29 Best Treks In The Himalayas You Must Do In 2020

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29 Best Treks In The Himalayas You Must Do In 2020

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By Soumya Krishnamurthy

2020-01-06

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The Nag Tibba Trek is a thrilling weekend camp trek out of Mussoorie. If you live in Delhi, this must be on top of you 2020 trek list. The trek begins from Pantwari and climb to the Nag Tibba summit. You get to see stunning sights of Mt Bandarpoonch, Srikanth and Gangotri right in front of you. Further, this trek offers some unforgettable sunrise and sunset views, and a beautiful forest section to trek in.

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The base camp for the Deoban weekend trek is Chakrata. Chakrata is less than 330 km from Delhi. It is just a night train away. The trek is 15 km long. It is a wonderful weekend trek to do in October, November, and December as well. Post December there is too much snow on the trails. Post winter, we run the trek in March and April.

In just two days, the Deoban trek offers what most of our longer Himalayan treks offer - stunning views of mountain peaks, a beautiful forest section with a thick canopy, unending green meadows, and easy access.

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Duration: 7 Days

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The Mukta Top trek is a fairly newer Himalayan Trek. It is located about 430 km from Delhi. During winter, that is December through mid-March temperature can go down to -5. During summer, that is from March to June the temperature are around 12-13 degrees during the day, and negative temperatures at night. The entire trek distance is 28 km.

This trek has enchanting forests, amazing mountain views, a thrilling summit climb. Another bonus on this trek is that they are often isolated

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Brahmatal is a great trek to do solo as well. In December, January, and February, there is a lot of snow on the trail. The treks runs until the beginning of March.

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Kedarkantha is one of the first few treks Indiahikes began organizing. It has a stunning summit climb, and is a perfect trek to do in all seasons. The Kedarkantha peak stands at an altitude of  12, 500 ft with a 360 degree view around of other Himlayan peaks. Over the year Indiahikes has discovered new and adventurous routes to the summit.

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The Har Ki Dun trek is about an 8-10 hour drive from Mussoorie/Dehradun. In winter the temperature goes down to -12 degrees, and around 2 degrees during summer. The entire trek distance is nearly 47 kms. 

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Duration: 6 Days

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The Deoriatal Chandrashila trek with Indiahikes is a 6 day trek. It is an extremely special trek because it is not just a section of the Himalayan ranges that you can see, but all the major summits of Western and Eastern Uttarakhand from the summit.  

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The Phulara Ridge trek is great to do in September, October, November, May and June. It is a unique ridge trek in India, and one of the newer treks. It was discovered by Indiahikes in 2017. The beautiful Pushtara meadows are another reason why every trekker must do this trek. 

Further, for a short duration of a trek, the Phulara Ridge trek has a beautiful dense forest section. If you are a wildlife, or bird lover, this is definitely the trek for you. We have spotted over 10 species of Himalayan birds on this trek.

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The Bhrigu Lake Trek is a trek close to Manali. The months of June, July, August, and September are the best times to do this trek. The total distance of this trek is 20 kms. In this 20 km stretch, you will see some of the most beautiful treks in the Manali region.

Further, this is a trek that is steeped in mythology. It is known as the place where the famous saint Maharishi Bhrigu sat in deep meditation. Further, you also get stunning views of Hanuman Tibba on this trek.

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The Beas Kund Trek is approximately 550 km from Delhi - a nights journey away. For a Himalayan trek to be this close to a city, it's a blessing in disguise for trekkers.

Post summer, mid-June, July, and August is a great time to do the Beas Kund Trek. The temperature during this time of the year is around 18-20 degrees during the day at lower campsites, and about 5-6 degrees at higher campsites. At night, you can expect the temperature to reach 1-2 degrees.

It is a great trek for first time trekkers, seasoned trekkers, as well as trekkers that wish to trek solo.

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Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Best time to do the Valley of Flowers Trek: July - September

Temperature: Summer daytime: 17-24 degrees. Nightime - 12- 14 degrees

Altitude:14,400 ft

The Valley of Flowers trek is stuff of legends. It is said the trekkers fall unconscious from the heavy scent of the flowers on the valley floor. The moment you enter the valley, you have a sweeping view of it’s vast expanse covered in a layer of flowers. Flowers, leaves, buds of various shapes, sizes, colours all grow together here.

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Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Kashmir

Best time to do the Tarsar Marsar Trek: Mid-June to September

Altitude: 13,201 ft

The trek takes you from one lake to the other, from Tarsar, to Marsar, and then to Sundarsar. You also get to camp beside two of these stunning lakes. In this aspect, Tarsar Marsar is better than the Kashmir Great Lakes trek.

It does rain during July, and trek in Kashmir are indeed a monsoon trek. But it lies mostly in the rain shadow region of India.

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Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Best time to do the Gidara Bugyal Trek: September

Altitude: 13,900 ft

The campsites on this trek are incredible. They are nestled in the grasslands of Gidara, and just as you leave the wondrous forest section. 

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The best time to do the trek is in September. In October it begins to snow, and this region gets extremely cold. The weather on this trek is pleasant. Especially day time in summer where temperature at between 14 to 16 degrees.

You must do this trek because it is an unusual, special pass. It begins from the lush green valleys of Kullu through a narrow gorge-like valley to an overhang high in the mountains. From the pass, you can see the entire Spiti valley in one wide panoramic sweep.

