The biggest advantage of living near Delhi/NCR is you are close to mountains and enroots to so many unknown destinations. We can travel to the hills, to the desert in just the span of a few hours. So this post is especially dedicated to some of the very beautiful and easy weekend treks well suited for beginners.
Here are the places you should not miss to trek as a beginner. Below mentioned places are dug out as best weekend treks around Delhi which can be done nearly at 3000INR per person.
Nag tibba Trek: Pantwari
Nag tibba is a beautiful trek in the suburbs of nature. The trek starts from a small village names Pantwari located in Tehri Garhwal.
Distance from Delhi: 334.9 Km from Delhi and 56.3 km from Mussoorie.
How to reach Pantwari: Take your own car/taxi from Delhi, reach Dehradun and you can book a bus/taxi to Pantwari or reach Mussoorie and arrange your convenience to Pantwari. There is no direct Bus from Delhi to Pantwari, so either you have to a stop in Dehradun and arrange your further journey to Pantwari.
Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate
Duration of the trek: 10 km from Pantwari. Nearly take 2-3 hours to reach the base camp and 5-7 hours to reach the summit.
Weather: Pleasent round the year. Visit in winters December – February to experience snow trek.
Cost Per Person: 3500/- Approx.
Triund trek: Mcleodganj
The first place to come to mind when we talk about trekking. Triund Trek is one of the most common treks people love to cover on weekend. To reach Triund you have to first reach Mcleodganj, from where the trek starts. Triund trek becomes more beautiful with the view of Dhauladhar Range on one side and Kangra valley on the other. Perfect for Beginners and counted one of the best weekend trek from Delhi.
How to reach: Delhi -Mcleodganj – Galu Devi- trek to Triund.
Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate with steep ascents.
Duration of the trek: 4 Hours one side. 9 km from Mcleodganj to Triund.
Distance: 477km from Delhi to Mcleodganj
Weather: Pleasent throughout the year with a need of some woolen clothes. Avoid rainy season. Trek is mostly closed in winters.
Cost Per Person: 4000/- Approx
Kheerganga Trek: Kasol
Heaven on earth, Kheerganga Trek in kasol will leave no stone unturned to surprise you with its beauty. It has been the trek of my life which gave me a reason to live. The trail is quite simple, no need to hire a guide. All the bookings of camps can be done at the summit as there are a lot of vendors available. Food supply is there but at a higher cost.
Duration of the trek: 7 hours for Nontrekkers or beginners.
The distance of trek: 9 Km
Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate with steep ascents
How to reach kasol for Kheerganga Trek: Board a bus from Delhi- Bhuntar (change)- Kasol
Weather: Pleasent throughout the year. Experience snow trek in winters December-February.
Cost Per Person: 4500/- Approx
George Everest House/George Everest Trek
Not everyone is aware of Sir George Everest House in Mussoorie and that’s what makes it special. The scenic beauty, serene mountains and lush green trees surrounded on a 360-degree view. The place also offers a small trek to George Everest Peak, camping, and other Adventure sports on George Everest House. One of the best place for weekend trekking trips from Delhi. If you have just started traveling and want to see nature from close than George Everest House is a place you should not miss. It is not a trekking trek, just a steep walk you can say to the peak.
How to reach George Everest House: Sir George Everest House can be reached through two or four wheeler. You can rent a bike/scooter from Mall road Mussoorie. It is 2.6 km from Mussoorie, take Library road from Mussoorie, 26 mins away and Approximately 5.6 km from Mussoorie.
Best time to visit: Round the year. Except June and July to avoid the rush.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Cost Per Person: 3000/- Approx
Best long weekend trek from Delhi to beautiful meadows. Dayara Bugyal is one of the ideal treks in District Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. The trek can be either begin from Barsu or Raithal if you start your trek from Barsu you’ll walk down from the Summit to Raithal and if you start your trek from Raithal you will trek down to Barsu. It is also called the highest pasture land with magnificent meadows.
Duration of the trek: 7 hours and depends on your speed.
The Distance of trek: 8-9 km from Barsu to reach Dayara Bugyal
Difficulty Level: Easy
Distance from Delhi: 439 km approx 13 hours
How to reach: Delhi- Haridwar- Rishikesh- Chamba- Uttarkashi- Barsu Alternate route Dehradun- Suwakholi- Chilianisaur- Uttarkashi- Barsu
Weather: Pleasent through out the year, be prepared for rains if you are planning to trek in July. Enjoy beautiful snow ranges if visiting in winters.
Cost Per Person: 5000-7000 Depending upon your stay.
Are these locations safe for Solo Travelers?
Absolutely, these locations are safe for both Female & Male travelers.
Are these destinations are budget friendly?
Certainly, If you spend wisely you can cover your trip at less cost than mention above.
Request: Keep the environment clean so future generation can see the same view that we are currently enjoying.