Indeed, the month of October has remained the favorite month of the poets, thinkers, artists, and authors. From John Keats to the contemporary writers like Sarah Guillory, almost every sensitive creative being on this planet have some touching connection with the months of Autumn probably due to the change in atmosphere that they bring along with them, that is, the beginning of post-monsoon, and the beginning of mild winters. This leads us to check out more about the best destinations for Trekking in India in October, but before that, let’s have a look at the general temperatures at the various mountain embellished states across India.
Autumn or post-monsoon is an excellent time to climb as it provides the climbers with once in a lifetime views of the charming landscapes that are formed with the shedding leaves in the depths of the wilderness, the fog that covers the various trails, and the beginning of snowfall on several peaks. Some of the best trips to go for in October for climbing are in the states of Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Nepal, Uttarakhand, and Arunachal Pradesh. Hiking in October is one of the most cherished sports just because of these few reasons. Some of our adored Trek Tours in October are mentioned below. You can check them out and backpack accordingly for your destined treks in October.
Himalayan Treks in October are:
Popular Treks in November
Why Trek in October?
In India, the month of October shares the post-monsoon period and the beginning of winters. The autumn season lasts from October to November, and the northwestern states, which are usually adorned with the Himalayan mountain ranges experience the sky usually covered with clouds. The month of October is a significantly attractive month for trekkers due to the mildly cold climatic conditions that it brings along in the hilly areas of the subcontinent. The period is the start of dry, cool and dense blows of air along with the ending rainfall in the northeastern ranges and valleys of India. Chilly swirls beginning through and across the Himalayan belts towards the southwestern areas, freeing the sunny sky and monsoon reaches. It peaks in the southwest by the end of November after which it lessens. Maximum average daily temperatures range throughout the nation between twenty-eight and thirty-four-degree celsius. West Bengal, a trekking destination, receive minor rainfall due to the northern-eastern monsoon.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal
If we have to tell you what are the Top 10 trekking ideas for October, then the first one amongst them will be to confirm the booking of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The harmonious culture of the state, along with the slushy terrains, cool climate, and charming scenes, just adds into the beauty and excitement of this trail. No doubt that the best time to go for this moderately tough route is either during the spring months or during the pleasant autumn months, from September to December. During the months of February and March, the high motor passes from where you’ll climb fills up with the fragrance of flora in full-bloom, and vibrant orchids, rhododendrons, and number of other flowers. You’ll be able to get a clear sight of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Range, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre peaks, which are other smaller yet loved ranges of the area. The waterfalls and hot springs just make the whole trip worth the effort.
Hampta Circle Trek, Himachal Pradesh
This is the topmost trek in our list of best treks in October India and particularly, in Himachal Pradesh. The trail is filled with the beautiful maple, apple orchards, cedar trees, and excellent meadows, that you’ll be able to touch and feel during your path towards the Hampta crown. With their breathtaking views at the times during the dusk and dawn makes this trek distinguished and pleasing. The trek takes only four days to get completed but is a fairly magnificent one. Declining from the peak can be testing for some as they can be wet due to mild snowfall. There are also various rivers making it one of the beautiful yet moderate treks.
Friendship Peak Trek (17, 352 ft)
This trek is not only important because it is one of the most famous summits in Himalayan ranges but also due to its heavenly landscape. Sitting at the Pir Panjal range, the peak is often said as trekker’s hub due to its impressive and comprehensive view of all the major Pir Panjal peaks, along with the most famous crown of Dhauldhar. It is one of the challenging treks and is for the experienced trekkers. You’ll be walking on the pathways of Solang Valley, which are full of alpine meadows. There’ll be diverse species of alpine and flourishing orchards, and also the beautiful rivers that you’ll be able to touch. You’ll be filled with thrill and faced by many challenges while hiking across the number of glaciers and eskers. Best time for this trek is between June-October and thus requires a lot of adapting and adjusting to its climate due to the higher altitudes.
Bara Bhangal Trek, Himachal Pradesh
If you are planning for some challenging paths for Hiking in October, Bara Bhangal expedition is amongst the most popular ones between the professional trek groups for its amazing landscape of Kalihani and Thamsar passes. Also popularly known as the Shepherds trek, it is one of the best treks for learning the technicalities of climbing on the Himalayas. The trek offers two trails; while one is challenging the other one is popular. The challenging one is through the lush dense greens of the beautiful Kullu Valley, which also at all the times gives the remarkable sights of the Bara Bhangal range. It is a serene path and a magnificent trek, at the altitude above 15,000 ft. It is also amongst the offbeat treks. Another trail is through the completely isolated, natural path, which gives you a marvelous detoxed, refined pilgrim experience. You’ll find yourself introspecting, thinking, retrospecting and dancing along with the beautiful symphony of the nomadic nature. Some of the important attractions of this trail are the sights of other famous peaks like Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, and Mount Indrasan.
Deoriatal Chandrashilla Trek, Uttarakhand
This trek takes to the highest Shiva temple on the rock face summit of Chandrashilla beyond the Tungnath temple. This is one the simple trips in our list but is remarkably breathtaking because it is complicated, unexpected and sudden in its paths and terrain. Hills are covered with heart-warming snowfall, and the path is isolated through the surreal sceneries of attractive and deep forests of deodar, oak, and rhododendron along with the shadows of flourishing flowering beds above. You’ll get a complete picture of some of the most striking mountains on the Garhwal Himalayan ranges.
The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Sikkim
The highest mountain in India, and said to be the doorway to the third highest mountain in the world, is the Base Camp Trek of the Mt. Kanchenjunga. The trail to Kanchenjunga Base Camp traces the path to the famous Goecha La Pass, and the path is through alpine forests blanketed by blooming rhododendrons, and orchids. The trek exposes one to the challenging temperatures, professional traverses, and beautiful landscapes. Unfolding under the steady gaze of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is on the top of every trekker’s list, as it should be as it not only makes one take a few days off from the maddening dullness of life but often lets one rediscover oneself.
These were very few of the many available treks in October. Hiking in October is the best time to experience the most peaceful wilderness, where you’ll walk down the shadows of alpine-like trees, through the shedding crumbled leaf-fall, and smell the aroma of light rain-shower. Trekmunk provides you with the best destination for Trekking in October.