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20 Best Trekking Place in Uttarakhand

Top 20 Treks of Uttarakhand

What is Trekking?

Trekking is one of the outdoor activities. It is another name for walking. People indulging in this activity take multi-day hiking trips through rural, rugged territory. It is a form of walking with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the serenity. It is indeed a joyful and memorable walking experience. Trekking helps one in lowering blood pressure and reduces the risks of diabetes and heart disease. Trekking in India started when the land was inhabited in prehistoric times. In the years 1970 and 1980, it gained popularity as a recreational adventure sport. There are numerous trekking destinations in India- Jammu, and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Darjeeling, Northeast states, Western Ghats, and South India.

What to do before and during Trekking

  • Pack light for Travel- traveling light is important. Only major belongings should be included while packing.
  • Exercise daily for about a week before going for trekking.
  • One should eat healthy food at least 3-4 days before trek.
  • Buy trekking shoes or shoes with a good grip
  • Buy cotton track pants and a comfortable t-shirt
  • Do carry Odomos and warm clothes
  • Carry electoral and glucose for emergency
  • Carry water bottles and make sure to drink at regular intervals during the trek
  • Sleep good enough in the night before the trek
  • Do not overpack
  • Do not wander off from the group
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages & smoke
  • Do not get packaged food
  • Do not pollute water
  • Do not waste it. Use resources minimally. Trekking is enjoying nature and surviving with minimal.
  • Do not create noise. Animals and birds often shun from the noise and change their behavioral patterns.
  • Do not forget to make a checklist before packing. Do not forget things like food, water, buy repellent, medicines, and first – aid kit.

Why choose Uttarakhand for trekking?

Uttarakhand is labeled as the land of Gods. It is home to the second tallest Indian peak Nanda Devi and 700 million other peaks too. It is an amphitheater of thrill and fun for trekking enthusiasts. The Garhwal region is famous for the high and rugged terrains of Rupin Pass and the Kumaon region is famed for its pictorial and bountiful nature among the trekkers. The USP of Uttarakhand trekking is that offers several opportunities for trekking mountaineering and rock climbing. The district Pithoragarh is famed as a miniature Kashmir and is bestowed with bountiful nature making it a perfect base for several thrilling treks. Panch Kedar Trek, Kedarnath-Vasuki Tal trek, Gangotri-Kedarnath trek, and the Gangotri-Gaumukh-Nandanvan-Tapovan trek are some of the thrilling treks of Uttarakhand. There is an abundance of trekking routes in Uttarakhand.

1. Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek

Trek Route -12km

Number of Days Required -4 Days

Difficulty level – Easy to Moderate

The altitude of the Trek is -13123 feet

Tungnath and Chandrashila trek is one of the pictorial treks in the Garhwal Himalayas. It is a snow trekking experience. Tungnath is a Shiva Temple and is the highest in all of the Himalayas and the Chandrashila summit is a rock face just above it. The Tungnath and Chandrashila Trek are quite easy and short. Chopta is a hill station and is a base camp for the Tunganth and Chadrashila trek. It is indeed a short from Chopta to Tungnath. After trekking to Tunganath one has to trek to Chandrashila Peak which can be done on the Dame day. This peak offers a 360° view of the mountains all covered with snow and rich green forests. The best time for this trek is in summer between(April-June). Winters(Oct-Dec) are also apt for this trek. The weather remains salubrious during summer.

2. Deoriatal Trek

Trek Route -3km

Number of Days Required -1 Day

Difficulty level - Easy Moderate

The altitude of Trek - 8000ft

The Deoriatal or Devaria is a beautiful lake. It is 3 km from the villages of Mastura and Sari on the Ukhimath-Chopta road. The Deoriatal is a treat for adventure seekers. The trek is a treat for wildlife lovers. The trekking route to Deorial Tal is easy to medium grade. It is a 3 km trek that offers beautiful and picturesque views of Sari village and lush green paddy fields. This trek is famous for the picturesque translucent lake as Deoriatal falls under the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary. One can spot some animals quenching their thirst from this lake. One gets spellbound by the panoramic view of Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Bunderpunch, Kedar range, and Kalanag peaks. The path of the trek is filled with a lot of surprises for the trekkers. It is indeed a very much loved trek by the trekkers.

