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Top Reviews Of Minkiani Pass Trek


Saksham Kukreja


Amazing experience, but be ready to get tired. The operator was very professional and supportive. provided a Guide named Rohit with all knowledge and w...


Adikavi Ahluwalia


I did this trek and was excellent. The food and guide was very good. We had zero problems, just be prepared for a long trek.

Minkiani Pass Trek Overview

Start Time: The trek starts at 9:00 AM on day 1 and ends around 6:00 PM on day 4.
Start Point/End Point: Main Square, Mcleodganj
Best Time to Travel: March-December
Difficulty level: Moderate to Challenging
Maximum Altitude: 13,950 feet
Trek Distance: 48 KMS (To & Fro)
Weather: Temp from Oct-Dec can dip to -4⁰C at night. Guests are advised to wear appropriate layers (at least 3 to 5 layers) of winter trek clothes to overcome the temp.
Nearest ATM: The nearest ATM is in Gaggal Chowk, Mcleodganj.
Permissions/Passes/Permit: There are required entry fees at a certain checkpoint, permit for trek and obligatory forest camping trip charges in the region for the entire length of a trek. We have got you covered, it is included in the package. 

Minkiani Pass, located in the Western section of Dhauladhar Himalaya is a famous trek route for adventure seekers as the location offers a great scope of exploring peaks as well as capturing natural scenic beauty. The Minkiani Pass trek route lets travellers enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of innumerable streams, green landscapes, dense jungles along with rich flora and fauna culture, and gather some ever-lasting memories from a great trekking experience.

Minkiani Pass Trek includes comfortable accommodation in tents on a double/triple sharing basis. Sleeping tents along with sleeping bags & sleeping mats are also included in the package in order to render the utmost comfort. The package provides a cooperative cook and kitchen helper to enhance your comfortable stay. Vegetarian Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along with Tea/Coffee will be served during the trek and stay.

How to Reach:

The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport at Dharamshala about 20 km away. The starting point is the epicentre of McLeodganj Town which is surrounded by most of the Hotels, it can easily be reached through convenient public and private transportation.

 No Transportation is included in the package.

Minkiani Pass Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in McLeodganj

    Arrival in McLeodganj

    Proceed to the guest house/public Rest Room to freshen up.

    After enjoying refreshments, begin this Minkiani Pass Trek by heading to Kareri village: The easy trail will take you through dense forests of pine.

    Have your packed lunch on the trail with a little rest.

    This approximately 5-hour long walk will take you past many small villages, where you can learn about the life of the locals. Reach the campsite.

    Enjoy Dinner at the campsite.

    Overnight Stay in Camps in kareri Village.

  • Day 2 - Kareri Village to Kareri Lake (12 km/9625 ft.)

    Early morning breakfast and move from Kareri Village to Kareri Lake

    Beginning from kareri Village, the venture first takes you on a narrow path between lush mountains and a narrow gorge. You will come across diverse flora of the region on the way.

    As you continue to gain height, the thick vegetation will become less dense. Later, you will be walking on a rocky trail, and then along a river. Soon, all the deciduous vegetation will disappear, and only firs and spruces will be visible. Have packed lunch and prepare for a nice picnic, connecting the past memories and healthy fun talks.

    The 4-hour trek will lead you to a pleasing meadow, from where you will be able to see Baleni Pass, Minkiani Pass and a valley below.

    Have sumptuous dinner at the campsite.

    This will be your camping ground for the night.

  • Day 3 - Kareri Lake – Minkiani Pass – Kareri Lake (9.5 km/13,943 ft.)

    Have enough and healthy breakfast today

    The toughest section of the Minkiani Pass Trek in McLeodganj begins, taking you to the summit of Minkiani Pass at an altitude of around 14000 feet.

    Trek for about 4.5 km to reach the pass, and the same while coming back. The views of the surrounding mountains will definitely be amazing from the top.

    Have an amazing Dinner at the campsite.

    Indulge in a photoshoot before beginning your trek back to the campsite near Kareri Lake, where you will stay for the night.

  • Day 4 - Kareri Lake to Kareri Village to McLeodganj

    Begin your walk from Kareri Lake, you will be walking along a gushing river.

    As you reach a lower altitude, the thick vegetation will soon reappear, and you will see tall trees of deodar and pine.

    After reaching Kareri village, board a Jeep and drive your way to McLeodganj, where this Minkiani Pass and Kareri Lake Trek ends.


  • 3 nights Tent Stay on sharing basis


  • Breakfast (Veg)
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  • Lunch (Packed) (Veg)
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  • Dinner (Veg)
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  • Tea/Coffee

Other Inclusions

  • Sleeping tents
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  • Sleeping bags
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  • Sleeping mats
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  • Toilet tents
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  • English speaking professional mountain guide
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  • Cook and kitchen helper
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  • Shared dry toilet tent.
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  • Mandatory Forest permits.

