An escape from all the stress and tension, and the polluted and sophisticated air of the concrete jungles, It’s time to give yourself that much-awaited and much-needed time, which will refresh your soul, and nothing can measure the peace of the Hills and the fun of trekking at it. So, here are the top ten treks in India
Resting in the Govind Pashu Vihar National park, in the state of Uttarakhand, lies one of the most preferred and famous treks of the country, the Kedarkantha trek. Be it a beginner or a professional, the place holds such tempting scenes and natural beauty, that it fills their eyes with beauty, unlike anywhere. The climb here is a difficult one as it is a steep trek, but The mountain of the Himalayas stays as your company all along. Filled with dense and diverse forests, great campsites, arresting views, and majestic mountains, it undoubtedly is one of the top 10 treks of the country.
- Duration: 6-7 Days
- Best time to visit: Leaving the monsoon months of July and August, the place is open for the rest of the year, each month offering different terrains and different yet surreal beauty.
Valley of flowers trek
Even the name of the trek sounds so tempting, imagine what magic of its view would do to Human eyes and soul? Doing complete justice to the name, the place is carpeted with 600 exotic ranges of flowers, like, Orchids, Premulas, Daisies, Marigold, poppies and so many many more, each one of them holding such beauty in them that is beyond words. Divinely crafted by nature herself, The Valley of flowers is spread in 87 sq km in the Chamoli district, in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.
- Duration: 5-6 Days
- Best time to visit: Mid-July- September
Kashmir’s great lake trek
The home of the trek itself is enough to assure the trekkers of awe-inspiring beauty. Trekking in ‘Paradise on earth’ with lakes around, what more do one wish to see? This trek is a moderately difficult one, stretched for 75 km at an altitude of 13,800 ft, It takes you through the meadows of Pine and Maple, the still and tranquil lakes, the high and majestic mountains, the air, fresh unlike anywhere, everything is next to heaven here. The place will keep changing its sceneries from beautiful to the most beautiful and The Vaishnav Lake surrounded by 4 big mountains will blow your mind off with awe.
- Duration: 7-8 days
- Summer Months: June-September
Without a doubt, this trek is the Grandest crossover in our country. India is blessed with some of the most stunning crossovers, But this trek is just the most amazing one. That second when you are on top, you are blessed with so many different views which will leave you in bewilderment because of its beauty.
There are different shades of pink floating in the tranquil Pin valley, with completely contrasting mountains of Spiti which are dark and deserted, and behind you the green Bhaba Valley, all at the same time. The place is very Dramatic, as the scenery here keeps on changing from good to the best. The trek is a difficult one, as it rests at a height of 16,105 ft.
- Duration: 9 days
- Best time to visit: May to September.
Popularly known as the lake of the moon, the Chandratal lake does complete justice to its name, This place is synonymous with beauty. It has everything that a poet imagines, A lake of crescent shape, and the water, stilled and tranquil. Located in the Spiti valley the place is very famous and adventurous for trekkers. Surrounded by mountains all around, the place is situated at a height of 4,250 mt. The trek is under the approach of Beginners to professionals as it is an easy to moderate trek.
- Duration: 7-8 days
- Best time to visit: mid-June to mid-October.
Har ki Dun trek
Untouched and preserved beauty, Har ki Dun is one of the most popular and adventurous treks in the state and country. The place is a valley-shaped trek that rests at the core of the Govind Ballabh Pant national park, at a height of 3566 mt., which offers scenic distant views to the trekkers, including the magnificent panorama of the Himalayan ranges. It also renders sights of enchanting valleys in the Garhwal region. The place is easy to trek to and is under the reach of everyone.
- Duration: 7-8 days
- The best time to visit: December to March.
Skating, sliding, or strolling on a frozen lake, which rests in the lap of the mountains at a height of 11,150 ft, if this is not bliss, I don’t know what is. Chadar Lake Trek offers you to live this heavenly dream. It is situated in the mountain town of Leh and begins from there only and goes up to Zanskar river, which is a Frozen river.
The place has a more happening thing, The Nerak Waterfall, which is frozen from top to bottom, how Magical! For such magical things to take place, it is obvious that the temperature here dives in the negative scale, even up to 30 degrees. One must always consider the safety measures before planning this trek, as other than the extreme winters, the trek itself is a difficult one.
- Duration: 5 days
- Best time to visit: Mid-January to mid-February
Standing at a point where you can watch the Mighty Kanchenjunga ranges along with 14 other big mountains, is what makes this place utterly serene and preferable. The Goechala trek rests at a startling height of 15,001 ft, and offers you this sublime view in close proximity, unlike any other place. Rhododendrons Forests, sublime sunrises of the K2, The Samiti Lake, are some irresistible attractions of the place.
- Duration: 10 days
- Best time to visit: April-May and October-November
How amazing does, buy 1 pair of Nikes and get 4 for free, sound? So does the Sandakphu Phalut trek offer, Not just the majestic views of the Himalayas, but experience the ever-lasting feeling of watching Mt. Everest, Mt. Nakalu, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Kanchenjunga as well. This one of its kind treks provides its trekkers to watch 4 other famous and greatly majestic Peaks as well.
Resting at 11,950 ft, it lies in the West Bengal region and is moderate to trek. It also offers you the unique experience of staying at a Tea house, which while matching the comforts of Hotels and Restaurants, provides a unique warmth and peace to its visitors.
- Duration: 7 days
- Best time to visit: Mid September-April
For every trekker who doesn’t want to miss out on the highly elevated regions and their adventures, should add Rubin Pass to the list, which rests at a height of 4650 mts. it is a two-state trek, as it begins at the Dhaula in Uttarakhand and goes till Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. The scenarios change from beautiful to mind-blowing views. And the blue waters of the Rubin that cascade along with it is just so surreal. The trek asks for good strength, stamina, and energy as the trek is moderately difficult.
- Duration: 7 Days
- Best time to visit: mid-May to June and mid-September to mid-October