Best 20 Treks in India

Best 20 Treks in India

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Adventurous sports are one of the major reasons attracting tourists from around the world to India, and Trekking tops this list. The innumerable and elite Indian landscapes summon tourists to experience a lifetime of adventure. Here’s a list of 20 best Indian treks that is the fancy of every trekker.

1) Roopkund Trek

roopkund trek
roop kund trek map

Filled with beautiful pastures and breathtaking views of the famous Nanda Ghunti and Nanda Devi, the Roopkund trek travels through valleys and streams and takes around six to seven days to complete.

  • Best Season: August to October
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Duration of trek: 6-7 days
  • Max Altitude: 5030m approx

2) Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek
Hampta Pass Trek route map
Stretched to approx 35 kms across thick deodar forests, beautiful landscapes and snow clad valleys; the Hampta pass trek takes around four to five days to complete. The beautiful view and the panoramic view of the lush green forest make the journey worthwhile.

  • Best Season: June to November
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Duration of trek: 4-5 days
  • Max Altitude: 4400m approx

3) Markha Valley trek

Markha Valley trek
Markha Valley trek route map
Known to be one of the most beautiful treks of India, the Markha valley trek crosses two Himalayan passes and is decorated with numerous Tibetan prayer flags. It ends after nine to twelve days after reaching the Hemis monastery.

  • Best Season: June to October
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Duration of trek: 9-12 days
  • Max Altitude: 5150m approx

4) Valleys of flower trek

Valleys of flower trek
Valleys of flower trek route map
Trek through an 11 kilometer of the Himalayan rare flower valley that changes colors every fortnight (they blossom only for a short duration during the monsoon season) and witness the marvel of nature. The total trek comprises of 55kilometer.

  • Best Season: June to September
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Duration of trek: 4-6 days
  • Max Altitude: 3900m approx

5) Goecha La Trek

Goecha La TrekPhoto by: Ann-Sophie Deldycke

Goecha La Trek route map
Facing the south eastern side of Kanchenjunga, the trek starts from Sikkim and passes through the rocky terrain with astounding views of green forests, Kanchenjunga Mountains and beautiful meadows, taking around ten to fifteen days to complete.

  • Best Season: June to October
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Duration of trek: 4-6 days
  • Max Altitude: 4950m approx

6) Stok Kangri

Stok Kangri Trek
Stok Kangri route
Stok Kangri is a peak as high as 6153meters but still offers an easy trail experience even for beginners in trekking. It takes around nine to twelve days to climb it up crossing the picturesque views and biting cold.

  • Best Season: June to October
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Duration of trek: 9-12 days
  • Max Altitude: 6153m approx

7) Chadar Trek

Chadar Trek
frozen river chadar trek map
Trekking on a frozen river is always a nail-biting experience. The Chadar trek offers you a scintillating experience of trekking over frozen rivers, frozen waterfalls over a period of nine to twelve days.

  • Best Season: January to march
  • Difficulty Level: Challenging
  • Duration of trek: 9-12 days
  • Max Altitude: 3890m approx

8) Dayar Dodital Trek

Dayara Dodital Trek
Dayara Dodital Trek Route
Start from Barnala and cross the Darwa pass witnessing the rarest of bird species like Koklas, babbler, Monal and more to end the trek at Hanuman Chatti in a span of 7-8 days. Besides the bird watching experience, this trek will make you see the snow clad mountains that look like diamonds.

  • Best Season: June to October
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Duration of trek: 7-8 days
  • Max Altitude: 3890m approx

9) Pindari Glacier trek

Pindari Glacier trek
Pindari Glacier trek route
Looking for an easy and picturesque trek of a glacier? The Pindari Glacier trek can be your best option to enjoy breathtaking views of mounts Nanda Kot, Panwali Dwar and Maiktoli, over a trek period of nine to twelve days.

  • Best Season: May to October
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Duration of trek: 9-12 days
  • Max Altitude: 3990m approx

10) Kuari Pass trek

Kuari Pass trek
Kuari Pass trek route
Also called as the “Lord Curzon Trail”, the Kuari pass Trek offers panoramic views of snow capped peaks of 7000m of height extending all the way to Tibet, on a challenging trek of nine to twelve days.

