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20 Best Treks in India for the Adventure Trekking Enthusiasts

20 Best Treks in India for the Adventure Trekking Enthusiasts
Last Updated: August 6, 2019 / First Published: 28 Nov, 2013

A mixture of adventure pleasure and self-realization, trekking in India is an experience of a lifetime!

India offers plenty of opportunities for trekking. The enormous Indian Himalayan ranges in stretch across a vast range while its landscape offers the best trekking tours in India. Every region promises a unique experience. If trekking in the Sikkim Himalayas offers you panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, a trek to Ladakh Himalayas brings you face to face with the surreal beauty of this region. Walking on the Zanskar River is thrilling, while visiting its centuries old monasteries is enlightening. Going on a trek across the Kumaon Himalayas combines spirituality with adventure. In some places, you also get to observe the traditional lifestyle of the people. If you are an avid trekker, or planning a hiking & trekking tour anytime soon, then check out the best 20 treks in Indian Himalayas region.

1. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Area: Sikkim Himalayas
Altitude: 4940m
Duration: 10 days
Season: Mid-March – May, Mid-September – November
Grade: Moderate to Challenging

Kanchenjunga Base Trek is one of the most thrilling treks in India. It is named after Mt. Kanchenjunga, which proclaims its glory at a height of 8586m and stretches across an extensive area called Himalaya Himal. Embarking on this trek allows you to enjoy the panoramic views of the majestic mountains peaks, from Frey Peak to Kabru Peak. Lasting for a period of 8 days, this trek begins at Yuksom, a tiny sleepy village in West Sikkim. Along the course of the trek, you are offered the gorgeous views of Rathong River, lovely orchids, rare birds and evergreen fern plantations. The route of the trek will also bring you face to face with a famous waterfall at the Paha Khola bridge. A major attraction awaits you on the first day at the Prek Chu River. The highlight of this trek, however, is the route that crosses Dzongri. It takes you past the Tshoka hamlet followed by Phedang Pass which offers you panoramic views of Pandim, Thenchinkhang and Jhuponu mountains. While admiring the beauty of the landscape, you also get to enjoy the sightseeing views.

2. Zanskar Frozen River Trek

Zanskar Frozen River Trek

Area: Ladakh Himalaya
Altitude: 3850m
Duration: 13 days
Season: Mid-January – February
Grade: Moderate to Challenging

Walking on the ice-covered river of Zanskar is an ultimate experience for adventure freaks that are keen to enjoy trekking in the Ladakh Himalayas. This trek is also named as Chadar trek (as Chadar means blanket, and the frozen river acts like a blanket). Spring water prevents this icy blanket from completely smothering the river, which in some places, retains its rapids. The trek goes by shuffling along the Chadar that breaks and changes color on the river every few hours! A magnificent and at times challenging trek, with opportunities to enjoy a visit to ancient Buddhist monasteries and secluded villages situated in the Trans Zanskar ranges. At places, the Chadar (ice sheet) does not form a cover over the river. Then, the trekkers have to forge a new trail trekking over snow-covered banks to move down to a spot on the Zanskar river, where the ice is more stable. What sets this trek apart is its matchless experience. Everything about it is exceptional: the panorama, atmosphere, the frozen river, caves, unusual campsites, sledges and the ever changing Chadar.

3. The Sources of Ganges “Gomukh Tapovan Trek”

Gomukh Tapovan Trek

Area: Garhwal Himalaya
Altitude: 4465m
Duration: 9 Days
Season: May – October
Grade: Moderate

The Gomukh Tapovan Trek can be said to be the best trekking destinations in India, both because of the wonderful sightseeing opportunities it provides and the spiritual significance associated with it. The trek along the holy Bhagirathi River takes the tourist right up to the source of the river which is commonly known as Gomukh (which means the cow of the mouth in local language). The camp at Tapovan offers some of the rarest sites in Himalayas i.e. the view of eight enthralling peaks- Bhagirathi I, II, III, Mt. Shivling, Chaturangi, Meru Parvat, Bhirgupanth and Sudarshan. Many other peaks that offer brilliant views of the Gangotri Glacier are also the alluring part of this trek. Gomukh Tapovan trek can however be undertaken by amateurs, provided they possess the physical fitness. During the course of the trek, you will also come huge meadows where tourists can enjoy camping. The towering peaks of the Garhwal Himalayas surrounded Tapovan, which is itself a lush, verdant region. Herds of the blue mountain goats ‘Bharals’, are often spotted here, to the great delight of trekkers.

