Trekking in Uttarakhand

The state of Uttarakhand is the delight of the adventure traveler. Ascend to the Kuari Pass and take in the views of Nandi Deva, India's highest peak. Trek to Gangotri Glacier the source of the famous Ganga River. Follow the path of the Chota Char Dham, a holy pilgrimage for the Hindus transverseing Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. The best time to Visit is in April and May and post-Monsoon in late September to the start of November. Bordered by Nepal to the East and Himachal Pradesh to the northwest the state is divided into two divisions Kumaon (East) and Garhwal (West). Most travelers access the region through the capital Dehradun which is accessible via air and rail from Delhi. Some of India's most famous hill stations are found in the region and include; Mussoorie, Nainital, Dhanaulti, Lansdowne, Sattal, Almora, Kausani, Bhimtal, and Ranikhet. The hill stations are delightful places to enjoy the mountains and relax but the more adventurous will adventure beyond to explore the trekking options in this part of the Himalaya.

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Top Treks

Roopkund Trek
An 8 day journey to Roopkund Lake takes one to a mysterious and magnificent setting. The lake is know as "Mystery Lake" a it is littered with the remains of skeletons due to a disaster that occurred more than 500 years ago.
Har Ki Dun Trek
A 6 Day Trek in the shadows of the peaks and glaciers of the Dhaula Dhar. The trek follows a well defined trail with Govind National Park and makes a great introduction to the region.
Valley of Flowers Trek
A 4 trek to the world famous Valley of Flowers. The flowers reach the peak in July and August but one must brave the monsoon rains.
Kuari Pass
A six day trek with outstanding mountain views that some claim are the best in India.
Pindari Glacier
A six day 90km trek to Pindari Glacier. Follows a well defined trail and is one of the most popular in the region. The Pindari Glacier lies between the snow-capped Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot Mountains.
Gangotri Trek
A 5 day trek to the source of the Ganga. A famous pilgrimage route and and an outstanding trek culminating with fantastic views of the Gangotri Glacier.
Khatling Trek
A 7 day 120km trek along the Bhilangana river valley to the Khatling Glacier. Outstanding views of peaks such as Thalay Sagar, Jaonli, Kirtistambh & Bharte Khunta.

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Uttarakhand Facts

Cities:
Mussoorie, Nainital, Dehradun
Best Time:
Throughout the year
Must See:
Dunagiri, Bhowali
Peaks:
Nand Devi, Kamet, Abi Gamin

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