This place has the most sacred Hindu sanctuaries, a thousand years old, and in the hope of salvation and purification, pilgrims have been visiting the town. A significant number of visitors are drawn by ancient temples with sacred value, forest reserves, national parks, shrines, mountain stations, and hilltops. This place is not only renowned for religious and cultural sights but is also full of surprises! It’s a mountain rider, cycling, biking, skiing, camping, climbing, paragliding, and hiking destination in northern India. It is also regarded as the best trekking paradise in Uttarakhand
In a place in the middle of the mighty Himalayas, Uttarakhand offers some of the world’s best trekking routes and lovers. Presenting you with some of the most beautiful and inspiring natural wonders of Uttarakhand: the top 7 treks.
1) Kedarkantha Trek
Considered the most popular and simplest, yet enjoyable wind tour, Kedarkantha trek, which starts from Dehradun, in Uttarakhand. This is considered to be the best winter trek in Uttarakhand. It definitely worth the trip with a wonderful 360-degree view of famous mountain peaks in Kedarkantha. The splendor of the scenery is doubled by the ‘Juda Ka Talab,’ which increases the thrill of hiking. When you climb up to the top, you feel as though you have touched the sky when you hit the top of Kedarkantha! The trek is renowned for its outstanding scenery, snow-covered mountains, and unique biodiversity.
2) Valley of Flowers Trek
A visit to the Flowers, a UNESCO Heritage Site, is a must for all those who are true lovers of Mother Nature. It’s one of Uttarakhand’s easiest hikes and can be tried without the assistance of local walking agencies. The locals believe the valley is an abode of Angels and Fairs, embellished with exquisite wildflowers. This valley has different species of fauna, including musk deer, bharal, black bear Himalayan and brown bear. Furthermore, numerous colorful birds and butterflies give a relaxing view of sore eyes. When you’re a lover of nature or a photographer, then you’re in heaven here!
3) Har ki dun trek
This is one of the simple treks in the Himalayan Garhwal region. The place has a religious meaning for the Hindus and the Pandavas ascended to heaven. It was considered to be a mountain. Explorers will witness the lovely Ton River Valley surrounded by mountainous and thick forests during this tour. The spring months pre-Monsoon are perfect for birdwatching and the flora lovers are encouraged to enjoy the season after the moonsoon.
4) Gangotri and Gomukh trek
What can be more fascinating than seeing the origin point of the holiest river in India, the Ganga? The walk starts at Gangotri, Uttarakhand’s leading and most popular destination, offering an unreal climbing experience of peaks such as Monte Meru, Mountain Silver, Mount Sudarshan Parbat, 6500m each. From Gangotri, the surreal and peaceful site providing panoramic views of the peaks of Bhagirathi takes you to Gaumukh. It consists of the splendid wilderness at the foot of Shivling mountain. The trek is a mixed experience of trekking, bouldering, rock climbing, and glacier traversing.
5) Rupin pass trek
Another beautiful walk through some of the most unexplored areas of Uttarakhand is the Rupin Pass. Wide cascades, illusory views of surrounding peaks, and exotic pastures full of flowers offer an unforgettable experience. The wonderful part of this trek is that it begins in Uttarakhand with a climb of nearly 10,000 feet to the Rupin’s pass and a breathtaking view of Kinnaur Kailash at the end of Himachal Pradesh. On the way, you can stop and enjoy a few colorful views of villages like Jaka.
6) Bali Pass trek
This is one of Yamunotri’s more difficult path, the root and the suitability of seasonal hikers, on the holy river Yamuna in Uttarakhand. The trek includes the popular Sanctuary of Govind Wildlife, which offers hikers the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful sights of the local flora and fauna. The trek ends with the most wonderful views of the Kalanag, Bandarpoonch, and Swargarohini peaks, in an enchanting lake, called Ruinsara Tal.
7) Kuari pass trek
If you are a newbie who wants to be a simple trek, then Kuari Pass Trek should be taken into consideration. It was explored by Lord Curzon in 1905 and is also known as the Curzon trail. The hike takes you along a narrow path, with powerful views of the snow-capped mountains, through a thick bamboo forest, birch, oak, and coniferous trees. In the midst of this area, the wilderness remains concealed, a great chance for animal lovers or photographers. You can stay and camp at beautiful locations in Chitrakantha and Khullara after all the sweating and loss of a few calories walking through the lofty mountains.