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The top treks of Himachal Pradesh are:

1. Friendship Peak Expedition

Lapped in the Pir Panjal range, at an elevation of 5,298 meters, the Friendship Peak trek is one of the most popular trekking summits in India. The trek is quite challenging, but does not require any mountaineering skills. It can be done by extremely fit trekkers, with prior experience of high altitude trekking. The trail to Friendship Peak unfolds from Manali’s Solang Valley, and winds through beautiful oak forests and meadows, over glaciers, moraines and boulders. The trail is a round one, beginning and ending at Solang. The arduous summit climb rewards you with mind boggling, panoramic views of the Pir Panjal ranges, and the slightly distant beauty of the Dhauladhar ranges. The verdant expanses of the trail give way to a beautiful snow bed after a certain altitude. The Friendship peak trek is an unmissable one for those seeking pure thrill.

Max. Altitude – 5,289 meters

Duration – 10 days

Level – Challenging

2. Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek

The Deo Tibba Base Camp trek is one of the most beautiful, offbeat treks in Himachal Pradesh. The treks begins from Jagatsukh, about 10 km away from Manali, and takes you through pristine forests, sweeping meadows, and beautiful high altitude pastures, while the majestic peak of Deo Tibba chaperones your magical journey. The trail from the Base Camp turns towards Hampta Valley, and then to Jobra, where the trek ends. This 6 days trek remains quite shaded and isolated, and not many trekkers can be found here- all the more reason for you to embark on this spectacular trek! Lose yourself amidst the mystical wilderness with nothing but expansive beauty and comfort of the Himalayas to keep you company. The highlight of the trek is the breathtaking view of Deo Tibba peak from the base camp!

Max. Altitude – 3,500 meters

Duration– 6 days

Level – Moderate

3. Bara Bhangal Trek

One of the most beautiful and challenging treks in Himachal Pradesh, the Bara Bhangal trek traces the shaded alpine stretch linking Dharamshala to Kullu valley. It is also one of the most unexplored Himalayan trails in Himachal. The trek runs through various terrains including narrow ridges, forested trails opening up to expansive meadows, and a handful of high altitude passes. The trek remains stunningly shadowed by majestic peaks like Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba and Indrasan. The alpine forests of oak, pine and deodar bloom beautifully with numerous wildflowers, while the valley is crawling with countless sheep and their shepherds from the neighbouring villages. The treks introduces trekkers to witness the simplicity of mountain villages including the rustic little hamlet of Bara Bhangal, which remains blissfully veered off the beaten trails.

Max. Altitude: 4,800 m

Duration: 13 days

Difficulty: Difficult

Highlights

1. The trek takes you through two striking high altitude passes of Kalihani and Thamsar.

2. It is not uncommon to see a number of Gaddis (nomadic herdsmen) who traverse the valley with their sheep.

3. Mighty peaks like Mt. Indrasan, Deo Tibba, and Hanuman Tibba bear witness to your magical journey.

4. Crossing two high altitude pass is something not every trek can boast of.

4. Hanuman Tibba Expedition

Reigning at a staggering altitude of 5,860 meters, Hanuman Tibba is a peak that dominates the Solang Valley in Manali. Gracing the vast Pir Panjal Range, the Hanuman Tibba trek is fairly popular amongst pro trekkers and mountaineers, given the difficulty of its trails. The popularity of this particular trek can also be attributed to the fact that it is included in the mountaineering training of advance students of Manali’s Western Himalayan Mountaineering Institute! The trek also brings you close to the Beas Kund glacier skirting the summit. The trek demands relentless determination and stamina, sure, but brings impressive rewards in the form of sweeping, panoramic views of the mighty Himalayan neighbours. The trek stems from Solang valley, and meanders through Dhundi and Beas Kund river and glacier. If your physical fitness is up to scratch, you can consider the Hanuman Tibba trek as a first hand experience of the mountaineering world!

Max. Altitude – 5,932 meters

Duration – 13 days

Level – Moderate to challenging; Technical

5. Kalihani Pass Trek

The Kalihani Pass trek is one of the most offbeat and unexplored treks in Himachal Pradesh, and a part of it trails the route of the Bara Bhangal trek. Seated atop a staggering height of nearly 4,800 m, Kalihani Pass commands excellent views of the neighbouring massifs and cavernous valleys that they overlook. Beginning from Manali, the beautiful trek to Kalihani cuts through dense forests of oak, deodar and pine, along with verdant meadows and treacherous moraines. It pushes you to the higher Pir Panjal range, surrounded by a snowy halo of massive Himalayan mountains like Deo Tibba, Indrasan and Hanuman Tibba. Catch countless floral species in full bloom during the pre-monsoon period. A fine medley of the rugged Himalayan terrain, forested wilderness and quaint little mountain villages coalesce into this trek. It is also quite common to come across several Gaddis, semi-nomadic shepherds, crossing the valley with their herds.

