Friday, 9 November 2012

Posted by jinson on 12:42 10 comments

Part Of The Garhwal Mountain Range

Trek is a long and an adventurous journey undertaken on foot, in areas where common means of transport are generally not available. It should not be confused with mountaineering. The Himalayan routes in India are famous for some of best trekking routes in the world, attracting a large number of trekkers. From trekking routes that challenges professional trekkers, to the routes easily accessible by even amateur and first time trekkers, trekking is an awesome experience in the high Garhwal mountain ranges.

A Trekking Route

Uttarakhand - the land of Gods and the home of Himalayas, located in the northern India, has many such trekking routes. It is the most popular area for trekkers form across the world. Uttarakhand is a region of outstanding natural beauty, its marvels in its high Himalayan ranges and glaciers (towards the northern part of the state), while the lower reaches are densely forested. The state has always been a destination for mountaineering, hiking and rock climbing in India.  With its gorges, deep valleys and lofty mountains the geography of this land is idle.

The Roopkund Lake

Roopkund is a popular trekking site among trekkers. The frozen Roopkund lake is famous for the mystery of skeletons, dating back to 850 AD, found in the lake, which was covered by the National Geographic Channel in a documentary. On the trek to Roopkund are also the beautiful meadows of Bugyal.

Ganga flowing along Rishikesh

The termination point for all these treks is Rishikesh. Rishikesh, a small picturesque spiritual town along the river Ganga, is located in foothills of the Himalayas . It is also considered to be the Yoga Capital Of The World” and is a magnet for spiritual seekers. The place keeps you spiritually enthralled, from the moment you enter Rishikesh, till you head back home. No wonder the Beatles choose Rishikesh for their Transcendental Meditation at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Thereafter, Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame.

On way to Chadrashilla

Trek on to the beautiful lake, Deorital for an easy, relaxed walk in which you don’t have to put much vigor into. From where you can trek on to Chandershilla top, which is the only place from where you can get a perfect 360 degrees view of the Himalayas. Another easy trek is to the Surya Top, which also offers a mix of everything a Himalayan trek has to offer. You can catch a Himalayan black bear, musk dear or even a leopard while on your up through the forests or watch out for   pheasants, eagles, butterflies and many varieties wild flowers. And if you want to see rare Himalayan birds like the Paradise Fly Catcher and the Fork Tail Fly Catcher you can easily trek to Har Ki Dun valley.

Early morning in Ali Bugyal

The best time to visit the hills of Uttarakhand is from October to June, when you can expect clear blue skies. In the summer months of April to June, avoid the plains and take to the hills instead. Rains occur from end June to September, and though the snow-clad Himalayan views may not be visible, the monsoons in itself could be quite delightful. Famous as an offbeat destination, some compare the place with the heaven.

Happy trekking!


  1. This is information is very useful and interesting, Such india Land of God, many holiday traveling place of india, very beautiful picture,i like this, Thanks for sharing information.....

    hill stations tour package

  2. The picture shows the place very live. This article gives cheer up for the travelers to take a trip to such places.Thank you for sharing.
    Take a trip!!!!!!

    Travel and Tourism

    Thank you.....

  3. hi,

    It is really informative and encouraging. I like it very much because the Content was very Nice.

    Tourism Travel

  4. Nice Post!!!
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful information with us,All Snaps that you collected is full of nature and show this wonderful weather and hill station,mountain..
    Waooo, Great Job!!!

    Cab Service on Gurgaon

  5. I have best memory of Indian journey. I have seen these all places. I had enjoyed trekking in Uttarakhand and also at the Himalaya mountain but I did not complete trekking of Hmalaya Mountain because of less time.

    Águas de Santa Bárbara Resort Hotel

  6. I truly like to reading your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information..
    Tour and Travel Companies

  7. Hey, you have a Great Pics collection... Beautiful... Beautiful and again Beautiful...

    India Tourism

  8. One of the very beautiful place in Uttarakhand is "Kanataal"... there is also Devi temple where trekking is medium to reach. It was so much fun there.

    Voyages en inde

  9. Very interesting and important blog for adventure tours in India. thanks for sharing a great blog.
    if you want extra knowledge about Adventure Trekking in India please visit.

  10. Your post seems very good infomation about Trekking Tours in India. Thanks for giving your time. Keep further posting...