The best time considered for trekking here is from April to June as the weather is very pleasant and thus it is fun trekking. Due to its accessibility by road and a 3 km long easy climb, it is a popular and most loved trek throughout the year.

3. Kedarnath Trek

Trek Route -16km

Number of Days Required - 14days

Difficulty level – Easy to moderate

The altitude of Trek -14000ft

Kedarnath trek begins from Gaurikund where there is a popular hot water sulphur spring. Trekkers take a holy hath in that spring to get rid of the exhaustion of trekking and then the trekkers take the route that takes them through deep forests. During this trek one witnesses some pictorial waterfalls. One can get a glimpse of splendid views of the Chaukhamba Peak and the Mandakini Valley. Lake Vasukital brings the most beautiful captivation all around the Kedarnath Valley. Before the 2013 disaster, the route followed was from Rambara, it was a well-facilitated trek route. After 2013 The Govt. has now changed the trek route of Kedarnath as the old trek route to Kedarnath was completely wiped out.

The trek begins from Garukhund to jungle Chatti through Rambara Bridge, then jungle Chatti to Bheembali. Trek after reaching Bheembali trek to Linchuli. After reaching Linchauli trek to Kedarnath Bare camp and then to Kedarnath temple requires a 16km trek and one needs good physical fitness. Before trekking, every person is checked whether they are capable of trekking or not. The timings of the Kedarnath trek from Gaurikund start from 4:00 Am till 1:30 P.m. This is fixed as Kedarnath is situated in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary and thus no trekkers are allowed to trek anytime. It is a high-altitude trek so it is mandatory for the one with the respiratory problem to first consult a doctor before trekking. The appropriate time to trek in summer is when the temperature is moderate and stays between 12-30°c.

4. Valley of Flowers Trek

Trek Route -50km

Number of Days Required -7days

Difficulty Level – Moderate

The altitude of Trek - 4328mts

Valley of Flowers is truly a paradise for nature lovers. The valley is rich in flowers and has a large collection of wildflower species. The Pushpawati rivers flow through the verdant valley. The valley of Flowers trek is one of the beautiful treks in Uttarakhand. The key highlights of this trek are the famous temples such as Haridwar, Rishikesh, Joshimath, and Gurudwara of Hemkund Sahib. The confluence, crystal clear lake, majestic valley, and snow-capped Himalayan peaks are other highlights of this trek. The trek to the valley of flowers passes through several elements of natural, rippling streams, deep forests, and pictorial sights of towering peaks. Trekkers can also walk through the valley for another 5-7 more km until they strike at the glacier which can be seen at a distance.

The stream flows through the valley making it more beautiful. June, July, August, and September are the best times to trek as one can enjoy the scenic waterfalls and beautiful glaciers in the valley. One can see the maximum number of flowers in these months.  August is the last month for visiting the valley of the flower as the plants and flowers start drying up.

5. Nag Tibba Trek

Trek Route - 40km

Number of Days Required -5days

Difficulty Level –Easy

The altitude of Trek -3050mts

Nag Tibba is popularly known as the Mountain of the Serpent. The Nag Tibba trek begins North of Mussoorie at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range. The localities offer a prayer to the snake God at this peak. This trek starts from the village of Pantwari via the hill station of Mussoorie. The trek then heads down to the Devalsari and Thatyur. Trekkers During the trek get a chance to walk through beautiful forests of deodar and oak and witness the wildlife. The key highlights of this trek are the majestic Nag Tibba Peak, Jaw-dropping views of Nanda Devi, Bunderpunch, and Charkhama Peak. One gets a chance to explore the remote villages of Uttarakhand. Nag Tibba is frequented by trekkers and adventure enthusiasts for its pictorial views and serenity.

