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Trekking Places and Itineraries

So where should one trek in Indian Himalayas? I had this question when I started trekking sometime back and did not find any easy answers there. Now that I have gained a little bit of knowledge, thought of putting it across to make it a bit easier for someone with a similar question. Indian Himalayas extend from Kashmir to Arunachal, encompassing numerous valleys, high peaks, glaciers, lakes, rivers, meadows, moraine and snowfields. Every region has something unique to offer in terms of views, weather, expanse and the feel.

Though beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder but there are some things which universally appeal to most people:

1. Peaks: Snow covered, tree covered, rocky, bare soil
2. Glaciers
3. Plateaus
4. Gorges and elevated valleys with vast grounds
5. Green meadows and flower beds
6. Rivers: clear water, green-blue tinge, broad and violent, placid and serene (rare in mountains).
7. Lakes: Green, blue, big / small
8. Snowfields: Thick snow, icy paths, snow on trees

And of course, clear night skies. While, these views are beautiful on their own, but in a combination of one or more, they become scintillating. Couple this with the fact that these views alter depth, shape and color depending on the weather, time of the day and your mood and company – one can easily understand why they say “no two views are the same”. But does that mean one doesn’t get bored of the same view again and again – to be frank, no trekker might want to repeat the same trek again and again.

Ofcourse, the assumption that people trek only for a view is not wholly correct, it is also as a challenge, to test one’s stamina and skills, to push the limits of one can physically do further. Ofcourse, there are treks, which border on being close to mountaineering expeditions – those are largely left out.

This compilation is with an intention to help someone with the same question I had, but as in anything one does, it is impossible to be comprehensive and wholly objective, so comments / additions / deletions are not only welcome but essential to make it more useful. The source of information is from public sources, including IM and there are lot of contradictions in different accounts, especially in terms of distances between two points for lesser traversed routes. The accuracy can only be improved by contributions from various members who have actually been on the route.

Some of the parameters for choosing and designing a trek in my view are as follows:

• Maximum altitude crossed and camped: Some treks have only one high place that is easier than the trek passing through 3-4 days of continuous high places. Altitude sickness, test of fitness, camping limitations, tougher terrain, presence of snow come into picture for high altitudes (~5000m). Upto 3500m camping height is safe for most, 4000-4500m is where there could be trouble and around 5000m camping, one needs to be cautious and prepared.
• Trek Approachability and Length: How long does it take to get to the starting point, how many trekking days and how many trekking kilometers – this is the very basic information one needs. Typically, most treks are 75-100 km and covered in 6-9 days. But for every 5-6 days of trekking, a reserve day is suggested so one should take it as 7-10 days.
• Terrain: Some popular treks have set tracks, which makes it easier to negotiate the terrain. Generally, these are mid altitude treks. One can judge the difficulty level of a terrain only subjectively and these could vary according to season, but some points:
o Narrow path, slippery path or broken trail due to landslides
o Steepness of the path
o Crossing boulder farms and moraine
o River crossings
o Snow paths; Crevasses in snow.
o No trail at all – this is the case only in some Hard treks
o Landslide or avalanche prone zones

Bad weather, poor planning and lack of equipment and expertise can exacerbate these factors – e.g. a tough steep snow crossing on a high altitude pass may not be life threatening if there is a strong guide, good group (remember the team proceeds as fast as its slowest member), right equipment (crampons, ropes, ice axe) and balanced planning (cross it early in the day when snow is harder, have a contingency plan for bad weather). On the other hand, absence of one or the other may cause in the least a very bad experience or even irreversible damage. Luck ofcourse plays its part – but that it outside our scope here.
• Stay Arrangements: Properly maintained and available huts make life simpler in terms of planning, but such treks are limited to a handful (mentioned in this compilation). Homestays may be comparable to teahouses in terms of comfort, then caves (rare) and then ofcourse tents under the open sky.
• Pace & Season: An easy trek can be made tougher by reducing the number of days and a moderate one can be made easier by reducing the number of days. Similarly, in off-season treks are a tougher than in season, but also less rush so one can enjoy more. My thumb rule, on a normal terrain (with ups and downs), average 6-8 km / day is easy, 12-14 km / day is moderate and 16-20 km is for strong trekkers. These are averages for the whole trip and do not apply day to day. On tougher terrains or snow these could be lower by 25-50%. Remember, faster the pace, less time you have to enjoy the trek and the views or take photographs (try walking on an icy trail, while looking at the massive mountain across – sorry pal, not a cool result) – so take your pick. We are all starved for time, but be sure before you start, why you are undertaking the trek – for good views or for achieving a physical goal?
• Cost: Not covering this here but cost varies for each trek and could be a consideration.
• Region and Views: If one combines a trek with some tourism – culture of the place would also matter. Views have been discussed earlier, region is discussed below. I love the concept of trek starting in one region and ending in an adjoining one. Most treks unfortunately are actually backtracks, i.e. one climbs up and then down the same path to reach the starting place – in such cases, people generally cover the down path very quickly.

