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Toughest Treks in Himachal Pradesh | Places For Trekking in Himachal.

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Literally meaning ‘Province of the Snow Laden Mountains’, the northernmost state in India, Himachal Pradesh is best known for its unparalleled scenic beauty of the mountains. Each year, a significant number of trekkers and mountaineers visit this state in search of solitude and serenity in the mountains. Most of the state lies on the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas, making it a paradise on earth for nature lovers. Rightly so, the mountains provide ample opportunities for trekking and camping. Some of these treks can travel easily, while others need some level of expertise and relevant skills. This article gives a brief insight into some of the toughest treks in the state.

 

Triund Trek

 

Duration: 1 day.

 

Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate:

A small hill station at an altitude of about 2,828 meters in the Kangra district, Triund has rapidly grown to be quite a popular trekking destination in the past years. An easy to moderate trek in terms of difficulty, the Triund trek is considered suitable for both beginners as well as expert trekkers Since it is a short-duration trek, it is quite favored by trekkers and mountaineers to experience the natural beauty of the mountains. The initial part of the trek is relatively easy owing to the gradual elevation, but the latter part can be a little difficult and one might want to seek professional help. Best known for its breathtaking views of the picturesque Kangra valley with the mountains of the Dhauladhar ranges in the backdrop, the Triund trek is also a paradise on earth for bird watchers. It is generally advised to visit this trek during the months of May to October.

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Treks in Himachal Pradesh

Pin Parvati Pass Trek:

Duration: 11 days.

Difficulty level: Difficult:

A high altitude mountain pass at an elevation of about 5,319 meters, the Pin Parvati pass connects the Parvati valley in Kullu to the Pin valley in Spiti. Best known for the adventure and thrill that it comes with, the Pin Parvati pass trek has become increasingly popular owing to the developments in connectivity and accessibility. Considered to be a difficult trek owing to the long and strenuous trekking routes along the narrow and steep terrains at such a high altitude, this trek requires some level of physical endurance and relevant skills; and is not at all meant for beginners The jaw-dropping views of the valleys and grasslands along with the snow-covered mountains in the skyline make up for all the physical exhaustion and fatigue. The months of July to September consider ideal to visit this trek.
 

Kang La Trek:

Duration: 10 days.

Difficulty level: Difficult:

One of the most challenging treks in the state, the Kang la begins from the Miyar valley in Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh, and takes one through the Kang La pass at an altitude of about 5,465 meters and the Zanskar valley in Ladakh. Best known for its jaw-dropping views of the pristine alpine pastures and rare collection of wildflowers, the Kang la trek has its own charm and appeal. The initial part of the trek is relatively easier, but it becomes increasingly difficult as one approaches the summit, owing to the narrow and steep terrains, moraines, and dangerous crevasses. The harsh weather at such a high altitude adds to the list of difficulties. It is generally advised to seek help from professional guides, as they are the most aware of the routes, climate, and challenges one could possibly face. It is most suitable to visit this trek during the months of June to September.
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Friendship Peak Trek:

Duration: 10 days.

Difficulty level: Difficult:
Located in the Kullu district with an altitude of about 5,287 meters, Mount Friendship (commonly known as the Friendship peak) is the highest peak in the Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas. One of the most challenging treks in the state, the Friendship peak trek has its admirers and visitors from all over the world. One starts from the Solang valley and traverses numerous valleys and meadows, streams, and glaciers with the magnificent snow-capped mountains in the backdrop. Despite being a difficult trek owing to the continuous steep and narrow ascents, it is one of the most visited treks in the state. Along with breathtaking views of the mountains of the Pir Panjal range, the Dhauladhar range, and the Great Himalayan Range, the Friendship peak trek also offers stunning views of the beautiful alpine forests and meadows. The summers and autumns consider ideal for visiting this trek.
 

Kinner Kailash Trek:

Duration: 10 days.

Difficulty level: Difficult:
Set at an altitude of about 4,800 meters in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh, the Kinner Kailash peak has its own religious importance in mythology. Another one in the list of the toughest treks in the state, the Kinner Kailash trek is best known for its spectacular views of three famous mountain ranges of the Himalayas- the Zanskar ranges, the Greater Himalaya, and the Dhauladhar ranges.

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Despite being a challenging trek, it is quite popular among trekkers and mountaineers; as the breathtaking views definitely compensate for all the physical exhaustion. It will lead one through many valleys and forests of pine and oak, apple orchards, streams, and rivers, with the magnificent snow-covered mountains in the skyline. The months of May to October are considered ideal for this trek.

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