A trip to the Himalayas is always a memorable experience. The great Himalayas have continued to attract visitors from every place as it has something for everyone; like for adventure sport lovers it has variety of adventures up its sleeves for example rafting, trekking, mountain biking, climbing etc. But often, visitors take to Himalayan trekking expeditions to get a closer look at the beauty that nature treks in Himalayas offer like an encounter with Himalaya flowers, rare trees, shrubs and coveted sightings of elusive animals. Hence, it is not wrong to say that one of the prime reasons of undertaking such trekking expeditions is to see nature bloom in all its glory, hence, such nature treks have become extremely popular these days. Below are the top three Himalayan treks that no visitor should miss:
Enchanting Rhododendron valley trek: Sikkim rhododendron trekking tour has in it to captivate a tourist’s heart thanks to the amazing variety of flowers that carpet every inch of earth during late April to middle of May every year. This Sikkim nature trek requires moderate physical acumen only; hence, it can be undertaken by anyone. Another major attraction of this Sikkim nature trek is its proximity with Maenam and Barsay wildlife sanctuaries which offer great sights. Yumthang valley, which one must not miss during the Sikkim rhododendron trekking tour, is one of the most picturesque places in the entire world with swathes of Himalaya flowers like blue poppy, several species of rhododendrons, rhubarb and others canvassing the earth. In short, no nature lover can afford to give this place amiss!
Scenic Singalila Ridge Trek: After the Sikkim rhododendron trekking tour, this is easily the second most favored trek by tourists. This beautiful trek is also considered one of the finest treks due to relatively easy trekking experience and the natural beauty that is at display here. This Ridge, close to Darjeeling, offers excellent view of Kanchenjunga which is world’s third highest peak, besides forming a natural border between Nepal and India and hence, most villages in this trek are inhabited by Sherpas. But the surprises just don’t dry up here; this ridge trek also offers a distant view of world’s top mountain peaks which include Makalu, Lhotse and their mighty king, Mount Everest. Another spectacular feature of this Sikkim Darjeeling trek is the Tibetan Buddhism that is omnipresent here with several century-old monasteries lined up in this area. While on this Sikkim Darjeeling trek one must not forget to try Darjeeling tea and hitch a ride on toy trains. That would be a perfect kick-start to this trekking experience.
Ever popular Goecha La Trek: No list of most admired Sikkim nature treks can be complete without mentioning Goecha La Trek. This place has never ceased to hog limelight thanks to its excellent offerings like Sikkim monastery tours, adventure tours and expeditions. Goecha La indeed has enough to keep a trekker glued to its offerings. This trek offers enchanting view of several varieties of rhododendrons that bloom in the month of May here. Trek to Goech La starts from Yukom and a majestic view of Kanchenjunga, rocky terrains that challenge trekkers might, calm monasteries and several elusive animals like red panda, snow leopard and deer are the major highlights of this trek.
In short, it can be said that for a nature lover, there is no better place to visit than Himalayas. The majestic mountains have it in them to make a visitor feel one with the nature thanks to its scenic beauty, cultural diversity and myriad flora and fauna which are enough to make tourists gravitate to this place to make their Sikkim nature trek a memorable one!