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Pin Parvati Trek, Himachal Pradesh

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains - Sunrise View From Pin Parvati Pass Basecamp

About Pin Parvati Pass Trek :

The trail is wrapped in a lush green forest and in mighty green valleys. An alternate passage to the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, the Pin Parvati Pass trek is one of the most enthralling and challenging trekking trails in India.

Mantalai, known for its age-old Lord Shiva temple and the charming lake, is the jovial host during the trek to Pin Parvati camp. Manali, with plenty of trekking options, comes up with the best in its kit, which is the Pin Parvati Trek, leading the trekker up to 17457 feet in height. This trek will take you on a journey to heaven and prevent you from returning to your chaotic city life.

Quick Facts About the Pin Parvati Pass Trek :

  • Duration: 10D/9N
  • Maximum Altitude:  17,457 ft
  • Pin Parvati valley trek difficulty level: Difficult
  • Pin Parvati trek distance:  110 km
  • Temperature: Day: 16°C to 20°C and Night: 0°C to 4°C
  • Pin Parvati trek best time: July to September.
  • ATM: Manali has the last ATM point before your trek begins.
  • Start Point of the Pin Parvati Valley Trek: Barshani, near Kasol
  • End Point of the Pin Parvati Valley Trek: Kaza.

How to Reach Barshani:

  • By Air: To reach Pin Parvati Trek by air, you need to fly to Kullu-Manali Airport. Once you’re at the airport, you can take a taxi or bus to reach Manali. The distance from the airport is 50 kilometres and will take around 1 hour 20 minutes to reach. Once in Manali, you can arrange a private vehicle or local transport to reach the starting point of the trek which is Barshaini. It will take 3 hours to reach Manali.
  • By Train: If coming by train, arrive at Joginder Nagar Railway Station in Himachal. From there, you can take a taxi to Bhuntar which will cover a distance of 96 kilometres in 3 hours. Once at Bhuntar, you can take a taxi or bus to reach Manali. From Manali, you can reach via bus to Barshaini Village, the starting point of the Pin Parvati Trek itinerary, which will take 3 hours to reach.
  • By Road: You can reach Pin Parvati Trek by road from Delhi or Chandigarh. The most convenient way to reach Manali is via NH44. From Delhi, Manali is 505 kilometres and will take around 10 hours to reach. From Chandigarh, Manali is 272 kilometres and will take 6 hours to reach. Once at Manali, drive to Bhuntar village near Manikaran.

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Triund Trek 2022, Mcleodganj | Book @ ₹967 Only!

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Start/End Point:  Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand

Start/End Time: 09:000   AM (Day1) & 12:00 PM (Day2)

Camp Location:  Leta/Mana village Village (2.5 km before Triund) About Triund:

- Triund is the easiest Himalayan trek. With breathtaking views of the Kangra valley and the snow covered Dhauladhar ranges, it is also very picturesque.

- Triund is the ideal destination for those seeking a hassle-free taste of trekking in the Himalayas. The trek can easily be done over a weekend.

- The trail to Triund is short but steep. The steep climb is well-compensated by refreshing walks amongst rhododendron and oak trees. There are also various songbirds in the forests along the trail which make it a birdwatcher’s delight.

About the Triund Trek:

- Get a chance to witness the many small hamlets and stream through the trek to Triund. - Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Dhauladhar ranges on one side and Kangra valley on the other - Enjoy camping at a high summit and the clear night sky under the billions of stars.  - Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends and the other trekkers in Alpine tents on double/triple sharing basis. - Trek through some of the most beautiful forests of alpine and fir, Rhododendron and Oak. - Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your Triund trek. - Also, taste the local cuisine of this region while you head out for the trek to Triund. Quick Facts:

How to reach the campsite?

You have to report at Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand which is the starting point of the trek and it is around 3 km from Mcleodganj. Many local transports and private cabs are available from Mcleodganj to reach Bhagsu Nag.

Note:  If the snow at the top of base camp is beyond the operator's control, the camping for the day will be organized in Dharamkot instead.

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Beas Kund Trek, Manali

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About the Beas Kund Trek:

Embark on an enthralling trekking expedition with this Beas Kund Trek that lets you traverse through the lush green grasslands and tall mountains of this scenic location, Manali. Soothe your senses with the views of the picturesque lake through which the river Beas emerges and spot a contrasting sight of the crystal clear waters of the river, based amidst the eye-catching mountain peaks of Pir Panjal.

Conquer the mighty mountains of Himachal Pradesh and reach an altitude of 3,810 meters to catch glimpses of summit views of big mountains of Manali like Friendship Peak, Shitidhar, Ladakhi, and Hanuman Tibba.

Besides, you can treat your eyes with the rare glimpses of Mt Indrasen, Deo Tibba, and more such peaks from the Pir Panjal range, if you are fortunate enough. Enjoy a delightful camping session during the thrilling trekking expedition, when you spend the chilly night stargazing at the vast expanse of star-studded night skies in your tent.

Beas Kund Trek Quick Facts:

  • Beas Kund Trek Distance : 16 km
  • Beas Kund Trek Height: 12,772 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
  • Electricity: There will be no electricity at the campsite on the trek.
  • ATM: Manali is the last point where you will get ATM
  • Start Point/End Point:  Beas Kund Trek starts from Old Manali and ends at Solang Valley
  • Start Time/End Time:  The trek starts at 10:00 AM (Day 1) and ends around 2:00 PM (Day 3).

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Hampta Pass Trek, Manali

Hampta Pass Trek

About Hampta Pass Trekking

Trekking through breathtaking Hampta Pass is a one-of-a-kind experience journey through the unparalleled beauty of Himachal Pradesh. Begin from the lush green valleys of Manali, and ascend through towering forests, crossing gurgling streams and picturesque meadows. 

The highlight of the trek is reaching the stunning Chandratal Lake, a tranquil oasis located amidst towering mountains. By availing of the thoughtfully crafted Hampta Pass trek package, you can pass by quaint villages, pristine waterfalls, and diverse flora and fauna which make the experience a truly remarkable one. 

Quick facts about Hampta Pass Trekking:

Start Point/End Point: Manali Base Camp

Duration: 4 Nights & 5 Days

Hampta Pass Trek Height: 14,100ft

Hampta Pass Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate 

Trekking Distance:  35kms

Best time to do Hampta Pass Trek: Mid June - September

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Prashar Lake Trek, Himachal

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About The Prashar Lake Trek:

Prashar Lake Trek in Kullu is a beautiful journey with nature and culture. This trek takes you to a stunning Prashar Lake. It is situated at an altitude of 8,960 feet (2,730 m). It also rewards you with stunning views of the mountains like Dhauladhar, Pir Pranjal, and Kinnaur ranges.

The trek path goes through green fields, forests of pine and oak, and quaint villages. The Prashar Lake has crystal-clear waters and has a floating island. The island moves in different seasons, which is really cool to see.

During the trek, you’ll also visit the Prashar Rishi Temple. It dates back to the 13th century and you can marvel at its pagoda-style architecture.

This trek is not too difficult and it is perfect for both beginners and seasoned trekkers. The trek is 16 kilometres long and takes around 8 hours to complete. Prashar Lake Trek also offers camping opportunities near the lake for a truly immersive experience.

Start Point/End Point: Panarsa

Start Time: 9:00 AM On Day 1

End Time: 3:30 PM Day 2

Prashar Lake Trek Package Inclusions:

  • Stay: Dome tents on sharing basis
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Highly experienced guide
  • Activities: Trekking & Camping

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For those of you who are planning to conquer the Himalayan Mountains, then trek to Kareri lake is a great option for you. located at an elevation of about 2,950 meters in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.  This glacial Kareri lake trek will take you through a journey of the most scenic views. Trek through the lush green forest filled with chir and chilgoza pines as you continue your trek.  The endpoint is feasible to take the private cabs to reach Mcleodganj. This trek is also a favorite among the shutterbugs and the nature lovers who can spend some time close to nature while clicking their best shots.

Quick Facts About Kareri Lake Trek :

Maximum Altitude: 9,650 Ft.

Temperature: 8°C to 20°C

Start Time: 09:00 AM

Kareri Lake Trek Difficulty Level:- Easy To Moderate

Approx Trekking Km:- 26 Kms (To & FRO)

Stay during Kareri Lake Trek Himachal:

Stay in Alpine/ Dome tents on double/triple/quad sharing basis.

Meals during Kareri Lake Trek Himachal:

Lunch from day 1 till the breakfast of day 3 (All the meals are included, veg meals will be provided)

How to Reach:

The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport at Dharamshala about 20 km away. The Main Square is the epicenter of McLeodganj Town which is surrounded by most of the Hotels, the start point can easily be reached through convenient public and private transportation from here.

Note: This Kareri Lake trek can be availed on every Weekend. Open even for Solo travelers as well. Send the inquiry for more available dates.

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About  Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek: For the ones who are planning how to make your vacation special, this Deo Tibba trek is the perfect option for you. This six-day trek starts from Manali and takes you through several moraines, wild forests, and steep climbs. Deo Tibba Base Camp trek is one of the most picturesque treks in the Himachal region which offers landscapes ranging from alpine forests, meadows (locally known as thatch), waterfalls, moraines and a high altitude lake with blue water known as mini-Chandratal (4480m).  About  Deo Tibba Base Camp: The Deo Tibba Trek offers great view of snow-clad peaks of Deo Tibba (6001m) and Indrasan (6220m) along with the glaciers of Jagatsukh and Deo Tibba. If the idea of trekking to Deo Tibba brings out the vision of scenic mountains and lush meadows and beautiful peaks, then you have indeed landed up at the right place. Chikka, Seri, Tainta, and mini Chandra Tal are the scenic destinations of your trek which give you ample time to observe the purest form of nature abundant with alpine flowers, the glimpses of the famous peaks, the rivulets and the popular Ravi River. Camping amidst the landscapes will be an entertaining option as well to sleep under the sky looking at the twinkling stars.  Also, for the shutterbugs and the nature lovers, this trek is just another heaven. The sterile scenery in the upper regions and the green valley below make the trail awe-inspiring. Spend some time staring at the distant peaks or just admire the stunning waterfall you will definitely fall in love with this Deo Tibba trek. Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek with Hampta Pass Highlights:

- Get a chance to witness the many small hamlets and stream through the trek.  Feast your eyes as you witness the beauty of the whole region from the top

- Enjoy camping at a high summit and the clear night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.

- Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron, and Oak.

- Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.

- Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the magnificent snow-capped mountains of the Pir Panjal range of Himalayan Mountains.

- And also meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.

- Also, taste the local cuisine of this region while you head out for this trek. Quick Facts About  Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek:

Temperature:  10 to 15 degrees in the morning and -2 to 5 degrees at night

Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek Distance:   75km

Maximum Altitude:  14,000ft

Deo Tibba Trek Difficulty Level:  Moderate 

Base Camp:  Khanol

Railway Station:  Jogindernagar railway station is the nearest railway station from to Manali.

Airport:  Bhuntar Airport, Kullu

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Popularly known as the trekker's paradise, Chandratal Lake is reckoned as the most charismatic lake situated in the laps of Himalayas. This enticing lake is perched on the Samudra Tapu plateau which lies in close proximity to Chandra river. Situated at an altitude of 4300 meters, Chandratal offers the most splendid views of the Spiti region. If you're planning a trip to the Himalayas, don't miss out on including Chandratal Lake in your Spiti Valley Tour.The lake is crescent-shaped, and that is how it got its name. If you are looking for a perfect blend of adventure and laidback holidays, there could not be a better site to kickstart your journey than Chandratal. The road to Chandratal lake takes you through treacherous trails of Batal which will set your adrenaline pumping.Discover the beauty of Spiti on a trip from Delhi, where you'll find the stunning Chandratal Lake, offering a peaceful retreat amidst the mountains. With a Spiti tour package from Delhi, cherish unforgettable moments by the tranquil shores of Chandratal Lake.On your way, you will also get to climb the glaciers between Kunzum pass and Rohtang Pass. This mesmerizing site has much folklore attached to itself but what lures its visitors is its turquoise blue water, majestic mountains and serene surroundings which make it an apt place for camping. Sprawled over an area of 2.5 kilometers, Chandratal sees a massive influx of travelers during the summer months.In the winter months, this place majorly remains in the bucket list of adventure enthusiasts who want to push past their limits.

Rohtang Pass

If you are planning a trip to the picturesque valleys near Kullu and Manali, Rohtang Pass must be on your itinerary. The popular vistas point is well known for its unparalleled natural beauty and is one of the most essential attraction points in the region. The pass is located just 50 km away from the main town, and is easily accessible by road. One of the major attractions of Rohtang La is that it is one of the highest passes in the Himalayas. Located at a staggering height of 3978 meters above sea level, the pass offers some of the most pristine views of the Himalayas you will ever get to sea.As your car climbs on the Manali-Keylong road on your way to Rohtang La, you will see a dramatic change in the scenery around you, and the stunning landscape will leave you breathless. In fact, the mesmerizing beauty of the route and the pass is so spectacular that it has been featured in many Bollywood blockbusters ranging from Jab We Met to Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani. Explore this breathtaking destination with our exclusive Manali Tour Packages.For people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and curl up with a cup of tea in the middle of unparalleled natural splendor, Rohtang La offers one of the best options. As your car climbs up the road, the weather will get colder and you won’t be able to help but admire the chilling and dramatic beauty of this place. Clear blue skies, fluffy snow-covered mountain peaks, and sprawling landscapes – who can resist such natural wonders? The otherworldly and spectacular Rohtang La pass needs to be seen to be believed.

Solang Valley

Besides admiring its unmissable picturesque landscapes, people also visit Solang Valley to enjoy various winter sports. Adventure enthusiasts love skiing in the pure, driven snow here, and when the winters ease off a little, you can also try zorbing and paragliding.The views of the place from the open sky as you paraglide through the valley are truly indescribable and need to be witnessed to be believed. If you really want to get a full dose of the pristine beauty of this valley, try camping here amidst its lush green meadows.You can also try other adventure sports like quad biking and snowmobiling in Solang Valley. For the true thrill chasers, there is Solang Ropeway – a state of the art cabin to enjoy the sweeping views of the valley. However, if you are traveling with family, there are several places you can check out too.The Great Himalayan National Park, Kothi, and Rohtang Pass make for very interesting sightseeing places. Whether you go to Solang Valley with friends or family, there is a lot to explore and enjoy here. Whether you're on a solo adventure or a family trip, Solang Valley, included in your Shimla Manali tour package, promises endless exploration and enjoyment amidst its natural splendor.

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There are a Lot of adventures out there, run towards it…

An adventurer is an extraordinary soul. He or she will always look for exciting adventures in travel. Normal sightseeing will just make their day monotonous as by heart they are always enthusiastic and energetic to explore and try new things.

For these souls, India has numerous places with a lot of adventures to make their holidays exciting and thrilling. Himachal Pradesh is one such place, where one can get the chill and grill vibes in fascinating adventures.

Himachal Pradesh is a land of all seasons and all reasons and each season has its own beauty but it looks most beautiful in winters. In fact, Himachal Pradesh is one of the best winter destinations to visit in India. ‘Him’ in Himachal means snow and ‘achal’ means land, Himachal Pradesh is a land of snow.

The land of this beautiful state is a perfect fit for trekking as it has the highest mountains in the world. Numerous low scrublands, paddy fields, mountain paths, flowing streams, deep woods make some of the most challenging paths to indulge in these thrilling treks. If you are planning an adventurous vacation in India, you must visit Himachal Pradesh once in a lifetime.

In this blog we are going to mention some of the best winter treks of Himachal Pradesh for an amazing adventurous holiday in India.

Triund Winter Trek

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Triund Winter Trek Himachal

If you are looking for a weekend trek from Delhi or Chandigarh, Triund Winter Trek is one of the most popular winter weekend treks to enjoy in India. The interesting fact about the trek is that it can be enjoyed by beginners who have no prior experience in Trekking. In this trekking tour, the breathtaking vistas of Dhauladhar Ranges and stunning Kangra Valley will seduce your senses. Forests of Rhododendron and Oak trees will gaze at you in bliss. Sweet chirping of birds will soothe your ears. For photographers, the stunning sunset views will be awesome. Picturesque views and the thrill to explore the unknown will bring excitement to this journey. It is indeed one of the best winter treks to enjoy winter holidays in India.

  • Trek Level- Easy
  • Duration of the Trek – 2 days

Highlights of Triund Trek

  • Delightful views of Lofty Dhauladhar Ranges and Stunning Kangra Valley
  • Enchanting forests of Oak, Deodar and Rhododendron
  • Inderahara Point on Mt Dhauladhar
  • Visit here in January if you are a snowfall lover.

How to Reach?

You can reach Triund either from Mcloedganj or Dharamshala, you can easily get buses or Taxis to reach here. Gaggal Airport is the nearest airport which is just 10km from Dharamshala if you are coming by air.

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Kasol- Kheerganga Winter Trek

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Kasol- Kheerganga Trek is one of the most soul- pleasing winter trekking destinations to enjoy in Himachal Pradesh. Located amidst the gorgeous Parvati valley in Kullu district, Kheerganga magnificent landscape offers blissful Himalayan terrains surrounded by snow-capped Peaks which is a treasure trove for trekking enthusiasts. Numerous stunning waterfalls like Rudra Nag will come on your way in this trekking tour. The scenic remote villages like Kalga and Pulga will give you soul soothing vistas for photography. The soothing hot springs of Kheerganga have therapeutic properties which will fine tune your toil -weary spirit. The Terrain of Kheerganga has always lured the tourists from different corners of the world and satiated their adrenaline desires for an amazing trekking holiday.

  • Trek Level – Easy

Highlights of Kheerganga Trek

  • Scenic remote villages of Himachal Pradesh to get useful insights on the culture of the people living there.
  • Hot springs of Kheerganga
  • Splendid waterfalls. The most prominent one is a serpent shaped Rudra Nag Waterfall.
  • Mind-boggling snow-capped Himalayan Peaks

From Delhi you can easily get buses to reach Manali and from there you can head to Kasol. From Kasol you will be moving forward to Manikaran and then to Barsheni. Walk till Tosh or get a bus for Tosh. The journey of Kheerganga will start from Tosh.

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Kareri Lake Winter Trek Himachal

In the gorgeous town of Dharamshala you will get to enjoy the scenic trekking trail of Kareri Lake . It is one of the most popular winter treks in India. Steep and gradual ascent makes this trek a little difficult for beginners but they can still do it. This trek offers awesome views of scenic Pine forests.  Rocky grasslands and shepherd villages will compel you to be lost in the seduction of nature. There is a scenic lake on the way – Nyund Nallah which will rejuvenate your soul and refresh your mind. From straight roads to river crossings, this trek will make your trekking holidays in Himachal Pradesh the most memorable one.

  • Trek Level – Moderate
  • Trek Duration – 2 days

Highlights of Kareri Lake Trek

  • Narrow terrains, whirly passes, scenic meadows, gorgeous rock grasslands will blow your heart away.
  • Kareri Lake is a Bird watcher’s paradise
  • Beautiful town of Mcleod Ganj
  • Scenic beauty of Kareri Lake
  • Awesome Bleni and Minkiani Pass
  • Stunning lofty Dhauladhar Range

From Dharamshala you will get taxis and buses to reach Kareri village. It will take 1-2 hour to reach Kareri Village. From Kareri village you will be able to reach Kareri Lake via Kareri Village camp.

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Prashar Lake Winter Trek Himachal

The blue water lake amidst the stunning Dhauladhar Ranges in Kullu Valley is one of the best winter trekking destinations to explore in Himachal Pradesh. Mesmerizing vistas of forests and stunning rivulets, scenic villages and breathtaking views of Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar and Kinnaur mountain ranges will gaze you with a smile.  It is a best trek for nature lover and solace seeker not only because it offers scenic views but also offers tranquility and serenity in abundance to refresh your soul. There is a temple of Parashar Rishi next to the lake to fine tune your spirit. During winter Parashar lake is partially frozen and the entire landscape is covered in a thick blanket of snow.

  • Trek Level- 2 days
  • Trek Duration – Easy to Moderate

Highlights of Prashar Lake Trek

  • Blissful Dhauladhar Range
  • Stunning Rhododendron and Oak forests
  • Shops of Til
  • Lush green meadows
  • Gorgeous views of Kap Chuli, Friendship peak, Mukila, Ali Ratni Tibba
  • Man Hill, Hanuman Tibba, Sikar Beh, Mukar Beh, Manali peak.
  • Mind- boggling Prashar Lake and serene Prashar Rishi Temple
  • Breathtaking Papsura and Dharmasura Mountains

You have to reach Mandi for Prashar lake Trek. From Mandi you have to reach Baggi village through the woods. In winters, either trek or drive till the last point and hike the rest of the journey to Prashar by road. You can also go by bus as regular buses operate from Mandi for Prashar Lake.

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Pin Parvati Winter Trek Himachal

Pin Parvati Winter Trek is one of the most challenging winter trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh. A lot of adventure, beauty in abundance and fun will accompany you in this trekking tour. Pin Parvati Winter trek offers mind blowing traverses, verdant forests and lush green meadows of the scenic Parvati Valley. It is challenging because of its rich biodiversity. In this trekking tour you will come across lush green meadows, dry and cold mountain deserts of Spiti, Buddhist villages and alpine meadows, uncountable waterfalls, high-altitude lakes and glaciers and scenic Parvati Valley. If you are a seasoned trekker, Pin Parvati Winter Trek would be one of the most soul-pleasing and thrilling winter treks for you.

  • Trek Level – Difficult
  • Trek Duration – 12 days

Highlights of Pin Parvati Winter Trek

  • Scenic Pulley Bridge at Tunda Bhuj
  • Marshlands of Mantalai
  • Alpine meadows of Odi Thach
  • Dense forests near Kheerganga
  • Scenic Glaciers
  • Hot springs of Parvati Valley
  • Dry mountain deserts of Spiti
  • Charming Buddhist villages

Pin Parvati Winter Trek starts from Kaza. To reach Kaza you have to reach Manali. From Manali you will get a bus to reach Kaza, the journey would take around 10-12 hours.

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Beas Kund Winter Trek Himachal

Beas Kund Trek is one of the most popular winter treks in Himachal which will lead you to the origin point of river Beas and many ancient glaciers that surround it. The fascinating water body surrounded by the magnificent Pir Panjal Range looks extremely stunning. Cascading waterfalls and the settlements surrounding makes this place delightfully chaotic yet sublime. It is said that Sage Vyas used to take daily baths in this river. The scenic views of lofty mountains, mesmerizing lake and lush greenery definitely makes this place one of the most enchanting trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Trek Level – Easy to Moderate
  • Trek Duration- 4 days

Highlights of Beas Kund Trek

  • Lofty Ladakhi Peak, Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar and Friendship Peak, Mt Indrasen, Deo Tibba will delight your soul.
  • Pine Forests and mountains of scenic Solang Valley
  • Gorgeous streams and the blissful Beas River
  • Breathtaking campsite of Lohali surrounded by lofty mountains
  • Lady Leg, summit camp of Friendship Peak
  • Grasslands of Bakarthach and Dhundhi.
  • Solang Nallah and Manu Temple

From Solang Nallah you have to trek to Dhundhi and camp at Bakarthach. From Bakarthach you have to trek to Beas Kund and after an overnight stay at Bakarthach camp, head back to Dhundhi.

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Hampta Pass Winter Trek Himachal

Hampta Pass is a colorful palette of verdant forests, scenic grasslands, gorgeous valley of flowers, barren stretches and rugged terrains which makes it one of the most alluring and thrilling winter Trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. You will be spellbound to see the snow-covered mountains, vast barren stretches and beautiful rugged terrains of Lahaul and Spiti, Stunning Oak, Birch and Maple trees. The dramatic pass crossings will elevate your excitement to a whole new level. You will walk through a gorge decked in snow and tall cliffs and flowers and dense grasslands in Shera Goru will blow your heart away. The beauty of Hampta Pass is so blissful that’s why it is one of the favorite treks for honeymoon couples.

Trek Level- Easy to Moderate

Trek Duration- 6 days

Highlights of Hampta Pass

  • Pristine alpine like Chandratal
  • Scenic Apple Orchards and Deodar Forests
  • Mesmerizing Jwara Campsite, Balu Ka Ghera and Shera Goru
  • Narrow valleys decked in Ice
  • Stunning snow passes of Lahaul
  • Stunning snow-covered mountains, barren stretches and rugged terrains
  • Valley of flowers
  • Rare Himalayan Birds and variety of floras
  • Glacial valleys and waterways

You have to reach Bhuntar Airport to reach Hampta Pass. From Bhuntar you will get a taxi or a cab to reach Jobra Base Camp. From Jobra Base camp you can start your trek for Hampta Pass. This trial will offer lush green landscapes, hairpin bends and lots of adventures.  You can get overnight buses from Delhi to Manali for Hampta Pass Trek.

