.
GRADE                             Challenging (refer to our grading chart in the ‘Important Info’ section)
SEASON                             15 May to 15th November.
ACCOMMODATION       Tents – 01 Nights.

 

OVERVIEW
 
The Minkiani trek is rare and remote – On the lower trails the trek winds through acres of apple orchards, pine forests and over miles of green meadows. Waterfalls are everywhere. Camp sites spring out next to streams and green grass. On the higher slopes, the trail weaves through snow fields, glaciers and ice falls. The thrill of high altitude is intoxicating.

 

Package cost Rs. 24000/- for couple 

 

Cost Includes


Ø  Trekking Include with Dome Shape Tents/Sleeping Bags/Sleeping Mattress/Toilet Tents/sitting chairs etc.

Ø  All vegetarian meals beginning with Pack Lunch on Day 01 to Lunch on Day 05.

Ø  Porters for camping laggage only.

Ø  Camping equipment – international quality equipment will be provided

Ø  Professional mountain guide with English speaking.

Ø  Cook and kitchen helper.  

Ø  Ponchos and walking sticks.  


Cost does not Include


Ø  Travel between Delhi and Mcleodganj and Dunali to Dharamshala (can be arranged by us on request)

Ø  Any meals/services not mentioned above

Ø  Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.

Ø  Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.

Ø  Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.

Ø  Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.

Ø  Insurance


Kareri Minkiani Pass Trek - 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. Mercury sometimes reaches up to 38°c but never goes beyond that. 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 we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications 
  

Food Inclusions


Menus vary from one country to another, but a typical day's meals would be as follows:
 
 
Breakfast – cereals or porridge, pancakes,  eggs to order – usually scrambled eggs orfried eggs, toast or chapatis, bakedbeans, honey or peanut butter, tea orcoffee.
 
Lunch – in many regions the trekkingcooks will provide a simple hot meal for lunch if there is water at the lunchstop forcooking. This could be, noodles/potatoes, curry, salad, rice anddhal,  vegetables, chapatis or bread, teaor  coffee/fruitjuices. Sometimes whencrossing high passes or drier regions a packed lunch will be provided which mayconsist of some of thefollowing: bread and jam sandwiches, chapatis, boiledeggs, oranges or apples, chocolate, cartons of juice. Arriving in tocamp –usually there will be tea/coffee and biscuits are available.
 
Evening meal – pop corn , papadums andfollowed by soup and the main course. We provide the most varied menu in the Himalaya. Meals vary from typical 'trekking food' .
 
It is amazing that our cooks, with quite basic equipment they manage to produce verygood  pizzas, fried chips,spaghetti,pasta . On the majority of treks most of the food is carried in from the roadhead, and depending on the area,this may be supplemented by the trek cookpurchasing additional vegetables in villages.
 
It should be understoodthat on long strenuous treks some of the food items would not last the wholedistance, such as eggs,and fresh vegetables like cabbage or cauliflower. Ourchefs are well versed in producing a variety of menus and will almostalways beable to accommodate specific requests. The most common of course is chips,chips and more chips.
 
Meat occasionally is taken on trek ‘on the hoof', and occasionally chickens/Lambs might be purchased on route.Although trekking companies provide ‘snacks' such as boiled sweets or chocolatebars we highly recommend that trekkers bring their own little supply of‘goodies'. Responsible Adventures also provide a variety of ‘goodies' such aschocolate bars, nuts and raisins, fruit bars or perhaps a variety of ‘treats'such as cheesecake mixes, fruits.
 
The trek cooks and helpers are trained to prepare the food hygienically. Special diets Vegetarianscan be catered for quite easily. Other special diets can be accommodated withplenty of advance notice.
 



TREK TO CHAMBA VALLEY OVER MINKIANI PASS

 

TREK TO MINKIANI PASS - CHAMBA - Package - Rates Dates - Inclusions
 
NATURE OF TRIP           Trekking
No. of person :-                   02 pax
LOCATION                       Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
DURATION                       05 Days (Dharamsala to Dunali )
TREKKING DAYS           05 Days
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE   Minkiani Pass – 3250 mts.
GRADE                             Challenging (refer to our grading chart in the ‘Important Info’ section)
SEASON                             15 May to 15th November.
ACCOMMODATION       Tents – 01 Nights.