4. Classical Markha Valley Trek

Markha Valley Trek

Area: Ladakh Himalaya
Altitude: 5150m
Duration: 10 days
Season: Mid-June – Mid-October
Grade: Moderate

One of the most famous treks in Ladakh, the route of this trek makes its way through remote mountain passes and sleepy villages to quaint monastic settlements, all parts of the spectacularly beautiful landscape of Markha Valley. The trek route, which is among the best trekking places in India, passes through monasteries to the pale alpine meadows of Nimaling in the silhouette of Kang Yatze Peak. From this point, trail ascends to the Kongmaru La (the highest point on the trek) with its imposing views of the Karakoram and K2. A tourist can expect accommodation in the parachute tents at most of the villages on the route, thus making this trek known as a ‘tea house trek’. Apart from the outstanding contrast of trekking in a cold desert valley, tourists also get an arresting view of Zanskar and Ladakh ranges, the Kang Yatze (21,000 ft) and Stok Kangri (20,086 ft). The route takes the trekker inside a beautiful Hemis National Park and involves two passes, Ganda La and Kongmaru La. There are many things about this trek which make it so fascinating. There is a part of the trek which requires you to cross the Markha River whose waters are waist deep. You also go across Buddhist villages which exude a serene aura and inexplicably draw you towards them. At another point, you also pass rocky gorges, and doing so quenches your thirst for adventure.

5. The Lord Curzon Trail “Kuari Pass Trek”

Kuari Pass Trek

Area: Garhwal Himalaya
Altitude: 4268m
Duration: 9 days
Season: Mid-April – June and September – November
Grade: Moderate

Extremely famous among trekking enthusiasts, Kuari Pass Trek offers startling vistas of the snow-capped peaks of the Greater Himalayan Range. Also named as Lord Curzon’s trail, this route of this trek goes through the lush valleys, thick forests, and small villages. On reaching Kuari Pass, the trekker is rewarded with panoramic views of the magnificent peaks of Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Kamet, Hathi-Ghodi Parvat and Dronagiri.

6. Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Area: Himachal Pradesh
Altitude: 5335 mts
Duration: 16 days
Season: Mid-June-Mid October
Grade: Challenging

Pin Parvati Pass trek falls in tough treks as one has to walk over the glaciers in the Parvati Valley in Kullu and Pin Valley in Spiti. Starting from Manikaran, this walking & hiking tour passes through several villages as well as breath-taking mountains, verdant meadows and stunning lakes. As the trekker follows the route upstream of Parvati river, he comes across the glaciers. It is a sight which remains lodged in your memory for a long time. Before reaching the Spiti Valley, one has to travel through the Pin Parvati Pass, which is the highest point of this trek. Tourist explores Spiti Valley and its monasteries before going back to Manali through Kaza and Rohtang Pass.

7. Nanda Devi East BC and Milam Glacier Trek

Nanda Devi and Milam Glacier Trek

Area: Kumaon Himalaya
Altitude: 4670m
Duration: 16 days
Season: May – Mid-October
Grade: Moderate to Challenging

This is a wonderful trek in Kumaon Himalayas which explores the fascinating Nanda Devi East Base Camp and astounding Milam Glacier. Kumaon Himalaya is an eye-catching area of the Indian Himalayas which borders Nepal in the western end. This mountain range is also home to Nanda Devi (7,816m), which is its highest peak. This part of the Himalayas has fascinated many eminent explorers and mountaineers, with the majority of them enticed by its mysterious aura and all the tales surroundings it. This trek, counted among the best treks in India, trails the Gori Ganga ravine to the village of Milam and then goes to the East Base Camp. The trail enters one of the most impressive mountain areas of the Himalayas nearby Nanda Devi and the adjoining peaks.

8. In The Shadow of Blue Sheep “Dzongri – Goecha La Trek”

Dzongri Goecha La Trek

Area: Sikkim Himalaya
Altitude: 4940m
Duration: 10 days
Season: Mid-March – June and September – Mid-November
Grade: Moderate

There are many reasons behind the Dzongri-Goecha La Trek being one of the most exciting treks in India. The route for the trek commences from the town of Yuksom, a place famous for its historical significance. Here, you get an opportunity to explore the traditional culture and lifestyle of the people. Another thing which captures your attention is the unique style of wooden fencing which is aesthetically pleasing. Since the trek follows the route through Sikkim Himalayas, you are treated to breath-taking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Tufts of clouds conceal its peaks at times, and brings them out into open view at others, as if its beauty were meant to be admired in stages. At the foothills, vast expanses of greenery and lush meadows stretch themselves out in leisure. What sights are these, and what calming effects they have on the mind! You are also treated to views of Mt. Pandim and Mt. Kabru. Most of all, this trek offers you the luxury of being alone in the company of nature, even as you pass through oak plantations, fields with dancing wild flowers and rhododendron forests.

