Are you planning a trekking trip to India? Why not choose a spot where you can feel the natural beauty along with gaining an adventurous experience.
Himachal has some of the best trekking mountains which will give you a thrilling experience. Trekking in mountain ranges in Himachal promises you the best opportunity to fulfill your dream of exploring the unexplored terrains. Himachal treks are one of the best attractions of mountaineers from across the globe. Here are some of the best trekking destinations in Himachal to explore.
1. Hampta pass Trek
Hampta pass trek is located at the altitude of 14039ft. On the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas. This pass is frequently used by the shepherds of the lower Himalaya region. the beauty of Hampta trek is bewitching with wildflowers, waterfall, vertical rock walls, rhododendron forest, tiny lakes.
The trekkers will be passing through glaciers, challenging terrain. Fast-flowing rivers that will fill your heart with excitement.
How to reach the Hampta pass:
By road-From Delhi take a bus to Manali from there you need to reach jobra from where the trek begins.
By rail- the nearest is Joginder Nagar railway station which is 166km from Manali.
By air- The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport which is 52km from Manali.
About the trek-
It is 4-5 days of trek depending on the itinerary
On the first day, you are going to drive from Manali to jobra from where the trek will begin, the trail is full of pine trees, maple trees and birches . for the first day the camps will be set up at chikka. The second day you will be leaving for chikka to Balu ka Ghera which is a 5-6 hrs hike in between you are going to spot some shepherds and tea points to refresh yourself. On the third day, you are going to head towards the shea goru and crossing the Hampta pass in 7-8hrs from there you will be able to spot indrasan peak and many more the trek is going to be a bit steeper from here to Lahaul valley. on the fourth day of your trip, you will be going to shea goru to chatru in 5hrs. Passing from the beautiful views.
2. Kheerganga Trek
The kheerganga trek is in Parvati valley on the altitude of 2960m from sea level. its beauty is mesmerizing with the greenery and mountains all around which will make you fall in love with the place and its astonishing beauty. The best thing about the kheerganga is the sparkling water flowing in the valley.
How to reach
By bus-You can reach kheerganga by taking a bus from Delhi to Manali route and stop at bhuntar and then opt for any local bus from bhuntar to kheerganga
By rail-Chandigarh railway station is the major nearest railway station
By airways-Chandigarh airport is the nearest airport and bhuntar airport also with limited flight connectivity.
About the trek
There are three routes available to reach kheer Ganga
One is from the bridge of barshaini and take left and you will be passing through nakthan village. The other one is right to barshaini village and hike up to kalga village and from tosh village is another different trekking route to kheerganga.enjoy the scenic trail from every route and experience the whole new atmosphere.
3. Sar pass Trek
Sar pass trek is in Parvati valley of Kullu district sar in the local means lake while trekking from Tila Lotni to Biskeri ridge, the trekkers have to pass by the frozen lake (Sar).
How to reach sar pass trek
By road- there are several buses from Delhi, Chandigarh to bhuntar.and then local taking local bus from bhuntar.
By rail- the nearest railway station are Chandigarh, Pathankot, and Kalka.
By air- the nearest airport is the bhuntar airport and the Chandigarh airport is the nearest international airport.
About the trek
Kasol is the base camp of most of the trek, it is encircled with snow-capped mountains and pine forest. The sunrise and the sunset is the scenic view. Kasol is also known as the Israel of India.so kasol has the best cuisine to offer. The trek difficulty is moderate to easy but steep in the end. The camp will at Grahan village with traditional hoses and picturesque landscape.the next campsite would be minh thach from where you are going to reach nagaru the last camping site before sar pass.
4. Beas Kund trek
Beas Kund is among the famous trek around Manali with the lust green savanna hidden in these savanna emerges the lake from which the river Beas appears. It was believed that the lord vyasa the author of Mahabharata took bath in this river. The trek difficulty level is easy to moderate.
How to reach
From Delhi to Manali take a bus and then from Manali to Solang valley you can either take a bus on some fixed timings or book a taxi or cab.
About the trek
The Beas Kund trek offers you the view of friendship peak, shitidhar peak, ladakhi and hanuman tibba. the first campsite will be at dhundi which is at 8km away from Solang. watch the beautiful sunset and pitch your tents at night and sleep.the next campsite will be at Bakar Thach. The trail is well marked reaching beautiful waterfalls. Enjoy the view and have a great time
5. Triund trek
Triund is the prominent trek near Dharamshala at an altitude of 2828m. the difficulty level of this trek is easy to moderate. the stunning beauty of the trek will attract you.
How to reach triund trek
You need to take a bus from Delhi to Dharamshala or Mcleod Ganj from there onwards either you can take a cab/ taxi to reach the nearest campsite and start your trek.
About the trek
You can choose your trek location up to your will the trek can be commenced from Dharamshala from where it is at a distance of 5km . or you can start from mcleodganj which is 9km. The trek route encapsulates an irresistible view of nature, surrounded by mountains and oak forest. you can enjoy camping under the glittering sky in groups at triund and enjoy the night at your campsite.