Regions from top to bottom and West to East are Kashmir, Ladakh (Nubra, Markha), Zanskar, Lahaul & Spiti, Kangra, Kullu, Kinnaur & Baspa - Sangla, Garhwal (Yamunotri, Gangotri – Kedarnath - Badrinath), Kumaon (Bageshwar, Munsiyari, Darchula), North East (West Sikkim and Arunachal).

Kashmir valley has green meadows, snowy, medium high peaks and beautiful lakes, compared to the best in the world. Ladakh has plateaus, bare mountains, medium to high peaks, rivers and some huge lakes – a very unique region. Lahaul & Spiti are pointers towards Ladakh and give you a glimpse of it. Rest of Himachal is greener but only in comparison, no large peaks but very accessible. Dhauladhar in Kangra to areas around Kullu-Manali the landscape changes but has more similarities than differences.

Kinnaur on the other hand starts becoming greener, leading to western Garhwal (Yamunotri) – still bare but different landscape from Himachal. As one goes east towards Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, the high peaks appear in great numbers and there is a concentration of trekking routes. Kumaon is supposed to reflect beauty of Kashmir – there is ofcourse the huge Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot and this part is a lot greener compared to Garhwal. Within Kumaon, treks starting from Munsiyari are in greener pastures compared to Bageshwar.

Jumping over whole of Nepal if one reaches Sikkim, the scenario totally changes, more rains mean very good greens and less snow – but the Sikkim-Nepal border has good amount of high peaks and ofcourse Kanchenjunga, so snow is very much there, only relatively higher reaches than in western Himalayas. Eastern Arunachal gets views of high Eastern most peaks of Himalayas based in Tibet – longer to travel, greener and mid altitude but absolutely untouched.

Season has a great play in terms of selection of the region, Kashmir and Ladakh shut down first (Oct) and open the last (May-Jun), Sikkim on the other hand gives 6 weeks extra on both sides, increasing the trek window by 3 months. Himachal follows Ladakh and Garhwal / Kumaon is somewhere in between in terms of timing. On the other hand, Ladakh, Lahaul & Spiti offer monsoon time trekking opportunities, which is a wasted time in Sikkim unless one wants to walk drenched with no views. Then there is winter trekking, where lower altitude treks (upto 3500m) in Garhwal / Kumaon and unique treks like frozen river trek in Zanskar come into picture. Sky is the limit for the adventurous, but here the target audience is people who stick to the known and “normally done”.

The classification of Easy, Moderate and Hard is a bit subjective and can be altered by altering the per day coverage. Typically, Hard 2 are the treks, which border on expeditions and are best avoided and Hard 1 attempted only after good amount of experience. Easy 1, Easy 2 and Mod 1 can be done as first time treks by anyone fit but just to caution someone starting to trek – Easy 1 itself is not a walk in the park, it does require some amount of climbing and descent but no non-negotiable terrain or significant hardships. So here goes:
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1. Kashmir / Ladakh

Trek Grade Travel Max H Trek D Trek Km
1 Sonmarg-Lakes Easy 2+ 85 4200 6 63
2 Hemis-Diskit Mod2- 45 5200 5 45
3 Leh-Stok Kangri Hard1** 0 6150 6 60
4 Leh-Markha Mod2+ 0 5150 8 100
5 Darcha-Padum Mod2+ 145 5100 7 85
6 Frozen River Hard1* 100 3500 7-8/14-16 105

** Being a mountain climb is tougher than most treks * Tough being a winter trek

Others: Sarchu-Padam (5450m)

Sonmarg-Lakes
http://www.indiahikes.in/himalayan-t...at-lakes-trek/

Nubra-Digar La
http://www.micahimages.com/Nubra%20V...a%20Valley.htm

Stok Kangri
http://www.stokkangri.in/stok-kangri-summit-trek.html
http://www.micahimages.com/Stok%20Ka...k%20kangri.htm

Markha Valley
http://www.micahimages.com/stok%20trek/stok%20trek.htm

Chadar Trek
http://asitavsen.com/2011/02/12/chadar-trek-travelogue/

Lamayru-Padam
http://www.micahimages.com/Across%20...%20Zanskar.htm
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1.***** Himachal

