Camping Under the Sky Full of Stars
Stargazing in the Himalayas is an unforgettable experience. This is not a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Making the most of it necessitates meticulous planning. If you’re planning a trip away from the city lights, see if the location is suitable for stargazing.
Here are the Top camping sites for stargazing
- Neer Garh Waterfall Trek, Rishikesh
Rishikesh, located on the banks of the Ganga, is densely packed with temples, yoga ashrams, meditation centres, and picturesque riverside campsites. These camps are unique in that they are situated in the heart of nature. These camps not only provide breathtaking views of nature, but also the most beautiful stargazing experience in India
Neer Garh, a short (3 km) walk from Lakshman Jhula and approximately 6 km from Tapovan, is an ideal hiking exercise for a peaceful morning in Rishikesh. The hike is more difficult than the other waterfall hikes in the area. This is one of Rishikesh’s most well-known treks.
At night the top view of the waterfall looks mesmerising in addition to the most beautiful sky with billions of stars in it. The sound of the waterfall and Scenic beauty makes it worth visiting.
It has the thickest strek of milky-way and is visible during the September – December time of the year.
- Dhanderas Thatch of Rupin Pass Trek
The second and third knights of your Rupin Pass trek are spent at Dhanderas Thatch. This campsite is especially beautiful because it is located in the middle of a valley that curves up like a bowl.
It is, however, not a small bowl. The valley is quite extensive. Rupin gushes down in three stages and gurgles in a steady stream right in front of you.
At night, the setting of this campsite enhances stargazing in the Himalayas.
“Dhanderas Thatch is also a long way from civilization,” Sandhya UC, Co-founder of Indiahikes, recalls nostalgically”So you have the Rupin waterfall in this vast valley, shimmering silver under a starry sky.”
- River Campsite of Buran Ghati Trek
The topic of stargazing reminded Megha Bheda, Indiahikes’ Social Media Manager, of the River Campsite on the Buran Ghati trek. The Buran Ghati trek concludes at this camp. It is located in a valley at an elevation of 11,800 feet.
“After crossing the pass, we camped at the River Campsite.” It had been a long and exhausting day. I didn’t notice till I stepped out of my tent for dinner.the night sky at first. However, when I finally looked up, I saw a starry sky. It was nearly hypnotic. “That night, I stayed out until 3 a.m., just staring at the stars,” she says.
- Shea Goru of Hampta Pass Trek
This is the last stop on the Hampta Pass journey. It is the coldest because it is on the other side of the Hampta Pass.
“Shea Goru is in the rain shadow area. There aren’t many clouds in this area. As a result, you only get mountains and clear skies. As a result, while the Milky Way can be seen from other campsites, it is not as clear as it is from Shea Goru “Trek Leader Leo Saldhana says
Because there are no clouds, there is no moonlight reflection in this area. This is why the Milky Way appears spectacular from the lovely campsite on the Hampta Pass trek.
- Manganese of Pin Bhaba Pass Trek
This campsite is about 200 kilometres from Shimla on the Pin Bhaba Pass trek in Himachal Pradesh. After trekking 33 kilometres from Kafnu’s base camp, you arrive here.
“There are no mountains in the way, so Mangrungse can be seen from afar.” It is centrally located in Pin Valley. Within 15 kilometres of its radius, there is no civilization. This is just one side of the story. For nearly 50 kilometres, the landscape on the other side is completely isolated. “You won’t see an animal around here,” Trek Leader Vijeet Shaw says.
The isolation helps to reduce light pollution. Furthermore, the Pin Bhaba trek is open from June to September during the monsoon season.
- Lidderwat of Tarsar Marsar Trek
Another name that comes up when discussing open campsites by the gurgling river in Lidderwat. On the Tarsar Marsar trek, this campsite is located by the Lidder River.
“You have open skies of the remotest part of Kashmir above the Lidderwat campsite,” Leo says. The views are not obstructed because the mountains surrounding this campsite are not tall.”
Consider this scene, which includes a soothing Lidder gurgling in the background. A starry night is enhanced by the music and atmosphere.
We run the Tarsar Marsar trek during the monsoon when temperatures are not below freezing. Temperature also plays a role in the overall enjoyment of the experience.