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High Altitude Treks in India

India has the perfect landscapes and destinations to support high altitude trekking. The mighty Himalayan slopes hide a number of trails that offer beautiful sightseeing opportunities to trekking enthusiasts. For those interested in unravelling the secrets of the land by personally exploring them, trekking is more than just an activity.

The best way to understand the land and unravel its secrets, it gives you the opportunity to closely understand the locals of any destination and learn more about their lifestyles, customs and traditions. In India, the revelations that are stumbled upon during these trekking expeditions are innumerable and intriguing, which is why high altitude treks in India are so popular.

The mighty Himalayas, the beautiful regions of Leh, Uttarakhand and Himachal are some of the most popular destinations for trekking in India. The Himalayas have fascinated trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world since centuries and innumerable people have attempted to scale the majestic peaks of the Himalayan mountain range from time to time. The Mount Everest and the Mount Kanchenjunga are the jewels of the Eastern Himalayan range and occupy the topmost position in any trekker’s wish list. Earlier Darjeeling was the base for most trekking expeditions in the Eastern Himalayas.

Tenzing Norgay, the first person to scale the Mount Everest, started an institute for training trekkers and mountaineers. The institute called the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute has trained several professional mountaineers and trekkers over the years. Much later Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh opened up several trekking routes to the Himalayas, attracting more and more tourists and trekkers from all over the world. Today, there are several routes to approach some of the best trekking destinations in India.

Trekking in India is more than just an experience. The wonderful feeling of being surrounded by majestic mountains, setting your feet on some of the most inaccessible places in the world, discovering the secrets hidden in the snowy slopes of some of the most formidable mountains is not just an expedition.

It is a memory that you will cherish all your life. And it is for this reason that trekkers continue to troop into the most difficult trekking destinations in the country. Harsh climatic conditions and atmospheric changes haven’t been able to deter the most passionate trekker from venturing into these regions.

Here are some of the best high altitude treks of India:

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Chadar Trek

Chadar Trek
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The beautiful Ladakh district is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. With snowy mountain peaks and picturesque landscape, Ladakh attracts innumerable tourists from all over the country and world. It is also a popular trekking destination. During the winter season, from November to March, the mountain passes get blocked due to snowfall. This cuts off access to several villages in the region.

One of the few ways to reach these snowbound villages is by trekking over frozen rivers. The Chadar trek, Leh is one such experience. Trekking along the Zanskar River, which offers a frozen path, takes you through such villages. This route has served as a trade and transportation route for several years now. Today, it is a popular trekking destination and attracts trekking enthusiasts from all over the world.

The Zanskar River is big and fast-flowing during the summers and lies frozen, all its energies harnessed, during the winters. The Chadar trek is definitely exciting but perilous too, the temperatures remain 15 to 20 degrees during the daytime and between 25 to 30 degrees at night. The trek will require you to walk on a sheet of ice, hence the name ‘Chadar’. On your way, you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of glistening ice peaks and sparkling icicles.

During the trek, you will have to be very careful. You may have to walk on very thin strips of ice, bounded by canyon walls on one side and swift flowing icy water on the other side. One mistake and you may be washed below the ice. So it is very important that you take care of yourself.

The trek usually lasts for a week and you will have to sleep in nearby caves during the night hours. The Chadar trek is unique and adventurous. It is perfect for those who love a little peril with their adventure. The beautiful snow-covered landscape of Ladakh and the chilly and slippery chadar of snow beneath your feet as your trek over the frozen Zanskar River will be an experience that you will never forget in your life.

Best Season: January - February

Difficulty Level:
 Difficult

Max. Elevation:
 3390 m

Know More: A Complete Guide to Chadar Trek

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Start/End point of the trek: Haridwar
Start Time of the trek: 6:30 AM (Day 1)
End Time of the trek: 6:00 AM (Day 6)

Kedarkantha Trek Highlights:

- Kedarkantha Trek in Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful treks which take you to the land of some of the best views which you will cherish for a lifetime.
- This winter trek will take you through a journey of some of the unknown places with the best views of the mountains.
- During your trek you will trek across some of the most beautiful sights with snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys and frozen ponds.
- Get a chance to witness the vivid flora and fauna of the region as you continue your trek.
- Each of the campsites is known for its amazing surroundings with the beauty of pine trees.
- Soak in the amazing beauty of the region while you continue trekking through the lush meadows, dense pine forests, cascading beautiful streams, and gorgeous maple trees.

About the Kedarkantha Trek:

For those of you who are looking for some thrilling adventure then Kedarkantha trek is perfectly made for you.  Decorated with a beguiling magnificence of falling snow and bordered with pine trees, The Kedarkantha Peak is a standout amongst the most looked for after snow trekking destinations in India. You will start this trek from Dehradun which is another beautiful destination. The drive to Kedarkantha takes you through Mussoorie, and some of the scenic beauty of the region till you reaches Sankri. 

During your trek, you will come across some of the majestic sights of the snow-capped Himalayas, the verdant greenery, lush landscapes, a myriad collection of flora and frozen ponds. As you continue your trek you will also see remote towns where ladies and children are busy taking, bundles of wooden logs, wooden sticks and dry leaves to use them for cooking and set up bonfires at night. Kedarkantha trekking package gives you that perfect trekking experience that you have been long waiting for.

About the 
Kedarkantha:

In the celestial like the state of Uttarakhand, lies the snowy delight of Kedarkantha trek which is another beautiful trek. Close to the famous Har ki dun valley, this place is lesser visited. Steeped in unsurpassed beauty, over here you find charming villages, vast stretches of meadows, snow paths and magnificent views of the great Himalayas. The people of the region are said to be friendly and follow a unique culture and practice. Uttarakhand, permeating nature’s glory offers a dramatic landscape dotted with lovely lakes, tranquil rivers, mountains and rising Himalayan peaks. This is one trek which should not be missed by the adventure seekers who loves to take some challenges. This trek is an ideal destination for the nature lovers to bask in the prettiness of intact nature and enjoy wonderful and heavenly moments with exhilarating experiences.

Best time to visit Kedarkantha Trek:

The best time to visit the Kedarkantha trek is in the months of December to April. The entire region is covered with sparkling white snow and the base of alpine trees is half-submerged with it. If the snowy mountains attract you then this the best time for you to witness the true beauty of nature. The months of June to September are the monsoon months and one must avoid trekking at this time. The trekking route remains open in the summertime but the beauty in the winter months is truly paradisiacal that makes it the best time to visit Kedarkantha.

Quick Facts About 
Kedarkantha Trek:

Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C

Kedarkantha Trek Distance:  20 km

Maximum Altitude: 12,500 ft

Kedarkantha Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Base Camp: Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)

ATM: Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins. 

Meals during Kedar Kantha Trek:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian) are included in the package

Stay during 
Kedar Kantha Trek:

Tent or Guesthouse stay on triple/quad sharing basis
Standard tents with attached washroom in Sankri
Alpine tents in Juda – ka - Talab
Alpine tents in Base of Kedarkantha

How to reach?

Haridwar has a railway station which is well-connected from all metropolitian cities and nearest airport is Dehradun - Jolly Grant.

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About the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek:

Kanchenjunga base camp trekking package for 11 days is right at your fingertips to let you marvel the adorning beauty and charisma possessed by the third highest peak in the world. The trek starts at Yuksom, a tiny village in Sikkim and the first trails take you to reach Bakhim. Wait for the jaw-dropping sights of Rathong River, the evergreen fern plantations, orchids, rare birds and reach the Paha Khola Bridge and witness the high altitude waterfall and the swimming pools there. Prek Chu River views are the perks you will obtain on the first day.

