With its lofty snowcapped peaks, fast flowing rivers, perennial mountain streams, and magnificent bio-diversity , Himanchal is truly a nature lovers delight.There are four mountain ranges running almost parallel to one another in Himachal Pradesh and thus creating charming and beautiful valleys and passes suitable for trekking.
The four great mountian ranges and a fluctuating snow line gives Himachal very cold climate. Though there are some regions which have hot summers and cold winters, majority of the trekking routes fall in those areas which are perenially cold. Thus trekking in Himachal requires adequate preparation to brave the cold wintry climate. For moderate to strenuous treks, the best season is from June to October. It is advisable avoid the winters for trekking.
Grades of Trekking Tours-
Easy - For anyone of any age. Plenty of stops and time to enjoy the local scenery.( requires 4 to 5 hrs of trekking every day)
Moderate - For anyone who is physically fit or 'regular" walker and is looking forward to walk on rugged terrain on longer stretches(requires 6 to 7hrs of trekking every day)
Tough /strenuous - These trips requires high level of physical enduranceand are meant for real physically fit people. Trekking is sustained ,often involving high Mountain Passes and at times challenging.(i.e. requires 8 to 9 hrs of trekking everyDay)