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Minkiani Pass Trek

Minkiani Pass Trek is among the very less explored treks in Himachal Pradesh. The pass lies 7 kms from Kareri lake. The Minkiani Pass trek is very popular for those wanting to achieve satisfaction and a sense of adventure over a weekend. Minkiani Pass offers great views towards the north showcasing peaks like Sickle Moon (6574 mts) and Brammah (6515m) falling in Kishtwar region of Kashmir.

This is a fine trek passing through innumerable streams, rivulets, a beautiful lake, deep and dense jungle with rich fauna and flora. Villages along the route are located on steep slopes. The yellow and green terraced fields that interspaced them are a photographer’s delight. Like other high passes this pass provides a very scenic view of both Kangra and Chamba valleys and offers distant view of the Middle Himalaya.

Region :- Himachal Pradesh
Duration :- 4 Days
Grade :- Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude :- 14,000 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km (To & Fro) :- 35 Kms.

How to Reach

By Air :-

The nearest airport is at Gaggal, about 13 kilometres away from Dharamshala. Gaggal airport connects Dharamshala to Delhi via Air India and Spice Jet flights. Tourists from other parts of India would find it easier to take a flight till Chandigarh and book a Taxi/Bus (Himachal Roadways –HRTC is state-owned road transport corporation of the state of Himachal Pradesh) for their onward journey to Dharamshala, which is about 275 kilometers away.

By Train :-

An overnight train journey is a good option to reach Dharamshala. The nearest major railway station is at Pathankot, 85 kilometers away. There are numerous trains that go to Jammu and Kashmir that stop by in Pathankot. You can take a Taxi/ Bus (Himachal Roadways –HRTC is state-owned road transport corporation of the state of Himachal Pradesh) from Pathankot to reach Dharamshala.

By Bus :-

Dharamshala is well-connected to Delhi and other parts of North India via a network of state operated buses(HRTC) as well as private tour operators. The journey is almost 520 kilometers from Delhi.

Most buses stop at the main bus terminal in Lower Dharamshala, but there are also some public Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC is state-owned road transport corporation of the state of Himachal Pradesh) buses that go all the way to the main square of McLeod Ganj. An overnight journey from Delhi takes about 13 hours

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It is always advised to offload your backpack at the base camp or base village and carry only the essentials with you to the top at Minkiani Pass. Keep your baggage to a minimum, otherwise, your body will start rebelling within the very first hour of the trek.


Day 1-Dharamshala to Kareri Village ( Four Wheeler)

After arriving at Dharamshala and meeting the rest of the group, you will reach the Kareri Village by four wheeler.

You can meet the people of Gaddi Tribe who are native to the Kareri region but follow the Covid Guidelines: Cover your face with Face Mask and maintain social distancing (6 feet), Day is to your leisure/Acclimatization.

You will spend the night in the tents or in village Homestay.


Day 2-From Kareri Village, trek to Kareri Lake (Height 3500m | Distance 13 KM)

After breakfast this morning, you will trek to the Kareri Lake.

You will be walking through forests of Oak, Rhododendron, and Pine.

The Kareri Lake trek first passes through level grounds but then comes onto a steep ascent, in which you will be trekking alongside the Kareri Nullah Stream.

From Kareri Village, you will go to Reoti. Brief stop for a while.

You will be crossing over the rivulet a number of times using wooden bridges.

Overnight at Kareri lake camp with a campfire for your company.


Day 3- From Kareri Lake to Minkiani Pass and back.( Height 4250m | Distance 7 KM)

After breakfast this morning, you will trek to the Minkiani Pass top.

You will be walking through snow along with your experience Trek Leader.

Back to Kareri Lake Camp. Overnight at Kareri lake camp with a campfire.


Day 4-Back to Kareri Village

After breakfast this morning, you will be taking the trek to Kareri Village, where the Minkiani Pass & Kareri Lake trekking experience will come to an end with the memories of the beautiful lake in your mind and in your camera.


Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dharamshala bus stand to Kareri Village.

Your trek fee includes

  • 1. Accommodation – Stay from Day 1 to Day 3 (Kareri to Kareri). (2 person per tent sharing basis).
  • 2. Meals – Lunch & Dinner at Kareri village on Day 1, Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner on Day 2, Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner on Day 3, Breakfast- Day 4. We provide simple, nutritious vegetarian food on all days.
  • 3. Transport- Dharamshala Pick up and drop.
  • 4. Camping charges – All camping charges are included.
  • 5. Experienced Guide.
  • 6. Trekking equipment – Sanitized Tents, sleeping bags & Sleeping mats. However, All three will be sanitized again in front of you.
  • 7. Safety equipment – First aid, medical kit, will be available at campsite to deal with emergencies.
  • 8. Emergency equipment – Oxygen cylinders will be available with Trek Leader & camp site. Kindly contact Trek Leader immediately in case of emergency.
  • 9. Sanitary – Bio-toilet with camp on trek, Disposable Toilet Seat Covers, Sanitizer, Handwash.
  • 10. Free Parking for Private Vehicle.

Your trek fee does not include

  • 1. Meals – For Non-Veg food prior intimation will be required on pay basis.(4 days prior to trek booking intimation required)
  • 2. Backpack offloading charges.
  • 3. Anything apart from inclusions.
  • 4. Any kind of personal expenses.
  • 5. Any kind of Insurance.
  • 6. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
  • 7. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.
  • 8. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.

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