10 Best Treks to do This Spring in The Himalayas
Here are the best treks in March and April to experience spring time in the Himalayas. Start planning now!
Yes, treks have restarted! 🙂 We’re happy to tell you that from the beginning of October 2020, we have restarted Himalayan treks. Several teams have already gone on treks and returned safely, having had wonderfully meaningful experiences with us.
We have announced dates for Winter 2020 and also for future treks all the way until June 2021. To take a look at our upcoming treks, click here.
If you’re planning a trek, January and February are wonderful months for a snowy experience. These are peak winter months, with the highest amount of snow. Watch this video for a better understanding of the Jan and Feb experience.
These are best treks in January and February. These are fast-filling too, so plan your trek soon.
We have trekking shoes, backpacks, jackets, gloves, trekking poles and more available on rent for all Indiahikes trekkers. You can order these only AFTER you have confirmed a trek with us.
If you have registered for a trek with us, here’s the process to follow:
The gear you have rented will be given to you at the base camp. You will have to return it at the base camp after your trek.
All the gear we give you is of the best quality and is sanitized after every use. Click here to see how we clean and maintain our rental shoes.
We hope you rent all you need for your trek. It is more environmentally friendly and pocket friendly. The more you save, the more you trek!
At Indiahikes, we make no compromises when it comes to safety. Since its inception Indiahikes has pioneered as well as established safety protocols that are strictly implemented across all treks.
In COVID times this attention to safety has been significantly amplified. After much research, brainstorming, and consultation with experts we have come up with a 31 point safety check.
This includes safety processes before your trek, at the base camp, on your trek and even after you return. Read all the 31 steps here.
It is not mandatory for you to do a COVID test before coming on your trek. The Uttarakhand state government has removed the requirement for a COVID test.
At Indiahikes, we strongly recommend doing an RT-PCR test before coming on your trek, because it reduces the probability of coming to these remote regions as carriers of the virus.
But we understand that in some cities, it is difficult to get the test done at will. So we have not made it a mandatory requirement. You will, however, need to bring a basic medical certificate, which has been mandatory for all our treks for the past 10 years.
Yes, absolutely. Many solo trekkers join our teams and have wonderful experiences. They end up meeting like-minded people on the trek and don’t feel like they have come alone on the trek any more.
Our pre-trek experience team ensures that you know your entire team well much before you actually head out on the trek.
Additionally, we have several women trekkers who join us solo as well because of the safety they get with the Indiahikes team. You’re welcome to join us as a solo trekker too.
We provide simple, delicious, nutritious vegetarian meals on all days of the trek.
Indiahikes provides Indian vegetarian food. Your typical meal will consist of roti (Indian bread), sabzi (vegetable), dal (lentils) and rice. Add to it a sumptuous dessert. (Psst… Many of our trekkers tell us they want to trek again simply for the food we serve.)
We serve three meals a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner. Apart from that, you’ll get tea and snacks in the evening and a hot cup of soup before dinner. If you’re in for a long day of trekking, you’ll get a packed snack as well.
Our menu is designed after elaborate research on nutritional requirements for trekkers. We take the exercise put in, the altitude gained and the weather you’ll face into consideration before putting each meal together. You’ll notice that every meal is nutritionally well-balanced with the right amount of carbs, protein, vitamins, fibre and calories.
Add to that the expertise of our cooks. They’ve all undergone intensive training to be where they are. The meals they dish out will have you licking your fingers!
Many people are intimidated by the idea of a Himalayan trek. It’s true that there are very real risks and challenges.
However, almost everyone can participate in a Himalayan, if they are physically fit and mentally prepared for their trek. Around 75% of our trekkers are beginners and they trek comfortably.
What will really help you is that after you register your trek, the Indiahikes Pre-Trek Experience Team will guide you on how to prepare for the trek. They will give you a fitness routine to follow and guidance on what to bring for the trek. They will also put you in touch with the rest of your trekking team, so that you know your trek mates well in advance.
Given that we have been introducing Himalayan treks to beginners since 2008, you’re in safe hands.
When you’re packing for a high altitude trek, there are a few basic things you need – your warm layers, your trekking shoes, a good backpack and your toilet and medical kits. To help keep costs low, we sell or rent some of this gear.
For a full list, please read this article or visit the “Things to Take” section of the relevant trek page.
Each trek has its own fitness requirements, which you can see in the “Get yourself fit” section on the relevant trek page. You will need to develop your fitness to meet these criteria before you start your trek.
We have several resources and videos on this website to help you get fit. Once you register for your trek, your trek coordinator will also be in touch regularly to provide additional support and check your progress.
With a regular fitness plan, the fitness requirements are achievable by most people and will ensure maximum enjoyment and safety during the trek.
View all our upcoming treks and register to secure your preferred dates
We have changed trek itineraries of Rupin Pass, Har Ki Dun and Goechala treks. We've done this to make the experiences of trekkers better. The video will help you understand the changes better.
We have also announced new dates for our Family trek at our Western Campus.
Find all this and more updates in our Trek News with Indiahikes episode!
