India, especially the Himalayas are very popular among the trekking enthusiasts. Those who want to conquer mountains and cross frozen valleys always prefer India because of some easy yet mesmerizing treks routes. So if you are a newbie then fret not, here we have compiled a list of 11 best places in India where you can make the most out if your hobby. Let’s explore these breath-taking places.
1.Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
A must go place. It has got everything going for it. Deep virgin forests, gurgling brooks, breath-taking campsites, miles of undulating meadows, snow and ice and the taste of great adventures as you climb from 8,000 ft to 16,000.
2.Rajmachi Trek, Maharashtra
Ask any regular trekker to draw up a list of some of the popular destinations for trekking in Maharashtra and Rajmachi will be one of the best places. It is one of the best tourist spots. It has exotic natural spots. Rajmachi can be reached via the town of Lonavala along the Khandala plateau.
3.Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
It is no less than a world of fairy tale. Truly, nature lovers paradise. A trek to Valley of Flowers greets with an array of colorful blossoms and a charming network of streams lacing dewy meadows. It indeed comes alive when the snow melts. It is a difficult trek of about 3700 mts.
4.Chadar Lake, Ladakh
The best place to experience the most adventurous and thrilling trek in India. Performed on the frozen river. In the local language “chadar” means layer- indicating the layer of ice that covers the river. It provides an opportunity for walking over 100 kms on ice sheets to cross it.
5.Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
Hampta Pass connects the Kullu Valley to Lahaul Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Mountain lovers it is one of the delightful places to trek. The best time to hit the tracks is during the months of May, June, July, September and October.
6.Great Lakes Trek, Jammu and Kashmir
Do you wish to experience the beauty of Kashmir in its full magnificence? Walk through
never ending green meadows to lakes in shades of blue. Over 8 days you encounter seven high altitude lakes. But don’t let the beauty fool you, this trek requires a good amount of preparation. It is a moderate to difficult trek.
7.Kheerganga Trek, Himachal Pradesh
Kheerganga is a hidden gem, Very few people know about this place, its beauty lies in being untouched. The Trek has lots of interesting spots en route to a Shiv Temple, Rudra Naag Waterfall and lots of interesting rock formations. The 14 km stretch provides an excellent opportunity for clicking pictures.
8.Gokarna Trek, Karnataka
What can be better than trekking next to the beach, rock climbing on the rocks semi-submerged in water and hearing water speaking to you? Wow sounds amazing. Isn’t it? Along with 16 km trek, you also get to see the breath-taking view of sunrise and sunset.
9.Kudremukh Trek, Karnataka
Kudremukh, the pride of Western Ghats, is one if the most beautiful treks of South India. It is also the name of a small hill station cum mining town situated near the mountain, about 48 kilometers from Karkala and around 20 kilometers from Kalasa. It is a 40-minute drive through slush, so you should go by jeep.
10.Goechala Trek, Sikkim
Utterly different from the rest of the treks in India. You get to trek to the lap of the mighty Kanchenchunga. So close that trekkers often stretch their hands out as if in a daze to touch this magnificent mountain. Perfect for those searching for a blend of adventure and beauty.
11.Sandakphu Trek, West Bengal
Located at an altitude of 11,941ft in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Sandakphu is popularly known as a ‘Trekkers Wonderland.’ A six day long trip provides you with an opportunity to see four of the five highest peaks in the world including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and Lhotse, along with Three Sisters and many other peaks of Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan in one single stretch of snow. Yes, this is what you get to see when you stand on the grounds of Sandakphu.
Choose the best one according to your taste and enjoy!