9. The Shepherd Trail Trek

Shepherd Trail Trek

Area: Himachal Pradesh
Altitude: 4450 mts
Duration: 16 days
Season: Mid-June – Mid-October
Grade: Moderate

The Shepherd’s Trail Trek is famous, among other things, for taking you to the distant and secluded villages, which are open only four to five months in a year. The Shepherd trail trek crosses over the Dhauladhar mountain ranges. ‘Hanuman Ka Tibba’ or ‘White Mountain’ (5,639/18,500 ft), located just behind Dharamshala town, is the highest peak in this range. The trail begins from the outskirts of Manali and ends at shepherd’s village of Bara Bhangal, situated on the banks of the Ravi, one of the main rivers flowing out of these mountains. The sparkling shrubs of Birch and Rhododendron pave the way to the pass after which a descent directs you to an exquisite walk through the verdant forests and over the debris of glaciers. The above-mentioned trekking tours in India guarantee a complete adventure trip in the Himalayan foothills. These destinations are just perfect for the adventure enthusiasts planning for adventure holidays!

10. Chopta Chandrashila Trek

Chopta Chadrashila Trek

Area: Garhwal Himalaya
Altitude: 3962m
Duration: 5 days
Season: March – June and September – December
Grade: Moderate

There are many reasons behind the Chopta Chandrashila Trek being one of the most famous high altitude treks in North India. It is one of those treks which can be undertaken throughout the year. During the course of this trek, trekkers are treated to 360°views of various Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi and Trishul. You also get to view the beauty of the alpine vegetation, for which this region is so famous. There are two to three routes which are suggested as the starting point for Chandrashila Trek. These are Kund Camp and Sari Village. A particularly beautiful part of the trek is the stretch from Sari to Deoria Tal. Along the way, you are treated to the sights of quiet farms and cottages to temples located at occasional intervals. A hawa ghar inside a maple forest is a major attraction. The highlight of the trip, however, is when you go past the 1000-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located at a height of almost 10,000ft, it is renowned for being the highest Lord Shiva Temple.

11. Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Trek

Area: Garhwal Himalaya
Altitude: 5029m
Duration: 8 days
Season: April – June
Grade: Moderate

Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, the Roopkund Trek is one of the most popular treks in Uttarakhand. There are few places as mysterious, and thrilling, as Roopkund in Uttarakhand. It is famous for its five hundred skeletons which are found at its edge. These human skeletons are believed to date back to the Palaeolithic Age. For this reason, it is called the Mystery Lake. Several routes are followed to reach Roopkund, with the most common among these being that which passes through Lohajung. The route takes you past meadows, waterfalls and places such as Bedni Bugyal and Trishul. A particularly fascinating part of the trek is the climb to the snow covered mountain of Chang Ma. Once you reach the lake, you are immediately struck by the ancient aura exuded by it.

12. Valley of Flowers Trek

Valley of Flowers Trek

Area: Garhwal Himalaya
Altitude: 4389m
Duration: 7 days
Season: Mid-July – Mid-August
Grade: Moderate

The Valley of Flowers, located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overlooked by the magnificent Zanskar ranges, this region boasts more than 300 kinds of alpine flowers, besides a biodiversity which has remained relatively untouched. The best time for visiting it is the monsoon season, because this is when the flowers are in full bloom. The trek also passes Devprayag, where trekkers get to watch the confluence of the two rivers, Bhagirathi and Alaknanda. These come together to form the River Ganges. The highlight of the trip is when you reach the Valley of Flowers. The valley is clothed in the most colorful flowers which belong to different species and varieties. Some of the most commonly spotted flowers in this region are marigold, poppies, daisies and primulas. The park is also home to several kinds of medicinal plants and a few endangered animals. The Valley of Flowers is a part of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, which is a part of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve.

