9 Challenging and Toughest Treks in India

For those who have the will and the physical & mental ability to take on something that is tough and perhaps a bit dangerous, this country has quite a lot to offer with one of the most magnificent landscapes around.

Given below is a list of the 9 most challenging and toughest treks available in India:

The Chadar Trek

The Chadar Trek

The Chadar Trek is regarded as the most challenging tracks of the Himalayas that spans over 9 long days trailing through the white shining mountains of Jammu and Kashmir and Kargil. This trek also requires crossing the frozen river of Zanskar flowing through the gorgeous canyons and ravines of the beautiful Ladakh. The trek is considered unique because it involves camping in caves with freezing temperatures that range between 30 – 15 degrees and walking on ice sheets.

See more at Trekking in Ladakh (International Trekking).

The Roopkund Lake Trek

The Roopkund Lake Trek

The Roopkund Trek is one of the most exhilarating treks to the frozen lake in the Garhwal region (Uttaranchal) which is perched at 5000 meters above the sea level. The trek will take you through cascading brooks, deep forest, meadows or Bugyals, lakes along with folklore.

According to legend, the mystery lake or the skeletal lake has got hundreds of human skeletons which is the major appeal.

The Roopkund Lake Trek 2

Panchachuli Trek

Panchachuli Trek

This trek goes up to the Panchachuli glacier and is adorned with enchanting snow-capped mountains, landscapes, water bodies and a rich variety of flora and fauna. The route goes through thick forests, various tribal villages and a variety of flora and fauna. The five peaks of Panchachuli are the reward here.

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

This is the best bet for seasoned trekkers. One can have ample opportunity to relish on the beautiful landscapes of Kullu and Spiti valley and the green splendor of the Parvati valley. The challenging part is the steep rocky climb through heavy snowfall or rain with freezing temperatures.

Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass Trek

This trek follows through the confluence of gorgeous deodar and oak forests along with Rhododendrons. If lucky enough, footprints of a leopard or a Himalayan bear can also be seen.

Markha Valley Trek

Markha Valley Trek

This trek will take you through fascinating views of the Karakoram range, Nun Kun, Kang Yatse and Stok Kangri apart from varied landscape(s). One can experience the breathtaking sights of the misty hills and the alpine grasslands.

Hampta Pass Trek

Hampta Pass Trek

This appealing trek to the beautiful valleys of Kullu and Lahaul is filled with awe-inspiring natural foliage and landscapes and the abundant rare Himalayan birds and orchids. The exemplary features are the captivating Rohtang Pass and the high altitude Chandratal lake.

Goecha La Trek

Goecha La Trek

The trek spans over eleven days and is filled with high soaring peaks, flora & fauna, stunning rivers, and rocky terrain.

Kinner Kailash Circuit Trek

Kinner Kailash Circuit Trek

It is a fine adventure trek in the northeast sector of Himachal Pradesh. The trek traverses through the Hindusthan Tibet highway that was once considered the silk route.

No doubt, the above packs the punch of an unforgettable idyllic adventure trek.

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