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8 Most Popular Treks in North India (2021) 1

Hello Traveller! We know due to COVID it has been hard for all of us to cancel all those special trips which we have been planning all the year. But sooner or later we believe things are gonna get better and we are hopeful to be on our trails very soon.

Here we have the best 8 most popular treks in North India that you can plan to do in the upcoming months:

1. Chadar River Trek

Chadar River Trek is an enchanting trek that is curated for the thrill-seekers as it is packed with loads of challenges.

You will come across some of the steep inclines as well as deep trenches while moving in the direction of the summit along with the frozen river of Zanskar and also get a chance to enjoy the views of the canyon and ravines.

Chadar River Trek takes you to an elevation of about 11400 feet above sea level in just 6 days. You can take this trek between the months of October and February.

2. Har Ki Dun Trek

8 Most Popular Treks in North India (2021) 2Har Ki Dun Trek Uttarakhand is one of the most fascinating treks located at an elevation of 11000 feet above sea level in the Garhwal Himalayan Region.

Dotted with hanging valleys and lush greenery on all sides, this trek will surely let you have a word with nature face to face. It is considered to be a moderate trek that you can complete within 6 hours. On the way to the summit, you will be able to capture some of the best views of nature.

The best time to take this trek would be in between the month of March to the month of June and from the month of September to the month of November.

3. Snow Leopard Trek

Snow Leopard Trek gives you a stunning impression of the Ladakh region as it will give you a chance to capture the views of herds of yak, blue sheep, and snow leopards.

Taking this trek at an elevation of 3000 meters for about 4 – 10 days, you will be able to spend time in complete tranquility. You will get to meet some monks on the route as well as have stopovers at the famous Rumbak Village which is famous for its local yak butter tea and cookies.

You can take this trek during the monsoon months that are experienced from the month of June to the month of September.

4. Chopta Chandrashila Trek

8 Most Popular Treks in North India (2021) 3Chopta Chandrashila Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayan Mountain Ranges. It is spread over a distance of 30 km of scenic mountain peaks and stunning fields of flowers.

Taking this trek is something that will truly connect you with nature and let you enjoy every single element starting from the cool breeze to the chirping of birds and from magnificent views of the lush greenery and misty morning scenes.

This trek is at an elevation of about 3690 meters above sea level and can be completed in a span of 6 days. The Chandrashila peak has also got a connection with Hindu Mythology, as per beliefs, Lord Rama prayed at the peak after defeating Ravana.

Also Read: 5 Best Waterfall Treks In India

5. Kedar Kantha Trek

The 5 day-long trek of Kedar kantha will give your senses some of the breathtaking views of nature and an adventure-filled experience at an elevation of 12500 feet above the ground that would be cherished all through your life.

You will get to stay in the middle of walnut and pine trees in the campsites where you will be able to enjoy the local culture as well as the warm hospitality.

The most sought-after thing that one should never ever miss out on during the KedarKantha Trek is the scenic panoramic views of the rising and setting sun among the tall mountain ranges.

You can plan to take part in this trek from the month of March to the month of October.

6. Valley of Flowers

8 Most Popular Treks in North India (2021) 4Valley of flowers trek can be considered as a moderate trek at an elevation of 3600 meters above sea level which offers some of the spectacular views of nature. Taking this beautiful journey to the summit, you will pass through some of the poster’s perfect landscapes and colorful valleys.

The valley is adorned with a wide range of flowers that make the whole setting pristine. It is also considered to be one of the most romantic places in the whole Himalayan Mountain Ranges.

You can plan a trip to this place from the month of July to the month of September. It would usually take 4 – 6 days to cover the moderately challenging route to the summit.

7. Dodital Trek

Located at an elevation of 3310 meters above sea level, the Dodital Trek can be considered as a winter wonderland that takes you close to the heaps of snow and lets you spend time in a tented accommodation below the star-studded night sky.

Taking this trek, you will pass through the Assi Ganga River and some of the stone bridges as well. Being a part of this 8-day long trek is surely filled with fun as you will also get a chance to enjoy the snowballing activity with your friends when the temperature is around 0 – 15 degrees celsius.

You can take part in this trek during the months of November and February.

8. Triund Trek

Triund Trek at an elevation of 2850 meters above sea level is considered to be one of the ideal treks in North India for beginners looking forward to tasting the flavors of adventure. Triund trek transforms its beauty in the spring season with bright green pine forest covers and chirping birds all around.

You will also be welcomed by the snow-capped mountain and the beautiful ridges. If you are someone who is intrigued by the countryside life, then make sure you visit the local villages to spend time with the inhabitants, take part in trekking expeditions and relish great chai and snacks.

With decent levels of physical fitness, you will be able to complete this trek in just 4 – 6 hours.

So that’s all for now, do let us know which trek would you be planning next, also if you have been to any of these treks already, do share your experience.

By Team Gypsy

Team Gypsy is a bunch of passionate travelers & photographers from India.