Top 5 Treks In India
Top 5 Treks In India, Known as the most popular trek of the rocky and cold desert of Ladakh, Markha Valley is a stunning river that lies in the Hemis National Park enclosed by towering mountains and lovely villages perched deep in the valley. It is an adventure-packed trek at an altitude of 17,060 feet offering some breath-taking views of Mt Kang Yatse, different river crossings including the crossing of the high pass of Kongmaru La, wildlife and wilderness of rocky canyons to accompany you all the way of the ascent. Markha Valley trek is an ultimate opportunity to know more about the lives of the locals and explore some beautiful homestays resting on the green fields throughout the trek. All this but when to visit? Markha Valley allows a period of 4 months during which you can plan to travel your best 6-day long trek from June to September.
The northern state of Uttarakhand extends one of the most well-traveled winter treks, perched at the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park for its famous rewarding summit climb and splendid environment to spend vacation days at. At a high elevation of 12,500 feet, the Kedarkantha trek is an incredible opportunity to find yourself amidst the remotest of villages in stone-cold winter and the serenity of nature. This trek is the first choice of any trekker who signed up for an exciting climb, unseen and untouched beauty, and the views of beautiful lakes, mountains, rivers and the mighty Himalayan peaks. The temperature hovers around 8°C to 15°C during the day while -5°C to 3°C during the night. The ascent is introduced from Sankri, a small village, to the peak of Kedarkantha. Kedarkantha trek witnesses the glacial winter season from November and to April and attracts many by its challenging and fascinating summit with an easy to moderate trek difficulty.
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Rested at an altitude of 11,930 feet promising views of 4 of 5 tallest peaks in the world- Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and Mt Kanchenjunga, Sandakphu Trek also offers a view of the Kanchenjunga range which is commonly known as the Sleeping Buddha. A trekker’s wonderland that leads you on the Singalila Ridge located at the Southern end of a long crest, which goes down from the Kanchendzongha range and is the border between Nepal and Sikkim. The spotlight of this Sandakphu Trek falls on the unique Tea Houses here, such likes are unlike the ones anywhere else. Perched at the Singalila National Park, it exhibits various species of flora and fauna, Red Panda and the scenic sight to appreciate. Sandakphu Trek is a 6 days long trek stretching for 44km with a moderate level of difficulty. The best recommended time to visit is from March to May and then from October to January.
At the astounding height of 16,207 feet, the Goechala trek offers a close-up view to the third-highest peak-Mt Kanchenjunga and Singalila range from the Dzongri top, not found from any other trek. A destination for those who even dream of thrill and breathtaking views. Not limited to panoramic views, the Goechala trek also boasts itself with flora and fauna to accompany you throughout your slope. Goechala is also linked to the Kanchenjunga National Park, which explains its unearthly beauty. Popular for its big summits as well as for a difficult ascent to the top, not for the faint-hearted. The best of this trek is undeniably the sunset-sunrise views after a great climb and the spell-bounding Samiti lake. It is a 10-day long trek with the desirable season ranging from April to June. Now, get all geared up for this adventurous trek.
A trek celebrated by every trekker for the mesmerizing view of India’s most stunning mountains namely, Mt Nanda Devi and Mt. Dronagiri with altitudes of 25,673 feet and 23,182 feet high respectively. Kuari Pass is a well-traveled trek that welcomes travelers all year round. However, the best recommended season is the winters, celebrated for the captivating views of snow perfectly settled in the forests and trees, covering the area with a white carpet. This trek offers an easy to moderate trek experience and stretches for 4 days or can get extended to 6 days if you travel from Rishikesh. Kuari Pass trek gets introduced from Tapoban, a small village near Joshimath in the Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand.