28 Best Summer Treks & Camps to do in India

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the Human Spirit”- Edward Abbey

The Himalayas are the jewel of India covering more than ten Indian states. Some of them are Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal. There are many treks in these states which will take you closer to nature and offer some spectacular views of the Himalayan Peaks. Whether you are a beginner or a professional trekker these Himalayan treks will never disappoint you. Take a look at these treks which you can do this summer with your friends, family or go solo to these alluring treks!

Stok Kangri

Stok Kangri Summer Treks in Himalayas

  • Trek Difficulty: Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 20,190 feet
  • Trek Duration: 08 Days
  • Trek Distance: 40 km
  • Region: Leh, Ladakh
  • Base Camp: Stok Village
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Leh Airport
  • Best time to do: June to September

Pin Bhabha Pass

Pin Bhabha Pass - Summer Treks in India

  • Trek Difficulty: Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 16,105 feet
  • Trek Duration: 09 Days
  • Trek Distance: 50 km
  • Region: Shimla
  • Base Camp: Kafnu
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Shimla
  • Best time to do: June to September

Buran Ghati Trek

Buran Ghati Trekking in Summers

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate – Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 15,000 feet
  • Trek Duration: 08 Days
  • Trek Distance: 54 km
  • Region: Shimla
  • Base Camp: Janglik
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Shimla 
  • Best time to do: May-June, Sep-Oct

Kanamo Peak

Kanamo Peak Trekking in Summers

  • Trek Difficulty: Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 19,553 feet
  • Trek Duration: 09 Days
  • Trek Distance: 27 km
  • Region: Manali
  • Base Camp: Kaza
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Manali
  • Best time to do: June to September

Hampta Pass

Hampta Pass & Camp Summer Trekking

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 14,065 feet
  • Trek Duration: 06 Days
  • Trek Distance: 35 km
  • Region: Manali
  • Base Camp: Jobra
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Manali
  • Best time to do: June to September

Overview – Hampta Pass is located below Sethan Village. It’s a small corridor between Lahaul and Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh. Even though it is in summer time, the average temperature at Hampta Pass is 13°C to 18°C, which can drop to 0°c at night.

Hampta Trek is surrounded by several peaks in Himalayas like Deo Tibba, Indra Asan & Indra Kila where you cross through colorful meadows of flowers, pine and oak trees surrounding the rock paths.

A part of the trek follows the beautiful Rani River, its virgin greenery with trippy playful clouds above make the entire view heavenly.

You can also relish the mesmerizing views of Chandratal Lake and use it as an acclimaization day after completing the trek.

Rupin Pass

Rupin Pass Trek In Summers

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 15,279 feet
  • Trek Duration: 09 Days
  • Trek Distance: 52 km
  • Region: Dehradun
  • Base Camp: Dhaula
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Manali
  • Best time to do: May-June to September-October

Pin Parvati Pass

Pin Parvati Pass Trek

  • Trek Difficulty: Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 17,457 feet
  • Trek Duration: 12 Days
  • Trek Distance: 100 km
  • Region: Manali
  • Base Camp: Kaza
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Manali
  • Best time to do: May-June to September-October

Deo Tibba Trek

Deo Tibba Summer Trek

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 14,698 feet
  • Trek Duration: 06 Days
  • Trek Distance: 37 km
  • Region: Manali
  • Base Camp: Khanol
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Manali
  • Best time to do: May-June to September-October

Satopanth lake

Satopanth Lake Summer Trek

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 15,100 feet
  • Trek Duration: 04 Days
  • Trek Distance: 22 km
  • Region: Joshimath
  • Base Camp: Badrinath/Mana
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Joshimath
  • Best time to do: May-June, September

Sar Pass Trek

Sar Pass Trekking in Summers

  • Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Highest Elevation: 13,779 feet
  • Trek Duration: 05 Days
  • Trek Distance: 48 km
  • Region: Kasol
  • Base Camp: Kasol
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Kasol
  • Best time to do: May-June, September-October

Overview – The usual temperature is 5°C to 11°C during the night time and 20-25°C in the daytime during the summers. The winters are generally harsh and the region gets covered with snow. The name Sar pass originates from local language; ‘Sar’ means lake, it has got the name because of the presence of a frozen lake at the pass.

Chandrakhani Pass trek

Chandrakhani Pass Trekking in Summers

  • Trek Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
  • Highest Elevation: 12,000 feet
  • Trek Duration: 03 Days
  • Trek Distance: 24 km
  • Region: Kullu
  • Base Camp: Rumsu
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Kullu
  • Best time to do: May-September

Chandratal Baralachala Trek

Chandratal Baralachala Trekking in Summers

  • Trek Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
  • Highest Elevation: 16,240 feet
  • Trek Duration: 04 Days
  • Trek Distance: 35 km
  • Region: Manali 
  • Base Camp: Manali 
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Manali
  • Best time to do: May-September

Friendship peak Trek

Friendship Peak Trekking in Summers

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 16,240 feet
  • Trek Duration: 08 Days
  • Trek Distance: 30 km
  • Region: Manali 
  • Base Camp: Manali 
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Manali
  • Best time to do: May-September