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Q. what are the top winter tourist destinations to visit in himachal pradesh.

Top winter tourist destinations to visit in Himachal Pradesh are –

  • Kullu- Manali
  • Dharamshala

Q. What are the things to carry for Trekking activity in Himachal Pradesh?

Some of the guidelines to follow before doing Trekking are -

  • The things to carry for Trekking activity in Himachal Pradesh are-
  • You need good Trekking shoes whether you are a beginner trekker or an expert.
  • On a high-altitude trek you need layers to protect yourself from cold. (Light fleece layers, sweater and padded jackets are must)
  • Sun glasses, sand caps, synthetic hand gloves, woolen caps and socks are very important to carry on a trek.
  • Personal medical and toilet kit are very essential items to keep when you are planning for trekking.
  • You need to carry important documents like ID proof, medical certificate etc.

Q. What are some other winter treks to do in Himachal Pradesh?

Some other top winter treks to do in Himachal Pradesh are -

  • Lamadugh Winter Trek
  • Thachi Valley Trek
  • Indrahar Pass
  • Bijli Mahadev Trek
  • Chandrakhani Pass Winter Trek

Q. What are the top adventure sports in Himachal Pradesh apart from Trekking?

Tips for winter holidays in India –

The top adventure sports in Himachal Pradesh apart from Trekking are -

  • River Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Ice Skating
  • Jeep Safari
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Ice- skiing
  • Heli- Skiing

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10 Best Treks in Himachal That You Can Do in Winters

Himachal Pradesh, characterized by its rugged terrain and breathtaking Himalayan vistas, beckons trekkers with its allure throughout the year. Yet, it undergoes a remarkable transformation during the winter months, evolving into a pristine winter wonderland that promises a truly enchanting trekking experience. 

For the adventure aficionados seeking thrilling escapades amid snow-capped peaks, Himachal Pradesh emerges as an unparalleled destination. Here, we unveil the ten most splendid winter treks that showcase the state’s ethereal beauty in its snow-covered splendor. From novice trekkers to seasoned mountaineers, these trails offer something for everyone, providing a unique opportunity to explore the serene and magical landscapes of Himachal Pradesh under a blanket of snow.

Hampta Pass Trek:

Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek is a captivating journey that begins from Manali in Himachal Pradesh. It’s known for its diverse landscapes, starting with lush green valleys and gradually transitioning into snow-covered terrain. Trekkers cross the Hampta Pass, reaching an altitude of around 14,000 feet, and are rewarded with breathtaking views of the Lahaul Valley. The moderate level of difficulty makes it accessible to many, and the trek can be completed in 4-5 days. It’s an ideal choice for those looking to explore the stunning Himalayan scenery without extremely challenging terrain.

Sar Pass Trek:

Sar Pass Trek

Sar Pass Trek is an exhilarating adventure in the Parvati Valley, also commencing from Manali. The highlight of this trek is reaching Sar Pass, which stands at an elevation of approximately 13,800 feet. Trekkers encounter mesmerizing landscapes, dense forests, and charming villages along the way. Sar Pass is often adorned with snow during the winter months, adding to the thrill of the journey. With a moderate level of difficulty, this trek is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty and adventure.

Beas Kund Trek:

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Nestled in the Solang Valley near Manali, the Beas Kund Trek is a splendid choice for novice trekkers. This trail unfolds with awe-inspiring vistas of snow-draped peaks and frozen lakes. As you meander through lush forests and picturesque meadows, you’ll eventually reach the pristine Beas Kund Lake, a sacred source of the Beas River. It’s a perfect initiation into the world of trekking, offering nature’s beauty in its purest form.

Chandrakhani Pass Trek:

Commencing from Naggar, the Chandrakhani Pass Trek leads adventurers through dense forests and enchanting villages. The pinnacle of this trek is the exhilarating crossing of Chandrakhani Pass, granting panoramic views of the Parvati and Kullu Valleys. Beyond its natural splendor, the trek also immerses trekkers in the region’s rich cultural tapestry.

Bhrigu Lake Trek:

Bhrigu Lake Winters View

Commencing from Gulaba, the Bhrigu Lake Trek is a captivating journey that unveils the pristine beauty of the Himalayas. Nestled at a lofty altitude of 14,000 feet, Bhrigu Lake remains frozen during the winter months, creating a surreal snowscape. Trekkers are treated to breathtaking vistas of snow-clad peaks that encompass the lake, making it a picturesque sight to behold. Beyond its natural allure, this trek offers a harmonious blend of adventure and spirituality. As an added bonus, the journey often includes a visit to the rejuvenating Vashisht Hot Springs, where trekkers can soak in the therapeutic waters, creating a perfect synergy of relaxation amid the snowy wilderness.

Kheerganga Trek:

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Kheerganga, renowned for its natural hot water springs, emerges as an ideal winter retreat. Originating from Barshaini, this trek guides you through dense woodlands and charming hamlets. Upon reaching the summit, you’ll discover a soothing hot water pool, providing a surreal experience of relaxation amidst the snow-covered landscapes.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek:

Pin Parvati Trek - Snow

Reserved for seasoned trekkers, the Pin Parvati Pass Trek is the epitome of a challenging winter adventure. Linking the Parvati Valley with the Spiti Valley, this trail is renowned for its rugged terrain, high-altitude passes, and awe-inspiring landscapes. The winter snow adds an exhilarating dimension to the journey, making it an ultimate test of mountaineering skills and endurance.

Prashar Lake Trek:

Prashar Lake Trek

Nestled in Himachal’s Mandi district, the Prashar Lake Trek offers an accessible winter adventure. The path guides you through enchanting forests and picturesque villages, culminating at the breathtaking Prashar Lake. Its allure is further enhanced when surrounded by a pristine snowy landscape, and the lake’s mystical floating island adds a touch of magic to this serene winter trek.

Malana Village Trek:

Malana Village Trek

Steeped in unique culture and traditions, Malana is a hidden gem in Himachal Pradesh. The trek to Malana during winter unveils the secluded life of the locals against a backdrop of snow-clad peaks. The village is a blend of cultural authenticity and natural beauty, making it a captivating winter trekking destination for those seeking a glimpse into a world untouched by time.

Bara Bhangal Trek:

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For the ultimate winter adventure, the Bara Bhangal Trek offers a challenging and remote experience. Starting from Bir, the trek leads to the Bara Bhangal village, which remains cut off from the rest of the world during winters. The trail is challenging, and trekkers should be well-prepared for the harsh conditions.

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Winter Treks in Himachal

Welcome to a world filled with snowy adventures and stunning vistas. During the colder months, Himachal Pradesh, the gem of the Himalayas, transforms into a paradise. This area is a sanctuary for lovers of winter hiking thanks to its beautiful peaks draped in white snow, fresh mountain air, and tranquillity. The India Explorer welcomes you to embark on an exciting adventure across the top winter treks in Himachal Pradesh through this blog.

Himachal shows a distinct type of beauty as the temperatures drop. The mountains are covered with snow, making every pathway a mysterious route waiting to be discovered. Each place provides a distinctive experience that will leave you in awe of the natural environment, from well-known treks like Kedarkantha and Triund to hidden jewels like Prashar Lake.

Himachal Pradesh provides a range of treks to suit all abilities, whether you’re an experienced trekker looking for a new challenge or a beginner wishing to set off on your trekking excursion. We will take you on a virtual journey to uncover the mysteries and wonders of winter treks in HP. Wear warm clothes, gather your hiking gear, and get ready to discover Himachal’s breathtaking scenery and vibrant culture in winter.

Embrace the Chill of the Winter Treks in Himachal

Himachal Pradesh changes into a stunning winter paradise as the majestic Himalayas are covered in sparkling snow throughout winter, drawing travellers seeking adventure worldwide. This northern Indian state is a winter hiker’s heaven because of its rough terrain, scenic meadows, and snow-capped peaks. These are some of the best winter treks in HP for you to explore!

1. Kheerganga Winter Trek – Kasol’s Gem

Kheerganga Winter Trek

The Himachal Pradesh district of Kullu has Kheerganga tucked away in the breathtaking Parvati Valley. Kheerganga is well-known for its captivating hot springs and lovely valley vistas. The walk will end at a height of 9600 feet. Kasol is a quiet, peaceful community surrounded by lush vegetation 5,000 feet from where the Kheerganga Trek takes off.

As you trek on this journey, you will see a lot of beautiful waterfalls, including Rudra Nag. The picturesque, far-off settlements like Kalga and Pulga will provide tranquil photography backdrops. Your work-weary soul will be fine-tuned by the therapeutic qualities of the relaxing hot springs at Kheerganga. The terrain of Kheerganga has consistently drawn visitors from all over the world and sated their need for adrenaline for an incredible hiking vacation.

Duration:  2 days

2. Pin Parvati Winter Trek – Nature’s Most Loved Destination

Pin Parvati Winter Trek

Enormous valleys and a beautiful forest encircle the trail. The Pin Parvati Pass winter trek, a diversion to the Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh, is one of Asia’s most beautiful and challenging hiking routes. Mantalai is well-known for its ancient Lord Shiva temple and lovely lakes in Pin Parvati camp.

You must travel 110 miles to finish the journey, with a total elevation gain of 17,457 feet. The journey begins in Rumsu Base Camp, close to Manali, and concludes at Kaza. You will need to camp out under the stars while on the expedition. While walking, you may see the breathtaking woods and meadows of the Parvati Valleys. One of the most captivating treks, the Pin Parvati Trek, will leave you with lifelong memories.

Duration:  7 to 8 days

3. Beas Kund Winter Trek in HP – The Most Popular Winter Trek in Himachal

Beas Kund Winter Trek

One of the most well-known winter treks in Himachal is the Beas Kund Trek, which takes you to the Beas River’s source and the several old glaciers surrounding it. The interesting body of water that the majestic Pir Panjal Range encircles appears to be breathtaking. This location is deliciously chaotic but magnificent due to the neighbouring communities and cascading waterfalls. According to legend, Sage Vyas bathed every day in this river. This location is undoubtedly one of the most alluring hiking paths in Himachal Pradesh due to the picturesque vistas of high mountains, a captivating lake, and lush vegetation. This winter trek is an adventure to relish at 12,000 ft.

Duration:  3 to 4 days

4. Hampta Pass Winter Trek – A Paradise for Hiking Lovers

Hampta Pass Winter Trek

This location is for people who enjoy spending time in nature. It’s time to go on a trip through Hampta Pass’s unexpected soil. The landscape changes dramatically every few hours of walking on the Hampta Pass trail. The richness of natural beauty might surprise you at every turn and bend of the walk, compensating for the path’s lack of perilousness.

You will be mesmerised by the stunning oak, birch, and maple trees, snow-capped mountains, huge deserted expanses, and raw beauty of Lahaul and Spiti. The thrilling pass crossings will increase your enthusiasm significantly. Shera Goru will take your breath away as you stroll through a ravine covered with snow, high rocks, blooming flowers, and lush grasslands. Hampta Pass is one of the most popular hikes for newlywed couples.

Duration:  1 week

5. Patalsu Peak Winter Trek – A Lesser-Known Hike

One of the greatest winter treks in Himachal Pradesh is the Patalsu Peak hike. This trip leads you to Patalsu Peak’s peak, which provides dazzling views of the peaks and valleys around you. The difficult hike is worth it because of the breathtaking sights.

Although the top is just around 13,990 feet tall, the vista is breathtaking. The route begins in the well-known Solang Valley and continues to Patalsu Mountain before returning to Solang Valley. Although it usually takes three days, I like the walk. Given its difficulty, even highly fit novices can attempt it as their first winter hike.

Duration:  1 day

6. Triund Winter Trek – India’s Most Favorite Winter Trek

Triund Winter Trek

One of Himachal Pradesh’s well-known hikes, the Triund Trek, is renowned for its breathtaking scenery. One of the shortest and simplest climbs in the area, it offers breathtaking views of the Kangra Valley and the snow-capped mountains of the Dhauladhar Ranges.

The weekend-long trip culminates at a height of 7700 feet. For a memorable experience, tourists may go night camping under the stars. While trekking, you will get the opportunity to see the BhagsuNag Waterfall, McLeod Ganj’s tallest waterfall. Both the beginning and the conclusion of this walk are at McLeod Ganj. This hike covers a total of 14 km.

7. Prashar Lake Winter Trek – Of Frozen Lakes and Adventure

Prashar Lake Winter Trek

One of the greatest winter treks in Himachal Pradesh is the Prashar Lake trip. It is a moderately challenging walk that takes you through some of the state’s most breathtaking countryside. Before arriving at the lake, the trip takes you through forests, meadows, and villages, beginning at Mandi. The lake is bordered by mountains that are covered with snow, giving it a wonderfully beautiful location.

It also contains a floating island and a historic temple in the pagoda style. It gives a comprehensive view of all the magnificent mountains and is situated in the Kullu valley of the Dhauladhar range, making it a dream come true. The three-day trip is a fantastic choice for anybody searching for a thrilling experience in Himachal Pradesh.

Duration:  3 days

8. Bijli Mahadev Winter Trek – An Interesting Folklore

Bijli Mahadev Winter Trek

One of the simplest treks in Himachal Pradesh, the Bijli Mahadev Trek, may be completed in a single day. The trip begins in Kinja Village in the Kullu region.

The hike ends with a temple honouring the Hindu god Lord Shiva, situated in the Kullu Valley at a height of roughly 2,460 metres. After a 4-kilometre hike, one may reach the temple and take in the expansive vista of the Kullu area. Lord Shiva is said to bless the temple every twelve years by appearing as lightning. After being struck by lightning and covered in butter, the Shiva linga is destroyed.

Duration:  5 to 6 hours

9. Kareri Lake Winter Trek – The Beauty of Dhauladhar Range

Kareri Lake Winter Trek

You may enjoy the picturesque Kareri Lake walking path in the lovely town of Dharamshala. One of the most enjoyed winter treks in Himachal is this one. This trek is challenging for novices, but they may still complete it due to the steep and steady elevation. This walk offers breathtaking views of picturesque pine trees. 

You’ll be forced to give in to the allure of nature by rocky meadows and shepherd communities. On the way, Nyund Nallah is a beautiful lake that will revive your spirit and refresh your thoughts. Thanks to this journey, which includes straight roads and river crossings, your winter trek in HP will be the most memorable.

10. Jogini Waterfall Winter Trek – Easy Peasy!

Jogini Waterfall Winter Trek

One of the simplest and most stunning hikes in Himachal Pradesh’s Manali area is the Jogini Waterfall Trek. After the God Jogini, the waterfall was given the name Jogini Waterfall. This location is revered among devotees.

From Vashishtha village, a 2-hour hike would be required to reach the waterfall. It is a steep, vertical ascent with no clear path. However, the adventure may guarantee you lifelong memories. For the trek, be sure to put in your most comfortable shoes.

The breathtaking view at the summit made the hike worthwhile. You can achieve inner calm by staring at the streams pouring vigorously into the River Beas. Climb the rock before the waterfall for a special view of the rainbow where the water pours. You will look down while viewing a rainbow for the first time.

Duration:  4 to 5 hours

11. Mangankot Winter Trek – A Local Favorite

One of Himachal Pradesh’s top winter hikes is the Mangankot walk. You pass through some of the state’s most breathtaking landscapes, including forests and snow-capped mountains. The hike is an excellent choice for novices because it is also quite simple. The route starts in Majhach and goes up to 3000 metres in elevation.

The Mangankot is located on a mountain near Manali and offers a tranquil panorama of the Pir-Panjal and DhaulaDhar Range. You might experience a vibrant mood while on this journey between the mountains.

12. Bhrigu Lake Winter Trek – A Snowy Paradise

Bhrigu Lake Winter Trek

The Bhrigu Lake Winter Trek is a compelling high-altitude experience that takes trekkers through snow-covered pine woods, peaceful alpine meadows, and eventually to the gorgeous Bhrigu Lake , frozen in the winter. It is located in the ethereal winter splendour of Himachal Pradesh. This walk offers the ideal fusion of spectacular scenery, cultural interactions with the Himachali peasants, and the excitement of traversing virgin snowfields and crossing high mountain passes. The Bhrigu Lake Winter Trek promises an exceptional winter experience for experienced explorers looking for a peaceful getaway in Himachal’s snow-covered beauty, with the snow-covered Dhauladhar Range as your backdrop.

Duration:  4 to 5 days

13. Deo Tibba Winter Trek – Of Rivers and Majestic Mountains

Deo Tibba Winter Trek

The Deo Tibba Trek offers a breathtaking view of the glaciers in Jagatsukh Deo Tibba and the snow-covered mountains in Deo Tibba and Indrasan. The thought of hiking up to Deo Tibba conjures images of lovely mountains, breathtaking peaks, luscious meadows, and lush meadows. The panoramic spots of your journey, Tainta, Chikka, Seri, and small Chandra Tal, enable you to take your time to soak in the most pristine environment, which is bursting with alpine blooms and offers views of the renowned mountains, rivulets, and the famous Ravi River.

14. Chandratal Lake Winter Trek in Himachal Pradesh – Experience the Moon on Land

Chandratal Lake Winter Trek

One of the most beloved winter treks in Himachal Pradesh is to Chandratal, commonly known as the “Moon Lake,” a high-altitude lake in the Spiti Valley. Several walking trails go to the lake, all of which provide breathtaking views of the mountains in the area.

The settlement of Batal, accessible by car from Manali, is the starting point of the most well-known trekking path to Chandratal. The walk spans around 30 km and takes about 3 days to finish. Hikers will pass through several tiny towns, woods, and high-altitude passes on their journey.

Undoubtedly, the Chandratal Trek’s landscape is one of its attractions. The lake is encircled by towering mountains, providing some stunning vistas. The region also sustains a broad range of wildlife, including endangered species like snow leopards.

15. Rani Sui Lake – One of the Best Winter Treks in Himachal Pradesh

Rani Sui Lake

Rani Sui Lake is in Kullu Valley between Bara Bhangal and Kalihani Pass. Another name for it is the Saurkundi Trek. It is a hike at a high elevation. In the summer, the temperature ranges from 0 to 20 degrees. At these elevations, lakes are a popular tourist destination. Lamadugh is the destination; it is well-known for its flora and fauna. Horse chestnut, walnut forests, pines, and meadows are among the specialities of duddu thatch. In December, the lake fully freezes over. Views of the Manaslu Glacier, Hanuman Tibba, Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Indrasan mountains are among the vistas that can be seen. Pine and deodar trees may be spotted.

Himachal Pradesh presents a singular chance for hikers to experience the allure of winter with its snow-covered mountains, peaceful lakes, and tranquil atmosphere. These winter treks in Himachal Pradesh offer proof of the area’s breathtaking splendour. In the region of endless snow, there is plenty to enjoy for everyone, whether you are an expert hiker or a novice. Pack your luggage, wear your warmest clothing, and set out on an unforgettable tour across Himachal’s winter paradise.

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Winter treks in Himachal Pradesh are the most adventurous activity to do in Himachal. Not only trekking in Himachal but you can also experience other adventure activities like rafting, camping, paragliding, etc.  Winter treks in Himachal have some of the most beautiful landscapes. The campsites of Himachal offer a beautiful view that seems straight out of a  Christmas card.

Himachal Pradesh witnesses heavy snowfall in winters and it is also one of the top destinations for snow in India. There are many winter trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh where you witness the most pristine snowy mountains.

Himachal Pradesh gets extremely cold in winters where you can expect the temperature between 0 to 15 degrees Celsius in the day and it will drop even lower at night time. Himachal witnessed snowfall in the month of December, From December to  March, you can go for amazing snow treks in Himachal.  

Here is the list of top winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

Hampta pass trek.

Hampta Pass is nestled at an altitude of 4270 m above sea level. The trek is easy to moderate grade in Himachal. Trekkers love the excitement of climbing the pass over many ledges, it almost appears to get to the pass but never really sure until you actually get there.

Hampta Pass trek starts from the Kullu Manali Valley to the top of Chandra Valley of Lahaul.  The best time to do the Hampta Pass trek is in the month of June to October. This trek requires at least 4-6 days to complete.

Kheerganga Trek

Kheergangha is one of the most popular winter treks in Himachal Pradesh. It acts as a  paradise for nature lovers, this beautiful place attracts many tourists or trekkers throughout the year. It is nestled at an altitude of 2950 m above sea level.

Kheerganga is one of the easy grade treks in Himachal Pradesh.  It is the most suitable trek for beginner-level trekkers. The total trekking distance of the Kheerganga trek is 24 km in which you need 1-2 days to complete.

Prashar Lake Trek

Prashar lake trek is another famous winter trekking destination in Himachal. It is located in the Mandi district of Himachal. The beauty of this beautiful winter trekking destination is untouched and unspoiled not every trekker knows about this bowl-shaped lake of the Dhauladhar range in Himachal. 

Prashar Lake trek is one of the best weekend getaways for the trekkers or tourists of nearby cities and states like Delhi, Punjab,  Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, etc. The best time to visit this trek is in winter, it is the perfect winter trek in  Himachal. January and February is the best time to do this trek.  The sunrise is the most beautiful part of this trek.

Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund trek is a short 15-17 km trek in Himachal Pradesh.  It is one of the best winter trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Beas  Kund trek starts from the Solang Valley. It is another easy trek in Himachal  Pradesh which is the perfect trek for beginner level trekkers in which no need to have any prior trekking experience. 

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Pin Parvati  Pass trek is a long expedition that gives trekkers a massive dose of adventure,  beauty, and a sense of achievement. The Pin Parvati Pass trek starts from Phulga village of Kullu and the trek ends at Mud Village of Spiti. July and August are the best months to visit the Pin Parvati trek. The total trekking distance of Pin  Parvati Trek is 110 km that requires at least 10 days. Pin Parvati Pass trek is situated at a height of 5319 m above sea level. It is one of the most difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh.

Triund Trek

Triund trek is one of the best winter treks in Himachal  Pradesh. It is also known as Crown. Triund Hill is located in the lap of Dhauladhar Mountain which is surrounded by Kangra Valley on one side and the Dhauladhar on the other side.  May, June, September, October, and January to March are the best months to visit on this trek.

Triund trek is a famous weekend getaway for travelers or trekkers of nearby cities and states. It is easy to moderate grade trek in Himachal Pradesh which attracts all levels of trekker to this place. The total trekking distance of the Triund trek is 6 km. Triund is a beautiful hamlet situated at an altitude of 2828 meters above sea level.

Indrahar Pass Trek

Indrahar  Pass trek is situated at a height of 14,245 m above sea level. It is located on the border of Kangra and Chamba districts. Indrahar Pass trek is an easy to moderate level trek in Himachal Pradesh.

Amb Andaura railway station is the nearest railway station and Kangra airport is the nearest airport to reach Indrahar Pass trek. September and October are the best months to visit the Indrahar Pass trek. The path passes by the placid crystal blue waters of Lake Mankiani and Kareri.

Kareri Lake Trek

Kareri lake trek is a perfect weekend getaway in Himachal which is surrounded by alpine trees and some beautiful mountains. It is elevated at an altitude of 2950 m  above sea level in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Kareri Lake is a freshwater glacial lake trek that takes you through the most beautiful views because it has lush pasturelands, dense conifers, and exotic perennial flowers.

Kareri lake trek is also a perfect trek for bird watchers.  It is a paradise for bird-watching lovers. Kareri Lake is also known as Kareri  Dal as the local peoples pronounce it. Kareri Lake is located at a distance of  9 km from Dharamshala. Kareri Lake trek's total distance is 27 km on one side and it requires minimum of 3 days to complete this trek. It is one of the easiest treks in  Himachal.

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10 Best winter treks in Himachal Pradesh | A Local Guide

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  • November 15, 2023 November 15, 2023

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Winter treks in Himachal Pradesh are Triund Trek, Winter Trek, Pin Parvati, Kasol Winter Trek, Manali Trek and many more. Hikes and treks are typically associated with summer activities, probably because most paths in India, particularly in the Himalayas, are only accessible during the warmer months. To counteract that perception, we present to you the thrilling winter trekking in Himachal.

Though the paths are accessible all year, the sensation of strolling past them in the winter is unlike any other. Imagine a picture of sharp pine and deodar trees dusted with white fine-snow, meadows covered in a blanket of white with your footsteps left along the path, frozen lakes and the golden light; these are just a few of the sights available on Himachal Treks in Winter.

