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Stok Kangri Trek 2019, Ladakh

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Pin Parvati Trek 2019, Himachal Pradesh

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Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2019

Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2019

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Rupin Pass Trek 2019, Garhwal

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Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2019

Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2019

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Sar Pass Trek 2019, Himachal Pradesh

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  • India has the perfect landscapes and destinations to support high altitude trekking. The mighty Himalayan slopes hide a number of trails that offer beautiful sightseeing opportunities to trekking enthusiasts. For those interested in unravelling the secrets of the land by personally exploring them, trekking is more than just an activity.

    The best way to understand the land and unravel its secrets, it gives you the opportunity to closely understand the locals of any destination and learn more about their lifestyles, customs and traditions. In India, the revelations that are stumbled upon during these trekking expeditions are innumerable and intriguing, which is why high altitude treks in India are so popular.

    The mighty Himalayas, the beautiful regions of Leh, Uttarakhand and Himachal are some of the most popular destinations for trekking in India. The Himalayas have fascinated trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world since centuries and innumerable people have attempted to scale the majestic peaks of the Himalayan mountain range from time to time. The Mount Everest and the Mount Kanchenjunga are the jewels of the Eastern Himalayan range and occupy the topmost position in any trekker’s wish list. Earlier Darjeeling was the base for most trekking expeditions in the Eastern Himalayas.

    Tenzing Norgay, the first person to scale the Mount Everest, started an institute for training trekkers and mountaineers. The institute called the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute has trained several professional mountaineers and trekkers over the years. Much later Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh opened up several trekking routes to the Himalayas, attracting more and more tourists and trekkers from all over the world. Today, there are several routes to approach some of the best trekking destinations in India.

    Trekking in India is more than just an experience. The wonderful feeling of being surrounded by majestic mountains, setting your feet on some of the most inaccessible places in the world, discovering the secrets hidden in the snowy slopes of some of the most formidable mountains is not just an expedition.

    It is a memory that you will cherish all your life. And it is for this reason that trekkers continue to troop into the most difficult trekking destinations in the country. Harsh climatic conditions and atmospheric changes haven’t been able to deter the most passionate trekker from venturing into these regions.

    Here are some of the best high altitude treks of India:

  • 01Stok Kangri Trek

    Stok Kangri Trek
    Image Credit : Leslie H - summitpost.org

    Stok Kangri, Ladakh is one of the most popular places for high altitude trekking in India. Although the beauty of Ladakh draws in innumerable tourists and trekkers from all over the country and the world, the Stok Kangri trek isn’t really suited for anyone and everyone.

    It is advisable that only experienced trekkers set out on this expedition as the climatic and geographical conditions of the place may not suit novice or amateur trekkers. Nonetheless, Stok Kangri is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the country. It is for this reason that the Stok Kangri trek forms an inevitable experience while trekking in India.

    The trek usually lasts for a maximum of ten days. The trek begins from Leh, which is noted for its natural beauty and warm and hospitable people. During the first couple of days of the trek, you can move around Leh, go sightseeing and get acclimatized to the weather of the region. These couple of days will prepare you for the trek ahead. You will next be taken to Chang Ma via Stok Village by road.

    The journey from Leh to Stok Village takes you through a route of immense natural beauty. You can see the lush greenery, glistening snow peaks and scenic splendour of the region in this stretch. On reaching Chang Ma, you reach a snow-covered region and begin trekking. You will need to climb on for about three hours. From here you will head on to Manokorma, which is at an elevation of 14200 feet.

    During the trek, you will be able to view some very beautiful peaks such as the Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri, etc. The base camp of the trek is at an elevation of 16, 300 feet. From here, the journey continues till you reach the Stok Kangri. The view from the Stok Kangri is simply amazing. This rewarding feeling is what draws trekkers from all over the world to high altitude trekking in India. The trek back to Leh is a bit arduous and you may need to be careful while climbing down the mountainous terrain.

    Best Season: June - October

    Difficulty Level:
     Medium

    Max. Elevation: 
    5000 m

    Stok Kangri Trek 2019, Ladakh

    Stok Kangri Trek 2019, Ladakh

    NNNNN1065 Ratings

    d9 Daysn8 NightslLeh

    O19,681

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    O18,500

  • 02Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2019

    Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2019
    • d10 Daysn9 Nights
    • lYuksom
    • NNNNN2448 ratings
    • NIKITA
      Supplier
      NIKITA

    To Book Call @ 9358838595

    Departure Dates:

    April:- 6,13,20,27
    May:- 4,11,18
    September:- 14,21,28
    October:- 5,12,19,26
    November:- 2

    About the Goecha La trek:

    You are happily invited to take part in an 10-day trek to Goechala to watch the mighty Kanchenjunga closer to your eyes alongside the best Himalayan peaks in the region. The trek begins with your arrival at Bagdogra Airport or NJP railway station. Yuksom is where you will stay on the first night and from there, the exciting trek to Goechala commences. Teesta River and the uphill drive to cross a bridge in Legship will be an irreplaceable act of happiness. Yuksom to Sachen covering Rathong River, Paha Khola Bridge and lush green forests will be the most happening route of the trek until you reach Tshoka that is undoubtedly beautiful with the presence of Prek Chu River, Viburnum Plantations and many more scenic visuals.

    Tshokha to Phedang will take you to experience the cuddling features of thick rhododendron forests whereas Dzongri will be offering you the best views of Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Kanchenjunga and Pandim which are the towering peaks in the Himalayas. Thangshing would be waiting for you with multiple prayer flags, chortens, and the abnormally beautiful views of the Pandim Peak along with the gushing sounds of Prek Chu River. Climbing uphill through the moraines, to reach the Samiti Lake and the Zemathang Plateau which are the gateways to Goechala. Capture all the possible moments overwhelmingly beautified by the sights of Kanchenjunga and other major peaks touching the white clouds above and complete your trek on the 11th day after returning to Yuksom and from there to Bagdogra.

    The two major things you should do before the start of the trek are making an entry at the police station with submitting a photo identity proof copies and paying the permit fees at the forest check post. Also, the camera charges would be additional but you can get this done with the help of your trek leader by paying the amount.


    About the Destination:

    Goecha La is a tiny place located in Sikkim, and Goecha La trek is a dream and desire for hundreds of adventure lovers throughout the country. Entangled amidst vibrant and colourful flora and fauna, it is also the way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park to dive into the natural beauty. It is not about Kanchenjunga alone but the combination of other big summits around it makes Goechala Trek an absolute adventure to many and it is a great pleasure to watch these summits from the landscapes filled with exotic flowers and immensely attractive meadows and forests.

    To watch the mountains clearly, you should visit Goechala during October to November since the sky will be completely clear during this time and the sunset, as well as sunrise views, would be perfect. But the cold climate that welcoming winter season would be a bit tough but still it is considered to be the suitable time to enjoy the snow-clad peaks without restraints. The altitude Goechala is posing before the trekkers is 4940 meters and that is the best reason for gathering trekkers from all over the world to the small state of Sikkim.

    Quick Facts:

    Trekking Distance: 90 Km

    Maximum Altitude: 16,200ft

    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: Difficult

    Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Yuksom

    Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest railway station, which is 150 km away from Yuksom

    Airport: Bagdogra Airport which is 155 Kms from Yuksom

    Base Camp: Yuksom (6-7 hrs drive from Bagdogra Airport/NJP)

    ATM: Jorethong which is one the way Yuksom thas the last ATM point before your trek begins.

