Trekking in Kumaon Garhwal Garhwal and Kumaon, situated at an elevation is surrounded by glittering peaks and dense forests. The lush forest cover is abundant in wildlife, and is a veritable paradise for bird-watchers and nature lovers. For example, the trek starts at Netwar, passes through Osla, and ends at Har-ki-Doon. The trek from Netwar to Osla, is through dense forests of chestnuts, walnuts, willows and chinars. The trek from Osla to Har-ki-Doon, is through terraced mountain fields, sylvan meadowsand conifer forests.
Pithoragarh, the easternmost hill district of Uttar Pradesh, bordering Nepal in the east and Tibet in the norith, is often called 'miniature Kasmir'. Its environs are known for the abundant natural beauty and many fine temple that are important pilgrimage points and it is the base for many exciting treks eg. Pithorgarh-Parwati Lake -Chota Kailash-Sinla Pass Trek.
Along the Gori valley in the district of Pithoragarh are may interesting trekking routes eg Munsyari-Martoli-Milam-Ralam glacier. During treks in the kali, Kuti and Dhauli eastern valley regions, one not only walks along a large portion of the Kailash-Mansarover route, but also gets an exposure to The socio-cultural life of the people libving in the Chaudans,Byans and Darma valleys.
Panch Kedars are the five different forms of the Hindu God Shivas, and are known as Kedarnath (3584m); Madmaheshwar (3289 m); Tungnath (3810 m); Rudranath (2134 m). The mountainscape from each temple is fascinating, the valley full of rich fauna & fiora and the people hospitale.
Kedarnath - Vasuki Tal Trek, the terk starts from Gaurikumd,Where one can have a refreshing bath in the hot water sulphur springs. The trek from Gaurikund to Rambara winds along the river Mandakini forest and across beautiful waterfalls. The trek from Kedarnath to Vasuki Tal is a continous Ascent along a goat track and it offers a panoramic view Of Chaukhamba peaks. The final trek to Vasuki Tal is Downhill for 1 km. At the bottom of this, one can see Rectangular slabs of rocks.