To bring out the joy in your life, nothing beats fresh mountain air, stretching the limbs, and an adventure. It’s not only the street food and shopping but also the convenience of Delhi. You can even plan a trek to the Himalayas over the weekend. These 6 Himalayan Weekend treks from Delhi will get you out of your car, metro, or auto to hop on the train and explore the Himalayas for the weekend.
1. Triund Trek
Triund is a green alpine meadow situated on top of a hill. You can enjoy spectacular views of the Dhauladhar mountains and Kangra valley. Triund trek is easy to do solo because of its well-defined route. It is a relatively easy trail with stunning views of Kangra valley and Dhauladhar ranges to one side. The trek ends at Triund. Trekking enthusiasts can continue to Lahesh Cave and then to Indrahar pass. This trek takes approximately 4-5 hours, depending on the altitude. Lahesh cave can be found at 3500 meters.
2. Churdhar trek
It is not common for people to notice that a conical, snow-covered peak can be seen from Chandigarh during winter. The peak can be seen from Chandigarh’s plains, surrounded by the Sirmaur and Kasauli hills of the Shivalik Range. This snow peak is called Chur Chandani Kich Dhar or the mountain range of the silver bracelet. It is located close to Delhi, the capital territory. Referring to the sparkling snow, the fascinating Himalayan feature Churdhar holds snow for seven months. It can be seen from the hills of Mussoorie or Shimla as it is visible from Chandigarh and the plains up to Saharanpur. If you are interested, don’t forget to see things to carry for the Churdhar trek from other blogs before purchasing tickets online.
3. Hatu Peak Trek
This short, tailor-made trek can be completed in one day. You can walk the entire distance from Narkanda under conifer, fir, and spruce. The variety of trees does not end there. Walnut, kharsu Oak, Rhododendron, and Horse Chestnut will continue to be a part of your path. A small pond with light and leaves is located halfway up the ridge. These meadows host the Gujjars, their herds, and other summer visitors. At the summit, you will find a 360-degree view of the mountains and sprawling valleys, and rustic villages nestled in the hills. The grassy meadows at Jor Bagh, located in the city’s mountains, are a great place to relax before you return to the hustle and bustle of the city.
4. Chopta Tungnath Trek
The Chopta Tungnath trek takes you to the most beautiful area of the Garhwal Himalayas. To enjoy a spectacular view of the Indian Himalayas, we start at Ukhimath. We pass through Deoria Tal and Chopta before reaching the summit of Chandrashila. The summit of Chandrashila would give you a maximum altitude of 4000m. This area is a protected sanctuary and home to musk deer and is rich in fauna and flora. Tungnath is known for being the highest temple dedicated solely to Lord Shiva. We can see the peaks of Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and Nanda Devi from Chandrashila.
5. Lansdowne Trek
This is not surprising as the British loved the town for its pine-covered trees, cool air, and view of the snow-covered peaks of the Chaukhamba or Trishul mountains. There are many trekking routes that you can choose from, and they are all charming, easy, and beautiful. A weekend trek to Tiffin Top or simply walking around the small town will give you a fantastic view of the Himalayas.
6. Benog Tibba Trek
This trek starts at Mussoorie- the Queen of Hill Stations. It takes approximately 20 km to cover the entire route through beautiful forests, landscapes, and sanctuary. The Clouds End is where you will start. It winds through beautiful forests, past the colonial Savoy Hotel, French lines in a chateau, and other captivating scenes. This hill overlooks the snow-clad Himalayan Peaks and is surrounded by forests. The Jwala Temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga, overlooks the Aglar River and the Doon and Yamuna Valleys below. You can see rare and endangered species at the Benog Wildlife Sanctuary. If you are lucky enough, you can spot the extinct mountain goat as you climb the hill.