With rising pollution and temperature in the cities, it would be hard to think of not spending holidays in the Himalayas. Here is a list of some beautiful destinations in Indian Himalayas that prove why a Himalayan trek is a perfect getaway.
1. Har-Ki-Doon, Uttarakhand.
Surrounded with beautiful towering peaks, it is one of the most beautiful Himalayan treks in Uttarakhand. Also known as “valley of the gods”, har-ki-doon is wonderful trek for both, the beginners as well as experienced Himalayan trekkers. It is best done throughout the year except monsoon and is accessible through Govind National Park. One can notice a great variety of flora and fauna. The trek offers you to experience the local lifestyle while walking through pine forests, rivers, glaciers and ancient villages.
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2. Rupin Pass, Himachal Pradesh.
Rupin pass is a high altitude pass across the Himalayan range in state of Himachal Pradesh. It lies on a traditional hiking route which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla, Himachal Pradesh. Maximum altitude reaches up to 4650 mtr which makes it a challenging Himalayan trek.
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3. Kedarkantha Summit, Uttarakhand.
Ever thought of climbing a giant Himalayan peak or becoming a professional mountaineer? Kedarkantha Summit Trek is a wonderful trek to start. "The best view comes after the hardest climb". Kedarkantha Summit trek justifies this quote as it gives you some of the most breathtaking views of sunrise over Himalayan range.
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4. Bali Pass, Uttarakhand.
Covered with mystery, at an aititude of 4950 mt., this is one of the few untouched lands in the Himalayas. This is the only trek that gives you the view of swargarohini, bandarpoonch and kalanag peaks at touching distance which makes this trek an absolute delight for Himalayan lovers. And for all these stunning views, one has to put some intense efforts. This trek is suitable for experienced Himalayan trekkers. Ruinsara lake takes the beauty of this high pass trek to next level.
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5. Borasu Pass, Uttarakhand.
At an high altitude of 5450mt above sea level, Borasu Pass is a trek that offers numerous challenges to a trekker. Located in unexplored regions of western Himalayas ahead of beautiful Har-Ki-Doon valley, Borasu Pass trek starts from Uttarakhand and ends in Himachal Pradesh at Chitkul, the last Indian village. With the trek offering many challenges, this trek is suitable for experienced Himalayan trekkers. Borasu Pass trek is a treat for adventure enthusiasts as this trek offers you some breathtaking views of pine forests, rivers, mountains, meadows and high Himalayan pass.
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6. Nag Tibba, Uttarakhand.
With it's summit rising over 3000 mt above the sea level, Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the lesser Himalayan region of Uttarakhand state (Garhwal region). This three day Himalayan trek gives you some mesmerising views of Garhwal Himalayas in Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Kalanag.
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7. Roopkund Lake, Uttarakhand.
It would be hard to match the combination of spectacular mountain views, alpine camps, secluded Hindu villages and pristine oak and rhododendron forests that are seen on this trek. There is also the sacred waters of Roopkund that has attracted a regular stream of pilgrims for many generations.
The human bones at the bottom of the Roopkund have been a particular source of interest. Many theories have been advanced - some more fanciful than others. The most likely is that they are the remains of a party of pilgrims trapped by bad weather in hte fourteenth century. Whatever the truth, the location of the lake beneath the huge ramparts of Nanda Ghunti and Trishul would have captured the pilgrim's imagination for many centuries.
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8. Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Saheb, Uttarakhand.
Frank Smyth first brought the Bhyunder Valley to the attention of mountain enthusiasts and botanists in 1931 after a successful climb on Kamet. The team crossed the Bhyunder Pass in the lashing rain and most, intent on forging a new route through the mountains back to Joshimath. As they desended into the shelter of the valley, the clouds lifted and revealed alpine meadows carpeted with wild flowers. They were greeted with the sight of primula, saxifrage, red potentillas, geraniums, asters, Gentian's, anemones, delphiniums, blue corydalis and wild roses. Indeed, the many hundreds of flowering species lead Smythe to refer to the Bhyunder Valley as the Valley of the Flowers.
9. Baradsar Lake, Uttarakhand.
Located at an altitude of about 4400 above sea level between the rupin and supin valleys , the baradsar lake is close to the border of uttarakhand and himanchal prades. This is one of the unexplored himalyan terks in india and is becoming famous among the trekkers. The initial path is through a green vally and takes you to rocky surface which make it a bit difficult.
10. Dayara Bugyal, Uttarakhand.
Among all the other high altitude meadows in India, Dayara Bugyal is considered to be one of the best. The route of Dayara Bugyal Trek takes you through beautiful oak forests, clear water bodies and sprawling grasslands while giving views of grazing sheep. Wild flowers bloom around streams and gives you heavenly feeling.