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Here are some of the best winter treks in himachal pradesh.

Let’s explore all the best winter treks in Himachal Pradesh

1. Triund Winter Trek (treks in Himachal Pradesh)

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If you’re looking for a weekend trip from Delhi or Chandigarh, the Triund Winter trip is one of India’s most popular winter weekend hikes. The trek is noteworthy in that it may be enjoyed by beginners with no prior trekking expertise.

The majestic views of the Dhauladhar Ranges and the picturesque Kangra Valley will entice your senses on this trekking journey. Rhododendron and oak tree forests will gaze at you with awe. Birds chirping will ease your ears.

The spectacular sunset vistas will be fantastic for photographers. This voyage will be exciting because of the beautiful scenery and the thrill of exploring the unknown. It is one of the best winter treks to enjoy winter vacations in.

2. Kasol (treks in Himachal Pradesh)

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The Kasol-Kheerganga Trek is one of Himachal Pradesh’s most soul-satisfying winter trekking locations. Kheerganga spectacular setting offers serene Himalayan terrains surrounded by snow-capped Peaks and is a treasure trove for hiking aficionados.

It is located amidst the gorgeous Parvati valley in Kullu district. This hiking route will take you past numerous beautiful waterfalls, including Rudra Nag. The picturesque rural settlements of Kalga and Pulga will provide you with soul relaxing panoramas for photography.

The therapeutic characteristics of Kheerganga’s relaxing hot springs will fine tune your tired spirit. The terrain of Kheerganga has traditionally enticed tourists from all over the world, satisfying their adrenaline cravings for an exciting hiking vacation.

3. Kareri Lake (treks in Himachal Pradesh)

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You will be able to experience the magnificent trekking trail of Kareri Lake in the beautiful town of Dharamshala. It is one of India’s most popular winter treks. The steep and gradual incline makes this journey tough for beginners, but they can still complete it. This trip provides breathtaking views of magnificent pine forests.

Rocky landscapes and shepherd communities will entice you to become lost in nature’s enchantment. On the way, there is a beautiful lake called Nyund Nallah that will renew your soul and refresh your mind. From straight roads to river crossings, this journey will make your Himachal Pradesh trekking vacation unforgettable.

4. Prashar Lake (treks in Himachal Pradesh)

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The blue water lake in Kullu Valley, surrounded by the magnificent Dhauladhar Ranges, is one of the greatest winter trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Forest landscapes and gorgeous rivulets, charming villages, and breathtaking views of the Pir Panjal, Dhauladhar, and Kinnaur mountain ranges will leave you speechless.

It is a great journey for nature lovers and those looking for peace and quiet, not only because of the magnificent vistas, but also because it provides plenty of tranquillity and serenity to replenish your soul. To fine tune your spirit, there is a Parashar Rishi temple near the lake. During the winter, Parashar Lake is partially frozen and the entire terrain is blanketed with snow.

5. Pin Parvati

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Pin Parvati Winter Trek is one of Himachal Pradesh’s most difficult winter trekking treks. This trekking excursion will provide you with plenty of adventure, natural beauty, and entertainment. The Pin Parvati Winter walk takes you through breathtaking passes, luscious woods, and lush green meadows of the picturesque Parvati Valley.

It is difficult due of its diverse biodiversity. This trekking excursion will take you through lush green meadows, Spiti’s dry and frigid mountain deserts, Buddhist settlements and alpine meadows, numerous waterfalls, high-altitude lakes and glaciers, and the picturesque Parvati Valley. Pin Parvati Winter Trek is one of the most soul-pleasing and thrilling winter hikes for experienced trekkers.

6. Hampta Pass

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Hampta Pass is a vibrant palette of verdant forests, picturesque grasslands, gorgeous valleys of flowers, barren stretches, and rough terrains, making it one of Himachal Pradesh’s most enticing and thrilling winter trekking locations.

The snow-covered mountains, huge desolate expanses, and gorgeous harsh terrains of Lahaul and Spiti, as well as the stunning oak, birch, and maple trees, will captivate you. The thrilling pass crossings will take your adrenaline to new heights.

You will travel through a snow-covered gorge with tall rocks, flowers, and rich meadows in Shera Goru, which will take your breath away. The beauty of Hampta Pass is so enchanting that it is one of the most popular hikes for honeymoon couples.

7. Beas Kund (trekking in himachal)

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Beas Kund Trek is one of the most popular winter treks in Himachal, taking you to the source of the Beas River and the many ancient glaciers that surround it. The interesting body of water, encircled by the gorgeous Pir Panjal Range, appears to be quite beautiful.

The surrounding towns and cascading waterfalls make this place deliciously chaotic yet majestic. Sage Vyas is supposed to have taken regular showers in this river. The breathtaking vistas of tall mountains, enthralling lake, and lush flora make this one of Himachal Pradesh’s most appealing trekking trails.

8. Patalsu Peak

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Patalsu  Mountain Wintert Trek is one of the top Himachal Pradesh winter hikes. The climb leads to the peak of Patalsu Peak, which provides spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The hike is difficult, but it is definitely worth it for the breathtaking vistas.

The top is roughly 13,990 feet high and provides a magnificent perspective from there. The trek begins in the well-known Solang Valley and ends in Patalsu Peak before returning to Solang Valley. It’s a three-day walk, but I truly enjoy it. Because it is a modest trip, highly fit beginners can easily do it as their first one this winter.

9. Mangankot Winter Trek

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The Mangankot walk is one of Himachal Pradesh’s best winter treks. It passes through some of the state’s most picturesque landscape, including woods and snow-capped mountains. The walk is also quite easy, making it an excellent choice for novices. The track starts in Majhach and ascends to a height of 3000 metres.

The Mangankot is located on a mountain in Manali and offers a relaxing panoramic view of the Pir-Panjal and DhaulaDhar Ranges. This walk will give you a dynamic atmosphere amid the highlands. From mixed forests to snowcapped mountains, this location is ideal for a holiday as well as trekking.

Climbing to a great height to enjoy the panoramic views of Kullu valley is a necessity. It is not yet over, but only a portion of Mangankot has been mentioned. This location also boasts extensive apple orchards that will hypnotise your thoughts.

10. Rani Sui Lake

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It is located in Kullu Valley. Rani Sui Lake is located halfway between Bara Bhangal and Kalihani Pass. Saurkundi Trek is another name for it. It’s a high-altitude journey. In the summer, the temperature ranges from 0 to 20 degrees. Lakes at these elevations are popular tourist destinations.

Lamadugh, noted for its flora and animals, is one of the locations. Horse chestnut, Walnut Forest, pines, and meadows are Duddu Thatch specialties. In December, the lake entirely freezes. Views of the Bara Sigri Glacier, Hanuman Tibba, Manalsu Glacier, Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Indrasan mountains are available. There are deodar and pine trees.

Himachal Pradesh is linked with natural beauty and exciting adventure. When you think of it, you can’t help but salivate over the unique environment, countless trekking opportunities, and distinct culture. You can choose from a number of hikes, ranging from weekend to long-distance treks.

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The Chandranahan Lake Winter Trek is one of the most beautiful winter treks near Shimla and in the Himalayas. Being able to trek in winters in Himachal Pradesh is absolute bliss and this trek proves it with its spellbinding winter scenery. Taking you to the source of the Pabbar River, this trail forms the route to Buran Ghati Pass in the summer months, yet few people visit this region in winter. This trail passes through huge meadows covered with snow, the Chandranahan waterfall and seven frozen glacial lakes. Starting from the pretty village of Janglik, the Chandranahan Lake Winter Trek is straight out of a fairytale with its beautiful snow covered trails and crisp white winter landscapes surrounding this beautiful lake. At a height of 13,800 ft the trek to Chandranahan Lake in winter is one of the most scintillating experiences. The snowy landscapes stand out and the campsites are easily approachable thus making this winter journey very exciting. The best months to enjoy this snow-laden trek is from December to March. Stay on this page for more information on the Chandranahan Lake Winter Trek.

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Shimla to Janglik - 150 km Drive

Report in Shimla early morning by 7 AM and board your vehicles for the drive to the roadhead at Janglik. Overnight in hotel/guest house at Janglik.

Janglik to Dayara Thatch

We will start our trek by walking through the Janglik village. We will pass thick forests and wide meadows, all covered with snow to reach Dayara Thatch.

Dayara Thatch to Litham Thatch

Today's walk is through more snow covered meadows to Litham Thatch, with the frozen Chandranahan waterfall nearby. We will camp near the waterfall.

Litham Thatch to Chandranahan Lakes and back to Litham Thatch

This day will be spent exploring seven lakes near our campsite that form the source of the Pabbar River. We will return to Litham Thatch for the night.

Litham Thatch to Simir Thatch

Today, we will retrace our steps back to Simir Thatch, passing through Dayara Thatch on the way.

Simir Thatch to Shimla via Janglik

We will hike back to Janglik today, and board our vehicles for the return journey to Shimla. The trip ends here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pick your question, eligibility: is this trek good for me.

Chandranahan Lake Winter Trek is made for both beginners and experienced trekkers who want to experience a gorgeous snow-clad winter trek with zero foot traffic. However, the challenges faced in the trek should not be underestimated. It is recommended to have some prior trekking experience as this trek takes you to a height of 4200m in Winters with a good amount of snow on the trail. It is imperative that you get acclimatized to high altitudes. Besides you need to have a strong physical endurance to complete this trek. On Bikat Scale Chandranahan Lake difficulty level is 4. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale

Eligibility: Experience required

Even though beginners can opt for this trek it is recommended that you have trekking experience of at least 5-7 trek days in the Himalayas in your kitty. Chandranahan Winter Lake trek takes you to an altitude of 4200 meters, it is advisable that a person must have prior experience of trekking at altitudes of or more than 3500 meters.

Eligibility: Requisite skills

How to use an Ice Axe How to use Climbing boots & Crampons How to rope up & follow queued climbing/descending How to self-arrest using an ice axe Knowledge of Basic First aid

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

Jog/Run for 5 Kms in 25-30 mins Or Walk continuously for 10 kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better) and Hold your breath for 40 seconds and 3 sets of Climbing 30 – 40 steps in one stretch and Push Ups – 10 and Lunges & Squats – 15 X 2 sets If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

About the activity: Why should I go for this trek?

Chandranahan lake winter trek - himachal, best season: what are the best months to visit this trek.

The best months to do the Chandranahan Winter Lakes trek is between December to March.

Packing List: What to pack

Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

Packing List: How should I select my trekking shoe?

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base camp for this trek is Janglik, 152 km from Shimla. Once you reach Shimla, you can either opt for transport to Janglik with us, or hire a private taxi. Alternately, you can take a bus from Shimla to Rohru. From Rohru, Chirgaon is about 15 kms and can be reached by a shared vehicle which takes about 1 hour. Further from Chrigaon, Tangnu is about 22 km and takes another hour to reach. Shared vehicles are available, but less frequently. From Tangnu, walk to Janglik on a jeep-able road. It about an hour's walk. By Air: Shimla is well connected to Delhi and other cities of India by air. Air India runs a daily 7:45 am flight from Delhi to Shimla. You can also fly to Chandigarh or Delhi and take a taxi or bus to Shimla from there. By Rail: If you are travelling by railways, then Kalka is your station. From Kalka, drive to Shimla which is an hour and a half journey. Buses and private taxis are easily available on this route. By Road: There are daily overnight buses for Shimla from Delhi from Kashmere Gate ISBT and take about 11 - 12 hours.

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Airtel has good connectivity up till Janglik. Vodafone and BSNL also have spotty coverage in Janglik. Once we start the trek, you may get Airtel coverage at a hut 2 kms before Dayara and a large boulder in Lithum. Apart from this, you will not get coverage.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

Chanshal: Like the resplendant crown for a noble face the snow cald Chanshal range rises above the Pabbar valley. At 4220 m, the Chanshal pass which opens from May to October is the link to Dodra Kwar. The Chansal area also has some excellent ski slopes. Hanol Mahasu Temple: Hanol Mahasu temple is situated at an altitude of 1429 m in the village of Hanol, 55 km from Rohru on the eastern bank of the Taons. This temple constructed in Huna style architecture is dedicated to Mahasu. The Hanol temple is said to the originating place of all the deities of the area of Rohru and Jubbal. Tradition recounts that a demon lived here and killed the people, one by one each day. A devotee of Lord Shiva in Mandrath challenged the custom and prayed to Shiva for help. This ardent devotee of the lord- Deolari Devi, a resident of Hanol, was being directed by God. Accordingly, she sent her four sons to Mandrath, where from a field they obtained four Shivlings. The shivlings were given the names of the four young men. Meanwhile the demon was killed by the four sons and the villagers thereafter started worshipping Shiva as Mahasu. Shikhru Devta Temple: This is a beautiful temple located in the heart of the town, Shikhru Devta is held in high veneration and is the sight of on annual fair which is celebrated during the month of April every year. Khara Patthar: As the name says Khara Patthar has huge free standing egg shaped boulder. Worn smooth by aeons of erosion this is a wonder of this area. From here the steady descent of the Pabbar valley begins. Khara pathar is a place that gives expression to the phrase of 'time standing still', Kharapathar is a perfect leisure destination in the heart of nature's generous blessings to the area. Lush forests, wide views, excellent walk and hike trails and the charm of apple orchards make this a perfect leisure destination that is easily accessible by a short drive (85 km) from Shimla.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 13 years. However, minors aged between 13 to 17 should be accompanied by their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

Accommodation: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

When you arrive in Janglik, your stay will be made at a homestay. The rooms will be provided on twin or triple sharing basis. You will receive the details of your accommodation through email few days prior the trek. On trekking days, all the trekkers will be accommodated in twin or triple sharing tents. Along with this, there will be also be a toilet tent and a dining tent installed at every campsite as we roll.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

We provide 4 seasons tents by Gipfel for higher altitudes which can easily withstand heavy snowfall and storms. They are spacious enough to accomodate 3 people at once with a vestibule to place the backpacks. Our sleeping bags are made up of Heatseeker Pro synthetic insulation that can provide you comfort in -10 degrees celsius. We also use additional fleece liners to have thermal efficiency even in the extreme temperatures of -17 degrees Celsius. If you carry your own sleeping bag, you will get a cashback reward provided that you inform us as soon as you have booked your trek.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

Toilet tents will be provided to you on the trek.These are portable toilets tents where a deep pit will be dug. A shovel will be provided inside the tent to cover the waste after you have made your business. You can take a toilet roll inside. Make sure you dig used toilet paper along with the waste. Though water is recommended in place of toilet paper. Please refrain from using wet wipes as they are non-biodegradable. There will be no facility for bathing on the trek. Go through our blog section for tips on how to maintain personal hygiene on treks.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

You will be provided with good quality of gaiters and microspikes from us depending upon the situation of the snow. Our trek leaders will also be carrying ropes and ice axe.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Vegetarian food will be served throughout the trek. The only non-vegetarian item served on our treks are eggs. Our kitchen staff follows a proper menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner which has been designed in order to fulfil the nutritional requirements of the participants. There will be milk, poha, eggs, muesli/corn flakes, bread and butter served for breakfast. Rice or simple roti sabzi will be packed for lunch. In dinner, you will have dal, egg curry or any other vegetarian dish along with rice, roti, and a dessert item. Packed lunch will be provided to you on the days you are trekking. You are requested to carry your own tiffin box and a mug to consume food. The meals consumed on journey and arrival day are not included in our cost.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

In winters, during the day, the temperature will range from 10-15 degrees Celsius. The nights will get cold dropping the temperature to 0 to -12 degrees Celsius. The higher the altitude you gain, the colder it gets.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

Yes, there will be a good amount of snow on this trek.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

If you want to offload your rucksack, you will have to make a request for offloading a few days prior the trek through an email so that arrangement can be made in advance. You will be charged per day for offloading your rucksack. In case you decide to offload on the spot, you may have to pay a higher price than usual. However offloading your rucksack is not recommended since it is not a safe practice.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by what their leader says. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have a certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

The trekking pole is not mandatory but it is more convenient with the pole. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the renting link from us.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

Shimla has a sufficiently large market. However, do not leave anything for last minute buying as there will be no time for shopping because of immediate transportation to Janglik. Janglik is a very small village and it would be difficult to find anything major there. Minor toiletries are available.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is absolutely safe for solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing tent with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

The pickup will be from Outside ISBT, Shimla at 7:00 AM to Janglik (the base village of the trek) and the drop on the last day will be at the same place in Shimla by/before 08:00 PM.

Transport: What time will we reach the end point on last day of the trek?

Expect to reach Shimla by 8:00 pm.

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the expedition?

ID Proof (Soft Copy to be sent to us in Advance & original to be carried) and Medical Certificate (Soft Copy to be sent to us & original to be carried) are the mandatory documents required for this trek.

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Learning Experience

  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.

Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership

Personalized Attention

  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.

Best Expedition Leaders

  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.

Eco-friendly Practices

  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

What's Included

Whats included.

  • Food as per menu on the trek
  • Forest Permits/Camping Charges, if any (upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Tents, Sleeping bags, Sleeping mats
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Trek guide, cook, helpers, and porters for carrying common supplies
  • Mountaineering course certified Trek Leader with Wilderness Emergency Responder & Rescue. course from NIM Uttarkashi

Whats Not Included?

  • Portage of personal bags during the trek
  • Cost of any kind of Travel Insurance.
  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.
  • Meals during road journeys

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If you're looking for an amazing adventure this winter, look no further than Himachal Pradesh! This region of India is home to some of the best winter treks in the world. In this article, we'll introduce you to five of the best treks in Himachal Pradesh so that you can start planning your trip today. 

Himachal Pradesh is a state in northern India. It  is  well known for its natural beauty. The state has many mountains, valleys, and lakes. Himachal Pradesh is also home to the Himalayan Mountains.

Himachal Pradesh is a popular destination for trekkers and hikers. There are many different trekking routes to choose from, ranging from easy to difficult. Some of the most popular trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh include the Kareri Lake Trek, the Chadar Trek, and the Pin Parvati Trek.

Trekking in Himachal Pradesh is an amazing way to experience the state's natural beauty. Trekking in Himachal Pradesh can be done all year round, but if you love to do snow trek in the Himalayas the best time to go is during the winter months.

1. Patalsu Peak Winter Trek

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The Patalsu PeakWinter Trek is one of the best winter treks in Himachal Pradesh. trek takes you to the summit of Patalsu Peak, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The trek is challenging, but it is well worth it for the incredible views.

The height of the peak goes around 13,990 ft. + but gives an astonishing view from there. The trail starts from the very famous Solang valley and ends in Patalsu peak and back to Solang Valley. It is generally a three-days trek, but I really like it. It is a moderate one, very fit beginners can easily try this trek as their first one this winter.

2. Rani Sui Lake Winter Trek

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It is in Kullu Valley. Rani Sui Lake is in between Bara Bhangal and Kalihani pass. It is also known as Saurkundi Trek. It is a high-altitude trek. The temperature is between 0 degrees to 20 degrees (in summers). Lakes at these altitudes are a tourist attraction. The destinations is Lamadugh, known for the flora and fauna. Duddu Thatch specialty is Horse chestnut, Walnut Forest, pines, and meadows. The lake completely freezes in December. Can sightsee Bara Sigri Glacier, Hanuman Tibba, Manalsu Glacier (views), Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, Indrasan mountains. Deodar and pine trees can be seen. 

3. Prashar Lake Winter Trek

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The Prashar Lake winter trek is one of the best winter treks in Himachal Pradesh. It is a moderate difficulty trek that takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. The trek starts at Mandi and takes you through forests, meadows, and villages before reaching the lake. The lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, making it a truly stunning place to visit.

It also has a floating island and an old pagoda-style temple. Located in the Kullu valley of the Dhauladhar range, it offers a complete view of all the great ranges making it a dream come true. The trek takes around three days to complete and is a great option for those looking for an amazing adventure in Himachal Pradesh.

4. Mangankot   Winter T rek

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The Mangankot trek is one of the best winter treks in Himachal Pradesh. It takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the state, including forests, snow-capped mountains. The trek is also relatively easy, making it a great option for beginners. The trail begins at Majhach and continues till a height of 3000 meters.

The Mangankot lies in an Manali mountain and gives a soothing panoramic view of the Pir-Panjal and DhaulaDhar Range. This trek can give you a lively feeling in the midst of the mountains.

5. Triund Winter Trek

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The Triund Winter Trek is one of the best winter treks in Himachal Pradesh. This trek takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in the region, including snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes, and lush forests. 

The night stay at Triund Winter trek under the starry night is still a dream for many. It is also said to be the heart of Dharamshala and takes you to the highest waterfall in McLeod Ganj, Bhagsu nag Waterfall.

The cool panoramic view and night stay in the mana village is definitely worth the challenge. So don’t sit idle and enjoy the Triund Winter Trek this winter!

How to reach Himachal Pradesh to do these treks?

There are many ways to reach Himachal Pradesh. The best way to reach Himachal Pradesh is by road. Himachal Pradesh is well connected by road. There are many Volvo buses and taxis that operate from Delhi or Chandigarh to Himachal Pradesh. The other way to reach Himachal Pradesh is by air. You can take a flight from Delhi to Himachal Pradesh.

What precautions should I take when hiking in cold weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh?

There are a few things to keep in mind when hiking in cold weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh. First, dress in layers to stay warm. It is also important to wear waterproof boots and gloves to protect yourself from the elements.

Second, be aware of your surroundings and pay attention to the weather conditions. If it is snowing or the wind is blowing hard, be careful not to overexert yourself.

Third, always let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.

Finally, be prepared for emergencies by carrying a first-aid kit and a map of the area. By following these precautions, you can have a safe and enjoyable experience hiking in Himachal Pradesh.

What should I pack for a winter trek in Himachal Pradesh?

If you're planning a winter trek in Himachal Pradesh, there are a few things you'll need to pack. First, you'll need warm clothing. Make sure to pack plenty of layers that you can peel off or put on as needed. A good pair of boots is also needed. You'll want boots that are waterproof and insulated to keep your feet warm and dry.

Next, you'll need to pack some food and water. Trekking can be strenuous, so it's important to stay hydrated and nourished. Pack snacks that are high in energy, like nuts or dried fruit. And finally, don't forget your camera! Himachal Pradesh is home to some stunning scenery, so you'll want to make sure you have a way to capture it.

Are there any dangers that I may encounter on a winter trek in Himachal Pradesh?

1. Yes, there are some dangers that you may encounter while trekking in Himachal Pradesh during the winter season. The most common dangers are avalanches and landslides. Both of these can be extremely dangerous and even deadly.

2. Another danger that you may encounter while trekking in Himachal Pradesh is hypothermia. This is a condition that occurs when your body temperature drops below normal. It can be very dangerous, especially if you are not properly dressed for the cold weather.

3. Finally, you may also encounter some wildlife while trekking in Himachal Pradesh. Some of the animals that you may see include bears, snow leopards, and wolves. While most of these animals are not aggressive, it is still important to be aware of them and take precautions to avoid any confrontations.

If you are looking for an amazing winter adventure, then look no further than Himachal Pradesh. With its stunning snow-capped mountains and beautiful valleys, Himachal Pradesh is the perfect place to enjoy a winter trek. We hope that our list of the 5 best winter treks in Himachal Pradesh has inspired you to get out there and explore this incredible region for yourself. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to Himachal Pradesh for an unforgettable adventure.

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Treks in Himachal Pradesh

An explorer has a unique soul. They will constantly seek fascinating travel excursions. Regular touring will only make their day boring because they are constantly eager to explore and attempt new things at heart. India provides several sites with many tour agencies for these folks to make their vacations fascinating and exhilarating. Himachal Pradesh is however one destination where one may relax and have exciting activities.

Himachal Pradesh is a northeastern Indian state situated in the lap of nature amid the beautiful Himalayas. The state is a favorite among travelers and tour agencies , as visitors from all over the world visit throughout the year.

Some of the best winter treks in Himachal Pradesh are:

1.  indrahar pass trek.

The Indrahar Pass trip, situated in the Dhauladhar Himalayan Mountain Range in Himachal Pradesh, India, is indeed demanding and realistic goals trek with beautiful views of the nearby mountain ranges. The mountain itself, at an elevation of 4,324 meters, is the pinnacle of an Indrahar Pass journey (14,180 feet). It is an incredible trek traversing one of the most magnificent sections of the Himalayas if you have the abilities and expertise to take on the task.

The Indrahar Pass trip is best done between May and October, so when the climate is moderate and the paths are available. Trekkers must, nevertheless, be ready for rapid weather shifts and pack winter coats and proper gear.

