Garhwal is a district that was formerly under the occupancy of the British and was located in the Kumaon District of the United Provinces. The Garhwal region is now divided into small district namely Chamoli, Pauri Garhwal, Tehri and Rudraprayag. These areas are very popular among tourists for sightseeing, trekking, hiking, biking and numerous other recreational activities.
Mountain Trekking And Climbing : What exactly is mountain trekking? Mountain trekking basically involves taking an excursion on foot through mountains, roads, plains, etc. Trekking involves walking through narrow and wide trails that passes through rivers, towns and mountains. While trekking in the Garhwal mountains, you can enjoy the surrounding scenery, the lush green trees and sometimes spot a stray Deer or some other wild animal. The Garhwal trek offers mountain climbing along with rock climbing, boulder-hopping and glacier traversing. The trek passes through thick foliage of Coniferous Pine trees at Chir-Basa and Birch trees at Bhojasa. Start your trek from Gaumukh and traverse along the Gangotri and Chatturangini glaciers to reach Nandanvan. You can then set-up a camp at the junction of Chatturangini and Bhagirathi Gangotri glaciers. From Nandanvan, you can savor the view of splendid peaks like Shivalinga, Bhagirathi, Sudarshana and Thelu and also the Kedar Dome. Once you have marveled at the beautiful mountain peaks and relished the surrounding panorama, you can move on and cross the Gangotri Glacier and the rocky terrain before reaching the lush green meadows situated at Tapovan. The trekking experience through the Garhwal Mountains is an enriching experience and gives you memories lasting for a long time.