Best Himalayan Treks

Mohit Agarwal
Written by Mohit Agarwal

The Himalayas are home to many treks, starting from single-day hikes to 15-20 days of extreme trekking takes you through varies landscapes and altitudes of the Himalayan range.

Most of the treks are in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Jammu & Kashmir. The fascination of the treks is such that a lot of inbound tourists also visit these states specifically for the Himalayan Treks.


Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand

Are you hungry for some adventure that comes with a mystery attached to it? Would you want to cuddle with the long forbidden skeletons? This trail of about 8 days will give you a chance to witness not only the virgin beauty of mother nature but also tickle questions in your mind. Reaching this frozen Roopkund lake you will be taken aback with its beauty and then suddenly a thought will flow across your mind asking What is the mystery behind these skeletons? Where do they come from? But, leaving it alone you are there to admire the bugyals of Uttarakhand and the stunning views of the Himalayan ranges.


Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal

A trek that flags off from the very famous hub of travelers, Manali. Enroute to the pass, Chika is the very spot that would offer you unprecedented views of the Dhauladhar ranges as you climb further towards Balu ka Ghera. And now that you might be feeling strained, Hampta village awaits to host you. Hop on and get set to enjoy the panoramic sweeps of the deserted Lahaul valley atop the summit.


Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand

Have you been long waiting for a trek, a winter trek that’s not only is a thrilling adventure but also brings you close to a myriad of summits? Well, then your search ends here.

A big plus of Kedarkantha Trek is that you get to witness some of the prominent summits right from the basecamp. Once at the top, you feel like the sky is just a jump away from you and what should I say about the peaks that fall in the line of sight. Don’t miss to stop by at frozen ponds at Juda ka Talab or to have an interaction with the ever-smiling locals.

The sunrise from the peak is one of the best things that you will witness.


Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass trek is a chance to feast your eyes with numerous waterfalls that appear to be coming straight from the sky. On this hike, you get to admire the beauty of being amidst rhododendrons and visit many lesser-known hamlets of Mori. Perched at 4600m the Rupin Pass offers you splendid views of snow-capped mountains and a lush green valley.

It can get challenging to walk on a snowy trail that’s both slippery and muddy but all worth the experience. This trek not only offers you a sight of vast flora and fauna but also the almighty Kailash Peak.

There are 2 trails for Rupin Pass Trek, one which starts and ends in Himachal and second wherein you start from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and after crossing the pass end it in Sangla Valley in Himachal Pradesh.


Chadar Trek – Frozen River Zanskar Trek

Ahh…a trek that needs no explanation. For years, the panoramic vistas, azure lakes and magical charm of Ladakh is luring its visitors. Amongst all this, one activity that has always enticed the blood boiling with an adrenaline rush is the Frozen River Trek also called the Chadar Trek. The trek walks you through a valley surrounded by swirling high roads, on a thick sheet of the frozen river. At times there will be cracks in the ice and you will be continuing on your hike climbing snowy rocks and boulders. All in all this experience would be something you will be boasting about for your lifetime. Mind it, the trek is difficult not due to its steep hike but more because of the high altitude it takes you through.

Prashar Lake Trek

Yes, its around the year trek. But, if the vast sprawling green fields can lure you then imagine how would the place be shining out in a white cover.

Prashar lake trek is one such trek that fits for individuals of varied interests and expertise level. The views shift from the city of Mandi to a more secluded and splendid Baggi village. You trek to attain a height of 2730m and all your stress is relieved as the lake stands in front of you with its little floating island situated within the lake itself. There is no reason for one not to fall in love with the campsite just next to a frozen lake( in winters) and its spellbinding beauty.

After going through all the rant above I don’t think there is a need to convince you any further. I am sure by now must have picked the one for yourself and ready to take that rucksack out and set your feet on the trail. To know more about the treks which can be done, check this link for more options. Treks.

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Mohit Agarwal

Mohit Agarwal

A traveler, a blogger but before that an engineer that builds the world we live in- A Civil Engineer.Travel is love, photography is passion and the result is