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Top 5 Lesser-known Himalayan Treks

Written By: Pranav

The Himalayan ranges are one of the most sought after and, at the same time, the most difficult-to-conquer trekking destinations in the entire world.

Although the majestic mountain ranges are popularly known for the heavy trekking activity, there are still quiet a lot of trials which are yet to be discovered. Some of these lesser-known treks are gateways to a number of mountain passes, peaks and gushing rivers.

Explore the lesser-known Himalayan treks in this article which is made for the mountain lover in you. Prepare to get dumbfounded by the beauty of these virgin lands and begin an expedition to take in all the peace and serenity one requires.

Indrahar Pass

Indrahar Pass

The Indrahar Pass is filled with deodar plantations, water bodies, green meadows and forests of rhododendron trees. It is for sure one of the most spellbinding, hidden Himalayan treks where one could witness the scenic and grand beauty of the Himalayan ranges.

The trial begins from the Galu Devi Temple which is located near Dharamshala and later proceeds to the renowned gaddis of Lahaul.

PC: Ashish Gupta

Pangarchulla Peak

Pangarchulla Peak

The trial to the peak of Pangarchulla takes you through a valley which comprises of the blood-red rhododendrons along with several other species.

They are found to be covered in the hues of green and snow white along with woods of oaks, blue pine, bhojpatra, etc. One would be engulfed in the rich variety of flora and fauna which you would come across in this trial.

As you begin the ascent, the ridge gets steeper and bewitching views of the majestic Himalayas would make you stop. Grab in all the fresh mountain air while you can. At the foothills one would come across a huge range of alpine forests.

PC: McKay Savage

Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha Trek

One amongst the most beautiful Himalayan treks which boasts of its spectacular beauty and its dazzling camping sites is the Kedarkantha Trek. The trek is one of the best choices if you are planning a winter trek.

The peak is covered with out-of-the-world sceneries and shades of nature which are waiting to be explored. One can catch a glimpse of the snow-covered peaks from the site along with an amazing view of the peaceful summits.

PC: Kanthi Kiran

Prashar Lake

Prashar Lake

One of the most beautiful and lesser-known Himalayan treks is the trek to the Prashar Lake in the Dhauladhar range. Be prepared to be surprised by the various colours of the lake which for sure would magically charm you.

The lake gets its name from the Sage Parashara who is said to have mediated here. Once here one can spend some time with the local inhabitants and get exposed to the local culture and much more. The ridge also boasts of excellent weather conditions which makes the trek even more better.

PC: Yogeshvhora

Nag Tibba Trek

Nag Tibba Trek

Nag Tibba is also known as Serpent's Peak and is located at the foothills of Garhwal which makes it one of the most beautiful treks in the Himalayan ranges. The trial is filled with a rich variety of flora and fauna.

One can enjoy stunning views of the Bandarpunch peak along with views of Srikanth, Kedarnath and the Gangotri group of peaks. The view includes with the Doon Valley and the snow-capped peak of Changabang through the woods of oak trees, cider, rhododendron, etc.

PC: Paul Hamilton

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