About the Destinations:
Discovered by Lord Curzon during the Bristish Raj in India, the Kuari Pass Trek in the Garhwal Himalayan Range originates from Joshimath in Chamoli. The hike to the Kuari Pass route is one of the most enthralling treks in this range and is known for the panoramic views and challenges it offers.
From the pass, one can enjoy the captivating views of other scenic ranges like Kamet (7,756m), Trishul (7,120m), Chakhamba (7,128m), Nanda Devi (7,817) and its twin Nanda Devi East (7,434m). Also known as the 'Curzon Trail', this trail takes you through the confluence of several brooks, scenic Oak and Deodar forests, verdant meadows or ‘Bugyals’ and rhododendrons. On some occasion, you can also come across the footprints of the rare Himalayan Bear or Leopard.
This snow-clad Kuari pass winter trek also takes one through other passes- the Vinayak Pass, Tali Top and the Kuari peak. As you are traversing through this Curzon trek, also get a chance to feast your eyes with one of the most mesmerizing snow skiing tourism destination in India, Auli, the best time to visit is in December and January.
Temperature: December to March day time 11C to 4C and night -2C to -8C. Wind chill, freezing climate with snow fall.
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About the Markha Valley Trek:
Here is a nine-day Markha Valley trekking package with the aim to give you the astonishing views of Markha Valley. When you arrive in Leh, the trekking expedition starts with acclimatization. Spend one or two days to get familiarized with the climatic conditions there before you begin the actual trek. Sightseeing in Leh will help you know the culture and Buddhist traditions prevailing in the town. Markha Valley becomes closer after your reach Yurutse, the first camping destination. Yurutse to Ganda La that has steep ascents throughout will be the route letting you watch the Zanskar Range and the distant summits in the Himalayas. A confluence of rivers at Skiu is the one prominent site that steals our heart easily.
From Skiu, it is just a 6 to 7 hours trek to reach Markha after moderate climbing through the long unwinding trails. Several streams come your way but happily overcome those in order to relish the trove situated in the middle of the cold arid region. Green fields, willow trees and quaint villages are seen from the top of Markha Valley, more beautifully. The stunning view of Kangyatze Peak is the reward you get from Markha. Nimaling, Kongmaru La, Sumdo and finally Leh- this would be the route you take to return to the vibrant Leh to conclude the trek.
About the Destination:
The Markha Valley trek which has another nick name, tea house trek because here one can expect parachute tents accommodation at most of the villages on the way. An arid cold desert trekking area which offers the best views of Ladakh and Zanskar Ranges have admirers worldwide. You will come to see the 21000 feet Kang Yissay and 20086 feet Stok Kangri peaks also while you embark on this trek. Hemis National Park and Gandala La and Kongmaru La are the promising attractions one gets while taking Markha Valley trek route.
Another factor that makes this trek amusing is the waist deep river crossing which helps us to cross Markha River to reach the trails to Buddhist villages and rock structures. Markha Valley is in very close proximity to Leh and every traveller comes to Leh can easily find the way to Markha and do the trek.
Your initial two days of the Markha Valley trekking will be spent for acclimatization as it is vital for a healthy trip ahead. In the meanwhile unravel monasteries, museum, fort, the local market place and Leh Palace. Cross over Ganda La (4800 m) and arrive at the winsome Markha Village that is laced with green fields and willow trees and has barren mountains in the backdrop. Other thrills include camping beside a gurgling stream, getting the stunning view of Kangyatze Peak and more. Till the final day, there is something to revel in every step of the way.
Markha Valley Trek Highlights:
- Markha Valley is one of the most alluring region located in Ladakh with the support of pure greenery and streams. Make use of this appropriate chance to wander around the secluded place and dive into the comforts offered by the valley.
- Markha Valley trek takes you to enjoy the unexplored beauty of Hemis National Park as well as the two most important passes named Gandala la and Kongmaru La located at a height of about 15748 feet and 17060 feet respectively.
Trekking Distance: 75km
Maximum Altitude: 16,830ft
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh
Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Leh
About the Destination:
Get enchanted by the treasures of nature by taking Manali to Spiti Valley in the scenic environs of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled between the Pir Panjal ranges in the north, the Parvati ranges in the east and Barabhangal ranges in the west, Kullu Valley is a nature’s paradise, offering a serene experience that is unlike any other Himachal trekking tours.
Blessed by the Himalayan river waters, quaint villages, dense woods and terraced fields this trek is one that cannot be missed.
Spiti literally derived as ‘The Middle Land’ stands between Tibet and India in the high mountainous Himalayas. Enveloped in scenic landscapes and intimidating mountains, reputed as a research and culture centre for Buddhists, this valley is caressed by Barley fields and little hamlets.