Dzongri trek will be the finest part of the whole Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek which will let you move through the Tshoka hamlet and then comes Phedang Pass and showing you the best views of Pandim, Thenchinkhang, Jhuponu mountains. Dzongri will be your clam host for two days. It can offer you the mesmerizing sunset views and later your destination will be Bikhbari and following it would be the focus of your journey that is Khangchendzonga Base Camp. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling conducts some of the advanced mountaineering courses at the camps every year.  At the base, you will be able to watch the mystique beauty of Frey's peak, Koktang, Kabur and Rathong.

The Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek reaches the point of returning to the start after the sixth day of the trek. Bakhim will offer you a free day to enjoy the sights and the reminiscence appear around. Once your reach Yuksom, the majestic Kanchenjunga base camp trek comes to an end with hundreds of beautiful memories.

About the 
Kanchenjunga:

The Khangchendzonga or Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is considered to be one of the awe-inspiring treks in India. Offering some of the challenging yet delightful trails, this trek is undertaken by trekkers from different parts of the world. While for the non-adventurers this trek might sound difficult and strenuous, for the thrill mongers it is a dream come true. Geographically, Kanchenjunga and other surrounding five massive peaks are together forming the third highest peaks in the world. 

They are in the mighty Himalayas located in the small beautiful state of India, Sikkim. Kanchenjunga stands at an elevation of about 8586 meters and covers a large portion of Himalaya which is known to be the Kanchenjunga Himal, around 7000 meters area. The Main, Central and South are the three major sections of the peak and they are all located in touch with the borders of India and Nepal.

Trekking was not allowed here initially and later when explorers started unwinding the trek routes, they could find the hidden treasures like lakes, dense forests, tribal villages, landscapes and rich flora and fauna. The massifs spans across the major boundaries of Nepal, Tibet and India and the fact is that till 1849, Kanchenjunga was considered to be the highest peak in India before the discovery of Everest and K2. The verdant meadows, quaint villages, gleaming mountains, secluded regions, snow-clad summits, gushing rivers and lakes are the prominent attractions lying on the way to the base camp. These are the simple reasons for trekkers to choose this strenuous trek to rejuvenate themselves.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Highlights:

- Embark on this trek to enjoy the panoramic view of the neighbouring mountains - Frey Peak (5830m), Koktang (6,148m), Kabru Peak (7,412 m), Ratong, Chandra Peak and the Kabru Dome (6600m).

- Make use of the chance to meet the local people dwelling in the beautiful villages.

- The third highest mountain in the world offering you the best adventure possible will be in your heart forever and the trek done here is one of the greatest achievement you could get.

-Tour of Sikkim tea garden will be an additional experience which lets you learn about the various kinds of teas and get the chance to return to the magnificent beauty of nature again.

- A monastery tour of Sikkim can also be done to explore the cultural and traditional variations the tiny state holds.

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Weather conditions:

Except for monsoon and high winter, every other season is perfect for the trek to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp. During monsoon, the routes will be slippery and also the roads get blocked due to heavy rain.  When it is winter, trekking becomes impossible at times due to heavy snowfall and the roads get inaccessible also. During summer that is from May to June, the temperature would come up to 25 degree Celsius during daytime and the same comes to 7 to 15 degree Celsius at night. July to August end or mid-September is the monsoon period and it is better to avoid trekking that time. At Dzongri, during summer, the weather ranges from 7°C to 15°C during the day and at night it is from 3°C to (-2) °C.

Autumn comes by September end and remains till the end of October with a day temperature of around 13 to 20 degree Celsius and night temperature dropping down to 2 degree Celsius maximum. Day temperature at Dzongri this time is from 2 to 7 degree Celsius and at night it will be from 3 to -4 degree Celsius.

Quick Facts About Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
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Kanchenjunga Temperature: 10 to 15 degrees in the morning and 2 to 5 degrees at night

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trekking Distance:  90km

Kanchenjunga Height : 17,000ft

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult 

Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Yuksom

Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station to Yuksom 

Airport: Bagdogra airport (160 Kms from Yuksom)

Base Camp: Yuksom

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Valley of Flowers Trek

Valley of Flowers Trek
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Just as the name suggests, the place is heaven on earth. It may be difficult to believe, but the Valley of Flowers seems too surreal to believe. The Valley of Flowers is in full bloom in the months from June to October and appears as a carpet of myriad colours.

The Valley of Flowers is the second core zone of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and has been now declared as a World Heritage Site. The entire landscape springs into full bloom right after the monsoon rains. The Valley of Flowers attracts a number of tourists, botanists, florists, and trekkers all throughout the year.

The Valley of Flowers is open to the public only during the summers. It is an excellent place for trekking and can be reached on foot by trekking 17 km from the nearest town of Joshimath in Garhwal. You will have to trek about 14 km from Govindghat, which is situated near Rishikesh, to reach Ghangaria. Ghangaria is the last settlement on your way to the Valley of Flowers. You reach the gorge over the River Pushpavati where the valley starts. There are fixed timings for entry into the valley and camping is prohibited there. You will have to return to Ghangaria the same day.

The beautiful valley is situated at an elevation of 3650 m and is delightful to look at. The best time to visit the Valley of Flowers is mid-July to mid-August. The trek to the Valley of Flowers is very easy and can be undertaken by people who have limited or no experience of trekking.

The Valley of Flowers has a very pleasant climate during the daytime with the temperatures hovering between 15 to 20 degrees. However, it gets pretty cold during the night time and you may want to dress in layers to protect yourself from the cold. The treks are always led by professional guide trekkers who have completed the basic and advanced mountaineering course and are certified in first-aid.

Best Season: 
May - October

Difficulty Level:
 Medium

Max. Elevation:
 4329 m

Also Check: 
Guide to Valley of Flowers Trek

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Location -  Manali

Start Point/End Point: Manali Bus Stand

Start Time/End Time: The trek start at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends at around 03:00 PM on day 5.

About Hampta Pass:

Hampta Pass trek is giving each adventure lover an option to discover the unique landscape on the Manali side in Himachal Pradesh. From the top, you will witness the magnificent view of a different world below, the beautiful yet deserted Lahaul. The panoramic sweep of the valley from the summit will be a sight that will not leave you forever.

About the Hampta Pass Trek:

The Hampta Pass trek has the starting point as Manali. From Manali, you will be taken to Jobra and then to Chika located at a height of about 10,100 feet. The route will have plenty of greenery, River Rani and the mountainous stretches on one side. When you climb up to reach Balu ka Ghera from Chika, On this impressive journey catch the first glimpses of the mighty towers in Dhauladhar Ranges occupy the entire frame with meadows and flower-filled valleys. What awaits you next are the gradual slopes until you reach the mighty Hampta Pass and on the way, Hampta Village will be your host for some time. Discover the serene calmness that surrounds the valley.

The ultimate destination of the trek is the beautiful Chandratal located amidst the pristine surroundings dominated by the white peaks and clouds above. A confluence of three paths – Hampta Pass, Spiti, and Rohtang Pass and the green paradise will accompany you to achieve the height of about 14,100ft.

The whole experience will be beautifully driven by our experienced and well trained guides along with the porters and kitchen staff. The team will also help you in allotting your dome tents for each night for to keep you hassle free so that you can just enjoy the beauty of the places without getting into any operational stuff.

Quick Facts About Hampta Pass Trek:

Hampta Pass Trekking Distance:  35km

Hampta Pass Altitude: 14,100ft

Hampta Pass Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate 

Electricity: There will be no electricity on the trek

ATM: You will find ATMs in Manali.

