Trek to Anusuya Devi Temple and Atri Muni Falls starts from Mandal Village, which is around 13 KMs from Gopeshwar, on the road going towards Chopta-Tungnath. Gopeshwar is 211 KMs from Rishikesh via Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag, and Chamoli.Read more
The usual Valley of Flowers route is Haridwar-Rishikesh-Rudraprayag-Chamoli-Joshimath-Govindghat and then trek to Ghangaria where you stay the night. The next day trek to VoF & come back. Hemkund Sahib is another route from Ghangaria and will take another day. Budget travellers can do it for INR 3000-4000 from Delhi.Read more
In September the Valley of Flowers National Park starts drying up. But clear skies can offer good views of the Nanda Devi and other peaks.Read more
I realized that one can trek to the temple of Bhavishya Badri (Future Badri) from Tapovan near Joshimath. Not much info was available about the trek but I decided to go ahead.Read more
It was foggy and cold but the exhaustion went away the moment we caught a glimpse of the emerald green lake by the side of the Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib. On all other side’s, it is closely guarded by steep mountains.Read more
It’s been a year and a half since I visited the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand but I still can’t get over it.
Valley of Flowers (Uttarakhand) blossoms every summer for a few weeks only. But it is a Himalayan trek that you should do at least once in your lifetime. Here I am describing my journey for the benefit of future backpackers.Read more