The snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and the rugged landscapes in India, have always been the highlight of the thrilling Himalayan adventures. And while it does seem that it costs a fortune to experience the thrill that these best Himalayan treks offer, this exhaustive list proves that it’s not at all true. Whether its the snow-bound peaks of Himachal or the rugged terrains of Uttarakhand, here are the top 15 treks that you can strike off your bucket list with a budget of just 10k. Don’t believe us? Well then take a look for yourself!
Best Himalayan Treks To Take In Winters
1. Chanderkhani Pass Trek – For a closer look at the Himalayas, Chanderkhani Pass Trek should be your first choice!
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Taking you through the serene village of Malana, Chanderkhani Pass is one of the best Himalayan treks. Located in the heart of Kullu, this pass offers one of the most tranquil trails and routes on the way.
Price: Starts from INR 5,000 per person
Elevation: 12,010 ft.
Best Time To Trek: Mid of June to early October
2. Bagini Glacier Trek – Push yourself further to explore the gem of Garhwal Himalayas ‘cos it’s not going to be easy.
Whether this trek is on your cards of travel horoscope 2017 or not, it can surely be on your bucket list. Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, this trek will treat your eyes with rich flora, fauna, and a wide range of landscapes that this gorgeous glacier encompasses.
Price: Starts from 9,900 per person
Elevation: 14, 814 ft.
Best Time To Trek: May to June
3. Kuari Pass Trek – Looking forward to a life-changing experience? Trek to Kuari Pass and begin the best journey of your life.
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Considered to be one of the best Himalayan treks in India, Kuari Pass trek offers an experience which is beyond your imagination. Right from Joshimath to the top of Kuari Pass, one can stay assured of encountering the most thrilling experiences of their life.
Price: Starts from INR 7,850 per person
Elevation: 12,516 ft.
Best Time To Trek: November to March
4. Har Ki Dun Trek – Follow the footsteps of Pandavas and witness nothing less than bliss, right here!
Taking you through ancient villages, serene glaciers, alpine meadows, and lush forests, Har Ki Dun is much famed to be one of the oldest trekking trails in India. Be ready to encounter stags, wild boars, and bears on the way! (if you get lucky)
Price: Starts from INR 9,000 per person
Elevation: 11,675 ft.
Best Time To Trek: April to June & August to December
5. Kedarkantha Trek – Enjoy your date night with million stars at one of the best campsites ever!
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Choose whichever you want but do not come back from Kedarkantha Trek without camping at one of the most stunning campsites ever. Though Juda-Ka-Talab is the most famous campsite that hones the beauty of this trek, all the campsites offer stunning views of the Himalayas when the morning light strikes the mountain top.
Price: Starts from INR 7,500 per person
Elevation: 12500 ft.
Best Time To Trek: December to April
6. Prashar Lake Trek – Unravel the best-kept secret of Himachal & embrace the beauty of Dhauladhar Range.
Encircled by Dhauladhar range on all sides, Prashar Lake is a quaint little spot in the district of Kullu that serves as one of the best Himalayan treks. Though it is a small blue-water lake, its location is what makes all the difference. The whole site looks nothing less than magic, especially in winters!
Price: Starts from INR 3,000 per person
Elevation: 9,000 ft.
Best Time To Trek: December to mid-March
7. Brahmatal Trek – Make the most out of winters and trek on a frozen lake, only at Brahmatal!
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Offering unmatched views of Mount Trishul and Mount Nanda Ghunti, Brahmatal Trek in Uttarakhand is one of the most offbeat trekking spots in the Himalayas. Of all the treks that are apt to be taken during winters, Brahmatal happens to be one of the best and comparatively, an easy one for those who are fit. (wink wink)
Price: Starts from INR 8,000 per person
Elevation: 12,250 ft.
Best Time To Trek: December to February
Best Himalayan Treks To Take In Summers
8. Hampta Pass – Witness the best of both the worlds – valleys of Kullu, and deserts of Lahaul!
There’s a reason why Hampta Pass is much famed to the special pass in the Himalayan range. Surprising every traveler with extraordinary views, Hampta Pass serves as the doorway to enter a completely different world of Lahaul from the overhang on top of the Kullu Valley. See it for yourself!
