8 best Spring Treks to do in the Himalayas

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If you plan to experience colour riots in the mountains this spring, I have some suggestions to help you plan the best Himalayan Spring treks. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced outdoor enthusiast, there is a perfect spring trek for all. 

As winter departs, welcoming spring, the trails start embracing lush green shade. The meadows are decorated with vibrant wildflowers, and the mountain views are crisp and clear in spring. 

With Cherry Blossoms and Rhododendrons turning the trails pink and red, the view teleports you to a land of fairytales. The season also offers a perfect setting for campsites with most of them covered with colorful flowers. 

Every trek has its distinguished beauty, however, a few Himalayan spring treks stand out as must-do treks. On these select treks, you experience the greenery served with perfection on meadows, unparalleled views of the mountain peaks, and enchanting forest trails.

Here is a list of best Spring treks to do in the Himalayas

  1. Goecha La Trek
  2. Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek
  3. Deoriatal Rohini Bugyal Trek
  4. Dayara Bugyal Trek
  5. Khopra Ridge Trek
  6. Dodital Dayara Trek
  7. Sandakphu Trek
  8. Phulara Ridge Trek


1. Goecha La Trek – Sikkim 

The trail is painted in shades of pink, red, white, and green when you do the trek during Spring. The rhododendrons cover the trail completely. You trek under the canopy of colourful rhododendrons. 

A long and arduous trail, the trek takes you to the Kanchenjunga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Goecha La is no doubt a challenging trek as the days are long, and the altitude gains quickly. The hard climb is compensated by the enchanting landscapes throughout the trail. 

Dzongri Top on Goecha La trek offers panoramic mountain views.

The wilderness of the dense forest, the spell-binding rhododendron forest, and the trail made of wooden logs. 

Goecha La is one of the rare treks in India where you will witness Rhododendrons blooming in different shades. If you attempt this trek during the spring season, half of the trail is painted in different shades of Rhododendron. You will be ecstatic to witness the flowers blooming in red, white, pink, and shades you cannot stop admiring. 

2. Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek – Uttarakhand 

A trekker enjoying icy cold water of mountain river with snow studded peaks in the background on Bali Pass Trek in autumn

Ali Bedni Bugyal is one of best Himalayan Spring treks in Uttarakhand. 

There are very few high-altitude Bugyal treks in India, and the Ali Bedni Bugyal trek stands out as a trek with the most generous and awe-inspiring views—the lush green meadows with the majestic view of the gigantic Mount Trishul intrigue you. An unforgettable trail through a dense and quaint forest enwrapped in colourful spring hues is what defines this trail.

Ali Bedni Trek is what we call a trek that offers postcard-perfect views. The trek with Rhododendron and Oak trees along with the trail transports you to a fairyland and offers you the splendour of mountain peaks. The verdant grassland spreads like a green carpet welcoming you. The vastness of the grassland piques you to find its end, and all you discover is undulated meadows, one after another. Walking barefoot on these soft grass-covered meadows is an experience of a lifetime.

3. Deoriatal Rohini Bugyal Trek – Uttarakhand 

Deoriatal Rohini Bugyal is where you will find a trail with rhododendrons in abundance. Deoriatal-Rohini Bugyal is one of the most serene and fulfilling treks to consider across seasons. However, spring is the season you do not want to miss. 

Breathtaking sunsets during best time in Deoriatal Bugyal Trek

Like many other treks in the state, Deoriatal is also believed to be a holy place. The locals believe that the gods and goddesses used to surround this lake and it was also a place for their baths. The pristine lake is revered by the lake as a holy lake. 

The lake is guarded by beautiful forests covered with pine and rhododendrons. While sitting by the lake, you will witness the mighty Mt. Chaukamba looming beyond the lake and the forest.  

Deoriatal is a perfect spot to enjoy the mountain views and soak in the serenity of nature. On a clear day, Mt. Chaukamba’s reflection on the pristine lake of Deoriatal is awe-inspiring. From the lake, you can also witness the majestic view of the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Nilkantha, Mt. Bandarpooch, and Mt. Kalanag.  

4. Dayara Bugyal Trek – Uttarakhand 

If there is one Himalayan Spring Trek we suggest to beginners of all ages, Dayara Bugyal tops the list. For an easy trek, the Dayara Bugyal Experience in Uttarakhand offers you a platter full of breathtaking views of peaks, verdant valleys, and meadows covered in a riot of colours. Imagine an entire stretch of grassland covered with wildflowers in different colours. 

Dayara Bugyal offers diverse and breathtaking landscapes.