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About the Sandakphu Trek:

Known as another of the beautiful Himalayan trek Sandakphu Trek is a must do the trek for the adventure seekers and nature lovers. This trek takes after the well known Singalila Ridge, an eye-catching goad of high ground that lies at the southern end of a long peak, which keeps running down from the Kanchendzongha massif and structures the outskirt between Sikkim and Nepal. You will start this fascinating trek from New Jalpaiguri and then reach Manebhanjan from where you will start your trek. 

You will start trekking towards Tumling, on your second day which is one of the spectacular peaks of the Singalila Range. On your third day, you will trek to Kalipokhri covering a distance of around 9 km in 5 hours and the pass the Singalila National Park. On your fourth day, you will come across the amazing sight of the Sandakphu Peak, Mt Khanchendzonga, and Mt Everest. Standing tall these peaks will beckon you to stare at it for long. Get a chance to witness the majestic sunrise while during your trek.

On your fifth day, you will start your descending trek from Sandakphu to Srikhola. Keep admiring the beauty of the whole place as you continue trekking. You will also come across the spectacular panoramic views of Nepal Himalayas including Kanchendzongha range, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Janu, Chamlang, Baruntse and a host of Sikkim peaks all seen in one stretch. The awesome stroll along the edge is perfect for the learners/beginners, who need to investigate Darjeeling/Sikkim Himalayas. Your trek to Sandakphu will indeed be a lifetime experience.


About Sandakphu:

Located at an altitude of 11,941ft in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Sandakphu trek is popularly known as a ‘Trekkers Wonderland’. It is the highest region of West Bengal. This 6-day long trek takes you through the journey of Sandakphu through different picturesque locations which are untamed until now. Not just this during your trek catch the glimpse of the Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu along with a diverse range of flora and fauna, contrasting views of snow-clad peaks and evergreen forests.  

This trek is considered as the highest trek in West Bengal. The trek route to Sandakphu goes all along the Singalila range and therefore this is also known as Singalila trek. During the trek, you will not only see the famous peaks but also Three Sisters and few other peaks of Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan in one single stretch of snow. Soak in the beauty of the region as you continue your trek and watch the towering peaks touching the sky. The cluster of Kanchenjunga forms the upper body and is popular among the people as The Sleeping Buddha.  

Your trek route lies along the border of India and Nepal. There is also the Singalila National Park where one can find a rare species like Red Panda and is a birder’s paradise. You will also find blooming Rhododendrons and Magnolia which will turn the forest with red, pink and white shades during spring and foliage hue during fall. The Sandakphu Trek is definitely the best trek you should try this season.


Sandakphu Trek Highlights:

- Sandakphu Trek is one of the most beautiful treks which will take you through some of the most unknown and unexplored parts of Sikkim and Nepal.

- During the trek, you will come across the Mt Everest the snow peak which is said to bears bequest of the mythical stairway to heaven.

- You will also have the chance to camp under the brilliant night sky and that too with a bonfire.

- Pass through the small streams and witness the beauty of the whole region.

- Stop for a while and meet the friendly locals of villages and learn about their day to day life.

- Get a chance to witness the majestic sunrise on your fourth day.

- You will also find blooming Rhododendrons and Magnolia which will turn the forest with red, pink and white shades during spring and foliage hue during fall.


Quick Facts:

Sandakphu Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 5°C

Sandakphu Trek Trekking Distance:  47km

Sandakphu Trek Altitude: 11,941ft

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Bagdogra Airport

ATM: You can withdraw money at New Jalpaiguri (NJP).

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The Kuari Pass Trek

The Kuari Pass Trek

It was Lord Curzon’s initiative which led to the discovery of the trekking trail to Kuari Pass. The Kuari peak stands at an altitude of 4,264 metres and can be reached through a trekking trail that starts from Joshimath. The region has some of the grandest mountains of the Himalayan range namely, the Kamet (7756 m), the Chaukhamba (7128 m), the Trishul (7120 m), the Nanda Devi (7817 m) and the Nanda Devi East (7434 m).

The Kuari Pass trek gives you the wonderful opportunity to enjoy breath-taking views of these mountains. This trekking trail is comparatively quite easy as compared to other trails for high altitude trekking in India.

The trek begins at Joshimath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The Chamoli district is of great religious importance for Hindus in the country due to the Panch Prayag which is formed by the confluences of the Rivers Nandakini, Pinder, Kaliganga, Dhauli Ganga and Birehiganga.

The trail will take you through quaint little Himalayan villages which offer magnificent views of the Himalayas and a sneak peek into the life of the locals. During these walks, you can get to know more about the culture and traditions of the people here. The path is lined with trees in a beautiful hue of yellow and orange under a clear blue sky with cotton candy clouds forming interesting shapes.

The snow-capped mountain peaks stay by your side all along amazing you with their majestic and intimidating sizes. You will also pass through oak and deodar forests during this trek, which is pure delight to the senses. These jungles are rich in flora and fauna and you can spot fiery red flowers on rhododendrons.

You also get to walk through Himalayan meadows called Bugyals which offer the best view of the Himalayan beauty. The best of the Bugyals is the Gorson Bugyal. You will visit Auli, which is best known for its winter skiing slopes. Your trekking trail will take you to the Vinayak Pass and the Tali peak, from where you can get a panoramic view of the valley below. On reaching the highest point of the trek i.e. the Kuari peak which stands at an elevation of 13, 990 feet, you are rewarded with a mesmerising view of the majestic peaks of the Himalayas.

Best Season: 
December - January

Difficulty Level:
 Moderate

Max. Elevation:
 4,264 m

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About Nag Tibba Trek:

Nag Tibba Trek package is for two days starting from Dehradun after you arrive at the railway station or bus stand and from there, you will be taken to Pantwari and then to Nag Tibba Base Camp. A drive of around 85 kilometres and a trek for 4 kilometres would be needed to reach the base camp. Then waiting for you would be a completely refreshing dinner. 

Nag Tibba summit is just 7 kilometres away from the base camp where you will be able to watch the never-ageing beauty of some great peaks like Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Kedarnath, and Gangotri. Nag Tibba temple will also be covered on the second day of the trek. Then the descending route will be different from the ascending one. You will need around 8 kilometres walk trek to reach Pantwari and then a drive to Dehradun which will conclude the tour with some beautiful memories to carry back with you.

About the Nag Tibba:

Nag Tibba trek or the trek to the Serpent’s Peak is a wonderful delight for adventure lovers from all over the world since it showcases the best serenity and exciting trekking routes through thick jungles and meadows. Nag Tibba is extensively located at a distance of about 3022 meters making it an ideal weekend getaway destination, especially for adventure trekking. Many people find this very interesting to refresh themselves from routine boring work life. 

Comparatively, it is a less explored trekking route near Mussoorie but with so much to witness and relish. Garhwal Himalayas are the pioneering protector of Nag Tibba and this is the highest peak in the range. The rich flora and fauna in the forests will find before reaching the peak are the main attraction that keeps trekkers come back to attend its reverberating beauty for Nag Tibba trekking. It is an amazing option to enjoy the views of Bandarpoonch Peak, the Gangotri Peaks, Kedarnath Peak, Changabang Peaks, and the Doon Valley.

Trek to Nag Tibba is a circular trek which has a different finishing point from the starting point and there is no overlap on the trails you covered once to reach the peak. A contrasting landscape will be visible while you descend down from the summit. Some quaint villages and extremely beautiful Deodar forests will welcome you warmly and they will give you the refreshing atmosphere to make your tiredness go away.

The camping experience offered with this trek would be the additional essence of the trip. Once you get the feeling of staying amidst a perfect space to look at the sky and gaze at the twinkling stars, you will surely come back to relive the moment. Also, Nag Tibba trek is highly recommended for beginners or those with reasonable physical fitness.

