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  • Revel in the India’s most picturesque, though challenging trekking locations. The Himalayan range is home to many of the world’s highest and difficult peaks, including the tallest one on the Earth, the Mount Everest. If you are a trekker at heart, these most challenging and adventurous Himalayan Treks are listed just for you.

    Marvel at the scenic views of the world’s highest peaks and indulge in the most fascinating hiking experiences of all times.

    The Himalayas offer fifty and more mountain peaks. This intrinsic beauty is a perfect destination for a nature lover. Get drenched in the beauty of heaven on Earth with breathtaking views of meadows, grasslands, valleys, trails, rivers.

    Deck up the most prominent and glorious mountain peaks on your next trip to these Himalayan locations. Get an exquisite getaway with your perfect adventure seeking partners and enjoy hiking on these hills.

    The Himalayas boasts of awesome trails and majestic ranges. Himalayan peaks undoubtedly, offer an impeccable trekking experience. It never fails to charm by its vividly spread peaks and beauty of lush greens. What an immense pleasure it is to witness the extravagant bounty of nature, all at one destination. Right from waterfalls to wildlife, you name it and Himalayas have it all.

    10 most adventurous and challenging Himalayan treks

  • 01Chadar Trek

    As the name suggests, Chadar trek is famous for its blanket like the spread of ice, in the winter months, over the Zanskar River in Leh, Ladakh. This trek can be enjoyed in winters when the river has frozen. You can catch a glimpse of rocks beneath the ice while walking on this glorious path.

    The trek starts at the initial of frozen Zanskar, from a small village of Chilling. The path to be travelled is quite long, a distance of 105 km is to be covered in one way.

    Max Elevation:

    This trek has a maximum elevation of 11,123 ft. above the sea, and thus, it is advisable to be climbed by professionals or trekkers with high fitness levels. You must be physically fit and trained to hike over this trek as it gets difficult and can even cause death in worst case scenarios.

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

    Best Time/Season:

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

    Location:

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


  • 02Kalindi Khal Trek

    Unravel the beauty of this pass on the base of the Kalindi Peak, which has an elevation of 6000 m and is surrounded by various ice capped mountains. The Kalindi Khal trek holds views of some majestic and pristine Himalayan peaks. You can indulge yourself in many activities like camping, trekking and photography on this trail.

    Start your expedition from Gangotri, to witness the cluster of six thousanders the Shivling at 6,543 meters, Meru at 6,630 meters, Kedar Dome at 6,808 meters, Bhagirathi I, II and III at 6,512 meters, 6,454 meters and 6,856 meter respectively, Nilkantha at 6,506 meters, Chandra Parvat at 6,728 meters and Avalanche Peak at 6,413 meters on you way up the trek.

    Marvel at majestic views of mountains and glaciers and stop by the Vasuki Tal. the trail further cut across several gushing meadows and forests enriched with flora and fauna at Kalindi Khal Pass.

    Max Elevation:

    The Kalindikhal Pass on the base of Kalindi Peak, which is at an elevation of 6,102 meters, is situated at a maximum altitude of 5,947 meters and is accompanied by several other iced mountain peaks. This elevated trek provides a perfect destination for pilgrims and trekkers.

    Best Time/Season

    This almost a 100 km long trail, can be visited fondly from mid of July to August or early September. This can also be visited in Mid June which is the summer season in this region. The Himalayas are visible in summers and the cool breeze adds to the charm of this range. While July and September are the monsoon seasons, most favourable for trekking.

    Location: This is the world's highest trekkable mountain pass, which is located in the Uttarakhand, in the Garhwal Himalayan region. This is also one of the most challenging Himalayan treks.
  • 03Markha Valley Trek

    Ladakh is one of the cold and dry locations in India. The beautiful Markha Valley trek is one the most diverse treks in the Himalayan region. The Buddhist culture at Markha Valley makes it even more unique a site to trek on. It is important for a traveller to acclimatise with the surroundings before embarking the trekking journey, as the weather in Ladakh is different from the rest of the country.

