The main trekking areas in Himachal are the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, routes over the passes between the Shimla region and the Kullu valley, the numerous treks out of kullu and select tracks in the Trans-Himalayan regions of Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti. Most trekking areas are between 1,500 meters and 6,000 meters. With well over two hundred and seventy defined trails, the variation in terrain is also enormous. Low scrub-land and paths through paddy fields, give way to trails strewn with pine needles. Then come woods of oak and flowering rhododendron, which merge into forests of Himalayan cedar – ‘deodar’ – and spruce. On most trails, small pastoral hamlets dot the way. Cunningly hidden between the high mountains, are passes which were once known only to migrant shepherds and dare-all traders. These lead to the fabulous wastes and swift rivers of the arid Trans-Himalaya.
The state of Himachal Pradesh is blessed with immense beauty. True to its name, the state lies in the lap of the Himalayas, surrounded by splendid natural beauty. The state has been a popular tourist destination for years now due to its flawless beauty and scenic splendour. However, it is gradually emerging as a popular trekking destination among adventure enthusiasts. The diverse terrain of the state allows for a number of adventure activities, of which trekking is the most popular.
Irrespective of your experience at trekking, Himachal trekking trails test your capability and limits while offering some of the best panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range. Thrillophilia lists out the following recommendations for trekking enthusiasts in the Himachal region.
Best time for trekking in Himachal Pradesh:
All the treks in Himachal Pradesh had their own enthrallment, excitement and timings. While winter has their own charm and appeal, monsoons are considered to be the ideal time to undertake most of the treks. The period of June – September is the best and suitable time to undertake any of the treks in Himachal Pradesh, as the entire region starts blooming with varieties of colourful flowers and lush greeneries.