Thursday, 27 October 2016

Treks of Uttarakhand

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  Dehradun


Dehradun is the capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, near the Himalayan foothills. At its core is the 6-sided Ghanta Ghar clock tower. To the southwest is Paltan Bazaar, a busy shopping area. Just east is the Sikh temple Gurdwara Nanaksar, topped with ornate white and golden domes. In Clement Town to the city’s southwest, Mindrolling Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist center with shrine rooms in its Great Stupa.


S. No. Name of Trek Route Distance in   Kms. Duration of   Trek Gradient of   Trek
1 Rajpur-Mussoorie Trek          13 Kms.         1 day         Normal
2 Mussoorie-Bhatta village-Bhattafall Trek            8 Kms.         1 day          Normal
3 Mussoorie-Park State (George Averest) Trek           14 Kms.         1 day         Normal
4 Mussoorie-Kemty falls Trek           14 Kms.         1 day         Normal
5 Mussoorie-Vinog Hill Trek           20 Kms.         1 day             Normal




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 Route Distance in Kms. Duration of Trek Gradient of Trek
1 Khatling - 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 Days Strenuous
2 Budha 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 Days Medium
3 Ghuttu - 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 Days Strenuous
4 Ghuttu - Panwali Trek
Ghansali -31 km. motorable- Ghuttu - 15 km. Trek- Panwali       15 Kms. 2 Days Medium
5 Nagtibba Trek
1) Nainbag -16 km. motorable - Pantwari - 10 km. Trek- Nagtibba       10 Kms. 1 Day Medium
2) Suakholi -25 km. motorable - Thatyur - 21 km. Trek - Nagtibba       21 Kms. 2 day
6 Ghuttu - 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 Days Strenuous
7 Panwali-Trijuginarayan
Ghansali -31 km. motorable- Ghuttu - 15 km. Trek- Panwali - 19 km. Trek- Triyuginarayan        34 Kms. 3 Days Medium




Treks from Pauri

Diverse in topography, the district of Pauri Garhwal varies from the foothills of the
Tarai of Kotdwar to the soul-lifting meadows of Dhanaulti, sprawling at an altitude of 3,000 m, which remains snowbound during the winter months. Pauri Garhwal is surrounded by the districts of Chamoli, Nainital, Bijnor, Haridwar, Dehradun, Rudraprayag and Tehri Garhwal. Filled with places of tourist's interest, most locations in Pauri offer a breathtaking view of the snow-laden Himalayan splendour. Pauri City Is situated at
an elevation of 1814 m above sea-level on the northern slopes of Kandoliya hills, Pauri is the headquarter of the district Pauri Garhwal and the Garhwal Division. Pauri provides a panoramic view of the snow clad Himalayan peaks of Bander Punchh, Swarga-Rohini, Jonli, Gangotri Group, Jogin Group, Thalaiya-Sagar, Kedarnath, Kharcha Kund, Sumeru, Satopanth, Chaukhamba, Neelkanth, Ghoriparvat, Hathiparvat, Nandadevi and Trisul.
S. No. Name of Trek Route Distance in Kms. Duration of Trek Gradient of Trek
1 Thailisain-Peersain-Binsar Trek (Altitude 2480 Mtrs.)
Thailisain- 12 km Jeepable - Peersain - 10 km Trek- Binsar 10 Kms. 2 day Normal
2 Thailisain-Peersain-Binser-Gairsain-Trek (Altitude 2480 Mtrs.)
Thailisain- 12 km Jeepable - Peersain - 10 km Trek- Binsar- - 18 km Trek- Gairsain 28 Kms. 6 day Normal
3 Dhudhatoli Trek (Altitude 3100 Mtrs.) 
Thailisain- 12 km Jeepable - Peersain - 10 km Trek- Binsar- - 12 km Trek- Doodhatoli 22 Kms. 3 day Normal
4 Gujrugarhi Trek
Dhumakot - 30 km motorable - Kingodi Khal - 4 km Trek - Gujrugarhi
4 Kms.
3 day Normal
Treks From Rudraprayag

