Do you love heights? Do you get a kick out of the vertical limits? Do you love the rocky climb? You can experience a combination of all these things in very few treks. Here are the top 10 treks in India which will give you a rush of adrenaline.
You get to see the great wide valleys of the Himalayas with some fabulous views. Gigantic rock pinnacles, daring cliffs, flagged passes for prayers adorn most of the routes providing a quaint and vivid experience. Kang Yatse (6400mts) from the east and the Zanskar range from the south west guard the green oasis of the Markha Valley.
Based in the Chikmaglur district of Karnataka, Kudremukh is definitely one place you can’t afford to miss when you are in this beautiful state. You can start the trek from Samse that is a few kilometres away from the peak from where you can reach Lobo Mane. A few hours journey from there to the peak will get you in around 3 to 4 hours. While on your journey you will be overwhelmed by the towering majestic 100 foot waterfall and the beautiful scenery along the way.
With a base camp in the Uttaranchal hills, Gaumukh Tapovan is situated 14,640 feet above sea level. Besides the awesome hilly terrain and amazing flora bursting with vivid colors, the holy Gangotri is located 18 kilometres downstream and that another major attraction. This place attracts thousands of tourists every year and is one place that you can’t afford to miss.
Sringeri trek passing through Narasimha Parvatha is a very famous trekking trail near to Bangalore. Agumbe is considered as one of the heaviest rainfall receiving areas in Karnataka. Due to the rainfall, the whole area gets densely vegetated and is lush green. There are basically three types of seasons at Agumbe:
When it rains so heavily that it is comparable to Cherrapunji
The other is when the season is very cloudy with clouds hanging over but not raining.
Lastly, the rainy season when it rains as in other places
So trekking here depends on the season and how adventurous you are willing to get.
Imagine this… A place with deep virgin forests, babbling brooks, breath-taking campsites, miles of swelling meadows, snow and ice, and the taste of a great adventure with climbs ranging from 8,000 ft to 16,000 ft. The trek starts at Lohajung (8,300 ft), a tiny pass, in the heart of the greater Himalayan range, 85 kms from Karanprayag. It is a treat to watch these marvellous locations and words are not enough to describe the experiences. The trek begins from the Mundoli village located in the eastern Garhwal Himalayas.
Kumara Parvata is considered by many as a trekker’s paradise in Bangalore. It is worth every sweat that you do towards reaching the peak as the beauty of the place beholds you with the calmness around and the breeze above all that surrounds you. The trek starts from Subramanya which is around 15 kilometres and the peak is around 1712 metres. The best way to start your trek is to reach 230 kilometres from Bangalore where Subramanya is located and start your trek from there.
Dodital is bounded by plush greenery with sparkling clear water making this place as an ultimate destination for both the travellers and sightseers. At an elevation of 3307 meters above mean sea level, in the north of Uttarakashi is a detailed trekking destination and also holds budding adventure sports.
The lake is famous for its Himalayan trout, the exoticness rendered by surrounding forest and calmness provided by the quiet waters of the lake. Apart from natural beauty there is a display of diversity in culture and heritage for which India is known for ages.
Located 1343mts above sea level, Kodachadri is situated in Shimoga District of Karnataka.
The peak is most popular for the golden glow that the Arabian Sea gets as the sun sets in.
A must-go place on every trekkers list, which is blessed by Adishankaracharya, who is said to have meditated here and as a witness to it, is the ‘Sarvajnapeetha’.
The kind of trekking that you experience at Edakumeri is very different than the ones you normally do at other peaks. The route is laden with railway lines and around 50 odd tunnels and bridges come along your way providing enough scope adventure and excitement. The dense forests along the way has provided the name as the green route and the stretch is about 52 kilometres with an abundance of lush greenery which is nothing short of a treat to anyone’s sore eyes.
The Nubra Valley Trek
About 10,000 feet above sea level is where this ‘valley of flowers’ is located. The primal attraction in this area is Bactarian double hump Camels around sand dunes. And then there are the Deskit & Samstanling monasteries and the Khardung la Pass which is situated at 18,380 feet above sea level.
The Nubra Valley is also the entrance to the biggest glacier in the World, the Siachen Glacier. The valley is surrounded by the Karakoram Range and Pass in the North.