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International Mountain Day 2023: 7 best Himalayan treks you must do

Published on Dec 11, 2023 11:21 AM IST
  • On International Mountain Day, consider these seven must-do Himalayan treks if you have a passion for adventure.
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International Mountain Day is observed annually on December 11 to promote awareness of the importance of mountains in our lives and for the well-being of our planet. The Himalayas provide some of the most awe-inspiring trekking experiences globally, featuring magnificent landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and a rich cultural tapestry. Dayara Bugyal, Brahmatal, and Kedarkantha are ideal for beginners and can be enjoyed throughout the year, excluding the monsoon season. On the other hand, Hampta Pass, Valley of Flowers, Kashmir Great Lakes, and Tarsar Marsar are suitable for monsoon treks. For those seeking snowy landscapes, consider trekking between November and April. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 11, 2023 11:21 AM IST

International Mountain Day is observed annually on December 11 to promote awareness of the importance of mountains in our lives and for the well-being of our planet. The Himalayas provide some of the most awe-inspiring trekking experiences globally, featuring magnificent landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and a rich cultural tapestry. Dayara Bugyal, Brahmatal, and Kedarkantha are ideal for beginners and can be enjoyed throughout the year, excluding the monsoon season. On the other hand, Hampta Pass, Valley of Flowers, Kashmir Great Lakes, and Tarsar Marsar are suitable for monsoon treks. For those seeking snowy landscapes, consider trekking between November and April. (Unsplash)

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Brahmatal Trek, Uttarakhand: The pinnacle of this trek is the Brahmatal Top, standing at an elevation of 12,250 feet. During the months of December, January, and February, the trail is abundantly covered with snow. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 11, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Brahmatal Trek, Uttarakhand: The pinnacle of this trek is the Brahmatal Top, standing at an elevation of 12,250 feet. During the months of December, January, and February, the trail is abundantly covered with snow. (Unsplash)

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Dayara Bugyal Trek, Uttarakhand: Spanning six days, this trek is graded as easy to moderate. From enchanting forests to age-old villages, it encompasses all the quintessential elements of a Himalayan trek. In winter, these meadows transform into a pristine white landscape, adorned with a blanket of snow. (Representative Image (Unsplash)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 11, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Dayara Bugyal Trek, Uttarakhand: Spanning six days, this trek is graded as easy to moderate. From enchanting forests to age-old villages, it encompasses all the quintessential elements of a Himalayan trek. In winter, these meadows transform into a pristine white landscape, adorned with a blanket of snow. (Representative Image (Unsplash))

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Kedarkantha, Uttarakhand: Rising to an elevation of 12,500 feet, the Kedarkantha peak offers a panoramic 360-degree vista of neighboring Himalayan peaks. Accessible throughout the year, this trek provides breathtaking views in every season except during the monsoon. (Representative Image (Unsplash)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 11, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Kedarkantha, Uttarakhand: Rising to an elevation of 12,500 feet, the Kedarkantha peak offers a panoramic 360-degree vista of neighboring Himalayan peaks. Accessible throughout the year, this trek provides breathtaking views in every season except during the monsoon. (Representative Image (Unsplash))

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Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek, Uttarakhand: From the summit, you'll have the opportunity to witness not only the Himalayan ranges but also all the prominent summits of Western and Eastern Uttarakhand. This trek is optimal for exploration in every season, excluding the monsoon. (Representative Image (Unsplash)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 11, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek, Uttarakhand: From the summit, you'll have the opportunity to witness not only the Himalayan ranges but also all the prominent summits of Western and Eastern Uttarakhand. This trek is optimal for exploration in every season, excluding the monsoon. (Representative Image (Unsplash))

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Har Ki Dun – Ruinsara Tal, Uttarakhand: Delve into the rich culture, marvel at intricately carved wooden architecture, and explore the untamed wilderness inhabited by Blue Sheep and Wild Boars as you traverse through the Har ki Dun and Ruinsara Tal Valley. (Representative Image (Unsplash)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 11, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Har Ki Dun – Ruinsara Tal, Uttarakhand: Delve into the rich culture, marvel at intricately carved wooden architecture, and explore the untamed wilderness inhabited by Blue Sheep and Wild Boars as you traverse through the Har ki Dun and Ruinsara Tal Valley. (Representative Image (Unsplash))

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Phulara Ridge Trek, Uttarakhand: Optimal trekking periods for this adventure are September, October, November, May, and June. As one of the newer and distinctive ridge treks in India, it's an ideal choice, especially for wildlife and bird enthusiasts. (Representative Image (Unsplash)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 11, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Phulara Ridge Trek, Uttarakhand: Optimal trekking periods for this adventure are September, October, November, May, and June. As one of the newer and distinctive ridge treks in India, it's an ideal choice, especially for wildlife and bird enthusiasts. (Representative Image (Unsplash))

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Sandakphu Phalut Trek: Embarking on this trek offers a remarkable sightseeing experience, as you can behold four out of the five tallest mountains globally—Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, and Mt Kanchenjunga. Adding to its uniqueness, the trek features distinctive tea houses along the way. (Representative Image (Unsplash)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 11, 2023 11:21 AM IST

Sandakphu Phalut Trek: Embarking on this trek offers a remarkable sightseeing experience, as you can behold four out of the five tallest mountains globally—Mt Everest, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu, and Mt Kanchenjunga. Adding to its uniqueness, the trek features distinctive tea houses along the way. (Representative Image (Unsplash))

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