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AdventurousTrek In India

What do you think when you plan to go on a trek? Which trek will be easier, which one will have the most beautiful sights or which one is worth visiting even if it’s the most difficult one? Following are some of the treks which are beautiful, a bit tough but worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.

1. DODITAL TREK

DODITAL is a freshwater lake in Uttarakhand, India. The trek originates from the Bhagirathi valley, which is settled at an altitude of 1,350 meters, and passes through a mysterious forest and ascents gently to a height of 4,150 meters to Darwa Top. Dodital is often called Ganesh-ka-Tal and is considered as one of the sacred lakes in the Garhwal Himalayan region as it is believed that it is the birthplace of Lord Ganesha.

TREK

Area: Garhwal Himalayas

Duration: 7 Days (5 days trekking and 2 day travel)

Best Season: Round the year except July and August

Altitude: 4150 mts/13612 ft

Total Trekking: 54 K.M

2. BEAS KUND TREK

The Beas Kund, which is regarded as a holy lake is located in the Kullu Valley and is the original source of River Beas. It is believed that Rishi Vyas used to take his daily bath in the pristine water of this lake. The Beas Kund Trek, which is considered as one of the easiest treks in the Himachal Himalayan region is also a short trek of three days from the popular hill station of Manali that is placed at a height of 2,050 meters.

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Area: Himachal Pradesh

Duration: 6 days (2 days travel & 4 days trekking)

Best Season: Mid May – Mid October

Altitude: 3650 mts/11972 ft

Total Trekking: 30 K.M

3. FROZEN RIVER CHADAR TREK

Featuring a dreamlike environment of nature colours, the Frozen River Trek, commonly known as the Chadar Trek, is one of the challenging treks in the Ladakh region. The Frozen River Trek, which is one of the popular winter treks, is also one of the longest trekking trails in the Indian Himalayan region that covers an entire stretch of 90 kilometres in 8 chilly days. Like a walk to paradise, the Chadar Trek fulfilling several trekkers’ dreams making it a part of their diary. 

frozen-river-trek1Area: Ladakh Himalaya

Duration: 13 Days (4 days travel/9 days trekking)

Best Season: Mid Jan – Mid Feb

Altitude: 3850 mts/12628 ft

Total Trekking: 80 K.M.

4. DARMA VALLEY TREK

Darma Valley trek, relatively an unexplored trek, is known for offering mesmerizing scenic beauty. Religious for some and adventurous for other, Darma Valley also holds a strong religious connection. The trek passes through flower scattered fields, water streams, and ancient towns, which makes it an absolute delight for the trekkers.

darma-valley-trek1-1Area: Kumaon Himalaya

Duration: 12 Days (4 days traveling/8 days trekking)

Best Season: Mid April – Mid October

Altitude: 3470 mts/11390 ft

Total Trekking: 60 K.M

5. VALLEY OF FLOWERS TREK

The beautiful valley situated at an altitude of 3300 mts to 3650 mts is the paradise of nature lovers. The valley is exceptionally rich of the flowers wealth and has the largest collection of wild flowers species. There are about 520 species of flowering plants and the area was declared as a National Park in 1982. The animal like Himalayan black bears, musk deer’s, brown bears, Bharal and rich variety of birds and butter flies are found in this National Park.

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Area: Garhwal Himalayas

Duration: 07 Days

Best Season: Late June to Early September

Altitude: 4328 Mts

Total Trekking: 50 K.M

THINGS TO CARRY FOR THE TREK

  • Sunglasses

  • Sleeping bag

  • Torch

  • Water bottles

  • Trekking Shoes

  • Sneakers

  • Note book with pens and pencils

  • Lip balm, moisturizer and sunscreen

  • Toiletries

  • Personal medicines

  • Thermal wear

  • Vitamin tablets

  • Woolen sweaters, hand gloves

  • Undergarments

  • Comfortable T-shirts and pants

  • Windcheater

  • Plastic bags

  • Caps or scarf

 

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