With the summer gone caged in Lockdown, the hiking enthusiasts are getting low altitude sickness surely. I mean I am having it too. With the monsoon season propelling in, Himalayas is just ready to welcome it's lovers , with lush endless greenery, blooming of wild flowers and Meadows at it's beautiful best this season.
So consider this trails to take up for hiking for the months of June - July - August, and enjoy the Mountains & Monsoon. ☺️
Hampta Pass Trek.
This trail can be easily considered as the most popular monsoon trail. With lush lush green Meadows, cloudy landscapes and immense blooming of flowers, Hampta pass is a stunning crossover trek from Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh, to it's Spiti district.
The change over is remarkable, as one climbs the Hampta pass at 13500 feet to the other side of Spiti where the cold desert with it's colourful treeless texture, surprises people.
Here are some basics about Hampta pass.
Basecamp - Manali.
Duration - 4 N / 5 D.
To know more about Hampta Pass or to plan this trek, feel free to connect or message me.
Bhrigu Lake Trek.
Alpine lakes are beautiful in Himalayas, more so the ones who are at a height of over 4000 meters ( 12500 feet ). Bhrigu lake is just that. Camping in Moridug Meadows while on Bhrigu can be considered one of the finest , as the vast green engulfs every human soul that comes here.
People often rediscover their lost touch with nature and achieve a long lasting peace.
Climbing Bhrigu needs determination as it is quiet high, but the challenges are definitely worth the rewards at the end of the trail.
Here are some basics for Bhrigu Lake Trail.
Basecamp - Manali.
Duration - 2 N / 3 D.
Feel free to connect to plan this trek. 🙂
Pin Parvati Pass Trek.
One of the most moderate difficult trek of India, Pin Parvati pass is grand and life-changing. Not only the views change from day to day, but one reaches at a hieght of 5000 meters ( 17000 feet ) while on this trek.
We pass through Alpine Mantalai lake which is the cradle of famous Parvati River, and cross the Pin Parvati glacier to reach Spiti valley. This is definitely not for weak hearted, as this is among one of the longest trek you can do while in monsoon.
Here is some basic information on pin Parvati trek.
Basecamp - Kalga village.
Duration - 8N/9D.
Connect to know more about this long epic trail and plan for this monsoon.
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek.
Considered as one of the most pretty trail to walk in India, this trek of Kashmir makes into all of our bucket list surely. They say you can't walk on this trail without walking on flowers, as the blooming is limitless in monsoon. The camping is always by the sides of beautiful Alpine lakes like Vishansar , Gadsar and Gangabal, adding to some different level of experience altogether.
If pictures and photography is something you love to do while on trails, nothing beats this trail to go this monsoon.
Here are some basics about the Kashmir trails.
Basecamp - Sonamarg.
Duration - 7 N / 8 D.
To know more about Kashmir great lakes and our fixed departures, connect with me unhesitatingly.
Other Offbeat Trails to Consider.
Indian Himalayas is blessed with trails for every season, and then there are always those hidden trails that are unknown to the trekking world and are chosen by only few who really loves to see something that Instagram and Social Media has not reached to.
Here are three such names I am going to list here.
1. Shamsi Meadows ( Hidden Valley of Flowers in Himachal ). This trek starts from the village of Tosh, in Parvati Valley is very less known, but surely one of the best place to see flowers blooming all around.
2. Tarsar Marsar Lake trek in Kashmir.
Another classic walking trail from Pahalgam in Kashmir has its own charm when people cross glaciers and valleys to truly embrace the heavenly feels of Kashmir. This one has to be top rated destination this year, as after 12 years in 2021, a lot of rare flowers are to be bloomed here, according to the locals.
3. Bara Bhangal Trek. ( Manali to Bir crossover for 9 days ) Considered one of the long treks with changes of scene everyday , this trek is less chosen due to it's long route of walking. However , once able to access in this trek, the trail gives reason for all the tiredness and pain that comes along with a long walk. Definitely not for beginners, but someone who enjoys off the beaten path , this trek in monsoon gives landscapes only seen in Lord of the Rings movie.
My personal favorite is Tarsar Marsar listed above. If I find a team of minimum 3 people, I would love to go to the trail with since I haven't done it but know the region in and out. Keeping fingers crossed, hoping I find some eager hikers to guide on this trail.
Stay safe and connect with me on Instagram @deepjyoti_biswas to consult for a trek , to know about it in more details, and hopefully walk on it.
Note from the Author,
" Travel made me rich and free. Magic and miracles are true , once you wander on the roads to places different and divine. I have collected so many thoughts and stories while being a Tour & Trek guide for last seven years. Sharing with you all, those memories and stories , and wishing you all , that someday you guys travel far and wide too. I am not a great writer , so ignore my grammar and spellings, read it with feelings, and you might just be affected with the wanderlust to hit the road"