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ag Tibba Trek:

Nag Tibba Temperature:  14 to 22  degrees (days) and 6 to14 degrees (nights) between September and December and 16 to 25 degrees (days) and 8 to 16 degrees (nights) during other months
Nag Tibba Trek distance:  15 km
Maximum Altitude: 9,910 ft.
Starting and Ending Point: The trek to Nag Tibba starts and ends at Dehradun/Delhi depending on the variant you choose.
Nearest Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
ATM: You will find ATM's in Dehradun.
Nag Tibba Trek Difficulty Level: Easy

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Location: Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Start Point/End Point: Kasol
Start Time/End Time: Start at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends at around 1 PM on day 3

About Kheerganga:
Kheerganga Trek, located at a height of about 2950 m, is one of the most well-known trekking destinations. Located deep in the Parvati Valley, it is said that thousands of years back it was the abode of Lord Shiva. Kheerganga is nature's paradise, the beauty of the place is spellbinding. The place is famous for its hot water spring and a splendid view of the valley.

About the Trek: 
You can enjoy the local food and cafes on the way. After a while, you will reach the Rudra Nag temple. As you cross the waterfall, the path gets a little steeper and then you will start spotting the blue and yellow huts which indicates the final milestone of the Kasol Kheerganga trek i.e Kheerganga top. Upon reaching Kheerganga, you can head straight for the Parvati Kund, or the natural hot water springs, which become all the more attractive in the winters. After reaching the top, you can relax into the allotted camps and enjoy the music session to be organized at the campsite is the cherry on the top.

About Camping:
For a decent stay, you can opt for alpine tents with common washroom facilities. For more luxurious stay you can go for Swiss tents with attached washroom are provided, each having beds, seating area and electric socket. All tent offers amenities like mattresses, pillows and clean linen. In the evening enjoy the musical night with a bonfire.

Quick Facts:
Trekking distance: 24 km
Maximum Altitude: 9,700 ft
Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
Electricity: Electricity will be available in Kasol and Kheerganga campsite.
ATM: Kasol is the last point where you will get an ATM

Stay during Kasol and Kheerganga Trek:
Swiss tents (Attached washrooms) on double/triple sharing on Day 1
Alpine tents (Common washrooms) on double/triple sharing on Day 2

Meals during Kasol and Kheerganga Trek:
Buffet breakfast and dinner is included in the package (vegetarian)
Lunch can be availed at an additional cost on an a-la-carte basis at the in-house restaurant

How to reach the campsite?
The campsite in Kasol is around 1.5 km away from the Kasol market. Either public or private transportation can be availed to reach the location. Parking space for private vehicles is also available.
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Available Group Departure: Every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

This trek can be availed at any day in a month provided the group size is above 4 people.

Start Point/End Point: Mcleodganj - Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand

Start Time/End Time: The trek starts at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends around 02:00 PM on day 3.

About Triund and Laka Glacier:

Triund is the easiest Himalayan trek. With breathtaking views of the Kangra valley and the snow-covered Dhauladhar ranges, it is also very picturesque. The  Triund and Laka Glacier trek exhibits stunning nature and offers a spectacular view of the entire Kangra valley.

About the Laka Glacier Trek With Triund:

Triund trek near Mcleodganj has gained vast amounts of popularity in the recent years for the scenic beauty and adventurous nature of the trek. Situated at a height of 9500ft above sea level, the views from the top of the Triund hill will never fail to mesmerize you with the sheer beauty of the entire valley in front of you. With a large number of travelers and adventure lovers trying on the trek, every year, this activity goes the extra mile and takes you to the famous Laka Got glacier, to have some fun and frolic before availing the chance of camping there. You will have a chance to stay in Alpine style tents on triple sharing basis.

Embark on this exciting Laka Glacier Trek expedition and get amazed with the breathtaking view of this region. Start your trek from Mcleodanj early in the morning while exploring the true and unspoiled beauty of nature hidden in the Himalayas till you reach Triund for the camping overnight. Explore the most popular and the perfect route on your trek to Laka Got Glacier, and upon arrival, play with the snow and make a snowman. Don't forget to take pictures. Enjoy the sights of vast green snow-capped capped mountains, while you set up camp here. End your tour by heading back to Mcleod Ganj with lots of memories.

Quick Facts:

Trekking distance: 13 km

Maximum Altitude:3,200 meters

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Electricity: There will be electricity at the Mana Village campsite on the trek.

ATM: Mcleodganji is the last point where you will get ATM.

Group Size- Min 4 people

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Kareri Lake Trek 2020, Mcleodganj | Flat 19% off
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About the Kareri Lake Trek:

For those of you who are planning to conquer the Himalayan Mountains, then trek to Kareri lake is a great option for you. located at an elevation of about 2,950 meters in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. This glacial Kareri lake trek will take you through a journey of the most scenic views. Trek through the lush green forest filled with chir and chilgoza pines as you continue your trek. 

The endpoint is feasible to take the private cabs to reach Mcleodganj. This trek is also a favorite among the shutterbugs and the nature lovers who can spend some time close to nature while clicking their best shots.

Quick Facts About Kareri Lake Trek:

Maximum Altitude: 9,650 Ft.

Temperature: 8°C to 20°C

Start Time: 09:00 AM

Kareri Lake Trek Difficulty Level:- Easy To Moderate

Approx Trekking Km:- 26 Kms (To & FRO)

Stay during Kareri Lake Trek Himachal:

Stay in Alpine tents on double/triple sharing basis.

Meals during Kareri Lake Trek Himachal:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) are included in the package

How to Reach:
The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport at Dharamshala about 20 km away. The Main Square is the epicenter of McLeodganj Town which is surrounded by most of the Hotels, the start point 
can easily be reached through convenient public and private transportation from here.

Note:
This Kareri Lake trek can be availed on every Weekend. Open even for Solo travelers as well. Send the inquiry for more available dates.

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Patalsu Peak Trekking Adventure - Flat 23% Off
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Not far away from the famous Solang Valley of Himachal Pradesh is a peak of height 4,220m above sea level which boasts of snow and some of the most beautiful scenes of the Dhauladhar ranges around. The Patalsu Peak is one of the fastest emerging trekking routes in Himachal Pradesh and provides the trekker with many different experiences before taking them to the top to witness marvelous scenes of the Himalayas and snowcapped peaks of the Dhauladhar range.

Starting from Solang Valley, this trek is a must take for the lovers of nature and adventure. both. With its difficulty ranging close to moderate, it has gained immense popularity within the community.

About the Activity:
- Start by arriving at Solang Valley early in the morning and beginning the trek as you move away from there.
- After you start trekking, you will see views of many famous peaks, including the Friendship Peak. 
- After passing a variety of vegetation and forests, you will arrive at the final steep climb covered with rocks and absolutely no trail. Once on the top of the peak, rejoice the scenery around you.
- Spend some time and click some pictures before starting the return trek to Solang Valley, where you will be finishing the experience and move to your return journey.

Timing- 7 AM to 5 PM
Difficulty- Easy to Moderate
Age Limit- 14 to 45 Years
Physical Requirement- Fit to take on steep treks for 10kms
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About the Goechala Trek:

You are happily invited to take part in a 10-day Goechala trek to watch the mighty Kanchenjunga closer to your eyes alongside the best Himalayan peaks in the region. The Goechala trek begins with your arrival at Bagdogra Airport or NJP railway station. Yuksom is where you will stay on the first night and from there, the exciting trek to Goechala commences. Teesta River and the uphill drive to cross a bridge in Legship will be an irreplaceable act of happiness. Yuksom to Sachen covering Rathong River, Paha Khola Bridge and lush green forests will be the most happening route of the trek until you reach Tshoka that is undoubtedly beautiful with the presence of Prek Chu River, Viburnum Plantations and many more scenic visuals.

