Most Popular High Altitude Treks in Garhwal Himalayas

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The Garhwal Himalayas are called an abode of the God. Besides being the source of Indias holiest rivers, the Garhwal has beautiful variations in landscape like deep gorges, hanging valleys, sparkling streams, water cascades and lush green meadows.

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  • 1. Most Popular High Altitude Treks in Garhwal HimalayasThe Garhwal Himalayas are called an abode of the God. Besides being the source of Indias holiestrivers, the Garhwal has beautiful variations in landscape like deep gorges, hanging valleys, sparklingstreams, water cascades and lush green meadows.The Garhwal Himalayas are called an abode of the God. Besides being the source of Indias holiestrivers, the Garhwal has beautiful variations in landscape like deep gorges, hanging valleys, sparklingstreams, water cascades and lush green meadows. Garhwal trekking is very popular as there are manytreks of varying difficulty that are ideal for beginners and for veterans.Kalindikhal TrekDaddy of all the treks in Garhwal Himalaya, The Kalindikhal Trek is a challenging trekking expedition asthe route is an uneven one which involves trekking over glaciers and crevassed snowfields. This trekcovers the entire distance from the Bhagirathi Valley to the Alaknanda Valley. The route begins fromGangotri onto Nandanvan which is the base of the Bhagirathi peaks from where one gets a great view ofthe high peaks of Gangotri area. The next stop is the Vasuki Tal Lake, surrounded by white peaks, theShweta Glacier and then crossing the Kalindikhal Pass itself. After reaching the summit height of 5697meters, the trail descends to Arwa Tal and Mana village. The best time for this trek is mid June to midAugust.Audens Col trekAudens Col stands at a height of 5400 meters and joins the Jogin I and Gangotri III peaks on one side.On the other side, it binds two glaciers, one of which is the Khatling glacier. The trek begins in Gangotriand on the way to Nala Camp, one passes through pine and birch forests after which there is a one daytrek to the Rudra Gaira Base Camp which offers a fantastic view of the Himalayas. The next stop is theGangotri base camp and from here begins the ascent to the Audens Col base camp. The long trek to theKhatling glacier is tiring but well-worth the view. The descent begins after Masar Tal, Vasuki Tal andfinally Kedarnath.Khatling TrekThis trek is a scenic one and touches an altitude of 3900 meters. The trek which begins in Ghuttuincludes the Bhilangana Valley which has many hanging glaciers and white peaks. The trek covers bothforests and lush green meadows at the beginning although the route does become steep, uneven and full

2. of loose glacial debris later. One can also visit the Panwali Kantha which is high altitude grassland andthe best months for this trek are April, May, September and October.Nanda Devi TrekThis moderately trek features the Nanda Devi sanctuary which consists of a number of peaks that areconnected by massive rock walls. One needs to enter this place through a gorge that features a ring of 12famous mountain peaks in order to reach the Nanda Devi which stands at a height of 7816 meters. Thistrek begins in Lata Village, goes through the Dharansi Pass and ends in Surai Thotta. Trekking inGarhwal Himalayas doesnt get any more scenic than this!