44 Best Treks to do in 2024

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44 Best Treks to do in 2024

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By Akash Khanna

2023-12-22

At Indiahikes, we believe that trekking is among the best outdoor activities you can do. Our treks are meticulously crafted experiences. They are designed to help you discover a new you. Our outdoor leaders conduct sessions that weave mindfulness into your adventure. So, whether it's for that reflective pause by a mountain stream or a contemplative moment at the summit, here are some of the best treks for you to do in 2024. 

It wasn’t easy for us to choose the best Indian treks for this guide, as every trek is beautiful in its own way. In addition to the best hiking trails in India, we have added some international treks that we think you should not miss.

Treks like Dayara Bugyal, Brahmatal and Kedarkantha are often termed the best hiking trips in India as they are perfect for beginners and can be done all year round, except in the monsoon.

In the months of monsoon, between July and September, Indiahikes suggest treks like Hampta Pass, Valley of Flowers, Kashmir Great Lakes and Tarsar Marsar.

For those who wish to trek in the snow, the months between December and April offer the best experience. Here’s what we recommend as the best treks in December to February. March is the best month to trek Everest Base Camp, following which one can opt for springtime treks until April. Sandakphu Phalut, Khopra Ridge and Goechala are some of the best summer treks in the Himalayas.

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Best Himalayan Treks 2024 Guide: 44 Best Treks in India

The above-mentioned treks are examples of the best treks as per months and seasons. However, to zero in on the best hiking trips, trekkers must evaluate their fitness level. To help you understand better, we have divided the treks into four categories of difficulty:

  • Easy-Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Moderate-Difficult
  • Difficult

(Click here to read what our difficulty ratings mean)

Now, when you know which type of trek to choose based on season, difficulty level, and the month of your choice, check out our Upcoming Treks page to not miss out on dates that suit you. But before that, refer to the below-mentioned list of the best hiking tours to make a wise choice.

Easy-moderate treks:

1. Benog Tibba Trek

Duration: 2 Days

Difficulty level: Easy

Region: Uttarakhand

Mussoorie is one of the best hiking destinations in India. One of the region’s popular short hikes, the Benog Tibba Trek, takes you through the 1993-established Mussoorie Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to the nearly extinct Mountain Quail.

The best hike in Mussoorie begins at the Cloud End Forest Resort. Starting in the wilderness, you trek through lush green forests with the captivating sounds of birds, which makes this a perfect trek for beginners. The long forest protects you from harsh sunlight and reduces the fatigue of an otherwise steep trail. All this makes Benog Tibba the best trek for beginners.

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2. Channarayana Durga Trek

Duration: 2 Days

Difficulty level: Easy - Moderate

Region: Karnataka

Channarayana Durga Trek is one of the best treks around Bangalore. We at Indiahikes love this gem of a trek hidden near the Madhugiri Fort in the Tumkur district of Karnataka. The start of the trek is close to the SH 9 state highway, which connects Madhugiri with Dabaspet.

It is one of the most beautiful treks, as walking through the majestic fort transports you to mediaeval times, when it was a strategic fortress. A part of the Navadurgas around Bangalore, this fort is divided into multiple layers and sections.

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3. Dayara Bugyal Trek

Duration: 6 Days 

Difficulty level: Easy - Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

The mountains of Utarakhand offer the best trekking trips in India. Dayara Bugyal Trek is one of the perfect Himalayan treks in the region, thanks to mesmerising forests, campsites, ancient villages, thrilling climbs to high points, wonderful mountain views and a few of the best alpine meadows. 

It is one of the best hikes for winter, as one gets to see the vast meadows blanketed in snow. The easy-moderate trek is truly nature’s gift to all trekking enthusiasts.

Dayara Bugyal Trek
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4. Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Best time to do the Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek: All seasons except monsoon

The Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek could undoubtedly be one of the 10 best hiking trails in India. The 6-day trek offers you enchanting views of all the major summits of western and eastern Uttarakhand from the Chandrashila summit.

The full-bloomed rhododendrons during the spring months make Chandrashila Trek one of the best destinations for hiking. One gets to see different species of birds on the trail, as it is also known as a paradise for bird watchers.

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5. Kedarkantha Trek

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Easy - Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Best month to visit Kedarkantha: December to April, (accessible all seasons, except monsoon).

