Garhwal holds major prominence in Uttaranchal and its amazing districts are some of the most stunning places for traveling purposes. The iconic spots in Garhwal- Pauri, Chamoli, Haridwar, and Tehri are known for their irresistible surroundings and plush beauty.
Snow-capped mountains blended with the luscious green shrubs illustrate the glorious essence of this place in the most eloquent way possible. The hospitality of the Garhwali people would harmonize your soul. The modesty and charm of the people are quite renowned in all parts of the country.
Garhwal is also a paradise for all the trekking enthusiasts who prefer the most alluring places for vacations. Nag Tibba in Tehri Garhwal is one place that offers majestic views and convenient trekking paths for an experience to cherish. Covered with the soothing essence of Deodar trees, this place certainly seems to be a gateway for paradise!
Har Ki Doon is another scenic beauty that would make you feel like you are in heaven. The stunning snow-covered mountains here make it amongst the most picturesque locations in India. It is ideal for some enthralling snow activities. Trekking at such a pristine place should be in the bucket list of every traveler.
Another location called Chaukhamba viewpoint is one such place you would not want to miss out on your trip to Garhwal. The stunning panoramic view would certainly grace your soul and fill you with unforgettable memories.
Pauri Garhwal and Tehri Garhwal are some of the most exotic places in India, which hold many rejuvenating activities like River rafting, Trekking, and fishing as well. Thrilling fun of the river rafting would certainly pump adrenaline rush throughout your body.
Challenge your physical limits by conquering the luscious peaks of Garhwal, go for a hike with your peers for the best moment of your life. For a chilled out day near the shores of Nayar River, fishing would be an ideal way to sum the most incredible trip of your life.
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One of the most well-known treks near Delhi, the Nag Tibba peak stands in the Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. This trek over the weekend is witnessing growing footfalls, and offers splendid views of the Bandarpoonch, Swargarohini, Gangotri and Kedarnath mountain peaks en route. What makes this an ideal first trek are the relatively easy routes etched along the mountain. Thick Deodar forests blanket the hill, and the best seasons to visit are between February and June, and September to December. The Nag Tibba trek route is circular in nature, and the differing starting and ending points ensure that there is no overlap at any point. The lush meadows hide patches behind them that act as serene camping sites.
Distance from Delhi: 347.4 Kilometers approximatelyNearest Railhead:Dehradun Railway Station
Har Ki Doon
hanging valley in the Garhwal range, Har Ki Doon is one of the simplest
trekking places near Delhi—making it an ideal foray into Himalayan trekking for
amateurs. Fulfilling scenes of nature’s majesty carry you through rampant
alpine vegetation, glaciers and breath-taking views. For the hill folk, time
has remained elusive and one gets to notice their lives from close quarters.
The best season to visit is during the months from April to November, and is
one of the closest places for trekking in Delhi.
Delhi: 299 Kilometres approximately
Dehradun Railway Station
Close to another
marvel of nature, Har Ki Doon, lies the Kedarkantha trek passing through windy
trails of the Garhwal Himalayas. A classic winter trek unravelling untouched
mountain-villages on its path, it’s the perfect trek to prepare for the other
more arduous Himalayan treks. Abound with flora and fauna, the Kedarkantha
treks passes around the rim of Govind National Park and is open throughout the
year. This place for trekking near Delhi is flanked by the Swargarohini peak
and a hanging valley, complete with views that’ll blow your mind away.
Delhi: 428.2 Kilometres approximately
Dehradun Railway Station
enthralling Kedarnath range to the north, the Chandrashila Peak offers splendid
panoramic vistas. Literally meaning the ‘Moon Rock’, Chandrashila is
incidentally the highest peak in the area. A low altitude trek that’s full of
cavernous gorges and vivid imagery, the season for trekking is round the year.
With gradients suiting beginners, Chandrashila trek allows eyeful glimpses of
Garhwal Himalayas and the trek passes through an ancient Shiva temple atop
Delhi: 455 Kilometres approximately
Rishikesh Railway Station
Kalindi Pass Trek
Kalindi pass is considered as one of the most arduous treks of the Himalayas. This trek is suitable for physically fit and adventure loving trekkers who possess the abilities of mountaineering and high altitude trekking. It is indeed a thrilling and nail-biting experience.During this trip, trekkers can visit some of the most famous Hindu pilgrimages on the way. This place is a home to some of the most protected mammals like bulbuls, owls, cuckoos, bearded vulture, golden eagle, Himalayan snow cock, brown bear and so on.Best season: July - SeptemberDuration: 12 DaysAltitude: 5946 m
popularly as Devariya Tal, it a crystal-clear lake that mirrors the snow-draped
Chaukhamba peaks. Offering an otherworldly view of the mountains and its
reflection, trekking here is a surreal experience. Situated in the Kedarnath
Musk Deer Sanctuary, overnight camping sometimes leads to spotting animals near
the waterhole in the morning. This trekking place near Delhi is open throughout
the year, and is a relatively short and easy trek to the magical place that is
even mentioned in the Mahabharata.
