5 Short Himalayan Treks That Will Surprise You With Their Scenic Beauty

by Shreya Ghosh
5 Short Himalayan Treks That Will Surprise You With Their Scenic Beauty

Googling for the best way to beat this year’s scorching heat? Well, we have the most fun solutions for you. Look no back and pack your backpack to go on a trekking with your friends. India has tons of trekking options throughout the country but the Himalayas offer the most stunning places and peaks to experience the adventure. We have covered up the most difficult part of planning a trip which is finalising the destination. This list has all the details of 5 short Himalayan treks for you to venture and mesmerise yourself with the scenic beauty.

1. Kareri Lake Trek

Starting the list with a trekking option of moderate level; that is Kareri Lake Trek. With a maximum altitude of 11972 ft above the sea, this place is a blissful destination. Surrounded by alpine forests, wild orchards, and pristine meadows, the beauty while releasing the destination is mesmerising. While going to the base campsite, do not forget to explore the local’s shepherd villages and small hamlets. Meanwhile, also explore the Shiva and Shakti temples reflecting on the river. This is one of the least crowded short Himalayan treks and hence the thrill is more.

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2. Prashar Lake Trek

Yet another stunning short Himalayan trek is the ‘ Prashar Lake Trek’. The time required to cover is less as it covers around 15-20 km. In fact, trekking on this route is quite easy so it is accessible to a lot of people. Nestled in the Kullu Valley, the routes are surrounded by meadows, waterfalls, streams, and greenery. The entire journey is a charming experience with alluring beauty and pleasant trails.


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3. Bhrigu Lake Trek

Next up on this list is a 25 km long trek, the Bhrigu Lake Trek of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Nestled on the east of Rohtang Pass, trekking here is not that difficult for a fit person. With a maximum altitude of 4300 metres above sea level, this is one of the most famous hiking lakes in that region. Surrounded by forests and greenery, witness the most stunning views of Kullu and Solang Valley while you are paving your way to the Roli Kholi.

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4. Chopta Chandrashila Trek

Chopta Chandrashila is a not-much unexplored place in the Himalayas. Trekking here is one of the most thrilling treks in the Himalayan region. The entire trekking journey takes about 4-6 days and it reaches up to an elevation of 13000 feet. The top point is simply breathtaking surrounded by snow, mists, and the most mesmerising natural beauty. You can get a perfect view of Nandadevi, Kedar Peak, Chaukhamba peaks, and the mighty Himalayas.

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5. Kheerganga Trek

Among this list, probably one of the most loved Himalayan treks is ‘Kheerganga Trek’. Visitors love and most importantly enjoy both the journey and the destination. Trek through pine forests, oak forests, and majestic waterfalls to reach the summit. The entire journey is a treat to the eyes and the ‘cherry on the top’ is that the difficulty level for this trek is quite easy. With extreme enthusiasm and a fit posture, people can easily cross through the hurdles and reach their destination.

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