30 Breathtaking Treks in India that Everyone Must Visit for an Adrenaline Rush

30 Breathtaking Treks in India that Everyone Must Visit for an Adrenaline Rush

Most of the people these days love to trek because of the excitement it creates. For the ones who want to go high on adrenaline, it is important to experience trekking. There are different terrains that are to be experienced during treks. The trails can vary from one region to the other regions drastically. There are monsoon treks, winter treks and also all-season treks that one can try according to their ability and also the seasons. The trekking trails in India are filled with lush green forests and also snow-capped mountains.   One can experience both the kinds of treks when they are here. In the Southern and the Central states on India, the trekking trails are generally in the dense forests of the Western Ghats, the Sahyadris, the Nilgiri and the Aravali Ranges. Also, the terrains in the Deccan Plateau are also quite exciting to hike. The Northern regions are dotted with various vistas and peaks of the Himalayas that forms one of the most scenic trekking trails. There are a lot of trekking destinations in India and the top 30 treks are as mentioned below.   


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Here is a list for you - 30 Breathtaking Treks in India that Everyone Must Visit for an Adrenaline Rush

1. Savandurga trek

Location: Karnataka
Altitude: 1226 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 2km one way
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Best time to trek: November to March
Known as Asia’s largest monolithic hill, Savandurga trek is considered to be one of the favorite ones for a lot of amateurs. The rocky terrain during the monsoon can make it quite dangerous. Hence, one must be extremely careful while trekking to this place.  
 

2. Kumaraparvata

Location: Karnataka
Altitude:  1748 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 14 km one way 
Difficulty level: Difficult 
Best time to trek: November to March
Kumaraparvata trek can be one of the most happening treks in the Western Ghats because of the trail. Filled with dense jungles and water streams this is one of the best treks to consider if you want to go high on adrenaline. Kumaraparvata is every trekker's dream because of the arduous path.  
 

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3. Ettina Bhuja

Location: Karnataka
Altitude:  1300 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 10 km
Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult 
Best time to trek: November to March
Resembling the shape of an Ox’s shoulder, Ettina Bhuja peak attracts a lot of trekkers from across the country because of its beautiful train. Climbing up this peak will make you realize the worth of fitness. 

4. Kodachadri Hills

Location: Karnataka
Altitude:  1343 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 14 km
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Best time to trek: October to February
You would probably not find a trekker calling himself/herself as a trekking enthusiast if they haven’t climbed up to the mesmerizing Kodachadri peak. Surrounded by lush green forests this is one of the ideal places to trek.
 

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5. Mullayanagiri

Location: Karnataka
Altitude:  1930 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 10 km
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate 
Best time to trek: September to April
As you climb up the steps to reach the summit you would start feeling like you are being part of heaven when you are trekking up to Mullayanagiri. This is one of the most sought-after trekking destinations in South-India because of its altitude and also the scenic views.
 

6. Devirammana Betta

Location: Karnataka
Altitude:  5900ft above the sea level
Trek distance: 7 km
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate 
Best time to trek: July to January
The stunning views of the surrounding environ and the fresh air filling your lungs can make you enjoy every single second of your life when you are trekking to Devirammana Betta. Nestled in the laps of bountiful nature, Devirammana Betta should certainly be part of your trekking bucket list.  
 

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7. Kudremukha

Location: Karnataka
Altitude:  1894 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 22 km
Difficulty level: Moderate to difficult 
Best time to trek: June to November
Trekking inside dense jungles and eerie forests can be one of the most exciting things. Most of the trekkers love Kudremukha trek because of the stunning views it offers. Climbing up the peak amidst the grasslands looking the horizon can be one of the best things to do during the Kudremukha trek.  
 

8. Nilgiri Mountains

Location: Tamil Nadu
Altitude:  2,637m above the sea level
Trek distance: 10 km
Difficulty level: Moderate to difficult 
Best time to trek: September to May
Nilgiri Mountain trekking starts and ends at Ooty which happens to be one of the best hill-stations in the South. The sprawling tea gardens, the milky waterfalls, the lovely blue lakes, and the green meadows can be a feast to the pair of your eyes when you are trekking up to the Nilgiri Mountains. 
 