Max. Altitude – 4,750 m

Duration – 10 days

Difficulty – Moderate to Difficult

6. Borasu Pass Trek

One of the most challenging yet offbeat treks in Uttarakhand, Barasu Pass is a high altitude mountain pass straddling the boundaries of Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh. The trail follows an old trade route between the valleys of Kinnaur and Har ki Dun. The trek stems from the lovely little hamlet called Taluka and plunges into the mesmerizing forested terrain of Har Ki Dun valley, chaperoned by neighboring snow-clad peaks. The trail moves along the raging Har ki Dun Ganga river, while the magnificent Baspa river marks the end of the trek. Weaving through stunning terrains including dense alpine forests of willow, chestnut and walnut, colossal valleys, moraines, narrow mountain ridges, and steep inclines, the trek poses an exhilarating challenge to trekkers. As you move along the forested trails of the Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary, countless blossoming floral species greet you.

Max. Altitude – 17,224 ft.

Duration – 7 days

Difficulty – Difficult

7. Hampta Circle Trek

Often mistaken for the slightly more challenging Hampta Pass trek, the Hampta Circle trek is a short yet equally beautiful trek which traces a more unexplored trail. You get stunning views the lofty Bara Bhangal, Dhauladhar, and Pir Panjal Ranges even without the difficult climb to Hampta Pass. Placed in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh, the trek plunges into the beautiful forests of pine, oak and deodar, lush meadows and through some of the most beautiful mountain villages. The trail begins from Jagatsukh and ends at Prini village. This 4 days trek is enjoyed best when done during the months of May and June when a blanket of pristine snow shrouds the trails. If you’re unable to spare the required days for the Hampta Pass trek, or just wish to dip your toes into Himalayan trekking, you should seriously consider the Hampta Circle trek.

Max. Altitude – 3,300 meters

Duration – 4 days

Level – Easy to moderate

8. Animal Pass Trek

The Tosh is a feeder valley of the popular Parvati Valley which leads to the Pin Parvati Pass. The tosh valley opens up to large meadows after crossing the pass. At the head of the valley is the Tosh Glacier surrounded by some well-known peaks: Papasura (6451m) & White Sail (6446m).

Max Altitude: 4560 m
Location: Himachal Pradesh

9. Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

Of all the treks in Himachal Pradesh, the stunning Pin Bhaba Pass trek is unlike any other. The trek surprises you with a stunning variety of landscapes that change every day. The starting point of the trek looks nothing like the endpoint, besides the fact that both views leave you stunned. It is a literally breathtaking journey from the valleys and meadows of Kinnaur to the sublime beauty of Pin Valley in Spiti. The base point of Mudh is amongst the most secluded, unexplored nooks of Spiti, the likes of which even the landscape of Ladakh struggles to beat. The challenging level, bone-chilling weather, and a dizzying height of 16,000 ft. coalesce into one single trek, flanked by the lush valleys of Kinnaur and Spiti.

Max. Altitude: 16,105 ft.
Level: Difficult

Highlights:

  • Pin Bhaba is a great and a more beautiful alternative to the more treacherous sister trek of Pin Parvati Pass.
  • A medley of stunning new landscapes greets you every single day.
  • Bask in the serenity of the river delta of Phutsirang, which makes for an unbeatable campsite. Coming across river deltas is very rare in Himalayan treks.
  • Crossing a mountain pass perched at 16,100 ft. is something a few treks bring you. The Pin Bhaba Pass crossing brings you beautifully closed to the encircling peaks.

10. Parang La Trek

The beautiful Parang La Pass trek emanates from Kibber, and snakes along the old trade route connecting Spiti, Tibet, and Changthang. Dipping into the Kibber gorge, the trek climbs up to 5,600 m to Parang La, from where the Pare Chu river originates. The river stems from India, ribbons through Tibet and re-enters India. Another stunning sight is the confluence of the rivers Pare Chu and Phirtse Phu. The landscape of this trek dons new terrains and colors every day, such is the diversity. The trek houses some of the best campsites of Ladakh and offers a rare peek of the exotic Tibetan Wild Ass called Kiangs, residing in the Rupshu plains. Stretched over the rocky, desert terrain of Ladakh, the trek is rather demanding, but promises the most breathtaking views of bordering mountains, crimson gorges and misty valleys.

Highlights:

  • The trek stems from Spiti, and crosses over to the cold desert of Ladakh, spanning over a diversity of stunning terrains.
  • You also get to witness the splendid Kiangs in their natural habitat.
  • The radiant confluence of the Pare Chu river and Phirtse Phu river greets you with a sprawling embrace.

11. Kanamo Peak Trek

If you are looking for a glacial mountain trek in its truest and rawest form with next to no pre- requisite knowledge of climbing, this is the one you are looking for. Kibber, once the highest inhabited village in the world is the starting point of kanamo peak which literally translates to ‘a white lady’ ( ka- white; namo- a lady ). The trek has a landscape that bears the mark of thousands years of erosion by natural elements. Adding to the excitement, the base camp is situated next to a water body named chandratal. Camping beside the lake is an experience as satisfying and enriching as the climbing to the summit. The lake gets its name from the fact that it is shaped like a half- moon. In short, the best way for one to experience a climb to 19,600 ft in India. To put a cherry on the top, you can enjoy rafting activities and visit monasteries around the area before and after the trek.

