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5 Best Treks in Himachal

The 5 Best treks in Himachal Pradesh are situated in the northern parts of India. It is one of the thirteen mountain states of India. Himachal Pradesh has extreme landscapes featuring several Peaks and extensive river systems. Himachal Pradesh also known as ‘Dev Bhoomi’ means ‘Land of God’.

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Himachal Pradesh has many tourist destinations like; Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, etc. This attracts a lack of tourists every year. The beauty of this state is endless. The valleys and flora & Fauna attract families as well as adventure lovers also. The reason behind this is simple Himachal as many beautiful trails like Hampta Pass, Buran Ghati Pass, Pin Bhaba Pass, etc.

Today we will share with you the Top 5 Best Treks in Himachal Pradesh to do Once in a Life Time:

1. Pin Parvati Pass Trek:

Pin Parvati Pass Trek is the best cross-over trek which starts from Bhuntar, a town in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The Basecamp of Pin Parvati Pass Trek is Village Barsheni. It is the toughest trek in the Himalayas because of its terrain and the maximum altitude gain during the trek which is 5298m. The distance covered in a day is long which makes this trek difficult.

The best time to do the Pin Parvati Pass Trek is between June to September. This trek can be done during the monsoon season which makes this trek even special.

1.1 Pin Parvati Pass Trek Short Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Bhuntar to Barsheni via Car
  • Day 2: Kalga to Kheerganga Trek
  • Day 3: Kheerganga to Tunda Bhuj
  • Day 4: Tunda Bhuj to Thakur Kuan
  • Day 5: Thakur Kuan to Odi Thatch
  • Day 6: Odi Thatch to Mantalai
  • Day 7: Mantalai to Basecamp 1
  • Day 8: Basecamp 1 to Basecamp 2 via Pin Parvati Pass
  • Day 9: Basecamp 2 to Wichkurung Thatch
  • Day 10: Wichkurung Thatch to Mudh to Kaza
  • Day 11: Departure from Kaza
  • Day 12: Buffer Day

2. Friendship Peak Trek:

If you want to climb a peak that has an altitude of 5289m and is not a technical climb. Then choose to climb Friendship Peak. We have many reasons to tell about this Friendship Peak Trek. This peak trek has the best views of Hanuman Tibba, when you are on the trail you feel like you are on an expedition.

This trek starts from Manali and Basecamp this trek is from Dhundi near Solang Valley. The friendship Peak trek offers the best view of Hanuman Tibba. It is an 8-day trek that starts and ends at Manali. If you want to taste a climb experience that is not so technical then choose this trek.

2.1 Friendship Peak Trek Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Reached Manali and acclimatise.
  • Day 2: Manali to Dhundi drive and trek to Bakkarthatch.
  • Day 3: Bakkarthatch to Advance Basecamp at Lady Leg.
  • Day 4: Load ferry to summit camp.
  • Day 5: Onwards to Summit Camp.
  • Day 6: Summit Day.
  • Day 7: Reserve Day for Summit.
  • Day 8: Back to Manali.

3. Hampta Pass Trek:

Hampta Pass Trek is the crossover trek between Manali to Spiti Valley. This trek starts from the famous tourist destination Manali. This trek can be done in 4 days and day 5 is for Chandrataal Lake Visit. The maximum altitude gain during the trek is 14000ft at the Hampta Pass. This trek can be done by both beginner and experienced trekkers.

The best time to do Hampta Pass Trek is between June to Sep, in this time the weather is pleasant and the temperature is normal. It is not advisable to trek in monsoon months due to the heavy rains.

3.1 Itinerary of Hampta Pass Trek:

  • Day 1: Drive from Manali to Jobra and Trek to Chika.
  • Day 2: Trek from Chika to Balu-ka-Ghera.
  • Day 3: Balu-ka-Ghera to Sheagoru via Hampta Pass.
  • Day 4: Sheagoru to Chatru.
  • Day 5: Chatru to Chandrataal and back to Manali.

4. Buran Ghati Pass Trek:

Buran Ghati Pass Trek starts from Village Janglik which is near Shimla. Shimla is a famous tourist destination and capital of Himachal Pradesh. The famous town near Village Janglik in Rohru. The drive from Rohru to Janglik is total off-road. This makes the drive adventurous. Janglik village is a small village situated in Rohru which is the gateway of Buran Ghati Pass Trek and Chandranahan Lake Trek.

Buran Ghati Pass Trek can be done in 8 days, this trek starts from Janglik and ends at village Barua. The trail from Janglik to Buran Pass is up and down. The campsites of this trek are awe-inspiring. In this trek trekkers also witness Chandranahan Lake which is a real surprise. The crossing of Buran Pass is very exciting due to its 70-degree decline.

The best Time to do Buran Ghati Pass Trek is between May to July and Sep to Oct. Due to heavy rain, this trek is not advisable in monsoon.

4.1 Buran Ghati Pass Trek Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Drive from Shimla to Janglik.
  • Day 2: Janglik to Dayara.
  • Day 3: Dayara to Litham.
  • Day 4: Litham to Chandranahan Lake and back to Litham.
  • Day 5: Litham to Dhunda.
  • Day 6: Dhunda to Munirang (River Camp) via Buran Pass.
  • Day 7: River Camp to Barua and Drive back to Shimla.
  • Day 8: Buffer Day.

5. Pin Bhaba Pass Trek:

Pin Bhaba Pass Trek is a beautiful at the same time adventurous trek that lies near Shimla. This trek starts from Kafnu, which is situated near Shimla. This trek can be done in 8 days, where the maximum altitude gain by the trekkers is 4915m. This trek is also the crossover from Kinnaur Valley to Spiti Valley. The trail is very beautiful throughout and the main thing of this trek is Pass Crossing.

If you are an experienced trekker who wants to test yourself, you can choose this trek. You will taste the real thrill at the Pass crossing. The trail is Up and Down throughout the trek but the end village called Mudh is also the real surprise for you.

The best time to do the Pin Bhaba Pass trek is Between June to October. At these times of the month, the weather and temperature are normal. The day is sunny but the nights are cooler.

5.1 Itinerary of Pin Bhaba Pass Trek:

  • Day 1:  Drive from Shimla to Kafnu.
  • Day 2: Trek from Kafnu to Mulling.
  • Day 3: Mulling to Kara.
  • Day 4: Kara to Phutsirang.
  • Day 5: Phutsirang to Mangrungse via Bhaba Pass.
  • Day 6: Mangrungse to Mudh, drive to Kaza.
  • Day 7: Buffer day
  • Day 8: Drive from Kaza to Manali.

6. Conclusion:

In this article, we explained to you the Top 5 Best Treks in Himachal Pradesh, which every trekker must to in a lifetime. These treks our one of the Best treks in Himachal. This is situated near Manali and Shimla.

We hope that this article will help you to choose your next adventure. If you found this article useful to your family and friends, please share.

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