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45 Best Mountain Treks In India

 
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    The Best Mountain Treks in India

    Mountain Trek in India is considered to be one of the best, owing to the vast array of varied landscapes and the amazing terrain locations. In the current times the trend of trekking in India has gained a lot of momentum with tourists from all over the world visiting some of the famous trekking trails of the country.

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    Trekking in Himalayas and other regions of the country offer the tourists an insight into the culture, varied landscapes and the pristine beauty of the places they visit. A lot is there to explore here. This includes indomitable ranges, the Western Ghats range of mountains that border the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, as well as several more hills stations such as Coorg, Munnar, Sikkim and many others.

    Mountain Trek in India can be rated on a scale of easy, moderate and tough. According to these ratings explorers can choose their trek taking into consideration their expertise, experience and capabilities. In general most of the challenging treks are found on the trail along the Himalayas; however these trails are blessed with visual treats of amazing landscapes, scenery and fauna.  A look at the beauty of the snow-capped mountains with the beautiful texture of the valleys will simply make the tourists awestruck.

    Trekking in India provides the tourists with an unlimited quotient of excitement and adventure, which is hard to find anywhere else. The first question that comes to mind when one thinks about is what would be the best period for the trek? Where can one find trekking gear if one wishes to visit one such trekking trail in the country?

    The answer to the first question is that, as such there is no fixed favourable time period for trekking in India. In general, all the non-mountainous tracks are accessible throughout the year. However, some routes remain closed during monsoons owing to landslides, while the upper part of the Himalayas is simply inaccessible during winters.

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    Now, where trekking gear and equipment is concerned, one can get it from any of the fully-equipped sports and adventure shops here, and in several of the famous tracks one can even hire the equipment on a rental basis. So all you need to do is to select your favorite trekking track and get, set, go. Since it is hard for any trekker to complete all the tracks for trekking in Himalayas, given below is a list of some of the most famous tracks of the country which have been categorised on the basis of difficulty level, as well as regions.

    Trekking in Garhwal,  Uttarakhand

    Easy Treks

    Chandrashila Summit

    Temple at Chandrashila summit at Tungnath

    Photo credit: Alokprasad - wikicommons

    Interested in trekking in Himalayas? Then Chandrashila Summit is an option. It is a rock face above the highest situated Shiva temple in India, the Tungnath temple. The trek to this summit is short but rigorous during the hike. Since this place falls is the Garhwal Himalaya region of India, the trek to this summit can be undertaken throughout the year except during the winter season i.e. December and January.

    The trek to this summit is famous due to the fact that it offers an amazing 360 degree view of the Garhwal Himalayas including some of the important destinations such as Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedar Peak and Chaukhamba peaks.

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    This area is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Garhwal region due to its isolated location and the breathtaking view of the Himalayas that it offers its visitors. The trek to the summit generally starts from Chopta, which is a famous tourists spot situated on the Gopeshwar-Ukhimath road.

    Photo credit: Alokprasad - wikicommons

    The Chandrashila trek offers its visitors a rare glimpse into the ancient culture of the local people here, as well as amazing variation in scenery with vibrant colours. Moreover, this place is famous for its clear sightings of Munal, a colourful and shy bird which also happens to be the state bird of Uttarakhand.

    Best Season: September to November
    Max. Elevation: 4000 m
    More Details: Tungnath Trek to Chandrashila Summit
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    Dodital Trek

    The Dodital Mountain Trek in India starts from the Asi-Ganga Valley and continues till the Dodital Lake, which is situated at an elevation of 3024 meters above sea level and is surrounded by pine forests. This lake has mythological importance in our history due the fact that it is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Ganesha, and also the place where Lord Shiva had beheaded the young Ganesha.

    The Dodital Lake, being situated in the North Uttarkashi region is the precise destination for trekking in India. After having reached the lake, people often take some other subsidiary treks as well such as Asi-Ganga Valley to Bhagirathi Ganga Valley or to the Yamuna Valley and vice versa.

    Apart from the mythological importance that the place holds, Dodital is famous for its spectacular display of natural beauty along with a diversity of culture and heritage in this region.  The breathtaking combination of the serene waters of the lake and the surrounding forests of pine trees has a calming effect on the minds of the tourists.

