Himachal Pradesh is blessed with plenty of gigantic mountains, Himalayans, mesmerizing waterfalls, captivating forests, and flawless landscapes that can be explored altogether when you are going trekking.
But apart from all this beautiful place, there are many exceptional trekking destinations in Himachal that are rarely known and even if they’re not included in any tour package, such a place will make your trekking awe-inspiring.
So let’s see about Five unexplored trekking places sited on Himachal Pradesh:
1. Chanshal Pass, Shimla-
Duration: 5-6 hours
Distance: Steep 8 km (From Arot Village)
Chanshal Pass, the highest peak in Shimla district, situated at an altitude of 4600 meters. It is a rare, very unforeseen place for trekking, a few years ago no one knew about this place, as there was not an appropriate road to reach this hidden paradise in Himachal.
Now it is easy to visit this place. If you are looking for such exciting trekking then this is perfect for you. A night stay can be a problem as Larot has very few guest houses. From Larot, you can start trekking towards Chanshal Pass. It offers thrilling views around the valley suggested for anyone interested in trekking or photography.
From May to October is the best time to go on this trek, when the route remains open, the small town of Rohru connects the villages of Dodra and Kawar. Here, you can camp overnight and away from the sounds of the city, you will glimpse many stunning scenic vibes found during the trekking that cannot be described in words or sentences! You have to stay here and feel the vibes of this fascinating destination.
2.Ting-Ting Pathar At Kufri-
Duration: One Hour Hike
The Ting-Ting Pathar is a place for those who want to experience the unrivaled and offbeat. So if you are craving to explore such unexplored destinations, this could be one of your possibilities.
Apart from all the popular treks of Kullu-Manali, the Kufri trek is unique in itself. It is the shortest trek in the Kullu Manali valley of Himachal Pradesh. Which is open for the whole year from January to December.
The treks have lush greenery meadows that make the adventure exciting during the summer season from April to August. When you go in the winter season trekking, it’s giving you completely different vibes, you can see snowy mountain canals all around.
So whether you go in winter or Summer both seasons provide different views and experiences of Ting-Ting Pathar in Kufri.
Your trek starts from Kufri, takes one hour from here. You will reach a place in the meadows with big rocks called Tin Tin Pathar, which echo like a bell when they hit each other. So its name is Tin Tin Pathar. If you hit these rocks with each other, it sounds like metal.
3. Manatali Lake Trek, Parvati Valley-
Duration: 6-7 Days
Situated at an altitude of 4200 meters, Mantalai Lake is a high-altitude trek in the Parvati valley of Himachal Pradesh. Most of the trail of this trek is alongside the Parvati River. This trek can be considered as a Moderate to Difficult Trek and you need some sort of basic trekking experience before you attempt this trek.
The trek can be done within 6-7 Days depending upon one’s fitness. Trek starts from Bhuntar which is approximately 30 kilometers away from the famous village of kasol.
The best time to visit Mantalai Lake is Mid-Sept till the first week of October after Monsoon. The trek is not feasible in winter due to heavy snowfall and zero supplies in the upper region.
4. Miyar Valley Trek, Lahaul Spiti Valley-
Duration: 4to 5 Days
Distance 13.& Kilometres( From Gumpa Lahaul)
A less well-known destination, trekking the Miyar Valley in Himachal is a dream come true.
Miyar valley trek is one of the Himalayan treks which mainly consists of a flat walking path.
The Miyar Valley trek starting point is Lahaul, Gumpa. From Yosemite in the Himalayas, the stunning Miyar Valley trekking from Shuoto Village.
Here, you can explore the surrealistic side of nature with the Miyar River in vast pastures. During this trekking, you will have a chance to glance at medicinal plants and snow leopards and Himalayan brown bears, and countless migratory birds along with sapphires, ruby rocks, and seven crystal green glacial lakes.
During this trek, you have to Follow the Miyar River that reunites with the ChandraBhaga River near the Udaipur village. The open valley supports several glacier systems.
The best time to visit Miyar Valley is May to June and September to October. It is ideal for trekkers who want to explore something completely different. The difficulty of this trek is considered moderate to Difficult. Therefore you need some sort of trekking experience to do this trek.
5. Churdhar Trek, Sirmour District-
Duration: 3 days
Distance: 20 kilometers ( from Nohra Dhar)
If you are the person who is always craving for something unexplored and exceptional trekking then this 48 km long trek is worth your time and energy.
Located in Sirmour district of Himachal, Churdhar Treks offers you a sight that will never leave your eyes or heart for sure. May to November is The ideal time to trek this place. It is one of the tallest peak treks whose height is around 12,000 feet above sea level. Its easily visible from Shimla, Kasauli and Kufri due to its own height.
There are three main routes for trekking up to Chudhar peak. The Chopal is the first and shortest route with 7 km of trek distance located in Shimla district. Nohra Dhar is another best route for trekking that is 20 km from it. Haripurdhar in Sirmaur district has the longest trekking with a trek distance of 50 km. It is a magnificent trek where you can solitude with the mountains at every point during this trek.
6. Mural Danda Trek Near Shimla-
Duration: 1 Day
Distance: 12 Kilometres From Singuri
Mural Danda trek is another rare known, but one of the best short winter treks in the Pabbar Valley, that sited a maximum altitude of 14,000 ft. Mural danda is the hilltop of singuri, mostly famous for its medicinal herbs with different abilities to cure injuries.
There are various routes to trekking this place, but the most beautiful and approachable is from Sungri. Sungri small village situated at the Pabbar valleys. The amazing Trek near Shimla is trans Himalayan, this trek is the endpoint of Baspa ranges.
The trek takes you through contrasting colors of the snowy trail, Rhododendrons and Oak forests and open meadows make it a stunning trek. Starting from the scenic view of a Singuri village, every mountain range looks amazing while trekking.
This region is unique for its exotic plants and Herbs. You can also get to explore famous caves on the way to the Peak. Enjoy the raw and gorgeous Mural Danda winter trek, which is best visited between December to March due to its magical snow-clothed landscapes.