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Top 30 Trekking Expenditure in India with Beautiful Waterfalls

Top 30 Trekking Expenditure in India with Beautiful Waterfalls

Encompassing five countries including India, Nepal, China, Bhutan and Pakistan, the Himalayan mountain range is sure mighty with the world’s largest peaks and offers an exciting allure to adventure junkies to go trekking in the Himalayas. The mountains clad beautifully in thick snow blankets has to its credit hundreds of trails attracting trekkers, both experienced and amateur, from around the globe for trekking in India. In India, trekking in Uttarakhand, especially Rishikesh is one of the best places for trekking in the Himalayas.

Did you know some of the trek trails in India also have beautiful waterfalls?

Here’s a list of 30 such treks which is sure to appeal to the trekker in you and for those who are not, I’m sure it will be inspiring.

1. Chadar Trek

Height: 11,123 Feet
Duration:8-9 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: January and February

Chadar Trek

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Ladakh, Leh and Jammu and Kashmir, as much as they are beautiful and hold a magical charm, trekking in the area is not easy. The Chadar trek in Ladakh is one of the most challenging treks. Traversing a length of 105 Km, the entire trek could take 8-9 days to complete and involves walking over the frozen Zanskar River which is intimidating and quite dangerous. On the way to the Tibb cave is when you pass through the beautiful waterfalls.

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2. Chopta Trek

Height: 3925 Feet
Duration:4 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: January and March and September and November

Chopta Trekking

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The Garhwal Himalayan area is home to a number of enthralling treks and the Chopta trek is one among them. The Chopta – Chandrashila trek at a height of 3925 feet is one of the easy/moderate trek trails and takes around 4 days for the entire trip. Chopta, nicknamed the Switzerland of India serves as the starting point and the trek offers a spell binding encounter with nature.

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3. Pindari Glacier Trek

Height: 4200 Meters
Duration:10 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Pindari Trek

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This trek covers a round trip of 90 Kilometers and is another easy to moderate trek in the Himalayan region. The entire trip takes about ten days to complete and involves passing through rhododendron forests with its beautiful bird species, glacial streams, mountain ridges and the Pindari River. On route to Phurkiya you can find the mountain walls with beautiful cascading waterfalls.

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4. Roopkund Trek

Height: 16000 Feet
Duration:7 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: May through October

Roopkund Treks

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Roopkund is among the best trail routes in India where you find the Roopkund Lake (locally called the mystery lake). The lake is guarded by the Himalayan peaks of Trishul and Nanda Gunti and also involves a number of waterfalls, dense forests, meadows and rivulets on route.

RoopKund Trek – A Mystery Lake

5. Zanskar Valley Trek

Height: 11,500 to 23,000 Feet
Duration:12 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: June through August

Zanskar Valley Trek

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The Zanskar range is huge with the height of peaks ranging between 11,500 to 23,000 feet above sea level and takes twelve days for trekking. This strenuous trek is usually undertaken in the months of June through August. Zanskar valley trek covers a distance of 465 Kms, a 235 Kms distance from Leh to Kargil and another 230 Kms to Zanskar and is one of the most adventurous with rough terrains and beautiful natural sights. On route one can view the beautiful waterfalls over the Zanskar River.

Zanskar Valley Exploration to Trekking

6. Rupin Pass Trek

Height: 15, 256 Feet
Duration:8 to 10 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: May to June and mid September to October

Rupin Pass Trek

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 The Rupin pass in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas connects the Rupin river valley in the Garhwal Himalayan region to Sangla Valley/Baspa Valley in Himachal Pradesh. On route one gets to witness the Rupin waterfall which is a three stage waterfall and it’s a great adventure traversing the slopes near the falls.

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7. Har Ki dun Trek

Height: 3587 Meters
Duration:8 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: April to June and September to November

Har Ki dun Trekking

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Accessible both in winter and summer, this is one of the easiest treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region. The valley nestled in the middle of a vale in front of the Har Ki dun peak is beautiful. The initially ascending trail, then takes a short descend before ascending again and takes us through charming pine forests, streams and waterfalls.

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8. Tungnath Trek

Height: 12,073 Feet
Duration:4 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: February through November

Tunganath Trek

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A thousand year old Tungnath temple of Lord Shiva, the highest temple in the world is located at the peak of the Tungnath trek at an altitude of 12073 feet and trek duration of four days comprising well-defined routes making for easy treks. The Nandadevi temple situated near the spellbinding Akash Ganga waterfalls is also situated at Tungnath and offers panoramic views of some of the famous peaks of Himalayas.

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9. Hampta Pass Trek

Height: 14,100 Feet
Duration:4-5 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: June to September

Hampta Pass Treks

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Trek through lush green meadows, alpine forests and glaciers with wild flowers and a clear water waterfall, the Hampta Pass Trek is one of the best routes for beginners and connects the Lahaul valley and Kullu Valley with its scenic beauty.