Trek Grade Travel Max Height Trek Trek Peaks
Km Days Km
1 Dharamshala-Indrahaar Pass** Mod1+ 0 4450 5 80
2 Bharmour-Kugti Pass Mod2- 80 5000 5 68
3 Palampur-Bara Bhangal-Manali Mod1+ 80 4500 9 83 Hanuman Tibba
4 Solang-Beas Kund* Easy1 10 3500 3 30 Hanuman Tibba
5 Manali-Hamta Mod1- 6 4250 4 35 Deo Tibba, Indrasan
6 Batal-Chandratal-Baralachala Mod2- 100 4850 4 46
7 Manikaran-Pin Parvati Hard1- 40 5400 8 74

* Extensions to BC Hanuman Tibba, BC Friendshp Peak ** Extension through Minkiani Pass

Others: Starting Dharamshala-Palampur road, Minkiani Pass, Gag Pass, Bhim Ghasutri Pass, Kundli Pass, Talang Pass (4300-4500m); From Barabhangal to Kullu-Manali, Kathikukri Jot and Manali Pass (4600-4800m); From Bharmour to Lahaul, Chobia Pass, Kalicho Pass (4800-5000m). Hamta Pass can be combined with Baralachala to make one long trek.

Kugti Pass
http://www.travelwithneelima.com/201...-how-cool.html

Manali-Barabhangal (opposite side and a different route though)
http://himalayan-magpie.blogspot.in/...-oct-2006.html

Beas Kund
http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/India...log-65823.html

Pin Parvati
Pin Parvati pass trek completed
It takes two to tango at Pin Parvati Pass (trip report)

Hamta Pass-Chandratal & Baralachala
http://traveller.outlookindia.com/fu...ue.aspx?id=107

http://www.bcmtouring.com/forum/hiki...ha-pass-t3529/
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3. Garhwal

Trek Grade Travel Max H T D Trek Km
1 Taluka-HKD* Easy1 212 3500 4 50
2 Sankri-Kedarkantha Easy2 200 3800 3 18
3 Dhaula-Baraadsar Lake Mod1+ 200 4200 6.5 74

4 Dhaula-Rupin Pass Mod1+ 200 4600 6-7 63
5 Taluka-Yamunotri Pass Hard1- 200 4900 5-6 51
6 Sangamchatti-Dodital Easy2 160 4150 5 51
7 Khatling Gl.-Kedarnath Hard 1 125 5400 9-10 100
Chopta-Chandrashila Easy2+ 175 4100 1 10
8 Gangotri-Kalindikhal Hard2 250 5900 9-10 100
9 Gaumukh-Vasuki Tal2 Mod1+ 250 4880 5 52
10 Auden Col-Kedarnath Hard1 250 5400 10-11 97
11 Auli-Kuari Pass Easy 1 300 3640 3 45
12 Madhmahesh-Nandi Kund Mod2+ 175 5300 8 92
13 Mana-Satopanth Tal Mod1+ 300 3800 4-5 50
14 Ransi-Kedarnath Mod2- 180 4750 7-8 78
15 Lata-Nanda Devi BC Mod1+ 300 4500 10-11 120
16 VOF-Hemkund Sahib Easy2- 300 4300 4 48

* Extensions possible to Jamdhar Glacier, Borasu Pass and Ruinsara Taal

Others : Starting ahead of Lata, Bagni Glacier-Chandabhang BC, Kanari Khal-Kalia Khal (~4500m); Gangotri-Yamunotri, Bali Pass and Dhumdhar Khandi Pass (5300m); Starting at Govindghat, Kakbhushandi Tal (~4300m).
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4. Kumaon

Trek Grade Travel Max H Trek D Trek Km Peaks

1 Wan-Roopkund Mod1+ 260 4900 5 47 Trishul
2 Saung-Pindari* Easy2 200 3800 7 90 Nanda Kot, Nanda Khat, Nanda Devi E
3 Sunderdhunga Mod1 200 4000 9-10 101
4 Munsiyari-Milam Mod1 300 4200 8 104 Nanda Devi
5 Munsiyari-Namik Mod1 300 3900 8 84
6 Dar-Panchachuli Mod1 300 4200 5-6 66
7 Pangu-SinlaPass Hard1 350 5400 11 141 Adi Kailash
* Extensions possible to Kafni, Nanda Kot BC

Others: Trail Pass (5270m) and Danu Dhura (5560m) from Pindari to Milam – Hard 2. Lipulekh Trek ~ 200 km: Part of Kailash Mansarover Yatra going into China; Adi Kailash trek – commonality with Sinla Pass and Lipulekh; Both treks easier than Sinla Pass.

