5 Best short treks in Himachal


Love to trek but there is no time for a long trek don’t worry Himachal Pradesh is a perfect place where you can find a short trek also .Himachal offers you some time in a quiet environment which is free from hustle bustle, noise,and concrete.India is a country with a large variety of geography including mountains,deserts,temperate and tropical forests,plains and rivers.So,for those who wants to spend their life with full of adventure and thrill must choose different treks.This country attracts every trekker from all over the world.At Himachal Pradesh the Himalayan Belt will give you an unforgettable memory.Definitely this may be one of the best experiences in your life.

In the following article we are presenting 5 best short treks which will definitely give you an adrenaline rush.


1.kheerganga trek

Kheerganga trek is the most popular trek in Parvati Valley. The amazing fact of this trek is, it needs  neither prior trekking experience nor too much time which makes it perfect for any beginner hikers. Here you can experience the majestic sight of Himachal Pradesh. The trek starts at Barshaini. The total distance of the Kheerganga trek is 12 to 13 kilometres. It is a 7 to 8 hours of trek to the hot springs which is situated at a height of 2950 metres. All your tiredness worries will be washed away with a view of the hot springs of Kheerganga.

You can visit here almost any time of the year.The best time for doing this trek is April to May and September to November.The last ATM is in Kasol.In this area BSNL works the best.

After reaching Kheerganga, take a dip into the hot spring and wash your tiredness. Experience a good night sleep in your camp.

How to reach:

  1. From Chandigarh or Delhi there is no direct rail or bus services. Joginder Nagar is 145 km away from Kasol which is the closest railway station. Remember one thing that in the morning at odd hours buses from Bhuntar to Kasol may not be available.
  2. Bhuntar Airport is 31 km from Kasol. It is the closest airport.


Some Basic Information:

  1. Start point: Barshaini
  2. Trekking gradient: Easy
  3. Kheerganga Trekking distance: 14 KM
  4. Best time to go for: Throughout the Year
  5. Kheerganga Trek total height: 9600 ft.
  6. Temperature range:  Day 8°c-15°c, At night.


2.Triund Trek:

It is a popular treks in Himachal Pradesh.From Mcleodganj to Triund top will give you a stunning view of Dhauladhar Mountain and Kangra valley.The starting point of the trek is Mcleodganj.The trail of this trek is really exciting and thrilling which goes through amazing deodar,rhododendron and oak forests.It is an easy and popular trek among the trekkers.The total distance of this trek is 10 km.One can finish this trek in just 4 to 5 hours.It is an easy to moderate trek beginners can easily do this trek.

After reaching Mcleodganj,the next morning start your trek from here.One can also start their trek from Dharamkot.Here you can enjoy the beautiful forests of oaks,deodars and rhododendrons.

Reach Triund and get a view of a large area of greenland.Overnight stay in a tent.Enjoy bonfire.

The next morning after having your breakfast you can come back to Mcleodganj. 

3.Tosh Valley Trek:

Tosh is situated in Himachal Pradesh near Kasol.It is placed at an altitude of 2400 m above sea level.It is a weekend destination in HP and popular for snowy mountains,green valleys,spontaneous waterfalls.This trek starts from Barshaini.If someone wants to do a long trek then they can start from Kasol.However,From Barshaini Tosh is near about 3 km.So,if you are planning for a short trek then you can start your trek from Barshaini.

4.Patalsu Trek:

This amazing trek starts from Solang Nallah near Manali.The trail goes through alpine land, oak forests and pine forests.It has a total altitude of 13,944 ft.From the patalsu peak you can get a wide view of the mesmerising Kullu valley, the peaks of Hanuman tibba.

5.Beas Kund Trek:

Beas kund is a 15 to 17 km short trek in Himachal Pradesh. It is an easy to moderate trek which is a perfect trek for a beginner. This trek starts from Solang Valley. This place is situated in a height of 12,772 ft. The last ATM is in Manali. Beas kund is a small alpine lake. The long spruce trees, velvety long slopes, lush green grassland will soak your eyes with their beauty.


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