Best Treks in India - From Easy to Difficult Levels

If you are an adventure junkie and trekking is something you wish to do then here are some places that you can conquer to achieve your life’s wish.

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“Life is an Experience, Enjoy it full Before it’s too late” - Anonymous

Trekking by definition is, “go on a long arduous journey, typically on foot”. Although, it just seems so plain and bland. If you talk to any trekking enthusiast then you might understand what have they got after fulfilling all that hardship. A lot of people think of it as testing their limits but it is a lot more vivid and deeper than that. Once you pass through all those tough trails, mountains, and boulders your experience with life has much more sense afterward. The life-threatening thrill opens up your eyes, makes you learn about what to value in life.

If you are a person who is looking forwards to trek in order to witness some great views then we have mentioned some best places for Trekking in India. The list of the trekking places starts from some Trekking sites in India for Beginners. Therefore be ready for exploring some of the best trekking Places in India.

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Shortest Treks in India [For Beginners]

1. Triund Trek

Altitude: 9350 ft

Trek Distance: 10 Kms

Gears:

  • Decent Sized Backpack.

  • Three Layer of Clothing if its winter.

  • Munchies for the route.

  • 2 litres of water

  • Sunglasses

  • Mosquito Repellant

  • Sunscreen

  • Cap

If this is your first time trekking then I believe Triund would be the best trek to start with. It is one of the Best Trekking Places in North India for beginners. The Length of the Trek Stretches to around 10.2 Km which is enough to give you a sweet taste for trekking. It is fairly easy if you don’t have a problem walking through some tough trails. The trek will offer you some great views from Dawn to Dusk. The beauty around the space is luring and beware it may trap you for your lifetime.

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2. Kheerganga Trek

Altitude: 9711 ft

Trek Distance: 12 Kms

Gears:

  • A decent sized backpack.

  • Three layers for the winters.

  • Either Boots or Sports Shoes.

  • Mosquito Repellant.

  • Raincoat.

It is another great pedestal to give you a taste for trekking. It is a 12 Km trail of various picturesque moments. The Parvati Valley gives you ample opportunities to stop and click a selfie. Although, the trek itself shouldn’t be taken that lightly. It has various narrow routes and endless broken paths that can be a demo if you have a wish to pursue trekking seriously in India. Although, the trek can be easily covered by expert trekkers in 4.5 hours although for a novice it might take up to 6 hrs. The Trek can be tiring but the view at the top is so rewarding that you will forget the pain you took to reach. The whole wide blanket of stars which is both Psychedelic and Soothing for your nerves.

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Easy Level Treks in India

1. Dayara Bugyal TreK

Altitude: 10000 ft

Trek Distance: 12 Kms

Gears:

  • Thermal Wear

  • Woolen/Fleece Wear

  • Windcheater

  • Trekking Shoes

  • Raincoat/Poncho

  • Suncap, Sunhat, Sunscreen, and Sunglasses

  • Water Bottle

  • Chapstick

  • Torch/Flashlight

  • Personal Medication/Toiletries

The term Bugyal itself refers to “High Altitude Pasture Land” in the local language. It is situated at an elevation of 10,000 ft. The trek is fairly easy and requires only some basic fitness. The Bugyal Trek takes you through some really overwhelming meadows, and plains. Although, the lush greenery along the way and the white carpet of snow gives you the feeling of a fantasy movie. The total trekking that needs to be done during the trek is 40 km. If you’re a beginner looking for a life-changing experience then this is one trek you should actually consider starting from.

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2. Kedar Kantha Trek

Altitude: 12,500 ft

Trek Distance: 23 Kms

Gears:

  • Pair of warm clothes for layering.

  • Windcheater

  • Muffler/Scarves/Balaclava/Monkey Caps

  • Water Bottle

  • Light Munchies for the Way

  • Sunglasses/Suncap/Sunscreen

  • Lipbalm

  • Personal Medication/Toiletries

Another great place for a beginner to start their pursuit of seeing some amazing views at their grandiose. The Trek starts from Sankri which should be your place to rest and acclimatize. From Sankri there is a trek to Juda Ka Talaab which is at an elevation of 9000 ft. From there onwards, the actual trek starts figuratively. After that, you need to reach the Kedarkantha base with an altitude of 11,500 ft. And finally, you leave for your destination the KedarKantha Summit although, in between, you will be going through Hargaon. In the beginning, you will get to see some great greenery along with wild forests. After that, once the snow starts to come under your feet, it gets denser and more vivid with elevation. It is fairly easy for a pro trekker but a really good opportunity for the novice.

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Moderate Level Treks in India

1. Hampta Pass & Chandratal Trek

Altitude: 13,780 ft

Trek Distance: 35 Kms

Gear:

  • Trekking Shoes

  • Trekking Bag(60 liter)

  • Thermals

  • Three layers of Woolen clothes/Polo T-shirts

  • Sunglasses/Suncap/Sunscreen

  • Balaclava

  • Synthetic Gloves.

