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Difficult Treks in India

For the experienced mountaineers & trekkers, the toughest treks in India are about walking on a frozen river; scaling up to 6000 m altitude; enduring bone-chilling temperature; steep ascents over ice and scree; and even attempting a summit. So, prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime and join us at Tour My India to challenge yourself and test your strength in the Indian Himalayas.

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Best Treks for Experienced Trekkers in India

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11 Nights - 12 Days

Adi Kailash Trek

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12 Nights - 13 Days

Snow Leopard Trek

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images3800 mts images80 Km
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12 Nights - 13 Days

Frozen River Trek

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7 Nights - 8 Days

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

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images4,300 mts images76 Km
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11 Nights - 12 Days

Bara Bhangal Trek

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images4878 mts images30 Km
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11 Nights - 12 Days

Kugti Pass Trek

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images5090 mts images60 Km
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13 Nights - 14 Days

Thamsar Pass Trek

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images4550 mts images98 Km
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10 Nights - 11 Days

Kinner Kailash Parikrama Trek

images imagesHimachal
images5242 mts images35 Km
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15 Nights - 16 Days

Green Lake Trek

images imagesSikkim
images4935 mts images92 Km
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16 Nights - 17 Days

Nanda Devi East Base Camp

images imagesKumaon
images4000 mts images150 Km
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20 Nights - 21 Days

Nanda Devi Inner Sanctuary Trek

images imagesGarhwal
images4900 mts images165 Km
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17 Nights - 18 Days

Auden's Col Trek

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Popular Difficult Trekking Tours in India

  • Uttarakhand
  • Ladakh
  • Sikkim
  • Himachal
  • Kashmir

Popular Difficult Treks in Uttarakhand

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11 Nights - 12 Days

Adi Kailash Trek

images imagesKumaon
images3987 mts images76 Km
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16 Nights - 17 Days

Nanda Devi East Base Camp

images imagesKumaon
images4000 mts images150 Km
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20 Nights - 21 Days

Nanda Devi Inner Sanctuary Trek

images imagesGarhwal
images4900 mts images165 Km
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11 Nights - 12 Days

Kanari Khal Trek

images imagesGarhwal
images4515 mts images96 Km
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12 Nights - 13 Days

Nandi Kund Trek

images imagesGarhwal
images4805 mts images120 Km
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15 Nights - 16 Days

Masar Tal Lake Trek Via Khatling Glacier

images imagesGarhwal
images5000 mts images98 Km
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13 Nights - 14 Days

Panpatia Col Trek

images imagesGarhwal
images5260 mts images135 Km
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8 Nights - 9 Days

Chenap Valley Trek

images imagesGarhwal
images4750 mts images60 Km

Popular Difficult Treks in Ladakh

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12 Nights - 13 Days

Snow Leopard Trek

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images3800 mts images80 Km
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9 Nights - 10 Days

Stok Kangri Trek

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images6125 mts images80 Km
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24 Nights - 25 Days

Darcha Lamayuru Trek

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12 Nights - 13 Days

Frozen River Trek

images imagesLadakh
images3850 mts images80 Km
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16 Nights - 17 Days

Markha Valley & Stok Kangri Trek

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18 Nights - 19 Days

Darcha Padum Trek

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18 Nights - 19 Days

Southern Zanskar Trek

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images5526 mts images115 Km
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19 Nights - 20 Days

Spiti to Ladakh Trek

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images5577 mts images140 Km

Popular Difficult Treks in Sikkim

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15 Nights - 16 Days

Green Lake Trek

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images4935 mts images92 Km

Popular Difficult Treks in Himachal

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10 Nights - 11 Days

Kinner Kailash Parikrama Trek

images imagesHimachal
images5242 mts images35 Km
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11 Nights - 12 Days

Bara Bhangal Trek

images imagesHimachal
images4878 mts images30 Km
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11 Nights - 12 Days

Kugti Pass Trek

images imagesHimachal
images5090 mts images60 Km
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13 Nights - 14 Days

Thamsar Pass Trek

images imagesHimachal
images4550 mts images98 Km
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16 Nights - 17 Days

Kalihani Pass Trek

images imagesHimachal
images5078 mts images145 Km
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16 Nights - 17 Days

