One of the best seasons to travel is the monsoon as you get to witness the vivid colours of nature. It is the monsoon rains that breaths back lush vegetation to the barren mountains offering stunning views to the trekkers. You will have a surreal experience as the flowers blossom everywhere and there is an orchestra of the birds chirping around.
To decide about which trek to go during the monsoon season would be a tricky one. There are many treks that become very risky due to heavy rains and landslides with the advent of monsoon. However, there are also many trails to be discovered that are at their verdant best during the monsoon season.
Here is a list of top 5 scenic trails that you will not want to miss to visit during the monsoon season.
1. HAMPTA PASS TREK
This trek is graded as an easy to moderate trek as it is located at an altitude of 14,100 feet. It takes around 4 to 5 days to go on the trek. The Hampta Pass trek is undoubtedly an ideal trek for both novice and proficient trekkers.
You get an amazing landscape view of the narrow green valley protected by the snow covered mountains. But as you go on to the other side, you will be awestruck to be looking at barren stretches and rugged terrain. Also at the end of the trek, you will be mesmerized to drive to the Chandratal which is a blue alpine lake in the stark desert. Do not lose a chance to witness this beauty during the monsoon.
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2. KASHMIR GREAT LAKES
As you go along this trail, you will be surprised with the unprecedented beauty of the lakes. The Kashmir Great Lake is at an elevation of 13,750 feet. It will take around 7 days to go all the way along the trail.
You will be awestruck to get to see 7 alpine lakes as you go on the trek. The best part is that each lake is unique and has its own beauty to be acknowledged. During the monsoon, you will see a spectacular landscape with lush meadows and tiny flowers littered all over the ground. The eye-catching Maple trees and plains of Satsar are the takeaways of this trek.
3. ZANSKAR VALLEY TREK
The monsoon rains give a new definition to this adventurous trekking. This is situated at an altitude of 11,500 feet to 23,000 feet. The Zanskar Valley trek is graded as a difficult trek and it almost takes 16 to 18 days to complete the trek.
The Zanskar Valley trek savours wonderful scenic beauty. The trekkers get to pass through famous monasteries, wild canyons and remote hamlets as you go along the trail. Do not miss the opportunity to go on this challenging trek during the monsoon season to have an unforgettable experience.
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4. NANDA DEVI SANCTUARY TREK
The trek is near the Uttarakhand region at a height of 13,940 feet. This trek is graded as a moderately challenging one for the trekkers. It will take around 10 days to complete the Nanda Devi Sanctuary trek.
The Nanda Devi Sanctuary trek is definitely a delight during the monsoon season. You will be amazed by the pictorial view of the spectacular terrain. This trek offers views of around 12 peaks as you go on that include Nanda Kot, Trishuli, Changaband and many more. You will also get to witness a variety of fauna like the Brown Bear, Bharal, Himalayan Tahr, Serow and many more.
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5. TSOMORIRI TREK
The Tsomoririr trek gets exciting during the monsoon rains. It is a strenuous trek that takes about 14 days to be completed. This one of the most challenging treks for the experienced trekkers during the monsoons.
You will have to walk through the Tibetan nomad hamlet of Changthang as you along the trail. It will be exciting to explore the monasteries of the Indus Valley. You’ll be enjoying walking through the verdant grassland and witnessing the azure waters of the Tso Moriri Lake. Choose to go on this trek during the monsoon and have fun.
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Don’t stop trekking this monsoon. Just make sure that you are well prepared to face the challenges as you go along the trail.