India is known for its infinite, enthralling opportunities for trekking which ultimately encourage you to book flights to India and turn your holiday into the most awe-inspiring and memorable trip.
Take a look at these five of the most adventurous trekking destinations in the country.
Beaskund Trek, Himachal Pradesh
Beaskund is a place of historical significance and is one of the most beautiful spots in Dhauladhar range that draws the attention of trekkers from all across the globe. This trek starts from Solang Nala near Manali and takes you over a glacial lake and through Kullu valley to the bare landscapes of Bara Bhangal range. Perched at a height of 3,650 metres, this range is considered one of the easiest treks in the state. The best time to visit Beaskund is from mid May till mid October.
Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh
The most popular trek in Ladakh, Markha Valley presents a wonderful trip that gives you an insight into the remote Buddhist Kingdom of Ladakh. Also known as tea house trek, it takes you through local tribes and offers spectacular views of the clear blue skies, multi-coloured Tibetan flags and the landscape. It is an 80-kilometre trek which requires 10 days to two weeks to be covered and the ideal time to visit here is August and September.
Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand
Due to its lush beauty of the snow-capped mountains, the white clouds and the green meadows, the Valley of Flowers is renowned as one of the most beautiful treks in India. Perched at a height of 14,400 feet, this valley appears like a colourful kaleidoscope brimful of wild flowers such as petunias, zinnias and poppies. This 10-kilometre trek starts from Govindghat via Joshimath and takes you to Hemkund Sahib, and is ideal to visit from June till September.
Chembra Peak Trek, Kerala
The largest and highest peak in Kerala, Chembra is a part of Wayanad hill ranges in Western Ghats, 2,100 metres above sea level. The entire route to the peak presents a beautiful view of a heart-shaped lake, waterfalls and the entire district, and the trek can easily be completely within a day. The ideal time to visit these Himalayan ranges is from September to February, just after monsoon when the forest is more dense and lush green.
Kumara Parvatha Trek, Karnataka
A true nature’s delight, Kumara Parvatha is also known as Pushpagiri and is the highest peak in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. One of the most challenging treks in the southern India, the Kumara Trek is a 15 kilometre trek which can be covered in two days and attracts travellers with its beautiful pilgrimage attraction – Kukke Subramanya. October to February is the best time to trek this valley which is snuggled in the midst of lush and verdant jungles and presents the best views of the nature’s beauty.