Shepherd Trail Gaddi Trek

images imagesHimachal
images4800 mts images140 Km
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10 Nights - 11 Days

Bhaba Pass Trek

images imagesHimachal
images5260 mts images86 Km
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11 Nights - 12 Days

Charang Valley Trek

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images5260 mts images60 Km

Popular Difficult Treks in Kashmir

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7 Nights - 8 Days

Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

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images4,300 mts images76 Km
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5 Nights - 6 Days

Chattargul Mahlish Gangabal Trek

images imagesKashmir
images4000 mts images32 Km
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6 Nights - 7 Days

Bandiopra Gangabal Naranag Trek

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7 Nights - 8 Days

Tulail Gangabal Naranag Trek

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11 Nights - 12 Days

Sonamarg Vishansar Bandipora Trek

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International Trekking destinations

  • Bhutan
  • Nepal

Bhutan Trekking Holidays

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11 Nights - 12 Days

Bhutan Sagala Trek

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11 Nights - 12 Days

Druk Path Trek Bhutan

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11 Nights - 12 Days

Bhutan Festival Trek

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11 Nights - 12 Days

Bhutan Snowman Trek

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11 Nights - 12 Days

Chomolhari Trek

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11 Nights - 12 Days

Bhutan Laya Trek

Nepal Trekking Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which are the toughest treks in India?

Chadar Trek/Frozen Lake Trek in Ladakh, Auden’s Col Trek and Kalindi Khal in Uttarakhand; Pin Bhabha Pass and Kanamo Peak Trek in Himachal Pradesh; and Goecha La, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek are some of the toughest treks in India.

Q.What is the difficulty level of a tough trek in India?

Tough treks in India require you to ascend above 4000 m with the possibility of rugged terrains, steep ascents, and extreme climatic conditions. Each day of trekking requires walking of 10 or more hours.

Q. What are the most challenging treks in Uttarakhand?

Some of the most challenging treks in Uttarakhand are:

  • Auden’s Col
  • Kalindi Khal
  • Pangarchulla
  • Bali Pass
  • Panpatia Col
  • Lamkhaga

Q.What are the most difficult treks in Sikkim?

The most difficult treks in Sikkim are:

  • Goecha La
  • Kanchenjunga Base Camp
  • Kasturi Orar Round Trek

Q.Which are the most challenging treks in Himachal Pradesh?

The most challenging treks found in Himachal Pradesh are:

  • Kang La
  • Pin Bhabha Pass
  • Kinner Kailash
  • Parang La

Why TMI for Trekking Holidays

  • Experienced

    An experienced trekking tour operator, with a team of an experienced adventure enthusiast ensure to give our clients well-designed trekking tour packages.

  • Certified

    We are certified by major tour and travel associations in India and world like IATA, IATO, TAAI, IMF & MOT (Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India).

  • Happy Customers

    TMI has received numerous accolades from its happy customers for its excellent services and best adventure holidays.

  • Local Offices

    We have local office in Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, & Himachal Pradesh for our customers to find assistance anytime and anywhere.

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About Best Treks in India for Experienced Trekkers

Trekking in the Indian Himalayas is physically demanding and rewarding at the same time. These mountains are welcoming to all but they are a good companion to those who push their limits and are ready to accept challenges.

From Ladakh in the north with its rugged terrains and adverse temperature to Sikkim in Northeast with lesser-explored regions and strenuous trekking trails, there are tough treks awaiting to challenge you in the Indian Himalayas.

Amongst the most popular difficult treks in India is the Frozen Lake Trek/Chadar Trek in Ladakh that requires walking on the frozen River Zanskar that too in the peak winter season. Other challenging treks can be found in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh where the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas add to the adventure. 

Auden’s Col, Kalindi Khal, Panpatia Col, Lamkhaga Trek are some of the toughest treks in Uttarakhand. In Himachal Pradesh, Kang La, Pin Bhabha Pass, Kinner Kailash, and Parang La are the most challenging treks. In Ladakh, Chadar Trek/Frozen Lake Trek and Stok Kangri make for some difficult treks to do, whereas in Sikkim, Goecha La, Kanchenjunga Base Camp, Kasturi Orar are some of the tough treks.