India has an essence of mountain beauty and is home to countless landscapes and terrains that attract adventure loving people, coming from different parts of the world, and satisfying their adrenaline yearning.
Especially for the trekkers, the country is a perfect place to have consummate experiences of high-altitude trekking to untangle the mysteries hidden in the heart of the Himalayas. Not only this, there is an overabundance of options available for all kinds of trekkers. Be it a beginner or an expert. India is the perfect place to satisfy the thirst of everybody for a tempting adventure trip, which would serve them with a lifetime memory.
Trekking in India
Trekking in Indian Himalayas is not only about fulfilling your mission to explore different mountains, it is also a perfect place to witness the beauty of nature in the most natural way while you move around every twist and turn of the old mountain ranges . The breathtaking vistas of Himalayan peaks covered with snow, glaciers hanging perilously , spectacular waterfalls, streams , gurgling rivers and lakes filled with clear water will surely mesmerize you and capture your heart. Let us now discuss the best adventure travel places in India which you must visit along with your family and friends.
Stok Kangri Climb
Despite not being extremely technical during the first few days, the Stok Kangri trek presents difficulties during summit day. For this reason, it is preferred that trekkers have previous experience in mountaineering and hiking at high altitude. Altitude is indeed a major consideration as the risks of AMS (Acute Mountain Syndrome) increase with every step you take towards the summit, so make sure to stay hydrated and to share any altitude sickness symptoms with your guide. Finally, check that your travel insurance covers hiking in altitudes above 3000m.
Chadar Trek Zanskar
While not the most challenging physically, the Chadar Trek will test your boundaries when it comes to the cold. It is essential that you are well prepared for sub-zero temperatures and can layer clothes appropriately, especially at night. Furthermore, the local administration has recently decided to institute various rules that trekkers must follow in order to limit the negative impact on the environment. These include a mandatory three days in Leh prior to the trek as well as a medical check-up. You MUST comply with these rules if you want to be able to start your trek.
Markha Valley Trek
The Markha Valley trek is not the most challenging technically, however it is essential to be in good physical shape in order to be able to enjoy the trek. You also have to keep in mind that you will only have access to basic necessities and will be most likely be camping every night, It is recommended that no matter your experience, you hire a guide or an agency to take you through the Valley, as this will bring you peace of mind and valuable knowledge about the area and its people. Finally, you will reach high altitudes so make sure that your insurance covers hiking/trekking over 3000m.
Snow Leopard Trek
The Snow Leopard Trek is not one trek per se, but rather the name given to all treks taking you on wildlife viewings to try and spot the big cat. Because of that, there is no one itinerary and tour companies offer variations in length and difficulty — which will allow you to tailor the trek to your needs and wants. For more chances spotting the Snow Leopard, the trek takes place in winter; so make sure that you have adequate clothes and are able to layer up.
Sham Valley Trek
Despite being called “baby trek”, it would be a mistake to underestimate the preparation needed for the Sham Valley Trek. Because of the altitude and the physical effort required, make sure that you prepare accordingly ahead of your expedition and be careful with your water intake during the trek. If any sign of altitude sickness appears, mention it directly to your guide or to someone at your homestay. The trek will take you over 3000m of altitude, so also check if your insurance covers this kind of expedition.