5 Most Mind-blowing Trekking Trails of Northeast India

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5 Most Mind-blowing Trekking Trails of Northeast India

Trekking is one of the most popular adventurous activities, India has a lot of beautiful places to explore and feel pleasure. The destination is not the sole attraction for the avid trekkers, trekkers behold the surreal scenery, biodiversity, and amazing flora & fauna along the trek routes. Trekking can be a life-changing and self-realization experience for many. It improves both mental and physical health immensely and fulfills with calmness.

Treks in India are a great way to explore the breath-taking beauty of nature, its glory and grandeur will leave you awestruck. India has innumerable easy to moderate to difficult trekking trails to offer nature & travel enthusiasts.

You will witness the ever-changing and mind-blowing scenery throughout the whole route while trekking in northeast India. We have listed down five mind-blowing treks of Northeast India for your next perfect holiday getaway. 

1. Dzukou Valley trek, Nagaland

Dzukou valley is one of the most glamorous valleys of Nagaland which offers the best-known trek of the state and visual treats of green hills and lush forests along the trek.

The Dzukou Valley trek surpasses altitudes of 8000 Ft at a grading of easy to moderate. The tour starts from Guwahati and covers almost 26 Km to and fro distance in 4 days and 3 nights.

In this trek, You will trek upwards walking through thick bamboo and dense forests enjoying the picturesque scenery, varieties of flowers, flora, and fauna, and tranquil beauty of lakes.

2. Goechala Trek, Sikkim

The Goechala trek is a real gem of Sikkim trekking that takes you close to the world’s third-highest peak Mt. Kanchenjunga. Not only this, The trek is blessed with grand views of the other 14 summits. The sunrise seen on Mt. Kanchenjunga, Rhododendron forests in April and May, and Samiti lake are the biggest highlights of the trek. The trek surpasses the maximum altitude of 15,100 Ft at the grading of difficulty. The tour starts from Yuksom town and covers almost 65 Km distance in 10 days and 9 nights. This trek tests your endurance and adaptability in the journey. 

3. Mawphlang David Scott Trail

David Scott Trail is one of the oldest treks, built around the British era, that is still popular among tekkers across the world. Passing through the Eastern Khasi Hills, this popular trek is a part of a 100 km trail and spans a distance of 16 kilometres that winds a trekker through mountains, valleys, forests and rivers. This trek is situated at an altitude of 4,892 ft, and passes through beautiful deep valleys offering mesmerizing views of River Umiam flowing alongside. David Scott Trail stretches between the two most famous Khasi villages, Mawphlang and Lad Mawphlang. Trekking here can be both fun and adventurous. 

4. The Bailey trail trek, Arunachal Pradesh

The Bailey trail trek traces the route taken by two British officers Lt. Col. F. M. Bailey and Capt. H. T. Morshead in Arunachal Pradesh Survey. The trek includes high altitude passes, glacial rivers, crystal clear lakes, Monpa tribal villages, picturesque valleys, breath-taking landscapes, and flora & fauna. And, the trek surpasses the maximum altitude of 15000 Ft at the grading of difficulty.

The trek starts from Bomdila and covers 57 km in 10 days. In this trek, you will be passing through a fascinating blend of terrains, landscapes, and orchards. You will also enjoy mesmerizing visuals of The peaks Gorichen, Kangto, Nyegyi, Kangsang, and Takpa Shiri.

5. Sandakphu Trek, West Bengal

Known as Wonderland for the trekkers, Sandakphu is located in the northwest of Darjeeling hill town. The trek offers visuals of many peaks including four of the five highest peaks of the world Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Kanchenjunga, and Mt. Lhotse. The family of peaks is famously called The Sleeping Buddha, the views of The Sleeping Buddha start from the first day of the trek.

The trek is a moderate level trek at an altitude of 11930 Ft. The trek starts from the base Manebhanjan (a town located at 7,054 Ft) and covers 44 km in 6 days and 5 nights. The Sandakphu trek passes through Singalila National Park, Singallia range, 600 varieties of orchids, rhododendrons, and magnolia flowering.

Also Read: Trekking in Ladakh

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