8 Best 5 Days Himalayan Treks

One of the most exciting ways to add fun to your vacation is by indulging in a Himalayan trek in 5 days. While your friends are planning to spend their long vacation hitting a beach or staying put in bed, take the opportunity to spend some memorable days in the lap of Himalayas, trekking its undulating terrain and soaking in the undiluted beauty of pristine nature. Vacations are meant to give you a break to revitalize your spirit, and these Himalayan treks serve the purpose right. Spending a few days getting adventurous in the beautiful landscapes of high altitude mountains will surely change your perception towards the world and life, transforming you into a better version of yourself.

The mighty mountain range of Himalayas features an extensive range of trekking options that cater to the adventure style of all types of trekkers. From short treks that you can cover within a day or two to long treks that require a minimum duration of 5 days, Himalayas offer exciting options if you want to spend your vacation testing your mettle in their high altitude regions. While you stay in mountains for such a long time during these treks, you get ample opportunities to capture picturesque landscapes and create memories you will hold close till the end of time.

Though there are a number of long treks available in the Himalayas, the most popular ones are Kedar Kantha Trek, Dayara Bugyal Trek, and Beas Kund Trek. You can plan a solo adventure where you can discover yourself or you can tag your friends along on a Himalayan trek in 5 days to add fun to the affair. Check out our list of the most exciting 5 days Himalayan Treks and get on with drafting a leave application because an adventure in the Himalayas awaits your arrival!

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Start/End point of the trek: Dehradun
Start Time of the trek: 6:30 AM (Day 1)
End Time of the trek: 6:00 PM (Day 6)

Departure Dates:
December: 5,6,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,
January: 1,2,3,4,5,9,10,16,17,23,24,30,31
February: 6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28


Kedarkantha Trek Highlights:

- Kedarkantha Trek in Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful treks which take you to the land of some of the best views which you will cherish for a lifetime.
- This winter trek will take you through a journey of some of the unknown places with the best views of the mountains.
- During your trek you will trek across some of the most beautiful sights with snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys and frozen ponds.
- Get a chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region as you continue your trek.
- Each of the campsites is known for its amazing surroundings with the beauty of pine trees.
- Soak in the amazing beauty of the region while you continue trekking through the lush meadows, dense pine forests, cascading beautiful streams, and gorgeous maple trees.

About the Kedarkantha Trek:

For those of you who are looking for some thrilling adventure then Kedarkantha trek is perfectly made for you.  Decorated with a beguiling magnificence of falling snow and bordered with pine trees, The Kedarkantha Peak is a standout amongst the most looked for after snow trekking destinations in India. You will start this trek from Dehradun which is another beautiful destination. The drive to Kedarkantha takes you through Mussoorie, and some of the scenic beauty of the region till you reaches Sankri. 

During your trek, you will come across some of the majestic sights of the snow-capped Himalayas, the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, a myriad collection of flora and frozen ponds. As you continue your trek you will also see remote towns where ladies and children are busy taking, bundles of wooden logs, wooden sticks and dry leaves to use them for cooking and set up bonfires at night. Kedarkantha trekking package gives you that perfect trekking experience that you have been long waiting for.

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Kedarkantha:

In the celestial like the state of Uttarakhand, lies the snowy delight of Kedarkantha trek which is another beautiful trek. Close to the famous Har ki dun valley, this place is lesser visited. Steeped in unsurpassed beauty, over here you find charming villages, vast stretches of meadows, snow paths and magnificent views of the great Himalayas. The people of the region are said to be friendly and follow a unique culture and practice. Uttarakhand, permeating nature’s glory offers a dramatic landscape dotted with lovely lakes, tranquil rivers, mountains and rising Himalayan peaks. This is one trek which should not be missed by the adventure seekers who loves to take some challenges. This trek is an ideal destination for the nature lovers to bask in the prettiness of intact nature and enjoy wonderful and heavenly moments with exhilarating experiences.

Best time to visit Kedarkantha Trek:

The best time to visit the Kedarkantha trek is in the months of December to April. The entire region is covered with sparkling white snow and the base of alpine trees is half-submerged with it. If the snowy mountains attract you then this the best time for you to witness the true beauty of nature. The months of June to September are the monsoon months and one must avoid trekking at this time. The trekking route remains open in the summertime but the beauty in the winter months is truly paradisiacal that makes it the best time to visit Kedarkantha.

