Top High altitude Treks in Himachal Pradesh
Updated: Sep 28, 2022
Pin Parvati Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
Pin Parvati trek is not meant for faint-hearted people. The trek's highest point is the Parvati and Pin valley, which is located at an altitude of 5300 meters, and was first crossed by Sir Louis Dane in 1884. The trek is approximately 108 kilometres long and to complete you will need at least 16 days. The trek commences from Khirganga, ends at Manali and during the journey covers the attractions like Tundra Bhuj, Thakur Kuan, Odi Thach, Mantalai Lake, and Base of Pin Parvati Pass.
Altitude: 5319 m (17452 ft)
Duration: 12 to 16 days
Route: Khirganga – Tunda Bhuj – Thakur Kuan – Odi Thach – Mantalai Lake – Base of Pin Parvati Pass – Campsite over Pin Pass – Tiai – Mud – Gulling – Kaza – Manali
Best Time to Visit: July – September
Bara Bhangal Trek, Himachal Pradesh
Regarded as the most challenging trek, Bara Bhangal offers a good look inside Himachal Pradesh. Stretching from 2,050 meters to about 5,000 meters, the Bara bangal trek offers the view of most magnificent views of the peaks like Indrasan, Deo Tibba, and Hanuman Tibba. Starting from Lama Dugh at 3,380 meters, about a 4 -5 hours of drive from Manali, the trek passes through Rani Sui, Taintagiri Glacier, Phulan Got, Koari, Bara Bhangal village and Balu Got, Taintu Pass before reaching Manali. The trek also cuts and runs through various hot water springs that believe to have medicinal value and further the rich alpine bed produces many medicinal plants.
Altitude: 5260 mts (17255 ft)
Duration: 15 days
Route: Lama Dugh – Riyali Thach – Base of Kalihani Pass – Devi ki Marhi – Dal Marhi – Bara Bhangal – Marhi – Plachak
Best Time to Visit: May to September
Bhaba Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
The high-altitude trek crossings over the Bhaba (4,850m) are an experience of the time. Opening from Shimla, the trail cuts and runs through stunning attractions, dewy meadows, stark landscapes full of alpine flowers, stunning river valley, before reaching the final destination Mudh. Along with all these unique natural elements, the most unique part of the trek is that you will get to know the rich Himachali culture and Buddhist monasteries.
Altitude: 5260 mts (17250ft)
Duration: 11 days
Route: Kafnoo – Mulling – Kara – Fustirang – Bara Bulder – Parka – Mudh
Best Time to Visit: June – Mid October
Kinnaur Kailash Circuit Trek, Himachal Pradesh
Taking you to the winter abode of Lord Shiva, the Kinnaur Kailash circuit trek is ideal to opt for a spiritual tour to Himachal Pradesh. According to the legends, this was the place where during the month of January Lord Shiva used to organize the meeting of all gods and goddesses. This 11 days trek starts from Thangi village near Chail, navigates through scenic Charang Village, the high mountain pass of Charang La standing at an altitude of 17,200 ft. above sea level, and finally ends at Manali via Chitkul, Tabo and Losar. The main highlight of the trek is Kinner Kailash Shivling, which is 79 feet high and 30-40 feet wide. From the Shivling, you can see the view of the Great Himalayan Mountain Range like Mt. Jorkandan and Mt. Rangrik. You can also cut down this long trip short by getting down to Tangling, and then trekking to reach Kinner Kailash.
Altitude: 5242 m (17200 ft)
Duration: 11 days
Route: Shimla – Kalpa – Lambar – Shurting – Charang – Lalanti – Chitkul – Shimla
Best Time to Visit: Mid-May – September
Grade: Moderate – Challenging