India Top 25 Trekking Adventure Destinations - Holiday Travel

India Top 25 Trekking Adventure Destinations

India Top 25 Trekking Adventure Destinations

India Top 25 Trekking Adventure Destinations

India Top 25 Trekking Adventure Destinations

India Top 25 Trekking Adventure Destinations: Overview

Trekking in a vast country like India can be magical. You can walk through icy deserts and tropical rain forests, climb vast Himalayan peaks or run down expansive rolling meadows, all without ever crossing a national border. Trekking is a popular adventure activity among the tourists. Trips to the mountains in India signify not only the natural beauty, but a source of spiritual guidance as well. The height and beauty of Indian Himalayas provide enthralling opportunities for trekking. Trekking through different regions of the country gives an opportunity to the adventurers to gain a deep insight into the immaculate beauty of the regions and the bewitching flora and fauna as well. The mighty range of Himalayas present in India provides one of the amazing trekking experiences to visitors. Here is the list of top 25 treks in India:

 

1. Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

There are very limited numbers of treks in the Indian Himalaya where first timers can get every fun-filled elements of trekking in its entirety. Hampta Pass Trek is one of those few limited treks which are easily accessible and is covered with dark green pine forests, wide stretch of meadows, and glacial valleys. The easy going alpine trek approaching towards Chandratal, colour changing water of the lake, and the jeep ride through the Rohtang Pass are the highlights of this trek. Minimum level of expertise and physical fitness are a must for embarking on this route.

  • Duration:- 7 Days

  • Region: Himachal Pradesh

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • Maximum altitude: 4200 M Approx.

  • Total Trekking distance: 5 Kms Approx.

  • Accomodation type: Camps

 

How to reach:

By Train: Nearest Railway station to Manali: Chandigarh and Ambala are the nearest railway station to Manali and from these stations one can get several buses or taxi for Manali and takes around 8-10 Hours depending on the traffic.

By Air: Bhuntar is the nearest airport which is around 50 kms from Manali is the fastest way to reach Manali but at the time of writing this article there were no flight operating.

  

2. Triund Trek

Embraced by the fascinating charm of the Dhauladhar Range and adorned with the enchanting beauty of Dharamshala, Triund proves to be a soothing destinations in the country. A popular trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh, this salubrious hill entices its visitors with all its natural grandeur and appeal.

  • Activities: Trekking, Yoga, Hiking

  • Total Trekking Distance: 20km (approx.)

  • Highest Altitude: 2,850m

  • Accomodation type: Camps

  • Difficulty Level: Easy

 

How to Reach

Triund can be reached from Dharamsala which is 17 km away and is well connected with major cities in and around India. Dharamsala is well connected by road with Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla and Pathankot. The road network to Dharamsala is quite smooth and it is connected by the National Highway no. 1 (NH 1).

By Bus: Dharamshala to McleodGanj is only 9 km. Buses are available from 0730 hrs to 2030 hrs in the evening. Jeeps and taxis are also available during late hours.

By Train: The nearest railway station to Dharamsala is Kangra Mandir (narrow gauge) which is at a distance of 22 km. Since it is a small station,  all the trains do not stop at this station.The major rail junction is Pathankot, which is about 85 km away from Dharamsala. Pathakot is well connected to all the major cities in India.

By Air: The nearest airport to Dharamsala is the Gaggal airport in Kangra valley. The airport is at a distance of 12 km from Dharamsala and reaching here, one can hire a taxi cab to reach Dharamsala.

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3. Pin Parvati Trek 2016, Himachal Pradesh

An alternate passage to the stunning Spiti Valley, this is amongst the oldest treks in the Indian Himalayas. The Pin Parvati Valley, which is also known as the ‘Valley of Gods’, offers a challenging yet fascinating trekking experience.

  • Height: 17,450ft

  • Best Season: June to October

  • Region :- Himanchal

  • Duration :- 11 Days

  • Grade :- Difficult

  • Max Altitude :- 17,500 Ft.

  • Approx Trekking Km :- 110 Kms.

  • Accomodation type: Camps

 

How to Reach

By Air: Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.

