Thursday, 27 October 2016

Treks of Uttarakhand "Treks From Uttarkashi"

Treks of Uttarakhand "Treks From Uttarkashi"

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.

Trek From Uttarkashi

The town of Uttarkashi is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This town is a very important tourist destination in the region and it is located in the Uttarkashi district. The place is known for its stunning natural beauty, and is also called as Devbhumi, which can be literally translated to ‘Land of the Gods’. Pilgrims from

all around the country flock to this region too, due to its religious heritage. There are many temples in Uttarkashi that you can visit during your trip to the place and the most famous one among these is that of Lord Vishwanath. This is the largest temple in the region, and the most frequented one as well. There are several smaller temples in Uttarkashi as well, and these are dedicated to the chief deities Hanuman and Durga. Many other shrines are present in Uttarkashi and they cater to a wide variety of Gods, including Parshuram, Annapurna, Dattatrya, Bhairav, Laksheswar and Ekadashrudra. The Nehru Mountaineering Institute, which is located in Uttarkashi, is also a famous tourist spot in the region. You can also visit the hot water springs in the region of Gangnani during your trip to Uttarkashi. Gangotri is a popular pilgrimage spot located in the region, at a distance of 99 kilometres from Uttarkashi. Yamunotri can also be visited from the town as well.
S. No.Name of Trek RouteDistance in Kms.Duration of TrekGradient of Trek
1Gaumukh - Nandanvan-Tapovan Trek (Alt. 4460 Mtr)
Gangotri - 12 km trek- Bhojwasa - 6 km trek - Gomukh- 6 km trek - Nandanvan - 5 km trek - Tapovan29 Kms.7 dayStrenuous
2Gangotri-Kalindi Khal Trek (Altitude 5950 Mtrs.)
Gangotri - 12 km trek- Bhojwasa - 6 km trek - Gomukh- 6 km trek - Nandanvan - 10 km trek - Vasuki tal - 8 km trek - Kharapathar - 6 km trek - Kalandibase - 14 km trek - Arwa tal - 18 km trek - Ghastoli - 17 km trek - Badrinath97 Kms.12 dayStrenuous
3Sangam Chatti-Dodi Tal-Hanuman Chatti Trek (Altitude 3307 Mtrs.)
Gangori - 13 km motorable - Sangamchatti - 5 km trek - Agoda - 10 km trek - Manjhi - 6 km trek - Dodi tal - 32 km trek - Hanuman Chatti66 Kms.6 dayStrenuous
4Dayara Bugyal Trek (Altitude - 3048 Mtrs.)
Bhatwari - 10 km motorable - Raithal - 6 km trek - Dayara Bugyal   - 8 km trek - Barsu - 12 km motorable - Bhatwari14 Kms.2 dayMedium
5Harki Doon Trek (Altitude 3566 Mtrs.)
Dehradun - 193 km motorable - Sankari - 10 km trek - Taluka - 11 km trek - Osla - 12 km trek - Har-ki-dun33 Kms.6 dayStrenuous
6Ruinsara Tal Trek (Altitude 3566 Mtrs.)
Dehradun - 193 km motorable - Sankari - 10 km trek - Taluka - 11 km trek - Osla - 20 km trek - Ruinsara Tal41 Kms.9 dayStrenuous
7Uttarkashi- Nachiketa Tal Trek (Altitude 3034 Mtrs.)
Uttarkashi - 22 km motorable - Chaurangi khal - 3 km trek - Nachiketa Tal3 Kms.1 dayNotmal
8Gangotri-Bhojkhark-Kedar Tal Trek (Altitude 4500 mtrs.)
Gangotri - 8 km trek - Bhojkhark - 6 km trek - Kedar Tal14 Kms.3 dayStrenuous
9Sankri-Jakhol-Bharasar Tal Trek
Sankri - 29 km motorable - Jakhol - 5 km trek - Bharasar Tal5 Kms.2 dayStrenuous

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