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This Summer Explore The Hidden Treasures Under The Snow-Cover

A new season is arriving which will give you the opportunity to experience the hidden treasures and adventures underneath the beautiful snow cover. Summer brings all-natural livelihood back to the Himalayas when the sun is up and all the living things come out of hibernation. You can hear the chirping of birds, the sound of gushing rivers, see the colorful bright flowers, feel the energetic warm sunrays, walk on the green scenic trail, basically be part of a cheerful world. Here, we bring some of the most wonderful trails through which you can enter into such an effervescent environment.

1. Roopkund Trek

Roopkund is one of those rare heavenly mysterious places on the Earth. It is prominent as the presence of more than five hundred human skeletons at the edge of the lake. There are many assumptions and beliefs about these skeletons. You should actually visit the lake to solve the mysteries.

Roopkund is a serene glacial lake located at an altitude of nearly 4,800 meters. It is located in the Chamoli district of Garhwal and is one of the best sites for Trekking in Garhwal. It is closer to hill stations like Nainital and Kathgodam.

The trek extends through lush green grassy land and conifer forest ranging towards the fall of hills along the Pindar River. You can enjoy the natural and lush green beauty of the surroundings with the pleasant breeze that blows all around you, giving a soothing effect to your senses. Attractive sights of Trishul and Nandghungti peaks are a treat to eyes.

This beautiful lake between the mountains forms a picturesque trekking destination.

The lake is covered with ice all the time adding to its beauty. But summer is the best time to experience this mysterious trek.

2. Rupin Pass Trek

Rupin Pass Trek is unique in a way that presents various sceneries at every other twist in the path. Before you get used to the scenery, you will step into another landscape. The trail is made of rocks and wooden bridges passing through the white Rhododendrons and expanse of green meadows. Situated at an altitude of 15,250 ft in Himachal Pradesh, it starts from a small village named Dhaula and ends at the city of Sangla which lies in the Baspa Valley.

Rupin River will escort you throughout the trail hence provides picturesque camping sites. Another advantage of the trek is it being less crowded you can enjoy the tranquil time within mountains. An experienced Trekker or a beginner, all should definitely experience this distinctive trek.

3. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

The Kashmir Great Lakes Trek as its name suggests lies in the most appealing place on earth, Kashmir. The trek will therefore never fail to fulfil your dreams of walking in paradise. Every step you take will bring you closer to your inner self.

You will always be amongst the meadows throughout this trek. Post winter is the best time for this trek when the trails blossoms with colorful flowers. At every step, you will find yourself being part of a perfect dreamy picture. Just 3 km far from Sonmarg, the trek enters into the fairyland. Crossing enough number of meadows, you will reach Shekdur, the only campsite with trees on this trek. After crossing a tunnel-like Nichnai pass followed up comes the first lake, Vishansar Lake. This lake will leave a lasting impression on you as it is surrounded by 4 big mountains.

With the sight of the first lake, you will forget about the hectic trail and just want to move towards other lakes in the greed of serene beauty. You just have to keep walking and the scenery will be changing at every turn offering captivating lakes surrounded by magnificent mountains. No other place on Earth will prove as wonderful, tranquil to you as this trail.

4. Goechala Trek

Goechala (16,207 ft) is a high mountain pass and base camp for the world’s third highest mountain, Kanchenjunga. Every explorer looking for the extraordinary elegance of mountain ranges should never miss the vibrant Sleeping Buddha view from the Dzongri top. Those few minutes of your life when you experience the first sun rays on the Kanchenjunga range transforming into fluorescent shining peaks will be lifelong memorable ones.  Another astonishing fact about the stunning views from Goechala trail is that when the government authorities first saw the view from Goechala, they were so moved by the view that they decided to feature it on the Rs.100 note.

After the very first alluring views of Pandim mountain, you tend to just follow its sight in the greed to capture its entire sight. You will also get to see 14 summits of the entire Kanchenjunga range. The trail meets the typical Dzongri top trek route. It is only through this trek one gets an entry in the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park and its hidden flora fauna. Though the trek lasts for about 11 days, each day will bring surprisingly variant trail. The trail that sometimes passing through dense forests, sometimes beside river, sometimes green bushes, sometimes steep terrain. In spite of such variety throughout the entire trail, you will be welcomed by the scenic Samiti Lake on the summit day. The trek is considered as difficult, each step of endurance is worth it.

5. Chopta Chandrashilla Trek

This is the most popular Summer Trek. As the Himalayas blossom after the harsh winter, you can enter into the brighter and vibrant Himalayas through this trek. The trail passes beside the Chandrashilla peak and the enchanting Deoriatal lake. This 5-days plan is a gift for a nature treasurer, bird watching amateur, or a trekker. The plan which will never fail to please you.

The first major attraction of the trek is the Deoriatal lake. Situated at a height of 7,841 ft the lake is not surrounded by mountains but forests for a change. At a short distance ahead, the Chaukhamba massif glistens and the reflection of it is caught in the crystal-like waters of the lake. Next up on the line of visual ecstasies are the extensive meadows that turn to snowfields along the way to Chopta. As one furthers up the trail, great peaks jump to view—Bandarppoonch, Kedar, and Chaukhamba to name a few. These stunning views stretch up to the end till Tunganath temple.

