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Home to one of the highest peaks in the world - Kanchenjunga, Sikkim awaits to offer you the best experience of trekking on some of the thrilling treks in 2018. The high-altitude peaks, tricky topography, green highlands, exotic mountain views, sparkling lakes, picturesque valleys, misty clouds and sprawling forests make Sikkim amongst the best trekking places in India. And in summer the state bestow an authentic flavour of adventure, thrill, and excitement to savour as then open some of the best treks, which you probably want to add on your list of trekking excursions. Amongst those best summer treks in Sikkim, we have shortlisted top 5 treks of 2018, to which you cannot afford to say no if you are a true adventurist.
Dzongri - Goecha La Trek: Gateway to Khangchendzonga

Altitude: 4950m
Best Time to Visit: March to Mid-June and Mid-September to November
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 10 days
Trekking Distance: 80 km
Route: Yuksom-Tshoka-Dzongri-Thangsing-Samiti Lake-Goecha La

First on the list is Dzongri, an ideal trek for those who are bushed of their life and, for a change, want to do some adventure activity. The venturous trail of Dzongri is best to trek in March, April and May when the enticing views of Kanchenjunga Peak awaits you to give a momentous experience to cherish. Commencing from Yuksom, a small historical town in West Sikkim, Dzongri Trek cuts through the spectacular vistas of meadows of moss, maple, and chestnut along with the Himalayan trees of oak, pine, and rhododendron. This 10 days trekking trail is perfectly suitable for those can’t afford to spend much time for an adventure trip in Sikkim. The main attraction during the trail of Dzongri – Goecha la Trek is the pleasing views of mighty mountains and their towering peaks. From Yuksom the trail ascends towards Tshoka, which is situated at an elevation of 3000 m, the journey cuts through the sublime rhododendron forests and the splashing small water streams. After Tshoka, strolling through the ravishing valleys and beauty gorges, the trek will lead off to Dzongri via Phedang (3650 m). The treasures worthy moments during this entire voyage are the impeccable sights of Sikkim Himalayan Peaks, especially Kanchenjunga. Other peaks include Mt Pandim (6691 m), Mt Jopuno, Mt Kabru South (7317 m), Mt Kabru North (7338 m), Mt Kokthang (6147 m), and few more Himalayan Peaks.
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Yuksom Dzongri Trek: Discover the Different Hues of the Nature

Altitude: 45000m
Best Time to Visit: March to May and September to November
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 7 days
Trekking Distance: 60 km
Route: Yuksom - Tshoka - Dzongri

The scenic hiking trail of Yuksom to Dzongri Trek is perfect to enjoy the mesmerizing views of Kanchenjunga from a binocular distance. Yuksom Dzongri is one of best treks to do between March and May in order to have a venturesome experience in Sikkim. The trekking course begins at Yuksom. By passing through the dense forests of pine, bamboo, oaks, and fir, the trail will lead to Tshoka (3000 m), a place which will fill the eyes with sights of unblemished verdure and a large species of birds at a different height. From there, the trail follows a steep climb to the mountain of Phedang (3650 m) in order to reach Dzongri (4030 m). Here, the appealing beauty of various Himalayan Peaks like Narshing (5825 m) Kabru (7353 m) Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Ratong (6678 m), Koktang (6147 m), and Pandim (6691 m), awaits to amaze trekkers. However, one can also take his/her trekking excursion to Goecha La from Dzongri. The route from Dzongri to Goecha La cuts through the walking tour of Thangsing Village (3800 m) and Samiti Lake (4500 m), which is enriched with the splendid vistas of alpine and glacial meadows.

Singalila Ridge Trek: A Perfect Family Trek
Altitude: 3800m
Best Time to Visit: Mid-March to May and October to November
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 7 days
Trekking Distance: 60 kms
Route: Darjeeling-Manebhanjang-Tonglu-Gairibas-Sandakphu-Phalut-Raman-Rimbik

Singalila Ridge is another best summer trek in Sikkim which an adventurist won’t mind adding in his summer trekking list. The beautiful nature trail of Singalila trek takes travellers from the garden-fresh tea estates of North Bengal to the mesmerizing views of various Sikkim Himalayan Peaks in order to reach the base Kanchenjunga Peak. Singalila Ridge Trek offers hikers a chance to sight the different hues of nature in the Eastern Himalayas. The trekking part of Singalila Ridge commences from Manebhanjan (2134 m) which is also esteemed as the Gateway to Singalila trek. This easy to moderate trail is also best to trek with your family as it offers jaw-dropping sights of prosperous verdure - alpine trees and medicinal plants, awe-inspiring sunrise, beaut streams, highlands, and various species of birds to capture. As the trekking trail continues to Gairibas (2620 m), Sandakphu (3640 m), Phalut (3600 m), and Rimbik (2280 m), travellers will get a chance to treat their eyes with the glimpse of mountains ornamented with verdure under the lustrous clouds.
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Green Lake Trek: Treasure Trove for Photographers

Altitude: 4935m
Best Time to Visit: April and October
Grade: Tough
Duration: 16 days
Trekking Distance: 92 km
Route: Lachen – Tallem – Jakthang – Yabuk - Green Lake

Take yourself to the bold experience of North East India’s famous Green Lake Trek for an adventure tour. This less known yet amazing trek offers a melange of virgin views of green landscape, unalloyed sky and spectacular Sikkim Himalayas. The trail of this adventure tour leads you to the base of Kanchenjunga, a lush green terrain, painted with beauteous picturesque of frozen lakes and alpine trees. Green Lake trek, an unexplored excursion in the Sikkim Himalayas trudges through the enthralling tribal villages nestled on the transcending heights of the mountains. Along with the alpine trees, the travellers get the sights of rhododendrons forest, blooming plants and affluent wildlife to savour in the course of this trekking trail. However, the journey of Green Lake Trek commences from Lachen (2730 m) which is around 130 km from Gangtok followed by the trail to Tallem (3240 m) passing through Zema. The trail further ascends to Jakthang (3430 m) from Tallem and there to Yabuk (4040 m) through the panorama of splendid alpine timberland and small streams along with lush green landscapes.
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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek: A Trek towards the Third Highest Peak in the World

