India is known as the land of adventures as it is blessed with diverse terrains, majestic mountains, expansive forests, and pristine valleys. Trekking in India is one of the best adventure sports for adrenaline junkies as this pump up their heartbeat and lets them experience the hidden spellbinding beauty of nature. Although adventures are best enjoyed when shared as we have the assurance that someone is with us throughout the journey, they can also be enjoyed on our own. Nowadays, solo traveling has become popular among youngsters who like to be away from the hustle-bustle of their companions. There are a few easy and best treks in India for solo trekkers where they can rendezvous with nature and unfold the surprises that have in store for them. If you are struggling with which trail to take, here is a list of some of the best solo treks in India which can undertake as part of India tour packages.
Hampta Pass Trek
Situated at an altitude of 4,270 m, Hampta Pass is a small passage between the Lahaul Chandra Valley and Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The pass derives its name from the tiny hamlet Hampta, snuggled in the laps of the Kullu Valley. Surrounded by glaciers, rivulets, jagged mountains, and meadows, it is one of the most popular places for trekking in Himachal for solo trekkers. This trek is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced trekkers. Starting at Manali, the entire trail passes through dense pinewood forests, endless green meadows, rustling mountain streams, daunting mountains, beautiful valleys, and serene lakes. The best time to do this 4-day trek is from Mid-June to September. The trail of Hampta Pass is marked, yet it is advisable to take a guide along with you on the trek for the ultimate experience. It is among the top things to do in Manali.
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Nag Tibba Trek
Perched at an altitude of 3,022 m, Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the lower Himalayan region of Uttarakhand. It is one of the popular solo treks in India and among the best weekend getaways from Delhi. This easy trails starts from Pantwari village near Mussoorie and takes you through multiple ridges, dense forests, and breathtaking mountain layers. Along with sunset views, the summit of the peak also offers the most spectacular views of Himalayan ranges such as Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Kala Nag, Gangotri, and lush valleys dotted with small hamlets. In addition, one can also get the magnificent view of the Kedarnath Peak, Doon valley, and the snow peaks of Changabang. If you are looking for a weekend trek, then it is one of the best options for both amateurs and experienced trekkers as part of Mussoorie Tour Packages.
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Prashar Lake Trek
At an altitude of 2730 m, Prashar Lake, or Parashar Lake is a beautiful lake situated near Bagi village in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most stunning lakes in India and among the top places to visit in Kullu. It is believed that the lake was formed as a result of striking rod by Rishi Prashar and water came out and took shape of the lake. An interesting thing about Parashar Lake is its floating circular island that keeps changing its position. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and looking down on the fast-flowing Beas River, Prashar Lake has a perimeter of about 300 m and is fed by small mountain streams. Also, there is an ancient pagoda style temple stands beside the lake, dedicated to the Rishi Prashar, the patron God of Mandi region. To reach the lake, there is a motorable road till the lake from Mandi. But during winters, the snowfall blocks the road, and the lake can only be reached by a 7 km uphill trek. The trail starts from Bagi village and passes through dense forest. A visit to Parashar is a perfect blend of a spiritual journey and exploring the serene and beautiful Himalayas.
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Valley of Flowers Trek
Resting at an altitude of 3600 m in the Western Himalayas, Valley of Flowers National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in India, and among the best places to visit in Uttarakhand. Spread over an area of 87.50 sq. km, the park is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers, milky white streams, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of flora. More than 650 species of flowers including Brahma Kamal, Blue Poppy, and Cobra Lily can be found in the park. One can reach Valley of Flowers only on foot from Govind Ghat, which is located on the Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway. Ghangaria, a scenic hamlet situated 13 km from Govind Ghat is the base station and last human habitation center on the way to the Valley of Flowers. It is a 13 km long trek from Govind Ghat to Ghangaria that runs along a well-maintained path, which is the base for visiting the Valley of Flowers and Hemkund. One can also hire pony to reach Ghangaria. But the last 3 km trek from Ghangaria to Valley of Flowers is a steep climb and is allowed only during daytime. Besides, one need to get permit from Forest Department at Ghangaria to visit Valley of Flowers.
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Beas Kund Trek
Beas Kund is a holy lake located at the upper valley of Solang in Manali. The Beas Kund trek is one of the most famous and beautiful treks in Kullu Valley. It is one of the best solo treks in India and among the best trekking places to visit in Himachal state. It is an ideal base camp for climbing nearby peaks Shitidhar and Ladakhi Peak. It is a 5-day moderate level trek that starts at Solang, 13 km from Manali and winds through Solang Valley. During this trek, one can experience amazing views of lush green meadows, glaciers, and snow-capped mountain peaks. The trail goes via Dhundi (7 km from Solang) and Bakar Thatch (5 Km from Dhundi) to enter the Beas Kund glacier (3 Km from Bakar Thatch), the birthplace of the river Beas. Dhundi camp gives first glimpse of Mt. Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters. The trek is easy and ideal for beginners.