Tshokha to Phedang will take you to experience the cuddling features of thick rhododendron forests whereas Dzongri will be offering you the best views of Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Kanchenjunga, and Pandim which are the towering peaks in the Himalayas. Thangshing would be waiting for you with multiple prayer flags, chortens, and the abnormally beautiful views of the Pandim Peak along with the gushing sounds of Prek Chu River. Climbing uphill through the moraines, to reach the Samiti Lake and the Zemathang Plateau which are the gateways to Goechala. Capture all the possible moments overwhelmingly beautified by the sights of Kanchenjunga and other major peaks touching the white clouds above and complete your trek on the 11th day after returning to Yuksom and from there to Bagdogra.

The two major things you should do before the start of the trek are making an entry at the police station with submitting a photo identity proof copies and paying the permit fees at the forest check post. Also, the camera charges would be additional but you can get this done with the help of your trek leader by paying the amount.

About the 
Goechala:

Goecha La is a tiny place located in Sikkim, and Goecha La trek is a dream and desire for hundreds of adventure lovers throughout the country. Entangled amidst vibrant and colorful flora and fauna, it is also the way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park to dive into the natural beauty. It is not about Kanchenjunga alone but the combination of other big summits around it makes Goechala Trek an absolute adventure to many and it is a great pleasure to watch these summits from the landscapes filled with exotic flowers and immensely attractive meadows and forests.

To watch the mountains clearly, you should visit Goechala from October to November since the sky will be completely clear during this time and the sunset, as well as sunrise views, would be perfect. But the cold climate that welcoming winter season would be a bit tough but still it is considered to be a suitable time to enjoy the snow-clad peaks without restraints. The altitude Goechala is posing before the trekkers are 4940 meters and that is the best reason for gathering trekkers from all over the world to the small state of Sikkim.

Quick Facts About Goechala Trek
:

Goechala Trek distance: 90 Km

Goechala Trek height: 16,200ft

Goechala Tempertaure Range:
April – June: 15 to 22 Degrees (Days); -1 to 7 Degrees (Nights)
September – Nov: 10 to 15 Degrees (Days); -5 to 5 Degrees (Nights)

Goechala Trek Difficulty Level: Difficult

Starting and Ending Point: 
The trek starts and ends at Yuksom

Railway Station:
 New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest railway station, which is 150 km away from Yuksom

Airport: 
Bagdogra Airport which is 155 km from Yuksom

Base Camp:
 Yuksom (6-7 hrs drive from 
Bagdogra Airport/NJP)

ATM:
 Jorethong which is one the way Yuksom thas the last ATM point before your trek begins.

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About the Chopta Tungnath Trek:

Tungnath trek is short and easy in the Chopta Tungnath trek which runs parallel to the sky-scraping Himalayan Treks. Tunganath is the highest temple of Garwal. During this hiking, one can enjoy a clear view of majestic peaks of Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth and Kedarnath. Chopta gives a picturesque view of the Himalayas. In the early spring, the Rhododendron forest glows red as the flowers bloom.

Your journey for the Chopta Tungnath trekking will start from Haridwar, in Haridwar will visit the famous Mandakini Valley, the river and lake. Then we will visit Chopta, which is surrounded by dense forests. From Chopta, we will start for Tungnath and Chandrashilla Top (Our last destination).

About the Destination:

Tungnath is always the starting point of the Chanadrashila summit trek which possesses a captivating beauty with the help of many deodar and rhododendron forests. Chopta has a myriad collection of pictorial sights to bewitch the visitors which is marvelously engulfed by huge vegetation in spring and summer. During winter it would be appealing to all eyes since the thick cover of snow will be an amusing part of the region.

The summit of the Chandrashilla peak provides a breathtaking 360-degree view. Views, which go far beyond the simple view of mountains.

Quick Facts About Chopta Tungnath Trek
:

Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 3°C
Maximum Altitude: 11,154 ft
Chopta to Tungnath Trek Distance: 5 Km
Chopta Tungnath Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun
Base Camp: Sari Village (6 hrs drive from Haridwar)
ATM: Last ATM is in Ukhimath, around 13 km before Sari.

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Trek to Beas Kund, Manali | Flat 28% off
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Location - Manali

Start Point/End Point: Solang Valley

Start Time/End Time: The trek starts at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends around 02:00 PM on day 3.

About Beas Kund:

Beas Kund is a high altitude thousand-year-old alpine lake that sits royally amidst the mountains of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 3,810 meters. This taint less beauty is the origin of Beas River, which is believed to be the water body where Sage Vyas use to take bath while he meditated and wrote Hindu epic Mahabharata. 

About the Trek:

Lush green grasslands flourish below the summits of the three biggest mountains around Manali and hidden in these grasslands is the emerald lake. The contrasting sight of this serene water body nestled in between jagged mountain peaks of Pir Panjal range adds to the beauty of the lake and that makes it an amazingly picturesque travel destination and an even better summer trek, to rewind and rejuvenate amidst nature. Your camping experience at the campsite of Bakarthach, under the star-studded sky,  will be an experience worth remembering.

Quick Facts:

Trekking distance: 16 km

Maximum Altitude: 12,772 ft

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

Electricity: There will be no electricity at the campsite on the trek.

ATM: Manali is the last point where you will get ATM.

Trekking Gradient: Moderate ascent throughout the trail

Landmarks: Dhundi, Bakartach

How to reach?

You have to report at  Solang Valley which is the starting point of the trek and it is around 12 km from Mall Road of Manali. Many local means of transport and private cabs are available from Mall Road to reach Old Manali.

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Stok Kangri Trek

Stok Kangri Trek
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Stok Kangri, Ladakh is one of the most popular places for high altitude trekking in India. Although the beauty of Ladakh draws in innumerable tourists and trekkers from all over the country and the world, the Stok Kangri trek isn’t really suited for anyone and everyone.

It is advisable that only experienced trekkers set out on this expedition as the climatic and geographical conditions of the place may not suit novice or amateur trekkers. Nonetheless, Stok Kangri is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the country. It is for this reason that the Stok Kangri trek forms an inevitable experience while trekking in India.

The trek usually lasts for a maximum of ten days. The trek begins from Leh, which is noted for its natural beauty and warm and hospitable people. During the first couple of days of the trek, you can move around Leh, go sightseeing and get acclimatized to the weather of the region. These couple of days will prepare you for the trek ahead. You will next be taken to Chang Ma via Stok Village by road.

The journey from Leh to Stok Village takes you through a route of immense natural beauty. You can see the lush greenery, glistening snow peaks and scenic splendour of the region in this stretch. On reaching Chang Ma, you reach a snow-covered region and begin trekking. You will need to climb on for about three hours. From here you will head on to Manokorma, which is at an elevation of 14200 feet.

During the trek, you will be able to view some very beautiful peaks such as the Gulap Kangri, Parcha Kangri, etc. The base camp of the trek is at an elevation of 16, 300 feet. From here, the journey continues till you reach the Stok Kangri. The view from the Stok Kangri is simply amazing. This rewarding feeling is what draws trekkers from all over the world to high altitude trekking in India. The trek back to Leh is a bit arduous and you may need to be careful while climbing down the mountainous terrain.

Best Season: June - October

Difficulty Level:
 Medium

Max. Elevation: 
5000 m

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Pin Parvati Valley Trek

Pin Parvati Valley Trek
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The Pin Parvati Pass is situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh. It connects the Parvati Valley in Kullu to the Pin Valley in Spiti. Remarkably, the landscapes on either side of the pass are in stark contrast to each other. While the Kullu side showcases a lush green and verdant landscape, the Pin side is mostly barren and devoid of vegetation. The two sides are quite different from each other even in terms of culture. While the Kullu side is predominantly Hindu, the Pin side has followers of Buddhism.

