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10 Best Treks in May (Updated 2022)

Trekking in India is an incredible experience. With so many different landscapes and cultures, there is something for everyone.

May is a great time to trek in India, as the weather is perfect for most regions. It is the perfect time to hit the trails in India. The weather is pleasant and the flowers are in bloom, making for some stunning scenery.

There are plenty of great treks to choose from, so we’ve put together a list of the best treks in May in India:

1. Buran Ghati – One of The Best Treks in May

The best time to trek the Buran Ghati is in May when the weather is pleasant and conducive for this trek. The snow starts to melt in May, opening up the trail and making conditions ideal for trekking.

If you’re looking for an adventurous yet relatively easy trek, Buran Ghati is perfect for you. Located in the Pabbar Valley, this picturesque trail takes you through dense forests, meadows blanketed with wildflowers and gushing waterfalls and the beautiful Chandranahan Lake. And as you gain altitude and reach the Buran pass, you’re rewarded with stunning views of Kinnaur Kailash. The best part is the rappel down the pass.

What’s more, the Buran Ghati trek can be easily completed in a week, making it ideal for those with limited time.

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2. Annapurna Base Camp

The Annapurna Base Camp trek in May is a great way to enjoy the natural scenery and changing landscapes of the area. You can trek to the Annapurna Base Camp and back to Pokhara in just nine days, with a flexible itinerary that can be tailored to your own pace. Along the way, you’ll pass through lush green forests, trickling streams, and icy glaciers, all leading up to the ultimate reward of an awe-inspiring view of the mighty Annapurna peaks.

The view from Annapurna Base Camp in May is incredible. The colours of spring are in full bloom and the mountains are breathtaking. The mountains are blanketed in a thick layer of snow, and the sky is a deep blue. It’s truly a sight to behold.

The weather is perfect for trekking and visiting Annapurna Base Camp. The temperature is moderate, and the views are stunning. You’ll have plenty of daylight to enjoy the scenery and have a good trek. There’s also a chance of rain, but it shouldn’t be too bad.

You’ll see an abundance of beautiful flowers in bloom and hear birds chirping in the trees.

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3. Sandakphu-Phalut Trek

This popular trek in West Bengal is perfect for May, as the weather is warm but not too hot. The Sandakphu Phalut Trek starts in Darjeeling, from where it’s a short drive to Manebhanjan, which is the starting point for the trek.

The trek takes you through some of the most stunning scenery in the region, with snow-capped peaks, lush green valleys and beautiful Rhododendron forests. The trek is relatively easy and can be completed within a week.

The best time to do the trek is from mid-April to mid-May when the weather is perfect for trekking, with clear skies and warm days. The views are also at their best during this time, with the snow-capped peaks of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu visible in the distance.

If you’re looking for a short and easy trek that offers some of the best views in the Himalayas, the Sandakphu Phalut Trek is perfect for you.

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4. Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

Gaumukh is a glacier located at an altitude of 14,600 ft. and is the source of the sacred river Ganga. The trek to Tapovan starts from Gangotri and goes through Gaumukh and finally to Tapovan. The highest point of this trek is at an altitude of 14,600 ft

This trek passes by the glacier and is perfect for people who are interested in Hindu mythology. As this is a high-altitude trek, you will need to get acclimated before embarking on the journey. The process of acclimatization involves slowly exposing yourself to higher altitudes so that your body can adjust to the change in pressure and lack of oxygen. This is done by spending a few days at lower altitudes before moving up to a higher altitude. 

Before you go on a high-altitude trek, it’s important that you have experience and are prepared for the challenges that come with it. The summer season will make the trail more beautiful and easier to walk, but it’s still important to be prepared for the trek. This is a perfect trek for people who are looking for an adrenaline rush and are up for a challenge.

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5. Mt. Friendship Peak

The Friendship Peak Trek is one of the best treks in May. This trek is located in Manali and it is a challenging trek that is meant only for experienced trekkers. The peak is part of the Pir Pranjal ranges and it towers up to an altitude of 5,289ft.

The treks start from Solang valley and the best time to go for it is from May to June. This is because the snow has melted by this time and the weather is perfect for trekking. The views from the top are stunning and you can see the entire Pir Panjal range from here.