    Best Season: All year except March, July, August and December
    Max. Elevation: 3140 m
    More Details: Guide to Dodital Trek

    Har Ki Dun Valley

    Har Ki Dun or the Hanging Valley of Gods is the most famous track for trekking in India, which is also considered as a paradise for trekkers. Amateur trekkers use this route as an introductory trek and it is rated as easy to moderate. The Har Ki Dun Valley is situated at an elevation of 3536m above sea level at the base of Fateh Parvat. Har Ki Dun region also falls within the Govind Pashu Vihar wildlife sanctuary due to which the area is considered a godsend for bird watchers and nature lovers.

    Best Season: Late April to June, September to October 
    Max. Elevation: 3556 m
    More Details: Guide to Har Ki Dun Trek

    Moderate Treks

    Roopkund Lake

    Photo credit: Djds4rce - wikicommons

    Roopkund trek is one of the most famous destinations for trekking in India. It is said that if you are a trekker, you ought to undertake the Roopkund trek. It is considered a must-do trek for every hiker. This trail has got everything, from beauty to fun to adventure. The splendour of the gorgeous valleys, deep lush green forests, snow and beautiful meadows are truly exhilarating, and so is the course of a nice track of climbing from 8,000 ft to 16,000 ft.

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    The trek is usually conducted over 4 days starting from Lohajung, a tiny pass located at a height of 8,300 ft above sea level. The complete trek is sure to provide hikers with an amazing experience that they would cherish their entire life.

    Best Season: August to October
    Max. Elevation: 5020 m
    More Details: Guide to Roopkund Trek
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    Kuari Pass to Tapovan

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    If you are a spirited adventurer who likes to explore, the Kauri Pass Mountain Trek in India is a must-cover track in the Garhwal Mountain region. The track passes through some very scenic places having lush green forests, meadows and even some remote villages where you can get a real feel of their rustic cultures.

    Overall the special attraction of this trek is the Gohna Tal, which is known for its surreal beauty. The trek is also famous as the Curzon Trail owing to the fact that Lord Curzon once trekked up the Kauri Pass. The best feature of this trek is that it offers a close range view of Mt Nanda Devi atop the Kauri Pass.

    Best Season: April to June, September to November
    Max. Elevation: 4115 m

    Mount Shivling

    Photo credit: Prathyush Thota - flickr

    There is no end to places and trails when it comes to trekking in India. But what’s more important is to know which of the trails are important and which are not. Talking about the important ones, the Shivling Trekking Tour is considered to be one of the best trekking trails of the country, offering exciting experiences for those trekking in Himalayas.

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    The Shivling is a two-summit mountain that lies close to the very famous Gangotri Glacier and is known for its stunning peaks. Because of its unusual shape, which resembles quite closely the shape of a Shivling, it is also referred as the ‘Indian Matterhorn’. This trek is rated moderate in terms of difficulty and is very famous among hikers. Witnessing the lives of the people of this region, their cultures and traditions would make you feel as if time had stopped here.

    Best Season: May to June and September
    Max. Elevation: 6550 m

    Bamsaru Khal Trek

    If one were to say that trekking in India and trekking in Himalayas is the same thing then that statement would not be wrong, as most of the famous trekking destinations lie in the Himalayan region only.

    Talking about the famous trails in this region, one of the common names that pops up is the  Bamsaru Khal Trek, which is one of the ancient routes between Gangotri and Yamunotri. This isolated trek is the best one for those who wish to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayan region in peace. The trek begins at Sangam Chatti and the whole trek is covered within a time period of seven days.

    Best Season: May to October
    Max. Elevation: 4600 m

    Difficult Treks

    Kalindikhal Pass

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    The Kalindikhal Pass trek is considered to be the big daddy of all treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region, due to the fact that it covers a distance of 99 km starting from Gangotri and going up to Badrinath via Kalindikhal. This trek covers the following places: Gangotri (3048 m), Gaumukh (3892 m), Nandanvan (4500 m), Vasuki Tal (5300 m), Kalindi Base (5590 m), Kalindi Khal (5948 m), then it slopes to Arwa Tal (3980 m), Ghastoli (3600 m) and ends at Badrinath (3100 m).

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    This whole trek is full of thrill and adventure and is rated as one of the toughest destinations for trekking in India.  Moreover, since the terrain in this track is very undulating comprising of boulders, glaciers, scree and snow, trekkers are required to have a fundamental knowledge of mountaineering. This trek is not recommended for amateur hikers.

