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Adventure in Uttaranchal - Where the Thrill Soar High

by afiatajdar 6 year, 38 days ago

While on adventure tours to Uttaranchal, ensure to be part of some of the most challenging and heart rendering sports that one cannot indulge in anywhere else in the country.

Uttaranchal is one of the most visited destination for adventures as well. Adventurer seekers from all over the world drop here to try their hands at various water sports, trekking delights and winter sports.

Trekking - Challenging the Daredevils

Uttaranchal is filled with narrow paths, unexplored ridges and various scenic attractions that can be explored only by indulging in trekking. There are multitudinous trekking routes in Uttaranchal where adventurers can enjoy trekking. Bageshwar - Sunderdhunga - Pindari - Kafni Glacier trek in Kumaon, Panch Kedar trek, Kedarnath - Vasuki Tal trek - Dodi Tal, Gangotri Kedarnath trek,
Gangotri-Gaumukh-Nandavan-Tapovan trek are a few trekking option one can avail through the year. Winter trekking can be done exclusively in Auli and Chopta. Camping too can be basked during the trekking tours of uttaranchal.

Skiing at Auli - Raiding the Snow Mountains

In Uttaranchal, Auli is the most sought after destination for enjoying skiing. Auli Ski Resort is ideal place to enjoy skiing from the months of November to March, when the mountains are blanketed with soft and powdery snow. Tourists need to undertake a cable car ride to reach the peaks and then ski from the slopes. For the beginners Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam offers a week and fortnight long skiing course. Besides skiing, at Auli tourists can also enjoy snow boarding and sledging as well. The views of the Himalayas from here is simply breath taking. The International Skiing festival held here annually in the months of January and February should not be missed when planning a holiday in North India.

Rafting - Go Against the Tide

Uttaranchal is home to some of the most challenging rafting routes in the country. River Ganges in Rishikesh tours is the main river where this sport can be enjoyed. For the beginners, the routes to be undertaken are Kaudiyala to Shivpuri and Kumaon river stretch. For the seasoned, the route at Devprayag is the most daring. For those who want to have a knack of the sport before enjoying it, then there are may courses conducted by the Himalayan River Runners (011-26852602).

Mountain Sports - Climb the Headlands

For all those adventurers who love mountain sports, Uttaranchal is a wonderful place to sojourn. The two main areas in Uttaranchal where this sport is conducted are Garhwal and Kumaon regions. While rock climbing can be done around Gangotri, for mountaineering Panch Kedar, Kedarnath to Vasuki and Pithoragarh are the ideal places. Mountain sports can be enjoyed at any time of the year except the monsoon months as during this time rainfall can cause the mountain to become slippery and unpredictable land slides. One can can all these destination by taking up tours to Dehradun, which is the capital of Uttaranchal.
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