Named after Lord Shiva (Rudra), Rudraprayag is situated at the holy confluence of Alaknanda and Mandakani rivers, at a distance of 34 km from Srinagar (Garhwal). The presence of two separate routes for Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham from

Rudraprayag render great importance to the place. The entire region is blessed with immense natural beauty, places of religious importance, lakes and glaciers. Rudra Prayag is a small town that is located in the state of Uttarakhand and in the district of Rudraprayag. The town is situated at the confluence of the River Alaknanda and River Mandakini. It has a special religious significance for many people as well. It is said that the place where the two rivers meet resembles two sisters embracing each other and there is a unique beauty about the place. Many visitors travel to the place to witness this phenomenon every year. The entire area is surrounded by immense beauty and one can see many lakes, glaciers, rivers and streams here. There are a few temples that are located in the town as well and these are a must visit while travelling to Rudra Prayag. The main temples are the Jagdamaba Temple and the Shiva Temple. The town of Kedarnath which is an important pilgrimage center for many Hindus is located around 86 km from the town of Rudra Prayag and this can be visited as well. The Koteshwar Temple can be seen on the banks of the Alaknanda River and this is also a popular site in the town. Son Prayag and Okhimath are present outside the town and are important religious sites as well.
S. No. Name of Trek Route Distance in Kms. Duration of Trek Gradient of Trek
1 Kedarnath-Basuki Tal Trek (Altitude 4300 Mtrs.)
Gaurikund - 14 km Trek - Kedarnath -8 km. Trek - Basukital 22 Kms. 5 day Strenuous
2 Punch Kedar Trek (Altitude 3810 Mtrs.) 
1) Kedarnath
Gaurikund - 14 km Trek - Kedarnath
2) Madmaheshwar 58 kms.
Guptkashi - 10 km motorable - Kalimath - 10 km motorable - Uniyana - 4 km Trek Ransi - 19 km Trek - Madmaheshwar 14 kms.                          23 kms. 14 day Strenuous
3) Tungnath
Ukhimath - 30 km motorable - Chopta - 3 km Trek - Tungnath 3 Kms                     15 Kms
4) Rudranath
Gopeshwar - 5 km motorable - Sagar - 15 km Trek - Rudranath 3 KMs
5) Kalpeshwar
Joshimath - 22 km motorable - Urgam - 3 km Trek - Kalpeshwar
3 Kartik Swami Trek
Rudraprayag - 34 km motorable - Kanakchori - 3 km Trek - Kartik Swami 3 Kms. 2 day Normal
4 Devariyatal Trek (Altitude 3000 Mtrs.)
Rudraprayag - 54 km motorable - Sari - 3 km Trek - Devariyatal 3 Kms. 2 day Normal
5 Tungnath Chandra Shila Trek
Ukhimath - 30 km motorable - Chopta - 3 km Trek - Tungnath - 1 km Trek - Chandra Shila 4 Kms. 3 day Normal
6 Maithana Devi Trek- (Altitude 7000 Mtrs.)
Rudraprayag - 28 km motorable - Ghainghankhal - 5 km Trek - Maithana Devi - 5 Kms. 1 day Normal
7 Badhani Tal Trek- (Altitude 7000 Mtrs.)
Rudraprayag - 60 km motorable - Dharkudi - 100 mts Trek - Badhani Tal 100 mts. 2 day Normal
8 Panwali Kantha Trek- (Altitude 3963 Mtrs.)
Rudraprayag - 82 km motorable - Triyuginarayan - 22 km. Trek- Panwali Kantha 22 Kms. 9 day Normal
9 Hariyali Devi Trek
Rudraprayag - 40 km motorable - Jasoli - 4 km Trek - Hariyali Devi 4 Kms. 1 day Normal
10 Kalishila Trek
Rudraprayag - 45 km motorable - Ukhimath - 9 km motorable - Mansoona - 6 km motorable - Raoolainkh - 4 km Trek - Kalishila 4 Kms. 1 day Normal
Treks From Chamoli

