A trip to Himachal is perfect for families looking to cool off in the summer, for adventure enthusiasts and trekkers, photographers, backpackers and those interested in adventurous tourism. Trekking in Himachal Pradesh is some of the best in India due to the panoramic views of the Himalayas.
Here is the list of 27 Trekking in Himachal Pradesh For A Magical Getaway
The pristine blue waters of the Chandratal Lake flanked by the stunning Deo Tibba peak (6,001 m) and its huge hanging glaciers offer magnificent views. The place blessed with deep gorges, lush green valley dusted with golden hue, misty woods, gushing icy rivers, meadows blooming with flowers, majestic snow clad peaks, pristine glaciers and bewitching lakes is a paradise for trekkers.
Kullu is a popular destination for those in search of a trek through mountains, valleys, streams and more. Trekking in Kullu Manali is usually at a high altitude, cover various terrains, some welcoming and some not so much, as well as some unexplored landscapes and sacred temples. One can keep trekking in and around Kullu Manali for 10-12 days to 2-3 weeks. For something which demands lesser time, one can try out the Putasar Lake trek which takes about 4 days to complete. April to June and September to October are the months when you can make the most of you trekking experience in Kullu.
Hampta Pass, situated in the Manali region of the Himachal Pradesh, serves as one of the most convenient and enjoyable treks. Laden with pristine form of nature, the trail comprises of dense pine forests, pristine glacial valleys, vast meadows and panoramic landscape.
Spiti is the haven for adventure seekers and trekkers as it offers treks through some of the most unseen, dream-like landscapes, watched over by majestic sceneries. For more experienced trekking Himachal Pradesh there is the Pin-Parvarti route. Other routes include Kaza-Langza-Hikim-Comic-Kaza, Kaza-Ki-Kibber-Gete-Kaza, Kaza-Losar-Kunzum La and Kaza-Tabo-Sumdo-Nako.
Kheer Ganga (3050 meters) lies at the extreme end of Parvati valley and the last inhibited village while trekking to pin valley via Pin-Parvati pass. Kheerganga's panoramic skies and vast greenery are a much-needed delight to the trekker's eyes and especially the tired legs. It is a holy place with a hot water spring, a small temple of Lord Shiva and a bathing tank. It makes a rare combination for any trekker to bath in hot spring water when everything is covered by snow.
Triund is a popular trek, about 9-km away from Mcleodganj. It is situated at a great height and provides a mesmerizing view of the Moon Peak-Indera Pass. It is also an ideal spot for picnics and the clean and pristine environment will surely rejuvenate your senses.
At a distance of 40 km from Mandi, this lake is a perfect site for experiencing pure nature and spiritual bliss. Surrounded by lush green land, verdant hills and clear blue water of the lake, one can witness a pagoda style three tiered temple by the lake.
A blazing blue Brighu Lake sits snug between two high-altitude ridges towards the east of Rohtang Pass. One of the many glacial lakes in Kullu Valley, this lake makes for a perfect weekend trek and is also well- suited for families. The remarkable thing about this trek is that one can reach an impressive altitude of 14,000 feet and experience snow over the second day of trekking! To add to that, the camping grounds at Rola Kholi and Pandu Ropa offer dream-like views to wake up to.
A camper and trekker's paradise, Chandratal Lake is often referred to as one of the most beautiful lakes located at an altitude of about 4300m in the mighty Himalayas. The lake is also a part of the Samudra Tapu plateau which overlooks the Chandra river. The trek from Batal to Chandratal can be quite a tedious trail for those who are going to trek, but the captivating views and charm of the place will be worth it. One can break free from daily monotonous routines here and experience real nomadic life.
A blazing blue Brighu Lake sits snug between two high-altitude ridges towards the east of Rohtang Pass. One of the many glacial lakes in Kullu Valley, this lake makes for a perfect weekend trek and is also well- suited for families. The remarkable thing about this trek is that one can reach an impressive altitude of 14,000 feet and experience snow over the second day of trekking! To add to that, the camping grounds at Rola Kholi and Pandu Ropa offer dream-like views to wake up to.Nestled amid the cold desert region of Lahaul and Spiti district, Pin Valley National Park is a paradise for nature lovers.
