India is an epitome of mountain beauty and home to myriad landscapes and terrains that lure umpteen adventure enthusiasts from different corners of the world to come here and satiate their adrenaline desire. For trekkers, especially, the country is a paradise to have unparalleled experiences of high-altitude trekking and to unravel the hidden mysteries of the Himalayan peaks.
The Beas Kund trek is one of the most popular and stunning trek in the Kullu Valley. Beas Kund is believed to be the lake where Rishi Vyas use to take his daily bath and that is why this lake is regarded as a holy lake. It is also the origination source of the Beas River. Trekking to Beas Kund is enjoyable since it is one of the easy going treks and suitable for all age groups. Walking on this trek will allow you to get the first glimpses of Mt. Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters from the Dhundhi camp site. The Beas Kund trek starts from Manali, in the state of Himachal.
Both the Holy River Ganges and its source at Gomukh on the Gangotri glacier and many other peaks are worshiped in the Hindu religion. Ganges is the national river of India and Gomukh, is one of the holy places for Hindu pilgrims who travel to this place to see the origin of Mother Ganga. The actual Source of Ganges lies 19 km away from Gangotri at Gaumukh (cow's mouth). The Sources of Ganges trek follow the Ganges and will take you to its source at Gomukh. Move beside the compress path towards Bhojwassa via Chirbasa (3600mt). The terrain will become barren and isolated from Chirbasa. It is one of the beautiful treks that give a brief introduction about the Holy River Ganges.
Counted among the renowned treks in the Garhwal Himalayas, the Har ki dun trek is best for trekkers who are trekking for the first time. Har Ki Dun valley is located at a height of 3566 mts at the base of Fateh Parvat. It is an easy to moderate trek. Surrounded by dense forest and sparkling mountain peaks, this place is paradise for nature lovers. As the name states, Hari means God and Dun means Valley, Har Ki Dun also known as the Valley of God is a holy place. As per mentioned in Hindu scriptures (Granth), Pandavas went to heaven through this mountain. This valley is also connected to Baspa Valley. Trekking starts 38km from Chamba.
One of the most amazing alpine treks in Ladakh that passes through a remote region and snakes through varied landscapes. It is one of the moderate to difficult treks in the Ladakh region that requires a lot of stamina, technical skills and strength. With steep and craggy cliffs, deep gorges and pinpricks of dust all throughout the trail, the journey takes a beetling shape at a certain elevation when it embarks upon to cross some high altitude mountain passes and deadly moraines. The Markha Valley trek cuts across several remote Ladakhi villages where you can dig into the vivid culture of the Indo - Tibetans. The trek also passes through the Hemis National Park, which is a home to several endangered animals and you may often encounter species like the Baharal, marmot or wolf here. If you are lucky enough then a snow leopard and ibex might just appear in front of you out of nowhere and make your day.
Truly a heaven, Sikkim Kanchenjunga trek will take you along some of the beautiful forests of Sikkim. During the spring season, the beauty of this trail increases with Magnolias, Rhododendrons and other varieties of flowers. The Mount Kanchenjunga (8534 mts) is the third highest peak in the world and highest peak in India. Located in the India, it is a part of Himalayan mountain range.
The Valley of Flowers is a beautiful meadow located at an altitude of about eleven thousand feet. It is the valley of the stream Pushpavati, a tributary of Alaknanda. Frank Smythe discovered 'The Valley of Flowers' in 1931 on his way back after a successful expedition to Mt. Kamet. Ferns, dwarf iris, dwarf larkspur, dwarf rhododendrons, primula, blue poppies and hundreds of other species grow wild in the valley. The Valley of Flowers is a riot of color in August/September. Well over a thousand varieties of flowers, shrubs, orchids and plants in myriad hues, differing textures and colors paint the valley in a gorgeous display. The valley is a natural plantation surrounded by the dazzling snow clad Himalayas, a feast for the botanist and amateur alike.