Himachal

Introduction

Trekking is a nice way to recharge during the weekend away from the city. In actuality, though, individuals are discovered settling in upscale hotels and touring hill towns like Shimla, Manali, or Nainital.

 

Does that imply that there aren’t many weekend hikes around Delhi? No, in our opinion. Every hilly location offers several likeable routes. We discovered five gorgeous weekend treks in the Himachal Pradesh region.

 

Himachal Pradesh was originally characterised as having “certainly the Gods living here” by the famous author Rudyard Kipling. Since the beginning of time, many people have been enchanted by the mesmerising beauty of this Himalayan state in North India. 

There is no shortage of tranquilly in this location, from holy sites to charming hamlets, trickling brooks to glacial lakes, lush green fields to snow-capped summits. The numerous walking paths that allow travellers to experience the state’s beauty and find safety in the forest, however, may be its greatest legacy.

 

Famous Treks Of Western Himalayas

Some of the most famous treks in the Western Himalayas, like the Deo Tibba Trek and the Hampta Pass Trek, may be found in Himachal Pradesh. If you can’t afford to take a lot of time off or if you’re a novice trekker just getting started, don’t panic. Every person who heeds the call of the mountains has a route in Himachal Pradesh. 

In Himachal Pradesh, there are several captivating short hikes. While hikes to the mountains of Patalsu Peak, Lamadugh Peak, and Beas Kund are fantastic alternatives to Manali, the hill towns of Dharamshala and McLeodganj also have some breathtaking locations including Triund Hill, Bhagsu Nag, and Kareri Lake. The Hampta Pass climb and the Kareri Lake trip are both visited in March.

 

1. Trek to Prashar Lake

A blue-water lake known as Prashar is located in the Kullu Valley and is encircled by the Dhauladhar hills. In the Himachal Pradesh province’s Mandi district, Prashar Lake is a well-kept secret. The journey follows a picturesque path that passes by multiple rivulets and woodland. As the path also passes through communities, one may experience the local culture in the meantime. The mountain ranges of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Kinnaur are visible from every angle of the walk.

 

2. Trek to Bhrigu Lake

 

East of Rohtang Pass, between two lofty peaks, is the stunning Bhrigu Lake. From Delhi to Manali, there is a bus that runs all night. A route ascends from Gulaba to a stunning lake that is frozen in winter, which is only 24 kilometres from Manali. The amazing thing about this hike is that it only takes three days of walking to reach the high altitude of 14,000 feet and encounter snow!

 

3. Trek via Kuppar Bughyal’s Valley of Forests

The lush pastoral area of Kuppar is located in the Pabbar Valley in the Shimla district and is accessible by a lovely journey. It’s astonishing to see the limitless stretches of deodar, coniferous, and deciduous woods, and the forest trail is alive with unadulterated beauty. The distance from Khada Pathar to the summit of Kuppar Peak (10,500 feet) and back is 18 kilometres. You can see the Pabbar Valley and the Himalayan ranges from Kinnaur to Chanshal Valley in stunning detail from the summit.

 

4. Triund: The Dhauladhar Meadows Trek

Triund, which is 18 kilometres from Dharmshala, is a desirable location with clear paths that offer beautiful views of the entire Kangra valley. Online bus reservations are available from Delhi to Mcleodganj. There is a severe elevation of more than 1,100 metres on the route from Mcleodganj to Triund. The village of McLeodganj sometimes referred to as “Little Lhasa,” is an excellent location to get a taste of the colourful Tibetan culture. Try walking from Triund to Lahesh Cave if you have a day to spare and explore the meadows below Indrahar Pass.

 

5. The Electric Hill Trek from Bijli Mahadev to Naggar

The fabled Bijli Mahadev temple is situated above the Mathan hills. It is a unique experience to hike 15 kilometres from Kullu town to the peak of this lightning hill. If you follow the route from Bijli Mahadev to Naggar, the real pleasure of the walk is found in the heart of Kais Wildlife Sanctuary. The tranquil valley’s sylvan surroundings, which include several deep deodar and pine trees, are enchanting. You could realise that this was a really rewarding and worthy weekend walk when you leave the valley and arrive at Naggar.

 

By Syed Khubaib Saifi

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