5 day treks in India

5 day treks in India

For those planning their trekking schedule around the long weekends this year, here’s a list of 5 day treks that you can do in India. These 5 day hikes take you to Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and give you a trekking experience like no other.

1. Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal, Himachal Pradesh

One of the top 5 day treks in the north of India, the Hampta Pass and Chandratal trek has many highlights. It takes you from the green valleys of Kullu into the desolate landscape of Spiti valley. You’ll walk through thick forests, camp in undulating meadows and trek across rocky stretches of land, to a windy mountain pass at 14,100 feet. Catch a glimpse of the Indrasan Peak, and marvel at its massive glacier. The main highlight of this 5 day trek however, is the visit to the turquoise waters of Chandratal Lake.
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5-Day Trek to Hampta Pass and Chandratal
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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This moderate 5 day trek is one of the most exciting in the Manali region of Himachal Pradesh. The most amazing feature of this trek is the manner in which the landscape changes each day. From thick jungle cover to undulating meadows to barren, desolate stretches of land, the Hampta Pass Trek has them all.

At 14, 100 feet, the Hampta Pass Trek takes you across the Pir Panjal Range, in the foothills of the Himalayas. The showstopper however is the visit to the turquoise Chandratal Lake.
    Inclusions
  • Tented accommodation on triple sharing basis during the trek
  • Vegetarian meals during the trek
  • All permits for Indian nationals
  • Transport from Manali and back to Manali
  • First aid kit
  • Tents, sleeping bags, crampons and gaiters if required
  • Qualified and experienced trek leader and support staff
    Exclusions
  • Trekking poles, jackets, boots etc
  • Any deviation from the plan or detour
  • Rise in cost due to unforeseen natural causes
  • Porter/mules charges for carrying personal luggage.

2. Kedarkantha trek, Uttarakhand

Kedarkantha is a beautiful ridge peak in Uttarakhand, and is one of the top 5 day treks in India. It takes you to some of the most beautiful campsites in the state, including Juda ka Talab, a small pond that lies in the middle of a pine forest. At 12,500 feet, the 5 day trek to Kedarkantha summit offers stunning 360-degree views of some of the highest Himalayan peaks like Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, and Black Pearl. This trail is open almost all year round, but between December and March, the landscape turns from beautiful to spectacular. A 5 day trek in the snow to Kedarkantha will take you along a trail that is completely covered with thick, pure white snow. You’ll walk through forests of pine and oak, with the trees weighed down with snow. The Juda ka Talab pond completely freezes over and is absolutely gorgeous.
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Kedarkantha Trek
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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The 5 days – 4 nights trek to Kedarkantha peak is an easy, and mesmerizing trek. Kedarkantha peak, situated in the mountains of the Tons river valley, is a beautiful ridge peak offering stunning views of the Himalayas. It is a popular trekking destination amongst adventurists because of its easy accessibility throughout the year. In winters it snows in the valley and the views from the summit are breathtaking. The summit lies at an altitude of 3850m and after reaching the top trekkers are rewarded with views of peaks like the Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Black and Ranglana. IMPORTANT: A minimum group size of 4 is required to make the booking.
    Inclusions
  • Transport from Dehradun and back to Dehradun
  • Experienced mountain guide and cook
  • Camping tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Camping mattresses
  • Camping stool/chair
  • Mess tents
  • First aid kit
  • All veg meals starting from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 5
  • Porter/mule for carrying camping equipment and ration
  • Forest entry
    Exclusions
  • Insurance
  • Porter mule charges for your personal bag
  • Transport to reach Dehradun from hometown
  • Personal expenses like tips, medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from at is mentioned above
  • Any meals during the travel journey back to Dehradun
  • Accommodation in Dehradun
  • Any service not mentioned above

