Looking for something adventurous? Or maybe you want to give your monotonous life a break. Hey. I think I know what you need to do then? TREKKING is the only best way where you can explore the natural beauty of your country and is the best source of spiritual guidance. You don’t just get a chance to walk through the icy deserts and tropical rainforests, experience the height and beauty of Indian Himalayas, a deep insight into enchanting flora and fauna and much more.
When you spend days with just the basics, more time with the locals, fight against your gut-wrenching struggles like vertigo or paranoia, aches, and pain you’re going to learn these two things for sure. How you are without your fanciest meals and luxuries, and it’s not always about earning money and be first in the rat race.
I and my routeprints team visited all this places and here we come with all our experiences. So, if you’re planning to give this adventure a shot, here’s your list of best 6 treks in India.
Want to go on an offbeat trek route? I would suggest Chadar Trek in Zanskar region of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and be in the lap of snowy mountains and peaks. The trek is undoubtedly worth spending your time and money and will provide you with a whole new experience of frozen rivers, waterfalls, the panorama, unusual campsites, sledges, and most importantly the ever-changing Chadar. And once you spend overnight in the camps, I am sure you’re not going to leave the place soon.
Chadar is one of the magnificent treks and can be challenging at the same time. The best time to pay a visit to the trek is in between January and February and the temperature can even fall to -30 to -35 degrees. This trek is 105 km long and if you’re an average trekker, it will take about 7 days to complete the trek. All in all, the trek is something that one should pay a visit to at least once in their life.
I always had this hidden love for Uttarakhand, so it became quite obvious adding Brahamtal Trek in the list. Brahamtal in Chamoli district in Gharwal Himalayas is something that offers the best panoramic view of mind-blowing peaks such as Trishul, Mrugathani, and Nandaghunti. The best part about the trek is that it passes through an eye-catching landscape of rhododendron, snow-capped meadows, and oak forest.
You’ll also get a chance to visit the very famous Roopkund Lake and also don’t miss out the adventurous spots such as snow-covered forests, captivating mountain views, glacier frozen lake, and thrilling climb. Are you going on a trek for the first time? Well, this one can be a good start because the trek is moderately challenging. So, if you want to make the best of your vacations just go for it. Oh! Did I mention that the trek is considered heaven for nature and photography lovers?
Pin Parvati Pass Trek
Here comes one of the tough treks where you need to walk over the glaciers in the Kullu’s Parvati Valley and Spiti’s Pin Valley. As this is a dangerous trek, we trapped in some place. So I advise you to take some basic essentials like hiking knife( things you should know before purchasing a hiking knife ), rope, first Aid etc. The trek starts from Manikaran and passes through various villages, spectacular mountains, wonderful lakes, and amazing meadows.
As soon as you trek upstream of Parvati River, you’ll come across the glaciers and before you reach the Spiti valley, you need to travel through the Pin Parvati Pass that is the highest point of the trek. If you’re planning to explore the Spiti Valley and its monasteries, the best time to visit the trek is mid-June to mid-October and it is going to take a really long time i.e. 18 days.
Yet another trek that is in my favorite state Uttarakhand. The winter trek starts at Sankri Village, which is about 200 km from Dehradun and passes through the outlying forests covered with pine, rhododendron, and maple trees. And its outstanding landscape and snow-covered surroundings makes it your best choice for winter trekking.
The best time to visit this terrific trek is from December to April because of its prettiest campsites and amazingly wide clearings in the forest. I would love to suggest this 5-day trek to all those adventurers who love high mountains and snow, and beginners are welcome with open arms. The trek is 23 km long and 12,500 ft high and you’ll be getting a chance to see some impressive peaks like Bandarpoonch, Black Peak, and Swargarohini.
Markha Valley Trek
If it is about peace, tranquility, and the ancient culture that attracts you the most then Markha Valley, Ladakh is the place for you. The trek will let you experience the incredible scenery of surreal rock formations, snowy mountains, timeless villages, and most amazing Buddhist gompass.
This “Tea House Trek” has most interesting parachute tents accommodations at most of the villages that en route to the highest peak of the trek Kang Yatze Peak (21,000 ft) with the fascinating views of Karakorum and K2. The route allows you to pass through the Hennis National Park, Ganda La, and Kongmaru that are considered the most promising attractions one get to see while the Markha Valley Trek. This one is the most alluring region in Ladakh with the support of pure greenery and streams will add to your most captivating experiences of the trek.
Kanchenjunga lies on the far beautiful east side of Nepal near the border of Sikkim. It is a tiny state in the tremendously large bed of Himalayan in the north eastern part of India. Its elevation is of 8586 meters which ranks 3rd highest mountain in the world.
If love to live a life full of adventures then Kanchenjunga trek can be the most unforgettable adventure into the heart of Himalayas. Trekking does not get any better than this. There is an immense view at the north wall of Kanchenjunga which is known as pangpema with elevation up to 5040 meters which is also known as the treasured site of Nepal. All the way on your trek you will be meeting local Tibetan refugees and their hospitality and gracious welcome will make you even more relaxed and happy as you walk through rippled farmlands, meadows and forests of pink barked rhododendrons.
Kanchenjunga is classed as a most demanding trek due to its remoteness and altitude. Believe me, you’re going to get ultimate relief from daily hectic lives in the beautiful arms of Himalayan.
You just need to take out your trekking bag, a good pair of shoes, great fitness (especially for the tough treks), and positive spirit. And it is done. You’re ready to experience the best part of your life.
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