Trekking in India
In almost every part of India, there is a variety of trekking adventure option awaiting the trekker, some soft, others not so. The Himalayas provide superb opportunities for trekking in a wide variety of landscapes. Sankoo, Panikhar, Rangdum and Padum in the Suru and Zanskar Valleys are the bases for a variety of trekking routes.
Comprising the districts of Uttarkashi, Tehri-Garhwal, Pauri-Garhwal, Dehra Dun and Chamoli, the Garhwal hills are a veritable paradise for trekkers. The East Himalayas present perhaps the best trekking routes in the whole of India.
Low altitude treks in the lower regions of Darjeeling are quiet easy and are particularly recommended for those tourists who like to take up a stroll at a leisurely pace. The Kalimpong-Relli trek through golden paddy fields, the Kurseong-Namsu trail through tea gardens and the Kurseong-Mirik trek are the main trails through low altitude areas.
The mazy passes of the Himalayas offer a wonderful opportunity for trekking expedition in India. The natural beauty of the place is so captivating that people fall in love with these places instantly. It is difficult to resist the verdant slopes of the Himalayas and time and again mountain lovers go there to rediscover the varied beauty of nature. There are plenty of remote villages here. While undertaking a long trek, there are possibilities that you will have the opportunity to interact with the people of the region. These people of remote villages are quite removed from the mainstream and follow a culture that is unique. The lofty mountains of the Himalayas provide a serene and pure environment.
Physical fitness is extremely important while undertaking a trekking expedition. People with high or low blood pressure are advised against undertaking long hikes. Similarly people who are obese are also advised against arduous treks in the hilly terrains of Himalayas. Trekking expeditions are generally conducted in between the months of February and May.
In southern India, the terrains of Western Ghats have been a favorite place for hikers. The best time to go for a trek in the Western Ghats is between April and December.
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