7 TREKS FOR THE FIRST TIME TREKKERS

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Someone once said that the world is your playground.Therefore, you should never think twice before exploring its far reaches.If you are an adventure enthusiast, the challenge of trekking in India could be an exhilarating prospect.You will surely miss on something if you dont go for atleast one himalayan trek ever in your life.

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So, to get started, here are some of the treks to try out for the beginners.

BEAS KUND TREK

Region- Himachal pradesh

Max. Altitude- 12,800 ft

Duration- 3-4 days

Best Season- May-June & Sept-Oct

Avg temp.- In summer; 3-4 degrees at night. In Sept and Oct; 1-2 degrees at night.

Trek Cost- 5,000-6,000

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Beas Kund is a high altitude alpine lake that sits royally amidst the mountains of Himachal. This taintless beauty is the origin of Beas River, which is believed to be the water body where Sage Vyas use to take bath while he meditated.Beas Kund trek gives you the chance to cross mountains and travel to the source of the Beas River.One will also come across the Beas Kund Glacier while advancing towards Beas Kund. Pluck the wild strawberries and mushrooms on your way and lazily watch herds of sheeps and goats grazing.Beas Kund is one of the most beautiful short treks near Manali in Himachal Pradesh.

BHRIGU LAKE TREK

Region- Himachal Pradesh

Max. Altitude- 14000 Ft

Duration- 4 days

Best Season- May-October

Avg Temp.- Day time: 13°C-18°C; Night time: 0°C-7°C

Trek Cost- 6,000-7,000

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Few of the many wonders in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India are the several lakes in the remotest and unthinkable of locations possible. One such lake is the Bhrigu Lake,it is a high altitude alpine lake, which is just three days hike from Manali.This trail goes through virgin forests and lush green meadows which opens into the beautiful campsite of Rola Khuli.To top it all, because of the soaring height, the clouds will be floating around you.The trek portrays the lovely hill station of Kullu Valley at its best, and is sufficient enough to keep you busy in capturing the picturesque landscape throughout the trail.

BRAHMATAL TREK

Region- Uttarakhand

Max Altitude- 12,700 Ft

Duration- 6 days

Best Season- November-March

Avg Temp.- Day time: 8°C-15°C; Night time: 0°C-7°C

Trek Cost- 8,000-10,000

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Another jewel of the Himalayas which is a favourite among the trekkers around the world is the Brahmatal Trek. A blend of challenges and the picturesque beauty,this trek is another one of the most sought off treks in the world. Nestled amidst the Himalayas and covered with blankets of snow,Brahmatal is also famous as the winter trek.Apart from the uneven terrain, the trek is filled with beautiful landscapes and sprawling forests and a mesmerizing view of the Himalayas.The full grandeur of the trek hits you when you come across the snow-covered mountains of Garhwal region touching the sky. The frozen lake with the grand Himalayan peaks overlooking it creates a gripping ambience.

HAMPTA PASS TREK

Region- Himachal

Max Altitude- 14,100 Ft

Duration- 5 days

Best season- June-October

Avg Temp.- Day time: 13°C-18°C; Night time: 0°C-7°C

Trek Cost- 8,000-10,000

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Hampta pass trek is considered the easiest and convenient of all treks in Himachal Pradesh. It might not be the most adrenalin rush giving or the most sought after trek, but definitely it is a trek that will leave you in awe of this beautiful place. The variation in the trails is enormous; scenic landscapes, open green pastures and meadows, glacial valleys, easy access and an exceptional, adventurous and hair raising crossing of the pass makes this trekking expedition to Hampta pass an exciting one.

HAR KI DUN TREK

Region- Uttarakhand

Max Altitude- 12,000 Ft

Duration- 7-8 days

Best season- April-June & Sept-Oct

Avg Temp.- Day time: 8°C-15°C; Night time: -5°C-3°C

Trek Cost- 10,000-12,000

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A winter wonderland and a trekkers delight, the Har Ki Dun trek is a stairway to heaven that will make you fall for its beauty. The thing that makes it an alluring trek is its accessibility both in summer as well as the winter season.It is a lovely walk to the Har Ki Dun valley with fascinating views of Jaundhar glacier and Swargarohini group of peaks.It takes you through some of the most charismatic alpine meadows, glaciers and pine forests which is a treat to the eyes.This trek is heaven for nature lovers, adventure seekers and also shutterbugs. You can even spot various species of birds that thrive in this region. Capture some thrilling pictures on the trail which will last a lifetime.

KEDARKANTHA TREK

Region- Uttarakhand

Max Altitude- 12,500 Ft

Duration- 6 days

Best season- April-June & Sept-Dec

Avg Temp.- Day time: 8°C-15°C; Night time: -5°C-3°C

Trek Cost- 8,000-10,000

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Kedarkantha trek takes you towards giant mountains, and past picturesque lakes of the state of Uttarakhand.Decorated with a beguiling magnificence of falling snow and bordered with pine trees, The Kedarkantha Peak is a standout amongst the most looked for after snow trekking destinations in India.Right from the Kedarkantha base camp, you'll see dazzling 360-degree perspectives of well-known mountain summits.Get mesmerized by the views as you continue walking through the magical grounds. Perched at a height of about 12,000 feet this is a perfect trekking trail which enables even the first time trekkers to set on the adventure and enjoy the beauty of nature at its best.

KUARI PASS TREK

Region- Uttarakhand

Max Altitude- 14,000 Ft

Duration- 6 days

Best season- December-March

Avg Temp.- Day time: 13°C-18°C; Night time: 0°C-5°C

Trek Cost- 8,000-10,000

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If you are stepping into Himalayas for the first time then Kuari Pass is the trek to do. It is almost crafted perfectly for the beginner.There are the beautiful forests on this trek.Every time you walk through the forests, you can see into the distance, which gives you a sweeping view of the forests.While we have many treks in the Himalayas, there are very few treks with campsites with such spectacular settings.This is where the Kuari pass trek really makes it superb for someone starting out in the Himalayas.Finally, the mountain views. Even from the first day of the trek you get to see superb mountain views.As you go higher, more mountains reveal themselves. They span the horizon making it a spectacular show.

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