15 Best Budget-Friendly Himalayan Treks

When we plan for trekking the first thing that comes to most people’s mind is” What is the budget?”, Don’t let your budget plan steal your happiness, following are the budget-friendly treks. These are not only budget-friendly but also must-visit best treks in the Himalayas.

Kheerganga Trek 

From Kasol, Barshaini is only 45 minutes of travel. Thereafter the beautiful adventure begins and you’ll discover the natural beauty of this region while passing. 

On the way, you can discover several fascinating waterfalls which will demand you to take time and capture the charm. Kheerganga’s magical Hotspring will relieve all your pain. The view from the Kheerganga peak of 13000 feet above the ground is indescribable.

Budget: INR 2,000 

Duration: 4 hours

When to Visit: May to November

Kedarkantha Trek

Kedarkantha is near Govind Pashu Vihar National Park. The Kedarkantha trek starts from Sankri village and reveals snow-blanketed landscapes, tall Oak & Pine trees to trekkers, and tenting beside an adorable high-altitude lake at night offers a starry night.

Budget: INR 7,500

Duration: 4 Days

When to Visit: Dec to Apr

Chanderkhani Pass Trek

Chandrakhani is located in the Kullu region. Kullu valley is the valley of gods. This trek will let you have a tranquil view of Himalayan peaks, the open view of Deo Tibba peak, Pir Panjal, and Parbati mountain ranges is a blessing throughout this serene pass. On the top of Chanderkhani peak, an endless meadowy ridge can be seen.

Budget: INR 5,000

Duration: 5 Days

When to Visit: Mid-June to October

Kuari Pass Trek 

Kuari pass trek offers everything one enjoys during a trek including rosy rhododendrons, meadows, and snowy lakes. This most popular trek is one of the best breath-taking trails in the Himalayas.

Budget: INR 7,850

Duration: 5 Days

When to Visit: November to March

Brahmatal Trek

Brahmatal presents a wide range view of the Himalayan peaks Trishul and Nanda Ghunti. Never-ending mountains separating streams, fully stretched and pleasant alpine meadows, high altitude lakes, and snow capped regions are unique reasons to select this trek.

Budget: INR 8,000

Duration: 4 hours

When to Visit: Dec to Feb

Hampta Pass Trek

Besides the other hiking adventures, the Hampta trek covers 2 stunning valleys in one single trek. The trek has lots of things to observe and love, because it is in the midst of nature, with no civilization within eyesight.

Budget: INR 6,000

Duration: 4 Days

When to Visit: June to October.

Dayara Bugyal Trek

Dayara Bugyal Trek is a short and best trek for beginners, it offers a most beautiful view of snow capped mountains resembling a shining diamond. Every step you take will give refreshing air since it is not a crowded place.

Budget: INR 7,500

Duration: 6 Days

When to Visit: May to Oct, Dec to Feb

Kareri Lake Trek

Kareri lake trekking in dhauladhars during the winter is way beyond dramatic, frozen lake or Kumarwah lake can be viewed from the Shiva and Sakthi temple at Hilltop. Throughout the trail, a freshwater lake will accompany you.

Budget: INR 6,500

Duration: 4 Hours

When to Visit: May to June, Sep to Oct

Rupin Pass Trek

This exciting trek’s starting point is Dhaula and the ending point in Shimla. When compared to other short treks it is a bit tough due to the long journey. The path is full of wildflowers, glacial meadows, snow-glazed mountains, and waterfalls.

Budget: INR 6,000

Duration: 7 Hours

When to Visit: May to June, Sep to Oct

Triund Trek

Triund in Dharamkot of McLeodganj is a grassy land that will be reached by 9km of trail through thick forests, Galu Temple, and you will be awestruck by the breathtaking view of Dharamshala Cricket stadium. The further walk will lead you to view Kangra valley. If you want to capture the starry sky you can stay and admire night scenic

Budget: INR 6350

Duration: 4 Hours

When to Visit: Apr to June and Oct

Sainj Valley Trek 

Saint is a place where you will complete the satisfaction of the trekking experience. And Sainj village is known for its tradition, people will welcome you with a warm smile. Sainj valley wonderland is located at Great Himalayan National Park. Pundrik Rishi Lake and the Historic place “Shangarh meadows’ ‘ are the attractive places one experiences in this trek.

Budget: INR 9500

Duration: 2 Days

When to Visit: Mar to Apr

Sandakphu and Phalut Trek

Phalut is situated in Darjeeling at 11,811 above sea level and Sandhkphu is the highest peak of the singalila range with 11,929 feet height and shelter for wildlife species. This trek will reward you to take a look at the rare red panda.

Budget: INR 12,450

Duration: 7 Days

When to Visit: Sept to April

Phulara Ridge Trek

Phulara Ridge the continuous mountains collectively is a completely eccentric trek known to few, the mountain ridge gives bird’s eye views of high mountains and you get to view mountains in your entire journey. It is in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarkashi. This trek is suitable for all seasons.

Budget: INR 8,950

Duration: 6 Days

When to Visit: Apr to June and Sep to Nov

Nag Tibba Trek

Nag Tibba peak or serpent’s peak in the Garhwal region is one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas. Pantwari is the starting place for this trek, a quiet village withinside the area of Dehradun-Mussoorie, then starts a rocky climb followed by Oaks and rhododendrons. In hotter instances in this path, you’ll be welcomed with summertime season blossoms and green plantation during wintry weather snow caps the mountain.

Budget: INR 5400 

Duration: 6 hours

When to Visit: April and May

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Indrahar Pass Trek

The trek begins from Mcleodganj, located in Dharamshala to Indrahar Pass. The path passes via the well-known Triund Pass and Lahesh Caves. These moderate treks in Himachal Pradesh offer pleasant views of Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, Kangra valley.

Budget: INR 5,800 

Duration: 6 hours

When to Visit: May, June, Sep, Oct

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