Altitude: 5200m
Best Time to Visit: Mid-March to Mid-June and Mid-September to November
Grade: Moderate
Duration: 11 days
Trekking Distance: 90 km
Route: Yuksom-Tshoka-Dzongri-Bikhbari-Chaurikhang and Rathong Glacier (Kanchenjunga Base Camp)

Unfurl bewitching vistas of verdure-filled forests, tribal villages, remote valleys, and frozen lakes in the trek of world’s third highest peak and an esteemed tourist attraction, Kanchenjunga. Starting from Yuksom (3000 m) to Bakhim, the trail of Kanchenjunga base camp passes by covering Dzongri, Laxmi Pokhari, Bikhbari, Chaurikhang, and Rathong Glacier. Amidst of this trekking expedition, there come several moments when the travellers get flabbergasted by the ravishing vistas of Mt Khangchendzonga (8586 m), Mt Kokthang (6148 m), Mt Pandim (6691 m), Frey Peak (5830), Kabru Peak (7412 m) and few more peaks. Apart from all this, what makes this trek undoubtedly a trekkers’ soulmate is the beauty of serene villages, affluent tea-estates, snow-clad lustrous mountains, dense tropical forests concealed by nebulous clouds, and not forgetting, and the appealing landscapes. Being the third highest peak on the planet, the massifs of Kanchenjunga are spread over the boundaries of three countries - India, Tibet, and Nepal. Therefore, this year, plan your summer adventure holidays in the care of Kanchenjunga Peak.
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If you are in hunt of a tourism place for an indelible summer adventure experience in India, then give a shot to trekking in Sikkim. Trekking is a prominent adventure activity in Sikkim which makes the state amongst the best destinations to plan adventure tours. For any assistance, you can email or call us at +91-9212553109/9810352536 or mail us on We are an esteemed trekking tour operator and a travel agency, which provides the best adventure trips that too at an affordable price.

Top Treks in Sikkim To Make Your Summer 2018 Adventuresome

Home to one of the highest peaks in the world - Kanchenjunga, Sikkim awaits to offer you the best ex [...]

Inarguably, India is a land of some fantastic treks that can allure any adventure lover from around the world. Be it the suave treks of the Himalayas or those imposing ones in the Western Ghats or Nilgiris, they all have a potential to draw your attention, create a special bond and compel you to return. However, we cannot deny that some treks in India are better than the others, and have earned themselves more popularity either due to their unique trails or views. This is why we have compiled a list of 15 top India hiking trails that chalks out the ultimate hiking guide for you so that you know where and how to plan your next trek.

Valley of Flowers

Where: Chamoli District, Garhwal Region, Uttarakhand
Best Time for Trekking: July to September
Difficulty Grade: Easy to Moderate
Altitude:  3,352 to 3,658 meters
Base: Ghangria and Govindghat
Trek Duration: 7 hours (To and Fro)
Major Attractions: Brahma Kamal (Flower) and Hemkund Sahib Trek

Valley of Flowers, which is also a national park is probably on every trekker’s list, and why shouldn’t it be? With all that beauty of blooming flowers; the gorgeous Himalayan mountains; and the lush fields that widely expand; it is a cakewalk for Valley of Flowers to make its way into an adventure and nature lover’s bucket list. The trail for this one of the best trekking destinations for an ultimate Himalayan adventure begins from Ghangaria in Chamoli District in the state of Uttarakhand. The Valley ranges between 3352 and 3658 meters, and a trek of about 3.6 kms (each side) from Ghangaria leads one to this paradisiacal place that has Nanda Devi National Park to its east, together they form the transition zone between Zanskar and Great Himalayan Range. There is a fixed thrilling hiking trail to Valley of Flowers that is adorned with visual treats that can leave one madly in love with this place. Another trek that one get to relish, is to Hemkund Sahib, the highest Gurudwara in the world. The hiking route for this pilgrimage site diverts from Ghangria, and a 10 kms arduous walk is required to reach here.

Note: Camping inside Valley of Flowers is not allowed. One has to return to Ghangria or Govindghat for the nightstay.

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Roopkund Trek

Where: Chamoli District, Garhwal, Uttarakhand
Best Time for Trekking: Year Round
Difficulty Grade: Moderate to Difficult
Altitude: 5,029 metres
Base: Wan
Trek Duration: 5 days
Major Attractions: Mt Trishul, Bedni Bugyal and Skeletons

Roopkund is one of those Himalayan treks that satiate wanderlust, and adds a flavoursome touch to trekking in India. Located in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, Roopkund is a surreal lake that can only b e accessed by trekking. But wait, till you hear this, Roopkund gained its popularity as a trekking destination because found around the lake are the piles of human and animal skeletons (about 300 in number), weird right? However, this is not the only highlight of this trek in Uttarakhand, the fact that the hiking trail for it passes through two spectacular meadows, Ali and Bedni Bugyal (recognized as the most beautiful meadows in India) allure even more people. One cannot even stop bragging about the spectacular views of Mt Trishul and Nandagunti that can be spotted multiple times all through the trek. The experience of camping in Roopkund, is definitely something. The trek takes around 5 days to complete and the most difficult day is the first one, some people might find the summit day also quite rough as the air gets thin, but whatever it is, there is no denying Roopkund is one of the best hiking trails in India.