The Pin Parvati valley is a popular trekking destination. However, the place is still untouched by the evils of mass tourism and presents a clean and pristine picture to its visitors.  It is believed to be one of the most beautiful places that trekkers can visit while trekking in India.

The trek to the Pin Parvati valley begins at Manikaran, moves along the Parvati River and ends at the Pin Parvati Valley, which has an altitude of 4900 m. The Pin Parvati Valley is also known as the ‘Valley of Gods’ and is located between the Dhauladhar range and the Pir Panjal range.

The journey to this beautiful valley commences at Manali from where the route will take you through lush green alpine forests, lakes, clumps of wildflowers, majestic mountain peaks, etc. On your way to the valley, you will cross the Mantalai Lake, which is a very important Hindu pilgrimage centre. The Pin Parvati peak has an elevation of 5319 metres, which offers a fantastic view of the nearby peaks namely, the Parvati South, the Parvati North, the Pinnacle and Kullu Eiger.

This wonderful journey will end at the sleepy little hamlet of Sagnum. From here you can take a jeep safari into the Spiti valley, where you can explore places of Buddhist importance and also visit some interesting villages before heading back.

This trekking expedition is one of the most interesting experiences of high altitude trekking in India. This trekking trail is often mentioned as one of the toughest trekking trails in India, but it is definitely worth the effort.

Best Season: May- September 

Difficulty Level: 
Difficult

Max. Elevation: 
4900 m

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Oct: 5,12

About the Rupin Pass Trek:

Rupin Pass trek is another beautiful trek which will take you through a journey of some of the most unexplored parts. Pass through Mori, a little picturesque hamlet that rests on the banks of lovely Tons River. You can pay your respects at Pokhu Devta, an ancient place of worship and then begin your trek. The trek takes you through some of the majestic scenes of the region. Trek amidst rhododendron woodlands and fields and spend some time admiring the beauty of nature. 

Although your trek might be a difficult one, but the views will definitely make you feel happy. Pass through the through some small hamlets and get a fine whiff of their local culture and lives. Come across the lovely waterfalls and the famous hanging village at Jhaka Village. Feel the thrill as you make your way through the snow bridges which will be something unique. Continue Rupin Pass trekking through the forests of fir, Rhododendron and Oak. 

The passage and exit to the woodlands are again so sudden that you will feel that it is a film setup around you. Get entranced y the views of lofty Kailash Peak while you reach towards the finish of Rupin Pass trek. Witness the magnificence of the two-story temple of Kinnauri culture at Sewa which is altogether different from its encompassing. You will cover a distance of 52 km within a period of 8 days. Get ready for this exciting Rupin Pass trek along with your friends and explore the beauty of nature.

About the Rupin Pass:

Perched at a high altitude Rupin Pass trek is another most sought off trek which is a must do for you. Make your vacation special as you head out to this beautiful trek. This trek will take you through some of the unknown parts which are waiting for you to explore. The Pass is perched at 4600m in the surreal Himalayan mountain range of Himachal Pradesh. The trek holds some of the majestic views of the region with the snow-capped mountains and the verdant valleys. 

Rupin Pass trek can be difficult at times but once you witness the beauty of the place you will just fall in love with it.Throughout, you will be greeted with stunning scenery such as cascades, verdant meadows, snow-kissed mountains, charming hamlets and big rivers. For starting trek you will first pay your homage at the Pokhu Devta, an ancient place of worship. Pass through the rhododendron woodlands, fields and ascending pictorial meadows. 

The snowy trek trail will definitely challenge you. As you make your way through some hamlets, get a fine whiff of their local culture and lives. Also, enjoy fabulous views of Kinner Kailash range along with the hamlets that dot the Sangla Valley. Continue Rupin Pass trekking and you will come across superb snowfields which will definitely make you explore it more and more. Your ascents and descents on slippery mud, screen and hard snow are a part of the trek. Feast your eyes on the exotic waterfalls and the Jhaka village which is a uniquely positioned village at the utmost edge of the mountain. Get a chance to explore the vivid wildlife of this region with a variety of species of birds and animals. Also, meet the friendly locals and spend some time with them learning about their culture and history.

Rupin Pass Trek Highlights:

-  Get a chance to witness the many waterfalls and stream through the trek.  Feast your eyes as you see the thousands of waterfalls flowing down through such a height that it appears as they are falling straight from the sky.

- Enjoy camping near the cascading water and the clean night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.

- Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron and Oak.

- Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.

- Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Kailash Peak right in front of you.

- And also meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.

 Quick Facts About Rupin Pass Trek:

Temperature:  Day: 13°C to 18°C and Night: 0°C to 7°C

Rupin Pass Trekking Distance:  52 km

Maximum Altitude: 15,250 Ft.

Rupin Pass Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult

Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

Base Camp: Dhaula

ATM: Purola which is on the way to Dhaula has the last ATM point before your trek begins.

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Location: Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Start Point/End Point: Kasol

Start Time/End Time: The Sar Pass trek start at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends around 02:00 PM on day 5.

About the Sar Pass:

Huddled 13,700 ft. above sea level in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, sits a snowy dream world that beckons herds of adventurers into its folds every year. Sar Pass is one of the most beautiful treks in India, and promises a medley of thick forests, sylvan meadows and roaring streams. Your first stop is Kasol, which is the base village for the trek. It is a beautiful hamlet reflecting Israeli culture, which makes it every backpackers' dream destination.

The initial part of the Sar Pass trek is housed within stunning woods that seem like something right out of a fantasy movie. The scenery shifts from grassy meadows to the Winterland of Narnia midway through the trek! Patches of green and brown are veiled under a layer of powdery snow. The last hour or two of the trek to the main Sar Pass is the most thrilling part, as the incline of the slope is nearly 90 degrees! As daunting as it sounds, the surrounding Himalayan beauty overpowers your fear and fatigue. The highlight of the Sar Pass trek is the descent from Sar Pass, which can't be traversed by trekking, give the steep incline. You have to slide down the slope! It feels like a roller coaster ride, only better. Experience your heart racing, and soul rejoicing as the little child in you comes shrieking alive!

About the Sar Pass trek:

One of the most widely sought after treks in India, the Sar Pass trek opens up to magnificent views of the vicinal Himalayan peaks. Originating from the famous village of Kasol, which is also known as the backpackers’ paradise, the trail weaves through a melange of dense forests of pine and rhododendrons, lush meadows and rustic hamlets. Leaning a bit towards a moderate level of difficulty, the trek is ideal for fit beginners. Sar Pass is essentially a mountain ridge, and not an actual mountain pass, as far as technicalities are concerned. But this doesn’t mean it is any less thrilling than one!

Huddled in the serene Parvati Valley of Kullu, Sar Pass offers unmatched views of the roaring Parvati river. The Sar top unveils a panoramic canvas of snow-clad peaks and misty mountain valleys. The Sar Pass trek also holds some of the finest campsites like Min Thach, Biskeri Thach and Nagaru in its lush folds. The route is truly mesmerising, enhanced by a handful of gurgling streams that emanate a haunting lullaby for trekkers. Trekkers get to cross the icy waters of the river Parvati on their way towards the quaint little village of Pulga.

The trek is best enjoyed during the months of May to October when a thick blanket of snow blankets the route at higher altitudes! The terrain swerves from being a fairytale forest to a winter wonderland with beautiful subtlety. Ensnaring the senses with a lovely caress of the visual and spiritual beauty, Sar Pass promises you a camera full of postcard-worthy photographs, and a heart full of lifetime memories. Make your foray into the world of Himalayan trekking with Sar Pass, which guarantees to leave you begging for more adventures.

