Best Lesser-Known Himalayan Treks – A Guide to witness the Raw Beauties!



The Himalayan range and its majestic snow-capped mountains have been conquered and many milestones have been achieved. But the vast Himalayan range is beyond our imagination. Although we are familiar with some majestic mountain ranges, there are still quite a lot of trials that are yet to be discovered and are nestling untouched. The lesser-known Himalayan treks in this article are about to awe-struck you!



  • Nag Tibba Trek



Nab Tibba trek is the highest peak in the lesser Himalayan region. It is situated near Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Nag Tibba is close to Mussoorie and easily reachable from Delhi. Located at the foothills of Garhwal, Nag Tibba is also called Serpent’s Peak. Stunning views of Bandarpoonch peak, the Gangotri group of Peaks, Srikanth peak, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon valley, the snow peaks of Changabang, and much more are waiting. Nag Tibba is believed to be the abode of Snake God. At an altitude of 9,915 ft, there is a small temple perched on top. The natural haven is an ideal and perfect getaway destination for trekkers who wish to discover treasures!



  • Dayara Bugyal Trek



Dayara Bugyal is the least known but the best winter trek in the Himalayas. The trek lasts for about 6 days covering a distance of 7 km and it is highly rewarding. Reward yourself with views of Mt Bandarpoonch, Mt Kalanag, Gangotri extension, and much more! Preached at an altitude of 12000 ft in the Garhwal region, not only the views from the top are amazing but the trail comprises the flower sprung meadows, grasslands, and dense forest cover. Dayara Bugyal is the second most beautiful meadow in India after Bedni Bugyal. 




  • Prashar Lake Trek



At an elevation of 8956 ft, the Prashar Lake trek in Himachal Pradesh is another lesser-known trek. The 16 km trek takes about 2 days to complete and mind you, there is much more you are going to witness in just 48 hours! The beautiful Dhauladhar range and the local inhabitants during your trek will make your trek even more delightful. Except for the monsoon, the trek is open throughout the year offering you unique vistas. The snow-covered trail of this trek leads you to the sacred Temple devoted to sage Prashar. Moreover, what could be more exciting than capturing a color-changing lake and excellent weather!



  • Auden’s Col Trek



Auden’s Col Trek is one of the most challenging and another underrated Himalayan Trek. Nestling in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, the trek lasts for about 13-16 days. Situated at an altitude of 5,490 m that connects Jogin 1 and Gangotri peak, interestingly Auden’s Col is a high mountain pass. dangerous ridges and boulder sections make the trek quite difficult but it’s all worth views of Jogin group, Rudragaira group, Kedar dome and so on.



  • Rupin Pass Trek 



Starting from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ending at Sangla in Himachal Pradesh, Rupin Pass is a high-altitude Himalayan trek beginning from one state and ending in another! The beauty of Rupin Pass will mesmerize you till the last day, till your last step! Though it is an uninhabited region, gushing Rupin blue waters, diversified sceneries, snow-capped peaks, and Narnia-like snowfields accompany you throughout your trek! The maximum elevation of the Rupin Pass trek is 15250 ft and if you are an avid trekker, I hope you do not miss the opportunity to witness heaven from such a whopping height!



  • Kedarkantha Trek



A perfect hiking destination in the lap of the Garhwal Himalayan region of Uttarakhand, Kedarkantha is a beautiful Himalayan trek that boasts pristine beauty and ravishing campsites. The trek is almost 20 km and takes you to a maximum altitude of 12500 ft. Witness the jaw-dropping 360-degree view of the pristine summits for the top! The picturesque trek offers you views of almost 13 Himalayan peaks and many more unnamed snow-capped mountains. 



  • Indrahar Pass Trek



Indrahar Pass trek is one of the offbeat Himalayan treks. The trek traverses you through deodar plantations, sparkling water bodies, green pastures, and thick rhododendron forests. This enthralling and less known trek forms a border between the enchanting Chamba and Kangra valleys. Walk on the famous Gaddis of Lahaul during your Indrahar Pass trek! The total distance of about 35 km. Catch a glimpse of the Dhauladhar range and Pir Panjal mountain range while marveling at the beauty of Lahesh Caves. 


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