Wandering has always sounded whimsical: Exploring the verdant woods, waking up to a serene landscape and hiking through the snowy peaks. Sound like perfect things to do, don’t they?
We all have a travel bug inside us that pushes us to go beyond the conventional outlook of our life, to get that dose of thrill. To appease that adventurer in you, here are some of the top trekking destinations in India.
Best Trekking Destinations In India
- Chadar Trek
- Triund Trek
- Roopkund Trek
- Parvati Valley Trek
- Nathu La Pass Trek
- Trek to Coorg
- Trek to Munnar
- Trek to Matheran
Want to see what paradise looks like? On your Chadar Trek, you will definitely catch a glimpse. Where the frozen sheets of the river kiss the mountains and the snow covers the peaks like a crown on a queen’s head, you know you are on the Chadar trail.
Start your trek from the base camp ‘Chilling’ in Leh. Whilst covering the miles dive into the pool of adventure and stride through immeasurable gorges crossing the magnificent frozen waterfalls and the antique wooden bridges (Nerak pull).
The trek starts at the end of January and goes on till February, so make your plans soon.
Himachal Pradesh is a land of serenity and aesthetic landscapes. The Dhauladhar range is so spellbinding that you would be smitten with just one look. Once you reach the town, set camp in the Kangra Valley under a blanket of stars.
The trek to Triund starts from Mcleodganj, taking you through some treacherous trails and edgy pinnacles. It is one of the best short treks in India covering 100 meters.
You can also take a day to explore the momentous culture of Tibet in Mcleodganj and paraglide into the highest site in Asia at Bir Billing.
If thrill flows in your veins and adventure dwells in your soul then this trek is idyllic for you. The glacial Roopkund Lake rests in the lap of the magnificent Himalayas making it beguiling to the human eyes. It is said to be one of the most difficult treks in India elevated at 5,029 meters above sea level.
Trekking to Roopkund will blow your mind away when you drift through the profound valleys and abundant green meadows.
Parvati Valley Trek
It is often said, “The best views come after the hardest climbs”. Located in the Northern Himalayan region, Parvati Valley is undeniably the most picturesque expanse in India.
Mounting on the treacherous paths while the divine sun sets over the horizon, make the Parvati Valley trek the most ecstatic. The enchanting valleys take you through the famous villages of Malana and Kheerganga. Spend a day here to explore the local culture and unwind before you start the second lap of your trek.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous, head straight to Kullu and enjoy rafting in the deep waters of river Beas.
Nathu La Pass Trek
Along the India-China border in Eastern India is the Nathu La Pass Trek Trail. The mountain pass has emerged to be one of the best attractions in Gangtok.
Located 14,450 metres above sea level the stupendous Himalayan range will stun you. Trek through the snow-capped mountains while the diverse flora and fauna surprise you.
A short trip to the exquisite city of Gangtok after the mind-blowing trek is going to be a treat for your eyes.
Trek to Coorg
A picturesque expanse of grasslands and magnificent hillocks add to the scenic charm of Coorg. This small hill station in Karnataka has many trekking trails for adventure seekers.
A mini trek to Coorg will take you through some immaculate trails, breath-taking waterfalls, and lush green meadows. This soul-stirring trek will leave you speechless with its boundless splendour.
When in Coorg you can also explore the thrill of river rafting in Barapol River taking your trekking experience to yet another magnitude.
Trek to Munnar
Kerala is famous for vast tea plantations, sun-kissed beaches, backwaters and lagoons. But what is relatively unknown are its trekking trails.
Munnar, a key city of Kerala boasts of several trails that are every trekkers’ dream come true. While the Chummar trek takes you through its expansive tea plantations, the Kannan Devan trek takes you to the Laxmi Hills offering a panoramic view of the city.
While visiting the city, don’t forget to explore its several other gems like Mattupetti Dam, Rose Garden, and Echo point.
Trek to Matheran
When the hustle and bustle of city life get to you, pack your bags and trek to this quaint hill station in Maharashtra. The trek would take you through hills and lush green meadows.
Once you reach Panorama Point, enjoy a beautiful sunset. This trek is bound to calm your nerves from your strenuous lives.
You can also stroll near the Charlotte Lake and uphill Shivaji’s Ladder marking the end of your expedition on a high note.
It’s time to gear up for some adrenaline rush, so take your backpacks and explore some of these unbeatable treks all over India.