15 Romantic Treks: A Couple must explore, adventure and experience together

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True!! Solo travelling is empowering, gratifying and exciting and so is travelling with your favourite group of friends. So, how about planning a trek with your soul mate?

Yes, you go on a date, you party hard, but how about planning a trek with each other to some beautiful and exciting place. Plan a trek together, far from hustle and bustle of mundane city life, into the leap of nature. Forget the world and bestow your love to make memories forever. Go to some place where you can connect only to your partner and nature, hear only his/her laughter and whispering wind, and see the marvels of nature with each other.

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India has no dearth of trekking destination of different kinds. It has got all the varieties in a single boundary. Trekking to mountain peaks, mountain lakes, beautiful meadows, Western Ghat, Eastern Ghat, waterfalls, and to some pristine beaches, all you can plan and execute.

Trek together to understand each other better, laugh together, adventure together, build some romantic memoir together, and develop a never say die attitude. Why to quit when you have your soul mate holding your hand and ready to discover new, new within you and new around you.

Here are 15 treks in India a couple should go together.

1. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhnad

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Where it is: Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Why to go: What can be more beautiful than to witness this fairyland of flowers together.

Altitude: 12,000 ft

Duration: 4-6 days

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Season: July to mid-September

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A kaleidoscopic reflection of exotic flowers and waterfalls, surrounded by Himalayan glaciers is truly a romantic trekking destination for a couple. The valley changes its colour and fragrance every fifteen days depending upon the flower which is blossoming. So choose the colours of flowers which you like and trek this heaven on the earth.

2. Chembra Peak, Kerala

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Where it is: Wayanad, Kerala

Why to go: To view a heart shaped lake and lush greenery of tea gardens

Altitude: 6,800 ft

Duration: 1 day

Difficulty: Easy

Season: September – February

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A 7 Km trek, to and fro will take you from beautiful tea gardens to grassy meadows of Chembra peak, ultimately reaching to a heart shaped lake. What else can you ask for!!! Feel the realm of nature looking into eyes’ of each other. Don’t forget to click photographs of beautiful orchids coming on the way.

3. Great Lakes, Kashmir

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Where it is: Sonamarg, Kashmir

Why to go: Do we need a reason to visit one of the most beautiful lakes of Kashmir??

Altitude: 10,000-14,000 ft

Duration: 8 days

Difficulty: Moderate

Season: Late May to June and mid-September to mid-October

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I don’t need to say anything why you should do this trek. Get ready to take your breath away by becoming a witness to one of the most beautiful lakes of Kashmir including Gadsar, Vishansar, Kishansar, Nundkol and Gangabal. This trek will definitely convert you into fitness freak.

4. Dzukou Valley, Nagaland

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Where it is: Mizoram-Nagaland

Why to go: To witness very own ‘valley of Flowers’ of North East

Altitude: 8,045 ft

Duration: 1-2 days

Difficulty: Moderate

Season- July to mid-October

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This valley is spectacular visual treat of emerald green hillocks, forests, natural caves meandering streams and multi colored flowers painting this beautiful valley in nature’s canvas. In season, the entire valley is covered with lilies, aconitum, euphorbia and multi-coloured rhododendrons. What can be a better place for two lovers to spend some quality time in solitude.

5. Dayara Bugyal , Uttarakhand

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Where it is: Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Why to go: To witness a beautiful highland meadow together

Altitude: 10,000-12,500 ft

Duration: 3-4 days

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Season- Throughout the year

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A beautiful highland meadow, peeping through snow clad mountains, sparkling water bodies and green alpine prairies is one of the best treks for couples hunting for peace and adventure. Starting from a small village Barsu, this trek gives a quick sneak into the peaceful life of villagers living in the leap of nature. In winters, the place is completely covered with snow, making it a perfect ski destination.

6. Roopkund Lake, Uttarakhand

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Where it is: Lohjang, Uttarakhand

Why to go: for a daredevil couple to see Skeleton Lake

Altitude: 16,499 ft

Duration: 7-9 days

Difficulty: Hard

Season: May to October

This is for the fearless couple, who are not dreaded by difficulties and have strong will-power to see the mysterious Roopkund lake, where skeleton reside at the bottom of the lake. You can plan this trek in two seasons. If willing to trek the glaciers, then plan in winter and if want a comparatively easier trek, then May-June is the best season for couples.

