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TREKKING IN INDIA

India is a Great Trekking Destination

India is a fable trekking destination across the globe because of its greatest share of Himalayas. Most of the peaks present there exceed altitude above 7,200 meters. Trekking in India is a great choice for adventure seekers because it is a home to varied landscapes and terrains which attract people from different corners of the world to satisfy their adrenaline desire.
India has plethora of options which range from easy to moderate and challenging grade. Every kind of trekker is welcomed here be it an expert or a beginner, conquer the snow clad peaks and get extra ordinary trekking experiences from here. Enjoy this thrilling escapade and explore the grandeurs of Himalayan region.

Unleash your adventure spirit with wide options of Trekking in India. Trek through variety of forests, valleys and hills and experience the beauty this country possesses.

EXPLORE: Natural Scenic Glories

Trekking in India is about admiring the natural beauty which you get to see on every turn of your trekking journey. The incredible gallery of Himalayan snow clad peaks, cascading waterfalls, small rivulets, gushing rivers, glacial lakes and hanging glaciers will leave you speechless. The quaint villages, variety of Flora and Fauna, colourful Himalayan birds will make your memories unforgettable. Trekking in India is also great for bird-watching and photography.

The Diverse Traditional and Cultural Values

Different people in Himalayas have different languages, clothes, culture, traditions and beliefs. Most of the people in Ladakh and Sikkim practice Buddhism; people of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh practice Hinduism. India is a great place to find diversity. The life of people living in mountains is totally different from ours and a trekking trip in India will make you know about the life, cultural and traditional values in close proximity.

Popular Trekking Places in India are:

  1. Uttarakhand
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Ladakh
  4. Sikkim

Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is also known as “Dev Bhoomi” or “Land of Gods”. Most of the treks here are steeped in mythology which makes the trekking more interesting. It is home to a number of gigantic Himalayan peaks and easy and moderate to challenging treks lie here.

TREKS IN UTTARAKHAND

#1. Kedarkantha Trek

Duration: 6 days

Level: Easy to Moderate

Altitude: 3800 m

Kedarkantha is a fable trek in Uttarakhand and many people across the globe visit this place every year because of its unmatched beauty and panorama views. It is famous for its desired campsite, one of them is Juda Ka Talab; a forest clearing.

Kedarkantha

#2. Valley of Flowers Trek

Duration: 6 days

Level: Easy

Altitude: (Valley of Flowers – 3800 m) (Hemkund Sahib – 4412 m)

It is a National Park of Flowers in Chamoli district with great variety of endemic Flora. Valley of Flowers is a small colourful paradise because of rich Floral diversity, vibrant and splendid. Best time to visit this pictorial valley is from July to September.

#3. Har Ki Dun Trek

Duration: 9 days

Level: Easy to Moderate

Altitude: 3645 m

A cradle shaped valley in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand also known as “The Valley of Gods”. Go through quaint villages and witness some high mountain ranges like Bandarpoonch and Swargarohini in the soothing environment of Har Ki Dun valley.

Har Ki Dun
#4 Deoriatal Chandrashila Peak

Duration: 5 days

Level: Easy

Altitude: 3682 m

Deoriatal Chandrashila Peak lies in Chopta amid snow covered peaks and lush green woods. From Deoriatal the trail further leads to Tungnath; world’s highest temple of Lord Shiva and Chandrashila “Moon Rock”. The highest point of this trek offers unmatched panoramic views of high Himalayan peaks.

#5. Dayara Bugyal Trek

Duration: 6 days

Level: Easy to Moderate

Altitude: 3657 m

Dayara Bugyal is a tremendous trek in Uttarakhand is a pure bliss for nature lovers because of the scenic beauty. The meadows on this trek are incomparable and main attraction of this trek. The different sceneries in summers and winters will fascinate you.

Dayara Bugyal

Ladakh

Ladakh is one of the top for trekking destination in India. Some high passes, glacial lakes and excellent valleys lie in this region. Trekking here is a dream for avid trekkers because of some magical treks lie in Ladakh.

TREKS IN LADAKH

#1. Stok Kangri  Trek

Duration: 8 days

Level: Difficult

Altitude: 6153 m

Lying at high altitude amid tall standing peaks and deserted landscapes all around Stok Kangri trek starts from Leh. Explore the natural and cultural beauty of Ladakh by trekking through some villages and get fantastic views of Himalayan ranges.

stok kangri Trek

#2. Chadar Trek

Duration: 8 days

Level: Difficult

Altitude: 3390 m

It is a totally different of all other treks in the Himalayas. Trek over a frozen river in Zanskar region, the snow appears as a thick sheet, so it is named as “Chadar trek”. This is one of the trickiest treks in the world which is done in peak winter months (January and February) when the river remains frozen.

Chadar Trek

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is soaked in elegant beauty. Here are high altitude meadows, alpine lakes, forests, scenic valleys, and picturesque villages. Himachal is a dream destination for trekking. Get your unique trekking experiences in untouched beauty of Himachal Pradesh.

TREKS IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

#1. Hampta Pass Trek

Duration: 5 days

Level: Moderate

Altitude: 4300 m

During the Hampta Pass trek, the aesthetic places will make you admire the exquisite settings. It lies on the Himalayan Pin Pranjal range at an altitude of 14,107 feet. And, it is the passage between Lahaul and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh.

Hampta Pass

#2. Bhrigu Lake Trek

Duration: 4 days

Level: Moderate

Altitude: 4297 m

This glacial Lake lies in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh to the east of Rohtang Pass. Bhrigu Lake is a “must explore” trek. The changing colours and shapes of this Lake makes it different from others and the trail is bewitching which takes you through picturesque meadows.

bhrigu Trekl

 

#3. Buran Ghati Trek

Duration: 8 days

Level: Moderate

Altitude: 4572 m

Buran Ghati hides all the Adventure which a trekking lover looks for, it has the series of adventurous things and the experiences will blow your mind. It is a highly diverse trek and a thrilling pass, lying at a high altitude of 15000 feet.

Buran Ghati

#4. Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Duration: 11 days

Level: Difficult

Altitude: 5334 m

At Pin Parvati Pass the beauty lies in abundance. Witness the changing vistas, varied landscapes, dense forests and soothing greenery with thousands of blooming flowers. On this trek you can get enthralling views of Spiti valley.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

 

#5. Sar Pass  Trek

Duration: Easy to Moderate

Level: Easy

Altitude: 4206 m

Sar Pass Trek lies in Parvati valley and the trek starts from Kasol. This trek has got peace, inherent beauty and adventure, everything! Experience the terrain varieties and go through quaint Himalayan villages, forests and wide to narrow meadows.

 

Sikkim

The trekking trails of Sikkim are filled with scenic beauty and heart -warming splendours. Buddhism is practised in this region, get glimpse of their culture and enjoy to the fullest. Come across cascading waterfalls, high Himalayan peaks, small rivulets and clear streams.

Treks In Sikkim

#1. Goechala Trek

Duration: 11 Days

Level: Difficult  

Highest Point15100 feet

Exploring the North Eastern Himalayas feels totally different than exploring the Northern Himalayas and instead of trekking in Nepal get your best experiences after trekking in Sikkim. One trek which lies in the pristine beauty of Sikkim is “Goechala trek, located in Kanchenjunga National Park with highly rich Flora and Fauna. It is all surrounded by high mountains and lying at an elevation of 15100 feet, this spectacular trek holds perfect thrill and adventure for the trekkers.

Goechala Trek

Written by – Tulika Negi