Eating hot corn cobs and sipping ginger tea while watching rainfall from your window is undoubtedly a picture-perfect scenario that never gets old. However, if you are a trail runner and embarking on a monsoon trek has been on your bucket-list since forever, Brooks Running has many ideas for you! 

Every region of India promises breathtaking experiences during monsoon. Read up, pick your direction, and head out on your escapade in your best trail running shoes

Monsoon treks in Northern India

  • Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand

  • For nature lovers, the impressive 11-kilometer-long Valley of Flowers is paradise on Earth! From orchids to daisies, be ready to feast your eyes on over 600 varieties of Himalayan flora and, if you're lucky, rare wildlife too! Just don’t forget your shoes for the monsoon to have a comfortable journey! 

    Duration: 5-7 days

    Level: Easy to moderate 

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  • Hampta Pass, Himachal Pradesh

  • Lace up your trail shoes and set off to one of India's most phenomenal pass crossings. With the lush green valleys of Kullu on one side and the barren mountains of Lahaul on the other, witnessing these contrasting views as you tread along the Hampa pass will take your breath away! 

    Duration: 4-6 days

    Level: Moderate to difficult 

    Other notable treks: 

    Tarsar Marsar - Jammu and Kashmir, Warwan Valley Trek - Kashmir, Kashmir Great Lakes - Jammu & Kashmir, Indrahar Pass Trek - Himachal Pradesh, Bhrigu Lake - Himachal Pradesh, Pin Parvati Trek - Himachal Pradesh, Beas Kund - Himachal Pradesh.

    Monsoon treks in Western India

  • Harishchandragad Trek, Maharashtra

  • If you are a history and culture buff, the state of Maharashtra, with nearly 350 forts, will take your fancy! The ancient Harishchandragad hill fort is famous among trekkers for its challenging uphill climb that rewards them with panoramic views, ancient temples, and fascinating caves. Remember to wear the best trail running shoes to avoid slips and falls!  

    Duration: 2 days

    Level: Difficult 

  • Hukyachi Khadi, Goa

  • While Goa is well-known for its beaches and nightlife, the monsoon season unveils a different side of its natural beauty that tourists often overlook. One such hidden gem is Hukyachi Khadi, a small waterfall that comes alive only during rain. So, get your shoes for the monsoon and discover spice and rubber plantations, forests, creeks, and greenery on your journey to the cascade!


    Duration: 1 day

    Level: Easy

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    Other notable treks: 

    Sinhagad Trek - Maharashtra, Andharban - Maharashtra, Garbett Plateau - Matheran Maharashtra, Visapur Fort Trek - Maharashtra, Rajmachi - Lonavala Maharashtra, Torna Fort Trek - Pune.

    Monsoon treks in Southern India

  • Kumara Parvatha Trek, Karnataka

  • If you are an experienced trekker wishing to step up a notch, the Kumara Parvatha trek is your next challenge! Prepare your shoes for the monsoon for climbing Karnataka's fourth-highest peak. It offers plenty, from dense forests to stunning Western Ghat views. What's more, the sounds and sights of wildlife will keep you company if you are alert! 


    Duration: 2 days

    Level: Moderate to difficult

  • Chembra Peak Trek, Kerala

  • Chembra Peak, the highest peak in Wayanad, is on every trekker's bucket list for its charming heart-shaped Chembra Lake. On the trail to this nature's love symbol, you will see tea plantations, misty valleys, cloud-laden cliffs, and a watchtower! 

    Duration: 1 day

    Level: Moderate to difficult

    Other notable treks: Mullayanagiri Trek - Karnataka

    Monsoon treks in Eastern India

  • Dzongri Trek, Sikkim

  • The Dzongri trek begins from Yuksom, a small town in West Sikkim, and follows a well-defined trail crossing dense forests, monasteries, and waterfalls. Once you reach the viewpoint of Dzongri La, you will be rewarded with dramatic views of the majestic Kanchenjunga mountain range. However, the monsoon season can make the trail slippery and muddy, making it all the more reason to invest in good trail shoes

    Duration: 9 days

    Level: Moderate to difficult

    Choose the best trail running shoes for your next adventure

    Before you start planning your next adventure awaits you, remember that monsoon trails come with their challenges. To stay safe, ensure you have everything from the trekking essentials: rainwear, quick dry outfits, water bottle, rucksack with cover, waterproof covers for electronics, and most importantly, good-quality waterproof trail shoes

    Brooks Running offers trail running shoes for women and men that prioritize safety and performance with unique features such as all-terrain stability, good traction, comfort, and rock & root protection.