(Last Updated On: September 1, 2018)

Planning a trip is one of the most time consuming and confusing task. However, we entail this work for you by gifting you this amazing list of places you can visit on your next expedition. Most Beautiful and Picturesque Himalayan Treks is home to many of the world’s highest and difficult peaks, including the tallest one on the Earth, the Mount Everest.

Marvel at the unique and beautiful trekking destinations in the Himalayas and create a memory of a lifetime. Get Kindled by the natural views of some of the high altitude peaks and amazing hiking destinations. Gear up for an adventurous journey of your life, visit the most enchanting waterfalls and clear water bodies, walk on carpets of green spreads, blooming flowers or dried brown leaves in the alpine forests, refresh at beautiful abodes of nature and create a memory of a lifetime through these trekking destinations. As soon as you step into the Himalayan kingdom, get wonderstruck every time how boundlessly nature has gifted these terrains with sanctity resources along with never-ending inviting greens, the clean air full of oxygen, mineral-rich waters of bouldered peaks and wildflower carpet and a sense that sudden adrenaline passes through your guts!

Reel in the awesome wonderlands that are offered by our own country. Get astonishing views of meadows, grasslands, rivers, picturesque mountain peaks and what not?  Deck up the most prominent and glorious mountain peaks on your next trip to these Himalayan locations.

Here are some of the most beautiful and picturesque Himalayan treks:

1.     Chadar Trek

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As the name suggests, Chadar Trek is famous for its unusual trek in the winter months, over the Zanskar River in the region of Leh, Ladakh. This trek can be enjoyed in winters when the river has frozen. You can catch a glimpse of rocks beneath the ice while walking on this glorious path. The trek starts at the initial of frozen Zanskar, from a small village of Chilling. The path to be travelled is quite long, a distance of 105 km is to be covered in one way.

Max Elevation:
This trek has a maximum elevation of 11,123 ft. above the sea, and is advisable to be climbed by professionals or trekkers with high fitness levels.

Difficulty Level:
It is one of the most beautiful Himalayan treks situated in Leh, as you will be surrounded by white capped mountains of snow and chilling breeze. This trek is considered at an extreme level of difficulty to climb on.

Best Time/Season:
The best time to engage in a trekking experience on Chadar Trek is January to February when the temperature drops to about -30 and -40 degrees. Although February is taken as the most active month when the ice is in the most stable state.

Location:
Chadar trek is well connected to the Zanskar village of Ladakh. You will be expected to start from Chilling Sumdo.  The trek goes along the Tsarap River in the region of Nyereg, Lingshed and constitutes to Zanskar!

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2. Roopkund Trek

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Known as the ‘mystery lake’, one of the most beautiful Himalayan treks, sits on the lap of Massif of Trishul. Also called as Skeleton Lake Trek, as the trekker will come across lying skeletons on the sea bed or edge of the lake, known to be the remains of dead people from the 9th century. Roopkund trek is a glacial trek with amazing sites and beautiful meadows on the way. The layer of brown and white mountains provide an extreme pleasure to the eyes of the climber. Get magnificent views of Mount Trishul as you deck up the range.

Max Elevation:
Elevated at a height of 16,499 ft. above the sea, situated between two peaks, Trishul and Nanda Ghunti and is covered with ice for most of the months.

Difficulty Level:
It is a moderate to difficult level trek in Himalayan valleys, and you prefer not back out after you have started the trek. It requires a good amount of strength and stamina to climb up these mountains. If you are an avid trekker you must plan your next trek here! But, if you are a beginner, then you should avoid this place.

Best Time/Season:
This heart pounding activity can be done in the two spans. Summer trek can be done if you are an experienced person and want to go on a difficult trek. The place is covered with snow in the summer season and you cannot see the skeletons. Although, in months of August and September, the weather is much pleasant and you will be able to trek easily while treasuring the skeletons’ view and other notable things.

Location:
Roopkund Lake is placed in Nanda Devi National Park, in Himalayas, Uttarakhand. Start the trek at Lohajung or Chamoli district. If you want to have an encounter with the view from the Trishul, climb your way up the Junargali Ridge, 750 metres above the lake.