The magnificence of a beautiful verdant landscape against a curtain of majestic Himalayan peaks shrouded in snow and mist, wearing a halo of clouds. Itching to grab your rucksack and run? Book your slots for the Sar Pass trek today!

Quick Facts About Sar Pass Trek:

Sar Pass Trek Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 
Maximum Altitude:13,800 ft.
Gradient : Rocky and steep
Landmarks Covered: Grahan Village, Mung Thach, Nagaru, Min Thach
Electricity: Electricity will be available in Kasol campsite, However there will be no electricity at the campsite on the trek.
ATM: Kasol is the last point where you will get ATM.

How to reach?

You have to report at base camp in Kasol which is around 28 km from Bhuntar bus stand. Many local transports and private cabs are available from Bhuntar to reach Kasol.

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Roopkund Lake Trek

Roopkund Lake Trek
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The Roopkund Lake is situated high up in the Garhwal Mountains in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. This lake is of much historical and religious importance. It was also called the Mystery or Skeletal Lake after a large number of human skeletons were found in it in 1942 by a Forest Officer.

Following this discovery, a number of scientists visited the lake to find out the reason for the skeletons being there and it was eventually concluded that the skeletons belonged to some pilgrims who were caught unawares in a flash hailstorm.

Due to the huge chunks of ice that came with the hailstorm, the pilgrims died due to injuries to their skulls. This story was aired in national and international media and since then, the Roopkund Lake has become a popular tourist destination.

The trek to Roopkund Lake showcases the best of Himalayan beauty. The trek begins at Lohajung, which is situated at an elevation of 3200 metres and goes on for five days till you reach the lake, which is at an altitude of 5000 metres. The first couple of days will take you through beautiful villages, forests, rivers and Bugyals.

The air will get thinner and thinner as you ascend and gain altitude. So it is very important that you are in the best of health and fitness when you set out for this trek. Higher energy levels will allow you to adjust better to the changing environment and enjoy the views offered by the region. Your team leader will also offer you tips on how to cope with the changing levels of the atmosphere.

The trekking trail followed during the Roopkund trek coincides with that of the Raj Jay Yatra pilgrimage route. This is conducted during a festival dedicated to goddess Nanda Devi and the residents of nearby village participate in this festival dressed in their traditional attire.

Best Season:
 August - October

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Max. Elevation:
 5020 m

Suggested Read:
 Guide to Roopkund Trek

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Kinner Kailash Circuit Trek

Kinner Kailash Circuit Trek

Situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur is a picturesque district which is still untouched by the evils of mass tourism. Pristine and serene, Kinnaur is surrounded by the Spiti Valley in the north, the Garhwal Himalayas in the south, Tibet on the east and Kullu on the west.

Besides nature loves, Kinnaur Kailash circuit also attracts a large number of trekkers from all over the country and the world due to the excellent terrain it offers for trekking expeditions. Kinnaur also shows a great deal of Buddhist influence due to its proximity to Tibet and is often frequented by those who are interested in studying the Buddhist culture and heritage.

Kinnaur can be reached through the Indo-Tibet road which passes through the Kinnaur Valley. The trek offers one of the most interesting and memorable experiences that one can have while trekking in India. During the first half of the journey you will find a standard trekking path, while the remaining half will require you to manoeuvre boulders.

The trek begins from Thangi and moves to Lambar and then to Charang.  You can explore the Charang temple and move on to Surting. The journey moves on ahead and you will need to cross icy streams and do some rock climbing to reach your destination.

The overall experience will leave you wanting for more. The Kinner Kailash Circuit trek is truly amazing as it not only tests your trekking skills but also opens up a vista of unimaginable natural beauty. Kinnaur is home to three of the world’s most majestic mountain ranges i.e. the Zanskar, the Greater Himalaya and the Dhauladhar ranges.

In addition, the Kinnaur Kailash Parbat, is considered to be of much religious importance to Hindu as it resembles a Shiva Lingam. It is believed to be one of the mythological abodes of Lord Shiva. Due to its religious significance, this circuit attracts pilgrims and devotees from all over the country and the world. The circumambulation of this sacred mountain is considered to be very auspicious and the trek begins at Kalpa via Triung valley and back to Kalpa via Sangla valley.

Best Season: May- September 
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Max. Elevation: 5242 m

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Khatling Glacier Trek

Khatling Glacier Trek

The Khatling Glacier is the source of the rivers Bhilangana, Sahasratal and Masartal. The Garhwal region of Uttarakhand has a number of trekking trails which attract trekkers from all over the country and world. The best part about these trekking trails is that they are still untouched by the evils of mass tourism and are ideal to visit if you wish for a quiet and peaceful trekking experience.

The trek to the Khatling Glacier begins at the Ghutu village and takes you through a beautiful route laced with alpine trees, lush green meadows, beautiful forests etc. You will also come across some interesting Hindu temples before you reach the Khatling cave.

From the Khatling cave, you will have to walk to the Khatling Glacier which allows you to have a spectacular view of the surroundings. This place is perfect for camping and will make you want to stay a few days here. Moving on ahead, you will reach Chowki, which also offers some splendid scenic beauty. On ascending a few feet more, you will reach the Masartal which allows you a breathtaking view of mountains such as the Jaonli, Thalay Sagar, Bharte Khunta and Kirti Stambh.

The peaceful atmosphere and serenity of the region make the trekking experience simply wonderful. A trekking experience in the Garhwal region is something you can never forget. The Garhwal region has some of the best trekking trails in India which make it a favourite haunt of trekkers from all over the world. Besides the natural beauty, you also get to learn more about the lives, cultures and traditions of this region which is held in high regard due to its religious significance.

Best Season: 
May - October

Difficulty Level: 
Medium

Max. Elevation:
 4200 m

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Pindari Glacier Trek

Pindari Glacier Trek

The Pindari Glacier trek is a relatively easy trekking trail. The Pindari glacier is situated between the Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi peaks and is a major destination for tourists and high altitude trekking in India. The pristine white glacier measures 3.2 km in length and 1.5 km in width and has gigantic mountains in its background.

The Pindari glacier trek is a must-do activity for all those who wish to experience nature very closely without compromising on peace and tranquility. The journey to the Pindari glacier begins at Nainital and goes on to Lahorekhet. Usually, night camps are set up and the evening is spent in these camps. On your way to the Pindari glacier, you will also come across Dhakuri, which is a place of great scenic splendour.

On moving ahead from Dhakuri, you come to the Khati village, which is the largest village in the region. Situated on the banks of the River Pinder, the village serves as a perfect spot for a night halt. From Khati you will need to trek another 11 kms to reach Dwali. Dwali has beautiful surroundings to offer and you can relish the beauty of the place as you trek on ahead to Phurkia, situated about 6 kms away.

Pindari glacier is situated at a distance of about 17 kms from Dwali. The vista opens into a beautiful view as you reach the Pindari glacier. Your efforts are paid off with the panoramic view of the surroundings that the Pindari Glacier offers you.

Best Season: 
March - October

Difficulty Level:
 Moderate

Max. Elevation: 
3627 m

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Kafni Glacier Trek

Kafni Glacier Trek

The Kafni glacier is located in the upper reaches of the Kumaon Himalayas and is the source of the River Kafni. It is situated on the southeast of the Nanda Devi and in the Bageshwar district of the Uttarakhand state. The trekking trail passes through places such as Bharadi, Loharkhet, Dhakuri Pass, Dwali and Khatiya. The beauty and tranquillity of the glacier are incomparable and hordes of tourists flock to this destination in search of peaceful trekking experience.