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10. Valley of Flowers Trek

Height: 12,000 Feet
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: June to September

Valley of Flowers Treks

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The mystic valley of flowers is a true wonderland on earth. Here as the region becomes covered in snow and remains inaccessible for the rest of the period. The UNESCO World Heritage site takes around six days to trek and is home to nearly seven hundred different plant species including blue poppy and the much hyped Brahmakamal. The climb to the top passes through a beautiful waterfall near Ghangria and offers a panoramic view of the valley below with the beautiful, colored flowers.

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11. Goecha La Trek

Height: 16,000 Feet
Duration:11 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: April to June

Goecha La Trek

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This trek begins at the enchanting valleys of Sikkim. One of the easier treks in the region, it is usually undertaken in the months of April to June. The trek takes us through the Tshushay falls and the peak offers an enchanting view of the Kanchenjunga and the Pandim peaks majestically towering over the green meadows. You are also treated with several beautiful sunrises along the way.

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12. Kashmir Great Lake Trek

Height: 13,750 Feet
Duration:8 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Kashmir Great Lake Trek

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This trek involves trekking an approximate length of 63 Km. The trek takes eight days to traverse and provides a firsthand taste of natural scenic beauty and adventure nestled among the snow clad peaks. Miles of spreading meadow, glaciers, an icy cold cascading waterfall, a myriad of terrains ranging from plains to rough and five lakes (Vishansar Lake, Kishansar Lake, Yamsir Lake, the nameless lake and the Gadsar Lake) offer the trekker with a once in a lifetime experience.

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13. Kuari Pass Trek

Height: 12,763 Feet
Duration:6-7 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: December through March

Kuari Pass Trek

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The trail known as the Curzon trail named after Lord Curzon undertook the trail for the first time during the British period involves traversing a small waterfall during the last section of the trail leading to the Kuari Pass. The view of Nandadevi, one of the most beautiful mountin in the Himalayas is stunning from the peak.

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14. Trek to Triund

Height: 4800 Meters
Duration:6-7 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: March to December

Triund Treks

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Situated in laps of the Dauladhar range, Triund is a true crown jewel of Dharamsala with perfect view of the mountains on one side and Kangra valley on the other. The trek that begins with an easy terrain becomes tedious towards the end involving twenty two tiring curves leading up to Triund. The place is accessible throughout the year except during the months of January and February when heavy snowfall cuts off access to the trail. The Bhagsu waterfall can be viewed while climbing down from the peak located.

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15. Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp Trek

Height: 14,816 Feet
Duration:8 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Bagini Glacier and Changbang Base Camp Trek

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This trek in the Garhwal Himalayas encompasses a distance of approximately 43 Km. the trek offers glorious views of the peaks of Dunagiri, Changa Banga and Kalanka. Hathi Parvat, Trishul, Grarur peak are some other peaks that are viewed from here. The climb involves passing through wild alpine flower meadows, crystal clear water flowing through streams and cascading down falls and a serene atmosphere.

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16. Stok Kangri Trek

Height: 20,182 Feet
Duration:9 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: July through September

Stok Kangri Trek

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One of the most beautiful peaks in Ladakh in Northwest India is the Stok Kangri. It is the highest trek able summit in India and involves a challenging climb up the mountain while no particular mountaineering skills are required and involves rigorous trekking for nine days. The view from the top gives picturesque view of the Zanskar range and the Indus valley.

17. Beas Kund Trek

Height: 16,000 Feet
Duration:7 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: April to June and September

Beas Kund Trek

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This is an easy to moderate trek encompassing a height of over 16,000 feet involves crossing small streams and waddling through ice cold waters on the way. It passes through the Jogin waterfall near Vashishth and trekking uphill from here offers fascinating views of the massive waterfall. The waterfall near the Solang Nala continuously falls on a Shivling. The trek is considered holy by Hindus.

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18. Khatling Glacier Trek

Height: 13,779 Feet
Duration:7 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: May to October

Khatling Glacier Trek

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Having the river Bhilangana as source, the Khatling glacier is a lateral glacier which involves a moderate trek in the beginning and a strenuous trek over boulders to reach the peak. The value of Bhilangana has truly been blessed by nature and trek offers panoramic views of Himalayas while passing through thick, dense forests, lush green meadows, the Marsar Tal and several moraines on the hanging glaciers. Bhi Sarovar, a semi-frozen lake forms the central point of one of the moraines and on route to the Khatling cave, an impressive cascading waterfall on the other side of the valley offers an impressive view.

19. Milam Glacier Trek

Height: 13,615 Feet
Duration:12 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: June to October

Milam Glacier Trek

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This trek serves as a gateway into the mysteries of trekking in Uttarakhand and is done along the base of the Nanda devi peak and through forests, remote villages, waterfalls, snow laden mountains, wooden bridges and several ice chunks. This glacier which serves the source for the Gori Ganga River involves a long trek and is one of the largest glaciers covering the Kumaon at an area of 37 Sq. Km and 28 Km in length.

