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The top treks of Himachal Pradesh are:

1. Friendship Peak Expedition

You probably might have heard about Friendship Peak Trek as it is quite famous among Indians and foreigners alike. While the name may suggest a certain affinity, sadly, this trek is not for beginners. The peak stands 14,072 ft, above the ground, and the path leading to the top is steep. If you are an experienced explorer who is looking for something to crank up the thrill in their life, Friendship Peak trekking will suit you superbly.

Located in Manali, Friendship Peak is part of the Pir Pranjal range. The trek starts from Solang Valley in Manali and is completed in around 10-12 days. Friendship Peak Trek India takes you through beautiful, green meadows and valleys. As you move forward snow covered trails take you all the way to the top from where you get to witness a truly magnificent sight. Pir Pranjal range and Hanuman Tibba are among other Himalayan ranges of which you get a glimpse of after reaching the top. Snow-capped mountains with clouds hovering everywhere, what a sight to behold! Oh, and how can one forget the diverse flora and fauna of this place, not something you want to be missing out on.

If you get convinced and decide to look at the Friendship Peak Trek Itinerary you will see that acclimatization is necessary before you head for the top, and that kind of makes this trek more suitable for people who are experienced. A certain level of fitness is also demanded by this trek as the journey can prove to be quite challenging. Now that you have read all that go ahead and book your Friendship Peak Trekking Tour Package. Cross this one off your bucket list, because something so popular should not be left out from your adventurous journey. Do not forget to start hitting the gym right away.

Max. Altitude – 5,289 meters

Duration – 10 days

Level – Challenging

2. Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek

Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek is a perfect combination of culture and cuisine with snow clad peaks of Deo Tibba and Indrasan. Having the maximum altitude of 14,000ft it presents you with the majestic view of the magnificent snow-capped mountains of the Pir Panjal range of Himalayan Mountains which is a feast for the eyes. It offers you a great variety of several moraines, wild forests and steep climbs. It is often called as the picturesque trek in the Himalayan region which bestows you with beautiful sights of alpine forests, meadows, waterfalls, moraines, high altitude lakes with blue water. If you imagine the vision of scenic mountains and lush meadows and beautiful peaks while thinking about the Deo Tibba Base Camp Trekking, then you have indeed come to the right place. You can also witness small hamlets on the Deo Tibba Base Camp Trekking. The ride will pick you from Manali for the Khanol village. Chikka, 6-7 hours journey which takes the shape of a snake. Seri, it was once a glaciated lake but now it is a beautiful large meadow drained with icy rivulets and studded with an astounding variety of herbs and wildflowers with the gorgeous Tainta waterfall looming in the background. To reach this place you have to climb through steep boulders which will lead you to beautiful moraine fields and crossing them you will reach a stunning emerald-blue glacial lake called Mini Chandratal Lake. The lake is adorned by thousands of wildflowers, making the whole scene exquisite. These are some of the sites which cover in the Deo Tibba Base Camp Itinerary.

The whole scene gave some rush to your adrenaline? Then you must opt for the Deo Tibba Base Camp Trekking Tour Package.

Max. Altitude – 3,500 meters

Duration– 6 days

Level – Moderate

3. Bara Bhangal Trek

Also known as Shepherds trail, Bara Bhangal Trek is a must trek for the people who are looking for an isolated and connecting experience with nature. Situated in the near vicinity of Himachal, the Bara Bhangal Trekking is opted by trekkers mainly in the period of April to June or October to November. With a max. altitude of 4800 m., Bara Bhangal Trek will gift you with the enchanting natural scenery of hanging glaciers and thick green forests of Deodar, Birch, and Oak, challenging walks on massive glaciers, captivating view of high peaks and cross mountain passes. The Bara Bhangal Trekking Itinerary is generally of 10 days, starting from Manali. Day 2 starts with the journey from Manali to Lama Dugh with distinct views of Deo Tibba, Indrasan, and Bara Shigri glaciers and also some plateaus studded with alpine flowers. The trek through a steep ridge below Khand Pari Tibba is the main point of Day 3 in the trek from Lama Dugh to Riyali Thach. Day 4 is a steep climb through the trail of meadows as you move from Riyali Thach to the base of Kalihani Pass. Take time off at the pass to get a splendid 360-degree view of hanging glaciers, the Pir Panjal, and Dhauladhar ranges on the Day 5 as you move towards Devi ki Marhi via Kalihani Pass. Arrive at Dal Marhi campsite on Day 6 through the Oak and Birch forests. Have a look at the culture of the village, Bara Bhangal with a trail of Ravi river along the path on Day 7. A little climbing to reach the campsite at Thamsar, it will take you through Birch, Pine and Deodar forests with mountain streams on the Day 8 as you journey towards Mardh. The Day 9 of the moraine, scree and glacier with a soothing view of the small lake just below the Thamsar pass as you move from Mardh to Plachak. The option is with you for the Day 10 whether you want to fly from Billing to Bir on tandem paraglider or want a safe trip with a vehicle for the journey from Plachak to Rajgundha. The perfect combination of challenging walks on massive glaciers, beautiful natural scenery, meadows, thick lush green forests, hanging glaciers. Sounds good? Try this Bara Bhangal Trekking Tour Package.

