It’s frequently called the “Land of the Gods” and is the geographical center of the great Himalayas in west Nepal. Uttarakhand is an Indian state. Hindus have made many pilgrimages from glaciers high in the Himalayas to the source of the Ganga. The second highest peak in India and host of other 7000m plus Uttarakhand peaks is the home to Nanda Devi (7,816 m / 25,643 ft). The hiking destination is fantastic.
It is further divided into the western division of Garhwal and the eastern division of Kumaon, known as the Garhwal Himalayas. During daytime flights from Delhi to Dehradun, but a few days’ journeys to the mountains through the rough mountains will continue. On the banks of the Ganges and at the foot of the Himalayas the small town of Rishikesh can offer people a great place to rest on their way to the mountains. Between April and early June, the best trekking season will occur and again in October and November. Here are some of the region’s best treks.
1. Gomukh Tapovan or Gangotri Glacier Trek
The trip from Gangotri to the Gangotri Glacier is a short 4 to 5-day trip, one of the biggest in the Himalayas of India and the source of the Ganges River. This is a popular tour and is often a pilgrimage of religion. Gomukh means cows’ snout and refers literally to the origin of the Ganges river, from which the glacier flows. The views over Mount Shivling and the Bhagirathi peaks are fantastic. The holy symbol of Mount Shivling is 6,543 m / 21,467 ft, although it is not especially beautiful with the Himalayan standards and has often been referred back to by European people as ‘the Matterhorn,’ who walked the region first.
2. Deorital & Chandershila Trek
This short 4-day tour from Rishikesh is a great option if you only have a limited time. The trail in Sari village is a little more than half a day’s journey. The 45-minute walk to Deorital Lake offers a fantastic view and camping. You reach Chopta for the second day and then the top of Chandershila, where you can have fantastic views of Chaukhamba at a distance of 7000m+. The whole walk has great views of the Himalayas and Chandershila is 4,000m high so that there are no acclimatizing difficulties. If you go to the hills in April, the flowering Rhododendrons are expected to color pink.
3. Valley of Flowers Trek
This 4- or 5-day walk takes you to the most renowned wilderness area in the Himalayas, where the flowers bloom best during the moon, unlike the others mentioned. Trekkers must expect plenty of rain and therefore prepare. Fortunately, it is made up of the beauty of the flowers and you can stay in a lodge in Ghangria to stay out of the rain by night and become dry. The walk begins from Govind Ghat and is going to the small town of Ghangria on the first day.
4. Roopkund Trek
This scenic 6-day trek leads to Roopkund lake, known for its “hunted” skeletons in the lake, (4450m [4600ft/4450m]). According to local legend, the lake contains several hundred ancient remains. It’s a beautiful trek, apart from the mystery around the lake. The route begins in dense oaks and rhododendron forests before the treetops where hikers can have a splendid view of the giant peaks of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, and Badrinath.
5. Rupin Pass
Turning waterfalls, fantastic views, and flower-laden meadows make this one-way walk happy for everyone. The path starts at a distance of 1560 m from the small village Dhaula and goes up to the Rupin Pass at an altitude of almost 10,000 feet over six days. The path leads through the village of Jakha on the way through Satsang Path, a path that leads to the inner truth.
6. Pindari Glacier
This is the only trek to the Kumaon section of the Himalayan Garhwal. This is a spectacular hike through a wild region offering unbelievable views on the Himalayas, Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Nanda Kot. It’s a six-day walk to the glacier along the river Pindari. The trek is only moderately difficult and local people keep up the trek.
7. Dodital Trek
This 5-day walk starts from Uttarkashi, a small town that takes you to the beautiful Dodital Lake (3,024 m /2 9,921 ft) and Darwa Top viewpoint (4150m). Except for the moonsoon from June to August, the small elevations make the trek possible throughout the year. The lake is known for its golden trout that is easily found in crystal clear water and is located opposite a forest of Rhododendron and Oak trees in April. Darwa Top views in the ranges Bandarpunch and Swargarohini.
8. Har Ki Dun Trek
Hanging God’s Valley also referred to as Har ki Dun trek, is a moderate trek at 3566 meters above sea level in the western Ganges of the Garhwal Himalayas. It offers the trekker a marvelous experience. This valley of the crib is surrounded by dense forests and scrubbing peaks. Enhanced the excitement of your summit holidays in Uttarakhand, by uncovering the secrets of the inhabitants living in the valley and still practicing polygamy.