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Triund Trek, Hampta Pass Trek, Bhrigu Lake Trek, Indrahar Pass Trek, Kheerganga Trek, Pin Parvati Trek, Tosh Valley Trek, Kareri Lake Trek, Prashar Lake Trek, Beas Kund Trek, Bhaba Pass Trek, Chanderkhani Pass Trek and many more adventurous treks.

Guarded breathtakingly by the tallest and youngest mountain range of the world, the Himalayas, the Indian state of Himachal is bestowed with a plethora of enthralling treks. Offering every element of excitement and thrill, the treks in Himachal suit the needs and moods of every hiker. These treks take you through meandering streams, shimmering rivers, and mixed dense forests of birch, deodar, silver oak, and pine.

Trekking in Himachal generally calls for people of all age groups and levels of expertise with good physical fitness, since the state is home to easy to difficult treks with lenient to steep terrains. While Hampta Pass Trek, Bhrigu Lake Trek, Beas Kund Trek, and Kheerganga Trek offer easy to moderate treks that even first-timers can opt, Indrahar Pass Trek, Pin Parvati Trek, Chanderkhani Pass Trek, and Bhaba Pass Trek offer moderate to difficult treks that make for the most thrilling experiences.

The exhilarating trekking places in Himachal manifest diverse landscapes and let you soak in unparalleled views of world-famous breathtaking summits, offering you the chance to not only satisfy your adrenaline rush, but also to achieve a wonderful treat for your eyes in return of your efforts.

Here are some of the best treks in Himachal Pradesh:

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Hampta Pass Trek

Flaunting barren mountains and stark, arid vistas of Lahaul on one side and lush, flower-clad Kullu valley on the other, the Hampta Pass Trek is one of the most dramatic treks in Himachal Pradesh. This 25 kilometers long trek can be done by novice trekkers with a decent level of fitness. One of the popular attractions of the trek which keeps the enthusiasm level high among the trekkers is the abundant nature.

From lush, sweet-smelling apple orchards to deep oak and deodar forests, this trek is decked up with rich envions, every nature lover will want to bask in. Another star attraction of the Hampta Pass Trek are the spectacular campsites of Shea Goru and Balu ka Ghera, which offer an awe-inspiring setting, dotted with green patches and a clear stream and surrounded by high-rising mountains.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Duration:
6 days

Maximum Altitude:
14,065 feet
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Bhrigu Lake Trek

Lying at a small distance of around 20 kilometers from Manali, Bhrigu Lake Trek is one of the most beautiful grassland treks in Himachal Pradesh. Famous for the popular mythological belief that saint Maharishi Bhrigu once practiced his meditation here, the place gets a huge influx of trekkers owing to its breathtaking alpine meadows and the serene lake. Offering you a feeling similar to that of Switzerland, the meadows here are spread like a never-ending carpet with grazing sheeps and wild horses adding to the beauty.

The trek is also known to offer unmatched views of the stunning Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal peaks, which is yet another reason the trekkers feel enthusiastic to hike the Bhrigu Lake Trek.

Difficulty Level: Moderate  

Duration: 4 days

Maximum Altitude: 14,009 feet
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Kheerganga Trek

Nestled at the end of the beautiful Parvati valley, Kheerganga Trek is one of the most serene and peaceful trekking places in Himachal, which is known widely for its scenic aspects and mythological significance. Packed with a small bathing tank, an enchanting hot water spring, and an age-old Shiva temple, Kheerganga propels millions of avid trekkers in search of spirituality and inner calm, every year.

On their way to the shimmering Kheerganga river, the trekkers will pass through charming villages, picturesque waterfalls, and mighty snow-clad mountains. Among all the spellbinding scenic sights of the trek, one of the most unique views is that of the serpent-shaped waterfall in Rudra Nag.

Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

Duration:
2 days

Maximum Altitude:
3050 meters
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Pin Parvati Trek

Extending up to a length of around 110 kilometers, the Pin Parvati is one of the longest treks in Himachal. Serving as a bridge between the Spiti Valley and the Kullu Valley, this pass meanders through snowy vistas, boulders, and undulating meadows. Lying at a high altitude region, this place remains shrouded with frozen snow almost the entire year.

The most important attraction of this trek is its alluring scenic beauty, which owes to the thick alpine forests, colourful wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and lush green patches. Another striking aspect about the dramatic Pin Parvati Trek is that it flaunts the arid Spiti Valley on one side and the lush pine vegetation on the other. 