After a long wait, the Brahmatal trek finally received good amount of snow fall yesterday.
Early morning today, Trek Leader Vijeet Shaw updated saying, "It rained for the entire time last night and it's still raining here at Lohajung. I can see thick layer snow at Bagji, Navali and Ali as well. Pretty sure our slopes have received snowfall up there. Planning to go for short reccee till Khorurai and get latest pictures from the trek."
The picture you see is the latest one sent by Vijeet got from the Brahmatal trek :) So pack in your warm layers and get ready for trekking in the snow. Happy trekking!
There is a lot happening in the trekking world and at Indiahikes. In this video, Swathi Chatrapathy, Digital Content Head at Indiahikes shares everything that's happening.
Cue in to know about latest news from our treks, the challenges of the trekking world and how we can tackle them, trekking tip from expert and do-it-yourself trek of the day.
There's a lot to ponder in this video. Do watch it and share your thoughts with us :) Happy New Year!
The very first month of 2021 has an action-packed trek to Madhya Pradesh Tiger Trail. Indiahikes is running this trek in collaboration with Madhya Pradesh tourism. On this trail, you trek through forests of a different kind. These are the central India forests — forests on which Rudyard Kipling centered the famous Jungle Book. In this video, Founder and CEO of Indiahikes, Arjun Majumdar talks why the Madhya Pradesh Jungle trek is the most unique trails on our list.
Indiahikes has a brand new Western Campus at the foothills of the Sahyadri in the Karjat region of Maharashtra.
The campus has everything needed for an Experiential Learning Program in the outdoors. It is nestled in the woods, surrounded by beautiful hills, waterfalls, streams and a lake.
We are inaugurating this campus with a Family Trek Batch on January 8, 2021. Click on the link below to be a part of this new beginning!Family Trek At Indiahikes Western Campus
For a long time, we have felt that the Dayara Bugyal is an underrated trek. Because Dayara has a very unique feature that you cannot see on any other trek -- it is the only winter trek with the biggest expanses of snow.
In this video, our founder gives you an idea of what these expanses of snow are, and if you're trekking in winter, why Dayara Bugyal would be one of your best choices.
For more details on the Dayara Bugyal trek, click here.
Both of them are out and out jungle treks.
These are few of the most out of bound forests of our country. You require special permissions from the forest department to even step in. Given that these treks are exclusive collaborations between Indiahikes and the Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Tourism boards, Indiahikes trekkers have the special privilege of trekking in these jungles.Click here to read more
Our Trek Leader Parthiban is leading a team to the Kedarkantha summit tomorrow. After a fresh bout of Western Disturbance and the snow it brought with it, the entire trail to the summit is under a blanket of snow.
Tomorrow, Dec 15th, early in the morning, the Indiahikes team will be attempting the summit climb, along with a technical team that will cut open the trail through deep snow.
This is the approach from the Gaichwan Gaon side, and the video has been taken at the Pukhrola campsite on the afternoon of Dec 14th. Take a look!
Just as predicted by weather experts, a Western Disturbance has finally brought with it winter snow on all our slopes!
Here's our Trek Leader Nitesh Kumar reporting from Lohajung, the base camp of the Brahmatal trek.
We also have updates about snow at Dayara Bugyal, Kedarkantha, Mukta Top and all our other Himalayan treks. It's time to gear up, get fit and head to the mountains for a winter trek! We're excited, we hope you are too!
We're glad to let you know that we are restarting our much-loved Trek News show, where we bring you news from the trekking world every fortnight.
This week, we have the latest Slope Updates to help you plan your trek better. We also have three big announcements in our Trek Bulletin. After that we have our Expert Trek Tip segment and then our Do-It-Yourself trek of the day!
Watch the video and share it with your trek mates. We'd also love to know what you think. Drop in a comment on the video.
Just like every year, this is a large wall calendar, 19 inches in width and 14 inches in height. So the calendar bursts to life, giving you the wonderful feeling that the mountains are truly in your room.
The calendar costs Rs 490. This includes all taxes and shipping.
We have already started shipping the 2021 calendar, fresh out of the press! Early trekkers have already received them too!
Even before this announcement, 550 calendars are already booked. Last year our calendar sold out in 11 days. So order yours soon.Buy now
In this video, Neha give you an important Winter Trek Pro Tip. If you want to do a winter trek in snow, avoid the month of December. Choose January and February instead.
Many trekkers trek in the months between October and March with Indiahikes. But you’ll see a big peak in December, dwindling down dramatically in January and February.
For most of them, the month of December is synonymous with winter. But real winter sets in only in January and February. Neha explains why.
In this video, Trek Leader Syama Krishna reports how temperature has dipped in Sankri. This is the basecamp for Kedarkantha and Har Ki Dun-Ruinsara Tal treks. Looks like winters are making an early entry this year.
If you are scheduled to trek in the Himalayas, come prepared with your warm layers. You may even encounter an unexpected snowfall on your trek. Like Trek Leader Vijeet Shaw does on Brahmatal trek in the next video.
For more updates, stay tuned to this space or our YouTube channel. Happy trekking!
