Trekking in Garhwal & Kumaon
Garhwal Kalindikhal Pass Trekking: 17 Days
Trekking In Garhwal » Kalindikhal Pass Trek Kalindikhal Trek, is a trek that takes you half way round Garhwal from the Bhagirathi Valley to the Alaknanda Valley. A trip only for those who have done high altitude treks before; its very mention gives a thrill to even the most seasoned of climbers.
The trekking starts from Gangotri and takes you through Nandavan, the base of the Bhagirathi peaks, a place that offers an unparalled view of the Shivling peak. The trail moves on to Vasukital (4900 M). With towering peaks all around the lake, its surface shimmers like a pearl and is the source of the Vasuki Ganga that drains into the Mandakini. We proceed to cross the Kalindikhal pass (5968 M), a tough climb from where you feel that there is little else left to be see. It is as if you are a part of this majestic setting of snow peaks. The trail then descends to Arwatal and to Mana the last village on the Chinese frontier. The trek fittingly ends at Badrinath with a visit to the holy temple.
The Roop Kund Tapovan Trek - 13 Days Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
This trek goes through some of the most picturesque landscapes in Garhwal and Uttaranchal. En route pass extensive meadows and the Kuari pass at 14,003ft/4268m affords one of the grandest views of the entire outer Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Roop Kund is a legendary lake where recently a number of skeletons were found which after carbon dating was believed to be over 600 years old. The route is full of forests and meadows.
Har-ki-Doon Trek: 9 Days Grade: Easy to Moderate
This trail leads to some of the least frequented areas of Garhwal. The best time is June-July and October. You get to see a lot of wild life during this period and in September October the valley floors are full of wild flowers. Just 5 Kms above Har-ki-Doon sprawls the Jundhar glacier at 4300m. On the trail you get extensive views of the snow clad peaks especially the Swargarohini peak. The trek begins and ends in Rishikesh from where you can get back to Delhi easily.
The Binsar Trail: 7 Days Grade: Moderate
The Binsar Trail is one of the most picturesque trails in the Garhwal region. Passing Pauri and Thailisain a beautiful hill town with spectacular views of the Garhwal Himalaya peaks, the trail winds through thick forests of Deodar, Pine, and Silver Fir finally reaching Binsar. On the way you can get to see a lot of bird life and other fauna. Our final destination is Rishikesh from where you get trains and buses to Delhi.
Dodital - Yamnotri Trek: 9 Days Grade: Moderate
After driving for the first two days out of Rishikesh to Uttarkashi and then to Kalyani we begin our trek to the picturesque lake of Dodital . This is a revered lake among Hindus and is believed to be the land of Shiva . The trail teems with wild life and numerous species of birds. Dodital is an angler's paradise with trout just waiting to be baited. Great views of the Garhwal Himalayas all the way. The trek ends at Rishikesh from where you get surface transport back to Delhi.
The Nanda Devi Circuit: 15 Days Grade: Strenuous
This trek starting from the Kumaon hills traverses the entire region and ends in the Garhwal Himalayas. All along the route you get magnificent views of the Nanda Devi peaks besides experience the rich flora and fauna of this entire region. Teeming with wild life there are very good chances of spotting Himalayan Black and Brown Bears, a number of pheasants and other birds besides other animals. The trek starts from Almora in Kumaon and ends at Rishikesh after passing Joshimath.
The Nanda Devi Sanctuary Traverse: 11 Days Grade: Moderate
Spread over an area of 630 Sq.kms, the Nanda Devi Sanctuary is home to a number of endangered species of wild life like the Snow Leopard, Musk Deer and the Blue Sheep. Dominating the landscape is the towering 7800m high Nanda Devi peak the second highest peak in India . The trail winds through the sanctuary and the crossing of the Dharansi pass at 4250m is involved. The sanctuary trek is an excellent walk for both the adventurer and the wild life enthusiast. The trek begins and ends at Rishikesh from where Delhi is easily reached.
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