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2014

10 Best Treks In India

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By Team Renok

These 10 classic treks in the Himalayas are on the bucket list of every trekking enthusiast. This list of 10 Best Treks In India is arranged in no particular order. Go on any of these treks and you will be rewarded with an experience of a lifetime.

1. Hampta Pass trek – The Beginners Delight (10 Best Treks In India )

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Hampta-Pass-trek-10-best-treks-in-India

The Hampta Pass trek is around 35 kms.It starts from Hampta village in the Kullu valley and finishes at Chatru in the Lahaul & Spiti valley.The Hampta pass trek is an ideal trek for anybody planning their first high altitude trek.This trek takes you through varied landscapes from thick deodar forests in the beginning, through snow clad valleys and finally through the unique barren landscape of Lahaul and Spiti. Generally this trek is combined with a night of camping at Chandrataal which adds to its charm.

Max Altitude: 4400 m

Duration in Days: 4 to 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: June to Mid November

2. Valley Of Flowers Trek – Stairway To Heaven (10 Best Treks In India )

Valley-of-flowers-trek in the Uttarakhand Himalayas
Valley-of-flowers-trek in the Uttarakhand Himalayas

Valley of flowers trek is around 55 kms combined with an arduous trek to Hemkund Sahib. The Valley Of Flowers is a 11 kilometre valley full of high altitude Himalayan flowers which blossom during the short period of the monsoon. During this monsoon period the Valley Of Flowers changes colours every fortnight.

Max Altitude: 3900 m

Duration in Days: 4 to 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: July to Mid September

3. Roopkund Trek –Mystery Lake (10 Best Treks In India )

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The Roopkund trek is full of breathtaking meadows and amazing views of the mighty Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti. Adding to all this scenery is the mystery of the Roopkund Lake with its human skeletons.Why are there so many human skeletons here? Why don’t you go out there and find out for yourself ;-).

Max Altitude: 5030 m

Duration in Days: 7 to 9 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Time: May to October

4. Markha Valley Trek – A Flavour Of Ladakh (10 Best Treks In India )

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markha-valley-trek

The Markha Valley Trek is certainly one of the most varied and beautiful treks in the Indian Himalayas. During the Markha Valley Trek we cross two Himalayan passes over 15,000 ft (4575 m). We trek through varied terrain from amazing narrow valleys to wide open vistas of Ladakh’s unique barren landscape.What makes it even more special is the unique Buddhist culture you experience throughout the trek. The trail is decorated with numerous “Chortens” and colourful Tibetan prayer flags.This experience ends at the famous Hemis Monastery after crossing the 5150m  high Kongmaru La pass.

Max Altitude: 5150 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Best Time: Mid June to October

5. Chadar trek – The Frozen river trek (10 Best Treks In India )

Chadar Trek Photos

This trek gives you goose bumps due to the sheer thrill of trekking over a sheet of ice hence the name Chadar(Ice Sheet) Trek. During the winters when the temperatures falls to 20 – 25 Celsius below zero, the river Zanskar freezes. The frozen Zanskar provides a stable sheet of ice to trek on. Everything on the Chadar trek in unique from the terrain- a frozen river, frozen waterfalls and as well as the adventure gear you use.

Max Altitude: 3890 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Best Time: January to March

6. Stok Kangri – A 20,000 foot Peak within reach (10 Best Treks In India )

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Stok-Kangri-Trek

The Stok Kangri is a mighty 6153 metres high peak but you can trek up without prior mountaineering experience.The trek starts from Stok village through patches of green fields in a cold desert. There are world records for summiting this peak in less than 24 hours starting from Leh. But for an average person the trek takes 9 to 12 days with proper acclimatization.

