Himalayan Trek Adventures To Do In 2019/20

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Himalayan trekking is one of the most fascinating adventures you can do in India. To experience the serene beauty, fun, thrill, and excitement all at once, a trek in the Himalayas is a must-do adventure. Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Leh& Ladakh, Sikkim are some of the famous states which offer majestic and ravishing views of the Himalayas. There are so many amazing winter and summer treks that are ready to get explored by you.

Read the following information on the top 10 Himalayan Treks:

  1. CHADAR TREK

Altitude: 11,123ft

Duration: 9 days

Grade:  Tough

Best Season: January and February

Chadar trek is one of the wildest and challenging treks in the Himalayas. A walk over an ice-clogged thick sheet or on the frozen Zanskar River will give you an unforgettable experience. Chadar trek will offer great views of the snow-capped Himalayas and take you through the frozen waterfalls, glaciers, unique rock formations, narrow cliffs, with sub-zero temperatures. The trek starts from Leh and ends at Leh. You can reach Leh by taking a flight from Delhi and other major cities.

  • ROOPKUND TREK

Altitude: 16, 500ft

Duration: 7-9 days

Grade: Moderate

Best Season:  May to October

The mysterious Himalayan treks in India, Roopkund trek is a classic winter trek that offers spectacular views of snow-clad Himalayan Peaks. The trek will take you dense forests, beautiful campsites, lush meadows, and great landscapes. It is also called a Skeleton lake because of the human skeletons found on the banks of the lake. Roopkund is a freshwater lake surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow-clad peaks. The trek starts from Sankri village near Dehradun. You can reach Dehradun by taking a flight, bus or train from Delhi and other major cities.

  • VALLEY OF FLOWERS

Altitude: 12,000ft

Duration: 6 days

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Best Season: July to September

 A trek into the beautiful valley having rare and wide species of flowers. Valley of flowers is a picturesque trek that offers views of lush meadows and majestic views of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks. The valley is nestled in the laps of the Himalayan range of Uttarakhand. As it is located in a National Park you will also spot some rare species of endangered animals and plants. The trek starts from Dehradun and you can reach there by taking a direct bus, train or flight. If you have more couple of days then you can also visit Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara.

  • HAMPTA PASS

Altitude: 14,100ft

Duration: 5 days

Grade:  Easy to Moderate

Best Season:  June to September

A beautiful high mountain pass that connects the Lahaul Chandra Valley and the Kullu valley. The pass is a popular trekking destination. Hampta Pass trek offers some great campsites like Chatru, Balu ka Ghera, and Shea Goru, lush meadows, green lands, dense mix forests, and amazing views of the Spiti valley on one side and Kullu valley on the other. Explore the culture and lifestyle of the small villages which come during the trek. The trek starts from Manali. You can reach Manali by taking a direct bus, train, or flight from Delhi.

  • PIN PARVATI PASS

Altitude: 17,450ft

Duration: 12-15 days

Grade: Tough

Best Season: June to October (except monsoon)

An alternate pass that connects the Parvati valley on the Kullu side and Pin valley on the Spiti side. Pin Parvati valley is one of the challenging treks in Himachal Pradesh. The trek offer mesmerizing beauty of the Parvati valley and snow of Spiti. An amazing yet challenging adventure but gives a great experience.

The trek starts from Kullu, you can reach there by taking a flight, train or bus from Delhi.

  • INDRAHAR PASS

Altitude:  14,245ft

Duration: 9 days

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Best Season: June- Mid October

A high mountain pass in the Dhauladhar ranges of Himalayas. Indrahar Pass forms a border between the Kangra and Chamba districts of Himachal Pradesh. The trek will take you through green pastures, dense deodars, and rhododendrons plantations, lush meadows, and beautiful campsites at Triund and Lahesh caves.

Indrahar Pass is an amazing adventure comprises of beauty and thrill.

Get a chance to catch the fantastic views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges.

The trek starts from Galu Devi Temple near Dharamshala. You can reach Dharamshala by taking a direct bus or train from Delhi.

  • CHOPTA TUNGNATH CHANDRASHILA TREK

Altitude: 13,000ft

Duration: 4-5 days

Grade: Easy: Easy to Moderate

Best Season: September to November, January to March

If you are a beginner, then Chopta Chandrashila will be a perfect option for you!! Chandrashila top or Moon Rock offers majestic views from the top of Himalayan Peaks like Nandadevi, Trishul, Kedar Peak, Bandarpooch and Chaukamba ranges. You also visit the highest temple of Lord Shiva during the trek – The Tungnath temple. Chopta Chandrashila trek starts from Sari village near Dehradun and leads to the Chopta campsite which is the commencing point of the trek. With lush meadows, great landscapes of nature, and views of all summits will make your trip a wonderful one.

  • KEDARKANTHA TREK

Altitude: 12,500ft

Duration: 7 days

Grade: Easy

Best Season: Round the year

Kedarkantha Trek is a classic winter trek. The Kedarkantha Peak is a high mountain peak which offer magical views of 13 mighty Himalayan Peaks. As it is nestled in the Govind Ballabh National Park, you can easily spot some rare species of Himalayan birds and animals. With beautiful campsites, dense forests of pines, and pristine white snow the trek is perfect for nature and snow lovers. The trek starts from Sankri village near Dehradun.

  • KARERI LAKE TREK

Altitude: 10,863ft

Duration: 3-4 days

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Best Season: May to June, September to October

The high altitude freshwater lake is one of the beautiful lakes in Himachal Pradesh. Kareri lake trek is a popular trekking destination. The lake is surrounded by vast green pastures of grasslands and snow-capped mountains. The trek offer great landscapes of nature and captivating views of the Dhauladhar range and alluring Kangra valley. Kareri Lake trek starts from Mcleodganj near Dharamshala. The lake gets frozen in winter and offers a wonderful camping experience.

  1. NAG TIBBA

Altitude: 10,000ft

Duration: 2 days

Grade: Easy

Best Season: Around the year

One of the easiest treks in the Nag Tibba range of  Himalayas. The Serpent hill offers great spectacular views of  Srikanth, Black Peak, Swargarohini, Bandarpooch, and many other peaks. The Nag Tibba trek offers some great campsites and passes through the thick deodar forests. The trail gets covered in pristine white snow during winters. The trek starts from Pantwari village near Dehradun. The best time to do this adventure is in the winter season.

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