Top 10 Summer treks you must do!
Top 10 Summer Treks You Must Do
Highlighting some of our top Summer Treks in India. These treks are unique and beautiful in their own way. If you are planning a thrilling summer time in the mountains, these are the treks you can count on for sure. Trekking is all about the journey, not about the destination. The stupendous views of the meadows and the dense forests make it worth-while.
Located at an altitude of 15000 ft. Goechala offers an adventure like never before. Even though this is the oldest trekking route in the Himalayas, it isn’t as popular. Goechala is a must-do trek as it offers stunning views of the third highest mountain, the Kanchenjunga Range. It is filled with a bundle of views of summits along the trek, an ultimate adventure to embark on, surprising you in many ways. The soothing Samiti Lake, Sunrise from Dzongri top and the abundant natural beauty. The highlight of this trek is Rhododendrons along the way amidst the thick forest cover. A demanding trek of your mental as well as physical endurance but it’s totally worth it!
Pangarchulla is one of its kind trails, adorning the Lord Curzon Trail in the Garhwal Himalayas. Situated at an altitude of 14,700 ft the trail is perfect for mountaineering enthusiasts as it requires technical climbing skills. The trail takes you from pilgrims of Himalayas starting from Rishikesh. With ascent, the horizons open up to cliffside villages characterised by terraced farmland and pitched-roof houses, moving on to the lush green meadows surrounded by the signature peaks of Garhwal Himalayas. The trail to Pangarchulla peak culminates to the part of Nanda Devi Sanctuary where you can spot the peaks like Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, Hati-Ghori and Barmal among others.
Har Ki Doon Trek
Har Ki Doon is a stairway to heaven that will make you fall for its beauty. If you are the one who wants to explore Ruinsara Tal, this is the trek for you. Har Ki Doon Valley is located at the western flank of the Garhwal Himalayas. This trail takes you through some of the charismatic alpine meadows and pine forests which is a treat to the eyes. Swargarohini – the snow peak, the vision of which dominates this trek bears a legacy of the mythical stairway to heaven. Osla village, which was built by the inhabitants of Saur, is also one of the attractions on this trail. It is a 5000 Year old formation of wooden chambers that are carved elegantly.
Buran Ghati Trek
The Buran ghati trail starts from the quaint village Janglik. The entire trail is filled with immeasurable beauty making one perfect trek. From dense forests of Oak and Pine to an exotic Himalayan flora, many streams glisten along the lush meadows along with the Chandernahan lake, which remains frozen all round the year. Trail through orchards of apple, pears and apricots near the Barua village and witness spectacular views of Buran Pass.
Rupin Pass Trek
Rupin Pass located at 15250 ft. starts from Bawta. This is one of the classic treks in India, offering surprises on every step. You will be surprised to see the Rupin river right on the initial days of the trek. The trail takes you from hanging villages and then plunges into the dense pine forests. You enjoy glacial meadows, snow bridges, glacial valleys, snowfields, and the waterfalls.
Bali Pass Trek
An offbeat and rewarding trek of Bali Pass is located at an altitude of 16,200 ft in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. This trail takes you through the famous and exquisite locations like Ruinsara Tal, Har Ki Doon Valley, Osla Village, and the Mystical Yamunotri Dham – one of the Char Dhams. The trail to Bali pass is a connection of Har Ki Doon valley and Ruinsara Valley. Offering you stupendous views of Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini and many other peaks in Garhwal Himalayas.
Panwali Kantha Trek
Perched at an altitude of 10,800 ft. this is a wonderful trekking destination in Garhwal Himalayas. Offering stunning views of Char Dham mountain ranges. This high altitude meadow is increasingly becoming popular due to its sunrise and sunset views. You also get a chance to see many varieties of Himalayan flowers and herbs. It is also home to many Himalayan wildlife like Gharal, Bharal weasels, rare Musk Deers. During spring the trail is blazing with crimson and red Rhododendron blooms.
Gaumukh Tapovan Trek
Gaumukh Trek is a 46 km trek to 14600 ft. in the Greater Himalayas. It lies in the state of Uttarakhand and begins and ends at the pilgrim town of Gangotri. The trail snakes through the Greater Himalayas within the confines of Gangotri National Park. It is a moderate-difficult trek that can be attempted by beginners if you prepare well. The Gangotri glacier expanse is nearly 24 km long and 6 to 8 km wide, beginning from Gaumukh and extending as far as the Chaukhamba massif around Badrinath. This trek is a raging visual thrillfest with rising mountain behemoths such as Bhagirathi Twin Peaks and Mount Meru besides ever-present Mt. Shivling.
Lying at 15,500 ft., Kedartal is one of the most astounding glacial lakes. It is fed by the melting snow of Thalaysagar and Brighupanth Peak. This lake is the best place to witness the magnificence of Huge Peaks from the closest. The mountain peaks like Manda, Bhagirathi, Gangotri, Bhrigupanth, Mt. Meru and Thalaysagar encompass the skyline. This trek is considered difficult due to the presence of a rocky path right from Day 1. The path is steep, filled with scree, dust and boulders. The trek is equally rewarding and goes through vibrant blossoms, lush meadows with streams crossing over Kedar Ganga.
Bagini Glacier Trek
Standing at an altitude of 14816 ft, taking you up close to the Garhwal Himalayas. Located in the Nanda Devi National Park, this trek offers some unsurpassed views of the mountains and a thrilling trekking experience. This is a circuit trek and you will trek across rocky paths, icy rivers, crystal clear streams, quaint mountain hamlets and gorgeous views of snow clad peaks like Changabang, Kalanka, Dunagiri and more. This is a less crowded trek adding to the charm of the trek. Dressed in the beauty of nature and providing many challenges along the way, this is an ideal trek for the adrenaline rush.