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True to its name, the Himachal Pradesh is blessed with high mountains and scenic beauty which beckons every trekker to visit here at least once in a lifetime where its lofty mountains have been alluring trekkers from around the world to exploit its natural beauty.

Trekking to the Himalayas in India is an experience of a lifetime and a blend of adventure and self-realization where you’ll not only discover some beautiful places, but you will rediscover yourself amidst the beauty of the majestic Himalayan ranges.

With spectacular river valleys, majestic peaks, lush forests, deep gorges, and snowy ranges, Himachal Pradesh has turned into a paradise for adventure junkies. Now, presenting you with the most Incredible Places To Trek In Himachal Pradesh.

Here are the 12 Incredible Places To Trek In Himachal Pradesh

1. Triund Peak Trek

Triund Peak Trek
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Starting Point: Dharamkot

Distance: 9 km

Time: 5 to 6 Hours

Max Altitude: 9,760 ft.

Best Time To Trek: May to June & September to November

Triund is a small hill station in the Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India which is a part of Dharamkot and it is easily the most popular trekking trail in Dharamshala.

Triund is at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges and is at a height of 2,828 m that offers an excellent panoramic view of the Dhauladhars along every bend of its trail. Triund is the ideal destination for those seeking a hassle-free taste of trekking in the Himalayas.

The trek can easily be done over a weekend with breathtaking views of the Kangra valley and the snow-covered Dhauladhar ranges which is also very picturesque.

Triund Peak Trek is a must if you want to witness the surreal beauty of the Himalayas and mother nature.

2. Hamta Pass Trek

Hamta Pass Trek
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Starting Point: Arambagh, Manali

Distance: 26 km

Time: 6 Days

Max Altitude: 14,100 ft.

Best Time To Trek: May, June & September

Hamta Pass lies at an altitude of 14,100 ft. on the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas which is a small corridor between Lahaul’s Chandra Valley and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, India.

Hampta pass is considered the easiest and is one of the most dramatic crossover treks you can do in Himachal Pradesh where the variation in the trails is enormous; scenic landscapes, open green pastures and meadows, glacial valleys, easy access and an exceptional, adventurous, and hair raising crossing of the pass makes this trekking expedition to Hampta pass an exciting one.

Every turn of the trail is an immensely rewarding experience as it reveals nature’s hidden treasures.

3. Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu Lake Trek
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Starting Point: Manali

Distance: 45 km

Time: 4 days

Max Altitude: 14,009 ft.

Best Time To Trek: May to June & September to November

The beautiful Bhrigu Lake Trek is in the upper Kullu Valley based on the eastern side of the famous Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh.

Nestled at an altitude of 14,000 ft, the Bhrigu Lake Trek offers fascinating natural vistas and breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, lush meadows, and verdant rich forests. On your way, lay your eyes on Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters peaks.

On the second day, you trek uphill to the oval-shaped lake which is believed to change colors with seasons.

The Bhrigu Lake Trek has gained preference due to its unconditional display of natural extravaganza and is one of the easy treks in the Himalayas which you won’t like to miss at any cost.

4. Deo Tibba Trek

Deo Tibba Trek
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Starting Point: Manali

Distance: 55 km

Time: 4-5 Days

Max Altitude: 14,698 ft.

Best Time To Trek: May to October

Deo Tibba Trek is one of the stunning treks in the Manali region where you will come across lush green forests of pine, spruce, fir, oak, and silver birches set against a dazzling landscape.

This exciting trek takes trekkers to some of the spine-chilling places like expansive views, lofty mountains, hanging glaciers, lush meadows, exposed rock faces, giant cliffs extensive geography that keeps trekkers lust for adventure alive.

For the sheer joy of trekking, one must go for a trek to Deo Tibba Trek, an exhilarating trail in Himachal Pradesh that can give anyone a thrill.

5. Malana Village Trek

Malana Village Trek
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Starting Point: Jari

Distance: 5 km

Time: 1-2 Hours

Max Altitude: 8,701 ft.

Best Time To Trek: April to July & September to November

Set against the backdrop of Chandrakhani and Deotibba mountain peaks, Malana is a quaint little hamlet located in the dreamy surroundings in the Parvati Valley which is guarded by towering peaks that is certainly not easy to climb.

Malana offers rejuvenating trekking attractions and a peek into the lives of the people in this village. This village is unlike any other place in the world and it is believed that the natives of this village are the descendants of Alexander the Great’s soldiers.

The beauty of Malana lies in the fact that it is untouched by pollution and urbanization, having preserved its cultural and natural identity whose pristine rivers and the valleys form an entire world on its own, far away from the pollution and the hustle and bustle of urban India.

So, make wonderful memories in Malana and capture those moments on camera where there is nothing better than a quiet retreat in the hills, away from the woes of your daily life.

6. Tosh Valley Trek

Tosh Valley Trek
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Starting Point: Barshaini

Distance: 5 km

Time: 1-2 Hours

Max Altitude: 7,900 ft.

Best Time To Trek: March to May

Tosh is a village situated at a height of 7,900 ft., located at the end of Parvati Valley, Himachal Pradesh where you can start your trek to Tosh from Barsheni which is around 13 kilometers from Kasol.

Tosh is untouched by modernization and fast-paced life.

