Living in India has a lot to do with getting accustomed to scorching summer heat, chilling winter cold and a pleasant coastal breeze down south. If you are looking for a weekend getaway to beat the heat then Himachal Pradesh should be your top choice because of its proximity to the heart of the country, accessibility, natural beauty, Himalayan landscape, food, people and best of all-the climate. Thinking of sweating the city stress out of you? Go Trekking in India! A trekking trip in Himachal Pradesh can add a difference in your life.
Himachal Pradesh is a part of the the mesmerizing, snow-capped Himalayan range and that is how it got its name. It is well-known for amazing apple orchards and awe-inspiring scenic beauty. Every year, a huge number of tourists- international, domestic and local tourists visit Himachal Pradesh.
Typically, level of trekking in the Himachal Pradesh can be broadly classified into grades namely -easy, moderate and strenuous depending upon the safety requirements and ability of the trekker. In fact, the ideal time for trekking & camping in low altitude is during the months of April-May while the best time for moderate & strenuous trekking falls between June and October. Trekking activities generally last up to 11 days; it also depends upon the trek site and the level of the grade. If you desire a trekking trip in Himachal Pradesh on a limited time frame because of your busy work schedule then you can fulfill it here. Don’t lose heart- there is some hope in the end of the tunnel. Yes, you can go trekking for just 2 to 3 days too. How? Take a drive from Kullu to Manikaran hot spring and then trek the next morning along the Parvati and the secluded village of Pulga. Some of the best places for trekkers in Himachal Pradesh are:
A. Beas Kund Trek – Manali-Solang valley region, Grade- Easy
B. Macleod Ganj-Chamba- Macleod Ganj-Dharamshala region, Grade- Moderate
C. Kinner Kailash Circuit- Tribal Kinnaur region, Grade- Strenuous
D. Pin Parvati Pass- Parvati Valley- Kullu region, Grade – Strenuous
The chants of religious hymns and prayers echoes the mountains of Himachal Pradesh- it is a haven for monasteries and priests. Not only that, it is also the home to one of the highest spiritual leader in the world, the Dalai Lama. When out there trekking in the Dhauladhar region of Dharamshala, do not miss out on visiting the various monasteries atop the mountains surrounded by divine beauty and breeze filled with fragrance.