Trekking is not just a sport but it can be really fun if you can enjoy it with proper training and precautions. There are some of the most beautiful trails in the world, some of them being in India. One of the best trekking trails that you can ever have in India is there in Himachal Pradesh. Even the great poet Rudyard Kipling said about Himachal Pradesh is that ‘surely the gods live here; this is no place for men’.
If you are planning for a trekking session in Himachal Pradesh, then there are many trails here that you can try. Among various trails, the 10 best trekking trails of Himachal Pradesh are describes here.
Indrahar Pass Trek
This trekking path is located in Kangra district and is can be the best trail for the beginners. The best time for this path is from middle of May till October. The trekking time for this trail should last somewhere around 5-6 days. It is situated at an altitude of about 14,245 feet from the sea level and is an awesome spot to have a beautiful view of the Manimahesh Kailash and also the Pir Panjal range. While going on trek on this trail, you will also enjoy dense fields, where you may get grazing pastures and some of the very attractive valleys.
Beas Kund Trek
If you are looking for a small and easy trek, then this can be the place in the Manali location. The idlest time to go for trek at this place is during the months in between April and November and the total time taken is about 7-9 days. While you are passing through the trail you can enjoy some of the most beautiful valleys such as the Soland valley, various snow capped mountains, green meadows and also some of the beautiful glaciers. The trail enters the beas Kund glacier that is the origin of River Beas. From here you can have an amazing view of the Mountain Hanuman Tibba.
Chandratal Baralacha Trek
The trail is located at an altitude of about 4950 meters from the sea level and in the Manali district. In compared on difficulty scale, the trail is a moderate one and you may take about 11 days to reach here. The best time to visit this trail is from July till mid October. The most attractive thing about this trail is that you may feel that you are walking on the land of Moon. You can enjoy shimmering sunsets, green landscapes, colorful orchids, water streams and many others. The trek ends at Baralacha glacier from where the Chandra River starts.
Hampta Pass Trek
Located in Manali, at an altitude of 3960 meters above sea level, is a moderate trekking trail and can be visited from May till October. You may take about 12 – 15 days time to complete the trail. On the way you will find some of the most amazing sights of thick forests, villages and water streams. The trek is said to be a bit difficult because you have to walk through the narrow lanes by the side of Soland valley that remains covered in snow.
Pin Parvati Pass Trek
The trekking trail is not an easy one and is situated at 5300 meters from sea level at the Kullu location. You can trek on this trail during the month of July till September and you may take about 15 – 17 days to complete the trail. Once you have started walking on this trail, some of the most beautiful things that you can enjoy are Hindu Khir Ganga and also Kanwar wildlife sanctuary. While trekking on this trail you have to ready for rain and snow.
Deo Tibba Trek
Among many other trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh, one of the best one is Deo Tibba Trek. This trail is located in Kullu Manali at an altitude of about 4480 above the sea level. The moderately difficult trail can be trekked during the months in between middle of June till early October and the total trek time may take about 13 days. The trek will end up at the Chandratal Lake that is known for its shimmering water. One the way you may enjoy flowery meadows, fields of apple and many others.
Kareri Lake Trek
This trekking trail is located at a height of about 3300 meters from the seal level and in the Dharamshala location. This is a moderate leveled trekking train that can be visited during the months of May till June and again from September till October. You may take a time of about 12 days to complete the trek. You will land up reaching at the Kareri village and some of the things that you will enjoy in the route are Mankiani Peak and the water from its melted snow, and others.
Shepherd Trail Gaddi Trek
The trail is ranged at a height of about 3600 meters from the sea level and is located at Kullu and Kangra. You can visit this challenging trek in about 18 days in between the months of August and October. The trail is categorized as challenging because you will have to pass slippery rocks and also at times some of the tricky tracks. You will enjoy during the trail, meadows, colorful orchids, streams and wild animals of the area. The trail takes you till the Kangra valley.
Bara Bhangal Trek
This particular place is located at a height of about 8468 feet and is one of the most challenging treks in the Bharmour location. You can have a trek session in this location from May till September and the total time taken for the trek is of about 17 days. While going on this trail you can have the majestic view of the Western Himalayas and also peaks like Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba and Indrasan. You will love to see the colorful birds in the thick forest of the valleys here.
Bhabha Pass Trek
This again one of the most challenging treks in Kinnaur location and is situated at a height of about 4865 meters from the sea level. You may take a time of about 20 days to cover the trek and the best time is from the month of July till the month of September. This is one such trails where you can view many other things apart from nature such as many monasteries and historical monuments.