Best Treks to do in Uttarakhand
Treks; what are treks? A recreational and fun activity in which you walk around in rural areas to explore the beauty of that place. Trekking is done to interact with beauty of nature and take time to appreciate it. One of the best methods to find yourself in the lap of nature. In India, trekking is done is the Himalayan region, i.e., Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Anurachal Pradesh. you can also visit Dayara Bugyal Trek.
And here, we’ll be discussing about best treks you can try in Uttarakhand.
Gaumukh Tapovan Trek
It is a 46 kms trek which takes up to 6-7 days to complete. The trek begins and ends in Gangotri in Uttarkashi. It is a moderate level trek and requires great physical fitness of the person doing the trek. It is basically the journey to the birth place of our holy Ganga Maiya. It is one of the most beautiful treks you’ll ever experience in your life time. This trek takes you through many Indian pilgrimage lands like; Bhagirathi River, Gaumukh, Gangotari glaciers, Mt. Shivling, Meru and Thalay Sagar. Once you reach the Bhagirathi River, you can also take a dip in the river which is a Hindu ritual. The altitude goes up to 14,222 ft high. The best time to do this trek is in the month of June as it can be considered post-spring season, where the weather is pleasant. And also, in the month of September and October which is pre-winters and the weather is nive at that time.
Pangarchulla Peak trek
At a high altitude of 15010 ft, the Pangarchulla peak trek has one of the most breath-taking views. This trek can be done only experienced trekkers. It has moderate level difficulty but sometimes it might become a little more difficult for you to keep up with the pace of the nature. This trek is situated in Joshimath district of Uttarakhand, it is 280 kms drive away from Haridwar. If you are lucky enough, you will be able to see different fauna of the mountains like; Himalayan bears and leopards while you trek in the middle of dense forests on your way up. You will be able to have a sight of Mt.Nnada Devi, Chaukhamba, Hathi Parbat and other astonishing mountain peaks. You can also witness some shepherds grazing their sheep on the lush green meadows. This trek is an absolute adrenaline rush trek. This trek takes about 6-7 days. In a nutshell, Pangarchulla peak trek is one of the best treks in the Himalayan region and yet it is underrated. But we all know; all the underrated things are better than the hyped ones. This trek will provide you both, thrill as well as peace form within.
If you are a Mahadev Bhakt, you must do this trek, once in your lifetime. At a height of 3,800 meters, you will feel blessed doing this trek. This trek is dedicated to Lord Shiva. One of the most popular and best treks in Uttarakhand. Kedarnath receives a very gigantic amount of snowfall every year and because of that it is the best winter trek in whole Uttarakhand. It is one of the Char Dhams situated in Uttarakhand. It is a 5-6 days trek as it is about 16 Kms of trek. The base of the trek is Gaurikund and ends at the Shiva temple in Kedarnath. Get your blessings from the God of love, death, sacrifice, patience, destructions, fertility, medicine and poison.
One of the easiest treks in whole Uttarakhand. It is located in Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Rudraprayag. With an altitude of 8,000 ft, Chopta is just mesmerising. This trek sits in a wildlife sanctuary, so, it becomes obvious that the trek will be having a rich density of flora and fauna. You will be able to witness a large variety of Himalayan rare species of trees, flowers, birds, animals. Chopta is a small trek of just 3.5 Kms which can be done easily in 3- 4 hours ad you can stay for the nigh too in camps. The best time to do this trek is in the post- spring or summer months, i.e., from April to June end as the weather is pleasant and kind of warm there. You can visit multiple places in the Chopta trek like the world’s highest Lord Shiva temple, Chopta market and Chandrashilla peak.
Uttarakhand is a very beautiful, peaceful Pahari place provides you with magnificent treks,summits and peaks. If life gives any chance to trek in the lap of Uttarakhand, never refuse and grab the opportunity to trek. NEVER SETTLE.