Kedarkantha is one of the first few treks that Indiahikes started organising. The all-seasons trek offers a stunning summit climb as the Kedarkantha peak stands at an altitude of 12,500 ft. One gets a 360-degree view of other Himalayan peaks from the top.

Over the years, we have discovered new and adventurous routes to the summit. This is what makes Indiahikes the best trekking company for Kedarkantha trek.

Instead of looking for the best travel agency for Kedarkantha trek, head to our Kedarkantha trek page below and plan your trek with Indiahikes.

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6. Minchukallu Betta Trek

Duration: 2 Days

Difficulty level: Easy - Moderate

Region: Karnataka

Minchukallu Betta is also one of the best treks near Bangalore. Situated on a massive hill, around 85 km away from Bangalore, the Minchukallu Betta trek isn’t very popular among trekkers.

It was once a three-stage fortified hill. The ruins of the fort wall and temple are some wonders that surprise you on one of the best hiking routes. The trek starts from Masanipalya village, 18 km away from Tumkur. From Masanipalya village, the stepped, multilayered hillock is a great sight for the start of your adventure.

Minchukallu Betta Trek
Minchukallu Betta

Starting the trek from the base of Minchukallu Betta. Photo by Pritish Bhanushali

Moderate treks:

7. Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek offers the grandest of mountain views in comparison to other meadow treks in India. This trek could be one of your best hiking experiences, as it offers you the sight of Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti jutting right out of the meadows.

Jutting out doesn’t mean you see the tops of these mountains; you see the entire face—almost 6000–7000 feet of it—rising right in front of you.

Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek
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8. Beas Kund Trek

Duration: 4 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Himachal Pradesh

Beas Kund Trek is the best mountain hike around Manali, which takes you right to the source of the river that flows through the town. (You might have followed the very same river upstream while getting into Manali!)

But one of the reasons trekkers love this trek is the setting. Picture this: Lush green grasslands flourish below the summits of the three biggest mountains around Manali. And hidden in these grasslands is the Emerald Lake, out of which the river Beas emerges.

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9. Bhrigu Lake Trek

Duration: 4 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Himachal Pradesh

Even though the Bhrigu Lake Trek is moderately difficult, it is one of the best hiking trails in India for beginners. The trek starts from Gulaba, a village around 20 km north of Manali.

In mythology, this is the place where the famous saint Maharishi Bhrigu sat in deep meditation. However, we believe the lake is not the only thing the trek has to offer. You must do the Bhrigu Lake trek for its grasslands because most of its alpine meadows start at around 11,000 feet above the treeline.

Bhrigu Lake Trek
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10. Brahmatal Trek

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Best time to do the Brahmatal Trek: All seasons, except monsoon

Like several other treks, the Brahmatal Trek was first explored and documented by Indiahikes. The highest point on this trek is the Brahmatal Top at 12,250 ft. It is a stunning trek. A new set of mountains opens before you: Mt. Chaukhamba, Mt. Neelkanth, Mt. Hathi Ghoda, Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti are by your side throughout the trek.

Brahmatal is an excellent trek to do solo as well. It is one of the best hikes in the winter. There is a lot of snow on the trail in December, January and February. The trek runs until the end of April.

Brahmatal Trek
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11. Brammah Valley Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Jammu & Kashmir

Kashmir is called the paradise on earth and some of the best treks, like the Brammah Valley trek, are testament to this. While walking through Kishtwar National Park, it’s hard not to get mesmerised by the beauty of Kashmir.  

The summit of the Brammah Valley trek offers stunning views of the four prominent peaks of Kishtwar, all above 6,000 m. On the trail to the summit, you see 4,000 metres of the big mountains in one go. Doesn’t it sound like the best trek in India?

Brammah Valley Trek
Brammah Valley trek

Waking through a pine forest on the Brammah Valley trek. Photo by Nitesh Kumar

12. Chandrakhani Pass Trek

Duration: 5 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Himachal Pradesh

Manali is one of the best trekking destinations for tourists from India and abroad. Chandrakhani Pass is a popular trek in the Manali region. It starts in Naggar, the ancient capital of the Kullu valley and takes you to Malana, the village with strange customs.

There is an interesting story about the Chandrakhani Pass. In ancient times, the presiding god of Malana, God Jamlu, was carrying all the gods in a pot on this route. He opened the basket full of gods on top of the Chandrakhani Pass. A strong wind blew the gods away and they settled in various spots in the valley. Which is why, even now, the Kullu valley is called the valley of gods.