By Road: Kullu/Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Kullu/Manali in 12 - 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in . Tip: Since Delhi Kullu/Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Manali to Delhi

By Bus: Buses leave from Manali to Delhi between 4 and 5 p.m. Your tentative arrival at Delhi may be anywhere between 6 a.m and 10 a.m. Plan your onward journeys only post noon giving enough buffer for bus delays.

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4. Manimahesh Kailash Trek

Known among the tourists as a pilgrimage destination, Manimahesh can be an ideal option of trekking for the amateurs. Less challenging trek is full of lesser known natural elements and spiritual traces found on the way revive your exhausted soul impeccably. The Manimahesh Kailash peak is located at an elevation of 5775m and is regarded as the jewel in the crown of Shiva. Every year famous Manimahesh Yatra commences on Krishna Janmashtami and concludes on Radha Ashtami. After reaching Manimahesh Lake, pilgrims take a dip in the lake to achieve divine sanctity.

 

  • Region: Himachal Pradesh

  • Best season: May to September

  • Area : Chamba Valley (Himachal Pradesh)

  • Duration : 11 Days (3 days travelling and 8 days trekking)

  • Best Season : May to early September

  • Grade  : Moderate

  • Altitude : Altitude: 3970 m/13025 ft

  • Total Trekking : 54 K.M

  • Accomodation type: Camps

 

How to Reach

By Train: Nearest Railway Station is Pathankot (Punjab).

By Airport: Nearest airport is at Gaggal in Kangra (170 kms from Chamba).

By Road: Manimahesh is From Chamba (78 kms away) by road. Buses, taxis and coaches regularly plying from Chandigarh and Delhi. Chamba is 602 km from Delhi and 392 km from Chandigarh.

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5. The Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh

The Markha Valley Trek takes the trekkers to two of the most high altitude passes in the world: Gandala La and Kongmaru La passes. A treasure trove of natural beauties, the trek is a gateway to discover and explore the surreal beauty of the Markha Valley.

 

  • Height: 17,060ft

  • Duration:- 09 days

  • Grade:- Difficult

  • Max Altitude:- 1,500 Ft.

  • Approx Trekking Km:- 75 kms.

  • Accomodations: Camping on trek

  • Best time: May-November

 

How to Reach

By Air:  There are flights from Delhi to Leh leaving Delhi between 4.00 am and 9.00 am. If you are coming from another city, you will need to reach Delhi the previous night (You could stay at the airport, instead of spending on a hotel). If tickets are booked early, flights could be as cheap as travelling by road.

By Bus:  The road route to Leh is via Manali. Reach Manali from Delhi or Chandigarh and take a bus onward to Leh. The journey to Leh takes 2 days from Manali with an overnight stop at Keylong. It is advisable to arrive in Leh 2 days prior to starting the trek for a proper acclimatization to happen especially if you fly to Leh.

 

6. Kuari Pass Trek, Uttarakhand

Kuari Pass is situated in Garhwal Himalayas. used extensively by the local shepherds, exploring this route is one of the richest manners to get a full view of the splendid Himalayas. Their imposing and scenic presence can be witnessed from atop Kuari, which literally means “a getaway”.

 

  • Height: 12,763ft

  • Best Season: December to March

  • Region:-Joshimath to Joshimath

  • Duration:- 06 days

  • Grade:- Easy

  • Max Altitude:- 4268 mtr.

  • Accomodation type: Camps

  • Trip Starts from: Joshimath

  • Approx Trekking Km: 300 kms.

 

How to Reach

By Air:Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 48 km from the Haridwar. There is a daily flight from Delhi for Dehradun

By Train :

From Delhi -DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205.

From Kolkata- Doon Express (13009)

From Mumbai- Dehradun Express (19019)

From Chennai- Dehardun express (12687)

By Road: By road, Haridwar is well connected with major destinations of the country. NH72 connects Haridwar to Nahan (125 km) to the north-west, and thereon to Panchkula, Chandi¬garh and Shimla. NH 72 terminates at Dehardun, which is at 54km from Haridwar. Haridwar is located at a distance of 235 km from Delhi. NH72A links Haridwar to NH58 at Roorkee (35 km) and thereon south to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi (235 km). There is regular bus service from Delhi for Haridwar from Delhi's ISBT Kashmere Gate.

