Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.

-Jeffery Rasley

Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.

-Jeffery Rasley

Trekking Holidays in India

With our Trekking holidays in India you get to discover wide open valleys, snow capped peaks, alpine meadows, high altitude deserts and many lakes. We all need a little bit of wilderness and some adventures in our lives to nourish our souls. A trekking holiday in India is a great way to de-stress and bond with your family and friends or maybe just be on your own; away from it all. Whatever your needs we are sure we will  be able provide.

 

However going on a Himalayan trek can be an overwhelming experience logistically and even more so if your chosen destination is some really remote trek that you have no information about. Here’s where all our experience comes in. We can help with all the logistics and support you will need right from choosing your Himalayan trek to running the trek in the field as planned.

Trekking in India
Brahma Peak Kishtwar | Trekking Holidays in India

The  Kang La and Poat La are both some of the remotest and highest passes in the Himalayas. The Kangla pass (5500m) connects the Miyar valley to the Zanskar valley and Poat La connect the Zanskar to Kishtwar. The trek begins in the Miyar Valley,  one of the most scenic valleys of Lahaul with its fertile valley base, towering rock walls, the meandering Miyar Nalla cutting through it all and is home to a stunning wildflower cover in the summer. Over the next 9 days you will trek through some of the most pristine landscapes to eventually cross the pass and come out in the Zanskar valley. Those choosing to trek the complete route are rewarded with a traverse few have been on. One is rewarded by the expansive views of the rocky Kishtwar range as we cross the Poat La (5490m) and descend into the Darlang Valley. The two passes undertaken together offer an unparalleled exploration of Kishtwar and Zanskar along with two majestic 5500m passes.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Lahaul, Kishtwar and Zanskar

  • Batch Dates: 19 Sept - 3 Oct, 2020

  • Max Altitude: 5500m

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 15 days

  • Best Season: May - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Manali

Indrasan | Mountaineering | Himachal Pradesh | Above 14000ft

A traverse through the upper reaches of the Garhwal mountains which give rise to the Ganga in the Garhwal Himalayas, this trek goes through three pases - Patangani Dhar, Auden’s Col and Mayali Pass over the course of 13 days. Auden’s Col, the highest point (5490m) on this trek is named after John Bicknell Auden of the Geological Survey of India, who first discovered it in 1935 and crossed it in 1939. The traverse connects two of holiest sites for Hindus - Gangotri and Kedarnath and the towns are thronged by thousands of pilgrims every summer.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Garhwal - Uttarakhand

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 12 days

  • Max Altitude: 5490m

  • Best Season: May - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Haridwar

  • Trip Ends: Haridwar

The Tosh is a feeder valley of the popular Parvati Valley which leads to the Pin Parvati Pass. The Tosh Nallah meets the Parbati river at Pulga coming from the North. The Tosh valley is initially narrow but as you progress higher the valley starts to open up and you cross several beautiful meadows. At the head of the valley is the Tosh Glacier surrounded by some well known peaks: Papasura (6451m) & White Sail (6446m). The animal pass trek is a relatively unknown pass that connects the Tosh valley to the Malana Glacier. The trek was quite forgotten until we re-discovered in 2004.

  • Trip Type: Trekking

  • Region: Tosh Valley - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 07 days

  • Max Altitude: 4560m

  • Best Season: May - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manikaran

  • Trip Ends: Manikaran

This is one of the best treks in the Kullu valley, the trek takes you to upper reaches of the Pir Panjal range with excellent views of Hanuman Tibba, Indrasan, Deo Tibba and other peaks. Kalihani Pass (4700m) also forms the pathway to the remote Bara Bhangal village in the Kangra valley. The Gaddi's of the Kangra valley regularly use this pass to cross over into the main Kullu valley.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Manali WLS - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 08 days