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3. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

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One of the most beautiful Himalayan Treks is the Kashmir ‘great Lakes trek, situated near the Kashmir Valley. Rejoice in the alpine high altitude lake trek. The 5 beautiful lakes on this trek which come one right after the other, makes it even more exciting. This wonderfully tiring trek will fill you with sweet experiences with its pristine beauty. Moreover, the snow clad mountains serve as a perfect treat to the eyes. Sometimes, you will witness soft cotton clouds meandering over the charming mountain peaks and wildflowers enlightening your way. Cross the Nichnai rivers and tunnels and pass through forests of Shekdar on your trek to Kashmir Lakes.

Max Elevation:
The maximum altitude of 13,750 Ft. above the sea and a total distance of 72 km are to be covered during this trek. This trek demands a high level of fitness and regular training in the gym.

Difficulty Level:
It is a moderately graded trek in India and this cannot be missed. It is one of the prettiest trekking destination in India. Anybody who is aged above 12 years is eligible and should be physically fit to climb this difficult trek.

Best Time/Season:
The best time to go trekking up the Kashmir great five lakes is between June and September. Get enchanting views of Vishansar Lake, Krishnasar Lake, Gadsar Lake, Gangabal Lake, Nund Kol Lake. July is supposed to be the month with maximum snowfall.

Location:
This Great five lake trek is situated in the region of central Kashmir Valley. It is 3 km from Sonamarg on the Srinagar road. From this point to Naranag there is no civilised area available, thus, plan your journey with all necessary items accordingly.

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4) Valley of Flowers Trek

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Popularly known for riots of colourful blooming flowers, especially blue Primula, this destination offers one of the most beautiful Himalayan Treks. Guarded by snow covered mountains on one side and the flower valley spreads on another side, this is a picturesque destination which lures you to plan your hiking trip to this valley. The high altitude enchanting lake, Hemkund which is 4300 m. lies in heavenly environs and the serene river glides through the middle of the two ranges.

Max Elevation:
This popular valley of flowers trek has the highest altitude of about 15,000 ft above sea level and is a colourful trail with delightful flowers to mesmerise over and sacred Hemkund Sahib to assemble blessings.

Difficulty Level:
This is an easy to moderate level trek which does not require any prior experience and which is suitable for all age groups, be it parents or children. This picturesque trip will encourage you for another trip to this heavenly location.

Best time/season:
July and August offer the best trekking experience as these are the monsoon months in the valley, therefore, you can witness umpteen amount of blooming colourful flowers in the valley of flowers trek.

Location:
This trek is located in the western region of Himalayas, in the state of Uttarakhand, located generally by tourists for trails filled with species of wild flowers such as Saxifraga, sediams, lilies, poppy, calendula, daisies, geranium, zinnia and petunia. Also, this is 20 km northwest of the Nanda Devi National Park which is another great tourist destination.

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5) Goecha La Trek

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Have you seen a Rs.100 note properly? Goecha La is the mountain range which has been highlighted on the currency note. Goecha La is another most beautiful Himalayan treks location, famous for its spectacular views of mountain peaks, especially the southwest side of Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak standing in the whole world, which could be seen from the top of Goecha La. Apart from this, you can enjoy a beguiling view of 14 other mountain peaks from Goecha La.

Max Elevation:
With a maximum elevation of 16200 ft. above sea level, Goecha La remains a top destination for an avid trekker on their trip to the Himalayas. This is covered with spreads of greens on the trail and is one of the most beautiful Himalayan treks to climb on in this region. Goecha La trek has a distance of 90 km which has to be covered in a period of few days, but it is expected to become easy to hike as once you get a grip.

Best Time/Season:
The best time to have an encounter with the reeling views of the various peaks will be when the air is clear and the visibility is enabled. This could be possible in the winter months of October and November. However, these months are months of crisp and cold breeze in India, which can flip the situation for a trekker. Also, early snowfall could block the final access to the scenic Goecha La peak. Although, undoubtedly these months still serves the best views and also jaw dropping sunset and sunrise prospects.

Location:
This is a difficult trekking location, where high altitude experienced and physically fit trekkers are advised to go. Located in the Sikkim region, this high mounted pass serves the great Himalayan range.

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6) Hampta Pass Trek

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Hampta Pass Trek located amidst the majestic Himalayas is one one of the most beautiful Himalayan treks. Embark this trek from the lush green valley of Kullu and finish at the intriguing wonderlands of Lahaul Valley. Hampta Pass got its name from the Sethan village which is above the pass. Marvel at the Incredible views of glacial valleys, thick pine forest during your trek. You will come across open meadows and adrenaline pumping waterways. Locate the semi barren lands near the site of Lahaul. None of the short treks provides with such sudden changes in the view like Hampta Pass trek does.

