Treks with Easy-Moderate level
There are treks for wanderers who wants to explore and looks up the nature. The mention are the treks for those wanderers who start their trekking passion.
1. Trek to Triund, Mcleodganj (9,278.21ft.)
Triund is a small hill in the Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Triund Hill Station is a part of Dharamkot. Triund is at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges and is at a height of 2,828 m.
Itinerary– Triund hill is located 11 kms from the city Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh. One day trek to uphill. There is campsite allocated on the top.
2. Prashar Lake, Mandi (8,957ft.)
Prashar Lake lies 49 km north of Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India, with a three storied pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar. The lake is located at a height of 2730 m above sea level. With deep blue waters, the lake is held sacred to the sage Prashar and he is regarded to have meditated there. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and looking down on the fast flowing river Beas, the lake can be approached via Drang. The temple was built in the thirteenth century and legend has it was built by a baby from a single tree. The lake has a floating island in it and it is said to be unclear how deep it is, with a diver not being able to determine its depth.
Itinerary– Trekkers have to reach Mandi Town, Himachal Pradesh, then from there take taxi to village Baghi which is 23kms from Mandi Town. From Baghi there is trek trail to Prashar lake of around 10-12kms. A must visited trek for Beginners.
3. Nag Tibba Trek, Tehri Garhwal (9,915ft.)
Nag Tibba (‘Serpent’s Peak’), 3,022 metres (9,915 ft), is the highest peak in the lesser himalayan region of Uttarakhand state (Garhwal Division), and lends its name to the ‘Nag Tibba Range’, itself the next-northerly of the five folds of the Himalaya. It is situated 16 km (9.9 mi) away from Landour cantonment, and around 57 km from Mussoorie in Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The ‘Nag Tibba Range’ is amongst three principal ranges of the Lesser Himalayas, which includes the Dhauladhar, and the Pir Panjal, which branched off from the Great Himalayas.
Itinerary– Taxi from Dehradun, Uttarakhand to Pantwari which is around 85 kms. Then from Pantwari trek start for Nag Tibba summit which is 11 kms. that takes around 5-6 hours.
4. Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarkashi (12,500ft.)
The best winter trek in the Himalayas. When it comes to trekking in India in winter, the Kedarkantha trek would be your best bet. From December to April, Kedarkantha makes for a terrific trek in virgin snow, with pretty campsites and astonishingly wide clearings in the forests.
How difficult is the trek?
Although this trek is quite short in terms of number of days of trekking, each day you gain about 2000 feet in terms of altitude. The trek also demands continuous ascent and this is what makes it seem a bit difficult to some. The switch from walking on soil to walking on snow with micro-spikes can take some time to get used to.
Itinerary- Taxi from Dehradun, Uttarakhand to Netwar which is around 185kms. Then trek from Netwar to Jalouta which is around 6kms and take 4 hours, then from Jalouta to Kedarkantha base which is 4.5kms that takes another 4 hours. Atlast from Kedarkantha base to Kedarkantha summit 12500ft.
5. Deoriatal- Chandrashila Peak Trek, Garhwal (12,083ft.)
Deoria Tal (Also spelled as Devaria’ or ‘Deoriya) is a lake located about 3 km on an uphill trek from the villages of Mastura and Sari, on the Ukhimath-Chopta road in Uttarakhand. At an altitude of about 2438 meters, it has heavily wooded, lush green surroundings with snow-covered mountains (Chaukhamba is one of them) in the backdropDeoriatal is in itself a gorgeous trek. The forest trails and the summit climb are unmatched! If you add to this the vibrant rhododendron forests, you will never want to leave this piece of heaven! There are three things that are really stunning about the Deoriatal to Chandrashila peak trek. As you climb up to Chandrashila, one by one, all the major summits of Western and Eastern Uttarakhand pop into view. When we say all, we mean all. And as everyone knows, the summits seen from Uttarakhand are the tallest summits of India. Nowhere on a trek that is so easily approachable do you get to see all these summits so close. Standing on top of Chandrashila summit is a blessing and not an achievement.
