Top 10 treks to do in North India

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There are a lot of trekking opportunities in the northern region of India, trekking here offers a great opportunity to try some adventurous sports along with exploring the beauty of nature. The treks of north India attract a lot of adventure enthusiasts from all over the world. In north India, you will find several trekking spots which offer a great view of snow-capped mountains and lush green landscapes. North India treks has something for everyone no matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced trekker. Trekking here allows you to get an escape from your busy lives and reconnect with nature.

The most famous trek locations in north India are Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. 

Popular north Indian treks

  • Himachal pradesh treks: hampta pass trek, deo tibba trek, pin parvati valley trek, beas kund trek, kasol kheergnaga trek
  • Uttrakhand treks: Dayara Bugyal trek and valley of Flowers trek
  • Jammu & kashmir treks: chadar and stok kangri trek. 

1. kasol kheergnaga trek

This is one of the most famous and beautiful treks in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh which offers a great view of mountains covered with snow, beautiful lush green landscapes, wonderful waterfalls, and the most beautiful Parvati valley. This trek is 12 km long and it can be completed in 6-7 hours of trekking through beautiful trails covered with snow. If you want to have a safe trekking experience you should plan a trek in the summer season which starts in April and lasts till the end of June. camping there is one of the best feelings you can ever experience. 

Kasol Kheer Ganga trek is rated as moderate on the scale of difficulty level. 

2. Hampta pass trek

If you are looking for an exciting adventure then the Hampta Pass trek in Manali looks like the best trekking destination for you, this place offers a great view of the Indian Himalayas, which is located at an altitude of 14,00ft. Hampta Pass Trek is rated as moderate on the scale of difficulty level, which makes it best for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. This beautiful place will make you fall in love with the beautiful views of lush green landscapes and snow-covered mountains. While trekking you will witness the wonderful glacial lakes, large landscapes, and beautiful snow-capped mountains.

3. Deo Tibba trek

This is also one of the beautiful destinations for trekking in Himachal Pradesh this place offers a mesmerizing view of the snow-topped mountains and some of the popular peaks of Himachal Pradesh. Along with the perfect view, this place is also rich in flora and fauna and you can also find herbs that have medical properties that can be used for curing fever and stomach pain. 

The difficulty level of this trek is moderate which makes it best for beginners. It is one of the exciting treks of Himachal Pradesh.

4. Pin Parvati valley trek

Pin Parvati Valley trek is one of the beautiful treks of Himachal Pradesh, the starting point of this trek is Pughla village and the ending point is Mud village which is situated in Spiti Valley. The height of this trek is 17, 370 ft. This is a difficult trek so if you are planning to trek to Pin Parvati Valley, you must be an experienced trekker. 

This trek is a 78 km long trek which will take a total of 10 days to cover. You will also see the cultural transaction between Hinduism to Buddhism on the way. This trek is one of the beautiful yet challenging treks of Himachal Pradesh. 

5. Beas kund trek 

The source of the Bear River, Beas Kund is located in the deep Himalayas with an altitude of 3839m. The starting point of this trek is Solang, which is popular for its adventurous sports like skiing and paragliding in the valley. The best time to plan the Beas Kund trek is from April to May, it is the best weather to plan a trek at this time because the weather is not so cold so you can enjoy your trek without worrying about snowy trails.

6. Dayara bugyal trek 

The trekking trail of Dayara Bugyal starts from Raithal which is the base camp of the Dayara Bugyal trek. This winter trek of Uttarakhand offers beautiful mountain views of Shrikant Peak, black peak, and Gangotri sets of the peak. This is India’s one of best winter treks which is located at 12500 ft. above sea level. 

This trek is best for beginners because it is one of the simplest treks and brings the most adventurous journey for the trekkers.

7. Valley of Flowers trek 

The Valley of Flowers trek is one of the most popular treks of Uttrakhand which offers a great opportunity to explore the beauty of Himachal Pradesh, this trek is rated as moderate on the scale of difficulty levels which makes it best for both beginners and experienced trekkers.

8.  Chadar trek

The Chadar trek is one the most captivating yet challenging treks in Jammu and Kashmir. You need to be prepared mentally and physically before going on this trek if you have a strong will then you can face all the challenges that the Chadar trek throws your way. The beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayas will encourage you to fight all the challenges and complete this trek. 

9. Stok kangri trek 

Stok Kangri trek is one of the highest treks in Jammu & kashmir situated at an altitude of 20,100 ft. This trek is rated moderate on the scale of difficulty which makes it best for trekkers who don’t have any experience. 

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