Max. Altitude: 4,800 m

Duration: 13 days

Difficulty: Difficult

4. Hanuman Tibba Expedition

If you are not new to the amazingly surreal experience of trekking and are looking for something that would be extremely challenging, Hanuman Tibba should be your next destination. With a peak that rises up to 19,626 ft, Hanuman Tibba Mt Climbing Expedition will dare you to go beyond your limits. It will demand utmost determination and stamina, but hey the view from the top will be just as rewarding. The peak is located in the Beas Kund region, above Solang Valley in Manali. The Hanuman Tibba Trek starts from Dhundi and at the base camp, you can enjoy the sounds of Beas river flowing in all its glory.

A bit of reality checks here, as already mentioned this trek is very challenging. The climb from the base camp is steep and shuffling through soft snow can pose a bit of a problem. Also, after Tentu pass you will enter what is called the “yellow zone”, an avalanche-prone zone, which is quite risky. As you make progress, you should be aware of a technique called sidestepping (digging the snow with your boots to make little ledges that will support you as you climb). Make sure you are ready for all these challenges and definitely keep in mind that it’s not just about the destination but the journey is of importance as well.

After toiling hard, when you reach the top of Hanuman Tibba the view will undoubtedly be breathtaking. Mountains covered with snow, some of them hidden behind clouds, and you will be standing on top of it all. What a marvelous image! Sure, the journey will be risky, but then what is life without a bit of risk and adventure, right?! So, whenever you are feeling like you are in need of some adrenaline rush consider making the climb to the top of Hanuman Tibba. It will be a daring journey and a hell of an experience.

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

Max. Altitude – 17,224 ft.

Duration – 7 days

Difficulty – Difficult

7. Hampta Circle Trek

A trek that is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers, with also covering a region that is not much explored because of being overshadowed by the more popular peak of Hampta Pass? Yes, you heard it right, Hampta Circle trek is something that has come right out of your dreamland.

If you are someone who loves to see greenery around you and want to escape city life for at least a little while, Hampta circle trekking will be the ideal choice for you. Located in Manali, the highest point of Hampta Circle rises at 12100 ft. Your trail will be covered with green meadows, apple orchards, and cedar and maple trees. Imagine yourself walking on a path covered with grass and seeing nothing but the beauty of green, dense forests, and blue skies, sublimity at its best! As you pass through Barnara village of Manali get acquainted with the people and who knows maybe you’ll learn something different that stays with you forever. When you reach the top, you will see the Pir Pranjal ranges and other mountains, a sight beautiful enough for letting yourself be immersed in it. As mentioned in Hampta Circle Trek Itinerary the trek starts from Jagatsukh. The trek will be completed in just 4-5, making it a little, if not fully, compatible with your work life.

If you are a first-timer, August-October is the best time to go on this trek, as nature will be in full bloom during this time. And, of course, if you are experienced or are not afraid of little bit of thrill, May-June will suit you more. During the monsoon season, you will pass through paths covered with snow, nothing to disappoint there. Don’t think too much and check out the Hampta Circle Trekking Tour Package right away. A short trek and a beautiful place which is not spoiled by the presence of too many humans, giving in to temptation is the right thing to do here.

