The largest peak of the Dhauladhars, Hanuman Tibba stands at 19,600 ft above sea level. It is an extremely steep summit and even going to the top is a hit-or-miss for several seasoned climbers. This is not to be attempted by beginners; even experienced trekkers sometimes go through altitude sickness or cannot handle the strenuous nature of the climb. Having said all that, the trek itself is undeniably one of beauty and grandeur. For those that seek technical climbing, don’t miss Hanuman Tibba.
The trek begins from Solang Valley, around 6 hours away from our resort in Himachal Pradesh. Your route will take you through the same route as that of the Beas Kund trek, another popular beginner trek to the source of the Beas river. From here, the trek becomes much more technical and difficult as you start a vertical summit. There are several passes to cross and one has to deal with soft snow come winter (Hanuman Tibba is one of the more popular winter treks in Himachal).
Do note that you will definitely need good planning and will also require the assistance of a High Altitude Porter. And there are no hotels at 19,000 ft in the sky, so you will be camping out in the cold for the most part!