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Trekking in Himalayas

Trekking in Himalayas

The Himalayas have always been the most renowned trekking destination in the world. The reason that makes trekking in Himalayas a one of a kind experience is the rugged peaks capped with snow and wrapped in glaciers which possess a sort of challenge to the trekkers to portray their ingenuity and courage.

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Trekking in the Himalayas is not restricted to any particular state of the country India; instead it covers a large number of states in the direction from northwest to northeast. Trek the Himalayas, to witness the incredible landscape, lush green cover, majestic grandeur and the enticing trails.

At Thrillophilia, the trekking tours offered across India, are carefully designed to make them a truly memorable experience. With our experienced adventure desk planning your trip, according to your needs and requirements. The packages that are offered for various trekking destinations of the Himalayan range are quite economical and are adorned with a splash of charm at Thrillophilia.

Thrilling Trekking Experience in Leh and Ladakh

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Ladakh also known as the land of passes is the wonderful location to witness the bewitching beauty of the nature in the most enticing form. Ladakh is celebrated as the highest plateau of the country India, situated at an altitude of 3000 m. The remotest of the mountains located in this region attracts the trekkers from around the world. The mountains spans between the Himalayan range and the Karakoram range.

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The treks in Leh Ladakh region are usually the seasoned treks which look engaging and require the skillful trekkers. The treks vary from easy to difficult ones. The treks such as the Stok Kangri trek, Frozen river Chadar trek, Kang Yatse trek etc. offers an enticing and challenging experience to the trekkers. The stunning landscape ranging from lush green vallyes to barren lands and breathtaking diversity of the mountain treks in Ladakh makes it one of the favored regions for trekking in Himalayas.  The treks are the perfect treks to spend one’s resources and some leisure hours.

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Trekking to the Land of Tranquility, Sikkim

The trekking trails in Sikkim is tagged as the most challenging and engaging treks located in the north eastern region of India. Sikkim is surrounded by Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan. The land offers a number of thrilling locations for trekking in the Himalayas. The trekking locations in this region are blessed with tranquility and peace.

The Mt. Kanchenjunga which is celebrated as the third highest peak of the world is also located in Sikkim. The most popular trek in this region is that of the trail to Kanchenjunga Mountain, which looks stunning and acts as the medium through which one can enjoy a picturesque view of the much applauded Mount Everest.

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The trails of the Sikkim trek are quite engaging and can be used as a right test for the experience as well as stamina of the trekker. The unusual routes of trekking act as the reason for a great demand of Sikkim trekking trails. The opportunities which the trekkers can avail in this region are truly worth appreciating.

The various treks which are found here include the Singalia trek, the most thrilling Dzongri trek and Tosar lake trek. The trekking routes of this region are best explored when the months of either spring or autumn are knocking the door. Thus the preferred months for trekking in Sikkim becomes the months from the month of March to April during spring and the month of September to November during the autumn.

Trek to the Vibrant Valley of Flowers, Uttaranchal

Uttaranchal is the region where many of the highest mountain peaks of the Garhwal hills are located. The region of Uttaranchal is celebrated for the excellent routes of trekking, that offers some of the exotic destinations and some breathtaking visual treats.

While trekking in the region of Uttaranchal, one can avail the opportunity to witness the charm of the nature with a closer eye. The factor of thrill and presence of exuberant sights are the factors which define the trekking in this region.

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There are certain treks in this region which can be covered in a single day, i.e the day treks, while there are other treks which may require a little more time. The various famous trekking routes of Uttaranchal include the famous Valley of flowers trek, Nag Tibba, Ruinsara Tal, the Har Ki Dun trekking expeditionDayara Bugyal Trek, Kafni trek, Kalindi Pass and the Winter Kuari Pass trek. The last three treks require a minimum of ten days for completion.

Valley of Flowers Route Map:


 

Apart from these the treks which are quoted as extremely difficult include the Nanda Devi trek, the Dodital trek, Kalindikhal trek and the Kedarnath trek. The beauty of trekking in this region is that the treks which are located here are perceived as a difficult nut to crack, even by an experienced trekker.

Trek the Himalayas and challenge yourselves to conquer its slopes; it is a must that the trekker needs to be perfectly fit so as negotiate with the slopes. But to provide joy to the novice trekkers, the region is blessed with a number of treks which can be considered as the easy or the moderate treks.

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Trek Amidst Surreal Scenary in Himachal

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The region of Himachal Pradesh is considered as an exclusive territory of the Himalayan Mountains. The region is popular for its surreal natural scenery, deep valleys, and splendid local handicrafts. This Indian state is considered as the most mountainous and hilly region of the country.

Located in the lap of the mystic Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is adept in providing a number of enticing trekking routes to the trekkers and other tourists. The regions located around Manali, Chamba, Lahaul and Kullu are the places through which the trekking expedition can be started in this region.

