Treks in Dalhousie

Dalhousie is one of the most popular place in Himachal Pradesh. It streatches through the five mountains which are Terah, Kathlog, Bakrota, Potreyn and Bhangora. This beautiful town was established by Lord Dalhousie in 1850, it laso has many things that take you to the colonial past. Dalhousie offers some of the best trekking trails for beginners as well as experienced trekkers.

Treks in Dalhousie not only offers you extreme adrenaline rush but it also gives you escape into the splendours of nature, away from the hustle of the city life. There are several high- altitude treks in Dalhousie but if you don’t have much time then it also offers you with some weekend treks in Dalhousie.

The trekking trails in Dalhousie take you to the dense forest of Deodar, fir trees and pine that look extremely quaint. The most preferred routes for trekking in Dalhousie is Dainkund-Jot-Khajjar- Kalatop. And the ideal time to go for the trek in Dalhousie is during the months of March to June.

Here is the list of treks in Dalhousie

Manimahesh Trek

Manimahesh lake is located at an altitude of 4080 m above sea level on the foot of Manimahesh Kailash Peak which has 5653 m in height. It is a moderate-level trek where beginner-level trekkers can also participate. It is situated in the Pir Panjal range in Himachal Pradesh. The Manimahesh Kailash Peak is also known as Chamba Kailash, It is one of the virgin peaks in the Indian Himalayan region. The lake is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site that is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is believed that the mighty peak is the abode of the Hindu deity.

Bara Bhangal Trek

Bara Bhangal is situated at an altitude of 4875 m above sea level. It is an alpine terrain between the Kullu Valley and Dharamshala is one of the most spectacular and little known regions of the Western Himalaya. It is one of the most difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh. Bara Bhangal trek offers you to witness the majestic view of Dhauladhar and Pin Panjal range. The best time to do this trek is in the pre-monsoon month of June or in the post-monsoon months of mid-September and October.

Kugti Pass Trek

Kugti Pass is located in the Pir Panjal Range of Central Himalayas. Kugti Pass trek route connects the Bharmour region of Chamba valley to Chandra-Bhaga (Chenab) river in Lahaul. Kugti Pass is situated at an altitude of 5050 m above sea level near the picturesque and remote village of Kugti. It is one of the most beautiful yet unexplored treks, the Kugti Pass trek in Himachal Pradesh. Trekkers can also explore the Leah Cave situated at the foot of the Kugti Pass. Kugti Pass offers magnificent views of Manimahesh Kailash and numerous peaks to its north in Lahaul valley.

Sach pass trek

Sach Pass is situated at an height of 14550 ft above the sea level in the Chamba district of Himachal. Sach pass trek is one of the most popular treks in Himachal Pradesh. It is a cultural experience too as you will meet locals on your way and have a chance to explore the unexplored side of Himachal Pradesh. Sach Pass offers you to witness dense forest, quaint little stops like orchards & hamlets, and stunning rivers during the trek. The trek is windy and there are lots of options to explore the snow.

Khajjiar trek

Khajjiar is also known as the Switzerland of India, it is a hill station that is located at a distance of 24 km from Dalhousie. Khajjiar trek is a 14 km long trek and it takes you through the landscapes of Deodar and Pine trees interspersed with streams. The view from Khajjiar is breathtaking. Khajjiar is nestled at an elevation of 2000 m above sea level and it is surrounded by dense forests and meadows. Khajjiar has a temple, belonging to the 12th century that is dedicated to Khajji Nag. It also houses wooden images of the five Pandav brothers.

Dainkund Peak Trek

Dainkund Peak is also known as the Singing Hill which is perched at an elevation of 2755 m above sea level in Dalhousie. Dainkund Peak is the highest peak where you can get a 360-degree view into the depths of the beautiful valleys that you’ll find no matter which direction you face. It is the most beautiful and least visited place in the Dalhousie region. Dainkund is also known as “Witch’s Pond”.

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