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Duration:
8 to 9 days

Maximum Altitude:
17,450 feet
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Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund Trek is one of the most famous trekking places in Himachal Pradesh near Manali. The trek begins from Old Manali and takes the trekkers through the age-old villages of Shanag and Burua, which offer completely peaceful and pollution-free environments to soak in. The trail further leads you towards the verdant Solang Valley and the lush meadows of Bakartach and Dundi.

Before reaching the small alpine lake of Beas Kund, you would have relished enchanting panoramic views of a myriad of huge peaks including Hanuman Tibba, Ladakhi, Shitidhar, Friendship Peak, Mt. Indrasen, and Deo Tibba. During the Beas Kund Trek, the trekkers love to enjoy night camping in cozy tents at Solang Valley.

Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

Duration:
4 days

Maximum Altitude: 12,772 feet
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Laka Glacier Trek

Extending up to a length of 13 kilometers, the Laka Glacier Trek is a long-weekend trek, known for its surreal sceneries. The trek starts from Bhagsu Nag and features a steep trail towards Triund, passing through deodar, rhododendron, and oak forests.

Upon reaching the huge alpine meadow of Triund Top, the trekkers will be greeted by the rewarding views of the Dhauladhar ranges and the Kangra Valley. The trek from Triund Top to Laka Glacier will take the hikers along glacial Moraine, offering them even clearer sights of the mighty Dhauladhar as they ascend. 

Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

Duration:
3 days 

Maximum Altitude:
9,500 feet
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Triund Trek

With a total length of 9 kilometers, Triund trek is one of the easiest treks in Himachal, which is very suitable for beginners. Starting from either McLeodGanj or Dharmkot, the trek leads you to the spectacular Bhagsu Nag. Passing through breathtaking forests of oak, deodar, and rhododendrons, the trail has a total of 22 curves.

Offering spellbinding views of the majestic Dhauladhar range on one side and the verdant Kangra Valley on the other, this beautiful trek rewards the hikers at each step. Triund trek gets the maximum number of trekkers during the months of September to November and March to June.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Duration:
2 days

Maximum Altitude:
2,850 meters
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Indrahar Pass Trek

Offering enchanting scenery, Indrahar is a pass in the majestic Dhauladhar mountain ranges. Starting from Dharamkot or Bhagsunag, this trek passes through Golu Devta temple and thick deodar vegetation, before becoming steeper and entering huge expanses of oak and rhododendron forests. Further in the trek, the trekkers will come across the age-old Lahesh Caves and panoramic views of the magnificent Kangra Valley.

Other important attractions that the hikers are likely to witness while doing this trek include a myriad of meandering mountain streams and awe-inspiring snow bridges. Owing to the easy availability of excellent camping sites, Indrahar Pass Trek makes for one of the most prominent trekking places in Himachal Pradesh among backpackers.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Duration:
4 days

Maximum Altitude:
14,245 feet
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About the trek:

Perched at a towering height of 14,245 ft above sea level, the spectacular Indrahar Pass lies at the border between breathtaking Kangra and Chamba districts. Though a short one, this trek is considered to be a bit challenging as the trekking trail consists of numerous sharp ascents and steep climbs. This is one of the most fascinating treks that Himachal has to offer. Owing to the magnificent view of the might Dhauladhar, the lush green valleys, and the exotic flora and fauna will truly leave you awestruck. The path passes by the placid crystal blue waters of Lake Mankiani and Kareri. Hike through the steep passing mostly through the lush green landscapes of the Dhauladhar Range, this challenging yet tempting trek takes about 4 days to complete.


Start Point/End Point: Mcleodganj - Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand.


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  • Stay: Domed tents on sharing basis cleaned & sanitized on daily basis
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Activities: Trekking & Camping
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Prashar Lake Trek

The very popular Prashar Lake Trek is nestled in the Kullu Valley and encircled by the gigantic Dhauladhar ranges. This charming trek allures maximum number of trekkers with its stunning 180 degree panoramic views of the Kinnaur, Pir Panjal, and Dhauladhar ranges. Known as one of the best winter trekking places in Himachal, this trek offers two routes, with one starting from Jwalapur Village and the other passing through Baggi Village.