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Chandratal Trek

Where: Spiti, Lahaul & Spiti District, Himachal Pradesh
Best Time for Trekking: June, July and September
Difficulty Grade: Moderate to Difficult
Altitude: 4,300 metres
Base: Batal
Trek Duration: 6 days
Major Attractions: Kunzum Pass, Bara Shigri Glacier, Night View

There are places that inspire, and it has to be believed that Chandratal is one of them. Lying in the lap of Himachal Himalayas, this picturesque lake makes one of the best Himalayan treks to savour the beauty of the barren yet magical mountains and that of a glistening high altitude lake.  The trek to Chandratal begins from Batal, from where the lake is 18 kms walk away. En route, you can enjoy the view of Lahaul Range peaks like Minar(6172 m), Talagiri(6279 m), Tara Pahar(6227 m) and Mulkila (6517 m). This trek also offers one of the best  opportunity for camping in the Himalayas. The place offers incredible chance for night sky photography. Those trekking to Chandratal also ensure to walk up to the popular Kunzum Pass, which is about 6 kms from the lake.

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Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Where: Himachal Pradesh
Best Time for Trekking: Third week of June till Second week of July and Third week of August till First week of September
Difficulty Grade: Difficult
Altitude: 5,320 metres
Base: Mudh Village
Trek Duration: 10 days
Major Attractions:  Meadows and forests of Parvati Valley, Buddhist Villages of Spiti

Cater the adventurer in you with an arduous trek in the Indian Himalayas. Pin Parvati Pass trek is certainly one of the finest treks in Himachal Pradesh, and is only apt for seasoned trekkers. With stating that, it becomes clear that the trek is no piece of cake, however, all your efforts pay off well when you get to relish  unbelievable views and experiences here. The trek for Pin Parvati begins from the picturesque village of Mudh, expect to witness the white washed houses and peas and barley fields welcoming you to a humble and resourceful life that the modern cities are unable to provide. The highlights of this challenging trek in Himachal are the diverse views and sites; it is indeed amazing to see the drastic change in the landscape from green lush forests to stark barren mountains as soon as one crosses the Pin Parvati Pass. Don’t forget that the trek is difficult, and one has to trek 7 days minimum without any rest day in between as the trekking trail is about 110 kms long. So, the trek is for only those who have an experience of high altitude trekking.

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Kumara Parvatha Trek

Where: Coor, Karnataka
Best Time for Trekking: June to January
Difficulty Grade: Moderate
Altitude: 1,712 metres
Base: Hegdemane
Trek Duration: 1 day
Major Attractions: Pushpagiri, the third tallest peak in the Western Ghats 

The trek to one of the most beautiful peaks in South India, cannot be missed out on a list about top hiking trails in India. Standing at an elevation of 1712 m, this gorgeous peak overlook a scenic lush valley. The trek for Kumara Parvatha begins from Hegdemane, which is some 5 kms from Somwarpet in Coorg/Kodagu. A moderate trek that requires climbing on a steep route all the way up to the mountain top. The path to this popular trek in South India is mud-laden but  there are also wide areas with boulder strewn meadow. This one of the best hiking routes also crosses through verdant paddy fields, gurgling streams, creaky wooden bridges and the famous Kumarahalli Temple. Kumara Parvatha is an ideal trek for beginners in India and can be done in just one day. However, an overnight stay at the top of the hills in the camp is a must thing to do on this trek.

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Chembra Peak Trek

Where: Wayanad, Kerala
Best Time for Trekking: January to May and October to December
Difficulty Grade: Easy
Altitude: 2,100 metres
Base: Meppadi
Trek Duration: 1 day
Major Attractions: Heart-Shaped Lake, and the Panoramic View of Wayanad

One of the most popular treks in Kerala, Chembra Peak Trek is a must do in this beautiful state of South India. Situated in the serene hill station, Wayanad which is also one of the best places for holiday in Kerala, this imposing peak can allure any adventure lover to explore it. An easy trek that begins from Meppadi, Chembra Peak Trek is for both beginners and seasoned trekkers. It takes about 4 hours of mountain hiking to the top, after crossing five rolling peaks, on one of which is the popular  gorgeous heart-shaped lake. The view from the top is also quite surreal with Wayanad seen dotted with tea and coffee estates and a lush forest. On the way to Chembra Peak, you will come across beautiful views,  and verdant grasslands as well. This trek can also be done with family.

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Dzongri Trek

Where: Yuksom, Sikkim
Best Time for Trekking: Mid-March to April and Mid-October to November
Difficulty Grade: Easy
Altitude: 2,100  - 3,999 metres
Base: Meppadi
Trek Duration: 1 day
Major Attractions: View of Kachenjunga, Goecha La

Dzongri Trek is an opportunity to see the beauty of Sikkim closely. This trek offers the panoramic view of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains and that of Mt Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world. Dzongri Trek starts and end at the  beautiful town of Yuksom in West Sikkim. A total of 5 days are required for trekking expedition in Northeast India. All through this walking tour in the Sikkim Himalayas, one can expect to encounter picturesque waterfalls, orchards of white and red rhododendrons, and gurgling brooks and streams. The beauty is something that gets etched in the mind, something that one can never forget; and this is why this  is one of the top treks to attempt in India.

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Sandhan Valley Trek

Where: Igatpuri, Maharashtra
Best Time for Trekking: November to February
Difficulty Grade: Easy to Moderate
Base: Samrad Village
Trek Duration: 1 day
Major Attractions: The narrow valley and the water pools

This is one of its kind trek in India, where the trekkers get the chance to cross a narrow valley where even sunlight does not reach, and thus, it is also dubbed The Valley of Shadow. Sandhan Valley is short trek, where the trekkers have to cross a 2 km odd trail. What makes this trail quite interesting is that one has to rappel down for quite some feet to finally land on a rocky boulder. Trekkers are also required to wade through water, and also jump from boulder to boulder. Another feature that add feather to the cap of this trek is camping under the star-studded sky. So, if you are in Mumbai and looking for something new and exhilarating trek, Sandhan Valley trek is the perfect choice for you.

