The land of the Himalayas, the Aravali Range and the Eastern Ghats, India has a plenty of trek options for nature lovers. There are several trails here that will interest you, challenge you and acquaint you with the immense beauty in the terrains and landscapes of this beautiful country. Have a look at some of the most amazing options we have lined up for you, before you choose which path you wish to tread on.
Markha Valley Trek in Ladakh
An extremely popular trek in Ladakh, the Markha Valley trek is going to be one of the most special memories of your holiday in India. You will come across different terrains and landscapes while on this trek. You will cross through small villages, lovely streams of water, and fields of barley and mustard – take some time to let all this beauty sink in while you explore the magnificence and perfection of this location. There are a number of Buddhist monasteries in this area and you will find it really interesting how ancient Tibetan culture is represented here so well.
Nanda Devi Trek
Nanda Devi is the highest Garhwal area peak. Nanda Devi National Park is spread across the mountainous region and there are several species of Himalayan flora and fauna that you can spot here. You will love the natural beauty, the great weather, and the overall milieu of the entire region. There are several small glaciers and streams of water that will greet you here and you will be transported to a world of tranquillity.
Chadar Trek, Zanskar Valley
This trek is open in the winters. It is a trek on a frozen river and is considered to be one of the most difficult treks in the country. This trek is for people who have had considerable trekking experience and can tread icy paths and endure bone-chilling winds. This 9 day long trek can be a true test of endurance and strength.
Gomukh Trek, Gangotri
This trek takes you to the Gangotri Glacier which is situated at Gomukh, the origin point of the River Ganges. You will see an amazing variety of plants and animals here, such as a rare blue mountain goat variety. It is a 12 day trek and the level of difficulty is moderate. You can definitely try your hand at this if you have the time and penchant for exploring the road less taken.
Roopkund Lake and the trek leading up to it are certainly incredible. The lake is particularly famous for the human skeletal remains that are said to be found on the base of the lake. There are beautiful forests surrounding the lake and there are different species of animals and birds in the forests, making the trek all the more magical.
It is essential to make sure you have your travel and hotel bookings in order before hand. It is also important to make sure you are well equipped and prepared for your trek in order to be able to brave harsh weather conditions.