Friday, August 30, 2019

Top 7 Trekking Camps in India


Spanning across 5 Indian states, the Himalayas provide amazing vistas and opportunities for various adventure activities, one of them being trekking. With their unique blend of culture, nature and scenery, Himalayan trekking routes are a must do for all adventurous souls.

We have tried to list top 10 most popular trekking camps in India.

1)      Chadar Trek

Chadar trek is done on frozen Zanskar river in Ladakh. It is considered as a difficult trek and should be only done by experienced trekkers. One gets to witness icy routes, chilling winds, lots of snow and unspoilt nature.

2)      Gangotri-Gaumukh Trek

Gangotri glacier is the source of the great river Ganges in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This region houses a large variety of flora and fauna along with pristine views of the nature. It is one of the most mesmerizing trekking tours.

3)      Ladakh-Markha Valley Trek

Known for their ancient Buddhist culture, Ladakh and Markha valley are one of the sites of ancient Tibetian culture. It is one of the most popular treks in the Ladakh region and takes the trekker through rugged mountains, brooks, small offbeat villages, crop fields of wheat and barley and several ancient monasteries.

4)      KuariTapovan Trek

Located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, the Tapovan area is considered very sacred by the local Hindus. It houses many rare flora and fauna such as the elusive snow leopard, the musk deer etc. At an altitude of 4264 metres above sea level, Kuari Pass is considered a moderate trek and can even be attempted by beginners.

5)      Nanda Devi Trek

Again located in the Garhwal region, Nanda Devi is the highest peak of that region. The area around the peak is designated as a biosphere reserve that goes by the name of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park houses very rare Himalayan plant and animal species and trekking through it is a treat in itself.

6)      Goecha La Trek

Located in the Indian state of Sikkim, the Goecha La trek makes one face to face with the highest peak in India and the third highest peak in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is regarded as a challenging trek but it also offers pristine views of mountains, blue lakes, rhododendron forests and clear skies. The view of the mighty Himalayan peaks from Dzongri makes the whole trek worthwhile. It is one of the best trekking tours you can undertake in India.

7)      Valley of Flowers

Post winter and during spring, the whole valley of Garhwal is carpeted with flowers of various colours like the Tiger Lily, Himalayan Blue Poppy, Balsam etc. Many of these flowers and plants have medicinal properties and are so rare that they are not found anywhere else in the whole world. The best time to trek the valley of flowers is from July to August. Valley of flowers has accommodation facilities just outside the entrance and that makes it one of the best trekking camps in India.

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