3. Chopta, Tungnath and Chandrashila trek, Uttarakhand

Chopta is a quaint hill station in the Kedarnath wildlife sanctuary and it is popularly known as the 'Mini Switzerland’ of India. The beautiful 5 day trek to Chopta-Chandrashila-Tungnath region is a favourite for trekkers and thrill seekers, and is one of the top treks in India. The Chandrashila mountain peak is a summit of 13,123 feet and is home to Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple in the world. This 5 day trek is a moderately easy one, but the Chandrashila climb gives you the fun experience of trekking a small peak. The best time to visit is from April to November, however this 5 day trek is also popular during the winter because of its snowy beauty.
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Chopta-Chandrashila-Deoriatal Trek
Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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For amateur trekkers who want to get a taste of the Himalayas, there is no better start than this. On this trek, you'll trek through the extremely pleasant meadows of Chopta, get views of snow-capped mountains in the icy waters of Deoriatal, visitTungnath, which is one of the highest Shiva temples in the world, and climb to Chandrashila, which is even higher than this temple. All this, but on an easy trek that gives beginners a chance to experience mountain life at its best.

IMPORTANT: A minimum group size of 4 pax is required to make a booking.
    Inclusions
  • Transport support throughout the trek starting from Dehradun Experienced mountain guide and cook
  • Camping arrangements (tents, sleeping bag, camping mattresses, camping stool/chair, mess tents, first aid)
  • Forest entry charges payable at the forest check post
  • Veg. meals as specified (Note: that breakfast and dinner will be hot while lunch will be packed)
  • Porter/mule for carrying camping equipment and ration (Note: that personal luggage will not be carried by the porters)
    Exclusions
  • Transport from hometown to Dehradun and back
  • Accommodation in Dehradun
  • Any meals while travelling from Dehradun and back
  • Guesthouse accommodation anywhere
  • Any tips, laundry, phone calls, medicines, personal expenses or any other meal or drinks
  • Personal porter support will be chargeable at Rs. 200 per bag per day.

4. Valley of Flowers trek, Uttarakhand

The gorgeous Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is one of the best loved 5 day treks in India. It is located within the Nanda Devi National Park in the far interiors of the Garhwal Himalayas. Every year, over 300 species of wildflowers bloom across the valley, and it takes a moderately easy 5 day trek to explore it. Apart from the flowers, there are waterfalls, glaciers, towering mountains, mighty rivers and quaint villages to be seen, making it a top 5 day trek in India. The months of July and August are the best times to undertake this trek as the flowers are in full bloom during this time.
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Trek to Valley of Flowers
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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The Valley of Flowers is as close as humans can get to paradise in this lifetime. With dozens of new flowers blooming every day, the colours in the valley change every day. This 5 day trip is the perfect introduction to the state of Uttarakhand. Starting off from the holy city of Haridwar, trekkers will drive along a scenic route with the Ganga and Alaknanda rivers for company along the way as you pass through Rudraprayag, Devprayag, Joshimath and other towns to reach Govindghat.

Your trek offers sweeping, panoramic views of the Garhwal Himalayan mountain range, but the highlight is undoubtedly the Valley of Flowers. This is a moderate trek and is great for both, first timers as well as experienced trekkers, looking to visit the Valley of Flowers.

IMPORTANT: This is a private trip and requires a minimum of 6 people to make a booking.
    Inclusions
  • Transport support throughout the trip from Haridwar to Haridwar.
  • 04 nights in hotels in Govindghat / Ghangharia
  • Service of experienced and qualified trek leader
  • Vegetarian meals while on trek
  • First Aid and medical kit facility
  • Permit / Forest Permits
  • All taxes
    Exclusions
  • Meals at Govindghat
  • Any kind of personal expenses like beverages, personal toiletries, tips, phone calls, laundry, etc
  • Personal porters (can be arranged for INR 350 per day per bag)

