Mountains and snow

A perfect combination

You’ve learned about peace from mountains
You find deep peacefulness when spending time on a mountain. It is a unique feeling of calm and tranquility that you need to experience to understand. It filters through you, and stays with you for a time after you leave. When walking on a mountain, take time to sit down and reflect for a while: appreciate the stillness, and listen to the silence. You’ll be glad you did.

My Top Picks

“It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.”

And it is also always more rewarding than you can imagine.

India is the home to Himalayas, and there are many non-technical peaks that you can climb to conquer your fears.

1. Kedarkanth
A great snow trek for first-timers, Kedarkantha is a peak in the Garhwal Himalayas which many beginner treks attempt and summit every season. It is best experienced during winters, given its popularization as a snow trek.

No prior experience required.

Highest Altitude: 12,500 ft

2. Chandrashila
What better way to visit the highest Shiva temple than a trek. Deodiatal is a beautiful tranquil lake that you will find enroute. Followed by a visit to the Tungnath temple of Lord Shiva. Chandrashila again is a perfect way to start your trekking enthusiasm.

No prior experience required.

Highest Altitude: 12,000 ft

3. Shrikhand Mahadev Peak
Shrikhand Mahadev is probably the toughest pilgrimage in India. Kedarnath and Amarnath provide options of horses, but Shrikhand Mahadev is a peak you have to conquer by feet only. The summit provides a panoramic view to Kinnar Kailash and neighboring stunning peaks.

Source: Kailash Parikrama
Prior experience might be useful.

Highest Altitude: 16,400 ft

4. Mt Kanamo
When your starting point is the highest village in the world, then acclimatization is the key. Make sure that your stay in Kibber is sufficient before setting out on the trek. The climb may not be very steep, but because of high altitude and no vegetation in area, it can be tough.

Source: Spiti Valley Tours
Prior experience might be useful.

Highest Altitude: 19,500 ft

5. Stok Kangri
The extreme of adventure trekking, Stok Kangri is only slightly short of being a technical peak. But it does have some of the most dangerous terrains in non-technical peaks in India. Situated in Ladakh, one can only imagine the 'heights' it is capable of taking us.

Prior experience is a must.

Highest Altitude: 20,080 ft

6. Patalsu Peak
Situated in the Kullu Valley, Patalsu Peak is a trek through lush green meadows decorated with delicious apple orchards. Though summing the peak is indeed your motive, but the beautiful scenery is what will stay with you the most.

No prior experience required.

Highest Altitude: 14,000 ft

7. Anamudi
The highest point of Western Ghats (also known as the Sahyadhri ranges), Anamudi mountain is location in the midst of Western Ghats the Cardamom Hills, the Anaimalai Hills and the Palani Hills. And is a great option if you want a break from the Himalayas.

No prior experience required.

Highest Altitude: 8,842 ft

8. Nag Tibba
If long committed treks seem too intimidating to you, then probably this hike is a great way to start. The Serpent's Peak is easily completed in a day, but it also makes for a great camping spot for the night.

No prior experience required.

Highest Altitude: 9, 915 ft

9. Mount Shitidhar
Situated in the enormous Pir Panjal range in Kullu district, Mount Shitidhar is a challenging non-technical peak. The trek involves passing the Beas Kund and several other scenic meadows. The trek is around a week long.

Credits: Hemant Soreng
Prior experience is a must.

Highest Altitude: 17,220 ft

10. Mount Bhanoti
Located in the Kumaon HImalayas, Bhanoti is truly the best of nature packed in one route. From meadows to snow to sand and rocks, this route has everything a true adventure enthusiast in love with nature desires.

The mountains are calling and you must go !!! 🏔️

“Happiness is not at the top of the mountains but in how to climb it.”

Trees , sun and mountains

Project by - Versha Sirohi