Best Himalayan Treks to do in India in 2022

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Overview

Hub of highest peaks on the planet, the Himalayas are vastly surrounded across India, Bhutan, and Nepal finding their beginning and end in Pakistan and China. It is not just Everest that is known to the world; multiple other peaks are strikingly exclusive in their characteristics. You are lucky to be born in a country that hosts this majestic range. At some point in life, everybody wants to visit these captivating ranges.

These tall standing peaks have always been a place for wanderers who are seeking new routes and experiences. From short trekking trails to the most exhaustive treks there is everything for beginners and experts in the Himalayas.

Here we have tried to list down some of the best Himalayan treks according to us however narrowing down the list we find some must-to-do treks among many other best treks to do. Let’s get familiar with them,

Chopta Trek

The main motto of any Himalayan trekker is to get inspired in any way be it a photographer, writer, nature lover there are many reasons and the Chopta trek will give you plenty of reasons to visit. The beauty of this place will allure any trekker it is located at such a location that a beholder falls in love with this place. There are several options for trekkers like a trek to Tungnath, trek to Chandrashila, trek to Devaria Tal, trek to Chopta Bugyal, and many more.

Chopta is a part of the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary which is the home for many Himalayan rare species. After reaching Chopta you will be surrounded by the hundreds of birds, animals, flowers and to this place and experience this. The altitude is about 8000 feet of Chopta, from here you can easily spot other snow-capped mountain peaks. Because of the high altitude range in Chopta, the weather is always cold throughout the year. In the scorching summers, the weather is pleasantly cool. 

Chopta is easily accessible by road, it lies on the shortcut route of Kedarnath and Badrinath and is between two famous towns of Uttrakhand that are nothing but Gopeshwari and Guptakshi. The trekking route for Chopta is very much easy even if you can take children along with you. You will witness at Chopta Shiva temple Tungnath, Chandrashila summit, Deoria Tal lake, Chopta market, Chopta Bugyals, and many more.

Altitude: 8556 feet

Difficulty: Easy

Best Time to Visit: Summers (April to June), winters (October to December)

Chadar Trek

The chadar trek is the most challenging trek in winters is not just mesmerising landscape and mind-numbing temperature. You will experience but the simplicity of Zanskari people and their adaptability and acceptance of the harsh challenges is what captivates most travellers. As far as the route is concerned the formation of thick ice during winters on the Zanskari river facilitates the inhabitants to use it as a bridge to connect to the other side and collect supplies for the coming months. As the story goes, trekking through Chadar was so risky and unpredictable many trekkers took it as a challenge for themselves.

Altitude: 11099 feet

Difficulty: Difficult

Best Time to Visit: Mid January to End of February

Beas Kund Glacier 

Beas Kund is the place where the mighty river Beas has its origin. The river starts and flows from the glaciers through the scenic meadows which are surrounded by spectacular mountains. From the Beas Kund, you can witness Shitidhar, friendship peak, and Hanuman Tibba. Beas Kund is also a favourite spot for Shepards as you can see them camp around.

Altitude: 12140 feet

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Best Time to Visit: Mid May to Mid October

Har Ki Dun 

Har Ki Dun is a trek which you can go for both in summer and winter. This place is enriched with a variety of flora and fauna and offers a stunning view of snow-capped mountains. The trek from Sankri to Osla has a varied variety of trees, animals, plants. The view of the sunrise is one of the most beautiful sunrises you will ever see.

Altitude: 20341 feet

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Best Time to Visit: April to June

Hampta Pass

Hampta pass is a complete package with high and dark pine forests, glacier valleys, riverside camping, and much more. The route conversely has forty-plus sharp bends with a picturesque view of Manali and Kullu valley. This is followed by short walks through pine trees. The sight and sound of the rivers fill the air which runs vertically beside the rock making the mountains look carved.

Altitude: 14000 feet

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Best Time to Visit: Mid June to Mid October