known as the 'miniature Kashmir', Pithoragarh
is the easternmost hill district of Uttar Pradesh,
bordering Nepal in the east and Tibet in the north.
Nature’s splendor spread wide across, the
hill is home to many fine temples that constitute
important pilgrimage points to stout devotees
of the presiding deities. The calm and verdant
hills of Pithoragarh offer as the base for many
exciting trekking expeditions, including the Pithorgarh-Parwati
Lake -Chota Kailash-Sinla Pass Trek, Munsyari-Martoli-Milam-Ralam
Nanda Devi trek is a classic trek
that retraces the pioneering steps
of Shipton and Tilman who shot to
fame in 1930s for their exploration
of Nanda Devi peak. The beautiful
peak of Nanda Devi is the highest
mountain situated completely within
Indian Territory and surrounded by
a ridge wall of nearly 6000m.
Also famous as a trekker’s paradise,
the Pindari Glacier is a must have
trekking experience for any trekking
enthusiasts. Someone seeking an easier
and achievable trek in Himalayan glaciers,
the Pindari Glacier trek offers an
opportunity to experience trekking
in Himalayas with lesser challenges
than most of the other glaciers.
On the right side of the Pindar valley,
Sunderdhunga embodies the literal
meaning of its name – valley
of beautiful stones. Located about
24 km from the village Khati, Sunderdhunga
requires trekkers to go to village
Jatoli that is a
bare 7 km away.
This is a trans-Himalayan trek in the heart of Kumaon Himalayas. Nanda Devi of course, needs no introduction. The second highest peak in the Indian Himalayas and touted by many as one of the most beautiful peaks in the world. The trek is through the Jauher valley the center of ancient Indo Tibetan trade route. Once upon a time this was one of the most important commercial center with a throbbing civilization influenced by the Tibetan culture in so many ways.