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Uttaranchal is a stunningly beautiful state in the Himalayan North of India. It is broken up into a western part, named "Garhwal", and an eastern part named "Kumaon". Garhwal is more easily accessed.

View of Nanda Devi massif and Nanda Devi East from near Almora. Image copyleft 2005 Suhas Dutta
A view of the Ganges flowing through Rishikesh. Image © 2005 Prateek Rungta



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nainital, mussoorie and ranikhet though it's better to treat these slightly overcrowded, touristy 'hill stations' as base camps to explore lots of other hidden jewels further afield in UA




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Uttaranchal is one of the best regions in the world for trekking. At the lower levels, there are forests and wild life. At the upper reaches, you go past the tree line to snow clad mountains. There are many trip designs which can be conceived of, but there are perhaps around 20 trips which are the most popular.

  • Pindari glacier trip One trip report
  • Har ki doon
  • Trekking inside Nanda Devi Sanctuary
  • Sunder dhunga trek
  • Milam glacier trek
  • Kafni glacier trek
  • Gangotri to Badrinath - a lifetime dream for many an adventurer.

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