Updated: Apr 7, 2020
The number of trekkers increases day by day as new suitable places for trekking are discovered regularly- mostly untouched, unheard of remote locations where adventure becomes synonymous with the place names. Trekking in India does not require any official introduction since there are zillions of people do trekking every other day in India, regardless of time. The unique geographical features of India help trekking grow from height to height.
From Kanyakumari district to Kashmir, every bit of the country possesses some of the great altitudes that can be conquered if you have the real interest and willpower. Heights have been altered from 2000 feet to 20000 feet with tough trekking trails throughout. There are winter special treks, summer treks, monsoon treks, autumn treks and all year treks with plenty of surprises waiting at each turn and curve. The Western Ghats, the Eastern Ghats, the Sahyadris and the Himalayas etc are the major ranges at several locations with hundreds of trekking points within them. All of them equally presents the best adventurous moments to each trekker. Boulder filled pathways, the continuous steeps, the forested areas, the beautiful waterfalls, the impressive greenery on the meadows, the glaciers, the rocky structures, the narrow gorges, the high passes and the mesmerizing mountains are the famous ingredients of almost all treks. The altitudes which are the host for trekkers are promised to keep their guests thrilled and the sunrise or sunset views along with the magnificent views of the surrounding will co-operate with the summit. When we talk about the summits, the Himalayas in the North and the Western Ghats in the South get some priorities since the most number of trekking options are available at these ranges. From the popular Chadar trek to Everest Base Camp trek, every trekking expedition in the Himalayas is a lifetime remembering experience. Simultaneously, in the Western Ghats, there are the verdant green forests and grasslands at Coorg and Chikmagalur and in Wayanad. In the Sahyadris and in the North East part of India too, there are several trekking options in the form of historical buildings, ruins, mountains tops and much more. There will not be a status saying India is out of options for trekking. Search for your perfect fit and become an addict to the marvellous adventure activity that is trekking in India. So guys just pack your bags and head out for an adventure which will make your holiday special along with your loved ones.In India Visit : www.trexpert.org
Although the Indian Himalayas cannot quite compete with their Nepalese counterparts in terms of height, the fantastic trekking routes they offer are second to none. With their unique blend of nature and culture, Indian trekking routes are definitely worth the money and effort. Sprawled across five Indian states, the Indian Himalayas encompass a large area at the northern boundary of the country. In this article, we’ve enlisted the top 10 best treks in India to give you an overview of what options you have for trekking in India. These are the most popular guided treks in the Indian Himalayas based on the number of trekkers. Ultimately, the trek you end up choosing will be based on personal preferences more than anything else. The treks vary in terms of difficulty, duration, cultural elements, religions and, of course, remoteness. Depending upon these factors — and your budget — you can make an informed decision as to which trek would be suitable for you.
So, without further ado, here’s our list of top 10 best treks in India:
1. Chadar – The Frozen Zanskar River Trek
An excellent trek along the frozen Zanskar river with beautiful winter terrain and a firsthand glimpse of the ancient culture of Ladakh region, this is an exciting journey for experienced trekkers. Icy routes, bone-chilling winds, pristine nature, and the experience of a lifetime, that’s what this trek is all about.LOCATIONLeh LadakhMAXIMUM ALTITUDE3390 mDURATION9 daysDIFFICULTYLevel 3: Moderate to Level 4: DifficultREMOTENESSFairly RemoteBEST SEASONJanuary to February
2. Gangotri Gomukh trek
A journey in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, this trek takes you to the Gangotri glacier at Gomukh, the source of the Ganges. A true natural delight, the region features a large diversity of plants and animals, including rare blue mountain goats. The glacier is surrounded by beautiful mountains on all sides, a truly mesmerizing sight to behold.LOCATIONGarhwal Himalayas of UttarakhandMAXIMUM ALTITUDE4463 mDURATION12 daysDIFFICULTYLevel 3: ModerateREMOTENESSModerately RemoteBEST SEASONMay-June & August-Mid Oct
