Our Top Favourite Summer Escapes

As winter has come halfway, the anticipation for the warmth of summer grows stronger. The Himalayan slopes, in particular, transform into a spectacle of vibrant valleys, thawing under the gentle caress of the summer sun. The season heralds a mesmerizing display of melting snow, blooming wildflowers, melodic bird songs, and a night sky adorned with myriad stars. It's the perfect time to experience the vibrant grandeur of the Himalayas. Summer, being the peak season for treks, provides a golden opportunity to explore the picturesque landscapes of the Himalayas. The burning question for many trekkers is, "Which summer trek is the best?" Fret not, as we have curated a selection of the most enchanting summer treks that promise to captivate every adventurer.

Pangarchulla Peak 

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Traversing Lord Curzon's historic trail in the Garhwal Himalayas, the Pangarchulla Peak Trek stands as an ideal choice for avid mountaineers. Taking you to an impressive altitude of 14,700 ft, this trek concludes with a breathtaking Himalayan vista that encompasses majestic peaks such as Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Hati-Ghori, and Barmal, among other prominent summits. If you seek an exhilarating ascent to the summit, the Pangarchulla Trek is undoubtedly the perfect adventure for you!

Gaumukh Tapovan

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The Gaumukh Tapovan Trek takes you to the origin of the river Ganges at the Gaumukh snout. The trek commences from the sacred town of Gangotri and unfolds as an exhilarating adventure. Along the trek, towering giants like Bhagirathi peaks, Mt. Meru and Mt. Shivling stay as an ever-dominating presence. The sheer splendour of nature and the profound spiritual ambiance of this trek will captivate you completely.

Bhrigu Lake

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A trek to Bhrigu Lake in summer unfolds a delightful stroll through expansive green meadows, leading to a serene glacial lake framed by the majestic Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar Ranges. Situated near Manali, this trek stands out as one of the most captivating short treks in Himachal. In the early summer, the lake takes on a mesmerizing blue hue, transforming into a serene emerald green as late summer arrives. Spanning over four days, this trek promises to not only soothe your senses but also fill your heart with tranquility.

Har Ki Doon 

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Nestled in the western expanse of the Garhwal Himalayas, Har Ki Doon seamlessly blends adventure with mysticism. The trail guides you through the enchanting Har ki Doon Valley, aptly named the 'Valley of Gods.' JPassing by the ancient villages like Osla and Gangad, you will feel as if you are journeying through time. The villages narrate the tales of the region's rich cultural heritage. Throughout the trek, the monumental Swargarohini peak stands as a majestic companion, adding to the charm of this extraordinary expedition.

Bali Pass

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Bali Pass is an offbeat and challenging trek located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The summit is perched at an altitude of 16,200 ft and along the trail to the summit, you'll traverse through picturesque sites such as Ruinsara Tal, Har Ki Doon Valley, Osla Village, and the mystical Yamunotri Dham – one of the revered Char Dham. Bali Pass serves as the connecting link between the Har Ki Doon Valley and the Ruinsara Valley and as you trek towards the pass, you will see a dramatic shift in scenery from vibrant greenery to an alpine zone. 

Buran Ghati 

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Buran Ghati is another pass trek which is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. With every step along the trek to Buran Pass, the landscape undergoes captivating transformations, infusing a profound sense of wonder into your journey. The beautiful Chandernahan Lake which perpetually remains frozen throughout the year, enhances the scenic beauty of this trek. Whether you have a deep love for nature or seek the thrill of an adventurous journey, Buran Ghati stands as a trek that should unquestionably be on your must-experience list.

Sar Pass

The Sar Pass trek in Himachal Pradesh unfolds as a journey through diverse terrains, setting it apart as a summer adventure. Its distinctive feature lies in the possibility of encountering snow even during the summer months, adding an element of uniqueness to the experience. Along the trek, you will meander through the picturesque Parvati Valley with a harmonious blend of lush forests, expansive meadows, and melodious gurgling streams. Serving as an ideal escape from the monotony of city life, Sar Pass promises an immersive retreat into the world of the Himalayas.

Rupin Pass

Rupin Pass is a quintessential summer trek in India and has consistently captivated the hearts of adventure enthusiasts. As you traverse the trekking route, the trek treats you to expansive panoramas of Mt. Kailash. Leading you through suspended villages and plunging into dense pine forests, the journey unfolds amidst glacial meadows, over snow bridges, through glacial valleys, and across snowfields and enchanting waterfalls. The striking beauty of the landscape, coupled with the rich culture and traditions of the charming Himalayan villages, makes Rupin Pass an adventure truly worth undertaking.

Kedartal

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Kedartal is one of the most captivating glacial lakes situated amidst high mountains adding to its majestic charm. This tranquil lake finds itself encircled by colossal mountain peaks, including Manda, Bhagirathi, Gangotri, Bhrigupanth, Mt. Meru, and Thalaysagar. While the journey to Kedartal may present some challenges, the vistas of snow-draped peaks and the verdant valleys along the way are undeniably awe-inspiring.

Phulara Ridge

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Commencing from the charming village of Sankri, the Phulara Ridge trek takes you to the top of a ridge at 12,150 ft. Strolling along this ridge allows you to marvel at the breathtaking Himalayan vistas for an extended duration. Throughout the trek, you'll encounter two picturesque campsites, Pushtara and Bhoj Gadi, nestled within scenic meadows. Upon reaching the summit, you are treated to magnificent views of Bandarpoonch, Kalanag, Swargarohini, Devkyara, Kedarkantha Peak, and an array of other stunning peaks.

Goechala

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The Goechala Trek in Sikkim seamlessly combines the thrill of adventure with the beauty of nature. Ascending to an elevation of 15,000 ft, this trek offers mesmerizing, up-close views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Along the journey, you'll encounter the serene Samiti Lake, witness the epic sunrise from Dzongri, and experience camping at the picturesque Thangshing campsite, nestled at the base of Mt. Pandim. The highlight of the trek during the summer months undoubtedly lies in the vibrant crimson Rhododendron blooms that adorn the slopes, adding an extra layer of charm to this extraordinary expedition.

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime this summer with our top picks of Himalayan treks. Witness the mountains in their most vibrant and colourful state!

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