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13. Chhattisgarh Jungle Trek

Duration: 4 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Jungle Trek is a trek from Rudyard Kipling’s famous child fiction, ‘The Jungle Book’. It offers you the best hike ever, setting your imagination ablaze with the mysterious landscape as described in the celebrated book.

Lying in the heart of Guru Ghasidas National Park, this is our most unique trek. It is so unique and exotic that we cannot compare it with our other treks.

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14. Chirbatiya Weekend Trek

Duration: 3 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is among India’s best travel destinations for hiking and the Chirbatiya Weekend Trek is the region’s other gem of a trek. One can start the trekking from either Chirbatiya or Uroli village and reach the beautiful campsites that offer a grand panoramic view of the Greater Himalayas and peaks like Mrigthuni, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Chang-Bang, Dronagiri, Neelkanth, Chaukhamba and Kedarnath. 

It is one of the best November treks, as the trail faces the east and receives toasty sunlight for the majority of the day. It is pleasant for hiking even during the Himalayan winters.

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15. Hampta Pass Trek

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Himachal Pradesh

Best Time to do the Hampta Pass Trek: Monsoon

If you ask trekkers to list the 10 best treks in India, Hampta Pass will easily find its name on most of the lists. According to Indiahikes founder, Arjun Majumdar, “Hampta Pass was the first trek that we explored outside our big ones in Uttarakhand. This was in 2010. It is perhaps one of the best treks to do in Himachal. It is a trek close to my heart because I know Indiahikes put it on the map for trekkers to do. It is a trek that I would do again. My list of great treks is incomplete without this one.".

The Hampta Pass Trek allows you to cross the lush green valleys of Kullu to reach an overhang high in the mountains, which offers the view of the entire Spiti valley in one wide panoramic sweep. One can experience the best hiking in May on this trek.

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Hampta Pass Trek
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16. Har Ki Dun Trek

Duration: 8 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Best time to do the Har Ki Dun Trek: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Har Ki Dun Trek is one of the best treks in Uttarakhand, thanks to the Ruinsara Tal Trek, which is located in complete isolation. The Ruinsara valley is said to be prettier than the Har Ki Dun valley itself.

“The Har Ki Dun-Ruinsara Tal trek brings out the perfect blend of culture and beauty in the Himalayas. Getting to experience the ancient Himalayan villages along with breathtakingly beautiful valleys, lakes and meadows is a very rare combination to come by,” says our co-founder Sandhya.

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17. Kuari Pass Trek

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Kuari Pass is a mountain lover's delight. You have an unending vista of the biggest mountains in India opening up right from day one. You walk on the best mountain for hiking, as it offers you the clearest view of the full face of Mt. Nanda Devi, India’s highest mountain. 

More than this, Kuari Pass is a near-perfect trek. You go through ancient forests filled with oaks and rhododendrons. Just as your eyes are getting used to the tree canopy above, the trail opens into meadows. This interplay of different kinds of landscapes makes the trek very exciting. 

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18. Nag Tibba Trek

Duration: 2 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Nag Tibba is one of the best short treks in Uttarakhand. You just need a weekend to experience the thrill of a summit climb.

Resting at 9915 feet, the summit of this trek is the highest in the Nag Tibba range of the Garhwal Himalayas. From here, you see a 100-degree view of snow-capped Himalayan ranges such as Swargrohini, Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Srikantha, and Gangotri. You also see Kedarnath Peak in the north, Doon Valley, and the snowy peaks of Changabang.

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19. Phulara Ridge Trek

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Best time to do the Phulara Ridge Trek: Summer, Autumn

The Phulara Ridge trek is among the best October treks, as the Pushtara meadows look magically elegant in the autumn. The trek also has a beautiful dense forest section, which will amaze lovers of wildlife and birds.

We at Indiahikes have spotted over 10 species of Himalayan birds on the Phulara Ridge Trek.

Phulara Ridge Trek
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20. Ranthan Kharak Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Trekking in Uttarakhand is synonymous with trekking in Gharwal. Yet, unknown to most, the neighbouring Kumaon has stunning mountains, magnificent forests, undulating meadows, and vast clearings. Kumaon is largely unexplored and has received little attention. Kumaon's Ranthan Kharak Trek is among the best mountain treks that are still undiscovered by the crowd. 

