Mountains have a wonderful atmosphere about them. One can feel enlightened for hours just staring at a high mountain. They are pure delight for a traveller. The mental and physical challenge of walking around these giants is an addiction that many people enjoy. When it comes to trekking in India, there is no better place to go than the Himalayas. The northern hills, particularly Himachal, feature numerous seen and unseen hikes that can be undertaken to immerse oneself in the magnificence of these settings. Himachal Pradesh and its neighbouring states offer over 50 beautiful alpine treks. Choosing a journey that fits your style, strength, and budget can be a difficult issue. But, most importantly, what one hopes to encounter at the end of a long journey is a breathtaking sight that alleviates all exhaustion.
Charang Ghati Pass
The hike to this ghati is strenuous, but it’s worth it for more than just the scenery. It is surrounded by Tibet on the east, Garhwal on the south, Spiti Valley on the north, and Kullu on the west, near its starting point of Kinnaur. Second, because of the varied cultures around the location, one can encounter Kinnauri tribes along the journey and immerse themselves in their language and culture, which is an experience in and of itself. The trek’s base camp is Reckong Peo, which is reachable by road from Shimla, Delhi, and other locations.
Kheerganga, located at an elevation of 3000 m, is the final inhabited village on the road to Pin valley from Parvati valley. Without a doubt, Parvati Valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayan region, whose beauty and affection have always drawn visitors. Kheerganga is known as “trekking paradise” since the trek is filled with various secret encounters that will pique your wanderlust. This walk is not only an endless destination for seeing spectacular views, but it also offers a range of uncommon human culture that is being lived in scattered villages. This 12 km journey from the starting point reveals the most enthralling natural beauty. You will be perplexed as to whether you should stare at the greenery of those rolling hills and valleys or click on the image of snow-clad mountains. There are other beautiful waterfalls along the journey that are worth seeing.
Darati Pass Trek
This is one of Himachal’s least-explored treks, taking you to the Pir Panjal range. It begins in Chamba and connects the Churha Valley to the Himalayan Pangi Hills. The route up to the pass goes via Gujjar towns, which can be quite useful in tracking your trail up the mountains. The walk begins easily and simply, but it quickly becomes an adventure as you approach the Darati Pass. This walk is located at a high height of 4700 m, making it a difficult but scenic experience. Snow, severe gusts, and even snow fall might be encountered and dealt with while travelling. The trip to Chamba is as challenging as the trek itself, regardless of which route you take. So, come prepared!
Pin Parvati Trek
Pin Parvati pass is not a well-known trekking destination, let alone one in Himachal Pradesh. This pass was first traversed in 1884 in search of an alternate route to Spiti Valley. The trek’s beauty resides in the adventure and trials. It presents while you appreciate the beautiful green valley. The hike connects the Pin Valley in Spiti and the Parvati Valley in Kullu, thus the name. On the journey, you’ll pass through deep alpine woods, glacier crests, lakes, and, of course, the heavy snowfall adds a beautiful impression that will stay with you forever.
Trek through Pabbar Valley
This is one of the most undiscovered treks in the world, tailor-made for first-timers and amateur trekkers. The trip connects Shimla district to the valley. Passing through dense forests, high meadows, and snow-capped mountains before arriving at the apple orchards of the Sangia valley. It’s a terrific journey if you want to learn about local culture while climbing to the mountains.
Indrahar Pass Trek
This pass, at a height of 4,324,ft above sea level, is a world-famous trip. Trekkers from all over the world flock to this fascinating journey. Given its reputation, it is not a secret trek in the traditional sense, but it is a stunning one nonetheless. It is situated in the Himalayan Dhauladhar Range, near to the popular tourist destination of Dharamshala. On the journey, you come across a beautiful setting with deep Deodar and Rhododendron forests. You may physically walk on old Gaddi shepherds’ area where they used to journey to take their flock to look. You can get to the valley and then take short hikes to the peaks and waterfalls a few kilometres away. There are no hotels, motels, or restaurants in Thachi, but the locals will take care of you. Locals have recently banded together to advertise their valley and encourage visitors to visit it.