We all need a break from all our busy lives, we need that time when we can refresh and experience what it feels like to live without tension but just admiration and peace in the heart. And for such an escape Mountains are without a doubt, one of the best options. It has all you need, Adventure, peace, beauty, new experience, and is a proper escape. so, here are the top 5 treks in India which one should always pay a visit to.
One of the most popular and preferred treks of the country, The Kedarkantha Trek lies in the Govind Pashu Vihar National park, in the state of Uttarakhand. For either a beginner or a professional, the appealing scenes and natural beauty the place holds such, fill their eyes and soul with beauty and peace, unlike anywhere. With the company of mountains of the Himalayas all along the trek, The steep and a little hard climb seems worth it. With thick and diverse forests, amazing campsites, breathtaking views, and mighty mountains, it undoubtedly is one of the top 5 treks of the country.
- Duration: 6-7 Days
- Best time to visit: Except for the monsoon months of July and August, for the rest of the year, the place is open, with each month offering different terrains and yet serene beauty.
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Chadar Lake Trek
Skate, slide, or stroll on a frozen lake, which is resting in the lap of the mountains at a height of 11,150 ft. If this is not truly awesome and a dream-like adventure, I don’t know what is. The heavenly dream, which you have been watching in movies, is what Chadar Lake offers you. Situated in the mountain town of Leh, It begins from Leh only and reaches up to Zanskar river, which is a complete Frozen river, just like a mirror. That is not it, another more happening thing here is, The Nerak Waterfall, which is frozen from top to bottom, seems like a wizard’s work! Such beautiful and rare things can happen in extreme cold weather and thus the temperature dives up to the negative scale, even up to 30 degrees. This trek is a tough and difficult one, so do carry all the necessary items and clothing with you.
- Duration: 5 days
- Best time to visit: Mid-January to mid-February
Valley of Flowers Trek
The place bears such surreal beauty that it is a permanent one on the list of all best treks. While the name of the trek does half of the magic, imagine what it’s view would do to the naked human eyes and soul? The place stands to its name as it is carpeted with 600 unusual ranges of flowers, like, the Premulas, Daisies, Orchids, Marigold, poppies and so many more, the beauty and elegance each one of them holds is no less than any miracle and a great work of artistry. With Nature’s one of the best shots at art, the place is beautifully crafted in 87 sq km in the Chamoli district, in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Home to many animals, it is a national park and also, since July 15, 2014, it bears the title of UNESCO World Heritage site
- Duration: 5-6 Days
- Best time to visit: Mid-July- September
Kashmir’s Great Lake Trek
Just Kashmir’s name and the beauty of the place are assured. What more does one wish to do, than Trekking in ‘Paradise on earth’ with lakes around, even while reading one can imagine the serenity of the place. For a beauty stretched for 75 km at an altitude of 13,800 ft. the trek is a moderately difficult one, It takes you through the Pine and Maple meadows, the lakes which are peaceful and charming, the high and mighty mountains, the air, pure unlike anywhere, everything seems like a glimpse of paradise. The place will keep changing its scenery from serene to the most serene and The Vaishnav Lake surrounded by 4 big mountains will take your breath away.
- Duration: 7-8 days
- Summer Months: June-September
Bhabha pass Trek
Not mistaken to consider this trek as the Grandest crossover in our country. While India is blessed with some of the most striking crossovers, this trek is just the most awesome one. That precious moment when you are on top, you will find yourself in bewilderment because of its beauty as there are so many contrasting and beautiful views that you get to see. While The peaceful Pin valley offers different shades of colors floating in it, there are the completely contrasting mountains of Spiti which are arid, deserted, and dark, and at your back is the Bhaba Valley filled with vegetation, all at the same time. There will be a constant change of scenery here, from better to the best, as the place is really dramatic. Resting at a height of 16,105 ft, the trek is a difficult one, as it
- Duration: 9 days
- Best time to visit: May to September.