Leading the trekkers through quaint villages and breathtaking forests, the trek lets them get a sneak peak into the rich local culture. One of the primary places of interest in the trek is the Prashar Rishi temple, which is famous for its mesmerizing Himachali architectural design and this is one of the best trekking places in Himachal pradesh.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Duration:
1 to 2 days

Maximum Altitude:
8,960 feet
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Friendship Peak Trek

Lying in the Pir Panjal range, the Friendship Peak is one of the most ideal treks in Himachal for relishing the most vivid views. This trek starts from Solang and navigates through rich forests, gushing streams, and colourful alpine meadows. The trek starts with a lenient gradient, but begins to throw challenges at higher altitudes, requiring the trekkers to hike over thick snow beds, narrow ridges, and glaciated tracks.

In the course of the Friendship Peak Trek, the trekkers will also come across the famous Hadimba Temple, the intriguing Naggar Roerich Art Gallery, and the stunning Vashisht hot water spring. Once they arrive at the summit, the hikers can enjoy rich rewarding views of the magnificent Pir Panjal range.

Difficulty Level:
Difficult

Duration: 9 days

Maximum Altitude: 17,348 feet
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Sar Pass Trek

Trekking to the frozen lake of Sar in Himachal Pradesh is an adventure unlike any other. The enchanting trek route begins from the tiny hill station of Kasol and passes through dense forests of the Parvati Valley to reach Grahan Valley, which is the perfect spot for experiencing the real feeling of night camping under the stars. The journey continues through the pines, and Deodar laden trails of Chanderkhani stretch to reach Nagaru, yet another beautiful pit stop before the final destination.

Sar Lake falls on the route while passing through Tila Lotni to reach Biskeri Bridge. The snow-covered pristine white surrounding of the Sar Lake adds to the beauty of the entire trek. Offering an adventurous and visually stunning trail, the Sar Pass Trek is one of the most unspoilt treks in Himachal.

Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult

Duration:
4 to 5 days

Maximum Altitude:
14,000 feet
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Kareri Lake Trek

Perched in Kangra district, Kareri Lake Trek is one of the most nature-friendly Treks in Himachal, which allows the trekkers to escape the chaotic and monotonous city life and soak in the picturesque natural marvels. This charming trek leads the hikers through virgin subtropical forests of chilgoza and chris pines. These breathtaking forests are also home to a myriad of broad-leaf plant species and colourful bird species.

On their way, the trekkers will also come across rocky grasslands spread along the serene Nyund nallah. The Kareri Lake Trek has gained a lot of popularity among the weekend adventurers, owing to its amazing camping opportunities and convenient food options.

Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

Duration: 3 days

Maximum Altitude: 9,600 feet
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Tosh Valley Trek

Perched in Kullu district and packed with lush meadows, the verdant valley of Tosh is known popularly for its unmatched scenic beauty. This 7.5 kilometers long trek starts with a narrow trail, which gradually broadens to a huge expanse of green foliage as the trekkers ascend higher. Considered to be one of the easiest and shortest treks in Himachal Pradesh, this trek has minimum chances of AMS problems and can be done even by novice trekkers.

With a plethora of decent guest houses positioned all across, Tosh Valley Trek offers convenient accommodation options, which makes for another reason for its growing popularity among the avid trekkers 
and this is one of the best trekking places in Himachal pradesh.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Maximum Altitude: 7,874 feet
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Malana Trek

Beginning from the charming Jari village, Malana trek is one of the most suitable trekking places in Himachal for experienced as well as novice trekkers. This 4 kilometers long trekking trail takes the trekkers to one of the country’s most ancient villages, the village of Malana. On their way, the trekkers will pass through jagged pathways and quaint villages.

The major attractions that the hikers can enjoy upon reaching Malana is its picturesque cascading waterfall and the Jamlu Devta Mandir, which is known famously for its spellbinding wooden architecture. 

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Duration: 6 days

Maximum Altitude: 10,000 feet
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About the Malana Village Trek:

Indulge in this exciting 6 days 5 nights Malana trekking expedition in Malana village in Himachal Pradesh and get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of this region. Visit Gowrishankar temple, Tripura Sundari, Roerich art gallery and explore the peaks of Ali Ratna, Friendship peak, Deo Tibba, and Hanuman Tibba.


