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7 Greatest Monsoon Treks in India for Adventure Trekking Lovers!

Trekking in India during Monsoon is delightful. Specially Monsoon treks, between the months of July and September are the perfect outing for the adventure lovers. Treks in India in monsoon are tricky, but also full of memories of a lifetime. There are many trails taking to the Himalayas as well as the Western Ghats. This adventure is amazing because they bring you close to the pristine beauty of nature.

In fact, in some places it is the only season when the higher altitudes of Himalayas actually open for visitors. Treks are risky in the rains as there are landslides and cloud bursts. However, undoubtedly these treks are at their best during the season.

Of the many awe-inspiring trails, I’ve shared the best trekking places in India one must try in monsoon. Have a look-

Best Adventure Trekking Tours in India during Monsoon

1. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

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The Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand is one of the top trekking tours in India in monsoon. The national park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, remains open only during the rainy season, i.e. from July till September. Settled in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, the valley is unique. After rains, the region gets covered in a colorful carpet of beautiful flowers. There are blossoms of around 300 species of mountain flowers available in every shade. Trekkers are blessed with views that can be compared to one of heaven’s own garden. Amazing weather, colorful butterflies, birds, and animals like Musk Deer add to the charm. Be armed with your camera. Pay a visit to the holy shrine of Hemkunt Sahib.

Duration: 7 Days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Elevation: 3858 m/12654 feet

Approximate Trekking Distance: 38 kilometers.

2. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek, Jammu and Kashmir

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Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is one of the most beautiful trekking trails in India. The trekking tour in monsoon is visually appealing. This trek involves the chance to visit some of the high-altitude lakes in the Kashmir Valley. Passing through breathtaking surroundings of snow-clad peaks, pay a visit to glaicla lakes like Gangabal, Gadsar, Kishanagar, Nundkol, and Vishnasar. The crystal clear waters, the spectacular ambiance and the thrill make this trek worth trying.

Duration: 8 Days

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Elevation: 13,750 feet

Approximate Trekking Distance: 72 kilometers

3. Hampta Pass Trek, Uttarakhand

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The Hampta Pass trek suits both novice and proficient trekkers. It is an amazing introduction to the mountains. It looks like a heavenly beauty during the monsoon months. The valley forms a link between Kullu Valley and Lahaul Valley. Why we suggest the trek is, it amazes the trekkers. Trekking starts from the lush valleys of Manali and end up in the cold barren landscape of Lahaul. The trek also offers wonderful sights like glacier, alpine forests, expansive grasslands, an undisturbed views the mighty Himalayas and so on.

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Duration: 4-5 Days

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Altitude: 14,100 feet

Approximate Trekking Distance: 26 kilometers

4. Sinhagad Trek, Pune

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An easy day trek, Sinhagad trek is a popular weekend destinations perfect for spending time away from the cities. The trek takes to the 17th century fort of Sinhagad fort. The mighty fortress is an embodiment to the valor of Maratha warriors. The surroundings of the fort are already verdant but in monsoon, washed fresh in the rains the panorama becomes fascinating. Hike to the top, while you spot flowers, birds and the small animals during the journey. The journey is an experience to cherish.

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Duration: 1 day

Difficulty Level: Easy

Elevation: 4320 feet

Approximate Trekking Distance: 5-6 kilometers

5. Roopkund Trek, Uttarakhand

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The next on our list of monsoon treks in India is, Roopkund trek. Known as the Skeleton Lake, Roopkund Lake is a mountain lake of many mysteries. The lake is considered holy, therefore the trek to Roopkund is not just adventure, but is also associated with spirituality. While trekking in Uttarakhand, you will be passing through snow-capped peaks, thick forests, narrow mountain passes, glaciers and lovely green surroundings. The lake remains frozen most of the year but only during monsoon, the lake thaws and one can see several hundred human skeletons in and around it.

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Duration: 9 Days

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Elevation: 4463 m /14638 feet

Approximate Trekking Distance: 53 kilometers

6. Tsomoriri – Spiti Valley Trek via Parang La

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Next on our list of exciting monsoon treks in India is, Tsomoriri – Spiti Valley Trek via Parang La. High on challenge, this trek is only for the expert trekkers.  It is truly one of those journeys you remember for a lifetime. Hike through the Tibetan nomad hamlet of Changtang. Explore the monasteries of Indus Valley. Camp by the pristine waters of Tso Moriri Lake. After acclimatization, trek up to the challenging Parang Pass and then descend to the beautiful Spiti Valley. This trek is one of the toughest in India but worth every bit of it.

Duration: 23 days, 14 days trekking

Difficulty Level: Strenuous

Elevation: 5700 m

Approximate Trekking Distance: 106 kilometers

7. Nanda Devi Sanctuary Trek, Uttarakhand

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One of the exciting treks in India, the Nanda Devi Sanctuary is a place one must visit. The trek takes you through beautiful scenic landscape of Uttarakhand. Mountains flowers, waterfalls, pleasing lookout greets you throughout the trek. Spot Himalayan animal species like Brown bear, Serow, Bharal, Himalayan Thar etc. en-route. Marvel at the views of as many as 12 peaks including Nanda Kot, Changaband, Trishuli and more. The trek is not limited to the season but after rain the charm certainly amplifies.

Duration: 10-12 days

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

Altitude: 4250 m/13940 feet

Approximate Trekking Distance: 53 kilometers

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3 comments

  1. I am so mesmerized by Valley of flowers trek. Thanks for sharing this post.

  2. Excellent blog post . im very happy to read this blog .
    Thank you for sharing this awesome blog
    Have a nice day, god bless you

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