Trekking in Uttrakhand is one of the favourite tourism activities. There are numerous low and high mountain trekking routes in Uttarakhand. Trekking routes as famous as Mansarovar Yatra, Chota Kailash, Nanda Devi sanctuary etc. are either in Uttarakhand or start from here. Short trekking routes such as Deoria tal, Chandrashila, Nag tibba etc. are also very much in demand.
Trekking is very often confused with mountaineering. Whilst mountaineering is very much technical in nature and entails many preparations by way of equipments, provisions, technical data, weather reports etc., trekking does not require anywhere near as much preparations and can be taken up as a sport. Mountaineering at times can become hazardous, but this is normally not the case with trekking.
The goal of the mountaineer is generally the conquest of a peak, whilst the aim of the trekker is to take an interesting walk which in the Himalayas would mean reaching certain heights and reaching religious shrines , glaciers, snow-belts, meadows and other high-altitude attractions. During the summer months, treks can be organised up to heights of around 4000 mtr. and during winter months around 1800mtr. Attempts beyond these heights should be made only when properly equipped.
Preparation: When you plan to trek a meadow or scale a summit, the first few things you should keep in your mind are as follows:
- Trek distance and condition.
- Weather pattern of the trek route.
- Trek level: easy, moderate, hard and very hard.
To know the altitude of the trek route and the summit is very important….. more.
Trek Intro: Trekking is very often confused with mountaineering. Whilst mountaineering is very much technical in nature and entails many preparations by way of equipment, provisions, technical data, weather reports etc., trekking does not require anywhere near as much preparations and can be taken up as a sport….. more.
Kuari Pass Trek:
Kuari pass trekking is full of extensive panoramic views of the peerless Himalayas to the north-east, and the vast stretches of verdant valleys to the south-east. Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, Bethartoli, Hathi Parvat, Devasthan etc are some of the glorious peaks to be seen. On a clear day of trekking, it is possible to sight the Nanda Devi Sanctuary and its galaxy of peaks.Gailgarh, 5 km from Kuari pass, is a little cozy nest in wonderful, natural surroundings….. read more.
Valley of flowers as its name suggests, is famous for its variety of flowers across its beautiful landscape. During the rains, the entire area from the valley to the sacred Hemkund Sahib lake is bedecked with flowers and the air is permeated with divine fragrance. If you are looking for a fairy land, come to the Valley of Flowers, which before its discovery was an exclusive home for the fairies…… read more.
Panch Kedar Trek:
Panch Kedar trek is attributed to Lord Shiva. The history goes back to the days of Mahabharata. When the war ended five Pandavas started their journey to find Shiva to get rid of the sin for killing their own kinsmen. Lord Shiva fled to Kedarnath from Kashi to elude the Pandavas, and on being detected by them assumed the form of a bull. Bhim tried to catch Him , but Shiva dived into the earth and only the hump came in Bhim’s hand………… read more.
Deoria tal Chandrashila Trek:
Deoria tal and Chandrashila treks are two separate distinct treks, yet inseparable due to the proximity. Both of the treks lie in Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand. Deoria tal is renowned for its lake, whereas Chandrashila is famous for its summit. Both of the treks are relatively short and beautiful, which cover a scenic view of Himalayan range of peaks. Chandrashila trek can be more attractive by including Panch Kedar Tungnath temple and beautiful meadows of Chopta (known as mini Switzerland). Tungnath temple is the highest Shiva temple…. read more.
Gaumukh – Tapovan – Nandanvan Trek:
Gaumukh – Tapovan – Nandanvan trek is more than 50 km. The trek starts from Gangotri with full of unexpected delights. Chirbasa, 9 km from Gangotri, an excellent spot to catch a glimpse of Gaumukh. Before arriving at Gaumukh, one passes through a little place called Bhojbasa, where there is a forest of Bhoj-Patra trees. The paper like bark of this tree is called Bhoj Patra, which can be recovered from the tree stem in several thin layers …….. read more.
Nanda Devi Sanctuary Trek:
The Nanda Devi Sanctuary is a cup-shaped sea of snow, gravel and rocks surrounded by almost seventy, white ethereal named and un-named peaks piercing into the deep blue sky. It has a perimeter of nearly 120 km with an area of 640 sq. km and represents a natural fortress with steep walled peaks on the periphery. Some of the most outstanding peaks of the Central Himalayas are clustered between the glaciers of Gangotri and Milam, a vast glacial land , called the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The most popular peak in the sanctuary is Nanda Devi, and with its top shaped like a camel’s hump, it has attracted mountaineers from all over the world .…… read more.
|Trek Intro: Trekking is very often confused with mountaineering. Whilst mountaineering is very much technical in nature and entails ….. more.|
|Trekking Preparation: When you plan to trek a meadow or scale a summit, the first few things you should keep in your mind is as follows … more|
|Trekking tips: Trekking is a specialised tourism activity. For different trekking routes different mode of preparation is needed… more|
|Clothing and other items: There should be a rough idea of clothing and other items required on the trekking routes … more|
|What we provide: Dream mountain always takes care of the each and every need of its clients. There are different types of treks… more|
|The company also offers other adventure sports with short and long trekking for complete adventure. The itinerary can be prepared on demand.|
Terms and conditions:
- Please carry your original (and a photocopy) of your I card (Passport, Voter ID, Driving license, Aadhaar Card, PAN Card) and address proof (Passport, Driving License, Aadhaar Card) to the company’s representative / camp facilitator.
- Advance payment shall be 50% of the total amount of the package to be deposited in the bank, and remaining balance in cash on arrival to the company’s representative / camp facilitator.
- Please bring your own bag, flash torch, water bottle.
- Camping accommodation is in a tent on twin / triple / quadruplet sharing basis.
Cancellations charges shall be as follows;
- Within 2 days or no show – No refund.
- Within 6-3 days – 25% of paid amount.
- Within 7 days – 50% of paid amount.
In case of unforeseen obstacles / hindrances, leading to the cancellation of the package totally or partially, the charges applied shall be based on the number of days involved in the package. The unforeseen obstacles / hindrances include following examples:
- Heavy rain along the trek
- Land-sliding on the way
- Road block due to rain / land sliding etc.
- Some other natural disaster leading to delay or cancellation of tour.
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