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Trekking in Uttarakhand

Some Interesting Places for Trekking in Uttarakhand

by Geetika Gautam

This blog post is a summary of trekking in Uttarakhand, which is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of life for a few days.  The trek is quite affordable, and easy to arrange. Trekking in Uttarakhand is a journey of two elements, the beauty of snow-covered mountains and the soothing sound of rushing streams. The trekking routes in Uttarakhand vary from easy to difficult ones depending on their level of difficulty. 

Amazing Places for Trekking in Uttarakhand

Roopkund Trek 

Roopkund trek

Many years ago, an expedition found human and animal skeletons at the bottom of one of the world’s biggest snowfields. The discovery of Roopkund is one of the most important archaeological studies since Neolithic times.

Roopkund features a complex mass death covering a total area of 1,047 square feet with bodies piled on top of each other in a ‘clay fort’-like pattern. The bodies of animals were simply pushed aside.

The anthropologists were able to salvage 70 skeletons from the top layer. It represents a wealth of information on the culture and diet of the people who died. The recovery was astonishingly successful considering that Roopkund is located at an altitude between 15,000 feet and 17,000 feet.

Roopkund is shrouded in mystery since it is one of the most remote places on Earth. Archaeologists do not know for which civilization the site was built; nor do they know why it was abandoned.

Pindari Glacier Summer Trek

Pindari-Glacier-Trek

There is a tremendous variety available to visitors in Uttarakhand, including adventure treks. One such trek is the Pindari glacier summer trek, which takes places amidst the mountains and forests of Khirsu valley towards the Pindari Glacier. It is twelve kilometers south of Nanda Devi National Park near Joshiwas Gangotri temple (Kanda) on Alaknanda River in Uttarakhand India. The trek starts from Joshiwas village and goes to the Pindari Glacier through Kaliya nullah – a mountain valley. The route passes through dense forests of pine, manchurian walnut and oak. The trek goes along the Kaliya glacier and crosses the glacier to reach the Makru glacier. After crossing this too, the trail follows a sub peak of Pindaribot Peak.

Trails for Trekking in Uttarakhand

 Chopta- Chandrashila Winter Trek

Chopta-Chandrashila-Trek

The best way to explore Uttarakhand is by trekking through these beautiful mountains. Chopta- Chandrashila Trek is a winter trek that starts in Chopta and ends in Chandrashila. The temperature ranges from 5 degrees Celsius during daytime to 20 degrees Celsius at night during December and January when the snow covers the ground. As you go up the hill, you will see a host of natural beauty like towering peaks covered with snow and ice flowers.

The hike starts from Chopta at around 1,250 meters and goes up till Chandrashila at 4,883 meters. You will cover the distance of 27kms covering hills, pine forests and cascading waterfalls on the way. The trail runs through the pine forest along the national highway. So never expect to come across any civilization while trekking.

 Panch Kedar Trek

Panch-kedar-nath

Trekking in Uttarakhand is a great adventure and we can offer you the best it has to offer. With ample trekking, mountain climbing places Panch Kedar Trek provides you with one of the greatest experiences of your life. 

Panch Kedar Trekking Routes

Panchkedar , the popular name for five sacred mountains of Uttarakhand. They are revered by all the devotees and these temples are located in a small region in the district of Rudraprayag. These famous temples are: Triyugi Narayan Temple, Kalpeshwar Temple , Sapteshwar Temple , Chandrashila Temple and Guptakashi. Panch Kedar is just a 1 hour road journey from Rudraprayag.

Dodital Trek

Dodital Trek is situated in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is one of the most tourist destinations in Uttarakhand. It is also an important Himalayan trekking location. Situated in a region with lofty mountains with snow-capped peaks, picturesque valleys, lush green forests and a series of high passes on its way up the mountain. This trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Uttarakhand and is also known as the Valley of Flowers. 

This enchanting meadow lies at a distance of about five kilometers from the Dodital village. As a part of the Kumaon Himalaya, Dodital is surrounded by dense green forests, snow-clad peaks and crystal clear lakes. Therefore, this makes it an ideal location for camping and picnicking. Dodital trek is easy to complete but has many tourist attractions in it.

Kalindikhal Pass Trek

Kalindikhal trek 

You must be wondering about the name of the trek. Kalindikhal Pass, which is the last and most difficult part of the trek, is believed to have been constructed by a local chieftain Kalinda in around 1915-16 who had influence over this region of Uttaranchal back then.

Kalindikhal Pass trek is a short but tough trek in Garhwal Himalayas. It offers a 360 degree view of the surrounding peaks and valleys. The trek takes you through vast rhododendron forests, beautiful green meadows and high altitude grasslands. The pass is named after a local chieftain Kalinda who once ruled this region. It has been known for being the coldest place in India as per recorded history.

Nanda Devi Trek

Nanda-Devi-Trek

Explore the beauty of this mountain region of India, nestled in the Western Himalayas. A Nanda Devi trek offers you a thrilling journey into one of the most dramatic and breathtaking parts of our country. The journey to this mountain starts from Almora (at an elevation of roughly 1,200 meters) and ends at Kalpeshwar or Kapkot (altitude 1,890 meters). The route takes you through small villages, forests dotted with chir pine trees and wildlife like leopards.

Deoria Tal

Deoriatal-Chandrashila 

If you’re looking for a perfect winter getaway, then trekking in Uttarakhand is the best option. Uttarakhand offers exceptional opportunities to experience the ever-changing beauty of nature and provides breathtaking views during winter. Amongst many treks in Uttarakhand, Deoria Tal – Chandrashila Peak – is one of the most popular destinations in this season. It is also one of the shortest trails with a round trip duration of only 2 days. 

Final Words –

These are some amazing places for trekking in Uttarakhand. This place boasts of owning some of the best trekking routes of India and allures trekking enthusiasts from all around the globe.

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