    Best Season: June to August
    Max. Elevation: 5950 m

    Auden’s Col

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    Auden’s Col is a high altitude mountain pass situated at a height of 5490 m, which connects Rudugaira valley and Bhilangna valley. This pass also connects the ridges of Gangotri III (6580 m) and the Jogin I (6465 m) along with binding two glaciers namely Khatling glacier and Jogin I glacier, which are located opposite each other.

    Although this trek comprises of some stark scenic beauty of nature that will mesmerise you to the core of your heart, the Auden’s Col trek is one of the most dangerous Mountain Treks in India because of the fact that the pass is heavily infested with fissures. So, whosoever is planning to undertake this trek should have proper ability and experience of trekking. Moreover, it is also advisable to take assistance from a trained guide who has complete knowledge of this track.

    Best Season: June to September
    Max. Elevation: 5940 m

    Lamkhaga Pass

    Lamkhaga Pass

    The Lamkhaga Pass trek is a Mountain Trek in India that isn’t allowed to be taken by foreigners i.e. only Indian Nationals have the permission to undertake this trek. This restriction has been imposed because this track is rated as one of the most dangerous trails amongst the various mountain treks in India, since the trek’s landscape is quite tantalizing, covered with snow and a mysterious atmosphere.

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    The trek basically is conducted from Harsil to Sangla, which passes through the Lamkhaga Pass. The ascent of the trek starts from 9000 ft at Harsil and reaches its maximum at 17335 ft at the Lamkhaga Pass. The sights in the course of this trek include the Wilson Cottage and Sat Tal (7 Lakes) along with beautiful meadows, waterfalls and valleys.

    Best Season: May to June, Septmeber to October
    Max. Elevation: 5284 m

    Trekking in Kumaon,  Uttarakhand

    Easy Treks

    Kafni Glacier

    Photo credit: Anurag Kumar Jain - wikicommons

    The Kaphini (Kafni) Glacier is located in the Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand. This glacier and the region surrounding it have a mystical charm that attracts hundreds of trekkers each year.

    This trek provides the trekkers an amazing experience of trekking in the Himalayas. The route of the trek to the Kafni Glacier covers places like Bharadi, Saung, Loharkhet, Dhakuri Pass, Khati, Dwali, and Khatiya of which Khati is the latest addition. Up till Loharkhet the route is motorable after which the distance is approximately 90 km for the round trip.

    Moreover no rest house is located after Dwali so hikers have to use tents, which are easy to set up as there are grasslands which are ideal for the purpose of pitching tents. This is one of the most breathtaking Mountain Treks in India.

    Best Season: June to September
    Max. Elevation: 3853 m
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    Pindari Glacier

    Photo credit: Yann - wikicommons

    Situated in the upper reaches of the Kumaon Himalayas, the Pindari Glacier trek is rated as moderately difficult amongst the various routes for trekking in the Himalayas. The glacier measures around 3.2 km in length and 1.5 km in width, which thereafter gives rise to the Pindari River.

    Most of the trail of this trek is along the banks of the Pindari River along with crossing several places like Suang, Loharkhet, Dhakuri Pass, Khati, Dwali, Phurkia and finally Zero Point i.e. Pindari Glacier. The whole trek takes about 6 days to complete, which is achieved with utmost comfort. The best time to visit this trek is any time between summers and early winters.

    Best Season: March to October
    Max. Elevation: 3627 m
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    Moderate Treks

    Sunderdhunga Pass

    As compared to the earlier two treks of the Kafni and Pindari Glaciers, the Sunderdhunga Pass trek is pretty tough and is also considered as one of the toughest Mountain Treks in India. The Sunderdhunga valley consists of two glaciers and is located to the West of the Pindari valley.

    The route to Sunderdhunga Glacier is similar to that of Pindari up till Khati village, after which one has to travel a further 24 km to reach the glacier. After Khati the trail covers points such as Jatoli (7 km), Dhungia Dhuan (8 km), Kathalia 6-7 km), Sukhram and Maiktoli glaciers (7 km).

    The track gets the toughest beyond Dhungia Dhuan, where one has to seek help from professional guides even if the trekker is very professional or well-equipped. The total distance covered in this trek is 54 km one way.

    Best Season: April to June, Septmber to October
    Max. Elevation: 4320 m
    More Details: Guide to Sunderdhunga Valley
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    Milam Glacier

    This is one of the major treks that are done along the base of Mount Nanda Devi. The programme is all about exploring the exquisite beauty of Uttarakhand region of India. Here, people are mostly taken to the largest glacier of Kumaon, where they can enjoy the Milam Glacier trail, which follows through different forests, villages, ice, wooden bridges and enchanting waterfalls.

