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Trekking in Himachal

The Himalayan range of mountains, the youngest of all the mountain ranges in the world also happens to be the highest in the world. This aspect makes them the hot spot for hardcore adventure junkies who are invariably on the lookout for some high adrenalin adventure sport of trekking. Incidentally, Himachal also offers three different levels of trekking spots in the Himalayas namely easy to moderate to high adrenalin treks, through low scrub grounds, paddy fields, crossing fast-flowing hill streams, ascending mountain paths, through deep woods of deodar, pines, oaks, or from under the flowering rhododendron trees, mountain top pilgrimage walks or crossing over glaciers etc. Some of the most popular top-of-the-shelf trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh, are the Chandratal-Baralacha trek, Indrahar Pass trek, Bhawa Pass trek, Friendship Peak trek, Beas Kund trek, Hampta Pass trek, etc are just some of the trails over high altitude mountains, and the associated Passes. From the safety point of view, you need to bear in mind that you essentially need to seek the assistance of qualified and government-certified operators who are also in a position to provide you with the necessary equipment, porters, guides, maps, etc. Moreover, you are likely to run into various government and private rest houses en route to some of the famous trekking trails. Rest houses of the PWD, State electricity board, rest houses of the forest departments, etc all can be booked well in advance through such operators or by directly contacting the concerned government office well in advance, for your convenience while trekking. Top 13 Trekking Spots in Himachal Pradesh

Places to visit in Shimla

f you have decided to visit Shimla, there are many places that you can consider to visit during your trip. There are many destinations worth your time and money and would definitely make your journey memorable. About Shimla Shimla is considered to be the ‘Queen of Hills’ for a reason. It is the most popular destination among the Indian tourists visiting north India after buying the Himachal tour package. It is truly worth visiting because of the various attractions it has to offer. Indian families choose to visit Shimla during the summers to escape the heat. Shimla is an ideal destination for small groups and it is family friendly place where everyone can enjoy the scenic beauty of the hills. Shimla offers a view of the mountains and a wonderful clean air which is not available in the bustling cities on India. Himachal Pradesh has declared the city of Shimla as the capital of the state. Shimla is situated at the height of over 2206 meters above the ‘mean sea level’. Shimla was built by the British during their rule in 1864. The British officers during that time considered Shimla to be their Summer destination. The architecture of the buildings made by British can be seen in the many buildings on the Mall Road along with many churches that can be found in Shimla. Shimla is one destination which offers variety of experiences for all sorts of travelers visiting the city. Along with the natural beauty of its snow peaked mountains and rivers, Shimla has enough for tourists seeking adventure as well as a vacation for themselves and their families. The popular activities that tourists engage in while they are in Shimla are adventure sports, trekking and skiing. There are many hotels and accommodation options that available for all budgets. All the hotels will provide the necessary amenities and services that people expect during their vacation. The city of Shimla contains the following popular hilltops. These are Jakhoo Hill, Elysium Hill, Summer Hill, Bantony Hill, Prospect Hill, Observatory Hill and Inverarm Hill. When Shimla was built, it started with these hills and slowly it grew in various directions.