5. Dayara Bugyal trek, Uttarakhand

The Dayara Bugyal trek is considered to be one of the most beautiful 5 day treks in Uttarakhand, with visitors describing their experience as nothing short of a fairy tale. This easy 5 day trek takes you up to one of India’s most beautiful high-altitude meadows, surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks, and offers you the chance to camp in scenic locations at every stop. The trek is recommended for everyone i.e families with children, nature lovers and adventurers alike. The 5 day trek to Dayara Bugyal begins at Barsu and takes you through old oak and pine forests, up to an altitude of more than 10,000 feet above sea level. You’ll visit the famous alpine lake near Barnala Bugyal, and you’ll see famous peaks like Kala Nag, Bandar Poonch, the Gangotri Massif I and II, among others.
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Trek to Dayara Bugyal
Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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Considered as one of the most scenic treks in Uttarakhand, this trek takes you to the lush green meadows of Dayara Bugyal. As you make your way up, you'll see beautiful valleys dotted with wildflowers, sparkling streams running past, and woolly sheep grazing in grassy highlands. Plus, being a high altitude meadow, it also gives you a chance to camp in a campsite that is surrounded by some of the most dazzling snow-capped peaks! The Dayara Bugyal trek is an easy one, and is suitable for beginners.
    Inclusions
  • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis
  • Sleeping bags, sleeping mats
  • Toilet tents with handwash and toilet rolls
  • Kitchen and dining tent with all utensils
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5
  • Qualified and experienced trek leaders, guide, support staff
  • First aid treatment/facilities
  • Any permit charges, forest entry fee and camping charges required
  • Any trekking equipment required
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Stay and food at Haridwar
  • Transport from Haridwar to Haridwar (costs INR 1200 per person, to be paid on the spot)
  • Meals during transit
  • Porters or mules for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 900 per person, for the entire trip)
  • Any cost other than those mentioned in inclusions

6. Manali-Kheerganga-Tosh, Himachal Pradesh

The 5 day trek to Manali-Kheerganga-Tosh trek is an iconic route that will take you through the gorgeous Parvati valley, and you’ll be able to visit Barshaini, Kheerganga, Tosh and Kasol. A 5 day trek to Manali-Kheerganga starts with a night of camping near Manali. It is an easy trek, suitable for beginners and is a great 5 day hike to for your first Himalayan trek. During the day, trek through pine-scented trails, cross rickety wooden bridges over cold streams, eat your lunch in verdant meadows and discover beautiful villages of Himachal Pradesh like Tosh. One of the things you ought to do is take a dip in the frothing waters of Kheerganga and in the hot springs.
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Manali-Kheerganga-Tosh trek
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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This iconic trek takes you through the best of Himachal Pradesh in 5 days as you traverse through the Parvati valley, visiting Barshaini, Kheerganga, Tosh and Kasol en route. You'll pass through lush green forests, cross sparkling streams, bathe in natural hot springs, and camp under the stars. This Manali-Kheerganga trek starts with a night of camping close to Manali, in an idyllic campsite. This trek is easy, and can be done by beginners looking for a fun outdoor experience.
    Inclusions
  • Transport from Patlikuhl bus stand, Manali to campsite
  • Accommodation at base camp on twin sharing for first night
  • Accommodation in comfortable tents on triple or quadruple sharing basis during trek
  • All meals during the trek (only vegetarian)
  • Camping equipment like sleeping bags, sleeping mats
  • Kitchen/dining tent
  • Toilet tent
  • Permit fees
  • All transportation as per itinerary in local cars / jeeps
  • First-aid
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Cost of travel to and from Manali from your city
  • Insurance (Personal/baggage/medical)
  • Any expenses other than mentioned in inclusions
  • Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary due to natural calamities.
  • Personal porter (can be arranged for INR 350 per day, per bag of 10 kgs)
  • Optional stay for one night after the trek in the operator's campsite near Manali. Costs INR 650 per person per night for tent stay on twin or triple sharing, bonfire, 3 meals, unlimited tea and coffee.

