Toughest Treks In India

Pin Parvati Pass

In the Himalayas, one of the highest altitude treks is Pin Parvati Pass at 17,400 feet with some very engulfing views. It is noted that in August of 1884, Sir Louis Dane was the first who crossed in search of an alternate route to the Spiti valley. This destination finds you amidst steep inclines, snow decorated mountains, beautiful landscapes, valleys and Buddhist villages with preserved old temples. The fascinating change from the cold, arid and mountain desert area of Spiti to green landscapes with rich flora and fauna in Parvati Valley beholds the attention of travellers. Pin Parvati Pass is graded as one of the toughest treks in the region with a difficult and adventurous trekking experience. It has 110km of trek distance that spans for 9 days. The best recommended time is from July to September when the temperature lies 16°C to 20°C at day hours and can drop to 0°C to 4°C at night.

Kedarkantha Trek

One of the most favoured treks of the Indian Himalayas for its beauty of forests, campsites, unique clearings, scenic views and most importantly the summit climb. Famous among the beginner as well as seasoned trekkers, Kedarkantha is also a thrilling pack for the winter season which takes you to remotest villages in chilly weather with entrancing beauty and views of lakes, mountains, rivers and the great Himalayan peaks. Seated at the Govind Pashu Vihar National Park at an elevation of 12,500 feet, it comes with an incredible trek experience for many spanning for 6 days. Along with a rewarding summit climb, it offers some steady steep ascent with the temperature ranging around 8°C to 15°C during the day while -5°C to 3°C at nighttime. The climb starts off from a small village called Sankri and takes you to the peak of Kedarkantha.

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Goechala Trek

Here is your opportunity to have a close-up view of the third highest peak Mt Kanchenjunga and Singalila range from the Dzongri top that is offered by no other climbs. Goechala trek is famous for its thrilling accent and the splendid views awarded throughout the journey. Rested at a height of 16, 207 feet, it is not limited only to the panoramic views. Linked to the Kanchenjunga National Park with pure beauty, it offers attractive flora and fauna to delight you and the photographer friends in the group. Goechala is known among trekkers for its big summit, not for the faint-hearted. The not-to-miss- part of this trip are the mesmerising sunset and sunrise from the top and the Samiti lake. This trek stretches for 10 days and as already mentioned, it offers a difficult trek to the summit. The fitness and good health of the trekkers are a prerequisite to not miss out on this one. 

Chadar Trek

This destination is best defined as a trek for thrill lovers and also a biker’s dream track which will exhibit its best with the serene lakes, charming mountains and irresistible stretch of the roads. Chadar Trek dares the challenger in you to walk over the frozen river while able to hear the gut-wrenching sounds of ice-breaking below your feet! A perfect feast for the adrenaline rush finders here. Chadar trek only welcomes travellers during the winter months of January and February and is found at the Zanskar river. Zanskar, a small district in Kargil at 105 km distance from Leh, the largest town of the union territory of Ladakh, India. This river freezes and gets covered by a thick blanket of snow which makes it one of the toughest treks to do in India. The ultimate adventure of the Chadar trek is introduced from Tilat Sumdo. 

Everest Base Camp Trek

One of the most fulfilling experiences on the bucket list of the trekkers is the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. Everest Base camp is your “steps to heaven” that will find you amidst the breath-taking scenery that’s so stunning and beyond any mountainous region that you have ever seen before. This trek will get the best of your imagination and offer you an interesting journey changing from green farmland, dense forest, and sparkling raging rivers to arid land and glacial pools. Indeed, it’s a rewarding climb that gives you this feeling of accomplishment the higher you climb. At a mind-blowing altitude of 18,513 feet, the Everest Base Camp trek is one of the toughest treks in India. It spans 12 days and 11 nights with almost 130 km of trekking distance. The best recommended time for this adventurous trek is from April to early June and then September to mid-December

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