Trekking In Uttarakhand

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Amit Dobhal




Trekking is a healthy way to explore nature and a fun family camping activity. Its a combination of hiking and walking activity in which people take multi-days trips in rural, un development area. Trekking In Uttarakhand is one of the famous adventure sports awaiting the trekking enthusiast in Uttarakhand. The mountain ranges of India offer breathtaking, enthralling trekking routes.

In the vast amphitheatre of the Uttarakhand Himalayas and Karakorams, there are limitless possibilities for Trekking Tours, Mountaineering, Skiing, and River Rafting tours. Within this alluring arena, the Garhwal and Kumaon regions, occupy the central place, with special points of interest for the trekker.

When trekking you have many choices and it's not just about choosing the destination. You can trek independently or you can hire a guide. Both have advantages and disadvantages.



Milam Glacier Trek

Milam Glacier Trek

Milam Glacier is about 28 km long, biggest glacier of the Kumaon, Uttarakhand. It originates from the slope of Kohli and Trishul peaks and situated on the south facing slope of the main Himalayan range. This trek starts at Munsyari and the route ascends up the Gori Ganga river gorge which separates the Nanda Devi range from the beautiful peaks of the Panch Chulli range.

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Nanda Devi Trek

Nanda Devi Trek

The three week long Nandadevi Raj Jaat Yatra is the world famous festival of Uttaranchal. People from entire Garhwal-Kumaon as well as other parts of India and the world participate in Nandadevi Raj Jat Yatra. The jaat starts from Nauti village near Karnprayag and goes upto the heights of Roopkund and Haemkund with a four horned sheep.

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Om Parvat Trek

Om Parvat Trek

Om Parvat (also known as Adi Kailash, Little Kailash, Jonglingkong Peak, Baba Kailash, Chhota Kailash)[3] is an ancient holy Hindu mountain in the Himalayan mountain range, lying in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Its at an altitude of 6191 mts. This peak is near to Sinla pass, similar to Mount Kailash in Tibet.

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Pindari Glacier Trek

Pindari Glacier Trek

Pindari Glacier is the world famous glacier. It is also known as trekkers paradise because it is easier to visit than most other glaciers. This glacier is situated between snow capped Nanda Devi and Nandakot mountains. The river Pindar originates from this glacier. The glacier is at an altitude of 3353 mtrs. the entire trekking tour route is Filled to the brim with natural beauty.

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Roopkund Trek

Roopkund Trek

Roopkund situated at a height of 5029m in the lap of Trishuli massif. Situated in Chamoli district of Garhwal is famous for natural lake. This area is also known as mystery lake, since human skeletons and remains of horses from the Paleolithic age were found here. The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glacier and snow clad peaks.

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Satopanth Trek

Satopanth Trek

Satopanth is a triangular lake of serene water has a perimeter of about half a kilometer. Satopanth is about 25 Kms. from Badrinath. It is a glacier lake surrounded by high snow capped peaks. The trek sometimes is tough but sometimes remains moderate but is full of dramatic scenery.

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Tapovan Trek

Tapovan Trek

Tapovan is an ideal location for the tourists looking for peace and adventure. It is located on an altitude of 4463m / 14638 ft above sea level. Tapovan is base camp for shivlinga peak of Uttaranchal hills. The trek takes you to Gomukh (cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier.

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Valley of Flowers Trek

Valley of Flowers Trek

Valley of flowers, is spread over an area of 87.5 sq. kms. has the largest collection of wild flower species. This scenic beauty is created by nature. The river Pushpawati enhances its beauty which flows in the vicinity overlooked by towering Rataban peak in the background. You can see More than 300 species of wild flowers blooming and swinging with life during the monsoons.

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