Thursday, 27 October 2016

Treks of Uttarakhand "Treks From Pithoragarh"

Treks of Uttarakhand "Treks From Pithoragarh"

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 Pithoragarh

Pithoragarh is the easternmost district of Uttarakhand, neighbouring Tibet in the north and Nepal in the east. A place of exquisite natural beauty and serenity,
Pithoragarh is popularly known as the 'Little Kashmir'. This captivating town with fascinating forests around it is located at an impressive height of 1,645 m and is nestled in a small valley. Pithoragarh town is a historical landmark. It was a major center of power during the regime of the Chand Kings in Kumaon. From here, pilgrims take their journey to the holy shrines, Kailash and Mansarovar.This valley also nestles the snow-crested peaks Nanda Devi East (7,434 m) and West (7,817 m). Below these mighty peaks lie the alpine valleys and glaciers like Milam, Ralam, Namik and Sundardunga.


S. No.Name of Trek RouteDistance in Kms.Duration of TrekGradient of Trek
1Om Parvat-Adi Kailash Trek (Altitude 4752 Mtrs.)
Pithoragarh - 133 km motorable - Mangati - 6 km trek - Gala - 20 km trek - Budhi- 17 km trek - Gunji - 18 km trek - Nabidhang - 18 km trek - Gunji - 16 km trek - Kuti - 12 km trek - Jollingkong107 Kms.12 dayStrenuous
2Sinla Pass Trek (Altitude 5530 Mtrs.)
Pithoragarh - 133 km motorable - Mangati - 6 km trek - Gala - 20 km trek - Budhi- 17 km trek - Gunji - 16 km trek - Kuti - 12 km trek - Jollingkong - 9 km trek - Sinla Pass - 8 km trek - Bedang - 15 km trek -   Dugtu - 10 km trek - Sela - 12 km trek - Dar - 4 km Sobla - 17 km jeepable - Twaghat129 Kms.13 dayStrenuous
3Chiplakot Trek (Altitude 5132 Mtrs.)
Pithoragarh - 116 km motorable - Twaghat - 36 km trek - Chiplakot - 14 km trek - Chiyarthi - 15 km trek - Sheraghat65 Kms.5 dayStrenuous
4Ralam Glacier Trek (Altitude 3940 Mtrs.)
Munsiyari - 12 km trek - Lilam - 13 km trek - Bugdiyar - 12 km trek - Ralam Glacier37 Kms.4 dayStrenuous
5Milam Glacier Trek (Altitude 3915 Mtrs.)
Munsiyari - 12 km trek - Lilam - 13 km trek - Bugdiyar - 12 km trek - Reelkot - 9 km trek - Burfu - 8 km - Milam Village - 5 km Milam Glacier59 Kms.6 dayStrenuous
6Namik Glacier Trek (Altitude 3829 Mtrs.)
Bageshwar - 50 km motorable - Liti - 10 km trek - Gogina - 9 km trek - Dhaldhauk - 7 km trek - Sutamkhan - 12 km trek - Jogiudiyal - 6 km trek - Namik Glacier44 Kms.5 dayStrenuous

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