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With the 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 Tungnath.
Distance from Delhi: 455 Kilometres approximately
Nearest Railhead: Rishikesh Railway Station
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 approximately
Also known 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.
Distance from Delhi: 420 Kilometres approximately
Nearest Railhead: Haridwar 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.
Distance from Delhi: 428.2 Kilometres approximately
Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station
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 - October
Duration: 7 Days
A pristine 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.
Distance from Delhi: 299 Kilometres approximately
Nearest Railhead: Dehradun Railway Station
Best season: July - September
Duration: 12 Days
Altitude: 5946 m
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The famous places to visit on a sightseeing tour in Garhwal are as follows:
The most adventurous trekking tours in Garhwal are as follows:
Yes, you can go for the Pangarchulla Peak Trek from Garhwal. Pangarchulla Peak Trek from Garhwal ranges from easy to moderate level. The trek is not very difficult as experienced trekking guides quarry you through the trekking. Pangarchulla Peak is climb is about 4575 m which takes around six days to cover under the guidance of professional tour guides. Trekking in Pangarchulla Peak can be done during two seasons namely summer between March and June and winter between December and January. Pangarchulla Peak constitutes to be an enthralling climbing option during the springtime. This peak gives a good feel to the tourist as it is an easy low peak fostering the travelers with the option of climb plodding through the chilly and crisp morning breeze offering amazing sight views of the mountains to the visitors. This is a trekking trip that offers a lot of challenge to the travelers making their trip ideal. This is a trek that bestows the tourist with a mind-blowing experience of climbing and trekking using special and technical gears at the time of summit or pinnacle climb. They trekkers are made to use technical gears like ropes, harness, crampons, ascending and descending rapplings and ixe and axe.
The best place for wildlife experience in Garhwal are as follows:
The best places for river rafting in Garhwal are as follows:
Rishikesh River Rafting that constitutes the following destinations:
The best location to visit to enjoy skiing in Garhwal:
Traveller Tales From Garhwal
24 July 2015
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 Aul
14 August 2017
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 fr...
14 August 2017
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...
10 April 2015
How often do we get to see a glacier? Join this trek and you will find one. Trust me, the Garhwal Himalayas are the best destination to encounter a glacier and when it is the Bagini Glacier, you can gu...
04 May 2015
The Bagini Pass, the freshness that exists in the air, the colourful meadows and valleys that you will be passing through in this trek will keep you intact with the beauty of the Himalayas. Not so hard...
07 April 2015
The trek basically started from Jumma after Joshimath. But once is started there was no looking back. The beauty of the Bagini Galcier trekking started from Dronagiri and all our group members were spe...
15 April 2015
I was just spell bounded entire time, Bagini Glacier is totally different then what you will ever see…Huge rocks. Wow I have like a million of things to talk about that place,…Kudos to Bagini Glacier a...
10 May 2014
i never saw such a fantastic place in my life, it feels like the entire himalayas has come to a single point. We started our trekking from Pauri which is actually a a beautiful hill station having surr
04 May 2015
It was so refreshing and genuinely beautiful. The Himalayas has more than we can imagine and this trek proves it very clearly. Just one thing, if you planning for this trek, please don't litter around.
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