Home to the mighty Mt Everest, Pin Parvati and hundreds of bewitching peaks, trekking and conquering the magnificent Himalayan Range has always been a favourite and a dream for adventure enthusiasts. A trek here will take you from snow-capped mountains to lush exotic landscapes. So here is a list of the ten most fascinating Himalayan treks for all the adventure lovers.

Must Do Treks in India

Roopkund Trek

Height: 16,500ft

Duration: 7-9 Days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Season: September to October

Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, part of the Garhwal Himalayas, Roopkund Trek will take you through opaque virgin forests, astonishing brooks, dramatic campsites and evergreen paddock. At the top of the trek is the Roopkund Lake, which remains frozen most part of the year. Roopkund Lake also known as the Mystery Lake is also famous for the hundreds of human skeletons that can be found around the lake.

Expenditure: INR 8,500 per person (approx.)

Om Parvat Trek

The 'OM' parvat!

Height: 14,816ft

Duration: 10-11 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Season: May to October

An ancient holy peak surrounded by fascinating mythological stories, Om Parvat is also known as AdiKailash, ChotaKailash, Baba Kailash, and Jonglingkong. The only “OM” formations in the Himalayas to be discovered among the 8 such natural formations; Om Parvat is part of the Kailash trilogy in the Himalayas. Located at an altitude of 6,191m, Om Parvat Trek will take you through bewitching landscapes. This trek is highly recommended for seasoned trekkers.

Expenditure: INR 40,000 per person (approx.)

Chadar Trek

The 'chadar' of ice

Height: 11,123

Duration: 9 Days

Difficulty Level: Challenging

Best Season: January to February

A winter-trail in the Zanskar region of Ladakh, Chadar Trek is not for the faint-hearted. Considered as one of the most daring treks in the Himalayas, the trail of Chadar Trek is through the frozen Zanskar River. The trek will take you to Zanskar Valley and covers a distance of around 105 km in 15 days. The best time to do the Chadar trek is January to February,

Expenditure: INR 20,500 per person (approx.)

Hampta Pass

Hampta Pass

Height: 14,100ft

Duration: 4-5 Days

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Best Season: June to September

If you are new to trekking, the Hampta Pass Trek is perfect to start your adventure. Located between the scenic Lahaul and Kullu valleys, trekkers will be rewarded with prismatic glaciers views, gorgeous alpine forests and the mighty Himalayan Range.

Expenditure: INR 9,500 per person (approx.)

Goecha-la Trek

Goecha-la Trek

Height: 16,000ft

Duration: 11 Days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Best Season: April to June

Though Goecha La serves as a getaway to the mesmerising Kanchenjunga National Park, the trek up here is nothing less than epic. The trek starts from Yuksom, Sikkim and this 90 km adventure will take you through landscapes dotted with multi-coloured flowers and fauna, lush forest, laidback meadow and the gorgeous Rathong Chu River. That’s not all, breathtaking views of Kabru and Kanchenjunga await at the end of the trek.

Expenditure: INR 14,000 per person (approx.)

Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass Trek

Height: 12,736

Duration: 6 Days

Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

Best Season: December to March

Famous for winter treks, the winter view along the Kuari Pass is considered by many as one of the best views in the Himalayas. The trek starts from Joshimath, a gathering point for many a spiritual pilgrimage. Kuari Pass, situated in the Garhwal Region of Uttarakhand will take you through lavish Himalayan meadows (called ‘Bugyals’ in the local tongue), lush forest and chance to explore the many tributaries of the Ganges.

Expenditure: INR 8,000 per person (approx.)

Har ki Dun Trek

Har ki Dun Trek

Height: 11,676ft

Duration: 7-8 Days

Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate

Best Season: March to June and September to November

A picture perfect valley guarded by dense alpine forest, the trek to Har Ki Doon will take you through some of the few untouched settlements in the Garhwal Himalayas region. A favourite among adventure lovers, trekkers can feast their eyes on breath-taking landscapes, glaciers, enjoy bird watching and soak in the culture and the laidback lifestyle of the small settlements along the trek.

Expenditure: INR 10,800 per person (approx.)

Homkund Ronti Saddle

Ronti Saddle

Height: 16,863 ft

Duration: 10-11 Days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Season: June to July

A high altitude mountain pond located adjacent to the dominating Trishul and Nanda Ghunti, Homkund is a newly discovered trekking location. The trek follows through Ronti Saddle via Channia ghat to end in Sithail. Apart from ensuring you with some dramatic locations, from here, trekkers can enjoy mesmerising view of Nanda Devi.

Expenditure: INR 8,000 per person (approx.)

Valley of Flowers Trek

Valley of Flowers Trek

Height: 12,000 ft

Duration: 6-7 Days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Best Season: July to September

A mislaid pathway led to the discovery of the Valley of Flowers by Frank Smith, an explorer, today, it stands as one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Himalayas. Located in Uttaranchal, every year as the snow melts; myriad species of flowers come alive and paint the entire valley with an array of colours.

Expenditure: INR 7,500 per person (approx.)

Borasu Pass Trek

Borasu Pass Trek

Height: 17,800 ft

Duration: 6-7 Days

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Best Season: June to October

The pass that connects Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, close to Tibet, Borasu Pass Trek is considered by many as one of the best ways to learn and soak in the rich culture and tradition of Garhwal and Kumaon as it passes through many villages and settlements.

Expenditure: INR 80,000 per person (approx.)

So, pack your backpack and trek your way to these 10 picturesque treks across Himalayas. A trek to any of these locations will be nothing short of action packed, adventurous and memorable trip.