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6 Best Trekking Places in India 2020

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6 Best Trekking Places

India has popular places like Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, Varanasi, and Goa these are cities to visit. So now we are talking about Trekking, trekking is a form of walking undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in areas of relatively unspoiled wilderness.

The great mountain ranges are some of the most beautiful and interesting areas of India to visit.

1.Valley Of Flowers Trek

There is a reason as to why UNESCO listed the long-unexplored Valley of Flowers among the world heritage sites. The green valley with numerous patches of vivid-colored flowers surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains is even considered to be the abode of the fairies by the locals. And like all beautiful things, this too is hard to get to. And in case you’re up for this trekking adventure, read through the all-inclusive guide for the trek to Valley of Flowers in order to plan it better.

Altitude: 3,890 m at Valley of Flowers; 4,390 m at Sri Hemkunt Sahib
Duration: 6 days
Level of difficulty: Challenging
Route: Haridwar – Rishikesh – Devprayag – Rudraprayag – Karnprayag – Chamoli – Joshimath – Govindghat – Ghangaria Camping Ground – Valley of Flowers National Park – Ghangaria Camping Ground – Sri Hemkund Sahib – Ghangaria Camping Ground – Govindghat – Joshimath – Haridwar
Highlights: Sri Hemkund Sahib and alpine flowers
Other options for the month: Lohagad Fort trek, Rupin Pass trek, Lamayuru to Darcha trek, Zanskar trek, Spiti Valley trek, and Roopkund trek

2.Zanskar Trek

Zanskar is one of the most popular trekking places in India and offers numerous adventure treks. While Chadar trek is a very challenging adventure, there are easy trails like the trek from Padum to Darcha that can be done in Ladakh. This trek also includes, among other attractions, a walk through the Kargil region.

Altitude: 5,000 m
Duration: 10 days
Level of difficulty: Easy; but requires experience
Route: Padum – Shilla – Reru – Changpa Tsetan – Purne – Phugtal – Purne – Kargyak – Shingo La Base – Ramjak – Pal Lhamo – Darcha
Highlights: Beautiful Manali, Kargil, Mulbek, Phugtal monastery, and prayer wheels
Other options for the month: Lamayuru to Stok Kangri trek, Dayara Bugyal trek, Markha Valley trek, Kheerganga trek, and Ripchar Valley trek

3.Har Ki Dun Winter Trek

None of the adventure treks is so steeped in mythology as the one to the so-called Valley of Gods. One of the best trekking places in India, Har ki Dun offers splendid views of the snow-capped mountains and tiny villages with unique Himachali architecture. This trek gives you a perfect chance to witness panoramic sights while remaining indulged in the spiritual vibe. If you are looking for the best trekking places in India then you must surely explore this place!

Altitude: 3,560 m
Duration: 8 days
Level of difficulty: Moderately challenging
Route: Sankri – Taluka – Osla – Kalkatiya Dhar – Har Ki Dun
Highlights: Osla village, Kala Nag, Bandarpunch, Ruinsara peaks, Jaundhar glacier, and the majestic Swargarohini
Other options for the month: Auli Gorson winter trek, Goecha La trek, Nag Tibba winter trek, Khauli Pass trek, Kheerganga trek, and Prashar Lake winter trek

4.Dodital Winter Trek

Dodital is one of the best trekking places in India for those who love snow but are new to the trekking hobby. The adventure treks to these snow-capped mountains involve camping around the beautiful Dodi lake – a lake that holds a reputation for its Himalayan Golden Mahseer Fish – and hikes through oak woods, pines, & rhododendron forests. Dodital is amongst the most popular trekking places in India.

Altitude: 3,050 m
Duration: 5 days
Level of difficulty: Easy
Route: Sangam Chatti – Agoda – Bebra – Manjhi – Dodital – Darwa Pass
Highlights: Fish feeding at Dodi Lake camp, views of Bandarpoonch peak (Tail of Lord Hanuman) & Dhaula Dhar ridges, and side strip to Yamunotri base camp
Other options for the month: Nag Tibba trek, Auli Gorson winter trek, Kedarkantha winter trek, and Dayara Bugyal trek

5.Chopta Chandrashila Winter Trek

Some of the adventure treks in Indian Himalayas take to you to some high altitude religious places. One such trekking adventure is the Chopta Chandrashila winter trek that involves a hike to the highest Shiva temple. Other attractions include Deoria Tal Lake and remote villages nestled in the backdrop of the Chopta Valley. Himalayan Monal, Hill Prinia, Golden Eagle, and Lammergeier are some of the birds that one will come across on this adventurous hike.

Altitude: 4,090 m
Duration: 7 days
Level of difficulty: Challenging
Route: Ukhimath – Deoria Tal – Sari – Chopta – Tungnath – Chandrashila
Highlights: World’s highest Shiva temple at Tungnath, Chandrashila (moon rock), bird-watching in Chopta, and views of Nanda Devi & Trishul peaks
Other options for the month: Nag Tibba winter trek, Auli Gorson winter trek, Kedarkantha winter trek, Chadar trek, Triund trek, Har ki Dun winter trek, and Dzongri winter trek

6.Lamayuru – Alchi Trek

Lamayuru and Alchi are among the best trekking places in India for those who want a short & easy trek in the scenic hills of Ladakh. And the chance to interact with the inhabitants of the remotest villages and an option to visit a large number of monasteries en route makes this trekking adventure all the more delightful.

Altitude: 5200 m
Duration: 5 days
Level of difficulty: Easy
Route: Lamayuru – Wanla – Urshi – Tar La – Tar – Mangyu – Gera – Lardo – Alchi
Highlights: Lamayuru monastery, Indus river, Sham valley, Alchi monastery, Ladakhi culture, Remotest villages
Other options for the month: Harishchandragad trek, Roopkund trek, Triund trek, Kheerganga trek, and Sudhagad Fort trek

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