 

7. Great Lakes Trek

Originating from Sonamarg in Kashmir, this amazing trek takes you through four of the highest altitude lakes in the country. Above all, while on this trek, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the great Himalayan Range cosetted with the thick snow blankets and the pristine beauty of the alpine forests.

 

  • Height: 13,750ft

  • Best Season: July to August

  • Region :- Kashmir, J & K

  • Duration :- 8 Days

  • Grade :- Moderate

  • Max Altitude :- 13,750 Ft.

  • Approx Trekking Km :- 72 Kms.

  • Accomodations: Camping on trek

 

How to Reach

By Air: Most major air carriers like Indian Airlines (www.indian-airlines.nic.in) Jet airways (www.jetairways.com) and Indigo operate daily flights to Srinagar. Reaching Srinagar by flight from New Delhi is the most convenient way.

By Train: Jammu is the nearest railway station to Srinagar, which is at a distance of 290 km. Jammu railway station is well connected to all major cities in India by rail. Direct train services are available from Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Trivandrum.

By Bus: Srinagar is linked by the National Highway 1A to the rest of the country. J & K state road transport operates comfortable buses from Jammu. The Journey takes about 10 hours to reach Srinagar.

 

8. Stok Kangri Trek in Leh

Located gracefully amidst the picturesque valleys of Ladakh, the Stok Kangri Trek is the best for the beginners to get acclimatised with the Indian Himalayas. During the entire 9 days trek, you will be accompanied by stunning views of the Zanskar Range, Indus Valley and Leh

  • Height: 20,187ft

  • Best Season: July to September

  • Region :- Leh, Ladakh, J & K

  • Duration :- 8 Days

  • Grade :- Difficult

  • Max Altitude :- 20,800 Ft.

  • Approx Trekking Km :- 40 Kms.

  • Accomodations: Camping on trek

 

How to Reach

By Air: Jet Airways, Go Air and Air India provide daily (once every day) flight service between New Delhi and Leh. In the summer season, the services may even be provided twice a day. However if you plan a trip to this area of the country, you must try to book your tickets well in advance. This might even cut down the prices which may be levied on booking at the last time. You would enjoy the flight as you would fly over many untouched areas and even some mountain ranges. The aerial view is just fascinating and gives a great start to your tour.

By Road: The road from Manali to Leh is only open in the summers. The road trip may take you 2 days, but depending upon the weather conditions, the travel may also extend to 3 or even 4 days. You should also make sure that you carry at least two spare tires. A good advice would be to carry a sleeping bag with you well, as the bus may stop in the middle of nowhere for the overnight stay.

Another route to Leh via Srinagar, also takes around two days. On this route, you would pass through some lonely yet famous villages like Kargil and Khalsi.

 

 

9. Spiti Valley Trek Via Pin Parvati Pass

Spiti literally derived as ‘The Middle Land’ stands between Tibet and India in the high mountainous Himalayas. Enveloped in scenic landscapes and intimidating mountains, reputed as a research and culture centre for Buddhists, this valley is caressed by Barley fields and little hamlets.

The magnificent Pin Parvati pass is the confluence of Parvati valley on the Kullu side and Pin valley on the Spiti side. This trek trails through rough steep terrains and snowy fields while offering splendid sights of glaciers, moraines giving you a feeling of being on top of the world.

 

  • Height: 4000 m

  • Beat Season :May to August

  • Region :- Himanchal

  • Duration :- 11 Days

  • Grade :- Difficult

  • Max Altitude :- 17,500 Ft.

  • Approx Trekking Km :- 110 Kms.

 

How To Reach

By Air: Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.

By Road: Kullu/Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Kullu/Manali in 12 - 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in . Tip: Since Delhi Kullu/Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Manali to Delhi

  

10. Trek to Chandratal over Hampta Pass

Exploring the source of rivers is a fun-filled activity and the Himalayan glaciers are the best spots to satiate that thirst. Chandratal Trek is one such pick which presents an opportunity of witnessing the originating point of Chandra River physically. The adventure buffs can gather adequate amount of food in this route to satisfy their thrill monger soul. The lake is located at a height of 4300m above the mean sea level and only 6 km away from the Kunzum Pass in Spiti and Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh. The main attraction of this trek is the water of the lake that turns reddish to orange and blue and finally by the end of the day turns green.

