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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

6 Must Do Himalayan Treks

Manu Khandelwal


Himalayas are considered paradise for trekkers and adventure junkies due to its vast variety of terrains. The height of adventure on the Himalayan ranges can't be compared with any other destination. The ranges are blessed with ample opportunities for hiking. The terrain on the Himalayas comprises of narrow passes, steep ascends & descends, snow clad mountains and dense thickets & forests. With more than hundreds of trekking trails, these stunning ranges captivate experienced as well as novice trekkers. Here is a list of some fabulous treks that will give you a totally different experience and will offer an opportunity to encounter the true beauty of the Great Himalayas.


1. Everest Base Camp

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Well, the name "Everest" doesn't need any introduction. Many people dream of climbing the Everest but very few summit it. The climb to Everest is not an easy and everyone's task, but one can reach to its foot by trekking up to its base camp. The Everest base camp trek is an 11-day trek that starts from Lukla in Nepal. The trek offers great views of Everest and other tall peaks in the world. The base camp is situated at an altitude of 17,598 feet and from the base camp, one can have enthralling views of the Khumbu Icefall. Best time to trek is from September to June.

2. Pin Parvati Pass

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Pin Parvati Pass is another enchanting trek that lies in the region of Pir Panjal ranges of Himalayas. The Pin Parvati pass connects the beautiful Kullu valley to the barren Spiti valley. The pass is situated at a height of 17,450 feet above the sea level and the trek is considered one of the most challenging treks due to its terrain and altitude. Apart from this, the trek is known for its changing landscapes, pristine lake, alluring lush green valleys and arid beauty of Spiti. The trek starts from Barsheni village in Kullu and terminates at Kaza in Spiti.

3. Valley of Flowers

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If you are looking to trek through heaven then Valley of Flowers is one destination for you. The trek to Valley of Flowers is a mix of an easy and moderate climb on a well-laid path. It is an 11-kilometer valley full of high altitude Himalayan blossoms, which bloom during the short period of the monsoon season. During this monsoon period, the Valley of Flowers changes colors every night. The maximum altitude of this trek is 14,202 feet and duration is 5 days. 

4. Goecha La

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Goecha La is another amazing trek in the Himalayas that fascinates thrill seekers who are looking to trek on the land of Sikkim. The trek is known for its amazing highlights such as majestic views of Kanchenjunga (3rd highest mountain in the world and highest in India), Mt. Pandim & Tenzing Khang, dense vegetation of Kangchendzonga National Park, pristine Samiti lake and vibrant culture of Sikkim. Situated at a height of 16,207 feet, the trek joins the conventional Dzongri-Goecha la trail. The trek to Goecha La starts from and ends at a scenic village Yuksom, the erstwhile capital of Sikkim.

5. Stok Kangri

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This trek has an all-time charm of being the highest trekking peak in the Himalayas. Standing at a height of 20,187 feet, the peak offers panoramic views of Stok and Ladakh ranges. One can even have a sight of K2 (second highest peak in the world) in the lucid weather. Despite all this, the trek doesn't require any climbing techniques to summit it. The trek starts from and ends at Stok village in Leh. The months of July to September are the best time to go trekking in Ladakh.  

6. Chadar Trek


Arguably the most exhilarating trek in the region of Himalayas. This is a trek in which one gets an opportunity to walk over an ice sheet of frozen Zanskar river. Chadar trek lets you trek through the Zanskar valley with the freezing weather and the temperature dipping from zero by several degrees. This frozen river trek entices thousands of trekkers from all over the world. The best season for this trek is from Mid-January to February.

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Manu Khandelwal / Author

I call myself a traveller more than a travel blogger. Started this blog in 2013. Apart from this I am an Electrical Engineer. Love trekking and doing bike road trips. Like using technology but not addicted to it. A true foodie and love eating burgers.

7 comments:

  1. Great post. I specially love the pictures! I've got a few questions, specially about the number 1 Must do. Other than the flight ticket to Lukla, how much cash would I be spending? During all those 11 days trek should I just camp everyday? Is it safe for a couple traveling alone? Is it 11 days both ways or 11 days each way? Best regards!

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    1. Well, most companies give packages of around 1200 USD to 1400 USD, which also include air travel from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa. You can also book this trek from any local organization after reaching Nepal. The total duration of this journey would be 14-15 days that consists 11 days of trekking both ways. And yes it is safe to travel alone but its better to take an experienced guide and some porters to carry logistics. :)

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  2. Lovely and beautiful - explore the glittering Himalayas beauty while staying at
    ranikhet hotels surrounded by the Himalayas, best time in winters to enjoy the journey with family and to enjoy honeymoon.

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  3. Everest base camp via Gokyo Ri could be the best to explore the Himalayan ranges. Let us know we organize top 10 best treks in Nepal.
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  4. The pics you have shared are epic and really informative for newbies in backpacking. I've been there and it was one of the most enjoyable tour of my life. Nepal Trekking Adventure was one of the amazing experience with my friends last year. I wish I would go there again. Thanks for this post.

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  5. A successful Himalayan trek is a proud moment for everyone. I always try to include some of the adventure activities in my vacation journey. Adventure activities give me the real reason to live and make me more courageous. It teaches what else we can do. However, trekkers should ensure that they have taken safety precautions. A complete rest in a comfortable room is also needed to before you indulge yourself in the adventurous activities. Anyways, thanks for posting this beautiful blog @Manu.

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  6. Thank you! There is so much to see in this area!

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