Top 5 Most Mesmerising Treks in Uttrakhand

Budher Cave Trek

Uttarakhand is called the “abode of the Gods” for good reasons.

The Indian state situated west of Nepal is considered to be the epicentre of the great Himalayas. A holy land and a popular pilgrimage spot for the Hindus, the state is home to the beautiful Gangotri Glacier, the source point of the Ganges River. The state is also home to the second tallest mountain in India – the Nanda Devi which stands 25,643 feet tall. Needless to say, there’s an abundance of trekking routes in Uttarakhand.

Here let’s look at the 5 most difficult Treks in Uttarakhand:

1. Kedartal Trek to Heaven

●MHeight Above Sea Level: 4780 feet
●Trek Duration: 6 Days
●Best Season to visit: During the summer months of May–June and the Post Monsoon months of September-October
●Difficulty Level: Moderate

The Kedartal trek is for lovers of adventure. It is for those trekkers who have done a considerable amount of Himalayan treks and now want to push themselves. It is a difficult trek, with a truly magical experience to give in return for all the effort. Himalayan peaks like Shivling, Meru, Kedar Dome, Nilkant, Avalanche Peak, Kamet, Mana, etc. Kedartal is an emerald lake located at Kedar Bamak Glacier at the foot of the huge Thalaysagar and Brigupanth Peak. Kedar Bamak Glacier is the source of Kedar Ganga which goes about as a major tributary of Bhagirathi River. Kedartal is a picture-perfect high elevation lake.

2. Kuari Pass Trek

●Maximum Altitude: 12,516 feet
●Expedition Duration: 9 days
●Best Season: Summer and Post Monsoon (May and October)
●Difficulty Level: Easy

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If you are stepping into the Himalayas for the first time then Kuari Pass is the trek to do. It is almost crafted perfectly for the beginner.

To begin with, Kuari Pass is an easy-moderate trek, which makes it easy enough for someone starting in the Himalayas. But more than anything else there are three things about the trek that stay with you. Kuari Pass Trek is famous for being a part of the historic Lord Curzon’s Trail. It is one of the most satisfying treks in Uttarakhand.

3. Chopta Trekking

●Maximum Altitude: 8,790 feet
●Expedition Duration: 5 days
●Best Season: Summer and Post Monsoon (May and October)
●Difficulty Level: Moderate

Chopta is one of the most famous destinations in Uttarakhand. It is located at an altitude of 2680 mts and it is a part of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand state. It is a heaven for adventure lover, Chopta is a base of many popular treks like Tungnath trek and Chandrashila trek. It is a small field and an unspoiled stop in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas.

4. Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek

Bedni Bugyal

●Maximum Altitude: 11,000 feet
●Expedition Duration: 6 days
●Best Season: Summer and Post Monsoon (May and October)
●Difficulty Level: Moderate

Ali Bedni Bugyal Trek is one of the most beautiful alpine meadows situated in Uttarakhand, located at the border Garhwal and Kumaon in Chamoli district.

The trek to Bedni Bugyal and Ali Bugyal passes through lush green grassy land, conifer forest clinging into the slopes of hills and steep climbs. Bedni Kund in Bedni Bugyal holds great religious importance amongst the locals.

5. GorsonBugyal Trek

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●Maximum Altitude: 10000 feet
●Expedition Duration: 6 days
●Best Season: Summer and Post Monsoon (May and October)
●Difficulty Level: Moderate

Gurson Bugyal is located at an altitude of 10000 ft, just 3 km trek from Auli. It is a large land of green pastures surrounded by coniferous forest and oak trees. You can also trek towards Chattarkund, which is just 1 km away from Gurso Bugyal. Chattarkund is famous for its sweet water and is located in the centre of a dense forest. Do take help from local people or guide to reach Chattarkund.

All of the above mentioned treks in Uttarakhand will give you a glimpse of a variety of landscapes, from the luxuriant meadows, vast green valleys, infinite glaciers, rough terrains, snow-clad trails to humongous mountains.

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