1. Roop Kund -The Mysterious Frozen Skelatal Lake
Fizzip Traveller Pramod Kumar says, “The way to Gopeshwar is full of adventure. There are many moments when you pray to reach there safely.”
The Roop Kund Trek leads to the infamous Roop Kund or mysterious skeletal lake in Uttarakhand. Crossing ice and snow, ascending to a dizzying height of 16,000 ft, thin air, changing climate and hailstorms, make reaching Roop Kund one of the toughest.
2. Kolli Hills – 70 Hairpin Bends and a Ghost
Fizzip Traveller Neelu Khader says, “About 1000 – 1200 meters in height, one has to negotiate an astonishing 70 hairpin bends with a few excellent view points to reach the hills.” HolidayIQ Traveller Santhosh adds, “Drive cautiously on the hairpin bends as the roads are narrow and trucks/buses may appear out of nowhere.”
Riding up the mountains of death and conquering 70 hairpin bends along the narrow winding road to the Kolli Hills is challenging and exciting enough. But what makes it spookier is the folklore about a maiden who lures travellers with her beauty and kills them!
3. Rohtang Pass- Deadly Mudslides And Unpredictable Weather
Rohtang means pile of corpses, a name that stems from the deadly mudslides that often cover the 4,000 m-high road in the Himalayas. Rohtang’s unpredictable weather, snowstorms and avalanches add to the danger factor.
4. Kishtwar kailash Road Scariest Road in the World
The road between Kishtwar and the base camp of Kishtwar Kailash is one of the scariest roads in the world. Located in the Kishtwar District of Jammu & Kashmir, the road in some places is only wide enough for one vehicle, and in many places bordered on one side by cliffs and on the other side by a drop of hundreds of meters into the valley unprotected by guard rails.
5. North Sentinel Islands- Tribes Shun Outside Contact
The Sentinelese reject any contact with other people, and are among the last people to remain untouched by modern civilization.
6. Dras- Second Coldest Place Inhabited In the World
Fizzip Traveller Anup Upadhaya says, “We went to Dras to see the beautiful snowfall but the road of the Dras region was very dangerous because of the heavy rain and snow falling.”
7. Rajabhatkava -Core Area of the Buxa Tiger Reserve
Special permissions and passes are required to venture into Rajabhatkawa, which is the entry point for the core area of the Buxa Tiger Reserve. Forest fires in the core area, Bodo militants from Assam and poisonous weed adds to the danger of entering the core area of this reserve without proper permissions and guides.
8. Stok Kangri Trek- One of the toughest trek in India
The Stok Kangri is the most glamorous trek in India – the trek takes you to India’s highest trekking summit at 6100 mt. High altitude, steep ascent, oxygen deficiency, dry terrain, and crossing glaciers and rivers with a current that can whisk you away, makes it one of India’s toughest treks.
9. Gurudongmar Lake- Highest Lake in Asia
Fizzip Traveller Anupam Debnath says, “Prior permissions are required to visit Gurudongmar. The oxygen levels are very low and every step to the lake leaves you breathless. Also, it is not recommended to stay there for long as the lack of oxygen can cause sickness.”
10. Rafting on River Tons -Braving Grade V Rapids
Fizzip Traveller Ritesh says, “I had gone to Mori for a adventure trip for 4 days. it was super fun. White water river rafting in ice cold water, trekking in the nearby hills, rock climbing and rappelling.”
Rafting on River Tons, the largest tributary of Yamuna, is considered the most challenging river rafting route in India. It offers one of the most technical river rafting expeditions and has plenty of rapids from grade 3 and 5, spaced with flat waters. An excellent river camping site, relaxing walks, ample angling opportunities and great white water make it an ideal getaway for adventure seekers.