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Top Five Summer Trek

The summer season is indeed the season where it sucks out all your energy and leaves you longing for a vacation. And, there is no better place than the hilly regions to rejuvenate yourself. The biggest perk of these trips are definitely the various treks you can embark on.

THE VALLEY OF FLOWERS TREK

The Valley of Flowers is an interesting one as this place was discovered accidentally by three British mountaineers who were returning from Mt. Kamet in the year of 1931. The dense forests while starting your hike exactly feels like those in the movie franchise, Jurassic Park. You can complete this trek by yourself too, and do not need others for support. There are various accommodations in Ghangaria which are cheap to suit your needs. This trek is on the wishlist of botanists, nature lovers, filmmakers, scientists, trekkers, photographers because of the scenic views available there. It is home to a variety of rare and endangered flora and fauna which you will be able to see on the trek. The whole area is surrounded by the majestic Himalayan range. The tranquility and the peace observed there is a sure gateway from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Valley of Flowers trek is a monsoon trek and thus, the monsoon season, that is, the months from June to August would be the perfect time to go there. 

DEO TIBBA BASE CAMP TREK

Deo Tibba Base Camp trek is also known as the Chota Chandratal trek. It is situated at 6001m to the Southeast of Manali. The trail there is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna leaving you gushing over them. Views of the snow filled mountains like Deo Tibba (6001m), Norbu Peak (5226m), and Jahatsukh Peak (5050m) can be enjoyed by the trekkers. The biggest perk would be to see the sparkling blue water of the Chota Chandratal lake. The locals believe in the art of simple living and perseverance, and they host fairs and festivals which depicts a lot about their culture and is of great financial help and religious importance to them. May to October are the best months to complete this trek. 

BHRIGU LAKE TREK

The Bhrigu Lake is located in the district of Kullu and is a high altitude lake. Travellers can enjoy the sight of the sun shining down on the lake and the snowfall as well. The lake, in itself, is a wonder. It changes its colour from time to time. Sometimes it gets green, sometimes it is blue, sometimes there is ice floating on the surface, and at times it is completely frozen. During the monsoon season, you will witness some flowers and grass growing around the lake. Some famous mountain peaks are also visible once you start trekking. If the weather is clear, the Pir Panjal ranges and the Dhauladhar ranges are visible as well. This trek is sometimes worth it, just to be able to see these amazing scenic views which remain forever etched in your heart. The trek itself is an exciting opportunity for all adventure lovers. The gentle rays of the sun during the day time makes the trekking quite pleasant, and the starry night skies makes for a special treat for the night gazers and the campers. You can go the Bhrigu Lake Trek during the months of mid-May to mid-October.

KEDARKANTHA TREK

Kedarkantha is a mountain peak that lies within the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary in the state of Uttarakhand. This is quite an easy trek and attracts enthusiasts from everywhere to take part in this trek. It is situated at a height of 12,500 ft and the base offers some panoramic views to all travellers. The Kedarkantha Trek takes about 6 days to complete and starts from Sankri till Shepherd Camp. There is a pond on the way named Juda-ka-Talab and it offers an amazing opportunity for all photographers to capture some beautiful sights. You will camp for one night at the Kedarkantha Base Camp and that night will be a memorable one. The whole trek is about 20 kms, but is not recommended to beginners as the high altitudes can pose some challenges. You can go on this trek at any time, except the monsoon season.

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK

The Everest Base Camp is located in Nepal and is one of the most difficult treks to ever undertake. One must have experience in other high altitude treks before embarking on this one. The maximum elevation to be reached during this trek is about 18,192 ft and the trekkers should be well equipped with essentials and should be of good health without any sort of breathing difficulties. The trek takes about 14 days and starts at Lukla, and goes on to Phakding, Namche, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep and then, finally to the Everest Base Camp. But, this is not the final stop as you then ascend to Kala Patthar. This place provides the magical views of Mt.Everest and is something that will forever be etched inside your hearts. The whole trek might be dangerous, but the satisfaction after completing it is unparalleled. The best time to go trekking to the Everest Base Camp would be from the months of March to May.

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