Toughest Treks in Himachal Pradesh

Toughest Treks in Himachal Pradesh

Written by arnavgupta0853, In Travel, Published On
August 21, 2021

The state of Himachal Pradesh is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes encompassing the tall mountains and beautiful valleys of the great Himalayan mountain of India. It offers some of the most mesmerizing scenic trails and a myriad of beautiful picturesque views from novice and seasoned trekkers alike with no discrimination.

The best way to explore the beauty of the state of Himachal Pradesh is by exploring the most picturesque treks that call this state home. As beautiful as these treks might be, some of them are seriously tough to go at. So, below we have for you a list of some of the toughest treks that the state of Himachal Pradesh has to offer.

Toughest Treks in Himachal Pradesh

  • Triund Trek

Triund Trek

Probably one of the best treks that call the state of Himachal Pradesh it’s home with the most beautiful panoramic views of the Kangra Valley at one side while the other side has the spectacular views of the Dhauladhar Range. One can begin their journey of the Triund trek either from Dharmkot or McLeodGanj and then move into the scenic Bhagsu Nag and Khabrotu, where you can gaze upon the beautiful Lake Glacier and snow-covered Dhauladhur peak. The treks end at the Bhagsu Village.

No matter which bases camp you choose as your base camp, you will always be greeted with an absolutely stunning scene of snowy mountains and pristine beauty of rhododendron, deodar, and oak jungles along the path. The journey begins with a relatively easy stroll and after a distance of some 3 miles, you will encounter steep ascents. The entire stretch that covers the trek is known as 22 curves, as there are 22 sharp curves on the way. It usually takes around 4 hours to reach the summit, tourists can stay at any of the hotels at McLeodGanj or they can also check-in at the rest-houses of the Forest Department in Triund.

  • Pin Parvati Trek

Pin Parvati Trek

Sitting at an elevation of 5,320 meters, the Pin Parvati Pass Trek is one of the toughest treks in the state of Himachal Pradesh, but since it has a plethora of stunning views on the way up, it makes the efforts worth it. This trek acts as a connection between Pin Valley located in Spiti and Parvati valley in Kullu. The amazing adventure lasts for around 12 to 15 days and gives the tourists through rugged mountains, dense jungles and picturesque waterfalls and glaciers. In order to reach the base camp at Spiti River in Kaza, it requires a very bumpy ride from the city of Manali.

  • Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek

Sitting at an altitude of a whopping 14,010 feet, Hampta Pass is one of the most mesmerizing trekking options that the state of Himachal Pradesh offers to its visitors. Though the trek has a comparatively moderate level of difficulty, it is a wonderful opportunity for amateurs and veterans alike. It will surely captivate the tourists with its alluring panoramas and spectacular vistas. The pinewood forests, green meadows running up until the horizon, dancing mountain streams, elegant and beautiful wildflowers, tall mountains, beautiful valleys, peaceful lakes, and streams.

  • Shepherd Trail Gaddi Trek

Shepherd Trail Gaddi Trek

This trek is a perfect escape for nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, and also seasoned trekkers. Beginning from the Kullu Valley in Manali, and ending at Kangra Valley, Dharamshala. On your way, you will encounter three different snow-clad peaks namely Kalihani (4,785 meters), Thamsar (3,500 meters), and Khanpari (3,600 meters), shepherd villages, cattle farms, and many dense forests and glacial lakes. Also, there is an abundance of fruit orchards and wild animals that you will come across on your way. You will need at least 15-18 days to complete this mesmerizing trek and this trek is an extremely challenging trek that requires a very high level of fitness. You will encounter a constant change in altitude that will surely get you exhausted, but since this trek is filled with an abundance of beautiful scenic beauties including spectacular views of the Himalayas, lush green valleys, and picturesque hamlets along the way make the whole trek worth the effort.

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