Trekking is not only a thrilling experience undertaken by adventure seekers but also a great way of exploring for nature lovers. Giving one the chance to enhance their mental and physical abilities, a trekking experience can take one away from the monotony of daily life, and transport them into another world of absolute serenity. With the perfect blend of nature and thrill, India is known to have several trekking destinations one can head on to, read on to add some to your list.
Chadar Trek or the Zanskar Gorge is a winter trail situated in the Zanskar district of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. One of the most difficult treks, it promises to give an experience of a lifetime. The route is considered difficult because the lake that you’ve to trek through is completely frozen, making it completely thrilling and exciting.
Maximum Altitude: 11,100 ft.
Best season: January to February
From leisurely trails to mesmerizing views, the Hampta Pass Trek is truly a versatile one. Known to be a relatively easy trek, the view that this trek ends with is absolutely breathtaking. The trek starts and ends at Manali and Pathankot is the nearest railway heading to the base camp. The scenic landscapes are sure to make one feel like it is a sight straight out of the movies!
Maximum Altitude: 14,000 ft.
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Best season: July to October
The perfect trek for beginners, this trek is in the Uttarakhand region. The trek starts at Lata and en-route passes the beautiful little tributaries of Ganga. The deep, old forests, the majestic mountains, and the beautiful sights will truly leave one spellbound, making the Kuari pass trek one of the best ways to rejuvenate.
Maximum Altitude: 12,516 ft.
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Best season: December to March
Known to have beckoning meadows and deep forests, the Roopkhund Lake Trek is certified as one of the best treks in the country. Taking one for an adventurous ride, this trek is the most famous glacial lake located in Uttarakhand. It is a round trail which starts and ends at Lohajung. The cold and icy weather surrounding the trek will give you an experience that is sure to give you chills, literally and through its views.
Maximum Altitude: 15,696 ft.
Best season: Mid-August to October.
Situated in Sikkim, the spectacular Goecha La Trek takes is one of the lands of serene beauty. One of the highlights is most definitely the beautiful sunsets one gets to witness at the Kanchenjunga range on this trail. A journey full of adventure, this trek is rich in the majestic forests and a massive range of flora and fauna for all the photography enthusiasts.
Maximum Altitude: 15,100 ft.
Best season: April to May and September to November.
Giving one the feeling of being in a trance, the meadows of Narspanpatti with the peaks in the backdrop, are a stunning sight. It is a circular trail that starts and ends at Munsiari, which is also the 2nd highest peak in the mountain range. You get to witness the thick, lush green forests, the ancient villages, not to forget the beautiful valleys, marking the journey as perfect for all kinds of trekkers.
Maximum Altitude: 13,612 ft
Best season: August to September
The ultimate route for everyone who is fond of nature, the Khatling Glacier Trek is located in the Garhwal area of the Himalayan range. The trek covers beautiful woods and rich green meadows, with the view of contrasting icy glaciers, making for some of the best views. The two lakes, Masar Tal and Sahasra Tal add on as beauty and excellence.
Maximum Altitude: 16,405 ft.
Best season: Mid May-Mid October