Trekking is a popular part of adventure sports in the country. Previously, the trekking was concentrated among the sportsmen. But now, due to the availability of the trekking equipments in India, trekking steers a momentum among the contemporary generations.
The foothills of Himalayan Mountain Range in India are considered as best place for camping, skiing and trekking. The states like Jammu and Kashmir, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarkhand and Himachal Pradesh are the popular places to trek for the presence of glaciers, mountain ranges, natural lakes, snow capped mountain peaks, tribal settlements, villages, archaeological sites, Hindu temples, Buddhist temples and narrow passes.
Types of Trekking in North India
Due to the geographical and physiographical formation of north India, trekking is allowed in three forms. Easy, Moderate and Difficult are the three modes of trekking.
Different Trekking Locations in North India
North Indian States are directly accessible from all the Indian States and the all the cities of India. It is because, the north India has huge network on roadways. The rugged landforms made the roadway most favourable. Most of North Indian states are reachable from the nearest metropolitan city- Delhi. Some of the most fashionable treks in north India are Chadar Trek, Roopkund Trek, Hampta Pass Trek, Har ki Dun Trek, Kedar Kantha Trek, Kuari Pass Trek, Goecha-la Trek, Nag Tibba Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek (Reaching near the Temple of Goddess Annapurna), Banderpunch Peak Trek, Bara Bhangal Trek, Chopta-Chandrashila Trek, Chopta-Tunganath Trek (Reaching Point: Tungnath Temple ), Brahma Taal Trek, Dayara Bugyal Trek, Deotibba Hampta Pass Trek, Dodital Lake Trek, Dzongri Goecha La Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Gangotri Tapovan Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Homkund Ronti Saddle Trek, Kareri Lake Trek (Reaching Point: Kareri Lake), Treks of Kashmir Lakes and many more.
North Indian States Covered the Trekking
Manali and Chamba in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Kumaon division and Garhwal divison in Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Darjeeling in the north east India and Zanskar Valley, Leh and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, Lahul and Spiti District and Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh are some of the popular places for trekking in North India.
Mountain Passes in North India
During trekking one can pass through the mountain passes in Ladakh like Banihal Pass (for Banihal), Pensi La, Zoji La, Bara-lacha La. Rohtang Pass, Shipki La, Nathu La Pass, Jelep La, and Dihang Pass are the other passes also popular for trekking.
Trekking at the Mountain Ranges in North India
Trekking at Karakoram Range, Zanskar Himalayas, Garhwal Himalaya, Greater Himalayan Mountain Range and Zabarwan Mountain Range are considered as the best and challenging.
Timing for Trekking in North India
The best time for trekking in north India is between March and August. These months are considered as summer, so that no natural hazards can be experienced.