Trekkers can enjoy pretty views of several peaks ranging from the Bandipunchh peaks, Gangotri group of peaks, Kedarnath Peak, Doon Valley, and the snow peak of Chanabang.

Summer months- April to June and Winter months from October to December are the best times for this trek.

6. Har Ki Dun Trek

Trek Route - 64km

Number of Days Required - 9 days

Difficulty Level – Easy

The altitude of the Trek - 3600m

Trek to Har Ki Dun is one of the popular treks among the trekkers. Har ki dun – a valley located on the base of Fateh Parvat is splendid as above is a pretty blue sky and there are deep forests of Chestnut, deodar, and sycamore. Despite the low altitude valley, it is indeed a pictorial Bandarpunch range on the southeast horizon. The trekking path takes one walk along peaceful streams and waterfalls. The 9-day long trek starts from a small village – Sankri in the Garhwal Himalayan range. It further continues to Taluka along the side of 2 rivers – Rupin and Supin Rivers from where one gets splendid views of the Indian Himalayas. The trail then continues to Osla, one gets a chance to explore the dense forest of chestnut and walnut trees. From Osla the trail then leads to Har ki dun.

The key highlights of the trek are – the villages of Sankri, Saud, taluka, Osla, and Seema. One gets a chance to get a glimpse of Jaundhar Galcier and Morinda Lake. The trekking path is filled with thrill and excitement with every turn. One is encountered with pristine beauty, pretty waterfalls, dense forests, and snow-capped mountains.

The best time for the Har ki dun trek is the summer when the weather is pleasant. Winters are also apt for this trek as the region is blessed with snowfall.

7. Brahmatal Trek

Trek Route - 22km

Number of Days Required – 6 days

Difficulty Level – Moderate

The altitude of the Trek -12250ft

Brahmatal Trek is one of the most famous treks of Uttarakhand. It is a winter trek. The Brahamtal trek starts from Lohajung to Bekalta. One gets a chance to witness the panoramic view of the Nandaghunti peak. From Bekaltal the route leads to Brahmatal. One is awestruck by the scenic views of Mt.Trishul and Nandhaghunti. The whole trek is a full package of adventure and thrilling experiences. It is challenging for a few trekkers. Apart from uneven terrain, the Brahamtal trek is filled with pretty landscapes deep forests, and outstanding views of the Himalayas. One is amazed by the snow-covered mountains of the Garhwal region.

One walks through the oaks and fir trees and then crosses the steep paths. The major highlights of this trek include – one gets a chance to encounter many small hamlets and streams through the trek. The trail leads to some Alpine and Fir Rhododendron and Oak forests. The snow-capped mountains the majestic view of Himalaya ranges, and watching the rare flora and fauna of this region is itself a thrilling and memorable experience. Winter (Dec-Feb) and summer (May-Oct) are the most preferred times for this trek as the weather is very pleasant and apt for trekking.

8. Gaumukh and Tapovan Trek

Trek Route -70km

Number of Days Required – 9  days

Difficulty Level – Moderate

The altitude of Trek - 5230mts

Gaumukh – cow mouth is from where the Ganges originates. The water that flows in Gangotri is considered as the purest and is used in religious ceremonies.  Gangotri is located at an altitude of 3046 above sea level in the Uttarkashi District of Uttarakhand. Gaumukh is 18 km from Gangotri and Tapovan is nestled at a distance of 9kms from Gaumukh. The Gaumukh and Tapovan trek takes one to the Gaumukh Glacier which is believed to be the source of the Ganga River. It is a 9-day trek in the beautiful Garhwal Himalayan ranges. The trekking path takes one to the deep jungles and lovely pastures. The area has many significant Hindu pilgrimage spots.