3. Ladakh – Markha Valley trek
Markha valley trek is a very popular trek in the Ladakh region. You’ll be walking in a variety of terrains including dry mountains, streams, and small villages with fields of wheat, barley and mustard. Housing several old Buddhist monasteries, the region is a repository of ancient Tibetan culture. A trek through this region will be etched in your memory for a lifetime.LOCATIONLadakhMAXIMUM ALTITUDE5150 mDURATION7 to 9 daysDIFFICULTYLevel 3: ModerateREMOTENESSFairly RemoteBEST SEASONMid-June to Mid-October
4. Kuari Tapovan trek
A journey through the enchantingly beautiful Garhwal region of India, this trek has you walking in the shadows of several 7000+ peaks. The region houses rare HImalayan fauna such as the snow leopard and the musk deer. The highlight of the trek is the Kuari pass at an altitude of 4264 m. The trek is quite easy, featuring a hands-on experience of the local Hindu culture. LOCATIONGarhwalMAXIMUM ALTITUDE4264 mDURATION6 daysDIFFICULTYLevel 2: EasyREMOTENESSNot RemoteBEST SEASONApril-June and September-November
5. Nanda Devi trek
Rising to an altitude of 7816 m, Nanda Devi is the highest peak in the Garhwal region of India. Sprawled across the lap of the mountain, the Nanda Devi national park, housing unique Himalayan flora and fauna, is a place of beauty in and of itself. You’ll be trekking along Himalayan foothills and several small rivers, streams and glaciers. The place is an epitome of pristine natural beauty, attracting thousands of photographers, trekkers and mystics every year. LOCATIONGarhwal HimalayasMAXIMUM ALTITUDE4150 mDURATION10 daysDIFFICULTYLevel 3: Moderate to Level 4: DifficultREMOTENESSModerately RemoteBEST SEASONMay-June and September-October
Goecha La, a trek in the heart of the beautiful Sikkim region, puts you face to face with Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak on the planet. Be it beautiful rhododendron forests, picturesque hill stations, or clear blue Himalayan lakes, this trek has it all. The trek is quite challenging, but when you view the majestic Himalayas from Dzongri, you’ll definitely find it worth the effort.LOCATIONSikkimMAXIMUM ALTITUDE4940 mDURATION10 daysDIFFICULTYLevel 4: DifficultREMOTENESSFairly RemoteBEST SEASONMid March to June and September to Mid November
7. Valley of Flowers
Located high in the Himalayas of Uttaranchal at an altitude of 3658 m, the valley of flowers is named quite appropriately: it is a huge valley blooming with more types of flowers than one can possibly count. It is a spectacular site surrounded by beautiful mountains on all sides. The valley floor is resplendent with flowers of all colours and the whole area has an intense, pleasant aroma. After an exciting trek in the Himalayan foothills, the valley of flowers feels like heaven on Earth. LOCATIONGarhwal HimalayasMAXIMUM ALTITUDE3658 mDURATION6 daysDIFFICULTYLevel 2: Easy to Level 3: ModerateREMOTENESSFairly Remote (No Accommodation)BEST SEASONJuly to September
Roopkund is a lake at an altitude of 5029 m, famous for the human skeletal remains found at its bottom. A journey to the remote Roopkund lake takes you through pristine forests with rivers gushing below you. The lush greenery, the numerous birds of several species, the surrounding Himalayan peaks, the flat plains, the Hindu temples, all serve to make the trek to Roopkund a memorable experience. LOCATIONUttarakhandMAXIMUM ALTITUDE5029 mDURATION8 daysDIFFICULTYLevel 3: ModerateREMOTENESSFairly RemoteBEST SEASONMid-May to mid-June and September to October
9. Hampta Pass Trek Himachal Pradesh is one of the most toured states in India. The state has beautiful pristine snow clad mountains which are a major source of tourist attraction. Tourists from all over the world come to this glorious, unpolluted and serene place to nurture their mind and soul and cherish an unfathomable nature's beauty. The word 'Hima' means snow in Sanskrit and hence the name Himachal Pradesh which means 'In the lap of Himalayas'. The mountains of the state are used for many adventure sports. One among them that is considerably being carried out here is trekking.
Region :- Himanchal
Duration :- 5 Days
Grade :- Easy To Moderate
Max Altitude :- 14,100 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 26 Kms.