    The Markha Valley trek is also known as the ‘tea house’ trek of the region. Be dazzled by the inviting views of Zanskar range and various rivers and meadows. This is a picturesque trekking location in the cold and dry, semi arid terrain of Ladakh. The trek includes passing through Gandala La (15748 ft) and Kongmaru La, (17,060 ft). Unravel the beauty of the mountains, monasteries, temples, museums, rivers and Leh. furthermore, rocking canyons and Tibetan prayer flags give this trek a unique touch.

    Max Elevation:

    This difficult trekking valley has an elevation of 1500 ft. and is an approximate 75 km long trail. The Markha valley trek is graded as a difficult trekking option in Ladakh.

    Best Time/Season

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

    Location

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


  • 04Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

    Kanchenjunga Mountain, the third highest peak in the world, could be seen from the top of Goecha La, standing in parts in Sikkim and partly in Nepal. Kanchenjunga trek is considered as one of the most adventurous peaks. This peak Offers some of the challenging yet delightful trails, this trek is undertaken by trekkers from different parts of the world.

    Kanchenjunga massifs contour a big cross that spans the boundaries of three major countries- Nepal, Tibet and India (Sikkim).this place is also been worshipped of Sikkim and Darjeeling. This trek starts at Yuksom and ends at Yuksom.

    Max Elevation:

    This trek has the highest elevation of 5200 metres, thus, serving as a perfect climb for the adventure seekers. One can indulge in revering views of the world’s highest peaks located from such an altitude.

    This is a difficult trek which requires a physically fit body and stronger will power. Therefore, it is considered one of the most difficult Himalayan Treks.

    Best Time/Season

    The best month to visit Kanchenjunga Base camp in summers is from March to May as this is the most pleasant time for trekking in this area.

    However, winter months from September to December serves a thrilling experience for vivid travellers who love to marvel at snow capped peaks and a view of vegetation throughout the valley.

    Location

    However, due to its extreme location and weather, it is still not much explored by tourists. The Kanchenjunga base camp is situated in the Sikkim in India. However, one can access the great peak view from parts of Nepal, Tibet or various other famous treks like that of Gocha La or Green Pass trek.


  • 05Goecha La Trek

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

    Apart from this, you can enjoy a beguiling view of 14 other mountain peaks from Goecha La.

    Max Elevation:

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

    Best Time/Season

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

    Location

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


  • 06Pin Parvati Pass Trek

    The Pin Parvati Pass, in Himachal Pradesh, makes its way through lush green meadows, narrow valleys and extravagant forests. This trail provides a route from Kullu valley to Spiti Valley and this makes it even more popular among the visitors.

    Get accompanied by constant swishing of the river Parvati on your way. It is an approximate 110 km distance up the hill.  The tour begins crossing through the beautiful Parvati Valley while encountering the great landscapes in Kullu. The whole experience of rich flora and fauna, together with diversified forests with snowed alpines will catch you off-guard.

    You are eligible to climb the trek if you are over 15 years of age and have an experience in climbing the hills.

    Max Elevation:

    The Pin Parvati pass trek takes a traveller at an altitude of 5319 metres at max and is one of the most challenging Himalayas treks. It is suitable for a highly experienced and super fit trekker to climb up this pass. It is still a difficult trek with taxing and tricky path.

    Best Time/Season

    It is necessary to acclimate with your surroundings on your trip to Pin Parvati. The best time to plan your trekking adventure on this place is from July to September when you can experience hot springs at Parvati Valley in Kheer Ganga. This season serves as the most pristine for embarking your journey to amazing valleys and grasslands. Enthral in the alpine meadows of Odi Thach, dense forests near Kheerganga and glacier near the Pass.

    Location

    The Pin Parvati Pass is a popular mountain pass. This trekking destination is located in Himachal Pradesh and connects the lush Kullu culture and greenery to the barren and rugged Spiti valley.


  • 07Stok Kangri Trek

    Stok Kangri Trek has gained recent popularity as a destination for tourists. Embark on your journey to this trekking location in Ladakh, the most attractive tourist place in India.

    This trek is more popular as it allows its visitors to experience peace and tranquillity of the deserted surroundings. The Stok Kangri Trek is almost a 10 days trek which needs acclimatisation with the environs of Leh, especially if you are a visitor from North India.

