Treks in India

Trekking in India is one of the best ways to explore it's mountains, beaches and biodiversity. From the mighty snow peaks of the Himalayas in the north to the dense jungles of the Western Ghats in the south, India offers a spectacular range of trekking trails for adventure lovers. The Himalayan treks vary in difficulty from the difficult and almost impassable Upper Himalayas in Uttarakhand to the long winding trekking trails of Himachal Pradesh. The South Indian treks are tedious in a different way and include several river crossing, navigating dense jungles and spotting wild animals such as leopards and wild elephants.

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Here is the list of 30 Treks in India

1. Roopkund Trek - Holidify Explorer Awards 2018 Winner

4.0

Perched at an elevation of 5,029 m above the sea level in the lap of Trishul Peak and Nanda Ghunti is a place full of mystery, Roopkund. Also called as 'Mystery Lake', the place is synonymous to its name owing to the discovery of human skeletons and horses remains from Palaeolithic age at this very place. Surrounded by the mesmerising scenic beauty of lush green mountains and rocky glaciers, the place presents a perfect package as a trekking trail. The human and horse skeletons found around Roopkund are believed to be about 500-600 years old. The place remains frozen almost throughout the year but offers a great view of beauty.
Difficulty Level: Very Difficult
Duration: 8-9 Days

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2. Chadar Frozen River Trek

4.0

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"Chadar" refers to the blanket or sheet as the Zanskar river transforms itself from a rapid river into a white blanket of ice during winter. The frozen spectacle awaits the trekker to the experience of glass ice ranging from a bluish tinge to golden yellow that is seen during the few hours that sunlight reaches directly into the gorge to the milky whitish on a moonlit night. Chadar Frozen River trek is said to be a trekking journey like no other. This is one of the toughest and most adventurous treks.
Dificulty Level: Difficult
Duration: 5 Days

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3. Kheerganga Trek

4.2

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Kheerganga is a must do when in Karol or Manali, India. Kasol, located in the state of Himachal Pradesh is the hippie paradise with the weed growing freely everywhere. Malana, the magical valley producing the best hash in the world is a half day trek from Kasol. The base point of the trek is from Barshiani which is 20 km from Kasol and one can reach Barshiani via private cabs or via local buses.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 3 Days

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4. Kedarkantha Trek

3.5

Situated in the lap of mountains of the Tons River Valley, Kedarkanth is a stunning place offering an easy, classic trek. It is a lovely ridge peak accessible throughout the year with plethora of rewarding adventures.
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Easy
Duration: 5-6 Days

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5. Har ki Dun

3.5

Nestled away from the hustle bustle of the city, Har Ki dun is a beautiful cradle shaped valley with untouched panoramic beauty. Perched at an elevation of 3,566 mts above the sea level, this place is one of the remotest areas of Uttarakhand offering a plethora of trekking excursions.
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Easy
Duration: 7 Days

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6. Hampta Pass

3.5

Hampta Pass, situated in the Manali region of the Himachal Pradesh, serves as one of the most convenient and enjoyable treks. Laden with pristine form of nature, the trail comprises of dense pine forests, pristine glacial valleys, vast meadows and panoramic landscape.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Duration: 6 Days

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7. Triund

3.8

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Far off from the hustle and bustle of cities, a trek to Triund offers you an escape into the_majestic Himalayas. Situated a few kilometres from Dharamshala, it is a place perfect for trekking with amazing trails offering scenic views of the entire Kangra_valley. A trek to Triund is short and simple. It can be done from either McLeodganj or Dharamkot, which is 2km ahead of McLeodganj. The first half of the trek is a gradually inclined walk with the last 2km from Snowline Caf which involves a vertical climb all the way till Triund. The evening sky from Triund is a sight in itself and is a good excuse for camping here at night.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 2 Days

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8. Kanchenjungha National Park Trek

4.0

Once known as the Kanchenjunga National Park, today this place serves as a Biosphere reserve of India as well as a National Park. Nestled in the lap of the mighty Himalayan range, it is named after the third highest peak in the world.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Duration: 11 Days