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Deoriatal & Chandrashila Trek
Located at an altitude of 2438 m in Nanda Devi National Park, Deoria Tal is a beautiful mountain lake situated at Saari village near Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. Deoria Tal is one of the top places to visit in Kedarnath, and among the popular for trekking in Uttarakhand because of its ease of the trail and soothing scenic beauty. The road is motorable up to Saari, 13 km from Ukhimath. From here, one need to trek around 3 km to reach the lake. Jeeps are available from Ukhimath to reach Saari. The path is well marked and passes through dense forests and small meadows. Pony services are also available from the Saari village. Alternately, one can trek to Deoria Tal from Ukhimath, a moderate 7 km trek. There are options for overnight camping, jungle trek, etc. The lake offers a splendid view of Chopta, Tungnath, and Chandrashila peak to the right and the breathtaking view of mountains like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Kedar Range, and Kalanag to the left.
Placed at an altitude of around 7,200 feet in Eravikulam National Park, Chokramudi Peak is a mountain peak in Munnar, Kerala. Situated between Bison Valley and Munnar, it is one of the popular places to visit in Munnar, and among the best solo treks in India. Since it is located in Eravikulam National Park, the hill is filled with lush evergreen Shola Forest, and the park is home to large number of animals such as Nilgiri Tahrs, Gaurs and Asian Elephants. The Chokramudi Trek is a short and easy trek that can be done in a day and is an ideal for the amateur trekkers who wish to have an awesome beginning. The trekking trail starts near Lockhart Tea Estate on Munnar – Bison Valley Road which is an hour drive from Munnar and is indicated by a cross. From here, the trek can be of 3 to 5 hours covering a distance of 10 km upwards where one can see wide species of flora and fauna. Once you reach the summit, the peak provides a fabulous view of the surrounding valleys & mountains covered with stunning dense forestation and the lush green tea plantations. Also, you can get a beautiful view of Anamudi Peak, and Idukki Dam located nearby.
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Lies at an altitude of 3584 m, Kedarnath is a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims and is one of the char dhams in Uttarakhand. Flanked by breathtaking snow-clad peaks, it is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and among the major sites in Char Dham Yatra. Visited by thousands of tourists every year, Kedarnath Temple can be reached by 14 km steep climb from Gauri Kund to the temple of Kedarnath that can be done on foot or on ponies which are available on rent from Gauri Kund. But the route has been modified after the flash floods of 2013 which greatly affected the Kedarnath region. Now, the trek distance became 21 km and starts from Sonprayag. From here a trek of 7 km takes you to Bhim Bali, while the next 7 km takes you to Linchauli and the final halt is the Kedarnath temple after a trek of another 7 km. Before the trek, a general health check-up is done to ensure the safety of the tourists.
Positioned in Ladakh’s Zanskar Valley, the Chadar Trek is a winter expedition when the Zanskar River transforms into an icy sheet. It is among the best adventure treks in India for solo travellers as the trekkers are expected to walk on a frozen river. The trek involves great technical knowledge and strength for the trekker to complete the full route that envelops the Zanskar Valley. The surreal beauty of the icy world, the muted sound of waters, the freezing temperatures, and the thrill to have achieved it all make this 62 km long trail one of the best offbeat treks in India. Though it seems a challenging trek, it isn’t the most difficult as it is a flat walk along the Chadar with minimal amounts of climbing. So, if you are an adventure lover, then visit Ladakh during the winter months to do the trek that gives a lifetime experience as part of Ladakh Tour Packages.
Sandwiched between two popular hill stations Lonavala and Karjat, Rajmachi is an ancient fort and one of the popular places to visit near Mumbai. The Rajmachi Fort Trek is popular among solo trekkers and also those who enjoy deep valleys, camping, waterfalls, and all things natural. One can reach Rajmachi Fort by two trekking routes. The first route starts from Lonavala that is roughly 15 km flat walk and other is from Karjat, a gradual climb of around 5 km. If you are a beginner, then it is recommended to trek from Lonavala as this is a much easier path, and usually takes around 10 – 12 hours to complete. Regarded as one of the top things to do in Lonavala, this trek is more beautiful during nighttime as the trail passes through a lush green forest lightened with flickering fireflies. Besides, the views in the wee hours will leave you spellbound.
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