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Trekking in Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)

Uttaranchal Trekking Tour

Himalayan mountains are considered best for trekking expeditions with a never ending list of spectacular hill stations.Trekking in uttarakhand also holds the promise of a deep and refreshing communion with nature in its varying beauty. In uttarakhand, you can see the sights of the rocky beauty of the snooty mountains romancing with the gleaming waterfalls.The mountain ranges of uttarakhand also offer the limitless possibilities for river rafting and skiing. Moreover, you may even experience the thrill of sheer adventure in Uttarakhand as well.

Best Time To Trek

Trekkers should be wary about the time when they want to come to Uttarakhand for trekking. The ideal months for trekking in the state are March to June and September to November during which time the weather is if usually fine with clear blue skies and green pasture. Trekking in off season such as during the monsoon would be difficult to avoid the leeches and the rain, but nevertheless gives trekkers the chance to be out in the wild and live the rustic life for some time. However, trekkers in their exploration upward would need some time to acclimatization due to high altitude and low pressure. Every now and then, depending upon the height of the ground, trekkers should take a break of day or two to get used to the surrounding environment.

Guidelines for safe Trekking in Uttarakhand
  • Visit doctor for compete medical check up. Ask for medicine for cold and cough.
  • Carry first aid kit with you. Also carry correct medicine if you have nausea or breathing problem at high altitude.
  • Buy correct boots. The trails may be snowy and normal boot can slip and can be dangerous.
  • Start with beginner rates trail route and proceed to the higher level.
  • Carry ample winter clothes to tackle with the extreme cold climatic condition.
  • Pack your bag with all necessary equipment's. First aid box, army knife, route map, compass, blanket, water bottles and body warmer are some of the essential things that you must carry during Uttarakhand Trek tour.
  • Try to undertake trekking under the guidance of a trekking guide.

The Popular Treks Of Uttaranchal

Dodital

Dodital is a stunning lake situated at an elevation of 3024 m above sea level. The water of the lake is pristine and crystal clear. The route is surrounded by thick forests of Oak, Deodar, Pine, Rhododendron etc. Dodital Lake is the starting place of the river Asi Ganga. The boundary of the lake is three kilometers. The trek is frequented by pilgrims on the Gangotri-Yamunotri route.

Har Ki Doon

Har Ki Doon is a gorgeous valley at an elevation of 3,566 m above sea level. This trek is known as the induction for the new beginners. The valley is encircled by thick pine forests. This is one of the remotest places in Uttaranchal which is unaffected by civilization. It is commonly believed that Yudhisthir of Mahabharata was departed for heaven from this peak.

Chopta - Chandrashila Trek

Chandrashila Trek is counted among the popular trek in Garhwal Himalayas. Although in the months of December and January heavy snow falls here. Rest of the year the trek can be used without much hassle. Chandrashila peak is the host of the famous Tugnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is highest of all the temples of the Himalayas. This trek is very intriguing and demands a lot out the trekkers. The Chandrashila pinnacle offers the spectacular visibility of the Nandadevi, Trishul, Kedar peak and Chaukhamba Peaks.

Chopta is located on the Gopeshwar-Ukhimath route at a distance of about 40 km. Chopta is situated at an altitude of 2900 m from Gopeshwar. This is one of the most breath taking and fascinating place in the whole Garhwal. The region is rich in flora and fauna.

Kuari Pass Roopkund Trek

This is a once in a lifetime experience of trekking of blending of two incredible Himalayan destination at one time. This is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttaranchal. Kuari Pass trek is situated at an altitude of 4150 m, Roopkund 4500 m above sea levels. The popular trekking season here is June, September and October. This trek offers magnificent scenic views of Himalayan summits like Nanda Devi, Kamet, Chaukhamba and Trishul from Kuari pass. Nanda Devi (7817m) is the second highest peak

in India. Rafting trip on the river Ganges is also available here. Ancient human skeletons and remnants of horses were found here.

Valley of flowers Trek

Valley of flowers is located at an altitude of 3,600 m above sea level, in Himalayas of Uttaranchal. This place is encircled snow clad mountains. The valley remained undiscovered for centuries. Every year hundreds of kinds of flowers of different shades and colors bloom in an enchanting way. The trip begins after Rishikesh from Delhi. The Valley of Flowers is a three kilometers climb, one has to go and come back on the same day.

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