When it comes to a weekend trek near Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand forms a perfect match to our needs. Luckily the two states are filled with abundant options to choose from and spend an enthralling weekend with friends, family or even solo. So here’s a comprehensive list with trekking options near Delhi.
Probably one of the most famed weekend treks…famed not only for its easy approach but also the immense beauty it is filled with. Starting from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, this 11 km long trail forms a perfect getaway for 2 days. The best time to get lost in its tranquillity are the winter months starting December and running until late March.
- Nag Tibba Trek
Situated close to Mussorie, Uttarakhand, the trek to Nag Tibba (Serpent’s Peak) takes you to a height of up to 3000 meters. Have an extended weekend coming up? Then Nag Tibba makes for an idle and easy trek taking you up to the highest peak of the Nag Tibba range of Garhwal Himalayas. Passing through the thick oak and deodar forests reaching atop the peak you will be welcomed by picturesque views of the ‘Swargarohini Peak’, ‘Bandarpunch Peak’, ‘Kedar Nath Peak’, ‘Kala Nag Peak’ and ‘Gangotri’ group of peaks.
- Hatu Peak trek
Ascending up to a height of 3300 meters, this 16 km of trek from Shimla is an idle way to spend your weekend. Walking under a continuous shade of under the cover of conifer, deodar, fir, spruce and moru you reach half way up the ridge to find a small pond. Stop by to freshen up your face and capture the moments in your lenses before you proceed further. From the top you get to savour 360 degree views of snow-capped peaks, sprawling valleys and rustic villages perching in the hills. Un-noticed the time will flow and soon you will have to head back home but you will be taking this view back home that’s gonna live with you forever.
- Chopta Tungnath Trek
Accessible round the year, the 12 km treks attains a maximum height of 2900m and is a best choice to make for a long weekend. Starting from Okhimath the trek passes through Deoria Tal, Chopta and Tungnath to reach the summit of Chandrashila (4000m). Reaching the top you are offered with panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayas. Take endowments at this highest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and enjoy the view of Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Nandadevi and Trishul peaks. The weekend couldn’t get better than this.
Triund is a gem of all treks when it comes to weekend treks from Delhi. Starting from the town of Tibetans, Mcleodganj, this short 16 km trek takes you through a trail lined up with pines, deodars and rhododendrons on both sides. Beside this your soul is blessed with stunningly sky rising peaks of Mun, Rifle Horn, Arthur’s Seat and Slab. The best and most memorable part of the trek would be panoramic vistas of Kangra valley and a night under million stars.
- Lansdowne Trek
When I say Lansdowne a thought would pass across your mind and you will question yourself like SERIOUSLY! Lansdowne has a trek to? Well, the answer is yes. Lansdowne is not just a place loved by Britishers in the past but has kept its nature’s legacy even today. On offer are a plenty of trails to choose from like a walking up to the Tiffin Top for a magical views of Himalayas. A walk on the town streets itself will give you a feel of trekking amidst thick pines as cool air caresses your hair and the view of Mt. Chaukhamba and Trishul leaves an imprint on your mind.
So with these six chosen trek though the list won’t never end, you weekends are well sorted…Open almost all through the year the above mentioned treks will suit your spontaneous plans. Guess what? You won’t even feel tiresome on returning home as they are all graded as easy level treks and some are even perfect for family hike too…So what’s the wait for? Set on the enthralling adventure that will set you up for weeks to follow until you head out on another one.