Check this list for your choice of “difficult or hard  grade treks in the Indian Himalayas.

Note:

  • Ideally a person should consider attempting a hard trail having multiple prior high altitude experiences, preferably 4/5 times.
  • S(he) must be having good physical fitness to sustain multiple days on high altitude.

We consider the following attributes to be qualified as a Difficult trek.”

  • Trekking Duration: Should be between 8 to 15 days of walking.
  • Trail Length: More than 80 Km and up to 150 Km.
  • Trekking time per day: On an average 6/7 hours per day. There can be a be multiple days or back to back days of hiking for 10 hours or more.
  • Physicality: Between 8/10 to 9.5/10 in a relative scale of 10.
  • Altitude reaching : 4500 m  to 6000 m ~ 20000 ft. Will involve multiple camps over 4000 m/13000 ft.
  • Altitude gain per day:  1000-1200 m /3500-4000 ft in any strenuous day.
  • Trail type: Defined or undefined trail with possible surprises. May require you to adapt or manoeuvre on tricky sections, especially on high altitude.  The trail may contain walking on different type of terrains like boulders, scree, mud, snow, ice, moraine etc.
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Auden’s Col Trek

Auden's Col with Mayali Pass Trek: A journey from Gangotri to Kedarnath Many experienced hikers arguably claim Auden's Col trek
per person
16D/15N
Difficult
9/10
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HT Classics

Kalindi Khal Trek

Kalindi Khal Trek: If you  are an avid trekker on Indian Himalayas and hanging around for some time, Kalindi Khal
per person
16D/15N
Difficult
9/10
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Kang Yatse 2 Peak

Kang Yatse 2 peak with Markha valley trek Kang Yatse twin peak (I & II) is the most prominent mountain
per person
12D/11N
Difficult
8.5/10
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HT Classics

Panpatia Col Trek

Panpatia Col trek: Panpatia Col trek route (also referred to as Panpatia Pass) is the shortest possible approach from Badrinath
per person
12D/11N
Difficult
9/10
Pin Parvati pass trek

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

Pin Parvati Pass Trek: Pin Parvati Pass trek is indeed one of the most glamourous trans Himalayan trek. This difficult and strenuous
5.00 / 1 review
per person
11D/10N
Difficult
8/10
Ronty saddle trek
HT Classics

Ronty Saddle Cross Trek

Ronty Saddle Cross Trek: This trail connects famous Roopkund and much revered Ronty Saddle to Dhauli Ganga basin in the
per person
12D/11N
Difficult
8.5/10
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HT Classics

Yunam Peak Expedition

Yunam peak: A Trekking Expedition above 20000 ft How it likes to be on top of a 20000 ft/6000 m
per person
9D/8N
Difficult
8.5/10