Looking for some adventurous sport? Take a trek to the Gaumukh (Cow's Mouth) Glacier to enjoy an extraordinary journey! Situated in the Gangotri region of Uttarakhand, Gaumukh has religious significance attached to it as it is the source of the holy river Ganga. You can catchthe glimpse of the stunning ice walls after trekking 11-miles from Gangotri. Pilgrims bathe in the chilly waters of Gangotri as a mark of respect. You can reach Gangotri by taking a bus from Rishikesh in around 12 hours.
The best time for trekking in Rishikesh is from April to November.
The other trekking destinations include:
Kalindi – The trek of 5947 m offers you total amazement. This trek is meant for people, who love high altitudes. The trek offers you amazing views of snow-capped peaks of Great Himalayas. The trail descends to Arwatal and reaches to Mana, which is the last village on the Chinese province. The trek finally ends at Badrinath with a holy visit to the temple. The best season is for this trek is from June to September.
Kauri Pass - This classic trek of Kauri Pass offers you majestic view of the meadows and valleys along the western edge of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. The route also refers to as the Curzon Trail. You can view snow capped peaks along the trail along the Kuari Pass. This best time is from April - November.
Nanda Devi- To view the heavenly beauty of the twin peaks of Nanda Devi at the height of 7818m. They constitute India's second highest mountain. The best season is from April - November.
Gopeshwar- From Rishikesh to Gopeshwar, this is a fascinating trek spread across 10 days, which covers places like Rishikesh, Kalpeshwar, Bansi Narain, Godiyala, Rudranath, Sagar, Gopeshwar
Vasukital -This 1 day trip from Vasukital covers the places like Gaurikund, Kedarnath, and Vasukital with a refreshing bath at Gaurikund, which is at the height of a 1981 meters, have a refreshing bath in the hot water springs, and trek 14 kms to Kedarnath to the height of 3583 meters.
This fascinating trek winds along the river Mandakini,passes through dense forests, andthunderous waterfalls. From Kedarnath, it is another 6 km trek to Vasukital at a height of 4135 meters with a magnificient view of the Chaukhamba peaks, and finally a km trek downhill to Vasukital.
Dodi Tal is the birthplace of Lord Ganesh. It is a lake in Garhwal in the western Uttaranchal- a good hike of 44 km, which can be covered in 3 days. You need to climb from about 5,000 ft to 11,000 ft. The walk is extremely beautiful, and a must for those wanting to see the real beauty of Rishikesh.
It is a beautiful lake at an altitude of 2438 meters. Surrounded with forests all around, this lake provides a reflection of mighty Chaukhamba peak. It is a nice but steep trek of 3 km from Ukhimath, which can be easily covered between 3-4 hrs. You can even relax at the temple and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Himalayas from here.
Valley of Flower Trek
Come home to a beautiful meadow at an altitude of eleven thousand feets. The valley of flower trek has a tributary of Alaknanda. Named by Frank Smythe in 1931 on his way back to Mt. Kamet. Ferns, he located multiple varieties of flowers such as dwarf larkspur, blue poppies, dwarf rhododendrons, primula,potentillas, fritillaria, asters, dwarf iris, and inula grandifloras in this valley. Visit the place in August/September to see thousands of flowers, shrubs, orchids and plants in this gorgeous valley.
Har Ki Doon Trek
Situated in the Western ganges of the Garhwal Himalayas, Har - Ki - Doon is at an elevation of 3,556 metres. The valley is surrounded by dense forests of pines and beautiful mountain peaks. It is a favorite hangout destination for bird-watchers and nature lovers. People fondly call it the hanging valley of gods.
Chopta Tungnath Trek
Chopta Tungnath Trek is a brief, but easy trek that runs parallel to the Himalayas. The trek provides you fascinating views all the way, and beautiful camping options by the lake at Devariyatal. You can enjoy clear views of magnificent peaks of Panchchuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth, Kedarnath from here.
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