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Why Post-Monsoons are a Good Time to do Trekking in the Himalayas

Dhaarna Kukreja

Last updated: 25-08-2017

While most people are gaga about snow in the Himalayas, post-monsoon is a wonderful season to do a trek in the Himalayas. The skies get clearer, the views get even more astounding. The Himalayan landscapes one gets to see in the autumn are beyond comparison. One is lucky to witness the colorful avatar which the Himalayas take in the autumn.

Why Autumn is a good time to trek in the Himalayas, you ask? Here is your answer:

Skies are clearer!

Why Post-Monsoons are a Good Time to do Trekking in the Himalayas

As the monsoon retires, the sky is left squeaky clean with clearer views. The days are as clear as the sparkling wine. Even the sky looks like one giant sapphire.  

And, rather being a dark night, the sky will be full of stars in the night. Spot the Milky Way Galaxy on Rupin Pass Trek.

Dense Forests

Why Post-Monsoons are a Good Time to do Trekking in the Himalayas

If you are a dendrophile, wandering in the wood in autumn, you will absolutely fall in love with the forests. Not just the hues of green, the leaves are painted red, orange and tint of golden.

As you walk through woods, the sound of crunching leaves underneath your feet will be music to your ears. There is nothing more blissful than the sunlight piercing through the dense forests.

The meadows of Roopkund Trek and rhododendron forests of Goecha La Trek will take your breath away at once.

Canvas of Colours

Why Post-Monsoons are a Good Time to do Trekking in the Himalayas

Mountains are not only about white snow, they are about thousand different shades of color which even your color palette doesn’t have. After the monsoons are over, the rain leaves the mountains blooming with carpets of flowers.

Red, yellow, blue, and white, you will get tired of counting different varieties and colors of the flora on the trails of Hampta Pass, Beas Kund and, Bhrigu Lake. You will be intoxicated by the fragrance of the flowers and vegetation.

Marvellous Views of the Mountains

Why Post-Monsoons are a Good Time to do Trekking in the Himalayas

Since the sky is clear, you will be in a great luck to get the HD quality views of the mountains. One can see the peaks far wide in all their crowning glory.There is a brilliant chance you might get to see Mountain Kanchenjunga from Stok Kangri Summit and even on Goecha La Trek.

Put your DSLR to a good use and capture the charm of the Himalayas in your best shots. Make your Instagram and Facebook followers jealous of the views that you capture on your trek.

No frequent downpours

Why Post-Monsoons are a Good Time to do Trekking in the Himalayas

If that was what keeping you away from trekking in the monsoons, then great news for you. The monsoon is over (as if you didn’t notice already, lol) and you can finally come out of your cocoon. I know, how messy trekking can get in the monsoons. But you need not worry anymore.

Crevices in Glacier Treks

Why Post-Monsoons are a Good Time to do Trekking in the Himalayas

This is the time of the season you will get to see and cross the crevices on high altitude glacial treks like Pin Parvati Pass.

Gives you goosebumps, no?!

Less fear of landslides

Why Post-Monsoons are a Good Time to do Trekking in the Himalayas

There are always apprehensions of landslides occurring in the hilly regions, especially in Uttarakhand, in the monsoons. Sometimes, landslides block roads and cut down the accessibility to the region. Hence, putting an unwanted hurdle in your trekking experience.

Since the monsoons are over by the month of September, it is safe for people who were hiding in their dens due to the fear of landslides.

The treks in Uttarakhand were closed till now due to the fear of landslides, but the gates to all the big treks like Roopkund, Rupin Pass, & Vasuki Tal are now open. Big trekking guns like Bali Pass and Goecha La were also closed due to heavy snow in pre monsoon season. But on the onset of autumn, the mountains from these regions are inviting trekkers.

What are you waiting for? The season has arrived. Make the best of trekking in the Himalayas while you still can.

Book your trek now if you want to enjoy the beauty that the Himalayas are in the autumn. Make sure you choose your trek according to your fitness and endurance.

Dhaarna Kukreja

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