Dainkund Peak Trek

Dainkund Peak Trek

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Dainkund Peak Trek Overview

Delight in the sheer magnificence and abundant beauty of nature by embarking on the Dainkund Peak trek. Located in the Dalhousie region of Himachal Pradesh, this spectacular peak stands at an elevation of almost 2,755 meters above sea level. The trek offers some of the most breathtaking bird’s eye views of lush green valleys, gorgeous snow bathed peaks, and serene mountains.

Opt for the short 2-day Dainkund Peak trek itinerary that is packed with adventure and thrill. Make your way upwards through thick forests of tall Deodar trees and vibrant flower valleys. Catch splendid views of the charming Khajjiar lake and the quaint mud houses amidst dense greenery. You will also come across some of the other popular attractions along the trail including the Pholani Devi temple and an Air Force base, located just a few meters from the temple. This peak is also popularly known as the Singing Hill, for all the musical chords it emanates, as breeze passes between the trees. Learn more about the mystical legends and folklore associated with these parts, sometimes known as the ‘Witch’s Pond’ from the local villagers. Pick Dainkund for your next trekking destination, one of the most beautiful and least visited places in the Dalhousie region.

Dainkund Peak Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2

Dalhousie to Lakkar Mandi to Dainkund Peak"

  • On the first day of your Dainkund Peak trek itinerary you will arrive at Dalhousie in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Once you reach Dalhousie you will set out immediately on the onward journey to Lakkar Mandi on a scenic drive.

  • After a short drive that covers approximately 9 km from Dalhousie, you will reach Lakkad Mandi, which is the base camp and starting point of your trek to Dainkund, the highest peak in Dalhousie.

  • Visit the main attractions on the Dainkund Peak trek which is the Phoolan Devi Temple located at the very top and soak in breathtaking natural views from here.

  • Start on your downward trek back to Lakkad Mandi where you will enjoy a warm dinner and rest for the night.

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What to Pack for Dainkund Peak Trek

Dainkund Peak Trek


  • ID proofs with photocopies, Credit card, adequate cash


  • Warm clothes including fleece and woolen jackets for the higher altitudes

  • Windcheater

  • Woolen gloves

  • Woolen cap with flaps for the ears and neck to protect from sun damage

  • Long sleeved t-shirts with collar

  • Trekking pants with zippered pockets

Trekking equipment:

  • Daypack with rain cover

  • Trekking pole

  • Trekking shoes

  • Good quality trekking shoes with great grip and ankle support

Other essentials:

  • At least two 1 liter water bottles

  • UV protected sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Toiletries

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Light snacks such as dry fruits, granola bars, and chocolates


  • ORS / electrolytes / energy drink powders

  • Pain relief spray

  • Medicines for fever

  • Medicines for pain

  • Medicines for indigestion

  • Anti allergy medicines

  • Anti fungal powder / cream

  • Band aids

  • Bandages

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Know Before You go to Dainkund Peak Trek

How to Reach
Important Tips for trekkers

You have to first reach Dalhousie in order to set out on the Dainkund Peak Trek and there are several ways to do so.

By Air:

The nearest airport to Dalhousie is the Gaggal Airport, which is around 130 km away from the main town. You can reach here by availing one of the regular flights from cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. Once at the airport, you can hire a private taxi or cab or take a bus to reach Dalhousie.

By Road:

There are several private and state buses of Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HPTC) and Haryana Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) that provide their services from nearby cities like Chamba, Shimla, Amritsar, and Delhi. It will take you about 11 hours to reach Dalhousie from New Delhi via NH1.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station to Dalhousie is the Pathankot Railway Station which is about 80 km away. It is well connected with various cities across the country such as Delhi, Jammu, Bhatinda, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Jodhpur. Once at the railway station you can take a private taxi or shared cab to reach Dalhousie in about 3 hours.

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Where is the dainkund trek located?

The Dainkund trek is located in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, at a distance of about 17 km from the main city center. It is perched at an altitude of 2755 meters above sea level and is the highest mountain peak in Dalhousie.

How difficult is the dainkund trek?

The Dainkund trek is an easy to moderate trek that runs almost 4.5 km long through deodar and fir forests. The trek takes you along green valleys, beautiful ridges, and dense woods.

What is the best time to do a dainkund trek?

The best time to do the Dainkund trek is during the summer season between the months of March and May. This is when the weather is most pleasant for trekking and the views of mountain peaks in the distance are the best.

What is the highest altitude of the Dainkund trek?

The Dainkund Peak trek takes you to the maximum altitude of about 2, 755 meters above sea level. The views from this height are absolutely breathtaking in whichever direction you face.