Top 5 Must Do Himalayan Treks for Beginners
The Himalayas is the most fantasized and beautiful destination for every adventure enthusiast and lover. The Himalayas passes through 5 different countries and the beauty one witnesses in the Himalayas is simply breathtaking.And if you haven’t been on any adventure trek till now, then here’s a list of Top 5 Beginners Treks in India in the Himalayan region which you should definitely try.
1. Har Ki Dun Trek:
Located at the base of the majestic peak of “Fateh Parvat”, it surmounts a height of 3556 meters in the Garhwal Himalayas. Har Ki Dun is one of the most popular as well as one of the most extremely Beautiful Treks in Uttarakhand. Also known as the God’s own valley, Har Ki dun comes in an easy to moderate level of the trek. It is a beginners trek. This trekking expedition takes you through lush green valleys, snow-capped mountains and gushing live streams. The beautiful colours nature offers you here is simply amazing. The best season for Har Ki Dun Trek is April to June and September to December.
2. Kedarkantha Trek:
Kedarkantha is a mountain peak of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, India.Its also known as a Winter Trek. Its elevation is 12,500 ft. Kedarkantha is located within Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarkashi district. The climb to the peak of Kedarkantha starts from a small village called as Sankri. There are a total of 13 peaks of the Himalayan range visible from the Kedarkantha peak. Kedarkantha Trekking expedition is among one of the most popular winter treks in Uttarakhand as well as India. The trek to Kedarkantha takes you through green meadows, snow-clad mountains and enchanting forests. Kedarkantha is perhaps one of the best snow treks in the Himalayas. It is likely to be covered with a huge blanket of snow from Dec to Mar. The best time to do Kedarkantha Trek is from December to April. So, if you are looking forward to a snow trek, your search is over here!
3. Chopta Tungnath Trek:
The Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila. Fresh mountain air, a touch of snow and a long and often lonely trail makes this a truly compelling trek. It lies 29 km from Ukhimath, 254 kilometres (158 m) from Rishikesh and approximately 450 kilometres (280 m) from the capital Delhi. The Chopta Tungnath Chandrashila trek in Uttarakhand Himalayan region is no appalling challenge in the summer. It is the best option for beginners hike. Chopta is also a popular destination during the winter months due to the snowfall that the area experiences. Tungnath Temple and Chandrashila are snow-covered from December to March. The best time to visit is from April to November.
4. Nag Tibba Trek:
It is believed to be the abode of ‘Nag Devta’ or God of Snakes, from which it borrows the first part of its name; ‘Tibba’ is a local word for hill or peak. This place is frequented by trekkers and adventure lovers for its scenic beauty and is at the elevation of 3048 meters. Nag Tibba Trek is a summer trek, the perfect weekend getaway.Winters are chilly and summers are pleasant, making it an attractive place for camping. The best months to trek Nag Tibba in summers is from April to June and in winters October to December is the best suitable time.
5. Brahmatal Trek:
The Brahmatal trek is classified as a trek of moderate difficulty. You start from an altitude of 7,600 ft at Lohajung and reach the highest point of 12,250 ft at the Brahmatal top. Brahmatal is a Popular Winter Trek in the Uttarakhand region. A suitable trekking option for beginners, the Brahmatal Trek is a picturesque trekking destination best done in the winter months of January and February. The region is covered under the sheath of snow and offers an unparallel view of the Himalayan ranges.