Best Himalayan Treks for Mid April until Mid May

In May, especially around the second week, Gaumukh Tapovan hiking is a hike. What is special is the amazing view of the sisters Mt Shivling and Bhagirathi. Plus the spectacular sunrise and sunset. It is very common to see wonderful sunsets and sunrises on the mountains, but the people on this hike are the best I have ever seen!

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Metric tons. Shivling, Gaumukh-Tapovan Trek. Image courtesy of Atul Rana.

Of course, most hikers will attach a soul ring to this hike. Goumukh to the source of the Ganga River is indeed a religious experience. Somehow, anyone in the treks is strongly attracted to this.

Take time to get as close to the glacier as possible. Look for huge ice cubes – just as big as a car – falling from the edge of the glacier with a thunderous roar. The sound echoed in the canyon. This is the regular business of Gaumukh.

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The yawning mouth of the Gaumukh Glacier, the origin of the Ganga River. Don’t miss hikers like ants! Photographed at Gaumukh-Tapovan Trek in Atul Rana.

Another arduous journey is the Pangarchulla summit. Again, this hard journey must be timely. You need snow to climb to the top. If there is no snow, many exposed boulders will become difficult. So from April to mid-May, when the snow is high, where should you go. In addition to the amazing beauty (many hiking on the Kuari Pass hiking route), this trekking is for adventure seekers. The summit will bring you a strong adrenaline surge. But it does require a lot of endurance and strength.

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Hikers travel on the snowy flank of the Pangarchulla peak.