 

  • Region: Himachal Pradesh

  • Best season: Mid June to Mid October

  • Duration :- 5 Days

  • Grade :- Easy To Moderate

  • Max Altitude :- 14,100 Ft.

  • Approx Trekking Km :- 26 Kms.

 

How to Reach:

By Air: Bhuntar, which is 52 km away from Manali, is the nearest airport. Taxi services are available from Bhuntar to Manali, which costs about Rs. 700- Rs1000. Bhuntar is well connected to Delhi by air. The airliners that take you to this Airport are Indian Airlines, Kingfisher airlines, MDLR Airlines and Jagson Airlines, operating flights from Delhi and Chandigarh to Kullu.

By Road: Manali is well connected to Delhi. Take an overnight bus from Delhi and you will reach Manali in 12 - 14 hours. Tickets can be booked online at www.redbus.in or www.hrtc.gov.in . Tip: Since Delhi Manali is a long journey most Volvo private buses leave Delhi between 5 pm and 6 pm. The last govt bus leaves at 8.30 pm from ISBT Kashmere Gate. Manali to Delhi

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11. Bhigru Lake Trek

The travellers who wish to see the lofty peaks of Himalaya from a close distance without worrying much about the altitude sickness must travel to this beautiful trekking destination. The Bhrigu Lake which is located at a picture perfect landscape turns to be the main attraction of this trek. Located at an elevation of 4300m, the lake exudes an enigmatic view when it freezes and looks disc shaped during winter season. While embarking on this trail get introduced to the vibrant lifestyle of Himachalis living in the huts perched atop the mountain. Vashistha hot spring and the views of adjacent villages sprawling on the small hillocks add to the scenic views of this trek.

  • Region: Himachal Pradesh

  • Best season: May end to October

  • Regions: Kullu - Manali

  • Best Season: Mid May to Mid November,

  • Trek days:  2 nights 3 days Ex Manali to Manali.

  • Trek Grade: Moderate,

  • Trek begins: From Manali

  • Max. Elevation: 4220 m

 

How To Reach:

By Bus: If you are wondering about how to reach Manali by bus? Take the scenic route and take a Manali trip by bus. You can reach Manali by a number of buses and it’s always a good idea to book tickets early to get them at a lower price. A Manali Visit by bus is one of the most amazing ways to travel.

By Train: Want to know how to reach Manali by train? Though there are no direct Manali trains that you can take there is a station 170km away in Chandigarh. So even though a direct train to Manali is not possible, the Chandigarh junction has a number of trains every day from all parts of India and is easily accessible to people who want to travel to Manali. Book early in the season for those of you who want to make the Manali travel as economical as possible.

By Flight: Manali doesn’t have its own airport so there are no direct flights to Manali. The closest airport is Bhuntar Airport in Bhuntar. Bhuntar Airport is 50km from Manali. If you are wondering how to reach Manali from here, book a Bhuntar flight and then take a taxi or cab to Manali. Thought a Manali airport would be extremely convenient you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the drive to Manali from Bhuntar.

  

12. Trekking at Rupin Pass

A trek, where every turns and twists can bring in a set of new surprises, the Rupin Pass trek originates in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. Comprising of gradient as well as steep climbs, trailing through stunning passes, scenic waterfalls and rivers, colourful meadows and other natural marvels, the trek is an experience of a lifetime.

 

  • Height: 15,256ft

  • Best Season: May (last week) to June (end), September (mid) to October (end)

  • Region :- Uttarakhand to Himanchal

  • Duration :- 8 Days

  • Grade :- Difficult

  • Max Altitude :- 15,250 Ft.

  • Approx Trekking Km :- 52 Kms.

  • Accomodation type: Camps

 

How to Reach:

By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun

By Train: An excellent rail network connects Dehradun to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata. From Delhi- DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)

By Road: By road, Dehradun is well connected with major destinations of the country. NH72 connects Dehradun to Nahan (95 km) to the north-west, and thereon to Panchkula, Chandi¬garh and Shimla. NH 72 terminates at Haridwar, which is at 54km from Dehradun. Dehradun is located at a distance of 235 km from Delhi. NH72A links Dehra Dun to NH58 at Roorkee (67 km) and thereon south to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi (235 km). There is regular bus service from Delhi for Dehradun from Delhi?s ISBT Kashmere Gate.

