The unique Himalayan Range is a perfect fit if you like to begin your trek adventures. There are hidden ranges of trails that introduce a beginner to the alluring charm of the Himalayas. The list of the top 5 best Himalayan treks for beginners allows a newbie to take a hands-on amazing experience of trekking on such high altitudes. The enchanting beauty of the snow-clad peaks and pictorial splendors of the thick forest cover will hit you right at your heart!
- Hampta Pass Trek
Maximum altitude: 14,100 ft
Duration: 4-5 Days
Trekking length: 26 km
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: June to September
The Hampta Pass Trek is considered to be one of the best Himalayan treks for beginners. Hampta Pass trek connects the scenic Lahaul and Kullu valleys. The gradient and prismatic views of the glaciers combined with alpine forests and the mighty Himalayan Range show you the beauty of the Himalayas undisturbed. Starting from Manali to Chika to Siagoru via Balu Ka Ghera, then you reach Chatru and return to Manali via Chandratal.
Location: Kotgaon, Uttarakhand
Maximum Altitude: 12,500 Ft.
Duration: 5 days
Trekking Km: 20 Kms.
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Best time: December to April
Kedarkantha trek is considered the most beautiful trek in the world! The trek begins at Sankri, which is one of the best trekking places in India. The Juda-Ka-Talab campground is encircled by thick and tall Pine trees. The Kedarkantha Base campground nestles on an open glade with snow elsewhere. The relatively popular and easy trek is highly rewarding. The trek trail takes you through beautiful campsites and snow-covered pine forests. Feast your eyes with Black Peak, Swargarohini, and Bandarpoonch.
Valley of Flowers
Maximum Altitude: 14,100 Ft
Trek duration: 6 Days
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Trekking Km: 37 Kms.
Trek grade: Easy
Temperature: Day: 12°C-20°C and Night: 4°C-10°C
Best time to visit: Mid-July to Mid-August
Anemones, Geraniums, Marsh marigolds, Primulas, Asters, Inulas, Brahma kamal, P, Thermopsis, Trollius, Straw-berry, Epilobium, and Rhododendrons wait for you at the Valley of Flowers! The World Heritage Site is located at the transition point of Zanskar and Himalayan Treks. One can identify more than 300 species of flora. The valley is home to a large number of rare and endangered flower species and medicinal plants. Hundreds of beautiful flowers bloom in vivid colors will sure captivate you!
Beas Kund Trek
Location: Burwa, Himachal Pradesh
Maximum height: 16,240ft
Trek duration: 4 Days
Trek grade: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: Mid-May to Mid-October
Best time to do: Any time of the year
Beas Kund trek is a perfect getaway from Manali and an ideal beginner’s trek. The trek offers scenic views of Pir Panjal mountain range and Dhauladhar Range. Some more Himalayan Peaks like Friendship Peak, Ladakhi Peak, Hanuman Tibba, Shitidhar, Indrasen, and Deo Tibba, await your arrival! The trail leads you to the birthplace of the River Beas via Dhundi – Bakarthach. The thrilling trekking experience will surely give you the taste of Himalayan treks and, surely, you will begin to conquer more peaks! Visit the famous Vashisht Temple and soak in the hot spring with the beautiful serene chill surrounding it.
Location: Darjeeling, West Bengal
Trek grade: Easy to moderate
Maximum altitude: 11,941ft
Trek duration: 7 days
Best Season to visit: October – November
Confined within the North-East, the Sandakphu trek is the only trek in India that feasts you with the tallest mountains in the world like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and Lhotse. Famously called Trekkers Wonderland, it is the highest region of West Bengal. One can find blooming Rhododendrons and Magnolia and the forest carries shades of red, pink, and white during spring and foliage hue during fall. If lucky you could find red pandas and Tragopans! The trek route goes all along with the Singalila range and sometimes it is referred to as the Singalila trek. Interestingly, the trek route lies along the border of India and Nepal.
There are several amateur treks in the Himalayas to begin your ‘Trekking’ Career. Each trek offers you the unique vista you have ever seen. Get ready to be mesmerized!