Best Weekend Treks in the Himalayas around Delhi

A trekking adventure could prove to be the perfect break from the monotony that you are looking for. Away from the hustle of city life, the stunningly beautiful Himalayas will have a rejuvenating effect on you.

So, choose your spot wisely and make the most of your weekend holiday . The list below covers some of the best trekking places near Delhi.

Chopta Chandrashilla Trek

Uttarakhand is home to some of the most mesmerizing trekking places near Delhi. Chopta Chandrashilla trek is the perfect representative of that beauty.

The trek trail begins from Chopta which is situated at an easy distance of a little over 400 km from Delhi.

The Sharp ascent of this trek, takes about 3 to 4 hours, before leading you to the highest Shiva temple, that is considered at least a 1000 years old.

The trekking season is on throughout the year, however, visiting this trek during late Autumn and Winter is a riveting experience. Located at an altitude of about 12000 ft, the Chandrashilla peak serves as the high points of this moderately difficult trek.

Deoria Tal Trek

This trek is named after the famed Devariyatal Tal lake that is also called the lake of reflection. Pointing to its crystal clear surface, which reflects the magnificent Chaukhamba peaks, the name rightfully captures the brilliantly transparent beauty of this lake.

The lake is surrounded by lush green meadows, dense forest and mighty Himalayan peak in the background. The sight invokes a sense of soothing scenic beauty. 

Being one of the easiest places to trek near Delhi, this trek is particularly suited for beginners.

Patangniya Top Trek

Located near the small, picturesque hamlet of Chirbatiya, in the Gharwal Himalayan range, Patangniya Top Trek is one of the more admirably textured weekend treks from Delhi. Chirbatiya is also an integral part of the Badrinath pilgrimage route.

The trek is full of adventure with sights of forest trails covered with rhododendron trees, lush green meadows and tiny lake with a stupendous backdrop of the Himalayas.

The spectacular view of these breathtakingly majestic Gharwal Himalayan peaks will likely leave you astonished for months.

The easy accessibility of this trek from Delhi makes it a popular choice among trekking enthusiasts.

Prashar Lake Trek

This 8960 ft high trek, is one of the foremost tourist attraction of Himachal Pradesh, and for good reason.

The highlight of this easy-to-moderately difficult trek is the brilliantly blue Prashar lake.

In winters, the lake is strenuously glassy and completely frozen. The extraordinary sight of this peculiarly tranquil lake, surrounded with toweringly fierce Dhauladhar ranges, will leave you awestruck, making the trek more than worth the effort.

The local temple of Prashar Rishi is a surprising gem of architectural excellence, making it a must-see tourist attraction. Offering a phenomenal outdoor adventure, this has undoubtedly become one of the most sought after trekking places near Delhi.

Deoban Trek

Just a few hours of trekking this trail, and you will find yourself immersed in the primaeval forest trails of the majestic mountainous range of Garhwal Himalayas.

One of the perfect Uttarakhand offerings for weekend trekking near Delhi, this trail goes right through the Deoban Forest.

Enveloped with Deodar trees on all sides, this trail takes you to the height of 9,279 ft, where the riveting view of various summits await you. You will be able to see mountains such as Mt Bandarpoonch, Mt Srikanth, the Gangotri massif, Mt Nanda Ghunti and even Mt Nanda Devi, which is the tallest mountain that lies completely in India.

This moderately difficult trek is about 19.2 km long climb, that usually takes at least two days.

The Deoban trek is a true pleasure for seasoned trekkers, but with a little preparation, even beginners can attempt it with ease.

Sainj Valley Trek

sainj valley

Situated at a distance of 480 km, Sainj Valley trek is one of the most easily accessible and gorgeously remarkable weekend treks near Delhi.

As the place remains cool and wet, pretty much all year long, it is better to take a look at the weather forecast before you make any plans. Usually, the months of April and May provide the most awesome season for trekking on this trail. The Sainj Village and the meadows of the Shangarh are unmissable.

Another important landmark of the Kullu valley is the temple of Lord Mahadev, also known as the Shangchul Mahadev temple. However, the true highlight is the Great Himalayan National Park Trek, which promises to provide one of the most outstanding experiences of trekking, you have ever had.

Brighu Lake Trek

The mesmerizing trail of this high-altitude trek will lead you to the calm and perfectly transparent Bhrigu lake. Just three days of trekking from Manali, and you will find yourself at an ambitious height of 14,000 ft.

The sharp ascent of this trail navigates dense wilderness and lush green meadows. The campsite of Rola Khuli is nothing short of divine. Along the way, you will encounter Hanuman Tibba and Seven Sisters peaks as well.

The primary attraction of this trail, however, remains the extraordinarily tranquil, colour-changing, Bhrigu lake.

Chandranahan Trekchandranahan lake

Residing in the remote Pabbar Valley, at a height of about 14000 ft, the astoundingly beautiful specimen of nature stands in the form of Chandranahan lake. Source of the PabbarRiver, this magnificently sacred lake is a sight to behold.

The trek begins from a small village, named Janglik. Comparably less explored by trekkers, the route of Janglik is enveloped in alpine forests, wildflowers and verdant grasslands. The snow-capped mountain peaks are visually striking. As the level of difficulty is easy to moderate, you can tag along with your friends and family with you.

Nag Tibba Trek

One of the most popular trekking places near Delhi is the 9915 ft high trek of Nag Tibba Trek. The trek offers a short, two-day, adventure in the vicinity of the scenic Himalayas. Nag Tibba is open even in winters, when most of the other trekking spots are closed.

On top of that, the trek is easy, in terms of technicalities of the climb.

From the summit you will witness popular peaks such as Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Srikanth, Black peak and many more. The trail goes right through the dense canopy of the Deodar forests. The total distance caps at about 19 km.

Kareri Lake Trek

This easy-to-moderate, three-day trek has an altitude of 9,650 Ft. Covering a total distance of about 26 km, Kareri Lake trek is located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

Enveloped in lush green alpine meadows, the Kareri Lake trek is fabricated by the gushing streams emerging from the Minkiani peak.

Offering the most spectacularly scenic trail in all of Himachal, Kareri Lake trek has become one of the best trekking places near Delhi.

The verdantly green meadows, artistic villages, and traditional temple of Lord Shiva, all add their charm to the trek. You are likely to encounter some rare bird species on this trail, so be prepared with a camera in hand.

Going through the above list of places to trek near Delhi, you must be finding it hard to resist the urge to plan your next weekend trekking trip. But making up the mind is not enough.

If you want to enjoy some of the more challenging treks on this list, better start preparing your body a bit. And then you will be able to experience the true thrill of full-blown trekking adventure.

 

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An entrepreneur by profession and an adventurer by passion. Arjun is a trained mountaineer from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and certified WFA( wilderness first aid) responder from Hanifl Center. He along with his partner started Hike Brothers for their love for mountains and with a vision of creating employment and promoting adventure activities in mountains.