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13 December 2018
When we saw the place online, we instantly fell in love, and knew we had to go there for a vacation! Fatema, the Thrillophilia agent handled all the booking arrangement and all we had to do was get to ...
12 December 2018
We had a very pleasant experience at this camp, right from the booking process, where Thrillophilia handled the entire process. The campsite was located on a hilltop and there was a beautiful lake in t...
07 April 2015
You can pick up this trek if you are in the mood of mediocre level of difficulties during the trek. Plenty of good things on the way will keep you filled with excitement. Do not miss the sunrise views ...
12 December 2018
We came here as a group of 4 college friends and we loved the entire trip! The mats and sleeping bags for the tents were all provided to us by the caretaker, Karan, and the stay was comfortable and spa...
15 April 2015
I went for this trek with my gal pals and had an amazing time in the snow covered mountains. The trek is quite difficult maybe because we were trekking for the first time. For a moment I though I can a...
04 May 2015
It was good to complete this trek without such problems and difficulties. Uttarakhand has always been my favourite destination for trekking, and this one was amongst my planned treks. On the trek, keep...
07 May 2015
I went here with my college friends making it a kind of reunion trip and had a great time. The place is beautiful. With its religious significance its a divine and a peaceful place to be. The trek part...
13 April 2015
Heard a lot about the Om Parvat from my grandma. But after completing this trek, even I found it so much beautiful and fascinating. You can expect a bit of obstacles but most of the trek will be easy a...
10 December 2018
Nainital is a beautiful place and we loved our weekend escape here. There were a lot of activities planned out for us so we never got bored the entire weekend, and the food and hospitality of our caret...
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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.