Uttarakhand is famously named as Lands of Gods. Uttarakhand is blessed with natural beauty of Himalayas. The Indian state of Uttarakhand is the epi-centre of the big Himalayas. The State is the home of the Gangotri Glacier (the Ganges River’s fountain), a holy land and frequent pilgrimage spot in the Hindus. Also. This place is home to India’s second largest mountain, the Nanda Devi, 25,643 meters high. Naturally, in Uttarakhand there are plenty of trekking routes. This is one of the famous trekking destinations in India.
Let’s look at Top 7 Best Treks of Uttarakhand:
- Trek of Kedartal
This Uttarakhand trek is ideal for mountain lovers, located in Gangotri, the Garhwal Himalayas, offering remarkable views across the Great Himalayas, including the Jogin Mountains, the Bhirgupanth and the Thalayasagar Mountains. The high glacial lake is Uttarakhand’s hidden gem. The explorers can also view several species of mountainous wildlife, like the blue sheep, the Goral and the renowned Himalayan Black bear on Kedartal Trek among snow-shielded peaks and landscapes. In Kedartal trek you can spot some of the wildlife animal such as Blue sheep, Himalayan Black Bear, and few more.
- Trek of Rupin Pass
Luxurious cascades, views of the surrounding peaks and exotic flower-loaded pastures guarantee an unforgettable Rupin Pass. The trek begins in Dhaula’s small township, where trekkers must climb nearly ten thousand feet to reach Rupin Pass and pass from Uttarakhand to Himachal during 7 days. On the way there are many beautiful towns like Jakha, which are ideal stops for rest.
- Trek of Kedarkantha
The idea of covering 18 km in just 4-5 days and reaching an altitude of over six thousand meters may seem hard, but the amazing 360-degree views of various famous Kedarkantha mountain peaks definitely make it worthwhile. You will feel like you’ve touched the sky as soon as you start from the village of Sankri in Uttarakhand to the Kedarkantha Peak!
- Trek of Bali Pass.
The Bali Pass Trek is only for experienced hikers because of the difficult terrain. It is within the famous Govind Wildlife Sanctuary so many exotic flora and fauna are expected. As you cross the lovely rivers of Siyan and Tons Gad, you’re gifted with unparalleled views of Bandarpoonch, Kalanag and Swargarohini peaks through coniferous forests, and finally to the magic lake Ruinsara Tal. You can explore the flora and fauna in Govind Wildlife Sanctuary during the trek. Best season for trek is the month of May to June and September to October.
- Trek of Auden Col
Auden’s Col is one of Uttarakhand’s toughest trekking routes. From Gangotri the trek starts. You will come across the pine and cane forests as you walk towards Nala Camp. The route leads from Camp Nala to Base Camp Rudra Gaira, an ideal spot to glimpse the extraordinary peaks of the Himalayas. This trek leads you through endless glaciers, moraines, narrow cliffs and snow ridges connecting Jogin and Gangotri.
- Trek of Har Ki Dun
This is one of the easiest treks around the Himalayan Garhwal. Explorers will experience the beautiful Tons River valley surrounded by highlands and dense forests during Har Ki Dun Trek. The spring months before monsoon are ideal for bird watching and for those who like flora the after monsoon season is advisable because they are flowering in those months. In December and April, the place has enough snow making it ideal for snow lovers.
- Trek of Lake Satopanth
Trekking Satopanth to the Satopanth Lake, which is an impressive glacial lake with an enhancement of beauty from the steep snow-covered foothills of Neelkanth, Satopanth, Chaukhamba and Balakun. The reflection on the crystal clear glacial lake of these magnificent mountains is a true glimpse.
People believe that in three corners of the Satopanth Lake, the Holy Trio, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh meditated. The Satopanth Lake trip is also a spiritual trip. This isolated trek is an absolute must for people who love peaceful locations.
Thus, we have seen in detail, the key treks in Uttrakhand. You should experience these treks if you want to have a memorable experience.