Max Elevation:
Plan a trek to this exciting pass, which has a maximum elevation of 14100 ft, above the sea and is truly a spectacular trekking destination.

Difficulty Level:
Hampta Pass trek is a truly intriguing tourists spot, but highly rocky and undulated. It is a moderately graded hiking location which is accessible to a person who is aged 15 years or above and is not a novice. Although, professional expertise is not necessary, average fitness and knowledge of grip is adequate.

Best time/season:
You can consider planning a trip to Hampta Pass anytime between June and September. June is the best month as you will encounter snow peaks, green spreads and pleasant temperature.

Location:
Located in Manali, this marvellous trekking destination attracts tourists all year round. To be precise, this lies in the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas, with blooming wild flowers and herbs on the way.

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7) Everest Base Camp

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One of the most amazing and picturesque hiking destination in the world, Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, serves you with aesthetic views of nature drawn by Mother Earth. Trekkers travel on the same path where the great Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay walked. This is the highest mountain trek in the world, leading you to  lives of Nepalese people in the Sherpa village and Dudh Kosi river Valley before finally ascending to the peak of Mount Pumori. This is fondly known for its view of Mount Everest that is the tallest mountain peak in the world, with an altitude of 8,848 m. Also, you will encounter the impressions of Lhotse which is 8,516 m, Makalu 8,481m,  Ama Dablam 6856 m and Cho Oyu 8,201m, the other four of world’s 10 highest peaks, from this most challenging Himalayan trek in Nepal.

Max Elevation:
Witness the dazzling sunrise and sunset over the Everest and other Himalayan Peaks, from the altitude of 5364 m at Everest Base Camp or 5545 m at Kala Patthar.

Difficulty Level:
This is considered a moderate to highly difficult trek in Himalayan treks.

Best Time/Season:
The best time to encounter the beauty of this trek is from March to May and from September to December. May is a hot month as it is just before the arrival of Monsoon. You can still hope for a little rain in this month. Also, in December, the temperature gets below zero degrees, therefore, it can become difficult to trek in one of the most beautiful Himalayan treks. However, days are still quite beautiful in winters and path is more clear as you will come across fewer trekkers.

Location:
You will be standing face to face with the world’s highest mountain, located in Nepal, India. This South Base Camp of Nepal can be reached by bus or taxi from Lukla Airport or Kathmandu Airport. This trek is used while trekking on the southeast ridge.

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8) Markha Valley Trek

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Ladakh is one of the cold and dry locations in India. The Markha Valley trek is one the most diverse treks in the Himalayan region. The Buddhist culture at Markha Valley makes it even more unique a site to trek on. It is important for a traveller to acclimatise with the surroundings before embarking the trekking journey, as the weather in Ladakh is different from the rest of the country. The Markha Valley trek is also known as the ‘tea house’ trek of the region. Be dazzled by the inviting views of Zanskar range and various rivers and meadows. This is a picturesque trekking location in the cold and dry, semi arid terrain of Ladakh. The trek includes passing through Gandala La (15748 ft) and Kongmaru La, (17,060 ft). Unravel the beauty of the mountains, monasteries, temples, museums, rivers and Leh. furthermore, rocking canyons and Tibetan prayer flags give this trek a unique touch.

Max Elevation:
This difficult trekking valley has an elevation of 1500 ft. and is an approximate 75 km long trail.

Difficulty Level:
The Markha valley trek is graded as a difficult trekking option in Ladakh.

Best Time/Season:
The Markha Valley could be visited in the months of May to early September. Markha Valley is chilling in the months of November to February, as the temperature reaches below minus 30 degrees. From early May, the weather is pretty warm, as this area receives abundant sunshine. Also, this is the monsoon season and thus it is the best season to be in Ladakh.

Location:
One of the most famous and challenging Himalayan treks is situated in the Ladakh region. Get influenced by the culture and tranquillity of this Buddhist kingdom in Ladakh. Witness the colourful prayer flags. Markha Valley trek passes through willow groves and alongside patches of wild roses. It enters inside the Hemis National Park and waist deep river crossings.

