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5 Must Do Himalayan Treks for Beginners

India, especially the Himalayas are very popular between the trekking enthusiasts. While Himalayas passes through 5 different countries, when it comes to beginners who want to conquer mountains always prefer India because of some easy yet mesmerizing treks routes available. If you are a newbie and want to conquer the mountains then here are 5 treks that you can start with.

1. Har Ki Doon

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Har ki Doon trek is an extremely popular trek among the mountain enthusiasts. Every year a number of newbies travellers go on this enthralling trek, few of whom grow up to conquer the mighty Himalayas in future. Starting from Sankri Basecamp, this 28 km trek can easily be covered in 7-days. Trek to Har ki Doon passes through snow-covered glaciers, lakes and green meadows taking you at the maximum elevation of 3,556 m. It’s indeed a delight for everyone passing through this route.

Best season to go for this trek is April to June and August to December.

2. Hampta Pass

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Passing through gorgeous Himalayan Peaks, one can fall in love with this trek route that connects Lahaul and Kullu valley. Beginning from the Rambagh Circle in Manali, it is covered in 6 days. The best part of this trek is that after every few kilometres the landscape changes.  The trek of 26 km will take you at an elevation of 4,400 m. The endpoint of Hampta pass trek is Chhatru, which offers the spectacular confluence of Hampta pass, Spiti valley, and Rohtang pass.

Best time to visit- May- June and August- September.

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3. Valley of Flowers

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Beginning from the Govind Ghats in Haridwar city, this trek lies amongst the most beautiful and the unique treks of the Himalayas. The valley covered entirely with the carpet of flowers is indeed a delight to put your eyes to break from the usual snow-covered sceneries. The trek will take 6 days, and you will be covering a distance of 14 km from Govind Ghat to the Valley of Flowers. The Valley located at an altitude of 3858 m, which will welcome you with its richness in biodiversity, within numerous beautiful flowers and species of butterflies and insects.

The best time to see the flower blossom at Valley of Flower is  July and August.

4. Kasol – Malana Trek

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The newly discovered Kasol is a paradise located in Parvati Valley, the trek route starting from Jari takes you to Malana Village that is also known as the little Greece of India. It is one of the must-visit places to experience an entirely different culture and lifestyle. This 5 km trek can be covered in 1-2 hour depending on your body strength. Although the trek begins from Jari, you can take a 45-minute cab ride to the entrance of the village and start your journey from there on to the untouched Malana village located at an elevation of 3,360 m.

Best time to enjoy the trek to this secluded planet is April- July and September- November.

Starting your trekking journey? Kheerganga must be your first step.

5. Triund trek

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Triund is known as the crowning jewel of Dharamshala. The 9 km trek of Triund that begins from Dharamkot can be covered in 5-6 hours. The end point of the trek- Triund base camp offers the majestic confluence of lush Kangra valley and the snow-draped Dhauladhar ranges resting at an elevation of 4,234 meters.

 Best time to pack your bags for this trek is in the month of May-June and September- November.

 

You might also like to read about other must-have treks of Himachal Pradesh.

 

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