Famous Trekking Places In Himachal Pradesh That Prove It Is A True Fairyland For Adventurers

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Himachal Pradesh is sitting in the lap of Himalayas and is a heaven for anyone who seeks to start a lifelong affair with the mountains. And trekking in Himachal is possibly one of the most unadulterated ways to explore the beauty of the state.

The best way to select a trail ideal fo trekking in Himachal, is by gauging your fitness level and prior experience. If you are a beginner, then stick with shorter treks. But don't mistake the duration of a route with its difficulty level. Trails, such as the one to Baralacha La has only three days of trekking but, due to the high-altitude, is of a higher difficulty gradient.

How well you experience of trekking in Himachal, depends entirely on what trek you pick. So, be careful before picking your next from the following treks in Himachal!

This is the list of all treks in Himachal. From 2 to 20 days long, from easy to extremely challenging. Take your pick.

Categorised alphabetically, the list includes almost all possible trails for trekking in Himachal. From easy treks in Himachal to month long expeditions in the Himalayas, I have tried my best to compile as many treks as I could.

1. Bara-Bhangal Trek

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Days: 11

Route: Manali- Lama Dugh- Riyali Thach- Base Camp Kalihani- Devi ki Marhi- Bara Bhangal- Mardh- Plachak via Thamsar Pass- Rajgundha- Billing then Manali

Altitude: 11,100 ft to 15,501 ft

Difficulty: Challenging+

2. Beas Kund Trek

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Days: 2

Route: Solang Valley- Dhundi- Bakar Thach- Beas Kund- Solang Valley

Altitude: 8,136 ft to 12,100 ft

Difficulty: Easy

3. Bhrigu Lake Trek

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Day: 4

Route: Manali- Gulaba- Rola Kholi- Pandu Ropa via Bhrigu Lake- Pandu Ropa- Vashisht

Altitude: 8,530 ft to 14,009 ft

Difficulty: Easy+

4. Bijli-Mahadev Trek

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Days: 2

Route: Kullu- Chansari- Matikochar- Jana Village- Naggar- Kullu via car

Altitude: 7,677 ft

Difficulty: Easy

5. Chandertaal- Baralacha Trek

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Days: 5

Route: Manali- Batal- Chandrataal- Tokpo Gongma- Topko Yongma

Altitude: 12,818 ft to 16,000 ft

Difficulty: Moderate+

6. Chobia Pass Trek

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Days: 7

Route: Bharmour- Hadsar- Chobia- Kathedu Temple- Alyas- Chobia Pass- Trilokinath- Udaipur- Kelong- Manali

Altitude: 6,840 ft to 16,292 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

7. Churdhar Peak

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Days: 5

Route: Solan- Nohradhar- Jamnala- Teesri- Churdhar- Teesri- Jamnala- Nohradhar

Altitude: 12,000 ft at peak

Difficulty: Easy+

8. Dalhousie Trek

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Days: 6

Route: Pathankot- Dalhousie- Kalatop- Khajjiar- Chamba - Kainthly- Chowari- Dharamshala

Altitude: 6,500 ft

Difficulty: Easy

9. Deo Tibba Camp trek

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Days: 4

Route: Manali- Chikka- Seri- Tenta- Chota Chandratal- Seri- Chikka- Manali

Altitude: 10,200 ft to 13,775 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

10. Friendship Peak

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Days: 6

Route: Manali- Bakkathach- Friendship Base Camp- Camp 1- Summit- Base Camp- Manali

Altitude: +17,000 ft at peak

Difficulty: Challenging

11. Hampta Pass Trek

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Days: 7

Route: Naggar- Jobra- Chikka- Bhalu ka Dera- Hampta Pass- Shea Goru- Chatru- Chandrataal- Naggar

Altitude: 9,800 ft to 14,000 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

12. Indrahar Pass Trek

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Days: 4

Route: McLeod Ganj- Triund- Ilaqa Got-Lahesh Caves- Indrahar Pass- Ilaqa Got- McLeod Ganj

Altitude: 5,700 ft to 14,100 ft

Difficulty: Moderate+

13. Jalsu Pass Trek

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Days: 6

Route: Mcleod Ganj- Baijnath/Uttrala- Parai Village- Jalsu Pass- Parai Village- Uttrala- Mcleod Ganj

Altitude: 11,050 ft at pass

Difficulty: Easy+

14. Kalihani Pass Trek

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Days: 8

Route: Manali- Lama Dugh- Riyali Thach- Basecamp- Kalihani Pass- Rani Sui- Bogi Thach- Panaga- Manali

Altitude: 9,980 ft to 15,590 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

15. Kanamo Pass Trek

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Days: 8

Route: Manali- Batal- Chandratal- Kibber- Kanamo Basecamp- Kanamo Peak- Basecamp- Kibber- Kaza- Manali