On this trek, you see India's highest peak, Nanda Devi, and its sister peak, Sunanda Devi (also known as Nanda Devi East). We can see the sun rise over these two formidable peaks from our Chophu camp. On our right, sticking out of the clouds, is the impressive, jagged peak of Nanda Kot. 

Ranthan Kharak Trek
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21. Sandakphu Phalut Trek 

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: West Bengal/Nepal

Best time to do the Sandakphu Phalut: All seasons except Monsoon

The Sandakphu Phalut Trek is one of the best treks for those who wish to experience Nepalese culture. With Indiahikes, you get to stay at one of the tea houses, which are similar to hotels and restaurants but are indescribably different.

The Sandakphu Trek also offers you four out of five of the tallest mountains in the world: Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Kanchenjunga. Along with this, you also see the Kanchenjunga range with other Himalayan mountains, famously known as the SleepingBuddha—ann image that will stay with you for years to come.

Sandakphu Trek
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22. Surya Top Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

Surya Top Trek is an extension of our much-loved Dayara Bugyal Trek. It allows you to experience the grandeur of Dayara meadows in their entirety. 

This could be one of your best hiking trips in India as you surpass Dayara Top to camp at Devkund. You trek further on the ridge to reach Siyari and then to the highest point of the trek, Surya Top.

Surya Top Trek
Surya top

Trekkers traversing Gui lake on the Surya Top trek. Photo by Mayank Khare

23. Tarsar Marsar Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Kashmir

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

The Tarsar Marsar trek in Kashmir is among the best Indian treks, as it takes you from one lake to the next, from Tarsar to Marsar, and then to Sundarsar. You also get to camp beside two of these stunning lakes.

At Indiahikes, we closely monitor the social and political situation in Kashmir. The safety of our trekkers and staff on the slopes is always our first priority. The Tarsar Marsar Trek is the best trek in June, July, August and September.

Tarsar Marsar Trek
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24. Valley of Flowers Trek

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate

Region: Uttarakhand

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

The Valley of Flowers offers the best hiking trails in India, as the heavy scent of the flowers mesmerises you with every step. The moment you enter the valley, you have a sweeping view of its vast expanse, covered in a layer of flowers. Flowers, leaves, and buds of various shapes, sizes and colours are seen here.

The trek also goes through the Hemkund Sahib, one of the highest places of pilgrimage and worship.

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While the above-mentioned treks are moderate in difficulty, here below are some moderate-difficult treks.

Moderate-Difficult Treks:

25. Bodpathri Lakes Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate - Difficult

Region: Kashmir

Bodpathri Lakes Trek is one of the best treks in Kashmir, as it was hidden from trekkers under the army's jurisdiction for decades.

Trekkers have never stepped into such a beautiful part of Kashmir. This region was out of bounds until a few years ago. Even now, you can see the remains of army bunkers and trenches on the trail. What has stayed is the untouched beauty that no one has seen before—the forests, meadows, valleys, rivers and lakes.

Bodpathri Lakes Trek
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26. Buran Ghati Trek

Duration: 8 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate - Difficult

Region: Himachal Pradesh

Best time to do the Buran Ghati Trek: Summer, Autumn

Buran Ghati is among the best treks as nature's true elements come to their purest forms in this one trek in Himachal Pradesh.

It is adventurous, to say the least, and full of meadows, a thrilling pass crossing, and historical villages. The Rupin Pass trek runs parallel to the Buran Ghati Trek. The trail begins at the historical town of Janglik, goes into a delightfully deep forest and then bursts into Dayara meadows. All this makes Buran Ghati the best summer trek.

Buran Ghati Trek
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27. Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Duration: 8 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate - Difficult

Region: Uttarakhand

Best time to do the Gaumukh Tapovan Trek: Summer, Autumn

The Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is one of the oldest and legendary Himalayan treks in India. It offers a chance to experience beautiful sunsets, get a view of Mt. Shivling from the base to the summit and last but not least, the Gangotri glacier, the source of the river Ganga.

One of the best treks in India, the Gaumukh Tapovan trek starts from Rishikesh, a must-visit place steeped in culture.

