Trekking is gaining popularity in modern tourism at an amazing speed, as local and international tourists continue to look for some excitement that accompanies trekking tourism. India offers the best of the trekking tourism, because it’s a country that is endowed with numerous sites that will keep the tourists on their heels for the better part of their trip. Amazingly, trips to the mountains in India will not only serve the purpose of viewing the natural beauty, but will also serve to provide spiritual guidance to the tourists.
Trekking through the vast Indian territories will give you an opportunity to explore different cultures, topography as well as beautiful fauna and flora that covers the country. This should be interesting to any tourist wishing to visit India. Given below are the top five trekking tour places that you don’t want to miss when you travel to India.
Zanskar Frozen River Trek
What a nice experience walking on the ice covered river of Zanskar? This is something every adventure lover will definitely want to experience. Trek to this part is also known as ‘Chadar trek’. Do not get confused because the two names refer to the same thing. Chadar trek represents the only way in and out of Zanskar, when all the routes are blocked by heavy snow. Lying in the most isolated yet inhabited regions of the Zanskar Mountains makes the frozen river walk unique. You will also love its exceptional panorama, unusual campsites and the ever changing chadar (frozen sheets) of the river.
The Zanskar or Chadar trek is located in Ladakh, Himalaya area, on an altitude of 5100 metres above sea level. For a complete experience, it is recommended that you plan a twenty days tour of the area and should visit between the months of June and October.
Pin Parvati Pass Trek
This is yet another great and exciting trekking adventure in India. Pin Parvati Pass trek gives tourists a tough but enjoyable walk over the glaciers in Parvati Valley in Kullu and in Pin Valley in Spiti. Through this trek, you will surpass several valleys and along the way lies beauty of the mountains and a stunning lake view. Travelling upstream of the Parvati River, the trekker will encounter the glaciers and just before reaching the Spiti valley, you will definitely walk through the highest point on the Pin Parvati Pass.
It is located in Himachal Pradesh, 5350 metres above sea level and though it is a challenging walk, a duration of around 18 days will serve you right between mid-June to October.
The Lord Curzon Trail
It is also known as Kuari Pass Trek and it represents a well-known and liked trekking place by trekkers from all over the world. You can experience beautiful snowcapped peaks of the greater Himalayan ranges. You will have a nice experience going through some lush valleys. Thick forests and scattered small villages will make your trek memorable. The panorama of the magnificent peaks of Dronagiri, Kamet and Chaukhamba will add to the beauty of your trek.
The trail is located in the Garhwl region in Himalayas, 4270 metres above the sea level. It should take you ten days to fully explore the region. The best time to visit this place is between mid-April to June or September to October.
Singalila Kanchenjunga Trek
Here, you can view the beautiful Mt Everest, Makau, Lhotse and Kanchenjunga, which are among the highest mountains in the world. The view stretches for over 700 kilometres. It is located in the Sikkim Himalaya area at an attitude of approximately 4900 metres above sea level and it takes approximately 18 days to complete the treks in this beautiful place.
Nanda Devi East BC and Milam Glacier Trek
One of the best trek experience in India, Milam Glacier trek offers one a rare opportunity to explore the Nanda Devi East Base Camp and the amazing Milam Glacier. This part of the Indian Himalayan borders Nepal on the west side and houses the famous mountain of Nanda Devi. The impressive mountains and the astonishing landscape combined well with the mesmerizing historical background of the area will make your trekking experience worth remembering. It is located in the Kumaon Himalaya area of India at an altitude of 4670 metres above sea level.
The above mentioned five places represent India’s top five travel destination for tourist who may want to experience trekking tourism.