The Autumn Season Of Roopkund Starts Today – Latest Updates

Today marks the beginning of our autumn trek season with the first batch of the Roopkund trek. We’ve got a bunch of other autumn treks lined up that we can’t wait to begin with.

Here are the updates from all our currently running treks

Bhrigu Lake September hues

The Bhrigu Lake no doubt looks stunning under the September light. Trek Leader Ankur says, “We had continuous rains for the first two days but absolutely clear weather after crossing Rola Khuli.”

While the mist has cleared out, the cold is setting in. It gets quite cold at Rola Khuli especially at night. If you’re going on the trek this month then you must carry your four warm layers of clothing, which includes your thermals.

trekking with indiahikes - bhrigu lake - sandhya
This is how the Bhrigu Lake looks in September PC: Sandhya UC

Temperatures dropping at Hampta Pass

Speaking of cold, the temperatures are dropping to as low as 5 degrees at Shea Goru. Trek Leader Himanshu says, “I wouldn’t be surprised if it snows towards the end of this month. It is that cold!”

Even the rainfall patterns have completely changed. It now rains in the Lahaul Valley side of the trek. This means that you can expect rainfall after crossing Shea Goru.

Trekking with indiahikes - Shea Goru - Ashwin
The beautiful Shea Goru PC: Ashwin

Valley of Flowers experiencing heavy rain

The season for the flowers is coming to an end. The good part about this is that the valley is not crowded anymore.

On the other hand, it has been raining heavily. There was a landslide near Poolna last week which was cleared out in time for the trekkers to reach Govindghat. However, we’ve noticed a pattern that the weather tends to clear out by the 4th day of the trek.

Kashmir Great Lakes season ending this week

The season for our Kashmir treks has come to an end. The last batch of the Kashmir Great Lakes trek will be trekking from Satsar to Gangbal over Zach Pass today.

A HACE Case and Emergency Evacuation at KGL
However, there was an emergency in the batch. Trek Leader Karthik, had to make a quick evacuation as one of our trekkers got HACE on the way to Satsar. She was safely evacuated and is now at Srinagar.

Office folk return from KGL
Our Editor, Swathi Chatrapathy and Trek Coordinator, Suhas Saya got back from the KGL trek few days ago. We had a long session of Kashmir tales which was followed by gaping at all the photos.

They both loved the Silver Birch forest on the way from Sonamarg to Nichnai. “The sunlight coming through the trees felt like a scene from Lord of The Rings. It was magical!” says Suhas.

And of course, the lakes were grand, with clouds making the pictures all the more dramatic!

Dramatic clouds reveal a great view of the Gangabal Lake PC: Swathi Chatrapathy

Pin Bhaba Pass Currently on Day 7

The Pin Bhaba trekkers will be trekking from Mangrungse (13,674 ft) to Mudh (12,283 ft) today. Quite a strenuous day! They will be in network area once they come back to Manali on Sunday after 7 pm.

New winter trek opened to Dayara Bugyal

Winter is around the corner and we’ve got the perfect trek for you. The Dayara Bugyal trek is a beautiful meadow trek and when buried under snow, it becomes a magical experience. It is also a great trek for someone who has never been on a Himalayan trek before.

If you’re looking for a snow trek in December then this is a great option to explore.

Click here to find the dates for the trek.

If you’re looking for more snow treks in India, this video will surely help you.

If there’s any more updates that you’d like to see on our weekly updates, write to me at karishma@indiahikes.in.

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Karishma Jayapaul

Karishma Jayapaul

Karishma Jayapaul is an assistant content manager at Indiahikes. A journalist by profession, she loves to write about real life experiences. Her love for fitness and writing made her join the Indiahikes content team. Baking is her first love, while in her free time she plays the piano.

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