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9. Kolukkumalai

Location: Tamil Nadu 
Altitude:  2,160 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 28 km
Difficulty level: Moderate to difficult 
Best time to trek: September to March
Why don’t you try trekking to the largest organic tea estates in India? Yes, Kolukkumalai Tea Estate trek is one of the most beautiful treks that everyone should try at least once. This is one of the most gorgeous treks which has a lot of steep trails and that can be pretty adventurous.  
 

10. Anamalai jungle Trek

Location: Tamil Nadu
Altitude:  2,400 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 5 km approximately
Difficulty level: Easy 
Best time to trek: November to May
How does it feel encountering a tiger as you are trekking deep inside the jungle of Anamalai? This is one of the best treks for all the adventure junkies. Walking inside the thick forests and getting surprised by the sudden appearance of a tiger or a hornbill can skip a heartbeat. 
 

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11. Nallamalla Forest Trek

Location: Kurnool
Altitude: 900 to 1100 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 50 km
Difficulty level: Difficult  
Best time to trek: October-January
Nallamalla Forest Trek is one of the most arduous treks that one needs to experience if they want to go high on adrenaline. The forest is an abode of the major pilgrim centers for Hindus, Ahobilam which is known for the deity Narasimha. A lot of people would trek to this place barefoot too as it is one of the revered pilgrim centers. 
 

12. Kalsubai Peak Trek

Location: Maharashtra
Altitude: 1646 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 6.6 km 
Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult 
Best time to trek: June to August, September to October and November to May 
Kalsubai Peak Trek is one of the sought-after treks in Maharashtra. A lot of people take this trek to test their fitness and endurance levels as it is one of the challenging treks. Lush green paddy fields, water streams, highlands, and rocky terrains form the trail of Kalsubai trek thus, and it becomes one of the most happening treks. One can also trek at night to Kalsubai Peak which can be all the more thrilling. 
 

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13. Lohagad Fort Trek

Location: Maharashtra
Altitude: 1,033 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 10 km 
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate 
Best time to trek: January to May and October to December
The picture-perfect scenes and the sweeping views of the surroundings as you go up can leave you enchanted. Lohagad Fort Trek is one of the best treks if you love to spend time and relax in the laps of nature. The view of the fort would be spectacular from the top thus. This is one of the must-try treks for everyone.  
 

14. Alang Madan Kulang Trek

Location: Maharashtra
Altitude: 1479 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 20 km 
Difficulty level: difficult
Best time to trek: October to March
Are you in for some real breath-taking experience? Have you ever wanted to experience what it feels like skipping a heart-beat? Then, Alang Madan Kulang Trek is one of the treks for all those hiking enthusiasts. This is one of the scariest of treks because of the challenging path that one has to go through during the trek. 
 

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15. Bhrigu Lake Trek

Location: Himachal Pradesh
Altitude: 4,300 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 26 km 
Difficulty level: Moderate to difficult
Best time to trek: May to October 
Considered to be one of the most beautiful treks in Manali, Bhrigu Lake Trek trail is filled with pristine mountains, meadows, and lakes. Walking through these paths can immediately transport you to a different world within moments. 
 

16. Nag Tibba Trek

Location: Uttarakhand
Altitude: 4,300 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 10 km 
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Best time to trek: April to June and October to December
Nag Tibba Trek happens to be one of the best snow treks that every trekking enthusiast should try. Most of the people traveling to Delhi take part in this trek because this trek can be completed over a weekend. The stunning views of the snow-capped mountains on the way can be a treat to the pair of your eyes. 
 

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17. Valley of Flowers Trek

Location: Uttarakhand
Altitude: 3,600 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 17 km 
Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult
Best time to trek: June to October
If you ever want to check with a trekking enthusiast about their dream trek then it would certainly be the “Valley of Flowers Trek”. The stunning location and the rich variety of flora and fauna covering the place make it a paradise. Looking at the flowers bloom in full swing, one would certainly feel totally enchanted. 
 

