Lucky are we, to have a country like India that with its diverse terrains offers us endless options for an adventure trek all year round, especially the summer season trailing in & around the Himalayan region – luring travellers & adventure lovers from all over the globe to take up some adrenaline filled challenges throughout.
So here are the top 10 summer treks in North India that are bound to send those nerves on an adrenaline rush!
(1) TRIUND TREK
Set in the midst of the picturesque Himachal terrain adorned by the charms of Dharamshala, one embarks upon the trek at the foothills of the Dhauladhar range at Triund trek alongside the Kangra valley making your way through the tricky trails & curvy pathways throughout. One can choose two ways to head on the trek – one from Dharamkot to Triund from McLeodganj and the other being the one from Kareri village via Bhal village to Triund.
(2) BEAS KUND TREK
Routing through the much famed Solang valley known for adventure sports like Para-gliding & Skiing, the Beas Kund Trek is yet another trek in all its glory with Nature at its best – offering break-taking views of the Hanuman Tibba & Friends’ Peaks among others trailing across Dhundi and Bakarthach to enter the Beas Kund glacier one of the most popular trekking destinations with other attractions being the Solang Ropeway Point, Dhundhi an unexplored land & camping site leading to Bakerthach among others.
(3) PINDARI GLACIER TREK
Considered to be one of the easiest treks around the region, Pindari Glacier trek is one follows up on well-defined trails en route the Dhakri Khal surrounded by the southern ends of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, in Chamoli district. It is another one with break-taking views & Mountain Rivers & waterfalls streaming from the midst of sights like Panwali Dhar, Maiktoli, Trishul and Nandakot among others coupled with varied flora and fauna along the landscapes.
(4) ROOP KUND TREK
Roop Kund trek is loaded with all the perks for a trekking lover this one’s a sure shot to get on to what with the gushing brooks, deep woods, undulating meadows surrounded by snow-capped peaks like Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Chaukhamba among others – camping & trekking to your heart’s content coupled with the mystery of unusual remains of humans found in & around the lake.
(5) MARKHA VALLEY TREK
Also known as the Tree House trek, where one experiences living on parachute tents en route the treks, it is one hell of a trek trailing through the passes of Gandala La & Kongmaru La in Ladakh, remote gorges & streaming rivers, grazing grounds & the lifescapes of the Markha village with stunning views of the barren mountains & peaks. It also includes exploring the Hemis National park & relishing in Tibetan culture.
(6) DODITAL TREK
This emerald beauty being one of the highest altitude freshwater lakes is an ideal trek to get on with – indulging in the local culture & cuisines & trailing through the stunning views of the majestic Himalayan peaks , the Darwa pass and Darwa Top among others, the perfect retreat in the midst of this heavenly abode of mountains & valleys.
(7) HAMTA PASS TREK
The one to leave you in awe of the mesmerising surroundings in this one, though easy it is no less of an adventure & the ideal trek for some soul searching – the lush green valleys & woods, snow-capped peaks, passing through the Hampta Pass & other attractions like Chandrataal, the valleys of Lahual and Spiti among others opening up to a whole new world of adventure & thrill.
(8) YAMNOTRI PASS TREK
Accounting for the land of the sacred, this trek trails along Dodital, Ruinsara Lake to the Yamunotri Pass along the spots of Rishikash, Uttarkashi, Bhewada & Darba Top among others embracing the open vistas of Har ki Dun valley – experiencing the terrain, lifestyle & culture of the region & exploring the religious trails alongside the trek finding your own in the midst of natural serenity & calm.
(9) GAUMUKH / TAPOVAN TREK
Yet another one of the pilgrimage centres, this trek trails along Gaumukh – the source of river Bhagirathi, the meadows of Tapovan & further the Nandanvan & the emerald beauty being the Vasuki Tal, these exquisite lands offering unmatched adventures like rock climbing and glacier traversing, & scenic beauty surrounded by mountains, lakes & lush woods celebrating the sanctity of the Hindu lords.
(10) KARERI LAKE TREK
This one calls for some great expertise & challenge in trekking set in the midst of the Dhauladhar range spanning across tricky terrains, lush alpine woods, narrow ridges & whirly passes while one can also indulge in adventure acicities like Tyrolean Traversing. Kareri Lake trek one acts as a base to deep trekking in the region abundant with a variety of Flora & Fauna – making it on hell of an experience for some high altitude summer trekking.