What are the Best Himalayan Treks for Beginners?

What are the best Himalayan treks for beginners? If you’ve ever had questions about this, this episode is for you. Swathi sits with Vishal, a senior Trek Leader at Indiahikes, to find out the trek that would be the best fit for beginners.

Watch the first part of the episode below

To give you a brief of what Vishal has to say, here are the Perfect Himalayan Trek For Beginners

Deorital-Chandrashila trek: Best trek to start off with, even for children. The distance covered is less than 25 km over four days, and the highest campsite is a little above 9000 ft.

Kedarkantha: For this trek, you need to be better prepared, short days where you cover just between 4 and 6 km, but it involves steep climbs.

Har-ki-dun: Not many beginners look in the direction of Har Ki Dun, but it is the among the three best Himalayan treks for beginners. The distances might be long but the ascents are gradual. The only concern in this trek is that exiting the trek abruptly in case of an emergency is not too easy.

If you have are looking to challenge yourself after your first trek, Vishal lists out the next level of treks you can do. Watch the second part of the episode here.

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Aswati Anand

Aswati Anand is a journalist in love with the Himalayas. She is interested in stories of resilience from difficult terrains and sustainable living. When not mooning over the mountains, she can be seen doodling in her sketchbook.

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