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The Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Indiahikes is a 12 day moderate-difficulty trek. The entire trek is about 70 km. March and April are the best times to do this trek. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in the world. It is every mountain lovers dream to climb this mountain, and if not the mountain itself at least till the base camp.

The Machapuchare Base Camp and Chhomrung are the places that trekkers from around the globe come to see and experience.

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Duration: 9 Days

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The Khopra Ridge Trek is run by Indiahikes in April. One of the most stunning campsites on the trek is Khayar Lake. People from around the world to this trek for that reason. Another unique aspect of this trek is that you get to see the Annapurna Massif at an arm's distance. Further you also see the Mt Machapuchare as glorious as ever. 

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Indiahikes operates the Buran Ghati trek in the months of May, June, September and October. Solo trekkers are common to find on this trail. It is adventurous, to say the least, and full of meadows, a thrilling pass crossing, and historical villages.

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The Rupin Pass trek is a trek that gives you a true sense of adventure. There is a surprise in scenery on every turn. It is a special trek that ranks well among the erstwhile Roopkund Trek and the Hampta Pass Trek. 

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Best time to do the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

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The base camp for the Gaumukh Tapovan trek is Rishikesh, a must visit place steeped in culture.

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Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate - Difficult

Region: Kashmir

Best time to do the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek: July - September

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The Kedartal Trek is a difficult trek compared to other Himalayan treks.  Indiahikes opens batches in May and June. This trek is for experienced trekkers, and adventure lovers. The trek climbs to the glacial Kedartal lake, that is surrounded by big mountains. Some of the most famous mountains of our country rise in front of you in this cauldron – Mt Thalaysagar, Mt Bhrigupanth, Nanda Parvat, Mt Jogin, and Mt Gangotri.

This trek is extremely challenging with river crossings, spider wall crossing, and the sheet altitude itself. If you want to do this trek, we recommend doing some easy-moderate and moderate treks before attempting this trek.

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Duration: 18 Days

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The Everest Base Camp via Gokyo Ri trek with Indiahikes is an 18 day trek, that will cost you around 60,000 INR. It is a difficult trek, and goes through some of the world’s most famous routes. Nevertheless, you get to see Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse and Makalu on this trek. The entire distance of this trek is 103 km.

This trail offers you the best of both worlds : the well-trodded Everest region and the lesser visited Gokyo region. Further, you also pass through the world famous Namche Bazaar, and what’s more, at the Everest Base Camp, you might even meet some potential summitters, or veteran trekkers.

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The Indiahikes Goechala trek route is 70km long and it rises to an altitude 15,100 ft.  One of the biggest reasons to do this trek is the stunning mountain views that you get, not just one mountain, but 14. Indiahikes Goechala batches run in October, and March and April as well.

The highlights of this trek are many. The most unforgettable one being the sunrise on the Kanchenjunga range. Further, in the summer months of March and April, you will see countless, beautiful rhododendrons lining your path. The crystal clear Samiti Lake is another reason why you should do this trek.

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some of our summer treks. In the summer, the grass is fresh and green, there might be a sharp chill in the air at higher altitudes, but also some warmth and sunlight.

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Duration: 9 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

Region: Himachal Pradesh, Kullu to Spiti

Best time to do the Pin Bhaba Pass Trek:  July, August, September

Altitude: 16,105 ft

The Indiahikes Pin Bhaba itinerary is 9 days long. The base camp to do the Pin Bhaba Pass Trek is Kafnu. The vast expanse of the trek is overwhelming, you can do this as a solo trek as well. 

At Indiahikes, Pin Bhaba is known the most dramatic trek. Each day there is a complete change in scenery. It is almost like a brand new trek every day! When compared with its riskier cousin, the Pin Parvati trek, where your life is at stake, the Pin Bhaba is not only a great alternative, but a more beautiful, and safer one.

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Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Easy Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Best time to do the trek Dayara Bugyal Trek: September to June

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Duration: 10 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

Region: Kashmir

Best time to do the Warwan Valley Trek: July - September

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The Warwan Valley trek is the most exquisite trek of our country. Mostly because of its location - Kashmir. The Indiahikes Warwan Valley trek is a 10 day trek itinerary. The trek starts on the desert side of Kashmir, near Zanskar, at the Suru valley. Trekking over 6 days, you crossover from one side to the other- from dessert to a stunning green valley.

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Duration: 8 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

Region: Uttarakhand

Best time to do the Bali Pass Trek: June, September

Altitude: 16,207 ft

The Bali Pass trek is a difficult Himalayan trek. This is partly due to the high altitude it rises to - over 16,000 ft. The Bali Pass trek is more than an adventure filled trek - you also pass through some historical villages, trek to Ruinsara Tal - a stunning high altitude lake, and much more.

Another aspect  that stands out on the Bali Pass trek is the is the rocky approach to Bali Pass itself. In the month of June and July the higher regions of the pass are covered in snow! In monsoon it is a drier patch. If you enjoy high altitude pass traverses, this is the trek for you.

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Soumya Krishnamurthy

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Soumya Krishnamurthy is part of the Content Team at Indiahikes. She loves trekking, running, and petting dogs. She has interned with The Hindu, Bengaluru, and the One Planet Foundation in Uttarakhand. She believes that content has the power to change trekking practices in India for the better, and that is what made her join Indiahikes.