The monsoon is a time when we get to enjoy the best of nature, with lush blooming flowers, and mighty waterfalls. Going for a trek when it’s raining is one of the best ways to appreciate and enjoy this breathtaking season. While there are some trails that become quite risky during the monsoon due to heavy rains and risks of landslides, there are many other safe monsoon treks in India that you can go on.
1Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
- Level of Difficulty: Easy
- Duration: 7 Days
- Elevation: 13,750 feet
Situated at a height of 13,750 feet (3,658 meters) in the Bhyundar Valley of Chamoli district, this place is full of lush green lands, waterfalls, and hundreds of types of flowers. The Valley of Flowers is both a National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The peak blooming season is between May and October, though the park is only open between Jule and mid-November
2Hampta Pass, Himachal Pradesh
- Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Duration: 4-5 Days
- Elevation: 14,100 feet
Set amidst the stunning snowclad mountains in Himachal Pradesh, this trek is perfect for both beginners and those more experienced. The pass links Kullu Valley and Lahaul Valley and offers wonderful sights like glaciers, alpine forests, expansive grasslands, and much more. The trek starts from Manali, and passes through Jobra, Shea Goru, and the serene Chandra Tal.
3Sinhgad Trek, Pune
- Level of Difficulty: Moderate
- Duration: 1 day
- Elevation: 4,320 feet
This trek will take you to one of the most famous forts near Pune. The 17th-century Sinhgad Fort is just 30 kilometres from the city and is an extremely popular picnic spot. While you can drive to the top, the trek is moderately difficult (especially in the monsoon) but also has some spectacular views.
4Kashmir Great lakes, Jammu & Kashmir
- Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
- Duration: 8 Days
- Elevation: 13,750 feet
Kashmir is known for its wonderful scenery, and this trek is the perfect way to experience it. The Kashmir Great Lake Trek passes some of the region’s most stunning high-altitude lakes, often set amidst snow-clad peaks and mountainous scenery. Among the lakes in the trek are Gangabal, Gadsar, Kishanagar, Nundkol, and Vishnasar.
5Zanskar Valley Trek, Ladakh
- Level of Difficulty: Challenging
- Duration: 16 to 28 Days
- Elevation: 11,500 to 23,000 feet
The Zanskar Valley in Ladakh is full of famous monasteries, remote hamlets, and wild mountain scenery. This adventureous trek begins at Darcha, and passes through Palahmo, Zanskar Sumdo, Chumik Nakpo, Lakhang via Shingo Pass, Kargil, Phutkal, Purni, Pipula, Raru and finally Padum.
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