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  • With the rise in popularity of adventure activities such as trekking, rock climbing etc due to their stress relieving and refreshing qualities, certain states in the country have emerged as rising tourist destination for adventure sports. For trekking enthusiasts, among other states, Uttaranchal trekking is slowly becoming a growing passion.

    Besides its panoramic beauty, Uttaranchal is blessed with some of the most fascinating hill stations like Mussoorie, Kausani, Dehradun, Valley of flowers and Nainital with an altitude of more than 6,500 meters due to which it interests mountaineers and trekkers.

    Trekking in Uttarakhand takes you through different canyons of complete wilderness and is a fun-filled and an exciting experience. It gives travellers an opportunity to experience different cultures and enjoy breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas and alpine meadows.

    There are plentiful of treks and trails of different difficulty levels to choose from. Thrillophilia offers exciting tour packages that allow you to choose your preferred trekking trail depending on the kind of terrain you want within your budget. Trekking in Rhododendron lets you explore the landscape and roads less travelled. Trekking in Uttaranchal will bring you closer to nature in a way you have never experienced before.

    Destinations along the Uttaranchal trekking trails are peaceful and are sure to erase all memories of the stress and chaos of your city. Thrillophilia organizes the entire trip which includes food and accommodation in order to make your vacation worth remembering.

    Here are some of the best treks in Uttaranchal:

  • 01Roopkund Trek, Uttaranchal 2017

    Roopkund Trek, Uttaranchal 2017
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    May 2018: 5,12,19,26

    About the Destinations:

    A trek to Mystery Lake of Uttarakhand i.e. Roopkund Lake is a must-do for an avid trekker! Battling several adversities common to the Himalayas, this water body perched in the laps of the snow-clad Mt. Trishul is situated at an altitude of 16,499ft.

    Most attractive for the human skeletons lying at the bottom of the lake, which are distinctly visible when the snow melts, the lake is swarmed by the plenitude of visitors.

    The route along this trek is a fascinating journey of discovering the most pristine of the Himalayan contribution of oak and blooming rhododendron forests. A moderate trek, the trek trails through mountainous rivers, enthralling ridges, lush forests and scenic meadows.

    About the Trek:

    Blessed with deep virgin forests, gurgling brooks, breath-taking campsites and the beckoning meadows Roopkund trek is a must do trek for you. Get a chance to taste adventure as you climb from 8,000 ft to 16,000 ft in a period of 8 days. The adventure starts for you from the second day onwards as you start trekking to Roopkund Glacial lake. Take the Lord Curzon trail starting Lohajung and follow a steady uphill trek through the Lohajung Pass and then reach the Bedni River. 

    Get a chance to admire the stunning view of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges as you trek from Didna Village to Ali Bugyal on your third day. On your fourth day, you will be trekking from Ali Bugyal to Ghora Lotani and witness the beauty of the Himalayas. Also, spot a Himalayan Magpie on the way. On your fifth day you will be trekking from Ghora Lotani to Bhagwabasa, here you will face the challenges of high altitudes, zig-zag trails and the icy cold winds. Passing through Kalu Vinayak, you will finally reach Bhagwabasa. 

    On your sixth day, you will pass from Bhagwabasa to Roopkund Lake and then to Bedni Bugyal. The uninhabited landmark in the laps of Mt. Trishul has overwhelmed many travellers with its innumerable stories. Admire the charming Garhwal Himalayas in full glory extending up to Gangotri. On your seventh day you will start trekking back from Bedni Bugyal to Lohajung and pass through the hundreds of blooming rhododendrons and then take a steep turn for the Neel Ganga and arrive at Wan. You will complete you trek on the eight day. Roopkund trek is definitely the one which will make your dream come true of trekking in the mountains.

    Roopkund Trek Highlights:

    - Feast your eyes as you see the gurgling brooks, breath-taking campsites during this amazing Roopkund trek.

    - Enjoy camping near the cascading water and the clean night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.

    - Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron, and Oak.

    - Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.

    - Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Mt Trishul looms over the place as you continue climbing.

    - Enclosed by mountains, this is the perfect place for taking some amazing photographs.

    - Admire the imposing Chaukhamba range, Neelkanth peak, Kedarnath, Kedar Dom.

    - Spend some time staring at the might white peaks and pass through the small streams on your way.

    - And also meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.

    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: Day: 13-18°C and Night: 0-7°C

    Trekking Distance:  53km

    Maximum Altitude: 115,696

    Difficulty Level: Moderate To Difficult 

    Railway Station:  Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest railway station 

  • 02Valley of Flowers Trek

    Valley of Flowers Trek
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    Amongst all the exhilarating trekking in Uttaranchal or Uttarakhand, the trek to the Valley of Flowers is known to be the most enchanting and mesmeric. Discovered in 1931 by Frank Smith, a vivid botanist, explorer and mountaineer, the locals still believes the valley to be the abode of the angels and fairies.

    The mystical and heavenly appearance, mesmeric beauty and the splendid outlook of the valley make it such.
    Originating from Ghangria; on the foothills of the Western Himalayas, this fascinating trek comprises of rugged terrains, narrow passages, enticing views of the nearby peaks and steep climbs.

     Ascending the strenuous terrains, it takes around a few hours to reach the main valley and upon reaching the flat land, one should spend enough time exploring and witnessing the wonders of the nature.

    Best season: Mid July to Mid August
    Duration: 6 Days
    Altitude: 3,600 m
    Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - 2017

    Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand - 2017

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  • 03Kuari Pass Trek

    Kuari Pass Trek
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    Kuari Pass which signifies doorway is one of the best treks in Uttaranchal. It is also known as Curzon trail as this trekking trail was discovered by Lord Curzon in 1905. The panoramic views of the eastern slopes of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas, Neelkanth, Mana, Hathi Ghori Parvat, Bertholi, Trishul, Dronagiri, Kamet and Nanda Devi peaks can be experienced on Kuari Pass Trek.

    The trek has dense deodar, ok and rhododendron forests which present a picturesque view. Rare and protected flora and fauna can be found on this trail.  The trek passes via major rivers like Mandakini, Kaliganga and Dhauli Ganga .The ideal time to visit here is in summers.

