Best Himalayan treks for beginners

Best Himalayan treks for beginners

Adventure activities have been the go-to thing for people looking for a way out from their hectic and monotonous lives. People have been reforming these adventure activities to squeeze every ounce of enjoyment from their busy lives. Trekking has blossomed into one of the most sought-after adventure activities for people looking for some peaceful & fun, thrilling experience.

People are getting attracted to the fact that you can go to the ‘Himalayas’ & enjoy nature at its best. The Himalayas is a gateway for all different kinds of people who want to relax & be one with nature, are keen on some adventure or people who want to enjoy the scenic beauty.

Among all the adventure activities, trekking is one of the most popular events among youngsters. More & more people are trying trekking for the first time, loving it & spreading the message. As word gets around, there has been a multitude of people willing to try it out & choose it as their adventure.

For beginners, trekking can be a daunting task; several questions from ‘what to carry’ to ‘where to go’ are the generic ones that pop up in their head. Therefore, with our expertise, we are going to help beginners choose the best Himalayan treks they can try as their first trek.


These are some of the treks for first time trekkers:

  Triund trek

  Max Altitude – 9,350 Ft

  Best Time – March to May

  Difficulty Grade - Easy  

  Location - Manali, Himachal Pradesh

  Duration – 2 Days

One of the most popular trekking destinations among beginners. 18 km from Dharamshala surrounded by the Dhauladhar Ranges on one side & the Kangra valley on the other side makes this trek one of the most beautiful treks to do. A perfect weekend getaway treks for people with short holiday duration. In this trek, you walk through the rhododendron and oak trees & by camping under the stars, you feel refreshed surrounded by enchanting Mother Nature. Ideal for all age groups, this 18km trek provides you with surreal views & the experience changes your life forever.

Kheerganga Trek

Max Altitude - 13,000 Ft

Best Time – May & September

Difficulty Grade - Easy 

Location - Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Duration - 2 Days

If you want to enjoy the hot water springs & lush green mountains, Kheerganga trek is just for you. At an altitude of 13,000 Ft in the Parvati Valley near Kullu District, it serves as a perfect place for backpackers & adventure enthusiasts. One of the major attractions of this trek is the place is Kasol, which is a major tourist destination & it serves as the base of this trek. Often known as ‘Valley of Gods’, this 12km trek trail provides you with several opportunities to capture perfect picturesque views of nature.


Nag Tibba Trek:-

Max Altitude - 9910 ft.

Best Time - November to March

Difficulty Grade - Easy

Location - Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Duration - 3 Days

           Image source


Nag Tibba, also known as the mountain of the serpent as the local people offer prayers to protect their livestock from snakes to the temple dedicated to the serpent god. With 9910 ft. of maximum altitude & situated in the Nag Tibba, range of Garwhal Himalayas this trek takes you through the dense forest rich in flora, which unveils into some stunning views. The trails start near Mussoorie, in warmer times, you will see beautiful greenery & in colder times on this path, you will find an abundance of snow. It is an exhilarating feeling when you reach the top where you get to see the snow-capped peaks of Garwhal Himalayas.


Bhrigu Lake Trek

Max Altitude - 14,000 ft.

Best Season - May to October

Difficulty Grade - Easy 

Location - Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Duration - 3 Days

At an altitude of 14,000 ft. at the heart of Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, it consists of high alpine meadows & has a mythical significance as the legendary Bhrigu Maharishi once meditated on this lake years ago. The Bhrigu Lake changes colours, shapes, sizes every week, as sometimes it is white & frozen or sometimes it is blue with grass around it. It is one of the most recommend trek for beginners as it is moderately easy in nature & takes only 3 days to cover this trek. It offers you fascinating natural lush meadows & the breathtaking views of snowcapped mountains.


 Kedarkantha Trek

Max Altitude - 12500 ft.

Best Season - December to April

Difficulty Grade - Easy to Moderate

Location - Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Duration - 5 Days

            image source

It is the perfect winter trek for beginners. In Kedarkantha trek, you are bound to see some of the most beautiful campsites. When you cross the 10,000 marks, you are likely to come across snow lying on the forest floor among the pine trees. One of the major attraction of this trek is the drive to Kedarkantha that takes you through Mussoorie, as it is a very popular & engaging tourist destination. When you reach the Kedarkantha summit, it feels like you have touched the sky. This trek gives you the perfect winter trekking experience that you have been planning & waiting for.



 Hampta Pass trek

Max Altitude - 14,100 ft

Best Season - June to October

Difficulty Grade - Easy to Moderate

Location - Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Duration - 5 Days

One of the most popular high altitude summer trek in the Himalayas. Whenever you mention the word ‘trekking’, this the most popular trekking destination recommended by others & rightly so as the scenic landscapes, beautiful valleys & lush green meadows takes your breath away. The pass takes you through lush green Kullu valley & then you cross to barren landscapes of Spiti Valley. The beauty of this trek changes every day. It is a moderately difficult trek, as you need a certain amount of fitness to cross through this mix of rocky terrains. This crossover trek is perfect for your first outing as beginner trekker & added bonus is that while coming back you also get to see Chandratraal Lake, which is a beauty in itself.