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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
USP of Dodital Trek: As per mythology Dodital is the same lake where Ganpati ji got his elephant head
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
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.
Join us at Renok on the Goechala Trek through rhododendron forests to the snow-capped peaks and glaciers below the awesome summit of Kangchenjunga .
Goechala Trek – Great views of Mt Kanchenjunga
Goechala Trek gives you the best views of Kanchenjunga – the third highest mountain in the world, provides an inspiring backdrop for the Goechala Trek. Until the discovery of the height of Mt Everest in the 19th century, Kanchenjunga was considered to be the highest mountain in the world. Viewing its huge flanks rising high above the foothills, it is not hard to understand why, while the many 7000m peaks complete an impressive panorama.
Yet there are more than mountain views to whet the appetite of the seasoned trekker. The trails lead from steamy, subtropical forest with bamboo, luxuriant ferns and orchids to temperate forest bands with ancient oak and rhododendron trees before heading to the alpine meadows that afford uninterrupted views of the East Ridge of the mighty Kanchenjunga.
Trek Duration : 10 Days 9 Nights
Cost per Person: Rs 14500 + 4.5% per person (Ex NJP Including Transport)
Book Before 31st January 2017 Cost per Person: Rs 13500 + 4.5% per person (Ex NJP Including Transport)
GOECHALA TREK ITINERARY
Day 1 Goechala Trek :- NJP to Yuksom(5,800ft).
Day 2 Goechala Trek :- Yuksom (5,800 feet) to Sachen (7,200 feet).4 hours.
Day 4 Goechala Trek :- Tshoka(9,650 feet)- Dzongri(12,980 feet) via Phedang (12,050 feet). 5-6 hours
Day 5 Goechala Trek :- Dzongri(12980ft) to Dzongri top and back.
Day 6 Goechala Trek :- Dzongri to Lamuney via Kockchurang(12096ft).6-7 hours.
Day 7 Goechala Trek :- Lamuney(13,693ft) to Goechala(16,000ft) and back to Kockchurang.10 hours.
Day 8 Goechala Trek :- Kokchurang to Tshoka via Phedang. 6-7 hours.
Day 9 Goechala Trek :- Tshoka to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen. 6 hours.
Day 10 Goechala Trek :- Drive back to NJP.
What’s Included :-
Accommodation (Camping & Guest House Stay in Yuksom)
Meals while on trek (Veg)
First aid medical kits
Qualified and experienced Trek Guide and support staff.
Transport from NJP and return (as per Goechala Trek itinerary)
What’s Excluded :-
Permit Fee for foreigners.
Meals during transit or in Yuksom.
Mineral Water or Soft drinks.
Any tips or gratuity paid.
Anything which is not a part of our inclusions.
Batch 1: 15th April 2017 – 24th April 2017 Batch 2: 29th April 2017 – 8th May 2017 Batch 3: 13th May 2017 – 22nd May 2017 Batch 4: 27th May 2017 – 5th June 2017 Batch 5: 10th June 2017 – 19th June 2017 Batch 6: 24th June 2017 -3rd July 2017 Batch 7: 2nd September 2017 -11th September 2017 Batch 8: 16th September 2017 – 25th September 2017 Batch 9: 7th October 2017 – 16th October 2017 Batch 10: 21st October 2017 – 30th October 2017 Batch 11: 4th November 2017 – 13th November 2017
DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: New Jalpaiguri railway station to Yuksom
New Jalpaiguri Railway Station(NJP) is located in the Jalpaiguri District which is considered to be the Gateway to the Northeast. All major cities and towns are connected to NJP via the Indian Railways. The closet airport is Bagdogra Airport which is about 16km from NJP. From NJP we take a taxi to Yuksom in Sikkim. This journey will take us approximately 6 hrs. Yuksom is a beautiful town in West Sikkim which was once the capital of Sikkim. Overnight stay in Yuksom
Day 2: Yuksom(5800 feet) to Sachen (7250feet). 4 hours
This is the first day of the trek. After walking across open fields we enter the beautiful valley of the Rathong river. En route appreciate ancient Oak, Conifer and Bamboo forests and the luxuriant ferns and delicate orchids that line the trail . Yuksom (1760m) marks the entrance to the Kanchenjunga National Park. Just after leaving the village you can see Baktim on a ridge high above the confluence of the Rathong and Prek Rivers, which will give you an idea of how to pace yourself for the day. Sachen is located at about 7200 feet above sea level. At Sachen we will find a lot of Log huts were we will spend the night.