6. Gomukh Tapovan Trek

We introduce a wonderful trek for your summer trekking bucket list, the Gomukh Tapovan Trek. This is not one of those popular treks offering fairyland experiences. But it will offer eccentric views which no other trek can offer. The trek starts from Gangotri, the most devoted religious place on earth. The trek route passes through the serene Gangotri National Park providing sights of alluring Bhagirathi sister peaks, Manda Peak, Bhrigu Parbat, Sudarshan Parbat and many more.

Gomukh is the end of Gangotri Glacier, the source of mighty river Ganga. This trek will give you an opportunity to be at the start of river Ganga, the Gomukh. It looks just like cow’s mouth, hence the name.

Tapovan is one of the most famous locations in Hindu mythology, where Sadhus used to sit for meditation. It is also very known amongst the Mountaineers as the base camp for Mount Shivling expeditions. Shivling is the most beautiful mountain which entices climbers all over the world. The holy gushing river Bhagirathi will escort you to Mount Shivling right from Gangotri where the trek begins. Camping beside Bhagirathi river, under the dark sky embellished with stars, is the best way for relaxation. The trail to reach Tapovan is the most difficult part of the route due to moraines on Gangotri Glacier. It is not a technical climb but a strenuous one, adding thrill for Adventurous Trekkers. With such thrills, you will cherish the trek for the lifetime.

7. Har ki Doon Trek

If you are looking for easy to moderate Trekking in India, Har ki Doon Trek in the Uttarakhand region provides some spectacular sites of the flourished lively Himalayas. It is best in summers owing to the vibrant greens patched with orchids, rhododendrons, and other blossoms. The most part of the trail is through dense forest cover, hence preventing problems due to improper acclimatization.

The trek is located at the base of Fatheh Parvat, at a height of around 11,600 ft from the sea level. It is a place which is most sought after, for the first experience of Trekking. It is an eight-day long journey which starts at Sankri. At Sankri, you can view beautiful Garhwal mountains. As you trek and get tired you will be rejuvenated by having lunch near the harvested fields of potato, millet, and maize near the banks of Supin river.

Moving through a thick forest of conifers—chestnut, bhojpatra or papyrus bark, pines, and cedar, the trail is an intense experience of nature. There are several log bridges to be crossed over cool flowing streams concluded by the final ascent lap. The last landmark on the stretch of the valley is a waterfall. The vibrantly loaded trek ends with the delightful views of the Swargarohini mountain.

8. Pangarchulla Peak Trek

Pangarchulla the chimney peak lies in the Garwhal Himalayas. With the height of 14, 700 ft, this chimney peak offers best practice for non-technical climbing. This trek route is abundant of flora-fauna encompassed by red rhododendrons, oaks, silver birch, blue pine, and bhojpatra. Until the snowline, you might be lucky enough to encounter musk deer, black bear, or Himalayan Tahr.

A steep ridge taking you on an ascent to the peak on summit day is a painstaking but highly gratifying feature of this trek. The strenuous climb on the last day might fill your body with pain, but it is the pain of achievement.

Another prominent feature of this trek is the riskless snow. The slopes covered in powdery snow will offer you an ascent without the risk of a deathly fall. If you are someone wishes to test your strength, then winter is the suitable time for you. For others, summer should be the preferable time to walk on this trail to the chimney peak.

9. Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu Lake Trek is another walk through the mountains towards the high altitude glacial lake. It is Located in the upper Kullu Valley based on the eastern side of the famous Rohtang pass in Himachal Pradesh.

With only 4 days this trek is a weekend trek, suitable for experienced and beginner trekkers.  Based at an altitude of 14,000 ft trek offers mind-blowing views of snow-capped mountains.  Be it the breath-taking views of Seven Sister Peaks of Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba, or outstretched PirPanjal ranges. All this is decorated by the rich line of oak and cedar forests, green lush meadows, and gushing streams along the meandering trails. One can also rejoice the sight of Himalayan Monal, Snow Cocks, and the beautiful pheasants. With Brighu lake trek, you get an opportunity of enjoying the small enticing trek.

10. Bagini Glacier Trek

Bagini Glacier Trek ends at the base of Chang Bang peak. It is unique in a way that unlike other trek routes, the route commences with a walk on a suspension bridge over Dhauliganga. Another essence of the trek is the sparsely populated villages which have habitats at above 11,000 ft.

The Dronagiri village has merely 50-60 houses. The houses are placed on steps of mountain slope such that it looks more beautiful than coastal houses of Italy. You will be astonished to see how the village must have survived at such an altitude, far away from basic amenities. Dronagiri Parbat has its huge place in the Ramayana. It is believed that Hanuman cut part of this mountain and flew with the mountain in his hand. While Dronagiri has a part in Indian mythology the wonderful peak has a big spot for explorers too for the clear views of Hathi and GhoraParbats. As the night begins the dark sky lays an alluring black blanket of shining stars. If you are lucky enough you will encounter the attractive moon rise from Dronagiri peak.

The trail to the Bagini Glacier rises above the tree line where the trees, meadows just fade out. The lower base camp is the plain plateau surrounded by peaks of Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi Pahad. As you move to the upper Basecamp you will get a closer view of the huge Bagini Glacier. You may spot big crevasses in the glacier. The basecamp is one of those rarest points, similar to an amphitheater that entertains you with attractive snow-covered mountains.