If there is one thing all humans share, then it must be a desire for traveling Everyone one of us wish to venture out into the unknown and find new horizons every once in a while, so It is an undeniable fact that natural destinations have more pull for towards traveller than urban spots. Nothing can be compared to being one with nature in these trips. Trekking through a forest or a mountain trail is more satisfying than a stroll through a historic monument.
Therefore it’s no wonder that trekking is now a popular adventure spot among tourists. India is abundant in natural beauty, from snow-capped mountains to dense rainforests. Adventure trekking has a huge scope in India. A trek through mountains of India highlights that pristine beauty of the landscape and even invokes a kind of spiritual enlightment in a person. The sheer height and majestic nature of the Himalayas provide travellers and adventurers with endless possibilities.
Top 10 adventures trekking destinations are:
Below, we have compiled a list of ten great trekking destinations in the country for you.
Singalila Kanchenjunga trek
Singalila trek is in Sikkim Himalaya. The average altitude of the trail is around 4940 m, therefore the whole trip takes around 20 days and the best season for undertaking it is during mid-March-May and September-October.
This ridge contains a vast number of peaks stretched out in 700 km. Notable sites included in the trail are Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Kanchenjunga. The natural beauty of the trail makes it an excellent choice among trekkers. Singalila ridge is well known for offering a breath taking view of Kanchenjunga. The trail starts from Singalila to the Goecha-La pass. What makes them more preferred among casual trekkers is the fact that the increase in elevation is gradual. This allows ample time for tourists to familiarize with the terrain.
Zanskar Frozen River Trek
It is a part of Ladakh Himalaya. The average altitude is 3850 m and total duration of completing the trail is around 13 days and the preferred time will be Mid-January-February is for the trek so that the trekkers do not get caught up in the bad weather.
The trail involves trekking around a frozen lake in the midst of Himalayas. What sets it apart is the amount extra bits you get along with the trip. You get to see Buddhist monasteries, secluded villages, hidden caves and unusual campsites. You never know what the river is going to treat you with. It is fairly challenging for trekkers and that makes it all the more enjoyable, pushing trekkers to get more involved in the trek.
The sources of Ganges
The trail falls under the Garhwal Himalaya region and is situated at an altitude of 4465 m. the best season for the trek is from May-October and the entire trip takes around 12 days.
The trek involves tracing the path of the Ganges River to its source, Gangotri glacier. Camps around the trail are famous for offering rare views of 8 peaks. What makes them more alluring is that anyone with good health can undertake them. The area around the glacier is covered in green meadows, called Tapovan and is a popular sight for Bharals.
Classical Markha Valley Trek
It is also in Ladakh Himalaya region at an altitude of 5150 m. Mid-June – Mid-October is , with the trek taking around 12 days.
The trek is famous for traversing secluded villages and mountain passes of Markha valley. The trail starts from monasteries to alpine meadows of Nimaling. From here, the route traces a path to Kongmaru La and Ganda La. The trail offers breathtaking views of K2, Karakorum, Kang Yetze and Stok Kangri.
It comes under the Ladakh Himalaya area at an altitude of 5090 m. the trip takes 25 days and the best time to undertake it is during mid-June – mid-October.
Zanskar is a beautiful land between Lahaul Valley and many major peaks of Himalayas. It is almost secluded from outer world, allowing tourists to interact with ancient Buddhism and visit their many old and well-fortified monasteries built spectacularly on hillsides.
Lord Curzon Trail
It is a part of Garhwal Himalaya. The trail, situated at 4268 m, take around 10 days to complete. The preferred months for the trek is form mid-April – June and from September-November.
This trail is a favourite among tourists for its thick forests, lush valleys and remote villages. The trail offers startling views of snow-capped mountains, such as the Nanda Devi and Dronagiri.
Pin Parvati Pass Trek
Parvati Valley is in Himachal Pradesh and at an altitude of 5335 m. Taking around 18 days, it is preferable to undertake the trip during mid-June – mid-October.
The trail leads the tourists over the glaciers in Parvati Valley and Pin Valley. It starts from Manikaran and goes through many villages, meadows and lakes, all the while offering stunning views of mountains.
Nanda Devi East BC, Milan Glacier Trek
It is a part of Kumaon Himalaya at an altitude of 4670. May – mid-October is the best months for the trip and takes around 18 days to complete.
The trail explores the historical and natural beauty of the Milan Glacier and the East base camp of Nanda Devi. The trail begins from the Gori Ganga ravine and goes the base camp.
Dzongiri- Goecha La Trek
The trail is a part of the Sikkim Himalaya region and has an altitude of 4940 m. Best month fo the trek will be from March-June and September –November and It can be completed in over 12 days and
The trail offers a close view of Kanchenjunga. Dzongiri meadows offer beautiful backdrop for camp and offer picture perfect views of peaks all around it.
The shepherd trail trek
Situated at an altitude of 4450 m, the trail is in Himachal Pradesh and trek durations if around 18 days. the preferred months for the trek are April-June and September-November.
This trail is well known for its secluded and remote villages, which stay open only for a few months. The trail is untouched by man and follows along the banks of Ravi River.
All these trekking trails are a great way for a tourist to spend quality time with nature. So, waste no time in heeding the call of the nature.