Monsoon is the time not to sit back and relax but to explore the surroundings. In this global warming area where you can see that the green cover is reducing and constructions and industrialization is rapidly increasing. This is the major reasons why monsoons are also shortened these days.
Thus, when it’s raining like cats and dogs, set your foot outside to experience the best of nature. Why not try something different this monsoon. Let’s go on a hiking trail. Yes, you heard it right. There are a number of hiking trails which are exclusive for monsoon season. below is the list of some of the best hiking trails in the monsoon –
1.Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
UNESCO world heritage site, valley of flowers is best visited during July – September. Because of rain, the valley gets covered in colourful flowers which are a beautiful sight to watch. Flora and fauna are completely amazing at this point in time in the valley. Trekkers might come across quite amazing wildlife like – colourful butterflies, musk deer and many other birds and animals.
2. Hampta Pass Trek, Himachal Pradesh
This trek is a link between Kullu Valley starting from Manali and Lahaul valley. This offers a stunning view and is one of the most picturized treks of all times. This is perfect for both beginners as well as adventure seekers.
3. Sinhagad Trek, Pune
This trek is about reaching to 17th-century Sinhagad fort. This is a 1-day trek and during monsoon, you will be amazed to see one of the most beautiful sunrises and sunset views.
4. Roopkund Trek, Uttrakhand
This is known as the mystery lake or the skeleton lake. The trek ends at the point where you will be amazed to see the lake filled with human skeletons. It is an amazing sight to watch snow-capped mountains from this point.
5. Pin Parvati trek, Himachal Pradesh
This is an alternate route to Spiti Valley. This is one of the oldest trek and here you can have a mesmerizing view of the mountains and it’s adjacent areas.
6. Zanskar Valley Trek, Ladakh
This is a wonderful trek where you need to pass through grand canyons, remote hamlets, monasteries and many more. This trek is definitely not for the faint-hearted ones.
7. Dzongri Trek, Sikkim
This is one of the most popular treks of Sikkim which ranges from Yuksom to Dzongri. During this trek, you can enjoy mesmerizing views of Mt. Pandim and Mt. Kanchenjunga.
8. Tsomoriri, Spiti Valley
During this trek, you can pass through Tibetian hamlets and various monasteries of Indus valley. This involves walking through an escalation of 5700 metres which is loved by adventure seekers.
9. Nanda Devi Sanctuary Trek, Uttarakhand
This trek was founded by a British group and the end result of the trek is the place where you can spot beautiful wildlife like brown beer, serow, bharal, Himalayan Thar and likewise.
10. Rajmachi, Maharashtra
This is one of the best trekking destinations in Pune which has close proximity to both Mumbai and Pune. This involves covering 15 km of regular terrain where you can see the last remains of glorious Indian architecture.