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Aug
2018

10 Best Treks in May

Posted By : Diksha Kumar/ 124 0

10 Best Treks In May:

Treks in the Himalayas:

The month of May is maybe cursed with blistering heat of summers, but it is definitely also blessed with the vacation period that serves respite from the hectic busy life schedule and provides an opportunity to admire the serenity and beauty of the Himalayas with its pleasant and chilling mountain breeze, saving you from the fiery summer heat. And the best way to explore the Himalayas is to trek its ancient and sprawling precipitous trails. From research and experience, a compiled list of best treks in May is presented below.

Here is a list of 10 Best Treks in May 2019, perched in the mighty mountains of the great Himalayas:

Trekking In India:

 

Goechala Trek - Treks In May
Goechala Trek – Treks In May
  1. Goechala trek: Yuksom, Sikkim.

Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult.

Length: 95 km.

Altitude: 15,100 ft.

Duration: 11 days.

Base Camp: Yuksom.

Lying in the beautiful Goechala National Park in Sikkim, the Goechala Trek is believed to be one of the most beautiful treks in May due to some of its amazing views of the serene Samiti Lake with the reflection of Mt. Pandim, the tear-shaped Goechala Lake and glittering rays during sunset and sunrise on the mighty Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain peak in the world. The entire trek is filled with adrenaline rushing steep slopes but the hardship is indemnified by the peaceful walk on the wooden logs trails of the rhododendron forests, verdant valets and meadows, and burbling rivers.  In addition to all this, the trek also presents the grand views of 14 other Summits other than Kanchenjunga.

Route:  Yuksom – Legship – Sachen – Phedang – Dzongri – Thangshing – Goechala – Yuksom.

 

Roopkund Trek - Treks In May
Roopkund Trek – Treks In May
  1. Roopkund Trek: Chamoli, Uttarakhand.

Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult

Length: 53 km.

Altitude: 15,750 ft.

Duration: 9 days.

Base Camp: Lohajung.

This is definitely one of the best choices to opt to from the list of best treks in May because it is a complete package of natural beauty, excitement, challenges, adventure and pleasant weather of the summers. The trek starts with the encounter from the great and ancient Oak forests of the alpine Uttarakhand and passes through gurgling and scintillating brooks. Be prepared to get your mind completely blown by the indomitable charm of the most beautiful verdant meadows of Ali and Bedni Bugyal with views of grand Himalayan peaks. Finally, beyond these forests, streams and meadows the ultimate destination of the trek is the most mysterious and famous Roopkund Lake in the lap of the marvellous Mt. Trishul. The lake is extremely popular for residing around 300 Human Skeleton in its bosom from ages, which are believed to be a result of a hailstorm somewhere in 854 AD.

Route: Lohajung – Wan – Ghairoli Patal – Bedni Bugyal – Patar Nachauni – Bhagwabhasa – Roopkund – Junargali.

 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Treks In May
Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Treks In May
  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Pokhra, Nepal.

Difficulty Level: Moderate – Difficult.

Length: 53 km.

Altitude: 13,545 ft.

Duration: 9 days.

Base Camp: Gnadruk.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an amazing trek that takes you to the most beautiful and marvellous Annapurna Massif, where the Annapurna I stands proudly of being the tenth highest mountain peak in the world and was the first of the eight-thousanders to be climbed. The trek provides an opportunity to observe the diverse cultures along with high altitude diverse landscapes, terraced fields and quaint villages that reflect the native Nepali culture. Also get a chance to have a glimpse of the most famous and beautiful Mt. Machapuchhre (the Fish-Tailed Mountain) which is revered by the Nepalese for its beauty. The clear summer sky turns this trek into one of the most visited treks in May.

Route: Pokhra – Gandruk – Chhomrong – Dovan – Deurali – Machapuchhre Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp.

Pindari Glacier Trek-Treks In May
Pindari Glacier Trek-Treks In May
  1. Pindari Glacier: Almora, Utttarakhand.

Difficulty Level: Easy – Moderate.

Length: 41 km.

Altitude: 12,300 ft.

Duration: 7 days.

Base Camp: Loharkhet.

The Pindari Glacier is one of the most easily accessible glaciers in the Himalayas. Situated in the Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand, this trek is best in all the treks in May because the weather of that region in summer is so soothing and enchanting. The drive to Loharkhet from Almora is one of the most picturesque drives of Himalayas and the trek from Loharkhet takes you to the serene and beautiful Khati Village. The trek is encompassed with alpine rhododendron forests and streams dominating with the Pindari River that meets the River Alaknanda and several quaint villages that offers you a whiff of the lifestyle and culture of the local people. Ultimately the trek takes you to the pristine Pindari Glacier resting among two mighty Himalayan Peaks – the Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot.

Route: Loharkhet – Dhakuri – Khati – Dwali – Phurkiya – Pindari Glacier.

 

Kedar Tal Trek - Treks In May
Kedar Tal Trek – Treks In May
  1. Kedar Tal Trek: Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand.

Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult.

Length: 17 km

Altitude: 15,600 ft

Duration: 9 days

Base Camp: Gangotri.

Drown in the holiness of this trek as the trek itself commences from one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Hinduism, the Gangotri and takes you to the magnificent Kedar Tal which is one of the highest altitude lakes in India that lies in the foot of Mt. Thalyasagar and Mt. Bhirupanth. The lake is fed by the snowfall over the surrounding mountain peaks and is the source of the River Kedar Ganga which is a major tributary of the River Bhagirathi. The trails of the trek pass through dense Himalayan birch forests, high altitude meadows and sparkling streams and the entire region is full of diversity of flora and fauna and one can even have a sight of the famous Blue Sheep or Bharals. Above all, the campsite along the glacial lake of Kedar Tal offers mesmerizing views of the mountainous setting all around, making it one of the most beautiful treks in May.