    Best Season: December - January
    Duration: 6-8 Days
    Max. Elevation: 4,264 m

    Kuari Pass Trek 2017, Uttarakhand

    Kuari Pass Trek 2017, Uttarakhand

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  • 04Har Ki Dun Trek, Uttarakhand - 2017

    Har Ki Dun Trek, Uttarakhand - 2017
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    December: 2,9,10,16,23,24,31

    About the destination:

    Tucked away in the bosom of Gharwal Himalayas, Har ki dun trek is trek is one of the most sought off trek these days. Known as the hanging valley with an exotic beauty this trek takes you through some of the most beautiful scenes. Also, known as beginners trek you will come across the lush greenery and the verdant beauty of the mountains. Soak in the beauty of the region with the dense alpine forests and the panoramic view of the mountains. 

    This moderate trek takes you to one of the least explored regions of Garhwal Himalayas where civilization has not affected the lifestyles of the simple hill folk here. The forests decorating the area are rich in wildlife and are a paradise for nature lovers as well as bird watchers. This trek can be done both in summers and winters and is accessible through Govind National Park.  The Har Ki dun trek takes you through verdant thickets, terraced fields, glaciers, fragrant orchids and sprawling meadows. 

    Get a chance to witness the various species of birds and mammals that thrive in this region. You can also spot a number of langoors near Puani Garaat. This cradle shaped valley is filled with ancient villages that are around 3000 years old. Also, not just witness the beauty of the region, get a chance to meet the local people and learn about their day to day life.  While on the trek you will also see many horses and cows grazing at the meadows and river banks. 

    This trek is heaven for nature lovers, adventure seekers and also shutterbugs. Capture some of your best shots while you head out for this trek. Refresh yourself with some hot cup of tea every morning before you head out for the trek.

    About the trek:

    Silently waiting for the avid travellers to explore it to its core Har ki dun trek will definitely make you trekking expedition a memorable one.  It’s a favourite summer trek for the trekkers and takes you through some of the most beautiful scenic views. Meadows, green patches with orchids, rhododendrons and dense jungle will be your friend during the trek. You will trek around 5 hours of trekking each day and cover a distance of 47 km. Perched at an altitude of 11,675ft this trek starts from Sankri basecamp. 

    You can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the evening sun while you are at the village.  The drive from Sankri will take you through sprawling wild orchids and Himalayan wildlife like barking Deer, Bores and Leopards. Then you will start trekking to Osla another small hamlet which offering some scenic views. You gradual ascend to Har ki dun trek is adorned with wild orchid fields and from an elevation of 6,200m. Feast your eyes at the amazing view of the Swargarohini and Juandar glaciers. 

    While on the trek Har ki dun camp you will come across the picturesque views of the glaciers and the valley just right in front of you. The climb is steep but the beautiful landscape compensates for the struggle. You will reach your campsite on the fourth day. Also, you will come across many pine forest, rhododendron trees and alpine trees which include blue poppy. Get a chance to witness the verdant grazing grounds where you will see a lot of horses and cows grazing in the field.  

    You will trek back from Osla on your fifth day and spend the night in the rest house and the tents. On your seventh day you will trek back to Sankri and from there get ready for your return journey back home on the seventh day. Har ki dun trek package will definitely give you that perfect trekking expedition you have been long waiting for.

    Har Ki Dun Trek Highlights:

    - Harki dun trek is one of the most beautiful treks which will take you through some of the most unknown and unexplored parts of Gharwal Himalayas.

    - During the trek, you will come across the Swargarohini the snow peak which is said to bears bequest of the mythical stairway to heaven.

    - Visit the famous Duryodhana Temple while you are at the small hamlet Osla.

    - You will also have the chance to camp under the brilliant night sky and that too with a bonfire.

    - Pass through the small streams and witness the grazing grounds of the horses and cows.

    - Stop for a while and meet the friendly locals of villages and learn about their day to day life.

    - Get a chance to witness the majestic sunrise while you are at Sankri.

    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: 10 to 15 degrees in the morning and 2 to 5 degrees at night

    Trekking Distance:  47km

    Maximum Altitude: 11,675ft

    Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

    Starting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at Sankri

    Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Base Camp: Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)

    Snowfall: December to April

    ATM: Purola has the last ATM point before your trek begins.

  • 05Nag Tibba Trek 2017, Uttarakhand

    Nag Tibba Trek 2017, Uttarakhand
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    About the Destination:

    Nag Tibba trek or the trek to the Serpent’s Peak is a wonderful delight for adventure lovers from all over the world since it showcases the best serenity and exciting trekking routes through thick jungles and meadows. Nag Tibba is extensively located at a distance of about 3022 meters making it an ideal weekend getaway destination especially for adventure trekking. Many people find this very interesting to refresh themselves from routine boring work life. Comparatively it is a less explored trekking route near Mussoorie but with so much to witness and relish. Garhwal Himalayas are the pioneering protector of Nag Tibba and this is the highest peak in the range. The rich flora and fauna in the forests one will find before reaching the peak are the main attraction that keep trekkers come back to attend its reverberating beauty. It is an amazing option to enjoy the views of Bandarpoonch Peak, the Gangotri Peaks, Kedarnath Peak, Changabang Peaks and the Doon Valley.

    Nag Tibba is a circular trek which has a different finishing point from the starting point and there is no overlap on the trails you covered once to reach the peak. A contrasting landscape will be visible while you descend down from the summit. Some quaint villages and extremely beautiful Deodar forests will welcome you warmly and they will give you the refreshing atmosphere to make your tiredness go away.

    The camping experience offered with this trek would be the additional essence of the trip. Once you get the feeling of staying amidst a perfect space to look at the sky and gaze at the twinkling stars, you will surely come back to relive the moment. Also, Nag Tibba trek is highly recommended for beginners or those with reasonable physical fitness.

    About the Trek:

    This particular Nag Tibba trek package is for two days starting from Dehradun after you arrive at the railway station or bus stand and from there, you will be taken to Pantwari and then to Nag Tibba Base Camp. A drive of around 85 kilometers and a trek for 8 kilometers would be needed you to reach the base camp. Nag Tibba temple will also be covered on the first day of the trek. Then what is waiting for you would be the completely refreshing bonfire session and dinner. 