 

OVERVIEW
 
The Minkiani trek is rare and remote – On the lower trails the trek winds through acres of apple orchards, pine forests and over miles of green meadows. Waterfalls are everywhere. Camp sites spring out next to streams and green grass. On the higher slopes, the trail weaves through snow fields, glaciers and ice falls. The thrill of high altitude is intoxicating.

 

Package cost Rs. 24000/- for couple 

 

Cost Includes


Ø  Trekking Include with Dome Shape Tents/Sleeping Bags/Sleeping Mattress/Toilet Tents/sitting chairs etc.

Ø  All vegetarian meals beginning with Pack Lunch on Day 01 to Lunch on Day 05.

Ø  Porters for camping laggage only.

Ø  Camping equipment – international quality equipment will be provided

Ø  Professional mountain guide with English speaking.

Ø  Cook and kitchen helper.  

Ø  Ponchos and walking sticks.  


Cost does not Include


Ø  Travel between Delhi and Mcleodganj and Dunali to Dharamshala (can be arranged by us on request)

Ø  Any meals/services not mentioned above

Ø  Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.

Ø  Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.

Ø  Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.

Ø  Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.

Ø  Insurance


Kareri Minkiani Pass Trek - 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. Mercury sometimes reaches up to 38°c but never goes beyond that. 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 we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications 
  

Food Inclusions


Menus vary from one country to another, but a typical day's meals would be as follows:
 
 
Breakfast – cereals or porridge, pancakes,  eggs to order – usually scrambled eggs orfried eggs, toast or chapatis, bakedbeans, honey or peanut butter, tea orcoffee.
 
Lunch – in many regions the trekkingcooks will provide a simple hot meal for lunch if there is water at the lunchstop forcooking. This could be, noodles/potatoes, curry, salad, rice anddhal,  vegetables, chapatis or bread, teaor  coffee/fruitjuices. Sometimes whencrossing high passes or drier regions a packed lunch will be provided which mayconsist of some of thefollowing: bread and jam sandwiches, chapatis, boiledeggs, oranges or apples, chocolate, cartons of juice. Arriving in tocamp –usually there will be tea/coffee and biscuits are available.
 
Evening meal – pop corn , papadums andfollowed by soup and the main course. We provide the most varied menu in the Himalaya. Meals vary from typical 'trekking food' .
 
It is amazing that our cooks, with quite basic equipment they manage to produce verygood  pizzas, fried chips,spaghetti,pasta . On the majority of treks most of the food is carried in from the roadhead, and depending on the area,this may be supplemented by the trek cookpurchasing additional vegetables in villages.
 
It should be understoodthat on long strenuous treks some of the food items would not last the wholedistance, such as eggs,and fresh vegetables like cabbage or cauliflower. Ourchefs are well versed in producing a variety of menus and will almostalways beable to accommodate specific requests. The most common of course is chips,chips and more chips.
 
Meat occasionally is taken on trek ‘on the hoof', and occasionally chickens/Lambs might be purchased on route.Although trekking companies provide ‘snacks' such as boiled sweets or chocolatebars we highly recommend that trekkers bring their own little supply of‘goodies'. Responsible Adventures also provide a variety of ‘goodies' such aschocolate bars, nuts and raisins, fruit bars or perhaps a variety of ‘treats'such as cheesecake mixes, fruits.
 
The trek cooks and helpers are trained to prepare the food hygienically. Special diets Vegetarianscan be catered for quite easily. Other special diets can be accommodated withplenty of advance notice.
 

Kareri Lake Minkiani Pass CHAMBA VALLEY OVER MINKIANI PASS - Tour Itinarary

 

DAY 1 & DAY 2 : MCLEODGANJ TO KARERI VILLAGE (Height 2200m distance 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. Gentle descent up to Ghera and then followed by a seep climb of about 2.5 km to reach the rest house.
 
                        
 
 
 

DAY 3 : KARERI VILLAGE TO KARERI LAKE (Height 3150m Distance 13km)


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 Kareri lake.
 
 
                    
 
 
 

DAY 4 : KARERI LAKE TO MINKIANI PASS (Height 3250m Distance 10km)


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. Minkiani Gote has a beautiful camping area, towards east the trek goes to the famous Lamdal Lake and north it descends to Chamba valley.
 