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The engaging treks are formed by the various mountain ranges which include Dhaula Dhar,extreme adventue in Zanskar, Pir Panjal and the Himalayas. The region truly captivates the tourists and the treks which vary in terms of trail provide the thrill of trekking to both the experienced trekkers as well as the first timers. Apart from trekking the other activities which can provide a thrilling experience include hang gliding, skiing, angling, river rafting and adventure activities. 

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1. Green Lake Trek In Sikkim

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About the Destination:

A wonderland in the North Eastern part of the country, North Sikkim is one of the least explored destinations in the country. Jotted with scenic lakes, lofty mountains, colourful meadows, rich flora and dense forests, it truly proves to be a paradise for the visitors.

Green Lake near Lachen is one such hidden gem that allows amazing view of the Kanchenjunga and other glorious Himalayan peaks. The winding road that leads to this stunning lake is interspersed with a large variety of rhododendrons that are a sight for the eyes. Though the going is tough through rocky terrain and dense forests, the end result is worth the effort.

About the Departure with Details:

A walk with nature is meditative, therapeutic and exciting! Begin your 13-day trekking tour from Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and drive to Sikkim’s capital Gangtok. Along the drive, the gurgling Teesta River and the mountain ranges will surely mesmerise you with their immaculate beauty.

The Sikkim Green Lake trek begins from Lachen, slowly scale heights and traverse through forests to reach the destination - Green Lake in North Sikkim. Rugged and uneven terrains, bright and colourful flowers, rare orchids and panoramic views are the main attraction on the way.

Meal Types: Vegetarian

Activities: Trekking, Ropeway Ride, Camping

Duration: 12N/13D

Total Trekking Distance: 32km

Maximum Altitude: 5,050m

Temperature Range: Summer: 100 to 280C; Winter: -50 to 150C

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

2. Goechala Trek, Sikkim - April - June 2015

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About the Destination:  

Located in Sikkim, Goecha La trek is the dream and desire of the adventure lovers throughout the country!  Nestled midst vibrant and colourful flora and fauna, it is also the way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park and its opulent beauty.

Originating from Yuksom, this trek passes through beautiful landscapes that are filled with exotic flowers and immensely attractive meadows and forests. The Rathong Chu River on the way adds more charm and appeal to the Goecha La trek. The pass is also an ideal spot to enjoy the best and most alluring views of the Mt Kanchenjunga.

Duration:  10N/11D

Total Trekking Distance: 90 Km

Maximum Altitude: 16,000ft

Temperature Range:

  • April – June: 15 to 22 Degrees (Days); -1 to 7 Degrees (Nights)
  • September – Nov: 10 to 15 Degrees (Days); -5 to 5 Degrees (Nights)

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Goechala Trek Video (Credits: George Thengummoottil): 

 

3. Khangchendzonga Trek

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Among the Sikkim's Treks, most popular trek is the foot of Mt. Kangchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world.Though the view of Kanchandzonga chains is enjoyed from various viewpoints, but the most beautiful view to these mountains is from Dzongri & Gochila (4800m).The panoramic views of the peaks and Himalayan ranges will rejuvenate you both physically as well as mentally.

Like all Himalayan Treks, in this trek, you will hear nothing but the whistle of the wind, soothing sound of brooks flowing down the hills, songs of birds in different tunes, shrilling crickets & sometimes, the whistling Lepchas or Tibetan yak herders.

This trek starts from Yoksum to Goecha La Pass, at 5000m. A lush countryside of subtropical forests, rhododendron forests, alpine meadows where the Yaks graze in high valleys surrounded by glaciers and snow capped peaks of the Khangchendzonga range.

Kanchandzonga trek is one of the perfect trekking in sikkim landscapes in India. This trek starts from Bagdogra to Goecha La. The best season is April-June & the October-December period. Trek ends at Phuentsoling in Bhutan or at Bhadrapur airport in Nepal. Glaciers and snow capped peaks of the Khangchendzonga range overlooking the pristine Himalayan environment. It is the homeland of three different tribes, namely the indigenous Lephcas, Nepalese & Bhutias. Many such tours make Sikkim one of the hottest destinations in India.

4. Everest Singalila Trek

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9N/10D : Bagdogra – Hee Bermiok – Samma Taar Nature Camp – Barsey – Jorebotey – Phoktey – Chiwa Bhanjyang  – Hee Bermiok – Gangtok/Bagdogra

What will you see : Caves, Lakes, Waterfalls, Botanical Garden, Water Garden, Red Panda Gate, Oak Forest, Rhododendron Valleys, Mt Everest, Mt Khangchendzonga

What will you do : Hee Bermiok Sightseeing Tour, Trekking, Camping

This amazing and enthralling trekking trip originates from Hee Bermiok and advances towards the Chiwa Bhanjyang Pass. All through the itinerary, most of the trekking trails are covered and the stays in various campsites enhances the fun and thrill of trekking the great Himalayan range.

Offering some of the most astounding views of the mighty Mt Everest, Mt Khangchendzonga and several other peaks of the Himalayas, trekking expedition offers several easy and challenging trails to the trekkers. It is in this tour, that the trekkers can also visit several towns and villages around Gangtok and can explore their life and culture.