    Nag Tibba summit is just 3 kilometers away from the base camp where you will be able to watch the never aging beauty of some great peaks like Swargarohini, Bandarpoonch, Kedarnath and Gangotri. Then the descending route will be different and you will need around 8 kilometers walk to reach Pantwari and then a drive to Dehradun will conclude the tour.

    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: 16-25 degrees (days) and 8-16 degrees (nights) during March, 14-22  degrees (days) and 6-14 degrees (nights) between September and December

    Trekking Distance:  15km

    Maximum Altitude: 9,910ft.

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Base Camp: Sankri (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)

    ATM: You will find ATM's in Dehradun.

  • 06Panchachuli Base Camp Trek 2017, Uttarakhand

    Panchachuli Base Camp Trek 2017, Uttarakhand
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    About the Destination:

    Snuggled in the lap of snow-peaked mountains, the Panchachuli Base Camp trek originates in the Darma valley of Pithoragarh district between the borders of Nepal and Tibet.  Bestowed with nature’s splendour, the route to the Panchachuli glacier, lying in the lap of Kumaon Himalayas, is adorned with enchanting landscapes, snow-capped mountains, cascading waters, Alpine meadows and a rich variety of flora and fauna. Situated in Eastern Kumaon Himalaya, the trekking route forms the watershed between the Gori Ganga and Darma Valleys. The entire trek to the glacier is a walk along the river Dhauliganga.

    The last road head Dar is 42km from Dharchula, and from Dar to Panchachuli Glacier will give us a pleasant walk. The trails unwinding through the tribal villages of Bongling, Sela, Nagling, Baaling and Duktu along the river Dhauliganga and thick forests of deodar and Bhojpatra and conifer are the best ones to enjoy the natural sights. The five peaks of Panchachuli form majestic visuals and enhance the Him Khand, Yuli River skirted by the forests of Devdaar, Bhoj Patra and conifer trees. This amazing Panchachuli Base Camp trek is truly a feast to the eyes and the scenery throughout the journey is one that can only be experienced, not explained.

    If you are someone who would love to roam around the mountains then Panchachuli Base Camp trek is one of the best options and the journey would come up with a lot of astounding moments. The five different peaks of Panchachuli sector numbers 1 to 5 are located at an elevation of 6904 meters, 6437 meters, 6355 meters, 6334 meters and 6312 meters. And almost all of them were conquered by many trekkers in the 1970s itself.

    About the Trek:

    Here is a 9-day Panchachuli Base Camp trekking package that begins after you reach Kathgodam and the first point of stay is Dharchula. The picturesque ways to Dharchula crossing the towns of Bhimtal, Almora and Dhaulchina will be amazing and you will come across the various little villages and gorges. From Dahrchula, the next destination of yours will be Urthing via Dar. The pathway takes you along small tribal settlements of Tawaghat and New Sobla. Upon arriving at Dar, take a 3-4 hour walk to reach the campsite of Urthing all the way through a narrow cliff edge with the Dhauli Ganga River gushing on your right. Then comes the easy route to Naagling going through the suspension bridge across the river.

    Son will be the further destination on the tour after Naagling and on that day you will be passing through rocky, the high oak and birch forests and finally arriving the highland meadow of Naagling. Surrounded by the Himalayas, the sight of the distant glaciers from this viewpoint is spellbinding. As you continue walking through the dense thickets found at Dantu Bugyals and the Meola River gushing on the other side, you will reach Panchachuli Basecamp. This steep descend into the Panchachuli base camp also offers amazing views of wildflowers, strawberries, glaciers and sprawling meadows bordered by trees. The peak of Panchachuli stands tall at 6904m towering as the backdrop.

    After exploring the mind-blowing beauty of Panchachuli, trek back to Naagling along the same picture-perfect landscapes and trails. Urthing, Dar, Darchula and Kathgodam will be coming your way once again before you wind up this exciting trekking trip.

    Panchachuli Base Camp Trek Highlights:

    - Get an amazing chance to climb up a height of about 13975 feet which could let you feel at the top of the world and view the entire region covered by thickets and glaciers.

    - The blooming forest trails have a lot to share with you on the way to the summit and the gushing rivers play an important role in making the trails tricky as well as exciting.

    - The famous wildlife of Uttarakhand may come your way if you are lucky and the rare birds found in the forests are the right companions for your trek.

    - Different bugyals, landscapes, and bridges across the rivers together create an astonishing sightseeing option before you.


    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: 1 to 8 degrees in nights, days are relatively warmer

    Trekking Distance:  60km

    Maximum Altitude: 13,975 Ft.

    Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

    Railway Station: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

  • 07Bagini Glacier Trek 2017, Uttarakhand

    Bagini Glacier Trek 2017, Uttarakhand
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    About the Destination:

    In the spellbinding region of Garhwal Himalayas, Bagini Glacier trek makes you come face to face with untouched, raw natural beauty along with great doses of adventure. This trekking package in India takes you to Bagini Glacier that towers at 14816 feet from sea level and gives you the opportunity to feast your eyes on the mighty Dunagiri, Changa Banga and Kalanka peaks.

    Bagini Glacier trek will enable you to watch the picture perfect glacier flowing down northwards from the origin Changabang and Trishuli Peaks and also the river Bagini turning westwards. There, it will be joined by Dunagiri Glacier Waters flowing down from Purbi Dronagiri ridge. At the west, it will meet the Lampak stream and eventually going to join the Dhauli Ganga located in the north of Jumma Village.

    Your location will be the dreamy destination of Uttarakhand. Also known as ‘Land of Gods’ it appeals with a dramatic terrain of charming lakes, stunning rivers, mountains and rising Himalayan peaks.

    Cossetted amongst stunning heights, a circular trek of around 43 kms to Bagini Glacier allures with places of worships, winsome grassy stretches streaked with vibrant flowers, crystal clear streams, sights of frosty summits, rocks and boulder ridden paths, quaint hamlets and more.

