Best Short Treks in Himachal Pradesh[July 2023]


Himachal Pradesh is the Iceland of India and is now a destination for all seasons. The whole area is apostrophized with pine trees and diversified floors and fauna. Surrounded by magnificent valleys, spectacular glaciers and small stony villages all together will give you an implausible experience of Himachal. Here are some best quick treks you can have in Himachal to capture this roaring beauty of ‘Dev Bhumi’ of India.

Kheerganga Trek

While exploring Himachal Pradesh one can’t miss this captivating trek. Situated at the ultimate end of Parvati valley and at 10,000 ft. The hot water springs are the real thing to experience in this trek.

Best Time to Visit– May-June and September-October

Total days – 4days

Distance- 2 km

Patalsu Trek (Easy)

One can see the harmony of nature from 13,800 ft at Patalu summit near Manali. Having a campsite amidst the peaks of mountains is altogether a next-level experience in the Himalayas. From the Patalasu summit, there is clear visibility of snow enveloped mountains and magnificent views of Lahaul and Spiti. The trek will start from the Solang village in Manali, occupied by colonies of oak, pine, and deodar trees. The main attraction is also the circular route to reach the summit. This will be a quirky thing for beginners and experienced trekkers. 

Best Time to Visit– Summer (April-October)

Total days – 4days

Distance- 18 km

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Triund Trek (Easy)

The most demanding trek if you are from Delhi or Chandigarh then you can cover it on weekends too. Trek starts from Dharamkot, it is safe and pleasant for amateur trekkers but the only thing is the crowd so if you try to avoid mass then plan on any weekdays. Get your camera ready because you will witness lots of songbirds on the journey. Experience the grand view of Kangra valley and the serene sunset at the summit. Have an overnight camping experience under the stars.

Best Time to Visit– Around the year

Total days – 2 days one Night

Distance- 5.45 km

Kareri Lake Trek (Moderate to Difficult)

Located at the base of lush green mountains and in winter the same mountains will cover the lake white blanket of snow. Situated at 9700ft near Dhauladhar range. Lake formed due to melted snow from Dhauladhar ranges. A small temple of Lord Shiva is nearby to visit. Enjoy the lakeside camping and witness the most refreshed morning. On the journey, you will encounter thick pine forests. The steepness of this trek is recommended only for experienced trekkers. Huge rocks are scattered all around.

Best Time to Visit– Summer (May to July)

Total days – 2 days one Night

Distance- 4.5 km

Prashar Lake Trek (Easy)

An architectural treat amidst the mountains is the main attraction at Prashar lake. It is named after the sage Parashar who used to meditate at this holy place. The mysterious thing about the lake is nobody still knows the exact depth of Parashar lake, that’s why you can’t enter inside the lake. If you are lucky enough you can witness it. The Pagoda-style structure of the Parashar temple is also well known for its unique architecture. One can have the top view of Parashar lake at the time of sunset and be mesmerized by the reflection of sunset colors in the lake.

Best Time to Visit– Winter 

Total days – 2 days, 1 night

Distance- 16 km

Beas Kund Trek

A short and easiest trek of 3 days is the must to do in Himachal Pradesh. Located at 6700ft in the lap of the Dhauladhar range the journey will be startling towards this holy lake. In mythology, it is believed that Rishi Vyas used to visit this lake for a bath. The sacred lake is so famous for this reason. The lake is the original source of water for the Beas river.

Best Time to Visit– Between Mid May and Mid October

Total days – 3 days

Distance- 16 km


Still, there are many places you can explore in enchanted Himachal Pradesh but there are some of the best of them. On your weekends or on long holidays one can definitely plan these treks. It will definitely recharge you and prepare you for the next challenges of your life.

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