  • 03Rupin Pass Trek 2019, Garhwal

    Rupin Pass Trek 2019, Garhwal
    • d8 Daysn7 Nights
    • lDehradun
    • NNNNN491 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 6691309

    To Book Call @ 9358838595

    Departure Dates:

    May: 11,25
    June:1,15
    Sep: 15,22,29

    Oct: 5,12,19,26

    About the Rupin Pass Trek:

    Rupin pass trek is another beautiful trek which will take you through a journey of some of the most unexplored parts. Pass through Mori, a little picturesque hamlet that rests on the banks of lovely Tons River. You can pay your respects at Pokhu Devta, an ancient place of worship and then begin your trek. The trek takes you through some of the majestic scenes of the region. Trek amidst rhododendron woodlands and fields and spend some time admiring the beauty of nature. 

    Although your trek might be a difficult one the views will definitely make you feel happy. Pass through the through some small hamlets and get a fine whiff of their local culture and lives. Come across the lovely waterfalls and the famous hanging village at Jhaka Village. Feel the thrill as you make your way through the snow bridges which will be something unique. Continue trekking through the forests of fir, Rhododendron and Oak. 

    The passage and exit to the woodlands are again so sudden that you will feel that it is a film setup around you. Get entranced y the views of lofty Kailash Peak while you reach towards the finish of Rupin Pass trek. Witness the magnificence of the two-story temple of Kinnauri culture at Sewa which is altogether different from its encompassing. You will cover a distance of 52 km within a period of 8 days. Get ready for this exciting Rupin Pass trek along with your friends and explore the beauty of nature.


    About the Destination:

    Perched at a high altitude Rupin Pass trek is another most sought off trek which is a must do for you. Make your vacation special as you head out to this beautiful trek. This trek will take you through some of the unknown parts which are waiting for you to explore. The Pass is perched at 4600m in the surreal Himalayan mountain range of Himachal Pradesh. The trek holds some of the majestic views of the region with the snow-capped mountains and the verdant valleys. 

    Your trek can be difficult at times but once you witness the beauty of the place you will just fall in love with it.Throughout, you will be greeted with stunning scenery such as cascades, verdant meadows, snow-kissed mountains, charming hamlets and big rivers. For starting trek you will first pay your homage at the Pokhu Devta, an ancient place of worship. Pass through the rhododendron woodlands, fields and ascending pictorial meadows. 


    The snowy trek trail will definitely challenge you. 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. Continue trekking and you will come across superb snowfields which will definitely make you explore it more and more. Your ascents and descents on slippery mud, screen and hard snow are a part of the trek. Feast your eyes on the exotic waterfalls and the Jhaka village which is a uniquely positioned village at the utmost edge of the mountain. Get a chance to explore the vivid wildlife of this region with a variety of species of birds and animals. Also, meet the friendly locals and spend some time with them learning about their culture and history.

    Rupin Pass Trek Highlights:

    -  Get a chance to witness the many waterfalls and stream through the trek.  Feast your eyes as you see the thousands of waterfalls flowing down through such a height that it appears as they are falling straight from the sky.

    - Enjoy camping near the cascading water and the clean night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.

    - Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron and Oak.

    - Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.

    - Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Kailash Peak right in front of you.

    - And also meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.

     Quick Facts:

    Temperature:  Day: 13°C to 18°C and Night: 0°C to 7°C

    Trekking Distance:  52 km

    Maximum Altitude: 15,250 Ft.

    Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult

    Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Base Camp: Dhaula

    ATM: Purola which is on the way to Dhaula has the last ATM point before your trek begins.

  • 04Pin Parvati Valley Trek

    Pin Parvati Valley Trek
    Image Credit : Ballista - wikicommons

    The Pin Parvati Pass is situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh. It connects the Parvati Valley in Kullu to the Pin Valley in Spiti. Remarkably, the landscapes on either side of the pass are in stark contrast to each other. While the Kullu side showcases a lush green and verdant landscape, the Pin side is mostly barren and devoid of vegetation. The two sides are quite different from each other even in terms of culture. While the Kullu side is predominantly Hindu, the Pin side has followers of Buddhism.

    The Pin Parvati valley is a popular trekking destination. However, the place is still untouched by the evils of mass tourism and presents a clean and pristine picture to its visitors.  It is believed to be one of the most beautiful places that trekkers can visit while trekking in India.

    The trek to the Pin Parvati valley begins at Manikaran, moves along the Parvati River and ends at the Pin Parvati Valley, which has an altitude of 4900 m. The Pin Parvati Valley is also known as the ‘Valley of Gods’ and is located between the Dhauladhar range and the Pir Panjal range.

    The journey to this beautiful valley commences at Manali from where the route will take you through lush green alpine forests, lakes, clumps of wildflowers, majestic mountain peaks, etc. On your way to the valley, you will cross the Mantalai Lake, which is a very important Hindu pilgrimage centre. The Pin Parvati peak has an elevation of 5319 metres, which offers a fantastic view of the nearby peaks namely, the Parvati South, the Parvati North, the Pinnacle and Kullu Eiger.

    This wonderful journey will end at the sleepy little hamlet of Sagnum. From here you can take a jeep safari into the Spiti valley, where you can explore places of Buddhist importance and also visit some interesting villages before heading back.

    This trekking expedition is one of the most interesting experiences of high altitude trekking in India. This trekking trail is often mentioned as one of the toughest trekking trails in India, but it is definitely worth the effort.

    Best Season: May- September 

    Difficulty Level: 
    Difficult

    Max. Elevation: 
    4900 m

    Pin Parvati Trek 2019, Himachal Pradesh

    Pin Parvati Trek 2019, Himachal Pradesh

    NNNNN1090 Ratings

    d10 Daysn9 NightslManali

    O28,200

    Starting from

    O25,700

  • 05Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2019

    Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2019
    • d15 Daysn14 Nights
    • lKathmandu
    • NNNNN1418 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7294933

    Available Group Departures:

    September 2019: 14,21,28
    October 2019: 9,12,19,26
    November 2019: 2,10,17,24
    December 2019: 7,15,22

    About the Destination:

    With its daunting summit soaring high up above the mountain, trekking in Everest Base camp is definitely the adventure for you. The Everest, one of the most sought after tourist destination in Nepal is known for its incandescent beauty with the magnificent peaks and hills. At an altitude of 29, 035 ft, Everest creates the perfect spot for the trekkers with the vast blue sky in the backdrop. Covered by the snow-capped mountains and the vast greenery, Everest Base Camp trek is one of the dream destinations for the trekkers. And the best thing about this place is that you will be in the midst of the friendliest people.

    For a close encounter with the Everest summit, Everest Base Camp trek is the best trek for you. In this trek, you will be trekking to an altitude of 17,600 ft passing through the quaint villages, grassy paths, steep rocks etc. You will be trekking in the trails of the footsteps of legendary adventurers and mountaineer like Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary. Nothing beats the excitement and thrill that holds the travellers on while ascending the Everest and watching it very close. 

    EBC is a double treat for the nature lovers and the photography enthusiast where you can click some of the best shots.  You will be experiencing a lot of snowfalls while you are on the trek. The moment you reach an altitude of 5365 meters you will feel as if you are standing in a globe of a snowball. Catch the first glimpse of the Khumbu icefall during your trek. Not just get a chance to explore the forest, valleys and waterfalls but also, you will get a chance to learn about the culture of the legendary people Sherpas who are known to be Mountain Climbers.  

    It’s time to take up your adventure to a whole new level. Not just treat yourself to this exciting trek but also learn a lot about the people and cultures of this region. Known for its magnificent beauty with the mountain peaks, glacial moraines and valleys, Everest Base Camp is the one place you wouldn't want to miss this year.

    Quick Facts:

    Maximum Altitude: 18,513 ft

    Difficulty Level: Difficult

    Airport: Kathmandu, Nepal

    Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Kathmandu.

    ATM: Namche Bazaar has the last ATM point before your trek begins.


    Everest Base Camp Highlights

    - With the high passes and the white misty glaciers, Everest Base Camp trek will give you an experience of a lifetime.