Max Altitude: 6153 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Best Time: June to October

7. Goecha La trek – A specular view of the 3rd highest peak in the world (10 Best Treks In India )

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Goecha-La-Trek—Sleeping-Buddha

Goecha La trek is in the beautiful state of Sikkim in the Himalayan range towards the south east face of Kanchenjunga( the 3rd highest mountain in the world). The trek starts from the erstwhile capital of Sikkim – Yuksom. The trail passes through lush green forests, meadows full of Juniper and Rhodendron to rocky terrain with breathtaking views of the mighty Kanchenjunga.

Max Altitude: 4950 m

Duration in Days: 10 to 15 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Time: June to October

8. Dayara Dodital Trek – a Bird watchers Paradise (10 Best Treks In India )

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Dayara-Dodital-trek

Dayara Dodital trek is a wonderful trek which starts at Barnala near Uttarkashi and ends at Hanuman Chatti after crossing the Darwa pass. This trek is a picturesque bird watchers paradise with birds like Monal, Koklas, Whistling Thrush, Babbler, Wagtail etc. quite common.

Max Altitude: 3890 m

Duration in Days: 7 to 8 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: June to October

9. Pindari Glacier Trek –   Trekking to a Glacier (10 Best Treks In India )

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Pindari-Glacier-Trek–trekking-in-the-himalayas

The Pindari Glacier trek is in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It’s an easy trek which starts from the picturesque village of Khati. The Pindari Glacier is the source of a Pindar Ganga which is a tributary river of The Alaknanda. This Glacier is 3 km long and situated below Mount Changuch. During this trek you get amazing views of peaks like Maiktoli, Panwali Dwar, Nanda Kot.

Max Altitude: 3990 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: May to October

10. Kuari Pass Trek – History Revisited (10 Best Treks In India )

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Kuari-pass-Trek-Chaukhamba-

The Kuari Pass trek is also known as “The Lord Curzon Trail” is one of the most beautiful treks in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. The Kuari Pass trek which gives you spectacular views of the Nanda Devi sactuary and a host of 7000m snow-capped peaks that extend into Tibet. A Shorter version of the Kuari Pass trek can be done in winters as well.

Max Altitude: 4500 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Best Time: May to October

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43 Comments
  • DALRAJ SINGH
    October 5, 2014

    Treking as per request, to difficult regions in any season. Do you have any option regarding it.

    Reply
  • Abhishek
    November 15, 2014

    Thanks for the article, great insights! How would sandakphu in December stack up in this article.?

    Reply
  • Varun
    December 22, 2014

    Nice article.. Is it possible to do the hampta pass trek or roopkund trek during April?? Or which is the best place to go with during April?

    Reply
  • Varun
    January 22, 2015

    Best trek option for a medium – challenging level trek in april may ? 5-7 days types..

    Reply
    • Team Renok
      February 5, 2015

      Hey Varun…Apologies for the late reply…Best Medium Challenging trek in april, May our the Goechala Trek,Roopkund Trek and Rupin Pass 🙂

  • Sarat
    March 24, 2015

    What would be a recommended trek in ‘Moderate to Challenging’ category for end June / July time frame ? Specifically, if we are looking for greenery, water bodies and glacier/snow trek.

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    • March 24, 2015

      Hi Sarat,
      Hampta Pass Trek the himalayas is the best match available for things you are looking like Green Landscape, Snow trek, Crossing Rivers etc.
      Visit Hampta Pass Trek

  • Manas
    April 15, 2015

    Hi! Does your team offer a trek to Rupin?

    Reply
  • Adhiraj
    August 24, 2015

    Will you give a chance to 15 year old boy to summit STOK KANGRI ?

    Reply
    • Rohan Jain
      August 24, 2015

      Yes, as long as your doctor allows it and you’ll be required to fill a medical form.

  • Darsh
    September 28, 2015

    I am a beginner, never went for a trek. Did a few treks down south when I was in school in India but it was a part of the school trips.
    I am interested in doing a trek now, am over 20 years old. Which trek would your recommend me for the first time?

    Reply
  • Drishti Mrigwanj
    December 11, 2015

    Hey, can you guys plz suggest me any easy trek for December to January?