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9. Brahmatal Trek

3.5

A paradise for adventure lovers and nature buffs, Brahmtal Trek is nothing short of fascinating and thrilling. Hidden away in the secluded region amidst the ridge, the lake provides an ideal destination for the intriguing trekkers.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Duration: 6 Days

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10. Sandakphu Trek

3.8

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Sandakphu Peak (11,941 Feet) is the highest peak in West Bengal. The highest peak of Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district, almost near the border of Nepal, it is located very close to Singalila National Park. Sandakphu, the highest peak in West Bengal, gives you a spectacular view of four out of five highest peaks in the world. The best view possible is of mountain Kanchendzonga.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Duration: 7 Days

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11. Chandratal Baralacha Trek

3.5

Chandratal Baralacha is a perfect trek destination steeped with all the right elements such as nature's beauty, enough challenges to be thrilling and tranquility. Perched at an altitude of 4,300 meters, it is one of the high altitude lakes in Himalayan region. Located on the Samudra Plateau of Spiti Valley, the most delightful sight of sunset gleaming upon the turquoise waters of the lake, pristine landscape, mountain passes, several gushing streams, verdant meadows, the gush of colourful orchards and exotic wildlife make this trip an unforgotten experience to cherish forever.
Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate
Duration: 4 Days

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12. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

3.5

Described as heaven on Earth, Kashmir offers some of the most exciting treks in India. This Great Lakes Trek is definitely one of them, though lesser known. Surrounded by sheer beauty, the trek begins at Sonamarg.
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Difficult
Duration: 7 Days

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13. Rupin Pass Trek

3.5

Perched at an altitude of 4600m, Rupin Pass is a place adorned with stunning beauty offering an adventurous thrill to its trekkers. Situated in the lap of a surreal Himalayan mountain range, the trek holds several surprises for you.
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Difficult
Duration: 9 Days

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14. David Scott Trail

3.2

Most popular trekking routes of Meghalaya, this path was originally laid by David Scott, a British officer as early as in the 1800s. It is still used to commute between Assam and Bangladesh.
Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate
Duration: 1 Day

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15. Mcleodganj Treks

3.4

A number of treks are available in and around Mcleodganj, ranging from simple to difficult terrains. There are also a number of institutes that provide training as well as tools and facilities for trekking.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Duration: 2-10 Days

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16. Trekking in Great Himalayan National Park

4.1

The Great Himalayan National Park is a blessing in disguise for nature lovers. From lush green forests to blooming flowers and meandering streams, this place also houses various well laid out trek paths.
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Difficult
Duration: 7 Days

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17. Chandrashila

3.1

Another 1.5 km trek from Tungnath and you will reach a place called Chandrashila, an epitome of beauty and bounty of nature. The trek trail is not a proper path but enough marking to walk on.
Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate
Duration: 5 Days

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18. Dzongri Trek

3.5

Nestled at an altitude of 4,200 m, Dzongri Trek serves as one of the most popular high altitude trek destinations in Sikkim that can be completed in a short time. The trek offers some enchanting sights while hiking through the fascinating trail comprising of varied terrains, from patches of land streaked with green and gold and lush green meadows to dense forest and mighty peaks covered in snow.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Duration: 7 Days

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19. Trek to Suru Valley

Dras is a famous trekking base for a three days trek starting from Minamarg in Zotila towards Amarnath. The trek passes through some enchanting spots with vibrant flowers strewed all over the landscape, beautiful villages and lustrous river streams.