Also, enjoy the trek to Chandrakhani Pass and Malana that are locations of complete serenity. Grab the chance to camp at the summit which offers the magic of the chilly winds, fresh air, tranquil surroundings, lush greenery, and snow-capped mountains to give you memories for a lifetime.


Start Point: Delhi

End Point: Delhi


Start Time/End Time of Trip: 12:00 PM (Day 1) and around 04:00 PM (Day 6)


Malana Village Trek Package Inclusions:

  • Stay: Alpine tents on sharing basis
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner
  • Highly Experienced Guide
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Bhaba Pass Trek

Known popularly as one of the most challenging crossover treks in Himachal, the Bhaba Pass Trek is highly recommended for seasoned trekkers, who want to test their skills. The trail of this trek takes the hikers through postcard-perfect forests, shining brooks, Kashmir-like meadows, lush grasslands, and the Phutsirang river delta to finally reach the Bhaba Pass.

Once they arrive at the Bhaba Pass, the trekkers can bask in the mesmerizing view of the Pin Valley shrouded in various hues of pink. The Bhaba Pass Trek is also known to offer praiseworthy campsites in Phutsirang, Mulling, and Khara.

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Duration: 9 days

Maximum Altitude: 16,105 feet
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About Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

The maximum altitude that you will attain on Pin Bhaba Pass Trek is 16,125 feet. Bhaba Pass trail is rough desert-like regions encircled by the towering mountains on all sides. This trek shows vast open grassland where you can camp, beautiful forests, and thrilling landscapes.

While trekking from Mulling to Kara, you will go through some of the adventurous moments like river crossing and nature walk. This trekking trail opens up to the ethereal charms of proud peaks and stunning river valleys of the region that appear as if it was made for adventure. Along with alpine adrenaline, the state also appeals to a rich Himachali culture and Buddhist monasteries.


Quick Facts About Pin Bhaba Pass Trek:

Duration: 8D/7N

Maximum Altitude: 16,125 ft.

Difficulty Grade: Moderate

Total Trek Distance: 48 km

Pin Bhaba Pass Trek Temperature: 13°C to 18°C and Night: 0°C to -7°C

Pin Bhaba Pass Trek best time: Mid-May to September

Base Camp: Kafnu

Start point: Shimla

Endpoint: Manali

Nearest Railway Station: Shimla Railway Station

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

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Chanderkhani Pass Trek

Allowing the trekkers the chance to explore the hidden valleys of Kullu, the Chanderkhani Pass Trek is best known to offer unparalleled views of the Pir Panjal ranges and the Deo Tibba peak. Counted among the low altitude trekking places in Himachal, this trek is ideal for the novice trekkers to start their trekking journey. Starting from Naggar, the Chanderkhani Pass trek passes through the photogenic villages of Rumsu, Celanti, and Ganachalani.

As they ascend, the trekkers are likely to come across colourful foliage and thick forests of deodar, golden oak, wild cherry, walnut, and blue pine. Lying in the Shivalik ranges, the Chanderkhani Pass trek gets the highest influx of trekkers in October, November, and from April to June.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Duration: 3 days

Maximum Altitude: 12,000 feet
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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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Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek

Taking the trekkers to the base of the majestic Deo Tibba mountain, the popular Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek makes for one of the most challenging trekking places in Himachal. Nestled in a very less explored region, this trek disconnects you from the chaotic world and lets you bask in the bewitching views of mountain landscapes.

Starting from Jagat Sukh, the trekking trail will lead you through flowery meadows, a rocky bridge, scintillating brooks, and grazing pastures. While doing the Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek, the hikers will also get a chance to enjoy mesmerizing glimpses of the Rohtang Pass and the Pir Panjal range.

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Duration: 5 to 6 days

Maximum Altitude: 20,000 feet
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About Deo Tibba Trek:

The Deo Tibba Trek offers a great view of the 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.

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. 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.


Quick Facts About Deo Tibba Trek:

Duration: 6D/5N

Maximum Altitude: 14,000 ft.

Deo Tibba Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate

Total Trek Distance: 75 km

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

Best Time to Travel: May - October

ATM: Manali

Nearest Railway Station: Jogindernagar Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Bhuntar Airport, Kullu

Start point/Endpoint: Manali

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Bijli-Mahadev Trek

Bijli Mahadev Trek is one of the simplest, quickest, and most rewarding trekking places in Himachal. Once they reach the peak, the trekkers will be welcomed by unparalleled stellar views of the age-old shiva temple, a shiva linga, and a metal trishul. One of the most unique things about the treatful view is that the shiva linga is made completely of butter and never melts away.

