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The adventure and the rush of thrill that comes from trekking and any chance of interaction with nature have forever been my crush. More so, if the “wander-bug” has indeed bitten you, you will never have any dearth of trails and trekking routes to quench your thirst for adventure.  In fact, this is especially true for Himachal Pradesh, God’s Own Country. I have put together a list of such 10 trekking places in Himachal Pradesh, the difficulty of which varies from easy to moderate. This can be your go-to guide if you are planning a trek in Himachal Pradesh anytime soon.

Top Trekking Places In Himachal Pradesh:

1. Triund Trek

Apart from being one of the most picturesque treks, Triund is also one of the easiest treks in the Himalayas. If you have a weekend free for a quick trip, you can easily finish this trek over a couple of days. The trail of the Triund may be short, but it is quite steep in comparison. However, if you feel tired, there will be ample scope to rest your breaths. Take beautifully refreshing walks through a host of oaks and rhododendrons.

Triund Trekking TrailMoreover, if you are also an avid bird lover and birdwatcher, Triund can be a blessing with several songbirds frequenting the area. Also, with the sight of the beautiful Dhauladhar on one side and the Kangra valley on the other, this 10 km long trek will definitely be a feast for your eyes.

  • Starting point: Bhaksu Nag Taxi Stand
  • Altitude: 9432 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Best Time to Visit: March to June
  • Total Distance: 10 Kms

2. Kheerganga Trek

If you are looking forward to going for a peaceful and calming trek in the Himachal, Kheerganga can be your best bet. It is located at the far end of the Parvati valley. As a matter of fact, it is a storehouse of beauty with nature at its best. Moreover, it also has a mythological significance. So, every year, many trekking enthusiasts throng this place in search of peace and to be close to nature.

Barshini Village to Kheerganga TrekAdorned with a hot water spring, a bathing tank (Parvati Kund), and a temple of Shiva, Kheerganga is quite the enchantress. If you are moving towards the flowing Kheerganga river, several picturesque villages, waterfalls, and the majestic snowclad mountains are bound to get you spellbound. Further, do not miss the serpentine waterfall at Rudra Nag, which happens to be one of the most unique views here.

  • Starting point: Barshaini
  • Altitude: 9700 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to May and September to November
  • Total Distance: 12 Kms

Also, check out the Kullu Manali Tourist Places: A quick and travel handy guide!

3. Bijli Mahadev Trek

When talking about temples and Himachal Pradesh, I cannot miss talking about the Bijli Mahadev temple. It is located in the lap of the mighty Himalayas. It is surrounded by majestic cedars and is considered to be one of the most sacred places in Himachal Pradesh.

Bijli Mahadev Trekking TrailHere, once you reach the top of the hill, you can have a view of the Bhuntar airport and the beautiful valleys of Kullu and Parvati. Breath in nature to your heart’s content.

  • Starting point: Chansari Village, Kullu
  • Altitude: 8044 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to June
  • Total Distance: 3 Kms

4. Jogini Falls Trek

Mountains and Waterfalls are a duo that has forever enchanted nature lovers. The greens and browns of the mountains and the foamy waters of the falls together create a symphony that you cannot afford to miss. Jogini, also called, Jugni, is quite close to Manali and is one of the most beautiful sights around this area. This 1-day long trek takes you on an amazing trail crossing the Vashisht waterfalls through narrow paths, small streams, and orchards.

Jogini Falls TrekThe Rohtang Pass and the beautiful Beas river will accompany you throughout the trail. This can be a real treat if you too are a photography enthusiast like me. Moreover, you also get to visit the Jogini Mata Mandir.

  • Starting point: Vashisht town, Manali
  • Altitude: 7243 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Best Time to Visit: April to November
  • Total Distance: 3 Kms

5. Hampta Pass Trek

This trek starts from Manali, moving on to Jobra and finally reaching Chika at the height of around 10,100 ft. Now, while talking about the trail, we should not miss the greenery, the serenity, and the calmness that it gives you. With river Rani and stretches of mountains on one side, your mind will thank you. From Chika, you will reach Balu ka Ghera. It shows you a view of the majestic Dhauladhar ranges and valleys, vibrant with a host of beautiful flowers.

Hampta Pass Trek - Chandratal LakeOn your way to the Hampta pass, you will be crossing the pretty village of Hampta and experience the soothing effect of the entire valley. Your final destination will be Chandrataal lake, adorned by the white peaks and clouds creating a magical beauty.

  • Starting point: Jobra, Kullu District which is 17 km from Manali
  • Altitude: 14,100 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Best Time to Visit: June to September
  • Total Distance: 25 Kms

6. Pin Parvati Trek

The Pin Parvati trek commences from the picturesque Barshaini village. After this, the trekkers have to reach the Rudranath Camp that passes through a range of fascinating trails. While passing through Rudranath to Kheerganga, you can witness the beautiful green forests and blooming meadows.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Here, you will also pass through the beautiful landscapes of the Spiti valley and the lush greenery of Kullu. Here, you will enjoy a mixture of gradual climbs, steep slopes, snow-clad peaks, barren mountains, and rugged passes. Hereafter, you can reach one of the highest peaks in the Himachal range.