Itinerary- Taxi from Haridwar, Uttarakhand to the base Sari which is 213kms and take 6-7 hours of drive, then from Sari to Deoriatal which is 3kms and take 1 hour. From Deoriatal to Chopta which is 14kms and take 7 hours then Chopta circuits for 3hours.
6. Kareri Lake, Mcleodganj (9,626ft.)
The Kareri Lake Trek from here is an all ascending trail through holly oak and spruce forests. There is an easy glacial crossing over the stream running down from Kareri Lake during early summer. As you reach the secluded meadows of Harote, Kareri Lake is another 4 km trek up the narrow valley along the stream. Once at the lake side, you are at the base of Minkiani (Mankiani) and Bleni Passes. There is a lot one can explore from this campsite if time permits. Overall, this is an ideal Himalayan trek that can be wrapped up over a weekend.
Itinerary- From Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh take a bus to Ghera Village which is 8kms. and bus takes 1-2 hours to reach Ghera, then from Ghera village trek starts to Kareri Lake which is 16-17kms. and takes 8-10 hours. Then after Kareri Lake there is another 2kms trek to the beautiful Kareri village.
7. Kuari Pass Trek, Chamoli (12,516ft.)
Kuari Pass- the best Himalayan trek for Beginners
If you are stepping into Himalayas for the first time then Kuari Pass is the trek to do. It is almost crafted perfectly for the beginner.
To begin with, Kuari Pass is an easy-moderate trek, which makes it easy enough for someone starting out in the Himalayas. But more than anything else there are three things about the trek that stay with you.
Itinerary- Take a cab from Haridwar, Uttarakhand to Joshimath, Chamoli which takes 4-5 hours then from Joshimath drive to Auli. Trek starts from Auli. Auli to Padiyar camp which is 4-5kms and takes 2 hours of trekking, then from Padiyar camp to Chitrakantha which is 8kms and takes another 4-5 hours then atlast trek to Kuari Pass which is 3-4kms and takes 4-5 hours.
8. Valley Of Flowers, Chamoli (14,440ft.)
The Valley of Flowers is a high-altitude Himalayan valley that has long been acknowledged by renowned mountaineers, botanists, and in literature. It has been recognized internationally for over a century and is referenced in the Hindu religion. Local people have visited the valley since ancient times. Indian yogis (Yogesh Mota) are known to have visited the valley for meditation. The Valley of Flowers has many different colourful flowers, taking on various shades of colours as time progressed. The valley was declared a national park in 1982 and now it is a World Heritage Site.
Itinerary- Drive to Govind Ghat, Uttarakhand from Haridwar, Uttarakhand which is around 230kms and takes 6-7 hours. Then from Govind ghat trek to Ghangaria village which is 13kms and takes 6hours, from Ghangaria village trek to Valley Of Flowers which is 7kms and takes 4 hours.
9. Bhirgu Lake, Kullu (14,200ft.)
Bhrigu Lake is a lake located at an elevation of around 4,300 metres (14,100 ft) in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located to the east of Rohtang Pass and is around 6kms from Gulaba village. It can be reached by trekking either from the Vashishth temple, which is famous for its hot water springs, which is close to the town of Manali or from Gulaba village. Actually there is no settlement in Gulaba and is actually an area of the Pir Panjal mountain range. It is named after Maharishi Bhrigu. Legend has it that the sage used to mediate near the lake and hence it has been rendered sacred; the locals believe that due to this the lake never freezes completely.
Itinerary- Drive from Manali, Himachal Pradesh to Gulaba which is 20.5kms and take hardly 1 hour. Then from Gulaba trek to Rola Khuli which is 7kms and take 4 hours. Rola Khuli to Bhirgu Lake which is 10kms and take 6 hours.
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