Treks are something that is constantly the most fun part of our weekend diaries, the exploration of new beautiful refreshing sites and experiencing them has a lifetime memory in our minds. Similarly, the great Uttarakhand state has a collection of countless gems of treks. So let’s know more about the wonderful treks to do in Uttarakhand. Here are the top 5 best treks that you can go for.
Gaumukh Tapovan Trek
Gaumukh Tapovan Trek is one of the legendary treks in the state of Uttarakhand, the sensational adventurous trek of Gaumukh tapovan will take you across the Gangotri glacier to the zone traditionally acknowledged at the head of the holy Ganga river. The extent of the Gangotri glacier is approximately 24kms far and starting from Gaumukh place it takes a wide range of 7 to 8 km. To experience the best, you should surely visit the gaumukh tapovan trek.
Highest altitude: 14,600ft long.
Trek level: Moderate to difficult.
Duration of trek: 8 days.
The best time to visit: is from the onset of September to the end of June.
Pindari Glacier Trek
Pindari Glacier is said to be the best trekking spot during the summer season in Uttarakhand state. The amazing trek lies in the Kumaon Himalayas, which is famously known as the heart of the Kumaon by many local people. The trek is filled with wonderful exotic glaciers, colorful bright flowers, streaming rivers, eye-catching waterfalls, and dense forests with immense natural elegance. During the trek, you will meet across several unfamiliar villages and the locale of Dev Bhoomi is asserted as a mythical connection.
Highest altitude: 13612ft above sea level.
Trek level: is easy to moderate.
Duration of the trek: 10 days.
The best time to visit: is from the start of April to the end of October.
Panch Kedar trek
Panch Kedar Trek provides a memorable experience for the trekkers as the place is full of the historic holy areas as it’s covered with 5 monuments of Lord Shiva which makes the place more fascinating and glamourous. The trek comprises beautiful scenic views and offers a soothing flexible adventure. The trek usually initiates from Kalpeshwar, which is almost famous for its cave temples and also the matted hair of Lord Shiva seemed, moving forward to the further spot Rudranath is said to be the place where the head of Lord Shiva appeared too. Accordingly, the end of the trek is at Kedarnath where Lord Shiva is seen in the appearance of a bull.
Highest altitude: 4584m long.
Trek level: Easy to moderate.
Duration of trek: is of 17 days(actual trekking is of 12 days).
The best time to visit: is from the beginning of April to the end of September.
Nanda Devi Trek
The enormous natural beauty of the Nanda Devi trek is the only reason behind its popularity. In the year 1934, the Nandi Devi sanctuary was harmed because of excessive visits of visitors which resulted in the loss of the sanctuary later it was closed in the year 1983. Trekking on elevated altitude mountains is no less a challenging task, but one should have that grudge to perform it, also Nanda Devi Trek is known to be the best trekking spot in India and is also said to be the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Highest altitude: 13940ft long.
Trek level: Moderate to tough.
Duration of trek: 10days.
The best time to visit: Starting from April to the end of October.
Chopta Chandrashila trek
Chopta treks the ultimate path to heaven, the spectacular view with calming sites filled with the loveliest snowfalls, clouds, and mist. The place is secondly known as mini Switzerland in the village of chopta of Garhwal Himalayas in India. The Chandrashila or Moonrock is mostly popular for its immense beauty and lofty altitude of the mountains. Moving forward on the top of the Chandrashila trek you will be able to glimpse several peaks like Chaukhamba peak, Trishul peak, Nandi Devi peak, Bandarpunch peak, and the all-time favorite Kedarnath peak. The trek Chandrashila comprises many spotlights like the flora and fauna present there, towering deodar, pines, and so on.
Highest altitude: 13415ft long.
Trek level: Moderate to tough.
Duration of trek: 6 days.
The best time to visit: February to November.