The Himalayan region of India is replete with the breathtaking scenery and perfect for undertaking a memorable trekking tour. Trekking is undoubtedly one of the best ways to uncover the unexplored places and terrains of the Himalaya region. The trekking enthusiasts from the major parts of the world just love to undertake trip in this particular part of India to enjoy the fascinating and enthralling trekking. The visitors, while trekking can get the best chance to witness the beauty of the snow-capped mountains, picturesque waterfalls, and the alluring landscapes. Here are some of the prominent trekking routes in the Himalayan region that will certainly go a long way in bringing the lost excitement into the lives of the people:
The alluring Roopkund Lake is nestled in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The beautiful lake is surrounded by the snow-clad stunning Himalayan peaks and glaciers. This region is also known by the name \’mystery lake\’ because it contains of human skeletons that can be clearly seen at the bottom of the lake. The lake is not very deep with its depth measuring about 1-2 meters. It is moderate to challenging trek and it can be started from the months of May to October. The lake is not only a perfect place for the trekking lovers, but also a pilgrimage destination for most of the people. Devotees participate in the Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra that is organized once in twelve years.
The Kanchenjunga trek is a very fascinating and challenging trekking route that offers a wonderful chance to the visitors to witness the mind-blowing beauty of Mount Kanchenjunga, which is a third highest mountain peak in the world. During trekking, the trekkers will pass through the majestic monasteries, dense jungles, rugged terrains, lush farmland and alpine grasslands. The best time to plan trekking in Kanchenjunga is Mid March to Mid June and September – Mid of November.
Valley of Flowers Trek
The Valley of Flowers as the name clearly signifies is an enchanting trek dotted with diverse species of flora. It is situated at an altitude of 3858 meters above the sea level. The valley is recognized as an important world heritage site by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The trek is much sought after destination for the trekking and flower lovers. Brahmakamal, epilibium, Blue Poppy, Cobra Lily and rhododendrons are various flowers found in the valley. The flowers in the valley begin to bloom June, July and last till September. The trekkers can also find some wildlife here like the Himalayan black beers, brown beers, musk dears and so on. The excellent time to go for this trek is from July to September.
Frozen River Trek
Trekking in the Frozen River trek will surely provide you unforgettable long-lasting memories. It is also known by the name \’Chadar Trek\’. A large percentage of people from the various geographical locations of the world throng to this serene region for trekking in a frozen river that becomes a sheet of snow during the winter months. This particular trek can be commenced from mid January to mid February. The frozen river trek is considered as a very difficult trek as the trekkers have to endure the heavy snowfall and the lowest temperatures, but once it is finished, the visitors will get a memorable experience, which they will always cherish for a long period of time. The place is also a photographer\’s paradise as they get a chance to spot the wildlife also.
The Dodital trek is an easy to moderate trek that begins from the Uttarkashi. It is very popular trekking spot that takes the visitors to the alpine meadows, thick forests and serene landscapes. The scenery on the way to the trek is very amazing and beautiful. The tourists pass through the high altitude grasslands and also see the diverse flora and fauna. The lake is an awe-inspiring one nestled at an altitude of 3307 meters. The backdrop of the Darwa Bugyal meadow adds stars to the beauty of the lake. It is one of those treks in India where the rare species of Himalayan Golden Trout fish is found.
Goecha La Trek
The Goecha La Trek offers the unforgettable and splendid views of the Himalaya peak. It is moderate trek that is located at an altitude of 5002 meters. During the course of trekking, the trekkers pass through the wonderful rhododendron forests and can also spot the rare birds. The trek starts from the bewitching town of Yuksom and takes the travelers to the various other prominent destinations such as the Tshoka, Dzongri, Bakkhim and Kokchurong. After reaching Goecha La, the visitors can get the spectacular sight of the Pandim and Kanchenjunga mountains. The right season to do this particular trek is from March to May and September to November.
Markha Valley Trek
Markha valley trek is one of the most resplendent trekking routes in Ladakh, situated at an altitude of 5150 meters. During the trek, the visitors get once in a lifetime opportunity to see the great Buddhist monasteries, fantastic villages, and superb natural beauty. The tourists can also take a glimpse of the beautiful Saser Kangri, Stok Kangri, Kang Yatse and Nun Kun peaks. Some of the wildlife can also be spotted here like the snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep and ibex. The trekkers can also visit the Hemis National Park to witness wildlife and dry jungles of juniper.
Kuari Pass Trek
The fascinating Kuari pass trek is located at an altitude of 4250 meters. The name Kuari pass signifies the \’doorway\’. It is also known by the name Curzon trail. Lord Curzon was an avid trekker who reached Kuari Pass in the year 1905. It is believed that this particular trek was especially improved so that he does not experience any kind of problem while trekking. During the trek, the visitors stroll through the majestic rhododendron, deodar and oak jungles. It is one of the most alluring treks that provide a splendid view of the various snow-capped peaks such as the Neelkanth, Rishi Pahar, Changabang, Kamet, Trishul and so on. Hathi Parbat, Gori Parbat, Gohna Lake, etc. are some of the prominent attractions of the Kuari Pass. The best season to do this trek is from June to Mid October.
Therefore, a trekking tour to these places gives a great chance to the trekkers to explore the enchanting beauty of nature and have an enjoyable time to cherish forever.
Author Bio: Rikki Paul is professional writer and traveler. Passionate for adventure travelling, he has no boundaries to explore thrilling travel places over this globe.