The Bijli Mahadev Trek starts from the village of Jana and passes through the old Naggar village. During their ascent, the trekkers will pass through terraced pomegranate, apple, and pear orchards, paddy fields, and lush forests.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Duration: 1 day

Maximum Altitude: 8,000 feet
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Churdhar Trek

Encircled by a breathtaking forest sanctuary of 56 sq.km., the scenic Churdhar Peak Trek is known to take the trekkers to the loftiest pinnacle in the exterior Himalayan range. The Churdhar Trek features a steep trail that navigates through picturesque terraced fields, thick deodar vegetation, and pasture lands.

The last few minutes of this trek offers the hikers a thrilling moraine walk, before finally letting them reach the Churdhar Peak. Once they reach the summit, the trekkers can enjoy clear views till Kedarnath, Badrinath, Shimla, Kufri, Chail, Chakrata, and Kasauli.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Duration:
2 days

Maximum Altitude:
12,000 feet
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Patalsu Peak Trek

Starting from Solang Nallah, the Patalsu Peak Trek is a beginners’ trek near the hill station of Manali. This bewitching trek meanders gracefully through alpine forests and breathtaking meadows. The trek also offers the hikers the chance to enjoy night camping on the serene banks of river Beas.

Furthermore, it even lets them navigate through the quaint charming villages of Barwa, Shanag, and Goshal. Upon reaching Patalsu Peak, the trekkers can reward their efforts with enthralling vivid views of the whole Hanuman Tibba, Kullu Valley, and Friendship Peak. 

Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

Duration: 4 days

Maximum Altitude: 13,944 feet
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Bara-Bhangal Trek

Also known popularly as Shepherd Trek, the Bara Bhangal Trek takes the trekkers to one of Himachal Pradesh’s most remote villages, Bhara Bhangal. Before reaching the charming Bara Bhangal village, the trek will pass through important places of interest including Lama Dugh, Kalihani, Dal Marhi, Riyali Thach, Devi ki Marhi, Plachak, and Rajgundha.

The trekkers will also get a chance to hike through Indrasan glacier and Bara Shigri which will surely add to the thrill. Upon reaching Bara Bhangal, the hikers will be greeted by the view of Kalihani Pass Trek and Thamsar Pass. The trekkers can also interact with the natives of Bara Bhangal village and learn the history and culture of the region.

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Duration:
9 days

Maximum Altitude:
16,000 feet
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Kanamo Pass Trek

Considered to be one of the most thrilling high altitude treks in Himachal, Kanamo Pass Trek demands good mountaineering skills. Nestled amidst Spiti Valley, Kanamo Peak is unadulterated by modernity and hence offers a calmer and more peaceful trek. Standing atop the Kanamo Peak offers extremely rewarding views of more than 35 stunning peaks from Kinnaur, Kullu, Spiti, and Ladakh.

Other major attractions of the Kanamo Pass Trek include the Spiti’s largest monastery, the Key Monastery and the surreal villages of Spiti including Hikkim, Dhankar, Komic, Chicham, and Langza and this is one of the best trekking places in Himachal pradesh.

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Duration: 9 days

Maximum Altitude: 19,553 feet
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Sach Pass Trek

The ever-charming Sach Pass Trek is known widely for its verdant forests, quaint hamlets, gurgling rivers, aromatic fruit orchards, and shining water streams. Once used by the natives to get to Pangi Valley from Chamba, Sach Pass trek makes for one of the oldest treks in Himachal.

Packed with a treacherous route, hideous turns, tricky terrains, and slippery slopes, the trek still attracts ardent hikers owing to its surreal views of the snow-capped Pir Panjal mountain ranges. Commencing from Traila, the Sach Pass trek navigates through Satrundi, Bhanodi, and deep forest trails, before finally reaching Sach Pass.

Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult

Duration: 7 days

Maximum Altitude: 14,482 feet
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Kangra Valley Trek

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Suitable for novice as well as ardent trekkers, the Kangra Valley Trek offers a less strenuous and more fun-filled trekking in Himachal. Starting from Mcleodganj, the trek offers excellent views of mystical lakes, the gigantic Dhauladhar range, charming villages, shimmering rivulets, and age-old temples, all through the ascent.