    - On this trek, you will trek to the foothills of the Everest, the world’s highest mountain.

    - You will be trekking in some of the challenging treks like Kala Pattar, Nangkartshang Peak, and Everest Base Camp.

    - Get a chance to explore the amazing beauty of the Katmandu and learn about the people and their culture.

    - Visit the ancient Thami and Tengboche monasteries and investigate the beauty of the Sherpa village.

    - Also, visit the school established by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain village of Khumjung.

    Best Time to travel to Everest Base Camp Trek

    Travelling to Mount Everest has its on-peak and off-peak seasons. For ordinary tourists, the golden season to take a Mt. Everest tour would be in April, May, early-June, September and October, and early November. At these times of the year, the skies are clearer, with very few days where visibility is even slightly limited.

    There are very little rain and snow, and daytime temperatures, while not the hottest in the year, are well above freezing, and quite comfortable for trekking and touring the region. Although, you will still need some warm clothes for the nights, which can still get quite cold.

    However, tours to Mount Everest can be arranged at any time of year, given an individuals’ unique preference. As long as you are not a professional mountaineer with a particular time frame to summit the mountain, Everest Base Camp welcomes you whenever you come.


    Tips for Everest Base Camp

    1) Bring enough money: There are no ATMs in Lukla, so one is advised to carry enough money with them in case of need for an emergency. And even for buying trekking equipments in Kathmandu. It is one of the best and cheapest place to buy the same.

    2) Bring your own Tea: Yes, tea is very expensive at the Everest. But getting hot water won’t cost you much. Carry your own tea bags to be used while on the trek.

    3) Mentally prepare yourself: As this is not an easy trek, you should prepare yourself mentally for the task that is ahead of you. This means, be prepared for extreme weather conditions, All accommodation on the trek to Everest Base Camp is in small tea houses, run by the local Sherpa people or Mountain Lodges. There are options for showers lower down on the trail, if you decide to use them, however, many people keep clean by using baby wipes and a bowl of warm water each day. The toilet situations can be difficult at times, as in the tea houses they are generally not Western-style toilets, rather just a hole in the ground instead of a toilet bowl. 

    4) What to Carry: Warm clothes, sunglasses, trekking boots, gloves, trekking stick, woollen caps among other trekking equipments you want to carry. However, the most important thing to bring is a good pair of trekking shoes that you have hiked in previously. Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking clothes that are both cheap and of decent quality. If you can bring your own sleeping bag otherwise you can rent one for about 500-600 rupees a day.

    5) Prepare for extreme weather: If it’s sunny you might be surprised at how warm it can get during the day. Most trekkers wear t-shirts and shorts for the first few days while the elevation is still low. When the sun sets the temperatures to drop quick. Wear a warm hat while sleeping and take a Nalgene bottle filled with hot water and keep it in your sleeping bag to stay warm. 

    6) Stay Hydrated: Make sure to drink plenty of water while on the trek. Do carry extra water bottles with you at all times.

    7) Altitude Headaches: A headache can be one of the first signs of altitude problems.  Do carry suitable medications for the same. Small headaches are common and should not stop you from trekking or worry you. However, if it persists or increases, it might be advisable to ascend or even trek down.

    8) Avoid the Sun: Taking care of your skin and eyes are important. Sunburns happen much quicker at high elevation so make sure to apply sunscreen a few times a day and wear a hat. Sunglasses are a must-have and if you wear prescription glasses it’s good to come to Nepal with a pair of prescription sunglasses or at least clip-on.

    9) Dress in Layers: Layering allows you to easily regulate your body temperature and stay comfortable while trekking.  It’s even better if your layers have zippers so that you have even more control of your body temperature. 

    10) Bring a camera: This trek is one of the most beautiful Himalayan Treks. So much so, that one would want to stop at every step and take pictures to make memories for life.

    11) Bring Extra Batteries/Charging Packs: In the cold, your batteries will die much quicker than they do at home. This holds true for basically every kind of electronics you'll be using from phones to cameras to kindles. While some of the tea houses allow you to charge things, they all charge you for it (some more than others). An easy way to avoid this is to bring spare batteries and a portable charger.

  • 06Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2019

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal 2019
    • d9 Daysn8 Nights
    • lPokhara
    • NNNNN426 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7294933

    To Book Call @ 7412020064

    Departure Dates:

    Jan: ,26
    Feb:2,9,16,23
    March: 2,9,16,23,30
    April:6,13,20,27
    May:4,11,18,25
    June:1,8,15,22,29
    July:6,13,20,27
    August: 3,10,17,24,31
    Sep: 7,14,21,28
    Oct: 5,12,19,26
    Nov: 2,9,16,23,30
    Dec:7,14,21,28

    About the Destination:  

    The host to not one, not two but six massive peaks of the Himalayas – The Annapurna Massif lies in the northern region of Nepal and Annapurna Base Camp trek is a stunning opportunity to relish the giant. While the peaks themselves stretch over 55km, the Annapurna base camp trek brings you within breath-taking distance of the 7,000m high ranges after a trek of few days from Pokhara. Few mountains can boast of the raw beauty that the base camp of Annapurna possesses! It brings you through oak, pine, rhododendron and merrily dancing rice fields to a silvery carpet of snow and capricious slopes of lush valleys. Annapurna range satiates your thirst for adventure with the unending peaks of the mountains right from Pokhara and before the start of the trek itself, you will be able to gain the picturesque beauty of all the mountain peaks. When you reach Ghandruk, the distinct views of Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and other peaks will be possibly seen.

    Machapuchare, an important peak in the range is also known as the fish-tailed mountain and protected highly and tourists arrive here in plenty for its exquisite beauty. Natives believe that it is an abode of Lord Shiva. From the base camp of Machapuchare, one can capture the views of Annapurna 1, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Moreover, the Annapurna Base Camp is considered to hold a small cluster of lodges that offer the mystical sights of the Annapurna Glacier situated on the opposite side alongside the towering glaciers called Gangapurna, Gandharvachuli, and Machapuchare.

    On Annapurna Base Camp trek, you have a wide range of landscapes to be covered and the tricky, long trails that go through the variety of forests filled with rhododendron, fern and bamboo trees. After Sinuwa, while you enter Annapurna Sanctuary, nature becomes dense with seamless forests and greenery. There, oak trees become dominant. The forests coming your way until you reach the Machapuchare Base Camp will have tall grass and tall trees along with some flowering ones as well to make your trails filled with happy smiles.

    About the Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

    The trail that progresses towards the Annapurna Base Camp is bedecked with scenery and sights of every kind imaginable. Steady and gradual climbs through its dense forests and fertile terrace fields bring us to be amazed by the majestic and upright peaks of the Annapurna Mountains. Nayapul, Ghandruk, Sinuwa, Deurali and the base camp are the spots you will stay overnight during the trek.

    Traversing the scenic vistas, over course of nine days you will be engaging yourselves trekking through carpeted ridges and ravines to arrive at Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m) and finally towards the destination of this epic journey, Annapurna Base Camp, and then back to Pokhara.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights:

    - Trek to Annapurna Base Camp is classified as a classic tea house trekking expedition since you will be staying in lodges that can accommodate around 25 people and are run by locals.

    - This trek is a great opportunity to interact with the local people and know the Buddhist culture prevailing in the villages and taste the local dishes.

    - Since the trekking happens around a vast area of Annapurna Conservation Area, you will be able to spot much rare flora and fauna as it is home to 1226 species of plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 22 amphibians and so on.