  • Max Altitude: 4800m

  • Best Season: May - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Manali

This is one of the most spectacular treks in the region that takes one from the lush green Parvati valley in Kullu to the stark and barren Pin valley in Spiti. On the way is the high-altitude Maltalai lake and the Pin Parvati Pass. The trek’s route borders the Pin Valley National Park, known for sighting of the elusive snow leopards and the Great Himalayan National Park that is famous for sightings of rare Himalayan birds like the Western Tragopan.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Parvati Valley - Himachal

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 11 days

  • Max Altitude: 5300m

  • Best Season: June - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manikaran

  • Trip Ends: Kaza

This trek, also known as the Shepherds trail trek takes you over Kalihani and Thamsar passes and is limited to experienced trekkers in rugged backcountry and with good know-how of hiking and camping. One of the more challenging routes, it takes one from the lush green Kullu valley to the stark landscapes of Bara Bhangal range. But for the trouble, it is a very fruitful trek that people looking for an isolated, in-tune-with-nature routes.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Manali WLS - Himachal

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 10 days

  • Max Altitude: 4800m

  • Best Season: June or Sep / Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Bir / Dharamshala

The Tosh is a feeder valley of the popular Parvati Valley which leads to the Pin Parvati Pass. The Tosh Nallah meets the Parbati river at Pulga coming from the North. The Tosh valley is initially narrow but as you progress higher the valley starts to open up and you cross several beautiful meadows. At the head of the valley is the Tosh Glacier surrounded by some well known peaks: Papasura (6451m) & White Sail (6446m). After crossing Sara Umga Pass, you descend into Lahaul valley.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Tosh - Himachal

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 09 days

  • Max Altitude: 4700m

  • Best Season: June or Sep / Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manikaran

  • Trip Ends: Manali

Parang La Ladakh | Trekking Holidays in India

Trek from the beautiful Spiti valley in Himachal over the high pass of Parang la (5600m) to the picturesque lake of Tso Moriri in Ladakh. It is one of the most beautiful trails in the Western Himalayas. The trek offers grand views of the Changthang. The highlights of this trek apart from the High pass is that you will get to see Shankoos (Tibetian Wolves), Kyangs (Tibetian Wild Asses) and the endangered Tibetian Back Necked Cranes. This continues to remain one of our most favourite treks and we have run this trek since 1998. A lot surely has changed on this trail over the years but it still is an awesome trek.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Spiti and Ladakh

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 14 days

  • Max Altitude: 5600m

  • Best Season: June - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Leh

Trek from the beautiful Spiti valley in Himahcal over high passes to the picturesque lake of Tso Moriri in Ladakh and then on to the rugged mountains of Rumtse. It is one of the most awe inspiring long treks left in the Western Himalayas going over Parang La (5600m) with its grand views and Changpa territory. The Changpas are a semi nomadic community, living off flocks of yaks and sheep, the Changpas have a timelessness about them. Trading in pashmina, yaks and living in yak hair tents called rebos. They have adapted to the harsh dry air of the Changthang. The trek is also a great one to catch sight of high altitude wildlife such as Kyangs or Tibetan Wild Asses (their only other cousins are the wild asses of Rann of Kutch in Gujarat), the highly endangered Black-Necked Cranes, Bar Headed Geese and Tibetan wolves also known as Shankhoo in the local language.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Spiti & Ladakh

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 21 days

  • Max Altitude: 5600m

  • Best Season: June - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Leh

Chandratal | Spiti | Lahaul | Above 14000ft | Cycle Tour

One of the most scenic high altitude treks in Himachal Pradesh, The trek begins in the town of Manali and first traverses across the Hampta Pass (4270m) into the Lahaul valley. It then takes you to the crystal clear waters of Chandertal and onwards through the high pass of Baralacha-La (4830m). Also known as the Moon Lake trek. Culturally, it's the threshold to the mystical Buddhism practiced in Spiti, Lahaul, Ladakh and Tibet. The barren landscape in the upper regions and the green valleys below, make the trail awe-inspiring and one of the must-experience ones in this part of the Himalayas.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Manali - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 11 days

