Hiking in India is a world only with the role of the main protagonist of the Himalayas. Over the years, the Himalayan region has attracted many travellers from around the world where they embark on a journey of self-discovery along with nurturing the downtime derived from their busy schedules. Trekking is also a great way to bond with new people and get to know old colleagues better. In this article we are going to list the best trekking places in India.
If you are going to come face-to-face with all the big Himalayan peaks, but are not quite ready to go to Nepal for a complete settlement of Everest, Goecha La in the north-eastern state of Sikkim. It is the highest mountain pass in the state, and if you have 10 to 11 days to travel which needs to be done with a guide, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the south-eastern face of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world and is worth a trek in itself. In the spring, just before the monsoon, come for clear views and the most beautiful flora on the way.
Nanda Devi trek
Reaching a height of 7816 meters, Nanda Devi is the highest peak in the Garhwal region of India. Nestled in the lap of a mountain, the Nanda Devi National Park, home to unique Himalayan flora and fauna, is a place of beauty in and of itself. You will be trekking along the foothills of the Himalayas and many small rivers, rivers and glaciers. The place is a symbol of pristine natural beauty, attracting thousands of photographers, trekkers and fakirs every year.
The Roopkund trek starts at Lohajung at an altitude of 3200 meters and brings you to a lake called Roopkund, which is placed at an altitude of 5029 meters. The lake is popular for its remains of human skeletons that were found at its bottom. Whose bones are these as a number of legends. The distance to be covered in an interval of 7 to 9 days is 53 km. Hearing the deafening sounds of the rivers, one passes through lush green forests. Spot Hindu temples, Himalayan peaks that include Nandadevi and Nanda Ghunti, many bird species, and green flat plains.
Nestled in the middle of the Western Ghats, there are lush green hills and mist-filled valleys that define the beautiful Kudremukh trek – perhaps one of the greenest in India. Beautifully protected trails lined with grasslands, deep forests, bamboo bushes, abundant moss and exotic flowers. There is a lot of wildlife to be discovered here, ranging from butterflies to birds to reptiles. Another fun fact: “Kudremukh” literally means “horse face” in Kannada, whose name stems from the same shape as the pinnacle. The Kudremukh Trek is around 20 to 22 kilometres long and is described as moderately difficult, so there’s no need to be an experienced hiker to enjoy its unique beauty. It also only takes 1.5 to 2 days to complete and is ideal for those looking for a weekend trek in South India.