India is very popular among the trekkers as it gives endless opportunities to explore hidden and uncover the most beautiful destinations one can get on their holidays. So, here is the list of the best 3 treks one can go this summer. However, it was not easy to select the best 3 summer treks as every trek is perfect and beautiful in its own way. But these 3 treks are those which you should not miss, and everyone should go for these treks at least once in their lifetime.
Here are the best 3 beginner-friendly summer treks in India –
1. Ali Bedni Bugyal
Did you ever think or imagine an endless expanse of pristine green meadows all around you? Like you are surrounded by some of the tallest Himalayan peaks! Isn’t it fascinating?
Ali bedni bugyal is a summer trek in Uttarakhand, India. The trek begins from a scenic Himalayan village known as Lohajung. Then trekkers make their way onto Didina (a small place). It’s a long day journey that awaits us, as the trekking route is steep and will require every bit of energy, but after completing the journey, you will realize that your efforts would be as rewarded as you would get to camp out amidst the mountains.
As it is a summer trek, that’s why the best time to go for this adventure (Ali-Bedni Bugyal Trek) would be in summers, in months of April-May-June, when the meadows are in full greenery, and this is the time when beautiful wildflowers grow, and you will see flora & fauna everywhere.
2. Har Ki Dun Trek
Har ki Dun trek is another very famous trek of Uttarakhand, and it’s actually a little different from all other treks. If you go deep to know more about this place, you will find that this place is rich with the historical and cultural significance of the place. It is also said by the locals here that it is the land of Duryodhana from Mahabharat, who remains to be the locally worshipped god here till date. The village, places and the whole route capture a very scenic insight of a different world as compared to what you’ve seen in your daily life.
The locals of this place believe that Har ki Dun valley (village) is the same route that Pandavas took in order to reach Heaven, and therefore, it is popularly known as the ‘Valley of Gods’. Also, when you will be trekking here, you will find there a mountain peak known as Swargarohini, and the subsequent valley is known as the ‘Stairway to Heaven’, which may intrigue you if you’re a Led Zepplin fan. Isn’t it fascinating? I find that too!
This trek is suitable for any beginner as it is not very difficult to accomplish and also for those who prove to be exciting for even an experienced trekker. The Har ki Dun trek difficulty is considered from easy to moderate, and it also provides an excellent overall experience as a speaking being a trekker. The best time to visit Har ki Dun valley trek is during summers (April, May, Mid-June) and also after the monsoon season ends.
This valley is famous for its orchids and rhododendrons, which are unique and specially grown in this region. Flora and fauna mixed with the rich culture and immense historical importance secure its position among top contenders in the list of best treks in Uttrakhand. And one another thing about this trek is that you can opt for this trek with ruinsara tal, which makes this trek more amazing and thrilling. Har ki dun ruinsara tal trek would be the best option any trekker can get because ruinsara tal is very famous for its panoramic views, and the vibes of it will definitely release all your tension & stress. You’ll find peace and serenity here as it is not very crowded, and if you are coming from the city and wanted a break from the hustle-bustle life of yours, then you should definitely go for Har ki dun trek with ruinsara tal.
3. Sar Pass Trek
The second trek on our list is the Sar Pass Trek. It is one of the most popular treks in the months of summer (May and June especially), and you can do it while you’re in Himachal, Pradesh. Sar pass trek starting point is near to Parvati Valley, and it’s a beautiful offbeat valley near Kasol, Himachal Pradesh in India. So, if you are planning to visit Himachal Pradesh anytime soon this summer then you might want to go for an adventure trek as well and sar pass trek will be your best option.
This Trek starts from the Grahan village, which is a beautiful village in Himachal Pradesh, and it is surrounded by exotic Rhododendrons trees all around the village.
An interesting thing you might want to know about the Sar Pass trek is that it’s a mountain ridge rather than being an actual pass. The most scenic site is when you will be trekking there will be a spot come across you, and you’ll see that the mighty Parvati river flows alongside it, which makes the experience even more thrilling.
To enjoy the best and fullest of Sar Pass Trek, you need to choose the months correctly. And in my opinion, the best time to go on this adventure is during April and May. You will find thick snow, and when you reach the highest altitude, you see the weather of Sar Pass is at its best.