A state known to be “Devbhumi” (Land of Gods) , the reason behind this name for Uttarakhand is the numerous hindu temples and pilgrimage centers found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for its untouched beauty and the verdure atmosphere surrounded by the Himalayan Mountain Range. When it comes to adventurous trek, every backpacker thinks of the staggering trekking trails in Garhwal and Kumaon which were categorized under easy, moderate and onerous brackets. Trekking in Uttarakhand is one hell of an experience and a chance to walk on the less traveled path to explore some hidden gem and witness the unique flora and fauna on the land of Uttarakhand. Here are some of the best treks of Uttarakhand.
- Brahmatal Trek : The best winter trek with its pristine beauty and two of the amazing glacier lakes, an awe-inspiring view of the Himalayas covered with the bedsheet of white cotton. This place is known for its mythological touch devoted to Lord Brahma, meditating at Brahmatal lake. This trail is a stretch of 22 km at the altitude of 12,150 feet and will surely give you a wave of thrill. This trek is a complete adventurous package for 6 days capturing the beauty of Lohajung where your treks begin then ascend to Bekaltal, Brahmatal, to highest point of Brahmatal and get down back to Lohajung while capturing alluring view Nanda Ghunti peak and trek through the deep woods of oak and fir will be a treat for nature lovers. Brahmatal trek will rush adrenaline through your veins and the eye-captivating view of Himalayan range will be a pleasure.
- Valley of Flowers Trek : The beauty of Uttarakhand lies in the Valley of flower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This palace is blessed with the ultimate and exotic Himalayan flora, located in the western Himalayan region of Uttarakhand at the altitude of 14,400 feet. The place looks and smells like heaven by the numerous species of wildflowers like saxifrages, poopy, lilies, daisies, zinnia, petunia, geranium, calendulas and sedums. Six day of trekking experience in the lap of nature and explore the hidden lake, trek through Govindghat and proceed for Ghangaria, then ascend to Valley of flowers and back, get a chance to visit Hemkund Sahib, a religious place and get down back to Govindghat. Valley of flower is one of the alluring and prominent treks of Uttarakhand enjoyed by travelers. The Valley of Flowers is perched at a height of between 3352m to 3658m above sea level. Valley of flowers is a popular trekking destination that attracts a huge crowd of trekkers and travellers every year! The National park stretches an area of 87.50 sq. km with a width of 2 km and 8 km long. The trek to the flower valley offers serene beauty of nature with snow-clad Himalayan mountains.
- Kedarkantha Trek : Kedarkantha Trek is one of its own kind of experience for the first time trekkers. This trek is located within the Govind Wildlife Sanctuary at the altitude of 12,500 feet. A trekking journey from sankri to shepherd camp will bring you a lot of experience with a panoramic view of Himalayan range with a picturesque sight beside the pond of Juda-ka-talab. Now here comes the real trekking experience when you will make your way to Kedarkantha base camp trek after some steep climbing and enjoy camp there for a night and descend to sankri the next day. This 20 kms trail can be a challenging experience for the first timer, but this trek can be a good opportunity to explore your trekking skills at any time of year except the monsoon season.
- Rupin Pass Trek : Want to feel some thrill and check your heart rate while you are standing at the altitude of 15,250 feet admiring the snow covered peaks of Himalayan Range. The trail of 52km from Dhaula, Uttarakhand to Sangla, Himachal Pradesh as the trek is surrounded by the charming townlet which gives you a reason to explore its local culture beauty. The foremost part of this trek is that it connects two most beautiful states, and this eight day trek will be covering the location of Dhaula, ascending to Sewa, Jakha, Suruwas Tach to the waterfall camp and finally summit to Rupin Pass and conclude your trek by descending back to Sangla. This trek is one of the most difficult treks in Uttarakhand with the alluring and scenic view throughout the trek where you get to witness hundreds of waterfalls, terrific forests, hanging hamlets, snow covered mountains and get a pictorial and staggering view of Kailash Peak. Rupin Pass trek is the most amazing trek to experience and capture the beautiful landscapes, postcard images and create a lifetime memory from this mesmerizing trek.
When it comes to adventurous trek, every backpacker thinks of the staggering trekking trails in Garhwal and Kumaon which were categorised under easy, moderate and onerous brackets. Trekking in Uttarakhand is one hell of an experience and a chance to walk on the less travelled path to explore some hidden gem and witness the unique flora and fauna on the land of Uttarakhand. Here are some of the best treks of Uttarakhand.