The most amazing and adventurous thing you can do in India is trekking. Trekking in India always offers amazing surprises for explorers and travelers. Trekking and Hiking in the Himalayas always offers landscapes of the blue skies, rich flora & fauna, glaciers, tiny hamlets, high passes, and serene beauty. An explorer always wants to embark on adventures and thrills. Himalayas has a lot to offer to travelers and adventure seekers.
Popular Treks in India:
- Hampta Pass: A small pass or corridor between the Lahaul Chandra and Kullu valley. Hampta Pass is a famous trek among trekkers. This trek offers open verdant meadows, scenic landscapes, glacial valleys, rich flora and fauna, beautiful tiny hamlets, and serene beauty of the mountains. The best time to visit is from July to October. It is an easy yet moderate trek.
- Chadar Trek: One of the wildest treks and difficult treks in the Himalayas. Trekkers who like taking challenges can undertake this challenge. A walk on the frozen river will leave you breathless and the journey will take you to some glaciers, frozen waterfalls, rocky mountains, and tiny villages where you will also get a chance to explore the Zanskari culture. The thrilling part of this trek is the temperature gets down in negatives and its a challenge to survive. This adventure starts only once a year in the months of January and February.
- Har ki Doon: The most beautiful trek in Uttarakhand which is a great adventure for trekkers. The valley is located at a high altitude and offers great panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks like Swargarohini and Bandarpooch. As it is nestled in the Govind Ballabh National Park, it is a paradise for birdwatchers. The trek is of moderate difficulty and gives a chance to explore the quaint ancient villages that are untouched by civilization. One can also witness the rich flora and fauna, snow-clad mountains and lush greenery.
- Roopkund Trek: A high alpine lake in the laps of Trishul massif in Uttarakhand. It is a challenging yet moderate difficulty trek. Roopkund is surrounded by snow, Himalayan peaks, and skeletons in its water. One can have the experience to see some beautiful waterfalls, vast lands of rhododendrons and oak forests, and amazing campsites. The best time to visit Roopkund is in Winters.
- Valley of flowers: A high altitude valley full of exotic and colorful flowers that makes the Valley of flowers trek a most alluring one. It is an ideal beginner trek and attracts a lot of tourists across the world. The best time to visit in the months of July to September the valley blooms to its fullest and feast your eyes with serene beauty.
- Brahmatal: A snow adventure recommended to experienced trekkers and the most enchanting one. This high altitude lake trek offers scenic campsites, views of snow-covered mountains, dense forests of pines, oaks, and rhododendrons. The Brahmatal Lake offers views of the Nanda Ghunti, Trishul, Mrigthuni, Nilkanth, Kamet, and many other peaks. The best time to visit is in winter as the lake gets frozen and the area gets covered with pristine white snow. In summers, you will see a crystal clear lake and greenery all around.
- Triund: The shortest and easiest treks in India. Triund Trek is a perfect pick for beginners. The trek offers scenic views of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. Triund is a total 9km trek which is easy in the first five kilometers but the half trail is tricky and has a lot of curves. You will see the green meadows, snow-covered mountains, and Bhagsu waterfalls. Camping at Triund is a memorable experience. One can see the amazing beautiful sunsets and sunrises.
- Nag Tibba: The Serpents hill or Nag Tibba is another weekend getaway and easiest treks in India. Beginners can undertake this adventure and get a chance to see the panoramic views of the Bandarpooch, Kedarnath, and Gangotri peaks. The Nag Tibba range comes among the three ranges The Dhauladhar range and the Pir Panjal range. The best time to do this trek is in winter. Nag Tibba is accessible in all seasons. You can experience snow in Winters.
- Kuari Pass: The Lord Curzon trail or Kuari Pass is one of the popular and scenic treks in India. One can see the alpine meadows, snow-covered peaks, and quaint beautiful villages like Dhak, Tali, and Auli skiing resort. The Kuari Pass trek is very famous among trekkers and is a moderate trek. You will experience camping at the most beautiful campsites. The best time to visit is in Winter.
- Kedarkantha: The Kedarkantha trek is a trekkers delight. It is perched at a height of 3,800m located in the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary. The peak is dedicated to Lord Shiva and offers clear views of 13 Himalayan peaks. The whole trail is covered with white snow and gives a chance to explore the small villages. Kedarkantha is a winter adventure where you can experience the best of nature with peace.