Laka Glacier: A Perfect Trek for Adventure Seeking Beginners
For those looking to make the most of a long weekend, the Laka glacier is one of the most popular attractions in Himachal. It is situated in the Kangra Valley, a gorgeous and lush green river valley in Himachal Pradesh. The Laka glacier walk lasts only three days, but those three days will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
Because the Triund Top is on the approach to the Laka glacier Trek, the Laka glacier trek route is linked with the Triund trip route. As a result, the Laka glacier trek effectively combines two Himachal Pradesh treks into one. Trekking in Himachal Pradesh is normally difficult, but you may do it with no prior experience! Furthermore, while this is one of the best easy treks in Himachal, you still reap the benefits of an extreme journey. What exactly are the rewards? To find out, continue reading.
About Laka Glacier Trekking
These three days are jam-packed with sites you’ll enjoy. You have the option of staying longer, especially at base camp. Furthermore, the locations we will visit are all very close to campgrounds, allowing you to enjoy yourself to the utmost before collapsing in your tent for some well-deserved relaxation. There’s something for everyone, whether it’s natural beauty, peaceful quiet, or local culture.
Start from the Mcleod Ganj
Mcleod Ganj is a hill station in the vicinity of Dharamshala. Little Lhasa is famous throughout the world for being the residence of the Dalai Lama. It’s also the starting point for some of Himachal’s best treks, including this one. Because you’ll be starting and ending your journey here, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the town. It combines a predominant Tibetan culture with British elements, which makes scouting around and seeing new things enjoyable.
The Bhagsu waterfall on the route between Mcleod Ganj and Dharamshala is one of the best sites to visit in Mcleodganj. Because the waterfall falls through the Bhagsunath Temple, it is the primary attraction at the waterfall. There are numerous restaurants near the waterfall. While bathing in the waterfall is feasible, it is not recommended due to the cold water. You can also attempt to hike up to a higher location along the waterfall. It will undoubtedly be a pleasant visit.
Trek through ‘The Most Beautiful Campsite.’ – Triund Crown
Triund is a 6- to 7-hour hike from Mcleod Ganj, over a short but fairly rocky trail. The spectacular Dhauladhar range rises up before you from the start of the walk to Triund. The brief climb through a pine forest is equally remarkable due to the variety of species seen. Notably, red rhododendrons stand out among the pines and other coniferous trees. If you get an opportunity, the dawn and sunset at Triund Top are very spectacular. This is especially true if you intend to spend the night at the ridge. The Triund Top, at 9,350 feet, is a peaceful and attractive halt on your approach to the Laka glacier.
And weekend’s ‘Star Trek’ is- Laka Glacier
Laka glacier is the pinnacle that you will reach during this 13-kilometer weekend hike. The Laka glacier temperature ranges between 14°C to 25°C throughout the day and is located at an elevation of 10,600 feet. The campsite is near to the summit, and there will be a musical bonfire in the evening for you to enjoy.
The various vistas all around are the highlight of the Laka glacier. The first view is a proper panorama of the snow-capped Dhauladhar range, which you saw on the Triund section of the walk. The second picture is of the Kangra valley from above. Depending on the season, you can witness lush green foliage in the valley, fall colours, or even a little snow. In either case, it will steal your breath away.
Still Have a Doubt about Laka Glacier Trek?
Let us clear things up for you if you’re still unsure about the difficulty level. The trek is reasonably easy, and you should be able to accomplish it if your lifestyle is not entirely sedentary. The climb is beginner-level till Triund and may be completed with little to no difficulty. It does not get too steep after that, but there is a higher probability of snow cover, so it may become more treacherous. As a result, as long as you have the proper equipment, it is still a very manageable trek.
So, what exactly do you need to plan? Don’t worry. The trek’s inclusions cover the majority of the concerns that you might have if you were planning your own stay. First and foremost, a knowledgeable guide will accompany you on the walk and guarantee that you stay on the correct path. The staff will also carry a fully equipped safety bag with first aid necessities with you on the hike. Furthermore, when you book your walk, we will arrange for all permits. So all of the necessary safety precautions have been performed.
So, what about packing and other preparations? You’ll be relieved to know that you won’t have to haul around sleeping bags or tents because we’ll provide them. All of your vegetarian meals on the walk are also covered, so there’s no need to bring your own boxed food. Clearly, we’ve taken care of everything so you can just enjoy the thrill of rising to the top.