    About the Trek:

    Here comes an eight-day Bagini Glacier trekking package with so much enthusiasm hidden in each day of your adventure. It starts from Joshimath and from there you will directly go to Jumma and Ruing Village. The meandering paths going up and down through a forest will take you to enjoy the magnificent beauty of Hathi Parvat, Ghori Parvat and Bhumial God Temple. Dronagiri Village with many ruins and inhabited will be a surprise.

    Bagini Base Camp is the next stop on your trek resuming from Dronagiri Village which will open up many wonderful sights of the peaks, the meadows and the landscapes. Rishi Peak is the highly acclaimed peak you can witness on the way to the base camp. A concrete bridge over the Bagini Nala and the unwinding routes going through the rocks and boulder ridden path can be the perfect supporters of you. Longatulli is also a halt where you will be awe-struck with the amazing Satminal, Hardeul and Rishi Pahar views.

    Bagini Glacier visit and watching the astounding serenity using the ample time you are provided with will be the best experience and retracing the path you reach the glacier will let you reach Ruing Village and then Joshimath where you can wind up the happy days of an adventurous trek.

    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: April-June: 15 to 20 Degrees (Day) & 7 to -2 Degrees (Night)
                           September-October: 10 to 15 Degrees (Day) & 5 to -5 (Night)

    Trekking Distance:  43km

    Maximum Altitude: 14,816ft

    Difficulty Level: Moderate 

    Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

  • 08Chandrashila Trek with Chopta-tungnath 2017

    Chandrashila Trek with Chopta-tungnath 2017
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    About the destination:

    Nestled amidst the astounding Himalayas is the famous treks for adventure junkies that is Chandrashila Trek with Chopta- Tungnath which acts as the gateway to the vibrant colours in the Himalayas. It is a favourite trekking route for all kinds of travelers as well especially in summer when the entire region will be filled with rhododendron flowers and of course when the whole region would be blanketed by spine chilling snow cover in winter.

    The unwinding trails to Chandrashila via Chopta and Tungnath will show you the major peaks of Western and Eastern Uttarakhand and they are the tallest ones in the region. As every trekker has shared his experience about watching the peaks from the top of Chandrashila summit, it is a blessed feeling. Mainly Chandrashila trek goes through the enchanting Deorital Lake and then to a stunning valley and peaks proceeding to the vast forest greenery with high chances to spot many rare birds and wild species.

    Tungnath is always the starting point of the Chanadrashila summit trek which possesses a captivating beauty with the help of many deodar and rhododendron forests. Chopta has myriad collection of pictorial sights to bewitch the visitors which is marvelously engulfed by huge vegetation in spring and summer. During winter it would be appealing to all eyes since the thick cover of snow will be an amusing part of the region.

    About the trek:

    Here is a 4 day 3 nights Chandrashila trek with Chopta-Tungnath starting from Haridwar. Sari is the base camp of the trek from where you will be easily connected to Deorital located at a height of about 2438 meters. Deorital trek would amuse you definitely, for it is the most visited lake with enthralling sights around it and then you will also be getting the mind-blowing sunset views from Chaukhamba Peak on the way. Chopta as a destination is reverberating, because of the largely vivacious patches of pine, oaks and rhododendron are quite alluring to watch. From 3000 meters height above sea level, one will be entertained by the visibility of Himalayan ranges pretty closer.

    Chopta to Tungnath would also be an exciting trekking trip since the short trek has tricky trails to make you happy as well as anxious. The holy Tungnath temple is situated at 3400 meters above sea level. It is the right space to experience peace of mind and even do meditation to rejuvenate yourself by absorbing the pure radiance from the sun coming in between the swaying trees. Chandrashila Summit trek will also be happening on the same day that is almost near to Tungnath but at a height of about 3600 meters. Kedar, Chaukhamba and some of the other major peaks come closer to you while you are on the top portion of Chandrashila. Golden-breasted eagles are a normal sight from the summit.

    This trek is comparatively easy making it suitable for beginners and also for children. Yet, advanced trekkers would also find it quite interesting passing by the thick green forests and watching the snow-clad peaks at the distance. Normal fitness is only necessity to do this trek and those who love nature deeply would get a feast to their eyes with this closer to nature trek and the sights will be varying depending on the season you choose.

    On the last day of the trek, you will be travelling back to Haridwar watching the beautiful Alakananda and other rivers. While you take this trekking expedition, you will be walking for 6-7 hours on an average every day but it will be really smooth and soothing for your body and mind, truly.

    Highlights:

    - The summit views including the high mountain peaks in the Himalayas with snow-caps on them are the major highlight of the trek.

    - Birding is a favourite activity that keeps inviting nature lovers in plenty to the region.

    - Peaceful lakeside picnic can be the best to do with your family watching the blossoms in the forest ranges around.

    - Watch the valleys with small houses and experience the stay at Himalayan eco-lodges and huts.

    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: Day: 8°C-15°C and Night: -5°C-3°C

    Maximum Altitude: 12,083 ft

    Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

    Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Base Camp: Sari Village (6 hrs drive from Haridwar)

    ATM: Last ATM is in Ukhimath, around 13 km before Sari.

  • 09Kedarkantha Trekking, Uttarakhand 2017

    Kedarkantha Trekking, Uttarakhand 2017
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    About the Destination:

    Situated in the Garhwal Himalayas, Kedarkantha trekking in Uttarakhand is an amazing experience for those who enjoying spending time in nature. One of the often visited locations, the area’s natural beauty is complemented with quaint hamlets, unending lush green meadows, and some terrific sights of the towering Himalayan peaks.

    The snaking trail to the 3,850m tall summit goes through Govind National Park, which offers an exclusive glance of the Himalayan flora and fauna. With views of peaks like the Swargarohini, Banderpooch, Black, and Ranglana, the highlight of the trail is undoubtedly sunsets against the backdrop of impressive snow-capped mountains.

    Altitude: 3,850m

    Temperature Range: -5 to 20 degrees celsius

    Total trekking distance: 36km


  • 10Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

    Gaumukh Tapovan Trek

    Being a source of the Bhagirathi River, the River Gaumukh is considered as the true source of the River Ganga. A trek of 18 kms from Gangotri takes you to Gaumukh, the surreal and peaceful area that provides the panoramic views of Bhagirathi peaks.