During their ascend, the trekkers doing the Kangra Valley trek will get a chance to enjoy a myriad of thrilling activities, such as village exploration, forest walks, and lakeside camping. 

Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

Duration: 5 days

Maximum Altitude: 9,678 feet
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Lamadugh Trek

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Starting from the historic Manu Temple of Old Manali, the Lama Dugh Trek will take the hikers to the stunning alpine plateau of Lama Dugh, which is packed with green patches and surrounded by snow-clad peaks. As the trekkers ascend, they will navigate through dense pine and deodar vegetation and get a chance to soak in the enticing views of the upper Kullu Valley and Manali.

The trek will also allow them to treat their eyes and soul with the enthralling sights of Mt. Indrasan, Bara Shigri glacier, and Mt. Deo Tibba.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Duration: 2 days

Maximum Altitude: 9,900 feet
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Jogini Waterfalls Trek

Taking the hikers to the cascading Jogini Falls, the well-known Jogini Waterfalls trek offers extremely easy trekking in Himachal that can be done by any adventure enthusiast with absolutely no experience in hiking.

The trek will take the hikers through the famous Vashisht temple, where they can stop and seek blessings of the almighty. As they ascend, the trekkers will pass by many beautiful shrines and the serene Beas river and hike through small quaint hamlets, breathtaking apple orchards, and dense green forests. Apart from the 150 feet high fall, another important attraction of the Jogini Waterfalls Trek is the majestic Jogini Mata Temple, which is visited by almost all the trekkers reaching the summit.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Duration:
6 to 8 hours

Maximum Altitude:
9,000 feet
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Baralacha Trek

Connecting the regions of Zanskar, Lahaul, Ladakh, and Spiti, the spectacular Baralacha La offers the trekkers truly mesmerizing views of the serene Suraj Tal and the picturesque Bhaga and Chandra rivers. The Baralacha Trek leads the hikers through winding trails, thick forest, charming villages, alluring landscapes, rustic bridges, glistening rivers, flower-clad meadows, captivating glaciers, and photogenic valleys.

The trek commences from Batal and passes through Chandratal Lake, Tokpo Gongma, and Topko Yongma to finally reach Baralacha La. In addition to letting you soak in the breathtaking scenic views, the summit also allows you to spot a variety of wildlife species, including Pica, Lammergeier, Marmots, Wagtails, Sand lark, Coughs, Black redstart birds, and Snow pigeons.

Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult

Duration: 6 days

Maximum Altitude: 16,240 feet
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Kinner Kailash Trek

Considered to be one of the most famous treks in Himachal among the spiritual seekers, the Kinner Kailash Trek takes the trekker to a 79 feet tall Shiva Lingam, which changes its colour during the daytime. Starting from Thangi village, the trek takes the trekkers through Charang village and Charang La Pass, before terminating at Manali.

Putting the trekkers’ faith, skills, and mental & physical fitness to test, this trek passes through spellbinding vistas of photogenic apple orchards, magnificent peaks, hanging glaciers, massive boulders, shining streams, and emerald meadows. Owing to its closeness to Tibet, this trek will offer you an insight into the Buddhism culture.

Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult

Duration: 2 days

Maximum Altitude: 15,004 feet
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Jalsu Pass Trek

Featuring a relatively easy trail, Jalsu Pass trek offers a less strenuous trekking in Himachal. Serving as a bridge between the Kangra Valley and the Chamba Valley, Jalsu Pass receives the heaviest influx of trekkers during the Chamba Kailash Yatra season, when the trek brims with adventurous pilgrims. Known popularly as the “Flower Valley of Himachal Pradesh”, Jalsu Pass trek starts from Uttrala and passes through thick forests, featuring a relaxed gradient almost throughout the ascent.

On the way, the trekkers can spot diverse species of fauna and flora, which add to the beauty of the trek. The trek will offer the hikers a chance to pass via a number of colorful villages, letting them interact with the locals and learn about the culture and tradition of the region.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Duration: 3 days

Maximum Altitude: 11,050 feet
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Kalihani Pass Trek

Nestled in the Dhauladhar range, Kalihani Pass forms a portion of the Bara Bhangal trek connecting Kangra valley and Kullu valley. The Kalihani Pass Trek is known popularly for its thick meadows and stunning campsites. The trek features a slightly steep trail, packed with shining white snow, scree, and moraine. This trek offers two milestones - 4,000 meters and 4,800 meters.