12. Hampta Pass And Chandra Tal Trek

A splendid crossover trek, the Hampta Pass trek is one of the most popular treks in Himachal Pradesh for fit beginners. The trek weaves past the beautiful verdant valleys of Kullu and climbs up to an altitude of 14,035 ft.. The beautiful overhang at 14,035 ft. Is the spectacular culmination of the 6 days of the trek. The trek is also famous for the dramatically changing landscape that surprises trekkers throughout. The most striking of all views is the sprawling deserts of Lahaul, along with sweeping vistas of the iconic Lahaul valley.

The trek is a buffet of a large variety of landscapes, all fused into one mesmerizing journey. The verdant meadows of Jwara, graced by several grazing horses are a sight to behold. The campsites each carry a unique terrain – Jobra skirts a beautiful forest, while Balu Ka Ghera is distinguished by a river delta and the Shea Goru campsite touches a beautiful desert oasis! The final treat awaits you in the form of the iconic Chandratal Lake trek as the trek ends!

The trek begins from Chika, which is easily accessible from Manali. The backdrop of Lahaul and Spiti valleys, along with the astounding Pir Panjal ranges will leave you stunned throughout the trek. On the final day, the trail runs past the iconic Chandratal Lake in Spiti. The blues of the lake will wash away all the fatigue, and refill your senses. Book or customize your Hampta Pass trek package with us today!

If you’re looking to experience the landscape and splendor of Hampta Pass with lesser efforts, consider the Hampta Circuit trek, which is a short yet equally beautiful trek that traces a more unexplored trail. Give us a chance to delight you with the best deals for Hampta Pass trek.

13. Prashar Lake

Situated 45 km north of Mandi, frozen in winters and a visual spectacle otherwise; Prashar Lake is a secret well kept in the Himachal district. Perfect for first time trekkers, the lake is located at a height of 8,900ft above sea level. Surrounded by snow- capped mountains, the treks offers a  180 degree view of the Kinnaur, Pir- Panjal, Dhauladar ranges. The lake is fenced with tall Cedar trees and has a small floating island in the middle. The depth of the lake remains unknown while it is considered sacred because masses believe that sage Prashar meditated there, giving the lake its name. That is probably the reason the locals have been spotted saying ‘no man can live there, it is a place for the gods!’.

14. Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Done with all the moderate treks India has to offer and looking for something even more nerve wrecking? Climbed summits, walked ridges and crossed lakes but still looking for something to calm that addiction of the drug named mountain fog? Pin-Parvati trek is one such ultimatum. It’s a long expedition that gives trekkers a massive dose of adventure, beauty and a sense of achievement. The name is derived from the fact that the pass connects parvati valley in Kullu to Pin valley in Spiti. On the way while travelling Trekkers enjoy the experience of wild flower, lakes, wide glaciers crest, thick alpine forest, lush greenery, grazing land and North planetary landscape. The Pin valley builds an incredible hue with the sunrise. A mixture of gradual climbs, barren mountains, steep slopes, snow-clad peaks and rugged passes, this 100km trek needs high trekking skills and can be completed in a course of 11 days.There will be highs and lows, rain and sunshine, snow and breeze, but with each passing day, the trek will become a pilgrimage to our own souls.

15. Rupin Pass Trek

Trekking in India is mostly popular all over the world for its diversified terrains, high altitudes and abundant variety of terrains; and amongst all the treks that this nation has to offer, Rupin-Pass surpasses all the other. The trek is famous for th change of scenery at every turn and the famous three stage waterfall on the rupin. In the higher reaches the trek passes through superb snow fields. The pass crossing through an echoing snow filled gully is an adrenaline high. This trek has got it all; snowy cascades, verdant meadows, charming hamlets, glistering rivers, terrific forests, hundreds of water falls and a gushing pass crossing.

 

16. Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu Lake is located at an elevation of around 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. The lake can be reached by trekking from  Gulaba village. The lake is named after Maharishi Bhrigu, one of the seven great sages saptarshis.

This readily accessible trek route in the upper Kullu valley and lying east of the famous Rohtang pass offers almost everything which a beginner or an experienced hiker can wish for.

 

17. Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund is considerd to be source of Beas river. The trek offers people to camp below majestic peaks of Manali like Hanuman Tibba and Friendsip Peak. The level of trek is easy and recommended for beginners.The trek to Beas Kund is one of the most beautiful short trek in Himachal Pradesh. From Solang Nallah, the route winds through the famous Solang Valley.

18. Patalsu Peak Trek

Patalsu peak is one of the most famous peak in Manali valley which even beginners can attempt. The trek starts from the famous Solang Valley. The level of trek is moderate as it involves a steep ascend from Solang valley. However its worth because of the mesmerising views one gets from the top.

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