Top 5 Monsoon season treks to do in India

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Trekking is one of the most famous and exciting activities among all nature and adventure lovers. Usually, the best time for treks is said to be the summer and winter seasons due to safety reasons as during monsoon the trails become slippery and it becomes difficult to complete the trek. But some unique treks in india can be done during the monsoon season as well. These trekking paths look breathtaking and offer some very stunning views of nature. During monsoon months you will pass through a path surrounded by lush greenery and the weather is also pleasant to complete the trek without worrying about heat or harsh cold winds. Here’s a list of some of the best treks that are best monsoon season treks to do in india.

Here’s a list of some famous monsoon treks in india:

  • Kashmir Great Lakes Trek 
  • Valley of Flowers trek 
  • Tarsar Marsar trek
  • Hampta pass trek
  • Beas kund trek

1. Kashmir Great Lakes trek

On the Kashmir Great Lakes trek you can explore 7 beautiful lakes daily. Every lake will surprise you with its beauty every time. The KGL trek is one of the most mesmerizing treks in india. This is a moderate to difficult level trek that can be done with the right preparation and prior trekking experience. The best part of this trek is that every lake you come across is unique in its way. During the post-monsoon time, you will have breathtaking views of lush green meadows, colorful flowers, and beautiful maple trees. The freshness of this place can be very overwhelming for you. On your way to Satsar, you will come across beautiful maple trees which will be one of the main highlights of this trek apart from the beautiful lakes. 

2. Valley of Flowers trek 

Purple flowers in valley of flowers

The Valley of Flowers trek is one of the best monsoon treks in all the monsoon treks in india. You can witness a carpet of colorful flowers with intoxicating scents. The valley keeps on changing its colors every week one week you will see the valley is red, later it will turn pink, and then yellow. This is a 6-day long trek and on the scale of difficulty level, it is rated as a moderate-level trek, making it ideal for beginners and experienced trekkers. While trekking here you can enjoy stunning views of mountains covered in snow and puffy clouds over the valley. You can have the best experience of monsoon trekking on this trek. You should carry all the essential rain gear to ensure a safe trekking experience. 

3. Tarsar marsar trek

Tarsar marsar trek

The Tarsar Masar trek in india is one of the prettiest monsoon treks. This trek will take you toward the two most beautiful lakes located at an altitude of 12,500 ft. The trekking trail is surrounded by green meadows and on your way you will witness pristine valleys, breathtaking mountains, and beautiful valleys. Trekking along these beautiful lakes with clear blue skies feels amazing. You will get a chance to place your camps near the emerald blue lake of Tarsar. The total duration of this trek is 7 days and it is a moderate-level trek that is suitable for beginners and experienced trekkers. The Tarsar Marsar Lakes trek is a great alternative to the KGL trek. The two pristine lakes will make you fall in love with their beauty. 

4. Bhrigu Lake trek

Bhrigu Lake

The Bhrigu Lake Trek is one of the most beautiful Himalayan trek which can be done in monsoon. This trek is perfect for everyone who wants to dive deep into nature and escape the day-to-day busy life. Total trekking days are 4 and on your way to this glacial lake, you will pass through lush green meadows and dense oak forests. On your way, you will also witness some famous Himalayan peaks like Pir Panjal and Deo Tibba. On this trek, you will achieve an altitude of 14,100 ft. and this trek will amaze you with stunning views of seven sister peaks. This lake remains frozen for most of the time in a year which is the main attraction. The total trek distance is around 24 km and this trek is rated as easy trek which makes it ideal for beginners. July to August are the monsoon months which are the best months for this trek. 

5. Markha valley trek 

People trekking in Markha Valley

Located in Hemis National Park Markha Valley is one of the largest and beautiful valleys in this region. This trek starts from Leh and while trekking you will witness Buddhist culture and lifestyle. During monsoon season you can also witness gushing streams which will add more beauty to this valley trek. The total trekking days are 7 and you will achieve an altitude of 17,100 ft. You will also be able to have stunning views of K2 ranges, Kang Yate Peaks, and Stok Kangri. This is a moderate-level trek that can be done by beginners who have great fitness and experienced trekkers as well. To get fit for trekking you should exercise daily, you can either go gym or jog every day. 


Trekking is one of the best adventurous sports, and people from all over the world visit india to trek in the beautiful Himalayas. Most of the time it is not recommended to trek in monsoon and summer and autumn months are considered as the best months for trekking. But here are a few treks in india that can be done in monsoon season as well. These treks are KGL, the Valley of Flowers, Tarsar Marsar, Bhrigu Lake Trek, and many more. You can see the best of these places during the monsoon season as the valleys and landscapes become lively and offer the best views which is an absolute treat to one’s eyes. 

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