5 best Himalayan Treks to do in August-September 2018
An article on Himalayan Treks that you must experience.
“You never know what you are missing until you experience it.”
Edmund Hillary said long back
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
Trust me, you will experience this when you go on a trek. You get to learn so many things about life and about yourself when you take a trek. It’s like exploring not these remote places but exploring yourself. If you have done treks before then you can easily relate to everything written here but if you haven’t done a trek then you must do a trek and experience it. I bet you will say everything written here is right.
This is the reason I am listing down 5 best Himalayan treks that you can plan in August and September. For more info on these, click here.
Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers is a national park located in the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. It is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. The trek leads to a picturesque valley with exotic and rare flowers. The park stretches over an expanse of 87.50 km2 and it is about 8 km long and 2 km wide. The valley has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site for its beautiful untamed flowers surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
Height: 3657 meters
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Duration: 6 days
Brighu lake is located in Kullu Valley and it crosses Rohtang Pass. The place is named after Rishi Brighu and holds a sacred place in Hindu mythology. The Lake changes colours, shape and size every week. One time it’s frozen and the very next week it’s completely blue with grasses around it.
Height: 4300 meters
Difficulty Level: Easy
Duration: 4 days – Starts from Gulaba and ends at Manali.
Stok Kangri is one of the best treks in Ladakh and is situated at a height of over 6000 meters. The view of Zanskar valley, Indus Valley and Leh are amazing from Stok Kangri. This trek has gained tremendous popularity in last few years.
Height: 6152 meters
Difficulty Level: Challenging
Duration: 9 days
Rupin Pass is a high altitude pass across the Himalaya mountain range in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies on a traditional shepherd and hiking route which starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. 80% of the trekking route lies in Himachal and 20% in Uttarakhand.
Height: 4650 m
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Duration: 10 days – Start from Dhaula in Uttarakhand to Sangla in Himachal
Bara Bhangal trek originates from Manikaran in Kullu Valley. The trek route is covered with alpine forest and is long and isolated, far away from civilization. This trek is also known as Shepherd’s trail. Take this trek only if you have experience of doing several moderate to difficult treks. But this will be one of the best Himalayan Treks if you can dare to take this challenge. The path will lead through narrow, tricky and sometimes very rocky paths which include dangerous moraines and thick glaciers.
Height: 4800 m
Difficulty Level: Challenging
Duration: 12 days – Start from Manali and back to Billing.
We would love to hear from you if you would like to take any of these treks or if you have already taken any of these. Feel free to drop us an e-mail to share your experience – firstname.lastname@example.org