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5 BEST EASY TREKS IN INDIAN HIMALAYA FOR BEGINNERS

01 Nov, 2017



Here we select top 5 Easy treks in Indian Himalaya which will be suitable for them who are beginners or doing first time trek in Himalaya.


Valley Of Flower

Overview: A chanced discovery on a lost path made by British traveller Frank Smith in 1931 resulted in the world welcoming the enchanting Valley Of Flowers. His book by the same name created a stir among nature lovers, making the Valley Of Flowers Trekking one of the most sought after since then.

Perched gracefully under the watchful eyes of the towering Himalayan peaks protecting the tranquil environs, the valley is situated at an altitude of 3,858m.

With millions of species of wild flowers such as saxifrags, sediams, lilies, poppy, calendular, daisies, geranium, zinnia and petunia, the valley also holds many streams that add on to the natural beauty. The rich bio diversity is also home for several species of butterflies and insects too.

Location: Uttrakhand

Duration of the Tour: 6 Days

Altitude: 4329m

Total trekking distance: 50 km

Temperature Range: Can vary from 10-15 °C, 20-23 °C and 6-14 °C

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Season: July to September


Hampta Pass

Overview: Discovering the unique landscape on the Manali side of Himachal Pradesh with the Hampta Pass trekking is like a dream to reality experience. A rich, diverse canvas with resplendent flora and fauna, the trail goes through a picturesque setting of lush green forests, meadows, and also throws glimpses of barren lands.

An integral part of Manali’s topography, which is the India’s favourite adventure zone, this trek is voted amongst the easiest of trails and most attractive to beginners. An exciting activity, being around Hampta Pass opens a whole new beautiful world. Coupled with a stopover at the eerie and placid Chandra Tal, this journey is replete with adventure and scenic moments.


Location: Himachal

Duration of the Tour: 5 Days

Altitude: 4297 Mt

Total trekking distance: 34 km

Temperature Range: 12-20 degrees (days) and -2 to 6 degrees (nights) between Mid-June to August, 12-18degrees (days) and - 6 to 4degrees (nights) between September and Mid-October

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Season: June to September


Deoria Tal Chandrashila

Overview: Deoria Tal and Chandrashila Trek with Chopta is a short trek up to the most spellbinding peaks in Garhwal district. The first bit of this trekking journey takes one to Deoria Tal where one can relish the charming beauty of its lake standing at 2438m. It is from the Chaukhamba Peak where one can capture gorgeous views of the Deoria Tal Lake and its mirror-like waters.

The trail leading to Chopta is enveloped in lush green meadows nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. This trail leads one to the Tungnath temple, which stands tall at 3680m and is regarded the highest Shiva shrine in the world. Apart from the exotic flora and fauna caught along the way, one can also feast their eyes with sights of several majestic peaks namely the Bandarpoonch, Kedar and Chaukhamba. After a kilometer-long walk from Tungnath, arrive at the summit of Chandrashila peak at about 4000m. The spectacle offered here comprising of snow-capped peaks and the undulating valleys surrounding the area make this trek well worth it.

There is also the additional experience of lodging at the Himalayan Eco Lodges and Camps at Kund which forms the base for the Deoria Tal and Chandrashila trek and overlooks the Mandakini River gusging below the Kedar peak.

Location: Uttrakhand

Duration of the Tour: 5 Days

Altitude: 4000 Mt

Total trekking distance: 30 KM

Temperature Range: December to March day time 11C to 4C and night -2C to -8C. Wind chill, freezing climate with snow.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Season: September to November, January to March


Kedarkantha

Overview: Situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, Kedarkantha trekking in Uttarakhand is an amazing experience for those who enjoying spending time in nature. One of the often visited locations, the area’s natural beauty is complemented with quaint hamlets, unending lush green meadows, and some terrific sights of the towering Himalayan peaks.

The snaking trail to the 3,850m tall summit goes through Govind National Park, which offers an exclusive glance of the Himalayan flora and fauna. With views of peaks like the Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Black, and Ranglana, the highlight of the trail is undoubtedly sunsets against the backdrop of impressive snow-capped mountains.

Location: Uttrakhand

Duration of the Tour: 6 days

Altitude: 3810 Mt

Total trekking distance: 36 KM

Temperature Range:-5 to 20 degrees celsius

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Season: Round the year except monsoon. Expect good snow in the winter months until mid-April.


Indrahar Pass

Overview: Everyone knows, Himachal Pradesh is one of the most enthralling and adventurous destinations in the whole country, and there is no doubt about it! Sitting gracefully in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, this state is the home to several high mountain passes, peaks and gushing rivers.

Indrahar Pass, perched at a towering height of 4,324ft above the sea level is one such mountain pass that entices trekkers from across the globe. Located in the Dhauladhar Range of the mighty Himalayas, this pass is also popular among the tourist due to the close proximity with Dharamshala.

Location: Himachal

Duration of the Tour: 4 Days

Altitude: 3650 Mt

Total trekking distance: 35 km

Temperature Range: May-June: 12 to 20 Degrees (Day) and -2 to 5 Degrees (Night), September-November: 8 to 16 Degrees (Day) and -5 to 5 Degrees (Night)

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Season: May to October






Posted By

Surendra Singh

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