India is blessed with beauty, culture, and diversity in abundance, but one more thing the country is rich in is Adventure. And what is more adventurous and fun than Trekking? The country caters to the need of all those spunky and daredevil fantasies that we have had in our minds since we were little kids, which can be fulfilled at the venturesome trek locations. It’s high time just watching and dreaming of enjoying like actors chilling in the mountains, rather gear up and feel this lifetime experience yourself. The following are the top 10 adventurous treks in India, which are waiting to give you one of the best times of your life.
Valley of flowers trek
Let me start with a place whose beauty is divine enough to steal the show and strike one’s eye. The trek holds some magic that whosoever treks here can not think of anything else, but admire the place. Exquisitely crafted by nature herself, is The Valley of flowers spread in 87 sq km in the Chamoli district, in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The artistry of the place is next to heaven, the kind which tempts one to wander and lose themselves in its beauty. But one should not misunderstand it as a cake-walk, The treks rest at a great height of 14,400 ft and makes it moderately difficult to trek, uneven terrains add up to its toughness. The valley is filled with an exotic and huge range of flowers that exhibits beauty in their purest form, Like, Orchids, Premulas, Daisies, Marigolds, poppies and so many many more. Built-in 1982, it is regarded as a National Park and also bears the title of UNESCO World Heritage site, since July 15, 2014.
- Duration: 6 Days
- Best time to visit: July to October
Kinner Kailash Trek
Along with being famous, adventurous, and tempting, The Kinner Kailash is a sacred and religious trek as well. It leads the trekkers to a 79 feet tall Shiva Lingam, whose color miraculously changes during the daytime. It starts from Thangi village and goes through Charang La Pass and Charang Village. It is situated at 15,004 ft and offers amazing views of majestic peaks, meadows, cascading streams, and much more. The trek is Moderate to difficult to trek.
- Duration: 2 days
- Best time to visit: September to October and March to April
Har ki dun Trek
Beautifully preserved, Har ki Dun is one of the most adventurous and famous treks in the state and country, A valley-shaped place that rests at the core of the Govind Ballabh Pant national park, and at a height of 3566 mt., offers surreal distant views to the trekkers, including the magnificent panorama of the Himalayan ranges. and also renders sights of enchanting valleys in the Garhwal region. The place is easy to trek to and is under the reach of everyone.
- Duration: A week.
- Best time to visit: December to March
One of the most adventurous and astounding trekking locations, Kedarkantha is blessed by nature with its most beautiful creations. A trek that has one of the most scenic landscapes, snow scarfed mountains, which seem like white gold, when it shines. The place is explicitly alluring and something one would never want to miss out on. Situated in the Western Garhwal district of the Uttarkashi, it is at a height of 12,500 ft and is stretched with 20 km of beauty. The snow falls in abundance here in the winter seasons, enough to beautify the place and also enough to not cause any problem. The trek is a moderately difficult one.
- Duration: 5 days
- Best time to visit: November to April
Resting at a soaring height of 28,810 ft. is The third highest mountain in the world, sharing the border of two countries, India and Nepal, the Kanchenjunga Trek. The trek is not ideal for beginners as suggested by its elevation. This trek will add a golden feather to any ardent trekker who wants to add one big achievement in her diary. The trek is one with one of the most arresting and captivating views, which can not be missed.
- Duration: The proper duration it takes is About 24-25 days, Shorter routes can opt as well which can be of 15 days.
- Best time to visit: March to mid-May and October to late November
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Located in the Spiti valley this is a very aesthetic famous, and adventurous trek for trekkers. Protected by mountains all around, the place is situated at a height of 4,250 mt. There is a crescent-shaped lake, which looks utterly beautiful, and along with other miracles of nature, the place is really surreal. The trek is under the approach of Beginners to professionals as it is an easy to moderate trek.
- Duration: 7-8 days
- Best time to visit: mid-June to mid-October.
Rupin Pass trek
If you want to challenge yourself with highly elevated regions and their adventures, then add Rubin Pass to the list, which rests at a startling height of 4650 mts. It begins at the Dhaula in Uttarakhand and goes till Sangla in Himachal Pradesh, making it a two-state trek. The scenarios change from beautiful to mind-blowing views. And the blue waters of the Rubin that gushes along with it is, just so stunning. The trek asks for good strength, stamina, and energy as the trek is moderately difficult.
- Duration: 7 days
- Best time to visit: mid-May to June and mid-September to October
Pin Bhabha trek
India is blessed with some of the most stunning crossovers, But this trek is just the most amazing one. The moment you stand at the top, you witness different shades of pink floating in the tranquil and charming Pin valley, being at odds with the mountains of Spiti which are dark and deserted, and behind you the green Bhaba Valley. All different, complementing each other’s beauty. The place is very Dramatic, as the scenery here keeps on changing from good to the best. The trek is a difficult one, as it is at a height of 16,105 ft.
- Duration: 9 days
- Best time to visit: May to September
Khopra ridge trek
If getting to watch 22 big mountains at just one trek does not sound Adventurous, I don’t know what does. And 2 being amongst the highest mountains in the world. The trek rests at a height of 15,709 ft and is stretched for 70 kms, making it a difficult trek. The panoramic views one will get to witness here will be locked forever in their minds and souls.
- Duration: 9 days
- Best time to visit: Oct- Nov, and Mar-May
Kashmir great lakes trek
Just hear the word Kashmir, and one is taken into Nature’s best shots at beauty. And trekking in ‘Paradise on earth’ with lakes around, what more do one wish to see. This trek is adventurous and pretty at the same time the trek is a moderately difficult one, stretching for 75 km. The meadows, the lakes, the mountains, the trees, the air, everything is next to heaven here.
- Duration: 6 days
- Best to visit is between July-September