Uttaranchal be your next trekking expedition

by Richa 

(from: Aug 18, 2012 to: Aug 18, 2015)

Uttaranchal is a state of India very popular for its tourism. The place is home to many holy pilgrimages worshipped by Hindus and thus thrives whole year whenever the climatic and religious opportunity arrives itself. The place is also loved by adventure sports enthusiasts. They come Uttarkashi tour packages for sports like hiking, trekking, white water rafting, bungee jumping, mountain climbing, river closing, rappelling and many more. For your next trekking expedition, no place can be better than Uttaranchal. Some of the most popular trekking places in Uttarakhand (another name of Uttaranchal) are told in detail below. Have a look if this adventure is on top of your mind these days.

Dayara Bugyal Trek
A High Altitude Meadow, Bugyal is a very beautiful place with all the blessings bestowed by nature. Counted among the most awe-inspiring places in Uttaranchal, Dayara Bugyal is at an elevation of around 10,000 - 12,000 ft. Snow and ski lovers flock to this place during winter as it provides excellent ski slopes in India with an area of 28 sq km.

Starting from Haridwar you will be taken to Rishikesh. For trekking, you have to reach village of Raithal. Trekking could be done from a distance of around 7 kms. You can also reach Dayara from Barsu village. You have a full 7 days of fun here.

Dodital Darwa Pass Trek
Dodi Lake (Dodi tal) is situated at a height of 3024 m in Uttarkashi. The lake has clear water. It is surrounded by pine, deodar, rhododendrons and oak woods. Enjoy fishing and bird-watching if you are interested in these activities. Also go for boating in the lake.

Starting from Delhi you will arrive at Uttarkashi via Haridwar. From Sangamchatti your trekking will be started to Manjhi. Trek from Manjhi will bring you to Dodital where you stay for a day. Then you will trek to the Darwa Top from Dodital Darwa Pass Trek to Yamunotri takes you through astounding forests, a sheer delight of 8 days.

Gangotri - Gomukh - Tapovan Trek
Gomukh is known to be the source of the most sacred river of Hindu religion that is River Ganga. Located on Gangotri glacier, Gangotri Gomukh Tapovan is one of those holiest places where Hindu pilgrims come to bow their heads. You will have to trek to Gomukh (cow's mouth), on a 9 day trip, taking you to Bhojwassa and Tapovan as well.

Kedar Tal Trek
Set at an altitude of 4912 in Garhwal Himalaya, Kedar Tal Trek is one of the best experience trekkers can have. Breath taking view of Thalayasagar (6904 mts), Bhirgupanth (6772 mts) and Jogin Group of peaks will leave you feeling captivated. The lake is formed by melting of Kedar glacier. You can cross your finger to see a good variety of high altitude animals and birds here. 9 day trip of trekking and viewing nature would seem less, if not for the challenging trek.

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