Roop Kund
http://www.trekearth.com/trip.php?tid=1953&display=full

Pindari Glacier
http://sabyasachi.travellerspoint.com/14/

Milam Glacier
The Milam glacier teahouse trek - the details

Namik Glacier
https://sites.google.com/site/rashur...namik-glacier/

Panchachuli Glacier
http://sadanandsafar.blogspot.in/200...-2-baling.html

Lipulekh Pass
http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blo...2400/tpod.html
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5. North East

Trek Grade Travel Max H Trek D Trek Km Peaks / Glacier
1 Yuksom-Goechala Mod2- 130 4900 8 84 Kanchejanga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru
2 Lachen-GreenLake Mod2+ 255 4800 8-9 102 Kanchejanga, Tent Peak, Sinolchu
3 Arunachal-Balley Mod2- 450 4500 8 ? Namche Barwa
4 Sandakphu-Phalut* Easy2 85 3700 6 84 Everest, Kanchen, Makalu, Lhotse

* Extension possible to Utteray through Sanglila Pass (3700m)
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Teahouse Treks
• Pindari Glacier: KMVN, PWD
• Milam Glacier: KMVN
• Har Ki Dun: GMVN, FRH
• Sandakphu-Phalut: FRH
• Goecha La: Trekker’s huts in 4 out of 5 places

Homestay Treks

Homestays are in villages, so presence of villages in high altitudes makes life simpler. Typically, one will find high altitude villages in Ladakh, Zanskar, Lahaul & Spiti, compared to other parts, where highest villages are in the 2500-3000m range.

• Adi Kailash
• Panchhuli Glacier

Caves

• Frozen River
• Triund – Indrahaar Pass
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Kashmir & Ladakh

1. Sonamarg - Lakes
Sonamarg to Nichani via Shekdur, 9 km, 6 hrs
Nichnai to Vishansar lake (4100), 12 km, 6 hrs
Vishansar lake to Gadsar lake via Kishansar lake, 10 km, 5 hrs
Gadsar lake to Satsar lake, 12 km, 6 hrs
Satsar lake to Gangabal twin lakes, 9 kms, 6 hrs
Gangabal lake to Naranag. Drive to Srinagar, 11 km, 6 hrs

2. Hemis-Diskit Trek
Leh-Hemis - Sabu Village (3480m) drive
Sabu Vill. - Digarla Pass (5200m) – Digar Vill
Digar Vill. - Agyam Vill.
Agyam Vill. - Khalsar Vill.
Khalsar Village - Diskit
Diskit - Leh

3. Stok Kangri
Leh - Zingchan (4400 m), 4 hrs
Zingchan - Stok La, 6-7 hrs
Stok La - Mankorma (4900 m): 5-6 hrs
Mankorma - Base Camp (5000 m): 4-5 hrs
Base Camp - Stok Kangri (6150 m)-Base Camp (5000 m), 10 hrs
Reserve day for summit.
Base Camp - Stok village - Leh (3500 m): 6 hrs

4. Markha Valley Trek
Leh - Spitok (drive) - Trek to Zinchen (3200 M)
Zinchen - Yurutse (3900 M) via Rumbak
Yurutse - Skiu (3100 M) via Ganda La (4900 M), 6-7 hrs
Skiu - Markha(3800 M), 7 hrs, 15 km
Markha – Thochuntse, 6-7 hrs
Thochuntse - Nimaling (4700 M), 3 hrs
Nimaling - Kongmaru La (5150 M) – Shang, 8 hrs
Sumdo - Hemis (3-4 Hrs Trek) - Leh

5. Darcha-Padum
Darcha-Chhalang Topko-Ramjak (3750m), 16 km, 8-9 hrs
Ramjak-Sgingola (5090m)-Lakong (4450m), 14 km, 8-9 hrs
Lakong-Kugiakh (4000m), 12 km, 6-7 hrs
Kurgiakh-Purne (3745m), 10-12 km, 5-6 hrs
Purne-Ichar, 5-6 hrs
Ichar-Mone, 5-6 hrs
Mone-Padam, 5-6 hrs

6. Zanskar Frozen River Trek
Leh – Chilling (5 hrs drive)
Chilling – Zaribago, 5 hrs
Zaribago – Deepyokma, 4 hrs
Deepyokma – Nyrakpulu, 4 to 5 hr below the Nyarak village
Nyarakpulu – Lingshed, 6 hrs
Lingshed