Dayara Bugyal is one of the easy-to-do spring treks and hence the best one to sign up for as a beginner this spring to enjoy the best of the season. This experience will offer you splendid views of majestic peaks, walks on beautiful alpine meadows, and the true essence of the mountaineering culture.

Dayara Bugyal is an all-year trek as it offers distinct experiences in each season, all lovely and unique in their way, however, Spring has to be our favourite. 

5. Khopra Ridge Trek – Nepal 

Nepal is a haven for every adventure lover in the world. It is a haven for people who come to witness the spring blooms. Khopra Ridge boasts of Rhododendron in different colours. You will have entire mountains covered with rhododendrons on the Khopra Ridge trek. The country is home to not only the world’s highest mountain but also the treks with grandeur mountain views. Trekking in Nepal is synonymous with the famed Everest Base Camp, and the popular trail of Annapurna Basecamp. However, Nepal has a plethora of trails that take you face-to-face with some of the biggest mountains in the world. 

When we say, Khopra Ridge is an amalgamation of different experiences, we mean mountains, alpine lakes, and ridge walks with astounding mountain views. The adventure of this trek is multifold when you walk along the ridge of Khopra for two days. The beauty of the ridge walk is the view of the big mountains on both sides of the ridge. Imagine walking along the ridge with such grandeur views for two whole days. The experience of such a thrilling ridge walk is very rare in any other trek that comprises the ridge walk. 

6. Dodital Dayara Trek – Uttarakhand 

Dodital-Darwa-Dayara is one of the rarest treks that offer you the best of both worlds. While the trail from Dodital to Darwa Pass is easy, the hike to Dayara Bugyal is challenging and demands you put your best foot forward. Besides, the sacred Dodital Lake adds more charm to this trek.

The trail goes through the dense and dark forests of the Deodar, Rhododendrons, and Oak trees. You can also see Dayara Bugyal and Bandarpoonch Massif in the background as you go ahead. After trekking for a few hours, you will reach Dodital which is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ganesha, son of Shiva and Parvati.

Darwa Pass is beyond treeline and offers you panoramic views of the various mountaintops including Kaala Naag, Draupadi ka Danda, Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini group, Srikanta, Jaonli, and many more. You can get clearer views of the Gangotri group of mountains from the top of the summit. Besides, it has a beautiful trail surrounded by alpine meadows and various coniferous forests.

7. Sandakphu Trek– West Bengal

Sandakphu is one of the most loved treks by trekkers of different levels and experiences. Touted as a trek with a grandeur view of the world’s tallest mountains, Sandakphu is thronged by trekkers of all ages. The view Sandakphu offers at an altitude of 11,950 ft. makes it easier for trekkers to enjoy the enthralling sight of the big mountains on this moderate trek.

Sandakphu features as one of the must-do Himalayan Spring treks. Meandering trail traverses a dense forest of rhododendrons, magnolias, bamboo, oak, and pine. Sandakphu is also well known among trekkers as a culturally rich experience. You will be walking through the villages that share the border between India and Nepal giving you a glimpse of village life in Nepal. 

Sandakphu offers you the view of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest, along with Lhotse and Makalu, the world’s fourth and fifth tallest mountains. While the view of Everest mesmerizes you, Sandakphu is renowned for the magical view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and its peaks, popularly known as ‘Sleeping Buddha’. 

Sandakphu is also the only trek in India that gives you the experience of staying in a tea house on the trek. While staying in a tea house during your trek, you get to experience local culture and lifestyle.

8. Phulara Ridge Trek – Uttarakhand

Phulara Ridge Trek is one of its kind and offers a rare experience of walking on the ridge, accompanied by the grandeur of the mountains. Add the colours of spring to this. The trek is coupled with a beautiful forest trail and an exclusive walk on the ridge. The verdant meadows covered with a pop of colours and snow-capped mountains in the background keep you company enhancing your experience.

The ridge trek lets you experience the breathtaking views atop 12,000 ft. as you continue to explore it for around 4-5 hours. One side of the ridge boasts beautiful meadows and a valley flanked by the splendour of snowcapped mountain peaks.

Home to a variety of birds and wildlife, the trail is also known for housing some of the exclusive Himalayan birds. Spring is the best time for bird sightings. Our trekkers have sighted many Monals amidst the thickness of the forest. The trail is no less than a paradise for birders and lovers of nature.

While the highlight of the trek is walking on the Ridge, a rare experience, the trek also brings you to the vastness of Pushtara meadows. The sprawling lush green carpet opens once you come towards the end of your ridge walk experience.

Now, check out dates for our upcoming spring treks to enjoy the best of the season. Do let us know in the comments if you want to add your favourite trek to this list.

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