Monsoon trekking has its own charm and beauty. Some places are made to visit in monsoon rather than any other season. Monsoons come with blossoms and ravishing beauty of nature. The lush green beauty, chirping sound of birds, and a lot of scenic landscapes.
Here are some popular monsoon treks that you must do or add in your travel bucket list:
- Bhrigu Lake
Bhrigu Lake is a high altitude glacial lake that is perched at an elevation of 14,000ft. The lake is nestled in the upper region of Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. It is a popular trekking destination among trekkers and backpackers.
The beautiful trek is 48km and can be covered in 8 days. Bhrigu lake trek is an easy trek which is perfect for beginners.
The trek will take you to the Bhrigu Lake, a place where Maharishi Bhrigu has said to have meditated. The trek offers vast grasslands, lush meadows, fabulous natural vistas, dense forests of cedar and oak, shimmering water streams, with a backdrop of snow-capped peaks.
The trail is easy to hike on and the landscapes will leave you speechless. The trek passes through some beautiful villages like Gulaba and Vashishth. The rustic charm of old villages, fruit orchards, and wild forests adds adventure to your trip. You will also get a chance to see some Himalayan bird species like snowcocks, Pheasants, and Monal.
The best time to visit from mid-May to October. The lush beauty after monsoons are amazing to witness.
The trek starts from Manali and ends at Manali. The town is well connected to all the major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow. Take a direct bus, train, or flight from Delhi to reach Manali.
- Hampta Pass Trek
A beautiful pass or corridor between the Lahaul Chandra’s valley or the Kullu valley, Hampta Pass is a popular trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh. The pass is at an altitude of 4,270m and offers great panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.
The trek begins from Manali and takes you through the lush meadows, snow-clad mountains, rocky mountains, difficult terrains, tiny hamlets. Hampta Pass is an easy trek and recommended to both beginners and experienced trekkers. Pitching the tent at some beautiful campsites like Shea Goru will add charm to this trek. The trek starts from Manali and ends at Manali.
The best time to do Hampta Pass is in the months of May & June and August till October.
Manali is well connected to all major cities. Take a direct flight, bus, or train from Delhi and reach Manali.
- Kashmir Great Lakes
The heaven on earth- Kashmir has so many serene beauty to offer. The tranquil Kashmir lakes and splendid beauty will leave you speechless. This trek to Kashmiri great lakes will refresh you from the core and the soothing environment will give you peace.
The total trek is of 72km and requires 8 days to get covered. The elevation goes to around 13000ft and the trek is a moderate one. This beautiful trek starts from Sonmarg near Kashmir. By entering a lush green meadows the trek gets start and move further.
The relaxing terrain, turquoise blue lakes, lush meadows, greenery all around, local shepherds, snow-covered mountains, and the beauty of heaven on earth will blow your mind. Kashmir great lakes trek will leave you spellbound with each and every step or turn you take on the trail.
Explore the Kashmiri culture, their hospitality, serene beauty of surroundings, tranquil lakes, and feel peace all around. The best time to do this trek is in the months of July to September as you will see a lot of snow in July month.
You can reach Sonmarg on a road trip from Leh. take a direct flight, train, or bus to reach Srinagar and then a local transport to reach Sonmarg.
- Markha Valley Trek
Markha valley trek comes under the Markha river, which is a tributary of the Zanskar river in Leh & Ladakh. Skiu, Markha, Umlung, and Hangkar are some of the villages which are a part of the river valley, Markha valley is a popular trekking destination in Ladakh. The valley nestled in the Hemis National Park. The trek is a perfect adventure for those who want to see the Himalayan Landscapes and explore Tibetan culture.
Markha valley is at an altitude of 5,200m and covered a trek distance of 65km. The trek is of moderate difficulty that can be covered in 9 days. One should be physically fit and fine for this trek. As the trail is not easy to hike on and includes steep ascents & descents and few stream crossings.
As it is in the Hemis National Park, you will spot a lot of fauna like, mountain sheep, snow leopards, rabbits, arghali, and few more.
The trek starts from Leh and offers a great opportunity to explore the Buddhist culture. As you gain altitude, you will pass by a lot of tiny hamlets and villages that offer great experience. The beautiful landscapes, exotic wildlife, shear canyons, and a touch of rich Tibetan culture will leave you awestruck. The best time to do this trek is in the months of July to Mid-September.
Leh is well connected to all major cities like Delhi, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Lucknow, etc. The best way to reach Leh is to take a direct flight from Delhi.
- Indrahar Pass Trek
A high mountain pass at an altitude of 4,375m in the Dhauladhar ranges of Himalayas. The pass is a famous trekking destination.
Indrahar Pass Trek offers breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges and you can catch a glimpse of Himalayan peaks like Moon and Arthur’s seat, etc. The trek will take you through the sparkling streams, scenic landscapes, tranquil lakes of Kareri and Manikani, dense deodar forests, rich variety of flora and fauna, and some spectacular views of the Kangra Valley. The Lahesh caves campsite is the highlight of the trek.
The total trek is 35km and can be covered in 9 days. It is a moderate trek. This beautiful trek starts from Mcleodganj, which serves as a basecamp to other treks like Triund, Lahesh caves, and Kareri. The best time to do this adventure is from May to Mid-October.
Mcleodganj is well connected to Delhi and Chandigarh. Take a direct bus and reach Mcleodganj or else reach Dharamshala.
These were the 5 best monsoon trekking destination that offers nature at its best. Get ready to feast your eyes with serene beauty, amazing landscapes, and adventure.
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