This trek starts in a narrow valley but as you trek it opens up and you come across several beautiful meadows along the Tosh Valley Trek which takes you to the beautiful view of Tosh Glacier and snowcapped peaks Papasura & White Sail.

For its scenic surroundings of white and emerald mountains, Tosh Valley has shot to prominence among nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts where undoubtedly, the trek with its unique fusion of scenic and thrilling surroundings, promises you an experience of a lifetime.

7. Chandrakhani Pass Trek

Chandrakhani Pass Trek
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Starting Point: Kullu

Distance: 22 km

Time: 3-4 Days

Max Altitude: 12,010 ft.

Best Time To Trek: May to July

Located in the Kullu valley, Chandrakhani Pass is one of the most beautiful and serene passes in Himachal that offers fabulous views of the Deo Tibba peak, Pir Panjal, and Parbati range of mountains.

The journey covers the spectacles of Kullu valley, passing through a rich forest that is home to several animal and bird species.

It is being one of the most beautiful treks that introduce the traveler to the remote hilly cultures of Himachal Pradesh.

Chandrakhani Pass is known for the beauty it possesses and is a decent base for making a trekking journey which introduces the trekker to not only the beautiful locales of the Kullu Valley but also to the isolated cultures of this hilly area, which is unique and very interesting.

8. Chandratal Lake Trek

Chandratal Lake Trek
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Starting Point: Batal

Distance: 5 km

Time: 5-6 Hours

Max Altitude: 14,000 ft.

Best Time To Hike: June to September

Known as “Moon Lake” which is the source of the Chandra River, Chandratal Lake Trek is an everchanging trek in Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh which was once a tentative place for traders from Tibet and Ladakh who went to Spiti and the Kullu valley, but today it attracts a large number of adventure enthusiasts from across the world.

The lake encircles a vast meadow that is carpeted with different kinds of wildflowers which is absolute bliss for amateur trekkers and the best time to hit the tracks is from Mid June to Mid September.

Walking on Chandra Tal trek will offer an ultimate experience similar to the experience of going to the moon which would be your lifetime experience.

9. Sar Pass Trek

Sar Pass Trek
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Starting Point: Kasol

Distance: 48 km

Time: 5-6 Days

Max Altitude: 13,779 ft.

Best Time To Trek: May to October

Sar, in the local dialect, means a lake. The Sar Pass is in Parvati Valley of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh which is a perfect trek for beginners where you will go through thick forests, alpine meadows, and Himalayan villages which will take you to an altitude of 13,779 ft. that offers amazing views of snow-clad peaks.

Offering a range of experiences for trekkers, Sar Pass Trek, nestled in the perfect lands of Parvati Valley which is full of excitement and adventure.

The trek starts from Kasol, which is a haven for backpackers from around the globe that you wouldn’t like to miss on your trip to Himachal.

10. Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga Trek
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Starting Point: Barshaini

Distance: 12 km

Time: 5-6 Hours

Max Altitude: 13,000 ft.

Best Time To Trek: May To July

Located amidst the astounding Parvati Valley in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, Kheerganga is the most popular trek in Kasol 14 km uphill from base camp.

This trek not only unveils the stunning terrain of the Himalayas but also gives you a chance to learn about the interesting culture of the people living here which lies at the extreme end of Parvati valley

Also, the last inhibited village while trekking to pin valley via Pin-Parvati pass where you will visit plenty of villages, and there will be infinite opportunities for you to click pictures with the snow-capped peaks in the background.

Kheerganga’s panoramic skies and vast greenery are a much-needed delight to the trekker’s eyes and especially the tired legs. If you are a beginner trekker then this is where you want to start.

11. Beas Kund Trek

Beas Kund Trek
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Starting Point: Solang Nallah

Distance: 47 km

Time: 3-4 Days

Max Altitude: 12,772 ft.

Best Time To Trek: July To September

Beas Kund is one of the most beautiful short treks near Manali which has always been a famous trek in Himachal Pradesh.

This trek starts from Solang Nallah which is a popular destination in Manali for skiing and paragliding.

You will pass through majestic peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Friendship Peak, Shitidhar, and Seven Sisters which will be your companion on this trek.

Beas Kund is a glacial lake, located at an altitude of 3810 mt above sea level where you’ll get a chance to experience the sight of a magnificent 1000-year-old glacier.

This trek is a perfect choice for beginners because of its short duration and easy difficulty level.

12. Pundrik Lake Trek 

Pundrik Lake Trek 
Photo Credit: Tarun Goel

Starting Point: Shangarh

Distance: 20 km

Time: 2-3 Days

Max Altitude: 6,890 ft.

Best Time To Trek: March To April

Prashar Lake lies 49 km north of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India, with a three storied pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage Prash.

Parashar Lake is an oval shaped-lake, one of the most offbeat places in Himachal Pradesh and one of the best treks to go for every season which has a different view to offer where peace of mind is guaranteed.

The lake has its own charm but sunset and sunrise are must-watch where you can do camping with a bonfire and admire nature under the open sky.

This trail is rich in flora and fauna where you’ll be surrounded by thick vegetation.

Spruce, fir, deodar, and rhododendron are the prominent trees here which you shouldn’t miss experiencing an enchanting forest trek In Himachal Pradesh.

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