Delhi offers some of the best an scenic trekking spots for avid trekkers an beginners. The fun part is that they are not very far from the city!
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary Trek - 296 Kms
The wildlife sanctuary is a part of famous Rajaji National Park and is regarded as one of the top tourist destinations in Mussoorie. Although you can reach the sanctuary by hiring buses and taxis that are available from Dehradun and Mussoorie, but the best way to explore the region and the wilderness is by trekking to it.
Rishikesh Trek - 233 Kms
Rishikesh is one such place that attracts pilgrims as well as adventure seekers. Situated in the foothills of Himalayas beside Ganga River, Rishikesh is a hub for meditation and yoga and several adventure activities. over the years it has earned the reputation of being one of the best adventure sports spots in the country. River rafting, bungee jumping, trekking, hiking, you name it all, Rishikesh is the hub for adventure sports activities. Since Rishikesh is located at the foothills of Himalayas, it leads up to several trekking routes in the Garhwal region of Uttrakhand.
Roopkund Trek - 308 Kms
Roopkund is located in the in the Chamoli district of Garhwal region, at an altitude of nearly 4,800 meters. It is considered as one of the best sites for trekking in Garhwal as it offers pleasing views of the Himalayas.
There are many routes for a trek to Roopkund but the most common route taken by travellers through Lohajung. The trek is about 53 kms long and can be completed in 7 to 8 days. The trail takes you through beautiful landscapes including some plains or flat areas where you can camp during the night.
Bhadraj Hill Trek - 332 Kms
Kufri Trek - 367 Kms
Kufri, from the word “Kufr” meaning lake, is a tiny hill station located just 13 kms from Shimla. It was developed as a tourist destination by the British in the 19 th century and has continued to delight the tourists since. Located at 9000 ft, it is an ideal destination for trekkers and adventure sport lovers. One can trek to Manali, Shimla, Fagu and Rewalsar from here.
Hiking to the Mahasu peak, through the beautiful deodar and spruce forest, should be in every trekker and nature lover’s bucket list.
Nag Tibba Trek - 374 Kms
Despite being relatively unknown, Nag Tibba is a trekkers delight. It is the highest peak (9,915 ft) of the Garhwal Himalayas and can be considered one of the best weekend treks around Delhi. The Nag Tibba trek trail is circular like a serpent, where the finish point is different from the start point.
The trek is known for its lovely contrast of trails while ascending and descending. The trek takes you through dense forests abundant in flora and fauna and presents stunning views of Bandarpoonch peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon valley and the snow peaks of Chanabang. While descending, the trail takes you through a completely contrasting landscape of a dense mixed forest of Oak, Rhododendron, Cider and Alpine.
Hatu Peak Trek - 431 Kms
Hatu Peak Trek offers everything that one might expect in a full-fledged trek – tall pine forests, enchanting mountain views, beautiful meadows and the thrill of walking on a rocky terrain!The trek starts at Narkhanda, 63 km from Shimla. So, it is perfect weekend trek from Delhi.
The summit overlooks Narkhanda and offers a splendid view of the surrounding hills and valleys of Shimla, Rohru and Theog.
Deoriatal Trek - 429 Kms
Nestled at a height of 2438 meters above sea level, Deoriatal serves as a popular trekking destination in Uttarakhand, owing to ease of access and the breathtaking scenic beauty it offers. The trek is excellent for those who have just stepped into the trekking shoes as the trail is just about 2 kms and is a moderate to easy climb.
Deoriatal attracts seasoned trekkers as well for the visual delights it offers of the Himalayan mountains, rhododendron forests, meadows and the wide range of of flora and fauna. Deoriatal can also be called as a birders’ trail as there are thousands of birds to sight and photograph.
Kedarkantha Trek - 439 Kms
Blessed with unsurpassed natural beauty the Kedarkantha Peak is one of the most sought after snow trekking destinations in India. The falling winter snow onto the fringed pine trees offers mesmerizing pictorial view and the view of the Mighty Himalayas from the trails right to the top is breathtaking.
Perched at a height of 3810 meters Kedarkanthatha is an ideal trekking trail which covers a consolidated distance of 20 kms. The trekking trail is not very difficult which makes it a favorite amongst the first time trekkers who want enjoy the beauty of nature at its purest form.
Mayali Pass Trek - 454 Kms
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Triund Trek - 476 Kms
Situated at an altitude of 2.082 meters, Triund is easily the most popular trekking spot in Dharamshala. The 10kms long trek is fairly easy and attracts a lot of tourist every year from India and all over the world.
The starting point of Triund trek is Gallu. You can either hire a taxi from Mcleod Ganj till Gallu or you can start the trek right from Mcleod Ganj. From Gallu the trek trail goes through a beautiful forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron trees. There is also an option of starting the trek from Bhagsu Nag.
Hampta Pass Trek - 550 Kms
If you are an amateur or a beginner in trekking than you must undertake the trek to Hampta Pass. Located at an altitude of 14, 100 ft, it is India’s one of the favorite adventure zones, this trekking trail is voted among the easiest of trails and most attractive to beginners. However the effortless trek does not compromise with the enchanting and captivating scenic beauty it offers.
Keerganga Trek - 550 Kms
Popular for its stunning views and hot springs, Kheerganaga trek is tiring yet rejuvenating. Kheerganga located in Parvati Valley of Kullu district at an altitude of 2960 meters. The trek starts from Barshaini, where Parvati and Tosh Rivers merge into each other. It’s not just no reaching the destination, but the trek itself offers exhilarating experience. Walking through some swingy wooden bridges, with the tremendous river flowing underneath literally makes your heart skip a beat.
Bedni Bugyal Trek
Bedni Bugyal is a beautiful vast green meadow adorned with flowers in endless varieties, located at the border of Garhwal region in Chamoli district of Uttrakhand. Apart from the greenery and natural vegetation, there is a small lake, known as Vaitarni lake, situated in the midst of the meadow, reflecting the beautiful surroundings and the Trishul peak.