7. Malana Chanderkhani trek, Himachal Pradesh

The Malana-Chanderkhani Pass trek is one of the top 5 day treks in Himachal Pradesh because it takes you through evergreen meadows, pine and oak forests, and picture-perfect valleys. You’ll have a chance to see the legendary village of Malana, with its unique lifestyle and ancient architecture. En route, you’ll see the snow-covered peaks of Pir Panjal and the Parvati mountain range. A 5 day trek to Chanderkhani Pass Trek takes you high up to a pass at about 12,000 feet, long the top of a ridge. This route also involves negotiating some tricky descents, crossing a gorge, and walking beside the gushing Beas river. With a host of experiences to offer on a 5-day trek, the Chanderkhani Pass trek finds itself on a list of the top 5 day treks in Himachal Pradesh.
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Trek to Malana and Chanderkhani Pass
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
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If you're looking for an adventurous trek that takes you to a unique place, but don't have a lot of time to spare, the Malana-Chanderkhani trek is perfect for you. It takes you high up to a pass at about 12,000 feet, into the big peaks of the Himalayas. The route to the pass lies along the top of a ridge, and the trek also involves negotiating some tricky descents, crossing a gorge, and walking beside the gushing Beas river.

The highlight for culture buffs is a visit to Malana village, where you cannot touch the locals. You'll get to see a lifestyle and a belief system that is different from anything you've seen before.

The trek begins with Chanderkhani Pass, and moves on to Malana, giving you just enough time to enjoy both.
    Inclusions
  • 2 guides for the group
  • Accomodation in tents on twin sharing
  • Clean and fresh sleeping bags, camping mattresses, toilet tents while camping
  • All meals as specified
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fees
  • First-aid kit
  • Transport to and from start/end point as per the itinerary
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Any costs or services not mentioned in inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras or still cameras
  • Charges for alcohol or soft drinks or beverages
  • Personal expenses like tips or laundry or telephone calls
  • Any costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like landslides, bad weather or road blocks, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Personal porter/mule for personal luggage (can be availed at an additional cost of Rs.1800)

8. Indrahar Pass trek, Himachal Pradesh

This exciting 5-day trek to Indrahar pass starts from the charming Tibetan Buddhist town of McLeodganj and takes you through the vast undulating meadows of Triund. Trekkers will visit mountain temples and monasteries, witness the daily life of Himalayan shepherds, and spend a lot of time enjoying spectacular views. The highlight of this 5 day trek is possibly the views of Mani Mahesh Kailash Peak and the Pir Panjal range from Indrahar Pass. This is a moderately challenging 5 day trek and is perfect for newbies and people with past experience looking for a fun trek in the Himalayas.
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Trek to Indrahar Pass
Dharamasala, Himachal Pradesh
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This exciting 5-day trek to Indrahar pass starts from the charming Tibetan Buddhist town of McLeodganj and takes you through the vast undulating meadows of Triund.

Trekkers will visit mountain temples and monasteries, witness the daily life of Himalayan shepherds, and spend a lot of time enjoying spectacular views.

The group stops at some very scenic campsites along the trek, but the highlight is definitely the views of Mani Mahesh Kailash Peak and the Pir Panjal range from Indrahar Pass.

This is a moderately challenging trek and is perfect for newbies and people with past experience looking for a fun trek in the Himalayas.
    Inclusions
  • 1 guide per 8 members, or 2 for 15 pax.
  • Accommodation in a hotel in McLeodganj on double occupancy for 1 night on day 1.
  • 3/4 season imported alpine tents
  • Fresh and clean sleeping bags of very good quality
  • Camping mattresses
  • Camping stools
  • Mess tent
  • First aid / medical kit
  • Transport from and back to McLeodganj on day 2 and day 5 respectively.
  • Porter/mule charges for carrying camping equipment and rations
  • Forest entry charges, permits and camping fee (if any)
  • Service tax
    Exclusions
  • Porter/mules charges to carry personal luggage. (Can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 1200)
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Any meals/services not mentioned in the Inclusions
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