Upon reaching an elevation of 4,000 meters above sea level, the trekkers can treat their eyes with the alluring views of Rani Sui Lake and the Dhauladhar range. Once they reach 4,800 meters, the trekkers will be rewarded with unmatched panoramic views of Mount Indrasan and Mt. Deo Tibba. 

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Duration: 8 days

Maximum Altitude: 15,912 feet 
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Kugti Pass Trek

Counted among the least explored treks in Himachal, Kugti Pass Trek is an ideal trekking destination for professional trekkers to put their skills to test. Featuring difficult terrains, the quaint winding trails pass through thick deodar and pine forests, picturesque peach and apple orchards, gurgling streams, gorgeous waterfalls, and green meadows. As you reach the postcard-perfect Kugti Village, you can enjoy the view of dramatic fields, the serene Budhil River, and rustic wooden houses.

When you enter Duggi Valley, you will be awe-struck by the breathtaking sight of narrow trails, meandering streams, hanging glaciers, flowery meadows, and snow-clad peaks. Upon reaching Kugti Pass, you will be greeted by the panoramic views of Grechu Pass, Manimahesh Kailash Peak, and the arid mountains of Lahaul valley.

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Duration: 6 days

Maximum Altitude: 16,600 feet
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Kuppar Bugyal Trek

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One of Shimla’s hidden beauties, the Kuppar Bugyal Trek, passes through the beautiful Himalayan forest of Pabbar Valley. The trek begins at the quintessential town of Kharapathar, located 70 km north of Shimla, and moves upwards towards the Himalayan abode.

While hiking to Kuppar Bugyal, travelers get an exclusive and stunning view of the flora and fauna that flourish in this region. The picturesque backdrop of mountain ranges on all sides, along with the thick, dense rhododendrons, makes this hike through numerous falls, steep cliffs, and glacial valleys even more stunning. What many do not know is that the Giri Ganga River begins its journey from Kuppar Bugyal. The cold and refreshing waterway is the best spotting ground for numerous wild animals like Brown Ghoral, Himalayan Bear, Monal Birds, etc.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Duration: 2 days

Maximum Altitude: 10,498 feet
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Mantalai Lake Trek

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Mantalai Lake trek is one of the lesser-known treks in Himachal that deserves to be nominated as one of the most breathtaking trekking sites. The cascading Parvati river begins its journey from Mantalai at an elevation of 13,451 feet above sea level.

The climb to the top to reach the Mantalai Lake begins at Barsheni and passes through some interesting spots like Kheerganga Hot water springs, Thakur Kua, Pandu Bridge, Tunda Bhuj, etc. Another essential aspect of Mantalai Trek is that it crosses the Pin Parvati Pass, the connecting route between Kullu and Spiti. The trek through the alpine meadows of Parvati Valley is lined with a massive number of Pine and Deodar trees, wild poppies, and buttercups everywhere, making it look more beautiful.

Difficulty Level: Moderate 

Duration: 7 days 

Maximum Altitude: 13,451 feet
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Rani Sui Lake Trek

Rani Sui Lake, also known as Saurkundi Lake, sits on a hilltop overlooking Manali’s old town below. The mesmerizing Rani Sui Lake trek is one of the rare treks in Himachal which showcases the unbridled beauty of the Pir Panjal mountain ranges. 

The short trek to Rani Sui Lake begins at Old Manali and passes through the high altitude alpine meadows of Lamadugh, Blue Eye Lake, and Khaniyal. The Bara Shigri Glacier is another rare sight only visible while trekking through Lamadugh. As the journey continues, trekkers get a chance to see many breathtaking sites like Khanpari Tibba, Manaslu Glacier, Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges, and the iconic Rohtang Pass. Rani Sui Lake Trek is perfect as a short weekend Himalayan Trek.

Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

Duration: 4 days

Maximum Altitude: 11,154 feet
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Jakhu Temple Trek

Jakhu Temple Trek is perhaps one of the most famous short treks in Himachal many prefer taking as it offers a scenic journey to reach Shimla’s highest point. Overlooking the beautiful hill station of Shimla, Jakhu Temple also offers a stunning panoramic view of the Himalayan Ranges.

