Kumaon Trekking : 7 adventurous vacation trek
One can never really get enough of the beauty that Kumaon has been endowed it. With lush green land, glaciers, majestic mountains and sparkling water bodies, Kumaon surely takes away the cake when it comes to trekking destinations. Check out the main trekking trails in Kumaon Himalayas and choose any of them for a brilliant summer vacation.
Milam Glacier Trek
Height: 3660 meters
Best Season: May, June, September and October
Milam Glacier is the largest glacier of the Kumaun and Milam Village near the glacier is one of the highest villages in entire Himalayan range. Munsyari is the base for the trek route to Milam glacier. This is amongst the best of treks in this region,the trail takes you to some of the remotest areas with breathtaking panorama.
Kafni Glacier Trek
Height: 4000 meters
Best Season: May to June and mid-September to October
Kafni Glacier Trek becomes all the more alluring during summers when rhododendrons are in their full bloom. Bageshwar is the starting point of this trek. Once you reach at the top campsites like Dwali, Zero Point and Dhakuri, the splendid peaks of Nandakot, Maktoli and Nandabhnar greet you from afar.
Nanda Devi East Base Trek
Height: 4000 meters
Best Season: Mid May – Mid October
Nanda Devi is the second highest peak in India and highest in Uttarakhand. Nanda Devi East Base Trek becomes all the more exciting because there is always a thrill to encounter black bear, leopard, Himalayan Thar, Bharal and snow leopard. Himalayan birds and great views of course are always there to accompany you throughout the trekking trail.
Panchachuli Glacier Trek
Height: 4260 meters
Best Season: April-November, except monsoons
Panchachuli Glacier Trek includes the mesmerizing Darma Valley from where you can enjoy the beautiful views of Panchachuli Peaks. The trail to Panchachuli glacier brings you to gushing river streams, snow capped mountains and alpine meadows. Pass through lovely tribal villages and deodar-oak forests in this trekking trail.
Height: 4320 meters
Best Season: April-June, September-October
Several steep ascends and descents, winding trails, remote villages and a few unknown tracks are the highlights of the pristine Sunder Dunga Trek. It is ideal for intermediate and expert trekkers. It includes the trek till Pindari and heads to Kathalia and Jatoli.
Adi Kailash & Om Parvat
Height: 4770 meters
Best Season: Summer and autumn
Adi Kailash and Om Parvat give you a glimpse of the power of God at its best. Here, snow is deposited in the form of “Om” and that attracts pilgrims and trekkers alike. The trek is quite strenuous but the spiritual pure aura, beautiful views of Parvati lakes and mountain peaks like Annapurna make the entire experience very fulfilling.
Pithoragarh Sinla Pass Trek
Height: 5495 meters
Best Season: Mid May- October
The Pithoragarh Sin La Trek is a challenging trek in the Kumaon Himalaya region, and starts from Pangu near Pithoragarh. This trek navigates across lush green fields, remote villages and virgin forests and later to the Sin La, an ancient trade route to Tibet that is blanketed with snow all year round.
These are some of the best treks of Kumaon Himalayas and if you are looking for an adventurous vacation this summer, you can choose any of these and get ready for some action.