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    The adventurous trek is for moderate level trekkers. For all those who like to try exploration, this is a trek in the Himalayas that must be considered worthy of being tried.

    Best Season: May to September
    Max. Elevation: 4268 m
    Best Deals on: Milam Glacier Tour

    Panchachuli Base Camp

    Near the Eastern Kumaon is the Darma Valley, which is the base for Panchachuli Base Camp. This place has religious significance and at the same time, the trail runs along Dhuali Ganga River which offers beautiful views of the regions around.

    Close to Tibet and Nepal, this trek offers an opportunity for trekkers to test their skills and at the same time, it allows them to understand culture and travel in India. A tried and tested base camp for those who like to enjoy camping as well as trekking in Himalayas!

    Best Season: April to June, September to November 
    Max. Elevation: 3490 m

    Difficult Treks

    Namik Glacier

    Namik Glacier is one of the most difficult treks in the country that must only be tried by advanced trekkers. This trek is usually for around 10 to 12 days, which offers people the opportunity to enjoy camping close to Dhaldhauk and then Sutam Khan and other regions. The salubrious climate here along with magnificent views of Nandaghunti and Nanda Devi are food for the soul.

    Best Season: May, June, September and October
    Max. Elevation: 3600 m

    Nanda Devi East Base Camp

    Photo credit: Anirban c8 - wikicommons

    This is one of the most beautiful trekking regions where enthusiasts not only get the opportunity to enjoy natural beauty and enchanting landscapes, but they also get a chance to learn the culture and lifestyle of those who stay on these mountains. The trekking is till Mount Nanda Devi which is known for its difficult routes that test a trekker. Generally held for a period of nine days, this is one of the treks that mountain lovers shouldn’t miss. This is certainly a challenging and delightful Mountain Trek in India.

    Best Season: April to June, September to October 
    Max. Elevation: 4700 m
    More Details: Guide to Trekking Nanda Devi Base Camp 

    Trekking in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

    Easy Treks

    Spituk Trek

    Photo credit: Balachandran Chandrasekharan - wikicommons

    Spituk Trek is one of the easiest treks in the country and includes Markha Valley, Leh known for its wild animals. It provides a flavour of Ladakh and is generally held for a period of four days, which would leave an indelible imprint on one’s mind. During the trek, one can enjoy Stok Palace Museum or else see and appreciate the flora and fauna of this region, including Great Tibetan Sheep, Tibetan Wolf, and if you are lucky, then the sight of a Snow Leopard.

    Best Season: May to October
    Max. Elevation: 4900 m
    More Details: Guide to Spituk to Stok Trek

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    Sham Valley

    View of Likir

    Photo credit: Elroy Serrao - flickr

    One of the easiest six to seven day treks in the country is the Sham Valley Trek, which offers the traditional flavour of Ladakh, integrating it with the streams and natural beauty.

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    The tour is especially organised in such a way that it allows trekkers to check out astonishing sites such as Phyang, Spituk, Temisgang and Likir. This is another beautiful option for trekking in Himalayas that will take one through the exquisite culture of the region.

    Best Season: June to September
    Max. Elevation: 4000 m
    More Details: Guide to Sham Valley Trekking 
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    Moderate Treks

    Markha Valley

    Photo credit: Tim Dellmann - flickr

    Markha Valley trekking is of moderate difficulty and is generally undertaken in the months from June to September. This region is one of the most popular trekking regions in Ladakh and has sheer canyon walls along with alpine grasslands that will immediately stir one’s heart. Markha Valley trek offers stunning views of the Markha River.

    Best Season: June to October
    Max. Elevation: 5050 m
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    Spiti to Ladakh

    The Spiti River

    Photo credit: Ajith U - flickr

    With the highest altitude of 5777 m, this is a trek of moderate difficulty that every trekker must try. The mountain trek in India traces the route to Ladakh and Tibet and provides spectacular regional views. The trek offers an unending exploratory journey which has some of the best testing regions that will help a moderate level trekker hone his or her skills.