 

5. Singalila Trek, Sikkim 2015

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What will you see : Scenic Landscapes, Tea Plantations, Mountain Peaks, Mt Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga, Lakes, Waterfalls, Stupas, Singalila National Park

What will you do : Trekking, Sightseeing Tour, Wildlife Visit

 Singalila Ridge Trekking is one of the most admired as well as fascinating treks in India. Originating from the scenic trails around Sikkim, this tour turns toward Singalila which is known for its strenuous routes and finally ends with an enchanting visit to Darjeeling, the Queen of Hills.

Along with fun and excitement of trekking, this tour also provides some of the astounding views of the mighty Mt Everest and Kanchenjunga peaks. Some of the other lofty summits of the Himalayan Range can also be witnessed.

6. Sandakphu Trekking 2015

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About the Destination:

The Sandakphu Peak which is ensconced high up in the mighty Himalayas in the Sangalila range, is truly a ‘Trekker’s paradise’ with its unparalleled beauty and exquisite biodiversity. Sprinkled with forests thick with rhododendrons, beautiful flower filled meadows and quaint hamlets, this trail will fill you with delightful surprises till the end. This region boasts of a rich and varied biodiversity with rare varieties of orchids and magnolias. The trek to Sandakphu kick starts from Manebhanjang, which is the nearest town in Darjeeling.

About the Departure with Details:

Take yourself on a 6N/7D trip to paradise with Sandakphu trekking experience. Trek through enthralling passes, lush and evergreen thickets, narrow trails and explore the panoramic views of the Himalayan Ranges along with the best views of the Mt Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Pandim and several others.

Over the 7 days of this Sandakphu trek package, you will be transported to a whole new world of fascinating beauty, harm and appeal! Make the best of this expedition while witnessing the local life, having an interaction with them and exploring their lives from the closest points. 

Meal Types: Veg, Non-veg

Activities: Trekking, camping

Duration: 6N/7D

Maximum Altitude: 14,100ft

Temperature Range: 10 to -6 Degrees (Night)

Difficulty Level: Moderate

7. Kangra Valley Trek 2015, Himachal Pradesh

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About the Destination:

Perfect for both novice and ardent trekkers seeking the true experience of trekking in Himachal, this engaging trek presents an array of elements that will delight all.Opening up to you the magic of Kangra Valley, Dharamshala, there are several experiences to revel in. Witness the awe-inspiring views of Dhauladhar Range, visit mystical lakes, ancient temples and unexplored charming Hindu villages tucked away amidst the valleys.

Your journey commences from the winsome Dharamsala/McLeodganj, where people flit off for a hill vacation. Steeped in vibrancy and serenity, this place is where His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and his Tibetan government in exile reside. Get to visit the museums and amble through the Tibetan market, the day you arrive at McLeodganj. Begin your trekking Kangra valley with reaching the stunning high altitude Kareri Lake through the enchanting Kareri Village.

Relish in walk through woody forests, camp beside a lake, interact with local people and get a whiff of their life, ascend steep slopes that are not too challenging and sink in the great views that abound all around.

Duration of the Tour: 4D/5N

Altitude: 4420m 

Temperature Range: Temperature varies from 12-17 °C, 0 to 5 °C,-5 to 0 °C. Please keep in mind that the above information is not exact and does not account for sudden changes.

Meal Types: Importance is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly.

Activities: Trekking

Total Trekking Distance: 42 kms

Difficulty Level: Moderate to challenging

8. Indrahar Pass Trek via Kareri Lake, Himachal Pradesh 2015

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About the Destination:

Located at around 4,420m above the sea level, the Indrahar Pass Trek is amongst the most stunning trek passes in the world. Bordering the Kangra and Chamba districts of Himachal Pradesh, the breathtaking beauty and appeal of this mountain pass entices a large number of trekkers from across the world. Also, as it can be easily reached from the tourist town Dharamshala, it has become a hotspot among the tourists.

While on Indrahar pass route, the trekkers can also visit the magical Kareri Lake and village. One of the high altitude lakes in the world, this small yet fascinating water reservoir is also a striking feature of this trek.

Not only the Idrahar Pass and the Kareri Lake, but the trek also takes the trekkers to some of the other important trekking destinations in the Kangra Valley. During the Indrahar trek, the trekkers can also treat themselves with panoramic views of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Kailash peaks.

Duration of the Tour: 7N/8D

Altitude: 4,420m

Activities: Trekking, Camping, Lake Visit

Distance Trekked/Day: 4-5 Hours

Temperature Range:     

 May-June: 12 to 20 Degrees (Day) and -2 to 5 Degrees (Night),

 September-November: 8 to 16 Degrees (Day) and -5 to 5 Degrees (Night)

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

9. Trek To Roopkund 2015, Uttarakhand

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About the Destination:

Perched at a very high altitude, the Roopkund Lake in the Garhwal region of Uttaranchal remains frozen throughout the year. Legend has it that this ‘Mystery Lake’ or ‘Skeletal Lake’ is surrounded and immersed with hundreds of human skeletons

Trek to Roopkund is the typical Himalayan trek because it takes one through deep forests, cascading brooks, lakes, verdant meadows and folklores. Moreover, one gets a chance to come across vast stretches of green pastures, called ‘Bugyals’ during the course of this trail. At the end of the steep climb to the summit is the pristine frozen water body of Roopkund from which one can marvel at the magnificent peaks of Trishul, Nandaghungti and Choukhamba.

