38 BEST TREKKING PLACES IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

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June 25, 2022

38 BEST TREKKING PLACES IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

1.TRIUND TREK 

 

The Triund trek is known to be the easiest and best to start off with, even beginners can easily take this trek. Triund Hill is located in the beautiful ranges of the Dauhladhar Ranges in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh. It’s located at an altitude of about 2862m. The Triund trek offers the best of views of the Dhauladhar Mountains on one side and Kangra Valley on the other.

Trek distance: 16kms

2.KHEERGANGA

 

Located at the beautiful end of the Parvati Valley, the Kheerganga Trek is known to be one of the most calming and peaceful treks and is very famous for its scenic views and mythological significance. The Kheerganga top has an enchanting hot water spring that can be used by the trekkers to relax after the trek, there is also a Shiva temple on the top at Kheerganga that also offers some basic accommodation for the trekkers to rest there for the night. The trek is best between May and November.

Trek distance: 26kms

3.HAMPTA PASS TREK

 

Hampta Pass is at an altitude of 4,270m on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. The pass gets its name from the tiny hamlet Hampta, snuggled in the laps of the Kullu. The Hampta pass trek is known to be one of the most dramatic treks in Himachal Pradesh, this trek can be taken by people with a decent fitness record. The entire trail of Hampta Pass is dotted with dense pinewood forests, endless green meadows, rustling mountain streams, vibrant wildflowers, daunting mountains, beautiful valleys, serene lakes, and pools. Walk past the incredible views of snow-clad mountains decorated with rippling ridges and infinite stretches of green shrouded in mist.

Trek distance: 35kms

4.KHAJJIAR TREK

 

At a distance of 21 km from Dalhousie and 20 km from Chamba, Khajjiar is a beautiful hill station located in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh.  Known as the Switzerland of India, it is situated at an altitude of 1,951 m in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and is part of the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary. The best time to visit this place is during the summer.

Trek distance: 28kms

5.DAINKUND PEAK

 

The Dainkund Peak is one of the important peaks and is a very famous tourist destination in Dalhousie, the trekkers can enjoy a round view of the beautiful valleys around. Dainkund is very well known for the short treks that are great here. The name Dainkund is said to have been derived from Dain – Kund, which means Lake of the Witches. It is believed that in old days this mountain was the residence of witches.

Trek distance: 16kms

  1. BHRIGU LAKE TREK

The Bhrigu lake trek is known to be one of the most beautiful grassland treks in Himachal Pradesh. One of the famous saint’s Maharishi Bhrigu is known to have meditated here and hence the name of the is after him. The meadows here are spread like a carpet that seems to be never-ending and therefore is compared to Switzerland.

Trek distance: 26kms

  1. RAISON

Raison is a small cluster of villages on the banks of the Beas River that has vast camping grounds maintained by Himachal Pradesh Tourism. Situated at an altitude of 1433 m, Raison is well known for its camping sites and white-water river rafting. During winter the temperature falls down to 1-2°C and the summer weather is and enjoyable. Summer between March to June is the best season for outdoor activities like Rafting, Trekking, and River Crossing.

Trek distance: 16kms 

  1. BIJILI MAHADEV TEMPLE TREK

Bijli Mahadev temple is one of the sacred temples of the Himachal Pradesh state. It is located at an altitude of about 2,460 m in Kullu Valley. Bijli Mahadev Trek is one of the simplest, quickest, and most rewarding trekking places in Himachal. Once they reach the peak, the trekkers will be welcomed by unparalleled stellar views of the age-old shiva temple, a shiva linga, and a metal Trishul. One of the most unique things about the wonderful view is that the shiva linga is made completely of butter and never melts away.

Trek distance: 14kms

  1. KASOL

Kasol is a beautifully picturesque village that old traditional wooden houses with slanted stone roofs that are situated at 1640ft altitude. This tiny village is known as mini Israel due to the number of Israelites that visit this village. A mountain stream called Grahan Nallah divides the village into two parts. This stream flows into the Parvati River.  Kasol is usually the starting point of various treks that take place in Himachal Pradesh.

Trek distance:14kms

  1. TIRTHAN VALLEY TREK

Tirthan Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. The valley is located inside the Great Himalayan National Park and it has to be reached from Gushani by trek. Tirthan Valley is one of the best trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh. Gushaini is the entry point to start trekking into Tirthan valley. Tirthan valley derives its name from the Tirthan River, which originates from glaciers of the Himalayas. The Tirthan River is abundant in trout fish. The valley is situated at an altitude of 1600 m.

