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Aashish Chopra Mar 24 2015

Suggest some Himalayan treks for beginners.

Kanan Budhiraja Mar 24 2015
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Are you a trekking enthusiast and don’t know where to begin? These Himalayan treks for beginners are the perfect place to start.

1. Valley of Flowers Trek

Nestled in the wilderness of Uttarakhand, the Valley of Flowers offers a captivating sight with the riot of colors and the heavy scent of flowers. An easy to moderate walk, the beauty of this trek will not let you put your cameras down.

Altitude: 3660 meters.
Duration: 6-7 days
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Season: Mid-June to Mid-September

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2. Har ki Dun Trek

An excellent option for the first time trekker, the Har-ki-Dun trek is one of the most famous famous treks in the Garhwal Himalayas. The scenic views, dense pine forests and snow-clad mountain peaks are sure to leave you enchanted.

Altitude: 3556 meters
Duration: 10-11 days
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: July to October

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3. Chopta-Chandrashila Summit Trek

Originating in Chopta, this trek will take you through vast meadows, enchanting forests and pristine lakes. On your way to the Chandrashila Peak, you’ll get a chance to visit Tungnath--the highest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Altitude: 1200 meters
Duration: 4-5 days
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: January to March, September to November

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4. Spituk to Stok Trek

The trek from Spituk to Stok is bound to leave you in awe as you take in the beauty of the town of Ladakh and the Indus Valley. Explore the rare flora and fauna including prized sightings of the Blue Sheep and migratory birds and if you are really lucky, you might just spot a snow leopard.

Altitude: 4900 metres
Duration: 3-4 days
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Best Season: May to October

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5. Chandratal Trek

Magnificent views, gorgeous rivers and a spectacular campsite near Chandratal make this trek every traveler's’ delight. The sight of the Chandratal Lake reflecting the massive glaciers and shimmering in the evening Sun is worth the trekking effort.

Altitude: 4890 meters
Duration: 8-9 days
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Season: June to mid-October

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6. Kafni Glacier Trek

Snow-clad mountains, cascading waterfalls and vibrant greenery welcome you as you trek along the Kafni Glacier. Located in proximity to the Pindar Valley, the trek offers beautiful views of the Nanda Kot, Nanda Devi and Trishul Peaks. The easy route makes it an ideal pick among the Himalayan treks for beginners.

Altitude: 3900 meters
Duration: 10-11 days
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Season: May to October

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7. Indrahar Pass Trek

Starting from Mcleodganj in the Kangra Valley, the scenic route of the Indrahar Pass Trek will leave you wanting more. The dense Deodar and Rhododendron forests, tropical highlands and sparkling streams are truly a delight. Before the start of the trek, you can visit some popular sightseeing spots in Mcleodganj.

Altitude: 4316 meters
Duration: 8-9 days
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: September to October

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8. Nag Tibba Trek

Believed to be the abode of the Snake God, the circular trek of Nag Tibba offers panoramic views of the Himalayas and the lush meadows. While the view is enchanting, what makes the trek amazing is the beautiful campsites among thick jungles and gorgeous meadows--a must-visit!

Altitude: 3050 meters
Duration: 3-4 days
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: March to June, September to December

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9. Kedar-Kantha Trek

The easy climbs and the favourable weather make the Kedar-Kantha trek an excellent option for newbies. If you take this trek in winters, the snow-covered valleys will be a sight to behold.

Altitude: 3810 meters
Duration: 7-8 days
Difficulty Level: Easy
Best Season: All year round

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10. Dayara Bugyal Trek

Trek through open lands and dense forests and end up at one of the highest meadows in the world--Dayara Bugyal. This trek provides a fascinating experience to the first-timers with its easy route and beautiful views.

Altitude: 3810 meters

Duration: 5-6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Best Season: May-June, September-October

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Strap on your shoes, pick up your backpacks and head out to explore these Himalayan treks for beginners. If you want to start trekking somewhere, why not here? Happy travelling!

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