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Best treks to do in Uttarakhand

INTRODUCTION:

Uttarakhand is a northern state crossed by the mighty Himalayas, which is one of the best trekking and sightseeing destinations in India. Uttarakhand symbolizes natural beauty itself. The serene natural beauty and tranquil environment that you will get while roaming around the mountains there are inexplicable. Uttarakhand is also renowned as the center of Hindu pilgrimage sites.

Trek means a long journey on foot that people nowadays pursue to rejuvenate and refresh themselves from all the chaos and stress in their bustling lifestyle.

Through the means of the trek, one can take time to retrospect their lives along with self-introspection simultaneously gaining some adventurous eternal memories.

Uttarakhand is one of the best places when it comes to trekking. There are numerous places to trek along. The Best trekking sites among them all are:-

Chopta

 

Best suited for trekking in September and October, the Chopta trek  is a picturesque village that is still unexplored by many travelers, and is also known as the “Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand ”. The site is magnificently garnered amidst velvety meadows. It offers an unspoiled and breathtaking view of prominent peaks such as Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Chaukhamba peaks.

Chopra is rich in a variety of flora and fauna and this hushed abode is enclosed by the dwindling pines, deodars, rhododendrons, and other conifers confined in this region.

This is the best place for solitude seekers and this place will surely provide much-needed tranquility and contentment.

Kuari pass trek

Kuari pass trek perched at 12516 feet altitude, offers splendid aesthetic scenery that will leave an imprint on your mind.

At the top, you can capture a breathtaking view of India’s second-highest peak- the Nanda Devi mountain range and 3rd highest peak Kamet.

The contrast in the landscape makes it different from other Himalayan treks. Other mighty Himalayan mountains gracing the trekking site are Mt. Neelkanth, Mt. Dronagiri, Mt. Hathi Ghoda, Lampak I & II, etc. Covering over 6 days, this trek is of easy to moderate grade so beginners can pursue this trek. The journey begins from Rishikesh to Joshimath, throughout the journey you get to witness the most beautiful scenery. The Kuari Pass trek gets downs from Dhak village which is 12 km above Joshimath. 

The serene natural beauty will leave you mesmerized and  speechless, this splendid site will rejuvenate your heart and soul for sure

Kedarkantha trek

Perched at 12,500 altitudes, the Kedarkantha trek is considered one of the best winter treks in India. Kedarkantha is a prominent Himalayan peak alighted at Govind wildlife sanctuary in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, evaluated at approximately 3812 meters above sea level.

The trek begins from a village named sankri, following the dense oak forests and Rhododendron, the iced Lake, and finally a hike to snowy and chilly conditions to the final trek destination. At the site the most prominent peaks of Bandarpoonch, Kalang, Swargarohini, etc are visible, providing a mesmerizing view of serene natural beauty.

Valley of flowers

The region is rich in both flora and fauna, giving a breathtaking view throughout the journey. Situated at 3658 meters under a valley in Chamoli district, it is spread throughout an area of 87.50 square km site is surely a treat to the eyes of nature lovers. The various waterfalls, snow-covered glaciers, lush greenery, and thickets that are visible throughout the journey represent the natural beauty. This valley serves as home to many varieties of floras such as Brahmakaml, the blue poppy, cobra lily, etc. The beauty of this site will leave the trekkers astonished.

Kartal trek

Kartal, famous as the ‘Shia’s Lake ‘is one of the highest and most beautiful lakes in Uttarakhand. This immaculate glacial lake is at an altitude of 4,912 meters above sea level in the Uttarkashi district. Kedar Tal lake is formed by the melting of the Kedar glacier, thereby giving birth to the Kedar Ganga River which is an important tributary of the Bhagirathi River and serves as a significant spiritual site.

The somewhat arduous trek serves the view of magnificent snow-clad peaks, lush green-clad forests, cascading rivers, and many waterfalls, Kedartal holds crystal clear water, which increases its spectacular beauty.

Dayara Bugyal

Dayara Bugyal is regarded as the ideal first hike because of its short distance and stunning natural surroundings. Dayara Bugyal has a lot of open space, thick forests, and huge meadows.

The trek begins at Basru hamlet and then treks down via Raithal to see the scenic beauty of both the routes of Dayara Bugyal.

At an elevation of 3048 metres, the view of the Himalayan peaks and the lush vegetation help you forget about the chaos of everyday life and just take in the beautiful scenery.Har ki dun

Alighted in the heart of Govind Vallabh pant national park, at an altitude of 3566 mts the Har ki dun trek is one of the most beautiful of all. 

It provides a jaw-dropping view of valleys in the far-off end of the Garhwal Himalayas. And it shows the phenomenal view of fascinating natural beauty.

This snow-covered valley provides breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayan peaks such as Swargarohini, Kala nag (black peak), Bandarpoonch, etc. The panoramic beauty from atop will surely make you speechless.Conclusion

Treks are like once-in-a-lifetime experiences. And if the destination is Uttarakhand, the trek can be adventurous, exciting, and filled with the most bewitching locations. The jaw-dropping locations can catch you off guard due to their splendid beauty. Treks in Himachal tend to provide a safe and sound experience where you can enjoy to the fullest away from all the hectic lifestyle and enjoy the real beauty of nature.

 

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