Trekking in the Himalayan ranges of India offer one of the best landscapes, that this country has to offer. It is like a gravitational force that pulls trekkers towards the mountains. Its magnetic beauty also attracts the non – trekkers from all over the India and even internationally.
“There is some magic in the Aroma of the hills
The wild smell of the flowers and plants on the way
That crunched bed-sheet like pattern on the lower part of the hills
The snow, kissed with golden sunlight
The cold rush that comes after removing the gloves or while bathing
And that ultimate feeling of reaching the top and watching the million dollar views of Himalaya’s.
Be aware! Your heart might just skip a beat out of over happiness! “
But there are so many treks scattered all around that one might easily get confused since which trek to go and what would be the best month to go. So here is a list of 12 treks in 12 months you should go for.
January : A Walk On The Streets Of Frozen River, Chadar Trek
You will find this on the most of the traveler’s bucket list. Reason? It’s the unique experience of walking on a Frozen River! The running water freezes as if the time has stopped, you will even find frozen Waterfalls! No, it is not like climbing on the hill, but crossing paths at sub zero temperatures! Rugged brown mountains breathing colorful white snow and vibrant blue river flowing inside. The landscape acquires a pristine grandeur in winter as the trail enters into the gorge of the Zanskar. Test your endurance with this challenging trek!r
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February : Nag Tibba, The Serpent’s Delight
Nag Tibba is a classic trek in the vicinity of Mussorie. It is a perfect weekend getaway. This trek is just short of that magical elevation of 10,000 feet. The trek can easily be done in 3 days starting from Delhi. Trekking through the dense greenery and then opening to the deep valleys filled with mix of Oak and Deodar forests is just amazing. And then suddenly the landscape changes to Snow everywhere. The stunning views of Bandarpoonch peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the north, and the snow peaks of Chanabang. In the night you won’t need to close your eyes to dream. The billion tiny stars are stunning enough to camp under. February is an idle time for this trek.
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March : The Magical Meadows And Landscapes Of Har Ki Doon
That mystic mountain’s holds a story untold. Its mythology and mystery will gross you and take you back into time. The river flowing through the narrow gorge of cradle shaped mountains will leave you speechless. The snow experienced on the top will bring out the child in you. The trekking and walking trail along it are covered with light snow in the winter months and is a delightful experience to walk down from. The Har Ki Dun valley trek has many local villages en route. This gives the approaching trekkers a chance to have a glimpse of a very simple and grounded style of living of the locals. Melancholy, you will have to soon leave these mesmerizing landscapes and go back to the Urban Jungle.
Ps – The best time to visit this trek is in late March and early April.
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April : Pristine Lake Of Deorital And The Grand Summit Of Chandrashila
Deorital to Chandrashila is one of the most suited treks for the ones who want maximum returns for the effort put in. Deorital is a heavenly lake surrounded by thick hardwood trees and an expanse of lush greenery. The forest till Bhrujgali camp is sometimes stunning to imagine how much variety jungles can be in. And then the grand summit climb to Chandrashila will offer you a view of the tallest peaks in India. The peak is actually the summit of the mountain which is the highest shrine dedicated to Shiva – Tungnath. Oh, and not to mention the impressive variety of birds you get to see n this trek!
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May : Cross Country Trekking Of Rupin Pass Trek
The great thing about Rupin pass trek is that it takes you through the entire stretch of Dhaulandhars. It has some breathtaking views. It starts from a small village in Uttarakhand, and completes with the trekkers crossing over to Himachal Pradesh. Rupin pass is a challenging trek full of surprises. The trekking trail takes you through the deep mountain folds, wooden bridges, green meadows and a lot of snow. You will come across a unique architecture of temples and a village hanging out of a mountain past Jiskun village. The sudden bloom of colorful Rhododendrons everywhere and dense pine trees over 100 feet tall tower over the trail will surely surprise you.
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June : The Skeletal Lake Of Roopkund
Roopkund is a mysterious lake at an altitude as high as 5000 meters. You will find strange skeletons surrounding it which is sure to give you Goosebumps! It’s got everything going for it. Deep virgin forests, breathtaking campsites, miles of undulating meadows, snow and ice, and the taste of a great adventure as you climb from 8,000 ft to 16,000 ft in 4 days. The time spent on the largest high altitude meadows in our country, i.e, Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal will make you fall in love once again. Each moment spent in these meadows is going to be a treasured moment of your life for many years to come.
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July : The Unique Dry Mountains Of Markha Valley
Markha valley comes in the dry regions of Ladakh. The striking contrast of trekking in an arid cold desert valley is outstanding. It enters the beautiful Hemis National Park and ventures through the two high Himalayas Mountain Passes – Gandala La (15748 ft) and Kongmaru La, (17,060 ft). Markha Valley trek trails wind past willow groves, crosses some exciting waist-deep river, and through rocky canyons decorated with multi colored Tibetan prayer flags rising and falling in the breeze. Trails going across Buddhist villages are interesting and they are very photogenic. During the Markha valley trek, one can connect with Tibet and immerse oneself in the Tibetan culture.
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August : The Dreamy Valleys Of Hampta Pass
Hampta pass connects the picturesque valleys of Kullu valley and Lahaul valley. The changing landscape and the diversity of flora and fauna present on either side of the pass make this trekking a soulful experience. The frequent weather changes and the diversity of atmosphere tend to delight the trekkers and make them fall in love with the surroundings. The additional bonus of the trip is the visit to the high altitude alpine lake of Chandratal, known for the deep blue color of its clear water. While returning you will go through the famous Rohtang pass.
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September : Dayara Bugyal, Best Alpine Meadows Of India
Dayara Bugyal is considered to have one of the best Alpine Meadows of India. Not to mention the panoramic views of the Himalayas it has to offer. Situated in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal is situated at an altitude of approximately 3050m. The trek goes through various landscapes, from open land to dense forests, and in the winters the meadows themselves are covered with snow, therefore giving you a most beautiful and breathtaking view of the scenery. Due to its low altitude this trek is considered to be one of the easier treks in Himalayas. So if you are a Novice, then head on! But don’t consider it a picnic!
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October : The Closest To Nanda Devi, Kuari Pass Trek
Kuari pass trek is best covered in the early winters. The occasionally snow covered landscapes are quite in contrast with the views of summer. The upper stretches of this trek consist of the uninhabited zones of the famous Gharwal region of the Himalayas. These landscapes keep changing, keeping you gripped with its mesmerizing views. The charm of camping in this region is phenomenal because of the presence of the snow capped terrain. Of course, we cannot ignore the fact that it provides picturesque views of the second highest peak of the Himalayan ranges, Nanda Devi.
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November : Goecha La, A Stairway To Kangchenjunga
Goechala is one of the offbeat treks which offer enough adventure for trekkers. But Goechala Pass is one of the well known treks in Sikkim. It is also a base camp for the world’s 3rd highest Mountain, Mt. Kangchenjunga. This trek is not for the faint hearted. The beautiful Rhododendrons on your way will color your heart with happiness. Its dense forest, river crossing and camping with jaw dropping views of snow capped Mountains makes it a must do trek.
Read our complete guide for Goechala Trek – http://goo.gl/U4pTsv
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December : The Hidden Khauli Pass
Khauli pass is a small mountain pass covered in snow for 7 months in a year. At an altitude of 3750 mts, Khauli Pass is one of those forgotten treks that were charming once, but development overruled it. Surprisingly, though, the main stretch of the trek is untouched. The snow kissed peaks with giant glaciers; the bewitching landscapes with dense trees with colorful flowers are just amazing. It is the birth place of innumerable holy rivers, the magical Himalayas just freeze the time.