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Indrahar Pass Trek

Where: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Best Time for Trekking: September to October
Difficulty Grade: Moderate to Difficult
Altitude: 2,747  - 5,886 metres
Base: Lahesh Cave
Trek Duration: 10 days
Major Attractions: Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges, Indrahar Pass

The Indrahar Pass Trek is an opportunity to walk on the ancient Gaddi Shepherd trail crosses the majestic and imposing mountain pass, Indrahar.  Major of the trekking trail traverse verdant forests of Deodar and Rhododendron and lush pastures. The trail truly reflect the rustic beauty of Himachal Pradesh, and makes it a trek that can be remembered for a long time. One is also likely to get the view of the mighty Mani Mahesh Kailash Peak and that of Pir Panjal Range. Indrahar Pass trek has stayed one of the most important trails for hiking in the Himalayas for seasoned travellers, who enjoy exploring mountains and are confident of the rewarding sights. It is between Chatru Parao and Indrahar Pass gets quite arduous but then this stretch ensure the surreal views. The trek takes around 10 days to complete with requirement of walking about 5-6 hours a day. 

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Great Lake Trek

Where: Kashmir Region, Jammu & Kashmir
Best Time for Trekking: June and September
Difficulty Grade: Moderate to Difficult
Altitude: 4206 metres
Base: 3 kms away from Sonmarg
Trek Duration: 8 days
Major Attractions: The Five Alpine Lakes, Gadsar Pass, Meadows

Reckoned the most beautiful trek in India, the Great Lake Trek takes one to the best secrets of Kashmir Valley. Aiming to cover the five spectacular high altitude lakes, namely Vishnusar, Kishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Gangabal, the trek traverse several unspoiled and meadows of ethereal beauty and forests of Maple and Pine trees. The Sindh River also accompanies the trekkers and so does the small brooks and silver birch trees. As the hiking trail starts to get difficult, the beauty of virgin nature also amplifies. The entire trek does not see a trace of human settlement apart from Sonmarg, the base of the trek and Naranag, the end of it. This is what makes the Great Lake Trek unique and a must do in India.

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Stok Kangri

Where: Leh, Jammu & Kashmir
Best Time for Trekking: July to August
Difficulty Grade: Difficult
Altitude: 6126 metres (Stok Kangri Peak)
Base: Chang Ma
Trek Duration: 8 days
Major Attractions: Stok Kangri Peak, View of Karakoram Range and Zanskar Range

This gorgeous trek in Ladakh is only for the seasoned trekkers, those who understand what rewards an arduous and rough trek can offer shall be more than willing to try attempting Stok Kangri trek in Leh. This trek indeed is replete with everything that is required to make any Himalayan trek unforgettable. Stok Kangri trekking trail is dotted with barren mountain chain that differ in colour and even changes colour, depending upon the angle of the sun. You will also encounter a jaw-dropping scenery which is adorned with glacial lakes and lush meadows, and at night the Orion arm and the million of other stars are your companions. This hiking expedition also require mountaineering skills, when making a final ascend to the summit, where the unsurpassed views of the Karakoram and Zanskar Ranges await you.

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Nagalapuram Trek

Where: Arai, Chittoor District Andhra Pradesh
Best Time for Trekking: All through the Year, Monsoon can be Avoided
Difficulty Grade: Easy
Base: Uttokotai
Trek Duration: 1 day
Major Attractions: Magic Pool 

Nagalapuram Waterfall Trek is quite a popular trek around Chennai. An easy trek though, this one is filled with beautiful small brooks, waterfalls and greenery. The cliffs and boulders make this otherwise flat trek little thrilling, however, it still remains a perfect choice for beginners. The trek’s major reward is a pond, which is called the Magic Pool, which might look harmless but is deep for any non-swimmer.  The trek is also dotted with a few beautiful places to see. Trekkers can also enjoy camping, however, if you want to return the same day, it is advisable to start the day early for this trek. It is also suggested that this trek should be done in group (not feasible for ‘only girls group,’ as there has been incidents of eve-teasing).

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Dzukou Valley

Where: Nagaland
Best Time for Trekking: Late June till July & September
Difficulty Grade: Moderate
Altitude: More than 2000 meters
Base: Vishwema Village
Trek Duration: 3 days
Major Attractions: Rhododendron and Lilies and Japfu Peak

Probably one of the best treks in Northeast India, Dzukou Valley is an experience that cannot be replaced. Beginning from Vishwema Village, which is a few minutes away from the capital of Nagaland, Kohima, this trek is like walking into a fairytale land and addition to your adventure holiday. Sprawling meadows, meandering and glistening streams like that of Japfu and Dzukou, rhododendron and lilies strewn trails and rolling mountains that keep you company all along, now that’s one trek to remember; and if you want details, a blog by my colleague Abhishek Gurung, can give you an insight into it. Dzukou is also dubbed the Valley of Flowers because like the VOF in Uttarakhand, this one also blooms with flowers in a specific season. The valley reflects the true picture of what Northeast and the state of Nagaland is all about; along with the thrill of walking on lonely trails, amidst the serene and composed nature, the trek offers a queer peace of mind that is definitely hard to find. You can never have a second thought about this trek in India.