  • Best Season: May to October
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Duration of trek: 9-12 days
  • Max Altitude: 4500m approx

11) Banderpunch

Bandarpunch
Banderpunch Trek Route
One of the most popular treks in Uttarakhand, the Banderpunch trek originates at Uttarkashi and takes you to a mesmerizing trek across rivers, forests, and beautiful Himalayan ranges through a journey of six to eight days.

  • Best Season: March to October
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Duration of trek: 6-8 days
  • Max Altitude: 6316m approx

12) Bara Bhangal Trek

Bara Bhangal Trek
Bara Bhangal Trek route
The Bara Bhangal trek or the ‘Shepherds trail trek’ starts from Kullu Valley and passes through thrilling terrains, scenic Spiti valley for a challenging 10-12 day trek with views worth every effort.

  • Best Season: June to October
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult
  • Duration of trek: 6-8 days
  • Max Altitude: 4800m approx

13) Chopta Chandrashila

Chopta Chandrashila Trek
Chopta Chandrashila trek route
Located in the Garhwal Himalayas, the trek originates from Chopta (famously known as the ‘Switzerland of India’) and covers fascinating passes, amazingly beautiful forests and beautiful scenic views across the span of four to five days, ending with cherished and unforgettable memories.

  • Best Season: September to November, January to March
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Duration of trek: 4-5 days
  • Max Altitude: 3925ft approx

14) Brahma Tal

Brahma Tal Trek
Experience the amazing experience of trekking around the beguiling terrains of the Brahma Tal that gives goose bumps even to ardent trekkers. This scintillating journey stretching for seven to nine days gives you ample time to admire the beauty of the hills.

  • Best Season: May to June, October, January to February
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Duration of trek: 5-7 days
  • Max Altitude: 10500ft approx

15) Gangotri Tapovan

Gangotri Tapovan trek
Gangotri Tapovan trek route
The Gangotri tapovan offers a balanced experience of adventure and tranquility, making it an ideal choice for trekkers. Witness the spectacular meadows, glaciers and terrains on your trek journey of twelve to fourteen days.

  • Best Season: May to June, October, January to February
  • Difficulty Level: Challenging
  • Duration of trek: 12-14 days
  • Max Altitude: 14638 ft approx

16) Har Ki Dun Trek:

Har Ki Dun Trek
Harkidun trek Map
Looking for a trek that is least explored, but offers unbelievable views, then her Ki Dun trek is your calling. Enjoy the snow clad peaks, Chinar forests and witness rare bird species on your journey of seven to eight days of trek.

  • Best Season: March to June, September to November
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Duration of trek: 7-8 days
  • Max Altitude: 11675 ft approx

17) Homkund Ronti Saddle

Homkund Ronti Saddle Trek
The Homkund trekking experience brings you closer to the nature’s most fascinating beauties, it is considered to be the latest treks of India and is gaining popularity very fast.

  • Best Season: June-July
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Duration of trek: 10-12 days
  • Max Altitude: 16863 ft approx

18) The Kashmir great Lake Trek

The Kashmir great Lake Trek
The Kashmir great Lake Trek route map
Start your enthralling journey from Sonmarg and carry it on to witness the beauty of four lakes located at the highest altitude of India. Along your journey spanning to eight to ten days, enjoy the panoramic view of the great Himalayan Range.

  • Best Season: July- August
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Duration of trek: 8-10 days
  • Max Altitude: 13750ft approx

19) Malan- Chanderkhani Pass Trek

Chanderkhani Pass Trek
Chanderkhani Pass Trek route map
Known for its high altitude and narrow passes, the Malana trek starts from Naggar and challenges you as a trekker with a thrilling five to seven days’ journey through landscapes that are more beautiful than your imagination.

  • Best Season: May to November
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult
  • Duration of trek: 5-7 days
  • Max Altitude: 11811ft approx

20) Panpatia Col Trek

Panpatia Col Trek
Panpatia Col Trek route
Known to be a strenuous trek, it was discovered in the year 1934 by Shimpton and Tilman. While on your way, you get a chance to visit Badrinath and Kedarnath and the picturesque view of the Garhwal Himalayas.

  • Best Season: June to September
  • Difficulty Level: Demanding
  • Duration of trek: 10-12 days
  • Max Altitude: 17257ft approx

With so many adventurous treks in India, all you need is the adrenaline rush to trek, love for the nature’s most beautiful views, and you are ready to go on an adventure of a lifetime.

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