Indrahar Pass Trek

How to reach Indrahar Pass Trek

The Gaggal Airport at Kangra, about 45 kilometers from the campsite, is the closest airport to Indrahar Pass. After this, you may take a cab or a bus to the campsite.

A rail ticket for Pathankot may be purchased from every significant Indian city. While at Pathankot, you may hire a taxi or even a local bus to Dharamshala, the campsite for the Indrahar Pass Trek. Pathankot is approximately 100 kilometers from Dharamshala. Indrahar Pass treks often begin at McLeod Ganj or Dharamkot.

You may take the bus or a cab via adjacent locations. Arriving in Dharamshala, you may take a cab or a local bus to the trek’s beginning location, which is normally either McLeod Ganj , or  Dharamkot.

  • The walk provides magnificent scenery of the Himalayan mountains, lush greenery, and winter summits.
  • The Lahesh Caves, situated at an elevation of 3500 meters, is a famous stopping point for hikers.
  • The pass provides a breathtaking panorama of the neighboring peaks and valleys.
  • The route takes you via Kalander forest, which became the habitat of an array of animals such as the Himalayan black bear, barking deer, and monal pheasant.

2.  Triund Winter Trek

Triund is a small mountain range in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district, located at an elevation of 2,850 meters. The Triund winter walk is a famous hiking path throughout the area, with breathtaking vistas of the snow-covered Mountains and neighboring valleys. The walk to Triund may be accomplished within one day, but if you desire to fully appreciate the grandeur of the mountain resort, you can stay overnight.

The walk to Triund begins in McLeod Ganj , a tiny town famed for its lively Tibetan culture and Buddhist temples. The walk is around 9 kilometers long and takes approximately 4-5 hours to complete.

December through February is the finest season for the Triund winter trek. The entire continent is covered with snow during this time, making for a magnificent and spectacular journey.

Triund Winter Trek

How To Reach Triund Winter Trek

The Gaggal Airport is around 18 kilometers from Triund, and there are direct flights from numerous important cities in India. After you arrive at Gaggal Airport, you may take a cab to McLeod Ganj. After you arrive at McLeod Ganj, you may begin your journey to Triund.

The closest train station to McLeod Ganj is Pathankot Train Station. The train station is 90 kilometers away from the trek’s beginning point. Trekkers can utilize a bus or a cab from the train station to McLeod Ganj.

The most prevalent and efficient way to travel is the bus. Numerous private and government buses connect McLeod Ganj to important towns like Delhi, Kullu, Dharamshala, and Chandigarh.

  • The trip provides beautiful sights of the Dhauladhar mountain range.
  • On the summit of Triund, there are numerous campsites in which you can stay the night.
  • The journey to Triund also provides an opportunity to see some animals.

3.  Thatharana Trek

Thatharana Trek is a fewer known hike in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a hard hike that crosses the most magnificent scenery in the Dhauladhar region. The trip begins at Thatharana village, which would be close to Dharamshala. Thatharana summit sits at an elevation of 2700 meters high.

Thatharana Trek is best explored between March and June, and between September and December. Throughout these months, the weather is good as well as the sights are spectacular.

Thatharana Trek

How To Reach Thatharana Trek

If you’re planning to come by air, the Gaggal Airport in Dharamshala is the most convenient option. As a result, you could indeed easily achieve Dharamshala from all of India’s metropolitan areas.

If you want to save money on your trip to Dharamshala, use the train. But, because Dharamshala lacks a train station, things might become tricky. You’ll have to take the train to Pathankot followed by a bus for yet another 2-3 hours to go to Dharamshala. Visitors must go to the trek’s beginning point after landing in Dharamshala. The title of the location is Kharota, and you must journey there via Khaniyara.

If you want to go from Delhi or Chandigarh, it’s the most convenient option, particularly when you have a limited budget. You may take the train between Delhi to Dharamshala and arrive in a few hours, perhaps 8 to 10 hours. Take notice that the buses generally travel at night.

  • Thatharana summit sits at an elevation of 2700 meters above the sea level.
  • The hike is modest in complexity and is appropriate for both novice and expert trekkers.
  • Thatharana Trek is less popular than other hikes in the vicinity, making it an ideal respite from the city’s bustling pace.

4.  Kasol Kheerganga Trek

The Kasol Kheerganga Trek is a moderate-level trek that takes around 2-3 days to complete. The walk is approximately 26 kilometers long and brings you past beautiful green woods, rugged terrains, and various tiny communities. The trek’s highest point is 13,051 feet, reaching the Kheerganga summit.

The Kasol Kheerganga Trek is best done between April and June, and between September and November.

Kasol Kheerganga Trek

How To Reach Kasol Kheerganga Trek

The closest airport to Kasol and Kheerganga is Bhuntar Airport, which is around 31 kilometers away. After arriving in Kasol, you may begin your trip to Kheerganga. The hike begins at Kasol and takes around 2-3 days to finish, depending on your speed and schedule.

Pathankot Railway Station, about 150 kilometers distant, is the closest train station to Kasol and Kheerganga. After arriving in Kasol, you may begin your trip to Kheerganga. The hike begins at Kasol and takes around 2-3 days to finish, depending on your speed and schedule.

Kasol and Kheerganga are quite well connected by highway. After you get to Kasol, you may begin your trip to Kheerganga. The hike begins at Kasol and takes around 2-3 days to finish, depending on your speed and schedule. There are also various buses and taxis that run from Kasol towards Barshaini, where the journey to Kheerganga begins.

  • Kheerganga is renowned for its organic hot springs, which are thought to have healing effects.
  • The hike is medium in effort and is appropriate for both novice and expert trekkers.
  • There are numerous lovely campgrounds along the path where you may stay the night beneath the stars and enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains.

Himachal Pradesh has plenty to offer all types of visitors. Himachal Pradesh has always been ready to wow its visitors with nature, flora, snow-covered hills, or apples. The mountain state has a lot to offer. Trekking is a prominent adventure activity in Himachal. Assess your fitness levels and go on a trek to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Top 5 Easy Winter Treks in Himachal

Continuing from the previous article where I talked about 7 easy winter treks in Uttarakhand ; In this article I will list down a few places that can be considered as easy winter treks in Himachal Pradesh. When I say easy here, I am talking about a trek that anyone who is not into trekking that much can go on; making it perfect for a beginner. If you too fall in this category, have never been went out on a trek before but would like to try your hand on it; or would like to add a different experience to your upcoming trip, then you can consider heading towards any of these places. The treks I am mention below are not way too long, can easily be done in a day or two in some cases and do not require any prior trekking or mountaineering experience.

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With the above being said, there are however a few things that will still apply. A trek will after all involve hours of walking up and down the hills, through forest areas; and in winter, through a lot of snow. If your expedition is lasting a couple of days at least, then there will also be sleeping in a tent which can be a lot uncomfortable sometimes. Washrooms in such case will be a big trouble.

So if you are someone who is not really up for the inconvenience; or tends to fall sick easily then maybe you should think about whether or not to go trekking. If there is any medical condition involved like Asthma, heart condition, knee problems etc then you should either give up trekking thoughts completely; or at least consult your doctor before you plan your trip. If you were planning a trip with your family then you should rather think about some other family tourist destination like Shimla and Manali unless you have a family who is up for the adventure ahead.

So what really makes trekking so much fun? There are several things that contribute to make it an experience one of its kind. The first and the foremost is that it takes you away from the crowd. Even the so called “offbeat” destinations in Uttarakhand and Himachal can sometimes be a bit crowded. If you are looking for a trip away from people completely; out in the lap of mother nature then going out on a trek is what you should consider.

Second benefit is the vistas that you will get to see. No famous tourist spot will give you the scenery that a trek will. You truly get to enjoy the valleys of Himachal and witness their ethereal  beauty. You get to go to places that only a handful of people have ever been to. Some of the treks pass through remotest of tiny hamlets and you get a firsthand experience of the local life here.

Easy Winter Treks in Himachal

Mentioned below are 5 places that I will recommend to anyone for an easy or first trek in winter season.

Chamba Dalhousie Trek

Bijli mahadev, prashar lake.

More details on the places is as mentioned below.

This probably is the easiest trek that you can venture open in Himachal. It is a one day trek starting from Narkanda that takes you to the top of Hatu Peak; highest mountain in the region. Though it is a small hike as compared to other treks but that is what makes it perfect for a beginner. The 12-14 kilometers long walk takes you through dark pine forests and enchanting meadows; all the time providing a superb view of the mountains around as you walk through the snow. You can also make arrangements to camp at the top of the peak and return the next day. Porters and guides for the same are available at Narkanda itself.

  • Start Location: Narkanda
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Trek Length: 24-28 kilometers round trip from Narkanda
  • Maximum Altitude:3,200 meters
  • Porters and Guides: Narkanda
  • Best time to Visit: January and February
  • Route: Delhi – Shimla – Narkanda – 12-14 kilometers long trek to Hatu Peak

This is another beginner trek that packs a full punch of what other more difficult treks will offer. You can either trek from Chamba to Dalhousie or the other way around. The 35 kilometers long walking on the snow will take you through dense forests, Khajjiar Wildlife sanctuary with stunning views of Dhauladhar mountain range. This is relatively a very easy trail that you can even bring your families to. It will however involve staying in camps at the night as the entire trek will take at least 2-3 days to complete.

  • Start Location: Chamba or Dalhousie
  • Trek Length: 35 kilometers
  • Maximum Altitude: Approximately 8,000 ft.
  • Porters and Guides: Chamba or Dalhousie
  • Route: Delhi – Ludhiana – Pathankot – Dalhousie / Chamba

Another perfect and amazingly scenic trek; Triund remains to be a popular destination throughout the year. In Summer, even this trek can feel a bit crowded which is not really the case in Winter. It is a 2 days trek with night camping up at the top of the peak; arrangements for which can be made at Mcleodganj itself. It is quite a popular trek in winter as well due to which even the café at top of the peak remains open throughout the year.

Downside however is that the trek is long and can be a little difficult for beginners. But since you have all day; you can take regular breaks and climb at an easy pace. Do remain prepared though to shell out some money here; the camping arrangements are a little costly and even a cup of tea at the café atop the peak will cost over Rs. 50.

  • Start Location: Mcleodganj
  • Trek Length: 18 kilometers
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,850 meters
  • Porters and Guides: Mcleodganj
  • Route: Delhi – Chandigarh – Amb – Dharamshala – Mcleodganj – 18 Kilometers trek to Triund

I am not really sure where the name comes from but Bijli Mahadev is actually a Shiv temple atop a hill; and is believed to safeguard the valleys of Kullu and Parbati. This is another relatively small and easier trek but stunning beautiful. The snow covered ridge and 360 degrees view of the valleys around are the prime highlights of this trek. This trek starts from Chansari village and actual walking distance will depend on how deep the snow is. If you are able to drive all the way where the road ends that the final trek is of about 2.5 kilometers.

  • Start Location: Chansari Village
  • Trek Length: 2.5 to 4 kilometers
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,500 meters
  • Route: Delhi – Chandigarh – Mandi – Kullu – Chansari – 2.5 to 4 kilometers trek to the temple

Last but not the least comes the beautiful Prashar lake which practically gets wrapped in snow during winters. The lake is located approximately 50 kilometers from Mandi and the actual trek is of about 8 kilometers from Baggi Village. This lake is considered sacred and there is a three storied pagoda temple, located just along the lake, dedicated to the sage Prashar, who is said to have meditated here. Apart from the magnificent frozen lake, you also get clear views of Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Kinnaur range from the top.

  • Start Location: Baggi Village
  • Maximum Altitude: 8, 477 ft.
  • Trek Length: 16 Kms round trip from Baggi
  • Guide and Porters: Available at Mandi and Baggi
  • Best Time to Visit: December to March
  • Route: Delhi – Chandigarh – Mandi – Baggi – 8 Kilometers trek to Prashar Lake

I hope the list above of easy winter treks in Himachal was of help. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum ; and I will be glad to answer.

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Himachal Pradesh’s winter treks are its most adventurous activity. In addition to trekking, you can also take part in other adventure activities like rafting, camping, paragliding, etc. Top winter treks in Himachal Pradesh have some of the most beautiful landscapes. A campsite in Himachal offers a view straight out of a Christmas card.

The state of Himachal Pradesh experiences heavy snowfall in winters and is also one of India’s top snow destinations. In Himachal Pradesh, you can experience the most pristine snowy mountains during winter treks.

Himachal Pradesh is extremely cold in winters, with temperatures ranging from 0 to 15 degrees Celsius during the day and even lower at night. In Himachal Pradesh, there was snowfall in the month of December. From December to March, you can go on exciting snow treks.

Here Know TheTop Winter Treks in Himachal Pradesh:

1)  triund winter trek.

Triund Winter Trek

It is one of the most popular winter weekend treks in India if you are coming from Delhi or Chandigarh. The interesting thing about this trek is that it can be experienced by newcomers with no previous experience. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar Ranges and the Kangra Valley on this trekking tour. Rhododendron and oak are breathtakingly beautiful. The sound of birds chirping will soothe your ears. The spectacular sunset views will be a treat for photographers. It will be an exciting journey with breathtaking views and the excitement of exploring the unknown. It is a great winter trek in India to enjoy the winter holidays.

2)  Kareri Lake Trek

Kareri Lake Trek

Enjoy the picturesque trekking trail of Kareri Lake in the beautiful town of Dharamshala. This trek ranks high among Indian winter treks. Beginners will find this trek a little challenging due to its steep and gradual ascent, but they will still be able to complete it. The trek offers spectacular views of scenic pine forests. You will be seduced by the serenity of mountain grasslands and shepherd villages. You will find a scenic lake along the trail – Nyund Nallah – that will restore your spirit and stimulate your mind. Whether it is straight roads or river crossings, this trek will make your Himachal Pradesh trekking holidays a memorable experience.

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3)  Prashar Lake Winter Trek

Prashar Lake Winter Trek

The beautiful blue-colored lake in the magnificent Dhauladhar Range in Kullu Valley is among the top winter trekking spots to visit in Himachal Pradesh. The stunning views of forests and beautiful rivulets, charming villages, and stunning panoramas from Pir Pranjal Dhauladhar and the Kinnaur mountains will greet you with smiles. This is the ideal trekking option for the nature lover and seeker of solace not only because it has stunning views, but also gives peace and tranquility that will revive your soul. A temple dedicated to Parashar Rishi near the lake can help you fine-tune your soul. In the winter, the Parashar lake freezes over and the entire landscape is covered in snow.

4)  Kasol and Kheerganga Trek

Kasol and Kheerganga Trek

It is located in the breathtaking Parvati Valley within the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Kheerganga is known as the ideal destination for trekkers. The trek begins at Kasol located in a beautiful village that is perched at an elevation around 5000 feet. In the Himalayas. Famous for its captivating hot springs, and stunning valley views, the Kheerganga trek is situated at a height of 9600 feet and is thought to be an oasis from the cities that erupt immediately. Kasol The second location of the trek, is believed as a favorite among hippies, and off-late has gained a cult following among Israelis. Each one is filled with fascinating stories that keep you entertained.

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5)   Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

The trail is covered in lush green forest and through the majestic green valleys. Another alternative route towards the Spiti Valley, the Pin Parvati Pass trek is considered one of India’s most challenging and exciting trekking trails. Mantalai is famous for its storied Lord Shiva temple and its delightful lake is the lively host during the journey up to Pin Parvati’s camp. Manali offers a variety of options for trekking comes up with the top of its package, the Pin Parvati trek. This trek takes the hiker to 17457 feet of elevation. This adventure will lead you towards paradise, and keep you from returning to the chaos of city life.

6)  Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund Trek

Begin your thrilling trekking adventure by taking the Beas Kund Trek that lets you travel across the beautiful green pastures as well as the tall mountains of this picturesque area, Manali. Relax your mind with breathtaking views of the beautiful lake from which the Beas river Beas emerges. You will also be able to see contrasts in the pure waters of the river set amid the stunning mountains in Pir Pranjal. Take on the majestic hills of Himachal Pradesh and climb to an elevation of 3,810m to get a view of high-altitude views of the big mountains of Manali such as Shitidhar, Friendship Peak, Hanuman Tibba, and Ladakhi.

7)  Deo Tibba Trek

Deo Tibba Trek

This Deo Tibba Trek provides a stunning view of the snow-covered mountains in Deo Tibba and Indrasan along with the glaciers of Jagatsukh Deo Tibba. If the idea of trekking up to Deo Tibba brings out the image of beautiful mountains, stunning peaks, lush meadows, and lush meadows. Tainta, Chikka, Seri, and mini Chandra Tal are the panoramic locations of your trek that allow you to take your time to take in the purest nature, brimming with alpine blossoms, views of the famous mountains, the rivulets, and the famous Ravi River.

8)  Hampta Pass Winter Trek

Hampta Pass Winter Trek

Hampta Pass is an amazing trekking route that is surrounded by lush forests, beautiful valleys filled with flowers, picturesque grasslands, dry stretches, and amazing rough terrain that make this one of the top attractive and exciting winter trekking spots located in Himachal Pradesh. You’ll be captivated by the snow-covered mountains with vast stretches of barren land, amazing rugged terrains like Lahaul and Spiti’s amazing Oak, Birch, and Maple trees. The stunning passage crossings will bring the thrill to a new height. The stroll along a gorge covered with snow and cliffs that are tall and lush prairies of Shera Goru will blow your heart to pieces.

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Trekkers and adventurers from all over the world have been travelling to the Himalayas to discover new hiking trails, top uncharted mountains, and attempt the seemingly impossible, which has led to the exploration of well-known trekking routes. The Himalayas, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the nation, provide some of the most incredible trekking sites in north India. Every valley has unique areas to go on an adventure vacation.

The Himalayas provide a wide variety of activities, from quick weekend hikes to in-depth, expert climbing adventures. If you’re an adventurous traveller seeking some incredible new hiking destinations in India, this blog offers you some information on some heartwarmingly unique hikes in the Himalayas. Consequently, without further ado, allow me to take you on a visual tour of some fantastic eccentric hikes in the Indian Himalayas.

  • Hampta Pass Trek

This journey might be compared to tales of two cities. This walk is a mountain lover’s dream come true, beginning in Manali’s Kullu Valley and continuing across the Hampta Pass before arriving in the stunning Spiti Valley. Every hour, the landscape varies; one hour you can be strolling through luscious green meadows, and the next you might be by the riverbed, close to the snow line. This Pass Trek provides you with a flavour of the state’s two sides while not being among the toughest hikes in Himachal. You may also hike to the lovely Chandratal Lake, which is Ladakh’s alternative to Pangong Lake if it is possible given the weather.

  • Rupin Pass Trek

The Rupin Pass walk is full of unforeseen beauty and is one of India’s most traditional and beautiful hikes. With its ups and downs, suspense, and surprises around every bend, the journey seems to resemble an orchestra. Rupin Pass is still a unique trip despite being one of the top hiking routes in India. For the majority of the journey up to the well-known Rupin Waterfall, the Rupin River would be at your side. It opens out to a large snow field with several mountain peaks in the background once you have over the waterfall. The trek’s captivating beauty will inspire and push you to move ahead another step. It is not for people who love short hikes but is the best offbeat trip in Himachal.

  • Thachi Valley Trek

The Thachi Valley Trek (about 3,000m) is one of the greatest unconventional hikes in India and is situated in the Mandi district. Three days of easy-to-moderate hiking provide stunning 360-degree views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountains of the majestic Himalayas. The variety of flora and herbs encountered on this walk sets it distinct from most others, in addition to the historic temples and unrivalled mountain scenery. Among these are a few, such as Midrash, a tea-brewing herb with remarkable immunity-boosting properties. In this area, you may also find guchi, or yellow morel mushrooms. Only a few isolated regions of the Himalayas contain this rare fungus. It’s essential to experience the unique Guchi preparation made by the Thachi villagers!

  • Rasol Pass Trek

Rasol is a well-known village in the Parvati Valley in the Kullu District as a result of its proximity to well-known villages like Kasol and Chalal. You can reach Rasol through a short, 5-kilometre hike from Chalal, where you may take in the tranquillity and calm that Parvati Valley offers. But few people are aware of the route heading up from this settlement and to the captivating Rasol Pass (3,200m). This pass provides a stunning perspective of the massive Parvati valley and the mountain ranges as it divides Malana Valley from Parvati Valley. Thus, it is usually advised to visit Rasol Pass as soon as possible if you’re seeking an exciting trip.

  • Chandratal Lake Trek

A cherished and enigmatic lake called Chandratal has nestled away in the Spiti Valley’s arid highlands. This lake, which is surrounded on one side by the powerful Chandra-Bhaga (CB) mountain range, is the subject of several folktales, from supernatural fairies to the stories of the Mahabharata. Although many people go by vehicle to this lake, relatively few are aware of the short but difficult hiking track that gets to it. This path, which begins at Kunzum Pass, is just 8 kilometres long, but its high altitude of over 4,300 meters challenges even the most seasoned hikers. Every adventure seeker and limit pusher should include this expedition on their bucket list!

  • Churdhar Peak Trek

In Himachal Pradesh’s less well-known Sirmaur district is Churdhar Peak (3,650 m). Translated as “mountain clad in the moonlight,” Churdhar, also known as Chur Chandani. On a full moon night, Churdhar is said to provide breathtaking vistas, while a new moon night offers just as good a chance to see the stars. The highest point in the Sirmaur area and outside the Himalayas is this Peak. Every adventure seeker and limit pusher should put this interesting excursion at the top of their list of must-do activities!

  • Dev Roopa Trek

Most people only have a few names linked with Parvati Valley, such as Kasol, Tosh, Malana, and Pulga. But many people are unaware of the wonderful hike in the Waichin Valley, which is situated next to the Malana mountain. You may reach Waichin Valley after a 5-kilometre hike via rhododendron-filled slopes, and the mysterious Meadows are a few days’ worths of hiking beyond this little village (around 4,100 m). This place provides unparalleled natural beauty because it is located at the base of the magnificent Tiger Hill. This uncommon walk will leave you stunned with its lush green meadows and wild horses grazing there, which is what makes it one of the most unusual treks in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Prashar Lake Trek

The Kullu valley and the Dhauladhar hills are overpowering Prashar Lake. Trekking to Prashar Lake gives a spectacular 180-degree view of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Kinnaur Mountain Ranges and is done via a lovely and picturesque woodland track.  It has an easy difficulty setting. It has an elevation of around 8,960 feet and takes one or two days to complete the entire walk. The lake looks out over the raging Beas River and is encircled by snow-capped mountains. Divers have not been able to measure the depth of the lake since it is so deep. There is a floating island in the lake as well. The temple’s structure alone is worth a visit because it was constructed using traditional Himachali architecture, which mixes well with the surroundings. 

  • Triund Trek 

The Triund trek in Himachal Pradesh is one of the greatest destinations for adventure and is one of the simpler treks in all of India. The tranquil Himalayan experience begins with the trek from Mcleodganj, the mini-Tibet of India and home to His Highness the Dalai Lama, which is nestled in the Dhauladhar Mountains. From Triund, which is perched in the lap of the mountains, one can see breathtaking views of the mountains and the Kangra Valley. A lovely Oak and Deodar mixed woodland are traversed along the 6-kilometre walk. At the campground, where you may enjoy a getaway from cities in tented lodging, the adventurous expedition comes to an end. The adventure is worthwhile because of the mountains’ undeniable beauty, their breathtaking views, and, above all, their pristine sky, which lets you see countless stars. Plan a mini-vacation or a weekend trip in Himachal with this thrilling adventure.

  • KheerGanga Trek 

The Kheer Ganga trip, which is tucked away in the breathtaking Himalayan range, is not only one of the most well-liked treks in Himachal Pradesh but is also unquestionably one of the greatest in India. For those who love the mountains, the spectacular beauty and the excitement of the unknown provide the ideal amount of adventure. Pass across the Parvati Valley’s hills, undiscovered settlements, and untamed environment. Your senses will be greatly calmed by the vistas. The hot water spring with its healing waters is also near the end of the walk. The water spring that is claimed to have medical qualities is where the trek’s name, Kheer Ganga, originates. From the town of Barshaini, two well-known paths have each been documented and plotted by past trekkers and guides for the approximately 11-kilometre trip. Additionally, you can ask the nearby villages for assistance as you go.

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No matter what time of the year it is, hill stations like Manali are a great destination for a holiday. An easy way to add thrill to a regular vacation is by adding trekking to it. For you to have the perfect experience, we have the Manali Winter Trek, which lets you explore and admire this picturesque hill town and its surroundings in the winters. The fresh snow blanket adds to the allure and charm.  To give you a comprehensive tour, we have included some of the biggest points of interest in and around Manali in this itinerary.

