Best treks to do this Summer 2019

SUMMER

Every summer has its own story, the sweet weather, shining sun, no arguing that it’s the best time of a year. However, the scorching sun can make everything go north all of a sudden. The charming summer weather, it becomes an irksome dilemma to handle. Want to beat the heat and escape the scorching sun?

Go experience the snow in the Himalayas and get close to nature. A hike through lush green meadows or in the snow will surely breathe a new life into you. As Dalai Lama once said, “once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before”. The adventure will take you out of your comfort zone and will present you with some delightful memories to cherish.

With that said, if you’re ready to have an enthralling adventure, India is blessed with some of the best trekking destinations the hikers adore. With lush green forests, waterfalls, wide open meadows, the regions of Himalayas and Uttarakhand stands at the top of any list. Trekkers from around the world consider the Himalayas as a summer destination.

If you’re making up your mind for a trekking this summer, here are the best treks to do in summers.


Hampta Pass Trek

Region: Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Altitude: 14100 Feet

Difficulty: Moderate

Duration: 5Days /4Nights

Best Season: June To September


Located in Manali, Himachal Pradesh at altitudes of 14,100 ft, Hampta Pass trek is sure to please your eyes with its lush green valleys and the breath-taking view from mountain overhang. Added to that, each of the campsites on this trek is quite eyeful and makes your stay one to remember. 

Observe the pleasant change in vegetation as pine and maple trees welcome you with its new lush green leaves. Jwara meadows are another attraction on this trek as trekkers walk through the meadows with horses grazing around you. The latter part of the trek you get to crossover to the rocky and barren desert in Spiti Valley. To top it all you can also visit the serene and pristine high altitude lake Chandratal in Spiti. 

You get everything a trekker can ask for, waterfalls, lush green meadows, rivers, snow, valleys - Hampta pass trek offers you a truly amazing adventure. Anyone with easy to moderate trekking experience can make this trip, the five-day trekking experience will surely be one to remember. 



Har Ki Dun Trek

Region: Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Altitude: 11,675 feet

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Duration: 7Days / 6Nights

Best Season: April to June


Located in Garhwal region of Himalayas, Har Ki Dun valley is well known for its beautiful flowers and meadows. This cradle shaped hanging valley is described in the mythology as the “Valley of Gods”. It is believed among the locals that the Pandavas took this route to the gate of heavens. Even a beginner can enjoy this fun and adventurous trek without having much of a concern with proper preparation.

Located at altitudes of 3500 meters above sea level, Har Ki Dun is one of the oldest treks in India. You’ll be trekking through rivers and some of the most isolated villages of India. Some of this villages and temples are believed to be thousands of years old and you can observe the wooden architectural marvel on your trek. You’ll thoroughly enjoy the seven-day trekking adventure for sure. This trek which starts from Osla which is a beautiful hamlet in Govind Wildlife sanctuary which is around 220 kms from Dehradun. 


                                                       

  


Roopkund Trek

Region: Kathgodam, Uttarakhand

Altitude: 15696 feet

Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult

Duration: 8Days / 7Nights

Best Season: May to September


With deep forests, wide meadows, snow, and ice, Roopkund Trek is one of the best treks in India. Located in Uttarakhand at the altitudes of 11,000 ft, the alpine meadows of Roopkund are too wide and huge. You can even take off your shoes and walk on the green carpeted meadows for an amazing trekking experience. 

As you trek to Roopkund lake, you will be amazed by the beauty of Ali and Bedni Bugyal – described as India’s most beautiful high-altitude meadows. The mysterious Roopkund lake will surely mesmerize you with its stories and the skeletons found inside. The 8-day long trekking experience is a comparatively moderate trek which should definitely be on your bucket list this summer.


                                                   


Chandrakhani Pass Trek

Region: Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Altitude: 12000 Feet

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 4Days / 3Nights

Best Season: April to July


This trek will give you an astonishing experience in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Chandrakhani Pass trek is described as one of the most pictorial passes in the country with grooves of pine, deodar, cherry, and golden oak. The amazing views of Deo Tibba, Parbati, and Pir Panjal from the pass will give you an unforgettable experience to cherish.

Located at an altitude of 12,000 ft, Chandrakhani Pass Trek will take you through Rumsu Thach and Naya Tapru. Along the way, you’ll visit Naggar Castle, Roerich Art Gallery, and different temples. The level of difficulty is fairly easy for this trek spanning four days.



                                                    


Valley of Flowers Trek

Region: Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Altitude: 14400 ft

Dfficulty: Easy-Moderate

Duration: 6DAYS / 5NIGHT

Best Season: July To September


Located at an altitude of 12,700 ft above the sea level, Valley of Flowers is one of the most beautiful natural botanical gardens in India. At one side, you can enjoy a flower-decked valley with flowers blooming everywhere in white, purple, yellow, and pink. On the other side, the scenery is totally different as the mountain is guarded by snow-clad.

This natural paradise is also home to numerous species of butterflies and even a beginner can enjoy this 6-days trekking experience. Traveling to Uttarakhand on this summer would present you with some beautiful memories to cherish.



                                                     


Pin Parvati Trek

Region: Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Altitude: 17,384 Feet

Difficulty: Difficult

Duration: 11Days/ 10Nights

Best Season: July To September


Want to experience a massive dose of adventure? Pin Parvati Trek might be the answer. This trek has a lot to offer, from pully bridge at Tunda Bhuj, alpine meadows of Odi Thach, to marshlands of Mantalai, Pin Parvati Trek is filled with adventure. This 12-days long trekking adventure is fairly difficult for a beginner and is classified in difficulty level moderate to difficult.

Pin Parvati is also one of the highest trekking destination located at an altitude of 17,457 ft above the sea level. If you want to please your eyes with a spectacular view, the regions of Himalayas would definitely give you one. Need more? You can also experience the hot water springs at Parvati Kund at kheerganga. It’s a trek worth every penny you pay.



                                                                            


Bhrigu Lake Trek

Region: Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Altitude: 14000 Feet

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 3Days/ 2Nights

Best Season: June To October


Located in Himachal Pradesh at the heart of Kullu Valley, Bhrigu lake is one of the rarest places to visit in India. As per the legends, the locals believe Bhrigu Maharishi had meditated at this lake hundreds of years ago. The trek will take you through beautiful and mesmerizing meadows and snow enjoying the beauty of snow peaks all around. The best part is unwinding next to the Bhrigu lake at 14200 feet with snow all around. The view at 14200 feet will leave you awestruck.

If you want to do a high-altitude meadow trek, this will be your best choice this summer. The 3-days trekking experience at an altitude of 14,000 ft is sure to refresh your minds. The difficulty level of this trek is easy, this makes it suitable even for a beginner.



                                                        

These are the best treks you can do in summers and might be the opportunity to discover  and find who you are. Get out of your comfort zone, remember the saying “you’d be having roots instead of legs if you’re meant to live your life in one place” so pack your bags and head to the hills.




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