Laka Glacier Trek

Laka Glacier Trek

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About Laka Glacier Trek

Laka Glacier Trek is another extremely unusual and well-known trek that is located in a fantastic area in Himachal Pradesh. The 3 days hike through mountain views, snow, and glaciers passes through the vivid and colorful markets of McLeod Ganj and finally rises to 10,600 feet above sea level. Laka Glacier is surrounded by the powerful Dhauladhar peaks and rests elegantly in the valley of Kangra, making for a captivating walk. It is the most suitable trek for beginners because of the easy to moderate terrain and the ease with which it can be reached from McLeod Ganj and Dharamshala.

The hike takes you through the mountain forest and up to a high-altitude pasture surrounded by mountains and luscious trees. The 13-kilometer trek to Laka Glacier is a well-known one. This excursion is therefore perfect for the occasionally desired spontaneous and impromptu getaway from work.

You would have an exciting experience on this trek, and when you reach the top, you would be rewarded with panoramic views of mountain ranges blanketed in snow. The Laka Glacier Trek may be the finest accessible option for those looking for a long weekend break in Himachal Pradesh. This journey is simple, making it ideal for novices and young children older than 8 years.

Highlights of Laka Glacier Trek

Laka Glacier Trek

Maximum altitude: 10600 feet

Grade: Easy to moderate

Duration: 3 days

Trekking distance: 26 kilometers

Trail type: Round Trail

Railhead: Pathankot

Airport: Gaggal Airport or Kangra Airport

Snow Season: Winters to Pre-monsoon

Service from: Bhagsu Nag

Base camp: McLeod Ganj

Best season: May, June, September, October

Region: Himachal Pradesh

Who can participate: The Laka Glacier Trek is a beginner-level trek that is of an easy grade.

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Laka Glacier Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Trek to the Triund top

  • Before 10:00 AM, get at the Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand to start your exciting trip.
  • The largest waterfall in McLeod Ganj, Bhagsu Falls, is traversed throughout the journey. The moment you take in the beauty of the area, you can unwind for a while and fill your water bottles with fresh water.
  • Arrive at the campsite at Leta/Mana Village to relieve the weight of your bags. You can resume your journey after purchasing some food at a tea shop in the village.
  • Around 2:30 PM, climb to the peak and bask in the spectacular views that this location has to offer.
  • Start your descent down after taking in the panoramic sights for about an hour or so.
  • After a long day, make your way down to the campsite at Leta/Mana village, where you may rest.
  • Enter the campgrounds in Leta/Mana Village and take some time for yourself.
  • Enjoy dinner (about 8 PM) and the enjoyable conversation that will take place around the bonfire while listening to some relaxing music.
  • Take a nap to recharge your batteries for the next day.
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What to Pack for your trek

Laka Glacier Trek

There are certain important things that need to be packed for the Laka Glacier trek package.

A sweater and a jacket.

Be careful to bring a medical kit with you.

Energy drinks, snacks, and water bottles.

A pair of sunglasses & sun cap

Insect repellent

Torchlight

An extra pair of hiking boots and thick socks

ID Proof

Powerbank

Medical Kit

Avomine motion sickness pills

Combiflam pills for pain management

Digene pills for indigestion or acidity

Diamox strip for severe alpine sickness

Dolo 650 pills for fever and minor discomfort or any injury

Packs of ORS to replace lost salts when hiking

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Know Before You Go

How to reach
Trekking Routes
Important tips for trekkers

By Air: Gaggal Airport or Kangra Airport in Dharamshala, which is around 20 km from McLeod Ganj has good air connections to Delhi, Kullu, and Chandigarh. Regular flights to Dharamshala depart from these cities - SpiceJet Airlines and Air India Regional.

By Train: Train travel is the second-cheapest way to go to McLeod Ganj or Triund. To get to Pathankot, one can use a train, which takes about 6-7 hours.

By Road: McLeod Ganj is connected by a variety of public and private buses (20 km). Most buses in New Delhi depart from the Kashmiri Gate ISBT and Majnu-ka-Tilla (a Tibetian camp). From Himachal Bhawan, deluxe buses operated by Himachal Pradesh Tourism are also accessible. Taking the overnight Volvo from Delhi is the best way to get to McLeod Ganj. Another option is to take a 10-hour drive along NH 1 from Delhi to McLeod Ganj.

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FAQs

Is the Laka glacier trek difficult?

The trek to Laka Glacier is easy to moderate in difficulty. It's the most well-liked trek in India and the greatest choice for beginners. If you have asthma or other serious respiratory conditions, the trek is not advised. However, you might think about going on this expedition if your doctor gives the all-clear certificate.

How long is the Laka glacier trek?

The trek between Triund and Laka Glacier covers a total of about 6 kilometers. Depending on your fitness level and pace, the hike will take around 5 to 7 hours to complete.

What is the Best Time to do the Laka glacier trek?

The months of May, June, September, and October are the best for this expedition because during these months, the weather is comfortable during the day and a little chilly at night. The Triund to Laka Glacier trek is also ideal during the rainy seasons. Even though it is a pleasant time of year, overnight camping is either not possible or is challenging during this time of year. The trek to Laka Glacier is closed throughout the winter, starting in January, because of heavy snowfall.

What is the highest altitude of the Laka glacier trek?

10,600 feet above sea level is the height of the Laka Glacier. The trek to Laka Glacier & Triund is regarded as simple and appropriate for novice hikers.

Is it possible to trek to Laka glacier solo?

Yes. One of the simpler treks in the Himalayas is the Laka Glacier trek, which is doable on your own if you take the route that leads from the BhagsuNag waterfalls. Sections that are steeper and more slickly require caution. Nevertheless, novice hikers rarely choose this path.

Where is Laka glacier located?

Laka Glacier is delicately tucked away in the Kangra Valley and encircled by the powerful Dhauladhar peaks. The Laka Glacier trek is one of the most captivating journeys one must experience in a lifetime.

Can I do the Laka glacier trek in June?

Yes. The Laka Glacier trek is best experienced from March to June because the glacier is covered in ice and snow from winter to pre-monsoon in June. After June, the glacier starts to shrink, and by July or August, there won't be any snow left.