    - This is a trek attempted by hundreds of foreigners as well as natives and when it is October, the views become outstanding and the roads will be filled with so many people from all over the world. Experience diversities gets unified by this amazing trek.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek Weather Conditions:

    Most routes leading to the base camp have little danger by the snow cover but you must be cautious in the spring. At the lower elevations, spring brings joy with multiple flowers but at the top, it will be filled with snow. It is a great time to do trekking during the months of the spring season. Also, since it is located at a great height, weather conditions are really fluctuating but autumn season experience quite a steady weather. Hence it is considered to be the most suitable time to do trekking.

    At Pokhara, the day temperature will be between 15°C to20°C in October. Night temperatures will be 0 to 5°C. It will fall to 0°C at Machapuchare Basecamp and Annapurna Base camp. Snow cover will not be there to hinder you in October but if you choose April, then you will likely witness snow near to Machapuchare Base Camp and near ABC.


    Quick Facts:

    Duration of the Tour:  9D/8N

    Temperature: Day: 15°C to 20 °C and Night: 0°C to 5°C

    Maximum Altitude: 13,550 ft

    Meal Types: Veg Meals

    Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult

    Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Pokhara.

    ATM: Pokhara

  • 07Sar Pass Trek 2019, Himachal Pradesh

    Sar Pass Trek 2019, Himachal Pradesh
    • d5 Daysn4 Nights
    • lKasol
    • NNNNN25 ratings
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    Available Group Departures:

    April:- 20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,30

    May:- 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15,17,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31

    June:- 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

    About the Sar Pass Trek:

    One of the most widely sought after treks in India, the Sar Pass trek climbs up to an altitude of about 13,700 ft., and opens up to magnificent views of the vicinal Himalayan peaks. Originating from the famous village of Kasol, which is also known as the backpackers’ paradise, the trail weaves through a melange of dense forests of pine and rhododendrons, lush meadows and rustic hamlets. Leaning a bit towards a moderate level of difficulty, the trek is ideal for fit beginners. Sar Pass is essentially a mountain ridge, and not an actual mountain pass, as far as technicalities are concerned. But this doesn’t mean it is any less thrilling than one!

    Huddled in the serene Parvati Valley of Kullu, Sar Pass offers unmatched views of the roaring Parvati river. The Sar top unveils a panoramic canvas of snow-clad peaks and misty mountain valleys. The Sar Pass trek also holds some of the finest campsites like Min Thach, Biskeri Thach and Nagaru in its lush folds. The route is truly mesmerising, enhanced by a handful of gurgling streams that emanate a haunting lullaby for trekkers. Trekkers get to cross the icy waters of the river Parvati on their way towards the quaint little village of Pulga.

    The trek is best enjoyed during the months of May to October when a thick blanket of snow blankets the route at higher altitudes! The terrain swerves from being a fairytale forest to a winter wonderland with beautiful subtlety. Ensnaring the senses with a lovely caress of the visual and spiritual beauty, Sar Pass promises you a camera full of postcard-worthy photographs, and a heart full of lifetime memories. Make your foray into the world of Himalayan trekking with Sar Pass, which guarantees to leave you begging for more adventures.

    About the destination:

    Huddled 13,700 ft. above sea level in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, sits a snowy dream world that beckons herds of adventurers into its folds every year. Sar Pass is one of the most beautiful treks in India, and promises a medley of thick forests, sylvan meadows and roaring streams. Your first stop is Kasol, which is the base village for the trek. It is a beautiful hamlet reflecting Israeli culture, which makes it every backpackers' dream destination.

    The initial part of the trek is housed within stunning woods that seem like something right out of a fantasy movie. The scenery shifts from grassy meadows to the Winterland of Narnia midway through the trek! Patches of green and brown are veiled under a layer of powdery snow. The last hour or two of the trek to the main Sar Pass is the most thrilling part, as the incline of the slope is nearly 90 degrees! As daunting as it sounds, the surrounding Himalayan beauty overpowers your fear and fatigue. The highlight of the trek is the descent from Sar Pass, which can't be traversed by trekking, give the steep incline. You have to slide down the slope! It feels like a roller coaster ride, only better. Experience your heart racing, and soul rejoicing as the little child in you comes shrieking alive!

    The magnificence of a beautiful verdant landscape against a curtain of majestic Himalayan peaks shrouded in snow and mist, wearing a halo of clouds. Itching to grab your rucksack and run? Book your slots for the Sar Pass trek today!

    Quick Facts:
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Altitude:13,800 ft.
    Base Camp: Kasol Base Camp
    Airport: Bhuntar Airport
    Railway Station: Pathankot Railway Station
  • 08Pangarchulla Peak Trek Via Kuari Pass, Auli 2019

    Pangarchulla Peak Trek Via Kuari Pass, Auli 2019
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    • lGarhwal
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    For Booking please call @ 7073076859

    Departure Dates:

    April:6,20
    May:4,18
    June:1,15
    Sep:  15, 22, 29
    Oct: 6, 13, 20, 27
    Nov: 3,10,17

    About the Pangarchulla Peak Trek:

    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.

    Quick Facts:

    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. 

  • 09Markha Valley Trek

    Markha Valley Trek
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    The Markha Valley Trekking is one of the most popular routes for amateurs seeking a taste of the more challenging of treks and the seasoned trekker. It is a nine-day trek and will take you around the valley of Markha along with Markha and the Indus River.

    Properly done, it is a nine-day trek with different stages. One can start at Leh after spending a few days of acclimatization there. The trek is a circuitous route with the highlight being the sections along the Markha and the Indus River. Markha Valley trek also gives you the opportunity to interact with the local Tibetan culture. The route taken is usually in the counter clock direction from Leh to Spituk (the first leg), crossing the Indus and then on to Yurutse.

    From Yurutse to Ganda La would be the straight climb on to 4700m, but it is quite an experience. From Ganda La, the route will again descend down to take you along the river bank till you reach Skiu. The journey takes you through an interesting route where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the region and also come across Buddhist monasteries and learn more about the culture and traditions of the region.

    Best Season:
     June - October

    Difficulty Level:
     Difficult

    Max. Elevation:
     5050 m

    Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh 2019

    Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh 2019

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    O22,500

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  • 10Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2019, Sikkim

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2019, Sikkim
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    • lGangtok
    • NNNNN439 ratings
    • Joy
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      Joy

    To Book Call @ 09024594670

    Departure Dates:

    Sep: 15,22,29
    Oct: 6,13,20,27
    Nov: 3

    About the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek:

    Kanchenjunga base camp trekking package for 8 days is right at your fingertips to let you marvel the adorning beauty and charisma possessed by the third highest peak in the world. The trek starts at Yuksom, a tiny village in Sikkim and the first trails take you to reach Bakhim. Wait for the jaw-dropping sights of Rathong River, the evergreen fern plantations, orchids, rare birds and reach the Paha Khola Bridge and witness the high altitude waterfall and the swimming pools there. Prek Chu River views are the perks you will obtain on the first day.

    Dzongri trek will be the finest part of the whole trek which will let you move through the Tshoka hamlet and then comes Phedang Pass and showing you the best views of Pandim, Thenchinkhang, Jhuponu mountains. Dzongri will be your clam host for two days. It can offer you the mesmerizing sunset views and later your destination will be Bikhbari and following it would be the focus of your journey that is Khangchendzonga Base Camp. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling conducts some of the advanced mountaineering courses at the camps every year.  At the base, you will be able to watch the mystique beauty of Frey's peak, Koktang, Kabur and Rathong.

    The Kanchenjunga base camp trek reaches the point of returning to the start after the sixth day of the trek. Bakhim will offer you a free day to enjoy the sights and the reminiscence appear around. Once your reach Yuksom, the majestic Kanchenjunga base camp trek comes to an end with hundreds of beautiful memories.


