The Himalayan range offers trekking routes for all abilities. If you are one of those who have a sturdy pair of legs and a determination to discover, trekking in India happens to be the safest and most enjoyable option for you. Moreover, trekking in the Himalayas is the best way to connect with its pristine surroundings and local inhabitants who are oblivious of the changes taking place in the modern world.
The following are some of the moderate treks in India that you must try in your next adventure tour to India.
Dzongri Goecha La trek
The Goecha La Trek is one of the most famed treks in the north eastern state of Sikkim, India. Being the third highest peak in the world, Goecha La trek is famous for excellent snow clad mountain views. Additionally you can also spot rare birds in the pristine forests of the region.
The Goecha La Trek passes through the Kanchendzonga biosphere forest reserve. It begins from the beautiful hill station of Darjeeling and is a very adventurous trek in the beginning.
Gaumukh Tapovan Trek
This trek passes through the Garhwal region, via gangotri glacier at Goumukh. On the way you can see the Bhujbasa, the Sudarshan peak, the Matri peak and several other well known peaks. If you trek beyond Bhujbasa, you will have to climb a steep slope until you reach Tapovan. Not only this, you will also see the mind blowing Kedar, the Meru and the Bhagirathi. The best time to go for this trek is between the months of May to June and from mid September to early November.
Markha Valley Trek
Markha Valley Trek is possibly one of the most beautiful trekking routes in India that you can travel. For this you have to encircle two passes located at a height of more than 15000 feet. While on a Markha Valley Trek you will pass through incredibly beautiful gorges and mountains. You will also experience a whiff of spirituality by the Buddhist monasteries and the gompas. The best time to do Markha Valley trek is between the months of September and December.
The Roopkund Lake is at a height of 5029 M. Located in the vicinity of Chaoli district, Roopkund Lake is covered in snow during most of the year. This is a moderate trek and the best time for you to do a Roopkund Trek is between the months of May and June.
Nubra Valley Trek
The Nubra Valley means the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Leh at an average altitude of about 10,000 Ft and is bordered by the Karakoram Range in the North. The main attraction that you will find in this area is the Bactarian Camels, which are a type of shaggy double hump Camel. They can be seen around sand dunes; Deskit & Samstanling monasteries and Khardung la Pass (the highest motorable road in the World). The best time to go for a Nubra Valley Trek is between June to October.
The Nubra Valley is also the gateway to the world’s largest glacier i.e. the Siachen Glacier.
Finally, the most important thing that you should keep in mind before setting on a moderate trekking in India is the fact that, the heavier pack you carry with yourself, the more difficult it is going to be for you to be successful in your voyage. So carry light, plan ahead and you will surely have one of the most memorable adventures of your life.