There is a notion that trekking in such formidable places as the Himalayas is a reserve for the hardened adventurer. Well, it may have held a bit of truth back in the early 1950s during the first climbing of Mt. Everest. However, no one had any idea about trekking tourism then. Today, many people going on India tours—whether seasoned trekkers or not—will always find a great way of spending some time following some of the greatest trails in the vast country.
Valley of Flowers
Found in Uttarakhad, the valley of flowers is heavenly scenic. Within the 10 kilometer stretch, you will meet some of the most beautiful flowers of the wild including poppies, zinnias and petunias. This, with all the species of butterflies fluttering around you while endangered species of wild animals such as the blue sheep and mountain leopard roam the valley, is the exact make-up of a memorable trek.
One of the most attractive tourist spots in in Maharashtra India, the Rajmachi fort presents an alluring scene of green rolling hills. While you can go through it in a day, you have two trekking options. You can begin your trek from Kondivade village where you can also have a pleasant view of the Kondana caves and proceed on the 2,000ft climb. On the other hand, you can opt to go easier and hoof it from Lonavala.
If the Markha Valley in Ladakh is your choice, be prepared for a long but one of the most exciting treks. You can take from 10 days to a fortnight to cover the 10 kilometer journey at an altitude of 5,200 meters. However, the highly refreshing touch of the Tibetan culture, the splendid weather with the clear blue skies and the picturesque Markha River will probably make you want to do it all over again.
Translating to ‘Lake of the Moon’, the name gives a true suggestion of what awaits the more romantic trekkers. It is one of the easiest but not any less exhilarating treks anyone could take on Indian tours. Located in Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh, the trekking destination is approximately 4,300 meters high and is fairly short at only a kilometer. However, you do not have to leave after you are done with your trek. It is one of the most popular camping destinations in India. You can easily pitch your tent there and continue to enjoy its magical amorous appeal.
There are all types of great trekking adventures on India tours or travel plans and this little list doesn’t come anything near to exhaustive. However, one point to note is that it doesn’t have to be a tiring, bruising and sweaty affair. Neither does it have to be a walk in the local park. Whatever your liking and the kind of vacation packages at your disposal, India probably has it all. Learn more by visiting the Tour East Holidays website.