The Himalayas are like a Pandora’s Box, the more you explore, the more there is to discover! Most believe that they have to make time and spend a lot of money. They couldn’t be further from the truth. Here is a list of 14 Himalayan treks that you can take under 10K. Make plans, grab every warm clothing and trekking shoes you have and just get going!
Trudge the meadows of DayaraBugyal
Picture this, a lush meadow interrupted only by a gushing stream and you walking on its shores. A very ‘Lord of The Rings’ kind of analogy isn’t it? This is precisely what trekking in the meadows of DayaraBugyal will offer you.
Holding the beautiful title of being the nation’s most picturesque high altitude meadow, the DayaraBugyal is perched at a height of almost 12,00ft in the blessed region of Uttarakhand. Sprawling over 28sq.km; the paddock offers views of incredible views of the Himalayas as long as the eyes can see.
From the beautiful to the spooky, unravel the mysteries of the Roopkund Lake
Famous for the story of skeletons that surround the water body, Roopkund Lake trek is not for the faint hearted. While the approach trail is relatively simple, it is the skeletons that spook every eye who sees them.
While they are visible only few months of the year, the story of their origins has attracted curious travelers, trekkers and scientists too! Lying in the lap of Mt. Trishul, this lake is just as beautiful even without the eerie skeletons!
Open a window of vistas at the Kuari Pass Trek
Kuari, which literally means doorway, is indeed one of the best vantage points to view the surrounding peaks of the Himalayas. Walking on a trail blazed by Lord Curzon, and the explorers like Shipton and Tilman, the trek is indeed a blessing from where you can view the surrounding peaks of Dunagari, Chaukhamba and Nanda Devi peaks.
The snow covered peaks providing a perfect scenery to enjoy the pleasures of this trail, the journey is further enhanced by beautiful campsites that dot the way. Trekking in Uttarkhand is incomplete without a trek to Kuari Pass!
Trek through the epitome of beauty ‘Valley Of Flowers’
Anybody who wants to take the experience of looking at the best landscapes in Northern India, must trek to the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand. A walk through the valley exposes you to over 300 varieties of flora and fauna all of which are pervasive through this region.
A UNESCO, world heritage site trekking in Uttarakhand is all that this valley embodies! Sprawling over 88 Acres, the valley stands at a height of 5,696m.
Take a circular sojourn around the Himalayan peaks with Tosh Valley
One of the rare treks that take you around a circular path through the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh is the Tosh Valley Trek. Crossing the stunning spectacles of Tosh River and Malana Glaciers, the trek takes you around the Pin Parvati Pass, Manikaran, Buddhaban and Barsheni all of them more beautiful than the last.
Whether you choose the challenging Animal Pass or cross over to the path that leads you over the Tosh glacier, beauty of the region manages to stun you ceaselessly.
Package: Beauty cannot be measured, but it won’t cost you anything more than 9,900 INR.
Have the exhilarating experience of a lifetime crossing over Hampta Pass
Connecting the untouched paradises of Lahaul and Spiti, Hampta Pass is one of the most favored destinations for trekking in India. The exquisite valley of Himachal lends a comforting embrace to this beautiful destination that is like a painted picture.
Lending exotic beauty to the gorgeousness of the pass is the Chandra Taal, a crescent moon shaped water body that sparkles like the moon itself!
Package: Easily surmountable, a trek to this awe-inspiring destination won’t hurt your pockets at just about 9,000 -9,800 INR!
Witness heavenly beauty at Har Ki Dun
Rich with folklore, a trek to Har Ki Dun is as beautiful as the proverbial ‘Stairway to Heaven’ itself. Cradled in the Garhwal Himalayas, the region is blessed with splendor that is unsurpassed! Like all treks in the Himalayas, it passes through lush alpine forests and is shadowed by the beautiful silvery peaks.
So beautiful is this path that you almost imagine a fairyland to emerge out of the thin air! All this at just under 9,000 INR, seems like a fairy tale too, doesn’t it? But this is the one that you can believe.
Package: 8 Days/7 Nights Trek To Har Ki Dun
The mellifluous paths of Malana
A democratic town that has a governing procedure of its own, Malana has attracted many curious travelers within its closely guarded walls. A step inside and you will feel like you have landed in a land that is so unreal that it can only exist in storybooks. The locals believe that the village is looked over by the spirit of a local God, called Jamlu.
A close knit community of houses and residents, the villagers are cordial towards tourists but do not welcome their intrusion! In the shadow of the Chanderkhani Pass lies this mysterious village that will pique your curiosity like no other.
Be blessed in the waters of Beas Kund
Believed to be the lake where Rishi Vyas once took a refreshing dips, Beas Kund has been sanctified by legends, stories and folklore that you are surrounded by as soon as you reach this Kund (lake) in the pleasing valleys of Kullu.
Embarking on a trail that is beautified by grassy paddocks and snow-capped peaks, a trek to the Beas Kund is simply an unreal experience!
Package: Thinking of getting away from the city life? This trek is ideal for you at just INR 8,600!
Bask in the beauty of Bhrigu Lake
Himachal Pradesh, or the land that is the abode of snow, is a paradise for trekkers and adventure seekers alike. Bounding some of the most amazing trekking landscapes around the world, trekking in Himachal is an experience that every adventurist dreams of!
One such trekking destination is the Bhrigu Lake, which is an incredible destination that is rumored to never freeze even in subzero temperatures. Embarking on trail from the towns of Gulaba, the path will take you through Rohtang Pass, also called the pass of souls! Don’t be spooked, the trek is nothing but beauty itself!
Soak in the glorious lights of the Kedarkantha
Undoubtedly one of the best destinations for trekking in the Himalayas, Kedarkantha Trek offers up the best of adventures at just about 8,200 INR. Famous amongst all treks in Himachal Pradesh, the route to Kedarkantha winds up through cozy villages, endless meadows and stunning landscapes of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. The experience of summiting the 3,850m tall peak is sure to stay with you, lifelong.
Wind your way through the meandering paths of Nag Tibba
One of the most beautiful destinations for trekking in Uttarakhand, Nag Tibba is so called as it is believed to be the abode of the ‘Snake God’. The historical significance of this destination rests in the fact that it is believed to be one of the starting points to the discovery of the Himalayas.
Experience the true beauty of raw nature as you make your way through the winding pathways passing through forests between Banderpoonch and Swargarohini Ranges. Very few treks in the Himalayas can boast of the experience that staying in the valleys of Nag Tibba offers you! Costing you just about 6 Grand, the trek is a steal for the price that it commands.
Experience the charms of Chanderkhani Pass
Originating in the picture perfect valleys of Kullu and Manali, the trail that leads to Chanderkhani Pass boasts of a multitude of views and vantage points that are unimaginably beautiful!
DeoTibba, PirPanjal Ranges and Parvati Peaks look over the trail in benevolence as you conquer one milestone after another. The thick forests of Firs and Oaks make up for a shaded trail that is as beautiful as it is adventurous! So, when are you leaving?
Trek through the silvery sheets of Bagini glacier
The ravishing landscapes of Bagini glacier will undoubtedly keep you in their captivating embrace one you undertake the trek to reach its origin. Every trail you cross has its own story to tell as it meanders through thick alpine forests.
Surrounded by icy peaks of the Himalayas that loom magnificently throughout the way it is truly a heaven for trekkers and adventures for their adrenaline fix! Located in the ‘Land of Gods’- Uttarakhand, the glacier towers at a height of 14,816ft and offers gorgeous views of the surrounding peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas.