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Pranav Harish

Last updated: 17-07-2019

10 New and Exciting Treks in the Himalayas

 

With the known Himalayan treks attracting thousands of trekkers every year, the usual trails have become increasingly popular and crowded. For avid trekkers who have trodden on every possible Himalayan trail available to them, it is now time to introduce new and exclusive trails away from crowds and give all the opportunity to explore the far off regions in the Himalayas that have managed to keep themselves out of sight for years.

Why are we introducing distinctive and unmapped treks to trekkers?

The answer to this question is - Why not?

Imagine venturing into the unknown and the path less taken. Imagine your group being the only ones on the trail. Imagine having the whole world to yourself. Imagine walking on a path so pristine that you don’t have to step over someone else’s footprint.

It does sound scary to follow these isolated trails. But, isn’t that the beauty of it?

We want one and all to enjoy a taste of what we had. We want all to have fun like the way we did when we decided to explore the unexplored.

A one on one moment with nature. Rendezvous with the ultimate elegance of this planet. A chance to conquer the mountains and a chance to conquer yourself.

We as the forerunners of trekking and adventure have had the pleasure of opening these new treks and trails exclusively for our beloved trekkers.

These treks have been listed according to the difficulty level for your convenience.

 

EASY

 

1) DEV KYARA TREK

 

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After having explored the Dev Kyara Trek in the Sankri region of Uttarakhand we firmly agree it’s the best Valley trek in Uttarakhand, if not the entire Indian Himalayan range. Situated parallel to the popular Har ki Dun trail, the Dev Kyara Trek is a mix of everything awesome. With varied landscapes comprising of dense forests, verdant meadows, monumental campsites, extensive grasslands, exciting boulder sections, countless waterfalls, numerous stream crossings, outspread valleys, and several unnamed snowcapped peaks and passes, the trail poses fewer challenges making it perfect for beginners. No wonder this beauty has been defined as the “Trek of the year – 2019” by Times of India. The trail alongside the powerful Dibra Gad river takes trekkers through an overwhelmingly attractive adventure. With a rare chance to camp at the base of the imposing Ranglana Peak, the Dev Kyara Trek is one of the many special trails we have made accessible to you.

 

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Region – Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Maximum Altitude – 4100 M (13,452 FT)

Trek Distance – 36 km

Trek Duration – 7 Days

Best Season – Pre-monsoon (April to June) and Post-monsoon (September and October) 

 


 

MODERATE

 

2) KHOPRA RIDGE TREK

 

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There is no shortage of spectacular treks in Nepal. From the likes of EBC and ABC, Nepal is possibly the best location to enjoy the full glory of the Himalayas. However, the famed trails of EBC and ABC are flocked by hundreds and thousands of trekkers every year making it one of the most sought after treks in the world. This time we wandered into the Annapurna Conservation Area and came across the wonderful Khopra Ridge Trek. As the name suggests, this trek involves a unique ridge walk with panoramic views throughout, thus taking trekkers high above the valleys. The trail moves through quaint villages, terraced farms, thick forests, pretty rhododendron sections, a thrilling ridge walk with astounding views of 23 high peaks, and the awe-inspiring viewpoints of Poon Hill and Muldai Top. With so many gems in one single trek, the Khopra Ridge Trek, Nepal's most underrated trek, is for all those who wish to move away from the crowded trails of Nepal and enjoy a new experience without compromising on views. And, we have designed a unique itinerary of this trek especially for you taking you away from the conventional.

 

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Region – Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal

Maximum Altitude – 3900 M (12,796 FT)

Trek Distance – 50 km

Trek Duration – 9 Days

Best Season – All year round (except for the monsoon months of July and August) 

 

 

3) SHADE VILLAGE TREK

 

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Let me come straight to the point on this one. Shade Village is the most isolated village in Ladakh and India, if not the world. Imagine three full days of traveling by road just to reach the base camp of the trek and then a 4-day trek over an impressive pass to reach the bewitching Shade Village which itself is located at an altitude of 4200 meters. It doesn’t get any better than this. Located deep in the Zanskar Valley, one of the remotest places on the planet, the trek to Shade village gives you a glimpse of the typical Zanskari landscape and culture. From the mighty Stongde La pass to the mesmerizing honeycomb-shaped monastery of Phuktal, the Shade Village Trek takes you alongside the fearsome Tsarap River giving trekkers and adventurists a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness something celestial and spectacular. The Shade Village Trek in Ladakh is what dreams are made of.

 

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Region – Zanskar, Ladakh

Maximum Altitude – 5140 M (16,864 FT)

Trek Distance – 87 km

Trek Duration – 10 Days

Best Season – July to September 

 

 

4) KALIHANI PASS TREK

 

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The majestic Kalihani Pass Trek is a largely untouched excursion with a high-altitude pass at 15800ft which is the gateway to an even bigger giant, the Bara Bhangal Trek. Feast yourself to fantastic views of the Dhauladhar & Pir Panjal range with Hanuman Tibba, Indrasan, and Deo Tibba peaks towering in front of your eyes. The trail starts from Manali and navigates through hidden pastures, rocky moraines, snow-fed glaciers and a steep pass climb which prior trekking experience. With its lush & dense meadows, diverse & abundant radiant flowers and steep & tricky pass climb; the Kalihani Pass Trek is enticing and engaging, to say the least.  

 

Region – Himachal Pradesh

Maximum Altitude – 4800 M (15,748 FT)

Trek Distance – 37 km

Trek Duration – 7 Days

Best Season – mid-June to early-October 

 


 

DIFFICULT

 

5) BARAADSAR LAKE TREK

 

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One of our personal favorites, the Baraadsar Lake Trek is a ridge overdose. Nestled deep in the Western Garhwal region, the Baraadsar Lake shares the border between Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. For the longest time, only the locals and the shepherds knew the magnanimity of this trek but now we have the outright delight to present it to you. Known to be one of the most virgin treks in Uttarakhand, the Baraadsar Lake Trek gives a tough competition to its famed brother, Roopkund. From unbelievable meadows arranged like a cascade, spellbinding flower-laden campsites, unequaled views of peaks such as Swargarohini and Black Peak, a demanding summit climb full of glaciers and snow slides, to the mystical lake, the Baraadsar Lake Trek has a series of steep ascents and descents but with the ultimate reward at the end. A place of solitude and mindboggling vistas, the highlight of this trek is its endless ridge walk presenting panoramic views of Supin and Rupin valleys on either side. The lake is frozen in the pre-monsoon season compared to its aquamarine blue color in post-monsoon. Shaped like a cauldron with rides converging from all sides, the trek to Baraadsar Lake is the quintessential adventure for trekkers looking for an eccentric affair with nature. 

 

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Region – Western Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Maximum Altitude – 4600 M (15,092 FT)

Trek Distance – 43 km

Trek Duration – 8 Days

Best Season – mid-May to June (pre-monsoon) and September to October (post-monsoon) 

 

 

6) WARWAN VALLEY TREK

 

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Regarded as the most alluring trek in India, the supreme beauty of Warwan Valley Trek is something even Kashmir is unaware of. Connecting Kashmir with Zanskar in Ladakh, the Warwan Valley is simply a paradise. It was one of the eight ancient trans-Himalayan crosses that was used by the locals for trading purposes. However, it is an enchanting lost world blessed with possibly the most beautiful and mesmerizing scenery known to man. Its beauty is beyond that of Sonamarg, Gulmarg and Srinagar. From the barren landscape of Zanskar, the river delta of Sumdo, the black glacier of Bracken, to some of the most perfect meadows that make you feel like you are in a completely different world, the Warwan Valley trek must be in the bucket list of every trekker. Spread between Ladakh and Kashmir, this rare trail demands trekkers to be physically fit to overcome its strenuous trail and varied landscape with long walks. Taking you to the heart of Kashmir, the Warwan Valley Trek is a part of Kashmir you had no idea existed. A once in a lifetime experience for you to face what Utopia feels like.

 

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Region – Kashmir and Zanskar

Maximum Altitude – 4410 M (14,469 FT)

Trek Distance – 84 km

Trek Duration – 9 Days

Best Season – July and August 

 

 

7) MENTOK KANGRI 2 EXPEDITION

 

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Every single person is aware of the beauty of Tso Moriri Lake in Ladakh. What if you get an aerial view of this mountain lake? Such is the highlight of the Mentok Kangri 2 expedition apart from the fact that you can summit a 6000M+ peak. Lying on the western shores of Tso Moriri in the Rupsu Valley region of Eastern Ladakh, Mentok Kangri massif is a part of the trans-Himalayan range of South-east Ladakh. A fairly less technical approach to the summit will give fantastic views of Tso Moriri Lake, and countless mountain ranges of Ladakh and Tibet stretching far and wide. The trail passes through isolated valleys, the unique landscape of Changthang plateau, traditional villages and spectacular hilltop monasteries. Present in one of the least frequented regions of Ladakh, the Mentok Kangri 2 expedition is ideal for trekkers looking to push their limits. If you are looking to beat the crowds of Stok Kangri, then Mentok Kangri is the one for you have been looking for.

