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Trekking in Kumaon Valley
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Trekking in Kumaon,
The Garhwal is
one of the frequently visited areas in the Himalayas. The two river
outlets of Ganga and amuna provide the main enterance to Garhwal
Himalaya, throug the towns of Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun ad
Mussoorie. The Gangotri area near the source of the Bhagirathi River
is the most popular destination for trakkers and mountaineers. It is
the gateway to many famous glaciers and spectacular peaks, apart from
being one of the most sacred places in Garhwal.
important areas are Valley of Flowers and Badrinath, near the source
of the Alaknanda River source are also much frequented. The whole of
Garhwal Himalaya is pilgrimage country, visited by thousands of
travelers men ad women, yong and old, rich and poor, coming from every
corner of India. It lies between the Punjab to the West and the Nepal
Himalayas to the East. This is one area in the Himalayas, which has
something to offer to all the mountaineers, the trekkers, the
naturalist and the photographer. As Garhwal houses some of the holiest
of Hindu shrines, it attracts millions of pilgrims every year from all
over the Indian sub-continent.
Himalayas have attracted mountaineers from all over the world, to
attempt and scale the mighty peaks in this region. A Garhwal trekking
tour in this area, combined with visits to the holy temples of
Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Yamunotri, will add spiritual
experience of the Himalayas as you watch the stream of people bathing
and lining up in front of the temples to have a view of holy shrine,
and to wash away, the sins of a lifetime.
Most of the trails in Kumaon are
relatively easy, with gradual ascents and descents over rolling hillas and
through meadows (Bugials or Kharag). These trails offer breathtaking views of
the high peaks such as Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, Trisuli and Hardeol. Eastern
Kumaon has recently been opened to foreign trekkers and the trails dominated by
the Panchchuli group of peaks.
(most popular and easy trail).
Under the SE exterior rim of the Nanda Devi
sanctuary, one of the most popular ad easily accessible treks in Kumaon
Himalaya. The trail passes through thick forest along the Pindar River Valley
and comes close to the peaks of Nanda Khat, Nanda Kot and Nanda Bhanar.
Sunderdhunga Valley (side valley of the Pindar; easy trek).
A side valley of the Pindar. Its wild scenic
beauty surpasses that of the Pindar, coiling throgh an enchanting theatre of
mounains dominated by the gignatic Maiktoli wall to the NW and by the Tharkot
ridge further W. At the back f the valley is the eponymous pass (5520m), for
climbers only, leading N into the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.
Glacier in Garhwal / Kumaon Region).
The logest (27km) glacier in Garhwal/Kumaon and
Uttar Pradesh Himalaya, fed by a number of ice tributaries from a backdrop
dominated by Rishi Pahar (6992m), Hardeol (7161m), Trishul (7074m) and Nanda
Gond (6315m). Normally approached from the Munsiari roadhead 2133m.
Ram Ganga-Namik Glacier (Recently opened area - tough walk)
Ram Ganga-Namik Glacier (Recently opened area with
rough and tough walks) - Situated at the head of Ram Ganga Valley, between Gauri
Ganga and Pindar valleys. This has been a restricted area, hence it has
remained comparatively unknown to the trekking community. The approach to this
glacier is a delightful excursion. Leti is the road head which can be reached
from Bageshwar via Bharari and Samadhura. Leti (2050m) is a big village where
porters can be hired.
camp (passes through bordering Nepal and Tibet).
Panchchuli base camp (passes through a region of
outstanding beauty bordering Nepal and Tibet). - Goes up to Darma Valley near
the borders of Nepal and Tibet, an area of outstanding beauty and importance
for anthropologists. The people are migratory by nature, and though living in a
remote Himalayan Valley, are quite literate and far from being primitive. The
coache from Delhi to Pithoragarh Journeys 503km via Tanakpur. Via Almora is
more picturesque, through Bageshwar, Chaukori and Berinag; the same distance.
To proceed beyond Pithoragarh get an inner line
permit from the District Magistrate there. Now take a bus for Dharchula (4h 30
journey), and, after changing, to Sobala is a roadhead and take off-point for
this trek, though you can travel a few km further by jeep. Sobala to Panchchuli
base camp is a pleasant walk of 28km. As the local people keep going up and
down the valley, eating shops and accommodation are available at most of the
Pass (strenuous) - 5580
Ralam Dhura Pass (strenuous) - 5580 - A passage in
the Panchchuli Range between Chaudhara (6510m) and Sui Tilla (6373m), from the
Lassar Yankti Valley to Gauri Ganga Valley. From Pokhang (see above) in the
Lassar Yankti, the route crosses two passes and negotiates three glaciers to
reach Ralam village on the Ralam Gad, a tributary of the Gauri Ganga. At
pokhang (3430m) ascend alogside the Ralam Yangti stream steeply though thorny
shrubs and scree, past Ramta Dangsu to Gunda Dangsu (4200m), 4.5km from Pokhang
and on the left side of Nipchikang Glacier.
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