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10 Off-beat Treks in Garhwal region that every Wanderer must Undertake

by Pragati Chauhan
Dec 13, 2016

Life is either a great adventure or nothing and if you haven’t made the most out of it, then you need to get off your comfy bed and pack your bags to explore some of these less explored treks in the Garhwal Himalayan region. To make your journey rewarding let’s dig into some of these offbeat treks and discover some outlandish trekking routes unwinding the dusty pathways, exotic nature, and the indigenous culture of Garhwal.

1. Budha Kedar Malla Trek

Unravelling the mystical beauty of the venerated Garhwal Himalayas, the Budha Kedar Malla trek is a slice of the ancient Gangotri to Kedarnath trail. This less trodden trek offers a completely riveting view of the entire mountain range of Yamunotri-Gangotri-Kedarnath-Badrinath.

10 Off-beat Treks in Garhwal that every Wanderer must Undertake

A village on the way to Panwalikantha. Photo: Rummy Dabola/facebook

The trek to Panwali Kantha features verdant meadows, offering a gorgeous panorama of the snow-shrouded peaks. Further, a downhill trek leads to Maghuchatti and thereafter to Gaurikund via Triyugi Narayan. From Gaurikund, the trek goes through a rough landscape to Kedarnath at 3,581 metres and from Kedarnath, you need to go downhill to Siyal Saur, after which your journey will end at Rishikesh.

Pragati Chauhan

Pragati Chauhan

A writer by profession, thinker by choice and a nature lover since birth. I have always loved expressing myself through words, I believe words have a certain kind of melody which can be understood by anybody.

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Pragati Chauhan Says

Go for the Budha Kedar Malla Trek!

gauri Says

Which one of these would you recommend for first timers ?