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Get moving! Try these five treks to the Himalayas

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Get moving! Try these five treks to the Himalayas Get moving! Try these five treks to the Himalayas. Photo: Gettyimages

During winter, the mist swirls down the great Himalayas and it is the best time to head for the hills. We bring you five amazing trekking options that can be stepping stones if you are planning to conquer Mt Everest. And if you are not, there is no harm. Each of these treks will widen your horizons. The mountains are calling, why not just pack up and go? And make sure you have a minimum of 10 full days to spare. 

Chadar Trek

Get moving! Try these five treks to the Himalayas The frozen Zanskar River. Photo: Gettyimages

This one is for those who love trekking and adventure. Picture this, you will be trekking on a frozen river for the most part of the trail. The Zanskar River is the only way connecting Leh and Zanskar for the locals in the winter months. 

Duration: 9 days

Grade: Difficult

Sandakphu trek

Get moving! Try these five treks to the Himalayas Sadakphu. Photo: Gettyimages

Sandakphu is known as a trekkers wonderland and is one of the highest regions in West Bengal. The trek offers the best view of snow-clad peaks of Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu. 

Duration: 6 days

Grade: Moderate

Yuksom- Dzongri trek

Get moving! Try these five treks to the Himalayas Dzongri Trek. Photo: Gettyimages

The trek from Yuksom to Dzongri is one of the most popular treks in Sikkim. The trail follows the Rathong Valley to Bakkhim and then it is uphill all the way. 

Duration: 7 days

Grade – moderate

Roopkund trek

Get moving! Try these five treks to the Himalayas Roopkund lake. Photo: Gettyimages

The Roopkund Lake is famous for the skeletons found in it. It is said that the human skeletons that can be seen in the bottom of the lake when the snow melts are the remains of people who were killed in a violent hailstorn in the 9th century. From blooming Rhododendron to the oaks in the Himalayas this trek offers a thrilling adventure

Duration: 8 days

Grade: Moderate to difficult

Triund trek

Get moving! Try these five treks to the Himalayas Triund. Photo: Gettyimages

One of the easiest of the lot, the trek to Triund is often described as a tranquil one.  If you are a beginner, Triund is the one for you. And then, if you can survive Triund, try the others. 

Duration: 4 to 6 hours

Grade: Moderate

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