    About the Destination:

    The Khangchendzonga or Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is considered to be one of the awe-inspiring treks in India. Offering some of the challenging yet delightful trails, this trek is undertaken by trekkers from different parts of the world. While for the non-adventurers this trek might sound difficult and strenuous, for the thrill mongers it is a dream come true. Geographically, Kanchenjunga and other surrounding five massive peaks are together forming the third highest peaks in the world. 

    They are in the mighty Himalayas located in the small beautiful state of India, Sikkim. Kanchenjunga stands at an elevation of about 8586 meters and covers a large portion of Himalaya which is known to be the Kanchenjunga Himal, around 7000 meters area. The Main, Central and South are the three major sections of the peak and they are all located in touch with the borders of India and Nepal.

    Trekking was not allowed here initially and later when explorers started unwinding the trek routes, they could find the hidden treasures like lakes, dense forests, tribal villages, landscapes and rich flora and fauna. The massifs spans across the major boundaries of Nepal, Tibet and India and the fact is that till 1849, Kanchenjunga was considered to be the highest peak in India before the discovery of Everest and K2. The verdant meadows, quaint villages, gleaming mountains, secluded regions, snow-clad summits, gushing rivers and lakes are the prominent attractions lying on the way to the base camp. These are the simple reasons for trekkers to choose this strenuous trek to rejuvenate themselves.

     

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Highlights:

    - Embark on this trek to enjoy the panoramic view of the neighbouring mountains - Frey Peak (5830m), Koktang (6,148m), Kabru Peak (7,412 m), Ratong, Chandra Peak and the Kabru Dome (6600m).

    - Make use of the chance to meet the local people dwelling in the beautiful villages.

    - The third highest mountain in the world offering you the best adventure possible will be in your heart forever and the trek done here is one of the greatest achievement you could get.

    -Tour of Sikkim tea garden will be an additional experience which lets you learn about the various kinds of teas and get the chance to return to the magnificent beauty of nature again.

    - A monastery tour of Sikkim can also be done to explore the cultural and traditional variations the tiny state holds.

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Weather conditions:

    Except for monsoon and high winter, every other season is perfect for the trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. During monsoon, the routes will be slippery and also the roads get blocked due to heavy rain.  When it is winter, trekking becomes impossible at times due to heavy snowfall and the roads get inaccessible also. During summer that is from May to June, the temperature would come up to 25 degree Celsius during daytime and the same comes to 7 to 15 degree Celsius at night. July to August end or mid-September is the monsoon period and it is better to avoid trekking that time. At Dzongri, during summer, the weather ranges from 7°C to 15°C during the day and at night it is from 3°C to (-2) °C.

    Autumn comes by September end and remains till the end of October with a day temperature of around 13 to 20 degree Celsius and night temperature dropping down to 2 degree Celsius maximum. Day temperature at Dzongri this time is from 2 to 7 degree Celsius and at night it will be from 3 to -4 degree Celsius.

    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: 10 to 15 degrees in the morning and 2 to 5 degrees at night

    Trekking Distance:  90km

    Maximum Altitude: 17,000ft

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult 

    Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Yuksom

    Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station to Yuksom 

    Airport: Bagdogra airport (160 Kms from Yuksom)

    Base Camp: Yuksom

  • 11Chadar Trek

    Chadar Trek
    Image Credit : Partha Chowdhury - flickr

    The beautiful Ladakh district is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. With snowy mountain peaks and picturesque landscape, Ladakh attracts innumerable tourists from all over the country and world. It is also a popular trekking destination. During the winter season, from November to March, the mountain passes get blocked due to snowfall. This cuts off access to several villages in the region.

    One of the few ways to reach these snowbound villages is by trekking over frozen rivers. The Chadar trek, Leh is one such experience. Trekking along the Zanskar River, which offers a frozen path, takes you through such villages. This route has served as a trade and transportation route for several years now. Today, it is a popular trekking destination and attracts trekking enthusiasts from all over the world.

    The Zanskar River is big and fast-flowing during the summers and lies frozen, all its energies harnessed, during the winters. The Chadar trek is definitely exciting but perilous too, the temperatures remain 15 to 20 degrees during the daytime and between 25 to 30 degrees at night. The trek will require you to walk on a sheet of ice, hence the name ‘Chadar’. On your way, you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of glistening ice peaks and sparkling icicles.

    During the trek, you will have to be very careful. You may have to walk on very thin strips of ice, bounded by canyon walls on one side and swift flowing icy water on the other side. One mistake and you may be washed below the ice. So it is very important that you take care of yourself.

    The trek usually lasts for a week and you will have to sleep in nearby caves during the night hours. The Chadar trek is unique and adventurous. It is perfect for those who love a little peril with their adventure. The beautiful snow-covered landscape of Ladakh and the chilly and slippery chadar of snow beneath your feet as your trek over the frozen Zanskar River will be an experience that you will never forget in your life.

    Best Season: January - February

    Difficulty Level:
     Difficult

    Max. Elevation:
     3390 m

    Know More: A Complete Guide to Chadar Trek

    Chadar Trek 2020, Ladakh - Frozen River Trek, Book @ ₹19,500

    Chadar Trek 2020, Ladakh - Frozen River Trek, Book @ ₹19,500

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  • 13Valley of Flowers Trek

    Valley of Flowers Trek
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    Just as the name suggests, the place is heaven on earth. It may be difficult to believe, but the Valley of Flowers seems too surreal to believe. The Valley of Flowers is in full bloom in the months from June to October and appears as a carpet of myriad colours.

    The Valley of Flowers is the second core zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and has been now declared as a World Heritage Site. The entire landscape springs into full bloom right after the monsoon rains. The Valley of Flowers attracts a number of tourists, botanists, florists, and trekkers all throughout the year.

    The Valley of Flowers is open to the public only during the summers. It is an excellent place for trekking and can be reached on foot by trekking 17 km from the nearest town of Joshimath in Garhwal. You will have to trek about 14 km from Govindghat, which is situated near Rishikesh, to reach Ghangaria. Ghangaria is the last settlement on your way to the Valley of Flowers. You reach the gorge over the River Pushpavati where the valley starts. There are fixed timings for entry into the valley and camping is prohibited there. You will have to return to Ghangaria the same day.

    The beautiful valley is situated at an elevation of 3650 m and is delightful to look at. The best time to visit the Valley of Flowers is mid-July to mid-August. The trek to the Valley of Flowers is very easy and can be undertaken by people who have limited or no experience of trekking.

    The Valley of Flowers has a very pleasant climate during the daytime with the temperatures hovering between 15 to 20 degrees. However, it gets pretty cold during the night time and you may want to dress in layers to protect yourself from the cold. The treks are always led by professional guide trekkers who have completed the basic and advanced mountaineering course and are certified in first-aid.

    Best Season: 
    May - October

    Difficulty Level:
     Medium

    Max. Elevation:
     4329 m

    Also Check: 
    Guide to Valley of Flowers Trek

    Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - 2019

    Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - 2019

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  • 14Hampta Pass Trekking 2019

    Hampta Pass Trekking 2019
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    • lManali
    • NNNNN682 ratings
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    This Tour has 2 variants:
    1) Hampta Pass Circular (4D/3N)
    2) Hampta Pass with Chandratal (5D/4N)

    Available Departure:-

    August 3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25,31

    September 1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29

    October 5,6,12,13

    About the Trek:

    A quintessential trek for first-timers,the Hampta Pass trek is tailor made for those looking to experience the Himalayan adventures! The easiest access point for this trek is from Manali at an altitude of 14,100 ft, unlike most treks that start from a remote village.

    Hampta Pass trekking is appealing mostly due to the fact that it connects the beautiful valleys of Kullu and Lahaul. The awe-inspiring landscapes and natural foliage of the region itself draws trekkers aplenty, not to mention the abundance of rare Himalayan birds and orchids spotted here.

