25 Best Trekking Spots in India

Replete with Himalayas on the North and lush valleys on the South, India is one of the idyllic destinations to endeavor for adventure sports especially trekking adventures. The Himalayan beauty, snow-clad mountains, and a chilly weather not only inspire and bring up adrenaline rush but also the fascination of these high mountains can stimulate anyone for a wonderful trekking experience. So, what we are bringing in this article is a list of 25 best sites in India which are perfect getaways for an ideal trekking endeavor and will surely amaze you with their charm and allure thus convincing you to plan your next trekking adventure at these amazing trek routes locates in our own incredible India!

1. Hampta Pass Trek, Manali

Hampta Pass Trek
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Hampta Pass Trek is situated at the height of around 3960 m in Kullu Valley. The surroundings are engulfed in greenery and mountains with blue skies to leave you mesmerized. Moreover, it is one of the motivating treks in Himachal as it will tempt you to reach there to catch the splendid view. It will take almost three to four days to complete this trek and during these few days you can indulge as much as you can in the brilliance of Himalayas and it will do wonders to your mind!

2. Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh

Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh
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This trek in Leh is a tranquil one and the peacefulness will actually lure you to the Markha Valley Trek. Winters are not the best one to plan a trek, so try to organize your itinerary after the winters because as the snow melts down, the landscape blossoms into a splendidly appealing one. Starting at Zingchen, it is one of the idyllic treks to experience the beauty of Zanskar Range and it will accompany you all throughout your hike here!

3. Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand

Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
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Plush greenery and glittering streams flowing with their gushing sounds, Roopkund Trek is indeed a charismatic one! The duration of this trek is almost a week and it starts mainly from Lohajung taking you through Didina, Bedni Bugyal, Bhagwabasa and Patar Nachauni. There are snowy trails and greenery located all around to give this trek in Uttarakhand a magical touch and the ideal time to explore the trek is from August to October.

4. Araku Valley Trek, Arunachal Pradesh

Araku Valley Trek, Arunachal Pradesh
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Araku Valley Trek is one the best treks in Arunachal Pradesh. It combines an attractive landscape with the aroma of coffee plantations and this blend is an enchanting one to behold! It is an easy hike so you can also explore the nearby Borra Caves, museums, and waterfalls situated close to Araku Valley and spend a sumptuous time with your special one here.

5. Chadar Trek, Ladakh

Chadar Trek, Ladakh
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Chadar trek is also referred to as Zanskar Trek and is another trekking wonder to let you indulge in the snowy and chilly vibes of Ladakh. This hike is to be carried on through the frozen river Zanskar which completely turns into ice during winter season. January to February are the two months to experience this hike and what’s more is the Buddhist culture that you will find you in your way spread throughout this amazing hiking adventure!

6. Indrahar Trek, Himachal Pradesh

Situated in the Dhauladhar Himalayan Range, Indrahar Trek is one of the most popular treks that tourists opt for in Himachal Pradesh. It takes around 4 days of hiking and begins at Mcleodganj. Further, the luxurious beauty of the Himalayan mountains is quite enticing and charming one and is the reason of this trek’s popularity!

7. Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand
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Valley of Flowers is more of a dreamy landscape to immerse oneself in and is opulent in its avid flora and fauna. The varied range of flowers is the one to amaze you with and the trek is ideal one to visit after winters. It is also a UNESCO heritage site and is home to 300 kinds of alpine flowers and a diverse variety of flora.

8. Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand

Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand
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Kedarkantha Trek is another famed hike and is located amidst the fabulous Garhwal Himalayas. There are stunning views, plush grasslands and a spectacular landscape to give you company throughout your endeavor here. Sunsets are a must to sightsee, the mountain peaks include Swargarohini and Rangalana, and the whole surroundings blend amazingly to bring a striking view of this place.

9. Stok Kangri Trek, Leh

Stok Kangri Trek, Leh
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Being the highest range of Himalayas in Ladakh, this trek is a difficult one to endeavor for. It begins at Stok, taking you through the Stok Hamlet, Chang Ma and then you will arrive at the Base Camp. From the base camp, you can prepare the trek to Stok Kangri which is the ultimate one to reach and is a dazzling way to conclude your hike from the topmost range of Himalayas in Ladakh.

10. Spiti Valley Trek, Himachal Pradesh

This hike from Manali to Spiti Valley is an endearing one and is treasured with small hamlets, flowing streams and rivers plus the alluring glitter of Himalayas that is the essence of this unique trek. It goes through Pin Parvati Pass which is the union of Parvati Valley from Kullu and Pin Valley from Spiti. This confluence is quaint and incredible to add adventure and thrills to your trek plus the lush landscape of Spiti Valley that are not to be missed!

11. Har Ki Doon Trek, Uttarakhand

Har Ki Doon Trek, Uttarakhand
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Shaped like a cradle figured valley, Har ki Doon promises a stunning hiking adventure. It is surrounded by alpine grasslands and is locally referred to as the Valley of Gods, since it is said that it is connected with the Mahabharata and is also a significant place for Indian Mythology.

12. Panchachuli Base Camp Trek, Uttarakhand

Panchachuli Base Camp Trek, Uttarakhand
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Beginning from the Darma valley, Panchachuli Base Camp Trek is situated amidst the borderline of Nepal and Tibet, and challenges hikers for a tough trek of 10 days. It is as lovely as the quaint Kumaon Himalayas which are incredibly blessed with beauty. The trails go alongside the rushing river Dhauliganga and with a chilly landscape engulfing the scene, the hiking journey is just too stunning to leave you inspired for more adventures!

