There is nothing that beats the excitement of exploring an unknown piece of land. What was once a mean of finding out the shortest route between two places has now become an adventure activity taken up by the masses. The thing about trekking that catches everyone’s attention is its ability to awe almost anyone.

You are not the same person anymore after having seen and walked over the highest ranges and slopes. Though technically you are never too old to take up trekking, the adventures you have when you are young and energetic are unparalleled to any.

Taking youth into consideration, here are 10 breathtaking treks you must take in India before turning 30!

1. Zanskar Frozen River Trek

Zanskar Frozen River Trek

Place: Ladakh (Himalayas)

Duration: 14 Days

Season: January to February

Difficulty Score: 4/5

The Zanskar Frozen River Trek is one of the most exciting treks to take in one’s lifetime. The flowing river of Zanskar is frozen for close to two months which makes this trek possible. You won’t believe it, but you will be trekking on the sheet of ice under which there is a live river flowing for the rest of the year. Also known as the Chadar Trek, the route takes you through some ancient Buddhist monasteries and abandoned villages.

The temperature is around -25°C to -30°C and you’d need adequate food, good equipment and a will of steel to handle adversities to make it through the trail.

2. Valley of Flowers Trek

Valley of Flowers

Place: Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)

Duration: 9 Days

Season: June to September

Difficulty Score: 3/5

When a group of lost British mountaineers decided to look for an alternate route, they happened upon a valley full of flowers. Struck by the amazing beauty of the place, they named it “The Valley of Flowers”.

The breathtaking valley is at an altitude of 3500m above sea level. The place comes to life during summer when sun’s rays melt away the snow and when flowers start to bloom. Over 520 different species of flowering plants are found in the area which is a declared National Park since 1982.

3. Chembra Peak Trek

Chembra Peak Trek

Place: Wayanad (Kerala)

Duration: 1-2 Days

Season: November to February

Difficulty Score: 2/5

The Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad and offers a pleasant trekking experience for adventure enthusiasts. The entire trek can be completed in a single day. However, if you are willing to take a longer route, then an extra day can be accommodated.

The main tourist attraction along the route is a heart-shaped lake which is said to have never dried up. This place is halfway through the journey and you can rest there for a while before resuming your trek.

4. Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Trek

Place: Uttarakhand

Duration: 7-9 Days

Season: May to June

Difficulty Score: 5/5

The Roopkund Trek takes more than just excitement and a sense of adventure to complete. The trek is a little hard and hence you would need to be in good physical shape to take it. The famous tourist attraction in the place is the Roopkund Lake which has human skeletons at the bottom of it.

Set at an altitude of 4,800 meters, the trek is demanding on your physical self. It has three different trekking routes which are equally challenging and rewarding.

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5. The Dzongri Trek

Dzongri Trek

Place: Yuksam (Sikkim)

Duration: 7 Days

Season: October to December

Difficulty Score: 4/5

The Dzongri Trek in the Northeastern state of Sikkim is bound to keep you in awe though the entirety of the journey. Witness the mighty Himalayas in its full beauty with over ten peaks towering over 6,000 meters across the stunning valley.

The center of attraction in this trek is the majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga which stands at 8,586 meters above the sea level. Enjoy the milky white views surrounding all over and be immersed in the awesome beauty of the Himalayas.

6. Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek

Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek

Place: Uttarakhand

Duration: 10 Days

Season: September to October

Difficulty Score: 3/5

The scenic beauty of snow-clad mountain peaks along with the exotic range of fauna and flora will leave you completely speechless. This high altitude trek takes you through some of the most amazing passes and trails through mountains.

The second highest peak in India, Nanda Devi stands tall at 7,816 meters in the center and has the river Rishi Ganga create one of the most amazing gorges in the world around it. The place is now recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

7. Markha Valley Trek

Markha Valley Trek

Place: Leh (Jammu and Kashmir)

Duration: 10 Days

Season: August to September

Difficulty Score: 4/5

This beautiful trek takes you through lands where you can get a real glimpse of the cultures of people living in Ladakh and Tibet. The barren lands, clear blue skies, and multicolored flags along the way will leave you totally excited and amazed.

The 80-kilometer trek is set at an altitude of 5,300m above sea level. Though you can wrap up the trek in about 10 days, you can continue to extend it to about two weeks if you plan on enjoying the journey a little longer.

8. Pin Parvati Trek

Pin Parvati Trek

Place: Himachal Pradesh

Duration: 20 Days

Season: July to October

Difficulty Score: 5/5

This highly rewarding trek takes you through some of the toughest challenges you’ll face in high altitude trekking. The journey which starts at Manikaran takes you through many uninhabited villages, snowy mountains, and mesmerizing lakes. You’ll have to eventually cross two glaciers in the Parvati valley and Pin valley.

Though this is a bit of a challenge, the sight after you cross the glaciers is truly worth all the effort. The Pin Parvati Pass is where you reach after the glacier crossing and is the highest point of this trek. The descent from here is comparatively easier and you can go back to Manali through the Rohtang Pass.

9. Singalila Trek

Singalila Trek

Place: Sikkim

Duration: 20 Days

Season: March to June and September to October

Difficulty Score: 3/5

Get a splendid view of the mighty Himalayan ranges from up close when you take the Singalila Trek. Witness three of the four highest peaks in the world at the same time – Mt. Everest (8,848m), Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) and Mt. Lhotse (8,516m) on this expedition. The elevation gain on the trek is very gradual and you can get an absolutely fantastic view of the third highest peak in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga when you reach the Singalila Ridge near Darjeeling.

10. Rajmachi Trek

Rajmachi Trek

Place: Khandala (Maharastra)

Duration: 1-2 Days

Season: June to September

Difficulty Score: 2/5

This scenic trek is not only beautiful but is easy and exciting to take. The lush and rolling hills make the entire journey a truly heavenly experience. There are two routes to take for your trek. The one that covers the Kondana caves from Lonavala is the most preferred.

Though the entire journey can be completed within a day, you may extend it for an extra day to accommodate a little fun and relaxation along the way.

With the venues explored, let us talk about how you’re going to get to these places. The easiest way would be to book your tickets through Redbus online booking and go to the place in ultimate comfort. CashKaro offers you some really good Redbus offers which will save you a ton. Use the Redbus offer codes to get amazing cashback on your trip to and from the place.

It’s time to go trekking-crazy!

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