Best Summer Treks in India

Best summer treks in India

Summer trekking in India is about camping under the star-lit sky, lush green alpine meadows, clear trails, lush green alpine meadows, defrosted crystal-clear alpine lakes, and opening all the hard-to-access treks. During this time, all the treks in the Indian Himalayas are open for those seeking an adrenaline rush. And with proper planning, summer treks in India are like getting an extra dose of adventure with zero compromises on your safety.

Some of the best summer treks in India are given below.

You can also explore the Manali to Leh Bike Trip which is best for you and your friends. 

● Phulara Ridge

The range of difficulty when it comes to this trek is considered to be moderate. This is a trek that is hidden in plain sight. It begins from Sankri, which is the same base camp as the popular Kedarkantha. This trek silently watches on while Kedarkantha sees massive crowds.

It is one of the loveliest ridge treks in India. When we stand on top of the Phulara ridge, snow-capped mountains stretch in a 270-degree arc in front of us. Rolling hills stretch into the horizon on the other arc. Mountain slopes fall on either side below us. This ridge walk lasts almost three hours, but every minute, we feel we are on top of a summit. This is a good option when we are looking to trek with our family especially from mid-April till mid-May.

● Dayara Bugyal

The range of difficulty when it comes to this trek is considered easy to moderate. Even though it lies very close to the Gangotri region, very few trekkers have set foot on the Dayara Bugyal trek. This is one of those off-beat treks which takes our breath away! This is so rewarding for very little effort.

The beautiful campsites, vast meadows, and stunning mountain views make Dayara Bugyal an ideal summer trek. This is perfect for a perfect family trek especially if there are children aged 7 years, just like the Phulara Ridge trek above.

● Ali Bedni Bugyal

The range of difficulty when it comes to this trek is considered to be moderate.

Out of all the beautiful meadow treks in our country, this has the grandest mountain views. Mt Trishul and Mt Nanda Ghunti are just an arm’s distance away from Bedni Bugyal.

The Ali and Bedni meadows are themselves a highlight, as they span as far and wide as our eyes can see. These are one of the largest high-altitude meadows in our country! The unforgettable sunrises and sunsets while camping at Abin Kharak and the unique experience of trekking through ancient and dense forests make this trek a memorable one.

● Chandranahan Lake

The difficulty is considered to be moderate. This lake is a small lake fed by several springs and melting snow. This is the true source of the Pabbar River, beside which we trek throughout this journey. This lake is in an alpine zone, around 14,000 feet and this altitude makes it a whole different adventure.

● Kedarkantha

The range of difficulty when it comes to this trek is considered easy to moderate.   The most important of them is the summit climb here.

The summit climb of Kedarkantha is a very exciting one.  The summit looms large right from the base camp of the trek.  As we start our trek in the early hours of the morning and steadily climb up the slope, the world opens up around us.

The climb is not that easy as the whole stretch is steadily steep.  As we get closer to the summit, it gets quite tricky as well.  But the big mountains of the upper Himalayas keep us company until we finally reach the summit.

As we stretch ourselves and take in the views of the Himalayas from the summit, we feel a strong sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. This is such an unparalleled feeling.

● Har Ki Dun – Ruinsara Tal

The cultural favorite in the early part of the trek passes through ancient wooden villages that still stand the same despite being many centuries old. The stories and the legends of these villages date back to the mythologies. The astounding scenery changes every day leaving anyone breathless.

● Gidara Bugyal

This is an ancient, pristine meadow that is known in the trekking circles. It is one of the largest high-altitude meadows we will set foot on. This is larger than its twin Dayara Bugyal. Possibly larger than the other twin meadows of Ali and Bedni Bugyal as well. It takes almost two days to traverse! Gidara is extremely secluded even though it is known in trekking circles. There are only a few people that actually trek in these meadows. The only signs of civilization we are likely to spot are the shepherds and their settlements around our first campsite, Rikoda. We may see a mountain dog or two.

India is a country blessed with beautiful landscapes. It has places suitable for everything. When it comes to trekking, it has multiple places to offer.



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