Chamoli is a fascinating place on the earth powered with blessings by Mother Nature. Chamoli also referred as the "Abode of Gods" has a strong link with Hindu myths and legends. It is noted for its several shrines and temples. Chamoli is also

the birth place of the renowned Chipko movement. Chamoli is known for villages and people rich in culture. The region of Chamoli is rich in varied flora and fauna. Chamoli lies in the Central Himalayas and is part of the "Kedar Khand." Chamoli is situated at an elevation of 995mts above sea level. The weather of Chamoli remains salubrious throughout the year. The highest temperature can reach up to 34 degree Celsius while the lowest can reach the freezing point. Chamoli receives moderate rainfall from June to September. There are several places of interest to enthrall the tourists looking for adventure, pilgrimage or nature’s bounty in the vicinity of Chamoli. Gopeshwar is a picturesque town and district headquarters of Chamoli district. The Valley of Flowers, Chopta, Auli, Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath are the most prominent places that lies near Chamoli.

S. No. Name of Trek Route Distance in Kms. Duration of Trek Gradient of Trek
1 Auli-Gaurson Bugyal Trek (Altitude 3049 Mtrs.)
Joshimath - 14 km motorable - Auli - 4 km Trek - Gaurson Bugyal 4 Kms. 1 day Normal
2 Bansinarayan-Nandikund Trek (Altitude 5450 Mtrs.)
Joshimath - 12 km motorable - Helang - 10 km motorable - Urgam (Salna) - 6 km Trek - Devgram - 12 km Trek - Bansinarayan- 8 km Trek - Manipaibugyal- 11 km Trek - Ghiya Vinayak- 5 km Trek - Nandikund 42 Kms. 7 day Medium
3 Joshimath-Dhanbadri Trek (Altitude 2134 Mtrs.)
Joshimath - 12 km motorable - Helang - 10 km motorable - Urgam (Salna) - 6 km Trek - Badginda - 6 km Trek - Dhanbadri 12 Kms. 2 day Medium
4 Joshimath-Chenap Bugyal Trek (Altitude 5000 Mtrs.)
Joshimath - 12 km motorable - Vishnu Prayag - 2 km motorable - Chahi Village - 6 km Trek - Thaing - 11 km Trek - Chenap Bugyal - 12 km Trek - Sona sikhar 30 Kms. 4 day Medium
5 Joshimath-Bhavishya Badri Trek (Altitude 2744 Mtrs.)
Joshimath - 16 km motorable - Saildhar (Tapovan) - 3 km Trek - Subai Village - 3 km Trek - Bhavisya Badri 12 Kms. 2 day Normal
6 Nanda Devi National Park Trek (Altitude 5000 Mtrs.)
Joshimath - 25 km motorable - Lata - 9 km Trek - Latakhark - 10 km Trek - Dharansi - 13 km Trek - Deodi - 14 km Trek - Bhujgarh - 14 km Trek - Sarsopatel (Base Camp) - 20 km Trek - Ramani - 20 km Trek - Dharansi - 19 km Trek - Lata - 25 km motor - Joshimath 120 Kms. 7 day Strenuous
7 Saptkund-Devangan Trek
Chamoli - 11 km motorable - Nizumula - 15 km Trek - Gingi Village - 10 km Trek - Dhanusvan - 8 km Trek - Gailgarh - 5 km Trek - Saptkund (Devangan 38 Kms. 4 day Medium
8 Ghat-Bheti Bugyal Trek
Nand Prayag - 18 km motorable - Ghat - 17 km motorable - Bhenti Village - 5 km Trek - Bhenti Bugyal 5 Kms. 3 day Medium
9 Joshimath-Painka- Kakbhushandi Tal Trek (Altitude 4345 Mtrs.)
