We wish to explore the world in the best way and everyone craves for beauty. Nature’s beauty is undoubtedly the finest and the raw magnificence of nature is totally incomparable with any human creation. The grandeur of the mountains, or the vast fields, the gushing rivers or the cascading waterfalls, the best of nature is any day much better than a luxury 5-star hotel or a club.
I have realized in the eventful years of my life that trekking can soothe my soul from within and reward me with unmatched nature’s vista. Though I have covered a number of famous trekking destinations, my journey in Uttarakhand was brilliant. The route was to Kalindikhal Pass and through some really incredible destinations.
Uttarakhand is famous for being the abode of God, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Uttarkahshi, Badrinath, and even Gangotri, Uttarakhand has it all and to up the excitement, it is also lined with some really fascinating trekking routes and my journey to Kalindikhal Pass made me realize that this place is truly mesmerizing.
When I planned my journey, little did I know that it will surprise me with diverse experiences each day?. I had the chance to explore the very famous pilgrimage spots of the country, camp at the sumptuous base of the Shivling Peak, witness the famed Gangotri Glacier, and sink in the serenity of the Alaknanda Valley and Vasuki Tal.
I began my journey from my hometown, Delhi and travelled to one of the popular destination called Rishikesh. The next 3 days of my journey was dedicated to exploring the famous town of Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, and Gangotri. All of these 3 town offers unparalleled experience. While I tried adventure sporting in Rishikesh, in Ttarkashi I spent most of the time indulging in the years old rituals practiced in the Ashrams. Gangotri was a place of it’s own caliber. It has ashrams and temples and the setting of the town was truly enchanting. The pine and cedar trees covered the background entirely while the Gangotri River was flowing in its full form.
The journey ahead comprised more thrill and adventure and Bhojwasa was my destination on the 4th day of the journey. The walk did not take more than 5 hours and along the way, I was overwhelmed to gaze at the bewildered sight of the Himalayas and also the intensity of the Bhagirathi River. The campsite was equally beautiful.
The next day I was walking to Nandanvan and once I reached there enjoying the incredible sights, I was completely dumbfounded by the beauty of the place. The captivating views of the Sudarshan Peak, Mt. Shivling, and Bhagirathi Group of Peaks filled the canvas entirely. It was a delightful sight.
The following day’s walk took me to one of the most compelling campsites of the entire journey. Vasu Ki Tal is extremely rich in natural beauty and the walk is equally enticing. The lake creates a serene setting and the Mt. Satopnath and Vasuki Parbat complements brilliantly to the beauty of the place. Over the next day, I walked to Khara Patthar and my relentless soul and body were finally feeling the punch.
I realized in the morning that today is supposed to be the most brilliant journey as I would be walking to the Kalindikhal Base. A long 10 km walk was awaiting and it was quite tiresome. As I reached the place I was bewildered by the enthralling and artistic setting of the region.
Yes! the day was here and I was all geared up to bask in the glory of the Kalindikhal Pass. A 12 km hike took me to an elevation of 5, 947 m, and the picturesque panorama of the region was astounding. Though the walk took a huge toll on my body, but as I walked to the top of the pass I witnessed a really beguiling sight of the surrounding Himalayas. It was truly gorgeous. My campsite was a long way decent to Raja Parav and that meant that my primary destination is covered.
Over the next 4 days I travelled to Ghastoli, Bardrinath, Arwatal, and Joshimath and finally concluded my journey yet again in Rishikesh. These towns were extremely beautiful and I vividly remember each day in these towns. I spent an extra day to explore Haridwar and I was truly mesmerized. Take some time out of your busy schedule to experience this astonishing ride.