Shorter Option
Lingshed – Nyarakpulu, 5 hrs
Nyarakpulu - Tso Mopoaldar, 4 hr
Tso Mopoaldar – Tilatdo, 5 hrs
Tilatdo - Chilling - Leh

Longer Option
Lingshed - Deepkongma (4-5 hrs)
Deepkongma - Warsangdo (5 hrs)
Warsangdo - Pishu
Pishu – Karsha
Karsha
Karsha – Zangla
Zangla – Sarakdo
Sarakdo – Nyrakpulu
Nyrakpulu – Tsomopaldar
Tsomopaldar – Tilatdo
Tilatdo – Chilling - Leh
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Himachal

1. Dharamsala-Inderhar Pass
Dharamshala-Triund(2800m)-Laka Got, 14 km
Laka Got-Inderhar Pass (4484m)-Chatta (3600m), 10 km
Chatta-Kuarsi (2750m), 16 km
Kuarsi-Chanaota(2200m), 18 km
Chanaota-Bharmour (2195m), 22 km

2. Bharmour-Kugti Pass-Keylong
Bharmour-Hadsar drive, 13 km-Kugti (2640m), 14 km
Kugti-Duggi Caves(3350m), 13 km
Duggi Caves-Alyas (3660m), 12 km
Alyas-Kugti Pass (5040m)-Khardu (3550m), 15 km
Khardu-Shansha (2950m), 14 km, drive to Keylong, 4 hrs

3. Palampur-Barabhangal-Manali
Palampur / Mandi to Billing / Rajgundha (2520m) drive 60km
Rajgundha-Palchak Deota (2730m), 9 km
Palchak Deota-Thamsar Jot (4665m)-Panhardu Got (4000m), 9 km
Panhardu Got-Bharpal Got (3940m)-Thamsar Jot (4710m), 6 km
Thamsar Jot – Bara Bhangal (2540m), 15 km
Bara Bhangal-Kuari Got (4063m), 14 km
Kuari Got-Balu Got (3890m), 8 km
Balu Got-Below Tentu Pass (4996m)
Tentu Pass – Beas Kund (3540m), 5 km
Beas Kund – Solang, 15 km, drive to manali

Or Panhardu Got-Alyas (3750m), 16 km
Alyas-Bara Bhangal

4. Beas Kund
Manali-Solang, drive – Bakerthatch, 12 km
Bakerthatch – Beas Kund – Bakerthatch, 6 km
Bakerthatch – Solang, 12 km

5. Pin Parvati Pass
Manali to Manikaran
Manikaran to Bharsheni to Kheer Ganga, 10 km, 4 hours
Kheer Ganga to upper Bhoj Tunda (3350 m), 13 km, 4 hours
Upper Bhoj Tunda to Odi Thach (3550 m), 13 km, 6 hours
Odi Thach to Mantalai (4220 m), 13 km, 7 hours
Mantalai to Upper pin Parvati Base Camp (4900m), 7 km, 7 hours
Base Camp - Pin Parvati Pass (5300m) - Base Camp (4400 m), 7 km, 7 hours
Downstream Pin Parvati Base Camp to Mud village, 11 km, 9 hours
Mud village to Kaaza to Manali Bus ride

6. Hamta Pass
Manali - Prini drive, Trek to Chikka (3100m), 6 hrs
Trek to Balu ka Gera (3700m), 5/6 hrs
Trek to Hamta Pass (4268m) - Shira Gorh (4000m), 7 Hrs
Trek to Chatru (3100m), 6 hrs

7. Chandrataal-Baralacha La
Kunzum La - Chandrataal (4270m)
Chandrataal – Tokpo Yongma (4400m), 12 km
Tokpo Yongma – Tokpo Gongma (4700m), 10 km
Tokpo Gongma – Baralachala, 10 km
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Garhwal

1. Baraadsar Lake
Netwar to Dhaula drive - trek to Bitri (2500m), 12 km
Bitri - Masundha Dhar (3600 m), 16 km
Masundha Dhar-Dhalka Dhar (3500m), 6 km
Dhalka Dhar-Dev Bhasa (3650m), 5 km
Dev Bhasa-Braaadsar Ridge (4400m)- meadow below Dev Bhasa (3250m), 15 km
Meadow- Rehla- Phitari - Obra (2000m), 15 km
Obra-Jahkol (2200m), 5 km and drive to Netwar

