At 4,650 meters, this is the highest peak in lower Dhauladhars. It's clearly visible from the town of McLeod Ganj. While the peak seems rather daunting at first glance, it has been climbed quite regularly. In fact, the local shepherds take their herd to the other side into Kangra valley from Indrahar Pass, right next to the peak. This pass itself is at a height of 4,350 meters. Indrahar pass is also a major trek route of medium level toughness. Most of the trekkers spend the night before the final ascent at Lahesh Cave, at a height of 3,700 meters.
While there is no volcanic activity here, the area has been experiencing regular earthquakes. Practically every year there are tremors. A major earthquake in 1905 wiped out nearly 20% of the local population (and perhaps formed Lahesh Cave by dropping a granite slab of about 100 sq. meters on other boulders).
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Apr, May|
|Nearest major airport:||Gaggal airport|
|Convenient Center:||McLeod Ganj|
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