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Good Friday Long Weekend Trips and Treks

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Good Friday, also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, and Black Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is an important event for Christians worldwide.  It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.
 
This year, as we all celebrate Good Friday in the last week of March, JustWravel brings you some exciting new additions to its trips that’d fascinate you to the core. We’ll take you on road trips & Treks that will make your Good Friday Long Weekend full of memories to cherish forever.

The last inhabited village on the Indo-Tibetan border is Chitkul, around 569 kilometers from Delhi and 24 kilometers from Sangla and is famous for its sunsets, potatoes, apples and the incredible hospitality of the locals.

At 3450m, Chitkul is well over a few mountain tops in Himachal alone that makes it witness very cold winters during which the snow makes the inhabitants move to the lower regions of Himachal.

Road Trip To Chitkul :Details 

 

The locations that we are covering during this Trek are Deoriatal, Chopta, Tungnath, and Chandrashila. Chopta is a small region in Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Tungnath is the highest Shiva Temple in the world, Chandrashila peak is at an altitude of 4000 mts and offers perfect panoramic views of all the remarkable peaks of Uttarakhand such as Kedarnath, Gangotri, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi, Trishul, etc.

One night stay is at Deoriatal and 2nd will be at Chopta.

Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 3 Days
Kilometers: 28
Highest Altitude: 4000 Mts
Region: Kedarnath, Uttarakhand

 

Trip Details

Apart from snow clad mountains and forest, Himalayas are also famous for its scenic meadows, also called as Bugyals in local language Uttarakhand. The route to these meadows are also scenic and over the time have become prominent trekking routes. In Uttarakhand, there are several scenic bugyals where one can trek and one such is Dayara Bugyal.

With the last batch returning a few days back, most parts of the trail are covered with snow .

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 4 Days
Kilometers: 20
Highest Altitude: 3658 Mts
Region: Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Trek Details

Nag Tibba also called as Serpent’s Peak is the highest peak in the lesser Himalayas in Garhwal region. Situated at a height of 3022 meters above the sea level, the peak offers majestic views of some remarkable peaks such as Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Kala Nag and much more. The trail passes through villages, dense forest and meadows.

Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 2 Days
Kilometers: 20 Kms
Highest Altitude: 3022 Mts
Region: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Trek Details

Rishikesh, the spiritual & adventure capital of India is known for white water Rafting, cliff jumping, temples, cafes, Beatles Ashram. For the coming long weekend, we will be covering several adventure activities, and also sightseeing tour of Rishikesh will be done

Explore the lanes of Rishikesh, Beatles Ashram, Ghats, the shoreline of Ganges.

Trip Details

 

Parashar lake is a sacred lake located on the top of a hill near the Baggi village in the Mandi district. The lake is situated at a height of 2730m above sea level and it is dedicated to Sage Parashar. There is a temple situated near the lake and is believed to be built in the 13th century.

The lake houses a floating island which keeps changing its position time to time. With many stories doing the round few believed that it hasn’t shifted for the past three months and with the help of island shifts locals can predict weather conditions and can be prepared for worse.

Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 2 Days
Kilometers: 17 Kms
Highest Altitude: 2734 Mts
Region: Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

Trip Details

 

Kareri Lake is a high altitude freshwater lake situated at an altitude of 2950 meters above sea level. The lake is surrounded by scenic meadows and Dhauladhars. The glaciers located in the Dhauladhars act as a water source to the lake. The trek is less explored and offers great scenic views of valleys and mountain ranges. The difficulty level of this trek varies from easy to moderate and hence it is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced ones.

With Triund trek closed for winter, Kareri lake trek is a very good alternative, little tough compared to Triund, but worth it.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3 Days
Kilometers: 26 Kms
Highest Altitude: 2850 Mts
Region: Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Trek Details

Embellished with stunning scenes of snow set on the trail and decorated with trees, trek to Kedarkantha is one of the most popular winter treks in the Indian Himalayas. The views of falling snow from sky and trees are just mesmerizing and adding to this, the views of Himalayan peaks make this trek a wonderful one. The peak stands at an elevation of 3810 meters above the sea level and the trail covers a distance of around 20 km.

One of the best winter treks.

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Duration: 5 Days
Kilometers: 20
Highest Altitude: 3810 Mts
Region: Uttarkashi, Uttrakhand

Trek Details

Jibhi is a secluded gem in the Tirthan/ Banjar Valley of the Great Himalayan National Park, about 40 kms from Aut.

A serene picturesque location in Himachal Pradesh which usually goes unnoticed because of the newly constructed tunnel which guides people to Kullu and Manali. Making Jibhi a perfect weekend or extended weekend getaway for Wravelers looking to stay away from hustle bustle of overcrowded tourist destinations.

Trip Details

Bir Billing is famous for monasteries and is considered the best site for Paragliding in India whereas Barot is a serene and beautiful place which is popular for activities like angling, trekking, etc.

Bir Billing the paragliding capital of India, is a noted center for ecotourism, spiritual studies, and meditation.  Bir is also home to a Tibetan refugee settlement with several Buddhist monasteries and a large stupa.

Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 3 Days
Kilometers: 6 Kms
Region: Bir, Himachal Pradesh

Trip Details

 

Sandakhphu is located at an altitude of 3636 mts in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Being the highest point in West Bengal state, this trek is frequented by trekkers; height being just one reason, this is the only trek in India wherein you can see four of the five highest peaks in the world namely Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 6 Days
Kilometers: 44 Kms
Highest Altitude: 3636 Mts
Region: Darjeeling, West Bengal

Trek Details

Kuari Pass is an excellent winter trek in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. The trek begins from the town of Joshimath, which is a known destinations for trekkers as well as pilgrims. The trek takes you through the remote villages, ancient forests, vast snowy meadows, etc. On this trek one crosses several scenic meadows or bugyals and one such is ‘Gorson Bugyal’. The trek also covers the famous skiing destination, Auli.

Difficulty Level: Moderate
Duration: 6 Days
Kilometers: 30 Kms
Highest Altitude: 4264 Mts
Region: Joshimath, Uttarakhand

Trek Details

 

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