The fantastic trekking routes that the Indian Himalayas offer are second to none. They bring about a unique blend of nature and culture and hence Indian trekking routes are definitely worth the money and effort. In this blog, I have enlisted some of the best treks in India based on their popularity and the number of trekkers every year. All these treks vary in terms of duration, difficulty, cultural elements, religions, and remoteness.
Gangotri Gomukh trek
This trek takes you to a journey through Garhwal Himalayas, to the Gangotri glacier at Gomukh, the source of the Ganges. A true delight for any nature lover, the region features a large diversity of animals and plants, which include rare blue mountain goats. A true natural delight, the region features a large diversity of plants and animals, including rare blue mountain goats. A truly mesmerizing sight to behold, the glacier is surrounded by beautiful mountains on all sides.
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Nanda Devi trek
Rising to an altitude of over 7800 m, Nanda Devi is the highest peak of the Garhwal region in India. Nanda Devi national park is sprawled all across the mountain and houses unique Himalayan flora and fauna. The trek goes along Himalayan foothills and small streams, rivers, and glaciers. This place attracts thousands of trekkers, photographers, and mystics every year, and is an epitome of pristine natural beauty.
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Valley of Flowers trek
Located at an altitude of 3658 meters, high in the Himalayas of Uttaranchal, the valley of flowers is a huge valley blooming with more types of flowers than anyone can count. This place offers a spectacular sight and is surrounded by beautiful mountains on all sides. The valley is carpeted with flowers of all colours, which gives the whole area an intense, pleasant aroma. Situated in the Himalayan foothills, the valley of flower trek feels like an expedition through the valley of dreams.
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Goecha La trek
Goecha La trek is situated in the heart of the beautiful Sikkim region, and it puts you face to face with Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak in the world. Be it the beautiful rhododendron forests, picturesque hill stations, or crystal clear blue Himalayan lakes, this trek has got it all. This trek can be quite challenging, but once you view the majestic Himalayas from Dzongri, you will know that it’s worth the effort.
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Markha Valley trek
Markha valley trek is situated in the Ladakh region and is a very popular trek. While on this trek, you will walk on a variety of terrains including dry mountains, streams, and villages with fields of barley, wheat and mustard. The region is a repository of the ancient Tibetan culture and it houses several old Buddhist monasteries. A trek through this region will be deep-rooted in your memory forever. It is more of a cultural trek and will be your gateway to a new kind of experience.
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