The Roopkund trek route also overlaps with the Raj JatYatra, a festive pilgrimage to worship Nanda Devi. Thus, one often stumbles upon the warm-hearted and kind locals participating in the pilgrimage and dressed in their traditional attires. As a result, it encompasses a mixture of culture and adventure giving one an ideal trek.

Meal Types: Vegetarian dishes

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days

Difficulty Level: Moderate to challenging

Temperature: 12-20 degrees (days) and -2 to 6 degrees (nights) between May to June, 10-16 degrees (days) and - 5 to 5 degrees (nights) between September and October

Max Alt: 4750m

10. Chadar Frozen River Trek (5 Days Tour), Ladakh

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About the Destination:

While on Chadar Frozen River trek, navigate over the frozen river Zanskar up in the mountains of Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir. This encompasses a plethora of jaw-dropping sights alongside the gorgeous ravines and canyons of Ladakh that serves as the only means of communication between the hamlets of Zanskar Valley and Chilling.

Trekking in Chadar is laden with a bunch of unique experiences that include walking on the Zanskar frozen River which is literally a sheet of ice with glacial waters running underneath and camping out in inhospitable conditions inside caves. The journey of Zanskar Chadar trek takes one through beautiful sightings of hanging icicles, breathtaking iced-peaks set against turquoise skies and charming Tibetan prayer flags. In some areas, the ‘Chadar’ or ice sheet forms only on the corners of the Zanskar River that become narrow ledges through which trekkers cross by crawling under dangerous overhang rocks. At times, the Chadar even breaks right under one’s feet and floats away like a raft. The Chadar frozen river trek is open only during winter when the ice sheet is most stable.

Meal Types: Vegetarian dishes

Activities: Trekking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering

Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Temperature: -10 to 0 degrees (days) and -25 degrees (nights)

Max Alt: 3750m

11. Chanderkhani Pass Trek 2015, Himachal Pradesh

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About the Destination:

This breathtaking Chanderkhani Pass trek encompasses a plethora of jaw-dropping sights alongside the gorgeous environs of Himachal Pradesh.  This trekking package in India begins at Naggar and after crossing the Chanderkhani Pass at 3600m, the trail heads to the Malana village, famous for its distinct and very reserved social culture.

This trek is laden with a bunch of beautiful alpine pastures offering gorgeous views of some of the highest snow covered mountain peaks and open valleys. The trail requires walking through the blue Pine and Deodar, walnut, golden Oak and wild Cherry. The remarkable sight from the pass is magnified by the Bara bangal range towering high in the west while the Pir Panjal ranges fall in the north and Parvati in the east. A typical trek up in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Chanderkhani Pass is one those Himachal trekking packages that is ideal for all trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.
 

Meal Types: Vegetarian dishes

Activities: Trekking, Camping, Rock Climbing, Mountaineering

Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days

Temperature: 14-22 degrees (days) and 0-8 degrees (nights) between April and June, 12-20 degrees (days) and -2 to 8 degrees between September and November

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Max Altitute: Chanderkhani pass (3650m)

12. Rupin Pass Trek 2015, Garhwal

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About the Destination:

With this winsome Rupin Pass trek experience, unravel the high altitude Rupin Pass and engage in the many thrills that come along the way. The Pass is perched at 4600m in the surreal Himalayan mountain range of Himachal Pradesh. Based on the intensity of the snow, this path might get challenging at times. Throughout, you will be greeted with stunning scenery such as cascades, verdant meadows, snow-kissed mountains, charming hamlets and big rivers.

Begin your Rupin Pass trekking by paying respects at the Pokhu Devta, an ancient place of worship. The delights of the tour include trekking amidst rhododendron woodlands, fields and ascending pictorial meadows. You will also have to brace yourself for climbing up snowy patches. As you make your way through some hamlets, get a fine whiff of their local culture and lives. Also, enjoy fabulous views of Kinner Kailash range along with the hamlets that dot the Sangla Valley.

Duration of the Tour: 8N/9D

Altitude: 4600 m

Temperature Range: Depending upon the season, the weather would oscillate between 14-22 °C, 0-8 °C, 12-20 °C to - 4 to 5 °C

Meal Types:  A lot of emphasis is given to nutritional needs and a menu of vegetarian dishes is prepared accordingly.

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Difficulty Level: Challenging

 

13. Singalila Ridge Trek 2015, Sikkim

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With Singalila ridge trek extravaganza, brace yourself for some of the most breath-taking sights of the Himalayas. You will be making your way to the lovely Singalila Ridge, the international border line of India and Nepal. Enjoy the trail amidst the bountiful Singalila National Park where you are greeted by an array of conifers, rhododendrons as well as orchids. The experience also gives you a feel of the diverse and rich culture of Tibetan, Mongolian, and Indians and immigrant Nepalese. The religion of Buddhism is highly prominent here.

