Everyone is aware of the monsoon in India. We only tend to stay indoors and not face the wrath of nonstop heavy rain, flooding, clogged roads, and so on. There is none to stop the monsoon and whatever it brings along with it. Now seeing the bright side, it is true that none can stop the monsoon. That is why it is best. Imagine settling down by a lakeside, enjoying the drizzle and chill breeze, cozy in your jacket sipping a hot cup of tea. Below are the few best monsoon treks in India which might amaze you and stay outdoors to witness the beauty it brings to our land of nature.
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Nothing might lighten your mood about the monsoon but a 7-day trek to an altitude of 12654 feet to a UNESCO World Heritage Site might do the magic! The Valley of Flower National Park is open only during the monsoon because that’s when the valley manifests itself stunningly to feast your eyes. All the wild flora will be in full blossom and be a flawless picturesque of a valley. The green valley is covered entirely by beautiful flowers and colorful erratic fluttering flying butterflies will remain in your hearts forever. The birds chirping from the woods and the pleasant weather, altogether will captivate you and fall in love in an instant.
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, Jammu & Kashmir
The paradise on earth is undoubtedly the best choice for a monsoon trek. At an elevation of 13,750 feet, the 8 days trek is nothing but a blissful and once-in-a-lifetime experience. The glistening lakes surrounded by refreshing scenic mountains will show nature at its best. Kashmir is indeed a collection of paradise and the Great Lakes trek is an exceptional beauty among them. Walking along the banks of Gangabal, Gadsar, Kishanagar, Nundkol, and Vishnasar while drizzling would be a dream. The whole trek will amaze you with some jaw-dropping high-altitude lakes and mountains capped with snow and mesmerizing blooming valleys. Lucky if you could spot sparkling cascades and wild horses…
Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand
The Mystery Lake or the Skeleton Lake, as popularly called, does not really mean anything jinxy! Starting from Lohajung, the trek is in fact the most preferred monsoon treks in India. At 14638 feet, the trek takes you to heaven, the lake which is said to have hundreds of human skeletons. The entire trek traverses you into dense woods, glaciers, snow-covered mountains, rugged and narrow passes, and refreshing meadows. The 9 Days trek also gives you cherishable memories of camping, surrounded by more than mountains and ice.
Sinhagad Trek, Pune
If you are a city dweller and wish to spend a monsoon weekend somewhere entirely different, then Sinhagad trek it is! One day trek to the 17th-century Sinhagad fort will be a perfect getaway with family or friends. Just 30 km away from the city, the trek will show you the other side of a metropolitan and busy Pune. During monsoon, green meadows, rugged terrains, and the smell of freshly rained mud will lift your mood and ease your muscles and soul. The fort stands majestically in a verdant open area, and it signifies the daring spirit of Maratha warriors during Sinhanad Battle. Categorized as a moderate trekking, Sinhagad trek will give you a panoramic view of sunrise and sunset, especially during monsoon like nowhere!
Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
Perfectly suitable for amateurs as well as professional trekkers, the Hampta Pass trek awaits you to show off its monsoon beauty. Throughout the trial, beginning from Manali, the trekker is offered the best he could have ever seen. Nestled at an altitude of 14,107 feet in the Himalayan Pin Panjal range, the route is a passage between Lahaul and Kullu. The 25 km trek is a paradise of glaciers, alpine, never-ending grasslands, the mighty Himalayan ranges, colorful ravines, and much more. Over a period of 5-6 days, a trek like Hampta Pass is a blessing.
Monsoon is undoubtedly the best season to explore nature! Though difficulties can be part and parcel, the reward is extraordinary and definitely worthy of human eyes.