13. Adi Kailash Trek

Adi Kailash Trek

Area: Kumaon Himalaya
Altitude: 6191 m
Duration: 12 days
Season: June – October
Grade: Moderate

The Adi Kailash Trek is one of the religious treks in India which takes you in the heart of the Himalayan ranges, and always finds a place amongst 10 of the best hiking destinations in India. According to various mythological legends in Hinduism, there are eight mountains in the country which resembles the OM symbol. So far, only one of them has been discovered. This is called the Om Parvat or Adi Kailash, the magic mountain. Standing at an elevation of 6191m in the district of Dharchula, it bears a close resemblance to Mt. Kailash, thus getting its name Adi Kailash. The trek is certainly not easy and requires some kind of experience in trekking. The trek commences form Lakhanpur, which can be reached by a 50 km drive from Darchula.

The trek route covers the area of Lamari, Budhi, Nabhi, Nampha, Kutti, Jyollingkong, Nabidhang, Kala Pani and Om Parvat. During the course of the trek, you also get an opportunity to admire the magnificent mountain ranges of Annapurna, Kali River, forests and the famous Narayana Ashram. The trek takes you to Kali Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali. The highlight of the trek is when your eyes meet the Aum Parbat and you realize that the stories you heard of its resembling the syllable OM is indeed true. The famous water bodies in this area are Parvati Sarovar, Gauri Kund and Aachri Tal.

14. Auli Gorson Bugyal

Auli Gorson Bugyal Trek

Area: Kumaon Himalaya
Altitude: 6191 m
Duration: 5 days
Season: June – October
Grade: Moderate

The Auli Gorson Bugyal Trek is one of the most famous treks in Uttarakhand. The trek takes you past the most beautiful places in the Garhwal Himalayas region. You go past meadows where small colorful plants dance vigorously in the wind and delight your mind. The alpine forests with trees like deodar and oak are pleasing to the eyes and enhance the aesthetic appeal of the place in a big way. While Auli is clothed with bright and expressive flowers in summers, it becomes a highly sought after skiing destination during winters, thanks to the mountains which get covered in ice. In fact, it is this rapid changes in its landscape which makes Auli such a highly sought after tourist destination. This trek is also famous with the tourists because it is relatively less difficult.

15. Dodital Trek

Dodital Trek

Area: Garhwal Himalaya
Altitude: 3085 m
Duration: 7 days
Season: March – June and September – December
Grade: Moderate

Located at an altitude of 3310m above sea level, Dodital trek is one of the most beautiful treks in North India. It is named after the rare Himalayan trout, which is known as Dodi in the local language. This trek starts from Dehradun and continues to Uttarkashi. From there, you reach a small and sleepy village called Sangam Chati. This is followed by a steep climb all the way to Agoda settlement. An enjoyable experience during the trek is camping, which is done in close proximity to the rivulet at Bhebra. As you pass the rhododendron, oak, bamboo and pine forests, the beauty of the surrounding landscape gradually unfolds before your eyes. The mind delights at the sounds of the birds chirping and the sights of valleys in the distance. The trek also gives you a dash of adrenaline, if adventure is what you seek. The trek route also takes you past a steep ridge and brings you quite close to the Himalayan ranges. Once you reach the Dodital Lake and its mesmerizing beauty, you realize that every part of this difficult trek was completely worth it. The pure blue and silent waters of the Dodital Lake plays a large part in lending tranquillity to the surroundings. If you are attracted to avi fauna, you will find much to celebrate here. Some of the variety of birds which you can expect to see during the course of this trek are Grey Tit, Himalayan Babbler, Brown Fronted Woodpecker, Red Billed Blue Magpie and Bush Robin.

16. Tso Moriri Lake Trek

Tso Moriri Lake Trek

Area: Ladakh Himalaya
Altitude: 4595 m
Duration: 11 days
Season: Mid-June – September
Grade: Moderate

Tso Moriri Lake Trek is a thrilling trek to one of the highest altitude lakes in the trans-Himalayan region in India. The lake, located at an altitude of 4594m, is surrounded by Ladakh to the north, Tibet to the east and Zanskar to the west. Taking a trek to the lake, one of the most beautiful places in India, also promises to be a thrilling affair. Apart from witnessing the incredible beauty of the region, you also get to admire the various species of Himalayan mammals. The route for the trek covers several mountain passes, one of which is Tanglang La, situated at an altitude of 5332m. Another fascinating place which it covers is Horlamkongkala, located at an altitude of 4900m. The route further makes it way towards Yalungnyaula, seated at an altitude of 5440m approx. From here, you are treated to the incredible views of Lake Moriri. This promises to be one of the most beautiful sights during the trek. It is hardly surprising then, that this trek attracts people from all parts of the world. This thrilling trekking trail also lets you explore the Chang Thang region, which means, the high altitude plateau.