The key highlight of this trek is one gets a chance to witness the outstanding views of the Shivling and Bhagirathi peaks. One is bestowed by the beautiful Gangotri temple. Trekkers are encountered in the remote villages of Uttarakhand. One gets a glimpse of Gomukh Glacier. The best time for this trek is in summer and post-monsoon. May-June is the aptest month of summer to trek. The post-monsoon months Sept-Oct are also preferred for Gaumukh and Tapovan Trek.

9. Kedartal Trek

Trek Route - 60km

Number of Days Required - 9 days

Difficulty Level – Moderate

The altitude of Trek -  4750mts

Kedar Tal known as Shiva’s Lake is a glacial lake in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas. The Kedar Tal trek begins from Uttarkashi. Till Gangotri, the trek path is tough with several turns, climbs, and rocky surfaces. The route to Bhoj Kharat and from Bhoj Kharat Kedartal Lake is packed with rich flora. One is spellbound by the heavenly beauty. It is a paradise for photographers. The panoramic view of lakes, the deep alpine forest, and the beautiful nature is indeed a treat for adventure enthusiasts. Trekkers are a delight watching the majestic views of Thalay Sagar and Bhrigupanth Peak.

Trekkers enjoy camping on the lakeside of the pictorial Kedar Tal. The whole path is filled with the shades of the unparalleled beauty of nature. The three major peaks –Thalay Sagar, Meru, and Bhrigupanth are the lake's source of origination. Summers and post-monsoon are considered to be the best seasons for this trek. Summers(May-June) and post-monsoon(Sept-Mid Oct) are apt for this trek as the Himalayas are distinctly visible and the cool breeze adds charm to the trek.

10. Dayra Bugyal Trek

Trek Route - 40km

Number of Days Required - 6 days

Difficulty Level – Easy

The altitude of Trek -3850mts

Dayra Bugyal is one of the most beautiful meadows in India. Bugyal is known as High altitude pasture land. Among all the treks of Uttarakhand, the Dayra Bugyal trek is famed as the most beautiful and pictorial trek because of the highland meadows. It is situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The Dayra Bugyal trek starts from the Barsu village which has a unique style of huts built up all around. The trekking path leads to a majestic stream flowing where one gets spellbound by the beauty of the scenic views. During this trek, one is bestowed by splendid nature. One can enjoy a peaceful time camping on the Barnala Tal lakeside. One gets a glimpse of wild animals too.

One is awestruck by the sight of snow-covered peaks like Bandarpooch, Bhagirathi, and Black Peak. Summers and winters are the most appropriate season for this trekking. In summer the weather is mild and is neither too cold nor too hot. One can easily get a view of the peaks. Whereas in winter the area receives snowfall throughout December and January which makes it best to go trekking.

11. Panch Kedar Trek

Trek Route - 130kms

Number of Days Required - 15 days

Difficulty Level – Moderate

The altitude of Trek - 4090mts

Panch Kedar Trek is one of the famous spiritual treks in Uttarakhand. This trek not only covers the 5 shrines devoted to Lord Shiva but also offers to get acquainted with the remote villages that manifest an ancient charm. The entire trek from Kalgot to Kedarnath en route to Rudranath, Mandel, Chopta, Gaundhar, Tungnath, and Madhyameheshwar provides immense opportunity to get infatuated with bountiful nature, snow-capped peaks, dense forests rich lush green meadows.

May and October are the best months for this trek. During winter the temples are inaccessible due to heavy rainfall and snowfall. All the Temples of Panchkedar are open only for 6 months. Panch Kedar is the 5 known forms of Lord Shiva- Kedarnath Madhyamaheswar, Tungnath, Rudranath, and Kalpeshwar at the base of Chaukhamba peak lies the Madhymaheswar where the linga is the natural rock that looks like a hump of a bull. Tunganath is the place where the arm of Lord Shiva appeared and is the highest temple in Garhwal.