  • Max Altitude: 4830m

  • Best Season: June - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Manali

The Deo tibba base - Chota Chandertal trek starts from Jagatsukh in Manali, this scenic, summer high altitude trek winds its way through lush green meadows and alpine forests. With memorable views of snow-capped peaks, including Indrasan, Inderkilla, Deo-Tibba and Hampta Pass. This is one of the most scenic treks in Himachal Pradesh. Mountain streams, glaciers, log bridges… all go into making this a trek worth experiencing. Look out for the amazing valley view from Tainta. It would be any photographer's delight to capture.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Manali - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 08 days

  • Max Altitude: 4200m

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Manali

Leh | Ladakh | Winter Mountaineering | Above 14000ft

The Sarchu - Hemis trek begins with a two-day drive from the verdant Kullu valley across two high passes deep into the easternmost part of Ladakh, followed by an 11-day trek through the heart of Rupshu, finally ending in the Indus valley near Leh. A possible extension to the above trek would be to follow the Markha valley downstream from Hankar and go across the Kunda La and Stok La to end at Stok village, which is located on the Indus across the valley from Leh or another option is  from Nimaling cross Chakstang La (5310m) and Puze La (4900m) and continue to Lato on the Manali - Leh Highway.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Lahaul - Himachal & Ladakh

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 13 days

  • Max Altitude: 5300m

  • Best Season: June - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Leh

This trek offers an incredible insight into the remoteKinnaur, Spiti and Pin valleys of Himachal Pradesh. From the lush green Kinnaur valley, enter the starkly beautiful Spiti valley, visiting ancient Gompas and scattered little villages. After crossing the Bhaba Pass (also known as Bhawa Pass), the landscape changes dramatically, with the thick forests of Oak, Pine, Cedar and Deodar being replaced with the barren lunarscape of Spiti. We end the trek in Kaza and then you can choose to travel to Manali over Kunzum la enroute you can also choose to stop over and spend an extra night at the Chandertal Lake.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Spiti & Kinnaur - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 10 days

  • Max Altitude: 5020m

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Shimla

Sara Umga | Trekking Holidays in India

Kangla pass (5500m) connects the Lahaul valley to the Zanskar valley. The trek begins in the Miyar Nulla. The road head for this trek is the village of Shokto. Over the next 10 days you will trek through some of the most pristine landsacpe to eventually cross the pass and come out in the Zanskar valley. It is a long and challenging trek involving a complex glacier crossing. If you chose to do the trek in June or July then the wild flower blooms in the Lahaul valley will leave you completely awestruck.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Lahaul - Himachal & Zanskar

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 12 days

  • Max Altitude: 5300m

  • Best Season: June - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Leh

The Poat La (5490m) trek is a lesser known trek in the Indian Himalayas. The trek begins from the village of Gulabgarh on the J&K - Himachal Border. The areas has been closed for many years after the insurgency began in Kashmir and it was only recently 2009 when we restarted exploring the area with some of our climbing trips. The trek Takes you into the lesser known Darlang valley. We cross through the Sapphire and Emerald mines of King Zorawar Singh and eventually after crossing the pass end the trek at the town of Padum in the Zanskar Valley.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Kishtwar - Himachal & Zanskar

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 12 days

  • Max Altitude: 5490m

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Kargil

The Omasi La (5590m) trek is a lesser known trek in the Indian Himalayas. The trek begins from the village of Gulabgarh on the J&K - Himachal Border. The areas has been closed for many years after the insurgency began in Kashmir and it was only recently 2009 when we restarted exploring the area with some of our climbing trips to Kishtwar Shivling. The trek takes you into the lesser known Sumchan valley. We cross through the Sapphire and Emerald mines of King Zorawar Singh and eventually after crossing the pass end the trek at the village of Abring in the Zanskar Valley. All through the trek you will get amazing views of peaks like Kishtwar Shivling, Hagshu, Barnaj, Chiring, Nun, Kun etc.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Kishtwar - Himachal & Zanskar

