India is one of the most preferred destinations in the world for adventure tours and tourism. It attracts adventure addicts and visitors throughout the globe having a number of adventure sport activities including trekking.
India boasts of diverse geography with vast and great trekking trails spread all over the country, offering adequate opportunities to satisfy your thirst for adventure. Trekking covers huge distances across varying lands, and demand camping over night and carrying heavy packs with food, sleeping bags and gear.
India is jeweled with some of the finest trekking trials in the world. These trekking trials offer sheer adventure and natural beauty making your experience delightful and enjoyable. Today, the trekking tours in India are getting popular swiftly among national as well as international adventure seekers and trekkers. Trekking in this amazing country gives visitors maximum zeal and poses an exciting challenge to trekking enthusiasts!
On the Adventure tour of India, adventure seekers will get an opportunity to be close to nature and feel its charm in a thrilling way. Each trekking region of India has its own natural beauty and other attractions including the charm of the lofty mountains romancing the sparkling waterfalls, picturesque trekking trails, verdant forests, little villages, fresh streams and gurgling brooks.
Enjoy the thrilling trekking tours in the states of Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and some of the states in the North East. Trekkers or adventure enthusiasts have also an opportunity to experience the thrilling trekking tours through the forests and jungles of India.
Here are some of the top stunning trekking destinations of India you will definitely love.
Singalila Kanchenjunga Trek
Location- Sikkim Himalayas
Best season of trekking- Mid March to May, September to October
Singalila is the name applied to the mountain range that covers the sacred landscape of Mt. Kachenjunga – the world’s third highest peak. The Singalila Ridge trek is one of the best treks in the Sikkim Himalayas. The trek is most famous for its views of the Greater Himalayan Range. Starting from Darjeeling, the trek runs through the border of India and Nepal and merges into the southern ridge of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Trek to Singalila offers breath-taking views and one can get an extra bounce by seeing a number of peaks stretching for several hundred kilometers, edge of the jungle, rhododendron forests, tea plantations stretch and oak and rhododendron forest. The trek has breathtaking views of many popular peaks- Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga and Chomolhari, four of the five highest mountains in the World.
Dzongri Trek or Goecha La Trek
Location- west Sikkim Himalayas
Best season of trekking- Mid March to June and September to Mid November
Dzongri Trek or Goecha La Trek is undoubtedly the most popular treks in Sikkim. It takes the trekker up-close for a spectacular view of mighty Kanchenjunga, world’s third highest peak at 8589 m. The tracks run through moss-laden forests of oak, birch, rhododendron, bamboo, maple etc with outstanding mountain views. These forests anchorage hundreds of varieties of wild plants, exotic orchids vie for attention with equally spectacular varieties of birds and butterflies. Goecha La Trek is an extension of the Dzongri trek.
Chadar trek or Zanskar Frozen River Trek
Location- Ladakh Himalaya
Best season of trekking- Mid January to February
Zanskar Frozen River Trek has been used by the locals since centuries to go out of the region when passes are closed by the snow during the winter time (in the month of January and February).The one and only way to reach the villages is trekking through the frozen surface of the Zanskar river.
Chadar frozen river trek is a difficult trek, it is not a cup of tea for a new trekker. Zanskar River is extending around 105 kilometres with extremely low temperatures about -25 degrees at night. At night the trekkers sleep in the caves that are naturally built into the walls of the canyon.
While trekking in the Zanskar trek you will enjoy amazing sight of Ladakh Trekking and Zanskar ranges, its civilization hidden in the valleys, visit small monastery light up with butter lamps. Sometimes Trekkers need to walk along a narrow strip of ice edge by the deep and speedy water on one side and the wall of the canyons on the other.
Markha Valley Trek
Location- Ladakh Himalaya
Best season of trekking- June to Mid October
The Markha valley trek is one of the most popular treks in Ladakh. You can start your journey at Spituk and end it at the Shang Sumdo. While trek along the Markha River through Little Tibet You will have the chance to come face to face with some majestic views of both mountain ranges and valleys, visit small monastery, Buddhist villages, rocky gorges, beautiful Hemis National Park and involves two passes, Ganda La and Kongmaru La.
