This pass is one of the difficult passes of the Dhauladhar range and is not very common amongst trekkers due to its very difficult approach. Local gaddis are frequently seen crossing this pass during summer and autumn with their flocks of sheep and goats. They take their flocks regularly across this pass for grazing up to Manimahesh and Lahaul and Spiti. It is interesting that these gaddi herdsmen, who are semi-nomadic, have been allotted pasturelands in very remote areas of Lahaul and Spiti. They cross these passes twice in a year with their livestocks. This pass is crossable by men and goats only; mules cannot cross this pass. Singhar the ‘Killer’ according to the local people is very unpredictable pass and one cannot be sure of weather conditions on it. Clouds emerge suddenly with strong winds and thunders; thus reducing the temperature considerably. Due to abrupt change in weather, situation at times become fatal for the trekkers.
Moon Peak can be attempted through a ridge on the right side of the Illaqua glacier straightway to the top. The other possibility to scale Moon Peak is to climb the Indrahara Pass (4350 metres) and then traverse a ridge on the other side of the pass and approach the peak in most easy way. This route is safe and easier one. The winter ascent to other peaks requires a good technical knowledge and one must have proper climbing gears. More →
Dhauladhar Matterhorn or the Gauri Junda (4916 m) is located to the northeast of Dharamshala and is the highest peak in Dharamshala region. This peak requires technical climbing and therefore one must have technical know-how of mountaineering. The route to the peak approaches from Tang Narwana village to Toral Pass (4575 m) and then to the peak. The other route is from Jia Village to Supdhar, a camping place, below the Talang Pass and then to the peak after having one camp below the peak. The last ascent to the peak is almost vertical and is purely technical.