Day 3 :- Sachen (7,200 feet) – Tshoka (9,650 feet). 3 ½ – 4 hours
The trek from Sachen to Tshoka involves quite considerable attitude gain. We continue walking until we reach the bridge over the river,Perk. Prayer flags in the distance are an indication of the start of the Goechala trail. We trek through Oak and later Rhododendron forests. On the way we pass through Bakhim. Bakhim has a forest rest house and a tea and snack stall. We can stop and rest for a while and enjoy the view of the Yuksom Valley. From Bakhim, Tshoka, is about an hour. From a distance you will see a trekkers hut on a plateau.This is Tshoka. Overnight stay in Tshoka.
Day 4 :- Tshoka(9,650 feet)- Dzongri(12,980 feet) via Phedang(12,050 feet). 5-6 hours
On the fourth day we have a steep climb. You will be surrounded by Rhododendron forests all around. After about half an hour in to the trek the trail changes to a well laid out path with wooden logs. In some time we reach Phedang. At 12,000 feet and a source of water nearly Phedang is a perfect place to stop for lunch. We then continue for Dzongri. Through this leg of the trek you will be reaching over 13,000 feet, so headaches are not uncommon due to the thin air. In about 6 -7 hrs we reach Dzongri. Overnight stay at Dzongri.
Day 5 :- Dzongri (12980ft) to Dzongri top(13681ft) and back.
Today we start a steep ascend to Dzongri top which will take up about an hour. This is the highest point on the trek from where we will get a 180 degree panoramic view of the Kanchenchunja range. If we start early at 4am we can reach the top just in time for the sunrise. Experience how the golden rays of the sun interact with this magnificent mountain range. After enjoying this spectacular view we retrace our steps to Dzongri.
Day 6 :- Dzongri(12980ft) to Lamuney(13,692ft) via Kockchurang(12096ft).6-7 hours.
Beyond Dzongri, the peak of Pandim looms above the Prek Valley. Below the mountain peaks are countless hanging glaciers and snowfields that define the upper reaches of this impressive alpine valley and the route to the GoechaLa, providing a taste of the days to follow. The hanging glaciers and moraine fields leave little doubt that you are in the midst of the high mountains while the alpine meadows are particularly attractive during May. From camp, head east from Dzongri to a series of cairns above the Prek Valley. From the ridge, a steep descent though rhododendron forest leads to the riverbed before heading up along the boulder-strewn riverbed to a bridge over the Prek River. The trail leads to the meadows at Thangsing(3930m). Overnight stay at Thangsing.
Day 7 :- Lamuney(13,693ft) to Goechala(16,000ft) and back to Kockchurang.10-12 hours.
The trek to the rarefied climes of the GoechaLa is rewarded with unrivaled views of the massive East Ridge of Kanchenjunga high above the Talung Glacier as well as views of the high ridges and peaks that enclose the upper Prek Valley. Looking north there is a vast mountain region yet to explore, but for now the GoechaLa is as far as you are permitted to go. The pass is often shrouded in mist and cloud not long after sunrise, so an early start is necessary.
The trail heads along the far side of the lake and through moraine before crossing a sandy section alongside the Onglakhing Glacier. From here, you can see the pass at the head of the valley. However, the trek through the lateral moraine is tiring – more so if there has been a recent snowfall.The Goecha La is marked with fluttering, colourful prayer flags, framing the peak of Kanchenjunga.
Lead the same trek towards Lamuney and then move forwards to reach the destination for the day- Kockchurang. You can choose to set up your tent near the bank of the river or you can also reside in the trekkers hut.
Day 8: Kokchurang to Tshoka via Phedang. 6-7 hours
From Kockchurang we trek back to Tshoka via Phedang the way we came. It is going to be downhill walk only but you will be tired and happy at the same time as you have been to Goechala.
Day 9: Tshoka to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen. 6 hours.
We retrace our steps back to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen and reach Yuksom our base camp for Goechala Trek Trek. Next day we take a cab back to NJP.
Day10 . Back to NJP We drive back from Yuksom to NJP.