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Mechuka Trek

Where: West Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh
Best Time for Trekking: April, November to March
Difficulty Grade: Moderate to Difficult
Altitude: 1828  meters
Base: Ziro
Trek Duration: 10 days
Major Attractions: Indo-China Border, Samten-Yongcha monastery, and Tribes like Memba, Libo, Rako

Mechuka trek promises surreal views, a closer sight of the Indo-China Border and a cordial interaction with some of the tribes that inhabit in this gorgeous valley. Mechuka, which is also dubbed the Forbidden Valley, is so scenic that it will be a sin to not go on exploration of its hidden gems. This interesting trek, takes you through some really picturesque villages in Arunachal Pradesh, lesser explored and less inhabited, they remain quite dreamlike. The trekking trail also traverse along the meandering rivers that ornate the valley even more. One shall also cross numerous scenic waterfalls and a 400-year old Samten-Yongcha Monastery along with several beautiful things to explore. During the trek, there is also a good opportunity to interact with local tribes of Memba, Libo and Rako, and to witness their rich culture and traditions. Mechuka is for the seasoned trekkers that are willing to enjoy a less trodden trek in India.

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Chadar Trek

Where: Zanskar, Jammu & Kashmir
Best Time for Trekking: Mid January-Mid February
Difficulty Grade: Difficult
Altitude: 3390 meters
Base: Chilling Sumdo Crossroad
Trek Duration: 8 to 21 days
Major Attractions: Frozen River and Waterfalls

Chadar Trek does not require any introduction, and it is needless to say that it makes one of world's best hikes. I mean, where else one gets a chance to walk over a frozen river and a sight of frozen waterfalls and the mighty snow-clad mountains. Chadar is most definitely the best winter trek in India, and requires from the trekkers to walk along the Tsarap River over shiney cover of ice. There are stretches that the ice strip is too narrow due to the canyon walls on one side and river flowing on the other. The entire Chadar trek is done in a steep and narrow canyon in Zanskar Region and this is what enthralls the most. Not to forget, the altitude of the trek is also high, which also makes the air thin here and creates more challenges. Chadar is definitely not for the faint-hearted but those who are able to do this trek, shall never forget its unique experience!

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15 Best Hiking Trails in India For Every Adventure Seeker

Inarguably, India is a land of some fantastic treks that can allure any adventure lover from around [...]

Hike the captivating hill ranges of the Uttarakhand and traverse over some of the picturesque trekking trails this winter. Hold up and explore the serenity and beauty this land offers for you because you don't get a chance like this time and again. So, set your feet to some of the best 5 guided treks in Uttarakhand and test your adventure spirit this year. The hills are calling to expedite into the Himalayan ranges and contemplate the beauty whilst you crisscross its various flora and fauna, snow-clad peaks, towns, temples, lakes and more.

1- Kuari Pass Trek

Altitude: 3890 meters
Grade: Easy to moderate
Duration: 09 days
Route:  Rishikesh - Nandprayag - Ghat – Selu Bagar - Ghunni - Jhinjhi Village - Pana Village - Dakhwani - Kuari Pass - Tali – Gorson - Auli - Joshimath - Rishikesh - Haridwar

Recognized as one of the most selected treks in Garhwal region, Kuari Pass is an ultimate winter trek you can expedite this season. This beautiful trek is suitable for beginners that stretch to about 3890 meters above sea level. As you traverse through meandering meadows and rhododendron forests you can pass through tranquil streams of the hills and its snow-covered meadow. From the base Rishikesh, you will ascend through vigorous trails crossing tiny villages and places like Ghat, Ghunni, finally reaching Kuari in the Garhwal Himalayas. This trek will offer an incomparable view of the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand's Garhwal region.

How to Reach:

Railway: Haridwar Railway Station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Road: Being a popular destination Rishikesh is well connected by major national highways. 

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2- Chopta Chandrashila Trek:

Altitude:  4090 meters
Grade: Easy
Duration: 5 Days
Route: Rishikesh – Rudraprayag - Ukhimath - Deoriatal - Sari Village - Chopta - Tungnath - Chandrashila - Chopta - Haridwar 

This trek is one of the famous treks in the Garhwal Himalayas, the trek can be undertaken around the year but it is more spectacular and beautiful in the winter season. However, it is best avoided when the snow bounds the area leaving thick ice sinking grounds. As you scale the Himalayas you can get a 360-degree view of some of the most mesmerizing scene of the Garhwal Himalayas. Traverse the Deoriatal Lake surrounded with beautiful rhododendron forest and other varieties of flowers. And as you move ahead from Tungnath to Chandrashila you are bound to expect beautiful views of the peaks like Chaukhamba peak and Kedar Peak, including other sites like Trishul, Nanda Devi etc.

How to Reach:

Railway: Haridwar Railway Station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Road: Being a popular destination Rishikesh is well connected by major national highways. 

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3- Bedni Bugyal Winter Trek

Altitude: 3354 meters
Grade: Easy
Duration: 7 Days
Route: Haridwar - Karnprayag - Mundoli - Wan - Bedni Bugyal - Ali Bugyal - Bedni Bugyal - Wan - Rishikesh - Haridwar 

Set at an elevation of 3354 meters, Bedni Bugyal Trek has one of the easiest trails in the Garhwal Himalaya of Uttarakhand. This trek displays an impressive alpine meadow and lush greens of rolling landscapes. With rich blue sky and starry nights, this trek is perhaps no doubtingly an exotic getaway adventure. As you make your way to the top you can see the sights of Trishul massif, Nanda Ghunti and Chaukhamba. This winning trek cages one's eye with the vibrant rich colors of nature and its winding trails, lush feathery forests and various flora and species of the Himalayas.

How to Reach:

Railway: Haridwar Railway Station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Road: Being a popular destination Haridwar is well connected by major national highways. 