Trek distance: 30kms

  1. PRASHAR LAKE

Prashar Lake is a delightful lake arranged at an elevation of 2730 m in the Mandi region. Prashar Lake with blue and clear waters is held hallowed to the sage Prashar and he is respected to have pondered there. It is one of the top paths for journeying in Himachal Pradesh. Something intriguing about Parashar Lake is its drifting roundabout island that continues to change its position. This lake is taken care of by little mountain streams. Along the lake is a three-celebrated sanctuary committed to sage Prashar.

Trek distance: 14 km

 

  1. CHANDERKHANI PASS TREK

 Chanderkhani Pass is a beautiful mountain pass located in Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the best trekking destinations in Manali. Placed at an altitude of 3600 m above sea level, Chanderkhani Pass located in the middle of lush green Kullu Valley. The region has a lot of religious importance and is called the Valley of Gods. Legend has it that Jamlu, the presiding deity at Malana, opened a basket containing the gods of Kullu at the Chandrakhani Pass and incidentally a strong wind came by and blew away all the idols to the nearby peaks. 

Trek distance: 19kms

 

  1. CHANDRA TAL LAKE

It is one of the high-altitude lakes in the Himalayan region. Perched at an altitude of 4,300 meters, Chandra Tal Lake is on the Samudra Plateau which overlooks Chandra river, a source river of the Chenab. Chandratal, which means the Lake of Moon, is derived its name from its crescent shape. The Chandra Tal Lake Trek is absolute bliss for amateur trekkers and the best time to hit the tracks is from Mid June to Mid October. 

Trek distance: 15kms

  1. JOGINI WATERFALLS

The fall is formed by a stream that is merged into the Beas River downstream. Jogini Falls is situated on the Northern edge of Vashisht Village & marks the village boundary. The waterfall cascades down from a height of around 150 feet through multiple levels. There is a small pool at the base formed by the fall and visitors can take a plunge in the water and spend some time. The flow of the water is heaving in monsoons and suggested not to adventure into the water during this time. Jogini Mata temple is at the base of the waterfall. It is a sacred site to the surrounding villages.

Trek distance: 15kms

  1. BARA BHANGAL TREK

Bara Bhangal’s journey is a difficult trip that begins from the pleasant slope station of Manali, Himachal Pradesh. It is viewed as quite possibly the grandest journey in Manali just as Himachal Pradesh. Stretches from Manali to the far Kangra Valley, the Bara Bhangal journey is the bravest, exhausting, far-extended trip in the Kullu Valley. This is considered as quite possibly the most difficult just as energizing journeys in Himachal Pradesh as it extends from a rise of 2,050 meters to around 5,000 meters and haggles through tight, interesting, and rough ways which incorporate risky moraines and thick icy masses.

Trek distance: 80kms

  1. PATALSU PEAK TREK

 This peak is an ideal trekking destination in Manali. This peak screams out the beauty and yet is a very challenging trek, the trek entices a large number of trekking enthusiasts from across the country. Though the trek pushes you through some steep inclines, narrow ridges, and moraines, the summit offers unmatched views of the entire Kullu valley, Hanuman Tibba, Friendship Peak, Manali Peak, and mountains of Dhauladhar Ranges. May to June and September to mid-October are ideal for the trek as the snow level is not too high, and trails are comparatively clearer.

Trek distance: 6kms

  1. LAHESH CAVE TREK

Lahesh Cave is a Camping ground that is used by shepherds in the summers when they take their sheep to the high-altitude meadows here. It lies at an altitude of 3500 m above sea level. This is an easy to moderate trek, which can be done either from McLeod Ganj or Dharamkot, which is 2 km ahead of McLeod Ganj. Triund is the base camp for the trekkers who continue the trek to Lahesh Cave, Indrahara Pass to Bharmour. Along the way, there are many small Tea shops where one can refresh during the hike. The best time to visit Lahesh Cave is from March to May and September to December.

Trek distance: 12kms

  1. SHAILY PEAK TREK

the Shaily Peak or Shali Tibba is a mountain peak situated near Khatnol in Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the popular places to visit in Naldehra and among the top places of trekking in Shimla. Perched at an altitude of 9,423 feet, the Shaily Peak is one of the most beautiful trekking destinations near Shimla. The peak provides a 360-degree magnificent view of Shimla, Mashobra, Kufri, Fagu, and Narkanda. It looks exceptionally stunning during the sunrise and the sunset. 

Trek distance: 16kms

  1. KARERI LAKE

Kareri Lake, also known as Kumarwah Lake, is a high-altitude lake south of the Dhauladhar range in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Kareri Lake is situated at an altitude of 3100 m and is a freshwater lake. Snow melting from the Dhauladhar range serves as the source of the lake and a stream, Nylund is the outflow.  The lake remains frozen from early December to early April. 

