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5 Best Autumn Treks around Delhi

Want to explore something which is beyond the ordinary and more adventurous? All you’ll need is a good pair of lungs, and sturdy shoes.

1.      Tungnath – Chandrashila – Sari –  Deoriatal

Route: Delhi – Rishikesh – Sari – Tungnath – Chandrashila – Deoriatal – Rishikesh – Delhi

Once you have lived with the mountains for any length of time, you belong to them, and must return again and again.” – Ruskin Bond

Through the city of Rishikesh to experience stunning landscapes, an unforgettable walk and a chance to brush up on your long lost peace. The millenia old, 4 km mountain track from Chopta to Tungnath, is a scenic delight with snow peaks standing over rolling meadows dotted with sheep and flowers. The 2 km trek from Tungnath to Chandrashila peak inspires a one to one chat with the creator. Higher up at Chandrashila peak, flags on poles flutter in conversation.

With flawless skies and a revitalizing breeze, the 3 km trekking expedition from Sari to Deoriatal will allow you to breathe in its stunning landscapes at its best.

Duration – 5 days

Best time to Visit : Most travellers believe that Chopta is the ideal trekking destination all year round. However, we recommend you to engage in this amazing experience between the months of March, May and October, when the weather is pleasant with crisp picturesque views.

tungnath chopta chandrashila

2.       Churdhar Trek

Route: Delhi – Nohradhar – Jamnala Meadow – Churdhar peak – Nohradhar – Delhi

Churdhar Peak Trek takes you to the highest peak in the outside Himalayan range. Chur-Dhar is also known as Churi-Chandni Dhar (Bangles of snow ridge). The peak is surrounded with a 56 square km forest sanctuary, which makes trekking a delightful affair. The trek is a steep hike inside a dense Deodar forest, terraced fields and gujjar pasture lands. The last one hour of the trek is a moraine walk as you leave the forests behind. At the summit, the views are outstanding. On a clear day you can see all the way till Badrinath and Kedarnath, The Gangetic basin, Sutlej River, Shimla, Chail, Kufri, Kasauli & Chakrata.

Duration – 4 days

Best Time to Visit: The trek to Churdhar can be done from May till November, when the snow melts and the trails are accessible, while October welcomes the chilly winds signalling the fall of the winter.

Churdhar trek

3.       Parashar Lake

Route: Delhi – Mandi– Baggi Village – Parashar Lake – Mandi – Delhi

Surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges in Kullu Valley is a blue-water lake called Prashar. Prashar Lake is a well-kept secret in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. The 8 km trek follows a charming trail through a forest and several  rivulets. Meanwhile, one can enjoy the local culture as the trail goes through villages as well. The trek offers a 180 degree view of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Kinnaur mountain ranges.

Duration – 4 Days

Best Time to Visit : Autumn is one of the best times to visit when the cold is approaching the higher hills to settle for the next months.You can visit in the winters if you like it to be snow clad. But in the monsoons it looks more vibrant and as colorful flowers dot the green hills.

Prashar Lake Mandi

4.       Mundali Trek

Route: Delhi – Dehradun – Chakrata – Mundali – Dehradun – Delhi

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere”

Tucked away in the middle of a vast stretch of forest, Mundali meadow is “Shangri la” of Uttrakhand region.The never ending meadow of Mundali offers a panoramic view of snow clad Himalayan ranges. Mundali’s relative inaccessibility adds to the charm of the place. For most of the year Mundali can only be accessed through a trek. Peaks covered with snow providing spectacular view from Mundali are the special attractions. Many more attractions like caves and ancient temples add to the beauty to this town. On the whole, Chakrata has all the things for nature lovers, adventurers and birdwatchers.

Best time to Visit: All Round the Year

Duration – 4 days

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5. Nagtibba Trek

Route: Delhi – Pantwari Village – Nag Tibba Summit – DehraDun – Delhi

It is the highest peak (9,915 ft) in the Nag Tibba range of the Garhwal Himalayas. The trek takes you through dense forests rich in flora and fauna and presents stunning views of Bandarpoonch peak, the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath peak in the north, Doon valley and the snow peaks of Chanabang. A circular trek in the mighty Himalayan Range, this fascinating trek is known for offering spectacular views of the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Srikanth and Black peaks. Passing through lush and exotic oak, rhododendron, cider and alpine forests, the trek is an awesome way to get introduced with the immaculate beauty of the Himalayas.

Duration: 4 days

Best Time to Visit: February (mid) to June, September to December is the best time to see the forests bloom.

Nag Tibba

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