Hampta Pass Trek is a 35 kilometer trek starting from the village of Hampta in the Kullu valley and ending at Chatru in the Lahaul and Spiti valley. File photo.
Every year on December 11, International Mountain Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the value of mountains for life and to emphasize the potential and challenges associated with mountain development. The day also aims to forge partnerships that will benefit mountain communities and environments around the world. On December 11, 2003, International Mountain Day was observed for the first time. In 1992, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development adopted Chapter 13 of Agenda 21: Managing fragile ecosystems for sustainable mountain development.
A top tourist destination for thrill seekers, the bountiful Himalayas are a boon to India. Many tourists from India and other countries have been drawn to the majestic Himalayas. Tourists like to embark on journeys of self-discovery through these picturesque snow-capped mountains for life-changing experiences. Today, on the occasion of International Mountain Day, we will offer information about some of the best known trekking destinations in the Himalayas in India:
Himachal Pradesh, one of the most difficult trekking places in India, offers an amazing short trek known as Beas Kund Trek, Manali. Enjoy beautiful views of Pir Panjal peaks, Dhundi and Bakarthach meadows as you stroll along the banks of the Beas River. To get to the glacial lake that is the source of the river, you have to go upstream. It is also known as Beas Kund and according to mythology, Sage Vyas, the author of the Mahabharata, used to bathe there. For this trek, no previous trekking experience is required.
Compared to other Himalayan treks, Kedartal is a challenging climb. This hike is intended for experienced hikers and thrill seekers. The journey progresses towards the enormous mountains that surround the glacial lake Kedartal. In this cauldron rise some of the famous mountains like Mount Thalaysagar, Mount Bhrigupanth, Mount Nanda Parvat, Mount Jogin and Mount Gangotri. With river crossings, spider walls and the same height, this trip is really attractive.
The Valley of Flowers trek in Uttarakhand, one of the best trekking trips in India, takes you to Hemkund Sahib, a Sikh pilgrimage site as well as a UNESCO world heritage site. The ride is 55 kilometers long, with a maximum elevation of 3,658 meters. This picturesque valley seems to be in heaven during the rainy season when it is covered in thousands of different types of vibrant high altitude Himalayan wildflowers.
Hampta Pass Trek is a 35 kilometer trek starting from the village of Hampta in the Kullu valley and ending at Chatru in the Lahaul and Spiti valley. The time frame is about 4-5 days, and the maximum altitude is 4400m. The experiences are priceless, and the view is unbelievably beautiful. Snow-covered valleys, thick cedar forests, flowery meadows, crystal-clear rivers and Himalayan birdlife cross your path during your trek.
It’s a short hike through wide meadows, dense forests, lovely streams and unspoiled natural beauty. Dodital, a small lake surrounded by oak and rhododendron trees, is located in the Uttarkashi area at an elevation of 3,000 meters above sea level.