Himalayas are considered paradise for trekkers and adventure junkies due to its vast variety of terrains. The height of adventure on the Himalayan ranges can’t be compared with any other destination. The ranges are blessed with ample opportunities for hiking. The terrain on the Himalayas comprises of narrow passes, steep ascends & descends, snow clad mountains and dense thickets & forests. With more than hundreds of trekking trails, these stunning ranges captivate experienced as well as novice trekkers. Here is a list of some fabulous treks that will give you a totally different experience and will offer an opportunity to encounter the true beauty of the Great Himalayas.

1. Everest Base Camp

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Well, the name “Everest” doesn’t need any introduction. Many people dream of climbing the Everest but very few summit it. The climb to Everest is not an easy and everyone’s task, but one can reach to its foot by trekking up to its base camp. The Everest base camp trek is an 11-day trek that starts from Lukla in Nepal. The trek offers great views of Everest and other tall peaks in the world. The base camp is situated at an altitude of 17,598 feet and from the base camp, one can have enthralling views of the Khumbu Icefall. Best time to trek is from September to June.

2. Pin Parvati Pass

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Pin Parvati Pass is another enchanting trek that lies in the region of Pir Panjal ranges of Himalayas. The Pin Parvati pass connects the beautiful Kullu valley to the barren Spiti valley. The pass is situated at a height of 17,450 feet above the sea level and the trek is considered one of the most challenging treks due to its terrain and altitude. Apart from this, the trek is known for its changing landscapes, pristine lake, alluring lush green valleys and arid beauty of Spiti. The trek starts from Barsheni village in Kullu and terminates at Kaza in Spiti.

3. Valley of Flowers

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If you are looking to trek through heaven then Valley of Flowers is one destination for you. The trek to Valley of Flowers is a mix of an easy and moderate climb on a well-laid path. It is an 11-kilometer valley full of high altitude Himalayan blossoms, which bloom during the short period of the monsoon season. During this monsoon period, the Valley of Flowers changes colors every night. The maximum altitude of this trek is 14,202 feet and duration is 5 days. 

4. Goecha La

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Goecha La is another amazing trek in the Himalayas that fascinates thrill seekers who are looking to trek on the land of Sikkim. The trek is known for its amazing highlights such as majestic views of Kanchenjunga (3rd highest mountain in the world and highest in India), Mt. Pandim & Tenzing Khang, dense vegetation of Kangchendzonga National Park, pristine Samiti lake and vibrant culture of Sikkim. Situated at a height of 16,207 feet, the trek joins the conventional Dzongri-Goecha la trail. The trek to Goecha La starts from and ends at a scenic village Yuksom, the erstwhile capital of Sikkim.

5. Stok Kangri

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This trek has an all-time charm of being the highest trekking peak in the Himalayas. Standing at a height of 20,187 feet, the peak offers panoramic views of Stok and Ladakh ranges. One can even have a sight of K2 (second highest peak in the world) in the lucid weather. Despite all this, the trek doesn’t require any climbing techniques to summit it. The trek starts from and ends at Stok village in Leh. The months of July to September are the best time to go trekking in Ladakh.  

6. Chadar Trek

Arguably the most exhilarating trek in the region of Himalayas. This is a trek in which one gets an opportunity to walk over an ice sheet of frozen Zanskar river. Chadar trek lets you trek through the Zanskar valley with the freezing weather and the temperature dipping from zero by several degrees. This frozen river trek entices thousands of trekkers from all over the world. The best season for this trek is from Mid-January to February.

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Manu Khandelwal

An engineer and a travel blogger. Loves trekking and doing bike road trips. Burger lover (want to try every burger in the world). Clinomaniac. Sports fanatic. Likes technology but not a technology addict.