Discover 8 Easy Monsoon Treks in India | Lohono Travellers’ Guide

June 30, 2024

The first few passing showers have sprinkled their magic everywhere. Dry landscapes gradually turn lush, valleys covered in mist and nature is showing off its best. Feeling the rush to get out there, scale some peaks and enjoy the views after a climb? Then we bring you a list of easy monsoon treks in India you should start with. If you are a newbie to trekking, this is a good start as these are easy to moderate-grade treks. From the best of the Himalayas and South India to the easy treks near Mumbai, we bring you the best treks in July to September. 

Monsoon Treks In India – North 

The mightiness of the Himalayas is unmatchable. Anyone who slightly loves adventure would be inspired to scale some of these peaks, assuring unparalleled views of the snowcapped hills. While there are many monsoon treks in North India, the uncertainty of weather always remains. Here are some best treks in July in the Himalayas. 

Surkanda Devi Trek, Mussoorie 

Located in the Tehri-Garhwal area of Uttarakhand, this trek is a scenic trail that takes you to the Surkanda Devi Temple at the top. It starts from Dhanaulti with valley views on the side. Although it is a 2.5 km trek, it can take you a couple of hours at the altitude crossing 9000ft. 

This is a beginner-friendly and one of easy monsoon treks in India as it has concretized steps and a well-laid path later. If you are staying in Mussoorie, you can complete this trek within a day. 

For a relaxed stay that offers incredible views throughout, check out Airyland Estate, a luxury villa in Mussoorie.

Bhigru Lake Trek, Manali

Trek to a glacial lake in the Himalayas, where the beauty of the mighty mountains captivates you into moving further. Although this is an easy trek in India, a certain degree of physical fitness is recommended for the altitude of 4300 metres. It is a 3-4 day trek covering approximately 25 km through diverse terrain from forests to meadows. 

Throughout the trek and as you reach the pristine lake, recognise the connection between you and nature.

Tulian Lake Trek, Pahalgam

The heavenly beauty of Kashmir has been well-known and written about. Experience it up close as you trek through the rolling hills, lush meadows and tranquil streams within the mountains. Tulian Lake trek is a 2-day trek suited for beginners with the necessary fitness. 

One of the best treks in July, where you can observe the flora in full bloom while trekking to the turquoise-blue lake. It is one of the must-see places in Pahalgam if you love nature. You can unwind and soak in the beauty some more, by booking a beautiful stay in Pahalgam, which is the base village for your trek. 

Check out Hill Retreat, a 2BHK villa in Pahalgam perfect if you are visiting with your partner. Our team here can also organise some shorter trails around if you cannot get enough of the beautiful surroundings. 

Monsoon Treks In India – South 

A novice adventurer can make the most of monsoon trekking in South India, where heavy rains only accentuate the scenic views. The Western Ghats are one of the most desirable places to visit in monsoon each year. Here are some treks and trails to help you explore them further. 

Dudhsagar Waterfalls Trek, Goa 

Dudhsagar Waterfalls may be a common destination, but the immaculate spectacle it turns into each rainy season is worth visiting. Only accessible in the monsoons, Dudhsagar Falls is among the best treks in July to experience the gush of waterfalls from the tallest one in India. 

The force of the water creates a milky appearance and the mist will leave you drenched even if you are away from its base. The trail passes through the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary so you can even spot some interesting birds, insects and small wild species.

If you plan a monsoon trip to Goa, you can easily enrol for this trek which takes about two days. 

When in Goa, we would be happy to serve you with the best amenities and experience at any of our private villas in Goa. 

Mullayanagiri Peak Trek, Chikmagalur 

Mullyanagiri while being the highest peak in Karnataka is also easily accessible with a short hike. Take a scenic drive to the starting point and ascend a few steps to reach the top. If you are searching for quick and easy monsoon treks in India, the views from the top won’t disappoint. There is a small temple of Lord Shiva, perfect to experience the calmness and a sense of spirituality. 

Tadiandamol Trek, Coorg

Yearning for a unique escape from the city’s chaos and congestion? Discover the Tadiandamol trek in Coorg. This adventure takes you through enchanting Shola forests and verdant grasslands, leading you to the highest peak in Coorg. At the summit, you’ll find yourself enveloped in a mystical sea of clouds, creating a surreal experience.

It is one of the best monsoon treks in India if you are a beginner who only wants to fall in love with trekking. However, don’t attempt it during heavy rainfall days as there are risk of landslides. Always check the forecast before planning this trek. 

Nevertheless, if you and your family want to experience picnicking by the river and trailing in the coffee plantations in monsoons, book a stay Whispering Waters, a luxury villa in Coorg with several activities around its 25-acre premises. 

Monsoon Treks In India – Close to Mumbai

The state of Maharashtra blessed with Western Ghats is a delight to explore in the monsoon season, especially for avid trekkers. The state boasts a rich history of mountain forts and high peaks along the valleys that beckon every trekker. If you are looking for easy weekend treks near Mumbai and Pune, here are your options:

Visapur Fort Trek, Lonavala

If you plan to trek with your family and friends, the Visapur Fort in Lonavala is a perfect monsoon getaway near Mumbai and Pune. One of the most exciting bits of the trail is the steps leading upwards appear like a waterfall. It is one of the best treks in July which gives you the adrenaline rush and calms you with the serenity it offers. 

What if we told you, you could even stay at the foothills of this mountain fort? Our Villa Alborz is perched at the base of Visapur Fort offering endless views of the breathtaking scenery. At an elevation of 3,000 ft get a feel of living amidst the clouds during this season.  

Bhivpuri Waterfall Trek, Karjat 

Monsoon treks near Mumbai involve lots of greenery, passing through streams, swimming in waterfalls and enjoying nature’s beauty to the fullest. If you seek a quick getaway and scenic trail away from the city, you can head to the Bhivpuri Waterfalls in Karjat. Located just within half an hour’s distance from the main city, trek through rocky terrain within the emerald landscapes. This trek starts from a picturesque spot of Dhom Dam and you cross a few hills for about two hours to reach the falls. 

If you crave another adrenaline rush, consider trying waterfall rappelling in Karjat with reputable adventure organizers. It will make your experience of monsoon treks in India even more exhilarating. 

Post a trek, you can always plan to reward yourself with a luxury stay in Karjat. Check out our private pool homes like Villa Athini, Maharajah House or Villa Belmonte, all of which offer spectacular views to engross the monsoon vibe. 

There are so many trekking spots in India to choose from, for every season. The monsoons make the trails more special because of the freshness in the air, the nip in the temperatures and the continual petrichor.

For beginners or those who want to try trekking with their fam, plan a stay with Lohono Stays this season. Our team can help you with excursions that let you explore fairly as well as give you the thrill of an adventure. Come, Lohono with us!