Top 12 Himalayan Treks

Trekking the Mighty Himalayan terrains are lifetime experiences. Spending some time in the vicinity of Nature and each day learning something new, these treks can prove to be a life changing experience for a lot of them.Here’s a list of 12 Moderate top Himalayan treks perfect for trekkers with some previous experience.

top 12 himalaya trek




  1. Roopkund Trek

Altitude- 16,500 Ft

Duration of the Trek- 8-9 Days

Best Season- May to October

Roopkund Trek is definitely one of the most popular treks but not for a faint hearted. Not because of its difficulty level, but the mysteries attached to the trek and the “Human Skeleton Lake” to which the trek leads. Roopkund Trek is a favorite of most Avid travelers. One crosses a number of streams and beautiful stretches of Rhododendron, Deodar, Oaks, Firs and Spruce Forests leading to flat green meadows and the mysterious lake.

  1. Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass trek Himalayas


Altitude- 14,200 Ft

Duration of the Trek- 4-5 Days

Best Season- June to September

Hampta Pass is a crossover pass from Lush green Valleys of Kullu Valley to Barren deserted Mountains of Lahaul. After a few days of trekking the green forests and meadows, when you reach the highest peak of the trek, it gives you an astounding balcony view of the barren Lahaul valley. It is like two different worlds divided by a mountain range. Most crossover treks are difficult, thus Hampta is one of the Must do for Moderate Trekkers.

  1. Markha Valley Trek

Altitude- 17,000 Ft

Duration of the Trek- 9-10 Days

Best Season- June to September

Ladakh and Zanskar regions remain the most sought after Himalayan regions and Markha Valley trek offers some of the most stunning views in these regions and a chance to explore the nomadic life of locals here. It takes you to a few Buddhist monasteries, Hemis National park, Gandala la Kongmaru La etc. The barrenness of the region and the absence of much human activity make the trek slightly challenging giving you a major adrenaline rush.

  1. Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari pass trek himalayas

Altitude- 12,800 Ft

Duration of the Trek- 6 Days

Best Season- November to March

Also known as Curzon’s Trail, Kuari pass trek gives brilliant views of the eastern Garhwal Himalayan peaks. The major attractions of this trek are the twin peaks of Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri and Hathi Ghodi Parvat. One can see many rare species of flowers enroute the trek while crossing Rhododendron, Oak and Deodar forest stretches ending at snow patched mountains.

  1. Bhrigu Lake Trek

bhrigu lake trek himalayas

Altitude- 1390 Ft

Duration of the Trek- 4-5 Days

Best Season- May to November

Nestled close to Manali in Himachal Pradesh, Bhrigu lake trek is perfect to give a treat to all the senses of new trekkers. This short trek mostly comprises of alpine meadows to reach the infamous enchanting Bhrigu Lake. It is generally rare to find such pretty alpine meadows in such a short and easy accessible trek. Walk barefoot on the meadows and camp by the lake in this moderately easy trek.

  1. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Altitude- 13,800 Ft

Duration of the Trek- 7-8 Days

Best Season- July to September

You might have a Déjà vu if you ever decide on doing this charming trek. The Déjà vu would be of dreams you had seen about paradise or read in fairy tales as a kid. You will cross five extremely scenic alpine lakes during this trek, each on a different day which keeps you on your toes and excited for the trek ahead. Not to mention the snow patched mountains, green meadows and coming across horses and mountain animals lazily chilling as you cross them.

  1. Panchachuli Base Camp Trek

Altitude- 14,100 Ft

Duration of the Trek- 8-10 Days

Best Season- May to November

The region is situated in Eastern Kumaon Himalaya in Uttarakhand and is easily one of the most scenic and picturesque trekking routes for moderate trekkers. The Panchachuli glacier lies on the border of Nepal and Tibet and the entire trek will be a riverside glacial walk beside the Dhauliganga River. The trek is a brilliant combination of Alpine forests, meadows, snow, vigorous streams and splendid flora and fauna.

  1. Yuksom Dzongri Trek

Dzongri trek himalayas

Altitude- 13,700 Ft

Duration of the Trek- 10 Days

Best Season- March to May, September to November

One of the most popular short duration high altitude treks in the North Eastern Himalayas, Yuksom Dzongri lies in Sikkim. The trek begins and ends at Yuksom and is perfect for those trekkers who want to reach great heights but have only a few days to spare. Along with the glorious Mount Kanchendzonga (3rd largest mountain peak) you will also see many other beautiful mountain peaks.

  1. Nubra Valley Trek

Altitude- 18,000 Ft

Duration of the Trek- 10 Days

Best Season- June to September

Lying across the World’s Highest Motorable Pass, “Khardung La”, Nubra Valley is one of the most desired places to visit for all mountain lovers, trekkers or not. The trek not only gives a glimpse to the life of the locals in these villages, but you also get to visit the gigantic and extra ordinary beautiful Thiksey and Hemis Monasteries, ride the double humped Bactrian camels and a chance to rediscover yourself in the barren topography of the region.

  1. Indrahar Pass Trek

Indrahar Pass top Himalayan treks

Altitude- 14,300 Ft

Duration of the Trek- 9 Days

Best Season- May to June, September to October

The Indrahar Pass trek begins from the lovely tiny town of Mc Leodganj in Himachal Pradesh. Indrahar pass connects the beautiful Kangra and Chamba districts. You will trek along the gigantic dhauladhar range and cross popular trekking trails like Triund and Ilaqa pasanges. s. Most of the trekking route is well marked as they are used by the shepherds to move their herds during season changes.

  1. Valley of Flowers Trek

valley of flowers trek himalayas

Altitude- 12,000 Ft

Duration of the Trek- 6 Days

Best Season- July to September

One of the most popular routes in the top Himalayan treks, the Valley of Flowers Trek gives you a glimpse of a beautiful world which remains hidden away from the plain sight. This Tea House trek is moderately easy and can be attempted by trekkers with little experience. If visited in season, your eyes will get a feast to witness the entire valley covered by colorful flowers and butterflies, the most popular of which is the blue primula.

  1. Sar Pass Trek

Altitude- 13,800 Ft

Duration of the Trek- 5 Days

Best Season- May to June, September to November

The enthralling beauty of Parvati valley takes you to a different world altogether. The magical ambiance created by the never ending tall coniferous trees and the vigorous parvati river makes this region favorite for many mountain lovers. The trek begins at Kasol and ends in Barsheni Village where in you will cross a number of fairytale like meadows, forests, villages, long snow patches and streams. Now that you know of the best Indian Himalayan treks, and have some experience in trekking, gear up and start preparing for these wonderful advents.

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