 

13. Nag Tibba Trek, Uttarakhand

A circular trek in the mighty Himalayan Range, this fascinating trek is known for offering spectacular views of the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Srikanth and Black peaks. Passing through lush and exotic oak, rhododendron, cider and alpine forests, the trek is an awesome way to get introduced with the immaculate beauty of the Himalayas

 

  • Height: 10,006ft

  • Best Season: February (mid) to June, September to December

  • Region :- Uttarakhand

  • Duration :- 2 Days

  • Grade :- Easy

  • Max Altitude :- 9,910 Ft.

  • Approx Trekking Km :- 16 Kms.

  • Accomodation type: Camps

 

How to Reach

By Air:Jolly Grant Airport is the airport serving Dehradun, located about 25 km from the city. There is a daily flight from Delhi to Dehradun

By Train: An excellent rail network connects Dehradun to other important cities like Delhi, Mussoorie, Mumbai, Varanasi, Lucknow, and Kolkata. From Delhi- DDN NZM AC EXPRESS (2205)

By Road: By road, Dehradun is well connected with major destinations of the country. NH72 connects Dehradun to Nahan (95 km) to the north-west, and thereon to Panchkula, Chandi¬garh and Shimla. NH 72 terminates at Haridwar, which is at 54km from Dehradun. Dehradun is located at a distance of 235 km from Delhi. NH72A links Dehra Dun to NH58 at Roorkee (67 km) and thereon south to Meerut (170 km) and Delhi (235 km). There is regular bus service from Delhi for Dehradun from Delhi?s ISBT Kashmere Gate.

 

14. Har Ki Doon Trek, Uttarakhand

Nestled away in the heart of a cradle shaped valley, the trek to Har Ki Doon valley is known to be one of the most stunning and picturesque treks in Uttarakhand Embraced with scenic alpine meadows and striking greeneries, the beauty and splendour of this portion of the Garhwal Himalayas is credited by snow clad peaks, panoramic views of the Himalayan Range, gurgling rivulets and much more.

  • Height: 11,675ft

  • Best Season: March to June, September to November

  • Region :- Uttarakhand

  • Duration :- 7 Days

  • Grade :- Easy To Moderate

  • Max Altitude :- 11,675 Ft.

  • Approx Trekking Km :- 77 Kms.

  • Accomodation type: Camps

 

How To Reach

By Train: Take the overnight train to Dehradun from Delhi

By Bus:Usually buses drop you at Dehradun ISBT. From there you have to come to Dehradun Railway Station

TTH’s Tata Sumo or similar vehicles will pick-up you from Dehradun Railway Station at 6:30am.

Pick-up is included in the cost of the trek

You will reach Sankri by 4:00 pm

Food from dehradun to Sankri is not included in the trek cost

    

15. Indrahar Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

Abundant green pastures, thick Deodar and Rhododendron and scattered Hindu temples are attractions that make Indrahar Pass Trek so famous amongst the tourists. Starting from McLeodganj (Dharamsala) in the Kangra valley, the trek passes through the awe-striking snow clad Dhauladhar range and ends at Chamba. The initial steady climb turns steep at some places and if you are lucky you might have a glimpse of wildlife including wild goat, Monal bird and Leopard as well. The trek starts from Mcleodganj, which is a suburb in the city of Dharamsala in Kangra Valley, at a height of 2196m and ends and concludes at a height of 4375m at the Indrahar Pass.

 

  • Region: Himachal Pradesh

  • Best season: May to June & September to October

  • Area : Dhauladhar, Himachal Pradesh

  • Duration : 09 Days

  • Best Season : May to October

  • Grade  : Moderate

  • Altitude : 4375mts/14245 ft

  • Total Trekking : 35 K.M

  • Accomodation type: Camps

 

How to Reach

By Road: Dharamshala is well-connected with all the major cities of North India, including Delhi, Chandigarh, Manali, Srinagar, and Dehradun, via state-owned buses and private taxis.

By Railways: Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest railway station, which is 84.5 km from Dharamshala.

By Air: Gaggal Airport, commonly known as Kangra Airport, is the closest runway to Dharamshala. From the airport, cabs and buses are easily available.

