A Guide to Trekking in India:
Trekking in India is one of the most famous adventure sports, attracting trekking enthusiasts from all parts of world. In almost every part of India numerous trekking options are available. Trekking in India is the best way to explore the rugged beauty of the mountains. Indian mountains offer spectacular and enthralling trekking routes. Trekking in India takes one amidst the lofty peaks romancing the shimmering waterfalls. In addition trekking in India brings the trekkers directly in touch with the people living in mountain areas. In fact trekking amidst the high peaks of Indian mountains is a lifetime experience, where reality becomes a dream. Trekking in India consists of several trekking routes some of the most popular include Darjeeling and Sikkim trekking, Garhwal and Kumaon trekking and Rishikesh trekking.
Darjeeling & Sikkim Trekking
Darjeeling in West Bengal and Sikkim offer most interesting trekking routes. Trekking in Darjeeling and Sikkim provides glimpses of Mt. Everest and spectacular views of the sunrise over Kanchenjunga.
Darjeeling & Sikkim Trekking Tour
Darjeeling is the dreamland of the east and boasts of extraordinary natural splendor. At an altitude of 8,586 meters, the Darjeeling hills are the highest mountains in India. This beautiful hill station is largely under forest cover and surrounded by tea plantations. Buddhist monasteries dot the land.
Tourism in Darjeeling and Sikkim provides chance for adventurous trekking tours in Darjeeling. The dense alpine trees, beautiful orchids, panoramic lakes etc. provide the perfect setting for long hikes. A trek to the Tiger Hill is highly recommended. The panoramic glimpse of Mt. Everest and breathtaking view of the sunrise over Kanchenjunga are exhilarating.
Keeping Darjeeling tourism as the base, nature lovers can visit the Mountain Kingdom of Sikkim. Sikkim is an all-year Indian tourism destination, offering low altitude trekking opportunities in winter and higher-level excursions during the spring, summer and autumn months.
May to October
Tiger Hill, Senchal Lake, Mirik Lake, Lebong Racecourse, Teesta River, Rangit River, Singalia Ridge, Rumtek Monastery and Orchid Sanctuary
Garhwal & Kumaon Trekking
Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayan ranges comprise of some of the highest mountain ranges in the world. The trekking routes known for its snow-capped peaks, breathtaking valleys, crystal clear glaciers and cascading waterfalls draw a large number of trekkers every year.
Garhwal & Kumaon Trekking
Garhwal is a prominent destination in Indian tourism and is a host of many trekking tours in India. The history of this region dates back to time immemorial. It is the land of popular myths and is considered sacred by the Hindus.
The Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas comprise of some of the highest mountain ranges in the world. Trekking in Garhwal can be very rewarding. Snow-capped peaks, breathtaking valleys, crystal clear glaciers, lush meadows, meandering rivers, dense forests, azure lakes, terrace farming locales and cascading waterfalls are all a part of the settings for a truly exhilarating trekking experience. The hill walks in the Almora, Ranikhet and Kausani area will take you to a serene, mystic and resplendent world.
April-June and September-November
Almora, Ranikhet, Kausani, Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Ramganga Valley, Namik Glacier, Milam Glacier, Traills Pass, Curzon Trail, Sat Tal, Naukuchiya Tal
Day 01 : Drive to Guptakashi 185 km (via) Deoprayag, Srinagar and Rudraprayag. Night halt at Tourist Bungalow, Guptakashi(1,319metres).
Day 02 : Drive to Ukhimath 14 km. Trek top Deoriatal 8km. Night halt Alpine style.
Day 03 : Trek to Dogal-bitta through thick forest all the way ascending from 1500 to 2000 metres, 16km trek. Night halt in the compounds of DogalbittaInspection House Alpine style.
Day 04 : Trek to Chopta, 9 km on snowy slopes in winter months where base camp will be established. This is a great adventure.
Day 05 : Attempt Chandrashilla peak 4,679 metres via Tungnath 7 km and return to base camp or acclimatize for the next day’s attempt
Rishikesh is the starting point for some of the great adventure tours, the place is known for its ashrams, centers of philosophical study, yoga and meditation.
Rishikesh Trekking Tour
Rishikesh is a famous tourist destination for Indian tourism. It is the starting point of some of the great adventure trekking tours of India and has several ashrams, the renowned centers of philosophical study, yoga and meditation.
Rishikesh is enveloped by hills and offers the breathtaking environs for trekking and hiking in India. It provides opportunity for adventurous trekking tours in India.The untamed Ganges leaves the himalayas and flows onto the plains at Rishikesh. Matching the enthusiasm of the river rapids, the trekkers hike along the Ganges. The sights of dense forests, verdant mountain slopes, meandering river and exotic flora and fauna keep the trekkers mesmerized.
