Like every other metropolitan city, Delhi too keeps busy through out the year. But there is always an aura of liveliness in the city for people do not forget to give themselves a break sometime or other. As much as the people of the Capital enjoy partying, they as well enjoy treks and camps. Of course, bike rides to the camps are their favorite. So, if you are bored of just cafe hopping or partying in the same pubs over and again, we give you a list of 5 treks that you should take around Delhi :
- Nag Tibba Trek – Literally translated, Nag Tibba means a ‘ Serpent’s Peak’ and this too for a good reason, for it is the highest peak in the Nagtibba range of Garhwal Himalayas. Not only is the destination satisfying, even the route is beautifully enticing. While you en route, you get to see the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Gangotri and Kedarnath mountain peaks. We strongly suggest this trek because the route is easy and the trek is worth it. It is located about 347 kms from New Delhi and the nearest railway station is the Dehradun railway station.
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- Kheer Ganga – Everyone around and in Delhi have had heard of Kheer Ganga at least once. This is a popular trek destination and is located at the end of the Parvati Valley. The unique factor in this trek are the hot water springs! Yes, you read this right. The mountains are dressed in snow and they offer immense serenity and peace at Kheer Ganga. It is situated around 550 kms from Delhi and the nearest rail head is the Ahju railway station.
- Bedni Bugyal Trek – The trek to Bedni Bugyal is easy and one that must be taken. It is situated in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and coniferous trees dominate the forests here. While you are there, you will get a sight of the alluring Trishul Parvat and Nanda Ghunti and also the breathtaking Bedni Kund river. So, do not forget to take your cameras along. To reach this trek, take a bus from Delhi to Haridwar or Rishikesh and then take a cab to the trek.
- Kedar Kantha Trek – Starting from Sankri Village, this trek reaches up to 12,500 ft above sea level and gives you a daunting and thrilling experience of a life time. You also get an over night camp stay beside the mesmerizing Juda Ka Talaab. The trek is open throughout the year and you can abort your journey at the Dehradun railway station.
- Brigu Lake Trek – This is one of the lesser known lake treks of India, but I guess, that makes it even more enticing and worth a shot! This beautiful lake is clubbed between the rich mountains of Kullu and Manali in Himachal Pradesh. The trek starts at Gulaba Village and ends at an altitude of 14,000 ft. The best time to take this trek is during winters as there will be plenty of snow around you to have you stumped. Take a Volvo till Manali and then take a taxi till Gulaba.
Happy Camping Delhi people!