 

16. Chadar Trek, Ladakh

Exploring the source of rivers is a fun-filled activity and the Himalayan glaciers are the best spots to satiate that thirst. Chandratal Trek is one such pick which presents an opportunity of witnessing the originating point of Chandra River physically. The adventure buffs can gather adequate amount of food in this route to satisfy their thrill monger soul. The lake is located at a height of 4300m above the mean sea level and only 6 km away from the Kunzum Pass in Spiti and Lahaul district of Himachal Pradesh. The main attraction of this trek is the water of the lake that turns reddish to orange and blue and finally by the end of the day turns green.

 

  • Region: Himachal Pradesh

  • Best season: Mid June to Mid October

  • Region :- Leh, Ladakh, J & K

  • Duration :- 9 Days

  • Grade :- Difficult

  • Max Altitude :- 11,123 Ft.

  • Approx Trekking Km :- 75 Kms.

  • Trip Starting From: Leh

 

How to Reach

By Air: Flying over miles and miles of heavily snowed mountains will tell you just why it’s impossible to reach Ladakh by road in the winters. Jet Airways, Air India and Go Air provide daily (once every day) flight service between New Delhi and Leh. However if you plan a trip to this area of the country, you must try to book your tickets well in advance. This might even cut down the prices which may be levied on booking at the last time. You would enjoy the flight as you would fly over many untouched areas and even some mountain ranges. The aerial view is just fascinating and gives a great start to your tour.

 

17. Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand

One of the mysterious treks in the Indian Himalayas, Roopkund Trek takes you through dense virgin forests, stunning rivulets, stunning campsites and evergreen meadows. A trek to a high altitude lake, the trails to the final destination of the trek comprises of passes through strewn glaciers, snow-clad peaks and narrow passes

 

  • Height: 16,500ft

  • Best Season: May to October

  • Region :- Uttarakhand

  • Duration :- 8 Days

  • Grade :- Moderate To Difficult

  • Max Altitude :- 15,696 Ft.

  • Approx Trekking Km :- 53 Kms.

  • Accomodation type: Camps

 

How to reach

By Train: From Delhi take the Ranikhet Express (5014) Dep. Delhi at 10:40pm arrival Kathgodam at 5:30am (Overnight Journey) or the Uttar sampark kranti (5035) Dep. Delhi at 4:00pm arrival Kathgodam at 10:40pm (6 hrs.40min.Journey)

From Dehardun take the Doon Express (4120) Dep. Dehardun at 10:30 pm arrival Kathgodam at 7:10 pm (8hrs.journey)

By Bus: Regular buses ply from ISBT Delhi Anand Vihar station to Kathgodam. Buses that go to Nainital stops at Haldwani which is a twin town of Kathgodham (8 hrs. Journey).

  

18. Valley of Flowers Trekking, Uttaranchal 2016

Trekking in India is incomplete without a trek to the Valley of Flowers. Indulge yourself in an experience of Valley of Flowers trekking and be amazed by  the dewy land that welcomes you with diverse range of vibrant flowers. The landscape is dotted with a carpet of green and offers a distant view of snow-capped mountains. Tucked away in Uttarakhand, a divine region of West Himalayas, trekking to Valley of Flowers unfolds to you around 300 types of endemic alpine flowers and a rich range of flora

 

  • Height: 12,000ft

  • Best Season: July to September

  • Area: Garhwal

  • Himalayas Altitude: 3858 mtsGrade:

  • Grade: Easy

  • Max Altitude: 15,696 Ft.

  • Grade: Easy

  • Duration :- 7 Days

  • Max Altitude: 15,696 Ft.

 

How to reach

By Flight: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Haridwar and is situated 36 Kms from Haridwar. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Haridwar.

By Train: Haridwar is well connected by railway network with major destinations of India because it’s a major pilgrim centre.

By Bus: Haridwar is well connected with comfortable Volvo buses run by government and private operators. You can catch luxury and normal buses to Haridwar which are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate.

 

19. Bhaba Pass Trek 2016, Himachal Pradesh

For those of you seeking divine beauty and thrilling experiences in your Himachal trekking Packages, the Bhaba Pass trek is an ideal destination. The trail opens up to the ethereal charms of Himachal Pradesh. Proud peaks and stunning river valleys of the region appear as if it was made for adventure. Along with an alpine adrenaline, the state also appeals with a rich Himachali culture and Buddhist monasteries.