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9) Dayara Bugyal Trek

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The popular Dayara Bugyal means high altitude meadow, and undoubtedly is one of inviting high altitude meadow in the Himalayas. Get the picturesque view of the great Himalayan peaks standing in this bouldered trekking pass. It acquires the second position after Bedni Bugyal as a most beautiful meadow in India. Dayara Bugyal Trek is one the most beautiful Himalayan treks. It is a pleasurable 7 km trek where you can confront either lush green meadows or purity of white snow dunes on the very first day of the trek. The Dayara is believed to be having an abundance of grass and shepherds from nearby villages came to graze their flocks of cattle. Over the years, its popularity has reached explorers which turned this into a great tourist destination.

Max Elevation:
The popular meadow trek of Dayara Bugyal has a maximum elevation of 12000 ft. which offers tranquilizing views of Bhagirathi peaks and reflections of mountains in the clear streams below.

Difficulty Level:
This 6 days long trek is graded as an easy trek to climb on. This is a good trek with flower sprung meadows and sprawling grasslands. This trek is a perfect start for beginners.

Best time/season:
The best time for planning your trip to the Dayara Bugyal trek is from April to June. Also, it can be visited between September and October.

Location:
This amazing trek destination is located in Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand. Dayara Bugyal Meadow is situated in Uttarkashi district and is an aesthetic location for vivid trekkers.

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10) Malana Village Trek

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Famously known as Village of Taboos, Malana Village is situated at around 21 km from Kasol, excluding the trek. The Malana Village Trek is a 1 km trek from Malana Main Road to the Malana Valley. You will come across the popular Hippie Culture during your trek, as this village is widely popular for its hash production which is extracted from Cannabis plantation. Also, you will be able to witness the life of Israeli culture as the population has an influence in this region. It is one of the most beautiful Himalayan treks. Have an encounter with the secret life of Malana, where nature dances in all its beauty. The picturesque shades of green will make it an even memorable travel as you ascend towards the main village.  The enticing green hills and flowing rivers, with currents though, makes Malana a perfect getaway destination for a trekker.

Max Elevation:
The quaint and beautiful trek to Malana Village has an altitude of 9938 ft above sea level. Drench in the views of high altitude conifer forest, snow clad Dhauladhar range, the hilly village trail and the dreamy sound of Parvati river will make this trek an interesting journey. This engrossing trek is overlooked by Chandrakhani and Deo Tibba Pass.

Difficulty Level:
It is an easy to moderate level of trekking track.

Best time/season:
This village of Taboo has legal marijuana plantation and could be favourably visited from October to June. This place can be trekked between March and May as the temperature varies between 15 to 22 degrees and which is a good time for exploring this trek.

Location:
This ancient village is placed in Himachal Pradesh. It is at a close distance from Kasol and is well connected by Delhi and other major cities. Malana is side valley of Parvati with swishing sounds and pretty views. It is to the north east of Kullu Valley and thus easily accessible.

 

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11) Rupin Pass Trek

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Rupin Pass trek is a high altitude Himalayan Trek, with snowed peaks, provides scenic views at every corner and every turn you turn. The path is a difficult one, but the beauty of Rupin Pass will mesmerize you till the last step. Rupin Pass journey is a sheer extravaganza for any avid trekker. During your trek, you will be accompanied by gushing Rupin blue Waters, providing a pinch of peace. These water streams are calm at places and sprawling at others. As you make your way up the pass, feast your eyes with snow fields and a whiff of the local culture in Rupin Pass trek.

Max Elevation:
This pass has a maximum elevation of 15250 ft, above the sea and is mostly in the uninhabited region. The high altitude in not just the sole reason for its popularity among travellers, but the diversified number of sceneries and sudden variations in this trial also attracts many nature lovers.

Difficulty Level:
The Rupin Pass trekking path is considered a difficult one, which requires about 10 days to complete. What makes it even more difficult is the slippery mud and hard snow at some parts. It is not just about terrain but other factors which make it a taxing trek to walk on.

Best time/season:
The Rupin pass trek can be visited in the summer and winter months. From May to July, the temperature is pleasant for a lovely trek, meandering between 15-25 degrees. However, Winters are much cooler and September to October, the trek is accessible with the moderate temperature at daytime and freezing temperature at nights. A physically fit person can plan a trek.