Before beginning the Winter Trek in Manali, you get an orientation followed by a nature walk. This hike helps you get accustomed to the Himalayan weather and prepare for the trek. On day two of this winter trek in Himachal Pradesh, you explore the lush meadows of Solang. You visit the famous village of Vashisht, known for its hot springs on the third day. The sulphur-rich water of its ponds is believed to have therapeutic qualities, healing different kinds of ailments. Here, you will get the opportunity to take a rejuvenating dip in the soothing waters. On this day of the excursion, your eyes also feast on the sights of the charming Jogini Falls; do not forget to take pictures here.

The Solang Valley is among the most visited places in the region, offering numerous adventure sports opportunities. During the winter season, when the whole landscape is enveloped in a shining layer of snow, skiing can be enjoyed here. It is also a hub for zorbing and paragliding, be it winters or summers. The visit to this valley will give you a glimpse of the true beauty of the region. You will also go to the sacred Manu Temple in Old Manali. This shrine is built on the place, where Sage Manu is believed to have meditated after coming to earth.

Return to the base camp in Manali, where this unforgettable trekking in Himachal Pradesh experience ends, leaving you with everlasting memories.

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Day 1:  Explore Old Manali -Jogni Waterfall Hike After arriving at the base camp in Manali, you will keep your belongings. Later, you will head out to spend the entire day at leisure. At first, you will go for a hike to Jogni Waterfalls. A bit of a jungle walk will take you through Manu temple. A little further walk will take you to the top of the waterfall, from where you will get grand views of nature. Relax for a while to take a moment of your surroundings. Then, head to Vashistha temple to take blessing in the soothing hot water Sulphur Bath, after which spend some leisure time at the German bakery.

Day 2: Trek from Manali to Solang After the sun peeps out, you will report at the base camp in Old Manali for the registration. Then, you will embark for the trek to the breath-taking Solang Valley. You'll be thrilled to see the celebrated Manu Temple dedicated to God Manu, known for creating the human. After exploration, head towards a 13 km trek in about 4-5 hours to reach Solang Valley. You will sleep under the clear skies in the lap of the wonderful Himalayas. Overnight stay in a guesthouse/homestay.

Day 3: Solang to Patalsu Peak  Today your day will start early as you will go for a trek to the captivating Patalsu Peak (4,220m). At first, you will walk through the open meadows and then will pass through the forests. Walking on the lush green carpet of winding and uneven terrains will take you to the summit. Amazingly, you will be thrilled to see snow here, even in summer. The sweeping views of Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, Shitidhar, Friendship and mountains of the Ladakhi and Dhauladhar Ranges will be some of the most delightful moments of your trek. After appreciating nature, you will start descending back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Trek from Solang Valley to the campsite in Old Manali. In the morning, after having breakfast, you will delve into zip lining. Later, you will trek back from Solang Valley to the campsite via a same old route through Shanag. Your trip will end here.

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Trekking is one of the top adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh, and it’s no wonder why. Himachal Pradesh is a wonderland for those who love adventure. Stunning mountain vistas hold within themselves numerous thrilling experiences, providing wanderers with the opportunity to explore and immerse themselves in soul-pleasing holidays. At least once in a lifetime, the blissful realm of rugged terrains and undulating mountains must have captivated your soul. It’s an absolutely mind-boggling experience to venture into the unknown, explore unique Himalayan villages, and delight your senses by capturing the majestic peaks and remote meadows of Himachal Pradesh.

For a delightful trekking experience, Himachal Pradesh is indeed the best place for adventure lovers.

In this blog we will show you top 20 beautiful Trekking destinations of Himachal Pradesh –

  • Kinner Kailash Trek
  • Buran Ghati Trek
  • Rupin Pass Trek
  • Bhrigu Lake Trek
  • Bara Bhangal Trek
  • Jalori Pass Trek
  • Chandrakhani Pass Trek
  • Triund Trek
  • Kasol Kheerganga Trek
  • Kareri Lake Trek
  • Parashar Lake Trek
  • Pin Parvati Trek
  • Beas Kund Trek
  • Hampta Pass Trek
  • Indrahar Pass Trek
  • Manimahesh Kailash Trek
  • Deo Tibba Trek
  • Chandratal Baralacha La Trek
  • Miyar Valley Trek
  • Pin Bhaba Pass Trek
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1. Kinner Kailash Trek

Kinner Kailash Trek Himachal Pradesh

Nature’s beautiful gift, Kinner Kailash is one of the top trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. It’s one of the most beautiful homes of Lord Shiva in India. The majestic mountain of Kinner Kailash range is a beautiful vertical rock of 79 ft. According to a Hindu mythology, it is a place where Lord Shiva and Parvati met here for the first time. There is a kund near Kinner Kailash known as Parvati Kund which is believed to be created by Goddess Parvati.

It’s a place where every restless person will pause for a while to capture beautiful views of the scenic villages of Kinnaur region, to know about the rich culture and heritage of Kinnauri people, the high-altitude passes, steep slopes, rocky terrains has an unparalleled beauty.

Its ambiance is a harbinger of serenity, peace and spiritual wisdom. Devotees from all over the world come to Kinner Kailash mountain to get the blessing of Lord Shiva. This place is also very popular among Buddhist devotees because of its connection to Guru Rimpoche. It is believed that he meditated near the caves around Kinner Kailash and got enlightenment.

Indeed, Kinner Kailash Trek is a wonderful opportunity to indulge in a journey of attaining great spiritual wisdom. Don’t miss the Kinnaur Kailash Shivling Festival. The festival involves circumambulation and pilgrimage of Kinner Kailash mountain. Devotees trek around the mountain which is one of the most cherished moments of this trek. You will also get to see many folk dances, religious gatherings, spiritual discourses, music and unique rituals. If you are looking for a journey to discover your soul then Kinner Kailash Trek is one of the best treks for you in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Trek Level – Moderate to Difficult
  • Trek Duration- 6 days

2. Buran Ghati Trek

Buran Ghati Trek Himachal Pradesh

Top Himalayan Trekking trails of Himachal Pradesh – Buran Ghati Trek is a must not miss trek if you love enchantment and thrill. Nestled in the green mountains of Kinnaur region, the trek starts with soothing Janglik Village where time stops.

The mesmerizing views of Baspa River, traditional Kinnauri houses built of stone and wood, refreshing views of potato, apricots and peas fields, beautiful gushing streams, lush green meadows, deep forests and so on – This trek is a scenic wonderland for trekkers and nature lovers. Janglik is the gateway to enter into the serene world of Buran Ghati. From Janglik you will get to the beautiful meadows of Daraya meadows, Litham and Dunda. Everything here is a thing of beauty and joy forever.

The icy glaciers, Dhauladhar Mountain ranges, Himalayan floras of Rhododendrons, Junipers, picturesque remote villages on the way will definitely heal your soul of tiredness of the modern world. It’s a space reserved for discovering yourself. The trek to Buran Ghati Pass is one of the most challenging aspects of this trek. You have to navigate through icy terrain, the beautiful Barua Lake also known as Icy Pond will definitely make your day with its mesmerizing views and tranquility. The views of Buran Ghati Trek will amaze your senses, its beauty is difficult to comprehend.

  • Trek duration – 8 days

3. Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass Trek Himachal Pradesh

Rupin Pass Trek is one of the most scenic and popular treks of Himachal Pradesh. This trail is dotted with soul seducing forests, charming villages, gushing rivers and lush green meadows to blow your heart away. It’s a very beautiful high- mountain pass of 15, 250 ft. If you are planning for trekking in Rupin Pass then this will be one of the most memorable treks of your life.

The trek has many faces. Every minute is a performer.  It shows you many beautiful landscapes at the same time. Forests, amazing passes, grasslands, scenic villages, ridge and mesmerizing valleys. The list is endless.  The trek starts with a beautiful Hanging village called Jhakha which is decked on a ridge. This place will amaze you with beautiful and tall Coniferous forests and an amazing snow bridge at the end of the forest.

You will also encounter beautiful waterfalls along the route. Awe inspiring Suruwas Thatch, Rupin waterfall, the waterfalls of Dhanteras Thatch and the upper waterfall campsite of the Rupin River showcase the mind-boggling snowfield of Rata Pheri. The scenery keeps on changing, the thrill keeps increasing and the grandeur is everlasting. Rupin Pass is definitely one of the great Himalayan treks in Himachal Pradesh to experience the best adventures of the mountains.

  • Trek Duration – 7 days

4. Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu Lake Trek Himachal Pradesh

20 km north from Manali in Himachal Pradesh, The blissful Bhrigu Lake Trek has been captivating the hearts of the wanderers and adventurers with its mesmerizing views and heart touching tales. Bhrigu Lake also holds a very significant place in Hindu mythology. It’s a serene place of meditation of an ancient Hindu sage Maharishi Bhrigu. It is believed that he meditated near the sacred lake, making it a revered place for trekkers and devotees to rekindle their spiritual wisdom.

Sometimes with the healing touch of sunlight and sometimes with the grace of the beautiful sky, the lake changes colors from shades of blue to green. The delightful flowers of Rhododendrons, primroses and buttercups in the summer season makes the landscape colorful. Your camera will never take a rest, the enchanting peaks of Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba and Seven Sisters Mountain range makes the sight more captivating. One of the best things to do around Bhrigu Lake is Camping with your loved ones. Nights under the starry sky, serene solitude, snowclad mountains, and calm waters makes Bhrigu Lake trek absolutely rewarding for the trekkers and nature lovers. It must be in your itinerary for the Himachal Trekking package.

  • Trek Level – Moderate
  • Trek Duration – 4 days

5. Bara Bhangal Trek

Bara Bhangal Trek Himachal

Hidden Treasure of Himachal Pradesh – Bara Bhangal Trekking Trail has kept the best views of Himalayas in its lap. Rugged terrains, deep valleys, bewitching mountain passes, scenic and remote traditional Himalayan villages make Bara Bhangal Trek the most awe enchanting Trekking trails of Himachal Pradesh. This place is not only for trekkers.

You will see the beauty of nature is at its peak. The peaceful ambiance, lush greenery, exotic wildlife, shepherd culture and beautiful campsites captivates many wanderer’s hearts. Camping near the riversides, meadows and towering peaks will be a treat to your eyes and healer for your soul. Indeed, it is one of the best and most challenging trekking trails of Himachal Pradesh as it is a high-altitude trek which is situated at an elevation of 4875 meters above the sea level.

The trek also offers a fascinating experience of interacting and learning the culture and lifestyle of shepherds. Thrill seekers will definitely love the steep and challenging accents of this trek. The majestic view of the Dhauladhar and Pin Panjal range and breathtaking attractions such as Lama Dugh, Riyali Thach, Kalihani, Devi ki Marhi, Dal Marhi, Marhi, Plachak, Rajgundha will never cease to seduce your senses. If you are really interested in trekking the lesser-known regions of Himalayas then Bara Bhangal Trek is one of the best trekking sites in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Trek Level – Difficult
  • Trek Duration – 12 days

6. Jalori Pass Trek

Jalori Pass Trek Himachal Pradesh

Jalori Pass Trek is one of the top treks for thrill seekers in Himachal Pradesh. Its rich flora and fauna and amazing weather will delight your soul. It’s a moderate level trek to enjoy in Himachal. Jalori Pass Trek region is lost in the folds of time, steeped in interesting tales and mysteries of bygone days.

It is believed according to locals that many mythical creatures and spirits dwell in Jalori Pass Mountain. At the top of the enchanting Jalori Pass, you will see a beautiful stone temple dedicated to goddess Jalori who is also a mountain deity.

The stunning views of Shrikhand Mahadev, Kinner Kailash and Dhauladhar ranges kiss the sky and gaze at you with a smile. The quaint village lifestyle and shepherd community will take you to their world of simplicity and rituals. Your heart will melt to see the way they treat tourists. Their traditional way of lifestyle, stories, farming practices and hospitality will give you an amazing insight of the lifestyle of Himalayan people.

Apart from trekking, hiking, camping, and birdwatching are some of the best activities to enjoy here. Serolsar lake decked amidst the forests is said to have never freezes during winters according to the locals. Sacred quality attached with the lake makes it an amazing spot to nourish your soul with tranquility.

  • Trek Duration – 10 Days

7. Chandrakhani Pass Trek

Chandrakhani Pass Trek Himachal Pradesh

A place from where the Pandavas ascended to the heavens, a place which holds the joys of serenity and tranquility – Chandrakhani Pass is a wonderful getaway to relieve stress from the chaotic world. It is in the list of top trekking destinations of Himachal Pradesh. This trek offers a mixture of thrill and solace. The divine temple of Chandrakhani Mahadev Temple at the top of Chandrakhani Pass and Bijli Mahadev is a harbinger of solace. Devotees from across India visit this beautiful abode of lord Shiva to get divine wisdom and blessings.

The forests of Oak, Pine, Deodars and exotic wildlife makes the trek more thrilling and soul seducing. The mind-boggling peaks of Deo Tibba, Pir Panjal, and Parvati Valley, lush greenery meadows, breathtaking campsites add to the things of beauty to behold here. You must try the local cuisines of this region; the simple and blissful lifestyle of the village people will be rewarding for those who love learning about new cultures.

There is a very interesting story about Chandrakhani Pass. It is said that in ancient times, the god of Malana, God Jumlu carried all the gods in a pot and opened the pot at the top of Chandrakhani Pass. A strong wind blew all the gods away and the gods settled to the different areas of this region. The valley of Kullu is steeped in mythical stories and tales which is a great source of knowledge for the tourists who love history and myth. With lots of history, myths and stories around Chandrakhani Pass, you will be amazed and teleported to the ancient world.

  • Trek Duration – 5 days

8. Triund Trek

Triund Trek Himachal Pradesh

Snow covered paradise of winter season, Triund Trek is one of the most popular snow treks in Himachal Pradesh. Those who are looking for trekking expeditions in winter season, Triund Trek for them is a bliss.  Mesmerizing views of Kangra Valley, mind- boggling Dhauladhar ranges, Rhododendrons, Oaks, enchanting Himalayan birds seduce the mind.

You will see many beautiful peaks such as Arthur’s seat, Dhauladhar ranges, Moon’s Peak and Rifle Horn. The lovely forests along the way, spectacular sunsets and sunrises, and camping at the ridge site enrich the trekking experience of tourists who are here to enjoy breathtaking views of nature. Trekking in the snowy terrain adds thrill and excitement among the adventure seekers for Triund Trek. The entire landscape of Triund is covered in snow. So, for snow lovers and winter trekkers, Triund comes in the list of most famous trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Trek Level – Easy
  • Trek Duration – 2 Days

9. Kasol Kheerganga Trek

Kasol Kheerganga Trek

Kasol Kheerganga Winter Trek opens fantastic thrilling opportunities for adventure seekers in Himachal Pradesh. The mystical significance attached to these wonderful destinations makes it even more captivating for the tourists. It is one of the most popular winter treks of Himachal Pradesh.

Kasol and Kheerganga are the two most fascinating tourist attractions of Himachal. The trekking trail of Kasol – Kheerganga has beauty and thrill in abundance. The trek starts from Kasol in Barshaini and ends in the soul seducing Parvati Valley. You will come across beautiful tiny villages, wooden bridges, frozen waterfalls and many lush green meadows covered in snow. The main highlight of this mesmerizing trekking trail is the awe enchanting Khererganga.

Its natural hot springs are believed to have healing properties. According to a local Legend Kheerganga has been a place of meditation for Lord shiva for thousands of years. The milky white water of the hot springs resembles the color of white rice pudding which is the reason why this place is named as Kheerganga.

Parvati Valley’s lush green meadows, cascading waterfalls and spiritual vibes makes this place wholesome for solace seekers. En-route to Kheerganga you will also come across beautiful Rudranag Waterfall, it is named after Lord Shiva’s snake – Rudra nag. You will also get to see lots of camping opportunities in this amazing valley. Stargazing at night amidst the majestic mountains and refreshing weather would be a wonderful experience.

  • Trek Level- Easy to Moderate

10. Kareri Lake Trek

Kareri Lake Trek Himachal Pradesh

Kareri Lake Winter Trek is an amazing opportunity for the tourists to enjoy the panoramic beauty of the Himalayas. Kareri Lake Trek is a delightful trek for adventure seekers. It involves trekking alongside beautiful frozen rivers which provides a mesmerizing background against the majestic Himalayan Peaks. Its winter season’s bliss in Himachal Pradesh.

It’s also a wonderful photographer’s paradise. The fascinating frozen streams and waterfalls, sightings of Black bears, musk deers, mountain goats, tranquil remote wilderness, and the spectacular views of the picturesque Kareri Lake allows the adventurers to dive deep into the beauty of Himalayas.

This region is a beautiful home of the Gaddi Tribe who are semi- nomadic communities living here for decades. Interacting with the locals will give you a great insight about their lifestyle and culture. Viewing the Frozen Kareri Lake in winters is the most wanted experience among trekkers. It is one of the most beautiful Himalayan treks of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Trek Level- Easy to Moderate Trek

11. Parashar Lake Trek

Parashar Lake Himachal Pradesh

Parashar Lake Winter Trek is a charm of Dhauladhar range in Kullu valley. It is a wonderful Himalayan trek of Himachal Pradesh for beginners.  The blue water lake of Parashar has been captivating tourists and adventure seekers with its beauty for ages.

This enchanting trekking trail will show you amazing forests, mesmerizing rivulets, views of gigantic Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Kinnaur mountain ranges. The most fascinating view of this trek is the beauty of Prashar Lake and Parashar Temple which is located next to the lake. The Himachal architecture, unique Pagoda style temple is a significant religious and cultural sight.

During winters the frozen Parashar lake creates a captivating landscape which lures photographers from across the globe. Prashar Lake Trek in winters also gives the opportunity to take part in winter Solstice celebrations.

  • Trek Level – Easy to Moderate

12. Pin Parvati Trek

Pin Parvati Pass Himachal

Pin Parvati Winter Trek is one of the most challenging winter trekking trails for adventurers in Himachal Pradesh. Bliss and beauty in abundance, the trek is very challenging but the views are rewarding for any trekking enthusiast. It is considered as the most challenging and demanding trek for even an experienced trekker. Hours of walking, steep ascents, and descents, crossing high-altitude mountain passes makes Pin Parvati Trek a hub for thrill seekers.  Pin Parvati Winter trek offers mind blowing views of varied landscapes such as forests, lush green meadows, barren valleys, and rocky terrains. Snowfall and harsh weather conditions add more excitement to the journey.

You will be spellbound to see the beauty of alpine meadows, cold mountain deserts, Buddhist villages, serene waterfalls, high altitude lakes and glacier traverses, verdant forests, and lush green meadows of the scenic Parvati Valley. If you are a seasoned trekker, Pin Parvati Trek is a must try adventure in Himachal Pradesh.

13. Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund Trek Himachal

Beas Kund Trek is one of the best trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh. The trek will take you to a place where Beas River originates. You will see the most beautiful sights and sceneries in this trek. There are many glaciers around Beas River. You will also behold spectacular views of Kullu valley, dense forests, and meadows.

For an authentic trekking experience for beginners, Beas Kund River trek would be the most suitable treks of Himachal Pradesh. You will also come across many cascading waterfalls and the settlements around will blow your heart away with its natural beauty. Beas Kund River has spiritual and religious significance for Hindu devotees. It is said that Sage Vyas used to take daily baths in Beas River whose origin point is beautiful Beas glacier, the glistening ice formations along with the mighty Himalayan peaks.

From Manali you can easily plan your Trek to Beas Kund. You can also plan this trek from Solang Nallah where you have to trek to Dhundi and camp at Bakarthatch. From Bakarthatch, you have to trek to Beas Kund. The scenic setting of the Himalayas, spiritual vibes and natural beauty offers the most fulfilling experience to the tourists of all kinds.

14. Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Himachal

Amalgamation of beautiful forests, scenic grasslands, lush green valley of exotic flora and fauna, barren stretches, rugged terrains will make Hampta Pass trek one of the most wholesome treks of Himachal Pradesh. If you are doing this trek in winter then it will be a completely enriching experience.

The views of dreamy snow-covered mountains, beautiful rugged terrains of Lahaul and Spiti, Stunning Oak, Birch and Maple trees, Scenic Apple Orchards and Deodar Forests, ice decked valleys, mesmerizing glacial valleys and waterways gives visual treat to the tourists. The landscapes will keep on changing.

From the lush green valleys of Kullu to the barren stretches, snow passes of Lahaul and Spiti reveal gorgeous topography of the region. Trekking here in winter will also give you the benefit of serene solitude. It is less crowded in comparison to the summer season. Trekking to Chandratal Lake also adds bliss to your trekking experience. The frozen lake amidst the mighty Himalayan mountains is a remarkable example of the sublime beauty of Himalayas.

15. Indrahar Pass Trek

Indrapas Trek Himachal

Perfect blend of natural beauty, culture, and mythology – Indrahar Pass Trek is a must try trekking adventure in Himachal Pradesh. Indrahar pass Trek is believed to be the route of Lord Hanuman while searching for Sanjeevni herb in Ramayana.

Indrahar pass is kissed by the towering peaks of Dhauladhar as it forms the border between Kangra and Chamba districts. So, you will be able to view the breathtaking peaks of Dhauladhar. There are many gorgeous lakes, tranquil streams, and amazing Deodar forests on the way. The views will definitely fine tune your tired spirit. It is the best place to see the beauty of Soothing Himalayan Tropical highlands and meadows, Moon peaks and Arthur’s Seat.

If you want to extend your holidays then you can also spend some quality time in Kangra and Chamba valley which are in itself a wonderland of fairytale landscapes.  The places around Indrahar pass are also a visual spectacle which you will be compelled to capture in your camera.

16. Manimahesh Kailash Trek

Manimahesh Kailash Himachal

Choose Manimahesh Kailash Trek for a deeply spiritual, mentally nourishing, and physically thrilling experience in Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the best trekking trails of Himachal Pradesh due to its mesmerizing natural beauty and exciting ascents and terrains. Also known as Chambakailash, Manimahesh Kailash Trekking is deeply spiritual. The mountain of Manimahesh is the sacred abode of lord Shiva and the sacred Manimahesh Lake is Lord Shiva’s creation. Manimahesh Kailash Peak is one of the most beautiful peaks of the Himalayas.

Located at an altitude of 4080 m above the sea level, the Manimahesh Lake’s breathtaking vistas are an amazing visual spectacle. The lake is believed to be protected by Lord shiva. It is said that Lord Shiva performed his Tandav dance near the lake and goddess Parvati took bath in this lake to purify herself.

Devotees from all-across India come to take bath in the holy water of this lake and the reflection of Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the lake elevates the soul. The mighty Pir Panjal Ranges, the picturesque landscapes and tranquil atmosphere add to the spiritual vibe of Manimahesh Kailash Trek. It will also welcome you with its enchanting vistas. The trek will be more wholesome if you visit it during the festival of Janmashtami and Radha Ashtami. As a tourist, you will enjoy the thrill of adventure and a devotee of Lord Shiva will get the divine wisdom to discover the essence of his/ her soul.  It is one of the best Himalayan treks for adventure lovers in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Trek Duration- Easy to Moderate
  • Trek Level – 4/5 Days

17. Deo Tibba Trek

Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek Himachal Pradesh

Glacial landscapes, sacred mountains and a blend of rich traditions and culture, Deo Tibba in Himachal Pradesh is one of the top Himalayan trekking adventures. Located in Manali, Deo Tibba Trek is the sweetheart of adventure lovers from across the globe. The dreamy mountains of Nobru, Jagat Sukh and Deo Tibba will please your soul to another level.

The captivating foot of Deo Tibba with mesmerizing Chota Chandratal Lake, the vibrant alpine flowers of Rhododendrons, Orchids, Primulas and Exotic Himalayan wildlife such as Black bear, snow leopard and musk deer, charming bird species etc. will welcome you with smile. Deo Tibba is full of mythical and mythical tales.

Deo Tibba means ‘the Abode of Gods’ and is believed to be the home of Lord Indra. Lord Indra is also a very prominent part of the local folklore and religious beliefs of Deo Tibba region. You will also come across the enchanting valleys of Panduropa, Setan, Hampta Pass, Chhika, Piyangniru, Raurikhaudi and Ancient Bhanara Cave, etc.

