Best Himalayan Treks in India

Hampta Pass Trek 

The Hampta Pass Trek is one of the most sought after treks in India that is situated at an altitude of 14100 feet above sea level. This Pass is located in Himachal Pradesh and you can arrive at Manali in order to reach the base camp of Hampta Pass. It is one of the easiest treks of Himalayan ranges that can even be done by beginners as this is also an all weather track except the monsoons. The drive from Manali to Jobra, the base camp, is a 2 hour journey. This 5 day trek starts from Jobra eventually heading to Chika. This trek to Chika is like a warm up for the upcoming challenges of day 2 and day 3. Then after an overnight stay at Chika you will head to Balu Ka Ghera that is 9 kilometers away. This day would be the longest treks of all as you not only have to travel longer but also cross various water streams. After reaching the Balu ka Ghera, you can stay and camp there for that night and enjoy the beauty of nature. On the next day you will head towards Hampta Pass and if you are lucky enough you will also get the chance of visiting Chandratal Lake, which is a fascinating lake that changes its colors as the day passes. So the Hampta Pass Trek is a beautiful experience that you should never miss. 

Chadar Trek 

The journey for Chadar Trek starts at Leh, Ladakh and it is recommended to acclimatize for at least 3 days in Ladakh in order to get the grip of the trek at high altitude. And remember only after a medical test that you will be allowed to trek to Chadar. Then on the next day you will head towards the valley only to come across the Indus and Zanskar rivers confluence. After a drive of 3 hours along the Zanskar, you will find the actual trail to Chadar. It would be a perfect start before you take a walk on the frozen Zanskar. Understanding the ice patterns will take time and walking with gumboots is difficult initially. Slowly but steadily you will surely adapt to the demands of the Chadar Trek. The frozen white carpet of the snow shines in the backdrop of the barren cold desert of Ladakh. As the path way becomes narrow you must be careful as you are now supposed to walk on the ice. Walking on the ice is a bit tricky and after these efforts you will be reaching Shingra Koma. Overcoming the difficulties that Chader poses will then lead you to Tibb. Then there is the most awaited place called Nerak, the frozen waterfall. So this is a hard trial and tests your perseverance so get ready for that and go ahead!

Dayara Bugyal Trek 

The Dayara Bugyal Trek is a trek through the meadows that starts either at Dehradun or Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. But most of the people opt for Dehradun because it is a smaller distance than from Rishikesh. From Dehradun, you will first have to reach Uttarkashi in order to reach Raital or Barsu, which are base villages of Dayara Bugyal. These both villages are located on either sides of a ridge and are pretty good and beautiful. From Raital or Barsu you will start your actual trek for at least 5 hours and then reach Gui. From here the trail becomes steep and ascent and also gets to see the initial stages of the snow cover. From Gui it takes almost 3 hours to reach and trek to Dayara Bugyal and from the Bugyal to the the top of Dayara it takes another hour. So this is how you will complete the trek by descending from the top on the same day to Gui camp. 

Pindari Glacier Trek 

Being part of the Nanda Devi National Park, this entire trail is a walk through the big boulders and rocks of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. The first location to stay in this trek is Karkia, and here instead of staying in tents, you get to stay in some of the white beautiful domes. On the next day with nature 3 to 4 hours of the trek you will reach a colorful village called Khati where you must give time for stretching your muscles to get ready for the next day high altitude trek of 13 kilometers to Diwali. The next morning is a 5 kilometers trail to Phurkia. After this day you have tos start early to cross many snow patches to reach the final zero point of Pindari Glacier.

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