Har ki Doon Trek is located at the base of Fetch Pravat, at an altitude of 3,556 meters. Har Ki Doon , the cradle shaped valley is a paradise for trekkers, bird watchers and naturel lovers. Dense forests of pines and glittering mountain peaks surround the valley. This moderate trek takes you to one of the least explored regions of Garhwal Himalayas. The valley is scattered with wild Himalayan......Continue Reading
The Holy River Ganges is the most sacred river in the Hindu religion and its source at Gomukh on the Gangotri glacier and many other peaks. Gomukh is one of the holiest places for Hindu pilgrims who come here to witness the birth of Mother Ganga. The trek takes you to Gomukh (cows mouth), the mythological source of the River Ganges, which is at the snout of the Gangotri glacier...Continue Reading
It is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Sikhs, as well as for people from other faiths. There is a Sikh Gurudwara and a Lakshman temple built on the bank of the lake. Encircled by seven snow clad peaks and their associated glaciers, it reflects its surroundings enchantingly on its crystal clear serene waters. The glaciers from Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks feed theContinue Reading
Dodi Tal lake in Garhwal Himalayas - mysterious, alluring, and simply beautiful ! It is at an elevation of 3024 meters above mean sea level, north of Uttarakashi. Crystal clear waters are surrounded by dense Oak Woods, Pine, Deodar and Rhododendrons. The lake is full of fishes and is known ..Continue Reading
The lake is surrounded by rock-strewn glacier and snow clad peaks. The trek of Roopkund passes through lush green grassy land and conifer forest clining into the slope of hills. Bedni bugyal and Bagubasa are the most beautiful places in this trek.Continue Reading
Chandrashila Trek is one of the popular trek that can be undertaken round the year, in garhwal Himalayas except during heavy snowing months of December & January. Chandrashila summit is a rock face above the temple of Tungnath, the highest of all the temples in the Himalayas. It is a short but rigorous hike beyond the temple. The Chandrashila summit affords the most beautiful view of the Nandadevi, Trishul, Kedar Peak and Chaukhamba peaksContinue Reading
An impressive trek to the Kauri Pass skirting during the outer wall of the Nanda Devi sanctuary, crossing passes and stunning river systems in the Garhwal Himalaya, the Kuari Pass trek is extensively popular among the European and American travelers. At an elevation of 4265m in the heart of Chamoli District of Uttaranchal in the northeastern region of Garhwal, the Kauri Trek, as well known as the Curzon Trail takes one through blossoming green fieldsContinue Reading
This trek provides you with one of the rarest view of the entire range of Yamnotri- Gangotri- Kedarnath- Badrinath mountain peaks. In the process you pass through the seven Bugyals of Panwali Kantha, Where if you are lucky, You might catch a glimpse of blue mountain goat. This trek is part of the ancient pilgrim trail from Gangotri to Kedarnath, in the tradition of Vamavrta Yatra that began from Yamnotri and ended at Badrinath, after paying respect at theContinue Reading
Considered amongst the finest high altitude grasslands in the Garhwal mountains (altitude 3354 metres) famous for wild high altitude flowers and herbs during the spring thaw, and offering a splendid view of the Greater Himalayan range. Arguably one of the most romantic spots in the Himalayas - virgin meadows greet the visitor, for as far as the eye can see, scenic mountains, deep valleys and lofty mountains present the most memorable sunsets and sunrises, and above alll, the enormous western flank of Trishul and the Nanda Ghunti overlooks this heaven on earth! One of the larger Bugyals (High altitude meadows) in Uttaranchal, The Vaitarni lake (also called the Bedni Kund) is located in this region, and is famous for the rare Brahma Kamal flower, and is also a major way-station on the Nanda Raj Jaat Yatra, a ritual procession held every 12 years. Bedni Bugyal also serves as a stopover for the famed Roopkund trek !Continue Reading
Bugyal in the local mountain dialect means "High Altitude Meadow". Dayara Bugyal is one of the most beautiful places in Uttaranchal, situated at an elevation ranging from 10,000 - 12,000 ft. This vast meadow is second to none in natural beauty in Uttarakhand. The possibility of Nordic as well as Alpine skiing are immense here, since during winter it provides one of the best ski slopes in India spread over an area of 28 sq/kms.
