Trekking in Top 5 Himalayan Villages In India
Trekking in Top 5 Himalayan Villages
The Himalayan Villages are very famous and popular for Trekking In India. Trekking is not only about climbing the summit, traversing challenges and roaming in mountains.
If we look deep in it, what we’ll find is, trekking is about exploring every possible thing; be it the inner self, outer world or the cultural beauty and unexplored hamlets of Himalayas.
Trekking in India is different because there are, a number of treks in Uttarakhand, Himachal, Kashmir, Ladakh, and Sikkim.
INDIA is very popular because of the diverse cultures and traditions followed by the people. Arguably, it is the best place for people who love to explore the culture and lifestyle of Himalayas.
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Surreal Beauty of Himalayan Villages
Adventure enthusiasts, Avid Trekkers, and Nature lovers would aware of the base Villages from where the Himalayan trek starts.
The beauty is inexplicable, no words can completely describe the real beauty hiding in these small hamlets. It can only reveal after the exploration!
The Journey has Astounding Elements of Nature
It doesn’t matter if you were not successful in climbing the peak when you gave your best. What matters is; how much you enjoyed the journey and how happy and satisfied you are! Sometimes, “The journey is more beautiful than the destination”
The journey has astounding elements of nature. And, the small man-made Villages are a miracle on trek routes.
Every time I visit a Villages, one thing which always pops up in my mind is “Lucky people living in the tranquil ambiance of the Himalayas” but at the same time I wonder “How tough it would be to live here”.
“A painter painted some aesthetic pictures and they turned real.”
These are some Himalayan Villages, which will surely make you wonder if the paintings really turned real.
5 Awe-Inspiring Himalayan Villages in India
- Sankri Village
- Osla Village
- Jhaka Village
- Sari Village
- Kibber Village
Sankri Villages: The Beautiful Himalayan Villages in Uttarkhand
Sankri Villages is the most beautiful and attractive in Himalayan Villages. This is the starting point of many Treks, like Kedarkantha Trek, Har Ki Dun Trek, etc. Nestled in the lap of hills; away from the cacophony of cities, Sankri is a small village in Uttarkashi district.
It is famous among trekking enthusiasts because it is the basecamp of more than 20 treks, lying in Garhwal Himalayas.
Some quaint wooden houses, sound of gushing Rivers Rupin and Supin, chirping of birds and sight of tall standing peaks, these all together make Sankri a true wonderland.
The Villages wear their traditional dresses and heartily welcome the visitors, their smiling faces are enough to make the day go well.
OSLA: The 2nd Himalayan Villages in Uttarakhand
The Villagers wear their traditional dresses and heartily welcome the visitors, their smiling faces are enough to make the day go well. The OSLA Villages comes en route the Har Ki Dun Trek.
A picturesque unique quaint Villages in the “Valley of Gods”. Here is a temple of “Duryodhana” from Mahabharata, which is worshiped by the Villagers and it is believed that he lived here.
This “Duryodhana temple” is made in ancient architecture which makes it the main attraction of Osla.
The houses are made in the old style and people wear their traditional clothes made of sheep wool. Going to these Villages will surely give you an experience of the old lifestyle amid the mountains.
Dhaka Villages: 3rd Himalayan Villages
A uniquely positioned Villages “Jhaka” is also known as the “Hanging Villages”. It lies at the extreme edge of a mountain cliff, which offers beguiling scenic views.
It is a good relief on the difficult terrain of Rupin Pass Trek. Here is a multi-floored Kinnauri temple which shows a glimpse of rich Kinnauri culture.
From Dhara Villages, get hanging sight of Jhaka Villages, it was once a part of Dhara but after a landslide, it shifted to the cliff.
The abundant beauty of these Villages and rich heritage; their traditions and culture are a great combination that must be explored.
Sari Villages: The 4th Himalayan Villages
Sari is a beautiful small village that offers the clearest sight of the Deoriatal Chandrashila Trek (summit). Witnessing the moon rise behind the top on a full moon night is the biggest achievement for a trekker.
Rhododendrons (Burans) found in abundance here, refreshing Rhododendron juice is made after crushing the flowers which is very good for health and cures Blood Pressure.
The Villages have colorful houses, wide fields, blooming alpine flowers, Himalayan birds and serene aura which are enough to win anybody’s heart.
Kibber Villages: The 5th Himalayan Villages in Himachal
Spiti Valley has some of the most beautiful Villages and the highest Villages ‘Kibber’ (4000 m) tops the list.
Lying amid high mountains in the barren land, all the houses are made of stone in unique style and follow the same pattern which looks incredible.
It is a fable for its ancient monasteries and wildlife sanctuary which attracts people all across the globe. The Chesham Bridge and Key Monastery visited during the acclimatization hikes. Here is also a holy place where Dalai Lama’s teacher died in the 1980s.
Written by: – Tulika Negi