  • Trek Duration – 6 Days

18. Chandratal Baralacha La Trek

Chandratal Lake Himachal

Head to a place where mountains kiss your soul, the ambiance of cold, dry deserts of Spiti and Lahaul, scenic vistas of Chandra River, exquisite views of Himalayan mountains, mind boggling Chandrabhaga Range and Bara Shigri Glacier, meadows of cheerful wildflowers and the one and only breathtaking Kunzum La Pass makes Chandratal Trek one of the most favorite trekking destinations for adventure lovers in Himachal Pradesh. You must try Chandratal Baralacha La Trek once in a lifetime. Located at an elevation of 4270m above the sea level will definitely delight your soul. Chandratal Lake is also known as Moon Lake which holds a great spiritual significance for Hindu Devotees. It is the same place where Lord Indra’s Chariot took the elder brother of Pandavas Yudhishthira to heaven. The lake resembles the moon as it is in a crescent shape.

  • Trek Duration- 4 Days

19. Miyar Valley Trek

Miyar Valley Himachal Pradesh

One of the most offbeat trekking destinations of Himachal Pradesh, Miyar Valley trek is an ideal choice for nature lovers and solace seekers. Located between Zanskar and Chamba, the serene and untouched natural beauty of Miyar Valley is a wonderful visual treat for trekkers. The forever blissful Miyar river flowing down into the ChandraBhaga River below Miyar Glacier is so gorgeous that you will find it difficult to resist clicking its pictures. Miyar Valley is known for its breathtaking villages, green meadows, dense forest, alpine lakes, cascading waterfalls, and glacial Peaks.

The major highlight of Miyar Valley trek is its fascinating glacial formations. You will see beautiful Miyar Glacier, Kang la Glacier and various high altitude passes such as Kang la Pass, Chhogo La Pass etc. there will be many river crossings and steep ascents in the trek So, physical fitness is very important when you plan Miyar valley trek. Unique culture and customs of the ancient villages of Miyar Valley offers a deeper understanding of the life of the people of Himalayas.  Miyar valley Lake camping would be one of the best activities where you can enjoy some quality time with your family. Miyar Kund is a beautiful lake in Miyar Valley, So, lakeside camping would definitely please your soul.

  • Trek Level- Moderate to Difficult
  • Trek Duration- 7 days

20. Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

Pin Bhaba Pass Trek Himachal Pradesh

The lush green Pin Bhaba Valley of Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful trekking destination for adventure enthusiasts. The world of Pin Bhaba is a colorful world of flowers as well as the stark and cold mountains of Spiti. Forests, rivers, and grasslands of Mulling will please your eyes and nourish your soul to a different level. The higher hillsides, the white snow summits, the beautiful campsites, the dense forests, harmony villages of Spiti and the most fascinating views of Pin and Bhaba valleys.

The landscapes of this trek will surprise your eyes and amaze your mind. The trek will start to show you the greenest landscapes and when you rise above, gradually the vegetation will be less and you will see aridness. It’s one of the most difficult treks to do in Himachal Pradesh.

The trek will start from the magical Himalayan hamlet of Kafnu in Kinnaur and descend to Mudh village in Spiti. The lush greenery of the rich grasslands and meadows will be at its peak during the time of monsoon. If you are looking to trek in Himachal Pradesh during monsoon season then you must try Pin Bhaba Pass Trek.

  • Trek Level- Difficult
  • Trek Duration – 9 days

Now that you have read about all the fascinating trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh, it’s time to pack your bags and plan an awesome trekking adventure with your loved ones. We would love to hear about your trekking experiences in Himachal Pradesh.

Quick Glance at Other Important Trekking Destinations in Himachal Pradesh

Hampta Pass Trek

Best Trekking Destinations for Couples in Himachal Pradesh

  • Chamba Trek
  • Chandratal Lake
  • Patalsu Trek
  • Prashar Lake Trek
  • Kheerganga Lake Trek

Best Trekking Trails for Summer Adventure in Himachal Pradesh

  • Deo- Tibba Trek
  • Parang- La Trek
  • Tirthan Valley Trek
  • Sar Pass Trek

Best Trekking Places for Winter Adventure in Himachal Pradesh

  • Kheerganga Trek
  • Pin Parvati Pass Trek
  • Hampta Pass Winter Trek
  • Patalsu Peak Winter Trek

Best Monsoon Treks in Himachal Pradesh

  • Hampta Pass
  • Pin Bhaba Pass
  • Miyar Valley
  • Bhrigu lake Trek
  • Chandratal Lake Trek

Best Treks for Beginners in Himachal Pradesh

  • Prashar lake Trek
  • Jakhu Temple Trek
  • Bijli Mahadev Temple Trek

Best Treks of Autumn Season in Himachal Pradesh

Frequently asked questions, what is the best time to go trekking in himachal pradesh.

Although each season offers something special for trekking, the best time to trek is from April to June and October to November.

It depends on your choice of season. Every trekking trail of Himachal Pradesh has something beautiful to offer. Every trek is special. Seasons color the Himalayan mountains with different views and qualities. It is up to you what season is your preference. Depending on the choice of season you will be able to plan trekking holidays with your loved ones in Himachal Pradesh.

The summer season, which begins in April and ends in June, is suited for treks like Kareri Lake Trek, Hampta Pass Trek, Indrahar Pass Trek and Bhrigu Lake Trek. The winter season is suitable for different treks like Thachi Village, Prashar Lake and Bijli Mahadev. You can also enjoy trekking during the monsoon season, even though there are chances of landslides and heavy downpour. Some of the monsoon treks which you can try are Kanamo Peak, Khanpari Tibba, Pin Parvati Pass and Chandratal.

Are there any permits required for trekking in Himachal Pradesh?

Not all, but some treks in Himachal Pradesh require an Inner Line Permit and an Interline Permit. If you are trekking close to the Chinese border, you will definitely need an Interline Permit. Foreign tourists will need an Inner Line Permit while trekking around Tabo, Kaza, Gompa, Morang, Lahaul, Spiti, etc.

What kind of gear and equipment do we need for trekking in Himachal Pradesh?

You must carry these essential equipment and gear to trek safely in Himachal Pradesh:

  • Trekking shoes with a good grip to handle snow. They must have ankle support and be water-resistant.
  • A high-quality backpack that will make your trek comfortable. It should have good shoulder and hip support.
  • Since you will be trekking in high-altitude mountains, you must bring warm clothes and layers for a comfortable and memorable trekking experience. Don’t forget to pack thermals, sun caps, synthetic hand gloves, socks, headlamps, fleece jackets, sweaters, trek pants, rain jackets, and outer padded jackets.
  • Sunglasses will provide relief to your eyes from the sun and snow blindness. You can also use contact lenses.
  • Trekking poles will provide stability and balance when climbing high ascents.
  • A multi-gas canister for efficient cooking. It is lightweight and easy to pack.
  • A water purifier is a must as you are traveling to high altitudes. You will need water, and picking up water from any pool, river, or stream might expose you to bacteria and parasites.

How do I acclimatize to high altitudes during trekking in Himachal Pradesh?

Acclimatizing to High altitude during trekking in Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh is very important. When we are in high altitude, the atmospheric pressure decreases and the oxygen molecules go far apart from each other. Which is the reason why we face difficulty in breathing and high blood pressure etc. Here are some tips to acclimate your body naturally in high altitude mountains of Himachal Pradesh –

  • Do not over exhaust yourself. Take proper rest when your body feels tired.
  • Always stay hydrated. You must improve your physical fitness before indulging in Trekking adventure.
  • Don’t drink hard drinks like coffee and Alcohol etc. Keep it simple. Water is the best solution.
  • Don’t cover your body completely. Allow your body to feel the cold. Your brain will get the correct information. It doesn’t mean that you will not wear thermals.
  • Sleep is the most important activity. Do not skip sleep. Let your body relax.
  • Eat a nutritious diet which will help to increase the blood circulation of your body. Eat food which is easy to digest.

What are the safety precautions we should take while trekking in Himachal Pradesh?

  • Always carry two trekking poles for better balance and stability.
  • Take micro-steps while climbing steep ascents. It will make you less tired.
  • Use Betadine, it is the cheapest and safest hack to get clean water.
  • Cotton clothes absorb too much sweat and water. In high-altitude areas where the weather is already harsh, avoid using cotton clothes. Wear proper Trekking shoes and thermals to avoid cold.
  • Some Treks Cannot be done without the supervision of a guide. So, always prefer an expert’s help when you are indulging in a different trek.
  • Wearing a neck warmer while doing treks would be more comfortable. It will protect you from the cold.

Can we do camping during the trekking in Himachal Pradesh?

Yes. Camping is one of the most sought-after activities to do in Himachal Pradesh. Some of the most popular sites for camping are –

  • Beas kund Trek
  • Spiti Valley
  • Chandratal Trek
  • Bhrigu Lake
  • Pin Bhaba Trek
  • Chandranahan Trek

Can we trek in Himachal Pradesh during the monsoon season?

Yes, you can trek in the monsoon season in Himachal Pradesh. Some of the best monsoon Treks are –

Is it possible to do solo trekking in Himachal Pradesh?

Yes, there is no problem in doing solo trekking in Himachal Pradesh. In fact, Himachal Pradesh is one of the best destinations for solo trekkers in India.

What are the common challenges faced during the treks in Himachal Pradesh?

Safety is the biggest cause of concern for trekkers. The most famous trekking trails are in the Himalayas, the biggest platform for adventure seekers in the world. Himachal Pradesh is the grandeur of Himalayas. It is one of the top trekking destinations for adventure lovers. It has many amazing trekking trails for experts and beginners but safety is always the first concern for adventure seekers. So, it is always advised to the trekkers to fully prepare themselves before planning a trekking adventure in Himachal Pradesh.

Some of the common challenges faced during treks in Himachal Pradesh are-

  • We as trekkers are always excited to tread into the unknown terrains. During the trek we must have faced severe numbness and swelling in our toes. It Happens because we put a lot of pressure on our toes while climbing steep descents. Wearing extra compressed shoes also causes severe pain in the toes. Swelling may last for 4-5 months maximum but it is one of the most common challenges you face during and after trekking.
  • Caring heavy DSLR cameras is also one of the most common challenges while trekking in Himachal Pradesh. Nowadays we have good smartphones which can click amazing good quality pictures. So, carrying a Heavy DSLR camera with a heavy backpack will increase your problem.
  • Many trekkers feel body pain during and after trekking. It is a common problem as you are pushing your body to its limit which is a good thing but, in the end, health is also very important. Walking for long hours in very cold weather with less oxygen creates health issues. Be careful and take proper rest during and after treks. The more you relax your body the more you will enjoy your trek.
  • Trek Fever is a very common problem. The weather keeps on changing in High- altitude mountains. You should always carry a proper first-aid kit to avoid flu, fever and cold issues.
  • In excitement sometimes, we forget to slow down. Patience and perseverance are very important when you are trekking high mountains. Going too fast will only cause injuries and serious health problems.
  • Sometimes we don’t feel cold just after trekking but it’s the biggest mistake we make after the trek. We must immediately layer up our body to retain your body heat. Otherwise, you will lose your body heat and your body starts cooling down.
  • When you are trekking the Himalayan mountains. There is a chance to see offseason rain and snow. So, no matter the season you must carry rain wears and 4-5 warm layers of clothes for the emergency.
  • Sometimes landslides and snow block the road completely. Road fixing drags might make you hungry and cold. Always keep enough snacks and clothes for this unexpected situation.
  • Sometimes basecamps, trekking routes and highways are shut down due to some unavoidable reasons. Always have a buffer day in your itinerary.

Are there any trekking routes that offer views of snow-capped peaks or glaciers?

Yes, most of the trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh offer beautiful views of majestic Himalayan Mountain ranges. Some of the best mountain treks of Himachal Pradesh are –

  • Patalsu Peak Trek
  • KheerGanga Trek
  • Kanamo Peak Trek
  • Indrahar Trek

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With lush valleys, snow-capped mountains, meandering rivers, and quaint villages, Himachal Pradesh looks straight out of a postcard. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, this picturesque state is a treasure trove for trekking enthusiasts. It abounds in scenic treks that will take you through a variety of pristine landscapes, as you soak in their sublime beauty and rejuvenate your spirit.

Best Trekking Places in Himachal Pradesh:

Planning to go for an unforgettable trekking experience? We’ve got you covered with our ultimate list of treks in Himachal Pradesh. Dive in!

1. Bhrigu Lake Trek:

Lounge by the beautiful Bhrigu Lake which is considered to have been the hermitage of Bhrigu Rishi. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Bhrigu Lake is located on the eastern side of the well-known Rohtang Pass. 

The Bhrigu Lake trek offers easy access to high altitudes in a short period, making it one of the best climbing experiences in Himachal Pradesh. The trek begins from Manali and then leads you through alpine meadows during the first day of the trek itself. As you go through these vast grasslands, you’ll find horses galloping around while the sheep look up in curiosity. The spectacular views of Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar mountain ranges will rejuvenate you to move forward in your journey. The best time to go for this thrilling adventure is from July to September when you’ll find wildflowers all around you. It is one of the best summer treks in Himachal Pradesh. 

winter treks in himachal

2. Kheerganga Trek:

How about relaxing in the warm waters of a natural hot spring with majestic mountains all around you? Kheerganga Trek offers this surreal experience and more. Perched at the end of the stunning Parvati Valley, Kheerganga features a small bathing tank, an ancient Shiva Temple, and a hot water spring which is believed to have healing properties. The trek begins from the village of Barshaini and will take you through quaint mountain villages, majestic waterfalls, and snow-clad mountains. One of the most notable sights during the journey is the serpent-shaped waterfall of Rudra Nag. The entire trek is approximately 12 km long and is considered beginner-friendly. Owing to its popularity, it is included in many tours in Himachal Pradesh 

3. Prashar Lake Trek:

One of the best winter treks in Himachal Pradesh, the 16 km Prashar Lake Trek will take you through charming villages and lush forests. It offers two different routes. The first one begins in Jwalapur Village while the second goes through Baggi Village. No matter which one you choose, your destination will be the serene Prashar Lake in Kullu Valley. Surrounded by the towering Dhauladhar mountain ranges, the place provides mesmerizing 180-degree views of Pir Panjal, Kinnaur, and the Dhauladhar mountain ranges. You’ll also find the Prashar Rishi temple which features beautiful Himachali-style architecture. 

4. Beas Kund Trek:

The tiny alpine lake of Beas Kund and the spectacular journey that leads to it attracts many trekkers to soak in the experience. Beginning in Old Manali, the trek will take you through the old villages of Burua and Shanag, giving you a glimpse of the local culture. Proceeding from there, you’ll come across the lush meadows of Dundi and Bakarthach and the stunning Solang Valley. On your journey, you’ll be rewarded with picturesque views of various mountain peaks including Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, Friendship Mountain, and Ladakhi amongst others. The trek will lead to Beas Kund, the origin of the Beas River. It is believed that Sage Vyas used to bathe here while he meditated. 

 Beas Kund Trek

5. Pin Parvati Pass Trek:

Ready to take on a challenge? Pin Parvati Pass Trek is one of the longest treks in the state. It goes up to 110 km as the Parvati Pass connects the Spiti and Kullu valley. The trek is known for its unparalleled beauty as it will take you through abundant alpine forests, lush greens, and enchanting waterfalls. You’ll also be greeted with many colorful wildflowers on the way. The contrast of the arid Spiti Valley on one side and lush green surroundings on the other make this a unique experience. 

6. Sar Pass Trek:

Sar is a frozen bay of Himachal Pradesh and a trek to this beautiful place is an unforgettable experience. The Sar Pass trek begins in Kasol and will take you through the lush forests of Parvati Valley leading you to Grahan Valley. Camping under the infinite stars here is a mesmerizing experience. As you move along the trek after such a refreshing experience, you’ll pass through the pine and Deodar-dotted trails of Chanderkhani to Nagaru. The trek will lead you to the pristine white surroundings of Sar Lake, rewarding your efforts with its magnificent beauty. 

7. Triund Trek:

One of the easiest treks in Himachal Pradesh, the Triund trek is a great choice for beginners. Offering stunning views of the massive Dhauladhar mountain range on one side and the lush green Kangra Valley on the other during the journey, the trek offers a great opportunity to feel at one with nature. It begins in either McLeodganj or Dharamkot and leads to the impressive Bhagsu Nag. The trail will pass through picturesque deodar, oak, and rhododendron forests. The best time to undertake the 9-km long Triund Trek is from September to November when the weather in Himachal Pradesh is quite pleasant. 

 Triund-trek

8. Indrahar Pass Trek :

A mountain pass in the Dhauladhar mountain ranges, Indrahar Pass is on the border between Kangra and Chamba districts. There are excellent camping sites along this scenic trek. It begins in Dharamkot or Bhagsunag and passes through the Golu Devta temple. After this, the path will take you through dense vegetation which will then give way to sprawling expanses of oak and rhododendron forests. One of the most notable highlights of the trek is the old Lahesh Caves. You’ll also find spectacular views of Kangra Valley, and witness an array of mountains streams, and snow bridges. Such incredible offerings make the experience extremely special.  

9. Laka Glacier Trek:

This offbeat trek takes you to the high-altitude Laka Glacier at 10,600 ft. above sea level. The trek begins from the vibrant tourist destination of Mcleodganj and will take you through dense forests and the verdant grazing fields known as ‘Laka Got’. Soak in the views of the majestic Dhauladhar mountains and keep a lookout for the beautiful Himalayan deer and goat. The scenic path will lead to the magnificent white environs of Laka Got Glacier. The abundant snow all around will make you feel like you’re in a winter wonderland. 

10. Tosh Valley Trek:

Nestled in the picturesque Parvati Valley is the quaint village of Tosh. The Tosh Valley trek is an easy trek that begins in Barshaini. Lush valleys, sprawling meadows, spectacular mountain views, and the gushing Tons river, all make this trek an incredible experience. As you reach Tosh village, you’ll be pleased to explore the relaxed vibe of this charming place which is known for its hippie culture. The village also offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Tosh is located around 20 km from Kasol and 3 km from Barshaini. 

Tosh-valley trek

11. Kareri Lake Trek:

Looking for a serene escape into nature? Kareri Lake Trek may be a perfect choice. Beginning from Kareri village, the scenic trek will you through the pristine subtropical forests of Chilgoza and Chris pines. These lush forests are home to a rich variety of bird species. You’ll also encounter sprawling grasslands along with the burbling waters of Nyund Nallah. Once you reach your destination, the stunning freshwater Kareri Lake will leave you spellbound with its beauty. 

12. Chandrakhani Pass Trek:

Located in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, the trek begins in Naggar village. It will take you through varied landscapes including forests, and meadows with gushing streams along the way. Once you reach the Chandrakhani Pass, your efforts will be rewarded with mesmerising views of the Pir Panjal and Parvati ranges. The views make the 17 km trek worth it. 

Chandrakhani Pass Trek

13. Friendship Peak Trek:

Considered a trekker’s paradise, Mt. Friendship Peak is nestled in the Pir Panjal range in the Kullu district. The trek to this beautiful peak begins in Solang and will take you through lush forests, vast Alpine meadows, and burbling streams. You’ll also find the intriguing Naggar Roerich Art Gallery, the well-known Hadimba Temple, and the Vashisht hot water spring. The gentle gradient of the trek slowly becomes steep satiating the adrenaline craving of adventure lovers. 

14. Jakhu Temple Trek:

The famous Jakhu Temple is perched on top of Jakhu Hill, the highest peak of Shimla. It is believed that Lord Hanuman rested here when he was searching for the ‘ sanjeevani booti’  to save Laxman’s life. A trek to the holy place will take you through the lush deodar forests. You’ll also encounter many monkeys along the way. On reaching the top, you’ll be rewarded with sublime views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and valleys. The Jakhu hilltop is only 2.5 km away from the ridge, making it one of the easiest treks in the state. 

15. Malana Village Trek:

Malana is one of the oldest villages in the country. Trek to this charming village begins in Jari village and leads you through winding paths that offer endless beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Malana Village trek is only about 4 km and is a great option if you’re a beginner. The scenic route will leave you rejuvenated and visiting the quaint hamlet of Malana will also give you the opportunity to learn more about the local culture. 

16. Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek:

Wish to go to a serene place undisturbed by the hustle and bustle of crowds of tourists? Go for the Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek . The trek begins in Jagat Sukh and will take you through flower-laden valleys, gushing brooks, verdant pastures, and a rugged bridge. Stunning views of the Pir Panjal mountain range and Rohtang Pass will also accompany you for a while along the way, propelling you onwards. 

Dev Tibba Peak

17. Chamba Trek:

Bring back memories to cherish forever from the Chamba trek. Beginning from the charming Chamba village, the trek will take you through meadows, forests, and high-altitude passes. Highlights of the trek include the scenic Kugti Pass as well as enchanting views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal mountain ranges. With so much to offer, it is amongst the best hiking experiences in India.

18. Dainkund Trek:

This serene trek begins from Dalhousie and goes through various forests, meadows, and small brooks while offering spectacular views of the various peaks of Himachal Pradesh. The trek highlight is Dainkund Park which is also home to the Pohlani Mata temple. The trek is beginners friendly and the best time to undertake it is between March and June.

19. Great Himalayan National Park Trek:

Soak in the shimmering sunrays filtering through the thick canopy of a forest. Sounds magical, doesn’t it? A trek to the Great Himalayan National Park offers many such special experiences. The trek starts in Shilt Thatch and will take you through picturesque landscapes that abound with a rich variety of flora and fauna. Crossing the Tirthan river is one of the notable experiences of the trek. Once you reach the destination, you’ll be rewarded with lush meadows, snowy peaks, and a rich variety of native wildlife. 

Great Himalayan National Park Trek

20. Bijli Mahadev Temple:

An old Shiva Temple, a metal Trishul and a Shiva Linga made of butter that never melts away, these incredible sights will greet you at the end of this enthralling trek. The trek starts in Jana and shall take you through the old Naggar village, dense forests, and paddy fields. The mesmerising views of Parvati Valley from the top make it worth the climb. What’s more? The gentle gradient of the trek makes it an ideal family trek in Himachal Pradesh. Camping with children is also convenient here.   

21.  Tirthan Valley :

Located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Tirthan Valley is formed by the river Tirthan as it gushes down from Hans Kund Glacier. The trek will take you through cascading waterfalls, and pine forests along with mesmerising mountain views. If you’re an adventure junkie, you can indulge in a variety of outdoor activity such as rappelling, biking, river crossing, and camping. There are various trails here to choose from, offering endless opportunities to soak in the sublime natural beauty. 

22. Kugti Pass Trek:

Love to explore an offbeat place? Go for Kugti Pass Trek . The quaint Kugti Village offers beautiful views of the dramatic fields, the gushing Budhil River, and charming wooden houses. The trek will take you through lush pine and deodar forests, apple and peach orchards, cascading waterfalls, and the vast meadows of Duggi Valley. As you reach Kugti Pass, you’ll be rewarded with sublime views of Grechu Pass, Manimahesh Kailash Peak as well as Lahaul Valley. 

23. Sach Pass Trek:

One of the oldest treks of the state, Sach Pass Trek is a thrilling challenge to take on due to its tricky terrain and twists. It begins in Chamba Valley and passes through Satrundi, Bhanodi, and verdant forest trails until the final destination. As you arrive at Sach Pass, you’ll be greeted by breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountain ranges of Pir Panjal. 

24. Thamsar Pass Trek:

Thamsar Pass connects the Chhota Bhangal to the Bara Bhangal region and offers alluring views of the Kangra and Ravi valleys. Beginning from Dharamshala, the trek will take you through narrow trails, rugged moraines, burbling rivers, and glacial beds. The trek also offers a great opportunity to learn more about the lifestyle of the Gaddi people who live in such harsh conditions. 

25. Kalihani Pass Trek:

The Kalihani Pass is a part of the well-known Bara Bhangal trail. Being close to the thriving town of Manali, the trek offers excellent campsites along with a unique trail that will take you through lush meadows, moraines, snow-laden patches, and a wide variety of wildflowers along the way. You’ll also find stunning views of Mt. Indrasan and Mt. Deo Tibba. The Khanpara Tibba on the way will give you a beautiful view of the Dhauladhar range and the revered elliptical Rani Sui Lake. 

26. Dharamshala Nayagaon Trek :

This scenic trek begins from Dharamshala and leads to the charming Nayagaon which offers beautiful views of the massive Dhauladhar mountains and Kangra valley. With lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and glistening streams revitalising your senses along the way, you’ll find it pleasant to undertake the 8-10 km trek.  