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4- Dodital Winter Trek

Altitude: 3307 meters
Grade: Moderate to Hard
Duration: 7 Days
Route: Delhi - Haridwar – Uttarkashi - Sangamchatti - Agoda -  Manjhi – Dodital - Agoda – Sangamchatti - Haridwar - Delhi

Located at the north of Uttarkashi, Dodital Winter Trek can certainly be called as a true winter trek. Lying in the Garhwal Himalayas bounded by ranges like Swargarohini and Bandarpoonch, the trails will give you a snowy sight. There is nothing as beautiful as Dodital Lake, base to the freshwater gruelling from the Himalayas, charm filled riddle and serene, tranquil encircling the area is nature lovers dream come true. For those nature and adventure lovers looking to traverse the spellbinding Himalayas during winter, there is nothing better than the Dodital trek. 

How to Reach:

Railway: Haridwar Railway Station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Road: Being a popular destination Haridwar is well connected by major national highways. 

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5- Auli - Gorson Bugyal Winter Trek

Altitude: 3150 meters
Grade: Easy
Duration: 7 Days
Route: Delhi – Haridwar – Rishikesh - Joshimath - Auli – Gorson Bugyal - Rishikesh – Delhi

A journey smeared with snow covered hills, lovely meadows, and a clear refreshing river is all that you will find in Auli - Gorson Bugyal Winter Trek. Passing through the assorted landscape of Garhwal Himalayas, you will come across beautiful alpine meadows and an array of Himalayan flora. To an adventurer and traveller, this trek is impressive as it not only takes you across meandering slopes but will comfort you with spellbinding sights from Ropeway that will take you from Joshimath to Auli. From Auli, you can witness the magnetic peak of Nanda Devi, Gori Parbat, Neelkanth, Doonagiri to name a few.

How to Reach:

Railway: Haridwar Railway Station
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Road: Being a popular destination Haridwar is well connected by major national highways.

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Winter brings the crispness and an urge to the traveller to trek in the Himalayas. Head out to Uttarakhand Himalayas ultimate bliss and walk up and down its mesmerizing hills filled with blonde slopes and grassy meadows. Take rest from your monotonous daily life and explore the uptown of India's abundant altitude. For more information, you can comment in the box below and if you like this post then please shares with your circle of friends. You can call us at this +91-9212553109 number or email us at to know more about guided trekking tours in Uttarakhand.

5 Guided Treks in Uttarakhand to Try This Winter from January to March 2018

Hike the captivating hill ranges of the Uttarakhand and traverse over some of the picturesque trekki [...]

Walking over the frozen river; crossing the wintry grasses and snow-covered trails, a mixture of exploration and adventure, trekking  himalayas in winter is an experience of a lifetime. So as to introduce you to the best winter treks in India,  we are offering winter special fixed departure treks 2018 with adventurers that share the same enthusiasm as you. So plan the following treks right away to satisfy your wanderlust.

1. Gomukh Tapovan - Witness the journey of Ganga from the source to the cities

One of the popular treks of Garhwal, Gomukh Tapovan trek will introduce you to places like Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Gomukh, Tapovan, and Nandanvan, which are the melange of natural beauty and spiritual enhancement. Throughout the journey, travelers will see a vast display of natural beauty including glaciers, peaks, high altitude meadows, and varied species of Himalayan birds. Click here for detailed itinerary

Grade: Moderate to Challenging 

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2. Chopta Chandrashila Trek - From the painter's muse

Famous and comparatively easy trek of Uttarakhand, Chopta Chandrashila will take you to highest Shiva temple; unspoiled high altitude lakes and remote villages tremendously lit in the beautiful backdrop of Chopta Valley. From the top of the honorary Chandrashila summit, tourists can get the gratifying view of magnificent surrounding peaks of Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Chaukhamba. Click here for detailed itinerary

Grade: Easy

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3. Stok Kangri Trek - Uncover the best-kept secrets of Ladakh

Get, set, ready for the journey of the lifetime. Exhilarating, nerve-racking yet beautiful, Stok Kangri Trek would take you to an unending adventure journey that will blaze in your memory forever. Click here for detailed itinerary

Grade: Challenging

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4. Dzongri - Goechala Trek - Best trekking trail for novices

A fascinating trip for all the adventure enthusiasts and novices alike, Dzongri - Goechala trek is another great trek for winters that will take you through the high altitude meadows and jungles of Sikkim, giving ample chances to sight wildlife of the region. One of the finest treks in India, Dzongri - Goechala trek would introduce you to some excellent landscapes and excellent campsites. Click here for detailed itinerary

Grade: Moderate

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Hills, high meadows, treks – the seasoned travelers swear by the pristine nature of the places mentioned above. Those who wish to venture out and pump up the adrenaline rush, missing these treks would be a sin. So don't wait any further; book your seats before it gets too late. For more information, please call +91-9212553109 or send us a query at

Upcoming Fixed Departure Winter Treks You Should Plan Right Away

Walking over the frozen river; crossing the wintry grasses and snow-covered trails, a mixture of exp [...]

Uttarakhand, located in the Himalayan region of India is also called as ‘The Land of Gods’ or ‘Dev Bhumi’ and is very well known for its  mountain peaks, glaciers, natural lakes, waterfalls, temples, rivers and wildlife reserves  that attract hundreds or perhaps thousands of nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts . If you are interested in doing some great hiking, trekking or climbing, why not challenge yourselves at one of the trekking trails in this beautiful state? Mountain trekking in the Uttarakhand Himalayas will definitely excite you as you are not only going to hike all the way to the base camp, however, you will also be treated with the scenic views and the natural beauty that is absolutely unparalleled.