Price: Starts from INR 6,000 per person
Elevation: 14,010 ft.
Best Time To Trek: June to early October
9. Indrahar Pass Trek – A trail where all your dreams come true and imagination is brought to life!
Ever wondered where does the rocky ridge on top of Triund lead one to? Well seems like there’s yet another haven which happens to be one of the best trekking places in India. From Triund, follow the trail to Laka, and then to Lahesh Cave, from where you will be able to trek to the awe-inspiring Indrahar Pass.
Price: Starts from INR 5,800 per person
Elevation: 14245 ft.
Best Time To Trek: mid May to June & September to mid October
10. Dayara Bugyal Trek – This is where all the trekkers find solitude!
Located in the heart of Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal may be a small, and easy trek but it is definitely one of the most elegant, picturesque, and the best Himalayan treks in India. Leading you to lush green highlands and alpine meadows, Dayara Bugyal offers breathtaking views of the valley as well as the snow-bound mountains on all sides.
Price: Starts from 7,500 per person
Elevation: 12,000 ft.
Best Time To Trek: May to mid October & December to February
11. Kheerganga Trek – A place where the Gods chill!
Considered to be one of the most dangerous hiking trails in India, you might also come across the lesser-known and mysterious hot springs on top of Kheerganga. Also, the mesmerizing views of Parvati Valley never fail to impress anyone.
Price: Start from INR 2,000 per person
Elevation: 13,051 ft.
Best Time To Trek: May to November
12. Bhrigu Lake Trek – Holy in nature, elegant by choice, and awesome in every possible manner!
Though the Bhrigu Lake is very famous and a lesser-known attraction in the heart of Himachal, the trail yet awaits the footprints of many to be etched along the route. Featuring one of the highest alpine meadows in the country, Bhrigu Lake trek offers unmatched views of the Ladakhi peak and the Friendship peak.
Price: Starts from INR 5,000 per person
Elevation: 14,100 ft.
Best Time To Trek: September to May
13. Chopta Chandrashila Trek – Home to not just spectacular views, but also to the world’s highest Shiva temple.
Want to get the best views of all the summits in Uttarakhand? Take the Chopta Chandrashila Trek and witness one of the best views of all major mountains located in the eastern and western parts of Uttarakhand. Don’t forget to take blessings from the temple of Lord Shiva.
Price: Starts from INR 2,000 per person
Elevation: 13,420 ft.
Best Time To Trek: September to November
14. Kareri Lake Trek – A hideout for a much quieter experience away from the hustle & bustle of Delhi
Located in the Kangra district, the lush spruce and oak forests are one of the first few things that you’ll notice on this stunning Kareri Lake Trek. Considered to be one of the famous glacial crossings in the Himalayas, it also happens to be one of the best Himalayan treks in India.
Price: Starts from INR 6,500 per person
Elevation: 9620 ft.
Best Time To Trek: May to June & September to October
15. Roopkund Lake Trek – If the trek doesn’t surprise you, the 300 odd human skeletons will for sure!
Getting chills already? Well, there’s a lot more to this trek apart from the fact that is stated in the headline. Whether you’re looking for hardcore adventure, steep climbs, snow-capped mountains, or lush green meadows, there is nothing that you can’t find on this trek.
Price: Starts from INR 8,500 per person
Elevation: 15,696 ft.
Best Time To Trek: April to November
- Only average prices are mentioned which does not include taxes.
- Prices may differ on the basis of package chosen and on the origin of the destination.
- Prices may also vary on the basis of number of days a traveler wants to spend during the trek.
Well that’s quite an exhaustive list for those who’re looking forward to breaking the monotony and running away to paradise for a much needed vacation. And if you’ve already decided on one, make sure you make your trekking experience more exciting by booking customizable tour packages with TravelTriangle!