The dusk of the rainy season in the mountains paves a path for the brilliance of nature to sketch its multi-colours on the landscape and clear sky to take pleasure in the defining beauty. The spectacular view is soaked in the freshness of the following autumn, warmth of sparkling sun, brisk in night sky and a fleet of splendid flora and fauna.

If the picture of snow-clad mountains with cold water gushing through it in the prime of post-monsoon mesmerises you, then a trek to the Himalayas in the season will leave you spell bound. 

You could be a solo traveller on a lookout for solace, a group of friends on an adventurous trail or a photographer for the flawless destination, mountains in post-monsoon season disappoints no one. 

This transition from rains to autumn is filled with nature’s best views amalgamated with perfect weather that allows safe travel to make the trekkers have a lasting satisfaction across their journey. The Himalayas are draped in the colours of snow, falling leaves, glimmering waterfalls and fresh air.

So, if you are the daunting heart looking for an adventurous getaway to the mountains post-monsoon, we bring to you the 10 best trekking destinations in the God’s own land- Uttarakhand.

Let’s dig into it right away then

Table of Contents

1.Phulara Ridge

2.Gidara Bugyal

3.Bali Pass – Ruinsara Tal

4.Kedartal

5.Gaumukh Tapovan

6.Brahmatal

7.Ali Bedni Bugyal

8.Har Ki Dun – Ruinsara Tal

9.Deorital – Chandrashila

10.Dayara Bugyal

 

1.Phulara Ridge

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 12,171 ft.

Duration: 6 days

Ever been on a ridge trek? Well, it is uncommon for most of the people in India to have had a ridge trek experience, for the simple reason- they are rare in our land. So, when there is one offering you the beauty of the convergence of two mountains, it deserves our mention.

Travel to this spectacular Himalayan trek post-monsoon and experience the unmatched view of the mountains, while standing on the summit. It gives you a panoramic view of the snow-capped region along with the unforgettable memories of walking through the unique ridge.

For the daunting hearts, trekking on the ridge is synonymous to taking a trudging upwards on a knife edge, with a sprinkling of nature’s best views. 

2.Gidara Bugyal

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Maximum Altitude: 13,900 ft.

Duration: 7 days

This secluded meadow trek is fitting for the ones looking for an adventurous escape from the hustles. But,walking the trails of Gidara Bugyal is not for the faint hearted, considering its high altitude and slightly dangerous paths. 

So, a good preparation for this steep ascent and descent trek can lead you to the grandeur of mountains which you see much closer. The mesmerising view is amalgamated with lush greens across the meadows. Trekkers can have a beautiful look of Bandarpoonch, Gangotri, Draupadi Ka Danda, Jaonli, Srikanth mountains en route to Gidara at Bugyal.

This will be accompanied with some impressive campsites to woo the travellers of the vision nature has created.

3.Bali Pass – Ruinsara Tal

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Maximum Altitude: 16,207 ft.

Duration: 8 days

A trail which invigorates a trekker’s senses with the divine Himalayas connecting Har ki dun valley and enlightening the convergence of Tons and Ruinsara rivers. This serene trek gives you a walk through the ancient villages of Gangad and Oslo while captivating you in the interesting folklore.

The camping spot during the trek in Bali Pass is both surreal with its gorgeous meadows encompassed with tall trees and majestic with the glacial lake bringing tranquility to the hearts of travellers. 

Even though this high elevation trek falls in the difficult slab, prior preparation and safety precautions can make you experience the never before seen beauty. 

4.Kedartal

Difficulty Level: Difficult

Maximum Altitude: 15,485 ft.

Duration: 7 days

It is a trek for the highly adventurous souls who wish to push their quest for thrill and find solace in the proximity of remote trails. Kedartal trek is a solitary trail which climbs to the glacial lake and traverses to the breathtaking views of Thalaysagar, Bhrigupanth, Manda Parvat, Jogin and culminates at the pilgrim town of Gangotri with splendid vision of the Gangotri mountains.

Despite its steep ascent and descent making it a difficult trek, Kedartal makes all the efforts worth the risk with its secluded snow-capped regions making a blanket of white beauty awaiting its travellers.

5.Gaumukh Tapovan

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Maximum Altitude: 14,202 ft.

