2016 was a life changing year for me. I quit my job and changed the stream all together, started this blog, traveled to and explored around 10 new places and moreover I did my first trek in May 2016 and that has changed me completely.
Having started my trekking journey with Deoria Tal - Chandrashila in May followed by Kheerganga in August and now Triund and Jalori Pass - Serlosar Lake in December, I thought of compiling a list of 24 trekking destinations for the 12 months of 2017, in India which one should definitely think of doing as suggested by travelers and trekkers themselves.
Dhak Bahiri Trek
I negotiated the narrow rock patches trusting only my will power and the thin metal wire mounted on the rock. The inclination was around 70 – 80 degrees throughout. The path was so narrow that throughout the last leg, the half of my sole was on the rock, the other half in the air. Many people give up at this point.
What’s more? We slept in the open air and realized that the villages of Maharashtra can be pretty cold too in winters. I will always be proud of accomplishing this trek.
The Three Passes Trek
Deoria Tal-Chopta-Tungnath-Chandrashila Trek
The other USP of the region is the easy sighting of colourful Himalayan Monals, the state bird of Uttarakhand. From Tungnath, one can also trek upwards to the Chandrashila peak or go for another short trek to Deoria Tal. This trek starts from the Sari Village which is just a few kilometers away from Chopta.
Kalpeshwar and Rudranath Trek
The lush Forest cover of Silver Birch, Pine and Oak Trees all around. We saw one of the healthiest Himalayan Forest in Western Himalayas.
Entering the enchanting Bhaba Valley of Kinnaur. The Bhaba River glades through the valley, nourishing its fragile ecosystem. It eventually merges with Satluj River as its drains out of the Valley.