The Himalayas are more than just mountains. These mountains are a dream destination of many travelers because of their serene beauty, mountain views and clear skies.
So, this summer, get out and go on the enthralling adventure. You will love soaking in the serenity of the Himalayan mountains. As you go on the treks, you get to visit some of the most diverse people, cultures and communities. You can have an experience of everything from steep dangerous roads to lush green pastures.
Here is a list of 5 best Summer Season Himalayan treks for you to choose from this summer
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#1 ) VALLEY OF FLOWERS TREK
The Valley of Flowers is famous for its wide range of species of flowers. This is definitely the best choice for those who are keen to experience the Himalayas. There are thousands trekking here every summer to see more than 300 species of flowers. This trek starts at Haridwar and the maximum elevation is at 15,190 feet. The trek is graded as an easy one because it does not present any real challenges. So, this trek is a good choice for novices. Do not dare to forget your camera as you will want to capture the memories of snow-clad mountain peaks studded with flowers. Most of the flowers bloom during the monsoon but will also have slippery and treacherous roads. So, the best time to go on this trek is during the summer. Don’t miss an opportunity to go on this trail and have a splendid view along.
#2) HAR KI DOON TREK
The Har ki Doon Valley is located in Garhwal in the Uttarakhand region of the Himalayas. Surrounded by snow-clad mountains and alpine vegetation, the beauty attracts the trekkers. The trek is graded as an easy to moderate one and the highest altitude is at 11,675 feet. The trail covers a distance of 46 km that can be completed in 7 days. You will be excited to pass tranquil rivers and dense forests as you go on the trek. The trek starts at Sankri which is about a 5 hours drive from Dehradun. During the summer, the flowers bloom and the meadows turn into a rich shade of green. This makes it one of the best treks to choose from during the summer.
#3 ) ROOPKUND TREK
Roopkund is a lake that lies in the Garhwal Mountains in the Uttarakhand region. The maximum elevation as you go on the trek is at 15,700 feet above sea level. The Roopkund trek is slightly a difficult one as you should be prepared for any challenge. You will be pleased by the picturesque landscapes and marvelous views of the terrain. You might also find hundreds of human skeletons at the edge of the glacial lme nut this will definitely be thrilling and exciting. Apart from all this, you can also visit Lohajung Pass and also the alpine meadow of Ghora Lotani. The trek will take about 8 days to complete as you go along all the ups and downs of the trail.
#4 ) GOECHA LA TREK
This is a mountain pass at the base of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. This is located at an elevation of 16,200 feet and is graded as a moderately difficult trek. Located near Sikkim, it has amazing views of the lowland forests, valleys and the snow clad mountains. It will take around 8 days as you go up the steep slopes and through the Kanchenjunga National Park. There are various trails that can be chosen for the Goecha La trek. The shortest and most common one is the one which starts at Yuksom village and continues through Sachen and Dzongri before you reach Goecha La. You will enjoy the trek during the summer.
#5 ) RUPIN PASS TREK
The high-altitude Rupin Pass trek is one of the most popular and moderately difficult Himalayan treks. The pass lies at an elevation of 12,250 feet above sea level in Himachal Pradesh. The trek covers a distance of 52 km and takes about 8 to 9 days to be completed. You get to witness all kinds of terrains on this trek, from snowy regions to meadows, waterfalls and streams. The trail starts at Dhaula in Uttarakhand. As you go along the trail, you will pass the famous Jhaka village that’s situated on the side of the mountain along the way. This is one of the satisfying treks you can choose during the summer.
So, what are you waiting for now?! Go on to experience an adventure this summer as you hike to some of the highest places in the summer.