    Flourished with thick alpine forests, sprawling meadows, glacial valleys, this trek packs the punch of an idyllic adventure in the Himalayas. Moreover, trailing up to Hampta Pass also involves crossing through the high altitude alpine lake, reputed for its deep blue colour, called Chandratal. Another exemplary feature is the passage through the captivating Rohtang Pass that stands at an altitude of 13,000 feet and is enveloped in snow throughout the year, The best time to visit is in July to August.

  • 15Roopkund Lake Trek

    Roopkund Lake Trek
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    The Roopkund Lake is situated high up in the Garhwal Mountains in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This lake is of much historical and religious importance. It was also called the Mystery or Skeletal Lake after a large number of human skeletons were found in it in 1942 by a Forest Officer.

    Following this discovery, a number of scientists visited the lake to find out the reason for the skeletons being there and it was eventually concluded that the skeletons belonged to some pilgrims who were caught unawares in a flash hailstorm.

    Due to the huge chunks of ice that came with the hailstorm, the pilgrims died due to injuries to their skulls. This story was aired in national and international media and since then, the Roopkund Lake has become a popular tourist destination.

    The trek to Roopkund Lake showcases the best of Himalayan beauty. The trek begins at Lohajung, which is situated at an elevation of 3200 metres and goes on for five days till you reach the lake, which is at an altitude of 5000 metres. The first couple of days will take you through beautiful villages, forests, rivers and Bugyals.

    The air will get thinner and thinner as you ascend and gain altitude. So it is very important that you are in the best of health and fitness when you set out for this trek. Higher energy levels will allow you to adjust better to the changing environment and enjoy the views offered by the region. Your team leader will also offer you tips on how to cope with the changing levels of the atmosphere.

    The trekking trail followed during the Roopkund trek coincides with that of the Raj Jay Yatra pilgrimage route. This is conducted during a festival dedicated to goddess Nanda Devi and the residents of nearby village participate in this festival dressed in their traditional attire.

    Best Season:
     August - October

    Difficulty Level: Difficult

    Max. Elevation:
     5020 m

    Suggested Read:
     Guide to Roopkund Trek

    Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand 2019

    Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand 2019

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    O9,790

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  • 16Goecha La Trek

    Goecha La Trek

    Goecha La is a high mountain pass in the Himalayan range. The trek starts at the sleepy little town of Yuksom in West Sikkim. The town is very pretty with lush green surroundings and salubrious weather to go with it. You can shop for all supplies at Yuksom before beginning the trek as this is the only place where you will get to buy all your necessary items.

    Furthermore, before trekking the Goecha La, you will have to do two things, first, make an entry at the local police station and second pay the permit fees at the forest check post. Usually, the agencies take care of all these hassles and you will not have to bother about them.

    The first phase of the trek to Goecha La will take you from Yuksom to Sachen. Yuksom is situated at an altitude of 5,700 feet and Sachen is situated at an elevation of 7, 200 feet. The trekking trail passes through a route of immense natural beauty. You will come across lush green fields, the valley of the Rathong River and thick forests. From Sachen, you will need to climb ahead to Tshoka which is at an altitude of 9,650 feet.

    This trek is quite enjoyable in the initial phase but becomes tryingly steep towards the later phase. On reaching Bakhim, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Yuksom valley. As you trek on ahead, you pass through Dzongri and Phedang. You will also be able to enjoy the beauty of some of the densest rhododendron forests in India and get a breathtaking view of the highest mountains in the Himalayan range. You will pass through the beautiful Samiti Lake which will mesmerise you with its sparkling blue waters.

    The entire journey from Yuksom to Goecha La is a treat to the eyes. Despite being a test of physical stamina, the route is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful routes that you can come across while trekking in the Himalayas.

    Best Season: September- November & March-April

    Difficulty Level: 
    Moderate to Challenging

    Max. Elevation:
     5002 m

    Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2019

    Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2019

    NNNNN2448 Ratings

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    O20,750

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  • 17The Kuari Pass Trek

    The Kuari Pass Trek

    It was Lord Curzon’s initiative which led to the discovery of the trekking trail to Kuari Pass. The Kuari peak stands at an altitude of 4,264 metres and can be reached through a trekking trail that starts from Joshimath. The region has some of the grandest mountains of the Himalayan range namely, the Kamet (7756 m), the Chaukhamba (7128 m), the Trishul (7120 m), the Nanda Devi (7817 m) and the Nanda Devi East (7434 m).

    The Kuari Pass trek gives you the wonderful opportunity to enjoy breath-taking views of these mountains. This trekking trail is comparatively quite easy as compared to other trails for high altitude trekking in India.

    The trek begins at Joshimath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The Chamoli district is of great religious importance for Hindus in the country due to the Panch Prayag which is formed by the confluences of the Rivers Nandakini, Pinder, Kaliganga, Dhauli Ganga and Birehiganga.

    The trail will take you through quaint little Himalayan villages which offer magnificent views of the Himalayas and a sneak peek into the life of the locals. During these walks, you can get to know more about the culture and traditions of the people here. The path is lined with trees in a beautiful hue of yellow and orange under a clear blue sky with cotton candy clouds forming interesting shapes.

    The snow-capped mountain peaks stay by your side all along amazing you with their majestic and intimidating sizes. You will also pass through oak and deodar forests during this trek, which is pure delight to the senses. These jungles are rich in flora and fauna and you can spot fiery red flowers on rhododendrons.

    You also get to walk through Himalayan meadows called Bugyals which offer the best view of the Himalayan beauty. The best of the Bugyals is the Gorson Bugyal. You will visit Auli, which is best known for its winter skiing slopes. Your trekking trail will take you to the Vinayak Pass and the Tali peak, from where you can get a panoramic view of the valley below. On reaching the highest point of the trek i.e. the Kuari peak which stands at an elevation of 13, 990 feet, you are rewarded with a mesmerising view of the majestic peaks of the Himalayas.

    Best Season: 
    December - January

    Difficulty Level:
     Moderate

    Max. Elevation:
     4,264 m

    Kuari Pass Trek 2019, Uttarakhand

    Kuari Pass Trek 2019, Uttarakhand

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  • 18Kinner Kailash Circuit Trek

    Kinner Kailash Circuit Trek

    Situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur is a picturesque district which is still untouched by the evils of mass tourism. Pristine and serene, Kinnaur is surrounded by the Spiti Valley in the north, the Garhwal Himalayas in the south, Tibet on the east and Kullu on the west.

    Besides nature loves, Kinnaur Kailash circuit also attracts a large number of trekkers from all over the country and the world due to the excellent terrain it offers for trekking expeditions. Kinnaur also shows a great deal of Buddhist influence due to its proximity to Tibet and is often frequented by those who are interested in studying the Buddhist culture and heritage.

    Kinnaur can be reached through the Indo-Tibet road which passes through the Kinnaur Valley. The trek offers one of the most interesting and memorable experiences that one can have while trekking in India. During the first half of the journey you will find a standard trekking path, while the remaining half will require you to manoeuvre boulders.

    The trek begins from Thangi and moves to Lambar and then to Charang.  You can explore the Charang temple and move on to Surting. The journey moves on ahead and you will need to cross icy streams and do some rock climbing to reach your destination.

    The overall experience will leave you wanting for more. The Kinner Kailash Circuit trek is truly amazing as it not only tests your trekking skills but also opens up a vista of unimaginable natural beauty. Kinnaur is home to three of the world’s most majestic mountain ranges i.e. the Zanskar, the Greater Himalaya and the Dhauladhar ranges.

    In addition, the Kinnaur Kailash Parbat, is considered to be of much religious importance to Hindu as it resembles a Shiva Lingam. It is believed to be one of the mythological abodes of Lord Shiva. Due to its religious significance, this circuit attracts pilgrims and devotees from all over the country and the world. The circumambulation of this sacred mountain is considered to be very auspicious and the trek begins at Kalpa via Triung valley and back to Kalpa via Sangla valley.

