Monsoon in India is basically of 2 types: The Southwest Monsoon and the North-East Monsoon. The southwest monsoon is the major monsoon period in India because it provides 75% of the total rainfall in the country. The southwest monsoon starts from the First week of June up to the Last week of August or the first week of September. We all know what changes the earth experiences with the onset of the monsoon and how the whole of nature gets a lifeline and rejuvenates with the monsoon.
August, a mid-monsoon month is consider ideal for trekking in India. During this month the intensity of rainfall slightly decreases though not completely ends. The trekkers find this month very suitable to start their trekking expeditions. At this time the trekking routes are full of greenery and a bit of rainfall greatly enhances the beauty. The tourism authorities start collecting a huge amount of revenue as it is the starting month for all the major trips, tours, and travels.
We have compile some of the best trekking sites in India to be explore during August:
1. Agumbe Trek
The Agumbe trekking route is basically present in the district- Shivmoga of the State: Karnataka. Agumbe is well known as the “Cherrapunji of South India”. Agumbe’s trekking route got its name from a small village called Agumbe. The Agumbe trekking route is report to be located on a hill station. The whole landscape of the place has a truly mesmerizing beauty. Trekking in the months of August is highly favor by the trekkers. The rich biodiversity of nature has been well execute in this trekking route. The famous TV series based on R.K Narayan’s Malgudi Days has its relation with this small village Agumbe which had served as the shooting site for this serial.
Agumbe trekking is full of diverse flora and fauna, waterfalls, etc. Many rare species of Medicinal Flowers or Plants, Snakes especially Cobra are find here.
2. Valley Of Flowers Trek
The Valley of Flowers trekking route is indeed describe as one of the best treks to be done in August. The specialty of the Valley of Flowers trekking route is its diverse and rich Flora and Fauna. As with the onset of the monsoon the whole nature changes and everything turns green; the valley of flowers becomes full of a varied range of flowers giving it a heavenly look. The famous Valley of Flowers National Park can be seen locate just near the trekking route. The trekkers get the privilege to watch the Nanda Devi Trek during their trekking. The Valley of Flowers Trekking route seem to be the best for beginners.
3. Hampta Pass Trek
The famous Hampta Pass trekking route is located in the state- Himachal Pradesh. The Hampta Pass Trekking trips can be best explore in August. The trekkers around the country started coming to the Hampta Pass trekking route from the first week of August. The Hampta Pass got its name from a small village called Hampta present just near the trekking route. The specialty about this trekking route is its mesmerizing mountain ranges and valleys, beautiful snow-covered peaks, lakes and streams, mighty waterfalls, rivers, deciduous forests, etc. Also, the Hampta Pass trekking route is famous for its meadows and grasslands.
4. Beas Kund Trek
Beas Kund trekking route is located in Manali of Himachal Pradesh and is famous for its beautiful landscape and greenery. The Beas Kund Trekking has been rank with a medium level of difficulty. Further, the trekkers have to cross mountain ranges and the maximum altitude of the trekking route may reach up to an altitude of 12,722 ft above the mean sea level. Some of the notable sites are Mount Indrasen, Hanuman Tibba, Ladakhi, Deo Tibba, Friendship Peak, and Shitidhar. The trekkers need around 4 days for their completion.
5. Bhrigu Lake Trek
Another well-known trekking route to be explore during August is the Bhrigu lake Trek. The Bhrigu Lake Trek got its name from the famous lake Bhrigu. Also, the total duration for this trekking route will be 4 days. And the maximum altitude for the trekking route will be 14,000 ft above the mean sea level. The approximate trekking length of the Bhrigu Lake Trekking route is consider to be 25 km. Hence, the Bhrigu lake is bestowe with many spiritual beliefs.
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In addition, some of the main attractions of the Bhrigu Lake Trekking route are Gulaba Meadows, Hanuman Tibba, Seven sister peaks, Mount Indrasen, Deo Tibba, etc.