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The vast spread of the Himalayas is an invitation and an attraction for every one who loves an adventure. Those high peaks demand to be scaled. The greatest of all mountain ranges on the earth and a mesmerizing landscape is what leaves man in awe of the beauty of nature. Having been nicknamed as mountaineers’ paradise, the Himalayas are a refreshing challenge to everyone who has been tired out by their monotonous life. The lush meadows lure every budding mountaineer with their captivating beauty and a wide variety of flora and fauna that is not so easily spotted anywhere else. A perfect get away for the summer, especially if you are looking for an adventure beyond your holiday.

Tucked beneath the towering Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is abundant in peaks that lure every spirited climber. Let us take a look at what makes Himachal Pradesh the Himalayan hub :


Literally meaning the white Range, the Dhauladhar Range is the southern part of the outer Himalayan Rnages. Rising from the simple Indian plains to the north of Kangra and mandi, this is a spectacular range. The highest peak in the Dhauladhar Range is Hanuman jikaTiba which is 5639 m high; which roughly amounts to 18500 in feet.  Dhauladhar Range is also known as the Outer Himalayas or the Lesser Himalayas. Starting from the northwest end of Himachal Pradesh at Dalhousie, they stretch till the bank of the river Beas in the Kulu district of Himachal Pradesh. Different from other mountains in their granite rocky formations, the best view of this profile is from Kangra Valley. The Dhauladhar ranges vary in their elevation from 3500 m to 6000 m and are tareas of extremely skilled and technical trekking.


A cluster of mountains in the Inner Himalayan Range, the PirPanjal Range runs from East-SouthEast to West –NorthWest across the entire state. The Himalayas display a gradual increase in their elevation towards the Dauladhar and PirPanjar ranges. Among the various ranges in the lower Himalayas, PirPanjar is the largest range and the average elevation of its peaks varies from 1400 m to 4100 m. This range is also home to the famous peaks Murree and Galliat.  At the eastern end, DeoTibba and Indrasan share the fame. This hill range also shelters the hill station Gulmarg. The various passes in this range are:

  • PirPanjal Pass
  • Banihal Pass
  • Sinthan Pass
  • PirkiGali
  • Munawar Pass
  • Rohtang LA
  • Haji Pir Pass

The tunnels in this range are:

  • Banihal Road Tunnel
  • Rohtang Road Tunnel
  • Banihal Railway Tunnel


The core region of Mountaineering and Rock Climbing is Manali. Hanuman Tibba with an elevation of 5390 m, the Manali peak and the Shtidhar peaks which are the source of the famous river Beas and the DeoTibba at an astounding 6001 m are usually suggested to beginners who have gained some experience and courage.  Manali is located at the norther side of the Kulu valley. Its proximity to the snowline is what makes Manali so distinct from the remaining mountaineering locations. It is extremely ideal for beginners and honey moon couples who want to spice up their trip with a small scaled adventure. There are many unnamed peaks too. In fact, Rock climbing, which is the stage before mountaineering is largely prominent here. There are also many Mountaineering Institutes where short courses on rock climbing and basic mountaineering are available.

Added Advantage

The most exciting and most famous of all the treks is the Mount Everest Conquest Climb. Many people with an adventurous streak come, get trained and then scale the highest peak of all time. In fact, people even take a full course in mountaineering in order to be able to scale the Mt. Everest one day.

Sites for Beginners

  • Patalsu Peak in Manali (4500 meters)
  • Shitidhar Mountain in Manali (4600 meters)
  • Friendship Peak in the PirPanjal Range (5289 meters)

Sites for Experts

  • Mount Hanuman Tibba (5932 meters)
  • Beas Kund
  • Mount Ladakhi in Manali (5345 meters)
  • Mount DeoTibba (6001 meters)
  • Seven Sisters in Manali (about 4500 meters)

Best Season

April to November is the most popular and most preferred season for mountaineering, but there are people who prefer a more thrilling adventure and attempt climbing during the period December to March.


  • Ensure your physical and mental health are as required
  • Participate only what you are eligible for.
  • Chalk out a program based on your abilities and practicalities.
  • Carry necessary medicines and first aid kits.
  • Carry sufficient Ration and necessary hot line phone numbers.
  • Learn the necessary mountaineering techniques and precautions.

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