The magnificent Pin Parvati pass is the confluence of Parvati valley on the Kullu side and Pin valley on the Spiti side. This trek trails through rough steep terrains and snowy fields while offering splendid sights of glaciers, moraines giving you a feeling of being on top of the world.
Spiti Valley Temperature Range: Temperature varies from 12-20 °C, -2 to 6 °C, 12-18 °C,- 6 to 4 °C
Pangarchulla Peak trek is an enchanting trek that takes you through some of the most beautiful scenic trails and paths. While trekking, you will come across many small gorges, meadows and deep forest as you continue your trek. Perched at 14,700 ft. This trek is perfect for the ones looking for some adventure up in the mountains. This trek can also be done by beginners, although it is considered as a difficult trek. Although this trek can be done all throughout the year, winter is considered as the best time to enjoy the snow.
From the meadows to breathtaking Oak forests and the grasslands you trekking trail will be full of amazing views. On a period of 6 days, your trek will take you along the pilgrim view of Uttarakhand and its verdant beauty. As you continue walking from Dhak village you will walk through a rocky terrain. As you slowly ascent you will come across open side cliff villages characterized by terraced farmland and slant-roofed houses, moving on to green meadows surrounded by the signature peaks of Garhwal Himalayas. Trek further and you will come across the majestic view of Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Hati-Ghori, and Barmal.
The trail to Pangarchulla never dismisses these commended crests and comes full circle at long last at the summit with a celebration of sparkling snow. Soak in the amazing beauty of the region as you see several peaks such as Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Neelkanth, Haathi-Ghodi, Kamet, Mana and Dronagiri. Spend some time feasting your eyes with the marvels before you after which you can resume walking down to the camp. On your fifth day, you will drive from Dhak to Auli where your tour will come to an end. Get ready to make you trekking experience a memorable one while you head out to this one of a kind amazing trek.
About the Destination:
This scenic Pangarchulla Peak trek via Kuari Pass route begins with hiking from Joshimath in Chamoli district in Garhwal Himalayas to its peak standing at an altitude of 3650 m. Following this is a trek to Pangarchula peak which is challenging to state the least navigating through deep snowy terrains, bouldering rocks and steep slopes. Upon reaching the peak of Kuari, marvel at the awe-striking peaks and passes along with the confluence of several rivers, gorgeous forests and sprawling meadows, also known as ‘Bugyals’.
If lucky, one also gets to spot footprints of either the Himalayan Bear or Leopard. Apart from the Kuari Pass trekking, the exciting climb up to the summit of Pangarchula Peak at 4700 m is quite a moderate trek. For those unwilling to participate in this trek, there is the Mini Pangarchula Peak trek at 4200 m or one can even relax at the base camp. At the peak of Pangarchula, enjoy the pleasurable sights of scintillating peaks and its environs. In addition to that, one also gets to stay in the cosy Eco Lodge in Auli. Make your way through some of the most amazing views of the region with the snow-capped mountains and the beckoning valleys.
As you continue you will find that your trekking trail converts from green to white. And if you are doing this trek during the spring season then the rhododendrons in full bloom will welcome you. The Pangarchulla trek passes through the Nanda Devi Sanctuary which is another best thing about the trek. Treat your eyes to the views of Mt. Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Dunagiri, Hathi Parbat and Ghori Parbat. Spend some time admiring the beauty of the region. The trek is considered as a moderate to easy trek and can be done by anyone with physical fitness. Trek through the steep ridge and make your way to the enchanting summit. Pangarchulla Peak trek package is just perfect for you to make your summer goals a better one.
Pangarchulla Peak Trek Highlights:
- On this trek, you will come across some of the majestic sights of the valleys and the verdant mountains.
- You will trek across plenty of Oaks, silver birch, blue pine, and bhojpatra- the bark of which is known to source papyrus, will be lining the way.
- You will also have the chance to camp under the brilliant night sky and that too with a bonfire.
- Pass through the small streams and witness the Pangarchulla Peak which is quite an adventure.
- You will pass across a steep ridge which will take you on an ascent to the peak on summit day is a painstaking but highly gratifying feature of this trek.
- The friendly local here will treat you with the best cup of tea while you make a stop.
Temperature: Day: 14°C to 18°C and Night: -3°C to 6°C
Trekking Distance: 34km
Maximum Altitude: 15,069ft
Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult
Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Base Camp: Joshimath (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)
ATM: Auli has the last ATM point before your trek begins.
