These offbeat Uttarakhand treks are perfect match for all the enthusiast adventurers.The hunt of nature and adventure lovers will end up here. These treks will not only give you an outstanding experience of adventure but also of nature. Trekking in these places will unfold the grace of nature which you might have never experienced. Why Uttarakhand is perfect blend of beauty with delight you will come to know by reading the following:
1. Dayara Bugyal
Dayara Bugyal trek is considered as one of the magnificent trek in Uttarakhand. With this classic trek you are going to rejoice nature with mighty himalayan experience at high altitude. It has one of the India’s most beautiful alpine meadows. A high altitude meadow is what ‘Bugyal’ means. This trek is situated in Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. You will get mind-blowing view of Gangotri range from this meadow. What’s more enchanting here is the stunning oak forest, streamlines, grasslands and the view of the village. In Garhwal, Dayara Bugyal and Bedni Bugyal are best treks to experience.
2. Dhumdharkandi Pass
In the year 1815, James Baillie Frazer, a foreign national discovered this trek. In ancient times,this trek was used as a shortcut to cross Bhagirathi Valley to reach all remote areas of Rawaeen Valley. This Dhumdharkandi trek is known for its unpredictable weather and complicated paths. Check for the weather, before you go for trekking. This is one of the most challenging and taxing trek you will ever experience in Garhwal region. All the traders and invaders used this route for more than couple of years. What will inspire you more to reach Dhumdhar is the travel story you will create while trekking- the wildflowers meadows, crossing varied rivers, awesome alpine blossoms, lovely woodlands and much more.
3. Panpatia Col
Whoever is trekking for the first time, are advised not to join the group for Panpatia pass. Panpatia Col is a high altitude mountain pass across the Panpatia glacier, surrounded by some of the major peaks of Garhwal. Panpatia pass builds a bridge between two significant pilgrimage site, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Formerly, this trek was an ancient route from where all the devotees could reach Badrinath from Kedarnath in one day. You will unfold- the alpine meadows, beauty of mountains, and mind-blowing view of Parvati, Neelkanth, Chaukhamba peaks. An add on will be the high glacial lake- Sujal Sarovar. This trek will show you what thrill is.
4. Chandrasheela Trek
Chandrasheela trek is an another compelling trek you will ever come across in Garhwal. This Trek’s starting point is a small village in Uttarakhand called, Chopta. This trek is known as the moderate trek of the Himalayan regions of Uttarakhand. It takes 3-6 days to complete this trek. You will unfold the charming beauty of rhododendron plant, evergreen pine and deodar. You can worship world’s highest temple of lord shiva, a 5 km trek from Chopta to Tungnath. The snow covered Himalayan peaks, a breathtaking view of Trishul, Kedar,Bandarpunch, Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba are add on boons.
5. Milam Trek
During this trek, you will find the biggest glacier in Kumaon region, Uttarakhand. These glaciers are accessed in the remote areas of Uttarakhand. If you are exploring this trek then you are going to explore one of the mystic region of Uttarakhand. Right from the slopes of Trishuli peaks to kohli is from where the glaciers are originated. These peaks are the south slopes of Himalayan range. You will start this trek from Munsiyari and will trail all the breathtaking area of the the milam village which is known as the highest village of the himalayan range. You will get panoramic views of Mt. Hardeoli and Trishuli.
6. Auden’s Col
This trek got its name from the English geologist and explorer who discovered it in the year 1935, Bicknell Auden. He crossed Auden from Rudugaira valley and walked down to Bhilangana valley.You can trek to Kedarnath by passing Auden’s Col and Khatling glacier. This trek connects two valleys which are Rudugaira valley and Bhilangana valley. And builds a bridge between Jogin and Gangotri peaks. There are two glaciers which are accessible from Gangotri and this trek also joins, one is Khatling glacier and another is Jogin glacier.What makes this more adventurous and toughest trek is its narrow cliffs and steepest paves. The mountaineer can unfold the thick Alpine forest, small villages, the splash of streamlines and more. There are heavy clefts present in the glaciers here. Be aware!
These are the 6 treks, if you visit in summer then you are going to enjoy it a lot. While trailing these treks, the adventure will thrill you up in every inch and seconds. Certainly, a mountaineer can understand what it means to unfold the beauty of nature while trekking.
Happy trekking !!