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20. Panch Kedar

Panch-Kedar refers to the five temples collectively which have been dedicated to Lord Shiva and are situated in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India. These five temples include Kedarnath which lies at an altitude of 3583m, Tungnath which lies at a distance of 3680m, Rudranath which lies at an altitude of 2286m, Madhyamaheshwar which lies at a distance of 3490m and Kalpeshwar which lies at an elevation of 2200m.
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 12 days

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21. Bhabha Pass Trek

3.5

Bhabha Pass trek combines the green of Kinnaur and the barren high altitude desert of the Spiti Valley. The trek starts from Kafnu situated in the Kinnaur Valley and passes through the lush green meadows and grazing fields on the banks of river Bhabha.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Duration: 2-5 Days

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22. Gaumukh Trek

3.5

The Gaumukh trek is one of the most arduous treks in Northern India. However, as is said of most treks, the longer and tougher it is, more rewarding is the destination, so is the case for this instance of adventure.

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23. Parashar Lake

4.1

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Prashar Lake lies 49 km north of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India, with a the pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar. The lake is located at a height of 2730 m above sea level with deep blue waters and holds a saintly position there. It is surrounded by snow-topped peaks and looks down on the fast flowing river Beas. The temple was built in the thirteenth century and its construction comes under the light of a vague myth. The lake has a floating island in it and its actual depth is unclear.
Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate
Duration: 2 Days

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24. Gomukh Tapovan Trek

3.5

(Gomukh) Gaumukh -Tapovan trek, one of the most gratifying treks in India, located in Uttaranchal will bring every fascinating trekking pleasure while passing through an orchard of coniferous pine trees at Chirbasa and birch at Bhojbasa.
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Difficult
Duration: 5 days

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25. Pin Valley Park Trek

3.5

Nestled amid the cold desert region of Lahaul and Spiti district, Pin Valley National Park is a paradise for nature lovers.
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Duration: 8 days

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26. Sharavathi Valley Trek

Nestled away among the central Western Ghats, the Sharavathi valley is a peaceful place for those looking to escape from their hectic lives. A two-day trek of roughly 20 kilometres will take you through beautiful waterfalls and streams. If you are an ardent admirer of flora and fauna, then the rich biodiversity of the region will surely enthral you. The Sharavathi backwaters are a major treat for your eyes once you reach and is a perfect camping spot for the night.
Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate
Duration: 2 days

27. Kudremukh Trek

With the promise of a picturesque view of a mountain in the shape of a horse face, Kudremukh is famous for its biodiversity and scenic beauty. On the trek to Kudremukh peak, there are serene forest trails, tall bamboo shrubs and over a dozen waterfalls to take quick stops at. The final stop is at the peak of Kudremukh from where you can gaze at the picturesque view of the surrounding valley and enjoy the chilly winds brush through your hair. The contrast of the steep drop on one side to the thick green cover on the other will surely amaze you.
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 days

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28. Kodachadri Trek

3.7

The trek to Kodachadri is arguably one of the most sought-after treks in southern India. Popular hotspots along this trek are the temples of Adi Shankara and of Sri Mookambika which tourists visit all year round. These temples are blessed by the surroundings of mist and lush forests and pleasant weather. This trek is also unique as it can be undertaken through various paths of varying difficulty. Two of the most important trails are those of Karekatte and Marakuttaka. Karekatte offers a much simpler trek while Marakuttaka is for those who are looking for a challenge.
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Difficult
Duration: 2 days

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29. Antargange Trek

Situated at a distance of sixty kilometres from Bengaluru, the Antargange mountain is a famous trekking and pilgrimage spot. Caving is a popular activity here. Huge boulders and rocks stacked on top of each other and adjacently form a criss cross of mazes which make for some light cave exploration. The Shri Kashi Vishveshwara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated here. Devotees flock to this temple to drink water from the famous pond inside which is believed to have healing properties. In the months of summer, trekking and camping in the night can be done here.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 1 day

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30. Dzukou Valley Trek

4.2

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Dzukou Valley is a valley of flowers in the northeastern state of Nagaland. It is arguably one of the most beautiful and untouched locations in India offering spellbinding sights of green rolling hills and carpets of bright flowers. It is located at an altitude of 2452 metres above sea level behind the Japfu peak. The rare Dzukou lily is a much sought after treat by those who come here.
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Duration: 5 days

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