Total Duration – 5 Nights / 6 Days
Style Of Trip – Trekking Peak
Maximum Altitude – 4650m..
Grade – Easy
Best Season – June to October
Accommodation – Hotel/Guesthouse; Organized Campsite
Food – On trek – All meals included
Moon Peak is a beautiful summit perched in Dhauladhar Range of western Himalayas in abundant valleys of Kangra. It is a moderate peak climb for the neophytes looking forward to achieve altitude about 4650m. The altitude may be underrated by some passionate mountaineers to call it a climbing expedition, but the rise of the mountain and steepness offers all the aspects of climbing a peak. Moon Peak comprises of moderate level of technicalities requiring adequate strength and endurance. It is a mixed climb of rocky ascends steep traverses and a strenuous summit attempt. As the Moon peak locates in the rich flora and fauna of Kangra district ornamented with tea estates herbal medicinal plants great landscapes fascinates one to experience the abundance of varied atmosphere. Moon peak in the Dhauladhar range divides two districts of Kangra and Chamba, often famous for their shepherds, who had discovered most of the trailing routes between far flung regions. Although Moon peak route was also a shepherds trail detouring from the Indrahar pass to Chamba valley in search of better pastures, had now been opted by adventure seekers as a trekking or climbing route to find acme of the Dharamshala region. One can see the Moon Peak right from the start of the trek, rising ferociously through the clouds. The immense force during birth of the Himalayas can be seen on this particular peak, which on one side drops greatly to the plains of Kangra valley and on the other snowcapped mountains surrounds the Himalayan grandeur.
The trekking starts from Mcleodganj, a tourist spot famous for its Buddhist monasteries, Tibetan cuisines historical sites and the varied foliage of Cedarwood, Pine, Oak and Rhododendron trees. At initial trail leads on moderate hill climb through fabulous Deodar and Rhododendron trees spread consistently till the alpine range. The route opens the spectacular vistas of lower valleys decked with greenery intermittently. Soon the days trek is over at Triund, a beautiful ridge heightening about 2970m., a popular site packed with tourists dayhikers campers and pilgrimages. Triund offers spectacular views of the valley below stretching far across the region. Following day climb above the Triund ridge over rocky surfaces to Laka Got, a shepherds encampment situated along to the snout of a glacier. After Laka Got climb turns steep on ice and scree which is later followed by rocky ridgeline till Lahesh Cave. At Lahesh Cave we will prepare for the summit and wait for the weather window. The summit attempt will pass through thesheer steepness of Indrahar Pass and then traverse over the rocky ridgeline covered with snow drops dangerously on each sides. On this patch of climbing up and down the rocky ridgeline requires ultimate consciousness and prudency. The final ascend is over stones and rocks which remains till the top as if the top is also a rocky pinnacle. As the summit is attained one can see mighty Manimahesh Peak towering in a distant, PirPanjal range and numerous snow laden peaks stretching across the region. Soon after descending is commenced cautiously to the lower camps and back to the city.
Moon Peak offers all kinds of atmospheres from crowded city life of Dharamshala, Mcleodganj to the tranquility and magnificence of Triund and to the sheer steepness and hardship of the Moon Peak. All aspects of adventurous sportsmanship could be experienced in this short route of climbing expedition. Usually expeditions demand a lot of effort in terms of equipment edibles and tedious planning, but being a moderate level of climbing Moon Peak must be the perfect choice to opt as a start in mountaineering.
Day 1: Report Mcleodganj.
On arrival check into hotel. Rest of the day you are free. Overnight stay at Hotel or guest house.
Day 2: Mcleodgan - Triund (2975 m.)9 km.
Day 3: Trek from Triund to Lahesh Cave (3500m.) 6km.
Day 4: Trek from Lahesh Cave to Indrahaar Pass to Chatta (4350m.) 4km.
Day 5: Chatta to moon peak (4650m.) summit and back to Lahesh cave.
Day 6: Lahesh Cave to Mcleodganj. Later in the afternoon group breakup.
The itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This Climbing Expedition can be modified according to your time and requirements. This trek can be modified as per Schedule as well. Enquire or E-mail us for latest updated info and price for Expedition. firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Reach Dharamshala?:
Distance by road:-
Dharamshala is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Dharamshala in 12 to 14 hours (approx 468 KMS). Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in Tip: Since Delhi Dharamshala is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 8 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Volvo buses charge between Rs.1,200 to 1,800 per sector from Delhi to Dharamshala and vice versa. Dharamshala to Delhi: Like the onward journey, buses leave from Dharamshala to Delhi between 4 and 8 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delay.
Nearest Railway Station:-
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 or bus from Pathankot to reach Dharamshala.
The Gaggal Airport, or the Dharamsala-Kangra Airport at Dharamshala, serves the domestic sector. The nearest international airport at Amritsar is 155 km away, and top international airlines ply to it, connecting Dharamshala to the world.
