Add colors to the grey-white mountains by Valley of Flowers

Valley of Flowers as the name suggests is a dreamy walk into the flowery world of the Himalayas. It is the only trek that is renowned not for snow or rocky mountains but for colorful, vibrant, lively flowers. One of the easy treks that offer panoramic views of widespread blossom. Although the trek is open only after summer season when the rainy season incepts it is a favorite trek. July to September is considered the best time when the flowers are fully flourished. Yet, just as the specialty of every Himalayan trek, this trail too offers snow-capped mountains, freezing cold rivers, dense forests, and silent lake views. Joshimath directs the way to this majestic valley. A bus ride from Joshimath to Govind ghat is 22 km long and Alaknanda river flows throughout the path. The route is along Badrinath highway which has lots of twists and turns with wonderful sets of villages along the road. Govind Ghat is a pilgrim spot filled with religious people. Henceforth the trek begins, one can choose a porter or a mule ride to Ghangaria. Ghangaria is the base camp of both Hemkund Sahib and Valley of flowers trek. Hemkund Sahib is the highest gurdwara situated at 4,392 meters. The route to this mystic gurudwara has a steep ascent and it takes around 4-5 hours to reach there. Adjoining the gurudwara is also a Lakshman temple and mirror-like lake, Hemkund. The lake is perfectly placed between the seven snow-clad mountains such that it magnifies the beauty around it. Melting glaciers of Hathi Parvat and Saptrishi peaks feed this lake. It is believed that Guru Govind...

Go on an all arounder Brahmatal trek

Brahmatal Trek quite popular as a winter season trek is truly blessing in disguise for trekkers looking for adventure opportunities. This trek is open from October till March end as it is the best time to witness true essence of winter and summer Himalayas. The trails that offer vibrancy in summer offer subtle peace in winter. On the first day itself, the ride from Kathgodam to Lohagunj is the ride of exploration. You will be traveling beside rivers Kosi and Pindar. Followed by them the most renowned hill stations Bheemtal, Kausani, and Almora will slowly reveal themselves. Towards the end of the journey, you will get first sights of Nanda Ghunti peak. You will get a feeling that this is just the beginning, more is about to come. With the same excitement as you begin the trek, you will be under the shelter of calm Oak forests filled with red rhododendrons. It will be a divine sight when rivers Kali and Pindari confluence in the Kali valley. The entire trek is route will be in your mind even after you reach Bekaltal campsite near Khopdaliya. There is a vast meadow at 11,500 feet known as Telandi, which becomes a wonderland of a snowfield in winter. After a walk through this wonderland, you will be welcomed by the soothing Brahmatal lake. Just 500 meters away from it you will be camping with its vibrancy right in front of your eyes. The last camping site is Tilbudi which marks an end to the all-rounder Brahmatel trek. Before reaching this camp, you will start at Brahmatal lake. This path is long and tiring. But as they say, nothing...