A lot of people love adventure activities like trekking, camping, hiking, and other sports activities in different seasons. One of the favourite seasons of trekkers is Monsoon because trekking in monsoons comes with extra fun. Everything seems more beautiful, greener, and cleaner than ever. Showers of monsoons will fill you with joy and happiness.
Trekking in monsoon offers great views of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes. A lot of people some wonderful and adventure treks that can be done in monsoon.
Here is a list of monsoon treks:
HAMPTA PASS TREK
Hampta Pass trek is one of the best treks in India. It is a great monsoon trek as it is a stunning crossover for the Lahaul Chandra and Kullu valley. The pass looks extremely beautiful and serene.
Hampta Pass offers two different views of the Himalayas.
The trek is of moderate difficulty. It is preferred for both beginners and experienced trekkers. The tour starts from the scenic spot of Manali and passes through so many quaint and small beautiful villages like Chikka, Balu ka Ghera. You will pass by numerous waterfalls and immense fields of rhododendrons oaks, and pines. The trail will take you up and down, easy to moderate, and offers captivating landscapes. The Hampta Pass Summit offers serene views of Himalayan Peaks, meadows of wildflowers, conifers, and oak. Camping adds charm to this trek. Spend some time and feast your eyes with the beauty of nature. The trek is very famous among trekkers and beginners. In monsoons, the region receives heavy rainfall and snowfall. The Himalayan meadows blooms and the forests are filled with lush greenery. The best time to visit depends upon the trekker’s preference.
Maximum Altitude: 14,000ft
Trek Type: Easy to moderate
No. of Days: 5-6 days
Visible Peaks: Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, and Indrasan
Beas Kund is an alpine high altitude lake nestled in the laps of Great Himalayas. Beas Kund trek is very famous among trekkers and adventure lovers. This beautiful trek offers spectacular views of nearby peaks like Ladakhi, Shitidhar, and Hanuman Tibba. Beas Kund is where the Beas river originates from and the trail offers panoramic views of the Pir Panjal Ranges. Beas Kund is one of the popular short treks. And gives amazing views of high grasslands and dense deodars as the trek looks greener in monsoon season. The trek is an easy to moderate difficulty. Beas Kund is a peaceful trek and one can enjoy the serene beauty of the lake and mountains.
Maximum Altitude: 3700m
Trek Type: Easy to Moderate
No. of Days: 3-4 days
Visible Peaks: Friendship Peak, Hanuman Tibba, Ladakhi, and Shitidhar
Bhrigu Lake is an alpine high altitude lake located in the Kullu District in Himachal Pradesh.
Bhrigu Lake Trek is gaining popularity among trekkers due to its unconditional natural beauty and being one of the easy treks in the Himalayas. The trekking trail will take to the rich line of oak and cedar forests, blooming green lush meadows, gushing streams and scenic vistas of the region.
The trek gives you panoramic views of Kullu Manali Peaks- Indrasan, Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, Shikarbeh, Shitidhar, Friendship Peak, and Ladakhi. One can also witness the Himalayan Monal, snow cocks, and beautiful birds. According to Hindu Mythology, The lake was the meditation ground of Maharshi Bhrigu. A perfect place for nature lovers and photographers.
Maximum Altitude: 4300m ( 14,100ft)
Trek Type: Easy
No. of Days: 3-4 days
Visible Peaks: Hanuman Tibba, Friendship, Mukarbeh
Markha Valley Trek
Markha is a river in Ladakh. The Markha River within the Hemis National Park. The Markha valley trek is one of the popular trekking destinations in Ladakh. The starting point of this trek is Leh. The trail will take you to the Buddhist monasteries in Leh and you will see small villages and hamlets Rumbak, Yurutse, Skiu, Markha, Hankar, Nimaling as you gain high altitudes. During the trek, you will cross several gushing streams, ascents- descents, see some amazing rock formations and the views of Stok and Zanskar mountains. Markha valley trek is a beautiful journey in the land of Buddhist culture and where you will see flags, high passes, mane walls, exotic wildlife, sheer canyons. This trek is an opportunity to get close to the Ladakhi culture. The best time to do this trek is in winters, as the region gets chilly and you can experience the serene views of the mighty Himalayas.
Maximum Altitude: 5000m (17000ft)
Trek Type: Moderate
Region: Leh, Ladakh, J& K
No. of Days: 6-7 days
Visible Peaks: Kang Yaste I and II
There are a lot of other treks like the valley of flowers, Kuari Pass, Nag Tibba, etc. that offer great views and you feel nature at its best. After monsoons, the valley, trails looks more pleasant, greener and cleaner. Freshness in the air and the aroma of the mountains is a perfect pick for nature lovers. Winters and monsoons are the most favourite season of the trekker. Beginners who are keen to undertake an adventure can explore the tricky trails in the curvy mountains.
Get ready to hop on the treks and see nature in its best form.
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