18. Chadar Trek

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Location: Ladakh
Altitude: 3,400 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 105 km 
Difficulty level: Difficult
Best time to trek: January and February
Chadar trek happens to be one of the most dangerous treks and a lot of trekking enthusiasts would love trekking to this place. The harsh weather conditions here become pretty challenging during trekking hence, one has to be extremely safe during the Chadar Trek. 
 

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19. Kumbalgarh Fort trek

Location: Rajasthan
Altitude: 1,100 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 16 km 
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Best time to trek: October to March
Known for its majestic forts and royal palaces, Rajasthan also has some of the best trekking spots. One such amazing trekking destination is the Kumbalgarh Fort. Trekking amidst the beautiful ranges of Aravali surrounded by lush green trees can be quite an exciting thing to do, isn’t it? 
 

20. Nahargarh Fort

Location: Rajasthan
Altitude: 3,500 ft above the sea level
Trek distance: 15 km approximately
Difficulty level: Easy 
Best time to trek: October to March
If you love Jaipur and want to catch a bird’s eye view of this most beautiful city, you must trek up to Nahargarh Fort. This is one of the most stunning forts in Rajasthan known for its brilliant sunrise and sunset viewpoints. 
 

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21. Roopkund Lake Trek

Location: Uttarakhand
Altitude: 4,800 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 53 km 
Difficulty level: Difficult 
Best time to trek: May – June, and September
Trekking to the high altitude glacial lake in India can be one of the most thrilling things to do. Sighting the human skulls in a lake can be a spine-chilling experience. Surrounded by the snow-kissed mountains, this is one of the best treks to try if you really want to test your strengths. 
 

22. Dzukou Valley Trek

Location: Nagaland
Altitude: 2,438 m above the sea level
Trek distance: 25 km
Difficulty level: Moderate to difficult 
Best time to trek: June to September 
Dzukou Valley Trek is called as the “Valley of Flowers” trek of Nagaland. After crossing the most difficult paths, the unveiling of the most stunning valley would make you only forget all the steps that you took to reach the summit. Since it is not frequented by a lot of visitors; this is one of the most tranquil treks to try.  

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23. Double Decker Living Root Bridge Trek

Location: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Altitude: 2,400 ft above the sea level
Trek distance: 3 km 3,500 steps one way
Difficulty level: Moderate to difficult 
Best time to trek: June to September 
Climbing up and down 3000 steps can be pretty challenging, isn’t it? Yes, witnessing the double-decker living root bridge can be such a fascinating thing. Located in the heart of the Cherrapunji, this is one of the best treks to try. From here, one can also trek up to the Rainbow waterfalls gushing from a great height. The waterfall offers one of the most stunning sights to all the trekkers.
 

24. Rupin Pass Trek

Location: Himachal Pradesh
Altitude: 4,650 m above the sea level
Trek Distance: 52 km 
Difficulty level: Difficult
Best time to trek: May-June-September and October
Considered to be one of the high-altitude treks, Rupin Pass trek requires a lot of energy, determination, and preparation. It becomes pretty difficult to reach the summit if you lack motivation. The trail is filled with a lot of challenging steeps and also the trail would surprise you with some of the most pristine waterfalls, snow bridges, hanging village – Jhaka etc. 
 

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25. Har Ki Doon Trek

Location: Uttarakhand 
Altitude: 3,556 m above the sea level
Trek Distance: 47 km 
Difficulty level: Difficult
Best time to trek: April-June-September -December
Har Ki Doon trek is also one of the high-altitude treks in India. The sweeping views of the surrounding valleys during this trek can be quite an experience. Also, the trail is covered with alpine vegetation making it even more beautiful. Har Ki Doon trek would make you fall in love at once with its picturesque landscapes. 
 

26. Brahmatal Trek

Location: Uttarakhand
Altitude: 3180 m above the sea level
Trek Distance: 8 Km 
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Best time to trek: November to March 
For all those glacier lovers, Brahmatal Lake would be a paradise. The snow-covered trail right opposite to the Roopkund trekking trail offers brilliant views of the surrounding mountains and vistas. Well, this trek has to be experienced first-handed and trust us, you would only come back with heaps of wonderful tales.
 