Jalori Pass is almost 80 Kms from Kullu and can be considered as a stunning place for trekking and picnic at an altitude of 3134 m above the sea level. One can create an everlasting memory, etched within their hearts, gearing up with their bag, lunch and gear and proper footwears to enjoy the stunning view of the great Himalayas with Dhauladhar stretched in a line peaking from far behind... as time flies
Kinnaur is percieved to be a magical land aka the land of fairy tales and fantasies which has a spectacular terrain of lush green valley, orchards, vineyards, snow clad peaks and cold desert mountains. It is a border district of Himachal Pradesh. Kinnaur is also rich in flora & fauna. The culture and language is different from other parts of the state. Kinnaur, the tribal district of Himachal Pradesh, lies 250 kms away from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh and is located on the Hindustan Tibet Road. The landscape of the area varies from lush green orchards of the scenic Sangla Valley to the magnificence of the Hangrang Valley. The massive snow laden ranges which provide a regal dignity to the scene are dominated by the peak of Kinner Kailash. Kalpa is one of the biggest and the most beautiful villages of Kinnaur. One can enter Kinnaur district at Village Chshora and go down the road built in vertical rock and it is a rare treat to travel on this road which is a great engineering feat.
Endowed with diverse terrain and rich in nature's beauty, Sar Pass Trek is a perfect trek destination for beginners. Steeped in great beauty, the trail passes through thick forests, lush green meadows, rustic villages, and snow-clad mountains gracing the backdrop.
The Khajjiar trek is a 14km trek through landscapes of Deodar and Pine trees interspersed with streams. While the sceneries and views are breath-taking, Khajjiar trekking in Himachal Pradesh can be a bit challenging. It is best to do it in an organized structure on a format provided by your hotel or tour provider. Do take a guide or professional with you. Other than this, the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is also ideal for trekking.
There are basically about 9 routes for trekking in Himachal Pradesh routes that fall in the region of Kinnaur. 1. Bhabha- Pin valley (4 days trip) 2. Kinner Kailash Parikarma (3 days trip) 3. Sangla to Dodra Kawar (3 days) 4.Sangla to Dhamwari (5 days) 5. Sangla to Barang (1 day) 6. Tappri to Chhitkul (5 days) 7. Tapri to Kalpa (3 days) 8. Reckong peo to Nako (6 days) 9. Chhitkul to Gangotri (5 days, special permission requires for this route).
Chandratal Baralacha is a perfect trek destination steeped with all the right elements such as nature's beauty, enough challenges to be thrilling and tranquillity. Perched at an altitude of 4,300 meters, it is one of the high altitude lakes in the Himalayan region. Located on the Samudra Plateau of Spiti Valley, the most delightful sight of sunset gleaming upon the turquoise waters of the lake, pristine landscape, mountain passes, several gushing streams, verdant meadows, the gush of colourful orchards and exotic wildlife make this trip an unforgotten experience to cherish forever.
Words are rendered redundant when one tries to describe the beauty that the enchanting land of Kasol holds. Perhaps the most famous trekking in Himachal Pradesh would be the Kasol Kheer Ganga trek, which is beautiful beyond imagination. It is believed that Lord Shiva meditated here for 3000 years. The trek begins from a place called Bersheni from where you need to trek up to Kheerganga. The trek is about 12 kilometers before you reach the summit and needless to say, the view is mesmerizing. The difficulty level of this trek is moderate to difficult, and it is advisable to take a guide along with you as the trek passes through a dense forest. You will also encounter the crystal waters of the Parvati river on the way.
A number of treks are available in and around Mcleodganj, ranging from simple to difficult terrains. There are also a number of institutes that provide training as well as tools and facilities for trekking in Himachal Pradesh. Trekking is a hobby for most of us. Himachal Pradesh is a famous and a favourite spot for many trekkers. One can trek to Triund, which is a very short and modest trek. Triund also has a number of trekking options with a backdrop of some breathtaking sceneries. Other treks include Kareri River Trek, Guna Devi Temple Trek, Bhagsu Trek and the Indrehar Pass Trek.
A paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts, trekking in Dalhousie is particularly famous amongst trek-lovers. The hill station is a dream come true for trekking fiends as it offers the best trekking trails for beginners. As you pass through the verdant surroundings, you can't resist yourself from soaking in the tranquillity and calmness of the place. There are dense forests of Deodar, pine and fir trees which look extremely quaint. For trekkers who want to trek in the snow, Dalhousie is has some of the best trekking in Himachal Pradesh for it. The snow-covered mountains and landscapes enhance the beauty and make the trek even more exciting.
Trekking is one of the most popular sports activities in Tattapani. The small village housing more hills than roads offer various trekking paths where one can relish the beauty of nature along the way. Shikari Devi Peak, Dev Bedeog Peak and Shali Peak are the most well-known trek paths.
Given its forests and terrain, Shoghi is popular for its modest nature walks as well as elaborate trekking in Himachal Pradesh.
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Trekking in Himachal Pradesh is an experience of a lifetime. If you allow it, the Himalayan peaks will change you forever.