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Treks in the Garhwal Himalayas



For those fascinated by the unexplored, the Garhwal Himalayas offer breathtakingly beautiful trekking routes. There are many places to be discovered which remain untouched by human devastation, where one can see the Himalayas in their entire regal splendor. Trekking is often the best way of getting to know the land, its people, its culture and traditions. From time immemorial, hill folk and pilgrims have trekked to the shrines. Adi Shankaracharya trekked in Garhwal Himalayas in 8th century A.D. and was the pioneer who opened trekking routes in this part of the country.

Some of the trekking routes offered by us in the Garhwal Himalayas are:

Goumukh - Tapovan trek: This trek takes you to the source of the sacred river Ganga and beyond from where great view of the Bhagirathi peaks and the Shivling peak is available. Read more....

Dodital- Darwa pass trek: High up in the Garhwal mountains is the Dodital lake- mysterious, alluring, and simply beautiful! It is situated at an elevation of 3024m, north of Uttarkashi and is surrounded by dense woods of oak, pine, deodar and rhododendrons. The crystal clear lake is full of rare fishes and the Himalayan golden trouts. The serene, tranquil surroundings, gurgling streams, crystal clear water, and dense alpine forests make for an ideal retreat.
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Madmaheshwar - Valley of flowers - Hemkund trek: This trek covers three beautiful routes. The famous among the three routes is the Valley of Flowers trek – a magnificient natural garden at an altitude of 12300 ft. Read more....

Kedarnath – Rudranath - Tunganath trek: This trek covers three of the most famous temple of Lord Shiva. All the treks pass through picturesque mountain regions. Read more....

Har-ki-dun - Jamdar glacier trek: Situated at an elevation of 3566 m, the valley of Har-ki-Dun is surrounded by glittering peaks and dense forests. It is truly deserving of its name - ‘The Valley of the Gods’and is believed that in ancient times great Sages came here for meditation owing to its tranquil environs. The lush forest cover is abundant in wildlife, and is a veritable paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers. Read more....

Roopkund trek: The 4778 m high Roopkund lake in the Chamoli District in Uttaranchal, is also known as the Mystery Lake for it contains well preserved human skeletal remains of over 300 people and animals, estimated to have perished in the lake over 500 years ago. Experts have put forward several theories to explain the findings but the mystery remains to be fully explained. The theories range from the local lore about a king's visit to the lake and the subsequent disaster that overtook the entire regime of the king at the lake about 550 years ago to the remains being those of General Zorawar Singh's army after his defeat at the hands of the Tibetan Army near Taklakot (Tibet) in 1842. The Nanda Raj Jat, the pilgrimage trek every 12 years of about 280 km in August-September, unique to the people of Chamoli, has been passing through the Roopkund since the 19th century.

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