The state of Himachal Pradesh is bound on its sides by the mighty Himalayas in the most astoundingly beautiful fashion. Nicknamed the “Mountain State of India” , Himachal Pradesh has an array of exciting treks to offer to its visitors that will no doubt take your breath away, in the best possible way. The treks in Himachal range from easy to moderate to difficult, and therefore there is something available for everyone. People of all age groups can find something that suits them in Himachal. The treks in Himachal Pradesh will have you move through lush green trails of lovely evergreen and deciduous forests, pristine shining rivers, and will present to you spectacular views of gigantic snow capped mountains of the Himalayan range.
The difficult treks, to name a few, are Pin Parvati Trek, Chanderkhani Pass Trek, Indrahar Pass Trek and Bhabha Pass trek. The easy ones include Kheerganga Trek, Hampta Pass Trek, Bhrigu Lake Trek. What’s common in all of these treks is the fact that they will provide you with an unmatched sense of exhilaration!
Perched at an elevation of 2960 m from sea level, this meadow atop the valley is a place which adds to the mystical beauty of the Parvati Valley. The Kheerganga trek is the most popular trek in Kasol, with beginners and experienced both looking to trek this absolute masterpiece of nature! The 12 km trek that takes about 5 hours to complete has everything that one could possibly look for in a trek. It has adventure, beauty, tranquility, peace, all of it! The 12 km trek to Kheerganga will present to you the Rudra Nag Waterfall – a waterfall shaped like a serpent, the revered Rudra Nag temple where you can offer your prayers. The highlight of this trek is the Pavitra Kund – a mystical hot water spring! It is said that this hot water spring has sacred healing properties which help people with certain physical illnesses.
Bhrigu Lake Trek
One of the most beautiful grassland treks in India, the Bhrigu Lake is located at a distance of 20 kms from Manali. The lake which is at an elevation of 14009 feet gets its name from the myth that Maharishi Bhrigu once meditated at this place. Offering spectacular views of the stunning Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal mountains, the Bhrigu Lake trek is one that will leave you feeling adventurous, exhilarated, and satisfied at every point.
Hampta Pass Trek
The 25 km Hampta Pass Trek which is at an elevation of 14065 feet, is one which will bring to you vistas of Lahaul that comprise barren arid mountains on one side and the lush flower filled Kullu Valley on the other side. This trek can be taken up by new inexperienced trekkers with a fairly decent level of fitness. A nature lover’s dream, this trek will have you witness apple orchards and oak and deodar trees. Picturesque campsites like Shea Goru and Bhalu ka Ghera, which have green patches, beautiful streams are there to welcome your weary and tired bodies.
Pin Parvati Trek
Seated at an elevation of 17450 feet and extended over a length of 110 kms, Pin Parvati trek stands out as one of the longest treks in Himachal. Pin Parvati is present between the arid Spiti Valley and the lush green Kullu Valley on the other. Owing to its high altitude, the place is covered in snow for most part of the year. The trails boast of snow capped mountains, and huge boulders, beautiful meadows with vibrant wildflowers, and gushing waterfalls. It is a difficult level trek.
A trek best suited for beginners, Triund trek which comprises a 9 km trail, is one of the easiest treks in Himachal. The trek offers you the view of the spectacular Dhauladhar mountains on one side and the Kangra Valley on the other. The trek starts from Mcleodganj or Dharamkot and takes you up to Bhagsu Nag.
Indrahar Pass Trek
Present in the mighty Dhauladhar range, the Indrahar Pass offers a kind of scenic beauty that is sure to enchant you completely. The trek will have you pass the Golu Devta Temple, the ancient Lahesh Caves, and views of the spectacular Kangra Valley. The trek will have you move through thick deodar forests and oak and rhododendron forests. Situated at an elevation of 14245 feet, the Indrahar Pass trek is a moderate level trek.
Thus, Himachal Pradesh being the Mountain State of India, no doubt houses many of the best treks in the country of India. Flaunting picture perfect, diverse landscapes, and offering you grand views of snow capped summits, the treks of Himachal are sure to leave you feeling adventurous and thirsting for more!