Camping and hiking are two of the best activities to rejuvenate your body and mind. They give you an opportunity to stay away from stressful urban life. Nowadays, people are getting more inclined towards camping and hiking, as they allow you to get near mother nature and give you relaxing moments that fill your body and mind with good energy.
Camping and hiking activities can be done together but there is a difference between them. Hiking is a leisure activity that is for the purpose of walking on some man-made trails. Camping is a little more rigorous, as it involves more physical strength because you stay in an outdoor natural environment, doing sports and other activities.
India is a vast country with amazing and beautiful places that attract tourists and backpackers around the world to come camping and hiking.
Indrahar Pass in Himachal Pradesh
Located in the Dhauladhar range in Himachal, this mountain path is known as one of the most favorite destinations for camping and hiking.
You can start hiking from the Galu Temple in Dharamshala, and on the way, you can camp at the Triund and Lahesh caves that are also camping grounds for hikers. Through this path, the endpoint of the hiking is Chamba. Hiking on this trail is incredible to experience, as you can see the Manimahesh Kailash Peak and the snow-covered Pir Panjal Range.
This place in Himachal Pradesh is the epicenter of adventure and the top hiking and camping destination in India. It has many options for you, whether it is outdoor sports, adrenaline pumping water sports, or hiking and camping.
The best place for hiking is Solang Valley which is also locally called “Snow Point”. From here, you hike up to Dhundi Pass and enjoy the beautiful and breathtaking views of landscapes and mountains covered with forests, flowers, plantations, and waterfalls that are a treat for your eyes and soul. On the way, there are many places where you can camp and relax. There are some popular day hikes in the city like Bijli Mahadev and Dashur Lake (a 5 km trek). A day hike is mostly recommended for beginners.
Doon Valley Trek
Hiking and camping in the Doon Valley have always been an exciting and adventurous experience. It is geographically located in Garhwal Himalaya of Uttarakhand. It’s also a renowned tourist place and the best destination for hiking and camping. Hiking in this valley is much easier as compared to other Himalayan trails, where there are many tough treks.
The hiking trails through this valley go through some of the most isolated villages, where you can camp and stay overnight if you wish. On the way, you will see alpine vegetation and dense deodar forests. Further down, you will encounter the Tamsa River. You can stop over on Corluka, where you can camp or stay in the forest rest house.
There are many other destinations for hiking and camping where you can enjoy various outdoor activities. Also, there are many important tips for these kinds of trips to bear in mind.