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

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

The Himalayan region offers a wide variety of treks, ranging from easy to moderate to difficult. Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek is one such trek that allows you to escape from your dreary lives. Ranging from easy to moderate, this trek is a perfect way for people to make their entrance into the world of explorers and trekkers. Hampta Pass is located in Kullu, and the highest point of this trek rises up to 14,100 ft. Pass through green, open meadows, and witness the beauty of Lahaul and Spiti valleys as you make your way to the top. Colorful flowers and a path laden with snow will more charm to your delightful journey. Usually, it takes a day’s more trekking from Hampta Pass to complete Chandra Tal Lake Trek. Here you can marvel at the sight of the beautiful lake surrounded by lush greenness, and looking ahead at the mountain tops covered with snow will complete the scenic view in the most flawless way. The trek takes around 4-5 days to complete at most. While this trek is a fairly easy one you can go for it in the monsoon season to add a little thrill to your journey. Best months to hike through Hampta pass are May-June and August-October.

As a beginner, this trek might open a whole new world for you. A place where you can just lose yourself in nature; amongst green pastures and trickling streams, majestic mountain tops, and clear blue skies. Get in touch with your primitive and adventurous side and then there will be no going back. You will crave the clean air and empty spaces as opposed to the cramped spaces of cities. See a whole different world and enjoy Monsoon Trek In Himachal Pradesh. Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trekking will offer you all that is promised and probably much more if you can keep your senses awake at all time.

Max. Altitude:  14,100 Ft.

Duration: 5 Days

Level: Moderate

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

Remember those books and movies where you love seeing and imagining the countrysides, protagonists on horses, the lush green valley with shepherds and sheep. You will remember all that and much more when you will come to Bhrigu Lake Trek. It will not be wrong to term the Bhrigu-Lake Trekking a stroll in the heavens. Not only the lake but also the path to it is covered with beautiful meadows which change shapes, colors, and textures along the way. The whole place is surrounded by Birch and Cedar forests as well as snow covered peaks. As Trekking to a high glacial lake is always a dream of every hiker, the Bhrigu Lake Trek serves it in a silver platter. Cocooned at an altitude of 14,000 ft the Bhriga Lake Trek offers captivating natural scenes and breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, lush meadows, and verdant rich forests. The 4 Days Bhrigu Lake Itinerary takes you from Manali to Gulaba, with a route which becomes more beautiful along the way with the pine forests. The next day is of the journey towards Rolakhuli from Gulaba, the route unfolding meadow’s valley which is the grazing place for the shepherds. Day 3 is the trek to Bhrigu Lake from the Rolakhuli, 7-8 hours of walking on a stony path- you find yourself watching the alpine lake, Bhrigu Lake between the two ridges at the end of boulder bound lap. You can also catch some glimpses of Solan Valley at the background because of the high belt surrounding the lake. When you are exhausted at night at your campsite from all the trekking, the million of stars more than the sky will give rest to your eyes and soul.
The Bhrigu Lake Trek is a delight to eyes and that’s why Bhrigu Lake Trek Tour Package is a must for you.

Max. Altitude: 14,000 Ft.

Duration: 4 Days

Level: Easy

17. Beas Kund Trek

Having its connection with the times of Mahabharata, Beas Kund is considered as a sacred place where the holy saint Ved Vyas used to take bath hence the name Beas Kund: Beas-Vyas, Kund-Lake. The Beas Kund Trek is known for its journey in dense and wild coniferous forests. The preferable time for the Beas Kund Trekking is from June to August where the Grasslands of Dhundi and Bakharthatch are pristine and less crowded. 6 days of the Beas Kund Trekking Itinerary covers beautiful sites like Solang Valley which presents a beautiful scene with surrounding pine forests and mountains. From the Solang valley, you will trek to pristine Dhundi. The path to this valley is long and a little rocky with streams along the way to quench your thirst. The trail is through the forests of Walnuts, Oak and Fir. The snow-capped mountains will be your constant companion along the journey. On Day 2 you will be trekking from Dhundi to Lohali, a scenic campsite surrounded by mountains is a good place for camping as it has flowing stream as a water source too. The wooden bridge is also a delight to watch and walk too. To reach Lady Leg from Lohali, you have to trek a height of around 1798 feet. The three hours of ascent brings you to an altitude of 12542 ft. called as Lady Leg. The 15-20 minutes ascent from the Lady Leg campsite brings you to the Beas Kund Lake. If the weather is clear, you can catch views of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar mountain range really up close. Beas Kund is also the base camp for summit peaks like Friendship, Ladakhi, and Shitidhar.

