Uttarakhand State is deeply renowned as “the country of gods,” and it is a magnificent mix of scenic beauty and adventures. Various tourists and adventure junkies go to Uttarakhand, searching for the ideal spots to walk.
Situated in the powerful Himalayas, Uttarakhand features some of India’s top trekking routes and attractions from around the world to excite trekking aficionados. The robust beauty of these mountains seems also eye-catching. The rest distributed all around visitors can certainly enjoy. Countless trekking paths transport you to different towns, temples, lakes, glaciers, waterfalls, and other attractions in Uttarakhand. The blog offers the 9 top hikes for Uttarakhand Trekking.
Roopkund Lake is often called “Skeleton Lake” and is quite popular for its mystery. The lake and its surrounding lake are strewn with thousands of human being’s bones and skeletons at an altitude of 14,638 feet, at an altitude of 2,4638 feet. They are claimed to be the skeleton remains of a party of tourists who were trapped in the 14th century by a natural disaster. This is one of the most interesting summer treks in Uttarakhand which can be completed by beginners and traverse through stunning terrains. This is one of Uttarakhand’s most popular trekking paths in May & June.
Valley of Flowers Trek
The Flowers Valley Trek is a dream for nature lovers and photos, decorated with gorgeous blossoms and a variety of wildlife. As one of Uttarakhand’s greatest hiking sites in Monsoon, the Flower Valley includes a slim crossing, rugged fields, difficult climbs, and a nice view of the surrounding mountains. Arrive at Rishikesh on Joshimath’s bus (11 hours). Then you will get to Govindghat on a 14-kilometer journey along the river Lakshman Ganga. It is 3 kilometers up to the valley from Ghangria.
Pindari Glacier Trek
The Pindari Glacier Trek is one of the most popular hiking sites in Uttarakhand in summer, sandwiched between the Nanda Devi Peak and Nanda Kot Peak, and nestled in the Himalayan High Kumaon. This hike has beautiful glaciers and sparkling water rivers, vivid flowers, cascade waterfalls, deep forests, and huge natural beauty, which is called the “Soul of Kumaon” by local citizens.
This glacier tour takes you past obscure settlements and sites famed for mythological links, a must-visit for ardent photographers, nature lovers, and adventure enthusiasts.
Chopta- Chandrashila Trek
This route is one of Uttarakhand’s most popular winter trekking treks. The Chopta town of Himalayas and Moon Rock or Chandrashila is known as ‘Mini Switzerland’ together arrive on the peak of Chandrashila at an altitude of 4000 m (13,000 ft). The walk begins at Ukhimath and goes via Deoria Tal (2900 m above sea level). Go on to Uttarakhand-Tugnath, the popular village, and an important base on the Trek to Chopta Chandrashila. Finally, you get on the top of Chandrashila to enjoy the scenery and calm.
Panch Kedar Trek
Panch Kedar Trek is a remarkable trip, away from the chasms of the city life, covering five shrines of Lord Shiva, the fascinating Kedar valley. The hike is ideal both for novice and expert walkers when arranging a holiday in Uttarakhand. The trail combines peace with lovely picturesque beauty.
The journey starts in Kalpeshwar, famous for the temple in his cellar where Lord Shiva’s hair was matted. Continue to Rudranath, a site that is known for being the head of The Lord. Next to it is Tungnath village, also the center of the hike. It has the Tugnath temple, where his arms appeared – the world’s highest Shiva temple.
The Bugyal Trek Dodital-Dayara is one of the most incredible paths in Uttarakhand where skiing in the winter season can also be enjoyed. The road crosses Barsu and Barnala Bugyal, after which you walk up to Barnala ridge, where you get a panoramic view over Lake Barnala. Take you to the meadows of Dayara, via a deep alpine forest. Continue on the trek to Nimdhar and conclude on the magnificent Dodital Lake surrounded by pine thick woods, oak, and Deodar. You are awaiting the amazing view of the Himalayas from one of India’s greatest trekking sites.
Nanda Devi Trek
The splendor of the Nanda Devi shrine was first visited in 1934, accompanied by 6 shepherds, a British hiking team. After then, several visits finally damaged the site. The Government of India shut down the sanctuary in 1983. But things have changed today and you explore the place to the joy of your heart.
High altitude trekking is difficult, but the landscape you finally enjoy is incomparable. Brown bear, Serow, Himalayan Thar, and Bharal can be found here, captivating mountain wildlife. The 12 peaks include Nanda Kot, Changaband, Trishul and Dunagiri are other attractions of the region.
Har Ki Dun Trek
Hanging Val di Gods, known as Har ki Doon trek, is a moderate hike, located at 3566 meters above sea level in the western Ganges of the Garhwal Himalayas, and provides a great trekking experience for the trekker. The cradle valley is wrapped in lush trees and glittering mountains. Make your summer holidays in Uttarakhand more spellbinding by revealing the secrets of the residents that are still living in the valley and worshiping the Duryodhana, Mahabharata’s Kaurawa Brother.
Nag Tibba Trek
Nagtibba is a remarkable experience for adventure searchers, the ‘Server Mountain’ in the lower Himalayan region. The inhabitants think this area is a dwelling place of the Nag Devta, whom they worship as a god. The walk is also famous for its morning and sunset vistas. Enjoy the panorama from Kedarnath, Bandarpoonch, Changbang, and Gangotri peaks.
There are four highways to the summit of Nag Tibba, the most popular of which is the Pantwari village road. There are alternative ways from the village of Devalsari, Hunter, and Mangalore. Trekkers definitely have to be attentive. Cover the trail by daylight to prevent bears from meeting you. Camping is part of the trek.