    Best Season: May- September 
    Difficulty Level: Difficult
    Max. Elevation: 5242 m

  • 19Khatling Glacier Trek

    Khatling Glacier Trek

    The Khatling Glacier is the source of the rivers Bhilangana, Sahasratal and Masartal. The Garhwal region of Uttarakhand has a number of trekking trails which attract trekkers from all over the country and world. The best part about these trekking trails is that they are still untouched by the evils of mass tourism and are ideal to visit if you wish for a quiet and peaceful trekking experience.

    The trek to the Khatling Glacier begins at the Ghutu village and takes you through a beautiful route laced with alpine trees, lush green meadows, beautiful forests etc. You will also come across some interesting Hindu temples before you reach the Khatling cave.

    From the Khatling cave, you will have to walk to the Khatling Glacier which allows you to have a spectacular view of the surroundings. This place is perfect for camping and will make you want to stay a few days here. Moving on ahead, you will reach Chowki, which also offers some splendid scenic beauty. On ascending a few feet more, you will reach the Masartal which allows you a breathtaking view of mountains such as the Jaonli, Thalay Sagar, Bharte Khunta and Kirti Stambh.

    The peaceful atmosphere and serenity of the region make the trekking experience simply wonderful. A trekking experience in the Garhwal region is something you can never forget. The Garhwal region has some of the best trekking trails in India which make it a favourite haunt of trekkers from all over the world. Besides the natural beauty, you also get to learn more about the lives, cultures and traditions of this region which is held in high regard due to its religious significance.

    Best Season: 
    May - October

    Difficulty Level: 
    Medium

    Max. Elevation:
     4200 m

  • 20Pindari Glacier Trek

    Pindari Glacier Trek

    The Pindari Glacier trek is a relatively easy trekking trail. The Pindari glacier is situated between the Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi peaks and is a major destination for tourists and high altitude trekking in India. The pristine white glacier measures 3.2 km in length and 1.5 km in width and has gigantic mountains in its background.

    The Pindari glacier trek is a must-do activity for all those who wish to experience nature very closely without compromising on peace and tranquility. The journey to the Pindari glacier begins at Nainital and goes on to Lahorekhet. Usually, night camps are set up and the evening is spent in these camps. On your way to the Pindari glacier, you will also come across Dhakuri, which is a place of great scenic splendour.

    On moving ahead from Dhakuri, you come to the Khati village, which is the largest village in the region. Situated on the banks of the River Pinder, the village serves as a perfect spot for a night halt. From Khati you will need to trek another 11 kms to reach Dwali. Dwali has beautiful surroundings to offer and you can relish the beauty of the place as you trek on ahead to Phurkia, situated about 6 kms away.

    Pindari glacier is situated at a distance of about 17 kms from Dwali. The vista opens into a beautiful view as you reach the Pindari glacier. Your efforts are paid off with the panoramic view of the surroundings that the Pindari Glacier offers you.

    Best Season: 
    March - October

    Difficulty Level:
     Moderate

    Max. Elevation: 
    3627 m

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  • 21Kafni Glacier Trek

    Kafni Glacier Trek

    The Kafni glacier is located in the upper reaches of the Kumaon Himalayas and is the source of the River Kafni. It is situated on the southeast of the Nanda Devi and in the Bageshwar district of the Uttarakhand state. The trekking trail passes through places such as Bharadi, Loharkhet, Dhakuri Pass, Dwali and Khatiya. The beauty and tranquillity of the glacier are incomparable and hordes of tourists flock to this destination in search of peaceful trekking experience.

    The Kafni trek is more or less similar to the Pindari trek and is quite easy. The peak of the Nanda Kot Mountain towers over the Kafni glacier making it look even more beautiful. The trekking experience is enthralling.

    Due to the ease of access, the trekking experience can be enjoyed by anyone, even those who have limited or no experience of trekking. However, it is important that you maintain good health while undertaking this expedition. Do take care of safety aspects and follow the instructions shared carefully.

    Best Season: 
    June - September

    Difficulty Level:
     Moderate

    Max. Elevation: 
    3853 m

  • 22Padum-Darchha Trek

    Padum-Darchha Trek

    The Padam Darchcha Valley trek is an exhilarating experience. The trek involves a long trek from Darcha which is situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh to Padam, located in the mystical land of Zansak. Besides the thrill and excitement of trekking in the snowy slopes of the Himalayas, the trekking trail allows you to enjoy the beauty of the initial trail from Manali to Leh.

    You can visit interesting Hindu temples in Manali which speak volumes about the history, culture and traditions of the region. This trek is a beautiful combination of adventure and sight-seeing and hence can be called one of the most exciting experiences of trekking in India.

    The trek begins at Chalang Tokpa, from where you will move on to Ramjak and Chumikanakpo. The trek from Ramjak to Chumikanakpo will give you a fabulous trekking experience by testing your strength and skills. From here you will move on to Lakong and pass through Kurgiak and Purne before reaching Padam, Leh. The most interesting change that you will notice on reaching the destination is the transformation of the landscape.

    Best Season:
     June - September

    Difficulty Level:
     Moderate

    Max. Elevation: 
    5080 m


Trekking in India

Attractions

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Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort is one of the most important places to visit in Chittorgarh. This historical fort is the pride of the Rajasthani town as it stands imposingly upon the top of a hill, looking down protectively over the city. Nearly all of Chittorgarh’s attractions are housed inside the fort. 

The Chittorgarh Fort is a massive structure which was first built in the 7th century and covers an area of approximately 700 acres. There are several grand sights to be seen inside the fort itself apart from the commanding views that can be seen of the environs of Chittorgarh.

The fort, which is also known as Water Fort, contained 84 water bodies inside its grounds, of which 22 exist today. The Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha Palace, Meera mandir and other consequential structures are also housed inside the formidable fort. 

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: Rs. 10 for Indians; Rs. 100 for foreigners 
Location: Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
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Bala Quila Fort

Also known as the Alwar Fort, the BalaQuila Fort is one of the most historic destinations in Alwar, and is one of the tourist attractions in Alwar that should not be missed when you are in the Rajasthani city. Extending over an area of 5 kilometres, the fort stands stern and forbidding at a height of 1000 feet with 15 large and 51 small towers and 446 openings for musketry.

It was first built by Hasan Khan Mewati in 1550, but has since seen various dynasties rule over it as Alwar passed into the hands of Khanzadas, Mughals, Pathans and Jats. The fort still stands as imposing as ever, and is a great place to visit during an evening in the city. 

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm 
Location: Bala Quila   Rd, Near Nikumbha Mahal Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan 301001
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Bhangarh fort

If you are looking for some thrills in Alwar, visiting its “most haunted place” is the best way to fulfil the desire. Bhangarh Fort, on the border of the Sariska Tiger Reserve, has long held its spooky reputation. Though it is a well-preserved fort, the ‘supernatural’ occurrences that seem to occur within its premises tend to ward off many people.

If you are eager to explore Alwar in all its facets, haunted and otherwise, a visit to this fort is a must. Do it while the light lasts, since ghosts are said to hang out here at night. Though spooky, Bhangarh Fort is one of the best places to visit in Alwar for some unique memories.  

Timings: 6 am to 6 pm
Location: Gola ka baas, Rajgarh Tehsil, Alwar, Bhangarh, Rajasthan 301410
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Tower of Fame (Kirti Stambh)

The Kirti Stambha is a one of the lovely tourist attractions of Chittorgarh. Housed inside the massive Chittorgarh Fort, this 12th century tower stands as a monument to Adinathji, the 1st Jain Teerthankar.

