Best Weekend treks from Delhi (Part 1)

Updated: Jul 23



It's been months that we are stuck in our homes due to this Covid-19. But, we all believe that one day it'll be better and we will be traveling again. And the best thing that we city people love is to go on treks. You must be wondering, where to go, there are not many treks around here. Well, that's exactly where I'll help you.

Now, you must be wondering, Delhi is too far away from any hill station and a weekend trek isn't possible. Well, I would ask you to think about it again. Here are some of the treks handpicked by me that can be completed within a weekend trip and are sure to recharge you to handle a fair share of gloomy days at the office. Some of the treks mentioned here are a bit longer trek and cannot be completed within a short weekend. I have mentioned them as they are worth a visit so please don't grill me on it. Instead, you can quickly grill a sandwich and read the rest of the blog while munching the sandwich.

1. Lansdowne Trek

  • Difficulty level: Easy

  • Altitude: ~5840 ft.

  • The starting point for the trek: Lansdowne, Uttarakhand

  • Best time to visit: Any time of the year.




The most distinguishing feature of this trek is its reach from a major town of Lansdowne. This trek offers you one of the best pristine air and most scenic views. Lansdowne was among the few towns that were loved by the British Officers and they spent their summer breaks in these towns. Along the whole trek, you'll be presented with the panoramic views of the snow-clad mountains around.



2. Chakrata Trek

  • Difficulty level: Easy

  • Altitude: ~7000 ft.

  • The starting point for the trek: Dehradun, Uttarakhand

  • Best time to visit: Any time of the year.




Chakrata is a tiny hill station nestled between the Yamuna and Tons rivers. In this trek, you'll be accompanied by the gushing streams of water and the greenery around with the snow-clad mountains watching you from the distance. This is one of the lesser-known treks that can be completed starting from Delhi within a weekend.



3. Benog Tibba Trek

  • Difficulty level: Easy

  • Altitude: ~7650 ft.

  • The starting point for the trek: Mussorie, Uttarakhand

  • Best time to visit: October to April.




This complete trek is just 20 km long. But within this 20kms, you get to pass through some thick forests of a sanctuary and also see the snow-clad mountains and temples in the distance. This trek can also be completed within a weekend and is sure to rejuvenate you.





4. Bijli Mahadev Temple

  • Difficulty level: Easy

  • Altitude: ~8070 ft.

  • The starting point for the trek: Naggar, Himachal Pradesh.

  • Best time to visit: Any time of the year





This is a simple and short trek with a total distance of just 15 km. Starting at Naggar, you walk through the interiors of Kais Wildlife Sanctuary to reach the sacred temple of Bijli Mahadev in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The route sometimes passes through wide meadows when you can see the views of the surrounding mountains.


5. Kuppar Peak Trek

  • Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

  • Altitude: ~8200 ft.

  • The starting point for the trek: Giri Ganga near Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

  • Best time to visit: Any time of the year




To reach this trek, you need to complete an overnight bus from Delhi all the way to Shimla.

Once you reach there, you need to reach Giri Ganga village. For this, you can take a bus or hire a self-drive vehicle. From Giri Ganga, you'll follow a thick forest trail. You need to follow this trail through the forest and over the hills. The best part of this trail is that the entire trail is through the jungle where nature and greenery will be there to accompany you.

The trek ends at the beautiful and wide Kuppar Bugyal Meadow.


This list of five places is the first part of an upcoming series on treks. Do let me know if you loved this blog and if you have visited any of these treks, I would love to hear about your experience on the trek.





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