6 Easy Treks for Beginners in India Best 2021 Trekking Guide

Piyush Kumar ShrivastavaSep 18 . 7 min read

India is full of beautiful valleys and Mountains. With these, come the beautiful treks which are all waiting to be explored by you. Treks for beginners are on the rise nowadays as more and more popular people are showing interest in trekking.

So, addressing your search, here is a list of 6 best treks in India for beginners:

1.Kedarnath Trek

Being a place of mythological importance, the Trek to Kedarnath itself becomes holy. The trek located in Uttarakhand stretches for about 16 kilometers in length after the 2013 flood disaster. This one of the best treks for beginners requires you to be fit and is better suited for people with no heart, respiratory, and blood pressure problems. The trek starts from Gaurikund and you reach the spot through:

  • Trek of 4 kilometers to Jungle Chatti passing through Rambara bridge
  • 3 kilometers from Jungle Chatti to Bheembali
  • 4 kilometers from Bheembali to Linchauli
  • 4 kilometers from Linchauli to Kedarnath Base Camp
  • Final 1 kilometer from Kedarnath Base Camp to Kedarnath Temple

       Many reasons are there for this being one of the ideal treks for beginners. You can get any of the three alternatives also to complete the trek like a Palki service available between Gaurikund and Kedarnath, a Kandi service, and a Pony service. Air service is also available for Kedarnath. For overnight breaks, trekking trips like this include Bheembali, Jungle Chatti and Linchauli have camps to take rest and start the next morning.

The pilgrims or trekkers are allowed to go ahead from 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as the reason is the Kedarnath Dham lies inside the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.  

2.Ali Bedni Bugyal camping trek

Searching for easy treks for beginners, this is the right choice for you. The beautiful trek is located at the borders of Garhwal and Kumaon in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. Ali and Bedni Bugyal are two alpine meadows. From an elevation of 3354 meters, you get a view of Bedni Kund waters. This is one of the all-weather treks for beginners and others as well.

In the winters (considered as easy winter treks in India), the meadow is completely covered with snow appearing as a white blanket. If you could trek a little more to greater altitude, from the top of Bedni Bugyal the view of Chaukhamba region known as Garhwal heartland. The Chaukhamba pillars (1,2,3,4) are stretching from Neelkanth with peaks surrounding the Badrinath valley to Kedarnath and in the east by Mandani peaks.

The weather keeps changing all day as the mornings happen to be clear but in the afternoon, it gets misty. Season wise:

  • Summer ( May- June) The green grass is all over there and the afternoons sometimes come with showers. Mornings are clear.
  • Monsoon ( Jul- Aug) The season is rainy and wildflowers can be seen easily.
  • Autumn (Sep- Nov) In the first half of September, scanty rains are there. From October onwards, grasses turn yellow and golden. This being considered as one of the good treks for beginners can be idealized for the beautiful view of grasses. 
  • Winter (Dec-Feb) Mountains are clearly visible and grasses start turning brownish.
  • Spring ( Mar-Apr) Rhododendrons may be visible on the way and scanty snowfall is also there.

3.Nag Tibba trek

The trek has its symbolic name from’ Nag Devta’. This Garhwal region trek has the highest altitude more than 9900feets. The trekking guide for beginners here, tells you a lot of stories about this trek which are famous in this trek. You get the mesmerizing view of Gangotri peaks, Kedarnath peaks, Bandarpoonh peaks, Kala Nag, Srikantha, Swargrohini from the top.

When you touch the top, then during the descending to Bhatwadi village and then to Moriana which has many Shepherd huts. This is a very good spot for taking your favorite memorable pictures. It is a 16 kilometers long trek and requires you to be fit for completing the trek easily but still, this is one of the treks for beginners which remains an ideal choice.

You can also get to taste the piping meals made by local people there. Lush greenery present all-around appears very soothing to the eyes.

4.Bijli Mahadev trek

Located in Kashawri Kullu, Himachal Pradesh is one of the easy winter treks in India for beginners. The trek time allowed starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends up at 2:00 p.m. 

The trek distance is only 3 kilometers ending at Bijli Mahadev Temple. The winter season here lasts for 6 months,i.e., September to February and the temperature falls below zero degrees Celsius.

 From the Bijli Mahadev trek point, you can see Parvati Valley and Kullu Valley together. The confluence of the Beas and Parvati river is just a scene to stay and capture. On the return, you will trek down to the village called Chansari. Green forests can be seen throughout the trek which makes it even more beautiful. So, the trek for beginners list includes this trek as an ideal for people searching for not very long and adventurous trips.

The temple ‘Bijli Mahadev’ present at the end of the trek is an ancient one attracting divine blessings in the form of light.

5.Sham Valley trek

Also famous as the ‘baby trek’, this also is one of the easy treks for beginners. The trek is 27 kilometers long located in Laddakh. This trek can be tiring also at some points It starts from Likir to Yangthang in the first phase stretching for 9 kilometers and is completed in an average time of (4-5) hours. Eating points are not there in this first phase. The second phase is Yangthang to Hemis Shukpachan of 8 kilometers. It leads you to Tsermanchang La Pass at an altitude of 3750 meters.

Next is Hemis Shukpachan to Tingmosgang .At the Mebtak La numerous prayer flags can be seen here. Counted as one of the treks for beginners now will lead you to reach the famous village while climbing down famous for nuts, apples, apricots, and beautiful small houses. Tingmosgang is well known for the monarchy. Finally, you come back to Leh marking the end of the trek. So, in the spots for easy treks in India, this one is always there.

Some items that you may need to keep with you are Sunscreen, Oral rehydration salts, Ibuprofen, Diamox, Buff headband, Steripen as per the usage. Being one of the best treks for beginners, these little things if you carry with you, will make it easier to complete the trek easily.

6.Everest Base Camp trek for beginners

As one of the best Himalayan treks for beginners, the trek is famous all over the country and is most trekked upon. You start from Lukla and reach Phakding covering a distance of 8 kilometers. Seen as one of the sought-after treks for beginners moves ahead From Phakding to Namche Bazaar, trekking distance is 10-12 kilometers covered in about 6 hours. Namche to Tengboche, distance of 10-12 kilometers, then Tengboche to Dingboche covering (11-12) kilometers.

The new day starts with changing weather when you head to Nagerjun by trekking (5-6) kilometers and then start returning.

The trek gets you to see the highest peak on the Earth. Khumbu region can also be explored in this trek. Best of all, the world heritage sites like Swyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Darbar square, and Patan Darbar Square are all witnessed throughout the trek and makes it even more memorable.

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