Location:
Rupin pass trek has trails of carved wooden bridges and snowed rocks, situated in the Himalayan Mountain Range of Himachal Pradesh. Starting from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ending at Sangla in Himachal Pradesh.

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12) Bhrigu Lake Trek

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Named after Maharishi Bhrigu, this trekking location can be reached from the famous Vashishth Temple. The hiking trail of Bhrigu has steep narrow ways and big rocks of snow, which makes it difficult at times. Get pass through virgin forests and unconditional display of natural extravaganza and let yourself free in the horizons with soul-soothing paragliding activity of Kullu. Capture the beauty of Kullu and Solang Valley as you walk to the setting of  Roli Kholi. According to the saying, it is believed that for hundreds of years, Maharishi meditated on this lake site. Walk through the old mountain villages, along with apple orchards. It is one of the most inviting tourist destinations with clear holy waters.

Max Elevation:
Bhrigu Lake has a maximum elevation of 4300 metres or 14100 ft above the sea. This trek offers a view of refreshing high grass and hot water springs.

Difficulty Level:
It is not that difficult to trek on Bhrigu Lake. it is a colourful and moderate level of the trek which could be walked on by any person who is old enough for trekking.

Best time/season:
The best season for trekking on Bhrigu Lake would be from May to October, after which the trail can become inaccessible. It is a 25 km long trek which could be performed by a fit person.

Location:
Bhrigu Lake, the famous hiking lake, is located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is placed on the east of Rohtang Pass. this lake is around 6 km from Gulaba village. Bath in the natural hot springs near to the town of Manali. This scenic lake has significant religious implications and is based in cosy shelters of Garhwal.

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13) Kedarkantha Trek

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One of the most beautiful Himalayan treks boasts of pristine beauty and ravishing camp sites. The Kedarkantha trek can be your best bet for trekking in winters in India. Walk on the carpet of brown leaves and meander in the lush green pine forests on your hiking journey. This peak is covered with sceneries and shades of nature that are waiting to be unfolded. Catch a glimpse of snow peaks as soon as you step on the trek site and take a jaw dropping 360-degree view of the pristine summits. The exciting part of the trek is you get to witness the mighty Himalayas from the peaks

Max Elevation:
The Kedarkantha trek is almost 20 km of trekking, with a maximum altitude of 12500 ft above the sea.

Difficulty Level:
The Kedarkantha peak is not that high in altitude and also is a moderate to easy graded trek, which enables the beginners and novice trekkers to gear up for an enjoyable adventure.

Best time/season:
The best season to travel for Kedarkantha trek would be in winter months from December to April, when the entire place is covered with virgin snow, making this is one of the picturesque trekking location in the whole of India.

Location:
Kedarkantha Trek is a perfect hiking destination in the lap of Garhwal region, Uttarakhand. The climb starts from the village of Sankri and offers a view of 13 peaks of Himalayas.

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14) Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna Base camp trek offers an amazing walk through diverse landscapes and cultural valleys along with rich mountain avenue, terraced grasslands, quaint Gundruk village and an amazingly rich variety of flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the world with a height of 8091 m, and the hiking trail to its base camp, which is at 4130 m or 13549 ft height, is one of the most challenging Himalayan treks.Kindle in the views of Fishtail mountain, which is revered by the Nepalese for its unique beauty.Known for the only trek experience where you will be in close encounters with 7000-8000 m peaks.Get delighted by the scenic view of Annapurna Massif, peaks of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Paungda Danda.

Max Elevation:
The maximum altitude to experience on your Annapurna Base Camp is 13,550 ft, which is a strenuous path to climb on. Every year hundreds of mountaineers climb on this trek to witness the eight thousanders from such an elevation.

Difficulty Level:
Plan a trekking activity to Annapurna Base Camp. Trekking in Annapurna is considered Moderate to high level of difficulty. It’s a popular choice among outdoor enthusiasts and could be travelled alone.

Best Time/Season:
The most popular season in Nepal for trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp is from October and November. This is often treated by clear views of the mountain peaks and a glorious night sky. However, April to May is also considered a good time to plan your trip to ABC, as snow starts to melt and haze is visible on just lower altitudes. May is a hotter month with fewer tourist activities.

Location:
The famous Annapurna base camp is situated in Nepal. Pokhara serves the gateway to Annapurna region which could be reached from Kathmandu. You will move alongside rice paddies and amidst forests of Annapurna conservation area, to reach the Annapurna Massif to be revered by the exquisite beauty of the Nepal. However, you can commence your trek from Nayapul.