On the Singalila Ridge Trek, you will get to feast your eyes on Kanchenjunga, Everest and Lhotse. Kanchenjunga and its ringing ranges appear like somebody sleeping up-close and thus the sight is known as 'The Sleeping Buddha'. Singalila Ridge extends from one of the ridges that plunge from the lofty snows of Kanchenjunga. With a fine mix of adventure, culture and sightseeing, the experience makes for a memorable one.

Duration of the Tour: 6N/7D

Altitude: 3636m

Difficulty Level: Moderate 

14. Kedarkantha Trekking, Uttarakhand 2015

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About the Destination:

Situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, Kedarkantha trekking in Uttarakhand is an amazing experience for those who enjoying spending time in nature. One of the often visited locations, the area’s natural beauty is complemented with quaint hamlets, unending lush green meadows, and some terrific sights of the towering Himalayan peaks.

The snaking trail to the 3,850m tall summit goes through Govind National Park, which offers an exclusive glance of the Himalayan flora and fauna. With views of peaks like the Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Black, and Ranglana, the highlight of the trail is undoubtedly sunsets against the backdrop of impressive snow-capped mountains.

Duration of the Tour: 6D/ 5N

Altitude: 3,850m

Temperature Range: -5 to 20 degrees celsius

Meal Types: Veg meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner)

Activities: Trekking, River Crossing, Camping

Total trekking distance: 36km

Difficulty Level: Easy

15. 9 Days / 8 Nights Markha Valley Trekking, Ladakh

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About the Destination: Probably the most popular trek in Ladakh, Markha Valley Trekking will have you explore and experience a diverse geography. It extends from colorful canyon walls in the lower Markha Valley, ascending to alpine grasslands that fit beautifully into the nomadic lifestyle of the local population, and eventually reaching out to rolling grasslands that are surrmounted by snow capped mountains.

Trekking through the Markha Valley is a feast to every existential pore. “Little Tibet” as this region is fondly called, puts on display one of the world’s highest inhabited plateaus with grand views of the Great Himalayas, Zanskar, and Ladakh ranges. Apart from this is a colourful presentation of multi-hued prayer flags that drape quaint hamlets of the Markha Village, monasteries, ruins, and so much more.

Markha Valley trekking also presents an opportunity to scale two of the highest passes Gandala La (4,800m) and Kongmaru La (5,150m) in the Himalayas. While the first couple days on the trek will be spent in Leh getting acclamatised to the cold, semi-arid weather zone, the time can be well spent visiting local markets, nearby attractions (there are quite a few of them!), and getting to know the distinctive lifestyle of the locals. Each day on the trek promises to be a strong memory and the entire journey will make for the most precious travelogue ever!

Duration of the tour: 9D/ 8N

Altitude: 16,895ft

Temperature Range: Day (25 ~ 30 c) Night (04 ~15 c)

Meal Types: Veg meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner)

Activities: Trekking, stream crossing, camping

Total Trekking Distance: 80 kms

Difficulty Level: Moderate to challenging

Markha Valley Trek Video (Credit: 3minuteadventure) :

16. Stok Kangri Trekking, Ladakh 2015

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About the Destination:

Declared as one of the best treks in India by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Stok Kangri trek is a must-do for any avid trekker. Although high altitude in nature, scaling the summit does not require technical expertise or experience unlike few other Himalayan treks. The magic of this activity is that you’ll be conquering heights of 6,000m to 20,000m on one route. The highest peak in the Stok range, your destination is clearly visible from the moment you land in Leh.

Apart from the trek per se, here lies also the opportunity to explore the barren landscape of Leh, Ladakh and understand why it gets the tag of a ‘cold desert’. A fairly long duration trek, it is complete package of adventure, thrills, and an all-time-high. Stok Kangri Climb is truly a wonderful gift for Indian trekkers.

Duration of the Tour: 9D/ 8N

Altitude: 6,000m – 20,000m

Temperature Range: 11 degrees to -6 degrees

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Total Trekking Distance: 40km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

17. Dodital Trekking 2015

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About the Destinations:

Dodital has gained the status of a popular destination for its superb talent of being one of the best winter trek trails. If you want to experience the snow and marvel in the splendour of the grand Himalayas, head here during the winter months. Bearing a reference in mythology as the birth place of Lord Ganesha, Dodital today is a sought after destination for the bird watchers, nature enthusiasts and passionate trekkers. It is also home to the great Himalayan Golden Mahasheer.

Dodital Trekking finds origin from a natural mountain spring ‘Asi Ganga’ and is one of the most beautiful and pristine lakes of the Himalayan region. On this trek, you’ll experience camping alongside this magnificent lake, trekking through open meadows, traversing the Darwa Pass, spot the snowy peaks of the Dauladhar ranges, and of course have a first-hand feeling of being amidst diverse Himalayan flora and fauna.