2. Rupin Pass
Dhaula-Sewa (1850m), 12 km, 6 hrs
Sewa-Jiksun-Jhaka (2650m), 14 km, 6.5 hrs
Jhaka-Uduknal-Saruwas Thatch (3100m), 8 km, 5.5 hrs
Saruwas Thatch-Dhanderas Thatch (3550m), 5 km, 4.5 hrs
Dhanderas Thatch-Upper Waterfall Camp (4050m), 3 km, 3hrs
Upper Waterfall-Rupin Pass (4650m)-Ronti Gad (4090m), 9 km, 10 hrs
Ronti Gad-Sangla (2680m), 12 km, 6.5 hrs

3. Har Ki Dun
Taluka-Osla / Seema (3000m), 14-15 km, 5-6 hrs
Osla / Seema-HKD (3550m), 11km, 6 hrs
HKD-Osla/ Seema
Osla / Seema – Taluka

4. Yamunotri Pass (Bali Pass)
Taluka-Seema (2600m), 14 km, 5-6 hrs
Seema-Ruinsara Taal (3550m), 15 km, 6 hrs
Ruinsara Tal-Upper Tange Camp, 6 km, 3 hrs
Upper Tange Camp-Bali Pass (4800m)-Yamunotri, 9 km, 6-7 hrs
Reserve Day
Yamunotri-Jankichatti, 7 km, 3 hrs

5. Dodital-Hanumanchatti
SangamChatti-Agoda-Bevra (2400m), 6 km, 4 hrs
Bevra-Dodital (3000m), 15 km, 6-7 hrs
Dodital-Darwa Pass (4100m)-Kanasar (3900m), 6 km, 3 hrs
Kanasar-Kandoli, 18 km, 6-7 hrs
Kandoli-Hanumanchatti, 6 km, 2 hrs

6. Khatling Glacier-Vasukital
Ghuttu – Reeh (2130m), 10 km, 4-5 Hrs
Reeh – Gangi (2580m), 10 km, 4-5 Hrs
Gangi – Kharsoli (2900m), 12 km Trek 5-6 Hrs
Kharsoli - Khatling Cave , 10 km (Trek 4-5 Hrs)
Khatling Cave - Khatling Glacier (3700m) - Khatling Cave, 12 km, 5-6 Hrs
Khatling Cave- Masartal (4590m), 10 km (4-5 Hrs)
Masartal - Mayali Pass (5400m) - Vasuki Tal, 12 km, 5-6 Hrs
Vasuki Tal - Kedarnath Trek (3581m), 10 km, 4-5 Hrs
Kedarnath – Gaurikund (1981m), 14 km

8. Kalindikhal
Gangotri (3048 mts) - Bhojwassa (3729 mts), 14 km, 5-6 hrs
Bhojwassa-Nandanvan (4337 mts), 6 km, 3-4 hrs
Nandanvan - Vasukital (4880 mts), 6 km, 4-5 hrs
Vasukital - Khara Pathar (5480 mts), 6 km, 3-4 hrs
Khara Pathar - Sweta Glacier (5520 mts), 8-10km, 4-5 hrs
Sweta Glacier - Kalindikhal (5970 mts) - Raj Parao (4920 mts), 12 km, 6-7 hrs
Raj Parao - Arwatal (3920 mts), 13 km
Arwatal - Ghastoli (3800 mts), 16 km, 5-6 hrs
Ghastoli - Mana - Badrinath (3133 mts), 18 km, 5-6 hrs

10. Auden’s Col
Gangotri (3200m) - Nala Camp, 8 km, 5 - 6hrs
Nala Camp to Rudra Gaira Base Camp, 7 km, 5 hrs
Rudugaira BC - B C Gangotri Group, 6 kms, 5 hrs
B C Gangotri Group - Auden Col BC, 6 km, 5-6 hrs
Auden Col B C - Khatling Glacier (3700m), 12 km, 10 hrs
Khatling Glacier – Khatling Cave, 12 km, 10 hrs
Khatling Cave- Masartal (4590m), 10 km (4-5 Hrs)
Masartal - Mayali Pass (5400m) - Vasuki Tal, 12 km, 5-6 Hrs
Vasuki Tal - Kedarnath Trek (3581m), 10 km, 4-5 Hrs
Kedarnath – Gaurikund (1981m), 14 km

11. Kuari Pass
Auli - Gorson - Chitrakantha 16 kms
Chitrakantha - Gailgarh - Kuari Pass (3640m)- Gailgarh 13 kms
Gailgarh - Tapoban 16 kms
Tapoban - Joshimath 15 kms by Jeep