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15) Gomukh Tapovan Trek

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As the name suggests Gomukh trek is the snout of Gangotri Glacier, which is a famous pilgrim spot. This opening earlier replicated the mouth of a cow and is one of the primary sources of Ganges River. It is the birthplace of Bhagirathi river and later merges with Alakananda. Gangotri is considered one of the four holy Dhams, the pilgrim spot of Hindus. It is also a pleasure to watch Mt. Shivling rising from its base entirely to its summits, from Tapovan. Apparently, the opening of the mouth of the cow has reportedly been shut, due to a fall off a large chunk of the glacier, however, the name still prevails. Only once you get close to the site, you will realise the hugeness of the glacier, making Gaumukh Tapovan a destination in itself. It is no surprise that this inviting trek lures its visitors to plan a trip again as it has something new to offer each time.

Max Elevation:
The maximum altitude of this trek has been recorded at 14202 ft which make a toll on your legs. Get enchanted by the holy view this location provides on your expedition.

Difficulty Level:
It is a moderately difficult trekking option, with an extremely steep climb to the glacier of Tapovan. Best meant for adventure seeking trekkers around the globe, this is usually undertaken by fit climbers.

Best time/season:
The best time to travel to explore this glacier will be in the summer month of June. however, more crowd flocks in from August to October as this season is ideal for trekking on Gaumukh Tapovan.

Location:
Tapovan is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometres, located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand in India.

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16) Kareri Lake Trek

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Reel in the sanctity lake trek, taking you through subtropical alpines and glorious meadows. The glorious and clear water lake was formed by the fresh melting snow of Mankiani Peak. Situated high between the magnificent range of Dhauladhar, this trail passes through gushing streams, wild and colourful orchards and alpine forest lands. Feel the powers of Shiva and Shakti temples shadowing the clear river. On your journey to this base camp site, encounter many shepherd villages and small hamlets inhabited by the local gaddis. The majority of the tourists enter from Triund and Indrahar Pass Circuit. This is a shallow freshwater lake with high water visibility.

Max Elevation:
The maximum elevation is of 11972 ft. above the sea or 3650 m, this is a traveller’s paradise for people searching for a more quaint and less crowded place. It is a better option for someone who is done with more beaten options like Kheer Ganga and Triund.

Difficulty Level:
The Kareri Lake trek is a moderate level trek, which is refreshing and mostly defined except at some parts of the lake. A person should be fit and should acclimate with the weather before taking this trek.

Best time/season:
The best time would be from March to July in summers and September to December in winters where you can witness flowing river and frozen trail.

Location:
The Kareri Lake is a shallow freshwater lake, south of the Dhauladhar range, and also serving as the base of the Dhauladhar range. This high altitude lake is situated in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh.

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17) Chandratal Lake Trek

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Popularly known as the moon lake, Chandratal lake trek with Hampta Pass is a popular trekking destination in Ladakh. It has everything that is exciting and is at close proximity with Kunzum pass and Lahaul region. This is a spectacular tourist spot, vividly located for its wilderness and round shape. This lake trek gets even more exciting in the winters when the whole region is covered by snow making it a perfect wonderland. It is believed that Chandratal lake is located at a place, from where the chariot of the Lord Indra picked up Yudhishthira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers. As a result, this grabbed the attention of the Hindu pilgrims who flock in to experience the enchanting Chandratal Lake.

Max Elevation:
This high altitude Chandratal lake trek has an altitude of 14000 ft above the sea and is an exquisite walk beginning from Manali, and ending at Chandra Valley.

Difficulty Level:
It is easy to moderate grade trek, which witnesses ample amount of visitors and Hindu devotees. If you are planning a hike to Chandratal, you must be knowing how to tackle challenging streams and difficult terrain region of Lahaul.

Best time/season:
The best time visit this enchanting lake trek is from June to mid of October, as apart from these months, the Chandratal Lake can become inaccessible due to a high level of streams flowing.

Location:
This moon shaped trek is located in the Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, in the valley of Spiti in the Lahaul.

