The best experience I could get could considering that it was my first Trek,the picturesque locations and the admirable hospitality was something someone can only dream of.Though due to off season in December my group was not able to complete the trek but whatever we witnessed was something neither of us can forget.The camping under a boulder is something I can never forget.The best thing of this trek is that you will always find a dog companion who will keep you motivated on this trek...
It was an amazing experience, as i was so excited already for this trek and the beauty of this place did not disappointed me. It was too cold during the night, i could not sleep as sleeping bags was not enough warm. I would definitely recommend this trek but make sure you are prepare enough to survive in temperature -1 to -5 during the night, you can carry extra thermal wears if you are planning this trek between October -March.
"It was me and my friend, both amateurs who just saw this listed on Thrillophilia decided to go for it. Our trek started from Mcleodganj towards Triund on 7th July 2018. Regardless to say the first day 9 km climb wore us down and upon reaching the forest officials did not make it easy for us. There is an order from the Supreme Court to shut down camping activities, due to which the guides and cafe owners on the trail are suffering. Next day we started for Ilaka which is another 4 km trek, comparatively easier than the previous day. We started at 9 am and reached destination at 11:20 am where the forest officials followed us and had a drama with our host and guide. After the drama, they left and our host set up a tent for us. On the 3rd day, we left for Lahesh Caves which is a trek through unstable rocky terrain and some steep climb. This really tested our endurance and upon reaching my friend had a swollen knee while I discovered I had phobia of heights. We decided not to go any further to Indrahar pass. Maybe one day we will come back more prepared with better training and experience. Our guide from Triund to Lahesh caves and back to Mcleodganj was Vikrant. This guy was with us for three days and is one of the nicest person I have met. 5 people backed out from Triund and it was only me and my female friend with him. I never had a single reason to worry about our safety. He understood our pace and motivated us to go further as much as we can. He never patronized or criticized us. Always polite and well spoken. He does not speak unless spoken to but is friendly and great to have a conversation with. Very professional. Our host at Ilaka, Gagan from LAKA Cafe was another gem. He cooked great food, that tasted like home - dal chawal, aloo paratha, fritters and Maggi for snacks. He can play flute (bonus). Entertained us with some local as well as mythological stories. Do's: Enjoy the silence, meditate, sing, keep yourself clean, help clean up surroundings by picking up litter, drink from the stream, pet the calves, have a stroll around the mountain, breath clean air, take pictures, observe, help your host with cooking, sleep, carry massage oil or balm, be ready for impromptu rain, stay hydrated. Don't: Litter, speak in loud voice, play loud music on your Bluetooth speaker, Abuse, drink alcohol (you know you can't handle it and will 100% fall on a rock), smoke weed or get high by any means (I am not against smoking weed but food is limited and you will fall and injure yourself), speak rudely to your guide or host, disturb other trekkers at night by talking loud inside the tent, fight with fellow travelers, jump or try to do any sort of stunt for photography or adventure (no medical facility within 14 km radius), carry weapons, harm animals or insects who live there, be scared of bees (they're the reason behind beautiful fauna), go anywhere without informing your guide, steal from your host, insult your guide or host.\n\nNote: Do not go if you plan to drink or get high on top of the mountain or inside your camp. For the locals it's a sacred land. They don't abuse or spit on that land. They don't even urinate while standing. Drinking, creating ruckus, abusing, dirtying or defacing environment in anyway is an insult to them, their beliefs and their holy land. This is a serene place not your local bar. Thank you Parul Mewara from Thrillophilia for all the assistance. "
Amazing experience, but be ready to get tired. The operator was very professional and supportive. provided a Guide named Rohit with all knowledge and was very helpful. loved the experience.
Went for this trek a while back. It really started as a spur of the moment decision to do some off-roading with a new set of SUV tyres (Apollo Apterra, if you are wondering), which soon turned into a crazy ride from Chandigarh to Karerilake Himachal. The easy availability of this trek made it the best choice for our group (4 guys without much baggage). Left the Jeep back in a paid parking (there are many in the ganj), and embarked on one of the most exciting treks I have joined. The beauty of Himachal takes your breath away every single time (this was my 5th trek in the state) and the stays organised for us were quite scenic. Planning to go back with more friends soon.
I booked this trek at the end of Feb 2021. The weather was somewhat pleasant and a lot windy. The trekking company just started its operations in Leta village after camping in triund got prohibited due to which the washroom situation was not the best. However, the tents were good and the owner was also very accommodating, providing extra sleeping bags to overcome the cold. Our guide was amazing and very supportive throughout the trek. We went till snowline due to time and safety concerns. The food and bonfire were also very good. Overall an amazing experience.
We trekked to Karari lake on 27/01/2021,We had a memory to cherish forever.First day we had camping in kareri village and next day we trekked to kareri lake. Enroute we enjoy the Nature we crossed the bridge that's like kumbhu fall Enroute to Everest ????.The lake was almost frozen.We had snow fall at night at the lake where we camped for the night. It's first time most of the trekker enjoyed the snowfall.But it continued for the entire night that made him like snow storm.The high velocity wind made home like tempest.The next day at Lake gave us feeling like we are in glacier. It also scared many roookie trekker. We were in news for being stranded at Lake and next day a article in newspaper said that chopper permission was also taken to help stranded.So with little money we had a amazing time at this trek.The company and assistance provide by our guide were commendable.The composer shown by them was commendable.First day we enjoyed greenery and bubbling sound of stream and next day we enjoyed Snow White,glacier like feeling.Yeah it was bit tough but that's the way we trekker choose.So plan for the trek and feel the kick
Trek to laka glacier was first trek of my life and I enjoyed every bit of it... very well managed by thrillophilia team...from accommodation to meals everything was fantastic...our tour guide was very helpful and professional...at this price we cannot find this kind of hospitality... thank you so much team thrillophilia for this wonderful experience.
"Trek was awesome with supportive tourist guides but hotel was very bad at service and providing rooms "
There are 2 reviews
One about the trek
Other is about the vendor
Trek wound have been an ordinary one if not for the snowfall. It was quite a steep climb and steep descent.
Snowfall made it great - made it worth all the effort.
The vendor: total 5.
These folks help you even after the payment and trek is done. They go out of their way to help you.
Extra points for them!!