Summer’s here and the days are getting hotter and wetter as the season progresses. In the mountains of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, a crowd of tourists will avoid this heat even if it is only for a matter of days. Take a rest in the remote areas of the mountains from these crowded tourist sites.
There are several excursions for beginners who have no experience with trekking, as daunting as they can sound. Starting walks are a perfect way to explore if you like this and if you still like the natural world.
- Nag Tibba Trek, Uttarakhand
Nag Tibba is one of the most comfortable hiking trails out there. This is the first choice for many beginners, as it is also quite short. This trek is a brief break from your working life, over the weekend. The summit in Nag Tibba is 9.915 meters above ground, and this summit can be reached in three ways. The direction you can take depends on the company you registered for the journey. The hike starts at a distance of 85 kilometers from the village of Panthwari, Dehradun.
- Dodital Trek, Uttarakhand
The Dodital Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the state of Uttarakhand. It was named after the Himalayan trout Dodi. It is located at 9,921 meters above sea level and a must for nature lovers. This walk starts in the village of Sangam Chati, passing through pine trees, oak trees, and rhododendron trees. This trek can be followed at any time of year, but the frozen lake is still worth seeing in the wintertime.
- Triund Trek, Himachal Pradesh
Another common trek between beginner trekkers is Triund Trek. It is an easy walk that can be completed in one day or two at the height of 9,760 feet. It is 18 km away from Dharamshala and it starts in Bhagsu or Dharamkot. You can cross-forest paths, rhododendron, and oak trees and see a spectacular view from Triundi’s peak of the Kangra Valley and Dhauladhar Range. This trek is sufficient to see the bright night sky with twining stars.
- Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
As the name suggests, Valley of Flowers is a walk ending with a complete bloom of wildflowers spread over 87.50 sq. km. Valley of Flowers. This trek is a beautiful trek, suitable for both beginners and photographers. This tour was found in 1931 by mountaineer Frank Smith and is a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO. The valley in Bhyundar Valley, Chamoli District, is located at an altitude of 3.658 meters. The walk starts in Govind Ghat and it is very easy to go up to the valley.
- Hampta Pass, Himachal Pradesh
A famous tour that starts from Jobra close to Manali. Hampta Pass. This walk leads you through the luxuriant green valley of Kullu and gives you a view over the Lahaul wilderness.
At the height of 14,035 feet is Hampta Pass and a steep climb to here. The trek takes you across numerous terrains and the magnificent Peak 5260 can be seen.
- Har Ki Dun, Uttarakhand
Har Ki Dun is also called a staircase into heaven, it is a wonderful trek for beginners. The Har Ki Dun summit sits at an altitude of 11,768 meters and has spectacular views of Swargarohini hills, Bandarpoonch, and Black peaks.
The trek starts from Sankri village and crosses the Govind Park. It passes by the river Supin and on the way, you find some ancient towns that are considered to be about three thousand years old.
- Kedarkantha Trek, Uttarakhand
The Kedarkantha Trek walk is a winter trek that takes you to Kedarkantha’s snow-covered summit, at an altitude of 12,500 meters. The tour begins at the Gaichawan Gaon, about 180 km from Dehradun City.
From December to April, the entire trek stays snow-covered and gets even beautiful. The walk leads through pine trees, with wide clearings between them covered with snow. From the top of the mountains, you’ll be able to see the range of the Dhauladhar, Chesil, Rupin Valley, and Har ki Dun Valleys.
- Deoriatal – Chandrashila Trek, Uttarakhand
Deoriatal is a lovely trek that leads you through colorful rhododendrons, diverse forest trails, and snowy spots. The most fascinating thing about this trek is the forest trails because they are either thick or moose-covered pine, oak, and maple trees at times.
The walk starts at a distance of 8 hours from Haridwar, Sari. It goes along the lake Deoriatal and eventually takes you to the summit of Chandrashila, at 12,083 ft. The peak in Chandrashila provides a wonderful view over the area of Garhwal and Kumaon and the peaks such as Nanda Devi, Trishul, Gangotri.