Best Himalayan Treks to do in India

Best Himalayan Treks to do in India

Trekking in India has become one of the most popular adventurous activities. There are many trekking spots in the Himalayas and people from all over the world come for trekking. Check out some of the best Himalayan treks that can be done in India

Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek, Uttarakhand

Duration: 3-6 days

Level: Easy-moderate

Highest point: 3,675m

Starting point: Sari, it is 7-8 hrs from Rishikesh

Chopta Chandrashila trek offers the most beautiful views of the Himalayas. On the left, there is the Gangotri range of peaks, Mt. Thalay Sagar, the Kedarnath and Kedar dome, Mandani Parbat, and Janhukut. On the right are the Gauri Parbat, Hathi Parbat, and Dunagiri and the right in front is Nanda devi. Every season brings a different flavour to this landscape. But the winters are spellbinding. In December, you will get to see Rhododendron trees blushing with blooms. People who enjoy birdwatching this palace are a blessing for them. you may spot the beautiful Himalayan monal. At Baniya Kund, you may get a chance to camp on snow-covered expanses.

Sandakphu Phalut, West Bengal

Duration: 6-9 days

Level: moderate

Highest point: 3,642m

Starting point: Shrikhola

The Sandakphu Phalut trek takes you to Singali Ridge, which is the border of India and Nepal. It offers views of some of the most famous peaks that tower above 8,000m. Including Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu. Besides the Kanchenjunga, you can get a view of peaks famously called The Sleeping Buddha, due to its shape. You can do the Sandakphu Phalut trek for eight months of the year, except May to August. 

Kuari Pass Trek, Uttarakhand

Duration: 6-9 days

Level: moderate

Highest point: 3,395,

Starting point:  Rishikesh

The pass offers some of the most breathtaking and mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. They range from Trishul in the east to the peaks of Kedarnath, Chaukhambha, Nilkantha, Kamet, Nanda Devi, and Dronagiri as you move towards the south. The pass is accessible for only 10 months in the year, Except for July and August, it’s a great option for a winter trek. The trek will take you to a campsite in India’s little Switzerland- Auli. 

Triund Trek, Himachal Pradesh

Duration: 2 days

Level: Easy

Highest point: 2,827m

Starting point: Dharamkot

The Triund trek is a perfect short weekend getaway in the Himalayas. Summers usually are the busiest months. So if you are trying to escape the crowds and enjoy stargazing. A good time to visit this place is October- December. It can be completed in 4-6 hours but the camping at night is to really enjoy the views of Kangra Valley and the Dhauladhar range. The trek is short and it is steep. But every now and then, you will be able to catch your breath during easy, flat treks through Rhododendron, Pine, and coniferous forests. The highlight of the trek is beautiful sunsets that paint Himachal skies and the starry nights.

Hampta Pass Trek

With high and dark pine forests, glacier valleys, river-side camping and much more, the Hampta Pass trek is a complete package. The routes include 40+ sharp bends with a beautiful view of Kullu and Manali valley. It is followed by a short walk through the pine forests. The view and the sound of rivers fill the air which runs vertically beside the rocks. The walk toward Hampta is a quite challenging ascent, through boulders and cold weather followed by river crossing which will literally put your motivation to the test. But the panoramic view of waterfalls and colour-changing mountains during the sunrise keeps your motivation undamaged.

ALTITUDE: 4,270m 

DIFFICULTY: Easy-Moderate

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Mid of June- Mid of Oct

Chanderkhani Pass Trek 

This trek will give you a closer look at the Himalayas. Taking through the serene village of Malana, the Chanderkhani pass is one of the best treks in the Himalayas. The trek is located in the heart of Kullu, and the trek offers one of the tranquil treks and routes on your way.

ALTITUDE: 12,010ft.

DIFFICULTY: easy-moderate

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Mid of June – Early October

Prashar Lake Trek

Surrounded by the Dhauladhar range on all sides, Prashar lake is a little spot in the district of Kullu, which serves as the best Himalayan treks. The small blue-water lake, its location is what makes all the difference. The whole view is not less than magic, especially in winters

ALTITUDE: 9,000 ft.

DIFFICULTY: moderate 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: December – Mid of March

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