Duration of the Tour: 6D/ 5N

Altitude: 1,350m – 4,150m

Temperature Range: 15deg (max) – 0deg (min)

Meal Types: Veg

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Total Trekking Distance: 54km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

18. 11 Days/10 Nights Pin Parvati Trek Expedition

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About the Destinations:

Dash off to the Pin Parvati Pass, considered as among the most enthralling and challenging Himalayan treks in India .Be dazzled by the beauty that you get to uncover. The tour begins by crossing over the thriving green Parvati Valley and the lovely landscapes in the Kullu region that follows into the Spiti Valley. The snow-capped mountains further make the experience memorable.

Although a risky and difficult pass because of the high altitude, it is full of adventurous and thrills with the stunning view of the Pin Parvati Pass. The activity offers an opportunity to walk alongside the mountains, cross the snowfield areas and natural rocky bridges. Get to witness the vibrant flowers, enjoy life in the mountains, and spot exotic wildlife at the Pin Valley National Park. Delight in the picturesque scenery and an overall engaging experience.

Duration of the Tour: 10N/11D

Altitude: 5300 m

Temperature Range: Below freezing point at night, relatively warmer days

Meal Types: Veg

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Difficulty Level: Challenging

19. Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

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About the Destinations:

An unforgettable Himalayan adventure, the Hampta Pass Trek is based in the picturesque Manali region of the celestial wonder at an altitude of 14,100ft. This trek gives you a remarkable experience to reconnoiter the bounty of nature. With incredible views of rocks, frosty valleys, thick pine forests, open meadows and stunning streams; this activity takes you over the majestic foothills of the Himalayas, the Pir Panjal Range and crossing at the pass of Hampta.

Unfold the beauty of the region and delight in the sight of colourful residents comprising Himalayan birds and exotic flowers. Enjoy the pristine beauty of nature and live among the backdrops of exquisitely painted natural backdrops. The recurrent changes in weather, the splendid landscapes and the enchantments of the atmosphere will make this trek an unforgettable one. Climb the snow stretch and find harmony in the lap of the Himalayas.

Duration of the Tour: 4N/5D

Altitude: 4520 m

Temperature Range: Temperatures here normally drops below freezing point touching as low as -22°C in severe winters, with an average of - 4°C to 8°C during he day.

Meal Types: Nutritious, high calorie veg food

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Difficulty Level: Moderately Challenging

20. Dayara Bugyal Trekking 2015

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About the Destinations:

Tucked away in the vicinity of Garhwal in Uttarkhand is a land of great landscapes and sceneries. With the best that Mother Nature has to offer, this blessed region is often believed to be home to angels and fairies. With mountains that seem to touch the skies and forests so dense that sunrays stay hidden, trekking in this land is offers a magical experience of Himalayan trekking!

If you are one that enjoys nothing more than natural beauty, Dayara Bugyal trekking has been tailor-made for you. From dense forests of oaks and rhododendrons to peaks that are visible across the skyline, there is always scenery to marvel at. During the course of this trek, you will drive along the holy Ganga River, trek through forests and exotic flora and fauna and indulge in some bird-watching. Skiing is rather popular in this side of the mountains on account of heavy snowfall.

Duration of the Tour: 6N/7D

Altitude: 12956 ft

Temperature Range: -5 and 20 degrees Celsius.

Meal Types: Vegetarian Meals

Activities: Trekking.

Total Trekking Distance: 27 kms

Difficulty Level: Easy

21. Trekking in Har ki Dun 2015, Garhwal

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About the Destination:  

A trekking destination that is rarely visited and boasts of unseen scenic marvels, trekking in Har ki Dun trail is situated near Uttarkashi in the Garhwal Himalaya. It is a treat for trekkers, ornithologists, adventurers and lovers of nature. Sitting pretty at 3556m, the Har ki Doon valley is astonishingly beautiful, consisting of majestic, glittering mountains in the north-west side. 

The Har ki dun valley is home to rich wildlife, diverse flora like walnuts, willows, chinars, pine and deodar and plenty of breath-taking scenery. As part of this expedition, you will go to Sankri through Mussoorie, visit the Rupin River and also travel to Osla Village. You will also visit the Morinda Lake and discover the stunning Jaundhar Glacier, one of the two largest glaciers in Uttarakhand in the Tons Valley, with its thick terrain and debris.

Duration of the tour: 8N/9D

Altitude: 3566m

Meal Types: Veg

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Total Trekking Distance: 65kms

Difficulty Level: Moderate 

22. Malana Trek, Himachal Pradesh

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About the Destinations:

Below the Chanderkhani Pass of the Kullu valley, lies a small constellation of houses constituting a village called Malana village. Its peerless culture extricates the village from the rest of the valley. It has an immaculate system of administration with a court guided by the spirit of the village God called Jamlu. Also called “Little Greece”, this hamlet has a distinguishable architecture, language, worship rituals and an exceptional administrative system. The people are friendly but outsiders are advised to keep a distance and not to touch anything in the village. The exclusive geographical location has enabled it to preserve its biodiversity and is an ecological haven for trekkers. 

