A mild-adventure sport that is preferred by almost everybody nowadays, trekking gives you an opportunity to disconnect from the world. Trekking in India has gained huge popularity with thousands of trekkers hitting trails from all over the world. In order to help you figure out which places to visit for trekking, Catkin Outdoors, the best travel agency in India, has come up with a list of 5 ideal destinations.
Valley of Flowers
Located in North Chamoli, Uttarakhand, Valley of Flowers is known for its indigenous species of flora. The place is home to various rare species of animals, including snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, and red fox. The six-day-long trek starts from Govindghat. You can reach Govindghat via Joshimath, a small town in Garhwal, which has road connections from Dehradun and Haridwar. After reaching Govindghat, a shared taxi up to 4 km and then a trek of less than 11 km will bring you to Ghangaria, comprising of lodges and hotels for accommodation. From Ghangaria you can trek towards the Valley of Flowers at the height of 3,858 m. You can visit the Sikh Temple at Hemkund from Ghangaria in order to seek peace and tranquility.
The Chadar Trek, also known as Zanskar Gorge, is located in the Zanskar region of Ladakh, J&K. The trek through this trail has gained wide popularity due to international visitors. The duration of this trek is 9 days with a distance of 62 km. The journey starts from the town of Leh, and one has to cross the Zanskar River which is frozen during the winters. We recommend you to start your trek between January and February as the ice is in a stable state during this period of time.
One of the convenient treks in Himachal Pradesh, Hampta Pass Trek leaves you in wonder due to the picturesque landscape. While it may not give you an adrenaline rush, it will surely refresh your mind. It takes around 4 days to complete this trek with the nearest station being Manali. The trekkers are likely to witness the magnificent Pir Panjal Range through this trail.
Phugtal Monastery Trek
Phugtal Monastery is located in one of the most remote places in Zanskar known as the Lungnak Valley in Ladakh. A few hours drive from Padum leads towards the trek to the monastery that detaches you from the outer world. Rocks along the trails are engraved with Tibetian Scriptures, which is a delight to witness.
Goecha La Trek
Unlike any other trek in India, Goecha La Trek is completely different, since you get to witness 14 different summits. Located in West Sikkim, you can see the sunrise on the Kanchenjunga range, a sight that will instill a sense of awe. The 10-day long trek has another big attraction, the Smiti Lake, which is indeed a visual treat!
At Catkin Outdoors, considered among the top travel agency in Chandigarh, we want you to experience the best trek of your life so that you cherish it for as long as you live!