10 Himalayan Treks for the Monsoon Season

10 Himalayan Treks for the Monsoon Season

Sakshi Trivedi | July 12, 2019 |

The Himalayas are favourite vacation spots for Indians and foreign tourists during the month of Summers. However, even during the monsoon, the peaks look enormously monumental. The view of dewy clouds over the snow-capped mountains is panoramic. Even the foothills of Himalayas grow greener than usual due to the showers. Rain brings a new life to the mountain range and refines the beautiful artistry of nature.      

Similar to those destinations, here are 10 Himalayan Treks that you should take this monsoon to cater to your adventurous soul. 

 

1. Spiti Valley 

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The land between Tibet and India lies in the rain shadow region and receives no rainfall or faint precipitation during July or August. The beautiful rivulets along the rugged roads make the trek beautiful yet difficult at the same time. However, the hospitality of locals in homestays and the serenity of monasteries make the effort laudable. 

Distance from Chandigarh: 486.4Kms

How to reach: The nearest railway station is Chandigarh and from there you can reach Spiti via Shimla road by buses which run locally in 5 to 9 hours.

Difficulty level: High

Read Our Spiti Valley Guide

2. Hampta Pass

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To experience snow and walk amidst the white canvas, Hampta Pass is ideal. Regular trekkers and beginners can enrol for this trek and ascend through pines to reach the abode of snow. The rain reduces considerably and the petrichor of alpines lingers in your breath.

Distance from Delhi: 538.3Kms

How to reach: From Delhi, you can take an overnight bus journey and reach Manali from where you would be taken to the basecamp Jobra by respective companies

Difficulty level: Easy       

 

3. Pin Parvati

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Located at the height of 17450feet above sea level, Pin Parvati is an adventurous trek with a trail of about 100km. Walking over glaciers and the surrounding view of the mountain makes it lucrative. The treks open to trekkers in the second half of July and appeals both seasoned and novice trekkers.

Distance from Chandigarh: 491.9Kms

How to reach: The base camp to Pin Parvati trek is Kaza. To reach Kaza you can take an overnight bus from Chandigarh to Manali and from Manali take another bus to Kaza. 

Difficulty level: Moderate  

 

3. Rupin Pass

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Rupin Pass is a high altitude trek which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. Walking on the snowbound land at the heights and experience the lush green meadow during the trail is exhilarating. In the event of heavy rains, the Pass may remain closed for the monsoon months.     

Distance from Dehradun: 180Kms

How to reach: There is no direct bus to Dhaula but you can connect to localities and hail any kind of transport with the help of your trek coordinator. 

Difficulty Level: Moderate

 

5. Valley of Flowers

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Valley of Flowers is one of the most appropriate treks for monsoon. The rains bring life into the valley and it becomes a beautiful treat to your eyes. Trekking amidst the green meadows sidelined by multicoloured flowers will surely brighten up your spirits. The weather and the scenery, both are amazing.

Distance from Dehradun: 309.6Kms

How to reach: To reach Valley of Flowers, take a bus from Dehradun to Joshimath and then another hour to Gobindghat to reach the nearest basecamp.    

Difficulty Level: Easy

Read Our Valley Of Flowers Guide

6. Nag Tibba

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At the height of 3,022 meters, Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the Garhwal Himalayan range. The trek is suitable for people of all age groups. The surroundings are lush green and the temperature is fairly humid with frequent rain, so carrying raincoats and ponchos is a must.  

Distance from Dehradun: 108.8Kms

How to reach: From Dehradun, you will be taken to Pantwari and from there, an eighty-five-kilometre drive with a four-kilometre trek will lead you to the basecamp.

Difficulty Level: Easy

 

7. Phulara Ridge

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Phulara Ridge is an unheard trek and is not traversed by many travellers. However, the pathway through pine forests and lush meadows is highly pleasurable. The panoramic view around the campsite is enjoyable as well.   

Distance from Dehradun: 210Kms

How to reach: Sankri is the basecamp for Phulara Ridge trek and one can take a bus from Dehradun to reach Sankri after a 7-8 hour drive.

Difficulty Level: Easy

 

8. Beas Kund

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Beas Kund trek is a trek to reach the origin of the river Beas in Manali. The trek is short and ends at a Beas Kund glacial lake at a height of 12,000 feet. During this trek, experience a breathtaking view of Pir Panjal Ranges and trek through the famous Solang Valley. Yearly monsoon rain is muffled in this region and trekkers can enjoy the misty weather.

Distance from Manali: 20.8 Kms

How to reach: You can reach Manali and from there on taking a 12km bus ride to Solang valley.

Difficulty Level: Easy

 

9. Bhrigu Lake

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Bhrigu Lake trek is one of the most rejuvenating treks that can be undertaken from Manali. The gentle drizzle adds up to the trekking experience and the trail is abundantly dense. The changing colour of the water in Bhrigu Lake is a visual delight. During monsoons, Bhrigu is brimming with sparkling water.

Distance from Manali: 18.4Kms

How to reach: One can reach Gulaba, the base camp for Bhrigu Lake Trek, from Manali via taxi or a cab. It takes an hour and a half to reach Gulaba from Manali.

Difficulty Level: Moderate  

 

10. Kanamo Peak Trek

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Located in Spiti Valley, Kanamo Peak Trek is situated at the height of 19,600feet. A relatively easy trek to undertake, the altitude, hazy weather and slippery roads make it a little difficult. The trail fairly remains barren with a handful of greenery in the sight. 

Distance from Manali: 86.2Kms

How to reach: The base camp is Kaza and you can take a cab or taxi from Manali to the basecamp in Kaza

Difficulty level: Moderate 

 

  

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Sakshi Trivedi