Devbhoomi Uttarakhand is not only a hub spot for religious shrines, temple tours and meditation or yoga but there is so much more this northern state has to offer. We all know that Rishikesh has become one of the most sought-after destinations for white river rafting, kayaking and camping but little is known about some of the most inspiring treks that you can undertake here. with numerous hidden valleys, secret forests and glimmering lakes discovering the beauty that is contained in Uttarakhand will take a lifetime. But for the time being if you want to get a taste of the adventures that awaits in Uttarakhand then you can go on these unique Himalayan treks that guarantees a fulfilling experience amidst the blessed nature.
- Gaumukh Glacier Trek
Gaumukh is the source of the holy river ganga and taking this trek will be an experience of a lifetime. The journey will commence from Gangotri through Chirbasa and Bhojbasa and will take you across some of the most surreal, rocky landscape. The trekking journey keeps switching between moderate to difficult and requires you to be physically fit. Making your way to the birth place of Ganga Mata will make you gaze at the snow-capped peaks of Shivlinga and Bhagirathi among others. This is also an ideal choice for a winter trekking expedition but yes, you will get touch the holy glacier and observe some peace. Truly an exhilarating time.
- Har Ki Dun Trek
This trek has been lovingly referred to as the stairway to heaven which in fact to some extent is true since the Pandava brothers are said to have taken the exact same nature trail on their trek to the peak of swargarohini. Preferably the weather during which this trek should be undertaken is during the months of march to august. You will be making your way through some of the most brilliant vistas of the overlooking Himalayan peaks that surround this entire trek. The best part is that you will even be able to interact with the locat tribes and village folks here. the route to be followed includes starting from Sankri village then crossing Paunigaraat, Kalkatiyadhar and then Har ki dun.
- Kedarkantha Trek
This particular trek is probably one of the most offbeat trekking circuits in Uttarakhand. However, the entire trekking trail boasts of blissful natural beauty and incredible camping sites. On a side note, you can even go here for a winter trek vacation adventure where you will be staying amidst the spellbinding ambience covered in snow. due to its remote location and accessibility the pristine natural beauty here remains untainted. This can easily fall under the easy to moderate trek level and can be done even by beginners. This will also commence from Sankri, juda ka talab and then finally to the base of kedarkantha.
- Rupin Pass Trek
Famous for being one of the most sought-after high-altitude Himalayan treks for adventurers and explorers. While on this trek you will get to check out some of the most scenic and undeniably surreal snow-capped mountain views. The entire 10 day journey has breath taking beauty surrounding it and with every step you will be treated with 360 degree view of the Himalayas accompanied with high altitude flora and fauna like rhododendrons. Not only is it easy but it is also a very peaceful trekking trail that guarantees to rejuvenate your senses with each step you take. The trail kick starts from dhaula, Sewa, Jiskun, udaknal and finally to rupin. You will be feeling an intense sense of achievement and fulfilment on reaching since the U shaped valley is truly magnificent.
- Tungnath Chandrashila Trek
This is not that hidden but if you are seeking some place that offers a vibe of spirituality as well as adventure activities then this trek should definitely be opted. The best part? It can be done with your family and kids since the entire trail is well paved and comfortable just remember to wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes and you are on your way. Needless to say that from the Chandrashila peak you can get some of the most inspiring and incredibly beautiful views of the surrounding Himalayas. If you are thinking about starting your trekking journey then this is the perfect option for you. You will also cross the highest shiva temple in the world of tungnath and a detour from here will also take you to raavanshila. All in all this is one remarkable quest for serenity and wonder.