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27 Best Adventure and Trekking Destinations in Himachal Pradesh

The state of Himachal Pradesh is blessed with immense beauty.

True to its name, the state lies in the lap of the Himalayas, surrounded by splendid natural beauty.

The state has been a popular tourist destination for years now due to its flawless beauty and scenic splendour.

However, it is gradually emerging as a popular trekking destination among adventure enthusiasts.

The diverse terrain of the state allows for a number of adventure activities, of which trekking is the most popular.

Irrespective of your experience at trekking, Himachal trekking trails test your capability and limits while offering some of the best panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range.

My Heart on the Road lists out the following recommendations for trekking enthusiasts in the Himachal region.

Here are some of the best adventure and Trekking Destinations in Himachal Pradesh:

1: Dainkund Peak (Near Dalhousie)

Dainkund Peak Pathway

Adventure/Trekking  Nature & Scenic

Know More: Day Hiking to Diankund Peak

At a distance of 17 km from Dalhousie Bus Stand, Dainkund Peak, perched at an altitude of 2755 m, is the highest mountain peak in Dalhousie. This is the most important peak and also a very popular place to visit in Dalhousie….Read More

2: Khajjiar (Near Dalhousie)

Adventure/Trekking Lake & Backwater

At a distance of 21 km from Dalhousie and 20 km from Chamba, Khajjiar is a beautiful hill station located in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. Often known as the Switzerland of India, it is situated at an altitude of 1,951 m in the foothills ….Read More

3: Kalatop Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Dalhousie)

Adventure/Trekking Wildlife

At a distance of 10 km from Dalhousie, 16 km from Khajjiar and 38 km from Chamba, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary or Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary, is wildlife sanctuary located in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The sanctuary lies in the ….Read More

4: Kareri Lake (Near Dharamshala)

Trek and Camp at Kareri Lake

Adventure/Trekking Lake & Backwater

At a distance of 32 km from Dharamshala and 39 km from McLeod Ganj, Kareri Lake, also known as Kumarwah Lake, is a high altitude lake south of the Dhauladhar range in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Trek to Kareri Lake is one of the top things to do in Dharamshala and it’s also one the best short treks near Dharamshala town….Read More

5: Bijli Mahadev Temple (Near Kullu)

Adventure/Trekking Pilgrimage

At a distance of 26 km from Kullu, 3 km from Chansari Bus Stand and 60 km from Manali, Bijli Mahadev temple is one of the sacred temples of Himachal Pradesh state. It is located at an altitude of about 2,460 m in Kullu Valley….Read More

6: Great Himalayan National Park (Near Kullu)

Adventure/Trekking Wildlife Nature & Scenic

At a distance of 75 km from Kullu, 63 km from Bhuntar, 113 km from Manali and 14 km from Gushaini, The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) is spread across Parvati valley, Thirthan valley, Sainj valley & Jiwa Nal valley of Kullu region. In June 2014, the Park was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site….Read More

7: Kheer Ganga / Khir Ganga (Near Kullu)

Kheerganga Trek

Adventure/Trekking Nature & Scenic

At a distance of 64 km from Kullu, 56 km from Bhuntar, 22 km from Manikaran and 102 km from Manali, Khir Ganga is a small village situated in Parvati Valley situated at an altitude of 3050 m. It has to be reached from Barsheni by 11 km trek and usually a 2 day trip from Kullu / Barsheni. Khir Ganga is one of the best trekking sites in Himachal Prad…Read More

8: Kasol (Near Kullu)

Trek

Adventure/Trekking Nature & Scenic Hill Station

At a distance of 38 km from Kullu, 30 km from Bhuntar, 4 km from Manikaran and 76 km from Manali, Kasol is a small village in Parvati Valley of Kullu district and is situated at an altitude of 1640 m above the sea level…Read More

9: Prashar / Parashar Lake And Temple (Near Kullu)

Adventure/Trekking Lake & Backwater

At a distance of 65 km from Kullu, 51 km from Mandi and 103 km from Manali, Prashar Lake is a beautiful lake situated at an altitude of 2730 m in Mandi district….Read More

10: Raison – River Rafting (Near Kullu)

River Rafting

Adventure/Trekking

At a distance of 13.5 km from Kullu, 14 km from Naggar and 27 km from Manali, Raison is a small cluster of villages on the banks of Beas River which has vast camping grounds maintained by Himachal Pradesh Tourism. It is one of the top adventure destination in Himachal and also a top rafting destination in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Rafting in Raison is one of the top things to do in Kullu &….Read More

11: Serolsar Lake (Near Kullu)

Adventure/Trekking Lake & Backwater

At a distance of 78 km from Kullu, 84 km from Mandi, 25 km from Banjar and 10 km from Shoja, Serolsar Lake is a beautiful lake situated at a distance of around 5 km from the Jalori pass. This lake can be reached by a trek from Shoja or Jalori Pass….Read More

12: Tirthan Valley (Near Kullu)

Adventure/Trekking Wildlife Nature & Scenic

At a distance of 70 km from Kullu, 75 km from Mandi and 105 km from Manali, Tirthan Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. The valley is located inside the Great Himalayan National Park and it has to be reached from Gushani by trek…Read More

13: Illaqa / Lahesh Cave Trek (Near Mcleod Ganj)

Adventure/Trekking

At a distance of 12 km from McLeod Ganj and 17 km from Dharamshala, Lahesh Cave is a Camping ground which is used by shepherds in the summers when they take their sheep to the high altitude meadows here. It lies at an altitude of 3500 m above sea level….Read More

14; Triund Hill (Near Mcleod Ganj)