    Tapovan 4300 meters is situated beyond Gaumukh and consists of the magnificent meadows situated at the foot of mount Shivling. The trekking trail is usually gentle but gets perilously steep at places. The trek is a combined experience of trekking, bouldering, rock climbing and glacier traversing.

    On reaching Tapovan, you get to see the mesmerising view of the beautiful snow-capped peaks swathed in sunlight. Another attraction of this trekking trail is the sight of Akash Ganga, the actual river Ganga that flows from the Jata of Lord Shiva according to popular belief, bathing the Shiva Linga. The surrounding beauty and tranquillity of Tapovan will mesmerize, ease and calm your mind.

    Best season: May - October
    Duration: 11 Days
    Altitude: 4450 m

    Gomukh Tapovan Trek 2017, Uttarakhand

    Gomukh Tapovan Trek 2017, Uttarakhand

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  • 11Chopta-Tungnath Trek

    Chopta-Tungnath Trek
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    Chopta Tungnath trek is a relatively unexplored trekking destination, which is known for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. The trek towards Tungnath, the 3 from Tungnath takes you to Chandrashila, which is situated at an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level.

    Chopta is blessed with rich flora and fauna as it is located in the midst of dense forests, with a beautiful floor of rhododendrons, interspersed by deodar and pine trees. During the first one and half kilometers, you will pass through a sea of brightly coloured rhododendrons and silver oak forests. Following this, the vista opens to green alpine meadows which take you to the Tungnath temple.

    According to folklore, the arms of Lord Shiva are believed to have emerged here. On trekking a kilometer further ahead, you will reach the Chandrashila peak from where you get spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas glistening in the sun rays. The grassy meadows of the region make it an ideal spot for camping too.

    Chopta is well-connected by roadways connecting Guptakashi and Gopeshwar. The weather is lovely and the views are simply breathtaking.

    Best season: May to June and August to September
    Duration: 3 Days
    Altitude: 3680 m

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  • 12Dodital Darwa Top Trek

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    Dodital, also known as Dodi Lake, is situated at a height of 3,024 meters north of Uttarkashi. The Dodi Lake is believed to be a sacred lake as it is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Ganesha. The trek will take you through vast lands covered by rhododendrons and oak trees. Although a long walk, but the trek to Dodital is pretty easy.

    The pristine waters are flanked by thick rhododendrons, deodar, pine and oak woods. The lake is famous for rare species of fish such as the Golden Trout called Dodi in the local language. You will also find a small Ganesha temple near the lake. It is an ideal place for taking rest and organizing recreational activities such as bird watching, boating and angling.

    The Darwa top is situated at a distance of 5km from Dodital and the elevation is 13,300 feet. The trek from Dodital to the Darwa top is an uphill climb which will take you through thick birch forests and open meadows. However, on reaching the top, the panoramic view of the Bandarpunch and Swargarohini ranges will take your breath away.

    The trek to Hanumanchatti from Dodital through Darwa top can be completed in two days. This is followed by an ascent towards yamunotri via the upper stretches of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas. During the trek to yamunotri from Dodital, the trekkers encounter dense virgin forests and high reaching grasslands.

    Best season: May - October
    Duration: 10 Days
    Altitude: 4150 m

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  • 13Dayara Bugyal Trek 2017, Uttarakhand

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    Amongst all the treks in Uttarakhand, Dayara Bugyal is considered to be the most breathtaking. The trek brings us to a highland meadow  situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand which stands tall at an elevation of 10,000-12,500ft.

    This lush green expanse of meadows serves as an excellent destination for skiing during winter and is spread over 28 sq km. This breathtaking location is nestled amidst towering snow-peaked mountains. While on this memorable Himalayan Dayara Bugyal trekking tour in India at Uttarkhand, catch sight of the lake of Barnala Tal strewn across the green alpine prairies– in whose reflection the peaks look even more beautiful. 

    The trek starts from the tiny hamlet of Barsu nestled on the Haridwar-Gangothri road which is 32 kms from Uttarkashi. One can settle in any one of the rest-houses or GMVN houses in Barsu that overlook the stunning valley on one side and the snowy mountains on the other.

    The route of the Dayara Bugyal Trek trails through gorgeous Oak forests, clear water bodies and sprawling grasslands while offering views of specks of huts, grazing sheep all while overlooking the valley and high-rise mountains. Wild flowers also bloom around streams and brooks that run across the pastures.

    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: -4 degrees (Min), 25 degrees (Max), days are relatively warmer

    Trekking Distance:  29 kms

    Maximum Altitude: 12,000 ft

    Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

    Railway Station: Haridwar is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Base Camp: Barsu

    ATM: Uttarkashi and Bhatwari on the way Barsu have the last ATM point before your trek begins.

  • 14Rupin Pass Trek 2017, Garhwal

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    Perched at a high altitude Rupin Pass trek is another most sought off trek which is a must do for you. Make your vacation special as you head out to this beautiful trek. This trek will take you through some of the unknown parts which are waiting for you to explore. The Pass is perched at 4600m in the surreal Himalayan mountain range of Himachal Pradesh. The trek holds some of the majestic views of the region with the snow-capped mountains and the verdant valleys. 

    Your trek can be difficult at times but once you witness the beauty of the place you will just fall in love with it.Throughout, you will be greeted with stunning scenery such as cascades, verdant meadows, snow-kissed mountains, charming hamlets and big rivers. For starting trek you will first pay your homage at the Pokhu Devta, an ancient place of worship. Pass through the rhododendron woodlands, fields and ascending pictorial meadows. 


    The snowy trek trail will definitely challenge you. As you make your way through some hamlets, get a fine whiff of their local culture and lives. Also, enjoy fabulous views of Kinner Kailash range along with the hamlets that dot the Sangla Valley. Continue trekking and you will come across superb snowfields which will definitely make you explore it more and more. Your ascents and descents on slippery mud, screen and hard snow are a part of the trek. Feast your eyes on the exotic waterfalls and the Jhaka village which is a uniquely positioned village at the utmost edge of the mountain. Get a chance to explore the vivid wildlife of this region with a variety of species of birds and animals. Also, meet the friendly locals and spend some time with them learning about their culture and history.