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The Valley of Flowers Trek is a monsoon trek where you can enjoy the breathtaking landscape whilst having a pleasure walking in the Himalayas; this valley is definitely a botanist’s delight! The trek begins at Govind Ghat after crossing a hanging bridge. You will walk along the river of Lakshman Ganga and pass by the Bhyundaar village before reaching Ghanghria, the base camp for treks to Valley of Flowers. The Valley of Flowers is a 3 km uphill climb from Ganghria and the trail is not getting any easier. The path is narrow with a river flowing underneath and pays a great caution to the rocky slopes on both sides.

Expert tips: It is considered as a moderate trek which means you need to have a strong cardiovascular endurance and strength. Wear a pair of comfortable trekking shoes and since it is a monsoon trek, it is advisable to bring along a poncho for this trek. Pack three layers clothes as you will be climbing at a high altitude and in case you are not able to withstand the cold.

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You may also opt for the Garhwal Himalaya walking tour , in which  the one and only trekking alternative that will captivate you the most is the amazing Chopta Chandrashila trek. The Chopta Chandra or known also as Chandrashila is the highest peak of the Tungnath ranges with a spectacular view of the Himalayas. The  trek is fortunately an easy to moderate 3.5 km trek from Chopta and will lead you to Tungnath which is the highest Shiva Temple in the world. The duration of the trail is approximately three to six days.

Expert tips: Trekkers tend to avoid hiking at the trek in December and January due to the heavy snow at the Garhwal Himalaya and some of the usual routes might be closed.  

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Gangotri Tapovan trek is one of the famous hiking destinations in Uttarakhand that has never failed to mesmerize the trekkers. The trek will start at Gangotri and you may set up your tent at Bhojwasa. Later you will pass through an orchard of coniferous pine trees that will lead you to Lanka and Gaumukh. Along the way you will reach the Gaumukh Glacier, so do not forget to stop by and explore the surroundings before you continue walking on the trek to Tapovan. It is the base for many treks in Garhwal and is a meadow area with a flowing stream. Overall, the trekkers rate the climb up the Gangotri Tapovan trek as a moderate hike. 

Expert tips: The best times to hike on the trek are between the months of May and June, as well as August until the mid of October. Since it is a moderate trek, make sure you are physically fit before you start trekking along the Gangotri Tapovan trek.

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Dayara Bugyal trek is most probably one of the best trekking places in Uttarakhand, even those who enjoyed skiing prefer to spend their winter season or holiday here as this place offers one of the greatest ski slopes in the country. The 4 km trek starts from Barsu to Barnala and you can set up your campsite nearby the sparkling lake of Barnala Lake. The ascending 5 km trail will then bring you to walk through a lush alpine forest that leads you to Dayara Bugyal and ends at Dodital.

Expert tips: For the best experience, you should go for an adventure there between mid March until mid November. As for the trail, it is an easy trek and it is suitable for any age group, so bring your family along! Basically, it is a family trekking activity where you can easily have a sufficient amount of rest if you get tired along the way.     

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Wishing to have camping treks while you are on the move in Uttarakhand? Then do have one by joining the trek at Dodital, a perfect retreat as the lake nearby is surrounded by a diversity of flora and fauna, a paradise for bird watchers. The trek will start at Sangamchatti to Bhevra and later you will reach the Dodi Lake where you are allowed to set up a camp alongside the lake which is the home of the famous Himalayan Golden Mahseer fish. You have two options then, either to stay and explore the Dodi Lake or trek to the Darwa Pass. The panorama of this trek is definitely going to blow up your mind, it is fantastic!

Expert tips: The trek is easy, bring along your family members! You can even shop for your needs along the way to Dodital as there are small shops on this route.

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The Nanda Devi East Base Camp trek is perhaps one of the best hiking destinations in Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand. The trail to the base of India’s second highest peak, the Nanda Devi is a dream for every trekker from all over the world. Out of all the treks in the Himalayas, it can be said that this trek is the toughest of all. The trek to the base started from Lilam, passing through a thick forest of bamboo and a few shepherd villages, you will then set up your camp at Bugdiar. Going uphill you will then pass through a beautiful valley of Gori Ganga. The trek will then continue from Milam where you can see the Milam Glacier before you reach Lwani, the last trek before you arrive at the Nanda Devi East Base Camp. The journey to the base is long, so be prepared fellow trekkers. 

Expert tips: Being one of the toughest treks, keep yourselves fit and pack clothes suitable for a climb at a high altitude. You are always welcome to climb here at any seasons.

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The Kuari Pass trek is located just nearby the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, and it is basically ideal for the novices as the trek is being described as an easy trek among the trekkers. You will have the opportunity to experience camping in a snow whilst enjoying the snowfall as well as catch the breathtaking view of snow-capped mountains. Out of all the hiking destinations in Uttarakhand, the Kuari Pass trek has the best oak forests at a relative moderate altitude of 12, 200 feet. The trek starts at Chitrakantha to Tali Top, a 6 km uphill trek and you will later on reach the Kuari Pass via the Khullar Top trek.

Expert tips: Even though to some trekkers this trail is easy, it might also be quite hard for others as the trek demands continuous ascends. Any child above the age of 7 is fit to go for this trek. Do not forget to pack more layers of clothes as the temperature might fall below zero at night.      

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Need another adrenaline rush trek in the winter holidays? Pack your bags and get ready for the Kalindi Khal Pass Trek! It is undoubtedly another adventurous trekking experience in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, nevertheless, you will be rewarded by spectacular views of various other peaks such as the Satopanth and the Vasuki. This trail is an extremely-challenging expedition-style trek as it involves a trek over rough glaciers, rocky screens and crevassed snowfields. The long trek starts from Gangotri to Chirbasa and further to Bhojwasa, passing through Gaumukh until you arrive at Tapovan. From there the trek continues to Nandavan, Vasuki Tal and Kharar Pathar. You will come across the Shweta Glacier before finally arriving at the Kalindi Khal Base Camp.         

