For Adventure junkies, India is full of fascinating, thrilling, and breathtaking adventures. When we talk about adventures, trekking comes first which every traveler and solo backpacker wants to undertake. For travel enthusiasts, nature lovers, and adventure seekers The Himalayas are best to explore and have a thrilling experience to cherish for a lifetime. Here are some amazing and popular trekking destinations that a trekker must-visit.
Duration: 6-7 days
Best Season: May to June and December to February
Kedarkantha is one of the best classic winter treks in India. A high mountain peak nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This 6-day expedition will take to the most scenic vistas of the snow-capped Himalayas. Kedarkantha Trek is a perfect pick for adventure junkies who love high mountains, and snow. The trek starts from Sankri village near Dehradun which also serves as a basecamp to other treks. The major attraction of the trek is the beautiful campsites, majestic views of 13 snow-capped peaks, snow-laden pine forests, and great landscapes of Himalayas. The total trek is 23km which takes you at12,500ft. Catch the magnificent views of the Swargarohini, Black Peak, and Bandarpooch from the top. The scenic vistas will refresh you and tranquil surroundings will make you stay longer. The best time to visit Kedarkantha to experience snow is from December to February. Before planning a trip to Kedarkantha, properly check the temperature, weather conditions, route map, etc.
2. Nag Tibba
Duration: 2 days
Best Season: All around the year
One of the easiest and most popular winter treks near Dehradun, Nag Tibba or the Serpent’s Peak is a perfect destination to spend your weekend. If you are looking for some adventure in less time then NagTibba trek is best to do. From Delhi, Nag Tibba adventure is of 3 days that makes it an amazing winter hike to do nearby. Anyone who is fit can undertake this challenge. Be ready to catch the glimpse of famous snow-laden Himalayan peaks like Swargarohini, Bandarpooch, Srikanth, Black Peak, and few other peaks from the top. Nag Tibba range is the highest peak in the lesser Himalayan region. With a great variety of flora and fauna, beautiful campsites, amazing views, and pristine white snow, Nag Tibba is a must-do adventure. The total trek distance is 19km that can be done in 2 days. The best time to visit Nag Tibba is in the months of December to March. It is the best time to experience snow. At times, the temperature goes down to -7 degrees celsius. Before planning a trip to Nag Tibba adventure, check properly the weather, temperature, route map, important information, etc.
3. Indrahar Pass
Duration: 9 days
Best Season: June to Mid-October
A high mountain pass in the Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas, Indrahar Pass is an amazing trekking destination. The pass forms a border between the Chamba and Kangra districts of Himachal Pradesh. Indrahar Pass trek starts from the picturesque destination Mcleodganj and the trail passes through the famous Triund top, Lahesh Caves, and Illaqa Pass. The trek is of moderate difficulty as the ridges over the Dhauladhars are not easy to trek. Watch the beautiful grazing grounds or pastures in the Ravi Valley and Lahaul. An ascent to Indrahar Pass over the boulders is a difficult one but make it an easy trek for the fit beginners and experienced trekkers. Catch the spectacular views of the sacred peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snow-capped Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas. Before planning for a trek to Indrahar Pass check out the weather conditions, temperature, route maps, and all the important information.
4. Hampta Pass
Duration: 5-6 days
Best Season: June to October
Grade: Easy to Moderate
One of the most alluring and awe-inspiring treks in the Pir Panjal ranges of Himachal Pradesh. Hampta Pass is a small window or corridor that connects the Lahaul Chandra and Spiti Valley. The trek offers spectacular landscapes of two different sides of the Himalayas. The major attraction of the Hampta Pass trek is to visit the high altitude alpine lake Chandratal or moon lake in Spiti. Hampta Pass is of moderate difficulty recommended to both experienced trekkers and fit beginners. The total trek is 35km which ends by taking a drive over the Rohtang Pass. The best time to visit Hampta Pass is from June to October. Summers and monsoons are the most preferred time to visit Hampta Pass. check all the important information like weather, temperature, route map, etc.
5. Chadar Trek
Duration: 10-12 days
Best Season: Mid January to Mid-February
Grade: Moderate to Difficult
The wildest of all treks Chadar trek is an incredible adventure nestled in the Himalayas. Walking on the frozen Zanskar river surrounded by the lofty mountains gives you a memorable and thrilling experience. The temperature drops down to -30 degrees at night and posses a challenge to survive in the extremely cold climatic conditions. Chadar Trek is a “do before you die” trip. The trek also offers an opportunity to explore the Zanskari culture closely by meeting the locals and experiencing their hospitality during the trek. You will get a chance to witness the frozen waterfall “Nerak Waterfall” which will give you goosebumps by its amazing beauty. The only and best time to visit Chadar is from January to February when the Zanskar river freezes and made a thick ice-clogged sheet to walk over. The great landscapes and thrill will be in your mind forever. It is mandatory to undergo a medical examination before starting the trek. Chadar is the most glamourous treks in India. You will also get a chance to explore Leh for 3 days and to get acclimatize properly before the trek. Choose a good tour operator and plan a safe trip to Chadar trek by checking all the weather and climatic conditions.
These 5 five treks are good to explore the serene nature views of the mighty Himalayas. Plan your next adventure trip one of the beautiful destinations and get the best of nature.
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