10 Best treks in India for beginners (Level Easy)

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If you have decided to start your first trek or you are a beginner, first you have to choose the trek that would be the best fit for you. During these treks, a newbie can take a hands-on experience of trekking on the high altitudes. While trekking you will get the glimpse of lush green forest, rivers and high peaks of Himalaya.

The Himalayan range contains all types of treks including easy to difficult. Here we have curated 10 best treks suitable for beginners.

1. Har ki doon trek

Har ki doon is one such amazing trek of easy to moderate level that has been attracting trekkers worldwide. Possessing all the beauty of the Garhwal region, this trek is simple for the first time trekkers. Located at the base of Fateh Parvat, Har ki Doon is the most sought after the trail for experiencing the thrilling adventure of mountains.

All year round you will find this place filled with beautiful orchids. Har ki Doon is a steep climb for 14 km from Osla. It is at the foothills of Swargrohini Peak and has some amazing scenic views. Walking 2 km ahead, you will reach at Jaundhar glacier located at the base of Swargarohini Mountain. This place is a must visit for its natural serenity that engrosses everyone.

How to reach:
Sankri is the first location of the eight-day trek. Situated at an altitude of 1950 mt, this point has some amazing views of the Garhwal Mountains. From here, you have to walk on the plain for 5-6 hours to reach Taluka. Taluka lies at the foothills of Himalaya and has a vast meadow. If you visit in the spring, you will find this meadow filled with wildflowers. Walking amidst the beautiful flowers is the real worthful experience on this trip. Next morning, there is a continuous walk for 10-12 km which will take you towards the next destination, Osla.

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Best time to visit:
If you visit in the spring which is the ideal time around April, you will find this meadow filled with wildflowers

2. Kedarkantha trek

In the presence of unravished beauty of snowfall and pine trees, The Kedarkantha Peak is one of the most popular snow trekking spots in India. With the winter snowfall, it’s a mesmerizing scenic view of the Himalayas which can be seen from the trails right to the top. Located at a height of 3810 meters which is about 12,500 feet this is a perfect trekking trail which covers a distance of 20 kms.

The distance is not much and the trekking trail is neither strenuous which enables even the first time trekkers to enjoy the adventure and the beauty of nature at its best. With charming and splendid sights of snow-capped Himalayas, the greenery, lush sceneries, diverse collection of flora, this trek has all the delights that a trekker wishes to experience in his journey. Not only for the adventure seekers to enjoy thrilling challenges, but the Kedarkantha trek is also an ideal spot for nature lovers to absorb themselves in the beauty of nature and enjoy its serene experience.

How to reach:
Located in the Western Garhwal in the Uttarkashi district, the Kedarkantha trek is popular for being one of the easy treks of the country which can be attended by people who are inexperienced and have no prior knowledge of trekking. Physical fitness is required for the trekking tour. The journey to the Kedarkanta trek starts from Dehra Dun after a day of acclimatization.

Best time to visit:
The ideal for the Kedarkanta Trek is during the winter months of December and January

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3. Nag Tibba, trek

As you trek along the trails of the forest, splendid views of the Gangotri, Banderpoonch, Kalanaag or Black Peak offers an ethereal experience. On the second day, you begin to trek towards the highest point called Nag Tibba ‘Jhandi’ and on the other side of the ridge lies the route to Devalsari village. After you bask in the exquisite view of the Himalayan ranges, you take the same route back to the Pantwari village.

How to reach:
This trek which begins from the Pantwari village which is a 6-hour drive from Dehradun. Located at 10000 feet, it is based on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas. The entire trek is an escapade to nature, with birds the thick deodar forest covers. The camping on the first day is at Nag Tibba Temple.

Best time to visit:
This trek to the Nag Tibba summit is of 8 kms and the best time is post monsoon i.e. from October to March.

4. Dayara Bugyal Trek

The green expansion of meadows caters as an excellent spot for skiing during the winter and is spread over 28 sq km. This picturesque location is situated amongst the towering snow-peaked mountains. While being on this Dayara Bugyal trekking tour at Uttarakhand, you can catch sight of the lake of Barnala Tal spread across the green alpine grasslands. The route of the Dayara Bugyal Trek is through beautiful oak forests, and sprawling lush green grasslands with the views of specks of huts, grazing animals overlooking the valley and high mountains. Wildflowers also bloom around the brooks that run across the meadows.

How to reach:
Amidst all the treks in Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal is considered to be the most splendid. The trek brings us to an upland meadow located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand which stands high at an altitude of 10,000-12,500ft. The trek starts from the tiny village of Barsu located on the Haridwar-Gangotri road which is 32 kms from Uttarkashi. One can find accommodation in any one of the rest-houses in Barsu that overlooks the stunning valley on one side and the snowy peaks on the other.

Best time to visit:
The summer and the autumn months are the favorable time for this trek

5. The Valley of Flowers

Paradise of the North is what the Valley of Flowers is called. It is an easy level trek for all age groups with an altitude of 14400ft. It is more of a trail among wildflowers and scenic mountain peaks. The valley of flowers is declared to be a World Heritage site and associated with the sanjivani legend in the Ramayana.