Things To Carry

  • Good quality trekking shoes, and an extra pair of socks.
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  • Thermal Inners
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  • Sunscreen lotion or any other skin moisturizers
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  • Water bottles, trendy backpack
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  • Caps or hats
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  • Flashlight (with spare batteries)
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  • Insect repellent and emergency medical kit
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  • Backpack / Rucksack
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  • UV Protected Sun Glasses are a must
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  • One Windcheater | Good Warm Jacket
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  • One Raincoat
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  • Lightweight Towel(1 unit)
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  • Wet-Tissue (Carry enough)
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  • Dry Fruits and Chocolates (Optional)
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  • Thrillophilia Voucher


  • All meals included starting with Lunch on day 1 to Breakfast on Day 4
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  • It requires a good amount of physical strength, experience, and endurance
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  • Stay hydrated throughout the trek. Consume lots of water, at least 2-3 litres a day.
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  • Guests are required to arrive on time to prevent any delays.
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  • Beginners are not preferred to go on this trek.
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  • Any personal expenses or items of personal nature will not be in part of the deal.
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  • The management reserves all the right to modify the trek during any emergencies or natural calamities.
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  • The trekkers must abide by the advice and instructions of the trek leaders.
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  • Before undertaking the trek, consult a physician.
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  • Participants are suggested to carry their own medication (if any)
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  • Do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
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  • Abstain from alcohol and smoking.
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  • Eat high caloric food before the tour.
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  • Acclimatize for a day or two before you start a high altitude trek. Take plenty of fluids and try to avoid unnecessary physical exertion. This is to prevent Altitude Sickness.
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  • Avoid going away from the group and avoid any self-exploration on the way to trek.
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  • Weekend Group Departures are available. Send the Inquiry for more available Dates.

Tour Type

  • This is a group tour

Minkiani Pass Trek: Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Minkiani Pass Trek: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Minkiani Pass Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.

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    Story by Saksham Kukreja

     Rated : 5.0

    Amazing experience, but be ready to get tired. The operator was very professional and supportive. provided a Guide named Rohit with all knowledge and was very helpful. loved the experience.

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    Story by Adikavi Ahluwalia

     Rated : 5.0


    I did this trek and was excellent. The food and guide was very good. We had zero problems, just be prepared for a long trek.


    People Also Ask About Minkiani Pass Trek

    1. What is the best time to go for Minkiani Pass trek?

      The best time to go for Minkiani Pass trekking is between the months of December and April. During this time, you can enjoy a lovely nature. The lush green vegetations, sparkling water streams and snow-capped mountain view make it the best time for Minkiani pass trek.

    2. What is the difficulty level of Minkiani Pass trek?

      The difficulty level of Minkiani Pass trek is from moderate to challenging. The trekking trail will include dense forest, jungles and rocky trail. Therefore, the trek requires you to have a good amount of physical strength, experience and endurance. During this trek, you will also witness shining streams, landscapes, rich flora and fauna.

    3. How to reach for Minkiani Pass trek?

      The Minkiani Pass trek starts from McLeodganj which is easily accessible through both public and private transport. The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport which is around 20 km away. Additionally, McLeodganj is very well surrounded by many hotels making it a tourism-friendly place.

    4. How many people are required to book the Minkiani Pass trek package?

      As the trip is a group activity, the minimum number of people required for the Minkiani Pass trekking package is around 4 people on weekdays.

    5. Will the Minkiani Pass trek package include meals?

      Yes, meals are included in the Minkiani Pass trekking package. It includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. The meals offered are vegetarian and high caloric only. The package provides you breakfast on the second, third and fourth day. The lunch and dinner included in the package are for the first day, second day and third day. Apart from meals, the package also includes tea / coffee for refreshment.

    6. Will I be provided with a guide for Minkiani Pass trek?

      Yes, you will be provided with a guide for Minkiani Pass trekking activity. It includes an English-speaking professional guide. The trek leaders will provide you with important instructions about the journey. Therefore, you are requested to carefully listen to the instructions during your Minkiani Pass trekking activity.

    7. Are kids allowed to go for Minkiani Pass trek?

      No, kids are not allowed to go for Minkiani Pass trek. The minimum age for people who can participate in the activity is 16 years. Anyone below the age of 16 years will not be allowed for the trek.

    8. Are pickup and drop services from hotels included in the Minkiani Pass trek package?

      No, pickup and drop services from the hotel are not included in the Minkiani Pass trekking package. However, the starting location of the trek i.e. Main Square, Mcleodganj is easily accessible through both private and public transport.

    9. What type of accommodations will be provided at Minkiani Pass trek?

      The type of accommodations that will be included in Minkiani Pass trekking package is tent stay on the basis of sharing. Additionally, the package also includes kitchen helper and cooperative cook to make your stay more comfortable.

    10. What things do I have to carry for the Minkiani Pass trek?

      The things that you need to carry for you Minkiani Pass trekking tour are:

      - Trekking shoes of high quality
      - Extra pair of socks
      - Thermal Inners
      - Sunscreen lotion or any type of skin moisturizers
      - Water bottles
      - Trendy backpack
      - Caps or hats
      - Flashlight along with spare batteries)
      - Insect repellent
      - Emergency medical kit
      - Backpack or Rucksack
      - UV Protected Sunglasses are mandatory for the trek
      - One Windcheater or a Good quality Warm Jacket
      - One Raincoat
      - Lightweight Towel
      - Carry enough Wet-Tissue
      - Chocolates and Dry Fruits are Optional
      - Thrillophilia Voucher.

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