Best Treks in India

Best Treks in India

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Mar
2019

Best Treks in India

Posted By : Jai G/ 92 1

Best Treks in India 

India is a land of diversity with stunning landscape, you can trek through icy deserts of Ladakh and Lahaul Spiti or tropical rain forest. India has lot to offer to everyone as per their choice. It’s been extremely hard to list down best treks in India but as as one of the leading trekking companies in India we operates around 25 treks in Indian Himalayas, we will will limit the best treks in India to Himalayas only.

So now the question what it requires to be the best treks in India so according to me to be the best trek in India the trek should have great landscape every day, a big surprise in scenery, some thrilling moment to cherish and finally it should be accessible and not too difficult which makes it out of reach of an average trekker.

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

The Hampta Pass trek distance is around 32 kms and it is considered as one of the best treks in India for beginners. 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. Chandratal Lake is situated at an height of 4300 meters above sea level and this one kilometer long lake is famous among Bikers and Campers. Chandratal literally means moon lake and best time for hampta pass and Chandratal lake is from June to October.

 

USP of Hampta Pass Trek: Variety in Landscape, Stunning View of Indran Peak & Glacier

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 – Best Family Trek 

 

Valley of Flowers Trek - Best Treks in India for Family

Valley of flowers trek is around 50 km combined with an arduous trek to Hemkund Sahib . The Valley Of Flowers is a 11 kilometer 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 colors every fortnight. What makes Valley of Flowers as the best treks in India because it is suitable every age group due to the facilities available during the trek. One can travel from Govindghat to Ghangaria by various means there is Govindghat to Ghangaria Helicopter services available or else you can hire mules, palki or basket for kids. There are several dhabas available through out the trek route. If someone wants to plan this on their own they can do without carrying any trekking equipment.

USP of Valley of Flowers Trek: Best Family Trek or Best Trek for Kids

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 – The Mystery Lake 

Roopkund Trek best treks in india

Roopkund Trek is Banned by the Honorable Uttarakhand High Court but we are hopeful that ban will be soon removed and Roopkund Trek will be reopen soon. The Roopkund Trek is the best treks in India full of breathtaking meadows Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal 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. These mysteries and folk tales around Roopkund Trek more interesting. Roopkund Trek best time is from May to June and from September to October. Brahmtal Trek is an alternative winter trek options near Roopkund which is now famous among trekkers who want to enjoy snow in December.

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 –  The Flavors Of Ladakh 

Best Treks in India 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 5150 meters  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 India best treks

Chadar Trek Ladakh 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- the 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. Chadar Trek is used by locals of Zanskar Valley to reach Leh city as the route via Kargil get closed due to snow.

USP of Chadar Trek:  Only Frozen River Trek

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Max Altitude: 3890 m 

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Best Time: January and February

Nearest Town: Leh, Ladakh

6. Stok Kangri Trek – The 20,000 foot Peak 

 

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: Only Trekking Peak above 6000 meters

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. Goechala trek – The Jewel of North East India

Best Trek in North East India Goechala Trek

Goechala Trek is one of the best treks in India and it is the most beautiful trek of North East India. Goechala 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 Rhododendron to rocky terrain with breathtaking views of the mighty Kanchenjunga.

USP of Goechala Trek: Kanchenjunga Up Close Views

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 Bugyal Trek and 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. Dayara Bugyal is Best Treks in Uttarakhand and it is one of the largest meadow of Uttarakhand. Dayara Bugyal’s great views of Mr Draupdi Ka Danda, Black Peak, Bandarpoonch. If you want to make it longer trek then you can combine it with Dodital Trek.

Dayara Bugyal Trek best treks in Uttarakhand

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

Pindari Glacier Trek Best treks in india

The Pindari Glacier trek is in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand and it is one of the oldest trek 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 

Best Treks in India Kuari Pass Trek

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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    Delhitrekker
    March 24, 2019

    I have done 3 of them Valley of Flowers, Hampta Pass, Kashmir Great Lakes and I must say my best trek in India is Kashmir Great Lakes Trek. This trek is superb thanks to Renok Team it was wonderful experience

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