Both fresh as well as seasoned trekkers who live in Delhi have great opportunities for trekking in some beautiful spots near the city. The best part is the great variety of spots near the city.
Here are some popular spots for trekking near Delhi:
Benog Wildlife Sanctuary-296 km
This sanctuary is a refuge for thousands of birds and offers some great bird watching. It is a haven for rare species of birds like red billed magpie, mountain quails and other fauna like leopards, deer, panther, Himalayan bear and the Himalayan goat. This sanctuary is part of the renowned Rajaji National Park and is popular tourist draw from Mussoorie. Trekking to the sanctuary is a better option than hiring taxis from Dehra Dun and Mussoorie.
Rishikesh- 233 km
It is a place that attracts adventure seekers and pilgrims. Located by the Ganges river at the foothills of the Himalayas, this place is a hub for both yoga/ meditation practitioners and adventure activities like bungee jumping, river rafting, hiking, trekking etc. Thanks to its location, it will lead to many trekking routes in Garhwal portion of Uttarakhand.
Roopkund- 308 km
It is located in Chamoli district of Garhwal region at an altitude of around 4800m. It happens to be a popular trekking destination since it offers some spectacular views of the Himalayan region. Despite many trekking routes to this point, most popular is the Lohajung route. The trek is around 53 km long and can be finished in 7 to 8 days. This trek takes one via some beautiful landscapes.
Bhadraj Hill-332 km
This trek suits those who seek the adventure of trekking but have serious time constraints. This trek ranges from moderate to easy, which can be finished in 1 or 2 days.
Kufri is derived from Kufr-meaning lake. It is a small hill station situated around 30 km from Shimla. First developed by the British in the 19th century as a tourist destination, it is still a popular draw. Spanning 9000 ft, it is popular with adventure sports lovers and trekkers. From here, one can trek to Rewalsar, Fagu, Shimla and Manali. Trekking to Mahasu peak, through the lovely spruce and Deodar forest is a wholesome experience.
Nag Tibba-374 km
Though not very famous, Nag Tibba is a delight for trekkers. It is the tallest peak of the Garhwal Himalayas. It provides the chance for among the greatest weekend treks from Delhi. The Nag Tibba trail for trekking is shaped in a circle like a snake, wherein start point differs from finish point. The trek offer matchless views while descending and ascending. The trek transports you via dense forests rich in fauna and flora and offers wonderful views of Kedarnath peak, Doon valley, Gangotri peaks and Chanabag snow peaks. Trek through the Alpine, cider, rhododendron and oak forests.
Hatu Peak-431 km
A trek to Hatu peak provides all aspects of a full fledged trek such as tall pine foliage, enchanting views of mountains, beautiful meadows, and thrilling trek on the rocky terrain. Starting point of the trek is Narkhanda, located around 60 km from Shimla. The summit faces Narkhanda and offers amazing views of nearby forests.
These are some of the top trekking spots near Delhi.