Top 10 Treks in India in Monsoon

Deciding about where to go for treks in India in monsoon could be a tricky one. There are many trails, especially in Himalayas that become very risky with the advent of monsoon due to heavy rains and risks of landslide. However, there are many beauties to be discovered both in the Himalayas as well as Western Ghats that are at their verdant best during the monsoon season. We bring to you collection of some of the most awe-inspiring monsoon treks in India which include both the Himalayan trekking trails as well as scenic trails in the Western Ghats.

Here are top 10 best treks in India in monsoon:

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

It is only during the rainy season from July till September, that the Valley of Flower National Park remains open making it one of the top treks in India in monsoon. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valley of Flowers is the second core zone in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. During the monsoon rains, the valley gets covered with a colorful sheet of beautiful flowers, making the place even more captivating. The amazing weather is an added bonus to the hued scenery. Trekkers can also spot colorful butterflies, birds, and animals like Musk Deer. Do not forget to click a photograph.

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Elevation: 3858 m/12654 feet

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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, Jammu & Kashmir

treks in india in monsoonOne of the most popular treks in the Kashmir valley, Kashmir Great Lake Trek has glistening lakes and stunning mountainous scenery as its highlight. This trek offers you a chance to visit some of the high-altitude lakes, boasting off mesmerizing surroundings, and snow-clad peaks. As the rain comes crashing from above, walk along the banks of lakes like Gangabal, Gadsar, Kishanagar, Nundkol, and Vishnasar. Snow-clad peaks, lush ambiance and placid lakes, all look captivating.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Elevation: 13,750 feet

Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh

trekking in india in monsoonAn ideal trek for both novice and proficient trekkers, Hampta Pass Trek looks like a heavenly beauty during the monsoon months. Forming a link between Kullu Valley and Lahaul Valley, this stunning trail begins from Manali, offering wonderful sights like glacier, alpine forests, expansive grasslands, the mighty Himalayas, colorful gorges and so on.

  • Duration: 4-5 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Altitude: 14,100 feet

Sinhagad Trek, Pune

trekking in maharashtra in monsoonA trek to the 17th century fort of Sinhagad fort is of moderate difficult level, is popular as a picnic spot, just 30 km from Pune. The embodiment to the valor of Maratha warriors during Sinhanad Battle, this fort has been blessed with verdant open surroundings. This is a one day trek and in the monsoon, the panorama becomes fascinating. The sunrise and sunset views are memorable. A popular monsoon weekend getaway, it is a wonderful experience.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Elevation: 4320 feet

Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand

monsoon trekking destinations in HimalayasAlso known as the Mystery Lake or the Skeleton Lake, Roopkund Lake trek is a wonderful one, filled with green surroundings, snow-capped peaks, thick forest, narrow passes, strewn glaciers and lovely meadows. The place turns into a heaven during the rains and takes you to a lake that has several hundred human skeletons in and around it. This lake has a few folklores attached to it. The trek starts from Lohajung.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging
  • Elevation: 4463 m /14638 feet

Pin Parvati Trek, Himachal Pradesh

where to go for trekking in himalayas in monsoonAn alternate route to the striking Spiti Valley, Pin Parvati Trek is one of oldest treks in the Indian Himalayas. Also known as the ‘Valley of Gods’, this valley offers mesmerizing views to the trekkers. Perfect for seasonal trekkers, this trans- Himalayan trek is of around 100 km, passing through the woods of Great Himalayan National Park.

  • Duration: 13-17 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Elevation: 17,450 feet

Zanskar Valley Trek, Ladakh

Top 10 Treks in India in Monsoon

During the monsoon rains, The Zanskar Valley trek gives a new definition to this adventure, named trekking in Ladakh. Savoring wonderful scenic beauty, trekkers get to pass famous monasteries, remote hamlets and wild canyons, worth capturing in your cameras. The trek begins from Darcha, covering Palahmo, Zanskar Sumdo, Chumik Nakpo, Lakhang via Shingo Pass, Kargil, Phutkal, Purni, Pipula, Raru and finally Padum.

  • Duration: 16 to 28days
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult
  • Elevation: 11,500 to 23,000 feet

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Dzongri Trek, Sikkim

dzongri-ttrekOne of the most popular treks in Sikkim, Dzongri trek spans from Yuksom to Dzongri and also includes a walk on the Goecha La, while covering places like Phedang and Bakkhim. Breathtaking view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, and Mt. Pandim is the highlight. Rains make the forests even greener. This train is truly a paradise for trekking enthusiasts.

  • Duration: 9 days
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • Elevation: 4020 m

Tsomoriri – Spiti Valley Trek via Parang La

parang-la-trekBlessed by unspoilt natural scenery and a great weather during the monsoon rains, Tsomoriri – Spiti Valley Trek via Parang La is an exciting experience for expert trekkers and one of the best treks in India in monsoon. Walk through the Tibetan nomad hamlet of Changtang, explore the monasteries of Indus Valley, keep walking through verdant grassland, and reach the azure waters of Tso Moriri Lake where you also get to enjoy camping. After acclimatization, trek up to the demanding Parang Pass and then descending to the beautiful Spiti Valley. Savor the ambiance.

  • Duration: 23 days, 14 days trekking
  • Difficulty Level: Strenuous
  • Elevation: 5700 m

Nanda Devi Sanctuary Trek, Urratakhand

 

Nanda-Devi-Sanctuary-TrekFounded by a British team accompanied by 6 shepherds, Nanda Devi Sanctuary is a delight and becomes more so during the monsoon rains. While you keep trekking on an uphill trail but the result in the end is simply amazing. Spot Himalayan animal species like Brown bear, Serow, Bharal, Himalayan Thar etc. This absorbing trek also offers views of as many as 12 peaks including Nanda Kot, Changaband, Trishuli and more.

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging
  • Altitude: 4250 m/13940 feet

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