Expert tips: This is another adventurous and a tough trek for most trekkers. Do expect crevasses, river crossings and some difficult traverses. Mental strength, fitness and endurance ability are seriously needed.

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Kedarkantha Trek area is the most popular trekking areas that are best climbed during winter. Do spend some time and experience some of the prettiest campsites in the Himalayas including Juda Ka Talab, Kedarkantha base and Hargaon. You will start your trek in a dense pine forest and later on walking on the snow before arriving at the Shepherd Camp. It will then take you another 4 hours trek before you reach the Kedarkantha Base. There are not many tricky sections, so it will be safe even if you bring your children along.

Expert tips: It is advisable for you to wear micro-spikes on snow to make your climb much easier. There are chances of hypothermia as the temperature during the winter might drop until -7 degree at night, so bring enough layers of clothes to keep yourselves warm.

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Whether it is during summer or winter except when the monsoon comes, the Har Ki Dun Valley Trek becomes one of the famous preferred hiking destinations in Uttarakhand. One of the reasons is because the trek offers something unique, in which you can experience walking through ancient villages that are over 3,000 years old. The trek starts from Sankri to Taluka and continues to Osla before you reach Har Ki Dun and enjoy the pleasant views of the valleys.

Expert tips: This trek is a good trail for the beginners as it is known as an easy to moderate trek and the gradients are not too steep. However, the journey may be quite long for some trekkers, so you need to have a good stamina for this trek.         

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Pindari Glacier Trek in Kumaon  is the best to trek in summer holidays. From Dhakuri you will walk through the peaceful surrounding of a forest to Khati and the trekking continues until Dwali. Another 5 km trek will lead you to Phurkia. Then come the tougher part of the hiking in which you have to traverse a number of mountain ridges, spider-walls and stream crossings. However, once you reach the Pindari Glacier, you will realize that your effort is being paid off. The panorama is nothing that you can ignore, it is simply breathtaking!

Expert tips: Even though it may be quite a tough trek for some trekkers, it is not impossible for you to bring your children who are at least 9 years old.     

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This trekking expedition of Sunderdhunga Base Camp Trek guarantees you an amazing hiking and adventure throughout the journey starting from Loharkhet to Dhakuri. Being a moderate trail from Khati to Jatoli and Khatalia, you should expect to encounter lots of steep climbing and descents, winding trails, less inhabited villages and a few unknown tracks. You will pass through thick alpine forests along the trail, crossing and walking along rivers like Pindari and Saria before you reach at the Sunderdhunga Base Camp Trek where you can enjoy the panoramic view of few other peaks.

Expert tips: Wear comfortable and suitable shoes for this type of trek as it requires a lot of climbing. It is advisable for you to get a service of a tour guide if you are new to this trail as there are few unknown trails that might be dangerous to you.  

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Summer months of May and June are the best time for you to head up to another well-known trek in Kumaon, the Adi Kailash Trek. The region around the peak is extremely peaceful, soothing and incredibly beautiful. You can find Gaurikund Lake at the bottom of the peak, so do not miss the opportunity to explore the ground! The long trek starts from Dharchula, moving on to Pangu and many more stops before reaching Mt. Adi Kailash. This is definitely a long trek. Please bear in mind, the Adi Kailash Trek is a tough trek where you definitely have to cross a number of streams and rivers, passing through several mountains and remote villages. 

Expert tips: Difficulty level keeps increasing along the way. So be prepared mentally, physically and make sure you have a strong endurance.

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The Panchachuli Base Camp Trek is relatively an easy trek that starts from Urthing and the journey continues to Naagling and Saun. It is basically a trek used by the local villagers during summer. The only tricky section of the trek is after the Dhar village where extra caution is a must. A long walk from Saun will finally brings you to the Panchachuli Base Camp. The trail is quite narrow and there is a river flowing below. During the journey, you will come across the majestic Darma valley where you can appreciate the scenic view of the Panchachuli peaks.     
Expert tips: It is best for you to climb up this trek during summer or spring as you will find it  much easier to cope with the weather. However, it is not advisable for you to do the trekking here during monsoon and winter.  

Basically, these are the treks that are very well-known among the trekkers in Uttarakhand. This list does not mark the end of numerous treks available in the state. For those who enjoyed trekking in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, you will find more treks at the mountains waiting for your arrival to conquer their peaks. So now work up your muscles, be fit physically and mentally, pack your bags and get ready to climb up the Himalayas treks!  

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Trekking in Uttarakhand, Himalaya- How to Do It?

Uttarakhand, located in the Himalayan region of India is also called as ‘The Land of Gods’ or [...]

The Valley of National Park in Uttarakhand, which has been kept closed for public due to mid - June flash flood, open on 1st June 2016, Wednesday. Located at an elevation of 11,500 feet in the Chamoli district, Valley of flowers is a world heritage site and is home to many rare and endangered species like Asiatic black bears, snow leopards, musk deer, brown bears, red foxes and blue sheep. This U-shaped valley, part of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, is must visit during monsoon as here you can see an abundance of flowers covering the grass. 

To further define the beauty of the Valley of Flowers, Ganesh Saili, a travel author quoted that over the years, receding glaciers and ban on grazing has spoiled the equilibrium of the Valley of Flowers, yet it remains one of the most beautiful places on the earth. Throwing some more light on the conservation of the park, Bhrigubeer Singh, an avid trekker, said that tourism and forest department needs to make sure the influx of tourists does not hamper the ecological balance of the alpine meadows. 

Apart from the park, the sacred portals Hemkund Shrine,  and Laxman Temple at Lokpal are opened for pilgrims too. 

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