Malana is connected to Kullu by three mountain passes, but you will trek from Naggar, over the beautiful pass of Chanderkhani. The Roerich Art Gallery situated at Naggar Village will be a part of your Malana trekking trip. You will also be visiting Rumsu, which is located in Kullu and takes you through the rich historicity of Himachal Pradesh. Enjoy the primeval beauty of nature and live among the milieus of beautifully decorated natural backdrops!

Duration of the Tour: 4N/5D

Altitude: 3600 m

Temperature Range: Temperatures here normally drops below freezing point, with occasional sunlight

Meal Types: Veg (Optional: Carry Eggs/Canned Meat)

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Difficulty Level: Challenging

23. Trek To Bagini Glacier 2015

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About the Destinations:

Get away from the hustle and bustle of city-life and experience a trek to Bagini Glacier that will bring you close to exotic locations and landscapes. Breathe in fresh air, take long walks in the forests, feel the cool breeze swaying the fields and live the life like never before. A popular destination for adventure seekers world over, this trek is amongst the most sought after. 

Situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, this Bagini Glacier trek also takes you through villages that are still untouched by city cultures. Moreover, camp stays, plantation walks and other delights within the trek will keep you soaked with fun and excitement. 

Duration of the Tour: 6N/7D

Altitude: 14816ft

Temperature Range: April-June: -2 to 20 Degrees, September-October: -5 to 15 Degrees

 Meal Types: Vegetarian Meals

Activities: Trekking and Camping

Total Trekking Distance: 44km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

24. Panchachuli Base Camp Climb 2015

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About the Destination:

Originating from Dar and trailing to Panchachuli Glacier, this 40km trek is amongst the most sought after treks in the Kumaon Himalayas. Embraced by the sensational beauty of the alpine glaciers, snow-clad mountains and peaks, lush meadows and scenic forests, this moderate graded trek is ideal for beginners to expert trekkers.

With the April-June and September-October as the best season, this Panchachuli base camp climb attains a height of 13,976ft and showcases a myriad list of flora and fauna. Be it during the winters or other seasons, the trek always fascinates its enthusiasts with its wonders and woos them to come over and over again! 

Duration of the Tour: 8N/9D

Altitude: 13,976ft

Temperature Range: 1 to 8 degrees in nights, days are relatively warmer

Meal Types: Vegetarian

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Total Trekking Distance: 63km

Difficulty Level:  Moderate

25. Tosh Valley Trek 2015, Himachal Pradesh

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About the Destinations:

Indulge your visual senses as you take on the Tosh valley trek, a trail that will take you across the periphery of the mighty Himalayas. A village at the end of the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, Tosh is situated at a height of 7,874ft and leads to the beautiful Pin Parvati Pass. The Tosh River here is an offshoot of the Parvati River, which suckles into the main river at Pulga.

With this activity, get to experience the valley which is constricted at the beginning but unwraps later into attractive pastures as it ascends. Lap up the striking spectacle at the pass with the Tosh Glacier on one side and several well-known peaks like Papasura (6,451m) and White Sail (6,466m) on the other side; the stunning Malana Glacier can also be viewed from the top of the pass.

Himalayan trekking in Tosh Valley will take you through gorgeous meadows and streams leaving you breathless. Begin from Barsheni and hike up to make pit stops at Buddhaban and the Tosh Village. What sets this trekking tour apart from any other Himachal trekking tours, is that you can choose to pursue the tracks that lead to the challenging Animal Pass or choose the steady easy climb to the Tosh Glacier. Both views offer exquisite vistas of the picturesque mountains, valleys and landscapes filled with snow.

Duration of the Tour: 6N/7D

Altitude: 4,600 m

Temperature Range: The average temperature here ranges between 2°C and 7°C and dips below the freezing point in winters.

Meal Types: Nutritious, high calorie veg food

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Difficulty Level: Moderately Challenging

26. Pindari Glacier Trek 2015, Uttarakhand

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About the Destination (short):

Treat your senses to landscapes that have been a source of inspiration to many an artist! Hidden in the most remote corners of the extensive Kumaon Himalayas are landscapes that are diverse and strikingly beautiful. Visit villages that are significant with regard to mythology and mingle with locals to get a taste of the local life and culture.

Trek through charming rhododendron forests and walk along paths that are lined with colourful flowers, flora and exotic fauna. You will also make your way across wooden bridges and cross over rivers! The Pindari Glacier trek is a must-visit for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike!

About the Departure with Details:

The Pindari Kafni Glacier trek is one of those that leaves you completely rejuvenated and relaxed. Travelling to remote villages tucked away along high peaks gives you an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime!  Stunning and calm lakes with crystal clear waters, snow clad mountain peaks, charming wooden bridges, everything just add for a mystic and exhilarating experience!

Villages in this region are small and comprise of people who take hospitality to new heights. Get familiar with the lifestyle and culture of regions in the vicinity. Trek to Pindari Glacier has diverse landscapes and is a one stop shop for people who want to witness the most stunning lands and waters the planet has to offer.