The road to Dayara Bugyal branches off near Bhatwari- a little township on Uttarkashi Gangotri road about 35 kms. From Uttarkashi, Vehicles can go up to the village of Raithal from where one has to trek a steep incline covering a distance of about 7 kms to reach Dayara and the other route is via village Barsu, 10 kms from Bhatwari from where one has to trek about 8kms to Dayara Bugyal.
This is a small oblong lake with emerald green water. It is at an altitude of 5230 mts., near Kankul Pass(5230 mts.), and is almost a kilometer in length. Myriad blossoms decorate its banks during the season, a wildest profusion of colours make the trekker forget the hardships and the exhaustion of the trek. Set in the lap of Hathi Parvat (6730 mts.), the lake can be approached either from Bhiundhar village, near Ghangria, or from Vishnu Prayag. The trek from the former is a little easier in gradient, but is longer.
The trek from Bhiundhar passes through thick bear-infested, forests and stretches of stinging nettles. The only shelters here are the shepherd huts. This trek also involves walking long distances across glacial moraines and over slippery rocks. Two huge rocks on a spur of Hathi Parvat are described as a crow (Kaga) and an Eagle (Garuda). The locals believe that the crow is animatedly conversing with Garuda on the affairs of the universe. Another version has it that a learned Brahmin of Ayodhya once incurred the wrath of the sage Lomas who lived here and was changed into the form of crow by the sage
Is an extremely challenging expedition style traverse of the Kalindikhal Pass (5967m) in spectacular Garhwal Himalayas. The route involves a trek over rough glaciers, rocky screens and crevassed snowfields. At times we need to roped up and require the use of ice axes and crampons. Kalindi khal trek takes you half way round Garhwal from the Bhagirathi Valley to the Alaknanda Valley. Although prior climbing experience is not required, this trip is one of our most demanding treks suited to only those who want to join a reconnaissance style expedition.Continue Reading
Kedarkantha peak, situated in the mountains of the tons river valley is a beautiful ridge peak; easily accessible anytime of the year. In the winters it snows in this valley and hence views from the summit are very rewarding. The trek goes through the Govind national park and gives you ample time to soak in the flora and fauna of this protected area. The summit lies at an altitude of 3850m and reaching the top is very satisfying as you are rewarded with views of peaks like the swargarohini, banderpooch, black and Ranglana .A quiet, quick trek in the Eastern most fringes of Uttarakhand, three things stand out about the Kedarkantha summit trek.Continue Reading
The Khatling glacier, the extremely beautiful glacier, is the source of the river Bhilangana. A legend behind Bhilangana origin says that Bhilangana, a divine spirit tried to tempt Lord Shiva. She was rejected by him and distorted into a liquid form and thus, originated the river Bhilangana. Sahasratal and Masartal are on the west and east of Khatling glacier. This glacier is enclosed by snow capped peaks of the Jogin group (6466 m), Barte Kauter (6579 m), Sphetic Pristwar (6905 m), Kirti Stambh (6902 m) and Meru. The Valley of Bhilangana is certainly the best place to visit for nature and photography lovers.Continue Reading
This is a circular trek where the finish point is different from the start point and at no time there is an overlap of trail. On your way down you will go through a completely contrasting landscape having a dense mixed forest of oak, rhododendron, cider & pine. Adding to the beauty of the trek is the opportunity to visit a couple of quaint villages which are extremely scenically situated amidst thick Deodar forests. Icing on the top would surely be the opportunity to dunk one's feet into a cold and inviting stream at the end of the trek.Continue Reading
This classic trek takes us across the picturesque meadows and valleys that border the western edge of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The route we follow was used by Shipton and Tilman on their amazing journey to the Nanda Devi basin. During the trek there are many views of the surrounding peaks and the Kuari Pass (3658m) itself has an unrivalled panorama of the Great Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi (7816m), Changabang (6864m), Dunagiri (7066m) and Kamet (7756m).Continue Reading
The most easily accessible glacier in the Kumaon region, the "Pindari Glacier" has a beauty of its own. Situated between the snow-capped Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot Mountains, Pindari is a big and steep glacier measuring 3km in length and 0.25km in breadth. River Pindar originates from this glacier and flows down to confluence into the river Alaknanda. The trekking route to the glacier traverses along the southern wilderness of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary offering some beautiful views of peaks like Panwali Dwar (6683m) and Maiktoli(6803m).Continue Reading
It is a popular trek that can be undertaken round the year, except during the heavy snowing month of December and January. Chandrashilla Summit is a rock face above the temple of Tungnath, the highest of all the temples in the Himalayas.Continue Reading
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