27. Shepherd Trail Gaddi Trek:

The Shepherd Trail or Gaddi trek is used by shepherds to go to Kangra valley from Kullu. The picturesque trek commences in Manali, taking you through the sprawling meadows of Lamadugh, the scenic Khanpari Pass, the quaint Bara Bhangal village, and Thamsar Pass, ultimately ending in Dharamshala. Passing dense forests, verdant meadows, fruit orchards, and sparkling streams add to the unmatched allure of this trek. 

28. Charang Valley Trek:

Craving some adrenaline rush? Charang Valley Trek will satiate it. Featuring a steep climb with glaciated tracks, loose soil ways, slippery slopes, and challenging moraines, this trek is for brave-hearted adventure seekers. The trek offers mesmerising views of the Kinner Kailash range along with gurgling rivers, Himalayan birds, and stunning monasteries. The trek begins in the tiny village of Thangi and ends in Manali. 

29. Jalori Pass Trek:

Located around 100 km from Shimla, Jalori Pass offers a serene escape into the mountains. The trek will take you through spectacular spots such as Shoja, Sereolsar Lake, Lambri, and the Great Himalayan National Park. You’ll also find numerous temples, notable forts, and quaint hamlets on the route, perfect for enjoying the rich culture of the place. What’s more? You can even fish in the Tirthan river, adding to your memorable experience. 

30. Dharamshala To Chamba Trek:

This thrilling trek will begin from Mcleodganj and take you through lush rhododendron forests, the revered Guna Devi temple, and sprawling meadows, leading to the spectacular valley of flowers. You’ll find incredible views of the Dhauladhar and Shivalik ranges, reinvigorating your spirit. It offers a great opportunity to explore the rich natural treasures of the state. 

31. Dalhousie to Kishtwar via Sach Pass:

Explore the lush deodar forests of Khajjiar with this trek. The trail will take you through verdant fields, remote villages, and dense forests. It offers a great opportunity to explore the beautiful natural surroundings in and around Dalhousie and the mesmerizing beauty of Sach Pass. 

32. Dalhousie Manali Trek via Murhu Pass:

The picturesque trek begins from the bustling town of Dalhousie and goes through the villages of Chamba, Khajjiar, and Bharmour, and ends in Manali. One of the most notable highlights of the trek is the Murhu Pass which offers panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and glaciers. If you wish to trek to Himachal Pradesh in summer, this is one of the best options to go for. 

33. Jagatsukh to Base of Deo Tibba Trek:

The base of Deo Tibba offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. The trek to this scenic spot begins at Jagatsukh, a small village located around 6 km from Manali. The trail passes through several villages, forests, and meadows of Himachal Pradesh, finally leading to the base of Deo Tibba which offers an alluring view of its majestic peak.

Trekking in Himachal Pradesh is an unforgettable adventure. So, begin with the trek that speaks to you and get ready for some epic holidays amidst nature.

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14 Best Treks in Himachal Pradesh, India

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Himachal Pradesh is a popular tourist destination in northern India’s Himalayan region. It has beautiful mountain peaks, meadows, and resorts, as well as evident Buddhist temples and monasteries. Himachal Pradesh is a heaven for thrill seekers, with over 80 snow capped peaks such as Friendship Peak , Manirang, Parvati Parvat, Gushu, Thamsar, and many more. Sacred sites with local legends, camping near the river or over lush green meadows under a star-studded sky are just a few of the basic additions to an already existing trekker’s paradise.

Owing to its ease of access, Himachal Pradesh attracts a large number of mountaineers from all over the country and around the globe. Himachal’s easy-level treks, such as the Kheerganga, Triund and Beas Kund treks, are some of the popular starting points for many mountaineering beginners. Tourists typically transform into avid trekkers on these treks, wanting to experience their love for mountains now in a much broader sense. The famous sunrise of the tourist-friendly Triund Trek will undoubtedly entice visitors to return.

A naturalist’s paradise, the Himalayas in Himachal offer a diverse range of landscapes, vegetation, forest, alpine lakes, and meadows. The Dayara meadows, arguably one of the best in the country, take trekkers with surprise on the trails of Buran Ghati trek and Chandranahan Lake Trek . Sudden outburst of meadows encapsulating many small shepherd’s trails, galloping horses, and lush green color on the sidelines of hills after a long trail amidst dense forest is an unexpected visual treat. Typically, superficial trekkers are encouraged to traverse these paths and be better self-judges of what lies ahead of them.

Experience the best of both worlds from the treks of Hampta Pass, Bhaba Pass and Pin Parvati Pass. The trails of these treks provide a spectacular transition from lush green meadows on one side to the dry and barren lands of the Spiti Valley on the other. Some of the main highlights of treks passing through the Spiti Valley are not only the contrasting landscapes but also the differences in living cultures that trekker’s get to experience. From trailing among wheat and pea plantations to stacking architecture of monasteries, the Spiti Valley displays a remarkable potential in offering great experience to its explorers.

Trekking through the Himalayan Mountains is a one-of-a-kind spiritual journey, detailed with breathtaking vistas and gleaming golden peaks at sunrise and sunset. It is an inner-outer body experience in and of itself. Himachal offers a diverse range of treks and welcomes trekkers of all levels to visit its sites and rejuvenate in the warmth.

Hampta Pass Trek

The Hampta Pass Trek located at an elevation of 4270 metres on the Pir Panjal range, is a narrow corridor that connects Lahaul’s Chandra Valley to Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu Valley. The trek’s name was derived from Hamta Village, which is located below Sethan Village and is part of the trek route. The trek is well-known for its unpredictable and ever-changing terrain.

Perched at an altitude and surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, the trail begins in the greenery of Jobra, passes through alpine forest, wide meadows with the occasional sight of beautiful flora, and finally ends in the arid desert areas of Spiti Valley.

hampta pass best trek in himachal

The trail’s highlights include vertical rock walls, waterfalls, hanging glaciers, and peaks rising above 5500 m. Wildflowers and herbs growing at elevations ranging from 2900 to 3500 metres, as well as pinewoods, rhododendron forests, and wide open meadows, provide a visual treat for all nature lovers. This is an intermediate level trek that covers all of the wildest fantasies of trekkers, so climbers of all levels can visit and explore the beauty of this trek.

  • Key points-Hampta Pass Trek
  • Duration: 4 nights 5 days 
  • Altitude: 4310m.
  • Trek distance: on foot 29km- by taxi 236 km
  • Temperature: Monsoon Temperature: – Day (5°C to 12° C) Night (2°C to 8°C)
  • Best time to visit: June, July, August, September
  • Trek level: Difficult
  • Trek route day by day: Manali, Jobra, Cheeka camp, Balu ka Gera, Shea Gour Camp, Chandratal, Chatru Camp
  • Weather: Winters are covered with snow summits and peaks whereas summers experience higher temperatures

Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu Lake or Bhrigu Lake with an elevation of 4300m is located to the east of Rohtang Pass and is surrounded by Pir Panjal Ranges in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. Named after Maharishi Bhrigu, this sight holds a sacred place among the locals. According to a local legend, the great sage Bhrigu used to meditate near the lake and rendered the lake never freezes completely.

The lake is about 6 kilometers from Gulaba’s no-settlement village and can be reached by trekking from Jonker Bugyal and Rola Kholi. The scenic backdrop of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar follows you along the trail of grassy meadows. The contrast between the textures and colours of the grasslands and the snow capped peaks dominating the skyline is a truly memorable sight.

Despite being a short moderate-level trek, it climbs to a daunting altitude of 14,000 feet. It’s an excellent trek for beginners or families looking to explore the wilderness owing to its easy access from Manali and an achievable goal.

Brigu lake Best Trek in himachal pradesh

  • Key points- Bhrigu Lake Trek
  • Duration: 3 nights 4 days 
  • Altitude: 4300m.
  • Temperature: Monsoon Temperature: – Day (5°C to 12° C) Night (-2°C to 5°C)
  • Best time to visit: May, June, September, October
  • Trek level: Moderate
  • Trek route day by day: Manali, Jonker Bugyal, Rola Khuli, Bhrigu Lake,

Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga Trek (Khir Ganga) is one of Himachal Pradesh’s most well-known trekking destinations. It is said to have been Lord Shiva’s abode for thousands of years. Kheerganga, located deep in the Parvati Valley at a height of about 2950 m, provides trekkers with a fortune of treasured memories. The location is well-known for its hot water springs and a breathtaking view of the valley, which draws visitors from all over the country to Himachal Pradesh.

The Kheerganga trek starts in Kasol, a well-known tourist destination in the Pin Parvati valley. Trekkers will be able to explore nature at its best, with views of lofty peaks looming in the background. The trail takes individuals through the picturesque villages of Nakhtan and Rudra Nag, which are also the ideal resting and discovering spots. Trekkers can learn about the local people and culture of Himachal Pradesh through these stopping points. As soon as trekkers arrive in Kheerganga, they can go straight to the Parvati Kund, or natural hot water springs, which are particularly appealing in the winter. Owing to its easy trekking level, this trek is a popular and ideal choice for many families and individuals.

Kheerganga Trek

  • Key points- Kheerganga Trek
  • Duration: 1 nights 2 days
  • Altitude: 3500m.
  • Trek distance: 12km
  • Best time to visit: All Year
  • Trek level: Easy
  • Trek route day by day: Kasol, Barshaini, Rudra Nag Kheerganga

Deo Tibba Trek

Deo Tibba is a mountain in the Pir Panjal Range of Himalayan Mountains in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh, India. At a height of 6,001 metres, it is a popular trekking destination among enthusiastic trekkers. The peak is distinctive in how the summit is a snow dome, similar to an ice cap, with a flat summit plateau rather than a pointed ridge. Per the local legend, Deo Tibba is a gathering place for the gods. According to Hindu mythology, the dome-shaped peak of Deo Tibba is where the gods sit, hence the names Deo (Gods) and Tibba (Hill).

The trek is a moderate to difficult level trek that aims to check off many experienced hikers’ “To Do” list. Climbers will face difficult terrain on their way to the summit of this peak, including steep ice passes, glaciers with crevasses, a rock fall area, and a ridge. Trekkers will pass through many remote valleys and villages on their way to Deo Tibba Base Camp, including Jogidugh, Panduropa, Setan, and Hampta Pass, just to name a few. The trek also takes the expeditioners to the grazing pastures of the Gaddi shepherds, where they can enjoy breathtaking views of Deo Tibba peak.

Deo Tibba Base Camp

  • Key points- Deo Tibba Trek
  • Duration: 6 nights 7 days 
  • Altitude: 4171m.
  • Trek distance: on foot 30km- by taxi 24 km
  • Temperature: Summer Temperature: – Day (13°C to 18° C) Night (0°C to 7°C)
  • Trek route day by day: Manali, Bara Bazar, Chikka, Seri, Deo Tibba Base Camp, Chota Chandratal 

Sar Pass Trek 

The Sar Pass , at an elevation of 4,220 metres, is a popular trekking route in the Parvati Valley of the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Sar means a lake in the local dialect, and while trekking from Tila Lotni to Biskeri Ridge, one must pass by a small, usually frozen lake (sar), hence the name Sar Pass Trek. Because of its ease of difficulty, this trek is ideal for first-time trekkers. It’s a classic choice for those who want to explore a variety of terrain all in one trek. This trail provides trekkers with a range of experiences, including forests, meadows, quaint villages, and snow-covered mountains.

The base camp for this trek is Kasol, which is located near the Parvati river’s banks in the Parvati valley. The trek begins in dense forests and progresses to a total snow-covered setting. The trail loops through pining forests, charming old-world villages, majestic snow-capped mountains, and some of the most breathtaking scenery. During the trek, hikers pass through several small meadows, most of which are grazed by villagers with their livestock.

Sar Pass Trek

  • Key points- Sar Pass Trek
  • Altitude: 4200m.
  • Trek distance: on foot 48km- by taxi 74 km
  • Temperature: Summer Temperature: – Day (13°C to 17° C) Night (0°C to 7°C)
  • Best time to visit: May, June, September, and October
  • Trek route day by day: Kasol, Grahan village, Mung Thtch, Naguru, Sar Pass, Biskeri Thatch, Barsheini                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • Weather: Winters are covered with snow summits and peaks whereas summers experience higher temperatures,

Buran Ghati trek

Buran Ghati is a diverse trek and thrilling pass located in the heart of Himachal Pradesh, India, at a high altitude of 15,000 feet. The Buran Ghati Pass trek provides a breathtaking view of changing landscapes, diverse vegetation, stunning mountain views, verdant forests, and quaint idyllic villages like Janglik and Barua.

This amazing trek begins in the old-fashioned village of Janglik. Because of how much it has to offer, it is an ideal stopover for hikers. Wooden houses, traditional living, small cafes, and local delicacies await you in Janglik. The trail then climbs further out of Janglik and enters a delightfully deep forest before opening into Dayara meadows. One of the most memorable highlights of this trek is the steep climb of the Buran Ghati wall, followed by a sliding fall on the other side.

Buran Ghati can provide a picture-perfect visual treat to its explorers with its ever-changing landscape of dense forest to meadows and occasional snow walks with steep climbs and riverside camping. This easy to moderate level trek is a fine summer delight for trekkers of all levels.

Buran Ghati

  • Key points- Buran Ghati Trek
  • Altitude: 4572m.
  • Trek distance: on foot 29km- by taxi 375 km
  • Temperature: Summer Temperature: – Day (5°C to 10° C) Night (-2°C to 6°C)
  • Trek route day by day: Shimala, Rohru, Janglik, Dayara thach, Litham, Chandranahan lake, Dhunda camp, Buran Ghati pass, River Camp, Barua Road head

Bhaba Pass Trek

Bhaba Pass, also known as Bhawa Pass, is a high mountain pass in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh with an elevation of 4,890 metres. Bhaba Pass connects the green and fertile Bhaba valley on the Kinnaur side with the barren high-altitude Pin valley on the Spiti side. The Pin Bhaba Pass Trek is the passage between two distinct worlds that introduces the trekkers to two distinct Himalayan cultures as you traverse from one side of the mountain to the other.

The Pin Bhaba trail begins in the charming little Himalayan village of Kafnu in Kinnaur Valley and extends down to Mudh in Spiti. This route from Kinnaur through dense forests and old trails to the vast, arid lands of Spiti is a visual cautionary tale about the peaceful coexistence of extremes. The reward for reaching the highest point of the journey is a view that combines the best of both worlds. The vibrant greens on one side contrast with the barren grey on the other, creating one-of-a-kind experience. This moderate to difficult trek offers trekkers a range of experiences.

  • Key points- Bhaba Pass Trek
  • Duration: 7 nights 8 days 
  • Altitude: 4909m.
  • Trek distance: on foot 60km- by taxi 409 km
  • Trek level: Moderate to Difficult
  • Trek route day by day: Shimla, Kafnu, Mulling, Karah, Phutsirang, Mangrungse, Mudh, Manali

Kanamo Peak Trek

Kanamo Pea k , at 19,600 feet, is one of the highest trekkable peaks in the Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh’s Spiti Valley. The Kanamo Peak towers behind the villages of Kibber and Tashi Gang, deep in the heart of Spiti. Coming after the peak of Stok Kangri in Ladakh, Kanmo Peak is one of the lesser-known thrill fest for trekkers. The entire trek provides comparable experience of high-altitude Mountains while requiring fewer mountaineering skills.

The trail begins in the small village of Kibber and winds through wheat and pea plantations in the mountains of the Spiti Valley. The track is traversable until you reach Kanamo Base Camp, after which it’s a never-ending ascent over scree and boulder moraine to the summit. Upon reaching the summit, trekkers will be able to dwell over a panoramic view of 35 other summits in Ladakh, Spiti, Kullu, and Kinnaur. Shilla Peak, Kanamo’s sister peak with equally enthralling beauty, will also be on display with intimidating proximity.

This is a difficult to challenging level trail, with dares looming right from the start. High order of physical fitness will be necessary for its need for acclimatization. 

Kanamo Peak Trek

  • Key points- Kanamo Peak Trek
  • Altitude: 5964m.
  • Trek distance: on foot 27km- by taxi 215 km
  • Temperature: Summer Temperature: – Day (7°C to 13° C) Night (0°C to 4°C)
  • Best time to visit: July, September
  • Trek level: Difficult to challenging
  • Trek route day by day: Manali, Kibber, Kanamo Base camp, Kanamo Peak Summit

Triund Trek

Triund is a small hill station located in the Kangra district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Triund is a part of Dharamkot and is located at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges at a height of 2828m. This is an easy and ideal destination for trekkers looking for a short but moderately difficult trek with spectacular vistas and a rewarding end result.

The journey to Triund is short but arduous. Right from the start of the trek, you can see the Moon peak, Rifle Horn, Arthur’s Seat, and the mighty Dhauladhar range.  The forest section of this trek is small but refreshing with oak and rhododendron forest, this lovely forest segment is quite memorable for trekkers. 

The sunset is perhaps the most spectacular aspect of the Triund Trek, and it is the main draw for all nature paparazzi. It is a very picturesque and rewarding trek with breathtaking views of the Kangra valley and the snow-covered Dhauladhar ranges. Because of its easy difficulty, this trek appeals to nature lovers and trekkers of all levels.

Triund Trek

  • Key points- Triund Trek
  • Duration: 1 nights 2 days 
  • Altitude: 2875m.
  • Trek distance:
  • Temperature: Summer temperature – (20°C to 30°C)                                                                                                                                       
  • Winter temperature – (5°C to 12°C)
  • Best time to visit: All year
  • Trek route day by day: Mcleodganj, Triund

Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund is an emerald blue lake and the source of the River Beas located at an elevation of 3700 m amidst towering mountains in the Solang valley. The trail lets trekkers embark on a memorable journey through the grasslands and tall mountains that lie perfectly in nature’s canvas.

Solang Nallah, also known as the adventurer’s paradise, serves as the starting point for this trek with its picture-perfect green meadows. Trekkers continue their journey near the shepherds trails, marvelling at the sight of locals and cattle. This trek’s highlights include wild flora and fauna, gushing streams, and camping under the star-studded sky. Upon reaching the end, the contrasting display of a wide lake among the green glasslands with a daunting image of summits like Friendship Peak, Shitidhar, Ladakhi, and Hanuman Tibba in the surroundings captures trekkers’ attention.

This ideal short summer trek, ranging in difficulty from easy to moderate, is an excellent way to learn about native culture, adventure sports, and local legends.

beas kund trek

  • Key points- Beas Kund Trek
  • Altitude: 3700m.
  • Temperature: Summer temperature – (10°C to 25°C)                     
  • Best time to visit: Mid May to Mid Oct
  • Trek level: Easy to Moderate
  • Trek route day by day: Manali, Solang Valley, Dhundi, Lohali, Beas Kund
  • Weather: Nights are colder and compared to pleasant daytime temperatures.

Indrahar Pass Trek

Indrahar Pass is a mountain pass in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. Located at an altitude of 4,342 metres above sea level, near the tourist town of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, Indrahar pass forms the border between Kangra and Chamba districts.

The four-day Indrahar Pass trek takes you through vast meadows, gushing streams, deep gorges, tranquil lakes, and deodar forests. The trail begins in Mcleodganj and continues through the Triund, Laka Got, and Lahesh Caves camping grounds. The journey provides an excellent opportunity to learn about Himachal’s cultural diversity as well as its magnificent natural aesthetics. The sight of beautiful crystal blue lakes Mankiani and Kareri, as well as mind-blowing views of Kangra Valley, Pir Panjal, Kishtwar, Bara Banghal, and Mani Mahesh, are some of the trek’s major highlights.

Though it is a short trek, it is considered to be somewhat difficult due to the trekking trail’s numerous sharp ascents and steep climbs; therefore, trekkers with reliable mountaineering experience are encouraged to traverse this magnificent path.

Indrahar Pass Trek

  • Key points- Indrahar Pass Trek
  • Altitude: 4342m.
  • Temperature: (-5°C to 18°C)                     
  • Best time to visit: May, June, September and October
  • Trek route day by day: Mcleodganj, Triund, Laka Got, Indrahar Pass

Chanderkhani Pass Trek

Chanderkhani Pass , at an elevation of 3,650 metres, is a beginner-level trek located in Himachal’s Kullu district. This pass acts as a bridge between Kullu and Parvati valley offering marvelous landscapes and vegetation. In earlier settlement records, this pass was the only route to reach Malana village.

The trek begins in the picturesque Naggar settlement and continues across the Chanderkhani Pass to the Malana village. The first trail leading to the pass is known for its enchantment and alluring views. Hiking through forested areas of blue pine and deodar, walnut, golden oak, and wild cherry is part of the Chanderkhani pass trek. The trek also offers a breathtaking panorama of the Kullu region, as well as the cloud-touching peaks of Deo Tibba, Parbati, and Pir Panjal. The mountain slopes, magnificent flora-fauna, and water streams all contribute to it being one of the most scenic and photogenic passes in the country.

The Chanderkhani Pass trek is a five-day easy to moderately difficult trek with scenic vistas and stunning sunsets as well as sunrises. Trekkers of all skill levels are encouraged to explore these trails and discover Himachal’s untouched beauty.

Chandrakhani Pass Trek

  • Key points- Chanderkhani Pass Trek
  • Altitude: 3650m.
  • Temperature: (5°C to 15°C)                     
  • Best time to visit: May, June, September
  • Trek route day by day: Naggar, Rumsu, Stelling, Chiklani Base camp, Chanderkhani Pass, Nagruni Thach, Malana, Jari
  • State name: Himachal Pradesh

Chandranahan Lake Trek

At a height of 13,900 feet, Chandranahan Lake is a small lake in Himachal Pradesh’s Pabbar valley. Its waters feed the River Pabbaar, one of the headwaters of the Ton River, which is also a major tributary to the Yamuna River. The entire trek route offers ever-changing scenic vistas of Himachal, ranging from green meadows to snow-covered plains and wild vegetation to snow-capped neighboring summits.

Chandranahan Lake, considered a trekker’s paradise, is relatively unexplored. Adventurers usually take this less travelled trail to complete the difficult route and witness the shimmering lake. 

The trail begins in Janglik and winds through dense pine forest with gushing streams before arriving at Dayara’s green meadows. The majestic Dayara is always a sight to behold, with golden reflections of the sunset and sunrise. This trek to the sacred Chandernahan Lake is an easy to moderate level trek that encourages trekkers of all levels to traverse these routes and experience nature in its most natural state.

Chandranaha

  • Key points- Chandernahan Lake Trek
  • Duration: 5 nights 6 days 
  • Altitude: 13,900ft..
  • Temperature: Day-(13°C to 18°C)  Nights (0°C to 7°C)                
  • Trek route day by day: Janglik, Dayara, Litham, Chandranahan Lake

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

The Pin Parvati Pass , at an elevation of 5,319 metres, is a mountain pass in Himachal Pradesh, India. This pass connects the lush and fertile Parvati valley on the Kullu side with the barren high-altitude Pin valley on the Spiti side. The trek provides spectacular experience of two contrasting worlds; on one side, trekkers can cherish the lush meadows, while on the other, they get to admire the cold arid deserts of Spiti Valley.

The Pin Parvati Pass trek, which begins in Kalga and ends in Mudh in Spiti Valley, is one of the most scenic treks in the Himalayas. The trail winds through lush green forests, wide open meadows, numerous waterfalls, and a high altitude lake before bringing you close to the Parvati glacier. During the trek to Pin Parvati camp, Mantalai, known for its age-old Lord Shiva temple and charming lake, serves as a cheerful host. One of the highlights of this trek is camping under a clear sky at the Mantalai Lakeside, with a view of the neighboring snow-capped mountains and glaciers.

Given the length and rugged terrain, this is a difficult level trek requiring excellent physical fitness and endurance. Trekkers with reliable experience are encouraged to traverse these paths and enjoy the serenity of the journey.

Beautiful Lake in Parvati Pass Trek

  • Key points- Pin Parvati Pass Trek
  • Duration: 11 nights 12 days 
  • Altitude: 5319m.
  • Trek distance: On foot 110 Km – By taxi 236 km by Taxi
  • Temperature: Summer Temperature: – Day 8°C to 12°C and Night: 0°C to 7°C)                
  • Best time to visit: Mid July- Mid of September
  • Trek route day by day: Manali, Barshini, Kalga, Kheerganga, Tunda Bhuj, Thakur Kuan, Odi Thatch, Mantalai Lake, Pin Parvati Pass Base camp, Base camp 2, Tiya, Mudh, Kaza

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The Best Treks in Himachal Pradesh That Prove It Is a True Fairyland for Adventurers

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Himachal Pradesh is sitting in the lap of Himalayas and is a heaven for anyone who seeks to start a lifelong affair with the mountains. The best treks in Himachal offer the most unadulterated ways to explore the beauty of the state.

