Although the Indian Himalayas can’t compete completely with their Nepalese counterparts in terms of height, they have great trekking routes. Indian trekking routes are certainly worth money and effort, because of their rare combination of nature and culture. Spread over 5 Indian countries and covering a wide region on the northern border of the country, the Indian Himalayas.
In this article, we have listed the top ten Indian hiking tours to give you an overview of your hiking options in India. These are the most common guided tours based on the number of walkers in the Indian Himalayas. The trek you choose will eventually be based more than any other on your personal preferences. The walks can differ in length, challenges, cultural elements, religions and, naturally, distance. You should decide informedly which trip will be appropriate for you, depending on these factors and your budget.
Here’s our list of the top ten treks in India, without further ado:
- The Zanskar Frozen Trek
This is an excellent trek along the frozen Zanskar river with its stunning winter scenery and a first-hand view of the Ladakh region’s ancient history. This trek is all about ice trails, bone-chilling waves, pristine nature, and a lifetime experience.
- Gangotri Gomukh trek
This trek leads you to the Gangotri’s Glacier at Gomukh, a source of the Ganges, a tour in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal Himalayas. The area has a great natural pleasure, including rare blue mountain goats, a variety of plants and animals. The glacier is surrounded by all sides by wonderful mountains, a truly fascinating view.
- Ladakh – Markha Valley trek
A very famous trek in the Ladakh region is the Markha Valley Trek. A range of terrains, including dry mountains, streams and small towns with fields of wheat, barley and mustards, are within walking distance. The area is a repository of ancient Tibetan culture and is home to many old Buddhist convents. A journey through this area is graved for a lifetime in your memory.
- Kuari Tapovan trek
This trek, you would have walked in the shadows of more than 7000 peaks through the enchantingly beautiful Garhwal area in India. Rare Imalayan fauna like the snow leopard and musk deer can be found in the region. The highlight is the Kuari pass at 4264 meters above sea level. The walk is quite easy with a practical experience of the local Hindu culture.
- Nanda Devi trek
The highest point in India’s Garhwal zone, Nanda Devi, is 7816 m above sea level. The national park, which houses the rare Himalayan fauna and flora, is spread over the mountain lap. You can walk along the foothills of the Himalayas and a few small valleys, rivers, and glaciers. The place is an intriguing symbol of natural beauty that annually attracts thousands of photographers, tourists, and mystics.
- Goecha La trek
Goecha La, a trek in the center of Sikkim, is the third highest mountain peak in the world to meet Kanchenjunga. This trek contains everything, be it magnificent rhododendron trees, picturesque mountain ranges, or clear blue Himalayan lakes. The trek is very difficult, but you certainly find it worthwhile if you see the magnificent Himalayas from Dzongri.
- Valley of Flowers
The valley of flowers trek is located high at a height of 3658 m in the Himalayas of Uttaranchal and is called as if it were: it is an enormous valley with more flora than can be considered. It is a magnificent place surrounded on all sides by lovely mountains. The valley floor has brilliant flowers of all colors and an intense, pleasant fragrance throughout the city. The valley of flowers felt like paradise on Earth after a thrilling trek in the Himalayan foothills.
- Roopkund trek
At an altitude of 5029 meters, Roopkund is known for the remains of the human skeleton found at their bottom. A trip through virgin forests to the far Roopkund lake with the rivers blowing under you. Lush greenery, the numerous birds of different species and the Himalayan peaks surrounding them, flat plains and Hindu temples all serve as an unforgettable experience on the way to Roopkund.
- Dodital trek
A small freshwater lake called Dodital lies amongst mountains covered with snow in Uttarakhand. It is a place of natural beauty and cultural significance, and is considered sacred. The easy path to the lake brings you through gentle, snowy terrain and fine winter winds. In short, Dodital is a beautiful trek in the Himalayas, which even after many years you are keen to remember.
- Stok Kangri trek
Trek Stok Kangri takes you at 6153 m altitude to the highest peak in India. It is moderately difficult for experienced hikers in the Ladakh area, although it doesn’t really need skills in mountaineering. From the top of Stok Kangri, you will recall the breathtaking view of the Himalayas.