Delhi is an attraction for people belonging to a completely different lifestyle, which seldom includes trekking. But, the lesser known fact is that some of the most challenging, adventurous and enthralling trekking destinations are spread around Delhi. Almost all the trekkers, amateurs as well as professional, who trek the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir consider Delhi their base camp. One would say that Delhi isn’t a conventional place to trek in India. However, with the best trekking tours in Delhi and around, people rarely leave out Delhi from their plans. The Nag Tibba Trek situated in the hills of Uttarakhand is quite famous. To begin the Nag Tibba Trek, you need to travel from Delhi to Dehradun and then further till Devalsari via Mussoorie. The highest altitude of this trek is 10,000 feet, while the difficulty level assigned is EA. Most of the amateurs trek Nag Tibba before proceeding towards higher difficulty treks. Adventure enthusiasts seeking relief from the heat in Delhi summer often take refuge by trekking here for a few days. Another trek that takes you into the mountain ranges of Uttarakhand is climbing to the peak of Kedarkantha. Similar to the Nag Tibba Trek, you need to travel from Delhi to Dehradun in the first leg.
The second leg consists of a jeep/car ride from Dehradun to Sankri Village which is the actual base of the trek. Even though you climb to an altitude of about 12,500 feet on this trek, it is considered EASY. Another interesting trekking destination around Delhi is The Beas Kund Trek, located in Himachal Pradesh which traverses the Solang Valley. One must complete a 12-hour challenging and rather gruesome bus/car journey to reach the town of Manali, then proceed to Solang Nala to commence the trek. A trekker climbs as high as 12,000 feet on the Beas Kund trek. It’s a quick getaway from Delhi. Though it is quite far away from Delhi by road, The Chadar Trek, is one of the most challenging treks in India can be considered as option for treks around Delhi. You trek on a sheet of ice formed over the winter on the Zanskar River. As this trek is only possible in the months of January, February and sometimes March, it requires you to travel to Leh which is accessible only through air at that time of the year. A 2-2.5 hour flight from Delhi to Leh and a short ride from Leh city to the Zanskar River, and you begin towards an unforgettable experience of the Chadar trek. So set on the best trekking tours in Delhi and cherish the experience of a lifetime.