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27. Goechala Trek

Location: Sikkim
Altitude: 4940 m above the sea level
Trek Distance: 9 Km 
Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult 
Best time to trek: April-June – September, and October 
Goechala trek has been considered as one of the best treks in Sikkim. The sight of Kanchenjunga can make you go gaga as you are hiking up. Also, the sweeping view of the surrounding sixteen peaks is just breath-taking. The serene nature of Sikkim would come to life during the Goechala trek. 
 

28. Dzongri Trek

Location: Sikkim
Altitude: 4,200 m above the sea level
Trek Distance: NA
Difficulty level: Difficult
Best time to trek: April-June – September, and October 
Dzongri Trek in Sikkim is also considered to be one of the high-altitude treks. Bask in the tranquillity of the pristine mountains during this trek and come back rejuvenated. This is one of the must-do treks for all those adventure-seekers.  
 

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29. Dudhsagar trek

Location: Goa
Altitude: 1017 ft above the sea level
Trek Distance: 14 km
Difficulty level: Moderate 
Best time to trek: October to May
A lot of people love to trek to the beautiful waterfalls of Dudhsagar that literally translated into Milky Ocean. The stunning sight of the gushing waterfalls from the peak amidst the lush green hills covered with dense jungles can be bewitching. 
 

30. Gokarna Beach trek

Location: Karnataka
Altitude: NA
Trek Distance: 8 km
Difficulty level: Moderate to difficult
Best time to trek: October to March 
How about going on a beach trek exploring the thick jungles and walking on the rocky terrains? Well, all those things are quite possible when you trek to Gokarna Beach. The spectacular sight of the endless ocean and the melody of the roaring waves can be one of the best things to experience during this trek.
 

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31. Mandatory things to carry during trekking

Mandatory things to carry during trekking

Torches / Flashlights
Reusable water bottles
First-aid kits 
Toiletries 
High-quality backpack 
Proper clothes according to the season
Medicines 
Energy bars/protein bars and nuts 
Multi-purpose knives
During camping, proper tents are required
Sleeping bags according to the region 
Wind-cheaters, Rain jackets, gloves, neck-warmers, and socks
Hiking sticks/snow trek equipment 
 

32. How to prepare for treks?

How to prepare for treks?

Whenever you decide to trek the first and the foremost thing that you need to think is about the region where you want to trek. There are different kinds of treks and knowing everything about the trek you are registering is mandatory.
Understand the level of physical fitness required to trek
Start preparing both physically and mentally
Start following a strict diet regime and stick to it
Maintain your weight and also keep checking your food intake
Perform some high-intensity cardio exercises 
Meditation and Yoga can make your body flexible and keep your mind calm
Take up smaller treks initially to check your progress
Hire a specialist who can help you in fitness to prepare for high-altitude treks 
Drink lots of water
Avoid doing these things during a trek
When you are planning for a trek you must make sure to avoid certain things and they are as follows:
Smoking
Drinking
Overdoing exercises 
Performing exercises without the guidance of a trainer 
Enroll in high-altitude treks without keeping a tab on the fitness levels
Underestimating the trail and jump into conclusions based on the opinions and reviews from people can be dangerous
Pushing too hard at the gym or during any of the work-out sessions
Eating just proteins and not focusing on other nutrients 
Shopping unnecessarily for treks even without understanding the season and the region where you are going.  
So, here is everything that you need to know about the different kinds of treks in India. Along with that we have also gone ahead and listed the things that you are supposed to do and don’t during your preparation for treks. Also, when you are trekking it is good to try your level best but, pushing yourself too hard at times can be quite risky. In order to avoid those things, it is recommended to start off small with easy to moderate treks and then graduate to the laborious ones. Well, anyways for all those people who want to feel thrilled every second of their lives, these are the top 30 trekking trails in India that can surprise you vividly. So, are you in for challenging yourselves this year with these fantastic treks? If yes, pack your bags and go off and if you aren’t sure, just pack your bags and these trails would welcome you with open arms.

Happy Hiking folks!
 

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