It is decorated with the naked figures of the Digambars, and reflects the cultural beliefs of the Digambars comprehensively. There are seven storeys in the tower, and a narrow and steep staircase leads to the top from where views of the Chittorgarh environs can be taken in. 

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
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The Palace Museum

The Palace Museum, also known as the Government Museum, is a worthwhile place to visit when in the city. There is a wonderful range of artefacts that are displayed in the museum that speak of the history of Rajasthan, and of Alwar in particular.

The entire collection of the museum comes from the Royal families reserves and consists of 234 sculptures, 11 inscriptions, 9702 coins, 35 metal objects, 2565 paintings & manuscripts, 2270 arms & weapons and 1809 objects of local art, crafts and musical instruments. Spending a couple of hours in the museum is a good way to initiate yourself into the history of Alwar and take back memories of its unique culture and tradition. 

Timings:10 am to 5 pm
Location: City Palace, Alwar, India
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Vijay Stambha (Victory tower)

The Vijay Stambha stands tall and mighty in the premises of the Chittorgarh Fort. Built in 1440 AD by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over Mohamed Khilji, this 9-storyed tower is adorned by sculptures of Hindu deities around and reflects the historical traditions of its age quite successfully.

The view from the top of the structure is breathtaking- there are steep steps that lead to the top of the tower, from where the whole town is revealed in all its glory. 

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
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Siliserh Lake Palace

Siliserh Lake Palace is an erstwhile royal palace and hunting lodge located on the banks of the Siliserh Lake that has now been converted into a heritage hotel which is run by RTDC. The hotel makes for a perfect dropback to a romantic holiday because of the beauty of its exteriors and the simple elegance of its interiors.

The lake is perfect for fishing, sailing and boating. It is also a wonderful budget option for those who wish to enjoy luxury but do not wish to burn a hole in their pocket for the experience. The in-house restaurant offers a great range of Indian and Continental cuisines that are soul-satisfying and filling. 

Price: 2000- 3000 INR/ 50- 80 USD per night approx.
Location:Siliserh Circle, Alwar 301001, India
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Padmini's Palace

Loacted inside the Chittorgarh Fort, the Padmani Palace has a unique history attached to it making it one of the must-visit attractions in Chittorgarh fort. This palace was the reason for the battle betweenAla-ud-din Khilji and Rana Ratan Singh. Padmini Palace was the very legendary palace from where Ala-ud-din Khilji was permitted to obtain a glimpse of Padmini in a mirror placed in the main hall.

Allured by her beauty, Ala-ud-din Khilji fought a fierce battle with Rana Ratan Singh, husband of Rani Padmini. A visit to this palace gives one an insight not only into the history of Chittorgarh but also into human passions. The palace overlooks a lovely pool, and the views from inside are delightful.
 
Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
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Rana Kumbha Palace

Rana Kumbha Palace is one of the most interesting places to visit in Chittorgarh fort. The massive proportions of the ruined edifice of the palace reveal what an imposing structure it was in the height of its glory. Rana Kumbha Palace is the largest monument in the Chittorgarh Fort and has a grand history attached to it. It has been the residence to people like Bappa Rawal, Maharana Kumbha, rani Padmani, Princess Meera Bai among others.

Legend of Panna Dhai, who saved infant Udai Singh with the heart-breaking sacrifice of her infant son, is also associated with this palace. The dungeons of this palace are also supposed to be the place where Rani Padmani and the other women of the palace committed Johar. 

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
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Hill Fort Kesroli

Ancient fort turned heritage hotel, Hill Fort Kesroli is a magnificent place to indulge yourself in when on vacation in Alwar. It is a beautiful structure to look upon, and just as gorgeous to inhabit. The décor is in keeping with the traditional image of the fort, and history still has a presence in the long glossy halls of the hotel.

A stay in this fort allows you to escape the everyday bustle of Alwar while letting you immerse yourself in its culture and tradition as you rest your body in relaxation. 

Price: 5000- 8000 INR/ 70- 100 USD per night approx. 
Location: Near M.I.A Post Office-Bahala, District Alwar, Kesroli
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Sariska Palace

This luxurious resort near the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary offers you the indulgence of a luxury hotel at the rate of a budget accommodation. Staying in this Palace during your stay in Alwar will allow you to experience the best of Alwar’s wild scenery, decadent luxury, and gracious courtesy.

The palace is located close to the sanctuary and the haunted fort, thereby offering its guests some of the best sights and sounds to be had in Alwar. 

Price: 1500- 2000 INR/ 30- 50 USD per night approx. 
Location: Near Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, Alwar, Sariska, Rajasthan 301022
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Kalika Mata Temple

Built originally in the 8th century, this serene temple was dedicated to the worship of the sun god before it was converted into a shrine for Kalika, an incarnation of Goddess Durga, in the 14th century. This temple is one of the most important pilgrimage attractions in Chittorgarh, and should not be missed when touring the grounds of the Chittorgarh fort.

The architecture of the temple reflects the devotion of its builders- a lot of hard work has been put into the intricate carvings and embellishments that adorn the ancient walls of the temple. Even though it is partially in ruins now, the beauty of the temple still shines through. 

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort 
Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001
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City Palace Alwar

The City Palace of Alwar is actually a fort that is located right below the Alwar Fort in the foothills of the Aravalli ranges.  Built in the 18th century, this fort reflects its rich cultural heritage in its blend of the Mughal and Rajput architectural styles.

Though it mainly houses government offices today; the City palace is one of the best places to visit in Alwar. The Palace houses an artificial lake inside its premises as well as a museum that is one of the best in the state. A visit to the City palace will allow you to experience the best of Alwar in a comprehensive way. 

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
Location: City Palace, Alwar
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Sanwariaji Temple

Sanwariaji Temple is one of the most renowned places to visit in Chittorgarh. The massive temple complex is considered second in religious importance only to the Krishna Temple in Nathdwara, and is a popular pilgrimage shrine in Rajasthan. Located approximately 40 kilometres away from Chittorgarh, this temple is a lovely place to spend a couple of pious hours in.

Serenity and positivity enrich the ambience of the temple, and the sacrosanct halls make for a peaceful place to mediate and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Visiting the temple as soon as dawn breaks is a pleasant way to experience the solitude and quiet that the temple offers.
 
Timings: 5 am to 12 pm; 2.30 pm to 11 pm
Price: Free entry 
Location: Bhadsoda and Mandphiya village, Dist. Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, Bhadsora, Rajasthan 312024
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Sathis Deori Temple

Located inside the Chittorgarh fort, close to Fateh Prakash Palace, this temple is one of the best sacred places to visit in Chittorgarh fort. The temple forms a part of the Jain temple complex, and is the largest amongst them. This massive Shwetamber Jain Temple was built in the 11th century and celebrates the life and virtues of Bhagawan Adinatha. 


The name of the temple signifies that at some point in history, there were twenty-seven temples inside this temple alone. Though no trace of these monuments remains, the SathisDeori Temple is a grand sight to behold in and of itself. The architecture is to be marvelled at for its intricate detailing and awe-inspiring domes. Sitting quietly in the temple allows you to immerse yourself in its ancient solitude.

Timings: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

Price: You only need to pay the entry price for the fort

Location: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001

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Vijay Mandir Palce

One of the most famous tourist attractions in Alwar, the Vijay Mandir Palace is one destination you simply cannot miss while touring the city. It is located 10 kilometres away from the main city and is spread over a vast area of land.

The imposing structure attracts the eye from far off, and reflects its grandeur in the best possible way. The picturesque image is magnified in beauty by the reflection which sparkles in the lake below. An hour spent roaming the halls and grounds of this Palace will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated, and you will return to Alwar armed with many Instagram-worthy images too. 

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm
Price: Free 
Location: Alwar District, Near Vijay Sagar Lake, Alwar, India

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