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10 Best Treks in India

Published on 13 Jul 2021

10 Best Treks in India

Trekking along the hills brings you a sense of peace and lets you be present in the moment, as you walk past panoramic sights only seen in movies. Frequent trekkers would agree that after finishing some of the best treks in India, their perspective towards nature and its creation shifts to that of admiration and constant desire to hike to the highest peaks! 

Start your trekking journey and fill your memories with glazing snowlines, brimming flora and fauna, lush mountains, and transfixing sceneries. 

Look through our list of 10 Top Treks in India to choose yours-

  1. Triund Trek, Dharamshala
  2. Indrahar Pass Trek, Mcleodganj
  3. Deorital Chandrashila Trek, Uttrakhand
  4. Kheerganga Trek, Kasol
  5. Malana Village Trek, Kasol
  6. Hampti Pass Trek, Kullu
  7. Chokramudi Trek, Munnar
  8. Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttrakhand
  9. Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh
  10. Chandrakhani Pass, Himachal Pradesh

1. Triund Trek

The mesmerizingly 9000 ft tall Triund altitude peeks from behind Dhaulander hill. The Triund trekking distance is 9 km. The exceptional view of the mountain top would make you forget all the blood, sweat, and tears; one of the top treks in India!

If you have been toying with the idea of a trekking expedition, then Triund Trek is the one to pick. The spellbinding aura and wooden houses to relax after your tiring trek tagged with glimmering stars would be the remedy for anything and everything routine! Also, you can gaze at the beautiful Kangra Valley and replenish your senses with Oak trees and boulevards of rhododendron.

The Triund snowline would astonish your senses by all means and make you believe that trek to Triund is one of the most beautiful treks in India!

Highest Altitude: 2824 m 

Trek Level: Easy

Trek Distance: 5 Km 

Ideal Season: May, June, September and October

Starting Point: Dharamkot Village

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2. Indrahar Pass Trek

Indrahar Pass, Mcleodganj
Indrahar Pass, Mcleodganj

This one is for wildlife enthusiasts and trek lovers!

From evergreen and bountiful flowers to leopards, wild goats, and Monal birds, the Indrahar Pass trekking expedition makes you climb over boundless boulevards (definitely one of the best treks in India!). The trek begins from Mcleodganj in Kangra Valley and ceases at Champa. 

You will witness the unparalleled magnificence of the Dhauladhar ranges and Pir Panjal mountains on your route and surpass the ancient lands of Gaddi Shepherds. Indrahar Pass treks come under the top treks in India to experience.

We would suggest embarking upon the Indrahar Pass trek from Mid-May to June and September to mid-October. 

Highest Altitude: 4342 m 

Trek Level: Moderate

Trek Distance & Duration: 35 Km & 9 days 

Ideal Season: Mid-May to June & September to mid-October

Starting Point: Galu Devi Temple

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3. Deorital Chandrashila Trek

A treat for wildlife admirers and trekking enthusiasts alike, Deorital Chandrashila Trek is nestled amid the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand. Ergo, one of the best treks in Uttrakhand, doubling as a stepping stone for budding Himalayan trekkers! 

The unique bit about the Chandrashila trek that makes it one of the best treks in India goes to the view offered from the peak. Your eyes would capture a glimpse of the Himalayan ranges and the eminent summits of Western and Eastern Uttarakhand! 

Be mesmerized by the chirping birds, blooming flowers, and nature at its best as you trek along. 

Highest Altitude: 4000 m 

Trek Level: Moderate

Trek Distance: 4 Km 

Ideal Season: April to June

Starting Point: Sari

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4. Kheerganga Trek

Kheerganga, Parvati Valley
Kheerganga, Parvati Valley

Located at the end of Parvati Valley, the Kheerganga Trekking expedition is one of the most beautiful treks in India. Where the skies are a striking blue and the hills a sparkly green. Kheerganga Trek comes under some of the easiest treks in Kasol for beginners and calls on you to take in the panoramic terrains!

Entangled with mythology, you will discover much more than peace at the visit to Lord Shiva Temple. Also, taking a dip in the hot water stream would cleanse your aura and soothes your muscles after the Kheer Ganga Trek. The trek surely appears on the list of top treks in India!

Highest Altitude: 2956 m 

Trek Level: Easy

Trek Distance & Duration: 26 Km 

Ideal Season: March to June

Starting Point: Barshaini

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5. Trek to Malana Village

If you are up for exploring a world away from the rest, step into the Malana Village. Its residents hold their democracy dear and claim to be an independent territory. One of the best treks in India cut off from other places in Kasol, a visit to this unique village will open you to a plethora of customs and oddities unlike any other village in Himachal Pradesh.

