There are motley treks in India. Ranging from many difficult ones in the Himalayas to moderates in the Western Ghats, you will find diversity in each one of them. Over time, we have witnessed that some treks have made it to trekkers’ delight, while others are not recognised as such even though they are equally beautiful. We wanted to know what our leaders admire. And nothing was better than floating a poll and waiting for their response. Here is what we got – PTU Favourite Treks.
Our founder, Jatin, focuses primarily on offbeat treks. The good news is, they are many, and they see a lesser crowd. He suggests everyone do the Kumta beach trek in February and March.
We tag Jatin, Director and Co-Founder at Plan the Unplanned, with various roles: a mountain junkie, trekker, biker and wanderer. Upon asking him about his favourite trek, he vehemently answers – Kumta Beach Trek. Why?
“Many people believe that trekking is stressful. They think it is an uphill task; even before doing it once, they conclude that they are fed up with the idea of crossing strenuous streams, walking for long distances and finally reaching the top to absorb the sun. Well, not all of this is true. Firstly, a trek is not always meant for the mountains; you can be walking for long, arduous distances and not find yourself climbing. Secondly, the rewards far outweigh all difficulties. Thirdly, coming across different terrains gives you confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
When I say, ‘Everyone should trek’, it is not always about conquering the tough ones. It is about coming out in the wilderness and experiencing what our roots are. I push people to go on Kumta Beach Trek. It is a hidden gem that has serene beaches and perfect sunsets. You can come on this trek with your family for fun.”
Here are all the reasons why we consider that everyone must do the Kumta Beach Trek trek at least once:
For all mountain lovers, KP provides a high.
This is our favourite. Which is your favourite trek? Write in comments.