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The Best Treks in India: Share Your Opinions

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India offers plenty of opportunities for trekkers and enthusiasts to trek in the regions through which the majestic Himalayan ranges cross. Trekking as an adventure activity in the Indian Himalayas is incredibly popular all over the world. Where trekking in the Sikkim Himalayas offers you scenic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, a trek in Ladakh Himalayas brings you to face to face with the surreal beauty and royalty of the region. Walking on the Zanskar River is challenging and thrilling while visiting its centuries-old monasteries is enlightening to the eyes.

Check out these best 5 trekking places in the Indian Himalayas for your next adventurous holiday trip in 2022. 

  1. Kanchendzonga Base Camp Trek 
  • Region: This place is located in the Sikkim Himalayas
  • Altitude: Approximately 4940m
  • Duration: It takes about 10 days to complete the whole trek journey.
  • Season: Months of Mid-March – May and months of Mid-September – November
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to Challenging

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is considered one of the most thrilling and challenging treks in India. Kanchenjunga proclaims its beauty and glory at a height of more than 8,586 m and is known for being the third highest mountain in the world. Embarking and witnessing on this trek allows you to enjoy the panoramic and picturesque views. Along the course of the trek, you are offered gorgeous views of lovely orchids, Rathong River, rare birds, and evergreen fern plantations. The route of the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek will also bring you face to face with a famous and beautiful waterfall at the Paha Khola Bridge.

Chadar Trek

  • Region: It is situated in the Ladakh Himalayas
  • Altitude: Approximately 3850m
  • Duration: It takes almost 13 days to complete the whole trek.
  • Season: Winter months of Mid-January – February
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to Challenging

Walking on the ice-covered and snow-lapped river of Zanskar is an ultimate and lifetime experience for adventurers and enthusiasts who are keen to enjoy trekking in the Ladakh Himalayas. This trek is also named because Chadar means blanket, and the frozen river acts like a blanket covered with snow all around. A magnificent, yet challenging trek, Chadar Trek gives you the opportunity to enjoy a visit to the ancient Buddhist monasteries and secluded villages situated in the Trans Zanskar ranges. At places and times, the Chadar (ice sheet) does not form a cover over the river.

  1. Gomukh Tapovan Trek
  • Region: Located in Garhwal Himalayas
  • Altitude: A maximum height of 4465m
  • Duration: It takes about 9 Days
  • Season: Months of May – October
  • Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

The Gomukh Tapovan Trek can be said to be one of the best trekking destinations in India, both because of the wonderful and exquisite sightseeing opportunity it provides and the spiritual and historical significance associated with it. The camp at Tapovan offers some of the rarest and the most beautiful sites in the Himalayas i.e. the view of eight enthralling peaks- Bhagirathi I, II, III, Mt. Shivling, Meru Parvat, Chaturanga, Bhirgupanth, and Sudarshan. Many other peaks that offer brilliant picturesque views of the Gangotri Glacier are also the alluring and attractive part of this trek.

Markha Valley Trek

  • Region: Located in Ladakh Himalayas
  • Altitude: Approximately 5150m
  • Duration: It takes up to 10 days
  • Season: Month of Mid-June – and Month of Mid-October
  • Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult 

One of the most famous treks among the tourists in Ladakh, Markha Valley’s trekking trail passes through remote and metropolitan mountain passes, sleepy villages, quaint monastic settlements, and pale Alpine lush meadows of Nimaling in the silhouette of Kang Yatze Peak. One can expect a hard and difficult accommodation in the parachute tents at most of the villages on the route, thus making this trek known as a ‘tea house trek’. Apart from the outstanding and everlasting contrast of trekking in a cold desert valley, tourists also get a scenic view of the Zanskar and Ladakh ranges, the Kang Yatze (6400m), and Stok Kangri (6122m).

Kuari Pass Trek

  • Region: Located in Garhwal Himalayas
  • Altitude: Approximately 4268m
  • Duration: It takes almost 9 days
  • Season: Summer months of Mid-April – June, and Winter months of September – November
  • Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

Quite famous among trekking lovers and enthusiasts, Kuari Pass Trek offers some of the most stunning and magnificent vistas of the snow-capped peaks of the Greater Himalayan Range. Also named Lord Curzon’s Trail, the trek goes through the lush green valleys all around, ancient forests, and small villages. On reaching the Kuari Pass Trek, the trekkers are rewarded with panoramic and picturesque views of the magnificent and mesmerizing peaks of Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and Hathi-Ghodi Parvat Kamet, and Dronagiri.

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