Moon Peak Trek

Departure Date

01th of every month

Duration

6 days

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Maximum Seats

10

Why This Trek?

Moon Peak Trek is an exhilarating trekking in Himachal Pradesh which will leave you gasping for more. Moon Peak trek trekking experience begins in Mcleodganj or Dharamsala which is one of the most appealing destinations in Himachal. During the day, it might be warm due to the high temperatures, but you need to be prepared for the severely chilly nights. Mcleodganj is also an interesting place to visit because of its ties to Buddhism, and the peace and tranquility that you can experience at this winter wonderland is something quite out of this world. Mcleodganj also serves as the base for Triund Weekend Trek, Indrahar Pass Trek and Lahesh Cave Trek

  • DIFFICULTY : Moderate .

  • MAX AlLTITUDE : 14,245 ft. 

  •  BASE CAMP : Mcleodganj.

  • DURATION : 7 Days 6 nights.

  • BEST SEASON : April-October.

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 10500

Moon Peak Trek Cost per Person: Rs 10500 + 9% GST

 

 

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 This 7-day trek will take you through the Triund camping ground, Lahesh Caves, Indrahaar Pass and Laka Got. There is no dearth of stunning picturesque views throughout this trekking tour – you will be able to take in the vast Indian plains, the snow-capped Pir Panjal Mountains and the spiritual retreat of Mani Mahesh Kailash peak.

Small trek from Triund Trek to Laka Got is important for acclimatization to the steep rise in altitude.

 

Destinations Covered during Moon Peak Trek  : Mcleodganj, Chamba, Triund,

 

What’s Included :

  • Accommodation (Camping during the trek)
  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • Trekking Equipment (Tents & Sleeping bags only)
  • Permits
  • First aid medical kits
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff

What’s Not Included :-

  • Trekking Poles, Jackets, Boots etc
  • Any Deviation or detour
  • Cost Escalation due to natural reason

 

Brief Itinerary Moon Peak Trek:

Day 1- Arrival at Mcleodganj
Day 2- Mcleodganj to Triund
Day 3- Triund to Lahesh Caves
Day 4- Lahesh Caves to Indrahar Pass and then, on to Chatta
Day 5- Chatta to Moon Peak
Day 6- Laka Got or Lahesh Caves to Mcleodganj
Day 7- Flight/overnight bus back to Delhi

Detailed Moon Peak Trek Itinerary

 

Day 0: Arrival at Mcleodganj

You will be received at the bus station/airport by the trek leader and guided to the hotel. After a quick breakfast, we will be at leisure to experience the local sights of Mcleodganj.

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Day 2: Mcleodganj to Triund Hill

Trekking from Mcleodganj to Triund, we will walk through mesmerizing forests of deodar trees, oak trees and rhododendrons. From the beautiful meadow of Triund, we will be able to enjoy the scenic views of Kangra Valley and Dhauladhar range. Night stay in tents..

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Day 3: Triund to Lahesh Caves

Today, we will get a chance to acclimatize the high altitude. From Triund we will trek to a small shepherd camp at Laka Got and then climb over a ridge to reach the Lahesh Caves.

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Day 4: Chatta – Moon Peak

Today, we will begin our trek early too in order to ensure that we get to Moon Peak on time. It will take us approximately four hours from Chatta to Moon Peak. Once at the peak, we can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pir Panjal range and then go back to either Lahesh Caves or the Laka Got for the night.

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Day 6: Lahesh Caves/ Laka Got – Mcleodganj

On the last day of our trek, we will either take the same route back or go via Triund to Bhagsu Nag and then Mcleodganj.

Day 7: Flight/ Bus back to Delhi from Mcleodganj

 

Fitness Required for Moon Peak Trek 
At high altitude as the air gets thinner oxygen becomes less abundant. The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m (7,000 feet) above sea level, the level of oxygen in our hemoglobin begins to plummet. However, the human body has both short-term and long-term adaptations to altitude that allow it to partially compensate for the lack of oxygen.

The Moon Peak Trek  is a moderate trek suitable for first time trekker with basic to above average fitness

Trekking Experience: Prior trekking experience is helpful for this trek but not necessary.