Duration: 8 days

A journey to the origin of the holy Ganga with an enchanting view of Mount Shivling from nadir to the summit is what a traveller witness at Gaumukh Tapovan. A myriad of features of this trek can leave the beholder in awe of its beauty. The mammoth glacier at the Gaumukh Tapovan opens up to the largemouth where the Bhagirathi flowed in all its might and charm.

To compliment this lush beauty, this adventure wrapped escapade channels to a vision masterpiece of convolution and crevasses which is both a challenge and fun for the trekking enthusiast.

6.Brahmatal

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 12,250 ft.

Duration: 6 days

A popular post-monsoon and winter trek, Brahmatal offers mesmerising scenic beauty that drives with long forest walks of Oaks and Rhododendrons. The autumn time is perfect to map the canopy of trees in their full charm when the leaves fade into rustic shades and match the milky white snow blanket on mountains.

Amidst Brahmatal trek, the magnificence of Nandi Ghunti and Trishul mountains is a sight to behold which spreads to the long ridge. With a clear sky calling for a walk in the vast meadow, the blue oasis of lake Brahmatal reflects the serenity of the savouring trek.

7.Ali Bedni Bugyal

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 11,686 ft.

Duration: 6 days

The majestic meadow gushing across the splendour of mountains giving the most panoramic view is the Ali Bedni Bugyal trek. Post-monsoon you can see a mask of fallen leaves and fainted grass bidding farewell to the forest cover in the dazzling rustic hues. This backdrop seems like an out of frame picture with clear blue sky, bright sun and an exhilarating trail through the long forest land.

This offers the most elaborative view of Mt Nanda Ghunti and Mt Trishul with the sun shining upon the meadows giving it a spectacular golden appearance. 

8.Har Ki Dun – Ruinsara Tal

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 11,811 ft.

Duration: 8 days

A trek that comes with a package of everything that a trekker can imagine of- the panoramic mountain views, sprawling forest land, lush meadows, gushing rivers and streams is the Har ki Dun escapade. A trail to the less travelled Har ki Dun is an experience of amalgamated culture and tradition wrapped under nature’s majestic beauty.

This is perfect for post-monsoon for its unadulterated capturing vastness of trees and meadows that walk you to the ascent of Swargarohini peaks hiding under the dense forest cover. You will see the brown grasslands welcoming autumn and the crisp chill of the night sky.

9.Deorital – Chandrashila

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 12,083 ft.

Duration: 6 days

For the adventurous hearts with an admiration for wildlife, the Deorital trek fulfils both your love for climbing up the summit and encountering with the flourishing wildlife of Uttarakhand. It is a trekkers paradise to go up the Chandrashila mountain peak and view the enthralling snow-capped Mandani Parvat, Janhukut and Chaukhambha I, II, III, IV peaks.

Furthermore, you experience the chirping of different multi-hued birds across the entire trail soaked in the gauntlet of fallen autumn leaves. The lush pink rhododendrons drawn on the entire trail is a treat to the tired eyes. 

10.Dayara Bugyal

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 11,827 ft.

Duration: 6 days

If you are a beginner in the trekking world and wish to explore the landscape of awe-inspiring meadows while trudging on magnificence of mountains, then Dayara Bugyal is your perfect fit. Not only is this a picturesque beauty but also an unfolding adventure which is owed to the vastness of this meadow.

Every traverse brings with itself a new story and stunning sight leaving the traveller spellbound. To make your trek more pleasing is the peeping view of Mt Banderpoonch and Black peak at 21,000 ft from the lush meadows.

A trek to the Dayara Bugyal post-monsoon is filled with angelic snow covering the entire landscape making it a beauty rare on earth. 

Winding Up!

While every trek has something unforgettable to offer you in terms of beauty and experience, you must choose your trek wisely. These mountain gems have the ability to charm you and take away your stress of monotony. So, if this is something that you are desperately in need of or it is the one that pumps your adrenaline, you mustn’t wait.

If you are ready for your next post-monsoon trek to the mountains, keep your September – October travel calendar ready for the best escapades of your life.

Get your early-bird bookings and enjoy the splendour in a calm place with your friends, sitting at the bonfire, stargazing at night sky whilst enjoying the merry time.

We hope to see you soon on the Himalayan trails!