5 amazing monsoon treks in India
Posted on July 23, 2019 by Ghoomophiro
Now monsoon is something that makes a tricky business. Most treks grow more hostile to trekkers during monsoon – the ones in particular in the Himalayas turn risky because of risks of landslides. That being said, there are treks that are best experienced during monsoons. Today, Ghoomophiro brings you a list of 5 amazing monsoon treks in India:
1. Valley of Flowers
There can be no scruples in our list of 5 amazing monsoon treks in India. Not only Valley of Flowers shows all its Glory in monsoons but it is in fact closed for the rest of the year. A part of Valley of Flowers National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the trek is in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. Hundreds of different kinds of flowers, colorful butterflies, birds, and some wildlife is on offer for your eyes to feast on in this valley.
2. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, Jammu & Kashmir
Another trek to the beauty of which, monsoon is bust an ornament, Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is second in our list of 5 amazing monsoon treks in India. Your eyes feast on beautiful snow-clad mountain peaks and mesmerizing lakes as you roam on this incredible trek.
3. Hampta Pass trek
Third, in our list of 5 amazing monsoon treks in India is Hampta Pass Trek. The trek acts as a link between Kullu Valley and Lahaul Valley, this incredibly beautiful trail begins at Manali, and offers amazing views of mountains and glaciers.
4. Zanskar Valley Trek
The fourth in our list of 5 amazing treks in North India is the Zanskar Valley Trek of Ladakh which hardly receives any monsoon rains at all. Among sights offered by the trek are Hamlet’s, Kargil, Wildlife, monasteries, mountain passes, etc.
5. Spiti Valley Trek
One of the best treks in our list of 5 amazing monsoon treks in India, Spiti Valley Trek is the best trek for those looking for more challenging treks in monsoons. The beauty of natural scenery it has to offer remains unspoiled by monsoon rains. Feeling takes you on a walk through a Tibetan Hamlet of Changtang, monasteries, Tso Moriri lake and Parang Pass in this long and challenging trek.
And a bonus trek just for you,
Nanda Devi Sanctuary Trek
This challenging trek has stunning natural beauty on offer, especially during monsoons. You can also come across a lot of wild animals on this trek including Arrow, Brown Bear, Himalayan Thar, etc.
Trekking in monsoon is never completely safe. We highly recommend that you keep an eye on the weather and be extra careful especially when around water bodies and near cliffs. Also, ensure you take the necessary precautions that we must always take while going trekking.
Are you considering a trekking expedition this summer? What are your plans for it? Do write to us in comments below. 🙂