Morning View from Triund Hill

Adventure/Trekking  Nature & Scenic

Read More: Trek and Camp at Triund Hill

At a distance of 8 km from McLeod Ganj Bus Stand and 13 km from Dharamshala, Triund is a beautiful hill situated in Dhauladhar Mountains….Read More

15: Beas Kund Trek (Near Manali)

Adventure/Trekking Lake & Backwater

At a distance of 28 km from Manali Bus Stand and 15 km from Solang Valley, Beas Kund is a holy lake where Rishi Vyas took his daily bath. River Beas originates from here. The trek to Beas Kund is one of the best destinations for trekking in Manali and also among the best trekking Places to visit in Himachal state….Read More

16: Bhrigu Lake Trek (Near Manali)

Adventure/Trekking Lake & Backwater Pilgrimage

At a distance of 36 kms from Manali Bus Stand, Bhrigu Lake also known as ‘Pool of the Gods’ is a picturesque lake situated at an altitude of about 4240 m. The Bhrigu Lake is lying east of the Rohtang Pass. Bhrigu Lake Trek is one of the best Manali trekking destinations and also a popular Himachal trekking site….Read More

17: Deo Tibba Trek (Near Manali)

Adventure/Trekking

At a distance of 35 km from Manali Bus Stand and 29 km from Jagatsukh Village, The elegant Deo Tibba at an altitude of 6000 m is situated south east of Manali town and above Jagatsukh village on the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas. The trek to Deo Tibba Kund is among the best trekking sites in Manali and also one of the well known….Read More

18: Jogini Waterfalls (Near Manali)

Adventure/Trekking Waterfall

At a distance of 4 Km from Vashisht Temple and 7.5 Km from Manali Bus Stand, Jogini or Jogni Falls is a beautiful waterfall situated near Vashisht Village in Himachal Pradesh. The fall is formed by a stream which is merged in to Beas River in the downstream. The waterfall can be reached by trekking from Vashisht Temple. It is among popular places to visit in Manali and also one of the famous Places to visit in Himachal….Read More

19: Pin Valley National Park (Near Manali)

Adventure/Trekking Wildlife

At a distance of 249 km from Manali Bus Stand and 437 km from Shimla, The Pin Valley National Park is located in the Lahaul of Spiti district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Pin Valley is one of the most beautiful treks in Himachal state. It was declared as a national park in 1987….Read More

20: Rohtang Pass (Near Manali)

Adventure/Trekking

At a distance of 52 km from Manali Bus Stand, 43 km from Solang Valley and 16.5 km from Marhi, The Rohtang Pass is located on Manali – Leh Highway (NH-21) at an altitude of 4111 m (13,400 ft). It is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Manali and also one of the top Himachal tourist places. It is the best place to experience snow in summer season and famous place for adventure sports in Himachal state….Read More

21: Solang Valley (Near Manali)

Adventure/Trekking Nature & Scenic

At a distance of 12 km from Manali Bus Stand, 2.5 km from Solang Village and 8 km from Burwa, Solang Valley locally known as Solang is one of the most famous tourist places in Manali and it is a well known Tourist places in Himachal for skiing, mountaineering and trekking activities….Read More

22: Fagu Ski Resort (Near Shimla)

Adventure/Trekking

At a distance of 20 km from Shimla and 6 km from Kufri, Fagu is the ski resort situated in Himachal state. It is well known for its swaying green fields with the snow covered Himalayas at its backdrop. Fagu surprises vacationers with its splendor, charm and serenity. It is one of the secluded snowy retreats in Himachal state. It is one of the best ski resorts in Shimla and also among the top places for skiing in Himachal state….Read More

23: Hatu Peak (Near Shimla)

Adventure/Trekking Nature & Scenic

At a distance of 68 km from Shimla, 54 km from Kufri and 7 km from Narkanda, Hatu peak is located at an altitude of 3400 m above sea level and one of the highest peaks in Shimla Region. This place is also famous for skiing activities in the winter….Read More

24: Kharapathar (Near Shimla)

Adventure/Trekking Nature & Scenic

KHARAPATHAR TRAVEL INFO. At a distance of 77 km from Shimla, 62 km from Kufri and 14 km from Jubbal, Kharapathar is a small village situated at an altitude of 8,770 ft. This place is known for its scenic beauty and several trekking trails…. Read More

25: Kufri Ski Resort (Near Shimla)

Adventure/Trekking Nature & Scenic

At a distance of 16 km from Shimla Railway Station and 5.6 km from Fagu, Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district, positioned at an elevation of 2,510 m on the National Highway 22. Kufri is quite famous for the popular ski resort. It is one of the best places for skiing in Shimla and also one of the top adventure site and skiing destinations in India. Kufri is also one of the best places to experience the Tourism in Himachal…. Read More

26: Kalka – Shimla Railway (Near Shimla)

Adventure/Trekking Nature & Scenic Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 84 km from Shimla, Kalka is a town located in Haryana State. Kalka Railway Station is the northern terminus of the Delhi-Kalka line and the starting point of the legendary Kalka-Shimla Railway. This railway was added to the UNESCO world heritage list in July, 2008. A ride in the toy train is one of the top things to do in Shimla and it is extensively used in promotion of Himachal tourism…. Read More

27: Narkanda (Near Shimla)

Adventure/Trekking Nature & Scenic Hill Station

At a distance of 62 km from Shimla, 47 km from Kufri and 7 km from Hatu Peak, Narkanda is a well known hill station in Himachal Pradesh and is situated at an attitude of 8100 ft on India – Tibet road (NH – 22). It is one of the popular ski resort in Himachal and also a well known Tourist places in Himachal Pradesh…. Read More

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