 

  • Area : Himachal Pradesh

  • Duration : 11 Days (5 days travelling/6 days trekking)

  • Best Season : Mid June - Mid October

  • Grade  : Tough

  • Altitude : 5260mts/17250ft

  • Total Trekking : 86 K.M

  • Accomodation type: Camps

 

How to Reach

The trek starts from Shimla, so one needs to reach this beautiful hill town to begin with the expedition.

By Air: You can book a domestic flight from Delhi or Chandigarh to the 'Jubbarhati Airport', located in Shimla. Private/shared taxis can be easily availed from the Shimla airport to reach Kafnoo, from where the actual trek begins.

By Rail: Kalka is the nearest railway station connected through Delhi and Chandigarh railway stations. To reach Shimla, Himachal state run buses or taxis can be hired from outside the Kalka station. A toy train also runs between Kalka and Shimla. If time permits, do take this option to have a memorable experience of a train journey that passes through winding hilly trails and tunnels.

By Road: Volvo, Himachal state run buses, Delhi tourism buses and taxis can be directly hired from Delhi and Chandigarh up till Shimla.

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20. Kareri Lake Trek 2016, Himachal Pradesh

Also known as the Kumarwah Lake, this high altitude water reservoir is amongst the most stunning lakes in Himachal Pradesh. Adding to its enchanting beauty is the Dhauladhar Range and the pictorial Kangra Valley. In addition to all these, the fact that the lake remains frozen during December to March/April entices trekkers from across the globe.

 

  • Height: 10,863ft

  • Best Season: May to June, September to October

  • Area : Himachal Pradesh

  • Duration : 07 Days

  • Grade  : Easy

  • Altitude : 3100mts/10170ft

  • Total Trekking : 35 K.M

  • Accommodation: Camping

  • Trip starting point: Dharamshala

 

How to Reach

By Road: Dharamshala is well-connected with all the major cities of North India, including Delhi, Chandigarh, Manali, Srinagar, and Dehradun, via state-owned buses and private taxis.

By Railways: Pathankot Railway Station is the nearest railway station, which is 84.5 km from Dharamshala.

By Air: Gaggal Airport, commonly known as Kangra Airport, is the closest runway to Dharamshala. From the airport, cabs and buses are easily available.

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21. Kinner Kailash Circuit Trek

Originating from Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh, this enthralling trek is also linked with several mythological tales. In addition to the panoramic views of the ranges like Zanskar, Greater Himalayas and Dhauladhar, this trek also allows the trekkers to visit a 79ft Shiva Lingam that changes its colour all through the day.

 

  • Height: 17,257ft

  • Best Season: May to September

  • Area : Himachal Pradesh

  • Duration : 11 Days (6 days travel/5 days trekking)

  • Best Season : Mid May - September

  • Grade  : Tough

  • Altitude : 5242mts/17200ft

  • Total Trekking : 35 K.M

  • Accommodation: Camping

 

How to Reach

Chail, near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is the main starting point for the Kinner Kailash Parikrama trek. Following modes of transport can be used to reach the location.

By Road: Volvo, Himachal state run buses, Delhi tourism buses and taxis can be directly hired from Delhi and Chandigarh up till Shimla or even directly to Chail. Further, cab can be availed to reach Thangi.

By Rail: Kalka is the nearest railway station connected through Delhi and Chandigarh railway stations. To reach Chail, Himachal state run buses or taxis can be hired from outside the Kalka station. A toy train also runs between Kalka and Chail. If time permits, do take this option to have a memorable experience of a train journey that passes through winding hilly trails and tunnels.

By Air: Nearest airport is located in Shimla, the 'Jubbarhati Airport' to which flights regularly ply from the Chandigarh airport. Buses and private/shared taxis can be easily availed from the Shimla airport to reach Chail.

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22. Kudremukh Trek, Karnataka

This trek is an amazing experience as the landscape offers a gentle gradient in the initial phases and then a more challenging one as a person reaches the summit. You will pass through several stunning places during you journey to the top. This trip can be undertaken in one day and can be enjoyed by novices as well as professionals.

  • Best Season: November to February

  • Difficulty Level: Difficult

  • Trek starting point: Mullodi  6 kms uphill from Balegal

  • Peak height: 1892 Mts / 6207 ft.

