Having a large portion of the Himalayan region in the nation is a great asset for all travel enthusiasts, and scaling all such behemoths is a fantasy for many. Many Himalayan peaks can be found in India, taking the epic journey to the next level. If you are an accomplished trekker looking to test your limits, you are in luck because some of the most difficult treks in the Himalayas can be completed from our mountain states.
Kedarkantha trekking in the Garhwal Himalayas is one of the top things to do in Uttarakhand. It is an incredible experience for anyone who enjoys spending time in nature. The area’s true climate is accompanied by idyllic towns and villages, unending lush green pasture land, and some stunning scenery of the rising Himalayan peaks, making this one of the most frequented places. The spiral path to the 3,850m summit goes through Govind National Park, which provides a spectacular view of Himalayan plants and animals. Sunsets against the backdrop of spectacular snow-capped mountain ranges are unquestionably the trail’s standout feature, with viewpoints of peaks such as the Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Black, as well as Ranglana.
The Chadar Trek, also known as the Frozen River Excursion, is one of India’s most distinctive and difficult treks. Depending on the temperature, the six-day chadar trek across the frozen Zanskar River in Ladakh takes place from late January to the end of February, or even into the first week of March. Chilling is the beginning for your Chadar Trek to Base Camp. Continue driving along the Leh-Srinagar Highway to Zanskar; Chilling is a little down that route of Zanskar. The Chadar trek starts at the end of Chilling Road. To get a feel for the ice beneath, take baby steps on the Chadar.
Stok Kangri Trek
Stok Kangri is a mountain in Ladakh’s Hemis National Park that stands 20,190 feet above sea level. This also renders it the greatest mountain in the Himalayan Stok Range, providing a spectacular view of Zanskar as well as the Indus Valley. Trekkers are drawn here because it offers new vistas and breathtaking scenery in tranquil surroundings. Although the trek is fairly easy, due to Ladakh’s high altitude, the air becomes slimmer, leading to a lack of oxygen. As a result, trekkers may experience altitude sickness, dizziness, and migraines, making Stok Kangri difficult for climbers.
Pin Parvati Pass
Pin Parvati Pass is an ideal destination for hikers looking for a difficult adventure. It is one of the most amazing Trans Himalayan treks that will leave you not only enraptured by its magnificence but also rushing with nervous energy from the obstacles it throws at you. With an intriguing trail of approximately 110 kilometres, the thrill it provides is almost limitless. The Pin Parvati Pass Trekking trail is not very well defined, and it becomes even worse during the monsoons. Even for a knowledgeable trekker, the path through the dense forests of Great Himalayan National Park is a significant challenge. Trying to cross the Parvati River as well as its so many tributaries, as well as navigating different elevations, can be incredibly hard.
Roopkund is a wondrous place hidden in the shadows of Trishul Peak as well as Nanda Ghunti at an average altitude of 5,029 metres above sea level. The location, also known as ‘Mystery Lake,’ is entirely compatible with its name following the discovery of skeletal remains and horse remains from the Paleolithic era at this location. The trek to Roopkund is intriguing in and of itself, passing through woodsy villages, beguiling alpine grasslands, and a wonderful holy pond, BedniKund, with its crystal clear water. From Bedni Bugyal to Roopkund, the trail becomes more difficult. Baguabasa, located 4,100 metres above sea level, is nearly 5 kilometres from the final destination.
Goecha La Trek
One of India’s best and most difficult treks will rev up your adrenalin rush. Goechala Trek is also a popular choice among hikers, not only for its rough terrain and grooves, but also for the wide range of destinations it offers. From captivating sunrises and sunsets, to unending views of splendid snow-covered mountains, beautiful streams and rivers, and Rhododendron forest, to watching Kanchenjunga’s giant framework, tear-shaped Goecha lake, and final views of overall sixteen peaks from its Dzongri Top.