Himachal Pradesh is certainly a place where God must be taking a breath every while. Brimmed with snow, the landscapes, temples, and hills glorify the land even more.
Among the whole of India Tourism, the mountains of Himachal Pradesh can be counted as the best place for those who love adventures. Whenever you get time to trek the hills, take sidewalks along waterfalls, summits or valleys, just check the following list of the top 10 treks of Himachal Pradesh.
HAMPTA PASS TREK (HIMACHAL PRADESH).
Hampta pass trek begins from the Kullu Manali valley to the top of Chandra valley of Lahaul. Through the journey, the view of the oak and walnut trees entwined in the thick canopy of the forest is simply mesmerizing. The backdrop around you changes gradually from a lush green Kullu-Manali to an almost barren Chandra valley. The trek is moderately tiring given the elevation of the place, but the view from the top will leave you as fresh as ever before.
PIN PARVATI PASS TREK (HIMACHAL PRADESH).
Pin Parvati pass connects the Kullu and Spiti valleys. You will be spellbound when you witness the extreme ends of the Himalayas with green pine trees and forest on one side and a barren landmass of ice as you go up. The top of the valley is home to Buddhist monasteries Ki Gompo and Tabo. Hot springs and if luck favors, snow leopards can be the show stealers of the journey.
KINNAUR KAILASH TREK (HIMACHAL PRADESH).
Kinnaur Kailash trek is an arduous one and is suitable only for experienced trekkers. The place has a lot of mythological significance and is said to be the place where Lord Shiva hid from Bhasmasur, a deadly daemon until Lord Vishnu killed the latter. Backing this story is a large rock formation found at the peak which changes color with the sunlight and resembles Shiva Lingam. Charang La pass is along the trek route. The trip is enchanting with green valleys, orchards, and snow. A 10-12-day trek will be sufficient to wrap up the journey.
BEAS KUND TREK (HIMACHAL PRADESH).
Beas Kund trek along the Solang valley is a relatively easy trek for beginners. The trek takes you to the Beas river valley from where the river originates. Mostly throughout the trek, the views are of green trees and meadows frequented by shepherds. The trek to Beas Kund is merely a journey of 2-3 days although it could be crowded when the tourist season hits its peak in October. Beas Kund is also the base camp for climbing Ladakhi and friendship peak which adds to the number of visitors.
CHANDRATAL TREK (HIMACHAL PRADESH).
Chandratal can be translated to Lake of the Moon. The place has its name due to a crescent shaped lake in the midst of dry terrains of Spiti valley. The lake is reachable from Batal as well as from Kunzum Pass during the tourist season. The meadows near the lake are the popular camping sites and when the spring season arrives, these meadows lay a carpet of wildflowers. Suraj Taal lake is also accessible from Chandratal, lying about 30 KM away.
INDRAHAR PASS TREK (HIMACHAL PRADESH).
Indrahar Pass is part of the popular trekking route from Dharmshala. Starting from the Kangra valley, it crosses the Dhauladhar range to end the trek in the river basin. Deodar trees, snow bridges, and snaky mountain streams are the main attractions of the journey.
TRIUND TREK (HIMACHAL PRADESH).
This is an easy trek for those who wish to have a glance at the beauty of the Himalayas without breaking much sweat. The trail starts from Triund, which is the foot of Dhauladhar range to span across the shepherd routes of Kangra and Chamba. The trek is a one-day journey from McLeod Ganj which is known as Little Lhasa due to its large share of Tibetan population. The sight of deodars, rhododendron, and carefree cattle awaits you.
BHRIGU LAKE TREK (HIMACHAL PRADESH).
Although a moderately difficult journey, the Bhrigu lake trek can be an enthralling experience with friends, campfires, and stories during the ascent and descent. The lake is said to have been the abode of Bhrigu Maharshi and holds a lot of religious significance. Make sure that you visit the place before the lake starts to freeze during mid-June. Picture-perfect valleys, trees, and wild berries are bound to leave you amazed.
DEO TIBBA BASE CAMP TREK (HIMACHAL PRADESH).
Grazing pastures of the Gaddi shepherds and the hanging glaciers of the Deo Tibba peak are the takeaways of this trek. The journey can be started from Jagat Sukh which is 6 km southwards from Manali and trekkers can also have a view of the Pir Panjal range along the Rohtang Pass. During the trek, you can see colorful flowers, babbling brooks, and a rock bridge over the stream. The best time to visit is June to September.
KANAMO PEAK TREK (HIMACHAL PRADESH).
Kanamo peak trek is a great way to set off the Himalayan trail. It is nature in the most pristine form lying in front of you. You can travel along the Spiti Valley, Chandratal lake and witness the grandeur of the Himalayan wildlife with Himalayan Ibex, Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard, and Tibetan wolves. The local hamlets and Tibetan monasteries tell a tale of peace and calmness along the way.
Trekking can be fun and thrilling with the right bunch of people along the journey. Make sure that you get in contact with the local guides to know the routes and have food and water to keep your body fit. Himalayas are going to leave you with memories for a lifetime.
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