Altitude: 14,000 ft to 20,000 ft

Difficulty: Challenging+

16. Kangla Pass

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Days: 12

Route: Manali- Udaipur- Urgos- Tharang- Gumbah Nala- Base Camp Miyar Glacier- Base Camp Kang La- Kang La- Burdun- Padam- Kargil- Leh

Altitude: 10,662 ft to 17,882 ft

Difficulty: Challenging+

17. Kangra Valley Trek

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Days: 5

Route: Mcleodganj- Boh- Kanol- Kareri Village- Bahl- Triund- Mcleodganj

Altitude: 6,233 ft to 9,432 ft

Difficulty: Moderate+

18. Kareri Lake Trek

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Days: 5

Route: Mcleod Ganj- Kareri Village Camp- Lioti- Kareri Lake- Ghera- Mcleod Ganj

Altitude: 10,170 ft

Difficulty: Easy

19. Kheerganga Trek

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Days: 2

Route: Manikaran – Barsheni – Kheer Ganga- Barsheni- Manikaran

Altitude: Highest 10,000 ft

Difficulty: Easy

20. Kibber Korzok Trek

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Days: 14

Route: Manali- Kaza- Dhumle- Thaltak- Base of Parang La- Karsha Gonma- Umna- Rachu Lamo- Chhumik Shirde- Kyangdom- Tso Moriri- karzok- Leh

Altitude: Highest 20,000 ft

Difficulty: Challenging+

21. Kibber- Rumtse Trek

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Days: 20

Route: Manali- Kaza- Dhumle- Thaltak- Parang La- Karsha Gonma- Umna- Rachu Lamo- Chhumik Shirde- Kyangdom- Tso Moriri- Karzok- Gyama- Gyama Numa- Rachung Karu- Nuruchan- Pungunagu- Tisaling- Chorten Sumdo- Rumtse

Altitude: 12,700 ft to 16,100 ft

Difficulty: Challenging+

22. Kinnaur-Kailash Trek

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Days: 9

Route: Shimla- Kalpa- Lambar- Shurting- Charang La- Lalanti Base- Chitkul ( Via Lalanti Pass )- Chitkul

Altitude: +17,100 ft at pass

Difficulty: Challenging+

23. Kugti Pass Trek

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Days: 6

Route: Bharmour- Kugti- Kugti Pass- Jovrung- Udaipur- Keylong- Rohtang- Manali

Altitude: 8,500 ft to 16,000 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

24. Kuppar-Bughyal Trek: Valley of Forests Trek

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Days: 2

Route: Shimla- Khada Pathar- Hathkoti Road- Giri Ganga- Kuppar Bughyal

Altitude: 10,000ft at peak.

Difficulty: Easy

25. Laka Glacier Trek

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Days: 3

Route: Mcleod Ganj- Bhagsu Naag- Triund- Laka Glacier- Triund- Mcleod Ganj

Altitude: 10,400ft at glacier

Difficulty: Easy

26. Malana History Trek

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Days: 7

Route: Manali- Naggar- Rumsu- Chanderkhani- Malana- Rashol- Manikaran

Altitude: 13,000 ft at Chanderkhani pass

Difficulty: Moderate

27. Manimahesh Lake

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Days: 6

Route: Delhi- Pathankot- Chamba- Bharmaur- Hudsar- Dancho- Mani Mahesh- Dancho- Hudsar- Chamba

Altitude: 12,900 ft at lake

Difficulty: Easy+

28. Mantalai Lake

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Days: 8

Route: Manikaran– Barsheni- Khirganga- Tunda Bhuj- Thakur Kuan- Odi Thach- Mantalai Lake- Odi Thach– Tunda Bhauj- Barsheni

Altitude: 13,400 ft at lake

Difficulty: Moderate+

29. Mcleodganj-Chamba Trek

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Days: 6

Route: Mcleod Ganj– Boa Village– Kanol Village– Kareri Village– Bahl Village- Triund– Laka Got- Triund- Bhagsu Nag- Mcleod Ganj

Altitude: 5,000 ft to 10,500 ft

Difficulty: Easy+

30. Minkani Pass Lam Dal Lake Trek

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Days: 6

Route: Mcleodganj- Kareri- Kareri Lake- Naghar cross over Minkiani Pass- Naghar- Lam Dal via Kali Kund Lake, Chandarkup Lake and back to Lam Dal- Bagga Camping cross over Gag Pass- Bagga- Ghera and then to McLeodganj

Altitude: 14,000 ft at Minikiani Pass, 14,271 ft at Gag Pass and 12,900 ft at Lam Dal

