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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Nainital
The best time to visit Nainital for trekking is during summer. The summer months from March to June are preferred by tourists to visit Nainital. It is the most pleasant time due to its perfect temperature and flourishing beauty.
Nainital is a frequented tourist spot and is well connected by different means of transportation.
Nainital being a hill station is quite popular for trekking. There are many trekking routes in Nainital.
There are many treks in Nainital. Some popular trekking sites apart from the above mentioned are
All these trekking destinations are well known and they serve as amazing summer trekking options.
Yes, it is safe to trek in Nainital. Nainital is perfect for adventurers who wish to explore hilly terrains. However basic precautions must be kept in mind. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Keep your documents handy while travelling, majorly your passport.
Always carry a map even when you are with a guide. Do not leave cash or valuables in cars or taxis and majorly do not trust strangers.
Roopkund trek is not to be missed by an avid adventurer. It starts from Lohajung and ends at Roopkund. While crossing the mountains you can witness the amazing view of valleys, mountains and cross mixed forests. It requires a good amount of strength and stamina to climb up these mountains.
Roopkund is famous for its Glacial Lake where more than five hundred human skeletons are found on its edge. Elevated at a height of 16,499 ft. above the sea, situated between two peaks, Trishul and Nanda Ghunti and is covered with ice for most of the months
The Kunjakharak trek is recommended for beginners.This trail winds through the Corbett reserve forest and offers a variety of terrain from the foothills to about 6,500 feet near Nainital. Through the trek, you can feel the forest beneath your feet, towering over your head and you are sure to run into the rich wildlife of the region.
The cost will be approximatelyRs 7,500. Best time to plan a trip to Kunjakharak trekking trail is between October to June as this is a pleasant season with amazing temperature and great views. This is about a 5 hour drive.
Naini Peak is the highest peak of Nainital which provides challenges to the most avid trekkers. It is a difficult trek. It is a 3 Km trek from Tanke Band base having elevations changing from 45 degrees to minus 45 degrees.
It is recommended to hike to Naina Peak during the day time. It also has a forest with wild animals and the temperature falls as one moves uphill. Naina Peak is a highest peak in Nainital, also known as China Peak and Cheena Peak.
Pangot trek is one of the to do treks. Pangot is full of oak and rhododendron trees, it’s a great area to spot many birds like Koklas, Khalij Pheasants, Common Kestrel, Grey Winged Blackbird, Black Red Star, Bar-Tailed Tree Creeper etc. You may also spot some animals like Leopards, Himalayan Black Bear, Civet Cat, Porcupine, Deer and Wild Boar etc.
Trekking through the forests, you can see lovely sights of traditionally dressed villagers collecting fodder for their cattle and firewood for their homes.
A bonfire is the perfect end to the evening, around which the experiences of the trek can be shared.
Yes, you can experience camping during your Nainital trekking plan. You can choose to stay in hotels, guest houses, mud huts or spend the night under the sky admiring the stars.
Apparently, camps will be there in most of the treks but it’s always advisable to check the dates before booking, also collect information about the camping facility in a particular trek.
Tents will be spacious enough to accommodate up to 3 people. The tents will be waterproof, lightweight and equipped with comfortable sleeping mats or beds, compost toilets and hand basins.
Stay in tents with insulated mats and sleeping bags, experience bonfire and music in the evenings.
You must be really well equipped with all your essentials while going for trekking. The things you must carry while going for trekking in Himachal Pradesh include:
A female traveller should be careful when they travel to any place. Although, Nainital is a safe destination for female trekkers. The vendors have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek.
If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with a single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Always make sure that you are never left on your own.
Understand your pace and be with the group. Plan and create an itinerary and take suggestions before going.
You will be provided with proper and comfortable sleeping mats. These will be long foamed mats on which a person can sleep with ease. Moreover, if you are already familiar with heat and insulation, these mats will help insulate your body from the cold ground. Further, you can carry your own sleeping bag during the trek.
