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Holy Heart of Himachal   Duration : .....

These quoted lines were taken from Skanda Purana, a vedic text, were written with the entire Himalaya in mind.  But the words are apt in either case. Complicated lives can be alerted by the experience of Himachal and its touch can restore sanity. Himachal Pradesh is located in North West in India in the lap of the Great Himalayas. It is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir in the North, Punjab in the West, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the South and Tibet in the East. Low rolling bills, just a couple of hundred meters above sea level, climb on to touch the core of the Himalaya mountains. Here lie peaks that are several thousand meters high and never lose their perennial snows. This beautiful state is divided into two parts Southern and Northern Himachal.

Trek I. Spiti: Drive-Cum-Trek   Day to Day Itinerary

The children of Spiti in north-west Himachal get their first toys to play with from nature.  These are fossil mollusks and ammonites, precursors to the marine life in our oceans.  Embedded in the bed of the Spiti river is evidence of the Tethys sea that existed at the place where the Himalayan stands today. Spiti is far away from everywhere.  Because of its proximity to Tibet, it existed behind the forbidden 'inner-line'. Now entry permits are available from Delhi, Shimla, and Kullu.  The approach to Spiti, however, is restricted because of its isolation.  Spiti lies between Ladakh, Tibet, Lahaul, Kullu, and Kinnaur.  After Independence it became a part of Punjab and later, a district of Himachal Pradesh.

Trek II. Manikaran-Pin Parvati Pass - Pin Valley   Day to Day Itinerary

In the sylvan surroundings of the Manikaran region it is believed that Lord Shiva, angry at a domestic squabble, went off into the fields and there under the cool shade of a tall cannabis plant, he suddenly experienced comfort and bliss.  He ate some of its leaves and impressed, endorsed the plant.  He came to be regarded as the Lord of Bhanng (marijuana). Manikaran, famous for its medicinal hot springs, is a temple town built around a Gurudwara and a Hindu shrine. First, reach Bhunter on the Kullu road by air or by road.

Trek III. Beas Kund-Bhrigu Lake   Day to Day Itinerary

In the vedic period, the upper catchment area of Beas river in the Kullu valley was called Kulanthapith (End of the Habitable world) in Sanskrit. Stands at the top of the Rohtang Pass at the head of the valley, showered upon by monsoon clouds every year and irrigated by countless streams.  In front of you is the rain-shadow area of Lahaul, desolate and stark.  Not surprising then that the Indo-Aryans who settled in this valley didn't think much of the land beyond Rohtang.  But for a trekker, some trails around this region are a must, the Beas Kund-Bhrigu lake trek being just one of them.

Trek IV. To Bara Bangal   Day to Day Itinerary

There was a time when, in Himachal Pradesh, information was taken by traders today prefer the truck and the road, you can still hear the shrill piercing whistle of the Gaddi shepherd herding his flock.

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