“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees” — Henry David Thoreau
Mesmerizing greens, majestic mountains, unexplored trails and that cool breeze evaporating those sweat beads of your temples. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it! I sometimes wonder if we could just escape this fast life of the metros and simply trek in the mountains with a loved one. Nevertheless certain places don’t need any long planning for they should be a ‘must visit’ in every travel enthusiasts bucket list. If you have that deep love for adventure running though your mind, body and soul then just check out these amazing masterpiece of nature and lose yourself in their magnificent arms. Presenting one of the best places to trek in Himachal Pradesh. (Check out the breathtaking journey of these two teens along the silk route)
Prashar lake – located at a height of 8957ft this place is surrounded by breathtakingly gorgeous Dhauladhar ranges in kullu manali. It’s a perfect place for the beginners. The trek is mostly uphill through the thick forest. During winters it is possible to trek to Prashar Lake along the closed Bagi-Prashar road. The trek is 16.5 kilometers from Suda village to Prashar Lake and it is moderately difficult. You trek all around the year. However its advisable to avoid venturing during the monsoon season
Shikhari devi – I would personally recommend you all to go here. I still can’t forget the 16 km long trek via the lovely forest. It’s advisable to go in big groups and during the day time since there is danger of leopards and panthers. After completing the trek you reach the ancient temple of Shikhari Devi and is surrounded by some marvelous landscapes. (Do read the solo female traveler confessions to her mother)
Shirikhand mahadev – one of the toughest pilgrimages in India, is known for Lord Shiva in Hindu Mythology. You must a reasonable degree of fitness level in order to trek here. It the most exhilarating and risky trek in Himachal. It takes you amidst the sumptuous and stunning setup of mighty Himalayas to the top of the Shrikhand Mahadev peak at a height of 16900 feet above the sea level. This holy destination is situated Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.
Manimahesh – surely give you all an adrenaline rush. It’s a high altitude lake, and the adobe of lord shiva (elevation 4,080 metres (13,390 ft)) situated close to the Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range of the This trek is also tricky and a proper medical checkup takes place before allowing the trekkers to venture. A highly respected pilgrimage trek is undertaken during the month of August/September corresponding to the month of Bhadon according to Hindu calendar.
Pin parvati – Introducing one of the most trickiest places to Trek in Himachal Pradeshat a height of 4800m this trek requires a lot of physical endurance as well as mental toughness. The trek is not for the faint hearted. Trekkers will have to confront difficult gradient, a sharp incline, irregular terrain, snow, glaciers and ill-defined trails, hence making it one of the must go places to Trek in Himachal Pradesh*I can already feel the adrenaline level soaring*
Chandra tal – the place is also famous by the name of ‘moon lake trek’ the place is a scintillating art of nature. Considered to be one the among risky treks, the Lake at an altitude of about 4,300 meters and is one of the towering altitude lakes in the Indian Himalayan region and located on Samudra Tapu plateau of Spiti valley.
Please follow the state rules to preserve the pristine beauty of this ravishing land of gods.