Trekking is something any traveler loves to do. To find the perfect season to do the same raise concern for it. Monsoon is often not considered the best season for trekking. But there are some amazing monsoon trekking spots in our country. Here are some of them:
This location is Andharban near Pimpri in Maharashtra and is about 1.5 hour journey from Lonavala. This trekking hotspot is also known as the Dark Forest. The whole credit goes to the misty landscapes of Tamhini Ghat and the evergreen Sahyadri.
Expect plenty of streams, dense forests, plenty of streams, and stunning views of Kundalika Valley on the way. This trek is usually completed in a day. This has an elevation of 2,160 feet above sea level. The level of this particular trek ranges from moderate to advanced.
Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
It is for this reason that the Valley of Flowers has earned the title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The core zone of this Uttarakhand trekking site, situated within the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve turns into a carpet of flowers in a riot of colors showcasing unparalleled natural beauty.
This area is open only between June to October, thus monsoon makes for the best time to visit. Ghangaria makes for an ideal resting spot after trekking for 9 km from Poolna. Several restaurants and hotels are offering basic meals. From there, it’s another 3.7 km until one finally gets to rest in nature’s lap amongst all things green. This is a one-week trek. This trek has an elevation of 12,654 feet above sea level. The gradient of this trek ranges from easy to moderate.
You can also do a triund trek as it is also a very amazon trek.
Garbett Plateau, Matheran, Maharashtra
Matheran is one of the most popular places people travel to and visit, in Maharashtra. This is discovered back in 1850 by Hugh Poyntz Malet, the then collector of the Thane district, the Garbett Plateau offers its visitors a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Matheran range, thereby making it a must-visit spot. Having the plateau on one side, multiple waterfalls on the other and the Bhivupri Lake down below, the 2.5 hour’s walk up is nothing less than heavenly in the monsoon.
Garbett plateau is the most favorite monsoon trek in Maharashtra as it offers everything we want within a day’s hike. There is a beautiful lake, tiny waterfalls, streams, and finish the through a jungle trail. Don’t forget to treat yourself to some homely mouth-watering Maharashtrian snacks. At the end of the trek, we could also grab roasted corn at Dasturi, Matheran. This trek is of one-day duration and this palace is located at an elevation of 2,625 feet above sea level. This trek has a medium level of the range.
Visapur Fort Trek, Maharashtra
Situated between Mumbai and Pune, Visapur holds a stunning view of Tikona Fort, Tung Fort, Lohagad Fort, and Pawna Lake. When started early, two forts can be covered easily Lohagad and Visapur on the same day. The way to Visapur has a widespread table top which trekkers can traverse in 1.5 hours to 2 hours with a few beautiful ponds, caves, and even gushing waterfalls a sight best witnessed, especially during monsoon.
While there, do not forget to visit the Bhaje caves and behold the sight of 22 rock-cut caves. This trek is completed within a day. This place is located at an elevation of 3,556 feet above sea level. The level of this trek ranges from easy to moderate.
Chembra Peak Trek, Kerala
The Chembra trek leads to the highest peak in the Wayanad district of Kerala, making it an impeccable monsoon trek in Kerala. A dreamy trail through the mist and green tea estates, cloud-covered cliffs, and a watchtower, all making way for the perfect ending – the heart-shaped Chembra Lake.
It’s advised to set off in the early morning hours as the 7 km long trek takes almost six hours to complete, not counting the additional one hour to get to the watchtower and two to get to the lake. While many snacking options are available at the base camp, it’s advisable to carry your snacks. This trek can be completed within a day. This place is located at an elevation of 6,990 feet above sea level. The range of this trail ranges from moderate to difficult.
Monsoon treks are something that anyone should try their hands on. It will allow the trekkers to enjoy the beauty of nature from a different point of view.