By-Nidhi Bahuguna


Our life may not give us the time to realize that most of us merely survive; not live. When you go on a trek, you leave your usual home life far behind as you experience some truly extraordinary events and activities. So, gift yourself the freedom and happiness you deserve.

Here’s the list of some places one should really visit in India.

1. Frozen River Trek (Chadar trek)

Frozen river trek, the name itself is enough to give a spine chilling feel. Popularly known as ‘Chadar Trek’ due to the formation of the thick blanket of the snow. It offers an exhilarating trekking opportunity for adventure. Frozen river trek is completely a winter trek. If you have enough guts to face the harshness of the weather then frozen river trek is not a difficult one for you to conquer.

2. Goecha La Trek(Sikkim)

Sikkim in northeast India, hides within itself lands of heavenly beauty and divine experiences and goecha la is one of them. Beautiful meadows and steady streams of water welcomes you all. The trek begins at Yuksom which is situated at an elevation of 5,600 feet and the trail passes through lush green forests, meadows, rhonderon to rocky terrain with breathtaking views of mighty Kangchenjunga. According to the trekkers, two things that should be kept in mind before planning this trek are- firstly choosing the right time for it so as to be able to see rhondendrone in full bloom and avoid extreme temperature. Secondly, to have high level of physical stamina in order to survive five and half day of tough climbing. So, whether it is jungles or meadows, icy peaks or rivers Goechala had it all.

3. Roopkund Trek,Uttarakhand

One of the trek that is the dream of every trekker is Roopkund. Roopkund is a mountain lake, lying in the Garhwal Himalayas in the Chamoli district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Roopkund lake is also known as ‘mystery lake’ or ‘skeletal lake’ as it is said that the lake is surrounded with hundreds of human skeletons which is distinctly visible when the snow melts. The lake has a special significance for goddess 'Nanda' and her devotes. This lake offers the immense beauty of nature covering meadows, forests, folklore, snowcaps and lakes.

4. Pin Parvati Trek, Himachal Pradesh

The Pin Parvati Trek is one of the most enthralling and challenging trekking trail that can be experienced in Himachal Pradesh. The Pin Parvati Trek is usually undertaken during the month of July to September and requires excellent trekking skills. Days in this region are relatively warmer whereas the night temperature is somewhere between -5 degree. The valley is also dubbed as ‘Valley of God’ due to its location being cuddled between Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar.

5. Har ki Doon Trek, Uttarakhand

Har Ki Doon is a sacred place and it is known to be one of the most stunning and picturesque treks in Uttarakhand. This place holds an important place in Hindu Mythology as it is believed that the Pandavas went to heaven through this mountain. Surrounded by dense forests and glittering peak it provides a funfilled experience to the trekkers.

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