Fitness Required: The Moon Peak Trek  falls in the category of Moderate treks. The trail is fairly laid out path and has very few steep ascends or descends. Water is available through out the trail. But still if you are thinking of your first big Himalayan trekking experience its better to be prepared. Here is the training schedule to prepare for the trek.

Our treks are generally planned in a way that on an average you have to cover around 9 Kms in 6 hours although there may be slight variation depending on the terrain. This works out to roughly 1.5km per hour which is equivalent to walking in the plains at 6km per hour.

You can train yourself to run 3 kms in 30 minutes as per the schedule given below. Remember always start your training program with stretching and warm up exercises.

Follow this training schedule for trekking fitness required.
Week 1: Start with 10 minute of brisk walk and then jog for 10 minutes and finally 10minutes of easy walk
Week 2: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 3: 5 minutes of brisk walk 15 minutes of jog 5 minutes of easy walk
Week 4: 5 minutes of brisk walk and jog for 25 min and cool down your body

Things to carry for Moon Peak Trek 

Poncho, Rain Coat or Umbrella any one is must
Backpack (Min 55 Ltrs)
Floaters or Sandals
Trekking Shoes
2 Pairs of Quick Dry Tees and Track Pants
3 Pair of Socks
Full Sleeve Sweater or Fleece Jacket
One Heavy Jacket
Sun Cap
One Scarf
Light towel
Lip Balm
Cold Cream & Sun Screen (SPF 40+)
Water Bottle 1 Lt
Headlamp or torch with fresh pair of batteries
Personal Toilet Kit and toilet paper
Personal Medicine Kit
Dark Sunglasses
Gloves
Trekking Pole
CAMERA with huge memory card and fully charged with extra batteries !

What is the Moon PeakTrek?
Moon Peak Trek  is an moderate high altitude trek done throughout the trek and is particularly enjoyable throughout the year. The trek is situated in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh.

When is the best time to go to for the Moon Peak Trek  Trek?
The best time forMoon Peak Trek is during the  during the months of May,June,September and October.

How difficult is the Moon Peak Trek ?
Moon Peak Trek  is considered by comparison an moderate  high altitude trek. But you need to have good physical fitness to complete this trek. Doing cardio vascular exercises is very helpful for preparing for this trek.

What are the temperatures during the Moon Peak Trek ?
During the Moon Peak Trek  temperatures vary between 0 to 20 degree celcius during summers.There will be considerable variation between night and day and in the direct sun and shade, so it is important to plan accordingly.

 How much we have to trek each day?
Normally our trek are designed in such a way that we reach our camp by lunch time and on an average trekking distance is roughly 6-8 Kms each day and it takes around 6 hours by an average trekker to cover that distance.

What medicines should I carry during the trek.
Below is a list of basic medicines you should carry for a high altitude trek.
Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
Band aid – 10 stripsGauze cloth – 1 small role
Leukoplast – 1 small roll
Cotton – 1 small roll
ORS – 5 packets
Betadine cream
Moov spray

Tablets:
Crocin – 5 tablets
Avomine – 4 tablets
Avil 25mg – 4 tablets
Diamox – 15 tablets
Combiflam – 5 tablets

Disprin – 10 tablets
Norflox – 10 tablets
Digene – 10 tablets
Diamox – 10 tablets

Is Diamox advisable ?
Diamox help in acclimatization but we do not advise it please consult your Doctor before taking it.

Who will lead and who all will go along with us ?
All our treks are led by certified & Experienced Trek Leaders/Guides. We believe in sustainable adventure eco-tourism which in effect means that our teams are locally sourced. Other than a Trek lead we in our team we will have local Guides, Cook, Helpers and Porters.

How big are the groups ?
We make it a point not to have more than 15 people in a trekking group as we believe that the best way to enjoy adventure is in small sustainable groups.

What is the minimum number of Trekkers required for Fixed Departures ?
Our Fixed departures are guaranteed and a promise to our customer that even if there is a Single trekker we will proceed with the trek at a loss.

I am the only girl in a trek, is it safe ?
We generally have a ratio of Male:Female of about 2:1. Mountains on the whole are much safer than the plains. Lots of solo female trekkers join us and we make it a point that only female trekkers share the tent with other female trekkers.