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 12 days

  • Max Altitude: 5390m

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Kargil

This trek makes for a great adventure for a lot of people because of its easy connectivity, short duration, exciting pass crossing and scenic views every day. The trail starts from Dharamshala town and takes you through lush green forests, alpine meadows and rocky snow-filled pass crossings, all the while being surrounded by shepherds and their flock. The trek ends in Dalhousie and becomes a great way of linking Dharamshala and Dalhousie.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Kangra & Chamba - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderate

  • Duration: 06 days

  • Max Altitude: 5490m

  • Best Season: Apr - Jun & Oct - Nov

  • Trip Begins: Dharamshala

  • Trip Ends: Dalhousie

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The Jiwa Nala - Parvati valley trek is nestled inside the Great Himalayan National Park. It is possibly one of the most remote treks one can do without entering the high Himalayas. We start the trip from Kullu town and along the Beas and then its tributary the Sainj river to reach Shanshar village. The trail takes us through dense forests of deodar, hazelnuts, horse chestnut and oak, steep downhills and sustained ascents, and seemingly untouched alpine terrain to cross 3 passes - the Kandi Galu, Kandadhar Top and the Phangchi Galu to enter the Parvati Valley and exit at Pulga. This trek is a unique opportunity to witness what happens when humans retreat and nature is left on its own

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Kullu - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 08 days

  • Max Altitude: 4636m

  • Best Season: Apr - Jun & Oct - Nov

  • Trip Begins: Kullu

  • Trip Ends: Kullu

Parang La | Spiti | Himachal Pradesh | Above 14000ft

The Takling La trek connects the rain shadow regions of Spiti and Ladakh. It runs parallel to the much more well known Parang La Trek. The Takling La trek takes you from the completely isolated environs of the Takling pass in Spiti to the equally stunning Tso Moriri lake in Ladakh. It is one of the most beautiful trails in the Western Himalayas in terms of the variety offered with its grand views and Changpa territory.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Spiti & Ladakh

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 14 days

  • Max Altitude: 5274m

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Leh

Himachal Trekking | Campsite Kishtwar | Above14000ft

The Sersank La - also called the Shiv Shankar Pass is a 5130m high pass that connects the Pangi Valley to the Dharlang valley. The trek begins from Bhatori in the Sural valley, a subsidiary valley in Pangi near Killar. The trek takes you along the Sural Nallah and in the shadow of the Sersank peak to reach the steep glaciated terrain of Sersank La. We descend from the pass to reach the rarely visited Darlang valley. The Poat La connects the Darlang valley to Zanskar. We end the trek in the heart of the Zanskar at Padum.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Pangi & Zanskar

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 12 days

  • Max Altitude: 5130m

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Leh

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Traill's Pass, despite being of relatively moderate altitude by Himalayan standards, is rarely crossed. It connects the Pindari Valley to the Lalwan valley in Kumaon, Uttarakhand. Traill's Pass, named after G.W. Traill, the first British Deputy Commissioner of Kumaon division, who reached the pass in 1830 but did not cross it is a high glaciated pass between Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot peaks. Locally it is called Pindari Kanda and is located at the head of Pindari glacier dividing the regions of Garhwal and Kumaon.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Kumaon - Uttarakhand

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 18 days

  • Max Altitude: 5312m

  • Best Season: May - Jun & Oct

  • Trip Begins: Kathgodam

  • Trip Ends: Munsiyari

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Kalindi Khal is one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas. The trek takes you halfway around Garhwal starting from the Bhagirathi Valley and ending in the Alaknanda valley. The trek starts from Gangotri and takes you through Nandavan, the base of the Bhagirathi peaks; the place also offers good views of the peak Shivling (6543m). After gaining suitable acclimatization we ascend to Vasukital Lake, a stunning place to camp surrounded by towering snow-covered peaks. From here we climb on to Sweta Glacier and begin the challenging crossing of the Kalindikhal. It is as if you are a part of this majestic setting of snow peaks. The trail then descends to Arwatal and to Mana the last village on the Chinese frontier. The trek fittingly ends at Badrinath with a visit to the holy temple.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Garhwal - Uttarakhand

