The three months of the year, which bring in the much-needed freshness and water to the country of India, may also be considered as months with an irritating amount of humidity and heavy downpour of rain. And it can get extremely uncomfortable particularly if you live in one of those heavily polluted cities. You can not even dry yourself with a towel without dripping with uncontrollable amounts of sweat, you have no desire to go out owing to the already clogged and dirty roads same as any other establishment or venue in the city. We all wish to travel to a place where the rains are as enjoyable as we see in those movies and read about in books, and many such places await you at the end of a trekking route. Contrary to the popular belief that trekking is not an activity to be done during rainy days, there are a few trekking routes that are absolutely splendid and literally ooze out the beauty at every step! And many of these treks lay in the laps of the beautiful Himalayas.
There are a number of treks in the Himalayan region that are absolutely perfect for a monsoon getaway! Fasten your seatbelts as we today look at some of these mesmerising destinations, and also maybe start planning your next monsoon trips to one of these places, and have an experience of a lifetime.
Best Monsoon Treks in the Himalayas
Kashmir Great Lakes, Jammu and Kashmir
Very popularly called “Paradise on Earth” Kashmir never really disappoints you when it comes to absolutely stunning and marvellous natural beauty. Kashmir is home to some of the most uncommon treks one must set out on. If you consider yourself a trekking enthusiast and haven’t yet been on this trek, then you are definitely missing out on nature’s one of the most beautiful creations. As expressed by the very name of the trek, this road takes you upward as you visit 7 different elevated lakes. With each being more beautiful than the other. The absolute beauty of these makes during the rains, the lush green knolls, blossoming flowers and snow-clad terrain of Kashmir are just mesmerising during this time of the year.
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
The Valley of Flowers trek is probably the most famous trek in the state of Uttarakhand, this tremendous trail is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located in the beautiful Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. Pretty true to its name, this valley transforms into a huge bed of flowers blooming during the rains, that present one of the most beautiful scenes one can ever encounter. The beautiful climate of the valley during the rainy months, and the greenery and stunning 300+ types of endemic snow-capped flowers definitely make this trek one of the best in India.
Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
The amazing Hampta Pass Trek captures the undying beauty and magnificence of Himachal Pradesh amazingly. Starting from the beautiful city of Manali and afterwards passing through Lahaul and Kullu, the trek is majestic and heartfelt. The high altitude timberlands, gushing freshwater streams, prairies, amazing canyons and brilliant glades en route will make a perfect distraction from everyday stressful life.
Dzongri Trek, Sikkim
A literal paradise for anyone who enjoys trekking while the rain falls from the skies above, this pleasant pathway in the beautiful state of Sikkim is truly mesmerising. Covered in lush green timberlands, which conjure up an amazing lavish green shading during the rainstorm, this trek starts from Yuksom and goes on to cover various districts of Sikkim including- Goche La, Phedang, Bakkhim and reaches the distant district of Dzongri. Offering the tourists one of the most exquisite views of the majestic Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim and also the Himalayan Range. This path is something that is enchanted with excitement and beauty, and you can only understand it when you visit it.
Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Spiti, which means ‘middle land’, is one of our desired destinations. It not only provides us with an escape from the cities but also shows us how to actually live and let go! Spiti is definitely not for people who want a luxurious getaway, or for the timid. If you are one of those who are looking to traverse the local Spitian culture by living in rustic homestays and enjoying local food, we welcome you aboard as we travel through this mysterious land exploring clandestine gems and making a myriad of memories under the stars.