Top 5 Treks In The Himalayas
Liberation is what we all strive to find but somehow we get trapped in sullen, grumpy and crabby lifestyle. Each one of us remains bound by automated schedules and jammy layers of comfort. In this machination, we lose ourselves to managers, work, and service. Life is too short to give our entirety to others. How about taking a break and finding ourselves against the backdrop of nature? Sounds interesting, no? Yes, trekking is the answer for ousting the eeyorish air off your life. No one in this world is actually free of worries but we as individuals feel as if I am the only one suffering the most. If this is what you too feel, time for you to push yourself into more challenging tasks. Come out of your digs to experience the tempestuous rocks, feel the fresh air and set new challenges for yourself. Here are the few most alluring and beguiling treks in the Himalayas.
Chopta Chandrashila Deoria Tal Trek, Uttarakhand
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This being an all-season trek attracts the most number of visitors. It spreads itself across Uttarakhand with an average trekking distance of 30Kms. Moreover, if you are a person who can give a maximum of a weekend’s time for traveling, this is the one for you. Undoubtedly, this adventure can help you rekindle your young days. You will find yourself surrounded by natural meadows and Himalayan ranges all along your way. Another incentive of this treks in the Himalayas is it offers you an astounding glimpse of peaks like Kedar and Chaukhamba. To say, in short, it will seem to you more of a fairy tale than a treks in Himalayas.
Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
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It stretches along the border of Uttarakhand with an average trekking distance of 53Kms. It rests at a high altitude. You can capture its most beautiful views during summer and autumn, because of which it is the most popular selection of the vacations. Roopkund is located in the lap of “Trishul Massif”, popularly known as “Mystery Lake”. The human skeletons found near the lake are believed to belong to the late Paleolithic age. Being located at a distance of 217 km from Nainital and 235 km from Kathgodam, it attracts national as well as international visitors. The whole trail soothes with greenery and best landscapes of Great Himalayas and effortlessly allows us to live in the moment.
Chadar Frozen River Trek, Leh, Ladakh, J&K
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It lounges in Leh, Ladakh and the beautiful Jammu and Kashmir with an average trekking distance of 75Kms. This trekking destination demands expertise. Your trail will start from the mountain town of Leh and end at Zanskar river, which remains frozen during winter. The only favorable time to cross this river is during February. Proficient trekkers with a high level of physical fitness might opt for this type of trip. This adventure demands few safety measures. Carrying trekking gear and tents is always commendable. Besides all these, in your entire trip, you will get to experience Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport which is one of the highest airports in the world. Believe me, you’ll feel an adrenaline rush for days even after this trek is over.
Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal
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It unfurls itself at the outskirts of Himanchal with an average trekking distance of 26Kms. As we all know Himachal is one of the most toured states of India with some of the famous trekking spots like Hampta Pass trek, Dhaulandhar trek, Parvati valley trek, Sari pass trek, Bhabha pass trek, etc. Among these Hampta pass trek is the easiest trekking destination. The various scenic landscapes, glacial valleys and the great meadows found here will enrapture you. Chandrataal, a high altitude alpine lake is also a not-miss-must-visit scenery. Besides this, there are many places you can opt to visit like Balu ka Ghera, Gendrame, Rani Nallah, Shea Goru, and Chatru. This trip will leave you with a serene mind to return to your workplace fresh, full of energy and enthusiasm.
Valley Of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand
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Its average trekking distance is 38Kms and is good for beginners. The best season to visit this place is during monsoon. One has to pass the Govind Ghat, heading for Hemkund Sahib up to Ghangaria to reach the valley. This is the place for someone who endears flowers. One can find the enthralling Primula flower in thousands blooming all across the valleys. One can find a natural mirror made up of snow-clad peaks and it’s associated glaciers that reflect its surroundings. Most glaciers found here are from Hathi Parvat and Saptarishi peaks. This beautiful valley also highlights its popularity by also being the visiting site for people belonging to all faiths, popularly the Hindus and the Sikhs. Some popular Sikh faiths are also associated with this valley like the 5 K’s(Kesh, Kangha, Kirpan, Kara, Kachh). This place is absolutely divine and beatific.
Conclusion: So, we can conclude by saying trekking is beneficial for us in many ways like it gives us a break from our monotonous life and the possibility to meet new people. It also enhances our leadership skills and improves our physical fitness. Above all, it is a delightful and unparalleled experience.
Rohit being a globetrotter and a sightseer shares his views about various must-visit places on treks in Himalayas to help people plan their holidays. I hope you have a wonderful trekking experience! Best of luck!