    About the Trek:

    Rupin pass trek is another beautiful trek which will take you through a journey of some of the most unexplored parts. Pass through Mori, a little picturesque hamlet that rests on the banks of lovely Tons River. You can pay your respects at Pokhu Devta, an ancient place of worship and then begin your trek. The trek takes you through some of the majestic scenes of the region. Trek amidst rhododendron woodlands and fields and spend some time admiring the beauty of nature. 

    Although your trek might be a difficult one the views will definitely make you feel happy. Pass through the through some small hamlets and get a fine whiff of their local culture and lives. Come across the lovely waterfalls and the famous hanging village at Jhaka Village. Feel the thrill as you make your way through the snow bridges which will be something unique. Continue trekking through the forests of fir, Rhododendron and Oak. 

    The passage and exit to the woodlands are again so sudden that you will feel that it is a film setup around you. Get entranced y the views of lofty Kailash Peak while you reach towards the finish of Rupin Pass trek. Witness the magnificence of the two-story temple of Kinnauri culture at Sewa which is altogether different from its encompassing. You will cover a distance of 52 km within a period of 8 days. Get ready for this exciting Rupin Pass trek along with your friends and explore the beauty of nature.


    Rupin Pass trek Highlights:

    -  Get a chance to witness the many waterfalls and stream through the trek.  Feast your eyes as you see the thousands of waterfalls flowing down through such a height that it appears as they are falling straight from the sky.

    - Enjoy camping near the cascading water and the clean night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.

    - Trek through some of the most alpine and forests of fir, Rhododendron and Oak.

    - Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.

    - Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Kailash Peak right in front of you.

    - And also meet the local people here and share a cup of tea while you learn about their culture.

     Quick Facts:

    Temperature:  Day: 13°C-18°C and Night: 0°C-7°C

    Trekking Distance:  52km

    Maximum Altitude: 15,250 Ft

    Difficulty Level: Moderate-Difficult

    Railway Station: Dehradun is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun

    Base Camp: Dhaula

    ATM: Purola which is on the way to Dhaula has the last ATM point before your trek begins.

  • 15Auden’s Col Trek, Uttarakhand

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    About the Destination: Set at an altitude of 5,490 meters, Auden's Col is one of the high altitude mountain passes in the Garhwal Himalayas that connects the Rudragaira valley and Bhilangana valley. Forming a bridge between the north-west ridge of Gangotri-III and Jogin-I, it reaches an altitude of 5,390m. The trek to Auden's Col is one of the toughest treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region and hence it has been least explored by normal trekkers; a dream for all the ardent trekkers.

    The trail passes through the thick alpine forests, meadows dotted with varied species of flowers, gushing streams and cuts through numerous villages. Even being a strenuous trail, the journey is treated with the majestic view of the hulking high peaks like the Rudragaira, Jogin, Bhagirathi and Kedar Dome.

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    Auden's Col Trek is filled with Hindu pilgrimage sites and hosts a shrine and views that your eyes can fathom. It takes you through forests, the Himalayan peaks, flower beds and lot more that needs to witnessed and not just read! It will take you through some of the dangerous moraines, narrow cliffs and stony, snaky and twitchy paves. Not just a trek, but an expedition that would rejuvenate and inspire you in everything it offers!

    Meal Types: Veg, Non-veg

    Activities: Trekking, Camping, Temple Visits  

    Duration: 15N/16D

    Total Trekking Distance: 40, 070 m / 2600 m

    Maximum Altitude: 5490m (18,012ft)

    Difficulty Level: Challenging 

  • 16Dodital Trek

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    Dodital trek is a short trek and must to do when you are on trekking in Uttaranchal tour. Difficulty ranges from easy to moderate through thick forests and across majestic Himalayas landscapes, large meadows and stream crossings.  

    The trek begins from Sangamchatti (kalyani) road near Uttarkashi and completes at the Hanumanchatti. From Dodital Lake, you will need to trek uphill to reach the Darwa pass, also called as Bakaria Khaga pass. The alpine meadows of Kanasar are an ideal place for camping.

    Best season: May - October
    Duration: 10 Days
    Altitude: 4150 m

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  • 17Dodital Hanumanchatti Trek

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    The trail from Dodital to Hanumanchatti is an amazing route and can be undertaken by first timers and experienced trekkers. If you wish for a breathtaking view of the Himalayas, this is the trekking trail for you. The tranquil and pristine Dodital lies beyond the canyon of the Bhagirathi River between Ganga and Yamuna river valleys.

    A little ascend will take you to the Darwa Top, 4450 meters from where the mighty Swargarohini, Bandarpunch seem so close that you will feel that you can touch them with the stretch of a hand.

    The route was originally used by local Gujjar shepherd who brought their cattle for grazing. The route was also occasionally used by sadhus to travel between the Gangotri and Yamunotri temples.

    Best season: May - October
    Duration: 10 Days
    Altitude: 4150 m

  • 18Hanging 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 - October
    Duration: 7 Days

  • 19Kafni Glacier Trek

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    Kafni glacier is located southwards of Nanda Kot hill and on the Eastern side of the Pindar canyon. This tranquil and pleasant place has a unique charm which makes it a hotspot for tourists. It is rich in flora and fauna.

    Some of the famous Himalayan peaks near to Kafni glacier include Nandakot, 6860 meters and Nandabhanar, 6236 meters. The trek to Kafni glacier is at a distance of 12 kilometers from Diwali through Byali udayar, which is 8 kilometers from Diwali. The canyon is broader as compared to the Pindar and is blessed with spectacular natural beauty.

    Best season: May - October
    Duration: 10 Days
    Altitude: 4000 m

  • 20Kalindi Pass Trek

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    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 - September
    Duration: 12 Days
    Altitude: 5946 m 

  • 21Binsar Trek

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    Binsar is a beautiful hill station valley of flowers which offers breathtaking views of the Kumaon Valley. The beautiful Himalayan range stretches to about 300 kms along the horizon out of which the most noticeable peaks are the Chaukhamba, Trishuli, Kedarnath, Panchchuoli, Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi.

