Difficult treks

Difficult treks

Trekking is not just and adventure sport, it is not just an experience, it recharges your and enlightens your soul. Surrounded by mountains ranges covered in snow and conquering some of the most inaccessible places in the Himalayas gives your brain a confidence boost like no other.

Caution: These treks are not for the faint hearted. You need a lot of experience and courage with an ambitious dare to reach at the top. As practice makes a man perfect, outwear you shoes on the easy and moderate trails first and then go for a difficult one.

As these treks are of longer duration, pack a little extra ration. Take a reusable alternative of all the essentials, this way you don’t have to carry many and also not litter the space by producing trash.

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Difficult treks

1) Chadar Trek Frozen River, Leh, Ladakh, J&K:

You will never forget the experience of trekking over the frozen Zanskar River, which starts to become ice from the small village of Chilling. It is a one-way trek starting and ending at Tilad Do. The only way to reach the base camp is by flight.

Altitude: 11,100ft

Duration: 9 days

Best time to visit: January- Mid February

2) Stok Kangri Trek, Leh, Ladakh, J&K:

One of the most popular treks in India, numerous ridges on this trek account for the sudden change in scenery. When on top you can view entire Indus Valley and Zanskar.

Altitude: 20,180ft

Duration: 8 days

Best time to visit: July-Mid September

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3) Pin Parvati, Himachal Pradesh:

Pin Parvati trek remains frozen for almost the whole year. Starting from Kalga and ending in Mud this trail crosses through various passes. Although many guesthouses are available but the real essence of nature can be observed only by camping.

Altitude: 17,500ft

Duration: 11 days

Best time to visit: July-August

4) Goechala Trek, Sikkim:

You will get to see the magnificent Kanchenjunga as you happily take a stroll on this circular trek. Do not miss the view of sixteen peaks from the Dzongri top.

Altitude: 15,100ft

Duration: 11 days

Best time to visit: April-May, September-November

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5) Everest Base Camp, Nepal:

The scenic beauty of this trek is beyond words. The friendly people and blooming rhododendrons during the month of April will melt your hard and motivate you to reach to the top.

Altitude: 18,192ft

Duration: 14 days

Best time to visit: March-May, September-November

6) Nun peak expedition, Leh, Ladakh, J&K:

This trek requires not only strength but also courage. Not for beginners and mediocre, this trek will test your mental strength to a great level. But as the saying goes there is always a silver lining after the grey clouds and so you will be rewarded by a view that will remain in your memories for the life time.

Altitude: 7,135m

Duration: 21 days

Best time to visit: July-Mid August

7) Yunam Peak, Himachal Pradesh:

This trek is for the serious and ambitious climbers. An isolated version of Stok Kangri, this trail is circular in shape with starting and ending in Bharatpur.

Altitude: 20,100ft

Duration: 8 days

Best time to visit: June-October

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8) Rupin Pass, Uttarakhand:

This trek will surprise you with waterfalls, snow bridges, a hanging village called Jhaka, and lush green forests. While strolling on this trek you will come across many types of trails, rocky, snowy and also along water.

Altitude: 15,250ft

Duration: 8 days

Best time to visit: May, June, August-October