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Best Himalayan Treks for Summers

Mohit Agarwal
Written by Mohit Agarwal

1. Tarsar Marsar Trek

This might sound like a new name in the industry. Well, nothing is common in the divine kashmir ki Ghati and so is its splendid beauty. This trek will give you the adventure of your life and lead you to the enchanting twin lakes encompassed by Kolahi mountain peaks. The trek gets less tiring and more peaceful when you find yourself amidst the blooming fauna as you walk your way to attain a height of 13000 ft.

2. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

When in kashmir, the trail is not just about vacationing but the soothing journey; that’s remembered the most by the trekkers. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is not only one of the less commercialized trek but one whose tranquillity will leave you stunned. This voyage through the flourishing colourful track is at its best in the months of June to August. Beginning from the lush town of Srinagar this quest will take you through some of the most picturesque, most splendid collection of lakes and needless to say the wonders of nature.

3. Valley Of Flowers Trek

Perched at a height of 12000 ft, the valley of flowers is one such trek that’s doesn’t impose any challenge for the novices and is also favoured by seasoned trekkers looking for some comfortable delving into the beauty of the valley. The major attraction of this valley, as the name suggests, is the vivid carpet of colourful blooming flowers. And guess what, if time allows you can even visit the popular Sikh pilgrimage, Hemkund Sahib. Every second spent in the laps of this valley will have an utterly enchanting effect on your body and soul.

4. The Goechala Trek

This one is not just a trek but a bird lover’s paradise. Perched at 16200 ft., the Goecha La mountain pass opens up a window to the third highest peak in the world namely Kanchenjunga. The high altitude and steep slopes make this a no easy trek for the faint-hearted. The days of summer when the surrounding bloom with a gamut of fauna and the meadows is the best time one is supposed to be doing the trek.

5. The Har ki Doon Valley

Surrounded by the alpine vegetation and the sky touching snow clad peaks is the Garhwal region of the mighty Himalayas. Amidst all this is the Har ki Doon Valley and is famed as the best summer trek in the himalayan region. It is a trek that welcomes trekkers with any level of expertise and lures the with is unprecedented beauty. This 46 km trail is filled with orchids and rhododendrons and being in proximity to settlements makes it easier for replenishments on the way.

6. Pin Parvati Valley Trek

A trek that comes with steep slopes and high altitude making it a true test of your expertise and an end to the hunt for seasoned trekkers. The route takes you through a myriad of topography from marshlands to forests to cold deserts and glaciers. Perched at an altitude of 17500 ft. the trek is over 100 kms long and therefore requires quite a number of days to complete. Trekkers attempting this trek should be well versed with high altitude treks in order to enjoy its beauty to its fullest.

7. Friendship Peak trek

Nurturing the lofty Friendship Peak is the Pir Panjal range of Himachal and summers come with a stellar opportunity to scale up its height of 5289m. Now with such high altitude comes picturesque landscapes and lining the skyline are the Dhauladhars. Its is one of the most challenging treks in the region and invites only those who live for the love of adventure and sleep with the dreams of summiting the peaks. Beginning from the famous Solang Valley the trek leads you through alpine meadows and attractive orchards.

Now that you have a complete list to choose from depending on your strength, it’s time to tick them off. So, get summer ready with your rucksack all packed and live the adventure of your life.

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Mohit Agarwal

Mohit Agarwal

A traveler, a blogger but before that an engineer that builds the world we live in- A Civil Engineer.Travel is love, photography is passion and the result is JauntingJourneys.com