Trekking is undoubtedly of value to physical fitness but its aim is not to produce athletes. It is an activity which should develop real love for the mountain regions and appreciation of their grandeur. Trekking leads to a closer interest in plants, trees, birds and animals, indeed in all form of nature study. It inculcates the virtue of sacrifice, the value of physical exertion, sometimes to the limit of endurance, and above all, the spirit of comradeship. A sense of adventure adds excitement towards the fulfillment of the goal.
Trekking has always been one of the most sought after activities in Uttarakhand. Over the time, this sport has reached its zenith in the state, and owing to this, Uttarakhand has become one of the very favorites for nature enthusiasts and lovers. It is not just the adrenaline pumping activity that lures such a huge tourist population, but the joy of exploring the beautiful valleys and terrains on foot, like a nomad, therefore, bringing a lot of steps closer to nature. With this motto, Trekking in Uttarakhand offers its tourists with a number of trek routes that go through lakes, mountain parks, wildlife sanctuaries, milky-white glaciers and lush green forests.
Trekking in Uttarakhand takes you through different canyons of complete wilderness and is a fun-filled and an exciting experience. It gives travellers an opportunity to experience different cultures and enjoy breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas and alpine meadows.
Equipments required for Trekking:
- Small rucksack / knapsack
- Sleeping bag
- Lockable duffel bag
- Karrimat / Therm-a-Rest
- Water bottle (at least 2 litres)
- First-aid kit
- Headlamp/torch with spare cells
- Parachute cord
- Rope (for high-altitude treks)
- Plastic bags and Ziplocs for packing gear