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13 2-5 Day Treks to explore in India

India

The seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. A hotpot of languages, religions, numerous cultures & traditions.

Agasthyakoodam
AgasthyakoodamAgasthyamalai, Vazhichal, Tamil Nadu 627425

The most difficult trek in Kerala, taking you to the top of Agasthyakoodam through forests and valleys and waterfalls.

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
Aralam Wildlife SanctuaryAralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kannur, Kerala 670674, India

Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary allows visitors to explore and learn about nature and wildlife. Laying on the slopes of the Western Ghat Mountains, it is located in the southeast part of the Kannur District of Kerala State in Southern India. Headquartered in the town of Iritty, the sanctuary is continuous with the forests of Coorg in Karnataka State.

Badrinath Temple
Badrinath TempleBadri to Mata Murti road, Badrinath, Uttarakhand 246422, India

Badrinath temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu which is situated in the town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand, India. The temple and town form one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. The temple is also one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Badrinath—holy shrines for Vaishnavites. This is a major tourist destination and pilgrimage site in Uttarakhand.

Dayara Bugyal
Dayara BugyalTaknaur Renge, Uttarakhand 249135, India

Dayara Bugyal has all the elements of a perfect Himalayan trek: superb forests, beautiful campsites, ancient villages, thrilling climbs to high points, wonderful mountain views and few of the best alpine meadows of Uttarakhand. These meadows are completely blanketed in snow in winter. All of this in an easy-moderate trek — a gift we rarely see.

Hatu Peak
Hatu PeakHatu Peak, Himachal Pradesh 171225

Hatu Peak is the highest peak in the entire Shimla district, located in Narkanda. Surrounded by majestic mountains and covered in a dense green blanket of sky-touching cedar and fir, Hatu Peak may just be paradise on earth. The forest is a mixed one, comprising a varied population of deodar, fir, spruce, cedar, and blue pine; but is mostly renowned for its colorful apple orchards. The Hatu Mata Temple rests atop the hill on Hatu Peak and holds great religious significance to the locals.

Joshimath
JoshimathJoshimath, Uttarakhand 246443, India

Joshimath, also known as Jyotirmath, is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District. It is a gateway to several Himalayan mountain climbing expeditions, trekking trails and pilgrim centers like Badrinath. It is home to one of the four cardinal pīthas established by Adi Shankara.

Kheerganga Trek
Kheerganga Trekkasol, Khir Ganga, Himachal Pradesh 175105, India

Kheerganga is located amidst the astounding Parvati Valley in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Parvati Valley is considered the trekker’s paradise. Kheerganga is the most popular trek in Kasol 14 kilometres uphill from base camp. If you are a novice trekker, this is where you want to start.

Mount Kailash
Mount Kailash Munsyari, Uttarakhand 262554, India

Mt. Kailash, the striking peak standing in the remote south-west corner of Tibet in the Himalayan Mountains. Rising at an elevation of 6638 m (21778 ft) it is one of the highest parts of the Himalayas and serves as a source of some of the longest rivers in Asia. Known as Gang Tise or Gang Rinproche in Tibet [Mount Kailash Parvat] an it is a precious and prominent symmetrical peak.

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
Parambikulam Tiger ReserveParambikulam, Anappady, Parambikulam Road, Palakkad District, Parambikulam, Kerala 678661, India

Trek through the best of protected forests of Western Ghat Mountains in Kerala.

Parvati Valley
Parvati ValleyKhir Ganga, Himachal Pradesh 175134, India

Regarded as one of the most challenging treks in the northern Himalayan region, Parvati Valley Trek is perfect for those seeking adventure. The mesmerising views all around will not only leave you spellbound by its beauty but also filled with adrenaline by the challenges it throws at you at every nook and corner.

Pindari Glacier
Pindari GlacierPindari Glacier, Uttarakhand 263632

The Pindari Glacier is a glacier found in the upper reaches of the kumaon himalayas, to the southeast of Nanda Devi, Nanda kot. The glacier flows to the south for a short distance of about 3 km (1.9 mi) and gives rise to the pindari river which meets the alaknanda at karnaprayag in the Garhwal district. trekkers paradise, adventure lovers can explore this place.

Sela Pass lake
Sela Pass lakeSela Pass, Shannan 790105

Sela Pass lake is a high-altitude mountain pass located on the border between the Tawang and West Kameng Districts of Arunachal Pradesh state in India. It has an elevation of 4170 m (13,700 ft) and connects the Indian Buddhist town of Tawang to Dirang and Guwahati. The pass carries the National Highway 13 connecting Tawang with the rest of India.

Triund
TriundTriund, Himachal Pradesh 176219

Triund is the crown jewel of dharamshala, situated in the laps of dhauladhar mountains, it has the perfect view of the dhauladhar mountains on one side and kangra valley on the other. Triund is a very popular trekking spot. Triund attracts a lot of tourist every year from India and all over the world. Triund trek can be described as a tranquil trek which can be easily accomplished by almost all age groups.

Map of 2-5 Day Treks to explore in India