Literally meaning a ‘Pool of Beauty’, Roopkund is an exhilarating high altitude glacial trek in Uttarakhand. The mystery lake of Roopkund is perched at an elevation of 4,800 meters along the Nepal border. Roopkund is a not to miss trek for adventure buffs. So don’t you wait anymore, pack your rucksacks and hike high to feel an adrenaline rush in your blood!
Trek on routes which were once taken by the shepherds; a trail that leads you to two beautiful states of North India; makes you a witness to several mesmerizing views on the way… All this sums up to a beautiful trek called Rupin pass trek. It is a high altitude trek which begins at Dhaula village in Uttarakhand and ends in Sangla of Himachal Pradesh. The pass offers the mesmerizing views of Garhwal Himalayas on one side and Baspa Valley and Kinnaur Kailash range on the other. Trekkers can also have a sneak peek into the plush apple orchards of Kinnaur.
Nag Tibba trek is a bliss for all the novice trekkers who had to miss out the thrill because of the other challenging Himalayan treks. No need to curb your wanderlust this time, all you need is to say yes to this no sweat trek! Nag Tibba literally means the Serpent’s Peak. It is encompassed by three Himalayan ranges namely, Dhauladhar range, Pir Panjal range, and Nag Tibba range. The lower Garhwal region amasses this beautiful trekking location. It is an amazing weekend getaway destination from where you can have the glimpses of Bandarpoonch peak, Kedarnath peak, and Chanabang peaks. Nag Tibba also happens to be the highest peak in the lower Garhwal Himalayas. Blessed with a rich flora and fauna, the trail covers the most awe inspiring views one can ever have.
In the lap of Garhwal Himalayas, join an adventurous trek scaling right up to a Himalayan pass 4000m high. Yes, we are talking about the Kuari Pass Trek which is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Kuari Pass is supremely highlighted for the fact that it is in the vicinity of Nanda Devi Biosphere. The Kuari top has a spectacular view of Himalayan ranges. The great Nanda and Sunanda Devi peaks, Trishul and Chaukhamba Mountains are visible from here. It all seems like being in the arena of Himalayan ranges, subsequently feeling like a small particle in front of these giants!
Perched at an elevation of 6000 metres, Kalindi Khal is a mind blogging trekking destination. This jewel of Garhwal region, is a paragon of beauty and serenity. Its fascinating trail thrills the soul without any fail. Kalindi Khal is graded as a difficult trek and is meant for advance trekkers. So if you are one such skilled and passionate trekker, conquering this high altitude glacial trek should be your next mission!
Kafni Glacier is another gem of Kumoan Himalayas. Kafni glacier is an exotic trekking destination in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. The glacier is the source of Kafni River, an offshoot of Pindar River. A trek to this small glacier is worth a try crediting to the spectacular views of peaks like Nanda Kot (6,861 m), Maiktoli (6803m) and Mrigthuni (6855m).
At an altitude of 7816 metres stands tall Nanda Devi, the second highest peak in India. The Nanda Devi peak is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Considered as the daughter of Himalayas, Nanda Devi is guarded by a gigantic ring of Himalayan ranges. This two peaked massif owes spectacular views of Rishiganga valley on the west and the Goriganga valley on the east.
In the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, is located a pristine lake named Dodital. The Dodital Lake is an awe inspiring destination for every ardent trekker. Lake is surrounded by deodar forests and a tranquil ambience. It is at an elevation of more than 3000m from where the sparkling emerald hills are clearly visible. A trek to this unspoilt location will leave you in awe.
According to a famous belief, Pandavas (characters of epic Mahabharata) were in search of Lord Shiva, to seek penance for their sins. They reached Garhwal Himalayas in search of Shiva. However, Lord Shiva was in deep remorse due to the Gouhatya (killing of the cow) and Brahmanhatya (killing of the Brahmins) committed by the Pandavas. To avoid Pandavas, Shiva transformed himself into a bull and hid near Guptkashi. When Bhima saw a bull grazing in the fields, he immediately recognised it to be the lord and held the bull’s tail and limbs. In order to escape Bhima, Lord Shiva is said to have split his body into 5 part. His hair and head is believed to have fallen at Kalpeshwar; hump at Kedarnath; face at Rudranath; torso including naval at Madhyamaheshwar; and his arms at Tungnath.
Har Ki Dun valley is an offbeat trek point located in the Govind Pashu National park of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Situated at the western Garhwal hills, this dainty valley offers one of the most spectacular views of the magnificent Swargarohini peaks encircling it. According to a legend, when Pandavas ascended to the heavens, they had taken the route of Har Ki Dun. Therefore, it is also called as the ‘Valley of Gods’.
Every trekker has a dream to trek and conquer strikingly beautiful remote landscapes, to discover places so adorning that the inner voice whispers, “It is all worth it!” After trekking to so many places, it is the time for you to get ready for a legendary trail. A trail like no other, a trail to the mystic Valley of Flowers!
Chopta is a heavenly hamlet located in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Famous for its green meadows and majestic mountains, Chopta is one paragon of this deadly combination of beauty and tranquillity. A quaint town where the quietude of mornings is broken only by the chirping of birds... But Chopta is just not another Thorpe, it has certainly much more to offer. Especially for the trekking enthusiasts, it is a heaven!`
Panchachuli Base Camp is in the lap of Darma Valley of Pithoragarh district. Literally meaning “Five Chulis” (five hearths), Panchachuli forms a group of five massifs peacefully snuggled in the eastern Kumaon region. If you desire to be in the lap of mountains, then the majestic Panchachuli should be your next forte!