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Top 5 Trekking destinations in India

Top 5 Trekking destinations in India – News Line

The 2500-kilometer-long stretch of the Himalayas, starting from Pakistan to India, then Nepal to Sikkim, and again to India, is home to numerous adventure activities. These mountain peaks have been a point of attraction for human curiosity for ages. Not only for adventure or exploration, the Himalayas also have a sacred place in our scriptures and are believed to be the best place to meditate or find meaning in life. These stunning ranges are home to thousands of expeditions and trekking destinations. Here is a list of some of the most beautiful treks in India with medium difficulty levels. So if you are planning to trek in India, this could be your best companion while planning your trek.

1. Valley of flowers trek:-

You must have seen varied valleys on the mountain, but have you ever seen a valley full of flowers? It’s also not incorrect to call it a river of flowers.It was first explored by Frank S. Smith, Eric Shipton, and L. Holdsworth in 1931. Since then, it has been a place of exploration and expedition for many adventure freaks. In 1982, it was declared a national park by the government of India.

The trek will start from Govind Ghat, and it takes around 4 days to complete this trek. In these four days, the trekker will cover around 29 km of trekking distance. Another important place to visit on this trek is Hemkund Sahib (onee of the highestgurudwarasa in the world). This trek is suitable for both seasonal and regular trekkers.

  • Maximum Altitude:- 15200 feet (height of Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara)
  • Starting/ Ending Point: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
  • Difficulty- Medium
  • Total Duration- 6 days / 5 nights
  • Base Camp- Govindghat
  • Minimum permitted age- 10 years

2. Har ki dun trek:

Located at an altitude of 11700 feet above sea level, this trek is another of the most beautiful treks located in Uttarakhand. The literal meaning of Har Ki Dun is the valley of God, and correctly, it is named as such. The beautiful landscape all around will give you a feeling of being in heaven. Idle for average trekkers, this trek will start from a small hamlet in Uttarakhand, i.e., Sankri Village.

The total trekking distance of this trek is 47 km, which can be covered in 6 days and 5 nights with camping at some of the most beautiful locations on earth. Its landscape changes every metre and is also known as hanging valley due to its crescent shape.While on the trek, you will feel like you are wandering in a dream valley.

  • Maximum Altitude:- 11,600 feet
  • Starting / Ending Point- Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • Difficulty- Medium
  • Total Duration- 7 days / 6 nights
  • Base Camp- Sankri
  • Minimum permitted age: 12 years.

3. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek:

If you have to wish to visit heaven, then you should plan for the Great Lakes Trek in Kashmir. Located in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, Kashmir is a real paradise on earth. Surrounded by natural beauty all around, the Great Lake Trek in Kashmir is a perfect trekking destination for both regular trekkers and couples aspiring for a trek. There will be no better place on the planet to express your love for your life than this.
The trails of this trek will take you through dense forest, river streams, and snow-covered mountains, making it one of the most beautiful locations to spend time in.
 Starting from Sonprayag, a carpet of grass and colourful wild flowers will greet you and motivate you to push your limits. Located at an altitude of 13,700 feet, it is a collection of seven tranquil waterbodies, which are Gangabal, Yamsar, Nundkol, Gadsar, Satsar, Kishansar, and Vishnsar.
A total trekking distance of 72 km can be covered in 8 days and can be easily done by anyone older than 15 years.

  • Maximum Altitude: 13,750 feet
  • Starting / Ending Point: Sonmarg, Kashmir
  • Difficulty- Medium
  • Total Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Minimum permitted age: 15 years.

4. Bramhtal Trek:

Have you ever thought about why Uttarakhand is known as Devbhoomi? Have you found your answer? If not, then you should visit this trek at least once in your lifetime. This is so beautiful that even Lord Brahma (creator of this universe) selected this place for meditation, so it got its name as Brahmatal Lake, or the Lake of Lord Brahma. Located at an altitude of 12250 feet above sea level in Uttarakhand, it originates from a small hamlet of Lohajung. It takes about 4 days to travel from Lohajung to Brhamatal Lake and Bekaltal, a distance of about 23 km round trip.Some of the prominent Himalayan peaks visible from this trek are Mt. Trishul, Mt. Nandagunti, Mt. Nandatoli, etc.

  • Maximum Altitude: 12, 250 feet
  • Starting / Ending Point- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
  • Basecamp-Lohajung
  • Difficulty- Medium
  • Total Duration- 6 days / 5 nights
  • Minimum permitted age- 10 years

5. Laka Glacier Trek:

The Laka Glacier, located at an elevation of 10,600 feet above sea level, is yet another stunning trek in Himachal Pradesh.In fact, it is one of the easiest glacier treks in India, with a short trek of just 16 km and two days, you can reach the glacier region. This short trek is idle for someone looking for a weekend trek near Delhi or Chandigarh.

  • Maximum Altitude:- 10,600 feet
  • Starting / Ending Point- Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
  • Basecamp-Mclodganj
  • Difficulty- Easy
  • Total Duration- 3 days / 2 nights
  • Minimum permitted age: 8 years.


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