Stunning Himalayan Treks That Need To Be Your Weekend Getaway!
Himalayan treks, while sounding a bit tough, are truly great weekend escapes from a crowded Delhi city! While most of the Himalayan Treks are for avid trekkers, there are treks that are easy and can be done over the weekend by beginners. These treks wouldn't take more than 2 or 3 days and have a total balance between adventure and fun while on the trek. We have a list of treks that can be done over just a couple of days.
1. Prashar Lake Trek
This one of the best treks to get on for a weekend. The trek is a moderately difficult level trek. The trail shows some lovely stretches of landscapes along the way. The Prashar Lake, a blue water lake is at an altitude of 8,900 ft, surround by the magnificent Dhauladar Ranges, the trek takes up to 5 hours ascend on the first day. Camp atop the mountain for the night and descend the next day. The floating island on the lake is a sight to see.
2. Nag Tibba Trek
The trek trails though dense forest patches and scenic surroundings of the various Himalayan Ranges including Kedarnath, Gangotri group, Dhoon Valley and more. The highest the trekkers will reach upto on this trek would be 9,915 ft. This is mostly possible for a weekend trek because, you can drive up to the base of Nag Tibba and then ascend.
3. Triund Trek
The Triund Trek, not very far from Dharamshala, is one of the most fun and easy treks along the Himalayas, making for a great weekend trek. With the Kangra Valley taking your breath away, the Triund has the perfect spots to pitch tents for a fun camping after watching the lovely sunset from up there. 9,760 ft will be the highest altitude on this trek.
4. Binsar Trek
Binsar Trek is perfect for avid birdwatchers. The trail shows some stunning pine, oak and deodar forest patches along the way, letting the trekker wander through some rich fauna along the Himalayas. This is an easy level trek, perfect for beginners. The highest peak along the the trail is up 7,900 ft at Binsar National Park. The trek makes for a great short getaway.