Weekend Treks Near Delhi

Kareri Lake Trek

An awesome hike in the hills of Dhauladhar and hike to high lake at 3000 m.

Day 0 : Delhi to Dharamshala by bus.

Day 1: Dharamshala to Stowari by bus. Hike from Stowari to Ghera to Kareri Village.

Day 2: Kareri Village to Kareri Lake.

Day 3: Kareri Lake to Ghera. Ghera to Dharamshala by Bus. Onwards to Delhi.

Day 4: Ghera to Naddi to Macleodganj. Bus to Delhi. [ optional day ]

Positives:

  • Beautiful trails.
  • Nice high altitude alpine lake.
  • Village life of Dhauladhar.

State: Himachal Pradesh

Closest City: Dharamshala

Grade: Easy

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Deoriatal Trek

Great Views of Himalayas by the side of a brilliant lake side campsite.

Day 0 : Delhi to Dehradun by bus.

Day 1: Dehradun to Sari Village by car. Hike to Deoriatal.

Day 2: Deoriatal to Sari. Sari to Chopta by Car. Hike to Tungnath.

Day 3: Tungnath to Chandrashila and down to Chopta. Car to Dehradun and onwards to Delhi.

Day 4: Chopta to Dehradun/Rishikesh and rafting on way and onwards to Delhi. [ optional day ]

Positives:

  • Great views from Top.
  • Nice high altitude alpine lake.
  • Fantastic views from Chopta.

State: Uttarakhand

Closest City: Rishikesh

Grade: Moderate

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Kheerganga Trek

A trek to the lap of Himalaya with a hot water spring.

Day 0 : Delhi to Bhuntar/Kullu by bus.

Day 1: Kullu to Barsheni by bus/jeep. Hike to Kheerganga.

Day 2: Explore around Kheerganga. [ buffer day if bus is late in Day 1 ]

Day 3: Kheerganga to Barsheni. Bus/jeep to Bhuntar/Kullu and onwards to Delhi.

Day 4: Explore around Kasol and return to Delhi in night. [ optional day ]

Positives:

  • Great views from Top.
  • Nice high altitude hot spring.
  • Numerous waterfalls on the trail.

State: Himachal Pradesh

Closest City: Kullu

Grade: Steep/Moderate

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Nag Tibba Trek

This hike to 3000 m high Nag Tibba through the dense forest below is an awesome weekend trek.

Friday : Delhi to Dehradun by Bus/Train at night.

Saturday: Dehradun to Pantwari by car and hike to Nag Tibba Base and camp at near Temple.

Sunday: Temple to Top and return to Pantwari. Car to Dehradun and onwards Bus/Train to Delhi.

Positives:

  • Very close to Delhi.
  • Easy travel.
  • Easy hike.
  • Awesome views from top.
  • All year trek.

State: Uttarakhand

Closest City: Mussoorie

Grade: Steep

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Parashar Lake Trek

This hike to the holy lake and the namesake temple in Himachal is amazing. During summer the temple is drivable. However it is fun to trek through the slopes.

Friday : Delhi to Mandi by Bus at night.

Saturday: Mandi to Baggi by car and hike to Temple and Camp.

Sunday: Temple to Baggi all the way down and then car/bus to Mandi and onwards Bus to Delhi.

Positives:

  • Easy hike.
  • Awesome views from top.
  • All year trek.
  • Awesome campsite.
  • Summer time drive to top is possible.

State: Himachal Pradesh

Closest City: Mandi

Grade: Easy

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Triund Trek

The most famous weekend hike in the Indian himalayas probably.

Friday : Delhi to Dharamshala by bus.

Saturday: Dharamshala to Macleodganj by bus. Hike to Triund and camp.

Sunday: Triund to Macleodganj and then bus onwards to Delhi

Positives:

  • Easy hike.
  • Awesome views from top.
  • All year trek (except when its snows heavily in January/February)

State: Himachal Pradesh

Closest City: Dharamshala

Grade: Easy

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As we pass through the hectic week, someone or other is planning a weekend gateway. While someone is heading for rafting, someone goes for paragliding. Another great option is to go for a weekend trek. Himachal and Uttarakhand being so close to Delhi, there are plethora of options to go for a weekend trek. Some treks are easy but starts far away while some are close but difficult. Further to this the trekking brings camping and wild experience.

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