                        
 
 

DAY 5 : MINKIANI GOT TO DRAKUND (Height 1900m Distance 18km)


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 6 : DRAKUND TO DUNALI TREK (Distance 10km)


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 the town are historic places. An evening drive back to Dharamsala.
 
 
                        
 
 


Food Inclusions


Menus vary from one country to another, but a typical day's meals would be as follows:
 
 
Breakfast – cereals or porridge, pancakes,  eggs to order – usually scrambled eggs orfried eggs, toast or chapatis, bakedbeans, honey or peanut butter, tea orcoffee.
 
Lunch – in many regions the trekkingcooks will provide a simple hot meal for lunch if there is water at the lunchstop forcooking. This could be, noodles/potatoes, curry, salad, rice anddhal,  vegetables, chapatis or bread, teaor  coffee/fruitjuices. Sometimes whencrossing high passes or drier regions a packed lunch will be provided which mayconsist of some of thefollowing: bread and jam sandwiches, chapatis, boiledeggs, oranges or apples, chocolate, cartons of juice. Arriving in tocamp –usually there will be tea/coffee and biscuits are available.
 
Evening meal – pop corn , papadums andfollowed by soup and the main course. We provide the most varied menu in the Himalaya. Meals vary from typical 'trekking food' .
 
It is amazing that our cooks, with quite basic equipment they manage to produce verygood  pizzas, fried chips,spaghetti,pasta . On the majority of treks most of the food is carried in from the roadhead, and depending on the area,this may be supplemented by the trek cookpurchasing additional vegetables in villages.
 
It should be understoodthat on long strenuous treks some of the food items would not last the wholedistance, such as eggs,and fresh vegetables like cabbage or cauliflower. Ourchefs are well versed in producing a variety of menus and will almostalways beable to accommodate specific requests. The most common of course is chips,chips and more chips.
 
Meat occasionally is taken on trek ‘on the hoof', and occasionally chickens/Lambs might be purchased on route.Although trekking companies provide ‘snacks' such as boiled sweets or chocolatebars we highly recommend that trekkers bring their own little supply of‘goodies'. Responsible Adventures also provide a variety of ‘goodies' such aschocolate bars, nuts and raisins, fruit bars or perhaps a variety of ‘treats'such as cheesecake mixes, fruits.
 
The trek cooks and helpers are trained to prepare the food hygienically. Special diets Vegetarianscan be catered for quite easily. Other special diets can be accommodated withplenty of advance notice.

TREK TO MINKIANI PASS - CHAMBA - Package - Rates Dates 
 
NATURE OF TRIP           Trekking
No. of person :-                   02 pax
LOCATION                       Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
DURATION                       05 Days (Dharamsala to Dunali )
TREKKING DAYS           05 Days
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE   Minkiani Pass – 3250 mts.
GRADE                             Challenging (refer to our grading chart in the ‘Important Info’ section)
SEASON                             15 May to 15th November.
ACCOMMODATION       Tents – 01 Nights.

 

OVERVIEW
 
The Minkiani trek is rare and remote – On the lower trails the trek winds through acres of apple orchards, pine forests and over miles of green meadows. Waterfalls are everywhere. Camp sites spring out next to streams and green grass. On the higher slopes, the trail weaves through snow fields, glaciers and ice falls. The thrill of high altitude is intoxicating.

 

Package cost Rs. 24000/- for couple 

 

Cost Includes


Ø  Trekking Include with Dome Shape Tents/Sleeping Bags/Sleeping Mattress/Toilet Tents/sitting chairs etc.

Ø  All vegetarian meals beginning with Pack Lunch on Day 01 to Lunch on Day 05.

Ø  Porters for camping laggage only.

Ø  Camping equipment – international quality equipment will be provided

Ø  Professional mountain guide with English speaking.

Ø  Cook and kitchen helper.  

Ø  Ponchos and walking sticks.  


Cost does not Include


Ø  Travel between Delhi and Mcleodganj and Dunali to Dharamshala (can be arranged by us on request)

Ø  Any meals/services not mentioned above

Ø  Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.

Ø  Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.

Ø  Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.

Ø  Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.

Ø  Insurance


Kareri Minkiani Pass Trek - 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. Mercury sometimes reaches up to 38°c but never goes beyond that. 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 we will be prepared to handle it with ease as we use equipment of very high specifications 
  

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