Himachal meaning ‘in the lap of the Himalayas‘ attracts thousands of tourists from across the world every year to see the unparalleled natural beauty of the mighty Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world. These formidable ranges act as a barrier and protect our northern boundaries. It also prevents harsh cold winds of Central Asia from reaching the Indian plains.
Picturesque Manali (6726 ft. ASL), set in the lap of the magnificent Himalayas, it is the perfect place to rejuvenate your mind and soul. Visitors are rewarded with jaw dropping views of pristine snow clad peaks, rolling lush green meadows, pine forests, slopes carpeted with a riot of colours of the wild alpine flowers, gurgling streams and unimaginable flora and fauna.
Himachal offers many opportunities for adventure sports. It is not surprising that trekking around Manali is so popular, given the scores of defined trails and trekking options. The summer months from April to June are extremely crowded with hundreds of trekking enthusiasts taking to the trails everyday. So if you seek solitude, go on a trek during the months of July to September – perfect to soak in the magnificence of the mighty Himalayas!
Whether a beginner or an experienced trekker, these forbidding snow-capped mountains have something for everybody.
So take your pick from some of the most iconic and popular treks of the Kullu valley listed below.
- Beas Kund Trek
- Hampta Pass Trek
- Brighu Trek
- Chanderkhani Pass Trek
- Friendship Peak Base Camp Trek
- Deo Tibba Base Camp trek