Are you tired of your daily 9 to 5 job and wish to plan a short trip to get away from your daily schedule to experience freedom and explore the incredible beauty of mother nature!
Then here we have for you the list of top 5 best trekking places in India for you to plan your next trip.
If you are an adventure seeker then what we actually need is something thrilling and exciting experience that would lead to an increase in our adrenaline rush so that it becomes an experience that will become a life long memory.
Adventure is an integral part of life and one must experience when you get a chance in your life or otherwise you will only keep planning about doing it later in life but that time will never come.
There are travel activities and sports that you could perform to make your travel experience more adventurous and exciting life trekking, river rafting, sky diving, snorkelling and many other adventures sports but if you want to get started then you could at first start with trekking.
There are many trekking places in India out of which we have for you top 5 trekking destinations that are worth visiting for your next adventure trip.
So without any delay let’s jump into the top trekking destinations in India.
Himachal Pradesh is one of the most widely visited tourist destinations in northern India where people mostly visit places like Manali and Shimla but apart from that, there are still many beautiful and attractive tourist destinations where you will be going to explore different Indian cultures, cuisine and lifestyle.
If you are looking for the best trekking places in India then Triund Trek is one of them and the best thing about Triund Trek is that it is for everyone and depending on your fitness level people of any age less than 45 years could easily travel to this place.
People usually say that this is a beginner level trek but to be honest when we first visited for Triund trek then If you are not into regular fitness routing then you might find this trek to be challenging because the pathway to this trek is uneven and you need to put some extra energy to climb the trek to reach the top.
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Location: Himachal Pradesh
Trek Distance: 9 km
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trek Altitude: 2,875 meters.
Best Time to visit: May-June & September-October are the best time to visit this place as it is very pleasant here during these months.
CHANDRASHILA TREK | CHOPTA
In India’s divine land of Uttarakhand above Garhwal Himalayas, we have one of the most beautiful and attractive trekking destinations that is Chandrashila Trek in Chopta.
Every year millions of pilgrims visit the most sacred place in Uttarakhand which is none other than Kedarnath, by following the same route from Delhi you could visit Chandrashila trek.
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Here we have one of the highest Shiva Temple in the world which is “Tungnath Temple” which was one of the 5 temples created by Pandavas to apologise to Lord Shiva for their sins so Chandrashila Trek is one of the most frequently visited trekking places in Uttarakhand.
Chandrashila is the summit of Tungnath Temple and you could view the massive Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Kedarnath, Bandarpunch and Chaukamba.
The trek starts at Chopta which is a village in Uttarakhand and ends at Chandrashila Peak.
Trek Distance: 5 km one side
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trek Altitude: 4,000 meters.
Best Time to visit: April to June, Avoid trekking in rainy season due to slippery and dangerous trail & during winters Trek route may be closed by government due to snowfall but you could visit around Christmas and during this time you will see a beautiful snowfall landscape.
VALLEY OF FLOWERS TREK
For those who don’t know “Valley of Flower’s” is a National Park in North Chamoli in the state of Uttarakhand. This place was first discovered by Frank S. Smythe in 1931 when he lost his way while returning from an expedition of Mt. Kamet.
You will find the experience of this trek quite different from other trekking destinations, It will be more pleasant and refreshing trek as you will find more of meadows, vegetation and blooming flowers on the way.
This Trek starts from Govind Ghat and ends at Ghangaria and from Ghangaria you could trek 4-5 Km inside the Valley of Flower forest and reach its end the further area is closed by forest preservation authorities.
This is an absolutely breathtaking trek, you will embrace the scenic views and also appreciate nature’s art while you traverse the trail.
Location: North Chamoli. Uttarakhand.
Trek Distance: 17 Km.
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Trek Altitude: 4,389 meters.
Best Time to Visit Valley of Flowers: Every year between Mid-July to Mid-August is the best time to visit valley of flowers and during spring season you will find this place as a blossom of heaven.
In the spiritual grounds of Himachal Pradesh along the midst of Parvati Valley, you will find your pristine beauty on the Kheerganga Trek.
Kheergange Trek is one of the best trekking places in India as It is known for its spectacular views and Hot Water Spring which helps visitors relax after a tiring yet satisfying trek.
Kheerganga trek is popular among youth as well as amateurs because of multiple trail option it hosts.
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Ideally, there are a total of 3 route options to reach Kheerganga, first is the Natkhan Village Route (13 Km) which is difficult to climb, has less of trees and vegetation (ideal for photography) and easier to descend.
The second route is through the Kalga village (15 Km) where you literally walk through a forest, it is comparatively easy to climb but difficult to descend
If you want better scenic views, take this route but don’t forget to take a guide or someone familiar with the route as there are chances of you getting lost on your own.
The third route is through a village called Tosh and it connects midway to Natkhan village.
No matter what route you take you will surely feel invigorating upon visiting this place.
Trek Location: Kasol, Himachal Pradesh.
Trek Distance (One Side): 15 – 17 Km.
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Trek Altitude: 2,960 meters.
Best Time to Visit Kheerganga, Kasol:
Summers: April to June,
Monsoons: Avoid trekking in rainy season due to slippery and dangerous trail.
Winters: Trek is only accessible until snowfall covers the trail hence shutting it down. Accessible mostly in the months of October – December.
If you are a first-timer (hiker/trekker) you won’t be having much difficulty on these trails.
Coorg is a district in Karnataka and is often termed as Scotland of India because of the magical panoramic views it possesses and is also considered as one of the best trekking places in India.
Kodagu (the current name for Coorg) is the perfect place for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts as the town is rich in greenery and remains unspoiled (thankfully) from the greed of mankind.
Here you will encounter tons of trails to trek upon and each one of those is different in terms of difficulty, distance and altitude.
Some of the most popular treks here are Tadiandamol Trek, Iruppu Falls Trek, Kotebetta Trek, Madikeri Trek.
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It’s all about nature and culture here in Coorg, once you visit you will be spellbound with its offerings and would not feel like leaving.
If you want a detailed guide to refer our other guides on Coorg, Scotland of India.
Trek Location: Coorg, Karnataka.
Trek Distance: 20 Km
Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trek Altitude: 5,600 meters.
Best Time to Visit Coorg, Karnataka: October to March