Trekking is an activity that thrill-seeking people seek to do. It is an adventurous activity that gives you a thrill, and adventure as well as a way to reconnect with nature and a getaway from the daily hustle-bustle. Many people still confuse hiking and trekking. Hiking is a short journey with fixed destinations and marked trails, where people go to and from. While trekking involves specific destinations and is done on rough terrains, which requires good preparation and proper equipment for the person doing it.
Now you know what trekking is and how to do it, but where? Here are the top 5 adventurous treks in India
- Har ki doon trek, Uttarakhand
The Har ki doon trek is one of the oldest treks in India and is also known by another name, “Valley of Gods.” The valley is surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna and is located at a staggering 12000ft. It is about 56km long and can be covered in 7-9 days. This valley is connected to the Baspa valley and is the primary source of the Yamuna river. You can go on this trek to experience spectacular views, attractive beauty, and a calm environment. The best time to go on the Har ki doon trek is from April to June and from September to December.
- Hampta Pass trek, Himachal Pradesh
The Hampta Pass trek is best done in June. This month, this valley experiences heavy snowfall, and the natural beauty there is more than enough of a reason to go here. It is located at a height of 14000ft. It is even said that this pass is one of the most beautiful experiences a person can have in their lifetime. The Hampta trek is not difficult and can be done by even beginners considering they prepared well. It consists of a 25-26km long hike which can be done in 5 days and includes a trip to Chandratal lake. It has the highest altitude of 14000ft, starting at 6725 ft in Manali. This trek can be an ideal option for first-time trekkers. You get to see dense deodar forest, crystal clear water, and floral meadows, and you can also have a night stay in a night camp at Chandra Tal.
- Ali Bedni Bugyal, Uttarakhand
The beautiful scenery and the entire journey of Ali Bedni Bugyal are said to mark the journey of Other grassland treks in our country – Dayara Bugyal, Gidara Bugyal, Bhrigu Lake Trek – Ali Bedni offer some of the most spectacular mountain scenery. That is, the Trishul and Nanda Gunti mountains stand almost 6000-7000 feet staring at you. Ali Bedni Bugyal has a maximum altitude of 11,686 ft with a total distance of 31 km. It takes a total of 5N/6D to cover this trek. Its starting and finishing point is Lohanjung.
- Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
The Chandrakhani Pass is located at an altitude of about 3,660m and is a great trekking experience in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Starting at the scenic Naggar settlement about 21 km from Manali, the trail is known for its mesmerizing beauty and charm. From the pass, you can enjoy great views of Deo Tibba, Parbati, and Pir Panjal. Mountain slopes, fragrant flowers, and flowing water combine to make this one of the most scenic passes in the country. On this trek, you Gain the experience of a lifetime as you explore the cultural heritage of Himachal Pradesh – its history stretches back thousands of years
It takes 4N/5D to complete this trek, with a total trekking distance of 26 km and an altitude of 12,030 ft. Its starting and end point is Naggar. The best time to do trekking at Chandrakhani is Mid June to Early October. It’s an ideal trek for those who have some experience trekking before.
- Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh
It is one of the most popular trek in Ladakh. This trek takes you through picturesque villages nestled in deep valleys surrounded by towering mountains. The high pass at Kongmaru La offers spectacular views of Kang Yatse peak. The colorful rock formations along the way and the views of the Stok and Zanskar mountains often leave people in awe. Markha Valley has a maximum altitude of 5,200 m above the main sea level. You have to cover 65 km and cross two cardinal passes, Ganda La and Kongmaru la. You will get a glimpse into the endless chain of the Karakoram and Ladakh valleys. The breathtaking views of K2 Mountain, Stok Kangri, and Kang Yatse Peak are substantial and motivating for this trek. On a clear day, you can catch glimpses of remote areas of Tibet. The best time to visit Markha Valley is from July to Mid September.