17. Chenab Valley Trek

Chenab Valley Trek

Area: Garhwal Himalaya
Altitude: 2050 m
Duration: 9 days
Season: June – September
Grade: Moderate

This trek is great for those who love the company of nature along with the solitude that comes with it. The Chenab Valley Trek takes you to the ephemeral beauty of Chenab Lake. The lake, located in the Chenab Valley of Uttarakhand, is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Uttarakhand. It is also one of the trek which lets you explore the beauty of the Alpine region. Counted among the best treks in India, there are many reasons which endears it to trekkers. The trekking route takes you past the village of Chai, which wins the heart of visitors by its splendid beauty and isolation. A particularly delightful part of the tour is when your eyes are treated to the magnificent beauty of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Dronagiri. The trek also lets you enjoy the floral beauty of this region, with flowers like orchids, marigold and daisies being the prominent among them. A highlight of the trek is when you reach Dhar Kharak, the valley clothed with almost 500 species of flowers, along with several varieties of medicinal plants in the valley.

18. Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek

Area: Pir Panjal Range
Altitude: 4270m
Duration: 9 days
Season: September – Mid-October
Grade: Moderate

Hampta Pass Trek is one of the highly sought after treks in North India.It is also considered to be the easiest of all treks in Himachal Pradesh. That perhaps explains its popularity. This trek is all about experiencing the beauty of the region. Wide green pastures, rolling meadows, glacial valleys and picturesque landscapes, these are some of the faces of nature that this trek introduces you to. During a certain point in the trek, you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of Lahaul and Spiti valleys as well as the mountain ranges of Spiti and Pir Panjal. This trek also offers you adventure in good measure, as you get a chance to camp at Chandra Taal. Hampta Pass lies at an altitude of 4270m and stretches across the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. The landscape here is such that it compels you to stare at it until you are lost in a train of thoughts, and that’s certainly one of the reasons why it is so popular among international tourists. Slopes of mountains extend gracefully to meet the meadow below. Throughout the course of the trek, the fabulous views of the snow-capped Dhauladhar peaks remain with you, while the gentle murmurs of the streams and rivulets reach your ears. If nature’s beauty is what you seek, then you will get that in abundance here.

19. Kinner Kailash Trek

Kinner Kailash Trek

Area: Kinnaur Kailash Trek
Altitude: 5242m
Duration: 8 days
Season: July – September
Grade: Difficult

Mt. Kinner Kailash is situated at an amazing height of almost 6050m, and the Kinner Kailash trek is counted among the best mountain escapes in the Himalayas. It is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva from where he exercises control over the universe. It holds immense religious significance for the Hindus because of the enormous Shiva Lingam which is the representation of Lord Shiva. Vertically shaped, the rock formation stands proudly at a height of almost 79 ft. The color of the Shivalinga changes as the day passes. Devotees to this place often Performa circumambulation which starts from Kalpa via Triung Valley and back to Kalpa via Sangla Valley. You also get to visit the Tabo monastery during the course of the trek. The monastery is over a thousand years old and one of the most popular tourist attractions in this region.

20. Green Lake Trek

Green Lake Trek

Area: North Sikkim Himalaya
Altitude: 5050m
Duration: 13 days
Season: Mid-April & Mid-October
Grade: Difficult

There are not many place where you can still see the raw beauty of nature. North Sikkim is one such place, and the Green Lake Trek takes you to this part of the country whose charm lies in its untouched beauty. The landscape here is dotted with icy lake, mountains, colorful meadows and dense forests. The trek is named after Green Lake, which offers incredible views of Mt. Kanchenjunga along with other majestic peaks. Along the course of the trek, you will be taken to incredible sight of Phodong Monastery, Kabi Longstok, Mangan, Changthang & Lachen. An especially beautiful trail is the one from Zema to Talem. The entire route is dotted with boulders and thick rhododendron forests. The most fascinating part of this trek is the Icy Green Lake Trek, which takes you all the way up to the Green Lake, and treats you to views of Simvo, Twin Peaks, Siniolchu and Nepal Peaks.

Some Trekking Tips Which Would be Useful

Trekking Tips

To make the most of your adventure outdoors, it would be useful to follow these trekking tips.

