While counting blessings of nature, one would never forget adding Mountains and Hill stations to the list. The fresh air and solace that covers the place is a craving of many these days. The restless and hectic life is sparing no mental peace for anyone, ranging from heavy school bags to heavy workload, everyone is stuck in such an absorbing environment. So, what could be better than losing oneself in these picturesque locations and going for an adventurous trek. One of the most preferred places for trekking in Himachal Pradesh. Blessed by nature, the place is filled with Snow-capped peaks, forests, lakes, and mesmerizing trekking venues. Though every place here is magical, but exploring the whole state in one go, seems unlikely in this engaged era. Thus, here are top 5 treks in Himachal Pradesh (in no specific order), which one must go for, while in Himachal Pradesh.
1. HAMPTA PASS TREK
The way to Heaven, as chosen by The pandavas, Hampta Pass clearly, did complete justice to their choice. In Fact for people like us who are stuck at the lives of these concrete jungle, the place itself is synonymous to Heaven. Bridging between the Lahaul’s Chandra valley and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, the place rests in the Pir Panjal Ranges of the Himalayas. At an elevation of 4,270 mt, the trek takes you through the beautiful Balu ka Ghera, Rohtang Pass, Chatru, heavenly Chandratal Lake and the alluring Spiti valley. It is stretched for 35 km and is moderate to difficult to trek. Hampta pass is one of the top treks in Himachal Pradesh.
Duration: 6 Days
Best time to visit: Mid-June to Mid-October
2. CHANDRAKHANI PASS TREK
Stretched between the village of Rumsu, Pulag to the village of Malana, the pass starts at the Naggar settlement, in the valley of Kullu. It offers scenic and panoramic views of Parbati, Deo Tibba, and Pir Panjal peaks. With beautiful mountain slopes, it includes charming water streams and elegant flowers which make the scene more colorful. The trek is moderately difficult, leaving the trekkers in a pleasing experience.
Duration: 3 days
Best time to visit: May to November
3. PIN PARVATI TREK
Trekkers often like to challenge themselves, if you are one of them, this trek should definitely be considered. At a startling height of 16,000 ft, it is a difficult trek, seldom not suggested for beginners. But for experienced and professionals, the trek is an ideal and ambitious one. The task asks for great stamina and energy along with mental strength. As the old saying goes, hard work bears sweet fruit, this tough trek gives immense beautiful views and fascinating landscapes all the way long, including soaring mountains to grassy meadows, with snow adding to the beauty.
Duration: 9-10 days
Best time to visit: July-September
4. LAKE GLACIER TREK
With the already beautiful views of mountains around, having valleys between them is like a cherry on the top. Laka glacier trek, at a height of 9500 ft, near Mcleodganj, offers enthralling and captivating scenes of the valleys that flow through the mountains, Early morning sun, shines on the snow and valleys and gives a magical view of the place, shining snow seems like silver and surface water like diamonds, all heavenly. the trek reaches up to Triund, where overnight camping can be done as the trek takes around three days to complete.
Duration: 2-3 days
Best time to visit: March- June and September-December
5. BIJLI MAHADEV TEMPLE
This place unquestionably deserves to be regarded as one of the best trekking sites in the state. Already being blessed with one of the most scenic beauties, the place holds mysterious and magical significance as well. The Shiva linga here is completely made up of butter, but it never melts! Surprising, right? The place never fails to leave the trekkers in awe with its heavenly and flabbergasting landscapes. If you are one of the people who like dark and scenic wallpapers for your desktop, it’s time to see the wallpaper out of the screen. The place has a Shiva temple, and a metal Trishul, holding religious significance as well. The place is easy to trek and requires only a few hours to reach the top.
Duration: 2 days
Best time To Visit: Summer season
These were the best 5 trekking spots one should surely go for while in Himachal Pradesh. But, Trekking is no cakewalk, it requires great courage and strength, and proper planning. With taking all the safety gear along with being mentally prepared for any circumstance, one can enjoy to the fullest at these stunning locations with friends, family, or even solo.
So, make space in your phone storage and get your eyes ready to be blessed.