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Max. Altitude: 12,500 ft

Duration: 5 Days

Level: Easy

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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Why Trek in Himachal Pradesh?

Himachal Pradesh was first called as “Himachal” by Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma because of its charming beauty of Himalayan ranges capped with white snow. The word “Himachal” indicates the “snow-laden territory” of India. It is made up of two Sanskrit terms- Him, meaning snow and achal, meaning home. Himachal as a state has a long history of migration, local empires, British regime, and was finally called as one of the “state” of India in 1971. It is one of the regions where the prehistoric men walked and hunted. The Himalayan Ranges of the county has not only seen the region’s developments but also have won the pass and parcel of time.

Geographically, the state of Himachal Pradesh rests on the Western Himalayan Ranges of the Himalayan Belt. On the Indian map, it is called to be one of the Northern States of India as it shares boundaries with the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttrakhand. It also collides with the edge of Tibet in East and on at it’s extended southernmost point with Uttar Pradesh. The state comprises of a number of majestic valleys. These valleys are turned to tightly-knit villages. The local people practice agriculture, horticulture, and hydropower. The state contributes largely to its and nation’s economy through Himachal Pradesh Tourism.

Most of the travelers visiting Himachal Pradesh for the first time, tend to go for a lifetime experience of trekking on the incredible Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh treks are also famous for there rough, sloppy and challenging terrains. Mostly the passionate trekkers, from around the globe, list trekking in Himachal as one of their dream goals, not only because of serenity of the state but also its adventuresome trails. Few of these ranges connect with the other states, like Uttrakhand, Jammu, and Kashmir. The best part of all the discovered treks in Himachal Pradesh is that they can be simple and difficult at the same time. The terrains and ridges can be both draughted and rough or snowy and sloppy, depending upon the altitude which the trekker wishes to cover. Hiking often goes hand in hand with trekking when one talks about trek on Himalayan ranges of Himachal.

The treks provided by Trekmunk in Himachal Himalayan ranges from both the Lower Himalayan Ranges to the extraordinary Greater Himalayan Ranges. Few excursions can cover the path across two states. For example, starting from a certain village of Himachal to another region of Uttrakhand. Most of these trips will take around seven days to get completed. Others might take a maximum of fourteen days. Difficulty levels can be anywhere on the spectrum between easy to ultimate. The altitude ranges from above 5,000 ft to above 20,000 ft., which are often said to be the ultimate or most challenging ones. The classification of difficulty levels is also on the basis of technique and skills at times. Few of the Himachal Pradesh’s trek trips are also listed in our offbeat ones.

Some of the best treks of Himachal Pradesh are also the most excruciating ones, especially the ones on the very high altitudes needs a lot of acclimatizing, mental optimism and strength to take up challenges. The paths of all the treks towards their respective peaks give the views of their neighbor mounts, they also consist of astonishing landscapes, varying from the lush greens, forests and barren ones to the cold, snow-laden and all-blue ones. All the treks ranging between the altitudes of 11,483 ft to above 17,000 ft will mostly have in common the Manali Base Camp. The climate of almost all the regions in Himachal Pradesh is relatively colder and can be unpredictable at times. Due to this, some of our higher altitude treks have contingency days which is a day reserved in case of any kind of emergency or poor weather.

Some of the top rated and world’s best trekking blogs and websites have often acknowledged various famous trek attractions of Himachal in there top charts. These include treks like Hampta Pass, Indrahar Pass, Friendship Peak, and many others. Not only this, some of the lists on the best treks in the Himalayas have often named treks like Kareri Lake Trek. All the treks at the end will make you not feel the joy of life but also will give you the picturesque of mesmerizing beauty of various lands, lakes and obviously, Himalayas. The snow-capped ones like the Baralacha Chandartal Trek, and Laka Glacier Trek are few of the many snow-laden trek destinations of the Himalayas, where you’ll not only feel serene but almost paradisical.