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Best Himalayan Treks That You Can Go For This Summer

Dhaarna Kukreja

Last updated: 14-03-2019

10 Best Himalayan treks you can take this summer!

 

Are you too looking forward to the summer season with great eagerness? For the snow to melt? For the life to revive again?

Me too!

The snow will begin to melt in the mountains, once again, reviving the beautiful flora it had hidden beneath the frozen ground. The long hibernation of birds and animals in the mountains will finally end.

Everything that had come to a standstill because of winters will be thawed in the pleasant summer sun. The weather will become pleasant, less chilly than it had been in winters. The winds will be less brutal with a puff of summer breeze.  And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, life will begin all over again with the summer.

If you have had enough of snow already and waiting for mountains to be lush again with the greenery, book your seat for the first summer batches of your favorite treks.

1. Hampta Pass

Region: Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Max. Altitude: 4,200 m

Grade: Easy

Days: 5 days

Why this: For the everchanging landscapes. The trek takes you through two contrasting valleys- the lush green Kullu and arid Lahaul Valley. Chandratal, the moon shaped lake on the last day is the ultimate reward.

 

Best Himalayan Treks That You Can Go For This Summer

2. Rupin Pass

Region: Dhaula, Uttarakhand

Max. Altitude: 4,632 m

Grade: Moderate

Days: 8 days

Why this: For its double waterfall and various  surprises packed on the trail. The trek ends in Sangla Village which is as mesmerizing as the trek.

 

Best Himalayan Treks That You Can Go For This Summer

3. Kedartal Trek

Region: Gangotri, Uttarakhand

Max. Altitude: 4,750 m

Grade: Moderate

Days: 7 days

Why this: Kedartal is a beautiful glacial lake fed by the snowfall over Mt Thalay Sagar (6,904m), Meru (6,672m), Mt Bhrigupanth (6,772m) and other surrounding peaks. Trek to this beautiful lake while enjoying a pristine and uncrowded trail. 

 

Best Himalayan Treks That You Can Go For This Summer

4. Goecha La Trek

Region: Yuksom, Sikkim

Max. Altitude: 4940 m

Grade: Moderate-Difficult

Days: 9 days

Why this: Camping in the foothills of Mt. Kanchenjenga. The flora and fauna in this weather is at the peak of its absolute charm which is why it makes it one of the best seasons to trek to Goecha La.

 

 

Best Himalayan Treks That You Can Go For This Summer

5. Pin Parvati Pass

Region: Himachal Pradesh and Spiti

Max. Altitude: 5,298 m

Grade: Difficult

Days: 10 days

Why this: To get away from hustle bustle for a long time. Pin Parvati takes you through an experience that is equal parts mesmerizing and challenging.

 

Best Himalayan Treks That You Can Go For This Summer

6. Vasuki Taal and Meru Glacier Trek

Region: Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Max. Altitude: 4,880m

Grade: Difficult

Days: 8 days

Why this: This challenging trek makes you walk on glaciers where you get the stunning views of  Shivling, Thalay Sagar, Meru, and Bhagirathi i,ii iii. The flora and fauna of the region are not to be missed.

 

Best Himalayan Treks That You Can Go For This Summer

7. Bhrigu Lake

Region: Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Max. Altitude: 4,267 m

Grade: Easy

Days: 4 days

Why this: 14,000 ft in just 2 days. Bhrigu Lake is really for millennials who want to achieve greater heights in lesser time.

 

Best Himalayan Treks That You Can Go For This Summer

8. Beas Kund

Region: Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Max. Altitude: 3,700 m

Grade: Easy

Days: 3 days

Why this: Bakarthach, the blissful campsite, is just one of the 12 reasons to trek to Beas Kund. You will get tired of counting all the peaks that are visible from there.

 

Best Himalayan Treks That You Can Go For This Summer

9. Buran Ghati Trek 

Region: Janglik, Himachal Pradesh

Max. Altitude: 4,590 m

Grade: Challenging

Days: 8 days

Why this: For mountaineers who want to take their trekking feat to next level. Trek to the Buran Pass and rappel down to the other side. This trek has it all.

 

Best Himalayan Treks That You Can Go For This Summer

10. Bali Pass

Region: Uttarakhand

Max Altitude: 4,950 m

Grade: Difficult

Days: 8 days

Why this: Because this is themost virgin trek in Uttarakhand region. The beauty of this trek is bewitching. It offers the amphitheater views of Swargarohini peaks 1 & 2, Banderpooch and Kala Nag or Black Peak. The main attractions also includes meadows of Debshu Bugyal, beautiful alpine lake of Ruinsara, and Yamnotri Temple. 

 

Best Himalayan Treks That You Can Go For This Summer

You can compare the treks based on difficulty grades keeping in mind your endurance and past trekking experience.

Summers is all you should wait for because bookings are open! ;)

 
Next Read: 19 Bucket list treks for 2019

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