The Most Stunning Summer Camping Sites in Himachal Pradesh


If you are looking for a escape for city life and want to reconnect with nature one of the best things to do is to go camping in Himachal Pradesh. Exploring through the lesser known surreal areas of Himachal Pradesh is the main fun being this state. Be prepared to gaze at crystal blue skies, enjoy star gazing, breathe in clean and unpolluted air , indulge in some adventure and enjoy some beautiful sights of snow-capped peaks or gorgeous rivers and lakes.

The places listed here are some of the most stunning camp sites in Himachal Pradesh. Just read through and get ready to beat the heat.

1. Spiti Valley


Snuggled between towering mountains, Spiti Valley is one of the favoured campsites among adventure enthusiasts and trekkers. Chandra Taal, is the popular site in Spiti offers breathtaking views and is a perfect camping site. Enjoy bonfires, spacious tents and interact with nomadic Gaddi shepherds and their animals  while being here. May and June are the perfect months for nature camping in this picturesque valley.

2. Sangla Valley Camping

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6 kilometers away from Manali, is Sangla Valley, one of the best sites of Himachal Pradesh. Enjoy rappelling, trekking amidst pine forests, river crossing, rock climbing, sequence climbing and nature walks.

3. Dharamsala – Kareri Lake Camp

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Kareri Lake, a fresh water lake around 9 kilometers from Dharamshala is one of the most stunning camp sites in Himachal Pradesh. The lake and the campsite can only be reached through trekking.

4. Triund Camping

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The majestic Dhauladhar Himalayan Ranges and Kangra Valley surround the Triund Camp. Trek from Mcleodganj to Triund- a lovely huge green meadow and set up your camp there. Be with nature and get energized.

5. Chail Camping

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Situated in northern Himachal, Chail is a small hamlet, built on three hills. Camp here and enjoy outdoor activities like  mountain climbing, rappelling and village walks or simply stay back and enjoy the dance and music performances.

6. Dalhousie Summer Camping

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The basecamp for Dalhousie summer camping is Kalatop, a small village 9 kilometers away. The mind blowing views of Pir Punjal Mountain Range, wonderful landscapes of sunrise and sunset and ending the day with bonfire are main attractions of Dalhousie camp. Enjoy trekking to Dainkund and Khajjiar while camping here.

7. Pulga-Kheer Ganga Camp

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Unveiling the hippie trail of Pulga-Kheer Ganga in Parvati Valley is one of the most ideal campsite options for backpackers. Kasol, Manikaran, Tosh and Barshani are the must visit places from here. Do not forget to be a part of the trance parties at Kasol.

8. Beas Kund Camping

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The gorgeous mountain peaks, hospitality of the locals, vast expanse of lush green surroundings and cascading waters make it a camper’s paradise. Solang Ropeway Point; a skiing spot, Dhundhi and mountain peaks of Shitidhar and Friendship are the main attractions.

There cannot be a better way to be in the lap of nature during the scorching summers of the cities, than camping at the beautiful places overlooking snowy mountains and beautiful flowery gardens of Himachal Pradesh.

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