The Kafni trek is more or less similar to the Pindari trek and is quite easy. The peak of the Nanda Kot Mountain towers over the Kafni glacier making it look even more beautiful. The trekking experience is enthralling.

Due to the ease of access, the trekking experience can be enjoyed by anyone, even those who have limited or no experience of trekking. However, it is important that you maintain good health while undertaking this expedition. Do take care of safety aspects and follow the instructions shared carefully.

Best Season: 
June - September

Difficulty Level:
 Moderate

Max. Elevation: 
3853 m

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Padum-Darchha Trek

Padum-Darchha Trek

The Padam Darchcha Valley trek is an exhilarating experience. The trek involves a long trek from Darcha which is situated in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh to Padam, located in the mystical land of Zansak. Besides the thrill and excitement of trekking in the snowy slopes of the Himalayas, the trekking trail allows you to enjoy the beauty of the initial trail from Manali to Leh.

You can visit interesting Hindu temples in Manali which speak volumes about the history, culture and traditions of the region. This trek is a beautiful combination of adventure and sight-seeing and hence can be called one of the most exciting experiences of trekking in India.

The trek begins at Chalang Tokpa, from where you will move on to Ramjak and Chumikanakpo. The trek from Ramjak to Chumikanakpo will give you a fabulous trekking experience by testing your strength and skills. From here you will move on to Lakong and pass through Kurgiak and Purne before reaching Padam, Leh. The most interesting change that you will notice on reaching the destination is the transformation of the landscape.

Best Season:
 June - September

Difficulty Level:
 Moderate

Max. Elevation: 
5080 m

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"the experience was awesome. The whole thing organized by Thrillophilia was great. Our tour operator Jigmet sir and the whole crew were 1 no. SHAMAAASS. Julley.
24 October 2015
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Trekking and water adventure...what else can be so tempting especially for adventurists like me. This things give me my Kick. Wonderful place and everything is just up-to-the-mark. I'm certainly exploring more of South India now and to get the best of South I prefer reading thrillophilia reviews .
11 July 2019
Excellent
We went for Manali to srinagar Bike tour. It was the best bike trip of my entire life It all started with the person named Shubham from thrillophilia who helped me in selecting the best trip and processed with my booking, all thanks to him! Without him I wouldn’t have been able to experience the best trip of my life. On arrival there, we met our tour guide Tani and our Mechanic Shashi about whom I have read a lot at thrillophilia reviews. These 2 guys were so supportive during the entire tour that no matter what happened they were always there to look after us. They always made sure we are safe and we are following them and there is no overtaking taking place. Tani, the tour guide, one chilled out person he is! Make sure you get him as your tour guide and Shashi as the mechanic as these guys will always make sure that they are there for you no matter what. And in the end, it’s all the Main man behind everything, Jimmy Sir. Thanks a lot Sir for making me experience the best trip of my life! Without you and your team this wouldn’t have been possible. Thanks for helping us out in every way possible. The roads here are difficult terrain to ride on. You gotta be careful. You gotta carry your gum boots during water logging which is the most difficult to cross. But these guys made sure that we were all safe and had sound health till we reached home. Not even a single person was hurt. Our group was a mixture of all age groups, I’m fact we even got to meet 2 people From the Indian navy as well. One mad kickass experience! Unbelievable. Reaching the worlds highest Pass, Khardungla Top, was the highest achievement of my life till date which happened on this trip! And if at all you wish to go, don’t forget to ask Tani and Shashi as your tour guide and mechanic, and go only through Jimmy Sir as he has the best team! Thanks a lot to everyone out there for which I thought the best way would be to write at thrillophilia reviews.
"One hell of a crazy trek this one. The views were just splendid, and the organisers had it all charted out, and were extremely helpful. \n\nAn initial route through the forest is what we go through which is not that tiring, but after this stretch we move on to the most difficult part of the trek, where we come across the Hidlumane falls and we need to trek in quite a difficult terrain. Post all this stressful climbing, whatever the view you get is unmatched, all that pain, even though there physically, would have vanished mentally.\n\nBest to trek during monsoon or after the monsoon has receded to an extent as the hills are completely covered in green until the eyes can see. It's a treat for the eyes to feast on watching the western ghats in full glory."
05 October 2017
Excellent
First, I would like to say thank you to shyam@thrillophilia.com for their coordination and cooperation by writing my thrillophilia reviews.The trip was well planned and executed extremely well by the tour operators, I am very happy with the services provided by thrillophilia during this trek. 1) Our trek leaders Salman and Stenzin are really a wonderful Guys, they were very helpful and supportive all the time during trekking.Other staff members were also supportive and helpful. 2) Food quality and quantity was good. 3) Accommodation was good, camps were in good shape, neat and clean and quite spacious. Let's review the Trek about which I had read a lot at thrillophilia reviews. No doubt Stok trek was awesome as well as difficult. It would not be correct if I will say Stok trek is the most beautiful trek ???? but there is something which makes this trek different from all other treks and which is the main reason to attract tourist from every corner of the word, that is its height. At 20,500 feet Stok Kangri is the highest trekkable summit in India (6,153 m), what google says but when I googled it bit more and try to find if there is any other trek exist in this word which is above Stok, I did not get any information so I assume this is the highest trekkable summit in world ???? Highlights of this Trek 1) Trekking till base camp is not very tiring, which itself a big achievement as you would be able to achieve the height of 16300 feet ???? and the best part what I found in this trek is “you don’t need to walk too many hours to reach base camp” 2-4 hours walk a day is max you will walk. 2) Leh treks are totally different from Himachal and Uttrakhand treks in terms of scenic beauty, it’s a different experience, you would be able to see some splendid views of the Stok mountain ranges. 3) The last day “Summit day” will give you a totally different experience. You start your trek at night time which generally don’t happen in other treks. Moreover, you will get a chance to do snow trekking in summers as well “Only in summit Day”. Here is a great saying "the best view comes after the hardest climb" Very True!!! Preparation: I should say this is not a trek for first time trekkers but still if someone wants to give a try, Start your preparation at least 2 months before this trek as last day “Summit Day” is really a challenging one, compare to other days where you have to just walk 2-4 hours max here on final day you have to walk for a 12 – 14 hours and Trekking at night on Snow is bit tricky task and it becomes more challenging when you have to walk by putting Crampons on your shoes as rightly suggested by many people at thrillophilia reviews. a) Aim for 5 km running in 30 minutes b) Do breathing exercise which helps you a lot during this trek especially. c) Drink as much as water you can.
I had a lot fun during pub crwaling with friends. It's must try activity if you are in Mumbai.
We were a team of 20 people and I must say the services were great. Many activities available for us to enjoy like badminton, volleyball, carrom etc. The staff was very proffessional and polite. The food was also delicious. I would definitely consider opting for it again in future.
12 October 2020
Excellent
An awesome trekking experience, where our guide was amazing and the hospitality was excellent. Our host Manu made sure we had everything during the camp stay and the food was simply delicious. The camp was clean and hygienic and had beautiful views. Would definitely recommend booking this trek.
I enjoyed my stay in Vistara on 2nd Oct 2020. Very courteous staff, the rooms were clean and spacious. The property is really amazing with walking path, cycling track, indoor games. We missed camp fire due to heavy rain. But the restaurant should be generous while serving breakfast. Very limited options we had but the taste was good. Overall it was nice stay after corona pandemic.
05 October 2020
Excellent
Being very close to the city, this villa is perfect for all the Bangaloreans. I went there with my whole family last month and i must say the experience was great. The services, the staff, the food everything was great. There were so many activities for us to enjoy, like badminton, volleyball, chess, carrom etc. Would definitely recommend.

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