7. Goecha La, West Sikkim

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Where it is: Sikkim

Why to go: Lake, mountain peaks and some serene natural beauty

Altitude: 16,207 ft

Duration: 12 days

Difficulty: Hard

Season: September-November, March-April

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A serene dip into the wilderness of magnificent Himalaya!! Starting at Yuksom (5,600ft), this trek passes through Kanchenjunga National Park and takes you to Sachen, Tshoka, Dzongri and Thansing and finally Goechala. If you love photography, this is the best chance to capture nature at its best with rhododendron forests, highland meadows, beautiful streams and some very high mountain peaks.

8. Saach Pass, Himachal Pradesh

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Where it is: Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

Why to go: To experience surreal mountain glaciers, glacial waterfalls, frozen waterfalls and a small valley of flower

Altitude: 14,500 ft

Duration: 1-2 days

Difficulty: Moderate

Season: June-October

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Saach Pass is not exactly a trek, but to enjoy the beauty of it, you have to climb a little. Encompassing beautiful wall of snow, snow clad mountains and beautiful patches of flowers gives some glimpses of unparallel beauty of Saach Pass.

9. Deoriatal, Uttarkhand

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Where it is: Chopta, Uttarakhand

Why to go: To get maximum rewards while putting minimum efforts

Altitude: 8790 ft

Duration: 2 days

Difficulty: Easy

Season: March-May, October-November

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Go here along with Tungnath and Chandrashila to view panoramic beauty of eastern and western Uttarakhand, to watch birds and varieties of forests. You must go here to see how blessed you are to see a perfect reflection of Chaumkhamba and Kedar peaks at sunset in Deoriatal's clear water.

10. Chandratal Lake, Himachal Pradesh

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Where it is: Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Why to go: What can be more romantic than to see a Moon shaped lake as your destination.

Altitude: 14,100 ft

Duration: 10 days

Difficulty: Moderate

Season: June-October

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This 1 Km long lake is perfect destination for camping. Surrounded with barren and snow clad mountains, this destination can also be reached by road. So go and gaze the moon on the bank of Chandratal lake with your loved one.

11.Bhrigu Lake, Himachal Pradesh

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Where it is: Rohtang pass, Himachal Pradesh

Why to go: To get a visual retreat of beautiful meadows on the way leading to Bhrigu lake

Altitude: 14,009 ft

Duration: 4 days

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Season: May-October

Experience this high altitude glacial lake and get captivated by Sister Peaks, Pir Panjal ranges, oak and cedar forests, meandering stream and lush green meadows.

12. Caving in Meghalaya

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Where it is: Meghalaya

Why to go: To get the ultimate experience of caving

Duration: Depends upon the cave you choose

Difficulty: Easy-Difficult

Season: December-March

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Caving in Garo, Khasi and Jayantia hils of Meghalaya are experience of a life time. These caves have their own kingdom within. A whole new ecosystem with exotic flora and fauna, meandering river, stalactite and stalagmites are present here in pitch darkness.

Here, sometimes you have to crawl, swim and face the fear of darkness. What else can make a more memorable moment than conquering the caves together successfully.

13. Kudremukh Peak, Karnataka

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Where it is: Chikmangaluru, Karnataka

Why to go: To witness beautiful mountains with carpet of grass, coffee plantation and waterfalls

Altitude: 6050 ft

Duration: 1-2 days

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Season: October-February

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Lying in Kudremukh National Park, this trek is one of the nearest treks from Bangalore. Also, home to several species of flora and fauna, this is one of the most beautiful treks in south India. Sip a fresh cup of coffee at the home of coffee plantation in Chikmagalur and hear the roaring of thundering waterfalls while trekking.

14. Double Decker Root Bridge, Meghalaya

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Where it is: Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

Why to go: To see the ultimate marvel of nature

Duration: 1 day

Difficulty: Easy

Season: October-March

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Due to the unique climatic features of Meghalalya, it hosts many natural marvels including living root bridges. A beautiful forest trail starting from the villages of Mawkyrnot or Rangthylliang leads to a double decker living root bridge which is older than 250 years. Witness an ultimate wonder of nature and adventure the forest trail and the natural pools en route.

15.Gokarna, Karnataka

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Where it is: Gokarna, Karnataka

Why to go: To view romantic beaches together

Duration: 1 day

Difficulty: Easy

Season: November-February

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One of the easiest and shortest treks mentioned here, these treks lead to the beautiful panoramic view of Arabian Sea. In Gokarna, you can trek to Om beach, Half moon beach and Paradise beach. If not trekking, you can opt for sailing. But why to opt for sailing, when you can do adventure and trek together.

So, now what are you waiting for…Plan a trek together and thank me later..;).

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