Exploring new heights trekking in India

With the mighty Himalayas and several other locations throughout the country offering trekking choices, India makes for an ideal destination for adventure lovers.

Starting from short day trips to longer duration intensive routes, people of various fitness levels can find suitable options. Star gazing, pilgrimage and expeditions to see flowers in bloom are among many of the reasons trekkers are undertaking their journeys, besides the immersive experience of being in nature. With the growth in online trekking communities and clubs, Indian as well as foreign travelers are increasingly taking to exploring Indian hills on foot.

A plethora of options are available for trekkers in India, with the northern part of the country being quite well-known and explored. Some of the places to head to in North India are lined along the hills of Uttarakhand with Valley of Flowers, Binsar Trek, and in Himachal Pradesh with Spiti Valley and Chandratal. Lake Trekking is also a great option and so is the Leh-Ladakh region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

However, with some breathtaking views offered by West Bengal’s Sandakphu trek and Sikkim’s Yuksom and Goecha La, the eastern part of India is a strong contender. South India is not too far behind either, with destinations like Ooty and Wayanad and for those looking to explore western India, Rajmachi Valley in Maharashtra is a great option.

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