Difficulty: Challenging

31. Miyar Valley Trek

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Days: 7

Route: Manali- Keylong- Udaipur- Urgos- Khanjar- Miyar Glacier- Khanjar- Urgos

Altitude: 13,770 ft at glacier

Difficulty: Moderate

32. Parangla Pass

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Days: 15

Route: Manali- Kaza- Kibber- Dumla- Thaltak- Bongrojen- Datang Yongma- Parang La- Rachalamo- Chumik Shilde- Kiangdam- Korzok- Leh -Delhi

Altitude: 11,000 ft to 14,500 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

33. Patalsu Peak Trek

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Days: 5

Route: Manali- Solang nulla- Shagadugh- Pathalu Peak- Shagadugh base- Solang Nulla

Altitude: Summit at 13,800 ft

Difficulty: Moderate+

34. Pin Bhaba Trek

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Days: 8

Route: Shimla- Kafnu- Mulling- Kara- Phustirang- Bhabha Pass- Baldar- Mudh- Kaza- Kunzum La- Chandrataal- Manali

Altitude: 11,400 ft to 15,000 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

35. Pin-Parvati Pass Trek

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Days: 12

Route: Kullu- Bursheni- Rudranath- Kheerganga- Tunda Bhuj- Thakur Kuan- Mantalai- Parvati Basecamp- Pin Basecamp- Wichkurung Thach- Kaza- Manali

Altitude: 11,980 ft to 17,450 ft

Difficulty: Challenging+

36. Prashar+ Tungamata Trek

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Days: 3

Route: Mandi- Diyori- Parashar- Tunga mata- Diyori

Altitude: 8,500 ft

Difficulty: Easy

37. Rani Sui Lake Trek

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Days: 5

Route: Manali- Lama Dugh- Rani Sui- Duddu Thach- Khaniyal

Altitude: 12,800 ft at lake

Difficulty: Easy+

38. Sar Pass

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Days: 8

Route: Kasol- Grahan- Ming Thach- Nagaru- Biskeri- Bhandak Thach- Burshaini

Altitude: 11,100 ft to 13,800 ft

Difficulty: Moderate+

39. Saraumga Pass Trek

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Days: 9

Route: Kasol- Tosh- Buddhaban- Sharam Thach- Shamshi Thach- Kuta Thach- Sara Umga Pass- Putiruni- Chota Dhara- Manali

Altitude: 10,000 ft to 15, 400 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

40. Saurkundi Trek

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Days: 7

Route: Manali- Segli- Huara Thach- Maylee Thach- Doura Thach- Saurkundi Pass- Longa Thach- Lekhni- Babeli- Manali

Altitude: 7,100 ft to 12,900 ft

Difficulty: Moderate+

41. Shali Tibba: Highest Beacon in Shimla

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Days: 1

Route: Shimla- Khatnol- Shali Tibba

Altitude: 9,523 ft

Difficulty: Easy

42. Shingo La- Phirtse La Trek

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Days: 14

Route: Manali- Jespa- Killan Serai- Debni- Chumikmarpo- Zingchen- Tanze- Purne- Phutkal Gompal- Purne- Kargiakh- Lakhang- Chumikmarpo- Zanskar Sumdo- Darcha- Manali

Altitude: 10,300 ft to 14.600 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

43. Tosh Valley Trek

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Days: 7

Route: Kasol/Manikaran– Tosh– Buddhaban– Sharam Thach– Shamshi Thach- Animal Pass or Tosh Glacier- Shamshi Thach– Buddhaban– Barsheni

Altitude: 9,800 ft to 14,700 ft

Difficulty: Moderate+

44. Triund Trek

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Days: 2

Route: Bhagsu- Triund- (optional) Laka- Lahesh- Dharamkhot

Altitude: 10,000 ft

Difficulty: Easy

After taking a look at all the treks in Himachal Pradesh you either have to be spoilt for choice or already packing your bags.

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11 Comment(s)
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Exhaustive list...Though , you have missed Lamkhaga pass and Borasu pass. Thanks! Sonu Negi Raacho Trekkers.
Sat 03 24 18, 22:22 · Reply · Report
Hello There, What's the best connectivity route From Delhi to Himachal? Looking for something economical.
Wed 11 22 17, 00:42 · Reply · Report
Great Experience! It is the destination where vivid flora and fauna, valleys, lakes, hill station, and snow-capped peaks make the Himalayan structure look like a paradise on the earth.
Mon 11 20 17, 19:47 · Reply · Report
Nice details!! Few mistakes about altitude as kuppar-bugyal is Giri-kuppar trek with altitude of 11,000feet. Parangala trek is almost 18000feet. Please do more research about treks to provide better information!! Thanks
Thu 12 08 16, 17:50 · Reply · Report
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