India is a hiking and trekking swimming pool, a paradise for explorers. You will find one no matter where in the world you’re going. In the northern and eastern sides of India, the most common ones are the Indian Himalayas. Below, I’ll take you to 8 treks and walks in India according to the time. I will also speak about their level of difficulty and about some other important things to remember while walking in India.
1. PARASHAR LAKE
In the district of Mandi, Prashar Lake stands at 8.9450 meters above sea level. This lake is truly sacred and magical. To the side of the lake is a mosque. It has a small floating island right between it and the odd thing about this lake. Another is that nobody knows the lake’s depth. The locals think the lake has no ground and divine powers.
You can either walk or take a bus to reach this pool, depending on the time. The trek passes through the woods and the paths are not well established. Also, this place is only accessible by limited visitors. The trek is also more adventurous.
Kedakrkantha is a well-known trek, mostly in the winters. Kedarkantha trek is located in the Uttarkashi area of Uttarakhand (Northern India), at an altitude of 12,500 feet, and is known for its winter trails and snow. The travel takes typically three to four days and several tour operators have guided experiences. This is really one of India’s best treks.
We went through snowfall, negative temperatures, snowboard camping, and beautiful sunrise throughout January. This trek is difficult for the mind and the body, but it is truly worthy.
For us Indians as well as Israelis, Kheerganga is a paradise. This is a lush paradise with most of the stoners coming for marijuana and grass. But it is not only not known for that, Kheerganga has a hot fountain grafted in the heart of the high mountains.
Camping was permitted here earlier, but the camps were banned as a result of environmental imbalances. So mostly tourists remain in Tosh or, after experiencing the hot springs, come back to Kasol. The trek is very straightforward and the paths are well established. Kheerganga from Kasol takes approximately four hours.
4. DHANKAR LAKE
In the Spiti Valley of India lies Dhankar Lake. Spiti Valley is located in India’s northernmost area and is known as the Indian Cold Desert. It gets cold here as it snows in the winter season, being a barren land made of the desert. The Spiti Valley is also known as India’s core since it is located in central India and Tibet.
At an altitude of 13,600 feet, Dhankar Lake is situated. The lake is just an hour’s walk from the village of Dhankar and is Dhankar’s water source. The lake sits in a majestic setting in the center of the snow-packed mountains.
5. RUPIN PASS
The Rupin Pass is a trek beginning in one Indian state and ending in another. This isn’t cool? The tour begins in Uttarakhand’s last villages and ends in the Himachal Pradesh Sangla village.
The tour is moderately difficult to complete and takes about a week, but the scenery and landscape are always changing, making this place peaceful. The forest must be climbed, the wetlands must be passed and crossed by crossings. You hit a height of 15,380 feet during this tour. In addition, every day, you have to walk about 10 km for 5-6 hours.
You will also enjoy several waterfalls and glaciers on the way and you have to go on this tour operator.
It is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh near Dharamshala. You need a guide to this place as the trails are specified and appropriate. The walk to Triund is fairly easy.
Triund is one of the most desired tourist spots and thus mainly remains busy, but it’s once again one of the most beautiful places to visit. Here, sunrise and sunset take your breath away, and the majestic Dhauladhar Range marble peaks on your back are truly astonishing with the view over the forward Kangra valley.
7. ROOPKUND TREK
Roopkund has everything the trekkers would want. Virgin trees, wilderness, and snow are present. The trek takes you from 8,000 feet to 16,000 feet for six days. There are also alpine stretches, and all that is worthwhile is snow on Roopkund lake.
The main highlight of this walk is that it takes you through the forests of Spring, Rhododendron and Oak, Mounter Trishul, Chaukhamba Range, Neelkanth Pike, Kedarnath, and Kedar Dome.
8. WINCH CAMP
Winch Camp is located in Barot, a small town that many visitors are not currently aware of. There are two places to walk, one from Barot and the other from Joginder Nagar. To arrive here, one requires a two to three hours walk with a rail shuttle.
The gradient of this railway transport is 90o from the Barot side and ‘Khooni Ghati’ is also called the valley (Murder Valley). Also, you should not miss both the sunrise and the sunset here, after reaching Winch Camp.
It is safer, however, to go to an Indian walking organization because camping is a bit risky at night because of wild animals.