13. Kumara Parvata Trek, Karnataka

Kumara Parvata Trek, Karnataka
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Consisting of two peaks, i.e. Kumara Pravata and Sesha Peak, this endeavor takes two days and is a rejuvenating hike to attempt in Karnataka. You will first arrive at the Kumara Parvata and then Sesha Peak, the trek is a moderate one but assures relaxing vibes taking all your exhaustion away after reaching the peaks and settling down to absorb in the charm of this landscape!

14. Mullayanagiri Trek, Chikmagalur

Another short trek for two days, Mullayanagiri is Karnataka’s highest mountain peak and is an ideal weekend getaway to unwind through hiking. There are pleasing waterfalls, plush forests plus an enchanting backdrop for selfie buffs, this location is nearby to Bangalore and is a pristine one for your team adventure!

15. Coorg-Tadiandamol Trek, Coorg

Coorg-Tadiandamol Trek, Coorg
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Coorg is one of the best places for trekking and with the striking landscape of Western Ghats; the Coorg-Tadiandamol trek is an enthralling one to undertake! Tadiandamol trek is the highest in Coorg and taking just 15 km, it is a great place to plan a picnic with your family or a short vacation with your best friends, as you can take up the hike and just relax down amidst the blissful aura to experience a state of pleasure in this beautiful Coorg ecstasy!

16. Nishani Motte Trek, Coorg

A short duration trek of Nishani Motte lets you witness the amazing abbey falls and the plush quaint trails of greenery keep you accompanied and motivated. It is a 15km hike and begins from Bhagamandala Forest Range plus it is less crowded and immaculate giving you a rich treat of beauty to enjoy!

17. Gokarna Beach Trek, Gokarna

Gokarna Beach Trek, Gokarna
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This beach hike is an offbeat trek to opt for but the rich seaside of Gokarna is terrific to make it a worth visit! You can please yourself with the charming sunrise and sunsets plus if you have spare time the travel around Gokarna and explore the nearby attractions. The combination of beach and trekking can surely stun anyone with its special appeal!

18. Kudremukh Trek, Karnataka

Literally meaning horse face, Kudremukh looks like the face of a horse in its location and the hike will start moderately making it more challenging throughout. November to February is the idyllic time to go for this one-day adventure and come back feeling sporty and recharged!

19. Chembra Peak Trek, Kerala

Chembra Peak Trek, Kerala
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Taking you through the pristine beauty of Western Ghats, the enticing vistas of Chembra Peak is situated at 6,900 feet and looks steep but is an easiest hike to endeavor for. You can organize a trip here between the months of September to February and take out quality time to bond with your family and close friends!

20. Rajmachi Trek, Maharashtra

Rajmachi Trek, Maharashtra
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This one day hike in Maharashtra is sited at an altitude of 2710 feet and starts at Khandpe taking you through varied stunning locations and concluding the journey at Rajmachi Fort. The view from the fort is a breathtaking one and in between the hike there are sites like Kondivade, Shiva temple and Shrivardhan where you can relax and witness the magical aura of Pune!

21. Bhimashankar Trek, Maharashtra

Bhimashankar Trek is a picturesque hike as you will come across gorgeous rain forests, tribal villages, serene meadows and shining rivulets which will add a different ambience to your journey. Starting from Kundeshwar, Kusur plateau and Talpewadi are also scenic places to stop by plus the magnetism of Bhimashankar is just the one to take your heart away!

22. Mandangad Trek, Maharashtra

Situated amidst the scenic Sahayadri Ranges, Mandangad trail is also a challenging hike for hardcore trekkers. Starting base has its staircase which is quite wide and rocky but as you climb further, the hills become difficult and takes you to the plain plateau which is replete of mysterious caves and stunning ponds to relax and revive oneself at!

23. Goecha La Trek, Sikkim

The marvelous part about this trek is the Kanchenjunga National Park that is located within the hike and will leave you in awe for sure! April to September are the ideal ones to plan your journey around and witness the magic of Sikkim and its wide range of mountains that are just magnificent and awe-inspiring all throughout the 11days duration of Goecha La Trek.

24. Sandakphu Trek, West Bengal

Sandakphu Trek, West Bengal
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Sandakphu Trek is a hike around the valleys of dazzling Darjeeling but here the climbing adventure is the one to focus on. It is not a difficult hike but more of a moderate endeavor and begins at Maneybhanj. If you are going via Tonglu it is the first pathway and the second one takes you through Tonglu, Sandakphu, and Phalut, both ways it is a contenting trek to satisfy your adrenaline rush and will take 2 days for completion.

25. Dzongri Trek, Sikkim

Dzongri Trek, Sikkim
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Dzongri is the easiest one of all and is a refreshing adventure to embark upon! The duration is 11 days and starts at Yuksam, journeying through Bakkhim and Phedam which are enchanting and charismatic wonders to immerse oneself in! it is at an altitude of 4000m and after reaching this height, you will be able to witness the ecstatic charm that Sikkim allures its tourists with!

Trekking is an amazing way to bond with new people or bring your friends closer and establishing a wonderful team spirit. No matter how exhausting a trek is, you will always end up feeling refreshed and soothed as they help you unwind and relax away from the daily anxieties and into the beauty and charm of nature that is the cure to all the tensions in the world. When you will find yourself amidst the allure of lush green lands and snow-clad mountains, it feels spellbinding and so calming that you will surely want to come back again! We prepared a list for you and now it’s on you to choose a perfect site and plan a splendid holiday with friends and family, happy journey!

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

2 thoughts on “25 Best Trekking Spots in India”

  1. Bir Billing is the most beautiful place…

  2. Seems like you forgot to add the most happening place, McLeod Gunj of Dharmshala. It’s one the best places I have been so far for trekking!


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