Located in Kangra Valley at a height of 10,600 feet, the Laka Glacier Trek is one of the most amazing treks in Himachal Pradesh. This short journey is even suitable for an 8-year-old child.The smooth gradient and continuously changing landscape all around make it a favorite for both regular and seasonal trekkers.
The hike for this three-day trek will begin at McLeodganj’s beautifully decorated market. Then it will take you through some breathtaking views and mesmerising sunsets and sunrises while on the trek. Other than the Laka glacier trek, some other centres of attraction while on the trek are Triund top and Bhagsunag waterfall. This trek will remain accessible for almost 10 months in a year, but the best month for trekking is between November and March. In these months, snowfall will be at its peak and the valley will be in its best form.
About the Laka Glacier Trek:
If you are looking for a beautiful short trek near Delhi and Chandigarh but are bored of the Triund or Kheerganga treks, then you need not worry. Here is another trek, most popularly known as the Laka glacier trek difficulty or snowline trek. It’s always tempting to visit the origin of a river. In fact, the Laka glacier is one of the easiest glacier treks. With a small hike of 16 km from Mcleodganj, one reaches the glacier region in a short span of two days.
It’s even more tempting to camp with your loved ones on a glacier surrounded by the high mountains of the Dhauladhar ranges under a clear sky decorated with millions of twinkling stars. It’s hard to camp here in the months of December and January, but if you are coming here in any other month than these, you can easily camp here.
Trekking till Triund will be overcrowded and boring with minimal vegetation around. But when you will cross the Triund top landscape will change drastically. The trails will become thinner, and the valleys will become deeper.The trails of this trek after Triund Top will get a bit challenging, but the landscape will be more satisfying and beautiful. The perfect combination of deep valleys, high mountains, wide glaciers, and tiny houses on the slopes of the Dhauladhar range will make your dream of visiting heaven come true.
Best time to visit:
Although this trek remains open for almost 10 months in a year, the best time for this trek is between the months of November and April. If you are an adventure enthusiast and wish to experience real snowfall, then the months of December and January are idle for you. But if you are looking for a decent adventure, then the months of November and February to April are idle for you.
Itinerary for the Laka Glacier Trek
1st Day: You are expected to reach the Bhagsunag waterfall taxi stand before 9 AM. The trek leader will brief you about the trek. Please listen to those instructions carefully and follow them during the trek. After the briefing and distribution of packed lunches, we will proceed to our first day’s halt, i.e., Triund top camping location. It will take us around 5 to 6 hours to cover 9 km, and we will probably reach our camping location by 3 or 4 PM. Enjoy the sunset with tea and snacks while the guide is preparing your camp.
2nd Day: After enjoying the sunrise and having a delicious breakfast, we will proceed to our next destination, i.e., the Laka glacier region. Passing through the Triund top, we will reach the Laka glacier region in 3 to 4 hours. This 6 km trek is going to be a bit challenging, but the most beautiful part of this trek is in this region only. After a continuous journey on the congested path, suddenly a wide field of snow will open up in front of you. This view is unbelievable, and its beauty can’t be expressed in words. It’s a feeling, and it can only be experienced. Camping around this location is even more beautiful.
3rd Day: After breakfast and fun activities organised by the company, we will start our journey back to McLeodganj. It is going to take us around 5 to 6 hours to cover this distance, and we will reach McLeodganj by 4 to 5 PM. Our journey will come to an end here, with the hope of meeting you again on another adventure with new challenges.
Quick Facts about the Laka Glacier Trek
-Maximum Height:- 10, 600 feet
-Difficulty level:- Easy to Moderate.
-Trekking Distance:- 16 km
-Minimum age for this trek:- 8 years
-Starting / Ending point:- Mcleodganj