Often, it is said that people in their twenties have infectious energy, strong ideas and high ambitions. This period is when one experiences the best and the worst in the world. From the first job to heartbreaks, and financial independence to intense emotions, this phase teaches everyone a lot. Also, going for adventure trips before turning 30 must be considered to discover the best in one! Remember, adventure trips are not just about visiting far-flung places but it is about gaining new experiences.
So, before one dives into his/her 30s, he/she must head for below-mentioned adventurous trips.
Located in the Zanskar region of Ladakh, Chadar offers opportunities to undertake one of the challenging treks in India. Experience the thrill of walking on a frozen lake. As one is required to be physically fit, it is best to undertake the difficult Chadar Trek in his/her twenties. Not just this, it allows one to enjoy at unusual campsites, including caves.
How to reach: Nearest Airport is Leh (64 km from Chilling)
Best time to visit: January to February
The Spiti Valley trek allows adventure enthusiasts to explore the natural beauty of the snow-covered region. Regarded as the cold desert, Spiti Valley has challenging terrains and offers magnificent views of the Himalayas. Be a witness to the oldest monasteries and stunning landscapes. In addition, visit some of the highest-situated villages in the country that rest 4000 m above the sea level. Also, the route to Spiti - beginning from Ki Monastery to Chandratal Lake - is one that offers enchanting views to the travellers.
How to reach: Nearest Railway Station is Shimla, and then take a bus to Spiti
Best time to visit: June to September
Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, the beautiful Valley of Flowers is situated at a height of 3500 m above the sea level. Looking like just out of a fairy-tale, the expansive view of flowers enchants the spectators. From over 500 varieties of flowers to vibrant colours, a trek to the Valley of Flowers lets one feel fresh and relax.
How to reach: Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant Airport (292 km from the Valley)
Best time to visit: July to early September
One must visit the beautiful Coorg, which is also known as the ‘Scotland of India’ in Karnataka. The Coorg hill station offers a serene atmosphere in the dense forest with steep slopes and coffee plantations. Enjoy the peaceful ambience while experiencing a deep connection with nature here. Omkareshwar Temple, Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Chomamale Hill, and many other places are there for tourists to explore.
How to reach: Nearest Airport is Mangalore
Best time to visit: September to March
Pleasant climate, mist-covered cliffs, cloud-capped mountains, beautiful lakes and valleys are all that one can witness at Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. Standing at an altitude of 7200 ft above sea level, tourists can walk through the forest, enjoy boat rides in the Kodaikanal lake, bathe under splashing waterfalls, or even go for horse riding and cycling around the quaint town. This is an ideal destination for solo trips or group travels to reconnect with the Mother Nature while disconnecting with the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a great place for photography enthusiasts to capture the picturesque views of Green Valley, Bear Shola Fall, Bryant Park and Kurinji Temple.
How to reach: Nearest Airport is Madurai (120 km from Kodailkanal)
Best time to visit: Early summers from March to June
How to pack for Spiti Valley trip?
Depending on the duration of the trip, you should pack smartly. Essential woollen clothes, trekking shoes, sunshades, monkey caps, hand gloves and other necessary equipment must not be missed.
How cold does it get on the Chadar Trek trail?
The temperature may drop down to as low as -30 degree Celsius, but on sunny days the temperature remains between -5 to -18 degree Celsius.
Can we stay at the Valley of Flowers?
No, you cannot stay at the Valley of Flowers but at Ghangaria which is an ideal place to relax and sleep.