Our lives have been massively taken over by technology and gadgets to the point that living without any of these seems impossible, even if it's just for a day. With this kind of lifestyle, it is only natural to feel the need to have a purge from technology and reattain a sense of tranquility to go on with our routine.
If you are faced with such thoughts and wish to do something about it along with your loved ones, then here's what you can do. What better way to rejuvenate yourself, than going on a trek with your family?
Switch off your phones and tablets, clear all your plans and head to any of these 7 places in India for a beautiful trekking experience in the arms of nature. In total you will cover about 70 km in this trek.
Har Ki Dun Valley Trek
Set in the Western Himalayas, the cradle-shaped valley, that is surrounded by pristine beauty of nature, birds and animals, such as black bears and barasinghas, Hari Ki Dun Valley is located in Uttarakhand.
The trek to this valley is usually advised for beginners since it takes you through lush valleys and forests of Govind National Park, to finally reach the base of Har Ki Dun peak. Plan this trek during a long break since it is a 7-day-long trek.
Sham Valley Trek
Also known as Apricot Valley due to the beautiful blossoming Apricot flowers found in abundance, the Sham Valley trek is one of the easiest and family-friendly trek in Leh. It takes you through small villages of Ladakh giving you vistas into the lives of Ladakhi locals.
Small streams, mountain passes and lush greenery stretches all through the trail which begins from Likir. The best time to trek to Sham Valley is between the months of July to mid-October when the weather of Ladakh is pleasant and perfect for trekking.
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Hampta Pass Trek
Hampta Pass is located in the beautiful state of Himachal Pradesh. The trek to Hampta Pass is simply breathtaking to say the least, with changing landscapes of lush green pastures, meadows and valleys with glaciers. This 4-day trek can be extended by another day with a day's detour to the magnificent Chandratal Lake.
The trek is easy, perfect to go with your family and the best time to embark on this trek is between the months of May to June or August to October, during summer or pre-monsoon seasons.
For an exciting trekking experience during the night, planning a trek to Anthargange in Karnataka is the best way to do so. Anthargange is a cluster of caves set in the Shathashrunga mountain ranges.
Trekking through these caves, that were formed by volcanic rocks, that are surrounded by thickets of forests, can be a truly thrilling experience. This trek is a short one where it only takes a night to be completed. So for a quick getaway into the wonders of nature, plan a trek to Anthargange.
Bedni Bugyal Trek
Beautiful alpine meadows of Bedni Bugyal in Uttarakhand is set at an altitude of 11,000 ft. With the view of majestic lofty mountains in the backdrop, walking through the luscious meadows of Bedni Bugyal will rejuvenate your mind and soul like no other.
And since the terrain is easy to walk on, Bedni Bugyal is ideal for your family. The best time to trek to Bedni Bugyal is between June to October and the trek is 6-7 days long.
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Yelagiri, the beautiful offbeat hill station of Tamil Nadu, is home to Swamimalai hills. It is a very easy trek of about 3 hours, from the foothills to the top where you can visit a small Shiva temple. Since the hills have no shops, it is advised to carry snacks and water along.
The trail is quite well marked. Stretches of beautiful green meadows accompany you throughout the way making it a perfect escape into nature with your family.
The highest peak of Wayanad, Chembra, is a much sought after trekking destination in Kerala. This one day trek requires no camping and is the most enthralling treks of South India. Vistas of rich greenery, small lakes and more are what to expect from this trek.
The top of the hill offers picturesque panoramic views of the entire town of Wayanad. The best time to plan for trekking to Chembra Peak is just before monsoon in early June or during October.
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