Delhi: 420 Kilometres approximately
Haridwar Railway Station
Hanging Valley Of Gods Trek
Hanging valley of Gods, also known as Har ki Doon, is a classic and moderate trek which provides a funfilled experience to the trekker. Situated in the Western Ganges of the Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 3, 556 meters, the valley is cradle-shaped and surrounded by dense forests and glittering peaks.An interesting fact about the Hanging Valley is the people here still practice polygamy and worship the Mahabharata character Duryodhana as their deity. The Hanging Valley of Gods is a remote region that possesses virgin beauty and tranquility. Due to this, this is one of the most preferred places for trekking.Best season: May - OctoberDuration: 7 Days
One of the sacred places in the Garhwal Region, Shivling is applauded for extending the most challenging trek route in the region and becoming the most favourite spot for adventure seekers. This mountain is located at an elevation of 6543 meters and the chief among the Gangotri Group of peaks. Gaumukh known as the holy city is just 6 KM away from Shivling and thus the mountain is at an easily accessible location. Though it is not at a great height, mountaineers find it awesome as the climb seems to be challenging and also since it offers the splendid view of the surrounding peaks from the top which in turn is incomparable to anything else. Tapovan meadow, yet another famous pilgrim centre is located between Shivling and Gaumukh. Climbing towards Shivling top started in the year of 1974 by Hukam Singh and group.
Suitable for group adventure, you will get to discover beautiful and snow terrain, mighty mountain peaks, lush green forests and some hot water springs too. Pangarchulla Peak trek via Kuari Pass in Auli is complete paradise for trekking lovers.
As I close my eyes, I can vividly recall the moment when I reached the peak after a long trek full of patience. There were tears of joy. I’m truly blessed. Incredible India!
What a trip man! New thrill, new challenges in every step. The trek to Kuari pass and Pangarchula peak in Auli was like one of those long roller coaster rides when you can actually feel the blood rushing through your veins.
Joshimath in Chamoli district is an ideal location to start your journey of trekking to Pangarchulla Peak. The terrain has moderate level of difficulty but needs care to embark upon same points. There are few location where camping is possible. Over all Pangarchulla Peak trek is an awesome destination.
Amazing trekking at a remarkable height of 4700 meters. The views from the summit point of Pangarchulla can not be explained in few words. Ascending on the hills was somehow difficult but descending was quite easier. Pangarchulla Peak terrain is entirely covered with snow but fewer grounds are perfect for fixing tents.
Trek was not that difficult!!! the mountains scenery are breathtaking, Our-Leader is responsible and respectful, Overall it's an excellent trip...
Once in a lifetime expereince, I want to Thanks, Thrillophilia for this amazing arrangement, we had a good operator and staff who assist us in the whole tour with perfection... Everything went awesome and we really felt comfortable in everything
I thoroughly enjoyed this trek to Kuari Pass and Pangarchulla Peak which are the two most important sights to be visited in the Himalayas. I never had a plan to visit the Himalayas last year. But my friend forced to do something really crazy during the Dussehra holidays and finally we found this package on many websites and enquired about it many ways. When we got to know about this trek we was really happy and got ready to be a part of it at the earliest. The Garhwal region is absolutely beautiful. There were a lot of peaks with different names and different altitudes that could be seen throughout our trekking trails. Pine forests were the other attractions. Green meadows had their own contribution in making the whole region look marvelous even from a distance. Professional photographers will not leave the place at any point I think. That’s how the nature blessed the area. It was a complete package of fun, entertainment, adventure and thrill. Along with trekking, we did camping too at some base points. Some of the native people were involved in their day to day activities like cattle rearing, cultivation etc. The villages locating before the trekking points are really beautiful with identical huts and houses. Some of the faces I cannot forget ever. The innocence I found there in the villages will be in my mind forever. I heard the local food from those houses is very tasty but we could not taste it since the organizers had a plan of preparing a fixed quantity of food in the morning and at night. For lunch we had Maggi or bread or roti. But when we reached Auli, we tried some tea and snacks from a shop nearby and liked the very much. The people were warm and pleasant to the visitors. I think they are the best people I ever met. Kuari pass and the nearby locations created an amazing bond with me. I wished my family also could come with me then. I am planning for another trip soon with my family members to Kuari Pass and some more places.
Two most unique places in North India perfect for trekking are Kuari Pass and Pangarchula Peak. The ravishing beauties located at the top most portions create some of the amazing sights to be witnessed and photographed. I selected this trek to explore the significant places around the Himalayas and watch the blend of natural elements in the right proportion. I was stunned to see these two locations. Both these places are ideal for backpacking trips. Solo travelers would be enjoying the challenging routes very well. If you are perfectly fit, then these two landscaped places should be visited at least once in a lifetime. I have gone there during the normal season without the snow cover and all. But still its beauty was indescribable. The lush greenery and the meadows are the highlights at these two locations. The trekking trails are challenging and filled with difficulties at times. But I have enjoyed the complete routes very well. I have an interest of writing down my travel experiences. After coming back I wrote the detailed description of this trek and I found it was more interesting than I ever imagined. The route from Auli to Khulara was the most beautiful stretch of the whole trek. The region is home to many bird species and sheep and cattle flocks. Since there are large meadows, shepherds come in groups to let their flocks of cattle graze so peacefully. That was a mesmerizing sight for me. Kuari Pass trek trails also have similar sights to visit.
Lost out on two days due to a stupid fever. Had to rest in the camp. Could not enjoy fully. Never mind, there is always a next time. But don’t know when.
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