Trek distance: 8kms

  1. SHIKARI DEVI TEMPLE

Shikari Devi Temple is a Hindu shrine located near Janjehli in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an elevation of 3359 m, the Shikari Devi temple is located atop Sikhari Devi Peak, the highest peak of the Mandi district. It is believed that the temple has been existing since the time of Mahabharata. It has been observed that even though the temple has no roof, no snow is spotted inside the temple during winters when the entire region around this temple is covered up to several feet by snow.

Trek distance: 16kms

 

  1. BIR BILLING TREK

Bir is a village located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Bir Billing is famous as the Paragliding capital of the world and attracts paraglider pilots from all over the world. The first Paragliding World Cup of India was hosted in Bir Billing in the year 2015. Since then, the village continues to host periodic international competitions and events. One can trek to this place and also have some adventure along with the wonderful trek to Bir Billing.

Trek distance:18kms

 

  1. KANRUNAG LAKE 

Kamru Nag Lake is a sacred lake located in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at the top of the mountain ridge of Kamru valley, it is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Himachal and among the best places to visit in Mandi. There is no direct road to the lake and hence needs to trek and it’s an easy to moderate level trek.

Trek distance: 14kms

 

  1. DHENASAR LAKE

Dehnasar Lake is a high-altitude freshwater lake located in Himachal Pradesh. Situated in Barot valley, it is one of the sacred lakes in Himachal Pradesh. Lies at an altitude of 4,280 m (14,040 ft), Dehnasar Lake, or Dansar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. The lake is frozen for almost nine months and the best time to visit is from July to September which is considered as the peak period when a lot of travelers and pilgrims visit this place. Temporary accommodations and tents are raised near the lake during the pilgrimage season.

Trek distance: 24kms

 

  1. KHARAPATHAR TREK

 Kharapathar is a small village situated at an altitude of 8,770 ft. This place is known for its scenic beauty and several trekking trails. Kharapathar derived its name from a huge egg-shaped rock. Kharapathar is a perfect leisure destination. It is surrounded by apple orchards and lush green forests. It’s a hotspot for travelers to Shimla and is beautiful at all times of the year.

Trek distance: 12kms

  1. BEAS KUND TREK

 Beas Kund is a holy lake where Rishi Vyas took his daily bath. River Beas originates from here. This tiny lake of Beas Kund situated at the higher and upper valley of Solang. Which is the heart of winter and summer games in Manali. On a clear day, you can sight the magnificent Pir Pangal Range from Beas Kund. The best season for Beas Kund trekking is March to October, while April & May is the peak season. This is an enjoyable and moderate-level trek. The trek is easy and ideal for beginners, no prior trekking experience is required to do this trek.

Trek distance: 30kms

  1. DEO TIBBA TREK

The elegant Deo Tibba at an altitude of 6000 m is situated southeast of Manali town and above Jagatsukh village on the Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. Deo Tibba trek is a pleasant trek that takes you to the grazing pastures of the Gaddi shepherds and the emerald blue waters of the Chandertal Lake (4,480 m) with magnificent views of Deo Tibba peak and its huge hanging glaciers. This trek is best taken overnight and best during the summer months.

Trek distance: 16km

  1. ROHTANG PASS TREK

Rohtang Pass is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Pangal Range of the Himalayas. It is a gateway to Lahaul, Spiti, Pangi, and Leh valley just as Zojila pass is a gateway to Ladakh. There is a beautiful sight of glaciers, peaks, and the Chandra River flows down in the Lahaul valley. The pass is on the watershed between the water basins of the Chenab River and the Beas River.

Trek distance: 20kms

 

  1. SOLANG VALLEY TREK

Solang Valley is situated between Solang village and Beas Kund. It offers panoramic views of the surrounding snowcapped mountains and glaciers. It lies at a height of 8500 ft above sea level and covered with green dense forests. Solang Valley is about 9 km from Manali, and your route will give you views of the Kullu Valley and the Beas river below. The Solang Valley trek takes you through pine forests and over rocky trails, and past the ancient villages of Shang and Burua, where you’ll get a glimpse of rural Himachali life. 

Trek distance: 26kms

 

  1. INDRAHAR PASS TREK

Indrahar is a mountain pass in the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas, and the hike to this place offers splendid scenery. Start walking uphill from either Bhagsunag or Dharamkot, and tread through deodar forests up to the temple of Galu Devta. Ahead, the ascent becomes steeper and the vegetation along the way changes to that of rhododendrons and oaks. Keep walking on a ridge to reach a lush meadow, called Triund, for an overnight stay in tents. At dawn, recommence the Indrahar Pass trekking trip by hiking further uphill.

