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10 Best Treks In India – Renok Adventures

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10 Best Treks in India 

We at Renok Adventures Operate more than 25 Treks in Himalayas and here is the list of 10 Best Treks in India for anyone to start trekking in Himalayas.

These 10 classic best 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 

Hampta Pass Trek - Best and beautiful Trek in India

The Hampta Pass trek is around 35 kms and it is considered as one of the best treks in india for begineers.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 Chandratal which adds to its charm.

USP of Hampta Pass Trek: In 5 Days you get to see Green Valleys, High Altitude Pass, Barren Land of Spiti

Max Altitude: 4400 m

Duration in Days: 4 to 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: June to Mid November

Nearest Town: Manali

2. Valley Of Flowers Trek – Stairway To Heaven 

Best Trek in India

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. Valley of Flowers is the best treks in India for every age group due to the facilities available during the trek.

USP of Valley of Flowers Trek: Valley of Flowers can be done by any age group from 5 years to 70 Years

Max Altitude: 3900 m

Duration in Days: 4 to 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: July to Mid September

Nearest Town: Joshimath

3. Roopkund Trek –Mystery Lake 

Mt. Trishul

The Roopkund trek is the best treks in India 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 ;-).

USP of Roopkund Trek: Most Famous trek to Lake full of Human Skeletons 

Max Altitude: 5030 m

Duration in Days: 7 to 9 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Time: May to October

Nearest Town: Kathgodam

4. Markha Valley Trek – A Flavour Of Ladakh 

Markha Valley Trek - Best trek in India

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. It is the best treks in India and in Ladakh

USP of Markha Valley Trek: Trek can adjusted from 4 days to 8 days.

Max Altitude: 5150 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Best Time: Mid June to October

Nearest Town: Leh

5. Chadar trek – The Frozen river trek 

Chadar Trek - Frozen Fun best treks in india

 

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 is unique from the terrain- a frozen river, frozen waterfalls and as well as the adventure gear you use and these features make it the one of the best treks in India.

USP of Chadar Trek:  Only trek in India which gives you chance to walk over frozen river ..so it is called Frozen River Trek

Max Altitude: 3890 m
Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Best Time: January to March

Nearest Town: Leh, Ladakh

6. Stok Kangri Trek – A 20,000 foot Peak within reach 

Stok Kangri Trek - best treks in india

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. Sheer Altitude of Stok Kangri make it one of the best treks in India.

USP of Stok Kangri Trek: WooooHooo….6153 Meters and It’s a trekking peak 

Max Altitude: 6153 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Best Time: June to October

Nearest Town: Leh, Ladakh

7. Goecha La trek – A specular view of the 3rd highest peak in the world 

Sleeping Buddha - Goechala The best treks in india

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.

USP of Goechala Trek: See Kanchenjunga Up close as if you are touching it

Max Altitude: 4950 m

Duration in Days: 10 to 15 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Time: June to October

Nearest Town: Yuksom

8. Dayara Bugyal Trek – a Bird watchers Paradise 

 

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.

Best Treks in India - Dayara Bugyal Trek USP of Dodital Trek: As per mythology Dodital is the same lake where Ganpati ji got his elephant head

Max Altitude: 3890 m

Duration in Days: 7 to 8 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: June to October

Nearest Town: Uttarkashi

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

Mt. Changuch from Pindari Glacier Trek - 10 best treks in india

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.

USP of Pindari Glacier Trek: It’s surrounded by Changuch, Nanda Bhanar, Nanda Kot, Baljur, Panwali Dwar 

Max Altitude: 3990 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: May to October

Nearest Town: Kathgodam

10. Kuari Pass Trek – History Revisited 

Mt. Chaukhamba - 10 best treks in india

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.

USP of Kuari Pass Trek: 360 Degree views of Greater Himalayas. 

Max Altitude: 4500 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Best Time: May to October

Nearest Town: Joshimath

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48 Comments
  • PretentiousTrekker
    February 11, 2015

    Hi,
    I would like to know if you think its a good idea to do Kuari Pass in mid-April for beginner trekkers?
    Thanks.

    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 🙂

  • 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
  • Abhishek
    November 15, 2014

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

    Reply
  • DALRAJ SINGH
    October 5, 2014

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

    Reply
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