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Traveller Tales from Uttarakhand
12 July 2018
This was my maiden trek and I am glad I chose Valley of Flowers and Hemkund Saheb. I carried home tonnes of great memories from the trip that I will cherish for my life. Serene Nature, Splendid wea...
13 November 2018
To tell the truth, we started this trek with many doubts and inhibitions. Especially since we had 2 children aged 7 & 8 who had done only single day treks till date. Our trek leader Makkhan Singh gave ...
13 April 2019
The stay at kund was a very pleasant one. It had wonderfull golden views of Kedardome. Sound of mountain river just below the campsite was like a soothing lullaby. The fully blooming rhododendron gave ...
02 February 2019
19th to 23rd January 2019 can’t forget, can’t explain the experience in my life !! The Brahmatal trek is unforgettable in this lifetime!! Yes, we faced some mighty powers of mountains and skies , when ...
Sanjay Kumar Gond
05 July 2019
Hi All, I took Har Ki Dun trek, booked via Thirllophila. The operator made all the arrangements. Though I was travelling Solo, I was surrounded with company of good locals and other fellow trekkers, al...
03 October 2019
It's been a great journey for all of us and also this was our first ever trek and we all give a big thanks to Thrillophilia who provide us great service like their food, transport service, camping faci...
06 September 2018
All the arrangements, food, logistics, and support was superb. Both our trek guides especially Mr. Narendra supported and took very good care, continuously motivating and helping throughout the journey...
13 October 2017
"The things I have seen , the things I have done are pretty amazing . I can tell you tales about it , show you volume of pictures , speak on lengths about it but you wont understand . And its not your ...
25 October 2018
Nag Tibba Trek is a weekend trek and can be easily accessed from nearby places as Dehradun is well connected. The first half day was journey in the traveller from Dehradun to Pantwari (Base village to ...
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You can plan a trip to Uttarakhand all year round, the best time to visit is during summers (March to June) and winters (October to February).
Summers are considered favourable due the awe-inspiring beauty and pleasant weather. Monsoon is not considered favourable as there lies a risk of landslides in this region as it receives maximum rain during July and August.
Winters are perfect to plan a holiday here, though some tourist sites are inaccessible for tourists due to snowfall. Still Corbett, Haridwar, Auli, Nainital, Valley of flowers, Dehradun and Ranikhet are best destinations you should visit in winters.
Reaching Uttarakhand is easy because it is well connected with other cities via air, rail, and road.
By air: There two domestic airports (Jolly Grant in Dehradun and Pantnagar near Nainital) and regular flights land in Dehradun.
By Train: Rail network offers convenient travelling to Uttarakhand. Similarly, it’s well connected to Delhi and major state highways.
By Road: It is 372.8km from Delhi via Meerut Pauri NH.
If spring is the season for nature admirers, winters are meant for adventure junkies.
Here is a list of some famous treks in Uttarakhand which you must try:
When the entire country is getting baked in the sweltering heat, you may want to escape snowcapped Himalayas, where you’d enjoy the cool breeze, icy streams and chilly nights under the starry skies.
Here are some of the options you can consider :
Trekking in Uttarakhand is safe unless you’re visiting in Monsoons. Trekking is difficult in heavy rains not just because it’s difficult to move but because most of the area is prone to landslides.
It’s highly not advisable for beginners but if you are adamant to undertake a trekking expedition to Uttarakhand, make sure you wear the right clothing, pack all your basics, camp overnight and carry right eatables with you. Avoid places that are prone to natural disasters like cloudbursts, landslides etc.
Nanda Devi is the highest peak of Uttarakhand.
Roopkund trek isn’t an easy trek and you’ll have to face lots of hardships to reach your destination, which is the mystery lake of Uttarakhand called Roopkund.
This trek is therefore, a must do for an avid trekker, but if you’re a beginner, you should try some easier trek first.
It’s a difficult trek that trails through mountainous rivers, enthralling ridges, lush forests and scenic meadows.
Trek to Valley of Flowers lets you discover the lost path made by Frank Smith in 1931. His book by the same name created a stir among nature lovers, making it one of the most sought after expedition since then.
With millions of species of wild flowers, this valley holds many streams that adds on to the natural beauty of the place.
It’s a moderate trek. Though the altitude where the valley is situated is very high (3858 m), the enchanting scene is worth it.
It’ll cost you INR 9000, which includes an accommodation, veg meals, trekking equipment, necessary permits, and first aid kits, along with the guidance of qualified and experienced trek leaders.
Yes, it’s an ideal weekend trek suited for people looking for a refresher. Moreover, it offers some of the best camping locations.
It’s an easy trek and anyone with normal fitness and zero experience can do this.
The trail of Pindari glacier is like the full course meal for trekkers. For starters, there are level walks through peaceful forests where birds thrive. Next, you’ll traverse varied mountain ridges, spider-walls and stream crossing.
At last, desert comes in the form of Pindari glacier at zero point, whose unearthly beauty leaves ecstatic.
No, it isn’t a difficult trekking option. In fact, it’s the most easily accessible glacier in the Kumaon region and is ideal for families including children.
It is situated in Garhwal Himalayas. This trek originates in Joshimath, gives you a brief stopover, Devprayag, before it gradually ascends to take you to a height that ends in the mesmerizing view of Nanda Devi Summit.
It’s worth trekking in winters to Kuari Pass..
Kedarkantha trek is classified as an easy-moderate trek. In fact, anyone above the age of 7, is fit for this trek. Kedarkantha is the best winter trek.
It’s a seven day trek.
It’s moderately easy trek. The real challenge is summiting the Chandrashila peak. It’s a perfect option for beginners and it’s just the top summit that will test your endurance.
This summer trek takes you through pine and oak forests with rhododendrons blooming all around.
Here you’ll get a chance to camp beside the pristine Deoriatal and soak in the mesmerising meadows of Chopta. Once you’re on top, you pay homage to the highest Shiva temple of the world, Tungnath.
That depends on the region you’re trekking in. if you’re travelling through some village, you may take shelter there along with the localites.
You may live in resorts if you want. But, if you’re travelling to some uninhabited place or if you want to experience the real thrill of living amidst the beauty and tranquility of nature, you’d willingly stay in camps.
Whether you’re travelling alone, with a group of friends or family, you’d want to camp somewhere in Dome tent, inflatable tent, quick pitch tent and large family tents are available
Uttarakhand is pretty safe for a solo female trek. Crime against women is barely reported. Being a tourist spot, most localities earn their revenue from visitors and they treat them with due respect. Lots of solo women travel here and there have hardly been any complains of eve-teasing etc.
These are now being replaced by compression sacks which less bulky and have an extra water resistant layer.
To name a few.