Offbeat treks in Himachal that you should explore

Mountains have their unique aura that attracts everyone who love travelling. The stunning landscape of Himachal Pradesh along with its unique cultural ambiance makes it a special place to be.

Unknown to many, there are many offbeat treks in Himachal that any avid traveller should explore.

Bhaba Pass Trek

Among the offbeat treks in Himachal, Bhaba Pass trek is a leading one owing to its pristine beauty. The lush green grasslands that you will encounter on this trek will definitely leave you spellbound.

You will begin this trek from green pastures of Kinnaur

and will end in a different world in barren mountains of Spiti. As you get to the highest point in this trek, a 180 degree view of Pin Valley is evident, something you will never forget.

June to September is the best time to plan this trek. This easy to moderate trek can be done by anyone who is mentally and physically fit.

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Thachi Valley Trek

This valley is at a height of 3000 meters and is among offbeat treks in Himachal. This is an untouched and unexplored valley in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh and you will definitely feel close to nature when you decide to undertake this trek.

You can stay with local people on the way as the region does not have any kind of hotels and restaurants. One thing is guaranteed though; you will definitely be in a land that is known as Devbhoomi or Land of Gods.

The trek begins from Thachi valley and you can also proceed on this trek from Mid December to Mid January if you wish to witness snowfall in plenty.

Indrahar Pass Trek

Located at an altitude of 4,324 meters, Indrahar is one of the best offbeat treks in Himachal. You will find trekkers from all over the globe on this trek which signifies the popularity of this offbeat trek.

It is located on the way ahead from Triund in Dharamshala region of Kangra district. You will also find dense deodar and rhododendron forests on this trek. This is a moderate level trek and you can proceed on this trek from mid May to September-October.

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Pabbar Valley Trek

Another ofthe offbeat treks in Himachal is the Pabbar valley trek which originates in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. This trek can also be considered as a connecting point from Shimla district to Kinnaur District.

The high meadows, snow bound Mountains and finally the apple orchards of Sangla make this trek a unique and must try approach for anyone who is in love with mountains. This trek originates from Janglik in Shimla and goes on to Kinnaur region of Himachal. June to October is one of the best seasons to proceed on this trek.

Chandartal Lake Trek

Chandartal Lake is also known as Moon Lake. Located on the way to Spiti, you will have to take a detour to the lake which is shrouded by high hills. Reaching Chandrataal is not difficult at all, as the path is a motorable road and you can reach the lake in your vehicle only. If you wish to trek, you can trek via Hampta Pass Route.

However, it is considered among offbeat treks in Himachal as it is located in wilderness of Spiti Mountains. You will also not find any kind of dhaba on the way to the lake. Be prepared to pitch a tent and cook your own food. The experience will however be worth remembering for life.

June to mid October is the best time to plan a visit to Chandrataal Lake. However, travelling is group is advised as the region is remote.

Check out these offbeat treks of Himachal Pradesh and you will definitely want to come again, once you have visited these mountains.

Author: Lovnish Thakur

Development Sector Professional who loves to read, write and travel

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