8 Best Budget Friendly Himalayan Treks

Nag Tibba Trek 

Nag Tibba is a popular winter trek that can be easily done with a small budget. It is located in Uttarakhand and is at an altitude of 3048 feet above sea level. Climatic conditions of Nag Tibba vary from plains to the hilly areas but the common thing to bring is warm clothes. This being a small trek is a perfect destination for budget friendly Himalayan Treks. You can reach base camp via train or a bus from Delhi. It is a 2 day trek that takes 16 kilometers. Now on the next day it would be the time for the trek to the final summit of Nag Tibba. 

Indrahar Pass Trek 

Indrahar is a pass located in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of about 4300 meters. It is near Dharamshala of Himachal Pradesh. Indrahar trek is a 4-day trek which can be completed with a minimum amount of ₹5000. On day 1 from Dharamshala, you need to move on the road to McLeodganj. But the actual trail starts at Gallumatha temple, the base area, passing through the places like Triund, Snowline, Laka, and Lahesh Caves, which finally lead you to Indrahar Pass. But you surely feel the worthiness of the amount you spent on the trek.

Sandakphu Trek

The trek to Sandakphu is part of Kanchenjunga ranges and is a 5 day long one. The trek in the northeastern part of India is a perfect place for low budget trekking. The trek starts from the village of Manebhanjan near Darjeeling. The 21 kilometers trek’s first base camp is located in Chitray. The initial phase of the trail starts with the steps all along. Then comes the next destination is Megma village, which then leads you to the next campsite, Tumling. Next you will also get the chance of visiting Singalila National Park, which has diversified animals. Apart from India you will also be able to visit Nepal at some places. 

Kuari Pass Trek 

If you are a beginner, then you can start your trekking life from Kuari pass that is budget friendly too. It is part of Uttarakhand Himalayas with a 4-day trek of about 21 kilometers of trail. From Rishikesh your first day trek reaches Joshimath. From Joshimath, Tapoban is the base camp of Kuari pass. And from Karchi village the actual trek starts which leads you to Gulling. The view becomes fascinating even at the base of the peak. From Gulling, after a 5 kilometers trek the next halt would be near Kullara.  After a proper rest at Kullstartthe final trail goes to Kuari Pass. 

Hampta Pass Trek 

The trek to Hampta Pass is a 26 kilometers trail with 5 day long.The best time to visit Hampta Pass is during June to September. The trek starts at Manali passing over the coldest campsite of Siaguru and finally ending at Chatru, which is an arid cold desert. This trek gives you the option to trek right next to the narrow streams. And once you reach the snowline it’s a steep ascent directly reaching the Pass. Stream crossing through icy cold water is the most challenging part that you get to have in Hampta Pass. 

Chopta Chandrashila Tungnath Trek

The Chopta Chandrashila journey starts in Haridwar Railway station. Sari, the village where the trekking starts, which is at an altitude of 6500 feet. Sari trek heads towards Deoria Tal Lake. It takes around 3 hours to reach the place because of the steep ascend. The next day you could commence the trail with the rising mighty Chaukhamba behind you. This day would be the longest of all to reach Baniyakund. This hike will take you through the forest and meadows of Rohini Bugyal. The next day would take you to the final destination of Chandrashila top.

Kareri Lake Trek

Kareri lake is popular during weekends in Himachal Pradesh. It is standing at an altitude of 2930 meters above sea level with a total trekking length of 13 kilometers. The first half of 5 kilometers of the trek you will reach the midpoint of the trek at Rioti. If you prefer to take a 2 day trek then you can halt at Rioti. The halting becomes crucial if you are planning in winters because of harsh weather. In the winters the lake is completely frozen but you can have plenty of time to explore the place of Kareri lake. 

Bhrigu lake Trek

Bhrigu trek is a 4 day trek, which is 4500 meters above sea level, and is 25 kilometers away from Gulaba from where the trek starts. From Gulaba a 10 kilometers trek takes you towards Rola kholi, the first campsite. From here the trek heads to Bhrigu lake which is another 10 kilometers away. The views from Bhrigu village would be amazing and from the Lake you can see the beautiful scenes of Manali city.

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