Oct 17, 2020 | Join Neha, Dushyant and Swathi as they bust some biggest myths that surround winter trekking in the Himalayas!
Some of these are going to take you by surprise. Some others, you may empathise with, and some could be dangerous if they are truly believed.
These are myths we’ve heard for years, and surprisingly, still hear them. Watch the video and tell us what you think in the comments!Watch video
“Kedarkantha was my first trek and it was the most amazing experience. I couldn’t imagine that a trek could be that good! It was my first experience trekking, in snow, travelling alone, without connectivity, just with friends I made on the trek, it was amazing! The Indiahikes team even made a cake for a friend, whose birthday it was! Now all my trek friends and I can talk about are treks!” – Ishani Ghotikar, Nutritionist, Hyderabad
“We all try to seek adventure ( and memories) often unprepared, whenever we book a trek. It’s this your (IH’s) attitude to keep our safety foremost, somewhere assures me deep down, that whenever I leave for a trek or tell my loved ones that I am off for trekking, I am ‘covered’. I have heard stories of evacuations, forced returns, staying put for long and incomplete treks, keeping the safety above all needs an attitude which I see is embedded enough in the trek leaders, slope managers, and all through your website. I refer everyone saying, go take a trek with IH, they safe, and will care for you. Keep this as your motto. This trust makes IH different from others.” – Anirudh Gargi, Software Developer, Bangalore
“Every experience first time has a sense of apprehensiveness about what to expect and how to go about it. That was the same case as I ventured on my first Himalayan trek and needless to say Indiahikes were the complete package in reassuring you about having an amazing experience. They were absolutely professional about everything right from the start, constant communication through emails, tips about packing and gear, advice on fitness and all these actually mattered on the trek as it made the trek a memorable experience. The trek guide along with the trek staff were among the warmest people I have met, and their tireless efforts to make everyone comfortable deserves the loudest cheers. Indiahikes fully validates their claim that they are the largest trekking community and the most recommended by trekkers, because they actually care about the balance of giving the best trekking experience and sustaining and preserving the natural environment.” – Srikanth Chandrasekhar, Network Engineer, Mumbai
“The trek went really well, Indiahikes made sure that we had an amazing 6 days in the mountains. All the arrangements were spot on. While our trek lead Krupa made sure that the health of the trekkers were in good condition by continuously monitoring oxygen level, pulse rate, the other two leaders sai pavan and leo lifted up the trek experience. Kudos to Indiahikes for making this an unforgettable experience in our life, thank you very much!” – Sanjay Saliyan, IT Technical Lead, Bangalore
“Hats off to the Indiahikes team! I had a wonderful experience in the complete trek and surprisingly have no complain at all. The Indiahikes team was on its toes at all times and they didn’t let us feel like anything was missing. The food served was served hot and delicious. With this amazing experience I would love to trek again with this esteemed organisation and would highly recommend it to my friends and family too.” – Nihar Shah, Student & Entrepreneur, Mumbai
“This was my first ever trekking experience, and overall, I’ve come back from the trek extremely happy and truly humbled. I enjoyed every moment of the trekking experience – the arduous ascents and tough descents, and do believe that the reason I enjoyed it, is the attention that Indiahikes pays to detail, to educate trekkers about what we’ve signed up for. This helps us physically and mentally to prepare ourselves for what’s to come. I definitely intend on returning back to the Himalayas for more treks with Indiahikes ” – Varsha Vijayababu, Software Engineer, Bangalore
“This is my first experience of trekking and I enjoyed it thoroughly.. Undoubtedly the best days of my life. Emails from Indiahikes regarding practice, choosing gears and other basic stuff were really helpful in preparation for the trek and to improve my strength and stamina. I am way too happy to have chosen Indiahikes as my trek partner. It was much more than expected. Thank you. I am definitely coming for many more treks in future!!” – Dr Komal Shah, Intervention Pulmonologist, Ahmedabad
Read a selection of our latest articles below or select a category from drop-down.
Here are the best treks in March and April to experience spring time in the Himalayas. Start planning now!
As 2020 comes to an end, we reflect on the impact that Indiahikes has had on the trekking community this year.
We are happy to announce that we have opened a beautiful Western Campus of Indiahikes in the Sahyadris of the Karjat region, Maharashtra. Take a look!
We have finally opened two terrific jungle treks our trekkers have been waiting for. One is in Chhattisgarh and another in Madhya Pradesh. Take a look!
Just as we have restarted trekking at Indiahikes, we have restarted recruitments as well. Take a look!
Trek Leader Akshay Upreti shares how it feels to leave the ‘safe and stable’ corporate job and work in the world of outdoors at Indiahikes
Are you gearing up for a winter trek in the Himalayas? Every layer and trek accessory becomes extremely important. Here’s an expert guide on how to layer up for your winter trek.
Small groups can now start trekking with us! We have opened up 8 Himalayan treks with a 31-point safety check. Read about it here.
In this article, we bust myths about branded and expensive trekking gear — trekking shoes, trekking backpacks, warm layers. How much should you really spend on trekking gear? And what exactly do you need? Find out here.