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    Best Season: July to September
    Max. Elevation: 5600 m

    Lamayuru to Alchi

    Photo credit: Fulvio Spada- flickr

    The Lamayuru to Alchi trek in Ladakh is another of the treks that everyone would love to try. It starts by descending down the gorge below Lamayuru, Leh with stunning views. Then once a canyon is reached, people start travelling up a river in Ripchhar Valley. Steep ascents are followed before one gets down the Stream of Sumdo River. And in the end the climb to Stakspi La leads one to Alchi.

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    Best Season: May to November
    Max. Elevation: 5200 m
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    Tsomoriri Lake

    Tsomoriri Lake

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    Generally undertaken in the months of June, July and August, this is a medium level trek that can help hone the skills of travellers. The trek starts by travelling through Kyamar and Tisaling and then to Nurchan.

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    Once there, one crosses the icy cold streams and ascends to Horlam Kaongka La. Magnificent flora and fauna are visible all around while the trek continues through snowcapped mountains in full view.

    Best Season: July and August
    Max. Elevation: 5500 m
    Get a Quote for: Hemis to Tsomoriri Trek

    The Nubra Valley

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    Nubra, a tributary of the Shyok River is the centre of this trek, which is known as the Orchard of Ladakh. This trek showcases flourishing valleys and takes one through scenic landscapes, and also allows one to enjoy a ride through Bactrian camel. The highest motorable pass at 5600 m is also crossed in this trek.

    Best Season: May to December
    Max. Elevation: 5600 m
    More Details: Guide to The Nubra Valley Trek
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    Difficult Treks

    Chadar Frozen River Trek

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    This tough trek is for real trekking enthusiasts. It tests one’s skills and offers some of the greatest adventures to trekkers. Here, the skills are tested in frozen winters when the Zanskar river is frozen solid. The sheet of ice offers incredible adventures, including staying in caves or hiking, along with visits to monasteries.

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    Best Season: Mid January to Feburary
    Max. Elevation: 3390 m
    More Details: Complete Guide to Chadar Trek
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    Lamayuru to Darcha Trek

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    For the hardiest trekkers, this is trek that is worth enjoying. The trek takes one through foothills of Western Himalayas and links the regions of Darcha and Lamayuru via Lahual, Padum in Zanskar and other areas.

    This classic trekking tour is transverse in nature and takes one through Rohtang Pass as well.

    Best Season: July to September
    Max. Elevation: 5090 m
    More Details: Guide to Lamayuru to Darcha Trek
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    To Southern Zanskar

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    The highlights of this tough tour are that it takes one through 3 high Himalayan Passes, which includes Shingo La, Phista La and Baralacha La. The adventure quotient is quite high as one gets to pass several streams of river and transverse through remote gorges of Zanskar region. Trekking is also offered at the Moon Lake where the dramatic scenery adds to one’s pleasure.

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    Best Season: July to September
    Max. Elevation: 5080 m
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    Lamayuru to Padum

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    This is one of those treks that will overwhelm you with its sheer grandeur. It starts at the Lamayuru Gompa in Ladakh, which is known for its monasteries and then takes you through four high passes till you reach Zanskar. This is one of those treks that offers a historic as well as cultural view of Tibetan life and at the same time gives you glimpses of Incredible India and its natural beauty.

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    Best Season: July to September
    Max. Elevation: 5000 m
    More Details: Guide to Padum to Lamayuru Trek
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    Trans-Zanskar

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    This is certainly one of the most breathtaking treks that one can enjoy. It takes one through the region of Zanskar, which is known for offering different experiences and an insight into the lives and styles of Tibetans living in Ladakh.

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    It is most famous for its frozen lake which can make the trek even more memorable and unique.

    Best Season: July to September
    Max. Elevation: 5100 m
    More Details: Guide to Zanskar Trek

    Trekking in Sikkim, Himalayan Mountains

    Easy Treks

    Singalila Sandakphu Trek

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    Generally, the best time for trekking in these regions is from April to November when the place is full of exquisite landscapes and enthralling experiences. The trek starts from 5000 ft and climbs through forests to provide one the opportunity to enjoy the stunning beauty of over 600 varieties of Orchids, the largest variety to be found in one geographical region anywhere on the globe.

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    Apart from this, 360 degree views of snow capped mountains are offered during this mountain trek in India as one can enjoy the ethereal beauty of watching Everest, Makalu, Chomolhari all at the same time.