  • Begin Your Training for Trekking Early: Ask any experienced trekker and he will tell you that it is never too early to start preparing yourself for a trekking tour. The preparation involves not just physical but also mental toughness. Start building your strength and fitness step by step, giving your body enough time to rest, relax and adapt. Do not try to do too much at once, because doing so puts unnecessary pressure on your body. This way, you will gain the required fitness without putting yourself up for injury.
  • Always Select the Right Footwear: It is extremely important to select the appropriate footwear for your trek, if you want to make the most of it. Always go for a standard hiking shoe which will provide protection to your ankles. Pay specific attention to the ankle cuffs while buying a shoe. If they are too high, they made cause irritation to the achilles tendon located at the base of your calf. It is best to go for an ankle cuff that is placed at the back. Make sure you are acclimatized to your trekking shoes before in hand so that they don’t cause blisters during the trek itself.
  • Strengthen Your Legs by Visiting the Gym: Trekking requires you to walk a lot and have strong cardiovascular fitness. It is extremely important to have strong legs. Without them, you cannot expect to complete or even enjoy your treks. Ideally, you should begin your leg training months before the actual trek itself. Apart from walking, you can visit the gym and perform a variety of other exercises that impart strength to your legs like weighted squats, leg presses, bodyweight squats and lunges. When combined, these exercise work all the parts of your legs and lend them strength and endurance, both of which are essential components in trekking.
  • It is Helpful to Use Walking Poles During Trekking: Using walking poles is one of the most important things to do while trekking. Doing so brings about a massive difference to your overall trekking experience. Because they are lightweight and telescopic, they reduce the pressure on your knees significantly and also endow you with two extra legs (if you can call them that) especially during steep climbs. Their benefits however, are not just limited to walking. They can also be used to clear any dense vegetation creating a hurdle in your path, besides being put to different uses in a campsite. Walking poles are definitely something you would not want to miss.
  • Practice Walking with Your Backpack: Your backpack will be your constant companion during your trekking holiday. You will have to get used to it, and a great way of doing that is using your loaded backpack as part of your training program until you get used its weight and position on your body. It is also important to select the right kind of model. Go for one which allows adjustable chest and waist straps so that it can be perfectly placed on your back. Backpacks having external compression straps are also important as they don’t allow the load to shift to one side of the body.
  • Make Water Your Friend and Always Stay Hydrated: As obvious as it sounds, trekkers often forget to follow this simple rule. It hardly matters whether you live in a hot or cool climate. The amount of fluids required by your body will increase by a large percentage while trekking, as you lose a great amount of sweat. It is said that you should never reach the stage where you feel thirsty while trekking. If that happens, it means you are probably dehydrated and your body has been craving liquids for a long time. What you should do is to always remain hydrated and drink water at regular intervals. One way of determining if you are dehydrated is taking the urine test. A pale straw color is a sign that you are properly hydrated while anything darker means that you need to increase your water intake.

Some Tips for Responsible Trekking

Responsible Trekking

These are some of the tips which should be followed by every responsible trekker.

  • Don’t leave garbage behind you: One of the foremost responsibilities of a trekker is that he cares for his environment as much as his happiness. You should, as a responsible trekker, always remember to clean your environment after you in the same condition as you found it. While items like soda cans and food wrappers are enormously harmful to the environment, cigarette buds and toilet paper are equally harmful. Always carry a trash bag with you to dispose any leftover products as well as reusable containers which can be put to multiple purposes. In cases where you don’t have access to camp toilets, waste should be safely buried in a hole and then covered properly.
  • Respect the local culture: As a trekker, you should always the local customs and traditions of any country, region or area. Though they may be fascinating to you, the local people take them as seriously as you would your own. If you want to take photographs, it is always advised to seek their permission, and accept their refusal politely if they choose to do so. You should never distribute gifts and other items to the local people as this can encourage begging and increase the distance between locals and tourists.
  • Enjoy sightseeing, but responsibly: It is always important to respect the local traditions and laws of the land while enjoying sightseeing or visiting places which are considered sacred by locals. There are rules and regulations while visiting some places, especially religious sites. If a place requires you to cover yourself with a scarf, do so. If at another place, you are required to remove your footwear, do so without asking any questions. While flouting some of the rules may be disrespectful in some countries, it may get you arrested in others. Enjoy sightseeing, but do so with pleasure.

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Having an experience of more than 16 yrs in the Himalayas, Arun is the main driving force & mentor at the Peak Adventure Tours, a leading adventure travel agency in India offers trekking tours in Indian Himalayas including Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet. A long history with exceptional experiences he is the “Marathon Man” in the field of adventure. Today Arun looks after the Peak Adventure and shapes & designs the venture of the organization. He is contributing to this blog as a regular guest author.

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