Ditch the Bars, Trek Away on Your Next Holiday featured:- India is home to some incredibly breathtaking trekking trails. There is a huge chance that one of these beautiful routes is not too far away from you. A trekking holiday is a great way to bond, meet interesting people and subject yourself to some stunning views. We put together a list of the 5 Best Trekking Trails in India for those who enjoy adventure.
Ditch the Bars, Trek Away on Your Next Holiday featured
Triund Valley, Mcleodgang
18 Kilometers from Dharamshala, Triund is home to breathtaking views and a trekking trail that goes through oak trees, grasslands and delicious food. The short 7 Kilometer trek is an even mix of flat surfaces and steep climbs. You could choose to do a day trek or camp overnight. It is rather convenient to book your trek at Mcleodgang and rent sleeping bags and tents for your overnight stay.
Chembra Valley, Kerala
Chembra is the highest peak in Kerala and offers some stunning views of Wayanad and the Niligiri Hills. Lush green trees and a walk through the forest are a welcome break for those who are otherwise used to the traffic and pollution of the cities. The trek takes almost three hours and takes you through a heart shaped lake that has never dried up ever. Trekkers must take permissions from the Forest Office before beginning the trek. The permission is relatively easy to get. Overnight camping at Chembra Peak is prohibited.
Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
A rather leisure trek, Araku is a simple walk in the park that offers great sights including the Borra caves, tribal museum and the Katiki waterfalls. Situated in Vizag, the Araku Valley is home to some of the finest Indian coffee. This trek defines the term ‘Coffee to Go, Please!’
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
A UNESCO World Heritage Sight, the Valley of Flowers located in the Western Himalayas is an experience you must witness at least once in your life. Breathtaking views of spectacular flowers mixed in the backdrop of lofty mountains will set your heart racing like never before. The Valley of Flowers is also home to some endangered wild life including the Asiatic Black Bear, Snow Leopard and Musk Deer. The Valley of Flowers Trek is our personal favorite.
Nearest Airport is in Dehradun (292 KM) and Railway Station is in Rishikesh (273 KM). Well connected roads to all major cities.
Chadar Trek, Ladakh
A unique trek available only in the winters requires trekkers to walk over a frozen Zanskar river. The challenging Chadar Trek distances a 105 Kilometers. The extremely low temperatures and thin oxygen add to the difficulty of this route. The trek is only advisable for advanced level trekkers who have sufficient experience in negotiating other medium to hard level trails. The very thought of walking on ice and experience the beauty of Ladakh makes the trek worth the while and hard work.