Beautiful High Altitude Treks In Himachal
Kinnaur Kailash Circuit Trek
Kinnaur Kailash Circuit Trek is an outstanding spiritual excursion in Himachal Pradesh, taking you to Lord Shiva’s winter residence. According to folklore, during the month of January, Lord Shiva would convene a gathering of all gods and goddesses at this location. This 11-day trip begins in Thangi hamlet near Chail, passes through picturesque Charang Village, over the high mountain pass of Charang La at 17,200 feet above sea level, and concludes in Manali through Chitkul, Tabo, and Losar. Kinner Kailash Shivling, which stands 79 feet tall and 30-40 feet broad, is the trek’s main feature. The Great Himalayan Mountain Range, including Mt. Jorkandan and Mt. Rangrik, may be seen from the Shivling. You can also shorten the journey by traveling to Tangling and then trekking to Kinner Kailash.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp is located in Nepal’s northern area, at a cloud-piercing height of 13,550 feet. Starting from Banthanti and ending at Annapurna Base Camp, you’ll be able to take in the majestic heights of gigantic Himalayan mountains. This excursion takes you through Oak, Pine, Rhododendron, and lush green rice fields etched with a diamond-like blanket of snow amidst beautiful slopes of misty valleys. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes place across a large portion of the Annapurna Conservation Area. You’ll be going across the Modi River and seeing some of the 7000-8000m peaks. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is said to be a Moderate to Difficult level of difficulty. The best Time To take up this Trek to Annapurna Base Camp is from Feb to May and also between Oct to Dec.
Stok Kangri Trek
This trek will not only take you to incredible heights but will also test your endurance at every step. The Stok Kangri Trek is one of the most demanding treks in Ladakh, requiring not just hiking but also climbing, steep trekking through severe snow sections, mountain trekking, and everything else that can be nerve-wracking. This adventurous walk begins in Sumdo and continues via Shang Phu to Shang La, where you may see wolves. On your way to Matho La, you’ll journey down to Tokpo Rivera and through Gangpoche. Then make your way to a ridge with a spectacular view of Saltoro Kangri. You’ll then hike across meadows that run parallel to the stream. Then it’s time for the Stok Kangri Trek.
Auden’s Col Trek
Auden’s Col Trek, one of the most difficult treks in the Garhwal mountains, was found in 1935 by John Bicknell Auden, a British Geographical Survey official. And it was for this reason that the trip was given its name. The trekking journey is a memorable one for forming a linkage between the north-west ridge of Gangotri III, which stands at a height of 6580 metres, and the ridge coming from Jogin I, which stands at a height of about 6465 metres on the east. The trekking starts from Gangotri and goes through Nala Camp, Rudugaira Base Camp, Basecamp Gangotri Group, and Auden Col Base Camp before ending at Auden Col Base Camp.
Darcha Padum Trek
There’s something about the Darcha Padum Trek. It’s tough, but adventurers don’t give up despite numerous wounds and slits because the sights are so enticing. This trekking spot is at an altitude of about 5090 m. By choosing this journey, you will get to see the Lahaul area as well as all three of Ladakh’s main areas. The hike entails trudging through various high mountains, magnificent valleys, soaring glaciers, and crossing river streams, in addition to ascending up the hill. Starting from the Darcha in the Lahaul valley, the walk will take you through areas like Palamo, Zanskar Sumdo, Chuminakpo, Lakong, Purne, and Ichar before arriving in Padum.
Panpatai Col Trek
Before we begin, let me give you a brief disclaimer: many people have attempted this walk, and the majority of them have lost their way and never returned. You must have grasped Panpatia Col Trek’s gravity after reading this brief but bombastic introduction. The journey is difficult, which is maybe why it is quirky, but it is unique in that it connects Uttarakhand’s two most hallowed landmarks, Badrinath and Kedarnath. The walk begins in Badrinath and continues via Dumkal Kharak to Nilkanth Khal. You will then travel to the snout of the Panpatia Glacier and then to the Panpatia plateau. The trail leads to Maidagala Tal after passing through Panpatia plateau and crossing Panpatia Col. After that, you’ll begin travelling downward to Ransi.