Are you tired of the same common treks like Triund, Hampta Pass, Nag Tibba, etc?
Himalayas offers some great trekking destinations which attract a lot of trekkers and travelers. All the places are fully crowded and your dream of tranquil surroundings remains a dream!
But there a few places where you will spot very less crowd. I will suggest you some offbeat destinations in the Himalayas that offers amazing opportunity to explore the beauty.
The treks are defined by their difficulty level.
- Dev Kyara Trek
A high altitude meadow perched at an elevation of 3,745m in the Sankri range of Uttarakhand. Dev Kyara is spread in the area of 4km and nestled in between the Rupin and Supin valley. The total trek is 48km and can be covered in 10 days. This beautiful trek is suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers.
Dev Kyara trek will start from a small village Sankri and takes you to the lush meadows of Obra and Supin valleys. With moraine ridges, glacier basins, lush meadows, beautiful campsites, vast pastures, splashing 20+ waterfalls, gushing rivers, alluring valleys, narrow cliffs, and snow-capped mountains in the backdrop will make Dev Kyara Bugyal Trek the most scenic one. You will be trekking alongside the Dibra Gad river that adds adventure to your trip.
The trek offers astounding views of Ranglana, Bandarpooch, Black Peak, Daowdu, Kedar Dome, and Swargarohini Himalayan Peaks.
No doubt Dev Kyara is chosen as the “Trek of the Year 2019” by Times of India.
This overwhelming adventure will give you the most beautiful memories of a lifetime.
The best time to visit Dev Kyara trek is in the months of May- June and September- October. The trek is accessible in both summer and winter seasons.
The basecamp to this trek is Sankri Village which is 200km from Dehradun.
The capital city is connected by all major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Lucknow, etc. You can reach Dehradun by taking a direct bus, flight or train. Then a drive of 5-6 hours will take you to Sankri.
- Brahmatal Trek
Brahmatal is a high altitude lake perched at an elevation of 3,810m in the mighty Himalayas in Uttarakhand. The lake is a popular trekking destination and attracts a lot of trekkers and backpackers every year. The lake gets frozen in winter months and offers scenic vistas of the snow-covered mountains.
This adventurous trek is of 24km and can be covered in 6-7 days. The highlights of the trek are the changing vistas, dense forests of oaks & rhododendrons, lush snow-covered meadows, alluring campsites like Bekaltal, and splendid views of the Himalayan peaks like Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti.
Brahmatal trek is a delight for fit beginners and experienced trekkers. The trek is an easy to moderate one. The trek starts from a small town of Uttarakhand, Kathgodam and takes you to the basecamp Lohajung. From Lohajung the trek further moves to the beautiful and amazing campsite, Bekaltal. Pitch your tent near the lake and experience the lush beauty all around you. The trek ends at Kathgodam via Lohajung.
The best season to visit Brahmatal is in the summer and winter season. It is advisable not to do this adventure in monsoon season as the trail gets slippery and risky.
You can reach Kathgodam by taking a bus or train from Delhi and other major cities.
Take a direct flight from Delhi to Pant Nagar Airport which is 34km from Kathgodam. You will find local buses or taxis that are willing to take you to Kathgodam.
- Chadar Trek
One of the wildest and glamourous treks in the Himalayas. A walk on the frozen Zanskar river will give you a thrilling experience. You will spot a less crowd at Chadar trek because it is open only in the months of January and February.
The total trek of 90km and can be covered in 10 days. The trek is a delight to trekkers and adventure lovers. Chadar trek will take you through the frozen waterfalls, lakes, rocky formations of mountains, narrow trails, and tiny villages of Ladakh. A great opportunity to explore the Zanskari culture by exploring the small hamlets. Chadar is a moderate to difficult trek. Experienced trekkers are advised to undertake the challenge. Fit beginners can also do but one should have to be physically and mentally fit. During the trek, you will also spot some Himalayan animals like snow leopard, ibex, Himalayan Thar, blue sheep, etc.
Proper acclimatization, medical examination, and proper preparation are some important factors to follow for Chadar trek.
The best time to do this trek is in the winter months of January & February.
You can reach Leh and Ladakh by taking a flight because it is impossible to reach by railways or roadways.
- Kalihani Pass Trek
Kalihani Pass is at an altitude of 15,500ft nestled in the depth of Himalayas.
The pass is a stunning trekking destination which is untouched by a crowd of trekkers. Kalihani trek will take you through the lush meadows, dense forests, glacier basins, moraine ridges, along with the backdrop of mighty snow-covered mountains. Kalihani Pass trek offers breathtaking views of Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, and Indrasan Peaks of the Pir Panjal ranges of the Himalayas. The total trek is 145km and take 17-20 days. It is one of the most scenic treks of Himachal Pradesh. You will also spot so many Himalayan birds and animals in the evergreen forests. The trek starts from Manali and ends at Manali. The best season to visit is from Mid-June to October. Kalihani Pass Trek is a difficult adventure but will give you a lot of experience.
Manali is well connected to all the major cities. You can reach Manali by taking a direct flight, train or bus from Delhi.
These four adventures are different from the common and usual treks. The treks offer a lifetime experience to cherish forever. Plan your next trekking trip in the Himalayas and feast your eyes with the best of nature.
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