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28. Gurez Valley Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate - Difficult

Region: Kashmir

Gurez is the last latitude of India, which is why it is very unlike any other part of Kashmir. The topography changes totally, even though it is only six hours north of Srinagar. You will notice it in the trees, especially. The trees are different, and so is the way they are laid out in the valley.

The Razdan pass you cross to get to Gurez pushes you into a very different landscape. Our trek in Gurez reminds us more of our treks in Kyrgyzstan and Georgia than they do of our treks in Kashmir, so different is the landscape. We feel we are in a different locale, even though we are in Kashmir. All this adds the Gurez Valley Trek to the list of the best treks of India.

Gurez Valley Trek
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29. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate – Difficult

Region: Kashmir

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

The Kashmir region is picturesque, with each lake being more beautiful than the previous. You get to experience the larger-than-life settings of the lakes on this trek.

After this trek, every other trek feels as though it is a movie on a small screen. Kashmir Great Lakes, however, is an IMAX 3D experience—such is the grandeur of the trek. If you have not done this trek, put it on your bucket list. The KGL trek is the best trek in July, August and September.

Kashmir Great Lakes
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30. Khopra Ridge Trek

Duration: 9 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate - Difficult

Region: Nepal

Best time to do the Khopra Ridge Trek: Spring, Autumn

Khopra Ridge Trek is one of the world's best treks, as you get to see 22 big mountains on this trek. The beauty of the Khopra Ridge is the fact that it is a ridge. You walk for two whole days on this ridge. So for two days, there are big mountains on either side of you.

There are very few treks in this world where you walk for two whole days on a ridge. Leave alone a trek with such astounding mountain views. When you combine these two, the Khopra Ridge becomes a very special trek. This is what makes the Khopra Ridge Trek one of the best treks in Nepal.

Khopra Ridge Trek
Khopra Ridge

Trekking alongside Dhaulagiri range. Photo by Nitesh Kumar

31. Miyar Valley Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate - Difficult

Region: Manali

Lahaul has some of the best treks in Himachal Pradesh. Hidden across the Rohtang Pass, which would remain closed through most of the year, the region was cut off for trekkers. But with the opening of the Atal Tunnel came the possibility of trekking in Lahaul throughout the monsoons, when Lahaul is at its lushest.

In this remote region of Lahaul, a valley filled with flowers hangs quietly, escaping the attention of trekkers. The route to this valley alternates between remote mountain valleys, quaint villages, and flower beds dominated by the overwhelming presence of Himalayan orchids. This valley is the Miyar Valley.

So, when in Manali, instead of searching for trekking trails near me, one should opt for this one. Miyar Valley Trek is one of the best treks Himachal Pradesh could offer.

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32. Nafran Valley Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate - Difficult

Region: Kashmir

The Nafran Valley Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in India. According to our Trek Leader, Dhaval Jajal, “Perennially fed by the waters of the Kolahoi glacier, the valley is a luxuriant green. In July, the grasslands are a soft green carpet, slowly blooming into a flower bed in August. In September, the meadows slowly start taking on a beautiful yellow tinge, still replete with flowers.”

The Nafran Valley trek changes appearance and colour throughout the three months—July, August and September.

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33. Pin Bhaba Pass Trek

Duration: 9 days

Difficulty level: Difficult | Level 1

Region: Himachal

Best time to do Pin Bhaba: Monsoon

Pin Bhaba Pass Trek is one of the best treks in Himachal Pradesh, starting from the base in Kafnu. The vast expanse of the trek is so overwhelming that many trekkers list it among the best solo treks. 

Pin Bhaba is known to be 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 Pass trek, where your life is at stake, the Pin Bhaba is not only a great alternative but a more beautiful and safer one.

Pin Bhaba Trek
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34. Pir Panjal Lakes Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate - Difficult

Region: Jammu and Kashmir

Pir Panjal Lakes Trek is the best trek in May–June, as you experience 10 lakes, 4 meadows and endless jaw-dropping moments.

“Things are still sinking in for me after what we got to witness on this exploratory trek. I am unable to put words into what we went through in this hidden gem of Jammu and Kashmir.  First, the forest section. I haven't seen any other treks in Kashmir with such dense forests. It's a mix of pine and oak. There were such deafening sounds from cicadas and birds as we walked that we couldn’t hear each other speak. For most of us, this transported us to our Uttarakhand forests,” explains Suhas Saya, Explorer and Documenter at Indiahikes, who completed the trek in August 2023.