Departure: On Weekends
About the Chanderkhani Pass Trek:
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 trailheads 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 of those Himachal trekking packages that is ideal for all trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Chanderkhani Pass is a window to some of the largest Himalayan behemoths which chaperone your journey. It treats you with sweeping meadows unfurling against the canvas of majestic Himalayan peaks. The grandeur of the fencing beauty captivates your senses throughout the trek. One of the best treks in Himachal Pradesh for beginners, Chanderkhani Pass is essentially an archetype of Himalayan trekking, though every trek is unique in its own way. Besides the natural beauty that the journey envelops, it exposes trekkers to the unique culture of Himalayan villages. If you’re craving for a Himalayan adventure, but have only a handful of days to spare, head to the Chanderkhani Pass without hesitation.
Maximum Altitude: 11,970ft
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Railway Station: Pathankot is the nearest railway station
Airport: Bhuntar (Kullu) airport
About the Destinations:
One of the most scenic, appealing and high altitude alpine meadows in Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal is truly a paradise for the trekkers. Reaching a towering height of 10,000ft, this picturesque meadow spreads over 28sq. km and is known for its magical beauty.
Adorned by the enchanting beauty of the Himalayan Range, Bhagirathi River, snow clad peaks and some of the evergreen patches of oak, pine and rhododendron forests, this quaint meadow offers one of the most enthralling trekking routes in the world; Dayara and Gidara Bugyal Trek. Amongst all the delights of Dayara Bugyal, Barnala Tal, Bandarpoonch and Gidara Bugyal are some of the major attractions.
Location - Manali
Start Point/End Point: Manali Bus Stand
Start Time/End Time: The trek start at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends at around 03:00 PM on day 5.
About Hampta Pass:
Hampta Pass trek is giving each adventure lover an option to discover the unique landscape on the Manali side in Himachal Pradesh. From the top, you will witness the magnificent view of a different world below, the beautiful yet deserted Lahaul. The panoramic sweep of the valley from the summit will be a sight that will not leave you forever.
About the Hampta Pass Trek:
The Hampta Pass trek has the starting point as Manali. From Manali, you will be taken to Jobra and then to Chika located at a height of about 10,100 feet. The route will have plenty of greenery, River Rani and the mountainous stretches on one side. When you climb up to reach Balu ka Ghera from Chika, On this impressive journey catch the first glimpses of the mighty towers in Dhauladhar Ranges occupy the entire frame with meadows and flower-filled valleys. What awaits you next are the gradual slopes until you reach the mighty Hampta Pass and on the way, Hampta Village will be your host for some time. Discover the serene calmness that surrounds the valley.
The ultimate destination of the trek is the beautiful Chandratal located amidst the pristine surroundings dominated by the white peaks and clouds above. A confluence of three paths – Hampta Pass, Spiti, and Rohtang Pass and the green paradise will accompany you to achieve the height of about 14,100ft.
The whole experience will be beautifully driven by our experienced and well trained guides along with the porters and kitchen staff. The team will also help you in allotting your dome tents for each night for to keep you hassle free so that you can just enjoy the beauty of the places without getting into any operational stuff.
Hampta Pass Trek Distance: 35km
Hampta Pass Altitude: 14,100ft
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Electricity: There will be no electricity on the trek
ATM: You will find ATMs in Manali.
About the Activity:
A trek to the mysterious glacial Roopkund Lake is a must-do for an avid trekker. Battling several adversities common to the Himalayas, this water body perched in the laps of the snow clad Mt. Trishul is situated at an altitude of 16,499ft. It is most attractive for the human skeletons lying at the bottom of the lake, which are distinctly visible when the snow melts. Thus having several visitors although uninhabitable.
The route along this Roopkund trekking expedition is a fascinating journey of discovering the most pristine of Himalayan contribution of oak and blooming rhododendron forests. Of fairly easy nature, the trail has several ascents and steep downhill hikes, which go past mountain rivers that flow in abundance.
With some of the finest base camp locations such as Ali Bungyal, the Roopkund Trek has everything going for it.
Temperature Range: During the day it is around 15° to 20°C. At night, it is around 4° to 7°C. Temp at highest camp, Bhagwabasa, ranges 5°C to 10°C in the day and 3° to -2°C at night.
Total trekking Distance: 44 kms
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.
Temperature Range: 11 degrees to -6 degrees
About the Destination:
A pictorial destination for the nature and adventure lovers, Goechala pass in Sikkim is amongst the most beautiful passes in the world. Embraced with the charm of high soaring peaks, stunning rivers, picturesque meadows and a wide range of flora and fauna, this pass in the North Eastern corner of India is also one of the most sought after trekking destinations in the country.
Be it the narrow yet fascinating passes, whirly and rugged terrains, or the challenges offered by the high altitude of the Dzongri Goechala trek which make it difficult, everything about this trek is very captivating! Originating from Yuksom, this 11days trek takes you through several other captivating destinations, mountain peaks, plains and valley. While on this trip, be always prepared to witness all the marvels of the nature at your every step!