Best time to visit: March to September (excluding the monsoon months)How to reach: Take an overnight bus to Shimla, from there take a local bus to Khara Pathar or Giri Ganga. The trek starts from Giri Ganga and can take 4-5 hours depending on your speed.Trail: The trail to Kuppar Bugyal starts from Giri Ganga. To reach Giri Ganga you can either trek from Kharapthar or drive directly from Shimla. Follow the road until you reach a thick forest trail at Giri Ganga then to make your way to the top where the Kuppar Bugyal meadow is.Gurson BugyalBest time to visit: Throughout the year except monsoon.How to reach: Take an overnight bus to Rishikesh, then take a local bus to Joshimath, from where Auli is under an hour away. The trek starts from Auli, and can take 4 to 5 hours depending on your speed.Trail: The trail to Gurson Bugyal meadow is fairly simple and is just 3km away from Auli. This popular route is also called the Lord Curzon's Trail, which was discovered by Lord Curzon who lived here during the colonial era.
3. Kuppar Bughyal: Valley of Forests Trek