The steep uphill climb begins at Christ Church in old Shimla and passes through numerous old-world buildings and remnants to reach a dense tree-laden path uphill. The journey through the forest ridges leads up to the beautiful Monkey Temple of Shimla that has a lot of historical importance, according to Hindu Mythology.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Duration: 1 day

Maximum Altitude: 8,054 feet
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Buran Ghati Trek

Buran Ghati Trek is that iconic trek known for unparalleled scenic beauty and a stunningly great walkable trail. Starting from the ancient Himalayan village of Jhanglik, the ascent to reach Barua is a beautiful blend of unique dense forest, snow-covered mountains, lush meadows, waterfalls, and lots of flourishing wild flora and fauna. Passing through the dense coniferous forest, one reaches the 360-degree panoramic view zone of the open meadows of Dayara.

The pines and oak-laden trail at the end of the field direct the trekkers towards the beautiful blue water lake of Chandranathan. The lake may be a picturesque sight, but it is also the lifeline source of many Himalayan villages in the region. The last portion of the Buran Ghati Trek is a step upward ascend through the Dhauladhar range while overlooking the Kinner Kailash Mountain Peak on the eastern side. The thrilling experience of seeing so many geographical alterations in a single trek is an experience not worth missing, which is why Buran Ghati Trek is always on the bucket list of avid trekkers.

Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult

Duration: 8 days

Maximum Altitude: 15,000 feet
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Miyar Valley Trek

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The Miyar Trek is a beautiful uphill journey through the numerous valleys, meadows, waterfalls, boulder laden trails, and grasslands. Yet to be commercialized, this orchid laden Himalayan course begins at the village of Shukto in Miyar Valley of Lahaul. Often called the Yosemite of Himalayas, the trail crosses through the Miyar Glacier to reach Zanskar’s valleys.

Crossing through various notable pitstops like Khanjar, Thanpattan, Gumba, Zardung, Kesar Yon Chap, Phalpu, etc., the trek showcases the unique yet beautiful biodiversity of the region. Numerous dense, colorful floras like Himalayan Blue Orchids, Bluebell Poppies, Yellow buttercups, etc. on both sides of the trek offer a memorable experience of trekking in Himachal for sure.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Duration: 8 days

Maximum Altitude: 14,599 feet
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Sainj Valley Trek

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It is not every day where you get a chance to trek through the UNESCO World Heritage site like Great Himalayan National Park. Constant chirping birds, ancient Himalayan communities, lush green fields aside, the Sainj Valley Trek offers the trekkers a once in a lifetime experience of heaven on earth. The trek begins at the ancient yet beautiful village of Neuli and crosses through the lush meadows of Sangharsh to enter the dense pine forest.

From there on, it is a hike filled with an abundance of flora and fauna that is never to be found anywhere else on the planet to reach the mysterious Pundrik Lake, finally. Shrouded in innumerable legends and folklores, this lake is also very close to the Raktisar glacier and worth all the hype. Sainj Valley trek is unique due to its location and peculiar bio - ecosystem.

Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

Duration: 2 days

Maximum Altitude: 7,040 feet
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Chobia Pass Trek

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Connecting Chamba and Lahaul, the Chobia Pass is regarded as the second-highest Pass of Pir Panjal Ranges. Located between the Tent peak and Barakanda Peak, the Chobia Pass trek is perfect for all the adventure-loving trekkers. Beginning the journey after taking blessings from the Trilokinath temple of Lahaul, the trek slowly proceeds upwards alongside the Chandrabhaga river.

Manimahesh Kailash Parbat starts to become visible as the trail reaches Bharmour. Peerless beauty and scenic view aside, this trek is also home to some of the world’s ancient temples that one cannot miss exploring. Another learning experience on this trek is the ancient Gaddi community’s culture and lifestyle that has thrived and survived for thousands of years in this region and this is one of the best trekking places in Himachal pradesh.

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Duration: 7 days

Maximum Altitude: 16,500 feet
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"It was a wonderful journey and enjoyed a lot and welcome gesture was good and the guides were good"
03 January 2020
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31 Dec 2019 always memorable for me just because of this trip. It was my first experience on hills specially on trekking. Our guide Mannu Sharma such a nice person. Just like our family he take care of everything. Wonderful experience with wonderful peoples.