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Top Trekking Places Of India

Everyone want to have some adventure in their life and TREKKING is a popular adventure activity among tourists. Trips to the mountains in India signify not only the natural beauty, but a source of spiritual guidance as well.

The height and beauty of Indian Himalayas provide enthralling opportunities for trekking. Trekking through different regions of the country gives an opportunity to the adventurers to gain a deep insight into the immaculate beauty of the regions and the bewitching flora and fauna as well.

The mighty range of Himalayas present in India provides one of the amazing trekking experiences to visitors.

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1. Singalila Kanchenjunga Trek

The trek along the holy Bhagirathi River takes the tourist right up to the source of the river that is commonly known as Goumukh, Cow’s at the base of the Gangotri glacier.

The camp at Tapovan offers some of the rarest sites in Himalayas i.e. the view of eight enthralling peaks- Bhagirathi I, II, III, Mt. Shivling, Chaturangi, Meru Parvat, Bhirgupanth and Sudharsan.

Many other peaks providing full view of the Gangotri Glacier are also the alluring part of this trek. Goumukh Tapovan trek can however be undertaken by novices with good health also. Tapovan is huge meadows where tourists can do camping.

Area: Garhwal Himalaya Altitude: 4465 mts

Duration: 12 Days

Season: May to October

Grade: Moderate

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2. The Sources of Ganges “Gomukh Tapovan Trek”

The Singalila Ridge, near Darjeeling, offers outstanding view of Kanchenjunga- world’s third highest peak. From Singalila, there is a long but highly interesting approach to Goecha-La pass below Mt. Kangchenjunga. On this route, the enchantment of Himalayas upland trekking are there for the trekkers to enjoy, with the enticing challenge of the 5000 mts high Goecha-La at the end.

An extra advantage is that the elevation gain is more gradual, and there is ample time to familiarize oneself to the climate. A trek is to one of the last remaining immaculate Himalayan wilderness.

  • Area: Sikkim Himalaya
  • Altitude: 4940 mts
  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Season: Mid March to May, September to October
  • Grade: Moderate to Challenging
Darcha to Lamayuru Trek

3. Trans Zanskar “Darcha to Lamayuru Trek”

Amongst a knotted loop of jagged mountains, lies a rocky and mesmerizing land – Zanskar. Sandwiched between the Lahaul Valley and the major peaks of the Indian Himalayas, this secluded and inaccessible setting is well protected by snowy mountain passes.

It has kept alive an ancient form of Tibetan Buddhism, which add-ons in the series of far-flung monasteries, the majority of which occupies amazing fortified spots, high on rocky ridges in remote valleys. On the way, the visitors get to visit some ancient monasteries spectacularly built on rough hillsides and also stop and meet the welcoming Zanskari people.

Charming villages, high verdant meadows, some crystal clear springs, gleaming snow dressed mountains and the beauty of the isolated landscape make a perfect platform for one of the most exciting tours.

  • Area: Ladakh Himalaya
  • Altitude: 5090 mts
  • Duration: 25 Days
  • Season: Mid June to Mid October
  • Grade: Challenging

The Shepherd Trail Trek

4. The Shepherd Trail Trek

Known for the remote and isolated village, which is open only for four to five months for a year, The Shepherd Trail Trek crosses over the Dhauladhar mountain ranges.

The inhabitants of the Himachal Pradesh lead a nomadic life, leading their vast flocks of sheep and goats in high mountain summer pastures. ‘Hanuman ka Tibba’ and ‘White Mountain’, located behind the Dharamshala town, is the highest peak in the range.

The gleaming shrubs of Birch and Rhododendron serve as a pavement to the pass following which a descent takes you to an exquisite walk through the verdant forests and over the heap of glaciers.

  • Area: Himachal Pradesh
  • Altitude: 4450 mts
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Season: Mid April to June and September to November
  • Grade: Moderate
Nanda Devi East BC and Milam Glacier Trek

5.  Nanda Devi East BC and Milam Glacier Trek

One of the most spectacular and enthralling parts of the Himalayas, the Nanda Devi East BC and Milam Glacier Trek is located in the northern part of India.

It is a wonderful trek in Kumaon Hills and known for cosseting some of the high altitudes and majestic glaciers such as the Milam Glacier.

The magnificent sight of the Nanda Devi Peak is the highlight of this trek. The trek is 54 kilometers long and its highest altitude is 4670 meters. It is a moderate to challenging trek that trails through the Gori Ganga ravine to the village of Milam. It makes you wander through both forested and bare alpine terrain.

  • Area: Kumaon Himalaya
  • Altitude: 4670 mts
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Season: May to Mid October
  • Grade: Moderate to Challenging

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