Trekking in Himachal Pradesh

Enclosed with timeless beauty, Himachal Pradesh is truly impeccable. The serene valleys and the soaring hills offer an unparalleled picture of nature's best. The salubrious climate and the rich and vivacious culture add immensely to the beauty of this picturesque state. Along with its beauty, the scope of adventure activities is another solid reason for many to visit Himachal Pradesh. Amongst the many popular activities, trekking is the oldest and the most preferred adventure venture in the state. Like its neighbouring states Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh offers a number of trekking trails that differ in their level of difficulty ranging from easy to strenuous.

An adventure holiday in Himachal Pradesh is the most anticipated one. There are a number of treks that allow beginners or nature lovers to go beyond the usual. The Indrahar Pass trek, Beas Kund Trek, Chandratal trek, Kinnaur Kailash trek and Manimahesh Kailash trek are some of the easy treks of Himachal Himalaya. Most of these treks vary between 2000m and 4500m of altitude with easy ascents and descents that cut and run through meadows, low mountains and some beautiful villages of Himachal Pradesh. On the other hand, the Charang Valley trek, which is a 13 days trek, can be categorized under moderate treks in Himachal Himalaya. The trek is strenuous with the highest altitude point of 5242m.

Trekking in Himachal has more to it, the rigorous treks that are hard-pressed on altitude, climate and unmettaled roads often end up with fascinating views and locations. Friendship Peak trek, Hampta Pass trek, Chandratal Baralacha trek, Shepherd Trail Gaddi trek and Pin Parvati Pass trek are reckoned to be excellent anecdote for trekking holiday in Himachal. These treks have an average elevation ranging from 3500m to 5300m, with Manali as the common base camp. Expect drastic climatic change, topography and encounter with some of the picturesque locations in Himachal Pradesh.

Best Trek Routes in Himachal pradesh !!

Best Season To Go For Trekking in Himachal Pradesh

Most of the tour and travel enthusiasts who have a deep desire to explore natural beauty and lofty, yet snow-covered mountain ranges and lush green valley are still confused and look for the right source to find the details about the best time to visit Himachal. If you are also one of those who want to collect information about the vest time to visit Himachal or best time to visit Shimla, Kullu & Manali etc.

In the real way, the hilly and snowy state boasts of miscellaneous geography that keep one enticed for a long time and persuade them to come here again and again even without caring about the weather conditions. In this way, for real nature lovers and tour aficionados, each and every month of the year is the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh. In fact the southern part of the state of Himachal Pradesh is located at lower altitude that is known for the same climate throughout the year similar to the plains of India. And at the same time, northern part of the state is at high altitude that is known for hill stations and cool climate. In this way, the upper part has always been the cool temperature. However, in the month of November to February, the snow falling keep travelers enticed for a long time.

Northern part of the sate is known for cool temperate summer and an extreme winter, with freezing cold and heavy snowfall greeting the visitors coming at this time. The Months of March to June are best time to explore because day weather is considered as pleasant; while morning and night are cool. If you want to explore the lush green forest ranges and green valley, then the time between July to September is the best because the time is considered as rainy season.

In this way, the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh is every month that you can explore according to your requirements and timings. It is also worthwhile to consider that the hill state is full of tourist during festival season and in the heavy snow fall or summer; therefore before choosing the best time to visit Himachal, you should also book a hotel in advance.

Rules and Guidelines for  Trekking in Himachal

Do’s and Don’ts of Trekking in Himachal

  • Always take an experienced company services
  •  Follow the pre-decided trail; Vegetation is fragile
  •  Don’t litter and deposit garbage’s as the eco-system up there is very fragile
  •  Don’t get close to mountain streams and lakes
  •  Respect the local culture, take permission before clicking pictures
  •  Dress modestly. Be aware of the customs and manners and culture of the local people.
  •  When in the monastery, its customary to leave donations and take circles
    of the shrine in a clockwise direction.
  •  Don’t disturb animals and wildlife
  •  Don’t purchase endangered antiques or species
  •  When at some sacred place, don’t scream, consume alcohol or smoke
  •  Don’t pluck plants or flowers.

Why You Should Trek With Us?

Off Road adventure is among-st the widely respected Indian companies in the area of trekking. With more than 15 years of experience, we are known for providing a personalized, reliable and professional services and quality trips that exceed their guests’ expectation. We operate trekking tours in more than a dozen places and wilderness areas in Darjeeling and Sikkim. The team of our experienced trekkers fulfills a variety of roles including coordinating logistics, obtaining necessary permits, managing gears and vehicles, creating a schedule and a lot more! We will make sure that things work out in a right way for you. The special customized package offered by us for guided trekking tours in Himachal and Ladakh are loved by people who love to hike in world-renowned, and breath taking landscapes. Regardless of what you’re looking for, we have the best Darjeeling and Sikkim adventure holiday packages for you. Talking about team, all our team members are certified by Tourism Department and have experience of working in Mountaineering Institutes run by Ministry of Defense,Government of India.

By Air

There are three domestic airports that connect Himachal Pradesh to the rest of the country. These are located at Kullu-Manali, Dharamshala and Shimla. The airports have flights from Himachal Pradesh to Delhi and Chandigarh. You can conveniently travel via air and get down at the airport closest to the cities you wish to visit.

By Train

The kind of rocky terrain that Himachal Pradesh is located on, makes it slightly inconvenient to construct railway tracks. However, with best efforts, a train does run into the state from Pathankot in Punjab. Travelers can drive up to Punjab or take a flight and then take a train to Himachal Pradesh. By train, it takes only about seven and a half hours long. People usually take overnight trains to Himachal so that they reach feeling refreshed. The important railway stations in Himachal are Solan and Una. There is also a toy train available that connects Himachal to Kalka. Opting for a train proves to be great option as they are usually affordable, comfortable, well maintained and a lot more fun than a flight journey.

By Road

The advantage of states situated in the hills is that you can plan a comfortable road trip. The distance from Delhi to Himachal Pradesh by road can be covered in just about 7 hours or maximum 7 and a half hours. The roads are very well maintained and even during the monsoon season, it is safe to drive up to the state, just needs a little caution. Himachal Pradesh is very well connected to the major cities. To reach Himachal by road, you can hire cabs or even take a bus. A bus journey is usually affordable and comfortable too, as the buses stop from time to time and allow people to try out the hill roadside chai and some local delicacies.

Trekking Essentials 

Whenever it comes to high altitude treks, the pictures of various enchanting regions of the Himalayas such as Darjeeling, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Rishikesh, etc. come to the mind. If you are smitten by the adventure bug and making plans to explore the many fascinating secrets concealed in the snow-capped Himalayan regions, then you must take up trekking as this outdoor activity apart from being filled with adventure induces you to explore hitherto unexplored territories. However, before you pack your bags, book your tickets and head off to a multi day trekking tour to the Himalayas, there are some essential items that you need to take with you for the expedition to make the journey easy, comfortable and unforgettable.

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7 Important Tips For High Altitude Hiking

Find out what it takes to get to the top.

High altitude hiking is one of the most challenging and rewarding outdoor activities that you need to add to your summer adventure list right now. From the goechala trek to the sandakphu, to international treks up everest base camp and in Nepal, hiking at high altitude gives you a unique and unforgettable look at some of the most desolate places in the world.

Like any extreme adventure, while you’re picking out the perfect camera to bring and dreaming of your quintessential summit sunrise, you’ll need to prepare accordingly and remember these tips for a successful high altitude hike.

The truth is, there’s no real way to train for high altitude other than being there yourself. So above all else, make sure you have the chance to acclimate, hydrate, and prepare for the time of your life.

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