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35. Tulian Lake Trek

Duration: 5 Days

Difficulty level: Moderate - Difficult

Region: Kashmir

The Tulian Lake Trek is the best trek in May and its subsequent months until October. Along with stunning meadows and an alpine lake, the Tulian Lake trek has something that our other treks in Kashmir do not: the famous flora of Kashmir. 

There are pine, fir, chir, and spruce trees. You may think you have seen these trees before, but you have not. These forests differ significantly from those in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, or Sikkim. They resemble European vegetation more than they do in our Indian forests. 

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After the best treks for beginners in India, we present you some of the most difficult and best treks below.

Difficult treks:

36. Bali Pass Trek

Duration: 8 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

Region: Uttarakhand

Best month for Bali Pass Trek: June, September

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

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

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37. Everest Base Camp Trek

Duration: 18 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

Region: Nepal

Best month to trek Everest Base Camp: April (Spring) and October (Autumn)

The world knows of the Everest Base Camp trail. It is the best base camp trek and on every mountain lover’s bucket list. It’s impossible to exclude this trek from the 10 best treks in the world.

Choose Indiahikes if you’re looking for the Everest Base Camp best company as we believe, to truly do justice to trekking in the Everest region, Everest Base Camp-Gokyo Ri Circuit is the trek to do! This trail offers you the best of both worlds: the well-trodden Everest region and the lesser-visited Gokyo region. By adding three more days to the itinerary, the trail becomes infinitely more rewarding. 

First, the views from the Gokyo Ri summit are much grander than the ones you will see from the top of Kala Patthar in the Everest region. From Kala Patthar, you would see three of the 14 eighth-thousanders in the world: the Everest, Makalu and Lhotse. On the Gokyo Ri summit, you not only see these mountains but also another eight-thousander, Cho Oyu. Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest mountain in the world, is an additional treat you get on the Gokyo trail.

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38. Goechala Trek

Duration: 10 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

Region: Sikkim

Best time to do the Goechala Trek: Spring, Autumn

The Goechala trek is the best trek for October. Its route is almost 75 km long and 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!

The highlights of this trek are many. The most unforgettable one was the sunrise in the Kanchenjunga range. Further, in the summer months of April and May, you 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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39. Kedartal Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

Region: Uttarakhand

Best time to do the Kedartal Trek: Summer, Autumn

This could be your best trek in summer 2024. Kedartal is a difficult trek compared to other Himalayan treks. This trek is for experienced trekkers and adventure lovers. The trek climbs to the glacial Kedartal Lake, which is surrounded by big mountains. Some of the most famous mountains rise in front of you in this cauldron: Mt. Thalaysagar, Mt. Bhrigupanth, Mt. Nanda Parvat, Mt. Jogin, and Mt. Gangotri.

This trek is extremely challenging, with river crossings, spider walls and the sheer altitude itself.

Kedartal Trek
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40. Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

Duration: 9 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

Region: Tanzania

It’s hard not to mention Kilimanjaro while talking about the best international hikes. It gives you the unique experience of standing on top of the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

At Indiahikes, we are taking the Machame route to the top. This route has the right mix of adventure and dramatic changes in scenery. It is hard to comprehend the changes in scenery that happen over six days. You are looking at the free-standing mountain standing out of the plains on Day 1. You trek through cultivated fields, rain forests, moorlands, and suddenly alpine deserts full of rock and scree. Beyond that are arctic snowfields and glaciers. It is too dramatic and frankly, that’s what makes it one of the most beautiful treks in the world.

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek
Kilimanjaro

One of the toughest days of trekking you might have done is the summit push to reach Uhuru Peak. Picture by Irshad Pananilath

41. Mount Rinjani Trek

Duration: 5 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

Region: Indonesia

Another one from the best treks in the world, Mt. Rinjani Trek in Indonesia is like killing many birds with one stone. First, Mt. Rinjani is on the island next to Bali. So you get all the stunning beach beauty of Bali without the maddening crowd.  

Then you get to do one of the most popular and challenging treks in Indonesia. Towering at 12,224 feet on the island of Lombok, Mount Rinjani is one of the highest volcanoes in Indonesia. Rarely do trekkers get to trek to a volcano and witness a natural wonder as striking as this. Doesn’t it sound like one of the best treks in the world?