Kanari Khal

Kanari Khal Trek

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 13,615 feet
  • Trek Duration: 05 Days
  • Trek Distance: 34 km
  • Region: Joshimath
  • Base Camp: Jumma 
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Joshimath
  • Best time to do: May-June, September-October

Kagbhusandi Tal Trek

Kagbhusandi trek in summer

 

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 17,158 feet
  • Trek Duration: 07Days
  • Trek Distance: 60-65 km
  • Region: Joshimath
  • Base Camp: Bhuydar
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Joshimath
  • Best time to do: May-June, September-October

 Dharansi Pass

Dharanasi Pass Trek

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highest Elevation: 13,750 feet
  • Trek Duration: 07Days
  • Trek Distance: 30 km
  • Region: Joshimath
  • Base Camp: Lata Village
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Joshimath
  • Best time to do: May-June, September-October

Adi Kailash Trek

Adi Kailash Trek in Summers

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highest Elevation: 11,900 feet
  • Trek Duration: 09 Days
  • Trek Distance: 47 km
  • Region: Sankri
  • Base Camp: Sankri
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Dehradun
  • Best time to do: March-June, September-December

Dev Kyara Bugyal

Dev Kyara Bugyal Summer Trek in India

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highest Elevation: 12,300 feet
  • Trek Duration: 7-10 Days
  • Trek Distance: 38 km
  • Region: Sankri
  • Base Camp: Jakhol
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Dehradun
  • Best time to do: May-October

Baraadsar Lake

Baraadsar Lake Summer Trek

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate
  • Highest Elevation: 14,764 feet
  • Trek Duration: 08 Days
  • Trek Distance: 40 km
  • Region: Sankri
  • Base Camp: Pithari
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Dehradun
  • Best time to do: May-October

Dayara Bugyal

Dayara Bugyal Summer Trek in India

  • Trek Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
  • Highest Elevation: 11,978 feet
  • Trek Duration: 06 Days
  • Trek Distance: 40 km
  • Region: Dehradun
  • Base Camp: Raithal
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Dehradun
  • Best time to do: September- June.

Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh Tapovan Summer Camp in India

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 14,202 feet
  • Trek Duration: 08 Days
  • Trek Distance: 46 km
  • Region: Dehradun
  • Base Camp: Gangotri
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Dehradun
  • Best time to do: May-June, September-October

Pindari Glacier Trek

Pindari Glacier Summer Trekking

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 12,300 feet
  • Trek Duration: 07 Days
  • Trek Distance: 50 km
  • Region: Khati Village 
  • Base Camp: Khati Village
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Kathgodam
  • Best time to do: May-June, September-October

Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek

Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek

  • Trek Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 15,750 feet
  • Trek Duration: 12 Days
  • Trek Distance: 70 km
  • Region: Musiyari 
  • Base Camp: Munsiyari
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Pithoragarh
  • Best time to do: June, August and September

Auden’s Col

Auden's Col Summer Trek

  • Trek Difficulty: Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 18,011 feet
  • Trek Duration: 14 Days
  • Trek Distance: 85 km
  • Region: Gangotri
  • Base Camp: Gangotri
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Dehradun
  • Best time to do: June, August and September

Panpatia Col

Panpatia Col Summer Treks

  • Trek Difficulty: Difficult
  • Highest Elevation: 17,260 feet
  • Trek Duration: 10 Days
  • Trek Distance: 65 km
  • Region: Joshimath
  • Base Camp: Joshimath
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Dehradun
  • Best time to do: May-June, September-October

Beas Kund

Beas Kund Summer trek

  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Highest Elevation: 12,772 feet
  • Trek Duration: 04 Days
  • Trek Distance: 32 km
  • Region: Manali
  • Base Camp: Solang Valley
    Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Manali
    Best time to do: May-June, October-December

Overview- Beas Kund name derived from Rishi Vyas, the sage; who wrote the Hindu mythology “Mahabharata” Kund a lake; it is the place where river Beas emerges.

Bhrigu Lake Trek

Bhrigu Lake trek in summer

  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Highest Elevation: 14,009 feet
  • Trek Duration: 04 Days
  • Trek Distance: 25 km
  • Region: Manali
  • Base Camp: Manali
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Manali
  • Best time to do: May-June, October-December

Overview- The scenic and magnificent views of Bhirgu Trek makes the whole experience overwhelming. Breath-taking views of Seven Sister Peaks or Deo Tibba and Hanuman Tibba, the outspread Pir Panjal ranges, the rich line of oak and cedar forests, fascinating green lush meadows, carpeted alpine flooring, along with the trials. One can also witness the Himalayan Monal, Snow Cocks and the pheasants.

Prashar Lake TrekPrashar Lake in summer

  • Trek Difficulty: Easy
  • Highest Elevation: 8,900 feet
  • Trek Duration: 02 Days
  • Trek Distance: 14 km
  • Region: Mandi
  • Base Camp: Mandi
  • Nearest Bus/Railway Station/Airport: Mandi
  • Best time to do: May-June, October-December

Overview- The trek offers a 180-degree view of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Kinnaur mountain ranges. Triund, Dhauladhar Matterhorn, Kap Chuli, Man Hill, Hanuman Tibba, Sikar Beh, Mukar Beh, Manali peak, Friendship peak, Mukila, Ali Ratni Tibba and several smaller ones surrounding a beautiful valley.

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