Quick Facts About 
Kedarkantha Trek:

Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C

Kedarkantha Trek Distance:  20 km

Maximum Altitude: 12,500 ft

Kedarkantha Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Base Camp: Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)

ATM: Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins. 

Meals during Kedar Kantha Trek:

Everyday Snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian) are included in the package

Stay during 
Kedar Kantha Trek:

Tent or Guesthouse stay on triple/quad sharing basis
Standard tents/Hotels/Guest House with attached washroom in Sankri
Alpine tents in Juda – ka - Talab
Alpine tents in Base of Kedarkantha

There are two different variants available with this package as given below:
Variant 1: Kedarkantha Trek Ex Sankri- Rs. 6000/- per person
Variant 2: Kedarkantha Trek Ex Dehradun- Rs. 8000/- per person

How to reach?

Haridwar has a railway station which is well-connected from all metropolitan cities and nearest airport is Dehradun - Jolly Grant.

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About the Chopta Tungnath Trek:

Tungnath trek is short and easy in the Chopta Tungnath trek which runs parallel to the sky-scraping Himalayan Treks. Tunganath is the highest temple of Garwal. During this hiking, one can enjoy a clear view of majestic peaks of Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth and Kedarnath. Chopta gives a picturesque view of the Himalayas. In the early spring, the Rhododendron forest glows red as the flowers bloom.

Your journey for the Chopta Tungnath trekking will start from Haridwar, in Haridwar will visit the famous Mandakini Valley, the river and lake. Then we will visit Chopta, which is surrounded by dense forests. From Chopta, we will start for Tungnath and Chandrashilla Top (Our last destination).

About the Destination:

Tungnath is always the starting point of the Chanadrashila summit trek which possesses a captivating beauty with the help of many deodar and rhododendron forests. Chopta has a myriad collection of pictorial sights to bewitch the visitors which is marvelously engulfed by huge vegetation in spring and summer. During winter it would be appealing to all eyes since the thick cover of snow will be an amusing part of the region.

The summit of the Chandrashilla peak provides a breathtaking 360-degree view. Views, which go far beyond the simple view of mountains.

Quick Facts About Chopta Tungnath Trek
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Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C
Maximum Altitude: 11,154 ft
Chopta to Tungnath Trek Distance: 5 Km
Chopta Tungnath Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Base Camp: Sari Village (6 hrs drive from Haridwar)
ATM: Last ATM is in Ukhimath, around 13 km before Sari.

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One of the best thing about the Himalayas is the sheets of snow that it dawns on in the winters. And Manali in Himachal Pradesh is the best way to experience this. This tour takes you to the main attractions of the city covered in snow. You will be experiencing walking and trekking in the snow in some of the most coveted tourist spots of the city, including the honorable mentions of Lamadugh, Vashisth, and many others. 
About the Activity:
  • Start by arriving in Manali and get oriented about the place and the trip
  • Stay in a camp here and start a trek to Lamadugh the next day
  • The next day will be dedicated to a visit to the famous Jogini waterfalls and a dip in the hot water springs of Vashisth
  • You will be ending you trip in Old Manali as you check out of the camp arranged for you
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About Hampta Pass Trekking

Hampta Pass trek is one of the most picturesque adventure in the Indian Himalayas that takes you through the lush green valleys of Kullu to the rocky, barren landscapes of Lahaul and Spiti.Thrillophilia’s Hampta Pass trek packages offer you to embark on a journey that gives you an essence of the true beauty of mountains.

Our all inclusive packages include all the travel arrangements starting from accommodation in hygienic campsites, transportation to and from the trek’s base camp  and healthy meals. Thrillophilia operates the treks through a vast network of trusted tour operators who know bits and pieces of the journey, in depth. The highly experienced trek leaders guide you throughout the journey and often take you to offbeat places to soak in the best views. 

The Hampta Pass trek route begins from the quaint village of Jobra from where you hike towards your campsite in Chika. The next day, start ascending towards Balu ka Ghera which is nestled amidst the alpine meadows and surrounded by the gigantic peaks all around. You will be rewarded with beautiful views of the snow-covered peaks and witness the terrain changing from meadows to boulders. You will then commence the final leg of your journey to reach your destination- the Hampta Pass, situated at an altitude of 14,000 ft. Spend some peaceful time there in laps of the Himalayas.

After exploring the remote village of Hampta, proceed to descend towards Chatruwhich is one of the main highlights of the trek. It is the junction point of the roads to Spiti Valley, Rohtang Pass and Hampta Pass. 