    Best Season: March to May, October to December

    Max. Elevation: 3636 m

    More Details: Guide to Sandakphu Trek

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    Yuksom to Dzongri

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    This is a Sikkim trek that is especially designed for those who would like to try a mountain trek in India but are still at the beginners’ level.

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    The places covered in this trek are beautiful and one gets the opportunity to get acquainted with numerous birds and Bharal or Blue Mountain Sheep that are found in abundance here. The stunning vistas will leave an indelible imprint on your mind.

    Best Season: October to May 
    Max. Elevation: 4200 m

    Moderate Treks

    Dzongri to Goecha La Trek

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    This is a trek in Western Sikkim that anyone would love to enjoy. It takes one through the shadows of the mighty Kanchendzonga, which is one of the highest mountains in the world. The remote trek is all about crossing beautiful valleys and getting acquainted with lichen and moss. It is also one of the best treks for avid bird watchers.

    Goecha La is one of those romantic altitudes that offer incredible opportunities to all trekkers. This is one of the best ways to explore the inner parts of Himalayas and is in contrast to the rest of the treks that are offered in the country.

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    This mountain trek in India has amazing walks of the Tshoka Rhododenderon forests along with the Thansing meadows as well as the sparkling bright blue waters of lakes and icy trails for those who want some adventure in life. And while you are enjoying the colourful experiences, you are taken close to the third highest mountain in the world.

    Best Season: September to November, March to April
    Max. Elevation: 5002 m
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    Kanchenjunga BC Trek

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    This base camp trek generally starts from Yuksom, which is the region known for being the meeting place of the three lamas. It takes one through the third highest mountain range in the world. From Yuksam, one gets to enjoy trekking at Bakkhim. Then come Phedang and then Dzongri and finally Laxmi Pokhari, which serves as the vantage point for the campsite where one can enjoy sunrise.

    Best Season: March to April, October to November
    Max. Elevation: 5140 m
    Get a Quote for: Sikkim to Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking

    Difficult Treks

    Green Lake Trek

    This is one of those places that appear to be exquisitely crafted by the lord himself. This trail has beauty and spectacular high peaks along with trails of forests, colourful birds and waterfalls on either sides that will surely make one feel enchanted.

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    The trek is known for being a trail for Pre War Everest expeditions and it is an unexplored region that will offer a variety of opportunities to travellers and trekkers who love to test their skills. This stunning tour is mostly designed for a fortnight so that the trekkers can enjoy the sheer beauty of this place and take in the views that this trek has to offer!

    Best Season: April to May, October to November.
    Max. Elevation: 5500 m
    More Details: Guide to Green Lake Trek
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    Trekking in Himachal Pradesh

    Easy Treks

    Beas Kund Trek

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    One of the most beautiful treks in Kullu Valley, Beas Kund Trek is best known for its Beas Kund or the holy lake where Rishi Vyas is said to have taken his daily bath. It is close to the Soland Nalla Base Camp and allows trekkers to enjoy a vacation of ski slopes and paragliding before or after their trek is over.

    Tents on a sharing basis are generally provided as accommodation during these treks, and it is easy going as well as a learning experience for beginner trekkers.

    Best Season: April to June, September to November
    Max. Elevation: 3690 m
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    Triund to Laka Glacier Trek

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    Laka Glacier is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. Fed by the Glacier, this place is located near Mc Leodganj in Himachal Pradesh, known for its temples and its proximity to the popular city Dharamshala, home to the Dalai Lama.

    Mostly organised for four days, this trip covers Laka Glacier along with Triund, which is accessible through the Bhagshunath temple. The place is stunningly beautiful and offers training practise to beginners who are enthusiastic about adventure and exploration.

    Best Season: March to June, September to December
    Max. Elevation: 3200 m
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    Manimahesh Lake

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    Normally, a sixteen day annual trip or pilgrimage is organised to Manimahesh Lake in Himachal Pradesh every year, as this oval shaped, glacier-fed lake is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The trek to this lake is for beginners and trekking enthusiasts, who get the opportunity to trek to an elevation of 13390 ft.

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    The trek takes one through the beautiful Manimahesh Kailash Peak along with Chamba district. This stunning beauty of the lake makes for the climax to this trekking trip.

    Best Season: Apr to June, Aug to Oct
    Max. Elevation: 4115 m
    More Details: Guide to Bharmour to Manimahesh Trek

    Sar Pass

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    Located in valley Parvati of Kullu district, this pass is one of the mountain trek in India that are offered to beginning level trekkers. The trek is known for its lake, which is normally frozen.

