An adrenaline rush is a synonym, which can be used for the people crazy for trekking, we have a few most difficult treks in India in 2022 that attract many hiking enthusiasts back to the mountains. But the mountain sport comes with its own dangers. The wrong equipment, lack of fitness and ability, emerging tiredness, or a change in the weather are the fate of many mountaineers.
You should remember that the greatest danger on the mountain is man himself. Beginners suddenly end up in terrain for professional hikers and aren’t up to the challenge. It is therefore important that you are aware of how fit you are and how much mountaineering experience you already have. If you overestimate yourself, you are putting yourself in unnecessary danger and if you are an experienced trekker looking to push your limits, then you are lucky as some of the toughest treks in the Himalayas can be done from our mountain states!
Let’s know a few of the most difficult treks in India in 2022:
1. Kang La Pass Trek
The Kangla pass trek begins in the Miyar Valley in Lahaul and crosses the Kang La Pass at a staggering altitude of 5465M taking you to the Zanskar valley in Ladakh, a stark alpine world of rock and ice. Lying on the border of Himachal and J&K, This challenging crossover trek between Himachal and Ladakh takes trekkers through pristine meadows, multiple emerald-green glacial lakes, crevassed snowfields, rocky moraines, massive glaciers surrounded by several unnamed peaks. Being one of the most unexplored and untouched trails in the Indian Himalayas, the Kang La Trek is meant for only experienced trekkers with high physical fitness. This lengthy trek takes you from Manali to Srinagar.
2- Kalindi Khal Expedition
Kalindi Khal Trek is an expedition-style traverse of the Kalindi Khal Pass in Garhwal Himalayas connecting Gangotri and Badrinath. The route involves a trek over rough glaciers. At times we need to rope up and require the use of ice axes and crampons. Kalindi Khal trek takes you halfway round Garhwal from the Bhagirathi Valley to the Alaknanda Valley. Although prior climbing experience is not required, this trip is one of our most demanding treks suited to only those who want to join a reconnaissance-style expedition.
3- Parang La trek
Parang La Trek is an ancient trade route between the Spiti in Himachal, Tibet & Changthang in the Ladakh region. Parang La trek can be started from either Karzok village in Leh or from Chicham / Kibber village in Spiti. The main attraction of the trail is the old yet dynamic mountain features which resemble a unique pattern of being under the sea for a long time & house some of the unique fossils. The amazing part of the trek is the walk along the Tso Moriri Lake for complete 2 days where the lake offers different shades of blue with many unclimbed peaks in the background. The endpoint is Karzok village which houses one of the old & powerful monasteries in Leh. You can enjoy the thrill and excitement in this attractive trek.
4- Pin Parvati Pass
Pin Parvati Pass Trek is one of the most scenic treks in the Himalayas. The trail is through lush green forests, wide-open meadows, uncountable waterfalls, a high altitude lake and brings you to face to face with the Parvati glacier. The crossover to the contrasting Pin Valley in Spiti adds a cultural spin to the trek making it even more attractive. It is a challenging trek that requires a great deal of stamina and excellent trekking skills and therefore is not recommended for beginners. This trek gives a panoramic view of green and serene nature.
5- Stok Kangri
Stok Kangri is one of the highest trek able peaks in the world. The biggest and the only challenge during the Stok Kangri Trek is the summit day, where you have to brave sub-zero temperatures, trek on a glacier for about 6-7 hours at night, and walk on the ridgeline for about two hours to reach the summit. The view from the Stok Kangri summit is worth all the uphill battle. You can see even the Karakoram range from the Stok Summit along with the Zanskar range. Stok Kangri expedition is once in a lifetime adventure and every avid trekker’s dream.