In Uttarakhand, there are the gorgeous Rhododendron orchards; the cold times of dusk and dawn, the echoes of temple bells, the refreshing breath of air, and the smell of Maggi cooking somewhere are beckoning to a wonderful trekking year in 2022 once more. The North India destination for summer adventure holidays in 2022 provides the chance to have the most memorable hiking experience in Uttarakhand through easy, moderate, difficult, and beautiful trails that are stunning and unforgettable. The season for summer in Uttarakhand runs from March to mid-June. You could even arrange your trek to famous religious destinations, such as Kedarnath or Gangotri or treks that are well-known, such as Chopta Chandrashila or to some less well-known treks, such as Panwali Kantha. This is why the forthcoming year of trekking is the chance to get the most out of the exciting state.
1. Chopta Tungnath Trek
Chopta Tungnath Trek is among the major highlights of the circuit, where the trek’s route is superior to the 1,000+ years older Shiva Temple. A steep ascent and sharp climb lead to Tungnath temple, which is situated at 12000 feet. The distance from Chopta is about 3-4 kms. Tungnath temple can be difficult to access during the winter months due to the massive snowfalls in the region. The temple of Tungnath is approximately 3600 meters. Tungnath shiva temple In the past, Chopta Tungnath Trek became one of the most famous treks in Uttarakhand or the most frequented trek in northern India. The trek in Chopra is popular among young trekkers. Chopta Tungnath trek is very short and easy to walk. The distance is 3.5-4km and can be completed within 3-4 hours. The elevation is 3680m above sea level. On the way, you can enjoy breathtaking views of stunning temples like Chaukamba, Kedarnath, Nilkanth, Nanda Devi, and Panchachuli.
- Nag Tibba Trek
The Nag Tibba Trek is a beginner-friendly trek in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India, ideal for solo travelers and first-time trekkers seeking an introduction to the Himalayas. This short and scenic trek covers a distance of 20 km over two to three days, taking trekkers through dense forests, rolling hills, and offering stunning views of surrounding peaks like Bandarpoonch, Srikanta, and Kala Nag. Along the way, trekkers can also immerse themselves in the region’s rich cultural heritage, including ancient Hindu temples, traditional Garhwali architecture, agriculture, and customs. The best time to embark on the Nag Tibba Trek is from September to June, and it is important to be physically fit, acclimatize to the altitude, and hire a guide or professional trekking company for safety and comfort.
3. Har Ki Dun Trek
It is said that the Har Ki Dun trek is a “Stairway to Heaven. It is true, in the sense that this was the stunning nature trail the Pandavas took to get to Swargarohini Peak. The trail is offbeat, less traveled and gorgeous. Har Ki Dun is the most beautiful summer trek in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, which can be completed between March and June. Accessible through Govind Pashu Vihar in Garhwal, Har Ki Dun is an isolated valley that can be reached by crossing old villages dating back 3000 years ago. Alpine meadows, moraine ridges, glacier basins, and pine forests. The trek offers stunning views of Himalayan mountains such as Bandarpunch (6316), Black peak (6387) and Ruinsara Peaks.
4. Nanda Devi Base Camp Trek
Nanda Devi East Base Camp is a challenging trek. It is only for veteran trekkers who are prepared to endure 14 exhausting days to experience incredible views of a lesser-traveled and fantastic region of Uttarakhand. In this trek, the Gori Ganga River will be a constant companion. The beginning of the trek is relatively straightforward. However, the difficulties get more difficult as you climb higher in altitude. During the trek, hikers can see incredibly isolated towns, beautiful meadows, and beautiful waterfalls within a couple of kilometers.
5. Mt Shivling Trek
Mount Shivling Trek is identical to the Gaumukh-Tapovan trek. You can be sure to be amazed by the surreal beauty of nature throughout the trek. This trek in Uttarakhand offers the chance to see some of the stunning mountains in the Indian Himalayas. It is also from the bottom to the top.Starting from Gangotri’s holy pilgrimage site, the trek route to Mt Shivling follows the Bhagirathi River. It occasionally traverses across pine woodlands. You can also walk through the beautiful meadow of Tapovan, which is long and vast, making it the ideal spot to camp for the hike.