Highly advanced, Professional & certified mountaineering (Instructor/guide) from Himalayan Adventure Trips.
Skilled local Guide who has ample knowledge of the route.
Vegetarian meals on the Climbing. (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff.
HAF/LAF/Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/and Central climbing Equipment)
Equipments – Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mattress/ Sleeping bag Inner
High Altitude Porters to ferry loads, set up high camps, fix ropes etc
Climbing Guide’s support up to Summit
Meals: In Hotel only breakfast will served. While on trek all meals will be provided. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
Basic First aid Kit with portal oxygen.
Forest Permits, wild life fee and camping charges.
Personal Porters for carrying Climber’s backpacks
Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
Individual Climbing Gears and clothing; special individual mountain diet if any
Inner Line Permit.
Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
Purchases of personal natures ( Soft drink, mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc)
Food to/from the trailhead.
Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
Himalayan Adventure Trips is a leading tour and travel company working since 8 years in the Northern Himalayas, providing a comprehensive adventure experience through well performed strategies awareness and precise execution of planning. We at HAT choose a well qualified group of Instructors Guides certified from well recognized mountaineering institutes, Porters who are companionable ready to help anyway, cooks of amazing recipes only found on the highlands and the accommodation so relaxing set up as camps. We are dedicatedly bound to give the best agile performance seen flawlessly than one claiming the untrue indeed.
As we behold the best set of staff ready to take on any situation with sheer knowledge of dealing at high altitudes, certain the rate of success on each climb by taking requisite measures accordingly. We believe in strong leadership which is needed on any of the climbing expedition, though we select the best climbers from various institutes/companies to less the rate of failure and bring out the best in people. Our motto is to achieve every goal set as a brand new voyage consisting of circumstances adversaries, triumphs ultimately resulting to an inclusive time of memoir. We are keen to attain every summit but we also are aware of the conditions held and varied in fraction of time up in desolation, however observing and learning since years we can predict and equip for a least change in the atmosphere or mishaps to help out the situation. The summits attempts are succeeded with high level of safety standards good weather and with a vigorous team ready to succeed. There are always chances of weather turning opposite delaying the summit attempt so we have a buffer day on each summit attempt. We wait for the weather and hit the target whenever the window seemed open, consecutively climb the peak approach the pinnacle then retrieve by taking optimum level of safety measures.
We not only have the instructors and guides well qualified in mountaineering but they are skilled in giving high altitude first aid and are trained to work in contingencies never meant to be occurred. Our Guides and Instructors are aware, active, educated, physically and mentally strong enough to take any measures/decisions required in any appalling conditions. We put all the requisite medications along with Oxygen Cylinders, Portable Oxygen and Oxymeter to check oxygen saturation/pulse rates in a distressed person. Although remember whenever contained Oxygen is given to someone attacked by Acute Mountain Sickness or any other causes, then he/she is retrieved to the lower or to nearest medical centre. Giving oxygen is last resort after that there is no going further or continue the climb, at least we wouldn’t allow someone to risk their precious life competing against the colossal acme in the name of attaining the Summit by any means.
During any of our climbing expedition you will get the most delicious food of all, consisting of regular Indian food with some Chinese, continental, Italian mix of cuisines. We select the best food diet required for a climber to sustain health and physical fitness during the climb, because food and water is the only energy which will keep you away from ails and sicknesses.
We choose the most possible level of accommodation during our expedition providing relaxed atmosphere and a sound sleep necessary to negotiate the huge task. Our tents are multi sharing with porch to put extra stuff and a comfortable space, bringing together the whole bunch of strangers inside a single shelter, with good quality sleeping bags liners and mattresses facilitated during the expedition for a sound sleep.
We use the most preferred equipment certified with international standards to assure the utmost safety and security of an excursionist. Climbing ropes, fix ropes (Poly Propylene rope) essential central gear, technical equipments are required while climbing, besides it we make certain that every member of the team is familiar with the gear by training before attempting the summit. The training starts from the day of reaching the base preparing you with precise knowledge of dealing in high altitude on Icewalls, Ice fields, Snow, Moraines, Rocks and Scree. The training is not just to remind the techniques but to sharpen and perform it flawlessly while the climbing on treacherous route. The process keeps advancing aside the approach of the summit, but remember expeditions are only for those who have adequate knowledge of a climbing a peak or have done prior trekking above 4500mtrs or have done Basic mountaineering course will be eligible to take part in such an amazing course of time.
