The Indian Himalayan is a diverse, wild, and breathtakingly beautiful region. It’s ideal terrain for multi-day treks, with something for practically every type of trekker. Here are some of India’s best hikes.
Mountains are the most popular place to get away from the stresses of life and seek refuge in nature. Nag Tibba appears to be an enticing and most suited weekend trekking spot in order to obtain such tranquility. This journey is known by two names: “Nagg,” which means “snake,” and “Tibba,” which means “hill or peak” in local Garhwali dialect.
Nag Tibba, according to legend, is the holy abode of ‘NaagDevta.’ Villagers who come to pray for the protection of their animals can generally be found here. Because the Nagg Tibba trip is located at an elevation of 9,915 feet, it is one of the most popular treks around Dehradun. This journey is also known as Serpent’s Trek, and it’s unique in that it can be done in the winter, when most other treks are closed owing to severe snowfall.
If you want to experience the refreshing vistas of “the Queen of Hills” as well, the Nag Tibba walk begins in Dehradun or even Mussoorie. From Nag Tibba, you can see Bandarpoonch, Kedarnath, Kala Naag, Swargarohini, and Chanabang—all magnificent snow peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas.
This hike has a really unique track because it goes up one side of the mountain and down the other, and in between you get to see a variety of scenery such as dense forests, clearings, and lakes, as well as ridge walks. It’s one of the best weekend treks because it’s the most convenient route between Delhi and Dehradun. This hike is well-known for its spellbinding sunsets. Because it is a four-day excursion, it is an excellent choice for those who work full-time and have limited vacation time. The walk is particularly enjoyable because it begins with snow on the first day.
GidaraBugyal, about 20 kilometres beyond the well-known DayaraBugyal, has yet to be explored. Few people have seen this high-altitude meadow; now is the time to visit it. DayaraBugyal is a great weekend hike, but GidaraBugyal is for serious hikers. By travelling on a progressively ascending yet simple track, the majority of the trail passes through lush green high altitude meadows bursting with flowers. The optimum time to accomplish this walk is from the end of May to the end of September, as the terrain is impassable throughout the winter owing to snow.
This is a soul-stirring song. GidaraBugyal is more of a trek path for the adventurous than it is for the visitors. GidaraBugyal offers a diverse range of natural attractions for nature lovers. During the spring season, the entire meadow is covered in bloom with a variety of flowers. This exquisite location exudes peace and tranquillity, which soothes the body, mind, and spirit.
Camping is a fantastic way to spend time with family and friends while being surrounded by nature. GidaraBugyal’s blooming meadows provide a lovely scenic setting. The magnificent GidaraBugyal is a pleasure for professional photographers and shutterbugs alike, with its majestic mountains.
TarsarMarsar is undoubtedly India’s most beautiful hike. We don’t give treks this title lightly. arsarMarsar, on the other hand, is a trip where alpine lakes take on a life of their own. It’s not simply that you get to camp next to these regal blue, snow-fed lakes.
Then there’s the secretive Marsar, which is usually always shrouded in clouds. This lake is seen from an overhang 600–700 feet below. It’s an ideal place to take in the beauty of the lake as the sun rises directly over it. This is until clouds drift through the U-shaped valley and settle above the lake in clumps. Within seconds, the lake is no longer visible.
The TarsarMarsar hike takes you deep into Kashmir’s heart. From the picturesque settlement of Aru to the Lidderwat clearings. From the Shekhawas’ sweeping green slopes to the enormous alpine lakes. TarsarMarsar’s location is so beautiful that it leaves you speechless for weeks.
Phulara Ridge Trek
Phulara ridge trek, a new track, has a lot of potential to become a balanced trek within GovindPashuVihar National Park, especially when combined with two other treks nearby, such as Kedarkantha and Har Ki Dun. Unlike the other two popular treks, which are essentially a summit and river valley trail, the Phulara trail includes a wonderful length of trekking along a mountain ridge. This means you’ll be walking for a time on a narrow elevated crest, with slopes on each side of the crest/ridge line going down. Naturally, both sides of the mountain will be wide open, giving you the sensation of strolling on it.
You’ll pass through dark, deep alpine woodland and fields on your way to the ridge. At lower elevations, chir or pine and oak forests, as well as huge deodar and cedar, can be found. In the mid-range, between 2600 m and 8500 ft, there are a lot of Rhododendrons that will blossom in March and April. Above this, a swath of deciduous trees such as maple, walnut, and horse chestnut can be found. During the fall months of October and November, this will undoubtedly bring colour. Around 3000 m/10000 ft, a light forest of blue pine, silver fir, and spruce grows among open pastures. The last of the treeline, which can be seen on the right side of the Phulara ridge, is birch trees. Aside from that, this new hike includes a lovely stretch of alpine meadows above the treeline.