Earlier students didn’t have much access and knowledge about trekking in the Himalayas. Either the money was the barrier or families didn’t allow them because of the dangers that are involved in trekking. Consequently, only trained adults went for it. But in the last few year trekking has seen a boom in tourism, not only from students from different parts of India but also from abroad.
Let us know more about the trekking places in India which are affordable and would also take away all the tiredness and weary.
Shimla’s Jakhoo Hill is an ideal destination to travel within an affordable price. Amidst the evergreen pine forests, a trek to the peak is an amazing experience for anyone. Jakhoo Hill is the highest point in Shimla and also has a beautiful Hanuman Temple. The most suitable time for the trek is during the summer months, typically from March to June. These months offer the quintessential beauty of the whole region, with temperatures ideal for outdoor activities. Since the Jakhoo Hill is situated very near to Shimla, therefore, finding accommodation shouldn’t be difficult.
With perfectly wide trails making it safe for beginners, Roopkund is one of the most adventurous trek in Garhwal. Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and with twenty-three thousand feet tall companions of Mt. Trishul and Mt. Nanda Ghunti, the Roopkund Trek lures every mountain lover. During trekking the trekkers has to pass through Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugya, largest high altitude meadows in India. It also includes a mystery lake where over 500 human skeletons are scattered along the bank of Roopkund Lake.
Kudremukh is actually a hill range in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. The picturesque view of a mountain in the shape of a horse face, Kudremukh is famous for its biodiversity and scenic beauty especially amongst people living near Bangalore. Kudremukh Peak is approximately above 1894m above sea level and is a paradise for trekkers and naturists alike, with its mountainous paths and floral and faunal diversity. Varaha Parvatha is another mountain range is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In spite of various ecological threats Kudremukh still remains an enchanting place to visit.
This 8km trekking excursion heads from Sholur Junction near Ooty. Parsons Valley is a get away from the hustle bustle of the city. During the trek you will get a glance of the tribal life at Toda Village, moving on to the Thirthor Bett at a height of about 2,450m giving a panoramic views of the Nilgiri. Then comes the downward trail through green meadows till Koil Mund. This place with its beautiful ambience invites people for meditational purposes as well.
Sandakphu is the highest point of West Bengal situated on the border of India and Nepal at an altitude of around 12,000 ft and in the area of Singalila National Park. On a clear day snow clad peaks of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu and other peaks of Bhutan and China are thrilling sights. This trek is also open during the winter, though not advisable because of the unpredictable mountain climate. A huge number of unknown species of birds, flowers and trees are seen there. Phalut on Singhalila Range situated close to 12000 ft is just 22 kilometers away from Sandakphu. Another attraction of this area is the old Landover introduced by British people in the year 1948. Sandakphu – Phalut trek route starts from Maneybhanjan – a small village in Darjeeling hills. It usually takes two to three days fort the trek.