How to reach:
The walk from Govind Ghat to the valley of flowers is about 13km. One can stay at a lodge nearby or go camping. The next walk from Ghangria to the spiritual pilgrimage of Hemkund Sahib is a steep walk which can be quite exhausting. The Hemkund Sahib is a dive into sheer tranquillity. The trek truly describes nature and peace.

Best time to visit:
The best time to visit the valley of flowers is from May to October. It is a three-day trek which starts from Govindghat.

6. Deoriatal trek

Deoriatal is a gorgeous trekking experience. The forest covers and the summit climb are thrilling experiences along with the bright rhododendron forests, it is surely an ethereal experience. To start with, Deoriatal has the best forest trek amongst all the other treks. If you take the region between Deoriatal lake and Bhrujgali, it is sometimes amazing to see the diverse forest covers present.

There are forests with thickly wooded trees and moss-covered trails. Apart from rhododendrons, you can spot the maple, oaks and pine trees. There are thousands of birds to observe and photograph. Deoriatal has many birds show in one day. It is an absolute serene visual experience. However physical training is needed before starting on the tour.

How to reach:
The trek starts from the base camp Sari which is 8 hours away from Haridwar. Haridwar is accessible by train or rail from Delhi.

Best time to visit:
The ideal time for the trek is during the winter months of December and January.

7. Indrahar Pass Trek

This trek offers an opportunity to have a close view of scenic Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal mountain ranges. This trek will take you among green meadows, and dense Rhododendron forests. This adventure gives you a chance to walk on the ancient trail of Gaddi Shepherds who uses this trekking path to take their flock to the grazing pastures in the higher Ravi Valley and Lahaul.

Trekking to Indrahar pass trek will be accompanied by many surreal views. You will catch the mesmerizing views of the holy peak of Mani Mahesh Kailash and the snow-capped Pir Panjal Range to the.

How to reach:
The Indrahar pass trek is easy to moderate level trek at an altitude of 4500ft which begins from McLeodganj in the Kangra valley, passing through the impressive snowcapped Dhauladhar range ending at Chamba.

Best time to visit:
Initially, this trek begins with a steady ascent through the Himalayan region and turns into a steep one. You will experience passing through the rich wildlife spots and observe wild goats, leopard, and Monal bird. The ideal season for this trek is between mid-May to June

8. Dayara Dodital trek

It is ideally beginners trek in the Garwhal Himalayas. The trek includes camping at the beautiful Dodital ( Dodi Lake) before trekking the Darwa Pass. The pass has amazing views of the mighty Bandarpunch and the snowy ridges of the Dhaula Dhar as well as the forested ridges leading to Hanuman Chatti a famous pilgrim town. There are exciting side trips, including a foray to Yamunotri. The Dodital Trek is a bird watcher dreamland. Throughout the trek birds like the Himalayan Whistling Thrush, Himalayan Tree Pie, are commonly viewed.

The Dayara Dodital trek is an easy level trek of 12956ft. Dayara Bugyal is one of the most magnificent places in Uttarakhand, located at an altitude ranging from 10,000 – 12,000 ft. The vast meadow is of natural beauty in Uttrakhand. The chances of Nordic, as well as Alpine skiing, are huge here since during winter it provides one of the best ski slopes in India stretched over an area of 28 sq/kms.

How to reach:
The road to Dayara Bugyal starts off near Bhatwari- a little township on Uttarkashi Gangotri road of about 35 kms. From Uttarkashi, vehicles can reach up to the village of Raithal from where one has to trek a steep slope covering a distance of about 7 kms to reach Dayara and the other route is through the village Barsu, 10 kms from Bhatwari from where one has to trek about 8kms to Dayara Bugyal.

Best time to visit:
The summer and the autumn months are the best time for this trek.

9. Hampta Pass

Hampta Pass trek lies in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The minimum duration to finish this trek is 5 days. This trek is considered as easy to moderate trek. The distance to cover during the trek is 26 Km. The max altitude at highest peak is 14,100 Ft. The trek is simple but the sceneries you will encounter during the trek will amaze you.

How to reach:
First of all, you have to reach Manali. There are good bus connectivity to Manali from Delhi and nearby place. Once you will reach Manali you have to follow below path.

Manali -> Chika Via Jobra -> Balu ka Ghera -> Siagoru, Crossing -> Chatru drive -> Manali via Rohtang Pass

Best time to visit:
The best time to trek to Hampta Pass is from mid-June to mid-October.

10. Prashar Lake Trek

Prashar Lake Trek is an easy level trek which starts from a point in the Kullu Valley. Prashar Lake Trek is suitable for beginners because it takes two days and can be finished on a weekend. During the trek, you will take a glimpse of dense forests, local villages, stunning rivers and a lot more. Easy conditions make this trek more suitable for beginners. The max altitude of the trek is 8957 ft.

How to reach:
The base point of trek located around 45 km north from Mandi and could be reached via buses or private taxis. If you are going by road, take a bus that is going for Kullu and Manali, it goes via Mandi. From there take a taxi to Baggi Village. if you are going by air Bhuntar is the nearest Airport for this trek.
Air: Bhuntar is the nearest Airport for this trek.

Best time to visit: 
you can go for this trek whole year except Monsoons.

 

If you are a beginner, choose your destination wisely. The list of treks we have curated is easy level but these destinations will not disappoint you.

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