Walking in the Garhwal Himalayas

The second highest mountain home in India, Nanda Devi (7816 m), extends along alpine pastures or Bugyals; high altitude passes; large accessible glaciers; Garhwal is where pedestrians often walk in fear. You are going to the highest Shiva temple; the source of the Ganga River, some of the most beautiful pastures in the country; and one of the highest mountains in India. We promise to make your Garhwal Himalaya trek experience an unforgettable memory.

A great time to travel to Garhwal

The diversity of terrain and altitude at Garhwal makes it an ideal destination for all seasons in India. However, the best time to travel to Garhwal is in April-June and October-November when almost all trips in the Uttarakhand region remain open to entertainment lovers. The Garhwal Himalayas, although it has several routes that remain open all year round or only open during the rainy season (July – September)

Summer (April-June), hikers can plan their trip on all popular routes to Garhwal Uttarakhand including Chopta Chandrashila, Deoriatal, Dodital, Rupin Pass, Roopkund, Dayara Bugyal, Kuari Pass, Kedartal and more.

Winter (October-March) is the best time to hike in the Garhwal Himalayas. Many summer routes such as Chopta Chandrashila and Dayara Bugyal can be made during the winter, however, it should be noted, in winter these routes become more difficult. Some of the best winter treats at Garhwal to do are the Kedarkantha Trek, Kuari Pass Trek, Har Ki Dun, and Dodital Trek.

Monsoon season (July – September), some of the most beautiful open roads in Garhwal such as the popular Valley of Flowers where one can see a variety of alpine flowers include the traditional Brahm Kamal bloom. To the Hemkund Sahib, the Sikh journey continued during the rainy season after the beginning of June. Travel to certain important Hindu routes such as Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Madhyamaheshwar is also open during the rainy season.

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Top Himalayan Treks in Garhwal

1. Har ki Dun – To the Valley of the Idols

2. Brahmatal Trek

3. Nag Tibba Trek

4. Kuari Pass Trek

5. Nanda Devi Inner Sanctuary Trek

1. Har ki Dun – To the Valley of the Idols

Har ki Dun is a steep hill station located at an altitude of 3566 meters in the heart of the Govind Ballabh Pant National Park. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and alpine vegetation, Har-ki-Dun, below, is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Uttarakhand.

Har ki Dun Valley offers an amazing view of the untouched valleys in the remote Garhwal Himalayas. It is one of the most beautiful places in India that offers a lot of hiking.

2. Brahmatal Trek

The Brahmatal Lake Trek is an easy way to balance for those hikers who want to experience and enjoy the high mountain, camping and easy challenges to deal with. You will be going to the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in the Garhwal Himalayas so popular is, among other things, that you are treated with a 360-degree view of several Himalayan peaks, as well as a bird’s view of everything around from the highest point of the trek.

3. Nag Tibba Trek

Known as the ‘Snake Mountain’, the Nag Tibba trek begins northeast of Mussoorie, on the pillars of the Garhwal Himalayan peaks, at an altitude of 11,000 feet [3,048 m]. The locals have been praying (puja) to the Serpent God (Nag Devta) at this point which is a covenant of its holiness. They believe that the Serpent God protects their cattle from the bite of snakes.

The Mussoorie-Nag Tibba tour will delight everyone who walks, whether you are a beginner or a veteran. Visitors from Delhi, are a great and beautiful weekend trip. The tour offers visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of fascinating experiences, from the view of the beautiful snow capped mountains to the camp under the starry night sky and through the lush jungle.

4. Kuari Pass Trek

One of the most famous tours in the Indian Himalayan region of the Garhwal Himalayas, the Kuari Pass tour attracts thousands of explorers from all over the world every year. The route to Kuari Pass was skipped by Lord Curzon in 1905 which is why the Kuari Pass tour is often referred to as the ‘Lord Curzon Trail’. The trek through dense alpine forests of oak and conifer, Rhododendron and birch, teeming with a variety of animals and birds and NOT YOUR WONDERFUL, you may encounter signs of leopard or black Himalayan bear on this route. The journey to Kuari Pass is thus connected to all the adventure things that start often up and down and down, the small and treacherous paths and the flowing streams. In addition, this trip is worth the effort of what you will soon see as you photograph the spectacular silver horizon with a clear sky.

5. Nanda Devi Inner Sanctuary Trek

A major part of this trip is its location combined with the beautiful scenery and rocky trails. The walls of mulish rocks can hear the cries of peaks that give humility and beauty inside. All travelers are amazed by the river Rishi Ganga, which forms one of the world’s most famous tributaries. Traders come to visit the area for almost a year, despite the presence of swollen and dangerous areas. The area is home to twelve magnificent mountains some 1,600 feet [6500 m] high. A few of the highlights are Dunagiri, Changabang on its North side with Inanda Kot and Trishul in its western and southern part surrounding the Inanda Devi center.