Auli Snow Skiing | Skiing in Uttarakhand | TrekTheHimalayas

The Indian Himalayas provide an excellent skiing experience owing to their great height which makes for long descents. The vast open spaces, snow clad mountains and the height of skiing slopes in India are enough to pump up the adrenaline in any ski enthusiast. India’s ski resorts are largely confined to the western half of the Himalayas- in Uttarakhand – high enough to get a good cover of snow during the winter months, yet low enough to be easily accessible. For the avid skier, cross-country runs of 10-20 km are now available, with the added advantage of fresh powder snow, away from criss-crossing streams of skiers that overtake the slopes of the European Alps. Because of their height and spread, Garhwal, like other sectors of the Himalayas, offers the thrills of exploratory long distance skiing.   The skiing destination: Auli Auli, in the Garhwal Himalayas, is a favourite skiing destination for many not just because of its beautiful glittering slopes but for the nice, clean environment as well. Located around 250 kms away from Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, Auli is a must visit destination if skiing is your passion. The slopes are located at an altitude of almost 2500 to 3000 metres, offering exciting skiing opportunities to both beginners as well as professional skiers The potential of snow dressed slopes of Auli, once the training grounds for the Paramilitary forces was adjudged by the French and Austrian experts who compared it with the best skiing grounds of the world, and rated it as one of the best. The sheer height and spread of the snow clad mountains, with the added...

Nag Tibba Trek, Trekking In Uttarakhand – Trek The Himalayas

This small trek in the Shivalik range of lower Himalayas is the recent addition to the ‘Weekend Trek’ category. Think pine forests, mountain brooks and slate-roofed villages are the highlights of this trek. As you walk along the trails of the forest, scenic views of the Gangotri, Banderpoonch, Kalanaag or Black Peak and the Swargarohini massif offer an enchanting experience. This trek to the Nag Tibba summit is of 8 kms and the best time to walk it up is post monsoon i.e. from October to March. Nag Tibba, at 10000 feet, is situated on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas. The trek starts from the Pantwari village which is approximately 6 hours drive from Dehradun. The entire trek gets you closer to nature, with chirping of birds and fragrance of the thick deodar forests, while the terraced fields and slate roofed houses bring you back to civilization. The enchanting view of the green terraced fields is breath taking while a range of birds and animals can be spotted if you look a little closer. The camping on the first say is at Nag Tibba Temple. On the second day, you begin to walk to the highest point called Nag Tibba ‘Jhandi’. On the other side of this ridge lies the route to Devalsari village. After you savour the picturesque view of the Himalayan ranges, you take the same route back to the Pantwari village. After this quick weekend adventure trek, you can now return to Dehradun via road. The sun rise from this spot is an enrapturing sight of the great Himalayan range. You don’t really need porters...

Changbang Base Camp Trek – Bagini Glacier Trek | Trekking in Uttarakhand

The mountains of Uttarakhand are quite famous in India for undertaking trekking expeditions. People travel from all over the world to Uttarakhand to de-stress themselves and relish an impressive trekking jaunt in the mountains. Uttarakhand Trekking has many benefits. Moderate and pleasant wheather throughout the year; mountains covered with gorgeous meadows and stunning alpine forests most of the seasons; panoramic view of pristine snow clad peaks of the Himalayas; amazing roads; pretty villages and lot more. All these definite features make Uttarakhand an idle place to carry an adventure sport namely trekking. Nanda devi, Bandarpunch, Changbang, Hathi parvat, Nandakot, and Garhwal parvat are few such mountains that are frequently trekked by adventurers. If you are truly an adventure freak, like to explore new places and are a newbie, then the best possible trek for you is the Bagini Glacier Trek. And, if you have trekked many times in the past yet haven’t set your foot on Bagini Glacier, then without doubt you are missing out something exciting in your adventure sport life. Bagini Glacier is located in the mountains of Eastern Garhwal. It is an 8 day trek and covers a distance of 45 kms on whole. This is one of the easiest of all treks in Uttarakhand. The trails are clear and easy to walk on and also, the mount is not very steep. The Bagini Glacier trek starts from Jumma village, which is few kms from Joshimath. Joshimath is a small town in Uttarakhand, can be reached by road from Haridwar or Rishikesh. The day one would begin with a ride from Haridwar to Joshimath. Spend your...