Five Best Trekking Destinations in Himachal

Five Best Trekking Destinations in Himachal

The ever-increasing enthusiasm in the hikers and adventure seekers is  leading many people to explore the mountains and beautiful scenic views of northern India. Himachal is one of the best places to start your trekking journey. Here are some of the best trekking destinations that you should try out in Himachal Pradesh.

Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu Lake trek nestled in Kullu district in the Himachal Pradesh is one of the most sought-after high-altitude lake treks. It is surrounded by the Pir Panjal Ranges and Rohtang Pass on the east. The beautiful mountain surrounding the Trek region makes the trail all the more enjoyable. The mall road in Manali sets as the starting point of the trek and it takes around 25 km on foot to reach the Lake.

The grasslands in Bhrigu lake trek are compared to Switzerland when it comes to describing its beauty. You will see the carpet of green as far away your eyes allow you to see. Bhrigu Lake situated at an altitude of 14,000 ft is a glacial lake in the upper Kullu valley. When all the other high-altitude glacial lakes remain inaccessible due to its terrain, Bhirgu offers a perfect weekend worth of trip to the Lake.

Trek Distance: 25 Km

Trek Altitude: 14,000 ft

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Best Season: May-June and September-October

Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass, one of the moderate level treks situated in Himachal offers mesmerising views like none other trek in the north. When you start your trek, you will encounter a small forest trail and as you make your way Himachal’s version of Valley of flowers will greet you but with every step you get closer to the cold arid region of Spiti valley. This land has its own charm with amazing landscapes and clear blue sky. The Lahaul valley with its cold desert in striking contrast to the grassland of Kullu Valley will definitely leave you speechless. Set at a daunting altitude of 14,000 ft, the changing scenery is something to look forward to on this trek. Hampta Pass is a bundle of every scenery packed in one.


Trek Distance: 25 km

Trek Altitude: 14,000 ft

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Season: June to September

Pin Parvati Trek

This is the most sought after trans Himalayan trek for a reason. Starting its base at Manali, it offers a very tricky route due to the snow and occasional rain.

The credit for its popularity goes to the abundant scenic beauty and challenging terrain, which will get you hooked right from the start.

This trek connects the ever-green Parvati valley to the barren lands of Pin in the Spiti valley. Due to such transition, you can expect lush green meadows and cold high-altitude desert on your trail. The Parvati glacier is one another site to behold on this trek with numerous waterfalls dotted on its way. If you are a fan of stargazing then the camping site near Mantalai Lake offers a splendid view along with glacier mountains.

Trek Distance: 110 km

Trek Altitude: 17,500 ft

Best Season: July to August

Triund Trek

Triund Trek is the one for you, if you are not a fan of covering long distances but want to have all the delights of a trek. With only 14 km on its trail, Triund provides all the thrills and trekking experience of any other trek in the Himalayas. With captivating Kangra valley keeping you company on one side and Dhauladhar range touching the skyline, this trek is a wholesome experience for a weekend getaway.

You will start your journey from Dharamkot and Gallu Devi is the first stop along your way. IMake a detour on your trip and visit the infamous Dharamshala hill station which is just 18 km away for an extra treat.

Trek Distance: 14 km

Trek Altitude: 9760 ft

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Season: March to December

Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund in the Himachal is picture perfect destination for all the nature lovers with its best of green shaded grasslands. Among these lush meadows the Lake of Beas with its emerald blue color attracts many hikers. The Lake of Beas sprouts into water streams that flow right with the gurgling river of Beas.

Rishi Vyas, who gave words to Mahabharata was said to take a daily dip in this flourishing river of Beas.

The towering mountains of Manali and only the perfect combination of grassland paints the picture of this trek. Apart from the lakes and waterfall you will walk through the deodar forest of Himachal on your way to the top.

Trek Distance: 20 km

Trek Altitude: 12,772 ft

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Best Season: May to October

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