    The Binsar trek begins from Thalisain towards Pauri. The trek leads through thick forests of oaks, pine, silver fir and deodar that describe complete wilderness. The ascents and descents are gradual and the best time to visit is during winters. One can come across the Samadhi of the great Indian hero Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali situated at Musa Kota amidst Dudhatoli sanctuary.

    The Binsar trek is an exciting experience and the trekkers can enjoy the beautiful views throughout the expedition. Binsar is enveloped with hanging moss, ferns, alpine flora, different varieties of wild flowers and forests where one can find rhododendron and oak trees.

    If you are a bird watching enthusiast, during a trek in Binsar you will come across a number of beautiful and rare birds. The trek is rather simple and the forest cover will lead to small streams, lush green fields, but be careful of lion ants and tunnel spiders.

    Best season: Mid September to early July
    Duration: 3 Days
    Altitude: 3030 m


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Roopkund Trek

Counted among the best treks in India, the Roopkund trail is a trekker’s paradise. Roopkund’s topography is complete with verdant forests, acres and acres of open meadows, trickling brooks, and the celestial snow of course. Roopkund also comprises of the eerie Skeletal Lake, and is great for one’s initiation into high-altitude trekking. Pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons make Roopkund one of the compulsory trekking places near Delhi.

Distance from Delhi: 308 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Kathgodam Railway Station

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Kuari Pass Trek

Kuari Pass which signifies doorway is one of the best treks in Uttaranchal. It is also known as Curzon trail as this trekking trail was discovered by Lord Curzon in 1905. The panoramic views of the eastern slopes of the majestic Garhwal Himalayas, Neelkanth, Mana, Hathi Ghori Parvat, Bertholi, Trishul, Dronagiri, Kamet and Nanda Devi peaks can be experienced on Kuari Pass Trek.

The trek has dense deodar, ok and rhododendron forests which present a picturesque view. Rare and protected flora and fauna can be found on this trail.  The trek passes via major rivers like Mandakini, Kaliganga and Dhauli Ganga .The ideal time to visit here is in summers.

Best Season: December - January
Duration: 6-8 Days
Max. Elevation: 4,264 m

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Dodital Trek

Dodital trek is a short trek and must to do when you are on trekking in Uttaranchal tour. Difficulty ranges from easy to moderate through thick forests and across majestic Himalayas landscapes, large meadows and stream crossings.  

The trek begins from Sangamchatti (kalyani) road near Uttarkashi and completes at the Hanumanchatti. From Dodital Lake, you will need to trek uphill to reach the Darwa pass, also called as Bakaria Khaga pass. The alpine meadows of Kanasar are an ideal place for camping.

Best season: May - October
Duration: 10 Days
Altitude: 4150 m

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Chandrashila Trek

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

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Mansa Devi Temple

Manasa Devi Temple seems to have a significant space among the minds of the devotees of Shakti, the goddess this temple is dedicated to. Perched on the top of Bilwa Parvat on the Sivalik Hills, the temple offers a splendid view of the mighty Ganges and the holy city of Haridwar. Rather than being a pilgrim centre, the temple makes its value higher among the adventure seekers as well because, the temple is accessible either only by trekking the high altitude or taking the recently established rope way. Chandi Devi Temple located very close to this shrine attracts a large number of devotees everyday as there is a belief that the two forms of Goddess Parvati, Mansa and Chandi stay close to each other.
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Yamunotri

Being the source of the River Yamuna, Yamunotri has a lot of significance in history as well. It is situated at a height of 3293 meters. Yamunotri is considered to be the supreme among the four sites of India’s Chhota Char Dham pilgrimage. The temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna is the prime attraction here along with the charming holy thermal springs at Janki Chatti. It was constructed by Maharaja Pratap Shah of Tehri Garhwal. The whole location arranges the best features such as lush green meadows, glacier sights and revamping climate throughout the year. But majorly, the difficulty to reach the top extends a thrilling experience to those who love adventure and escapades. You can reach the location by walking through the rugged plains and roads, 6 KM from Hanuman Chatti and 4 KM from Janki Chatti.
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Deer Park

After Rajaji National Par, Malsi Deer Park is the most visited wildlife centre in Dehradun. This is a mini zoological park turned out to be one of the favourite picnic spots or hangout places in the city, ideal for family outings or school excursions. The herds of deer meandering freely in their habitat through the scenic Malsi reserve forest area ensures an amazing sight before the eyes of its visitors, incomparably beautiful. Unlimited number of birds can also be found inside the park together giving a mind blowing views. For kids, there are fun rides and space for games also. The weekend witnesses the flooding of people towards the park. The park is situated just 10 KM away from Dehradun city at Mussoorie Road.
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Rishikesh

Visit the adventure capital of India, the marvelous and thrilling city of Rishikesh on your next vacation with your friends and family!  The 'Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas', Rishikesh is located at the base of the Himalayas and is blessed with the gorgeous, thundering river of Ganga, the popular trek friendly rugged terrains, challenging peaks, strenuous rapids and dense forests! If you are an ardent traveler, then Rishikesh makes for one of the most ideal weekend getaways near Delhi.

Being one of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is quite famous for its scenic landscape and serves as a gateway to other important religious centers such as Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The adventurer paradise is a happening hub of many ancient temples and attractions such as Gita Bhawan, Laxman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev, Swarga Ashram, Triveni Ghat amongst others! Grab your cameras and adventure gear and head to Rishikesh for an adventure packed holiday!

Distance from Delhi: 228km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Attractions: Triveni Ghat, Ram and Lakshman Jhula, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashista Cave

Activities: River Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Camping, Rappelling, Rock Climbing and Trekking 

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Lakshman Jhula

Rishikesh is not only about religious beliefs, ghats or temples; within this ancient city, you can also witness some of the architectural marvels and structures as well! One such structure, the Lakshman Jhula, which is also one of the not to be missed places to visit in Rishikesh, is a suspension bridge that connects Tehri and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand.

The existence of this bridge dates back to the age of Ramayana. According to the legends, Lakshman; brother of Lord Rama, crossed the holy Ganga River at this spot over a jute bridge. Centuries after this pious incident, a 284ft hanging bridge was built in the same spot by Rai Bahadur Surajmal Jhunjhunwala.

