Laka Glacier Trek

duration Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights
altitude Maximum Altitude 10,600 ft.
visit Best time to visit September to November
Camp Thrill Level Extreme

About Laka Glacier Trek

Nestled in a great location of Himachal Pradesh, Laka Glacier Trek is another incredibly offbeat and famous trek. The 3 days hike through mountain views, snow and glacier, starts from the colourful and vibrant markets of Mcleodganj. And finally reaches the Laka glacier height of 10,600 ft. above sea level.

The Laka glacier altitude climbs up through the forests of the mountain and transports you to a high-altitude pasture surrounded by lush trees and mountains. This popular trek to Laka Glacier is only 13 kilometres long. Which is why, this trek is ideal for spontaneous and unplanned break from work that every soul wants from time to time.

Embark on the thrilling Laka Glacier trekking and be awestruck by the stunning scenery of this region. Early in the morning, begin your hike from Mcleodganj. Explore the pure and unspoilt beauty of nature hidden in the Himalayas till you reach the Leta Camps. Take a brief trek around the campsite before retiring to your tent for the day with a nice meal.

The following day, wake up to a freshly prepared breakfast and get ready for the Triund Trek. The Triund trek distance crosses the gorgeous Dhauladhar on one side and the huge Kangra Valley on the other, ultimately reaching the Triund Top. Enjoy having a picnic at the Triund trek height of 9,350 ft. in the natural setting. Later, continuing your journey from Triund to Laka Glacier.

Laka Glacier Trek Itinerary- A Bliss to Your Eyes

After a 40-minute ascent to the Snowline, the trip falls to the beautiful green grazing fields known as 'Laka Got.' While taking in the magnificent views of the Dhauladhar, keep an eye out for the shy Himalayan wild goat or deer. As you approach the Laka Got Glacier, the last few kilometres are a tough incline.

Spend some time at the glacier taking in the scenery, playing in the snow, and building a snowman. Remember to snap pictures, and after you've had enough time, return to the Leta camp through Triund for another overnight tent stay. Sit beside a bonfire in the sheer silence of Laka glacier weather, enjoying isolation accompanied with cold winds and starry sky.

Enjoy one final spectacular morning at the Leta campground, watching the sun rise behind the Dhauladhar. By the afternoon, you should be back in Mcleodganj. It shouldn't take more than three to four hours to walk downhill.

Marking the end of Laka Glacier Trek with lots of memories.

How is the temperature on Laka Glacier?

During the summer, Laka Glacier temperature ranges from 16 to 25 degrees Celsius during the day and 7 to 10 degrees Celsius at night.

During the winter, the temperature ranges from 14 to 18 degrees Celsius during the day and 1 to 5 degrees Celsius at night.

Laka Glacier Height is the Beginning of Himalayan Adventures

Unlike other walks, trek to Laka Glacier is not the final destination. There's a lot more to see and do for hikers. Triund is a great place to start if you want to learn more about the Himalayas and go trekking. Hiking to the snow line, viewing the Lakha Cave, and travelling to Indrahar Pass for more experienced hikers over several days are just a few of the sights to see.

Laka Glacier Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Mcleodganj to Leta camps

Altitude: 6,831 ft. to 9,350 ft.

Trek: 5km (3-4 hrs)

Meal: Dinner

Stay: Tents

After the short briefing, we will start our guided trek to the upper campsite.

Reach the Leta campsite and rest for a while, move into your allotted tents.

Take a short hike around the campsite and retire for the day in tents with hot meals.

Day 2: Triund to Laka Glacier and to Leta Camps

Altitude: 10,500 ft.

Trek: 10km (7-8 hrs)

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Wake up to a fresh morning, have your breakfast and get ready to trek to Triund Top.

After reaching Triund Top, have your lunch in the lap of nature and continue your hike to Laka Glacier.

Witness the view of the magical peaks from Laka Glacier, in winters you get to play with snow.

In the evening head back to Leta camps, stay for the night with hot meals.