Further, the Panch Kedar trek leads one towards Rudranath, where the face of lord Shiva is said to have appeared. The path to Rudranath is through the beautiful meadows and deep forests. In the Beautiful valley of Urgam, Kalpeshwar is situated. This trek consists of all five shrines of Lord Shiva located in the Kedar valley. The trek to Panchkedar is indeed a life-changing experience. It will leave one with memorable experiences. The trek begins from Joshimath then to Kalpeshwar- Urgam village-Kalgot-Panar Bugyal -Rudranath and Sagar village-Tunganath-Ukhimath to Kali math-Ransi to Gaundhar-Madhyamaheshwar. During this trek, you will experience some enriching moments and will be enthralled by the beauty of the valley. 

12. Bali Pass Trek

Trek Route - 105km

Number of Days Required – 13 days

Difficult Level – Tough

The altitude of Trek – 4800mts

Bali Pass Trek is a high-altitude pass that offers a picturesque view of Kala Nag, Swargarohini, and Banderpoonch peaks. This trek is not easy to walk, trekkers require the assistance of technical gear – crampons and rope. The trekking trail offers trekkers beautiful and serene views of hilly – terrain. One comes across rough boulders, dense forests and rich lush green meadows, snow-clad glaciers, and ice-frozen trekking paths. This trek starts from the Tons River valley and ends in the Yamuna River valley.

The key highlights of Bali Pass Trek are The Panoramic views of the Himalayan Peaks- Kalang, Banderpunch, and Swargarohni. The other astonishing highlight of this trek is that it offers a picturesque view of the supine valley. Trekkers can take a dip in the sacred Ruinsara lake and visit Yamunotri temple during their trek. Summer(May-June) and post-monsoon (Sept-Oct) are considered the best times and to trek. The weather of Bali Pass is pleasant and apt for trekking.

13. Nanda Devi Sanctuary Trek

Trek Route - 55km

Number of Days Required - 9 days

Difficulty Level – Moderate

The altitude of Trek - 4152mts

Nanda Devi Sanctuary Trek is one of the loved treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region. This trek takes one to the abode of the sacred Goddess Nanda Devi, adulating to India’s highest peak Nanda Devi, shining at an altitude of 7816 meters. The Nanda Devi Trek passes through the splendid Nanda Devi Sanctuary which lies adjacent to the Rishi Ganga Valley. The trek starts from a small village –Lata which is 2 hours drive from Joshimath. From this village, the trek leads to Lata Kharak and turns towards Dharansi Pass. At this route, trekkers can capture the splendid view of the snow-clad peaks of Dronagiri, Nanda Ghunti, and other peaks too. The trek from Lata Kharak to Dharansi Pass follows a steep climb that crosses Jhandi Dhar and Bagfyana Pass. The downhill trek then continues towards Hitoli and finally ends at Joshimath.

The USP of this trek is witnessing the rare and endangered mammals of the Indian Himalayas –musk deer, serow, blue sheep, Thar, snow leopard, and Himalayan black beer. One can get a glimpse of high-altitude birds. One can behold the sacred confluence of holy rivers at Devprayag, Rudraprayag, and Nandprayag. Summers(April-June) and Springs(Sept-Oct) are considered best for this trek as the weather is pleasant and the trek is enjoyable.

14. Pindari Glacier Trek

Trek Route - 110km

Number of Days Required - 10 days

Difficulty Level – Moderate

The altitude of Trek - 4150mts

Kumaon region of Uttarakhand with its bounty nature has always been a blessing for trekkers from all around the globe. The trek to Pindari Glacier is one such trekking route that offers one to the pictorial landscapes, snow-clad glaciers, and distant villages of the Kumaon region. The trek to Pindari Glacier begins from Loharkhet –a small village that is 20km away from Bageshwar district. During this trek, one crosses several remote places and reaches Dhakuri Diwali and Phurkia. The final destination of the trek is Zero Point.

