Best 10 Treks in India

Jai Govind Meena 21 April 2014 1 comment

These 10 classic 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 (10 Best Treks In India )

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Hampta-Pass-trek-10-best-treks-in-India

The Hampta Pass trek is around 35 kms.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 Chandrataal which adds to its charm.

Max Altitude: 4400 m

Duration in Days: 4 to 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: June to Mid November

2. Valley Of Flowers Trek – Stairway To Heaven (10 Best Treks In India )

Valley-of-flowers-trek in the Uttarakhand Himalayas

Valley-of-flowers-trek in the Uttarakhand Himalayas

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.

Max Altitude: 3900 m

Duration in Days: 4 to 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: July to Mid September

3. Roopkund Trek –Mystery Lake (10 Best Treks In India )

The Roopkund trek is 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 ;-) .

Max Altitude: 5030 m

Duration in Days: 7 to 9 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Time: May to October

4. Markha Valley Trek – A Flavour Of Ladakh (10 Best Treks In India )

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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 5150m  high Kongmaru La pass.

Max Altitude: 5150 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Best Time: Mid June to October

5. Chadar trek – The Frozen river trek (10 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 in unique from the terrain- a frozen river, frozen waterfalls and as well as the adventure gear you use.

Max Altitude: 3890 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Best Time: January to March

6. Stok Kangri – A 20,000 foot Peak within reach (10 Best Treks In India )

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Stok-Kangri-Trek

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.

Max Altitude: 6153 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Best Time: June to October

7. Goecha La trek – A specular view of the 3rd highest peak in the world (10 Best Treks In India )

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Goecha-La-Trek—Sleeping-Buddha

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.

Max Altitude: 4950 m

Duration in Days: 10 to 15 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Time: June to October

8. Dayara Dodital Trek – a Bird watchers Paradise (10 Best Treks In India )

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Dayara-Dodital-trek

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.

Max Altitude: 3890 m

Duration in Days: 7 to 8 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: June to October

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

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Pindari-Glacier-Trek–trekking-in-the-himalayas

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.

Max Altitude: 3990 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Time: May to October

10. Kuari Pass Trek – History Revisited (10 Best Treks In India )

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Kuari-pass-Trek-Chaukhamba-

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.

Max Altitude: 4500 m

Duration in Days: 9 to 12 days

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Best Time: May to October

Jai Govind Meena

Jai Govind Meena

Jai caught the adventure bug after a rappelling demonstration by mountaineers in his school. He did his MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi and after slogging it out for seven years in the corporate sector he did the Basic Mountaineering Course(BMC) from HMI Darjeeling after which he spent a year traveling across India to some of the most remote parts of the country. While travelling he came to the realization that there was an authentic adventure experience that people were missing out on. This led to the founding of Renok Adventures.

One Comment For This Post

  1. Tanmay Sharma Tanmay Sharma Says:

    India is a lovely country blessed with natural beauty. It would be pleasure to visit and see all those lovely places.Good article!!

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