In Pictures: Beginner-Friendly Treks In India

Waquar Habib

Parashar Lake Trek

The Prashar Lake trek is a 9 km trail that starts from Baggi Village, Himachal Pradesh and takes about 4 hours to reach the lake.

Parashar Lake | Shutterstock

Har ki Dun Trek

The Har Ki Dun Trek is a 54 km trek in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. It is known for its beautiful and varied scenery throughout the year. The trek is beginner-level and takes about seven days to complete.

Sikhari Range from Har ki Dun | Shutterstock

Valley of Flowers

The Valley of Flowers trek is a beginner-level trek from Haridwar to Joshimath that takes about six days to complete. The trek is 33 km long and involves walking 10–12 km daily. The altitude ranges from 3,858 to 4,572 m, which can cause altitude sickness for some people.

Valley of Flowers | Wikimedia Commons

Chatakpur Tiger Hill Trek

The Chatakpur Tiger Hill trek is an uphill trek in Darjeeling. The stretch is about 8 km long and takes about 3.5 hours to complete one way. It takes you through the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary to the most magnificent Himalayan views from the top.

View of the Himalayan ranges from Chatakpur Tiger Hill | Shutterstock

Triund Hill Trek

The Triund Hill trek is a 9 km stretch from Dharamshala offering mesmerising views of the landscape. It starts from Gallu Mata Temple and takes about 6-8 hours to complete. The trek is steep with sharp curves.

Triund Hill | Shutterstock

Hampta Pass

The Hampta Pass trek is in Himachal Pradesh. It connects the scenic valleys of Lahaul and Kullu taking 4-5 days to complete. The trek ends after a stretch of 26 km at an elevation of 4,400 m from where you can see Spiti Valley, Rohtang Pass and Hampta Pass.

View of Hampta Pass | Shutterstock

Nag Tibba Trek

The Nag Tibba trek is a 19 km trek in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. The altitude is 9,915 ft spanning 19 km of a stretch. It is good for beginners and has magnificent views in stores from the Nag Tibba peak.

Nag Tibba peak | Shutterstock

Sham Valley Trek

The Sham Valley Trek, Ladakh, is also famous as the "Baby Trek." It is called as such because of its low elevation. On the trek, you will come across several Buddhist monasteries and views of Alchi, Thiksey, Hemis, and Lamayuru.

Sham Valley | Shutterstock

Chopta Chandrashila Trek

The Chopta Chandrashila Trek is a low level difficulty trek in Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand. The trek starts from Chopta and goes to the summit of Chandrashila Peak. The trek is about five kilometers long and takes around 3-4 hours to complete one way.

Chandrashila | Shutterstock

Dzongri Trek

The Dzongri Trek is a popular, short, and high-altitude trekking route in Sikkim. It is at 4,200 m from sea level and takes 5 days for completion. The trek starts from Yuksam and goes through Rathong Valley to Bakkhim.

Ranges of Himalaya at Dzongri | Shutterstock

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