  • Trek distance: Around 20 Km round trip

  • Time to trek: 5-6 Hours (one side)

  • Camping: Not Allowed

 

How to reach

Reaching for Kudremukh trek base by private Vehicle: It is recommended that if you want to go for Kudremukh trek, prefer to go by a private vehicle because of the location of the Kudremukh trek. On google maps, search for “Balagal Bus Stop, State Highway 66, Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka 577124“, you will get a direct route map from your place. From the Balagal bus stop, a raw trail goes to the Mullodi village which is the base of the Kudremukh Trek. Mullodi village is a small village of around 5o houses and there are also a couple of homestays there.

 

23. Chembra Peak Trek, Kerala

Among the sought after places, the trekking trail to the Chembra peak passes through beguiling meadows. Situated in the Wayanad district in Kerala, this is where you can seep in the untamed beauty of the Western Ghats. The peak is at an elevation of 6,900 feet and is popular among amateur trekkers. The initial gradient is steep but it becomes easier and gentler as you near the peak.

 

  • Trek starting point: Chembra foot hills tea garden

  • Trek difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

  • Accommodation: kalpetta / Meppadi (around 20 Kms from Chembra)

  • Total trek distance: 3.5 Kms (One side)

  • Peak height: 6000 feet

  • Camping: Not allowed

  • Best time to trek: Post monsoon

 

How to Reach

Chembra is located in Meppadi (Meppady) Panchayath , 11 km off NH212 (Kollegal - Mysore - Kozhikode). From Meppadi town take diversion to Chembra estate road. For people who prefer public transport, KSRTC (both Kerala & Karnataka) and a lot of private companies operate overnight deluxe buses between Kozhikode and Bangalore . Trekking charge is Rs 500 for 10 persons

 

24. Rajmachi Trek, Maharashtra

Situated in Pune, Rajmachi is a favoured destination for trekking in India. Perched on an elevation of 2710 feet, the hill fort attracts a large number of amateur and professional trekkers from all over the country and the world. This trek takes a minimum duration of one day.

 

  • Best Season: September to February

  • Height:2710 Ft

  • Trek difficulty Level: Easy

  • Duration : 5 Days

  • Accommodation: Camping

 

How To Reach:

By Train: Located 7 kilometers away from Rajmachi, Lonavala Railway Station is located in the Mumbai-Pune railway line. Many express trains that ply between Mumbai and Pune stops here.

By Air: Pune Airport is the nearest airport to Rajmachi. It is located at a distance of 70 kilometers from Rajmachi town. Taxi cabs ply between Pune Airport and Rajmachi.

By Road: The Mumbai-Pune Expressway connects Pune to Rajmachi. The road journey from Pune to Baramati will approximately take around 1 hour and 46 minutes. State owned and A/C deluxe buses ply between Pune and Rajmachi.

 

25. Siang Valley Trek, Arunachal Pradesh

The North Eastern part of India offers a number of interesting trekking trails that entice a number of travellers from all around the globe. The Siang Valley Trek is one such destination and the journey takes about 11 days and 12 nights. It starts from Dibrugarh and takes you through places such as Yembung, Sessen, Ponging, Marying, Milang and Peaka Modi before reaching the Siang Valley.

 

  • Best Season: October to February

  • Difficulty Level: Medium

  • Duration: 10 Days

  • Accommodation: Camping

  • distance: 7,276 Km

  • Category: Adventure

 

How to Reach

By Air: There are no flight administrations to Arunachal Pradesh. Furthermore, The closest airplane terminal to Itanagar is Lilabari in Assam, which gets flights from Guwahati.

By Rail: The closest railhead is Harmuty, 33 km from Itanagar. Another closest railhead is North Lakhimpur, around 60 km separation from Itanagar. Therefore, Taxis and transports join both railroad stations to Itanagar.

By Road: You can go to Itanagar and Naharlugan from neighboring Assam and Meghalaya and expect a compound of sensibly excellent motorways and poorly looked after tracks. Tezpur (Assam) also has a direct and frequented street to the traveler spots of Bomdila & Tawang. Therefore, Direct transports are accessible from Guwahati, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukhia, and Nagaon in Assam. And also from Shillong to Itanagar.

 

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