Trails lead to the pretty glacier through Rhododendron forests and offer splendid views of peaks –Panwali Dwar and Maikotli. The key highlights of this thrilling trek are -panoramic views of the lush green landscapes of Pindari Hills. Trekkers can get a glimpse of neighboring mountains from every turn of the trek. The USP of this trek is the Zero Point which is at 12300 feet from where one can see the astounding views of mountains around. It is indeed a treat for bird lovers too. Pindari Glacier is situated at an elevation of 3353mts above sea level in the Bageshwar district of  Uttarakhand. The Pindari Glacier is the source of the Pindari River which meets the Alaknanda at Karnaprayag in the Garhwal district. The route to reach this Glacier makes one awestruck due to its tremendous beauty and tranquillity.

Summers(Mid-March to Mid June) are considered to be the best time to trek as the weather is apt for trekking. Winters and Monsoon should be strictly avoided as in winters the temperature drops to -10°c and thus there are chances of snowfall due to which roads remain closed. In monsoon, trekking should be avoided as hazards like a landslide, road blockage, and rain make it tough to make it through the route.

15. Rupin Pass Trek

Trek Route - 64km

Number of Days Required -11 days

Difficulty Level – Moderate

The altitude of Trek - 4650mts

Rupin Pass Trek is an ideal trek for trekkers and adventure seekers. The views during this trek are beyond imagination. This is the high-altitude pass. One is thrilled by the powerful stream force and cascading meadows. It drools one’s mind. During trek, one is bestowed by a hanging village –Jhaka. There are a lot more other surprises for the trekkers. The trek starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla in Himachal Pradesh. The snow bridges over the ridges attract the trekkers.

The mesmerizing view of Kinnaur Kailash is one such view that will be spellbound by its beauty. The trek takes one to two beautiful hill stations of India – Mussorie, and Shimla which is in itself a thrilling and memorable experience for every adventure seeker. Summers (May-June) and post-monsoon(Sept-Oct) are the most preferred times to trek as the weather is salubrious. Serenity is at its best during post-monsoon at the Rupin Pass trek. The region is blessed with snowfall during winters and the accommodation options also remain few, but the Rupin Pass trek during post-monsoon is mesmerizing and pictorial.

16. Satopanth Lake Trek

Trek Route - 50kms

Number of Days Required - 8 days

Difficulty Level – Moderate

The altitude of Trek - 4600mts

Satopanth Lake is situated at a very short distance from the sacred town of Badrinath. According to Hindu Mythology, the three corners of the lake are believed to be the sacred part of the holy trinity- Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh who meditated at three of the respective corners. The trek possesses rich surreal views. Trekkers get a chance to witness the 400ft Vasudhara waterfall and India’s last village Mana. It offers an incredible view of the Himalayan peaks –Neelkanth, Chaukhamba, and Swargarohini.

Trekkers also get an opportunity to trek to one of the majestic glaciers –Dhano Glacier. The Satopanth Lake commences from Mana village which is 3km away from Badrinath and houses a natural rock bridge –Bhim Paul. Summers that are mid-May-June and post-monsoon that is Sept-Oct are considered to be the best time to trek as the weather is pleasant and is apt for trekking.

17. Roopkund Trek

Trek Route – 60km

Number of Days Required - 8 days

Difficulty Level – Moderate

The altitude of Trek – 5029mts

Roopkund Trek is located in the Garhwal Himalayas of Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. It is a high-altitude trek at the base of Trishul Peak and Nanda Ghunti. Roopkund Trek is famed for its scenic surroundings and astonishing natural beauty. It offers panoramic views of mountains surrounded by rock and the strewn glacier. The pictorial lake at Roopkund is labeled as a mystery lake as human skeletons and remains of horses are found in a great number in the surrounding area of the lake. The Roopkund trek begins from Lohajung and passes through Didna Village. On the way, trekkers can witness lammergeiers soaring over the valley.

The key highlights of this trek are the skeleton lake, pictorial views of Himalayan peaks, Nanda Ghunti, Chaukhamba & Trishul, and Rudragaira. During their trek, trekkers get an opportunity to explore some remote villages of Uttarakhand. May, June, August, and mid-October are apt months for this trek as the sky remains clear and the weather is pleasant for trekking.

