Thursday, 27 October 2016

Treks of Uttarakhand "Treks from New Tehri"

Treks of Uttarakhand "Treks from New Tehri"


The hilly terrain of Uttarakhand provides plenty of opportunities for mountaineering, trekking and rock climbing. The easternmost hill district Pithoragarh, bordering Nepal
and Tibet, often dubbed as ‘Miniature Kashmir’, is abundant in natural beauty, making it the perfect base for many an exciting trek. Several interesting treks interlace the Gori Valley with some of the well-traversed trekking routes running along the Munsiyari – Martoli – Milam – Ralam Glacier. These treks are not just walks of adventure, but are also an interesting way to interact and understand the social and cultural life of the people in the Chaudans, Byans and Darma Valleys. The Bageshwar – Sunderdhunga – Pindari – Kafni Glacier trek is another highly preferred trekking route in the area.The Garhwal region also offers several thrilling treks, some of them being the Panch Kedar trek, Kedarnath – Vasuki Tal trek, Gangotri – Kedarnath trek and the Gangotri – Gaumukh – Nandanvan – Tapovan trek. The Panch Kedar trek passes through the five Kedars represented by Kedarnath, Madmaheshwar, Tungnath, Kalpeshwar and Rudranath. The fascinating routes are profusely intermingled with the widest range of flora and fauna. The Valley of Flowers and Hemkund trek start from Govindghat and lead to Badrinath. Other treks like the Kalindikhal trek, the Khatling – Sahasratal – Masartal trek, Har Ki Dun trek, Rishikesh – Pauri – Binsar trek and Roopkund trek are equally invigorating for both the eager amateur and the veteran mountaineer.


THE NEHRU INSTITUTE OF MOUNTAINEERING (NIM)


For the past 40 years, with the aim to produce trained mountaineers and mountaineering enthusiasts, NIM has trained thousands of Indians and hundreds of foreigners. The proposal to set up such an institute was first declared by the Ministry of Defence in 1964. NIM was established on November 14, 1965 at Uttarkashi to honour the desire of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, who was passionate about mountains. Bachhendri Pal, the first Indian woman to climb Mt. Everest, was trained at this Institute. The core of the training covers a high degree of technical exposure and expertise, along with safety applications to instill the correct mountaineering ethos. Although it is one of India’s youngest institutes, it has managed to get ahead of most others and has become a trusted anchor when it comes to mountaineering training. The excellent training standards, good administration, along with dedicated staff, make it one of the finest mountaineering institutes in the world.





Treks from New Tehri

A new discovery in the midst of hills and hillocks, New Tehri is a newly established
sprawling township, the district headquarter of Tehri Garhwal, situated at an elevation between 1550 to 1950 m above the sea level. It is a modern and well planned township overlooking a massive artificial lake and a Tehri dam. The dam will go into the annals of time as a colossal engineering feat in the Himalayas. New Tehri is a fast emerging major tourist destination in Tehri district.

S. No.Name of Trek RouteDistance in Kms.Duration of TrekGradient of Trek
1Khatling - Masartal Trek
Ghansali -31 km. motorable- Ghuttu - 10 km. Trek- Reeh - 10 km. Trek - Gangi - 5 km. Trek - Kalyani - 9 km. Trek - Kharsoli - 4 km. Trek - Belbagi - 7 km. Trek - Khatling - 2 km. Trek - Masartal      47 Kms.10 DaysStrenuous
2Budha Kedar - Malla Trek
Ghansali -31 km. motorable- Ghuttu - 9 km. motorable - Tala chatti - 5 km. motorable - Budhakedar - 5 km. Trek - Jhala - 9 km. Trek - Belak - 4 km. Trek - Chchunn - 5 km. Trek - Swarigad - 5 km. Trek - Malla      22 Kms.3 DaysMedium
3Ghuttu - Sahasra Tal Trek
Ghansali -31 km. motorable- Ghuttu - 10 km. Trek- Reeh - 10 km. Trek - Gangi - 5 km. Trek - Kalyani - 10 km. Trek - Sahasra Tal      35 Kms.4 DaysStrenuous
4Ghuttu - Panwali Trek
Ghansali -31 km. motorable- Ghuttu - 15 km. Trek- Panwali      15 Kms.2 DaysMedium
5Nagtibba Trek
1) Nainbag -16 km. motorable - Pantwari - 10 km. Trek- Nagtibba      10 Kms.1 DayMedium
2) Suakholi -25 km. motorable - Thatyur - 21 km. Trek - Nagtibba      21 Kms.2 day
6Ghuttu - Khatling- KedarnathTrek
Ghansali -31 km. motorable- Ghuttu - 10 km. Trek- Reeh - 10 km. Trek - Gangi - 5 km. Trek - Kalyani - 9 km. Trek - Kharsoli - 4 km. Trek - Belbagi - 7 km. Trek - Khatling - 2 km. Trek - Masartal -15 km. Trek - Basukital -8 km. Trek - Kedarnath       70 Kms.13 DaysStrenuous
7Panwali-Trijuginarayan
Ghansali -31 km. motorable- Ghuttu - 15 km. Trek- Panwali - 19 km. Trek- Triyuginarayan       34 Kms.3 DaysMedium