  • Torch/LED Flashlight

  • Trekking Pole

  • Personal Medication/Toiletries

The Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek is of Moderate to easy level. The trek might feel fairly simple for an expert trekker but someone who has experienced trekking once or twice might be another new and great experience. The trek takes you through some great Mountains of Pir Panjal ranges of Himalaya. There are a few stream crossings, wooden bridges, and some uncultivated trails to conquer. It gets some great vistas with panoramic views of clouds through which you are treading to your destination. The trek can be very tiring and if you are not careful enough might lead to some minor injuries. The trek starts from Jobra and ends at Chhatru where you will get a cab to Manali. It is a great trekking place in India to experience the thrill and some amazing views that you are looking forward in life.

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2. Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Altitude: 11,975 ft

Trek Distance: 34 Kms

Gear:

  • Trekking Shoes

  • Trekking Bag(60 liter)

  • Thermals

  • Three layers of Woolen clothes/Polo T-shirts

  • Sunglasses/Suncap/Sunscreen

  • Poncho

  • Balaclava

  • Synthetic Gloves.

  • Torch/LED Flashlight

  • Trekking Pole

  • Personal Medication/Toiletries

Another great trek to test your stamina and skills. It starts from Dhak from where you have to trek to the Akhrotgetta and from there you need to reach Khullara. From there you will be reaching Gailgad and then to your final destination Pangarchulla Summit. The Trek takes you through some lush greenery that resides along the edges and white ice in the later stage. The final trek is a steep slope of ice. Also, the great part about the trek is the Himalayan dogs that you’ll meet along the way. You will be able to witness Mt.Nanda Devi at your left all throughout the meadows. Also, the green vegetation turns brown during the winter in case if you decide to go for the trek then.

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Difficult Level Treks in India

Note:

  • The Treks mentioned below are specifically for expert trekkers who have ample experience in the field.
  • There is a whole lot of knowledge regarding these treks before even thinking of them. Also, you would require a certain level of fitness to conquer them.

1. Chadar Trek

Altitude: 11,123 ft

Trek Distance: 105 Kms Approximately

Gear

  • Trekking Shoes/Gumboots/Crocs or Open Toe Slipper

  • Pair of Good Quality Synthetic Gloves

  • Synthetic Thermals/Warm Pants/Collar T-Shirts/Merino Trekking Socks/Fleece Jacket/Raincoat or Poncho

  • Woolen Gloves/Cap/Socks/Stole or Balaclava

  • Lip Balm/Sunscreen/Moisturizer

  • Sunglasses

  • Trekking Pole

  • Head Torch

  • Daypack/Rucksack(50-60L)

  • Personal Medicine

The only time you can actually visit the Zanskar Valley is between January to February. Why? Because the only way to witness it is by walking through the frozen river. The total trek that you will be covering for the whole journey is approximately 105 km up and down. If you completed this then it will leave you with some of the best picturesque views that you might cherish all throughout your life. It is a once in a lifetime trek for all trekkers and enthusiasts. Although, how luring it may seem it is not for everyone. The trek is pretty difficult while the temperature in its lowest can fall to a freezing -35 degree Celsius. It should remain the road not taken especially for beginners. You are literally walking on the ice where understanding the thickness of it is fairly important. Also, you need proper gear, food, equipment, shoes and a lot more Knowledge & Experience. Conquering this trek would be to conquer all your fears and you will leave the place with some great values & perspective to life.

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3. Auden’s Col Trek

Altitude: 18011 ft

Trek Distance: 75 Kms

Gear:

  • Trekking Shoes

  • Trekking Bag(60 liter)

  • Thermals

  • Three layers of Woolen clothes/Polo T-shirts

  • Sunglasses/Suncap/Sunscreen

  • Poncho

  • Balaclava

  • Synthetic Gloves.

  • Torch/LED Flashlight

  • Trekking Pole

  • Personal Medication/Toiletries

It is a 75 km trekking expedition that takes almost 14 days to complete including the time reaching Rishikesh. The actual trek starts from Gangotri where you will be passing through some Oaks and birch forests. From Gangotri, your journey will continue forward to Nala Camp and then to Rudragaira Base Camp. From there onwards you need to reach Auden Col’s Base Camp and then your further trek will take you to Khatling Glacier and then to Zero Point. After all these points there are furthermore to conquer. It is a difficult trek and is only for some expert trekkers who wish to test their capacity. If you can not acclimatize to high altitudes, just stay away. It is a journey to experience difficulty and gets rewarded at the same time with stellar vistas that overwhelm you every now and then.

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So these were some sites that we feel are some of the best treks in India. If you wish to know about some Travel Offers Online then click on the link provided below. We hope that you may have liked the article. Also, thank you for reading the article until the end.

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