Wednesday 20 June 2018

Best Weekend Treks Near Delhi

The week has just begun and my mind is lost in thoughts about the ways I can get away with the week long hectic routines that are to be followed before another weekend sees a ray of hope.... Are my thoughts echoing with yours too? Are you on a hunt for that perfect short-break that rejuvenates you and preps you to bear with the upcoming week? Well, then we are on the same track and the following lines are meant for you... These words will act like a magic to your quotidian life.

When it comes to a weekend trek near Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, it forms a perfect match to our needs. Luckily, these states are filled with abundant of options to choose from and spend an enthralling weekend with friends, family or even solo. So here’s a comprehensive list of trekking options near Delhi -

1. Parashar Lake Trek 
Probably one of the most famed weekend treks...famed not only for its easy to approach, but also the immense beauty it is filled with. The Parashar Lake trek starts from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. This 11 km long trail forms a perfect getaway for 2 days. The best time to get lost in its tranquillity is the winter months starting December and running until late March.
2. Nag Tibba Trek 
Situated close to Mussorie, Uttarakhand, the trek to Nag Tibba (Serpent’s Peak) takes you to a height of up to 3000 meters. Have an extended weekend coming up? Then Nag Tibba makes for an ideal and easy trek taking you up to the highest peak of the Nag Tibba range of Garhwal Himalayas. Passing through the thick Oak and Deodar forests reaching atop the peak, you will be welcomed by picturesque views of the ‘Swargarohini Peak’, ‘Bandarpunch Peak’, ‘Kedar Nath Peak’, ‘Kala Nag Peak’ and ‘Gangotri’ group of peaks.
3. Hatu Peak trek 
Ascending up to a height of 3300 meters, this 16 km of trek from Shimla is an ideal way to spend your weekend. Walking under a continuous shade of under the cover of conifer, deodar, fir, spruce and moru; you reach half way up the ridge to find a small pond. Stop by to freshen up your face and capture the moments in your lenses before you proceed further. From the top you get to savour 360 degree views of snow-capped peaks, sprawling valleys and rustic villages perching in the hills. Un-noticed the time will flow and soon you will have to head back home, but you will be taking this view back home that’s gonna live with you forever. 
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4. Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek 
Accessible round the year, the 28 km treks attains a maximum height of 4000m and is a best choice to make for a long weekend. Deoriatal Chandrashila trek commences from Sari village and passes through Deoria Tal, Chopta and Tungnath to reach the summit of Chandrashila (4000m). Reaching the top, you are offered with panoramic vistas of the majestic Himalayas. Take endowments at this highest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and enjoy the view of Chaukhamba, Kedarnath, Nandadevi and Trishul peaks. The weekend couldn’t get better than this.
5. Triund Trek
Triund is a gem of all treks when it comes to weekend treks from Delhi. Starting from the town of Tibetans, Mcleodganj, this short 16 km trek takes you through a trail lined up with pines, deodars and rhododendrons on both sides. Beside this, your soul is blessed with stunningly sky rising peaks of Mun, Rifle Horn, Arthur’s Seat and Slab. The best and most memorable part of the trek would be panoramic vistas of Kangra valley and a night under million stars.
6. Lansdowne Trek
When I say 'Lansdowne', a thought would pass across your mind and you will question yourself like SERIOUSLY! Lansdowne has a trek too? Well, the answer is yes. Lansdowne is not just a place loved by Britishers in the past but has kept its nature’s legacy even today. On offer are a plenty of trails to choose from, like a walking up to the Tiffin Top for a magical views of Himalayas. A walk on the town streets itself will give you a feel of trekking amidst thick pines as cool air caresses your hair and the view of Mt. Chaukhamba and Trishul leaves an imprint on your mind.
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So with these six chosen treks though the list won’t never end, you weekends are well sorted...Open almost all through the year the above mentioned treks will suit your spontaneous plans. Guess what? You won’t even feel tiresome on returning home as they are all graded as easy level treks and some are even perfect for family hike too...So what’s the wait for? Set on the enthralling adventure that will set you up for weeks to follow until you head out on another one.

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  1. I have been to Lansdowne. Have trekked upto sunset point, tipin top and the jungle trek of Tarakeshwar temple. Will go to Prashar lake, which I have been dreaming of since loooooong. Your post gave me the right push :)

  2. Those treks look amazing. I have never done any treks, but I appreciate you suggesting easy level treks (perfect for me) and family-friendly treks (perfect for me again).

  3. I never thought there are also many treks around Delhi that are out there waiting for the adrenaline freaks to enjoy :-) These are some treasured treks spots around the city listed just for us. Thanks for sharing a perfect weekend getaway or a short vacation !

  4. Such beautiful places to go hiking. I never thought Delhi's surroundings would have so much to offer. I would have stay even longer when I visited!

  5. Your photos are stunning!! These day trips sound amazing and something I would totally do with my time there!! I can't wait to visit Delhi!

  6. All these treks look like perfect weekend getaway to take a quick escape from Delhi! Your pictures speak for itself how surreal all these places are!

  7. These are great treks and apparently easy to get to. Always nice to have a beautiful slice of nature close by to escape the hectic city pace. Gorgeous pictures. Would love to check these hikes out one day!

  8. I didn't know there were so many nice trekking spots so close to Delhi.


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