Joshimath - 15 km motorable - Baldora - 3 km Trek - Painka Village - 8 km Trek - Khaldhar - 8 km Trek - Parshwavinayak - 6 km Trek - Kakbhusandi Tal - 6 km Trek - Rajkhark - 12 km Trek - Rikkhudhar - 15 km Trek - Govind Ghat - 20 km motorable - Joshimath 58 Kms. 6 day Strenuous
10 Roop Kund Trek (Altitude 5029 Mtrs.)
Deval - 27 km motorable - Wan - 12 km Trek - Ali Bugyal - 6 km Trek - Bedini Bugyal - 10 km Trek - Baguwabasa - 3 km Trek - Roopkund - 3 km Trek - Baguwabasa - 10 km Trek - Bedini Bugyal - 12 km Trek - Wan - 27 km motorable - Deval 56 Kms. 6 day Strenuous
11 Malari-Milam Glacier - Munsyari Trek (Altitude 5377 Mtrs.)
Joshimath - 65 km motorable - Malari - 18 km Trek - Sumna - 14 km Trek - Lapthal - 7 km Trek - Utadura - 8 km Trek - Topidura - 10 km Trek - Dung - 10 km Trek - Samgong - 10 km Trek - Milam Glacier & back to Milam - 18 km Trek - Reilkot - 17 km Trek - Lilam - 12 km Trek - Munsyari 124 Kms. 10 day Strenuous
12 Joshimath-Auli-Kwaripaas Trek (Altitude 4268 Mtrs.)
Joshimath - 14 km motorable - Auli - 12 km Trek - Tali - 11 km Trek - Kuwaripass - 6 km Trek - Gailgarh - 16 km Trek - Tapovan - 15 km motorable - Joshimath 45 Kms. 4 day Medium
13 Valley of flowers - Hemkund (Lokpal) Trek - (Altitude 4632 Mtrs.)
Joshimath - 20 km motorable - Govind Ghat - 13 km Trek - Ghangharia - 10 km Trek - Valley of Flower & back to Ghangharia - 10 km Trek - Hemkund & back to Ghangharia - 13 km Trek - Govindghat 43 Kms. 4 day Medium
14 Kwaripaas (Lord Corgen Trail) Trek (Altitude 4262 Mtrs.)
Joshimath - 14 km motorable - Auli - 12 km Trek - Tali - 16 km Trek - Kuwaripass & Dakwani - 14 km Trek - Pana - 16 km Trek - Gingi - 15 km Trek - Ramni / Guni - 8 km Trek - Sailbagar - 12 km Trek - Ghat - 18 km motorable - Nand Prayag 93 Kms. 8 day Medium
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 Route Distance in Kms. Duration of Trek Gradient of Trek
1 Gaumukh - Nandanvan-Tapovan Trek (Alt. 4460 Mtr)
Gangotri - 12 km trek- Bhojwasa - 6 km trek - Gomukh- 6 km trek - Nandanvan - 5 km trek - Tapovan 29 Kms. 7 day Strenuous
2 Gangotri-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 - Badrinath 97 Kms. 12 day Strenuous
3 Sangam 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 Chatti 66 Kms. 6 day Strenuous
4 Dayara Bugyal Trek (Altitude - 3048 Mtrs.)
Bhatwari - 10 km motorable - Raithal - 6 km trek - Dayara Bugyal - 8 km trek - Barsu - 12 km motorable - Bhatwari 14 Kms. 2 day Medium
5 Harki Doon Trek (Altitude 3566 Mtrs.)
Dehradun - 193 km motorable - Sankari - 10 km trek - Taluka - 11 km trek - Osla - 12 km trek - Har-ki-dun 33 Kms. 6 day Strenuous
6 Ruinsara Tal Trek (Altitude 3566 Mtrs.)
Dehradun - 193 km motorable - Sankari - 10 km trek - Taluka - 11 km trek - Osla - 20 km trek - Ruinsara Tal 41 Kms. 9 day Strenuous
7 Uttarkashi- Nachiketa Tal Trek (Altitude 3034 Mtrs.)
Uttarkashi - 22 km motorable - Chaurangi khal - 3 km trek - Nachiketa Tal 3 Kms. 1 day Notmal
8 Gangotri-Bhojkhark-Kedar Tal Trek (Altitude 4500 mtrs.)
Gangotri - 8 km trek - Bhojkhark - 6 km trek - Kedar Tal 14 Kms. 3 day Strenuous
9 Sankri-Jakhol-Bharasar Tal Trek
Sankri - 29 km motorable - Jakhol - 5 km trek - Bharasar Tal 5 Kms. 2 day Strenuous
Treks From Haridwar

Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttarakhand. It’s also your

starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of the rivers Ganga and the Yamuna. According to legend, Prince Bhagirath performed penance here to salvage the souls of his ancestors who had perished due to sage Kapil’s curse. The penance was answered and the river Ganga trickled forth from Lord Shiva's locks and its bountiful water revived the sons of King Sagara. In the tradition of Bhagirath, devout Hindus stand in the sacred waters here, praying for salvation of their ancestors.

S. No. Name of Trek Route Distance in Kms. Duration of Trek Gradient of Trek
1 Mansa Devi Trek 3 Kms. 1/2 day Normal
2 Chandi Devi Trek 5 Kms. 1 day Normal

Treks In Kumaun Division


Snuggled in the foothills of the Majestic Himalaya, Kumaon is located in
Uttarakhand, in the northern province of India. Its cool and fresh mountain breeze, the ethereal Himalaya scenic view, tall swaying Pine and Deodar trees, and the rolling cultivation Of hilly crops would captivate any tourist. Kumaon has its own distinct and impressive Tradition festivals and culture. Its people are Brave, hard-working and honest . And its cuisine Is high on taste and nutrition. The food habits Of the people of Kumaon change according to the changing seasons. So, if in winters, Mathir and Til Laddus or Madua Roties are preferred, in Summers, Dubukas with Cholia Roties are Savored. To actually enjoy a calm, cool and Enchanting trip to Kumaon, tourists Should also taste its enchanting Culture and exquisite cuisine!


Trek From Nainital

Nainital is referred in the 'Manas Khand' of the 'Skanda Purana' as the Tri-Rishi-Sarovar, the lake of the three sages, Atri, Pulastya and Pulaha who were reputed

