Trekking is an activity that gives adventure lovers ample opportunities to satisfy the adventure junky inside them. India has an abundance of mountain peaks and hills that are suitable for enjoying a thrilling trekking experience. Trekking gives a person an opportunity to stay close the nature and understand the nature of the mountains while experiencing the true form of nature. It not only gives you an adrenaline rush but also helps in shedding the stress that occupies your mind while surviving the city life. One key advantage of trekking is that you don’t need any special equipment for trekking and this makes the activity a budget-friendly activity.
The northern part of the country is full of such hills and mountains that provide ample opportunities for trekking. The Himalayan mountains at the northernmost border and the lush green hills at the north-eastern part of the state provide a diverse range of opportunities for trekking. Here are some of the best trekking points in the country:
- Har Ki Dun Trek, Uttarakhand: Situated at a distance of 200 km from the city of Dehradun, Har Ki Dun is an easy to reach trek point that can be reached after nearly 10 hours of travel from the Dehradun. Surrounded by the Gharwal Himalayas, Har Ki Dun is also known as the hanging beauty. This is one of the most suitable treks for beginners surrounded by lush green fields that make it a picturesque destination for adventure lovers. The total distance of the trek is 47 km and the height of the trek is 11,675 ft. You need to reach the Sankri base camp from Dehradun to start your trek. You can easily find hotels, resorts, and ATMs in the region.
- Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand: Another heaven-like trekking point in the state of Uttarakhand, Kedarkantha is one of the most sought treks by the adventure lovers. The total distance of the trek is 20 kms and it takes nearly 6 days to complete the 12,500 ft trek. It is a thrilling experience to trek through the challenging mountain in the minters when the snowfall makes the mighty Himalayas look mesmerizing. You can start the trek for the mountain situated in Western Garhwal in the Uttarkashi district from Haridwar or Dehradun and reach the Sankri basecamp. The next day, you can leave for Juda-Ka-Talab which is a 4 kms trek and can be completed in 5 hours. Finally, you can reach the Kedarkantha base after another 4 kms trek. The Kedarkantha peak is 6 kms away from the Kedarkantha base.
- Triund Trek, Mcleodganj: Triund Trek is one of the most famous treks in the country. The camp location is situated in Mana village which is 2 kms before Triund. You can easily reach the camp location from Mcleodganj town which is situated nearly 500 kms away from Delhi. The trek starts from Bhagsu Nag and is surrounded by the dense deodar and oak forests and the 9 km long trek can be completed after 4 hours of thrilling experience. After completing the easiest Himalayan Trek, you can witness a magnificent view of the Kangra valley on one side and the Dhauladhar mountain range on the other side. You can enjoy camping at the top of the peak and witness the breathtaking view of sunrise the next day.
- Valley Of Flowers Trek: Valley of Flowers is one of its kind trekking points. Unlike all other treks that are filled with snow-clad mountains or lush green valleys, this trekking route passes through the Valley of Flowers National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is a really challenging trek but the breathtaking views throughout the trek will keep you engrossed in the thrilling experience. The Valley of Flowers trek is combined with the Hemkund Sahib trek which is also a holy place for the Sikhs. Merely after 10 kms of the trek, you will reach the famous flower beds giving way to a narrow path that will make your experience worth remembering. It is one of the most picturesque trekking points in the country. While the Valley of Flowers is a moderate level trek, the next leg of the journey which is the Hemkund Sahib trek is the real challenge. This experience will give you the real thrill and adrenaline rush.
- Dzongri Trek, Sikkim: If you have had enough of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, head to the beautiful state of Sikkim. It has some of the country’s most beautiful trekking points. It is really a challenging and fascinating trek that will help you get a view of some of the most beautiful peaks that include Kabru (7,353m), Ratong (6,678m), Kanchenjunga (8,534m), Koktang (6,147m), Pandim (6,691m), and Narsingh (5,825m). The trek starts from Yuksom which is roughly 150 km away from New Jalpaiguri, the nearest railway station. You can also do camping after reaching the top.