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Best Himalayan Treks in India

If you are into trekking then Himalayan treks are considered the best treks to go for. The Himalayan treks are filled with adventure and also one of the best views. These treks are a mixture of easy and difficult treks. Also a few treks are for almost 10 days, while some can be completed within a day or two as well. The picturesque views that each trek offers is something that trekkers usually look forward to. The list of Himalayan treks to be done is quite long, so here are some of the best treks that you can go for – 

Hampta pass trek 

This trek is considered as the most dramatic trek that one can go for. When you reach the top you get to see two different views. One side is full of flowers and greenery while the other side is barren land with no vegetation. The Hampta pass trek is a six day trek and is moderately difficult. One side is the kullu valley which is filled with greenery and the Lahaul side is barren. The best time for the trek is from June to September. During these months the roads are not blocked with snow which makes it a little easy for you to trek. If you go in June you might find some places that are filled with snow. July onwards monsoon starts which washes away the snow but the weather is still cold and pleasant. The base camp for this trek is Jobra and to reach there it is a two hour drive from Manali. The route of the tek can be Jobra to Jwara then to Balu ka Ghera. On day 4 you start the trek from Balu ka Ghera to Shea Goru crossing the Hampta pass. On the last day you trek to Chhatru from Shea Goru. This trek is completed in 6 days. It is advised that you reach Manali a day before starting the trek so you will get rest. 

Brahmatal Trek 

This trek is the only winter trek that takes you to an Alpine lake. The duration for this trek is also 6 days and the maximum altitude is 12,000 ft. The Brahmatal lake gives you an opportunity to visit an Alpine lake and also camp next to it. During winters the lake is going to be frozen and at an altitude of 12,000 ft. From the lake you get to see Mt Trishul and Mt Nandaghunti. Spring, autumn and winters are the best season for the trek. Each season has something unique to offer, in spring you get to witness rhododendrons. In autumn the views of the mountains are breathtaking and the winter season is known for the frozen lake. On this trek you will have to trek for longer hours. 

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek 

This trek is for 7 days and it is considered as a difficult trek. It takes you to an altitude of 13,000 ft and you get a chance to explore seven different lakes and five valleys. The trek starts from Shitkadi which is a 3 hour drive from Srinagar. The next day you have to trek for 11-12 km to Nichnai which is the next campsite. Then Nichnai to Vishnusar is a 13 km trek, followed by Vishnusar to Gadsar via Gadsar Pass which is a 16 km trek. On day 5 you trek for 11.5 km to reach the next campsite at Satsar, Satsar to Gangabal is a 9 km trek. The last day you have to trek to Naranag which will take you about 6 hours. Your trek ends here, you then drive back to Srinagar. The only time this trek can be done is in July, August and September because all other months the trek route is filled with snow. 

Buran Ghati Trek 

Again a trek which is a little difficult and can be completed in 8 days. There is not a single moment on this trek that you may not like. It is like all the good parts of each trek are mixed and made into this one. The best parts of the treks are – Dayara meadows, the Buran Ghati walls, Janglik and Barua villages. The best seasons for this trek are the summer and autumn season.  Janglik village is the start point for this trek and there is no direct way or transport to reach this village. From Shimla you have to go to  Rohru, then to Chirgaon and finally to Tangnu. Tangnu is the last place till where you will get a transport, from Tangnu you have to walk to reach Janglik.

These are 4 of the best Himalayan treks that you can go for. Each of the treks are different from the other and the duration and difficult level also varies. 

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