to have arrived here on pilgrimage and penitence. Finding no water to quench their thirst dug a hole and siphoned water into it from the sacred Mansarovar lake in Tibet. The second mythological reference to Nainital is as one of 64 'Shakti Peeths'. Legend says that Sati, the consort of Shiva consigned herself to the sacrificial fire when her father Daksha insulted her lord. In grief, Shiva danced the tandava with the lifeless body of Sati, until Vishnu cut it into bits scattering it all over the land. It is said that the left eye (Nain) of Sati fell here. Consequently it turned into the patron deity of town Nainital. It is said that the lake is formed in the shape of an eye. Naina Devi temple is located at the northern end of the lake. According to recent historical records, Nainital was discovered by a British sugar merchant P. Barron in 1839. He was so deeply enthralled by the lake settlement and its forested surrounding that he came back with a sailing boat and built a house named 'Pilgrim's Cottage'. Thus started the process of settlement in this
once secluded mountain resort, with colonial villas and promenades coming up one after the other. Soon, it became an important administrative town as well, with the summer capital of the erstwhile United Provinces being set up here. A major landslide in 1880 led to the formation of the flats, the level ground by the lake. Torrential rains resulted in a devastating landslide that destroyed several buildings including the Victoria Hotel at the north end of the lake near Mallital. The area was later levelled out and became a popular meeting ground and sports area. Known as The Flats it is now also used for parking vehicles during the peak tourist season. Prior to 1839, the valley was covered by thick forests and inhabited by hill tribes. The main attractions of Nainital range from quiet walks in meadows the forests of pine and deciduous trees to adventure sports (rock climbing, yachting etc.) to popular entertainment.
S. No. Name of Trek Route Distance in Kms. Duration of Trek Gradient of Trek
1 Sapta Shrang Trek (Altitude 2075 Mtr) 
Nainita - 1 km trek - Ayar patta (Tiffen Top) - 1 km trek - Dev Patta - 1 km trek - Handi Bandi - 1 km trek - China - 1 km trek - Alma - 1 km trek - Snow View - 1 km - Sher ka Danda 7 Kms. 1 day Normal
2 Nainital-Khurpa Tal Trek (Altitude 1635 Mtr)
Nainital - 2 km Trek - Hanuman Garh - 3 km trek - Rusi Gaun - 5 km trek - Khurpa Tal 10 Kms. 1 day Normal
3 Rajbhawan Darshan Trek (Altitude 2222 Mtr)
Nainital - 4 km trek - Lands end - 1 km trek - Semi Dhar - 2 km trek- Tiffen Top - 1 km trek - Sherwood - 1 km trek - Rajbhawan 9 Kms. 1 day Normal
4 Van Vihar Trek (Altitude 2286 )
Nainital - 1 km trek - Snow View - 1 km trek - Tanki - 8 km trek - kilvari 10 Kms. 1 day Normal
5 Brahmsthali Trek (Altitude 3260)
Nainital - 20 km motorable - Vinayak - 7 km trek - Brahmsthali 7 Kms. 1 day Normal
6 P.Barren Trek
(Nainital- 1 km trek - Snow view - 4 km trek - Duni Khal - 4 km trek - Naya Chaursa - 3 km trek - Ratighat) 12 Kms. 1 day Normal
7 Ravindra Nath Tagore Trek (Altitude 2200 )
Nainital - 25 km motorable - Ram Garh - 3 km trek - Tagore Top - 4 km trek - Maheshkhan - 17 km motorable - Nainital 7 Kms. 2 day Normal
8 Himalaya Darshan Trek (Altitude 2292)
Nainital - 8 km trek - Pangut - 7 km trek - Vinayak - 18 km trek - Kunj kharak - 38 km motorable - Nainital 33 Kms. 3 day Normal
9 Nainital-Betal ghat Trek (Angling Trek)
Nainital - 8 km trek - Pangut - 7 km trek - Vinayak - 18 km trek - Kunj kharak - 15 km trek - Betal Ghat - 69 km motorable - Nainital 48 Kms. 4 day Normal
10 Nainital-Kotabagh Trek 
Nainital - 8 km trek - Pangut - 6 km trek - Dauliya Khan - 8 km trek - Titeshvari Devi - 5 km trek - Taliya Gaun - 4 km trek - Panday Gaun - 2 km trek - Kotabagh - 52 km motorable - Nainital. 33 Kms. 4 day Normal
11 Corbett Trek 
Nainital - 8 km trek - Pangut - 7 km trek - Vinayak - 18 km trek - Kunj kharak - 5 km trek - Kunltani Gaun - 5 km trek - Bagani Gaun - 5 km trek - Raiyan Gaun - 4 km trek - Lakhan pur - 4 km trek - Rampur Gaun - 12 km trek - Kayari Camp - 70 km motorable - Nainital 68 Kms. 6 day Normal
12 Devguru Parvat Trek (Altitude 2436 Mtr)
Nainital - 74 km motorable - Karayal Band - 5 km trek -Tushrad- 5 km trek - Chida Khan - 7 km trek - Devguru Parvat 17 Kms. 2 day Strenuous
13 Twin lake Trek 
Nainital - 109 motorable - Dal Kanya - 18 km trek - Syonear - 1 km trek - Lokham Tal- 2 km trek - Harish Tal - 12 km trek -Gaza Gaun -14 km trek - Logagad Gaun - 80 km motorable - Nainital 47 Kms. 4 day Strenuous
14 Nainital-Adi kailash Trek 
Nainital - 46 km motorable - Bhataliya Gaun (Pinrau) - 6 km trek - Adi Kailash - 9 km trek - Hairakhan - 75 km motorable - Nainital 15 Kms. 2 day Normal
15 China Peak Trek (Altitude )
Nainital - 4 km trek- China peak - 3 km trek -Taki - 2 km trek - Nainital 9 Kms. 1 day Normal
Treks From Almora

