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Trekking in Uttarakhand
The state of Uttarakhand is an absolute paradise for nature and adventure lovers. The foothills of the Himalayas have proved to be an ideal retreat for trekking enthusiasts from every corner of the world. The picturesque Garhwal region in the Himalaya offers many wonderful trekking opportunities. The verdant valleys and meadows and the villages located in the foothills of the Himalayas fill a trekker's heart with delight. While you undertake a trekking expedition in the hills of Garhwal, you can be in close contact with nature and learn a number of life changing lessons. You also get to meet with locals and gain an insight into their life, age-old customs and traditions.
Given below are some of the most popular treks in the Garhwal Himalayas :
Chopta Chandrashila Trek
One of the most impressive and demanding treks in the Garhwal Himalayas, the Chandrashila treks can be enjoyed throughout the year. During the winters, the region does have snowfalls but this only makes your experience of trekking unique. Besides, the Chandrashila point also affords heart-stirring views of the snow-laden Himalayan peaks.
Though you can start on this trek any time of the year, the most ideal time would be in the month of October. Around this time, the area is brimming with lush greenery. Besides, you can also indulge in golden trout fishing in the Dodital Lake.
Roopkund Kauri Pass Trek
The area around the picturesque Roopkund Lake is a hot favourite of trekkers. Though it lies at high altitude, trekking here can prove to be one of the finest experiences of one's life. From Roopkund, trekkers can also soak up bird's eye view of the Himalayan ranges.
Valley of Flowers
This is a place where a fairy tale comes to life. The valley is renowned far and wide for its largest number of wild flower species. The whole meadow remains covered with endemic alpine flowers of bright and striking colours. Here, you can also visit the Valley of Flowers National Park, tucked away in the western Himalayas. Joshimath (Garhwal) is the closest town from the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand.