Difficult Level Treks

"By Wanderers India"


After a few treks, the experience converts a regular tourist to graduate to be a trekker. If you’re wondering what’s next after a moderate grade trek, the answer is a difficult graded trek or an expedition. In this article we share a few options for difficult graded treks that will test you physically and mentally. Being difficult graded treks, these are quiet challenging treks that are meant for healthy and fit adventure seekers. Doing other treks (moderate graded) certainly helps in preparing for these treks.

1) Kedar Tal trek (Dehradun to Dehradun – 7 days)

Kedar Tal Trek

Kedartal Trek is a beautiful glacial lake located in the Garhwal Himalayas at 15,550 feet. Gangotri is the base for Kedartal. Gangotri to Kedartal is a distance of 36kms (to & fro). This trek is rated difficult due to its steep climbs, quick & forced ascends, tricky patches (Kedar Ganga river crossing, climbing 55 to 60 degrees vertical rock face also termed as the spider-wall) and rapidly gaining altitude in a span of 3 days. The views from the Kedartal Trek Uttarakhand are simply wonderful. We get up and close to some of the famous mountain peaks as Bhrigupanth (6,775 meters), Mt. Gangotri (6,578 meters), Bhagirathi (6512 meters), Mt. Manda (6,568 meters), Mt. Jogin (6,200 meters) and Mt. Thalaysagar (6,905 meters).

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2) Chadar trek (Leh to Leh – 9 days)

Chadar Trek

This is the most thrilling and adventurous trek and one of our team's favorite as well. There is no better way to experience the Zanskar Valley Chadar Trek (bed sheet) as the name suggests denotes a thick sheet of ice that forms over the Zanskar River , Chadar trek is meant for seasoned trekkers as it is a vigorous trek and walking throughout on the snow adds to its difficulty.

Chadar Trek in Ladakh is a thrilling and adventurous trek in India. "CHADAR" is a hindi word that refers to a "blanket" or "sheet" as the Zanskar river transforms itself from a rapid river into a white blanket of ice during winter, a frozen spectacle awaits the trekker to be experienced of glass ice ranging from a bluish tinge to golden yellow that is seen during the few hours that sunlight reaches directly into the gorge to the milky whitish on a moonlit night - as said a trek journey like no other.

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3) Annapurna Circuit trek (Kathmandu to Kathmandu – 12 days)

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the finest and most scenic treks in the world and attracts trekkers from all over the globe. A total of 85kms, a trek amidst – the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I at 8,091 metres, Annapurna II at 7,738 metres, Annapurna III at 7,555 metres, Annapurna IV at 7,525 metres, Annapurna South at 7,220 metres and many more peaks. The Annapurna Circuit trek offers amazing local food, beautiful and scenic views that keep getting better each day as we progress, drives through the mountain roads crossing many beautiful waterfalls (at least 100's of them), trekking through subtropical forests, Rhododendrons & Oaks, various gigantic cliffs, crossing over – ThorongLa (17,770 feet), a temple visited by Buddhist and Hindu followers – Muktinath Temple.

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4) Kang Yatse 2 (Leh to Leh – 12 days)

Kang Yatse 2

Kang Yatse 2 is one of the high altitude summits that provide 360 degrees views of the Himalayas. It is rated as a difficult graded trek, even though climbers have rated this trek easier when compared to Stokkangri. From the summit, you get to see StokKangri, K2, Broad peak, Gasherbrum massif, followed by other peaks and ranges of the Karakoram range.

The Kang Yatse Mountain is situated towards the ending point of the Markha valley, just before Kaongmaru La. This falls under the Hemis National park. Kang Yatse has 2 summits – Kang Yatse 1(6500 meters) and Kang Yatse 2 (6200 meters). Kang Yatse 1 is a technical peak where you require technical climbing equipment and relevant mountaineering experience. For kangYatse 2 you do not require mountaineering experience, however you still need the gear & equipment. Kang Yatse 2 is a non- technical summit.

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5) Zanskar Valley trek (Leh to Leh – 14 days)

Zanskar Valley Trek

Undoubtedly one of the most scenic treks in the Ladakh region, the Zanskar Valley Trek is an ultimate trek to experience not just the serenity of the valley but also to experience the raw culture and lifestyle of ladakhi people. The trek offers a mix of wild life, ancient monasteries, and high passes along with a jeep safari driving from Leh to Kargil and then to Padum. The trek will start from Padum. We will drive from Leh to Padum via Kargil. We will also get to explore the Alchi Monastery, the Lamayuru Monastery along with Mulbek as well as Suru Valley.

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6) Everest base camp (Kathmandu to Kathmandu – 14 days)

Everest Base Camp

Being the base camp to the world’s tallest mountain, Everest base camp is a to –do on every trekkers list. EBC trek is not just physically challenging, but it also holds many stories and facts from the past. This trek is 125kms approx and we trek through the SAGARMATHA National Park, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The views of mount Ama Dablam, memorial of SCOTT FISHER (from the 1996 Everest expedition), trek up to Kallapathar (18,625 feet – the tallest point of the trek) to enjoy the stunning views are some attractions for this trek. Not to forget the flight take off and landing at Lukla airport (one of the scariest airport due to its short runway) is another experience and adventure in itself.

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7) Everest Base Camp trek with Go Kyo Ri (Kathmandu to Kathmandu – 16 days)

Everest Base Camp trek with Go Kyo Ri

Everest Base Camp trek with GokyoRi is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal region. Covering Everest Base Camp via Gokyo village, which offers an unparalleled scenic beauty. Gigantic glaciers along with the high peaks in the backdrop and with highest freshwater lakes in offering, makes it a trek of a lifetime.The Everest Base Camp trek (regular route) is a busy trail with thousands of trekkers attempting it every year. The gokyoRi route makes it altogether a different experience and covers both Gokyo Lakes along with the highlights of Everest Base Camp.

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