However, the bridge got washed away during the epidemic flood of 1924, and later, a pillar-less suspension bridge was erected at the same spot. The architecture brilliance of Lakshman Jhula and its proximity to several sacred places make it one of the most visited tourist places in Rishikesh.
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Binsar Trek

Binsar is a beautiful hill station valley of flowers which offers breathtaking views of the Kumaon Valley. The beautiful Himalayan range stretches to about 300 kms along the horizon out of which the most noticeable peaks are the Chaukhamba, Trishuli, Kedarnath, Panchchuoli, Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi.

The Binsar trek begins from Thalisain towards Pauri. The trek leads through thick forests of oaks, pine, silver fir and deodar that describe complete wilderness. The ascents and descents are gradual and the best time to visit is during winters. One can come across the Samadhi of the great Indian hero Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali situated at Musa Kota amidst Dudhatoli sanctuary.

The Binsar trek is an exciting experience and the trekkers can enjoy the beautiful views throughout the expedition. Binsar is enveloped with hanging moss, ferns, alpine flora, different varieties of wild flowers and forests where one can find rhododendron and oak trees.

If you are a bird watching enthusiast, during a trek in Binsar you will come across a number of beautiful and rare birds. The trek is rather simple and the forest cover will lead to small streams, lush green fields, but be careful of lion ants and tunnel spiders.

Best season: Mid September to early July
Duration: 3 Days
Altitude: 3030 m

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Swarga Ashram

Nestled amidst Lakshman Jhula and Rishikesh on the left bank of the Ganges and the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, the ambience that exists in Swarga Ashram is truly heavenly! While the picturesque surroundings of the ashram contributes much to its tranquil atmosphere, the devotion and spirituality that exists here makes it a paradise for those who seek mental peace and tranquillity!

The epicentre of yoga and meditation within the Garhwal gateway, it is among the most scenic and pleasant places to visit in Rishikesh. Established by Swami Atma Prakash, it can also be called as the home of the homeless, the abode of the needy and a place to relinquish the mind from all the miseries of the society. It offers living spaces to more than 100 people along with offering them free food and other kitchen facilities. A library in Swarga Ashram offers free education on religion and culture to the visitors.

It also has a hospital that offers free treatment to all the saints, pilgrims and others alike. You can reach this divine ashram either by a boat ride through the holy Ganges or by crossing the Ram Jhula. The ashram also has several shopping complexes that sells religious commodities, cultural books, ayurvedic shops, eateries and lot more.
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Dayara Bugyal

Counted among the most beautiful meadows in the country, the vibrant meadow of Dayara Bugyal has attained cult status among hikers. During the wintry months, the milky slopes are perfect for some alpine skiing. The Bhagirathi peaks, Kala Nag, Bandarpoonch are among scores of other peaks that loom around the meadow, and trekkers are particularly taken by many emerald lakes strewn across Dayara Bugyal. Another first-timer trek on the list, the best months to visit are between May to November, although experienced trekkers find the meadow laden with snow in winters irresistible.

Distance from Delhi: 425 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Haridwar Railway Station
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Nag Tibba Trek

Annoy Tibba is a trekkers delight. Despite the fact that it is a moderately obscure trail close Mussoorie it can without much of a stretch be viewed as one of the greatest weekend treks that you can do out of Delhi. For the individuals who need to stroll in the backwoods, ascend to 10,000 feet, see snow clad mountains and camp under starry night skies the Nag Tibba trek is simply great. It presents dazzling perspectives of Bandarpoonch top, the Gangotri gathering of tops, Kedarnath crest in the north, Doon valley and the snow tops of Chanabang.

Annoy Tibba is otherwise called Serpent's Peak. It is the most elevated top (9915 ft) in the Nagtibba scope of the Garhwal Himalayas and is said to be the dwelling place Nag Devta. The trek takes you through thick woods rich in greenery. The benefit of this trek is that you can achieve the base of the Nagtibba range by jeep. This makes it conceivable to do it over a weekend.

Highlights – Trekking, Camping, Hiking

Location - Uttrakhand        

Difficulty Level: Average

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Ram Jhula

Another architectural marvel in the yoga capital of India, Ram Jhula is an important landmark of the city and is also one of the sought after Rishikesh tourist places. Located only 3km from the heart of the city, this 450ft suspension bridge connects the banks of the Ganges with Shivananda and Swarga ashrams at both of its end.

Also known as the 'Shivananda Jhula', this magnificent bridge was built during the late 80s by the regional government; the contribution of Shivananda Ashram Divine Life Society is very significant in the construction of Ram Jhula. Like the Lakshman Jhula, it was also once a jute bridge and serves as an important name in the list of places to visit in Rishikesh.

While crossing the bridge, you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Ganges and for the nature photographers, it serves as an ideal destination to click some amazing pictures!
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Tapkeshwar Temple

Dehradun houses one of its most visited temples, Tapkeshwar where Lord Shiva is the presiding deity. Blessed by natural extravagant sights abundantly, the prominent feature of this temple is the main Shivlinga that is kept sacredly inside a cave. The temple resides by the side of thick forests and the natural cave drops water from the roof little by little to give away the Shivlinga more beauty and in turn it appears as an amusing spectacle. The temple is existing in a location which is easily accessible, it is hardly six kilometers away from the city. Shivratri is the biggest festival celebrated at the temple when thousands of pilgrims come and pay tribute to the deity. The cool sulphur- water springs are an additional feature the temple proudly possesses within it. The devotees will take a bath in these springs before they enter inside the temple.
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Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital

The much endangered species found in the Himalayas are being protected carefully over Pt. G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo located in Nainital. Royal Bengal Tiger, Tibetan Wolves, Sambar, Leopard Cat and Himalayan Bear are a few of the important ones one can spot in the zoo. Along with them there are different species of high altitude birds live happily. Sher ka Danda hill is the preserver of this zoo, perched on an altitude of 2100 meters and over 4.6 acres of serene forest. Built in 1984 and opened to public in 1995, the zoo is located just 2 KM away from Tallital Bus Station in Nainital, between Shivalik and middle Himalayan Ranges. The zoo is one of the prime attractions in Uttarakhand now.

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