Over 20 Of The Most Scenic And Awe-Inspiring Trekking Trails In The World
Himalayas of Uttarakhand are on the Nature’s utmost arresting and awesome gifts to the mankind which is covered with beautiful and ravishing white blankets of snow. It is a land sanctified with glistening glaciers, snowy peaks, rolling-meadows, jagged rock faces, gushing cascades, thick woods, and hospitable people with sumptuous cultural values. The most frequently visited region of Himalayas is Garhwal which is situated between the Punjab to the West and the Nepal Himalayas to the East and it is the best place to enjoy the pleasure of mountaineering, trekking, and rock climbing. You can also visit the holy temples of Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, and Yamunotri. There is a strong belief that on bathing in front of these temples and viewing the holy shrines can wash off all your sins of life. Therefore, you can add spiritual values to your trekking tour to this area.
Some Popular Treks:
1- Gaumukh Trek: The Source of the Holy Ganges
Places Covered: Gangotri – Bhojvasa – Gaumukh – Tapovan
Duration: 6 Days
The holy Ganges originates from the huge glaciers, Kedarnath and Badrinath, of the gargantuan peaks of Shivling which is the Matterhorn of India and it starts her voyage to the sea. You will often encounter with the Hindu pilgrims and holy men like Sadhus in their saffron grab and matted hair. Most of the people all around the India visit to this sacred place one in their life.
2- Kuari Pass
Places Covered: Auli – Gorson – Tapovan – Kuari Pass – Ghat
Duration: 5 Days
The trek over the Kuari Pass is located on the outer edge of Nanda Devi Sanctuary which is described beautifully by Eric Shipton in his book “A Vision of Such Beauty Is worth a World of Striving”. It was popularized by Lord Curzon when he was the British Viceroy of India. It acts as a substitute of the legendary trek that passes through the Rishi Gorge to the Inner Sanctuary as it is closed to all the trekkers and climbers due to the ecological reasons. Along with the fun of trekking and rock climbing, you can feel the closeness of nature by viewing the beautifulness of the peaks in and around Nanda Devi Sanctuary.
3- Valley of Flowers & Hemkund Sahib
Places Covered: Joshimath – Govind Ghat – Ghangria – Valley Of Flowers – Hemkund -Joshimath
Duration: 10 Days
The Valley of Flowers was discovered by a British mountaineer and botanist in 1931, when he lost his way and found this luxuriant valley of wildflowers. Therefore, he named it as the Valley Of Flowers. On your visit at efflorescent time that is between July to September, you can enjoy the pleasure of viewing more than thousands varieties of ferns, herbs, and the appealing flowers blooming in this thriving Valley of Flowers.
4- Roopkund – (The Mystery Lake)
Places Covered: Gwaldam – Deval – Wan – Bedni – Baguabasa – Rupkund
Duration: 9 Days
Adventurous people are always on the lookout for some exciting route to trek upon. Those who wish to trek to the skeleton lake make their first move towards Lohajung. The destination is accessible by road. Next step is to climb over the hillock of Wan. At Ran Ki Dhar one can camp during night. Bedni Bugyal is the next stop. This place is like a pasture land. One can visit the two temples which are in the vicinity. A small lake can also be seen here. From here one goes uphill to Bhaguwabasa. Last stop is Roopkund.
5- Khatling Glacier
Places Covered: Ghuttu – Gangi – Reeh – Bhelbagi – Khatling Glacier
Duration: 9 Days
6- Kedartal Trek
Places Covered: Gangotri – Seema Kharakh – Kedartal
Duration: 6 Days