Day 3: Departure

Altitude: 9,350 ft. to 6,381 ft.

Trek: 5km (3-4 hrs)

Meals included: Breakfast     

Wake up to a fresh morning, have your breakfast and get ready to trek back to the start point.

Witness the beauty around and end this trek with beautiful memories.

The trek ends here!!

How to reach base camp of Laka Glacier Trek

By Air: Take a flight to Delhi or Chandigarh airport and from there take a bus to reach Mcleodganj.

By Road: Mcleodganj is well connected from different parts of the country by road.

By Train: Take a train to Delhi, Chandigarh or Pathankot railway station and from there you can take a bus or cab to reach Mcleodganj.

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Inclusions in Laka Glacier Trek:-

1. Stay in Alpine/Dome tents on a sharing basis.

2.  All meals during the trek, Day 1 Lunch to Day 3 Breakfast

3. Skilled local staff who have ample knowledge of the route

4. Trek essentials included–

(i) Accommodation - tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, etc

(ii) Safety equipment - as per requirements and basic first aid kit.

5. All govt. and forest permit charges

Exclusions in Laka Glacier Trek:-

1. The above trek charges do not include the GST charges (5%).

2. In case if your trek remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", a medical emergency, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain unutilized by you.

3. Any additional cost incurred due to changes in Government Guidelines related to travel/trek/COVID-19 will be borne by the Guest.

4. Anything which is not included in Inclusion.

Cancellation Policy of Laka Glacier Trek Package

1. If cancellations are made 26 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, no cancellation fee will be charged.

2. If cancellations are made between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 25% of the total package amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

3. If cancellations and rescheduling are made within 7 days from the start date of your trek/tour/activity, 100% of the total booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.

4. Guest can reschedule the tour/trek/activity between 8-25 days prior to the start date of your trek/tour/activity (Depending on the availability), after this period no rescheduling can be done and no amount can be refunded.  

5. Rescheduling of the tour/trek/activity is applicable only once, after that if you want to cancel or reschedule the trek/tour/activity again, it will not be possible and no refund will be processed.

6. If you book the tour/trek/activity by making a partial payment of the total booking amount and fail to make the 100% payment before 26 days from the date of travel. In this case, your booking will get cancelled automatically and can only be reconfirmed once you make the full payment, depending on the availability of slots.

7. In case if your tour/trek/activity remains incomplete or uninitiated because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes, or by personal choice after you arrive at the starting point, you will not be able to get a refund, reschedule or replace any services that remain underutilized by you.

8. In case if your tour/trek/activity gets cancelled because of "force majeure", medical emergency, government policy changes, local strikes between 0-7 days from your date of travel, you will be eligible to reschedule the date of your trek/tour/activity or you can get a credit note of the amount paid, however no cash refund will be possible in this case.

9. Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

10. The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

FAQs of Laka Glacier Trek - 

Is Laka glacier trek difficult?

The Kangra Valley is home to the Laka Glacier. Due to its brief duration and accessibility to beginners, it is a well-liked hike. This journey has an easy to moderate rating of difficulty.

How long is Laka glacier trek?

The trip between Triund and Laka Glacier covers a total of about 6 KM. Depending on your fitness level and pace, the hike will last 5 to 7 hours. However, the greatest part in the entire Laka glacier trek distance is- campsite views, surreal sunset, overnight Laka glacier camping under the stars, and snowy sunrise the next morning.

How safe is Snowline Trek, for Solo Travellers?

Yes, a solo trekker can safely complete the Snowline or Triund Laka glacier trek. Thousands of hikers use this route every day because it is one of the most well-known winter treks in Himachal Pradesh. Additionally, safety is something we at Moustache Escapes take very seriously. Especially for solo female travellers on this breathtaking adventure.

What is the Best time to visit Snowline Trek?

The Laka glacier trek aka Snowline, is most enjoyable by late August. Those who are planning to hike there can plan in the months of September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, and May. The sky is clear and the temperature is comfortable right now. The snowline experiences its heaviest snowfall in December and January.

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