Difficult Level Treks
"By Wanderers India"
After you have done a few moderate lavel treks, you can attempt some difficult level moderate lavel treks as mentioned in this article. In this article we share a few options for difficult grade treks that will test you physically & mentally. These treks should be done only after having prior trekking experience. Goes without saying, there are more that can be added in this list, but these can give you enough experience for taking expedition level treks.
Kanamo Peak Trek (Manali to Manali – 7 days)
Kanamo Peak lies in the spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh. It is also known as the ‘white hostess’. Towering at 19,555 feet, Kanamo Peak is a difficult grade trek. The Base Camp for Kanamo Peak is close to the Kanamo lake at 15,750 feet. From the base, it is a 3,800 feet ascend till the summit. The views from the summit are absolutely stunning. You get a complete circled view of Spiti, Ladakh, Kullu and a few peaks of Kinaur. The closest village to Kanamo is Kibber. To reach Kibber you start from Manali. As you start from 15,750 feet at base, you feel the adrenaline rush while climbing and realise the difference of air & altitude after each 1000 feet. This is one of the best treks to do if you have seven days to spare.
Stok Kangri Trek (Leh to Leh – 10 days)
Stok Kangri is a non technical Summit towering at 6,153 meters in Ladakh. It is a good trek for anyone who aims at getting at a 6,000 meter peak. Being a difficult grade trek, Stok Kangri is not only about making it to the summit. It is about the climb from the base camp onwards is definitely physicall challenging. The glacier patch, shoulder ascend and ridge walk are the highlights of this summit. The base camp at 16,500 feet serves as a base for Stok Kangri and Gulep Kangri. Trekkers who like to check their endurance level, attempt both these summits together. Gulep Kangri is a technical summit and is meant for seasoned mountaineers.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek (Kathmandu to Kathmandu – 14 days)
Nepal is a land of treks and Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most well kept treks. The cleanliness on the route, the markings for directions and routes are very clear. It is a 100+kms trek and can be done in 12 to 14 days. Other than that, there is a shorter itinerary of 8 to 9 days as well. This trek offers amazing views of mighty peaks as Annapurna, Sulphur springs at Jhinu Danda, trek through the base camp of Machhepuchhre, also known as “Fishtail”, dense forests of Bamboo and Rohododendron (March – April - May), local Nepalese food, waterfalls at Modi Khola and much more.
Everest Base Camp Trek (Kathmandu to Kathmandu – 16 days)
Being the base camp to the world’s tallest mountain, everest base camp is a to –do on every trekkers list. Everest base camp 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 to Kala Pathar Kala pathar (18,625 feet – the tallest point of the trek)for the stunning views are some attractions for this trek. Not to forget the flight take off and landing at Lukla airport (one of the most scariest airport in thw world) is another incredible experience.