February to October
Lakshman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Swarga Ashram, Pipalkoti, Kalpeshwar, Bansi Narain, Manpai Dumuk, Toli, Rudranath, Panar Gufa and Gopeshwar
Skiing in Auli
Duration : 07 Days / 06 Nights
Attractions : Badrinath Ji – Tapovan – Joshimath – Auli / Gorson Bugyal – Gorson Reserve Forest – Mana Peak / Mana Village nd Vasundhra – Hemkund Sahib – Valley of Flowers
Capital of India is located 4.3 kms. off the national highway No 58. It is connected to Joshimath by Asias longest cable car (1906.3 mts). Motorable road from Joshimath is at a distance of 500 mts from NH58. Long chair lift linking the lower slopes with upper slopes have also been installed for the benefit of tourists.
Clifftop Club at Auli is located at an attitude of about 10,000 feet in India’s most scenic location on the snow clad Himalayas. While sitting in the resort one can have a clear view of the snow covered Nandadevi range (highest in India na dthird highest in the world). Other Ranges include Dronagiri, Kamet, Trishul, Neelkanth, Mana and Mukut. They belong to the snow line ranges and are covered with the snow 24 hrs and all round the year.
In winters it is a paradise for Skiing and sledging and people who wish to venture out in snowy and enjoy snow sports when there is a guranteed snow. In Summers hikers/Trekkers will find numerous marked walks and there are also mountain bike trails.
At the backdrop of the resort lies the famous high altitude Gorson Reserve Forest (part of Nanda Devi national Park) richly havituated by rare Himalayan Wildlife including Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Cat, Wild Rabbit, Jackal, Fox, Hyena and Bear. There are various scenic locations around. The climate in summers is extremely pleasant and air from the deodar and oak trees contribute to natural health spa strongly recommended by Physicians/Naturopaths/Therapists.
Facilities/Indoor and Outdoor Activities
Resort has a choice of Studios and one-bedrooms apartments. All units have one sofa cum bed, bathroom, and partial kithcenette with refrigerator, microwave, hob with four burners. All units have television with satellite connections, telephones, kerosene and oil heat radiators. There is a change of lined mid weak. Army medical facility available at 1.5 km from the resort and doctor can be made available on call.
* Hiking/Trekking/Nature Walks
* Organized Mountaineering/Rock Climbing/River Rafting (seasonal)
* Organized Pilgrim tours.
* Arranged Yoga/Meditation classes
* Jungle Camping
* Ski School (Trainer/Equipment/porter)
* Indoor games room/playground areas
* Horse back riding
* Live Entertainment/Bonfire/Gala Evenings/couple competitions
* Al-Fresco Restaurant
* Open air/Bar-b-que Restaurant
* Skedoo Coffee Shop/Snack bar
* Conference Hall
Places of Interest/Sightseeing Arount Resort Auli
* Badrinath Ji (Most important sacred Dham of Hindu religion)
* Tapovan (Goddess Parvati’s temple and hot natural sulphur water springs)
* Joshimath (Lord Vishnu site for 6 months, Shankracharya’s chair and Narshima Mandir)
* Auli/Gorson Bugyal (Sunset point, pastures and meadows)
* Gorson Reserve Forest (Nanda Devi Wildlife sanctuary)
* Mana Peak/Mana Village nd Vasundhra falls (Indo-china border)
* Hemkund Sahib (Important sacred lake of Sikh religion)
* Valley of Flowers (Beautiful region of important medicinal herbs/plants/flowers)
Day 01 : Board train to Haridwar from Delhi Railway Sation. On arrival check in at Hotel Aarti. After lunch enjoy jungle safari at Rajaji National Park.
Day 02 : Day free to visit the National park for Elephant safari inside the park. Night stay at Rajaji National Park.
Day 03 : Drive to Auli. On arrival check in at hotel/Rest House. Welcome drink with light snacks will be served on arrival. Arrangements for recreational games, dinner including both veg / non veg.
Day 04 : Wake up call will be accompanied with tea and biscuits. Rest of the day is dedicated to enjoy skiing.
Day 05 : Whole day is dedicated to experience the adventure of snow-skiing.
Day 06 : Drive to Kaudiala, which is reputed as rafter’s paradise. On arrival, welcome drink will be served with light snacks. Arrangements will be made for beach volley ball, dinner with veg / non veg dishes. Night halt in executive huts / tents on the bank of Ganges.
Day 07 : Morning tea will be served with biscuits. After breakfast, leave for Shivpuri to enjoy exciting water rafting. Later drive to Haridwar. Leave for Delhi by Shatabdi Express at 6 pm.