Beautiful high altitude lake treks in india

The Indian Himalayas are known for trekking, and the highest peak in India, Mt. Everest. But there is so much more to see and do outside of the well-beaten treks. India has hundreds of beautiful high altitude lakes which you can reach through trekking. We have mentioned some of the most exciting Destinations for trekking in India.

Bhrigu Lake trek

Maximum altitude: 

Bhrigu  Lake has a maximum elevation of 4,300 metres or 14,100 feet above sea level. This ride offers refreshing views of tall grasses and hot springs. Difficulty level: 

 It is not too difficult to walk on Lake Bhrigu. It’s a colourful and moderate hike that anyone of walking age can do. Best time/season: 

 The best season for trekking on Lake Bhrigu would be from May to October, after which the trail may be inaccessible. It’s a 25km hike that can be done by a fit person. Place: 

 Lake Bhrigu, a popular hiking lake, is located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located on the east side of Rohtang Pass. This lake is about 6 km from Gulaba village. Bathing in a natural hot spring near the town of Manali. This picturesque lake is of great religious significance and. Is located within the comfortable refuges of Garhwal.

Kuari Pass Trek, Uttarakhand

The Kuari Pass Trek is a wonderful opportunity for the explorers to witness. The mesmerizing views of the gorgeous Himalayas. At an altitude of 13,990 feet. Kauri Top is perfect for beginners. The trails wind down through old forests of oak and rhododendron and then as you progress further. Creating different landscapes and the experience is breathtaking.

Difficulty: Easy – Medium

Maximum altitude: 13,990 feet

Duration: 6 days

Nag Tibba Trek, Uttarakhand

Nag Tibba is situated at an altitude of 9915 feet near Mussoorie in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Nestled in the lower Himalayas. Trekkers do not have to worry about altitude sickness and it is quite easy for both beginners and kids. The trek takes a maximum of two days to complete. Which makes it perfect for a weekend getaway and attracts adventure lovers from across the country and abroad. After a rocky start and following a trail for a few hours. This trek takes you through oak and rhododendron trees. Passing through the Nag Tibba Temple, you will end the trek with a spectacular view of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Difficulty: Easy – Medium

Maximum altitude: 9,915 feet

Duration: 2 – 5 days

Kedarkantha Trek. Uttarakhand

Kedarkantha Trek is considered to be one of the best climbs for beginners. Blessed with abundant snowfall. It turns heavenly during winters, and you can only see the peaks covered with a thick layer of snow. It is a great destination for the amateurs to savour. The snow trekking adventure and for the nature lovers to enjoy the untouched beauty. Perched at an altitude of 12,500 feet, the trail covers a distance of about 20 kilometres. Offering spectacular panoramic views of the snow falling on the pine trees. 

Difficulty: Easy – Medium

Maximum altitude: 12,500 feet

Duration: 6 days

Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek, Uttarakhand

The Chopta Tungnath Snow Trek to Chandrashila offers. Panoramic views of several peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, Chaukhamba and Kedar. This is the best way to start a snow trekking adventure and get ready for the challenges of the future. On this trek you will find attractions like Deoria Tal. The beautiful snow-capped valley of Chopta. One of the tallest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and finally the Chopta Chandrashila peak where the snow trek ends.

Difficulty: Easy – Medium

Maximum altitude: 13,123 feet

Duration: 4 days

Dayara Bugyal, Uttarakhand

On Dayara Bugyal Trek, you will get to see breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas. The trails, peaks and as far as one can see, everything is lit up with white snow during winters. Situated at an altitude of 12,303 feet. It is considered. To be one of the wonderful alpine meadows in India.

Difficulty: Easy – Medium

Maximum Height: 12,303 Feet

Duration: 4 – 6 days

Brahmatal, Uttarakhand

Brahmatal offers varying geography throughout the trek. Begin with a few days of wandering in the pristine forests of Oaks and Rhododendrons. With views of the magnificent mountains and the many scenic routes of the Roopkund Trek. One can enjoy panoramic views from different angles at every turn during the trek. Snow Trek to Brahmatal is also famous for frozen Bekaltal and great campsites near Brahmatal.

Difficulty: Moderate

Maximum altitude: 12,250 feet

Duration: 6 days

Valley of Flowers Trek

The valley of flowers is said that trekkers faint. The strong smell of flowers at the bottom of the valley. As you enter the valley, you get a sweeping view of its vast expanse covered with a layer of flowers. Flowers, leaves, buds of different sizes, shapes, colours are seen here.

The trek also goes through Hemkund Sahib. One of the highest places of pilgrimage and worship.

Duration: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Medium

Region: Uttarakhand

Best time to trek Valley of Flowers: July – September

Altitude: 14,400 feet

Sandakphu Phalut Trek

The Sandakphu Phalut Trek is one of the few treks where you can see 4 of the 5 highest mountains in the world – Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse. Mount Makalu and Mount Kanchenjunga. Among all the Himalayan treks, this view is unique to the Sandakphu trek. A unique feature of this trek are the tea houses you get. They are indescribably different. You have to live in one to experience the warmth of a tea house.

Duration: 7 days

Difficulty Level: Medium

Region: West Bengal

Best time to visit Sandakphu Phalut: Mid-September – April

Altitude: 11,950 feet

Sinhagad Trek (Pune, Maharashtra)

This is the historical place where mediaeval fort Sinhagad you can get to visit. This hilly place is near to the famous city Pune in Maharashtra. 

During the trek, you may encounter fog and clouds all around you. The scenery of this place is the most beautiful. During June to October while you may see tourists crowd over here.

You can see a wide range of hills, small and big, passing through this region. Overall, greenery over that hilly area ultimately makes visitors mesmerising. 

The altitude of this trekking place is approximately 4304 feet above sea level. The beauty of this place is heart-pleasing and elegant for eyes in. The morning and evening time during the monsoon. 

Due to such reasons, Sinhagad treks can be the ideal place. For trekking during the monsoon for you. 


Above all the picturesque landscapes, the serene environment. The exquisite valleys in the Himalayas are just a starting point for an even more beautiful trek. You will be rewarded with lush green meadows. Breathtaking waterfalls. White-capped peaks and hidden lakes in the high altitude regions. The long treks also give you ample time to enjoy. That pristine environment without being distracted too much by other obligations like family and work. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced trekker or mountaineer. These high altitude lake treks in India are sure to impress you and leave you spellbound.

JENIKIM is a General Blogger & writer who has been extensively writing in the technology field for a few years. He has written several articles which have provided exciting and knowledgeable information. He is a web content writer, and guest blogger, who offers unique and professional content writing services to online business entrepreneurs.

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