If you strive to reach the top, then this blog is for you!
The incalculable, spectacular terrains on the historical land of India will surprise you with every step, every view and every breath you take.
India gives an ‘illusion’ of being a country which incorporates many mini-countries within itself. These 29 states have an insane amount of diversity like multi-culturalism, multiple languages, religion, completely different terrain lands, and alien surfaces, distinct physical features, local food, and folk dances, representing each region and their authenticity. A palpable touch of unity in diversity can effortlessly offer you the best trekking places in India.
Trekking places in India are widely spread from Kashmir (Heaven on Earth) to Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin), or from the North Pole to the South Pole, the dissimilar altitudes of India has got so much on its plate to offer, that you would likely lose track of being in the same country by the end of your trekking trip.
7 Best Trekking Places in India
Chadar Trek – the Frozen River Zanskar Trek
Leh Ladakh is famous for its tranquility and appreciating landscape beauty in silence.
This trek is one of the best in India because of its magnificently thrilling experience. A thick layer of ice-sheet (chadar) is spread across the Zanskar Valley where the temperature can drop down to as low as -30 degrees. As you walk along this path, you will be blessed to witness the different colors of the river every few hours. Isn’t that exciting? Despite being one of the most challenging treks, a lot of first-time trekkers come here to gain a sense of achievement and confidence.
You will also get a chance to appreciate the Buddhist monasteries in the panoramic gorges, and secluded villages settled in the deep ranges of Zanskar valley.
Location: Leh Ladakh
Best time to visit: Jan-Feb
The Himalayan ranges show you the way through the bright and inviting lush-green forests, almost forcing you to play ‘Stairway to heaven’ as you move forward along the trails. This trek to Roopkund Lake or ‘Lake of Skeletons’ will make you step into the paradise of nature, from snow-covered mountains to crystal-clear lakes and flower gardens. Let your imagination to rest and unleash the hidden reality of this place to do the talking.
The journey begins from Lohajung, marching your steps through Didina, Bedni Bugyal, Bhagwabasa, Patar Nachauni.
Best time to visit: Aug-Oct
Goecha La Trek
It is not one of those usual experiences of the treks. East of India delivers you a totally new and enchanting vision of the wild. The trek starts at Yuksom and on the trail witness the spectacular views of Mount Kanchenjunga from places like Sachen, Tshoka, Dzongri, and icy terrain of Goechala. The unusual behavior of the winds will keep you captivated and help you widen up your perspective with each step.
Best time to visit: Mar-April and Sept-Nov
In the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttrakhand, bright-green meadows, and the terrific virgin snow will make your trip worth it. The flora and fauna during the sunsets look mesmerizing around Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Black, and Ranglana.
Best campsites like Akhroti, Pukhrola etc. are surrounded with either pine and walnut trees or meadows, which shows that some treks come with the combination of both comfort and beauty.
Best time to visit: Dec-Apr
Hampta Pass Trek
In the famous Kullu valley of Himachal, this trek has become extremely popular around India for a reason. The meditative and detoxifying clean air of the spiritual holy town spreads aromatic energy. This trek is not just spiritually uplifting, but it will change your life by helping you come out of your obstacles, at least mentally.
Trek begins at Jobra, goes through Chika, Balu ka Ghera, Chandratal etc. Unravel the beauty in the simplest of things, thick vegetation, sharp snow-covered peaks, red and green grass, white rocks and clear blue sky.
Location: Himachal Pradesh
Best time to visit: May-Oct
Valley of Flowers Trek
Not all the trekkers want to find themselves in the snow. The joy of the Himalayas can be seen on short trips as well. Fragrant Valley, a variety of flowers in colors of yellow, white, red, purple, pink etc. exhibit different kinds of smells which merge together and make it difficult for a trekker to comprehend the strange adventureland.
The trek starts at Govind Ghat and has reserved its position in many tourist’s bucket list over the years. It has become a replacement of the most talked-about location from the PS I love you movie.
Best time to visit: July-Aug
The most favorite spot of the trekkers is the frozen glacial lakes, especially the shore near the Bekaltal. The trek will start at Lohajung, this thrilling climb to the Brahmatal Summit is no less than a victory when you would be able to unfold your capabilities to reach the top. Surprise yourself by challenging the fear of losing out because the views of Mount Trishul and Mount Nanda Ghunti from that altitude won’t disappoint.
Picturesque, never-seen-before mountain peaks will leave you spellbound and turn this trek into a self-captured memory for a lifetime.
Best time to visit: Jan-Feb
Shutters cannot capture what a naked eye can! Similarly, a photo cannot feel what your heart can!
Therefore, looking at travel photographs and physically being present there, tells a whole different story. You have the freedom to make a choice. Good luck!!!