  • Starting point: Rumsu Base Camp, Manali
  • Altitude: 17,457 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult
  • Best Time to Visit: July and August
  • Total Distance: 110 Kms

7. Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

It is not uncommon to hear the comparison of The Pin Bhaba pass trek with the Pin Parvati pass trek. However, they are completely different with a varied range of views and experience to offer. Being the confluence of the Bhaba and Pin valleys, Pin Bhaba Pass offers the perfect mix of Himalayan greenery and aridness. The Bhaba side is densely populated with dense Alpine forestry consisting of Oak, Silver, and Pine birches. At the beginning of the trek, one will pass through the picturesque scenario of the dense and tall trees that grow alongside the Bhaba river. There are also and huge grasslands that are flourished with beautiful blossoms.

Pin Bhaba Pass TrekMost campsites are set up alongside the Bhaba river. The shepherds mostly populate the Kara grasslands. The Pin valley offers the mesmerizing scene of red, yellow, and brown mountains standing up high against the wide blue sky, marking the start of the Spiti. Further, the following astounding views offered by the Kaza range, and the Rohtang Pass leaves the trekkers speechless.

  • Starting point: Kafnu, Kinnaur District which is 205 km from Shimla
  • Altitude: 16,043 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult
  • Best Time to Visit: June to August
  • Total Distance: 50 Kms

8. Churdhar Trek

Also known as the Churi- Chadni- Dhar after the Shri Chureshwar or Shirgul Maharaj as they are locally believed to be ancient residents of this place, this peak is one of the highest peaks in the outside Himalayan range. This trek has around three approaches for the summi, with Nohradhar being the most popular one. The first one hour of the trek tends to be a bit rough. However, once past that, the trek gets easier with a relatively normal climb amongst thick pine forests, beautiful meadows, and a sprinkle of Pine trees.

Churdhar Trek - Churdhar PeakWhile trekking this peak, one will be able to witness the unbelievable views of the Kinner Kailash, Kedarnath, Shrikant Mahadev, Badrinath, Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Dhaulandar, and the Black Peak Range. The summit offers to its visitors breathtaking views of the Sutlej river, Gangetic basin, Shimla, Kufri, Chail, Chakrata, and Kasauli.

  • Starting point: Nohradhar which is 132km from Chandigarh
  • Altitude: 11,965 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to June
  • Total Distance: 18 Kms

9. Friendship Peak Trek

Known as an ideal trekker’s paradise, The Friendship Peak Trek that looms in the Pir Panjal range of Himachal Pradesh at an elevation of 5239 meters, is one of the most commonly visited treks in the Indian Himalayan region. You will be able to treat their eyes once they reach the summit. The mesmerizing panoramic view of the Pir Panjal range standing up high against the backdrop of the silver horizons of the Great Himalayan ranges and Dhauladhar will definitely steal your heart.

Friendship Peak TrekkingNot only that, but Friendship Peak Trek also offers to the trekkers the major attractions of the hot water springs in Vashisht, Hadimba Temple in Manali, and Naggar Roech Art Gallery. The trek passes through the astonishing Solang valley that is full of beautiful and densely populated Alpine meadows, gushing streams, and colorful orchards. While trekking, trekkers will have to face some challenges that may include passing through a thick snow bed, narrow ridges, and over glaciated tracks.

  • Starting point: Solang
  • Altitude: 17,352 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Best Time to Visit: May to September
  • Total Distance: 34 Kms

10. Buran Ghati Trek

While every trek offered in the Himachal range is extremely beautiful, it is a fact that every trek has its own share of imperfections. However, when it comes to the Buran Ghati Trek, imperfections are hard to spot even with the most critical eye. Commencing from the ancient village of Janglik, a village that is untouched by modern civilization, the trek then passes through deep forests and the beautiful Dayara meadows.

Buran Ghati TrekkingThe following trail to Litham is also full of picturesque meadows, leading to Dunda, that offer to you the beauty of the Alpine mountains. When you reach the village of Barua, it will give you a feeling of entering a village straight out of the book of The Lord Of The Rings. With an altitude of 15000 ft, the Buran Ghati trek is like climbing a wall of thick snow. The top offers you a majestic view of all of the nearby mountains. The Buran Ghati Trek offers to you a plate that is complete with a share of every scenery that one can expect while climbing to the peak of a mountain, and much more!

  • Starting point: Janglik, Hamirpur District which is 148 km from Shimla
  • Altitude: 15,000 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
  • Best Time to Visit: May to June
  • Total Distance: 37 Kms

We are aware of how much you love seeking adventure, and hence we hope that our article today helped you to make up a list that will offer endless thrills and a lifetime of experience. So why wait anymore, get your bags packed and start your journey today!


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