India’s beauty is unparalleled and one of the best ways to explore nature’s finest cravings in India is through adventurous treks.
Given the vast and beautiful landscapes of our nation, there is much more to explore in our great country. Following are the top 10 treks to experience being an Indian as they introduce us to great vistas offering new sights and experiences.
1- Great Lakes Trek, Jammu & Kashmir
It will provide you the spectacular opportunity to see seven glacial lakes one after another, making it without a doubt the most beautiful. The beauty is enhanced by bubbling streams and brooks, undulating meadows, maple clusters, and silver birch forests. It is of Moderate-difficulty level trek. Late May to early June and mid-September to mid-October are the best times to visit.
2- Rupin Pass, Himachal Pradesh
This journey, which begins in Uttarakhand and ends in Himachal, offers scenic delights nearly every hour, including hanging villages, woods, glacier meadows, waterfalls, a gushing pass, and magnificent snow fields. River Rupin, however, is the only constant. Its difficulty level is moderate. Late May to early June and mid-September to mid-October are the best times to visit.
3- Roopkund, Uttarakhand
The trail leads to fantastic alpine sections as it climbs out of ominous, dark woodlands and bursts into the gorgeous Ali and Bedni Bugyal meadows. As you climb higher, Mount Trishul gets closer, making it a heart-pounding experience to navigate the snow to Roopkund Lake. A moderate-difficult grade. The two best months are late May to early June and mid-September to mid-October.
4- Chadar Trek, Jammu & Kashmir
This walk passes through high canyon walls that hardly ever allow the sun to shine. But when it does, a wonderful, kaleidoscope painting of colours emerges. It makes you escape from the outside world and get lost in its delectable beauty. It is of a moderate level of difficulty with great views and landscapes. Mid-January through mid-February is the best time of year.
5- Goechala, Sikkim
From the lower routes lined with flowers to the upper trails with their soaring mountains, this one is a romantic drama. No track in India brings you closer to Kanchanjunga than this one does. This all makes it one of the most memorable treks for most travellers. Moderate-difficulty level. The best times to visit are mid-April to late May and mid-September to early December.
6- Kedarkantha Summit, Uttarakhand
The walk features some nice campsites that are tucked away in clearings and each is different. You will essentially be strolling in a winter wonderland as you ascend to the summit, which offers a 360-degree vista of snow-covered mountains. All this makes it look like a cotton ball-covered mountain and living a dream. With these amazing views, this trek is also very simple and of easy difficulty level. The best time to visit is late December.
7- Hampta Pass, Himachal Pradesh
This walk starts in Manali and ends in Spiti, and the differences in the landscapes make it a beautiful journey. It starts with the pine and maple forests of Manali and continues across the Jwara grasslands to the pass’s summit. Exploring the varieties of plants and trees, we endeavour ourselves into the greenery that makes us closer to nature than ever. June to mid-September is the ideal time to visit this place.
8- Buran Ghati, Himachal Pradesh
A thrilling pass crossing, magnificent meadows, picturesque villages, lush forests, and a descent past trees bursting with fruit and flowers are all part of the route. Another attraction of the Buran Ghati Trek is the revered Chandranahan Lake. Most of the year, the glacier lake is frozen. Along the walk, there are numerous flowers and herbs. You’ll never tire of marvelling at the magnificence of all the sparkling rivers and streams. The difficulty level is moderate here. The best months are mid- to late-June and mid-to-late-October.
9- Tarsar Marsar, Jammu & Kashmir
Think of alpine lakes with snow-fed royal blue waters, meadows blooming with so many flowers that it will break your heart to walk on them, and cascades over grassy cliffs that look like they belong on a movie set. You can just treat your eyes to breathtaking views of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers in all their splendour by walking along the trail.
Observe the 200 asbestos-roofed houses arranged in a line on the verdant meadows, and take in the breathtaking view of the marsar lake, which is shrouded in clouds. The best months to visit are from July to September.
10- Stok Kangri Summit, Jammu & Kashmir
This is one of India’s tallest trekkable summits at 20,085 feet. Then there is Ladakh itself, which is stunning in awe-inspiring ways. The highest trekkable peak in the Indian Himalayas, Stok Kangri top is named for the Stok settlement and is accessible to hikers with no prior mountaineering or trekking expertise. The summit offers breathtaking views of the Karakoram range’s Saser and K2 Peaks as well as the Ladakh and Zanskar ranges. This trek is of a difficult grade. Best months: July to August.