Best season of trekking- May to October
Roopkund trek is one of the most famous treks for trekking in the North region of India. located in the laps of the lofty Himalayas and a small but important lake called Roopkund. This trek is named to the silky Roopkund Lake, which remains frozen for nearly 8 months of the year.
This lake is also known as the ‘mystery lake’, Because of high mountains, shiny rivers, valleys, huge grazing land, dance forests and splendid views it is actually famous as a dream place for trekkers. You can enjoy the natural and lush green beauty of the surroundings with the pleasant breeze that blows all around you, giving a soothing effect to your senses and the nights under the glittering stars is something that overwhelms everyone.
Kuari Pass Trek
Location- Garhwal Himalaya
Best season of trekking- April to June and September to November
Kuari Pass trek is definitely one of the most incredible experiences of trekking in Uttarakhand. It offers an exceptionally scenic spectacle through the majestic mountains of the Himalayas. Kuari Pass trek is definitely one of the most incredible experiences of trekking in Uttarakhand. It offers an exceptionally scenic spectacle through the majestic brown and white mountains and amazing line of trees marching into the deeper forest.
Kuari Pass is the place from where trekkers can see some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas including Trishul, Kamet, Chaukhamba, and Nanda Devi twin peaks. The most amazing thing is that how this place could be refreshing and yet mollify at the same time.
Chembra Peak Trek
Best season of trekking- September to February
Chembra peak is a beautiful location that allures many trekkers all round the year. Located near the awesome and heart shaped Chembra Lake in Wayanad. It is believed that this beautiful lake have never dried up, it is also the main attraction for visitors.
It is a real soothing effect to the eyes on seeing lush green mountains. This is the highest peak in Wayanad, which is around 2000 meters and offers amazing views of the valley.
This mesmerizing place is considered an ideal picnic spot that is quite breath-taking. As people start their trek, they begin through the tea plantations and pass thought the lush green vegetation, scenic beauties and amazing views of the valley.
Gomukh Tapovan or Gangotri Glacier Trek
Location- Garhwal Himalaya
Best season of trekking- May to October
This is a 4 or 5 day trek starting from Gangotri to the Gangotri Glacier. It is one of the most popular treks and is usually taken up as a religious pilgrimage. The trek along the holy Bhagirathi River, Gomukh is cow’s snout and it refers to the origin of the Ganges River.
Gomukh Tapovan is the right place to enjoy the snow covered peaks and some amazing and rarest views in Himalayas i.e. the view of Mt. Shivling on one side and Bhagirathi peak on other. Mount Shivling whose name refers to the sacred symbol of Lord Shiva, is exceptionally beautiful.
Kumara Parvatha Trek
Best season of trekking- October to February
Karnataka is blessed with beauty of nature including hills, forest and landscape that offers some interesting adventure sports like trekking. Kumara Parvata consider as one of the hight peak of Western Ghats, offers you the maximum range of adventures.
This 15-kilometre trek is not a cup of tea for the trekkers. It is full of challenge of climbing and gripping the slippery rocks of that very area. It offers scenic views, beautiful waterfalls and views of the high peaks of the Western Ghats.
Valley of Flowers Trek
Best season of trekking- June to September
This eye-catching and spectacular trek will take you to the Valley of Flowers National Park the most famous area for wildflowers in the Himalaya. The best time of trekking in this trek is monsoon season as the flowers are in full bloom this time of the year but monsoons sure make the trek difficult for the trekkers. This national park is also considered as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The trek gives a beautiful sight of varieties of alpine flowers, which emerge as a brilliant carpet of color besides a hilly snow covered backdrop. At Govindghat the real trek starts and the first day is spent hiking to the small village of Ghangria.
Trekking up above in these mentioned mountains makes it spectacular experience as it offers a visual treat to the eyes. Trekking through the lush green valleys, Religious & pilgrim points, and temple site and mountain villages and after trekking the long trails, finally the trekkers settle for the night trekkers camp around the river bank is such a life time experience.
Actually the natural treasure of in India is such an invitation for the adventure lovers and trekkers.
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