Nainital is famous for its natural beauty and uphills making it a perfect destination for adventure seekers. However, it is also famous for activities such as:
Some of the famous sightseeing spots in Nainital include:
Nainital is a home of pristine views of peaks, trekking trails and surreal lakes. The various activities that can be done in Nainital include:
Nainital Lake is a kidney shaped natural freshwater body situated amidst the township of Nainital. It is famous for boat rides and very alluring scenic surroundings as it is surrounded by 7 hills. The beautiful Naini Lake is surrounded by other small lakes and is a hill station of Nainital. The nearby area is famous for shopping among tourists.
However, the most awaited festival of Nainital is organised here, which brings out the local cultures and traditions is organized every year during the winter months of October and November.
Traveller Tales from Nainital
18 June 2017
"A must have experience Roopkund the mysterious lake was really an unforgettable journey that has given us the chance to know more about art of the god i.e. nature. It changed our lives in terms of understanding about that is within us."
06 June 2014
Nature is so beautiful! It was an amazing experience especially because it was my first trek with friends. The tour guide helped us immensely. Thankkkkkk youuuuuu Thrillophilia for an amazing layout of options to pick from. :) :)
18 November 2015
For years I have been dreaming about doing this trek to visit the haunting Skeletal Lake and finally this year i got the chance to do so, thanks to Thrillophilia. It was such a magical journey for me and my friends. We all were challenged to walk up the mountains but had a blast while doing so. And not to forget, the superb views of the peaks were amazing. Make sure to carry your ID proofs before starting this trek though because this is a once in a lifetime experience and you will not want to miss it.
09 October 2016
The Roopkund trek experience was amazing,whole trek gives never forgetting moments. Team which includes Pankaj bhaiya(Guide),Naresh ji,Surendra ,Raju(Bhabhiji) whose hand made delicious food made us to climb there is really awesome. Also the destiny Roopkund & Junargali gives awesome view of Mt.Trishul as well as Nandaghunti. Beautiful Meadows of alibugyal and bedni bugyal will will wash treelines from your mind.Every tiredness is over ruled by this view. I suggest to choose thrillophilia for this exotic trek.
23 November 2015
I had read numerous blogs on this place and all those articles just tempted me to go on the trek. It is absolutely the way you see in pictures. human skulls, silence... this place should be the next loaction for horror movie. Jokes apart, great trek, amazing guys who were the part of the group and special thanks to our trek guide who made all the trekking easy and did more than his job requirement in comforting some of the international travellers.
18 October 2014
There are holidays, and then there are treks! For the first time in my life, i joined a group of adventurers and headed for this trek to Roopkund and I wrote this review to shout out to all those people who love travelling! This place is simply beautiful! Snow and ice everywhere, but some places are just kissed so gently with snow that you can still see the flecks of green here and there! Please visit this place soon! Its safe and we had a blast!
16 February 2016
The moment I was gazing the world from more than 15,000ft can be hardly described in words. As if the entire world is wearing the white colour and is all prepared to allure you to conquer them. You can hardly wait to complete this trek. Though difficult, it is totally worth. The natural beauty is the add-on of this trek and on reaching the lake, you will never wish to come back for sure. Lovely and purely enthralling trek!
18 July 2014
A trek you will not forget easily! We, a group of 6 girls and 4 boys, went for this trek to know what is so great about the lake and we were truly baffled at the amazing beauty of the place! the locals, the guides and the whole experience for that one week was truly amazing. There were times when the trek got slippery or difficult, but it was worth it!
14 March 2016
As a traveler who has seen way too many beaches, this was a last of ice that I enjoyed! A lot! The Roopkund trek gave me the golden chance to see and meet so many new and amazing people, and the place is simply breathtaking! Everything about the mountains, the forests and the serene lakes is something riht out of a cold nights tale! Must visit!
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