15 Best Hiking Places in India

Updated: Mar 24

Let's explore the best adventure places in India this summer

TIRED OF BORING VACATIONS?

Summer vacations in India refer to the relaxing period for a month for students. These are the only days in which a family can go on spending the needful time with their loved ones. To experience something great we are introducing the best adventure places in India this summer.

India is a vast country and has many exciting hiking places that will refresh your mind and will replenish your inner soul.




HILL STATIONS: A CHILLING SITE FOR SUMMERS

Summers are so hot and boring that we don't want to stay in the sun. But, staying at home is not a solution for your vacations. Instead of being at home, let's walkout and have some adventure at the hill stations by indulging in adventure activities like trekking, bungee jumping, skydiving, paragliding, camping, etc.

Everyone needs a break from the tiring work routine and therefore, should visit the hill stations according to their preference.


The 15 best-hiking destinations in India are as follows:

Let's explore the adventure places in India this summer.


1. The Grand Indrahar Pass, Himachal Pradesh

It is one of the most refreshing hills located in the Dhaulandhar area of H.P. Beautiful landscapes, frozen streams, and deodar forests enhance the beauty of the hills. The best season to visit there is from June to mid-October. It covers the beautiful peaks of McLeodganj and the Triund trek of Dhramkot Village. The total tracking distance is 35 kilometres. Adventure activities included in this place are rock climbing, trekking, hot air ballooning, angling and camping.


2. Seven Sisters Trek, Himachal Pradesh

This trek is located in the Western Himalayas. It is a place that holds the beauty of natural Himalayas. The name seven sisters were developed as it includes the seven hills clustered together to form an elegant scenery. Trekking is the main motive with a base camp to enjoy the view. The maximum altitude is 4724 m/ 15500 ft. The best season to visit for the tracking is from June to October.


3. Hampta Pass Trek, Manali

Hampta pass Trek is located in Himachal Pradesh. The charming deep valleys and the lush-green vegetation releases all the stress, the view pleases the eyes. The altitude is about 10100 feet. Locations included in this trek are the Pie Pranjal Ranges, Chandra Tak, Spiti and Rohtang Pass. The base camp is mainly in Manali.


4. Offbeat Kedarnath Trekking, Uttarakhand

To spend your valuable time with nature, it is a great hiking destination which is located in the Garhwal Himalayas. The spots it includes are the Govind National Park, Swarga Rohini, Bandar Poonch, black and Ranglana. To experience the great flora and fauna of the Himalayan region this path is the priority. It is at an altitude of 3850 meters.


5. Kuari Pass Trek 2020, Uttarakhand

This hiking destination is located in the vast Garhwal Himalayas. The spots it includes are are Haridwar, Joshimath, Devprayag, Bhagirathi, and Alaknanda. It also includes the Nanda Devi peak and the Rishi Ganga River. It is considered as the best destination for skiing and treks. The trekking distance is 33 km and the altitude is 12516 feet.


6. Doon Valley Trek, Garhwal, Uttarakhand

It is a 50-mile trip situated in the Himalayan valleys. Alpine vegetation is the greatest source of attraction. The peaks are covered with snow from December to March. Tamsa river also provides this valley with a glance of beauty.


7. Clouds End Trek, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

The term clouds end trek melts our hearts and is situated at the geographical ends of Mussoorie. It is surrounded by thick oak and deodar forests. It is very well known for scenic views. Tourists can enjoy hiking activities like camping, climbing, and hiking.


8. Nag Tibba Trek, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Nag Tibba refers to the Serpent's Peak. It starts in Dehradun and includes the base camp. The peaks it covers are Swarga Rohini, Kedarnath, and Gangotri. The best period to visit this destination is from mid-November to March. It includes 15 kilometres of the trek. It offers 9910 feet altitude


9. Snow Trek to Deoria Tal and Chandra Shila peak, Uttarakhand

This site is surrounded by the beauty of Garhwal Himalayas. The snow enhances the beauty of the trek. It is the best destination if one wants to experience trekking on snow. The hiking activities like skiing, trekking, camping can be done on this site. It offers 13123 feet maximum altitude. Mandakini river is an attraction to it.


10. Har ki Doon trek via Jaundhar glacier, Uttarakhand

Ever seen a glacier? For all those people who want to have a close look at a glacier, this destination is perfect. Juandhar glacier is very close to Swargrohini peak, one can have a very clear view of this sparkling glacier. It includes is the Himalayan peaks and is also known as the "valley of gods". It is at a height of 4300 meters.


11. Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand

It is a very well-known lake as almost five hundred skeletons were found at the edge of the Roopkund Lake. Since then it is known as the mystery lake of Uttarakhand. Roopkund trek is located in the Chamoli district in the Himalayas and offers a total tracking distance of 53 kilometres. The maximum altitude is 16499 feet.


12. Tiger Hill, Darjeeling, West Bengal

Mount Kanchenjunga is an attraction for this site. The panoramic view of Mount Everest gives this hiking destination, another glace of beauty. Heart throbbing sunrise and sunset views are quite popular here.


13. Singhalia Ridge Trail, Darjeeling, West Bengal

Also known as the heart of Darjeeling. The best time to visit this site is from July to meet September. Hiking activities are available according to the season. It is considered as the most adventurous hiking trail ever.


14. Goecha La Trekking, Sikkim

The most amazing Himalayan trekking experience site. The subtropical bamboo forests, oak forests and luxurious ferns increase the beauty of the spot. The sunrise looks elegant from this spot. The campsites provide another great experience to the trekking enthusiasts.


15. Chadar Trek, Ladakh

It is one of the most famous and adventurous spots in India. It offers a trekking distance of 62 km. The maximum altitude of this site is 11123 feet. The difficulty level is difficult for this trek. Not suitable for beginners, but the experienced trekkers would love to enjoy it.

. Conclusion One must visit one of the above-mentioned hiking places which are best suited for summers. Talking about all the hiking sites, but not talking about Ladakh Trek is like not including the choco chips in a chocolate cake. Ladakh is preferred to be one of the most charming trekking destinations.

The Himalayas are also famous for their eminent beauty.

The above mentioned are the best adventure places in India this summer.

Resources

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4. Sen, A. (2020). 20 Best Himalayan Treks To Explore in 2020. Retrieved from http://www.blog.decathlon.in

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