Minkiani pass trek is one of the offbeat & very beautiful trek in Mcleodganj trek circuit. The route which goes via Kareri lake and Rioti village is most scenic and popular among trekkers. It's a dream trail that goes through cloud, high peaks, narrow gorge.
Accommodation in comfortable tents | Experienced local guide & support team | First aid
vegetarian food during the trek | Toilet tents & Kitchen tents | All transportation during trekking
Day 1: Start trek from Mcleodganj | Lunch | Reach Kareri village | Dinner
Day 2: Breakfast | Trek from Kareri village | Lunch | Reach Rioti village | Dinner
Day 3: Breakfast | Trek from Rioti | Lunch | Reach Kareri lake campsite | Dinner
Day 4: Breakfast | Minkiani Pass trek and back | Dinner
Day 5: Breakfast | Trek to Ghera | Lunch | Drive to Mcleodganj
Minkiani pass trek is a pass very less traveled in Himachal Himalaya and should top the list of any trekker trekking around Mcleodganj. The panoramic views of Dhauladhar and other high Himalayan peaks are the attraction of this astounding trek. Minkiani pass trek starts from Mcleodganj and ends at Mcleodganj. Miniani pass weather is similar to Indrahr pass weather and is a fascinating trek destination in Himachal. Minkiani pass height is 14250 ft. approximately from sea level.
Mcleodganj to Kareri village Camp (4-5 hours trek)
Minkiani Pass trek starts from Mcleodganj. You should reach Mcleodganj by 9 AM morning. After freshening up and taking some rest at Mcleodganj start for the Minkiani Pass trek. First day you trek to the Kareri village. The trek to Kareri village is mostly a downhill trek with small bits and pieces of climbing. Pass by some nice quint small Himalayan villages, trek through dense Pine forest. Reach Kareri village after 5-6 hours of easy trekking. Overnight camping at Kareri village.
Kareri village camp to Rioti (5-6 hours trek)
This part of Minkiani trek i.e. Kareri village to Rioti trek is relatively tougher than the previous day and requires some steep climbing while trekking. Minkiani pass trek is especially famous for this part of the trail where you will cross the Liund river again and again. The journey is highly rewarding in terms of scenic beauty and Himalayan vista. Experience the sheer thrill of crossing riverine boulders, connifers forests, narrow trails, makeshift or dilapidated bridges that serves as the connecting points between two sides of the river. Reach to the alpine grassland of Rioti which provides an excellent camping ground for 2nd day of Minkiani pass trek
Rioti village to Kareri lake camp (5-6 hours trek)
Today you reach to the base of Minkiani pass. This is the most scenic part of the Minkiani pass trek. This is the day when you have to cross a muddy, rocky and narrow path along the river gorge. This is a beautiful experience as the continuous music of gushing river makes an surreal impression on trekker's mind. From the gorge, you keep trekking upward to reach kareri lake camping site.
Kareri lake camp to Minkiani Pass and back (4-5 hours trek)
Today you start early to cover 5 km one way from kareri lake campsite to Minkiani pass. You will reach to an altitude of 14200 ft. At the top of the Minkiani pass, the view is simply magnificent. Come back and camp at Kareri Lake campsite
Kareri lake to Mcleodganj (3-4 hours trek and drive back to Mcleodganj)
Today is the last day of Minkiani pass trek. Start early from Kareri lake campsite. Climb down to Ghera. Ghera is the start point of Roadhead to Mcleodganj. At Ghera, you will board a Jeep and drive back to McLeodganj.
Terms and Conditions
Minimum participants required for this trek: 2
Cancellation and Refund:
This is a weather based activity. So depending upon weather the activity may be cancelled without any prior notification