The northern state of Himachal Pradesh is undoubtedly the hub of all trekking activities in India. With its exciting landscape and tons of hilly jungle trails, there are hiking opportunities for all kinds of trekkers, be it an amateur or a professional. Even though the options are many, for the sake of this article we have picked out a few of the most stunning trekking trails in Himachal to cater to the requirements of all kinds of trekkers.
1. Beas Kund Trek
This is a perfect trek for beginners just starting out and still testing the waters because of the ease of accomplishing this. Pass through the stunning Solang valley of Himachal Pradesh, taking in views of some famous mountains like the Seven Sisters and Friendship peak as you trek your way to the Beas Kund glacier. This trek can be completed by people of all ages because of its simplicity. Expect picturesque views of misty mountains and green meadows on the way up.
2. Triund Trek
This is probably one of the most popular and well known treks in the Himachal region, the reason being this trek’s relative ease and the short duration to hike up and return. This is also due to a well-laid out path leading up to the hills. Triund is located at the base of the mighty Dhauladhar mountains and once you reach up, the view of the pristine snow-capped mountain range is breathtaking!
3. Chandratal Lake Trek
This trek falls in the category of moderate difficulty and can be easily undertaken by those who have had some basic experience of trekking. The trekking route is beyond beautiful, taking you through lush alpine forests and huge rock formations, that can be experienced all year round. As you trek towards Chandratal Lake, find yourself in the company of the Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas and soak in the verdant meadows surrounding you.
4. Hampta Pass Trek
Another moderately difficult trek, this route takes you from the beautiful and lush Kullu valley to Lahaul through the Hampta pass connecting the two regions. This trek starts out fairly easy but as you climb higher, the terrain becomes more challenging, taking you through icy roads and narrow lanes. But it is the surrounding beauty that will keep you going and makes this arduous trek more enjoyable.
5. Bara Bhangal Trek
Think you’re a pro trekker? Then this one is for you! One of the most challenging treks in Himachal, the Bara Bhangal trek takes you through the scenic regions of Kangra, Chamba and Kullu valley. What makes this trek difficult is the changing altitude throughout the route, crossing several mountain passes.
As you can see, your options are varied when it comes to trekking in Himachal Pradesh! Pick one that not only fascinates you but is also suitable in terms of its difficulty level. But no matter which trek you embark on, the magic of the mountains is sure to leave you craving for more!
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