India which is famous for its varied topography and abundant hill ranges offers endless hiking trails from icy deserts to lush rain forests, high Himalayan peaks to rolling grassy fields which are already a hit among the people.It is lifetime experience, which offers you a high adrenaline rush and a chance to come close to the wonders of nature. The Himalayas offers several trekking routes, which range from being easy to extremely difficult. Such trails are a mix of flora, fauna, man-made structures, cultural experiences, religious delights and much more.If you too are in search of such wonderful pleasures.
- Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh
Markha Valley is one of the largest valleys in the Ladakh region and Markha Valley trek is one of the most sought after hiking trails in the region. With the Leh as the starting point, this strenuous hike will take you through the Chilling, Skiu, Sara, Hankar, and Nimaling. You’ll be walking in a variety of terrains including dry mountains, streams, and small villages with fields of wheat, barley and mustard. Housing several old Buddhist monasteries, the region is a repository of ancient Tibetan culture. With the maximum altitude of 5,200 m above the mean sea level, one has to cover the 65 km and get an opportunity to cross two cardinal passes namely Ganda La and Kongmaru La. You will get a glance at the infinite Karakoram and Ladakh ranges. The stunning sights of K2 Mountain, Stok Kangri, and Kang Yatse peaks are fulfilling and the motivation of this trek.
- Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand
Clearly one of the best trekking tours in India, Valley of Flowers trek in Uttarakhand takes you to the UNESCO world heritage site and also the Sikh pilgrimage site of Hemkund Sahib. The trek distance of 55 km and the highest altitude is of 3658 m. It is a spectacular site surrounded by beautiful mountains on all sides. The valley floor is resplendent with flowers of all colours and the whole area has an intense, pleasant aroma. After an exciting trek in the Himalayan foothills, the valley of flowers feels like heaven on Earth.
- Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
Hampta pass trek is one of the simple and perfect treks for those who want to give their tired muscles a push and enjoy the adrenaline rush!!! The trek which starts from Hampta village in the Kullu valley and ends at Chatru in the Lahaul & Spiti valley passes through fascinating places such as Chika, Balu ka Ghera, Shea Goru crossing, Chatru and Chandratal. Offering the most spectacular views of snow-capped peaks, picturesque landscape and open green fields, this trek will enthrall every bit of you and give a fillip to your unbounded imaginations.
- Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
Roopkund Lake trek is the dream trek for every enthusiastic trekker. The Roopkund trek starts from Lohajung at an altitude of 3200 m and brings you to a lake named Roopkund, which is placed at an altitude of 5029 m. This lake is popular for human skeletal remains that were found at its bottom. There are a number legends so as to whose bones are these. The distance that one has to cover is 53 km, in a span of 7 to 9 days. One walks through lush jungles while listening to roaring sounds of rivers.
- Chadar Trek, Ladakh
If you are a strong-hearted and adventure-seekers, then Chadar trek is for you. The Chadar trek (also known as Zanskar Trek) which start from Chilling and continue till Ling shed will offer you not only a great opportunity to walk on the frozen Zanskar River but here you will get a chance to learn about Buddhist heritage and religious richness. An excellent trek along the frozen Zanskar river with beautiful winter terrain and a first hand glimpse of the ancient culture of Ladakh region, this is an exciting journey for experienced trekkers. Icy routes, bone-chilling winds, pristine nature, and the experience of a lifetime So might be the climate and trail lose your confidence, but when you will cross this trail it will be sure the most wonderful experience of your life.
- Stok Kangri Trek, Ladakh
Stok Kangri trek takes you to the highest climbable summit in India at an altitude of 6153 m. It is a moderately difficult trek in the Ladakh region that is perfect for experienced trekkers, though it does not really require mountaineering skills. The whole trek which is mixed with many hills offers you not only the complete view of Zanskar and the Indus Valley but here you can experience the sudden change in surrounding and whole tranquility at all.
- Sandakphu Trek, West Bengal
Sakdakphu is the highest point in West Bengal and is known as ‘Trekker’s Wonderland’. Savor wonderful views of peaks like Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu, from an altitude of around 11,500 feet. The trek is of around 45 km, which one can cover in a span of 8 to 9 days. One of the highlights of this trek is colorful flora including ferns, orchids, and magnolias. Another attraction is the Kalapokhri or the Black Pond, considered holy by Buddhists. Walk past the popular Valley of Poison, called Bikhey Bhanjyang. It is called so as a poisonous flower- Aconite grows here.
- Chokramudi Trek, Munnar
With a duration of 5 to 7 hours, Chokramudi trek in Munnar has tea estates, hills, high-altitude forests, and rivers along with mist-clad ambiance, offering a stunning sight. This is a wonderful trek for beginners who have shortage of time but wish to experience the best of scenery of this hill town. The starting point of the trek is near the Chokramudi Mountain. This peak gives the most spectacular view of the tea plantations, Idukki Dam and the Anamudi Peak.
- Rajmachi Trek, Maharashtra
Rajmachi Trek is a perfect trek which promises most scenic views Sahyadri Hills and its flora-fauna. It is the full nature package where you will experience lush green mountains, waterfalls, green valleys, beautiful forts, most amazing thrilling trails & many more attractions. Another wonder you will experience on this trek is watching fireflies at night from the campsite. This trek is also known as the Rajmachi fireflies trek. The average duration of this trek is one day and the highest altitude is 3000 feet above the sea level. The distance of this trek is 14 km and the base camp is Udhewadi. One gets a chance to explore Shrivardhan and Manaranjan forts, offering wonderful views of the valley.
- Goecha La Trek, Sikkim
Goecha La Trek in Sikkim which enthrall worldwide trekkers for the great view of Kanchenjunga National Park has so many reason that excites you to trek here: Its hilly trails, boundless beauty of nature and more of Sikkim. The highlight of this trek is the enrapturing mountain views from a majestic pinnacle of 15,100 ft. The Dzongri peak not only offers the sight of Kanchenjunga but 16 other towering peaks of the Himalayas. This unparalleled sight of Kanchenjunga from here is even featured in the INR 100 denominator banknotes. The trek will also provide splendid sightseeing opportunities in hill stations like Gangtok and all of Sikkim, at a height of 5500 m above sea level.