Tranquil surroundings, soothing environment, and chilly winds, this is all we want and experience whenever go on a Himalayan trek. Himalayas are best to escape from the chaotic life of cities. October is the perfect month to feast your eyes with the beauty of nature. In the autumn season, trekking in the Himalayas is a wonderful experience that can cherish for a lifetime.
Shades of sky, color-changing landscapes, pleasant and calm surroundings will leave you speechless.
If you are planning to do trekking in October then here are I am suggesting you some of the best treks to do:
- Kedarkantha Trek
One of the most scenic and beautiful treks in the lesser Himalayas. Kedarkantha is a high mountain peak nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand. October month is best to embark on this adventure. You will spot very less crowd.
With lush blooming meadows, tranquil lakes, dense forests of pines & deodars, snow-covered mountains, and scenic landscapes. Kedarkantha peak is perched at an elevation of 12,500ft offers majestic views of 13 Himalayan peaks.
According to mythology, the peak is dedicated to Lord Shiva. You will spot a beautiful old temple at the top. The tranquil surroundings at the top will make you stay longer. Kedarkantha trek has the most scenic campsites. Juda ka Talab is a twin lake campsite which offers great views of the snow-covered mountains. Kedarkantha campsite is another experience to pitch the tent in the green pastures surrounded by dense groves of pines and rhododendrons.
The trek starts from the village Sankri which also serves as a basecamp to so many other treks like Har ki Doon. The trek ends at Sankri via Hargaon campsite. Feast your eyes with the greenery and feel the fresh air of soothing environment.
- Nag Tibba Trek
A classic must-do adventure that is very famous among beginners. Nag Tibba is a hill standing tall at a height of 3,022m and it is the highest peak in the lower Himalayas. It is a part of the 3 Himalayan ranges- the Dhauladhar range, Pir Panjal range, and Nag Tibba range.
Nag Tibba Trek adventure considered a perfect weekend trek near Delhi. The whole trek is of 2 days including camping. Nag Tibba offers great panoramic views of the Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath, and many more. The trail is considered to be easy. The trek offers some best campsites with the great views of sparkling nights and alluring days. There is a temple at the top of the hill which is devoted to the serpent god. The trek will take you through the dense forests of oaks & rhododendrons, lush meadows, with the backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Nag Tibba trek starts from a small village Pantwari village which is 85km from Dehradun and considered as the shortest route to reach Nag Tibba.
If you have 2-3 days extra then you can also explore the queen of hills, Mussorie.
- Har ki Doon
If you want to see the true colors of nature, sceneries, and landscapes then a trek to Har ki Doon in October will be a great adventure. Har ki Doon valley at a height of 11,768ft above sea level. The valley is very famous among trekkers. It is nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand.
The lush beauty & greenery of the meadows are mesmerizing, the incredible landscapes, rich variety of flora & fauna, and alpine forests will come along during the trek.
Another highlight of the trek is, it is a gateway to Govind Pashu National Park where you will spot a lot of Himalayan birds. You can also see some wild animals like wild boars, black bears, Barasingha, etc.
Villages which comes under the valley are totally untouched by civilization. The trek gives an opportunity to explore the villages and experience their lifestyle for a few days. Har ki Doon valley is also known as “the valley of gods”, it is said that Pandavas took this path and went to heaven from the Swargarohini Parvat.
Har ki Doon is a moderate to difficult trek which can be done by both beginners and experienced trekkers.
One of the easiest and perfect weekend trek in Himachal Pradesh. Triund is a favorite beginner’s trek. The trek is a treat to trekkers. The greenery and changing landscapes in October will make you fall in love with the place. Triund top is perched at an elevation of 9,350ft and offers great panoramic views of the Dhauladhar ranges and the alluring Kangra valley.
This beautiful trek start from the Dharmakot or Mcleodganj. Triund is a weekend trek and can be covered in 2 days. You will pass through lush meadows, dense conifers, blooming flora & fauna, and mighty mountains in the backdrop.
Experience the alluring sunrises, amazing sunsets, and star-studded nights. Camping is famous at Triund. Feast your eyes with natural beauty and tranquil surroundings. You can further trek to Lahesh caves and Kareri lake trek which are one of the popular treks in Himachal Pradesh.
If you have more days then you can also explore the beautiful hill stations Mcleodganj and Dharamshala.
- Kuari Pass Trek
Kuari Pass or Lord Curzon trail is one of the scenic and thrilling trek in Uttarakhand. The trail or pass is perched at an elevation of 4,268m and offers splendid views of Nanda Ghunti, Chaukhamba, Changbang, Mana, Kamet, Dronagiri, Neelkanth, and few other Himalayan Peaks.
The trek starts from a religious destination Joshimath and covers Gorsan Bugyal, & Auli. This beautiful trek passes through the lush meadows, pristine lakes, dense rhododendrons, and serene beauty of nature. The vast pastures of Gorson Bugyal and popular skiing destination Auli will leave you speechless by their scenic views. October season is best to explore the colors of nature, splashing rivers & waterfalls, and a variety of flora & fauna.
Kuari Pass is a perfect pick for snow and nature lovers.
These are some of the famous scenic treks that you can do in the autumn season. Plan your next adventure trip and feast your eyes with nature’s best.
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