Monsoon season in India is known for its beauty and awe-inspiring landscapes. The lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and misty mountains make it a perfect time to explore the unexplored parts of India. You will be enamoured by the beauty of the picturesque Himalayan monsoon treks.  However, many treks are hard during the rainy season. Hence you should know where to trek.

Trekking in monsoon season may seem like an adventure, but it can be challenging to stay dry. In this article, we have compiled a list of the 7 best monsoon treks in India and some tips on how to stay dry.

1. Valley of Flowers Trek
The Valley of Flowers Trek is a must-do monsoon trek for all nature lovers. This trek takes you through the picturesque meadows of the Valley of Flowers National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The trek starts from Govindghat and takes you to Ghangaria via Pulna village. The monsoon season is the best time to experience the full bloom of the valley. The valley is home to a variety of rare and exotic flowers, including the Himalayan blue poppy, Himalayan bellflower, and Himalayan cobra lily.

Duration – 6 days

Difficulty – Easy to moderate 

Region – Uttarakhand

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2. Hampta Pass Trek
The Hampta Pass Trek is a spectacular trek that takes you through the lush green valleys of Kullu and the arid deserts of Lahaul. The trek starts from Jobra and takes you through the mountains to the Hampta Pass. The trail offers breathtaking views of the peaks of Indrasan, Deo Tibba, and Hanuman Tibba. The best time to do this trek is from July to September. Many trekkers often search for the Yeh jawaani hai deewani (movie) trek location; some parts of the film are shot in this region offering incredible views of the Himalayas.

Duration – 5 days

Difficulty – Easy to moderate 

Region – Himachal

3. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is the most stunning as compared to other monsoon treks in India. The magnificent views and mesmerizing landscapes of Kashmir will steal your heart forever. In the mighty Himalayas, nestled in the Pir Panjal range. The trek to these stunning lakes adds to Kashmir’s fame as a paradise on earth. The trek starts from Sonamarg and takes you to the great lakes of Vishansar, Gangbal, and Tarsar. July to September is a good month to explore this trek.

Duration – 8 days

Difficulty – Moderate – Difficult

Region – Kashmir

4. Tarsar Marsar Trek
The Tarsar Marsar Trek is one of the most scenic treks in India. Not just the greenery in abundance during monsoon there are other reasons too why people love to trek in the monsoon season. The Tarsar Marsar trek takes you right to the heart of Kashmir. From the quaint village of Aru to the clearings of Lidderwat. From the rolling green mountains of Shekhawas to the massive alpine lakes. The Tarsar Marsar trek is most enjoyable from the start of July to the start of September. 

Duration – 6 days

Difficulty – Moderate 

Region – Kashmir

5. Bhrigu lake trek
The Bhrigu Lake Trek is beautiful and is quite popular because Maharishi Bhrigu sat in deep meditation. While a short trek, it climbs to a challenging altitude of 14,000 feet, giving you the chance to feel the rush of a climb as well. The trek starts from Gulaba and takes you through snow-covered mountains and lush green meadows. A high-altitude trek to Bhrigu Lake can be undertaken for almost four months out of the year. The months of June through September would be ideal. 

Duration – 4 days

Difficulty – Easy 

Region – Himachal

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6. Beas Kund trek
The Beas Kund Trek is a beautiful trek that takes you to the serene Beas Kund Lake in Himachal Pradesh. Beas Kund, a 1,000-year-old alpine lake, is located at a height of 3,810 metres in the Himalayas. This spotless beauty is where the Beas River got its start, and it’s thought that Sage Vyas used to bathe here while meditating and penning the Mahabharata, a Hindu epic. The trek starts from Solang Valley and takes you through the lush green valleys and snow-covered mountains.  

Duration – 3 days

Difficulty – Easy

Region – Himachal

7. Pin baba pass trek
The Pin Baba Pass Trek is a challenging trek located in the region of Himachal Pradesh. The Pin Bhaba trek begins in the quaint little Himalayan village of Kafnu (2,400 M) in Kinnaur Valley, ascends to 4,915 M, and then falls down the opposite side to a little village in Spiti – Mudh (3,810 M). The experience is nothing less than being able to see several different dimensions in just eight days. This trek from the Kinnaur side into the wide, desert expanses of Spiti, which passes through lush forests and shepherd’s pathways, is a striking example of how extremes may coexist.

Duration – 7 days

Difficulty – Moderate to Difficult

Region – Himachal

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How to stay dry during monsoon season on a trek – 

Monsoon treks in India can be a rewarding experience. However, it’s important to stay dry during these treks.

1. Carry a good quality raincoat or poncho, and quick-dry clothes, you can ensure a comfortable and safe trek.

2. Don’t forget to carry a waterproof/ziplock bag to keep your electronic devices safe.

3. Make sure your put all your belongings inside a big plastic cover and then carry them inside your rucksack.

4. Keep wet clothes in a separate plastic bag.

5. Use water-resistant trekking shoes. Read more.

6. Do carry extra pair of socks and undergarments.

7. Keep your tent zipped at all times. During monsoon season, there is a high chance of risk of leeches and snakes loitering around.

8. Change your wet clothes once you reach your campsite.

Hope these tips will help you plan better for your monsoon treks. 🙂