Revealed: The Best Trekking Trails For Beginners
Trekking is an adventurous activity that challenges you physically and mentally. It gives you a chance to look at the beauty of nature from the top of a hill. It may look not easy starting, and you might feel like giving it up in the between, but when you reach your final destination, the mesmerizing view might feel like a victory.
If you are a beginner and confused about taking the first step toward Trekking, we’ve created a list of easy hikes in India that are less than 12 km for starting the journey.
Chatakpur Tiger Hill Trek, Darjeeling
The Chatakpur Tiger Hill trek is one of the easiest treks in Darjeeling and the most straight hike in India. This is a 7 km trek, which takes you through the dense forest of Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary. Once you reach the top, you can view the highest mountain ranges, such as Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga. This trek has an easy route and can be covered in less than 5 hours. You can also do an overnight hike and return in the morning after spending few hours at the place.
Triund Trek, McLeodganj
This trek starts from McLeodganj and Dharamkot wherein you would experience a fantastic route with some rugged trails. This trekking trail is almost around 11 km which can be covered in 4-5 hours on an average. The trek route has many shops en-route to give you a chance to rest and have some snacks. Once you reach the top, you can either return before sunset or choose to stay in the Forest Department Guest House.
Chembra Peak, Kerala
Chembra peak is the tallest peak in Kerala, and its trek route is also pretty straight with just a 7 km hike route. You can complete the return journey in just one day by enjoying the mesmerizing view from the peak. The destination offers you a great idea of the route.
The route also provides excellent experience for hikers with views of tea gardens and fragrant coffee and spice estates. Once you reach the halfway point, you’ll notice a heart-shaped lake which might seem like the end, but it’s not. It is not allowed to stay overnight so you will have to come back the same day.
Nongriat Trek, Meghalaya
The 7 km Nongriat trek starts from Tyrna village, located near Cherrapunji. It takes you to the Rainbow waterfall. The trail is quite simple, but it is always advisable to take a guide along with you because the place can have rainfall, and you might get into trouble.
Tadiandamol trek, Karnataka
This trek takes you through the mesmerising hills of the Kodagu region. Tadiandamol is best known for producing the best coffee in India. This hike is around 12 km long. It starts at the Nalknad Palace and you trek along with the aroma of the coffee, unique grasslands and dense forests. This trek can be completed quickly, and there is no guide needed. This trek will make you go ‘wow’ with the swirling clouds touching the top of the mountains.