Friday, 25 March 2016

6 treks in Uttarakhand that makes it one of the best trekking destinations.

Often referred to as Devbhoomi (Land of the Gods) due to high number of temples and pilgrimage sites throughout the state, Uttarakhand is known for it's natural beauties of the Himalayas. Here is a list of some treks in Uttarakhand that proves why Uttarakhand is not just preferred for pilgrimage but also one of the best Himalayan trekking destinations.

1. Har-Ki-Doon (3566mt)
Mt. Swargarohini stands tall!!
According to the legends, it is believed that "Har-Ki-Doon" means "Valley of Gods". " Har" is one of the names of lord Shiva and "Doon" is a valley spread in the Himalayas. The valley justifies it's name as it is surrounded with several towering Himalayan peaks dominated by mighty Mt. Swargarohini (stairway to heaven), 6252mt. Beginners looking to start their trekking journey must start with this one. One can notice a great variety of flora and fauna. Har-Ki-Doon is also rated as one of the best treks for bird watching. With maximum altitude reaching up to 3566mt above the sea level, the trek offers you to experience the local lifestyle while walking through pine forests, rivers, glaciers and ancient villages.

Book your Har-Ki-Doon trek here.

2. Kedarkantha summit (3810mt)
The best view comes after the hardest climb!!
Ever thought of climbing a giant Himalayan peak or becoming a professional mountaineer? Kedarkantha summit trek is a wonderful trek to start. "The best view comes after the hardest climb". This trek justifies this quote as Kedarkantha summit gives you some stunning views of sunrise over the entire Himalayan range.

Book your Kedarkantha summit trek here.

3. Bali Pass and Ruinsara Lake (4950mt)
Swargarohini massif at touching distance.
Covered with mystery, with a maximum altitude of 4950mt above sea level, this is one of the few untouched lands in the Himalayas. This is the only trek that gives you the view of Swargarohini (6252mt), Bandarpoonch (6318mt) and Kalanag (6387mt) peaks at touching distance which makes this trek an absolute delight for Himalayan lovers. And for all these stunning views, one has to put in some intense efforts and this trek is suitable for experienced Himalayan trekkers. Ruinsara Lake takes the beauty of this high pass trek to next level.

Book your Bali Pass and Ruinsara Lake trek here.

4. Rupin Pass (4650mt)
A wonderland called Rupin Pass!!
You might get surprised with Rupin Pass in this list as it is situated in Himachal Pradesh. Yes it is true but the trek starts from Dhaula in Uttarakhand. This trail in Uttarakhand might be short but is nothing less than an eventful journey. The trek is rated as one of the best in India. Maximum altitude reaches upto 4650mt which makes it a challenging Himalayan trek.

Book your Rupin Pass trek here.

5. Nag Tibba (3022mt)
Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Kalanag range as viewed from Nag Tibba summit.
With it's summit rising above 3000mt, Nag Tibba is the highest peak in the lesser Himalayan region of Uttarakhand state (Garhwal division). This three day weekend trek gives you mesmerising views of Garhwal Himalayas in Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch and Kalanag.

Book your Nag Tibba trek here.

6. Roopkund Lake (4550mt)
The mystery revolves around this lake!!
It would be hard to match the combination of spectacular mountain views, alpine camps, secluded Hindu villages and pristine oak and rhododendron forests that are seen on this trek. There is also the sacred waters of Roopkund that has attracted a regular stream of pilgrims for many generations.

The human bones at the bottom of the Roopkund have been a particular source of interest. Many theories have been advanced- some more fanciful than others. The most likely is that they are the remains of a party of pilgrims trapped by bad weather in the 14th century. Whatever the truth, the location of the lake beneath the huge ramparts of Nanda Ghunti and Trishul would have captured the pilgrim's imagination for many centuries.

Book your Roopkund trek here.

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