    As people from around the world flocks in this region, the Stok Kangri trek has been divided for the technical and non technical trekkers. This trek is considered a difficult one, as it has an elevation of about 70% of that of Mount Everest. The entire trail incorporates many ridges so you can feel the sudden change in scenery.

    Marvel at the amazing views of known Ladakh range, Zanskar range, Indus valley and Leh City on this hike.

    Max Elevation:

    This trek has a maximum elevation of 6153 metres or 20000 ft. which is just a little less than some of the highest peaks in the world. This is a highly difficult and popular Himalayan trek, which is not meant for non trained trekkers. A novice is not advised to hike up this pass as it requires a lot of stamina and experience. This trek is equally exhaustive so proper training should be taken before commencing the journey.

    Best Time/Season

    The peak can be trekked technically and non technically. In the months of July to September, this is still a safe trail to trek on, thus non technical trekkers can climb. However, in the winter months, it becomes a lot difficult to trek on these.

    Location

    The Stok Kangri trek is located in the northwest region of India, in Ladakh. It is just 24 km from the Leh city and is near to the village of Stok. It is important for a trekker to adjust with the surroundings of this cold and dry place. This peak is situated in the Hemis National Park, southwest of the Stock village.

    What are you waiting for? Book your trekking expedition to Stok Kangri  Now!



  • 08Roopkund Trek

    Known as the ‘mystery lake’, one of the most challenging Himalayan treks, sits on the lap of Massif of Trishul. Also called as Skeleton Lake trek, as the trekker will come across lying skeletons on the sea bed or edge of the lake, known to be the remains of dead people from the 9th century.

    Roopkund Trek is a glacial trek with amazing sites and beautiful meadows on the way. The layer of brown and white mountains provide an extreme pleasure to the eyes of the climber. Get magnificent views of Mount Trishul as you deck up the range.

    Max Elevation:

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

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

    Best Time/Season:

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

    Location:

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


  • 09Everest Base Camp Trek

    One of the most amazing and picturesque hiking destination in the world, Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, serves you with aesthetic views of nature drawn by Mother Earth. Trekkers travel on the same path where the great Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay walked.

    This is the highest mountain trek in the world, leading you to lives and habitat of Nepalese people in the Sherpa village and Dudh Kosi river Valley before finally ascending to the peak of Mount Pumori. This is fondly known for its view of Mount Everest that is the tallest mountain peak in the world, with an altitude of 8,848 m.

    Also, you will encounter the impressions of Lhotse which is 8,516 m, Makalu 8,481m,  Ama Dablam 6856 m and Cho Oyu 8,201m, the other four of world’s 10 highest peaks, from this most challenging Himalayan trek in Nepal.

    Max Elevation:

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

    Best Time/Season

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

    Location

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


  • 10Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Annapurna Base camp trek offers an amazing walk through diverse landscapes and cultural valleys along with rich mountain avenue, terraced grasslands, quaint Gundruk village and an amazingly rich variety of flora and fauna.

    Mt. Annapurna of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the world with a height of 8091 m, and the hiking trail to its base camp, which is at 4130 m or 13549 ft height, is one of the most challenging Himalayan treks. Kindle in the views of Fishtail mountain, which is revered by the Nepalese for its unique beauty.Known for the only trek experience where you will be in close encounters with 7000-8000 m peaks.

    Get delighted by the scenic view of Annapurna Massif, peaks of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Panda Danda.

    Max Elevation:

    The maximum altitude to experience on your Annapurna Base Camp is 13550 ft, which is a strenuous path to climb on. Every year hundreds of mountaineers climb on this trek to witness the eight thousanders from such an elevation.

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

    Best Time/Season

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

    Location

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



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Chandra Tal Trek

The ‘Moon Lake’, as it is popularly called, is the source of the Chandra River that flows through the divine mountains to become River Chenab in Pakistan. Owing to the absolute clarity of the vast skies above, the Chandra Tal changes colours as the day goes by—turning various hues of red, orange, blue and green. Trekkers flock to revel in the scenery, and is undoubtedly among the must-do treks from Delhi. The best months to trek to the Moon Lake is from June till October, and the gradients are moderately-easy.

Distance from Delhi: 722 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Joginder Nagar (narrow-gauge), Chandigarh (broad-gauge)

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