Mount Rinjani Trek
Crater Lake, Mount Rinjani

Crater Lake of Segara Anak. Photo by Vivek Vaidya

42. Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

Region: Uttarakhand

Best time to do the Pangarchulla: June, September

This could be your best trek in September 2024. If you are looking for a power-packed and thrilling summit climb, the Pangarchulla Peak trek offers just that. The summit point of the Pangarchulla Peak trek is situated at a challenging altitude of 15,069 ft.

At the summit, enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views of Garhwal peaks. Nanda Ghunti and Trishul ranges are visible from the summit for the first time. If you are into adventurous summit climbs, this is the perfect trek for you!

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43. Rupin Pass Trek

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

Region: Himachal

Best time to do the Rupin Pass Trek: Summer, Autumn

One of the best treks in October, Rupin Pass Trek is like an orchestra, building up momentum with surprises in scenery every hour or so. With every step, the trek throws up a new vista to see and a new scenery to unfold.

The Rupin Pass Trek is a trek that gives you a true sense of adventure. There is a surprise in the scenery at every turn. One of the biggest highlights of this trek is the climb to Rati Pheri from the Upper waterfall campsite, and the steep ascent to Rupin Pass through the Rupin Gully, all at 15,279 ft.

Rupin Pass Trek
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44. Warwan Valley Trek

Duration: 9 Days

Difficulty level: Difficult

Region: Kashmir

Best time to do Warwan Valley: July, August

Warwan Valley Trek of Kashmir concludes the list of the best treks in 2024. It is the grandest trek in India. Indiahikes, the best travel agency for trekking, likes to call it ‘The’ Warwan as there is no trek you would have done that can match the experience of the Warwan Valley.

The trek has everything to offer: varying colours, pass crossings, river crossings, glacial walks, Alpine lakes and beautiful villages. However, this means that this trek is not meant for everyone. The trek is a difficult one. You need to be extremely fit with some prior high-altitude trekking experience to get on this trail.

Warwan Valley Trek
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Did we miss something? If you feel "there's the best trek near me that deserves to be on this list,” let us know in the comments section below.

FAQs:

Which are the best treks in India?

Treks like Hampta Pass, Valley Of Flowers and Tarsar Marsar are among the best treks in the country. However, the season plays a big role in deciding which one is most suitable for you. For example, the Brahmatal Trek, Chandrashila, Kedarkanth, Har Ki Dun and Kuari Pass Trek are among the best treks in December.

Which are the best treks in Uttarakhand? 

Valley of Flowers, Kedartal, Har Ki Dun, Dayara Bugyal and Kedarkantha Trek are among the best treks in Uttarakhand. Some of these are known as the best snow treks in December. Visit our Upcoming Treks page and check out the best Uttarakhand treks to plan your next trek with Indiahikes.

Which are the best treks in Himachal Pradesh?

Some of the most popular and beautiful treks of Himachal Pradesh include the Hampta Pass Trek, Bhrigu Lake Trek and Beas Kund Trek. For advanced trekkers, Pin Bhaba Pass is a difficult option yet the most dramatic trek. Each day there is a complete change in scenery. It is almost like a brand-new trek every day. It could be your best trek for May 2024.

Which are the best treks around Bangalore?

Channarayana Durga Trek and Minchukallu Betta are among the best treks in Karnataka. Other than these, refer to our list of the 15 best day hikes around Bangalore that you can do on your own.

Which are the best treks in Kashmir?

Some of the best treks in Kashmir include the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, Tarsar Marsar Trek, Bodpathri, Brammah Valley, and Gurez Valley. Of all these, Kashmir Great Lakes is the most beautiful and popular trek in Jammu and Kashmir. It validates Kashmir’s mythical status as heaven on earth. Check out all Kashmir treks offered by Indiahikes.

Akash Khanna

Content Writer and Editor

About the author

Akash is a writer and editor with a passion for culture, travel and trekking. Having significant experience in digital media, he has worked with NDTV, India TV, The Statesman and News18. From arts and science to e-commerce, he has written in a wide array of genres. With a keen interest in sports writing, lately he has been learning flute.

An Old Delhi guy who spent his childhood in the bylanes of Chandni Chowk finds happiness in cooking. When in Delhi, you can rely on his suggestions on eateries and where to go on a long weekend. When not working, you will probably find him hiking a trail or doing nothing at a beach.

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