World's Best Trek: The Himalayas - Only for the Adventurist
The Indian Himalayas are a trekker’s paradise. The beautiful mountain glaciers, lush greenery, small colourful villages and rushing streams make the treks in the Indian Himalayas an unforgettable experience. There are numerous trekking routes and destinations in the Indian Himalayas that can be explored. The main trekking areas in the Indian Himalayas region include the Ladakh Zanskar, Himachal, Garhwal, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.
There are some popular treks in the Indian Himalayas that are mentioned below:
The Roopkund Trek:
This trek lasts for 7 days or can even take 16 days. There are several villages that trekkers will come across their journey. Some of these villages include Didna Village, Bedni Bugyal, Bhagubasa, etc. The best time to traverse this trek is between April - June and September - October. Camping and accommodation is available throughout the trekking path.
A wonderful trek to the Kuari Pass takes trekkers through different river systems in the Garhwal region and also through the boundary of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. There are two treks to the Kuari Pass; one is the Curzon Trail from the Ghat via Ramni. The other path is from Auli Bugyal through Gorson Top, which is not preferred during the winters. The Curzon Trail gives visitors an opportunity to get views of the twin peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri, and Hathi- Ghodi Parvat. This trek lasts for about 9 days.
Valley of Flowers:
The best time to trek this valley is mid-July to mid-September when the Blue Primula is in its full bloom. The base camp for visiting the valley of flowers and the Hemkund Sahib is the Ghangaria or the Govind Dham. The Hemkund Lake is also one of the highlights of the trek. This trek takes about 6 days.
This is also a very popular trekking route that is available all around the year. Ideally it takes about 5 days to traverse the route. Visitors can enjoy excellent views of the Nandadevi, Trishul, Kedar Peak and Chaukhamba peaks from the Chandrashila summit.
Source of Ganges Trek:
This trek takes about 11 days and takes trekkers to Gangotri, Bhojbasa, Tapovan and Nandanvan. Camping and accommodation facilities are available throughout the trek.
All the treks in the Indian Himalayas require ascent to high levels and hence visitors should be physically fit to scale these heights. Guides are available to take trekkers on their journey and show them around the beautiful mountain sceneries and naturescapes.
There are no Mosque's (masjid's) located along the trek. Halal facilities are not available along the path, but visitors can easily find vegetarian food along the trails.