Hence we work at our utmost potentials to bring out the best in people who want a hope of tranquility as well as true satisfaction to live a natural life which can be observed by such highland excursions. Being at treacherous heights often realizes one with the true inner soul felt minuscule and helpless before Mother Earth. So we want to bring their inner strengths out from the deep below to the pinnacles and to build bridge of faith amongst peoples from varied backgrounds pushing beyond their limits after the same acme. We always boast of the coordination and collaboration of thoughts amongst every mountaineer willing to conquer a peak patiently. Finally we provide whole bunch of precise knowledge and practice not only performed at mountains but also helpful in daily routine lives. Subsequently HAT is packed with all the mountaineering aspect of a lucid adventure trip welcomes you to join in our most enjoyed excursions waiting to be cherished.
Himalayan Adventure Trips is a distinguished adventure company in the Northern Himalayas as well as in Nepal and other parts of the country. We at Himalayan adventure trips work on least risk basis providing on with the ultimate escort during any kind of adventure activity. We are working as a tour and travel company since 8 years and own a good reputation of executing successful adventure programs in amongst leading adventure companies in Northern Himalayas. We hold a team of professionals and passionate mountaineers who are capable of tackling any adverse circumstances at any means. Our Guides and Instructors are skilled, certified from ABHIMAS Manali (Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports) an eminent institute of Adventure, which had given so many ardent climbers and mountaineers to the world.
We at Himalayan Adventure Trips organize treks, tours, expeditions, Cycling, Paragliding, river rafting, Skiing and much more in various regions such as Leh Laddakh, Nepal and in Himachal Pradesh. We believe in working with local inhabitant’s guides and instructors to provide an extra bit of knowledge about the surroundings and the terrain. We ensure that our every program should held with precise safety and security, thus with sheer pleasure each adventure seeker will find it a fair deal to voyage into the Himalayas. We opt the best quality adventure equipments facilitating with delicious food offering a companionable team of good vibes all at one place.
At HAT everyone is invited even if he/ she are beginner or a passionate adventurer there is a lot much to do out in the Nature. The exploration of nature will never stop or start until one assures a strong will determination to conquer the mountains. Here at HAT we make certain that every adventurer should achieve his/ her dream of climbing a peak, completing an arduous trek or cycling over highest mountain passes. We deem once you join in our any of the programs/activities you will be delighted and fulfilled with all our services facilitated in the Himalayas. So you can go to our website www.himalayanadventuretrips.com to get any of the information regarding your preferred program or if you don’t know about trekking/climbing you can contact us and we will recommend you the best option requisite.
Preparation for the Peak Climb:
As you know every mountainous excursion demands a precise planning, a planning with adequate pliability of observing and tackling situations, held all as by overcoming mind body and soul throughout the incredible Himalayan journey. Expeditions are tricky sometimes way far from coinciding, so it is necessary that only people with prior trekking experiences above 4500mtrs completed for 4-5 times or should have done Basic Mountaineering course are invited to join in the incredible mountainous tour.
So here are some aspects regarding Expedition preparation:
Physically: An Expedition demands a lot of physical endurance, to prepare for each Expedition you should work out a month before joining a program. Build up the adequate strength in your legs by running and exercising every day to boost up your endurance. Stop smoking and boost your lungs doing breathing exercises at routine basis two times a day, which will help acclimatize the conditions while being resilient on the trek. Take active part in outdoor games, Yoga and any other cardiac exercises. There are times when you have to climb even for 20hrs in single attempt, that’s how you should be prepared pushing yourself beyond limits and it only can be achieved by defined training before and enroute.
Mentally: Mental preparation is key, equally as important as physical training requisite for an Expedition. Before joining any Expedition get pleasure from your daily routines, exercise, eat well, take rest properly and relax. Do not stress your mind by unnecessary predictions preplanned strategies about the Expedition. Be with your best friends to get motivated and relax your mind. Because pre expedition assumptions are not worth to worry, once you join the March and meet with rest of the pack will bring encouragement and excitement. The mental preparedness will build through the entire trip conditions and the physical drawbacks will affect the mind somehow. So pay close attention to various parts of the body and consciously let them loosen up as you climb each campsite. When you climb try to relax your body focus on the training you have done and focus on the trail or some precipitous route to negotiate carefully. Experiment with different ways of walking as a way of finding enjoyment beyond the goal of reaching a destination. The main key to stay mentally fit is to enjoy the route and not to pressurize the mind.
Technically: Gear up yourself with perfect size trekking/climbing shoes and walk with it. Use 60ltr. Backpack in a daily routine with as much weight as you can put inside it, so you will become used to carrying loads for long distances. Buy a Trekking Pole, Water Bottle, Warm socks, Thermals, Fleece, Feather Jackets, Cap, Trousers, Poncho, Flip Flops, electronics such as power bank, camera (DSLR or digital camera) along with you. Get a sling to practice the major knots used later on the climb.
Climbing a peak is always as staggering as its sheer challenges, opting combination of accurate preparedness will fruit you with glorifying summit attain. So prepare yourselves honestly and join in the Himalayan Adventure Trips Expedition to Mighty Moon Peak.
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