    Reply
    • Rohan Jain
      December 13, 2015

      Hey Drishti,

      Have sent you the details on mail.

    • Rohan
      September 18, 2016

      Hi Rohan! I’m also a Rohan! Don’t spose you could also help me with some advice vis-a-vis easy (or easy-moderate) treks for December? I’ve spent a lot of time in India but never during winter, so I’m stuck for ideas.

      Many thanks in advance

      Rohan (rohan.miller84@gmail.com)

    • Rohan Jain
      September 21, 2016

      Hey Rohan,
      Have sent the deatil in your mail.

  • Ronni
    December 24, 2015

    Hi there,
    We are two guys looking for a fantastic trek in the Himalayas with a max duration of 4 days? We are going there from the mid of March 2016.
    We would like the combination of the beautiful green scenery and the fantastic mountains. We are in good shape and have trekked before but never in high altitude. We would like to avoid the arranged tours and go with a local guide if possible. Anything you can recommend?

    looking forward to hearing from you.

    Merry Christmas.

    Best,
    Ronni

    Reply
  • January 12, 2016

    Hey
    I am not a very experienced trekker, but managed to do Goechala trek (Till Viewpoint #1), just fine in October 2015.
    Next available time window is second half of March. I wish to take my trekking experience a bit ahead with another trek during March second half. I am looking at a trek with atleast heights as much as Goechala, but much more snow. So, basically I am looking at a winter trek with lots of walking on snow, view of extensive snow fields and campings amongst snow fields. Can you suggest/organize something?

    Reply
  • Sanket
    March 8, 2016

    Can you recommende best trek for mid april in uttrakhand or himachal? Thank you.

    Reply
  • Arun Chettiar
    March 11, 2016

    I’m planning for a roopkund trek in June … It’s my first Himalayan treak … Is it fine to book roopkund or should I go for easy one first ??

    Reply
  • Arun Chettiar
    March 11, 2016

    I’m planning for a roopkund trek in June . It’s my first Himalayan treak . Is it fine to book roopkund or should I go for easy one first ??

    Reply
    • Rohan Jain
      March 11, 2016

      Hey Arun,

      We would recommend you to go for an easy trek first. Roopkund comes into the category of moderate to challenging trek.
      You can see our upcoming trek page to see other trek options.

  • Hanish
    March 24, 2016

    Hey folks..we are planning for a short n adventurous + scenic beauty treck where we can hangout n hv fun for a day n return on next day. Please suggest some place.

    Reply
    • Rohan Jain
      March 30, 2016

      Hey Hanish,

      You can have a look at our Nag Tibba trek

  • Soumik Sekhar Midder.
    April 12, 2016

    I think har-ki-Doon should also be included in this list .. S

    Reply
  • Rahul
    May 15, 2016

    Nice article.. Is it possible to do the
    hampta pass trek
    during Mid June? Or which is the best
    place to go with during Mid June?for short trek???

    Reply
  • Mahesh agarwal
    June 10, 2016

    i am interested to do Hampta Pass trek or Valley Of Flowers Trek in june . kindly tell if you have group for these treks .

    Reply
  • Swayam Patra
    June 10, 2016

    HI All,
    I am looking for a snow trek in September. Could anyone please guide me the best place to have a snow trek in September.
    Any information would be of great help

    Reply
  • Puja
    August 3, 2016

    Do we get to see snow in hampta pass trek in october.

    Reply
  • Ido
    September 11, 2016

    Hey and thanks for the very informative article!
    I was thinking of doing a trek in the first 2 weeks of October (I’m very experienced and fit).
    However – the internet is full of reports that in October the nights are very cold, and all guest-houses are closed.
    Is this correct?
    Do you think its possible to have a nice trek in October?

    Reply
  • Chirag
    October 16, 2016

    Can anyone tell me d best trek from Jan to mar..

    Reply

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