The way to Malana Village is quite tricky as no roads lead you there. But for all the trekking enthusiasts, it offers one of the top treks in India for beginners and a perfectly challenging climb! Reserve a day from your Kasol trip for exploration of Malana Village, although you can not stay overnight. Now, check this off from your list of unique things to do in Kasol.

Trek Level: Easy

Trek Distance & Duration: 4 km & 2-3 Hours

Ideal Time: Day Trek

Starting Point:  Village of Jari in Himachal

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6. Hampti Pass Trek

Hampti Pass, Kullu Valley
Hampti Pass, Kullu Valley

Hampti Pass Treks is one of the most beautiful treks in India. It commences from the village Hampta in the Kullu Valley and ends in Chatru in the Lahaul & Spiti Valley, roughly covering 35 kilometers. Coming under some of the ideal trekking places in India for beginners, with the highest altitude being 4400 m. The Hampti Pass Trek usually takes up to 4-5 days.

The experience would leave you taken aback by scenic sights throughout the Hampti Trekking excursion. From snow-covered valleys, dense deodar forests, floral meadows, crystal clear water streams to Himalayan avifauna, every scenery would fill you up with an admiration for nature.

By the end of the trek, you will be stomping on the barren lands of Lahaul-Spiti, and you can pull off an overnight camping stay at Chandra Tal.

Highest Altitude: 4400 m 

Trek Level: Easy

Trek Distance & Duration: 35 Km & 4-5days

Ideal Season: June to Mid- November

Starting Point: Hampta Village

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7. Chokramudi Trek, Munnar

Appearing under the best treks in India, the Chokramudi trek takes up 5-7 hours. An ideal trek for beginners, you will be enamored as you swish through tea estates, lush hills, high-altitude forests, and rivers coupled with mistiness in the air. The highest altitude in Chokramudi Trek would be 2100 m.

One of the best trekking places for beginners in India, the trek path begins from the region near Chokramudi Mountain. The trek takes you on sight to behold with glimpses of Western Ghats, Anamudi, and Idukki Dam, one of the highest arch dams in Asia.

Highest Altitude: 2100 m 

Trek Level: Easy 

Trek Duration: 5-7 Hours

Ideal Season: All year

Starting Point: Chokramudi Mountain

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8. Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttrakhand

Valley of Flowers, Uttrakhand
Valley of Flowers, Uttrakhand

Abode to the UNESCO world heritage site and the Sikh pilgrimage site of Hemkund Sahib, Valley of Flowers trek comes under one of the best trekking tours in India. This trek maps a distance of 55 km, and the highest altitude stands at 3658 m. The trek start point is Govindghat.

One of the best treks in Uttrakhand that is suitable to all age ranges, offering a panoramic view of a thousand blooming flowers (wise advice- during the monsoon season, the scenery resembles that of a colorful paradise!) You will find yourself engulfed in nature's bliss, entrapping you to stay forever.

Highest Altitude: 3658 m 

Trek Level: Easy - Moderate

Trek Distance: 55 Km 

Ideal Season: July to Mid- September

Starting Point: Govindghat 

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9. Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh

In this 10-day trekking path, you will commence from Leh and walk along Chilling, Skiu, Sara, Hankar, and Nimaling. Markha Valley, one of the best trekking places in India, being the largest valley in Leh, attracts hikers from all walks of life. The distance covered would be around 65 km, with the highest altitude standing tall at 5,200 m above sea level.

Gaze at the enchanting sights of preserved monasteries, ruined forts, and temples. Cross the two cardinal passes, Ganda La and Kongmaru La on one of the most famous treks in India.

Find yourself surrounded by the colossal Karakoram and Ladakh ranges as you take in the astonishing K2 Mountain, Stok Kangri, and Kang Yatse peaks.

The top treks in India that you will keep coming back is what Markha Valley Trek offers!

Highest Altitude: 5200 m 

Trek Level: Moderate - Difficult

Trek Distance & Duration: 65 Km & 10 days

Ideal Season: July to Mid September

Starting Point: Leh

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10. Chandrakhani Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

Chandrakhani Pass, Himachal Pradesh
Chandrakhani Pass, Himachal Pradesh

A 10-day trekking expedition where you will cover 22 km with the highest altitude being 3650 m, Chandrakhani Pass Trek is one of the best treks in India, boasts stunning sights and the highest elevations that will satiate the trekker in you!

The trekking journey begins from the Naggar Village in the Kullu Valley. As you reach the Pass, sink in the exceptional Pir Panjal, Deo Tibba, and Parbati peaks wanderings. Enjoy solitude like never before when you walk past paths flourishing with oak and fir trees.

Highest Altitude: 3650 m 

Trek Level: Moderate

Trek Distance & Duration: 22 Km & 10 days

Ideal Season: Mid June to Early October

Starting Point: Naggar Village in the Kullu Valley

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