The best way to select a trail ideal for  trekking in Himachal , is by gauging your fitness level and prior experience. If you are a beginner, then stick with shorter treks. But don't mistake the duration of a route with its difficulty level. Trails, such as the one to Baralacha La has only three days of trekking but, due to the high-altitude, is of a higher difficulty gradient.

How well you experience of trekking in Himachal, depends entirely on what trek you pick. So, be careful before picking your next from the following treks in Himachal!

This is the list of the best  treks in Himachal . From 2 to 20 days long, from easy to extremely challenging. Take your pick.

Categorised alphabetically, the list includes almost all possible trails for trekking in Himachal. From easy treks in Himachal to month long expeditions in the Himalayas, I have tried my best to compile as many treks as I could.

1. Bara-Bhangal Trek

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Route: Manali- Lama Dugh- Riyali Thach- Base Camp Kalihani- Devi ki Marhi- Bara Bhangal- Mardh- Plachak via Thamsar Pass- Rajgundha- Billing then Manali

Altitude: 11,100 ft to 15,501 ft

Difficulty: Challenging+

2. Beas Kund Trek

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Route: Solang Valley- Dhundi- Bakar Thach- Beas Kund- Solang Valley

Altitude: 8,136 ft to 12,100 ft

Difficulty: Easy

3. Bhrigu Lake Trek

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Route: Manali- Gulaba- Rola Kholi- Pandu Ropa via Bhrigu Lake- Pandu Ropa- Vashisht

Altitude: 8,530 ft to 14,009 ft

Difficulty: Easy+

4. Bijli-Mahadev Trek

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Route: Kullu- Chansari- Matikochar- Jana Village- Naggar- Kullu via car

Altitude: 7,677 ft

5. Chandertaal- Baralacha Trek

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Route: Manali- Batal- Chandrataal- Tokpo Gongma- Topko Yongma

Altitude: 12,818 ft to 16,000 ft

Difficulty: Moderate. This is easily one of the best treks in Himachal

6. Chobia Pass Trek

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Route: Bharmour- Hadsar- Chobia- Kathedu Temple- Alyas- Chobia Pass- Trilokinath- Udaipur- Kelong- Manali

Altitude: 6,840 ft to 16,292 ft

Difficulty: Challenging. Tough as it might be, it is one of the best treks in Himachal.

7. Churdhar Peak

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Route: Solan- Nohradhar- Jamnala- Teesri- Churdhar- Teesri- Jamnala- Nohradhar

Altitude: 12,000 ft at peak

8. Dalhousie Trek

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Route: Pathankot- Dalhousie- Kalatop- Khajjiar- Chamba - Kainthly- Chowari- Dharamshala

Altitude: 6,500 ft

9. Deo Tibba Camp trek

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Route: Manali- Chikka- Seri- Tenta- Chota Chandratal- Seri- Chikka- Manali

Altitude: 10,200 ft to 13,775 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

10. Friendship Peak

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Route: Manali- Bakkathach- Friendship Base Camp- Camp 1- Summit- Base Camp- Manali

Altitude: +17,000 ft at peak

Difficulty: Challenging

11. Hampta Pass Trek

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Route: Naggar- Jobra- Chikka- Bhalu ka Dera- Hampta Pass- Shea Goru- Chatru- Chandrataal- Naggar

Altitude: 9,800 ft to 14,000 ft

Difficulty: Challenging. This is a difficult and long trek, yet remains one of the best treks in Himachal.

12. Indrahar Pass Trek

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Route: McLeod Ganj- Triund- Ilaqa Got-Lahesh Caves- Indrahar Pass- Ilaqa Got- McLeod Ganj

Altitude: 5,700 ft to 14,100 ft

Difficulty: Moderate+

13. Jalsu Pass Trek

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Route: Mcleod Ganj- Baijnath/Uttrala- Parai Village- Jalsu Pass- Parai Village- Uttrala- Mcleod Ganj

Altitude: 11,050 ft at pass

14. Kalihani Pass Trek

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Route: Manali- Lama Dugh- Riyali Thach- Basecamp- Kalihani Pass- Rani Sui- Bogi Thach- Panaga- Manali

Altitude: 9,980 ft to 15,590 ft

15. Kanamo Pass Trek

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Route: Manali- Batal- Chandratal- Kibber- Kanamo Basecamp- Kanamo Peak- Basecamp- Kibber- Kaza- Manali

Altitude: 14,000 ft to 20,000 ft

16. Kangla Pass

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Route: Manali- Udaipur- Urgos- Tharang- Gumbah Nala- Base Camp Miyar Glacier- Base Camp Kang La- Kang La- Burdun- Padam- Kargil- Leh

Altitude: 10,662 ft to 17,882 ft

17. Kangra Valley Trek

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Route: Mcleodganj- Boh- Kanol- Kareri Village- Bahl- Triund- Mcleodganj

Altitude: 6,233 ft to 9,432 ft

18. Kareri Lake Trek

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Route: Mcleod Ganj- Kareri Village Camp- Lioti- Kareri Lake- Ghera- Mcleod Ganj

Altitude: 10,170 ft

19. Kheerganga Trek

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Route: Manikaran – Barsheni – Kheer Ganga- Barsheni- Manikaran

Altitude: Highest 10,000 ft

20. Kibber Korzok Trek

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Route: Manali- Kaza- Dhumle- Thaltak- Base of Parang La- Karsha Gonma- Umna- Rachu Lamo- Chhumik Shirde- Kyangdom- Tso Moriri- karzok- Leh

Altitude: Highest 20,000 ft

21. Kibber- Rumtse Trek

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Route: Manali- Kaza- Dhumle- Thaltak- Parang La- Karsha Gonma- Umna- Rachu Lamo- Chhumik Shirde- Kyangdom- Tso Moriri- Karzok- Gyama- Gyama Numa- Rachung Karu- Nuruchan- Pungunagu- Tisaling- Chorten Sumdo- Rumtse

Altitude: 12,700 ft to 16,100 ft

22. Kinnaur-Kailash Trek

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Route: Shimla- Kalpa- Lambar- Shurting- Charang La- Lalanti Base- Chitkul ( Via Lalanti Pass )- Chitkul

Altitude: +17,100 ft at pass

23. Kugti Pass Trek

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Route: Bharmour- Kugti- Kugti Pass- Jovrung- Udaipur- Keylong- Rohtang- Manali

Altitude: 8,500 ft to 16,000 ft

24. Kuppar-Bughyal Trek: Valley of Forests Trek

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Route: Shimla- Khada Pathar- Hathkoti Road- Giri Ganga- Kuppar Bughyal

Altitude: 10,000ft at peak.

25. Laka Glacier Trek

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Route: Mcleod Ganj- Bhagsu Naag- Triund- Laka Glacier- Triund- Mcleod Ganj

Altitude: 10,400ft at glacier

26. Malana History Trek

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Route: Manali- Naggar- Rumsu- Chanderkhani- Malana- Rashol- Manikaran

Altitude: 13,000 ft at Chanderkhani pass

27. Manimahesh Lake

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Route: Delhi- Pathankot- Chamba- Bharmaur- Hudsar- Dancho- Mani Mahesh- Dancho- Hudsar- Chamba

Altitude: 12,900 ft at lake

28. Mantalai Lake

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Route: Manikaran– Barsheni- Khirganga- Tunda Bhuj- Thakur Kuan- Odi Thach- Mantalai Lake- Odi Thach– Tunda Bhauj- Barsheni

Altitude: 13,400 ft at lake

29. Mcleodganj-Chamba Trek

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Route: Mcleod Ganj– Boa Village– Kanol Village– Kareri Village– Bahl Village- Triund– Laka Got- Triund- Bhagsu Nag- Mcleod Ganj

Altitude: 5,000 ft to 10,500 ft

30. Minkani Pass Lam Dal Lake Trek

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Route: Mcleodganj- Kareri- Kareri Lake- Naghar cross over Minkiani Pass- Naghar- Lam Dal via Kali Kund Lake, Chandarkup Lake and back to Lam Dal- Bagga Camping cross over Gag Pass- Bagga- Ghera and then to McLeodganj

Altitude: 14,000 ft at Minikiani Pass, 14,271 ft at Gag Pass and 12,900 ft at Lam Dal

31. Miyar Valley Trek

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Route: Manali- Keylong- Udaipur- Urgos- Khanjar- Miyar Glacier- Khanjar- Urgos

Altitude: 13,770 ft at glacier

32. Parangla Pass

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Route: Manali- Kaza- Kibber- Dumla- Thaltak- Bongrojen- Datang Yongma- Parang La- Rachalamo- Chumik Shilde- Kiangdam- Korzok- Leh -Delhi

Altitude: 11,000 ft to 14,500 ft

33. Patalsu Peak Trek

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Route: Manali- Solang nulla- Shagadugh- Pathalu Peak- Shagadugh base- Solang Nulla

Altitude: Summit at 13,800 ft

34. Pin Bhaba Trek

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Route: Shimla- Kafnu- Mulling- Kara- Phustirang- Bhabha Pass- Baldar- Mudh- Kaza- Kunzum La- Chandrataal- Manali

Altitude: 11,400 ft to 15,000 ft

35. Pin-Parvati Pass Trek

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Route: Kullu- Bursheni- Rudranath- Kheerganga- Tunda Bhuj- Thakur Kuan- Mantalai- Parvati Basecamp- Pin Basecamp- Wichkurung Thach- Kaza- Manali

Altitude: 11,980 ft to 17,450 ft

36. Prashar+ Tungamata Trek

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Route: Mandi- Diyori- Parashar- Tunga mata- Diyori

Altitude: 8,500 ft

37. Rani Sui Lake Trek

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Route: Manali- Lama Dugh- Rani Sui- Duddu Thach- Khaniyal

Altitude: 12,800 ft at lake

38. Sar Pass

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Route: Kasol- Grahan- Ming Thach- Nagaru- Biskeri- Bhandak Thach- Burshaini

Altitude: 11,100 ft to 13,800 ft

39. Saraumga Pass Trek

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Route: Kasol- Tosh- Buddhaban- Sharam Thach- Shamshi Thach- Kuta Thach- Sara Umga Pass- Putiruni- Chota Dhara- Manali

Altitude: 10,000 ft to 15, 400 ft

40. Saurkundi Trek

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Route: Manali- Segli- Huara Thach- Maylee Thach- Doura Thach- Saurkundi Pass- Longa Thach- Lekhni- Babeli- Manali

Altitude: 7,100 ft to 12,900 ft

41. Shali Tibba: Highest Beacon in Shimla

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Route: Shimla- Khatnol- Shali Tibba

Altitude: 9,523 ft

42. Shingo La- Phirtse La Trek

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Route: Manali- Jespa- Killan Serai- Debni- Chumikmarpo- Zingchen- Tanze- Purne- Phutkal Gompal- Purne- Kargiakh- Lakhang- Chumikmarpo- Zanskar Sumdo- Darcha- Manali

Altitude: 10,300 ft to 14.600 ft

43. Tosh Valley Trek

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Route: Kasol/Manikaran– Tosh– Buddhaban– Sharam Thach– Shamshi Thach- Animal Pass or Tosh Glacier- Shamshi Thach– Buddhaban– Barsheni

Altitude: 9,800 ft to 14,700 ft

44. Triund Trek

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Route: Bhagsu- Triund- (optional) Laka- Lahesh- Dharamkhot

Altitude: 10,000 ft

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Himachal Treks – Discover The Best Treks In Himachal

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Himachal is an Indian section of the  Himalayas  that definitely should not be missed.

To help you choose which of  Himachal treks  would be best for you, we have information on our top 5 – from easier 1-2-day hikes, to strenuous treks that cover 62.1 miles. There is a Himachal trek for everyone.

See  India's overall best hikes for a complete list of hiking trails.

Best Hikes In Himachal

Indrahar pass trek.

  • Area : Dhauladhar, Himachal Pradesh
  • Permit : You can choose to do this hike as organised by a tour group
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Distance : 27.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain : 14 517ft
  • Days/Hours : 1 day, 10-12 hours
  • Best Time to Hike : May-October

Indrahar Pass India

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Indrahar is a pass in the Dhauladhar mountain range of Himalayas. The pass is at an altitude of 14 517ft above sea level, close to the town of Dharamshala.

The hike is a spectacular trek through awe-inspiring Himalayan ranges, and you will be exposed to beautiful lakes, gorges and forest along the way. The trek is considered to be one of the easier to moderate hikes in Himachal Pradesh. Beginning in McLeodganj, the trek makes its way to Triund, and this first bit is generally relatively easy.

From here you will journey to Lahesh Cave via Laka Got. The natural rock shelter that is Lahesh Cave is definitely a highlight of the trip.

The following day, you will hike up the Indrahar pass. This is probably the most technical part of the hike, with roughly 400m steep (1 312ft) climbing. However, the incredible view of the Pir Panjal Range makes it worthwhile. 

Accommodation:  The night prior and post the trek can be spent in hotels in McLeodganj and Chamba. During the trek you will stay in tents.

Top Trek Tips

  • You can hike with or without a guide, the choice is yours and comes down to your preference.
  • Although the water from glacial streams is clean, it is always advisable to boil water for purification purposes.
  • The last place to get food and water (with certainty) is Triund, so keep this in mind when planning your hike.
  • The pass may be covered in snow, and in this case trekking poles may be a good idea.

Triund Trek

  • Permit : No
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Distance : 5.6 miles
  • Elevation Gain : 9 350ft
  • Days/Hours : 5 - 6 hours
  • Best Time to Go : March to June. However, the trek is accessible throughout the year with the acceptation of January and February, when heavy snowfall may cut off some sections. 

Himachal India

This is probably one of the easiest Himachal treks, being under 5.6 miles and taking roughly 5 hours. However, this doesn’t make the route any less spectacular, and it is known for being one of the most scenic.

Beginning in Dharamkot or McLeod Ganj, the hike offers amazing views of the Dhauladhar ranges and the Kangra valley, and throughout the day, from sunrise, sunset and even moonrise, amazing panoramic views are offered.

Although a short hike, there will be several steep climbs along the way, however the first 3.1 miles are easy, and it is only hereafter that the steepness increases. The final km is nicknamed “22 curves” as it consists of 22 curves enroute before reaching Triund.

Another exciting aspect of the undulating path is that it passes through forests of rhododendron and oak trees. The trek finishes in Bhagsu Village. As it is short and well-marked it is not necessary to use a guide for this trek.

Accommodation:  You can choose to stay in a hotel or pitch camp at McLeod Ganj. You can choose to do the hike in a single day or overnight in Triund, where you can either camp or stay in the guest house if you don’t want to.

  • Pack light, as this is one of the easiest and shortest hikes you won’t need much more than a  rain jacket , phone, snacks and water in a small  day pack . (if you are doing it in a day).
  • If you want to buy snacks buy them in McLeod Ganj as they are cheaper here.
  • Remember to wear proper  hiking shoes , you will be especially grateful on the descent.

Pin Parvati Trek

  • Area : Himachal Pradesh
  • Permit : Necessary forest and camping permits may be involved, so it is a good idea to check with the organisers before embarking
  • Difficulty : Difficult
  • Distance : 62.1 miles
  • Elevation Gain : 17 450ft
  • Days/Hours : 11 Days
  • Best Time to Go : July to September

Pin Parvati India

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One of the more challenging Himachal hikes, the Pin Parvati trek requires excellent trekking skills and technique. The trek should only be attempted by experienced hikers as there are a few sections of the hike that are very dangerous, such as the narrow trail with hardly any foot holds that runs over the Parvati river.

In case of emergency, evacuation is also very difficult as the trails are too narrow to carry a stretcher, this is particularly worrying if someone suffers from AMS and needs medical attention quickly.

Beginning in Barsheni village in the Kullu valley, the trek connects the Parvato Valley (Kullu side) with the Pin Valley (Spiti side). The treks rugged mountains and high altitudes makes for a tricky climb.

When attempting the Pin Parvati Pass itself (around day 6), you will hike from Pin Parvati base camp to up the pass and back down to the base camp.

The pass is tough because of the altitude; however, the view of both the Pin Valley and Parvati Valley makes the climb worth it.

Accommodation:  You will camp most nights on the trek.

  • The trail should not be attempted by those who are new trekking, prior experience at high altitude is essential.
  • It is advisable not to do the hike too quickly. The harsh terrain, long distance and altitude gains make altitude sickness and fatigue problems common.
  • It is recommended to include at least two buffer days in your itinerary, which can be used as acclimatization or rest days. Sometimes poor weather may delay you, and it’s also for this reason that buffer days are a good idea.
  • Weather can change very quickly, and rain can make the rivers swell to the point of washing away the bridges crossing them.

Beas Kund Trek

  • Area : Near Manali
  • Permit : Organised treks will include trekking permits and forest camping charges
  • Distance : 29.2 miles
  • Elevation Gain : 12 139ft
  • Days/Hours : 3 - 4 days
  • Best Time to Go : May - June, September - November

Beas Kund India

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Beas Kund is a high altitude, alpine lake and the trail there begins in Solang Valley, which is known for skiing and paragliding. When passing into the Solang valley the trail enters a pine forest surrounded by mountains.

The trail goes via Dhundi and Bakarthach, and from Bakarthach you can trek to Beas Kund and back.

The beautiful lake is the origin of the River Beas as well as the base camp for numerous summit peaks. After returning to Bakarthach you begin making your way back, ending in the Solang valley again.

Accommodation:  All night enroute will be spent in tents.

  • It is advisable to carry all your water as there is guaranteed water supply.
  • If you have access to clean, fresh water along the way it is advisable to fill up your containers.
  • Wear good hiking boots with ankle support as you will need grip on the rocky hillside.
  • The trek is suitable for both experts and novices alike.

Hampta Pass Trek

  • Permit : Organisers will include trekking permits in their packages
  • Distance : 16.2 miles
  • Elevation Gain : 14,035 ft
  • Days/Hours : 5 - 6 days
  • Best Time to Go : May - June, August - September

Yosemite Pohono Trail

Easier than the Himachal trek, the Hampta pass is an unusual pass that allows hikers to cross between Kullu valley and Lahual valley. The trek climbs from the lush Kullu valley, up to an overhang on the mountains.

From this overhang, one can see the barren Lahual valley, which is a contrast to the green Jawa meadows in the Kullu valley.

The variation of scenery on this trail is pretty epic and is one of the routes biggest attractions. From green grassy meadows, serene forests and barren valleys.

On the day that you cross the Hampton pass you will come across glaciers, and if you are hiking in early summer the area by Deo Tibba peak may be covered in snow.

The decent is slightly more difficult that the climb up, and you will follow a zigzag path until you reach the valley below.

Ending at Chandra tal, the hike is classified as moderately difficult and therefore won’t be one that will put too much strain on your body, however you will have to be aware of altitude sickness, as the trek is at such high elevation levels.

Accommodation:  You will stay in tents on the duration of the hike.

  • AMS is a risk, so it is important to always stay hydrated and be aware of your body to catch any symptoms early.
  • Proper hiking shoes with ankle support are a key item of gear, especially with the day that summits the Hampton pass.
  • Trekking poles are also a good idea, as they will make hiking through snow easier.

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Himachal Treks FAQ

Do i need a permit to go on himachal hikes.

Most places in Himachal do not require a permit. However, if you are visiting the Spiti Valley region, you will be required to have a Protected Area Permit  (PAP). You can also choose to book a hiking tour; in which case, you will have to make prior arrangements.

When is the best time to visit the Himachal area?

Summer (March to June) is the best time to visit the Himachal area. October is also a good month as this is when the snow is melted. July to September is considered monsoon season and November to February is winter. However, the area is sure to inspire and delight you regardless of when you visit.

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Is altitude sickness a risk on Himachal treks?

Yes, altitude sickness is a risk on Himachal treks as it commonly occurs above 2,400 m. You will have to be careful and ensure that you do not ascend any climb too quickly, as rate of ascent and physical activity at altitude can cause AMS (acute mountain sickness). Staying hydrated, giving your body time to acclimatise and ensuring that you are physically fit can help avoid the onset of AMS.

Are the Himachal hikes difficult?

Generally speaking, yes, Himachal hikes range from moderate to difficult. While this does not mean that they aren’t a variety of hikes to choose from, many of the said hikes span over several days and higher altitudes. Therefore, it is important that you are adequately fit and prepared.

What gear do I need for a trek in Himachal?

This depends on where and how long you will be hiking for. Good hiking boots are always a good idea, as is adequate rain gear and dressing in layers. If you are doing multi day hikes, you may need a  tent and a good trekking pack . It is a good idea to keep in mind that in some areas you may not have electricity, so having solar powered lights and gas cookers are a good idea.

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Are there any recommended guidebooks for the Himachal area? 

Yes, there are some great guidebooks available for the Himachal area. 

If you are looking for a guidebook or a travel guide on the area, both RBS Visitors Guide India - Himachal Pradesh: Himachal Travel Guide and the Lonely Planet Trekking in the Indian Himalaya guide provide information on treks in the area, as well as Himachal’s culture and places of interest.

What type of topography can I expect in Himachal?

Himachal is located in the western part of the Himalayas, with a large majority of the area situated near the Dhauladhar Range.

The area can be divided into three zones, namely the outer Himalayas (Shivaliks), the lesser Himalayas and Greater Himalayas. 

As the region is so mountainous, it is home to many well-known peaks and passes, such as Kinnaur Kailash Peak, which has an altitude of 21 325ft. It is also home to one of the toughest treks in India - the Charang La Pass trek.

The Dhauladhar range is part of the lesser Himalayan range, which runs parallel to the greater Himalayan mountains.

Due to their near vertical sides, the Dhauladhar Mountains are attempted by experienced mountaineers and trekkers, as the ascent is difficult from any side. 

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What wildlife and plants can I expect to see in Himachal?

The climate in the area varies between semi arctic to semi tropical, and it is for this reason that roughly 64 percent of the area is covered by forest.

These forests can be classified as Coniferous Forest, Alpine Pastures, Rhododendron Scrub Forests and Moist Temperate Deciduous Forest among others.

The area is also home to a variety of animal species , such as musk deer, brown bear and the snow leopard. You'll even see the odd mountain goat or two when the weather is warmer. 

This leopard is both reclusive and vulnerable (its previous status as 'endangered' was changed to 'vulnerable' in 2017), so spotting one of these animals is incredibly lucky, as these big cats are generally found at altitudes of 9 800ft to 14 000ft in high and rugged mountains.

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Any other quick facts about Himachal I should know?

  • Himachal Pradesh is home to the world’s highest cricket ground, being 8,018 ft above sea level.
  • Not only this, but the region is also home to the highest polling booth and post office.
  • The area is India’s second biggest producer of fruit.
  • The highest mountain peak in the Himachal area is Reo Purgyil. The peak rises 22 362ft above sea level.
  • Well known for its dangerous roads, Manali-Leh Road and Kinnaur Roads, are considered to be two of the most dangerous in India.
  • Himachal is also home to India’s first voter, Shyam Saran Negi, who cast a vote in the 1951 elections and everyone since then.

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    Best Time for Trekking: October-February. Duration: 3 days 2 night. Maximum Altitude: 9,700 ft. 02. Triund Trek. Triund trek is one of the shortest and best range treks with spectacular scenery and a picturesque read of covered Dhauladhar ranges and Kangra depression. This 2-day short trek will simply be done on a weekend.

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    Easy Winter Treks in Himachal. Mentioned below are 5 places that I will recommend to anyone for an easy or first trek in winter season. Hatu Peak. Chamba Dalhousie Trek. Triund. Bijli Mahadev. Prashar Lake. More details on the places is as mentioned below.

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    The trek's captivating beauty will inspire and push you to move ahead another step. It is not for people who love short hikes but is the best offbeat trip in Himachal. Thachi Valley Trek; The Thachi Valley Trek (about 3,000m) is one of the greatest unconventional hikes in India and is situated in the Mandi district.

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    The entire trek is approximately 12 km long and is considered beginner-friendly. Owing to its popularity, it is included in many tours in Himachal Pradesh . 3. Prashar Lake Trek: One of the best winter treks in Himachal Pradesh, the 16 km Prashar Lake Trek will take you through charming villages and lush forests. It offers two different routes.

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    Bhrigu Lake Trek. Bhrigu Lake or Bhrigu Lake with an elevation of 4300m is located to the east of Rohtang Pass and is surrounded by Pir Panjal Ranges in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. Named after Maharishi Bhrigu, this sight holds a sacred place among the locals. According to a local legend, the great sage Bhrigu used to meditate near ...

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