High Altitude trekking: A first timer’s guide 

Trekking has been a thrilling activity among adventure junkies since always. It is one of the finest ways to get close to nature while testing your mental and physical fitness with like-minded individuals. Let us have a look at some of the many high elevation treks in India jotted below:-

Annapurna Trek – Annapurna Trek in Central Nepal is an amazing trek in the mountains with routes featuring immense natural beauty all around. The trek encircles the Annapurna Massif and indulges passing two river valleys. The highest point of the trek lies 5,416 meters that almost touches the Tibetan Plateau. The views from Thorong La pass, the highest point of the trek are worth the challenging journey.

Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh –Ladakh is known for its stunning beauty and variety of terrains. The renowned Markha Valley Trek features the opportunity of trekking through terrains like dry mountain ranges, tiny villages, streams with crystal clear water, vast fields and so much more. The highlight of the trek is that it lets you get close to the Tibetan culture and locals while trekking around.

Kedarnath Trek – Kedarnath is a renowned holy pilgrimage center for the Hindus lying at an elevation of 3,584 meters. The Kedarnath Trek begins from a popular hot water spring, Gaurikund. The route further boasts dense forest covers and sparkling waterfalls. When reaching further away during the trek one gets to relish the stunning views of Mandakini Valley and Chaukhamba Peaks. What’s furthermore beautiful about the Kedarnath Trek is the serenity at the Vasukital Lake location.


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Gangotri Gomukh Trek – How does trekking to the source of pious Ganga sounds to you? The Gangotri Gomukh Trek takes you to the Gangotri glacier that happens to be the starting point of the Ganges. The route lets you witness immense undisturbed beauty with a wide and rare range of flora and fauna including the blue mountain goats. The view of the glacier being surrounded by big mountains on all sides is a magnificent sight to behold.

Everest Base Camp Treks – Everest base camps include two campsites on the opposite sides of Mount Everest namely North Base Camp and South Base Camp featuring a height of 5,150 meters and 5,364 meters respectively. This trek is ideal for those who desire to relish the beauty of the mighty Himalayas on a peaceful getaway with friends.

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