October 26, 2021

Top Five Treks in India

India is home to some famous mountain ranges, which include the great Himalayas, the Aravalli range, the Purvanchal range, the Western and Eastern Ghats to name a few. Mountains in India are quite a popular destination for trekkers and mountaineers. Every year, a significant number of trekkers visit the mountains to relish their breathtaking beauty. This article gives an overview of the top five treks in the country.

Kedarkantha trek, Uttarakhand

Duration: 6 days.

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.

The Kedankantha peak lies in the Garhwal Himalayas with an altitude of about 4,100 metres. One of the most famous treks in Uttarakhand, the Kedarkantha trek is best known for its spectacular views of the Swargarohini peaks, Bandarpoonch, Black Peak and the Ranglana peak in the Yamunotri and Gangotri ranges of the Himalayas. A total of 13 Himalayan peaks can be observed from the Kedarkantha trek. Adding to the appeal of the climb are the beautiful mountain valleys and forests. December to April is the best time for this trek, as one can catch a ravishing view of the snow covered mountains.

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Sandakphu trek, West Bengal

Duration: 6 days.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Set at the Singalila ridge at the Indo-Nepal border and the edge of the Singalila National Park, the Sandakphu mountain peak is known for offering jaw dropping views of some of the tallest mountains in the world, including the highest- Mount Everest. Other notable peaks visible from the trek include the Kanchenjunga peak (third highest in the world) with its family of peaks (which include the Kumbhakarna and Kumbhakarna East, the Rathong peak, the Goecha peak and Mount Pandim to name a few), Mount Lhotse and Mount Makalu (the fourth and fifth highest peaks in the world respectively), and Mount Chomo Lonzo. Naturally, the trek is no less than a paradise for mountaineers. One can ideally visit the trek during the winters.

Dzongri trek, Sikkim

Duration: 5 days.

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult.

Lying at an altitude of 4,200 metres in the Great Himalayan region, the Dzongri peak is best known for its magnificent views of the third highest mountain peak in the world- Mount Kanchenjunga; along with other peaks which include Mount Pandim, Kabru, Rathong, Koktang and Narsingh to name a few. The trek will lead one through the beautiful valleys filled with rhododendron, making it an unforgettable experience altogether. The summers and autumns are the most suitable to visit this trek, as the valleys are completely covered in snow during the rest of the year.

Markha Valley trek, Ladakh

Duration: 6-9 days.

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult.

Markha river in Ladakh is a tributary to the Zanskar river. One of the most famous treks in Ladakh, the Markha Valley trek is known for its spectacular views of the mountains and valleys, and the Tibetan monasteries and nearby villages. Another attraction of the trek is the magnificent Mount Kang Yatse at the end of the valley. It is a moderately difficult trek, due to the steep terrains at such a high altitude and the adverse weather conditions. One can ideally visit the trek during the months of June to October.

Triund trek, Himachal Pradesh

Duration: 1-2 days.

Difficulty: Easy.

Triund is a small hill station at an altitude of about 2,828 metres and lies in the Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas. The Triund trek is one of the most famous treks in Himachal Pradesh, owing to its accessibility for beginners especially. It is even sometimes considered to be the easiest trek in the state. The trek offers mesmerising views of the Kangra valley and the Dhauladhar mountains. Also a paradise for birdwatchers, the Triund trek is most suitable to visit during the months of May to October.

These were some of the most famous treks in India. Other popular treks in the country include the Hampta Pass trek, Pin Parvati Pass trek and Bhrigu lake trek in Himachal Pradesh, the Valley of Flowers trek, Har ki Dun trek, Brahmatal trek and Kuari Pass trek in Uttarakhand, the Goecha la trek in Sikkim, the Stok Kangri trek and Parang la trek in Ladakh and so on. Naturally, the country is a heaven on earth for trekkers and mountaineers. Despite the challenges that these treks impose, they are the most visited destinations in the country- owing to their jaw dropping scenic beauty and the serenity of the mountains.