12. Madhmaheshwar-Nandi Kund
Drive to Uniyana (1 hr), uniyana-ransi-gaundhar-Madmaheshwar (3500M) – 20km
Madmaheshwar-Kashni ridge-Kashnidhar (4500M) - 12 km
Kashni dhar-kashni tal-pandavshera (4200M) -12 km
Pandavshera-Nandi Kund (4800m) - 6 km
Nandi Kund Buffer Day
Nandikund to GhiaVinayka Pass (5300M)-Barma Valley - 12 km
Barma Valley-Bansi Narayan Dhar-Bansi Narayan Temple – 15km
Campsite-Urgum-Kalpeshwar-Helang – 15km

13. Satopanth Tal
Mana-Laxmivan, 9km
Laxmivan – Chakrateertha, 11 km
Chakrateertha - Satopanth Tal (3800m), 5 km
Satopanth Tal-Bandhar, 14 km
Bandhar-Mana, 11 km

14. Ransi-Kedarnath
Ransi - Saniara - Kanara Cave, 10 km
Kanara Cave - Malla Paturi (3418m) - Thouli (4145m), 6 km
Thouli - Dwara Khal - Dagla bugiyal - Dhanrasi - Mandani Bugiyal, 16 km
Mandani Bugiyal - Yeoungbuk Col Base Camp - Glacier Camp, 7 km
Glacier Camp-Yeoungbuk Col-Bisali Col-Bisali col Glacier (4750m), 12 km
Bisali col-Mahapanth Sarovar-Mahapanth Col-Kedarnath, 13 km
Kedarnath - Gourikund 14 km

15. Nanda Devi BC
Lata (2317m) - Lata Kharak (3800 m), 7 hours
Lata Kharak - Dharansi Khal ( 4250 m) - Debrugheta (3300 m), 8 hours
Debrugheta - Deodi (2300 m)
Deodi – Ramni (3520m)
Ramni – Patalkakhan (4500m)
Patalkakhan - Nanda Devi Base Camp
Exploration Day
Inner Sanctuary - Bhojgara
Bhojgara - Deodi
Deodi - Dharansi
Dharansi - Dharansi Khal ( 4250 m)- Lata

16. VOF-Hemkund Sahib

Govindghat (1828m) – Ghangria (3048m), 14 km
Ghangria – VOF (3650m) – Ghangria, 8 km
Ghangria – Hemkund Sahib (4329m) – Ghangria, 10 km
Ghangria-Govindghat
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Kumaon

1. Roop Kund
Lohajung (2530m) – Wan by jeep - Bedni Bugyal (3354m), 12 km, 5-6 hrs
Bedni Bugyal - Ghora Lotani - Bhagwabasa (4375m), 9 km, 4-5 hrs
Bhagwabasa - Roopkund (4844m) – Bhagwabasa, 5 km, 5-6 hrs
Bhagwabasa - Bedni Bhugyal, 9 km, 4 hrs
Bedni Bhugyal – Wan, 12 km Jeep to Lohajung, 4-5 hrs

2. Pindari Glacier
Song - Loharket (1829m), 3 km
Loharkhet - Dhakuri (2600m), 11 km
Dhakuri - Khati (2194m), 8 km
Khati - Dwali (2580m) - Phurkiya (3260m), 16 km
Phurkiya - Pindari glacier (3800m) – Phurkiya, 14 km
Phurkiya – Khati, 16 km
Khati – Dhakuri, 8 km
Dhakuri – Loharkhet, 11 km
Loharkhet – Saung, 3 km

3. Sunderdhunga
Saung - Loharkhet - Dhakuri (2680 m), 14 km
Dhakuri - Khati (2210m), 8 km
Khati - Jatoli (2000m), 8 km, 5hrs
Jatoli - Kathalia (3206m), 12 kms, 5 hrs
Kathalia – Sukhram Cave – Sunderdunga View Point (3900m), 10 km, 4-5 hrs
Kathalia – Maiktoli Top (4320 m) - Kathalia, 8 km
Kathalia – Jatoli, 12 kms, 5 hrs
Jatoli – Khati, 8 kms
Khati – Dhakuri, 8 kms, 4 hrs
Dhakuri – Loharkhet – Song, 13 km, 5-6 hrs