What thing we need to Carry for the trek?
You can follow the list at things to carry

Can I offload my backpack on a mule/porter. What are the charges for the same.
When you are in the mountains you should be self-sufficient and  you should carry your own backpack. The charges to offload a backpack of roughly 9 kg or less is about 300 per day.

 Which type of shoes should I buy ?
Good trekking shoes  are a must for the Triund Trek. Read more at “How to Buy Trekking Shoes”

How many trekkers will be in one tent ?
We generally have 3-man tents  were we accommodate anywhere between 2-3 people.

What level of fitness is expected from the trekkers
Good physical fitness as well as mental fitness is required for the Moon Peak Trek . This is an ideal trek for people who want to familiarize themselves with high altitude treks.To get into optimum level of fitness you can go through our article How to prepare for a high altitude trek.

What is there in Food menu during a trek ?
We server wholesome and nutritious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Snacks. The food is vegetarian. Vegetarian food is preferable at high altitudes as it is easy to digest.

Is the water on the trek safe?
The advantage of trekking the Himalayas is that your trekking route is filled with fresh Himalayan streams. Your trek leader/guide will direct you to places where you can fill clean water from. We recommend this water but in case you are unsure you can carry water purifying tablets with you.

What do you do if we encounter a medical emergency during the trek?
Our team at Renok is trained in handling high altitude emergencies. Apart from being trained mountaineers they bring a wealth of experience with dealing with high altitude illnesses. We carry First aid kits and oxygen cylinders with us and in case of other medical emergencies we rescue the trekker till the road head. If any additional cost of evacuation is incurred it is borne by the trekker. Also before the trek it’s your responsibility to get a medical fitness checkup by a doctor which certifies you are fit enough for this trek.

Can we change the itinerary?
Renok Adventures LLP reserves the right to change the itinerary depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling the trekker is informed beforehand and extra cost if any is borne by the trekker. Please note that we operate treks in some of the most remote regions and harshest conditions where unforeseen events may force us to change the itinerary. In such cases, we or your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Can you customize the Moon Peak Trek ?
Yes Moon Peak Trek  can be customised, if you would like to travel independently, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time for any number of people. The Cost for private customized  trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style.

What if a trek is cancelled at the last moment due to ‘force majeure’?
All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid.
We will offer you alternate trek options of similar value depending upon the weather conditions if a trek is cancelled due to ‘force majeure’. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services.

What is your Cancellation Policy
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Between 14-08 Days :- 50% of Trek/Tour cost will be refunded.
Less than 7 Days :- No refund

What is your Rescheduling  Policy ?
We will reschedule your trek without any extra charge if this is conveyed to us in writing ateast 1 month before the trek starting date.
Between 07-24 Days before start of the trek :- 30% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.
Less than 7 days:- 100% of Trek/Tour cost  will be charged for rescheduling.

Mcleod ganj
Mcleod ganj is the base location for our Moon Peak Trek . Our meeting point in mcleod ganj is the mall road.  We will pick you up at 9:00 AM and start5 the trek

Reaching Mcleod ganj by Road (Bus)
Mcleod ganj is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Mcleod ganj which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in delhi. The journey takes around 10 hours.

Reaching Mcleod ganj by Air
Closest airport to Mcleod ganj is the Dharamshala Airport which is well connected via flights from Delhi. The distance between Dharamashala and Mcleod ganj is around 1 hour. To check flights available check makemytrip.com/yatra.com/easmytrip etc.

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AVAILABLE DATES

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 07 Oct to 19 Oct 2016 (Open)

  • 17 Oct to 24 Oct 2016 (Open)

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Here’s a short itinerary of Moon Peak Trek :

Day 1- Arrival at Mcleodganj
Day 2- Mcleodganj to Triund
Day 3- Triund to Lahesh Caves
Day 4- Lahesh Caves to Indrahar Pass and then, on to Chatta
Day 5- Chatta to Moon Peak
Day 6- Laka Got or Lahesh Caves to Mcleodganj
Day 7- Flight/overnight bus back to Delhi

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  • Jai Govind Meena
    March 31, 2017

    Best trek beyond Triund and Lahesh Caves or Kareri Lake in Mcleodganj Trekking