18. Dodital Lake Trek

Trek Route - 54kms

Number of Days Required - 7 days

Difficulty Level – Easy to Moderate

The altitude of Trek - 4150mts

Dodital is situated in the north of Uttarkashi. This trek is one of the winter treks in the Indian Himalayan region that begins from Sangamchatti and heads to Agoda village which is nestled at an altitude of 2250 meters. Trekkers pass through the river Asi Ganga and are followed by gentle ascends and descends and passes through a sheltered village, Bhebra. This trek is undertaken throughout the year. A 16km journey from Agoda passes through pretty Rhododendron forests and leads to Manjhi. It truly offers a tremendous scenic view to trekkers. From Manjhi the trek begins towards Dodital which is at a distance of about 6kms away.

The tranquil freshwater lake, splendid natural beauty, and refreshing climate make camping here blissful. Further, a 5 km walk to Darwa Top that passes through narrow gorges and rocky colonies takes one to the stunning Bandarpunch peak and Swargarohni range. The key highlight of this trek is the panoramic views of the verdant Asi Ganga Valley, Bhagirathi Valley, and Yamuna Valley. Summers that are between April- June, and Winters that are Oct-Dec and Jan-March are the best time for this trek.

19. Kuaripass Trek

Trek Route – 55Km

Number of Days Required– 9 days

Difficulty Level – Moderate

Altitude Trek – 4150mts

It is the major trek destination in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Kuaripass Trek is one of the most popular treks among trekkers. It is in the Indian Himalayan region and is located in the Garhwal Himalayas. The Trekkers along this trek pass through the thick and pretty alpine forests of Rhododendron conifer, birch, and oak. Trekkers come across leopard pugmarks or Himalayan black beer on this trail. This trek starts from Selu Bagar. The trial from Selu Bagar then leads to Ghunni a short trek of about 2-3 hours.

Throughout the trail from Ghunni to Jhinjhi which leads through an open meadow with outstanding views of some Himalayan jewels, one can capture the Panorama of Nanda Ghunti and Charkhamba. From Jhinjhi the trek continues along the river Birahi Ganga that leads to Pana village. The trek then continues to Kuari Pass via Dakhwani cuts through thick forest, varied landscapes, and wildlife. The trek downhill from Kuaripass then leads to Tali and thereafter to Joshimath via Auli.

During this trek, one can get a chance to view the peaks of Charkhamba, Neelkanth, Mana, Kamet, Hathi, Ghodi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Nanda Devi, and Dunagiri. Summers(April till mid-June) and Winters are apt for this trek, though in Winters the trek becomes difficult it is fun trekking in winter too. One must carry Woolen clothes as the temperatures fall up to -8°c. Monsoon should be avoided as the route becomes muddy and slippery.

20. Mt Shivling Trek

Trek Route -  115 km

Number of Days Required - 13 days

Difficulty Level - Tough

The altitude of Trek - 4880mts

The Mt. Shivling Trek is one of the popular treks in Uttarakhand. The trek not only attracts enthusiastic trekkers but it is also a paradise for photographers. Shivling is a two-t Summit mountain that does not lie from the snout of Gangotri Glacier- which is the largest glacier in the Himalayas. It is one of the most challenging treks in the Indian Himalayan belt in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. One needs to tackle several boulder-ridden ramps. The trek to Shivling Base Camp commences from Gangotri which is at 3048 meters and is one of the renowned Char Dham Yatra.

The Shivling trekking involves a fun tour through Tapovan- a sacred pilgrimage center that is between Gaumukh and Shivling. One walks through marvelous glaciers- Kirti Bamak and Meru among other glaciers too. One can spot Ibex- Himalayan goat during one’s trek. One can also get a glimpse of Snow Leopard. Vasuki Tal is another splendid point that is visited during this trek. The best time to trek is during summers between May and June and post-monsoon as it turns beautiful with its serene lush greenery with colossal mountains. Find Trekking Packages with Travel Ride.

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