  • Grade: Challenging

  • Duration: 13 days

  • Max Altitude: 5947m

  • Best Season: Apr - Jun & Oct

  • Trip Begins: Gangotri

  • Trip Ends: Badrinath

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The Markha valley trek is one of the most popular treks in Ladakh. The popularity of the trek comes from the diversity in views that the trail offers - deep gorges, huge canyon walls,  jagged peaks, richly coloured rocks - all punctuated with oasis-like lush green barley fields, green willows, and  high alpine meadows. The trek takes you through enchanting villages with their ochre mud houses and Tibetan Buddhist heritage. The trek winds past the stark, vivid and stunningly beautiful landscapes of Ladakh - ranges of mountains and plateaus in different shades of red, brown and purple.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Ladakh

  • Grade: Moderate

  • Duration: 07 days

  • Max Altitude: 5200m

  • Best Season: May - Jun & Oct

  • Trip Begins: Leh

  • Trip Ends: Leh

Deo Tibba | Mountaineering | Himachal Pradesh | Above 14000ft

Set deep in the subsidiary valleys of the Beas, the Goru Pass makes for a secluded trek set amongst very well connected areas. We start the trip from Manali town, drive to Jagatsukh village and onward through a series of hairpin turns to reach the roadhead at Khanol village. It is a two-day hike over moderate terrain along the Duhangan Nalla until we reach the picturesque Seri flatlands with its gushing waterfalls over the Tenta cliffs. Here we diverge from the Deo Tibba route to approach the Goru Pass and onward through the pass to the Malana Glacier and down to Malana village.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Manali - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderate

  • Duration: 08 days

  • Max Altitude: 4800m

  • Best Season: May - Jun & Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Kullu

Chobia Pass Trek

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This Chobia pass, at almost 5000m, is a regular crossing for the shepherds but is seldom frequented by trekkers and makes for a great short adventure. We start the trek deep in the Lahaul valley at Trilokinath, the sight of an ancient temple from the 7th Century, holy to both Hindus and Buddhists in the area. We start our trek along the Chandrabhaga river which eventually becomes the Chenab. We pass multiple serene orchards covered in crisp green grass and wildflowers to reach the higher rocky camps of the Lahaul valley. Make our way through the steep route to the pass over snow and rock to be rewarded by majestic views of the Manimahesh Kailash and the larger Pir Panjal Range. We make our way downhill through pristine orchards once again to reach the ancient capital of Chamba - Bharmour.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Lahaul & Chamba - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 07 days

  • Max Altitude: 4966m

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Bharmour

Miyar Valley | Lahaul | Himachal Pradesh | Above 14000ft

Tarasalamu La is a rarely visited pass that forms the passage between the two better-known valleys of Tod and Miyar. We start the trip from Manali town and drive to Darcha in Lahaul and onward to Zanskar Sumdo where we start our trip. We make our way over two days to cross over Tarasalamu Pass (5362m). The approach to the pass is steep and might need a fixed rope. To the other side of the pass, get spectacular views of the Tharang Peaks and the Miyar Valley.

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Lahaul - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderately Challenging

  • Duration: 10 days

  • Max Altitude: 5362m

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Manali

Miyar Valley | Lahaul | Himachal Pradesh | Above 14000ft

The Miyar Valley in Lahaul has been a popular climber's destination for decades. With the meandering Miyar Nallah cutting through large expanses of verdant meadows full of Himalayan flowers and the towers of the valley looming overhead, it's easy to understand how this hard to access valley has held the imagination of generations of climbers and trekkers. The trek starts from Shukto village - the last motorable point in the valley and passes Khanjer village to get to the village's expansive pea and potato fields. We move onward crossing several streams and meadows over the next few days to finally reach the Base Camp of Castle Peak and the  Miyar Glacier

  • Trip Type: Trekking Holiday India

  • Region: Lahaul - Himachal

  • Grade: Moderate

  • Duration: 09 days

  • Max Altitude: 4200m

  • Best Season: Jun - Oct

  • Trip Begins: Manali

  • Trip Ends: Manali