The heavy rain showers, cool breeze and greenery is all that comes to mind when you think of August. Trekking in August when the monsoon is at its peak is a crazy idea. You will have to face a lot more challenges than usual which makes going to the trek even more exciting.
So, here is a list of treks that you can pick from!!!
The Valley of Flowers is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trek lasts for 7 days located at an altitude of 4389 feet. This is graded as a moderately difficult trek. This boasts about more than 300 kinds of alpine flowers besides a biodiversity which has remained relatively untouched. The Valley of Flowers is included in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve.
The best time to do the valley of flowers trek is during August when the flowers are in full bloom. The trail begins from Ghangaria. You will be amazed to see the place clothed in the most colourful flowers belonging to different species and varieties. Some of the most commonly spotted flowers are marigold, poppies, daisies and primulas. The Valley of Flowers is also home to several kinds of medicinal plants and few endangered species.
The Kanchenjunga base camp trek is one of the most thrilling treks in India. The Kanchenjunga proclaims its glory at an altitude of 8586 m and as the third highest mountain peak in the world. You will enjoy the panoramic views from Frey Peak to Kabru Peak as you embark on this trek. It is an 8 day trail that begins at Yuksom, a sleepy village in west Sikkim.
You will be seeing the gorgeous views of Rathong River, lovely orchids, rare birds and evergreen fern plantations along the course of the trek. A major attraction of the trek is the Prek Chu river. One of the highlights of the trek is the route that crosses Dzongri.
The Markha Valley trail is one of the most famous in Ladakh region. The trail passes through remote mountain passes, sleepy villages, quaint monastic settlements and pale alpine meadows of Nimalling of Kang Yatze Peak. The trail ascends to Kongmaru La with its imposing views of Karakoram.
The trail takes the trekkers inside the beautiful Hemis National Park and through two passes namely Ganda La and Kongmaru La. There are many other thrilling facts about the trail like the part where you will have to cross the Markha River whose waters are waist deep. Do not miss a chance to go through the beauty of the trail.
The Pin Parvati trek is graded as a difficult trek. One has to walk over the glaciers in Parvati Valley in Kullu and Pin Valley in Spiti. This is about a 16 day trek and is at an altitude of 5335 m. You will pass through several villages, verdant meadows and stunning lakes starting from Manikaran. As you follow the route upstream of Parvati River, you will come across the glaciers.
The sight will remain lodged in your memory for a long time. You will travel through the Pin Parvati pass which is the highest point of the trek, before reaching the Spiti Valley. It is a must to explore the monasteries in Spiti Valley before going back through Kaza and Rohtang Pass.
The Tso Moriri trek is an exciting trek to one of the highest altitude lakes in the trans Himalayan region in India. The place is located at an altitude of 4594 m. Trekking along this trail promises to be a thrilling affair. Apart from admiring various species of Himalayan mammals, you also get to witness the incredible beauty of the region.
The trek covers several mountain passes namely Tanglang La, Horlamkongkala furthermore. You will be awestruck by the incredible views of Lake Moriri. This promises to be one of the most fascinating sights during the trek. The trail of the Tso Moriri trek attracts people from all over the world. You also get to explore a high altitude plateau, Chang Thang.
Pack your bags and get ready for an amazing experience as you trek along the trails this August.