With the arrival of summer, comes the opportunity to explore the routes that one would otherwise not be able to traverse due to the extreme monsoon and winter conditions. When choosing the right trek, seasons often play a strong part in the decision. Sometimes it’s hard to decide where or what trek to tackle?
India’s topography is as diverse as a sky full of differently shaped clouds. This is good, because one is exposed to a plethora of outdoor experiences, with many taking place across the seasons. From Ladakh to Kanyakumari or from the Rann of Kutch to the Bay of Bengal, one can find themselves hiking through thick pastures, verdant woods and under the fluttering showers of quaint waterfalls. Mother Nature has its miracles which never seize to amaze the human eye. A trek is no different. Each destination has secrets that are waiting to be unveiled.
These are some great treks that can be tackled in the summer:
Kuari Trek, Garhwal: The Kauri Pass trek, also known as Curzon’s Trail, is a renowned trekking route among adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. The trek journeys through stunning mountain side landscapes, green laden hills and through villages with outgoing locals. Trekking under the shadow of snow-laden peaks that surround the region will leave any devout adventurer in-awe. Some of the peaks that one can encounter along the way are, the Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Kamet and Chaukhamba peaks. Here, the right equipment makes the journey easier and more enjoyable. From trekking shoes, to gaitors for added protection to the legs. Depending on temperature, thermal wear and wind protection gear are an added advantage to take on the elements.
Roopkund-Bedni Bugyal: Roopkund, is a trekking trail that screams the word adventure when it hits the ears of trekkers. Located in the Chamoli district of Garhwal, the region has ample opportunity for various adventure activities. It is home to beautiful ravines, serene campsites and flowing green meadows which truly describe the words adventure and nature. Glaciers and snow clad peaks are stunning sights strewn across the valley. Temperatures fluctuate heavily, not to mention the strong winds which never seize to send chills down your body. If one finds themselves ascending the peaks a few thousand feet above sea level in the Roopkund region, then gear to protect against harsh winds and cold temperatures is a must.