Trek distance: 12kms

 

  1. PIN PARVATI TREK

Parvati Pin Pass is one of the most beautiful natural passages in the state of Himachal Pradesh near Kullu and Manali. The Pin Parvati Trek soon picked up as one of the most popular adventure activities. Located at the height of 5,319 meters above sea level, this mountain pass is near Himachal Pradesh and connects Parvati Valley to Kullu on the Spiti side. People seeking adventure often choose this exciting trek opportunity to witness the snow-capped Himalayas that offers an enchanting experience.

 

  1. LAKA GLACIER TREK

Starting from the colorful markets of Mcleodganj to the white Laka Glacier, this Laka Glacier Trek ascending 3200 meters above sea level whisks you away to a high altitude pasture nestled in midst of dense forests and mountains. This snow-covered trail is accessible any time between March to December. As the monsoon approaches and the snow starts to melt, the glacier begins retreating and by June, only remnants of the glacier remain. Witness the glacier in all its glory between March to June and explore the true, unspoiled beauty of nature.

Trek distance: 12kms

 

  1. SAR PASS TREK

 Starting from Kasol, the Sar pass trek takes you through thick pine forests, beautiful alpine meadows, quaint villages, snow-covered mountains, and some of the most splendid landscapes making it one of the best treks for beginners. On one of the days of the trek, you will pass by a small frozen lake from which the Sar Pass trek gets its name. The total trek distance is 48 km. Close to a height of 14000 ft, the view from the pass is that of the majestic mountains of Parvati valley. The trek is blessed with varied terrain and breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains giving you a very thrilling and enriching experience.

Trek distance: 50kms

 

  1. BHABA PASS TREK

The pass lies at an altitude of 15,200 ft. and connects the contrasting valleys of Kinnaur and Spiti in Himachal. One of the most alluring treks in the Himachal region, the Bhaba Pass trek unfolds a new mystery at every turn and provides you with all the thrills and adventures you are looking for in this trek. Though, the trek is not a very challenging one but, it still requires a good understanding of snow conditions and a fair amount of physical fitness. To reach the pass, you will have to be mentally prepared to cross gurgling rivers, climb steep and snowy slopes, walk-on glacial beds and pass through narrow gorges and rocky moraines.

Trek distance: 51kms

34.MALANA TREK

This place instantly conjures up snow-glazed mountain peaks, valleys, picturesque waterfalls, and gushing streams. And Malana village exemplifies this! At an altitude of 9500 feet, Malana is a small self-governed village with distinctive customs. One will be amazed to know the magnitude of its distinctiveness. Set amongst the Chandrakhani and Deotibba mountain peaks, amidst the verdant green, snow-covered Parvathi valley, Malana offers a refreshing trekking attraction and a peek into the lives of the people in this village. Since Malana experiences extreme winters, the ideal time to take up this short trek and enjoy the pleasant vista would be during the winters.

Trek distance: 10kms

 

35.CHURDHAR TREK

Churdhar Peak is located in the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh. Also called Churi Chandni, meaning “mountain in bangles of snow”, one gets to witness amazing snow-clad ranges and peaks of Badrinath and Kedarnath. This is a famous trekking haven, because of the well-defined trails. The north face of the mountain is covered with snow for almost six months and the peak is hardly higher than the east-west ridgeline bifurcating the rivers Giri and Tons.

Trek distance: 32kms

 

36.KANAMO PASS TREK

At about 5974 meters above sea level, Kanamo is the highest mountain in the Spiti Valley. Still, it is one of those peaks that can be climbed without hardcore mountaineering knowledge or experience. The trip begins from Kaza – the administrative center of the valley and it will first take you to the famous Ki Monastery. See the incredible wall paintings here, and later drive towards the village of Kibber. Located at an altitude of approximately 14200 feet, Kibber is one of the highest permanently inhabited human settlements on earth.

Trek distance: 15kms

 

37.KANGRA VALLEY TREK

The Kangra valley is situated holds the Jalsu peak and is one of the most beautiful peaks in that valley. This valley acts as the house for many of the major treks and has various sightseeing places in and around the valley. The best time to visit this place is during the summers as there isn’t too much snow and one can see the lush greenery around.

Trek distance: 10kms

 

38.KALIHANI PASS TREK

Kalihani Pass located in the Dhauladhar Range of Himachal Pradesh is as pristine as a trek can be. Climbing to a massive height of 4800 M (15,748 FT), the trek gives you panoramic views of the Mt. Deo Tibba and Mt. Indrasan of the Pir Panjal range and the Bara Bhangal region of the Dhauladhar range. This place is best during winters for the amazing snow view all around.

Trek distance: 12kms

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