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Top 10 treks you must visit in Himachal

Published on 09 Oct 2019

Top 10 treks you must visit in Himachal

The state of Himachal Pradesh has a lot to offer when it comes to the serene landscapes of various mountain ranges and valleys. The best way to experience the raw beauty is to trek through the beautiful hill stations and mystical forests. When you say goodbye to all the luxuries you have earned and you give away all your strength to nature instead of colossal glass buildings. Apart from its vast flora and fauna, wildlife sanctuaries, adventure activities and many other attractions, Himachal also has a space for trekking enthusiasts. We present you the best treks of Himachal that are worth breaking a sweat for. Lose yourself to nature with these scenic trekking trails of Himachal Pradesh.

Triund trek

Difficulty level- Easy to Moderate

Triund is the crowning jewel of Dharamsala. Triund trek stands still amongst the most scenic treks of Himachal Pradesh that is tailored for the newbies. The short trek of 9 km which begins its trail from Dharamkot can easily be accomplished in 5-6 hours. The trek offers the amazing panorama with the majestic Dhauladhar ranges on one side and the beautiful Kangra valley on the other. If you are one of those adventure junkies who wish to take their journey a notch above you can move in the direction of Indrahar pass which lies 17 km ahead of Triund. The scenario of the trek takes a rough change from here. The trek will become difficult but exceptionally beautiful at the same time.

Best time to pack your bags for this trek is in the month of May-June and September- November.

Hampta Pass trek

Difficulty level- Moderate

The trail that begins from the Rambagh circle in Manali will fill you up with the sceneries of lush green meadows, snow-capped mountains in the backdrop and the variety of flora and fauna throughout its journey. The carpet of snow covering the majestic beauty of the Himalayan ranges makes the scenery even more pleasing to the eyes. The trek of 26 km that can be easily covered in 6 days. The endpoint of Hampta pass trek is Chhatru, which offers the spectacular confluence of Hampta pass, Spiti valley, and Rohtang pass.

Best time to visit- May- June and August- September.

Bhrigu Lake trek

Difficulty level- Easy to moderate

The scenery of Bhrigu Lake trek begins from the base camp in Manali. Nestled in the upper Kully valley and east of Rohtang pass, this trek will give you various landscapes of Kullu, Solang valley, and Rohtang pass. The massive green fields and snow- loaded mountains of Pir Panjal ranges and Dhauladhar ranges are another delights that this trek has to offer. In the four days, this trek will require you to cover the distance of 45 km and won't challenge your strengths much if the weather is in your favour. The trek ends at the picturesque alpine lake-Bhrigu lake and offers the surreal view of the snow carpet all around.

The best time to go for this trek is May- June and September- November.

Tosh Valley trek

Difficulty level- Easy

The trek to Tosh valley begins from Barsheni. The tough and rocky roads pave a way for this 5 km trek that will require you to climb only uphill in search of the landscapes of the river, waterfalls, green valleys and snow-covered mountains standing in pride in the backdrop. The short 45 minutes will suffice with the beautiful sceneries all around paying for the strength that you had put on the way to Tosh Valley. Best season to visit is from March to May.

You can challenge yourself more by extending your trek to Pin Parvati valley and Kheer Ganga that begins from Tash Valley.

Chandrakhani Pass trek

Difficulty level- Moderate

On the traipse to Chandrakhani pass, you will jot down the journey from Kullu valley with the magnificent view of Pir Panjal ranges, thick vegetation of pine and fir and culture of Himachal befriending you throughout. The trek of 22 km can be covered in 4-5 days. The endpoint of the trek is Chandrakhani pass which will captivate you into its world of isolation with the serene view of snow-clad mountains and the huge pasture land wearing a green carpet.

Best time to go for this trek is May-July and for those who wish to trek amidst the snow carpet, November-March would be the best time.

Pin Parvati trek

Difficulty level- Difficult

If you have ever thought of trekking to be a cakewalk, Pin Parvati trek would prove you wrong by challenging your nerves. The struggle with the moody weather, rugged mountains, and the testy climb on the freezing terrains, this trek will ask for all your strength. The 100 km trek that begins its journey from the peaceful Kullu valley requires you to dedicate 10-11 days to the Himalayan ranges. The trek may be tough but the natural beauty that will accompany you throughout will make the journey worth all the pain. The endpoint of the trek is Pin valley which will welcome you to a variety of flora and fauna, meadows that look no less than God's playground, and the mesmerizing view of mountains that will brighten up your sight. Best time to go for this trek is July to September

*Look out for the beautiful sceneries of sunrise and sunset during this trek.

*Pin Valley national park is another treat that this trek has to offer you.

Trek to the moon lake- Chandra Tal

Difficulty level- Easy

If you have always fancied the stars and beauty of nature under the moonlight, then this trek is tailored for you. The trek begins from the Batal base camp that lies at a distance of 114 km from Manali. You can take a cab to reach the base camp which will take your 5-6 hours. The short trek of 5 km can be covered in 6-7 hours. This trek will introduce you to the Hampta pass, the barren land of Lahaul and Spiti and finally the enthralling Chandra Tal which wears the best look under the full moonlight.

Best time to go for this scenic trek is from June to September when you can beat the summer heat with the chills of the Himalayan ranges.

Sar Pass trek

Difficulty level- Moderate which changes to difficult in the snowy regions

If you wish to enjoy the whole beauty of Himachal Pradesh on one single trail, then Sar Pass is your mystical tour. Somehow, this trek can please every soul with its beautiful sceneries that change its phase after every few kilometres. The trek that begins from the Israeli village of Himachal- Kasol will keep on surprising you with its moody landscapes. From the Pine and Deodar trees dotting the valley of Kasol to the rocky steep climbs, the refreshing meadows where you could pitch your tents and the snow-covered Sar Pass as the endpoint. This 48 km trek can be accomplished in 4-5 days will leave you in awe with the landscapes of Himachal Pradesh.

Best time to enjoy this adventurous trek is from May to October.

Kheer Ganga Trek

Difficulty level- Easy

Kasol is one place in Himachal Pradesh where you can escape away from the bustling life of cities. The sceneries of fierce Kheer Ganga, green Parvati valley, pleasant breeze brushing your face and the tranquillity in the ambience that you miss out in the metropolitans. Kheer Ganga trek is rounded off in the list of the easiest and most peaceful trek that Himachal has to offer. This 12 km trek that begins from the Barsheni has a lot of virgin beauty of mountains to offer. The trek can be wind up in 5-6 hours. The highest point of the trek is Kheer Ganga which welcomes you with a hot-water spring. What's better than a hot water spring to put your aching muscles to rest? Nothing!

Best time to visit is May-July

* Do not miss out the chills of Rudra Nag waterfall which falls on the trekking trail. You can have a dip in the cold waters and enjoy some light snacks that this small village has to offer.

Beas Kund

Difficulty level- Easy to Moderate

The trek that stretches from the famous Solang valley near Manali will enchant you with the beautiful water bodies of Himachal Pradesh. This traipse is suitable for all those who have just begun their adventure journey and do not wish to challenge their bodies. A short trek of 16 km can be covered in 2 days. The endpoint of the trek is the Beas Kund and the glacier that feeds the fierce water of River Beas. With the beauty of valleys of Kullu and Manali, cascading waterfalls and the grandeur of Pir Panjal ranges in the backdrop, this trek will keep you connected with nature throughout.

Best time to for this trek is May to October


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