Some of the most famous treks in the Western Himalayas are found in Himachal Pradesh, such as the Deo Tibba Trail and the Hampta Pass Trek. But don’t worry if you can’t take a long vacation or if you’re a novice hiker just getting started. Himachal Pradesh provides a route for everyone who wants to follow the call of the mountains. In Himachal Pradesh, there are a lot of short hikes that are entrancing despite their brief duration. While hikes to Patalsu Peak, Lamadugh Peak, and Beas Kund are popular from Manali, the hill stations of Dharamshala and McLeodganj provide more breathtaking sights such as Triund Hill, Bhagsu Nag, and Kareri Lake.
Patalsu Peak hike begins in Solang Nallah, near Manali, like many other spectacular Himachal Pradesh treks. Before reaching Mount Patalsu’s top at 4,250 metres, the track passes through broad alpine grasslands, narrow ridges, moraine trails, and deep oak and pine woods. You may anticipate to have some good bird-watching opportunities along the road, with species such as monals and pheasants being seen. You will travel from Manali to Solang Valley, which is 14 kilometres distant, and then walk to Solang Village on the first day.
The next day, travel to Shagadugh, a lovely open meadow where you will camp for the second night. Make your way on the third day early the next morning and arrive in the evening at the picturesque Patalsu mountain. From the hill, you may get a breathtaking view of the Kullu valley, with the summits of Hanuman Tibba and Friendship peak towering above the rest. Return to Shagadugh for the evening and go to Manali the next day via Solang. The walk is moderate in difficulty, with daily climbs of 4-5 hours, but the experience is worthwhile. Expect to be surrounded by gorgeous nature with pine trees and fresh blooms, particularly in the Shagadung clearing.
Triund trek starts at McLeodganj and continues a mesmerising trail with awe-inspiring vistas of the Dhauladhar mountain on one side and the picturesque Kangra Valley on the other. The walk up to the very first inspection at Gallu Devi Temple is quite straightforward and routine, but after that, the length of woodland begins. You can pray for an effective and safe completion of your travel at the temple 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. It becomes a bit steeper after that, but not too high, until you hit the peak. Before dusk, try to go to the hilltop; the sight from up there is truly spectacular. Enjoy an overnight camping and bonfire in Triund under the open starry sky sky, surrounded by the majestic peaks, before ascending the next day. Get up early the day before to capture a stunning sunrise behind the eastern mountain peaks.
To accomplish this magnificent offbeat trip in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra area, all you need now is a long weekend. 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.
It stands like a motionless mirror glass in the midst of utter emptiness, echoing the wonders of nature all around it. 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 drive back to Dharamshala.
Kheer ganga is among the most popular hike routes in the scenic Parvati Valley, departing from Kasol. From Kasol or Manikaran, or directly from Bhuntar airport, you may take a bus or a cab to Barshaini, the basecamp of the Kheerganga walk. It’s a simple 11-12 mile hike upward from there.
On your route, you’ll pass via Nakthan, a tiny town, and Rudranag Temple, which has a Shiva temple. You may visit them on your trip up or down the mountain. A naturally hot water pool named Parvati Kund is located at the peak of Kheerganga, where hikers may relax and recuperate after a long day of hiking.
PRASHAR LAKE TREK:
This is one of Himachal’s greatest short treks, appropriate for all levels of hikers. The local temple of Sage Prashar, which has wonderful indigenous architecture, lies by the stunning blue lake. The entire scene forms the most stunning backdrop for you to remember and photograph.