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18) Kuari Pass Trek

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Kuari Pass trek is recognised as one of the splendid short treks in the Himalayan region. Perfectly crafted for a beginner, it is the location to be if you are planning your first hiking trip. The Kuari Pass trek is extensively used by the local shepherds for grazing their cattle. As far as the experience is concerned, be sure to witness the majestic mountain views, thick spread of greens, forest trails and amazing campsites. You will pass through the pristine forests, with just a perfect amount of vegetation. These are magical and old making the trek more interesting. Ascend to the top of the trail, to witness the mesmerising view of Nandi Devi summit, boasting in all its glory. Enjoy the campsites at the heart of the forests, with views of Mount Dronagiri in the background. Kuari Devi lets you unwind the true beauty of the mighty mountains from close quarters.

Max Elevation:
With the maximum altitude of 12800 ft, above the sea, Kuari Devi is the home of prominent and remarkable undulating green pastures. The most refreshing part is to walk through the luxurious Himalayan Meadows (bugyals) to reach the top.

Difficulty Level:
Anyone who wishes to encounter the views of mighty Indian Himalayas must pay a visit to the Kumari Devi. it is graded as an easy to moderate level of difficulty, making it ideal for every kind of trekker.

Best time/season:
The best time for planning a winter trek is from December to March.

Location:
This is the highest trek in the Garhwal region, in the state of Uttarakhand. Initiate your trip from Haridwar to reach Joshimath.

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19) Nag Tibba Trek

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Also known as Serpent’s peak, a very popular tourist destination and adventure spot. Located at foothills of Garhwal this is one of the the most beautiful Himalayan treks. The natural heaven, a perfect getaway destination for trekkers, Nag tibba trek is filled with rich and diverse flora and fauna. It is considered as the abode of Snake God. Ravish in the stunning views of Bandarpoonch peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Srikanth peak,  Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon valley and the snow peaks of Changabang. Unravel the enticing mixed forests of Oak, Rhododendron, Cider and Alpine.

Max Elevation:
Nag Tibba is popular for its altitude, reaching up to 9915 ft at max, where you can witness a small temple perched upon the Nag Tibba ‘Jhandi’, the highest point of the trek.

Difficulty Level:
It is easy to moderate level trek, perfect for your getaway. As the base could be reached by jeep, this trek is easily accessible for people of all age groups having a moderate experience in hiking.

Best time/season:
The Nag Tibba trek is suitable to be trekked on throughout the year. However, Nag Tibba is a famous winter trek, therefore should be explored in winter months from December to March, when the temperature is 15 degrees at max.

Location:
The highest peak in the lesser Himalayan region is Nag Tibba. This destination in Uttarakhand is situated near Dehradun. It is also at close proximity from Mussoorie and could be reached easily from Delhi.

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Pin Parvati Pass Trek

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Seasoned trekkers can have a tough time finding treks that test their skills. After trekking through so many terrains, it’s not easy to be impressed. However, the Pin Parvati Pass trek has set itself apart for its many challenges including steep inclines, heavy snowfall and rugged landscapes. If you’ve done high altitude treks before and are physically fit, you should certainly give this a try. It will be one of the best Himalayan treks you’ve ever taken.

The trekking route covers a range of terrains including marshlands, meadows, forests, cold deserts and glaciers. It’s over 100 kms long and takes about 11 days to complete. At 17,500 feet, the pass takes a lot out of you and should only be attempted if you’ve trekked high elevation trails before.

The trek starts from Barsheni Village, through to Rudranath camp and Khirganga in Parvati Valley. From there it moves to Tunda Bhuj, Thakur Kuan and Mantalai, which is 13,400 feet high. It then goes to Pin Parvati base camp and finally climbs to Pin Parvati Pass before heading down.

Max Elevation:

The maximum altitude of this trek has been recorded at 17,500 ft which make a toll on your legs. Get enchanted by the holy view this location provides on your expedition.

Difficulty Level:

Pin Parvati Pass trek path is considered a difficult one, which requires about 10 days to complete. What makes it even more difficult is the slippery mud and hard snow at some parts. It is not just about terrain but other factors which make it a taxing trek to walk on

Best Time/Season:

The best time to travel to explore this glacier will be in the summer month of June. However, more crowd flocks in from June to July as this season is ideal for trekking on Pin Parvati Pass trek.

Location:

Pin Parvati Pas trek has trails of carved wooden bridges and snowed rocks, situated in the Himalayan Mountain Range of Himachal Pradesh.