 

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Region – Karzok, Ladakh

Maximum Altitude – 6250 M (20,505 FT)

Trek Distance – 39 km

Trek Duration – 10 Days

Best Season – Mid-June to mid-October

 


 

CHALLENGING

 

8) PANPATIA COL TREK

 

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The legendary Panpatia Col Trek is the Hercules of the trekking world. Undoubtedly one of the most taxing and least traversed passes in the Himalayas, the Panpatia Col Trek is not for the faint-hearted. Bridging the holy pilgrimage sites of Kedarnath and Badrinath, this trek attracts only those daring to explore the exotic vistas surrounding the trail. Located at an astonishing altitude of 5260 M (17,258 FT), the Panpatia Col Trek is known as the maze of Himalayas due to the riddled placement of its trail. Legend says that once upon a time a priest would perform morning prayers in Kedarnath and crossover the Panpatia Col to reach Badrinath on the same day to perform the evening prayers. This is what attracted a lot of explorers to scout this trail and thus Panpatia Col was mapped. Lying between two anonymous 5000M+ peaks, the Panpatia Col trek traverses through pristine lakes, alpine meadows, rugged glaciers, rocky moraines, treacherous trails, gushing streams, narrow cliffs, crevassed snowfields and the extravagant 7 km long Panpatia snowfield. Meant only for aspirational trekkers the journey involves the use of the best of mountaineering equipment. One gets to witness unparalleled views of prominent peaks like Nilkantha, Balakun, Hathi Parvat, and Dhauliganga. Being one of the toughest treks in the Garhwal Himalayas, the Panpatia Col Trek is best suited for those who wish to inscribe their soul on this trekking behemoth.

 

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Region – Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Maximum Altitude – 5260 M (17,258 FT)

Trek Distance – 61 km

Trek Duration – 11 Days

Best Season – Pre-monsoon (mid-May to June) and Post-monsoon (September to October)

 

 

9) DHUMDHAR KANDI PASS TREK

 

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The Dhumdhar Kandi Pass can be best summed up as excellently steep, extraordinarily scenic, and outrageously stunning. Connecting the remote Tons valley with Gangotri, the Dhumdhar Kandi Pass is a monstrous route connecting the two Hindu pilgrimage sites of Gangotri and Yamunotri. What seems to excite us about this trek is the fact that the Dhumdhar Kandi Pass is smack in the middle of two giant glaciers of Kalanag and Bandarpoonch that feed two distinct rivers, the Bhagirathi and the Yamuna. Being one of the most demanding and arduous treks in the Himalayas, the Dhumdhar Kandi Pass trek has exuberant alpine meadows, attractive lakes and waterfall, rocky moraines and crevassed glaciers. Known for its complicated terrain and unpredictable weather, this trek is meant for experienced trekkers only who crave to explore its outlandish trail and forever cherish the accomplishment. But don’t let the difficulty of the trek fool you, because what you are unaware of is the beauty this trek beholds. With the pass surrounded by snow laminated peaks of Kalanag, Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini and Yellow Tooth, the Dhumdhar Kandi Pass is one of the toughest routes in Garhwal, Uttarakhand. If you are looking for the quintessential adventure then the Dhumdhar Kandi Pass Trek stands tall and mighty.

 

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Region – Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Maximum Altitude – 5490 M (18,012 FT)

Trek Distance – 75 km

Trek Duration – 12 Days

Best Season – Pre-monsoon (mid-May to June) and Post-monsoon (September to October)

 

 

10) TRAILL'S PASS TREK

 

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We have kept the best for the last. Dubbed as the mountaineer’s trek, the esteemed Traill’s Pass links the majestic Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot peaks in Uttarakhand. The state of Uttarakhand is known to have some of the most exemplary treks in the world-renowned for a multitude of challenges and the Traill’s Pass Trek is no different. Only a handful of people have been successful in crossing this pass which is a testament to the magnitude of this trek. Unlike any other challenging trek you have done in your life or have ever read about, the Traill’s Pass Trek takes beyond the Pindari Glacier along a rough moraine flanking from the side of which is a gigantic ice wall that has jagged broken ice crisscrossed with innumerable seracs and crevasses. The trail then proceeds over a massive mass of porous ice fields about 8 km long eventually taking you to the Traill’s Pass. The pass connects the Pindari Valley with the Lawan Valley (Nanda Devi East BC) and divides the regions of Garhwal and Kumaon. With a height of 5400M (17,717 FT), the Traill’s Pass does not match its peers in terms of altitude but this beast certainly surpasses all in terms of terrain and complexity. The ultimate adventure in your bucket list, the Traill’s Pass Trek is only for those willing to break all barriers. Being an extremely technical trek, this is what all explorers dream of. We are no different.

 

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Region – Garhwal and Kumaon, Uttarakhand

Maximum Altitude – 5400 M (17,717 FT)

Trek Distance – 90 km

Trek Duration – 18 Days

Best Season – Pre-monsoon (June) and Post-monsoon (September to mid-October)

 

 

Here you have, all the new treks we have in store for you. Join us and explore those places which shatter the norms. These unconventional treks will test your skills, endurance, stamina and resilience while they take you to far off places where only the greatest of the greatest explorers have set foot.

Don't wait any longer, just grab your backpack and meet us on the trail. Happy Trekking! 

Pranav Harish

Hello! I'm an enthusiastic traveler and an avid trekker who found his calling in the Himalayas and i Read more

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