Treks in India for Beginners
The definition of trekking, according to the dictionary, is to embark on a lengthy and difficult journey, usually on foot. It may seem intimidating, but don’t we adore it? Hike, tramp, march, trek, trudge, or just walk is what we do. Sometimes it’s to learn something new or simply to get away from the daily grind. For the most part, it works like magic. Beginners seeking a taste of adventure may find the Indian Himalayas to be extremely friendly. The Indian Himalayas, from Ladakh to Sikkim, are home to a multitude of simple treks that provide stunning landscapes and a taste of true Himalayan adventure.
- Brahmatal Trek
Brahmatal is one of the few Himalayan treks still open in the winter months of January and February. That is, in fact, what adds to its allure. From up there, you’ll feel blessed for the rest of your life after you view Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti. The journey is somewhat challenging due to the fact that the entire path is neatly and comfortably spread out across several days.
- Har Ki Dun Trek
According to the epic Mahabharata, this is the path that the Pandavas took on their way to heaven, literally meaning “valley of Gods.” Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, and Blackpeak are all found in the same place. The Har ki Dun trip is somewhat tough, requiring a climb to a height of 3,273 metres above sea level. The majority of the Har ki Dun walk takes place in a valley surrounded by forests. There are small communities along the road that will tell you about their culture.
- Sandakphu Phalut Trek
The Sandakphu Phalut trip, or the shorter Sandakphu trek, is a must-do trek for anybody interested in seeing the Darjeeling/Sikkim highlands and seeing the Himalayan peaks. Sandakphu, at 3636 m/11926 ft in the Darjeeling district, is West Bengal’s highest point, although Phalut is another table top on the same mountain. The Singalila Ridge, a conspicuous protrusion of high terrain at the southern end of a long crest that extends down from the Kanchendzongha massif and marks the boundary between Sikkim and Nepal, is followed on this journey. The greatest views from high up are inevitable when walking in the Himalaya, but the trip down this ridge, which passes through tiny towns, is arguably one of the most scenically rewarding in the Himalaya. In a Tea-House style, this is a great trip for experienced hikers. The Kanchendzongha range, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Janu, Chamlang, Baruntse, and a slew of other Nepal Himalayan peaks may all be viewed in one stretch, as can the Kanchendzongha range, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Janu, Chamlang, Baruntse, and a slew of other Sikkim peaks. The peaks that make up the famed “Sleeping Buddha” formation are a sight to behold for everyone. Rare animals such as the Red Panda may be found in the Singalila National Park region, which is also a birder’s paradise.
- Kuari Pass Trek
The Kuari pass trip, located in the Garhwal Himalaya, is a 33-kilometer route that includes stops at renowned pilgrim sites such as Rishikesh, Devprayag, Joshimath, and Haridwar. The trip is well-known for providing views of Mount Nanda Devi, India’s second-highest peak. At an elevation of 12,516 feet, the hike also provides peak views of Dronagiri, Chitrakantha, Chaukhamba, and Tali top. Your route is made even more scenic by the interlude of meadows, magnificent woodlands blossoming with rhododendron, and oak trees. The ascent is made much more exhilarating by the beautiful vistas of holy rivers such as Bhagirathi and Alakananda that may be seen while on the hike.
- Tarsar Marsar Trek
The valley of Kashmir is an experience that may rob even the most accomplished writer of adjectives, yet never fails to instil unwavering poetry in the hearts of those who see it. Velvety grasslands, strolling among gorgeous and scented hanging pine trees, small thatched roofed hamlets populated by beautiful humans, exquisite serenity of blue waters, and camping by the trek’s name-giving glacial lakes What’s more, in terms of actual hiking, Tarsar Marsar doesn’t impose a lot of physical difficulty, acclimatisation requirements, or weariness.
- Bhrigu Lake Trek
Bhrigu Lake is a high-altitude alpine lake within three days’ walk from Manali. The highlight of the Bhrigu Lake Trip is the opportunity to ascend to a lofty elevation of 14,000 feet in just three days, which is typically only possible on the fourth or fifth day of a Himalayan trek and only after strenuous climbing. The steep route winds through pristine forests and lovely green meadows before arriving at Rola Khuli’s magnificent campground. Take in the views of Hanuman Tibba and the Seven Sisters peaks along the route. On the second day, you go upward to an oval-shaped lake with changing hues according to the seasons. One would give anything to be able to feel the tranquilly of the lake’s surroundings.