Almora, another popular hill station of Uttarakhand is known as the cultural

capital of Kumaon. This town is situated on a 5 km mountain range situated at an altitude of 1,650 m and from a distance its shape resembles a horse shoe. Almora was not discovered and developed by the British, instead it was the seat of power of the Chand Dynasty who ruled the land of Kumaon for almost a millennium. The town has maintained its old customs and traditions that are visible in the way houses and roads have been built. The old forts, the historical monuments and the royal courts still exist in decent shape. The Kaushiki (Koshi) and Shalmali (Suyal) Rivers encircle the town, overlooked by the snows of the Himalayas. A must buy are the local Kumaoni sweets called Bal Mithai and Singauri.
S. No. Name of Trek Route Distance in Kms. Duration of Trek Gradient of Trek
1 Almora-Binsar- Jageshwar Trek
Almora - 13 km motorable - Kalmathiya - 10 km trek - Davra Gaun - 10 km trek - Dalar Gaun - 6 km trek - Binsar - 8 km Dhaulchina - 10 km trek - Jageshwar 44 Kms. 4 day Normal
2 Almora-Shitalakhet-Ranikhet Trek
Almora - 17 km trek -Shitalakhet - 17 km trek - Chaukutiya 34 Kms. 3 day Normal
3 Dwarahat-Doonagiri-Kausani Trek
Dwaragat - 10 km trek - Doonagiri - 10 km motorable and 10 km trek - Bhattkot - 10 km trek - Virdh Pinnak - 9 km trek - Kausani 39 Kms. 4 day Normal
4 Almora-Banadi Devi- Kunwari Devi Trek
Almora - 9 km trek - Banadi Devi - 3 km trek - Jalna - 4 km trek - Kunwari Devi - 4 km trek Back - Jalna - 30 km motorable - Almora 20 Kms. 2 day Normal
Treks From Champawat

The town of Champawat is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This town is a very famous tourist destination and was also once the capital of the Chand rulers. Champawat is thus steeped in history, and a visit to the town is sure to

excite even the most demanding tourist. Champawat has enormous religious significance as well, as Indian mythology mentions this as the place where Lord Vishnu appeared as ‘Kurmavatar’ (incarnated as a tortoise). Champawat is a destination that attracts many pilgrims as well, due to the sheer number of temples located in the region. All these temples are beautifully constructed and carved, and some of them date back to the time of the Chand rulers. The Baleshwar temple in Champawat is an important place that you must visit during your trip to the place. Dedicated to the chief deity Lord Shiva, this temple has a structure carved entirely out of stone. You can also visit the Nagnath temple during your trip to Champawat. This is yet another ancient structure that attracts tourists in droves. A temple dedicated to Kranteshwar Mahadev, located atop a hill, is another must visit destination in Champawat. You can also visit Lohaghat during your trip to Champawat, as this ancient city is located at a distance of fourteen kilometres from the town of Champawat.
S. No. Name of Trek Route Distance in Kms. Duration of Trek Gradient of Trek
1 Lohaghat-Vanasur Kila Trek 6 Kms. 1 day Normal
2 Lohaghat-Mayawati-Ek Hathiya Naula-Champawat Trek
Lohaghat - 5 km trek - Mayawati - 3 km trek - Ek Hathiya Naula - 5 km trek - Champawat 13 Kms. 1 day Normal
3 Tanakpur-Vyanthura Trek 
Tanakpur - 8 km motorable - Sainapani - 6 km jeepable and 6 km trek - Vyanthura 6 Kms. 1 day Normal
4 Tanakpur-Poornagiri Trek
Tanakpur - 14 km motorable - Dhuligad - 8 km trek - poornagiri 8 Kms. 1 day Normal
5 Champawat-Kanteshwar-Manch Trek
Champawat - 8 km trek - Kanteshwar - 7 km trek - Manch 15 Kms. 2 day Normal
6 Lohaghat-Pancheshwar Trek 
Lohaghat - 9 km trek - Kimtoli - 11 km trek - Pancheshwar 20 Kms. 2 day Normal
7 Tanakpur-Champawat Trek
Tanakpur - 6 km - Boom - 6 km trek - Kaldhunga - 3 km trek - Chuka - 6 km trek - Tamli - 5 km trek - Manch - 5 km trek - Champawat 31 Kms. 3 day Normal
Treks From Bageshwar

