Trekking in Garhwal – route of treks can be very fascinating in Garhwal at trekking point
BEST SEASON – TREKKING IN GARHWAL HILLS
Trekking in Garhwal hills is best between the months of May to October.
TREKKING OPTIONS – TREKKING IN GARHWAL HILLS
Harkidun, Tons Valley and Ruinsara Tal (2B) : Two days from Delhi to the road head at Sankri and two trek days to the Harkidun where the Pandav brothers are supposed to have ascended the majestic Swargarohini peak (20,000 ft.) on their last leg to Indralok, its meadows are linked with two routes (2B) to Ruinsara Tal on the edge of the Tons glacier coming off Bandarpunch peak.
Dodi Tai – Darwa Top – Yamunotri (2b) From Uttarkashi, reach the road head at the Kalyani trout hatchery for a 6 km hike to Agora village. A five-hour trek day leads to Dodi Tal, source of the Asi Ganga Cross Darwa Top (4,115 m) next day and descend to Hanuman Chatti for the two day trek to Yamunotri (14 km) and further to Saptrishi Kund (10 km) true source of the Jamuna. Return via Barkot and Mussoorie.
Khatling Glacier region : From the road head at Guttu, reached in two days from Delhi, 2-3 trek days (3B) bring one to the inner recesses of the Bhilangna river which joins the Bhagirathi near Tehri. The river rises at the snout of the Khatling glacier and the trails join up with Sahastaral, Masurtal and Vasukital. For those in good physical trim, the 16 km trek (3C) to Kedarnath is recommended. Good views of the high Garhwal peaks. From Kedarnath trek down to Gaurikund to reach the road carrying on in the Panch Kedar region via Chopta and then cutting across the Mandakini valley to the Alaknanda on the oldest pilgrim trail for Joshimth, Badrinath, Hemkund and the Valley of Flowers.
Gangotri Glacier and Kedar Ganga valley to Kedar Tal : Treks from 2B to 4C provide a profusion of exploration in the heart of Garhwal, around spectacular mountains such as Shivling above the alluring Tapovan meadows. Thaleysagar, the Bhagirathi Peaks and the exit over the Dhumdhar Kandi pass (3C) to the Tong Valley.
In the Alaknanda valley, from Joshimath invigorating routes are available for 3C treks to Lata Kharak and the outer sanctury of NandaDevi or 2B approach over the Curzon trail with close views of the Nanda Devi sanctuary peaks and through the Kuari Pass.
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