4. Milam Glacier
Munsiayari - Lilam (1850M), 7 km
Lilam – Bugdyar (2500M), 12 km
Bugdyar - MartoliI (3385M), 14 km, 8 hrs
Martoli - Ganghar (3260M), 12 km, 6 hrs
Ganghar – Milam (3400 M), 14 km, 7 hrs
Milam- Glacier (4200 M) – Burphu (3200m), 14 km, 7 hrs
Burphu - Rilkot (3250M), 12 km, 6 hrs
Rilkot – Bugdyar - Lilam, 19 km, 7 hrs

5. Namik Glacier
Munsyari (2290m) - Senar Gad Meadows, 7 km, 3 hrs)
Senar Gad – Dhaldauk, 11 km, 5 hrs
Dhaldauk – Sudamkhan, 7 km, 3 hrs
Sudamkhan – Sudamkhan Pass (3900m)- Hiramani Glacier, 9 km, 4 hrs
Hiramani Glacier - Namik Glacier – Sudamkhan, 14 km, 5 hrs
Sudamkhan - Namik Village, 11 km, 5 hrs
Namik Village – Gogina, 6 km, 3 hrs
Gogina – Liti, 19 km, 6 hrs

6. Panchachuli Glacier
Taxi from Dharchula to Dar (2 Hrs) - Trek to Urthing - 8 Kms
Urthing to Nagling - 8 Kms
Nagling to Saun, Panchchuli base camp - 12 km
Base camp-glacier-Nagling – 18 km
Nagling-Bugyiyars-Urthing 14 kms
Urthing to Dar - 8 km to Dharchula by taxi.

7. Sinla Pass
Pangu-Sirkha, 6 km
Sirkha – Gala (2440m), 14 km
Gala- Budi (2680m), 21 km
Budi- Gunji (3220m), 17 km
Gunji- Kutti (3600m), 19 km
Kutti – Jolinkong (4572m), 14 km
Jolinkong - Parwati- Jolinkong, 8 km
Jolinkong- Sinla Pass (5400m) - Bedang, 15 km
Bedang-Dugtu, 10 km
Dugtu-Nagling, 11 km
Nagling-Urthing, 14 km
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North East

Goecha La
Yuksom - Sachen - Bakhim 16Km
Bakim - Dzongri 11km
Dzongri relax
Dzongri - Thangsing - 8Km
Thangsing – Lamune – 6 km
Lamune - Goecha la pass - Lamune – 14 km
Laumne - Kokchurung
Kokchurung - Toshka
Toshka - Yuksom

Green lake
Lachen- Tallem (3240m), 12 km, 5-6 hrs
Tallem - Jakthang (3430m), 12 km, 5-6 hrs
Jakthang - Yabuk (4040m), 8 km, 4-5 hrs
Yabuk - Rest camp (4725m), 8 km, 3-4 hrs
Rest Camp - Green Lake (4935m), 6 km, 3-4 hrs
Green Lake - Yabuk, 14 km, 6-7 hrs
Yabuk - Tallem, 20 km 7-8 hrs
Tallem – Lachen, 12 kms, 4-5 hrs

Sandakphu-Phalut
Siliguri - Manebhanjang by jeep, 1830m, 3-4 hrs
Manebhanjang-Tonglu (3000m), 11 km
Tonglu – Gairibas (2750m), 10 km
Gairibas – Sandakphu (3650m), 10km
Sandakphu-Phalut (3700m), 21 km
Phalut – Gorke - Rammam, 13 km
Rammam – Rimbik, 19 km

Arunachal
Guwahati-Tezpur- Bomdila -Dirang (1500 m)- Chander (2530 m)
Chander- Tungri (3100m), 4-5 hrs
Tungri- Chang la (3650m), 6 hrs
Changla- Potak (4200m), 7 hrs
Potak– Tse la (4550m) – Lortum (4100m), 5 hrs
Lortum – Luguthang (4500m), 8 hrs
Luguthang to Tsonai (4500m),
Tsonai - Se la, 4267 m - Drive to Tawang (3048 m), 2-3 hrs
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Wonderful, waiting for more.
It will be great if you can kindly give some information's about guide/porter rate, if any permit needed etc. It will be very helpful for everybody.
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Awesome information Rajatsurey...keep it coming.... -
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Actually - this is almost all, but I do intend to add a few more easy treks, update the peak / glacier views section, link trip reports, add permits required section and edit the routes to make them more accurate (imagine a middle aged guy like me planning for a 10 km high altitude walk on a day finds it is 18 km). But all this will require contributions from the experienced trekkers on this forum - I am still a novice, though plans are afoot to do atleast one trek in every region and difficulty level.

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It will be great if you can kindly give some information's about guide/porter rate, if any permit needed etc. It will be very helpful for everybody.
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