Nestled amidst misty hills, located at the confluence of the Gomti and Saryu rivers, at a height of 960 meters above sea level lies the holy town of Bageshwar.

This 1695.7 sq. km. land of 'Sadashiva' has attracted saints and devotees through ages. As described in the 'Puranas', this is the ultimate place that liberates one from the bondage of birth and death. The temple of Baghnath (Lord Shiva), situated here is venerated by one and all. Devotees gather here on 'Shivratri fair' to worship the lord.Apart from its religious sanctity, Bageshwar is also a trekker's paradise. Adi Shankaracharya, who trekked in the Himalayas in the 8th century A.D., was a pioneer who opened trekking routes in this part of India. The mountain adventure season which till recently was confined to the summer months in this region, now covers almost the full year including winters. Bageshwar is the entry point to the most popular trekking routes like Pindari, Kafni and Sunderdunga Glaciers
S. No. Name of Trek Route Distance in Kms. Duration of Trek Gradient of Trek
1 Pindari Glacier Trek (Altitude 3600 Mtrs.)
Bageshwar - 36 km motorable - Song - 14 km trek - Dhaukuri - 8 km trek - Khati - 11 km trek - Duali - 7 km trek - Phurkia - 5 km trek - Pindari Glacier 45 Kms. 8 day Strenuous
2 Kafni Glacier (Altitude 3800 Mtrs.)
Bageshwar - 36 km motorable - Song - 14 km trek - Dhaukuri - 8 km trek - Khati - 11 km trek - Duali - 12 km trek - Kafni Glacier 45 Kms. 8 day Strenuous
3 Sunderdunga Glacier Trek (Altitude 3240 Mtrs.)
Bageshwar - 36 km motorable - Song - 14 km trek - Dhaukuri - 8 km trek - Khati - 7 km trek - Jaitoli - 22 km trek - Sundardhunga 51 Kms. 9 day Strenuous
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 Route Distance in Kms. Duration of Trek Gradient of Trek
1 Om 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 - Jollingkong 107 Kms. 12 day Strenuous
2 Sinla 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 - Twaghat 129 Kms. 13 day Strenuous
3 Chiplakot Trek (Altitude 5132 Mtrs.)
Pithoragarh - 116 km motorable - Twaghat - 36 km trek - Chiplakot - 14 km trek - Chiyarthi - 15 km trek - Sheraghat 65 Kms. 5 day Strenuous
4 Ralam Glacier Trek (Altitude 3940 Mtrs.)
Munsiyari - 12 km trek - Lilam - 13 km trek - Bugdiyar - 12 km trek - Ralam Glacier 37 Kms. 4 day Strenuous
5 Milam 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 Glacier 59 Kms. 6 day Strenuous
6 Namik 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 Glacier 44 Kms. 5 day Strenuous


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