To reach the summit, you will need to cross a glacier which can be challenging. This is why it’s important to be prepared before embarking on this trek. The Friendship Peak Trek is a perfect option for people who are looking for an adrenaline-filled adventure.

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6. Rupin Pass Trek

The Rupin Pass trek is one of the most popular treks in May. At an altitude of 15,250 ft., the pass is certainly a draw for trekkers and climbers. The pass offers stunning views, and is a great opportunity to experience the beauty and serenity of the Himalayas, and is a great opportunity to experience the beauty and serenity of the Himalayas.

The trek will take you through dense forests, vast meadows and along with that, you will see numerous waterfalls. Amongst these waterfalls, the three-stage waterfall of Rupin is the most amazing. As you make your way to the top, the hanging village of Jhaka.

The Kailash peak is a sight to behold from the top of the pass. The trek up to this point is definitely worth it, as you get to witness some of the most beautiful natural scenery in India. This trek is perfect for experienced trekkers, as it offers a great challenge while also providing beautiful views.

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7. Goechala Trek

The Goechala peak is located in Sikkim, and it rises up to an altitude of 15,100 ft. This trek is one of the best treks in May for trekking enthusiasts. The trek offers a lot of beautiful sights, like walking through a forest of pink blooming rhododendrons.

The trek is very pleasing and alluring, with the shadow of Mt Kanchenjunga presiding over it. You will pass the beautiful lake of Samiti on your way to the top. From the summit, you will be able to see the peak of Kanchenjunga properly. The view from the top is sure to make this trek worth your while.

8. Satopanth Lake Trek

The best time to visit the lake is from May to June. The lake is accessible from Joshimath, which is a ten-hour drive from Dehradun. The Satopanth Lake trek in May is a moderate to difficult trek and requires some prior experience of trekking in high altitudes.

The total distance of the trek is 28 km and the maximum altitude that can be reached is 4600 m. It is a 6-day trek. This route is, however, very challenging and should only be attempted by experienced trekkers.

The first day of the trek starts from Joshimath and covers a distance of 14 km. The trail goes through dense forests and meadows and offers some stunning views of the Himalayas. The second day is the most challenging day of the trek as it involves a steep ascent to the lake. The last two days are relatively easy and involve exploring the surroundings of the lake.

The Satopanth Lake trek in May is a great way to explore the hidden beauty of Uttarakhand and experience the thrill of trekking in the Himalayas. The lake is a perfect destination for those who love adventure and nature.

9. Roopkund Trek

The Roopkund trek is an amazing experience that offers many different things. One of the main attractions of this trek is the skeletons that are lying at the edge of Roopkund lake. No one knows exactly why they are there, but it makes for a fascinating sight. Aside from the skeletons, there are also plenty of beautiful views to take in while on the trek.

The trekking route from Lohajung to Bedni Bugyal via Ali Bugyal is very beautiful. The trek passes through two lovely alpine meadows- Ali Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal. While walking through the colourful flowers and lush greenery, you are sure to feel joy in your heart.

The Roopkund trek is a challenging hike that reaches an altitude of 15,696 ft. The trail is winding and full of snow, so it’s not recommended for inexperienced hikers. The trek gets rocky as you go higher, so be prepared for a difficult trek.

10. Animal Pass

The Animal Pass trek is a great choice for those who want to explore the beauty of the Himalayas as it takes you off the beaten path without crowds. This unexplored trek takes you through forests and meadows, with stunning views of the Himalayas.

The Animal Pass trek is best done in the spring or autumn when the weather is milder. However, if you’re up for a challenge, you can attempt the trek in May. Be prepared for cold nights, as temperatures can drop below freezing.

It’s also important to be aware of the risk of avalanches in May. If you’re planning on doing the Animal Pass trek in May, make sure you’re prepared for the conditions.

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To conclude, we’ve provided you with the 10 best treks in May that are sure to take your breath away.

If you have any questions about the best time of year for each route or which one would be a good fit for your skill level, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us! We’re happy to help you plan your dream trekking adventure.

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