If you’re forever enamoured by the beauty of the Himalayas that span from the North of our country to the far end of Northeast, a great way to enjoy your time there is by going on treks. Especially now, when summer is about to set in, the months of April and May are just about right for one of these adventure trips. So, if you’re planning a trek this summer, consider going to these places.
Trek in West Arunachal Pradesh Circuit
Dense virgin forests, spectacular snow-capped mountains, gushing rivers cutting deep gorges; few other places in the world come close to the raw, rugged beauty of Arunachal Pradesh. The area to the west of the Kameng River, which includes Bomdila and Tawang, is referred to as West Arunachal. This part of Arunachal is mainly dominated by the Monpas, a benevolent Buddhist tribe.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna region in central Nepal is the most geographically and culturally diverse region for trekking. Over 2500 trekkers visit the Annapurna Sanctuary region yearly. Stretched over 2600 sq. km., the area boasts of a variety of diverse cultures, tribes and castes such as the Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Manangis and the Tibetans. This area has sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus and the towering Annapurna Mountains. This area has the world’s deepest river gorge, Kali Gandaki, lying 6900m below some of the world’s largest and most beautiful mountains such as the Annapurna and Fishtail. Flora and fauna are found in abundance in this region; 440 species of birds and animals like the marten, deer, langur and the elusive snow leopard are spotted here.
Trek To Bagini Glacier in Uttarakhand
Dhauli Ganga Valley in Garhwal lies in the uppermost parts of the Higher Himalyan Crystalline of Great Himalaya. You’ll start your trek from a small village called Jumna near the Indo–Tibet border, which lies in the Dhauli Ganga Valley of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. Once you’ve made your excursion to Bagini Glacier, watch for some great views of the Himalayan peaks like Trishul (7074 m), Hardeol (7161 m), Changabang (6864 m), and Dunagiri (7066).
Mardi Himal Trek in Nepal
Mardi Himal is one of the classical treks of the Annapurna Region. It has always been popular among hardcore trekkers and camping groups. Ever since 2011, when teahouses were built en route, it started to get popular among the backpacking trekkers. Major highlights of this trek are panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare and Manaslu range. And major villages you will come across are Pothana, Deurali, Sidhing and Lwang that are full of culture and tradition. Since it’s a recently opened route, you will have to accommodate in basic simple teahouses and home stays.