Meal Types: Vegetarian Meals.

Activities: Trekking.

Duration: 8N/9D

Total Trekking Distance: 82km

Maximum Altitude: 3,660m

Temperature Range: Temperatures are in the range of 1 to 20 degrees Celcius.

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult.

27. Great Lakes of Kashmir Trek 2015

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About The Destination:

The Great Lakes of Kashmir Trek is a tryst with natural beauty that has no comparison. Designed for nature lovers, adventure seekers and environment enthusiasts, this experience of trekking in Himalayas brings you as close to Nature as is possible. Enjoy breath-taking views of diverse landscapes as you make your way along trails that are just as varied and challenging!

This 8 day Kashmir lakes trek will acquaint you will exotic flora and fauna and treat your senses to sceneries that are inspirational to artists. Traverse through alpine forests, trails filled with boulders and cross ice-cold rivers to behold stunning views of snow clad peaks and pristine lakes. Witness the Nichnai and Gadsar Passes and camp along banks of some the most beautiful lakes in the world!

About The Departure With Details:

A trek that is designed to get you closer to nature! The lakes in Kashmir trek is a visual treat that leaves you amazed by the sheer magnanimity of natural beauty that envelops the world. Stunning, clear lakes lined by snow clad peaks remind you of landscapes that you have only seen in paintings and postcards. Ice cold rivers give you a feel of excitement and thrill like no other.

Treks along arduous paths take you to altitudes that give you stunning panoramic views of valleys and green meadows. See small villages along your journey, climb up steep trails and descend down challenging routes while you explore Mother Nature at her very best!

Meal Types: Vegetarian Meals.

Activities: Trekking.

Duration: 7N/8D

Total Trekking Distance: 63km

Maximum Altitude: 1,3750ft

Temperature Range: June-July: 15 to 20 Degrees (Day), 1 to 7 Degrees (Night)
Sep-October: 10 to 15 Degrees (Day), -3 to 5 Degrees (Night)

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

28. Dayara Bugyal Trek for 8 Days/ 7 Nights ,Uttarakhand 2015

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About the Destination: A destination that in summers serve as a perfect picnic spot, and turns into a perfect skiing spot during the winters, Dayara Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal are the few largest and popular meadows in the Garhwal Himalayas. Standing graciously at 3,048m, Dayara Bugyal is a testimony to the pristine and natural beauty Uttarakhand.  Trek to the Dayara Bugyal meadows , with all its charm and difficulty levels,  proves to be a sought after trekking destination.

Meal Types: Vegetarian

Duration: 7N/8 D

Maximum Altitude: 3,048m

Dayara Bugyal Temperature Range: 25 to 0 Degree

Difficulty Level: Moderate

29. Nanda Devi Trek With Pachu Glacier 2015

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About the Destinations:

The second highest mountain in the Indian Himalayas, Nanda Devi forms an integral part of the Trans Himalayan peaks in the Kumaon region. This is indeed the heartland of excellent and rare experiences and adventures! Not just snow capped mountains, open green pastures of the high altitude meadows, or diverse flora and fauna, it also adds for an enthralling trekking paradise.

Another added feature of Nanda Devi trek is the easy access to some of the best glaciers in the world outside the polar region. Other than this, visit Munsiyari a gorgeous hamlet on the arterial water body of the Gori Ganga River, the Nanda Devi reserve, and the Martoli Village with houses at least one hundred and fifty years old reminding every one of the extent of Indo-Tibetan trade through the old silk route.

Duration of the Tour: 11D/ 10N

Altitude: 3,880m

Meal Types: Vegetarian

Total Trekking Distance: 150km

Difficulty Level: Moderate

30. Hemkund Sahib Trek With Valley of Flowers 2015

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About the Destination:

Uttarakhand, previously known ‘Uttaranchal’, the home to scenic meadows, towering peaks, alluring rivers and several sacred pilgrimages. Tucked away in this beautiful Indian state is the captivating Valley of Flowers.

Located around 3,352-3,658m above the sea level, this picturesque valley is home to several rare and exotic species of flowers. With the complete intervention of the Mother Nature, this valley in the Pushpawati vicinity blooms blissful during the flowering season and turns into a true delight for the visitors. It was declared as a National Park in 1982 and is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.

About the Departure with Details:

The Valley of Flowers Hemkund Sahib trek will takes you through some exciting and challenging trails in Uttarakhand. A visit to the Valley of Flowers is a must because in summer when the flowers bloom with their full glory! While the roads leading to it are not in the best of shape, the journey is well worth it. This apart, the other locations are quite spectacular too. You will truly feel like you are in paradise.

Meal Types:  No meals provided during the duration of Valley of Flowers and Hemkund trek

Activities: Trekking, Camping

Duration: 8N/9D (excluding Delhi)

Altitude: 3,352-3,658m

Difficulty Level: Easy to Medium

Trekking Distance: 49km

By Atish Last updated Mar 30,2015

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