Route: Gangotri – Bhoj Kharak – Kedar Kharak – Kedar Tal.

 

Rupin Pass Trek - Treks In May
Rupin Pass Trek – Treks In May
  1. Rupin Pass Trek: Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

Difficulty level: Moderate-Difficult.

Length: 52 km.

Altitude: 15,250 ft.

Duration: 9 Days.

Base Camp: Dhaula.

The trek begins with a whiff of holiness at the Pokhu Devta, an ancient worshipping place and takes you to the magical world of the hanging village of Jhaka through dense forests and tricky trails. Take the glimpses of majestic cascading waterfalls, dense woodlands of Rhododendron and Oak and tiny hamlets encompassing the entire trek. Get a chance to camp in the beautiful valleys and verdant riverside meadows under the bright night sky full of stars which makes this trek a great choice among the treks in May. Witness the mighty Kailash Peak and the marvellous two-story temple of Kinnauri culture as you head towards the finish of the trek.

Route:  Dhaula – Sewa – Jhaka – Suruwas Thach – Water Fall Camp – Rupin Pass – Ronti Gad – Sangla.

 

Har Ki Dun Trek-Treks In May.

  1. Har Ki Dun Trek: Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate.

Length: 47 km.

Altitude: 11,675 ft.

Duration: 7 Days.

Base Camp: Sankri (10 kms from Dehradun).

The Har Ki Dun is a cradle shaped hanging valley in the Garhwal Region of the Himalayas. The trek holds the title of “Valley of Gods”, and the trekkers take the very same trail that the Pandavas took to ascend to heaven via Swargarohini, the mountain that dominates the Har Ki Dun valley. Lying proudly in the Garhwal Himalayas. The Har Ki Dun Trek feasts the eyes of the trekkers with dazzling views of wild orchids and blue poppy, dense blooming forests of pine and rhododendron humming with the sounds of wild birds. Also, small hamlets and various glaciers and valley, are all the reasons why this is one of the best treks in May,. Also witness the verdant meadows and grazing grounds of cows and horses, along with the glimpses of some rare Himalayan wildlife like Leopards, Barking Deer, Bores and Langoors. Enjoy passing through small gurgling streams and bright night sky at your camps along with a bonfire.

Route: Dehradun – Sankri – Taluka – Osla – Kalkatiya Dhar – Har Ki Dun – Sankri.

 

Kauri Pass Trek - Treks In May
Kauri Pass Trek – Treks In May
  1. Kauri Pass Trek: Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate.

Length: 33 km.

Altitude: 12,516 ft.

Duration: 6 Days.

Base Camp: Joshimath.

Get completely enthralled in the holiness of the environment as the trek goes through some of the most famous pilgrim spots of Himalayas like Devprayag, Bhagirathi and Alaknanda confluence, views of Nanda Devi peak and so on. Also witness some of the oldest Himalayan forests of Oak and Rhododendron separated with lush meadows and well-defined tracks in between, that are all blooming in the summers making this one of the must to do treks in May. The trek offers some of the most outstanding campsites in the entire Himalayan region. Enjoy the dazzling views of the Mighty Himalayan peaks from atop Kauri and while returning get a chance to attain an adrenaline-pumping experience of Skiing in one of the best skiing destination, Auli. Finally, the trek winds up at Haridwar via Joshimath.

Route: Haridwar – Joshimath – Dhak – Chitrakantha – Tali Top – Khulkara – Kauri Pass – Auli – Joshimath.

 

Dayara Bugyal Trek-Treks In May
Dayara Bugyal Trek-Treks In May
  1. Dayara Bugyal Trek: Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand.

Difficulty level: Easy-Moderate.

Length: 20 km.

Altitude: 12,100 ft.

Duration: 5 Days.

Base Camp: Barsu.

The word Bugyal in the local dialect means “High altitude meadow” which gives a clear image of the trek ahead. The entire trek encompasses with dense Oak forests, small vacant villages and high altitude beautiful verdant meadows which turns into exotic picture perfect landscape during the summers which makes it one of the perfect treks in May and attracts lots of shutterbugs from India and abroad.  Catch glimpses of the Gangotri peaks, Srikanth peak, Bandarpoonch, and Black Peak and the majestic Barnala Tal, a small crystal waterhole flanked by a temple of the Nag Devta near the end of the trek.

Route: Barsu – Barnala Bugyal – Dayara Bugyal – Bakariya Top.

 

Sandakphu Trek - Treks In May
Sandakphu Trek – Treks In May
  1. Sandakphu Trek: Darjeeling, West Bengal.

Difficulty level: Easy – Moderate.

Length: 47 km.

Altitude: 11,941 ft.

Duration: 6 Days.

Base Camp: Manebhajan.

One of the most beautiful treks situated in the highest region of West Bengal, the Sandakphu Trek is also the only trail that offers the awe-striking views of four of the world’s five highest peaks – Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu. The trek is also known as the Singali La Trek because it goes through the Singali ridge that divides India and Nepal. The Kanchenjunga cluster family is popularly known as “The Sleeping Buddha” offers mesmerizing views from the trek routes. The blooming rhododendron forests in the month of May adds the cherry to the cake and takes the beauty of the trek to a whole new level that makes this trek as one of the most important treks in May. Witness the abundance of flora and fauna of the region and even get a chance to have a glimpse of the rare Red Panda in the woods. The trek offers some of the most spectacular views of grand Himalayan mountain peaks of India, Nepal Bhutan and further.

Route: Manebhajan – Tumling – Kalipokhri – Sandakphu – Srikhola – New Jalpaiguri.

 

See Also:

Kedarkantha trek: Treks in May.
Hampta Pass Trek: Treks in May.

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