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India’s Top Trekking Tours: Experience Thrilling Adventures, Colorful Cultures

5 May 2013 2 Comments

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By Rahul Sharma

The northern part of India is blessed with the beautiful ranges of the mighty Himalayas. Crowned with snow-dressed mountains, sheer valleys and mesmerizing green meadows, the Indian Himalayas preserve a plethora of natural beauty. Along with picture perfect sights, Himalayan ranges offer one of the finest treks for adventure tours. Read on to learn more about the thrills wrapped in the arms of these grand mountains.

Trekking in Garhwal

Located at Uttarakhand, Garhwal Himalaya ranges let you wander amidst the most splendid view of nature. The following are the must-visit treks of Garhwal:

Nanda Devi Trek: This 11-day trekking tour will lead you through various majestic mountain ranges in the Nanda Devi (a top tourist destination): Kamet, Kauri Pass, Changabang and Dunagiri. If you love wildlife, you can’t miss the chance to visit the well-maintained wildlife sanctuary in Nanda Devi. In addition, the trek takes you through different villages, offering tourists a chance to see the colorful culture that exists here. The best time for visiting the Nanda Devi trek is from May to mid October.

Valley of Flowers: Trekking to the valley of flowers takes nine days. As the name infers, this tour will treat your eyes to the most exotic blossoms of Himalayas: orchids, daisies, poppies and various other sweet floral species bud in the valley. You may also witness some rare fauna, as the brown bear, musk deer and Bharal also make this valley their home. The ideal season for exploring the valley of flowers is from July to September.

Trekking in Sikkim

The most impressive secrets of the Himalayas are unleashed in Sikkim. Trekking at Sikkim is nothing less than a visit to paradise.

Kanchenjunga-Sharma
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Singalila Trek: The ten-day trek to Singalila revolves around the famous five summits and majestic monasteries. You will also enjoy the soothing sight of green woods and dazzling rivers as the Singalila trek is meant to showcase the exquisiteness of nature. There are two seasons for Singalila trekking, from March to May and October to November.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp: This 11-day trekking tour will have you walking on the Kanchenjunga range, the world’s third highest mountain at 8,586 meters. The trek is also surrounded by the beauty of four subsidiary mountains. Be aware though that the Kanchenjunga trek of Sikkim is known for its difficulty so make sure to get expert assistance for this expedition. The best time to visit Kanchenjunga Base Camp is October to March.

Trekking in Ladakh

Ladakh is known as the land of high passes. With a unique landscape, challenging rivers, and vivid culture, the Ladakh adventure tours are a must for every adventurist and are one of the most adored trekking destinations around the world.

Markha Valley Trek: The serene journey to the Markha Valley Trek will take around 11 days. This trek will take you through the famous monasteries, including the Hemis Monastery. On this circuit you will be covering two passes, the beautiful town of Leh, the dazzling Indus River and some fascinating wildlife. The best time to explore the vividness of Markha Valley is from June to October.

Trans Zanskar Trek: This 18-day trekking expedition is one of the famous Ladakh adventure tour activities. If you want to experience local culture, various villages located at the cliff are the perfect place to explore the traditional background of Ladakh. The greenery of the place and old, majestic monasteries stand as major tourist attractions. The best season for this trek is from July to October.

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Trekking in Himachal

With snow-capped mountains and stunning valleys, Himachal is known for its breathtaking beauty. A trekking expedition to Himachal simply means getting closer to the splendid aspects of Mother Nature.

Trekking in Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir are regarded as the heaven on earth. The picturesque splendor of the peaks and valleys of this place will leave you mesmerized. There are various treks in Jammu and Kashmir that will make your expedition memorable.

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Gulmarg Trek
This is an eight-day trekking expedition amidst the exciting beauty of Gulmarg, which basically means ‘meadow of flowers’. It serves as an ideal base for various short treks. The main attractions here are the valley of Khilanmarg, Alpather Lake, and a Muslim tomb- shrine. April to June and September to October are regarded as the ideal time for trekking in Gulmarg.

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek: The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is a moderate trekking expedition of seven days. This trek will take you through various mountains, dazzling lakes and flowery meadows. Within a week you will be capturing paramount scenic beauty in your eyes and heart. The ideal season for trekking is from July to September.

About Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma is a popular blogger and professional writer. Passionate for tourism, he has traveled and explored all of India and written many informative blog posts about adventure trekking there.

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2 Comments »

  • Arjun said:

    All of the mentioned treks are worth doing but the most interesting is Trans Zanskar Trek. Being on this place makes you feels something very special and gives thrilled feeling.

  • Deepak Khanal said:

    It looks very nice trekking,Great picture as well but Nepal has so many nice trekking trails for adventure trekker and spiritual hikers.

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