Himachal Pradesh’s Best Short Treks

1. Prashar Lake trek

 Prashar, a blue-water lake in Kullu Valley, is girdled by the Dhauladhar hills.. The hike takes you through a beautiful woodland with various rivulets. Meanwhile, because the route passes through communities, visitors may take in the local culture. The Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Kinnaur mountain ranges may all be seen from the hike.

2. Bhrigu Lake trek

East of Rohtang Pass, Bhrigu Lake is a lovely glacial lake sandwiched between two high-altitude mountains. From Delhi, you may take an overnight bus to Manali. A route climbs up from Gulaba to a magnificent lake that is frozen in the winter, about 24 kilometres from Manali. The amazing thing about this walk is that it only takes three days to reach an incredible height of 14,000 feet and experience snow!

3. Kuppar Bughyal: Valley of Forests Trek

The verdant pastoral area of Kuppar may be found on a wonderful journey in the Pabbar Valley in the Shimla region. The woodland walk is bustling with raw beauty, with limitless areas of deodar, coniferous, and deciduous forests. The Kuppar Peak (10,500 feet) is reached through an 18-kilometer hike from Khara Pathar. From the summit, you can see the Pabbar Valley and the Himalayan ranges stretching from Kinnaur to Chanshal Valley.

4.  Triund The Meadows of Dhauladhar Trek 

Triund, 18 kilometres from Dharamshala, is a beautiful site with well-marked paths that provide stunning views of the Kangra valley. A bus from Delhi to Mcleodganj may be booked online. The climb from Mcleodganj to Triund is over 1,100 metres steep. McLeodganj (also known as Little Lhasa) offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Tibetan culture. Try walking from Triund to Lahesh Cave and exploring the meadows below Indrahar Pass if you have a day to spare.

5.  Naggar to Bijli Mahadev: The Trek of Electric Hill 

The renowned Bijli Mahadev temple is perched above the Mathan hills. The 15-kilometer hike from Kullu town to the summit of this lightning hill is an adventure in and of itself. If you walk the trail from Bijli Mahadev to Naggar, the actual beauty of the journey is found in the heart of Kais Wildlife Sanctuary. The calm valley’s sylvan surroundings are captivating, with a diverse range of lush deodar and pine woods. As you leave the valley and approach Naggar, you may realise that this is a highly rewarding and worthy weekend hike.

6.Triund Trek

In Himachal Pradesh, the Triund walk is a notorious freshman’s hike.. The walk up to the first checkpoint at Gallu Devi Temple is quite straightforward and routine, but after that, the length of woodland begins. You can pray for a successful and safe completion of your travel at the shrine as you pass by. Even for beginners, the trip to the summit is straightforward and quick, taking about 3-4 hours each way.

The first 5 kilometres to Bhagsu Nag follow a pleasant enough landscape, filled with little businesses and cafés. A popular one is the Magic View Café, which offers the greatest views of the Dhauladhar peaks and Kangra Valley. At Bhagsu Nag, you will find an old tabernacle devoted to Bhagsu Nag, a original serpent god, as  well as a waterfall of the same name.. Try to get to the hilltop before sunset; the view from up there is really breathtaking.

Before ascending down the next day, enjoy an overnight camping and campfire at Triund beneath the open starlit sky, surrounded by the magnificent peaks.

7. Kareri Lake Trek

To accomplish this magnificent offbeat trip in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra area, all you need is a long weekend. To get to the glacial Kareri Lake, which is formed by water torrents cascading down from the Minkiani Peak, you must first go to the charming town of Dharamshala. From there, you’ll trek around 25 kilometres to Kareri Village, then another 6 kilometres to Liyoti Village, where you’ll spend the night with the native Gaddi tribe. To reach Reoti village campground the next day, hike through oak, pine, and rhododendron forests and climb high elevations along the Kareri Nallah and Nyund Nallah streams. From there, a few alpine farms and wooden bridges across rivulets will bring you to the steep Kareri L.

Take a look at the old Shiva Temple, which sits guardian-like on the summit above the lake. Return to Kareri Village the next day after a night in a tent and travel back to Dharamshala.

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