    Mostly, Grahan is the region where the first camp is established and then other camps are established at Kasol, Padri, Ratapani and last at Biskeri and Bhandak, with an altitude of 11000 ft and 8000 ft respectively. Several tours are organised by different associations and tour organisers in India for Sar Pass region.

    Best Season: May to June, September to October
    Max. Elevation: 4250 m

    Chandra Tal

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    The enchanting beauty of Chandra Tal is the backdrop of this stunning mountain trek in India that allows small groups of people to enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas. Designed for beginner level trekkers, this tour is about travelling through the beautiful passes of this country.

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    Also known as the Moon Lake, this lake comes through the Chandra River and offers an experience similar to if you were walking on the moon. This is one of the most sacred lakes in the country and is most popular for changing its appearance from red to orange and then to colours like blue and bright green at night.

    Best Season: Mid June to Mid October
    Max. Elevation: 4900 m
    More Details: Guide to Baralacha to Chandertal trek
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    Moderate Treks

    Chandrakhani Pass

    Apart from stunning views and enthralling terrain, what makes Chadrakhani Pass a must-explore is the fact that this beautiful mountina trek in India is known for its spiritual and religious significance. If legend is to be believed then in Malana Village, which is a part of this trek and is known as the Valley of Gods, a basket which was being carried by Jamlu, the presiding deity of Malana was blown by the Gods of Kullu.

    Hence it came to be known as the Valley of Gods. This trip, which is mostly for 6-8 days, allows trekkers to develop a unique relationship with the Himalayas, offering enthralling experiences.

    Best Season: April to May, September to November
    Max. Elevation: 3660 m

    Deo Tibba Base

    Deo Tibba Base

    Grazing pastures and shepherds along with shining emerald blue waters of Chander Tal makes this trekking tour a must-try for all medium level trekkers. This stunningly beautiful trek will enthrall all explorers who wish to get magnificent views of the Deo Tibba Peak at 6001 metres.

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    The trek provides unique experiences of embarking to the top of Rohtang Pass, visiting the spiritual town of Dharamshala and moving to the upper Kullu Valley. This mountain trek in India will help trekkers get a feel of routes of the mysterious Himalayas. 

    Best Season: June to September
    Max. Elevation: 4480 m
    More Details: Guide to Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek
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    Manali Hampta Pass

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    The Hampta Pass Trek is one of the most beautiful mountain trek in India that are meant for medium level trekkers. This trek starts from Jobra to Chika region, where the trek is starts from 9800 feet. The paths take one into a beautiful forest, followed by an easy ascent to Balu Ka Gera.

    Here, one can enjoy snow clad peaks of Dahuladhar and then move ahead along Rani River, later moving on to the Shea Foru crossing Hampta Pass. The steep ascents and the sharp descents here will help travellers and trekkers hone their skills. It is after Sheagoru that people will start the downhill trek of Chatar.

    Best Season: May to October
    Max. Elevation: 4290 m
    More Details: Guide to Hampta Pass
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    Difficult Treks

    Kinnaur Kailash Circuit

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    For all those who want a pristine, high-altitude mountain trek in India, Kinnaur Kailash Parikrama Trek is the advanced trek tour that they should take. Usually covered over a period of 10-12 days, this trek is all about enjoying the utmost beauty of the Himalayas and covers the valley of Kinaur and Baspa. The initial journey is long and scenic, with stunning views of the old silk route. Later, one gets to explore Chitkul Valley along with Charang La and terminal moraine.

    Best Season: May to September
    Max. Elevation: 5242 m
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    Pin Parvati Pass

    Pin Parvati Pass

    Pin Parvati Trek Valley in Kullu region and the Pin Valley of Spiti are covered in this pass trek. This stunningly beautiful pass is extremely strenuous and should be tried by advanced trekkers only. The pass, which was first discovered in 1884, is now regularly visited from the period of July to September and takes approximately 10-12 days to cover.

    It lies on a higher terrain and at the same time, remains under heavy snow. The journeys are long and experienced guides are required. But once one starts the trek, everything is beautiful, serene and absolutely perfect, including hot water springs of Khir Ganga, Thakur Kuan and Mantalaie Lake.

    Best Season: May to September
    Max. Elevation: 4900 m

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    So, if you are a seasoned trekker, then don’t wait. Start planning your mountain trek in India!