20. Kafni Glacier Trek

Height: 12,769 Feet
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: May through October

Kafni Glacier Trek

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The trail in the Kafni glacier is full of surprises involving beautiful river crossings and a fascinating waterfall on route to Dwali from Dhakri, dense forests and jaw dropping view of the Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Nada Kot and Trishul. It is one of easier treks in the Kumaon valley. The beginning of May witnesses the valley spring to life with lush greenery. Its close proximity to Pindari glacier and Pindari valley makes it another sought after trek trails.

21. Annapurna Base Camp

Height: 8091 Meters
Duration:11 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: March through May and September through February

Annapurna Base Camp

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Annapurna peak is the tenth highest peak in the world towering over an altitude of 8091 meter and the Annapurna base trek forms one of the popular treks in the world. The trek beginning at Pokhara passes through beautiful white waterfalls cascading along the mountain wall, beautiful farmlands, villages, rhododendron forests and snow clad mountains on route. It is one of the easy treks in the region.

22. Bara Bhangal Trek

Height: 4800 Meters
Duration:12 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: June to October

Bara Bhangal Trek

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A famous trek from Manali to Bara Bhangal visiting the Billing valley is situated at a height of 4800 meter of challenging trek and also known as the Shepherd’s tail trek. On route to Madh from Bara Bhangal is a beautiful waterfall along the river flowing from Kali Yahni Pass.

23. Dayara Bughyal Trek

Height: 12,500 Feet
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: May, June, September and October

Dayara Bughyal Trek

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Dayara Bughyal and Gidara Bugyal, the twin peaks form one of the most beautiful alpine meadows in Indian subcontinent. Stretching out far and wide and nestled amidst towering snow capped peaks, the trek offers views of natural beauty at its best. The trek takes you through valleys, meadows and forests and during the descent near Barsu, you can hear the sounds of a roaring water from a nearby waterfall. The crystal clear water offers a best deviation from days of hard journeying in rough terrains.

24. Dodital Tal Trek

Height: 13,116 Feet
Duration:9 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: Winter

Dodital Tal Trek

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One of the true winter treks in India with outstanding snowy sceneries, the trek involves passing through wooden bridges over flowing rivers, streams, villages and waterfalls on route. Dodital which is the birth place of Lord Ganesha is also considered spiritual for the reason and has a lake, the Dodital Lake at the peak.

25. Everest Base Camp Trek

Height: 18,523 Feet
Duration:15 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: February to June and September to November

Everest Base Camp trek

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One of the challenging treks in the Himalayas, the Everest Base Camp trek has deservedly been in the spotlight since the fifties for the sense of achievements that trekkers feel on successfully completion the trek which is a true lifetime experience. The trek has fascinating sceneries with panoramic view of glistening snow peak including the Mount Everest, glacial rivers, waterfalls, villages, settlements and monasteries.

26. Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Height: 4500 Meters
Duration:14 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: April to mid June and August to October

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

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Tapovan offers a totally different view of the world with the Neelkanth peak at your arms length and a waterfall near to the peak. The view from the peak makes all the difficulty of the climb of fourteen days worth it.

27. Malana Trek

Height: 11,811 Feet
Duration:5 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: May through November

Malana Trek

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In the back drop of snow covered mountains, untouched habitation, waterfalls and rivulets flowing underneath, Malana trek, known as the Mini Israel in Himachal Pradesh and one of the oldest democracies in the world is an enthralling trek.

28. Markah Valley Trek

Height: 5150 Meters
Duration:8 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: July to September

Markah Valley Trek

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The trek covers a distance of 106 Km. The trek takes us through beautiful scenery with the region’s best flora and fauna, and while descending we pass through a waterfall and several rock formations and at the peak are the Gandala La and Kongmaru La Passes which are two of the most high altitude passes in the world.

29. Nag Tibba Trek

Height: 10,000 Feet
Duration:3 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: Middle of February to June and September to December

Nag Tibba Trek

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This is a circular trek in the Himalayan range involving passing through alpine, oak and rhododendron forests and the view from the top offers beautiful viewing of the Bandarpunch, Srikanth, Swargarohini and Black peaks.

30. Patalsu Peak Trek

Height: 13,450 Feet
Duration:5 Days
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult
Best Season: May through October

Patalsu Peak Trek

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The trek to the Patalsu peak passes through the holy Jogni waterfall which is at height of 2280 meters and involves passing through several Himalayan settlements of Shange, Bahanga, Busal and Burwa and the ascend uphill passes through dense forests and tree lines and spectacular views before returning back to Manali.

For Upcoming Treks:

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or

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