Treks for Beginners
"By Wanderers India"
Trekking in the Himalayas can be fun and exciting. At the same time is important to choose the right trek for yourself or your friends. The right choice of trek, when clubbed with the right trekking community/organisation can give you an experience of a lifetime.
We have categorized trekking into –
Beginners, Moderate, Difficult and Expedition level treks.
Below mentioned are a few suggestions from Wanderers for beginners:
Kedarkantha Trek - 6 days (Dehradun to Dehradun)
A wonderful trek with a summit to 12,500 feet with 360 degree views of the Himalayas, Kedarkantha is one of the most popular treks for beginners in Uttrakhand. It is an all season trek and is best enjoyed from December - January - February - March - April months. A trek into thick dense forests, trails over fallen leaves, negotiating through snow, (depending on the month you choose) camping at some beautiful sites, sliding down from the summit on patches of fresh snow, are some of the amazing highlights of this trek.
Brhamatal Trek - 6 days (Kathgodam to Kathgodam)
A very scenic trek from Lohajung. The Brhamatal Pass at 12,200 feet from where views of Mt. Trishul(7,120meters) and Nanda Ghunti(6,309 meters) are up close. The famous route of Roopkund trek can be spotted from a few trails on this trek. Wanderers categorizes this trek as beginners trek & a good choice for anyone who wishes to experience trekking in the Himalayas. 2 nights camping near and around lakes - Bekaltaal and Brhamatal is an extremely serene experience.
Kareri Lake Trek - 3 days (Dharamshala to Dharamshala)
A short and a beautiful trek for those who want to experience trekking & camping in the Himalayas. These 2 days of trekking to the Kareri Lake is a perfect way to get started. One night camping in the outdoors, camping under the stars, using sleeping bags and tents gets the adrenaline rush going. Anyone who wants to explore the world of trekking, this is one of the shortest and easiest itineraries to start with. This trek in Himachal is doable almost throuhout the year.
Valley of Flowers Trek - 6 days (Haridwar to Haridwar)
Valley of Flowers is one of the oldest treks in our country. Till date many people who want to experience trekking, choose Valley of flowers as their first trek. For many years, this has been a most suitable trek for beginners. An incredible trekking experience with accommodation in homestays/hotels. The Valley of Flowers consists of nearly 300+ varieties of flowers. Not all the flowers bloom at the same time, still one can witness most of them in months of July and August. A trek to Gurudwara Hemkund Saheb adds on to the beauty of this trekking experience.
Find out more on moderate or difficult treks from Wanderers.