So what are you waiting for ? Pack your rucksacks, tie up your trekking shoes and get ready for a life-changing journey through the deep gorges, lush valleys and rocky trails of upper Himachal. 

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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Location - Old Manali

Start Point/End Point: Old Manali

Start Time/End Time: The trek start at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends around 2:00 PM on day 4.

About Bhrigu Lake:

Bhrigu Lake is the high altitude glacial lake at the height of 14,100 ft. It is said that thousand year ago, Maharishi Bhrigu used to meditate near this pristine lake & hence it is named after him. The beauty of the lake is different in every season, In winters it is frozen, In the early summer you will find small glacial pieces floating in the lake and in summer & spring the lake becomes blue and keep on changing its color every hour of the day. 

About the Bhrigu Lake Trek:

The Bhrigu Lake trek is classified as a trek of moderate difficulty. You start from an altitude of 8,530 ft at Gulaba and you reach the highest point of the trek at 14,009 ft. On this trek you will get the unparalleled breathtaking views of Seven Sister Peaks, Deo Tibba, Indrasan, Hanuman Tibba, the outstretched Pir Panjal ranges, the rich line of oak and cedar forests, fascinating green lush meadows, enthralling carpeted alpine flooring and the gushing streams along the meandering trail, the scenic vistas of the region is absolutely captivating which also makes the trekking experience overwhelming.

Quick Facts About Bhrigu Lake Trek:

Trekking Distance: 26 km

Maximum Altitude:14,000 ft

Bhrigu Lake Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Electricity: Electricity will be available in Manali campsite, However, there will be no electricity at the campsite on the trek.

ATM: Manali is the last point where you will get ATM.

Trekking Gradient: Steep ascent throughout the trail

Landmarks : Gulabha, Rola Kholi, Panduropa,Vashisht

How to reach?

You have to report at  Base camp, Old Manali which is the starting point of the trek. Many local transports and private cabs are available from Mall Road to reach Old 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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About Chanderkhani Pass Trek -


Chanderkhani Pass is a window to some of the largest Himalayan homes which chaperone your journey. Witness the grandeur Bara Bangal range in the west while the Pir Panjal ranges fall in the north and Parvati towering high in the east. It welcomes you with lively meadows unfurling against the canvas of majestic peaks.


The Chanderkhani pass trek requires walking through trees like blue pine and deodar, walnut, golden oak, and wild cherry. The trek offers a wide view of the Kullu region and the cloud touching peaks. The trek embarks from Naggar and after crossing the Chanderkhani Pass at 12030 ft, the trailheads to the Malana village.


Quick Facts About Chanderkhani Pass Trek -

  • Duration: 4N/5D
  • Maximum altitude: 12,030 ft
  • Trekking difficulty of Chanderkhani pass trek: Easy to moderate
  • Approx. Chanderkhani pass trek route Distance: 26 KM
  • Temperature: 5°C to 15°C; and Night: 3°C to 10°C
  • Best time to visit Chanderkhani pass trek: March to October
  • ATM: Naggar is the last point where you will get ATM
  • Start/Endpoint: From Naggar to Jari
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About the Dayara Bugyal:

The breathtaking alpine meadow of Dayara Bugyal reigns atop a staggering 12,000 ft., against a stunning canvas of lofty Himalayan neighbors like Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Shrikhand Mahadev, Srikanth Peak, and Gangotri Peak. This trek is marked by a rich carpet of wildflowers and dense forests of maple and oak, fenced by misty valleys.

The trail unveils expansive grasslands, alpine lakes, and trickling streams that lull the senses with a sylvan symphony. The wondrous grasslands of Dayara Bugyal are locked in a Himalayan embrace and make for an ideal long weekend trek. Those who wander into this world of untouched beauty leave with far more than what they seek.


Departure Dates (2024)

March 4, 8, 9,10, 11, 16, 19, 24, 25, 28, 29

April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

May 10, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26


Quick Facts:

  • Temperature:- 4 degrees (minimum), 25 degrees (maximum); days are relatively warmer
  • Dayara Bugyal Trek distanceTrekking Distance: 29 km
  • Maximum Altitude: 12,000 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
  • Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 
  • Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
  • Base Camp: Barsu
  • ATM: Uttarkashi and Bhatwari on the way to Barsu have the last ATM point before your trek begins.
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