Foot On Himalaya is an e-travel agency based in Rishikesh. We offer all Adventures trips at competitive prices in Uttrakhand,Himanchal Pardesh(India) We are specialized in Trekking,Rafting,Wild Life (Himalayas, Uttrakhand, Kumoun) family packages in Uttrankhand, cultural programs,Chardham Yatra, adventure trips etc.
Uttarakhand is a region of outstanding natural beauty. Most of the northern parts of the state are part of Greater Himalaya ranges, covered by the high Himalayan peaks and glaciers, while the lower foothills were densely forested till denuded by the British log merchants and later, after independence, by forest contractors. Recent efforts in reforestation, however, have been successful in restoring the situation to some extent. The unique Himalayan ecosystem plays host to a large number of animals (including bharal, snow leopards, leopards and tigers), plants and rare herbs. Two of India's mightiest rivers, the Ganga and the Yamuna take birth in the glaciers of Uttarakhand, and are fed by myriad lakes, glacial melts and streams in the region.
Trekking in Himalayas:
Trek for amateurs and pros, choose your trek according to your level of experience.. and we ‘ll get you there to help you select a trek we have given each trek a grade.
India Himalayas Trekking ‘’Easy Trek’’: Walking on good trails with gentle slopes-this is suitable for most people in good helth.The altitudes will generally not exceed 3500mt. with days designed to allow you time for wildlife watching, sight-seeing and appreciating the beauty of the valleys and mountains.
Trekking and climbing the Himalayas “Moderate Trek”: Most of our treks fall in to this category and it is typical of trekking in the Himalayas . A reasonable level of fitness is required with the confidence to cope with some longer,more difficult days. Some of moderate treks can reach an altitude of 5000 mts.
Foot On Himalayas Treks
Chandrashila Summit Trek:
Chandrashila Trek is one of the popular trek that can be undertaken round the year, in garhwal Himalayas except during heavy snowing months of December and January. Chandrashila summit is a rock face above the temple of Tungnath, the highest of all the temples in the Himalayas. It is a short but rigorous hike beyond the temple. The Chandrashila summit affords the most beautiful view of the Nandadevi, Trishul, Kedar Peak and Chaukhamba peaks.
Dodi Tal Trek:
Dodi Tal lake in Garhwal Himalayas - mysterious, alluring, and simply beautiful ! It is at an elevation of 3024 meters above mean sea level, north of Uttarakashi. Crystal clear waters are surrounded by dense Oak Woods, Pine, Deodar and Rhododendrons. The lake is full of fishes and is known for some of the rare species like the Himalayan Golden Trout.
The trek from Dodital to Yamnotri takes you through high altitude grasslands and dense virgin forests. The scenery en-route is really astounding ! The trek for Dodi Tal commences from Uttarkashi or Kalyani, which can be approached by motor. Kalyani to Agoda is a gradual climb through woods, fields and villages along· a mule track.
Roopkund Trek (The mystery lake):
This high altitude lake (4600m) lies in the lap of Trishul massif. A shallow lake, Roopkund has attracted attention by having human skeletal remains easily visible at its bottom. There are many theories and opinions, from purely spiritual to purely scientific ones, which explain the existence of these skeletons, which date back to 14th century AD. Marked by typical Garhwali villages busy in their own way and the extensive meadows this trek is special.
Kuari Pass Trek (Lord Curzon Trail )
Kuari pass trek is amongst the best in the Garhwal Himalayas. The trail was first charted by Lord Curzon in 1905 and ever since then it has been known as the 'Curzon Trail'. It takes you through lush green meadows, virgin forests and lay back villages. The arms length view of ranges like the Mt.Nanda Devi, Kamet, Dronagiri and Hathi-Ghodi Parvat, is the reward that awaits the trekker atop this pass. When Lord Curzon trekked this route he started from Ramni to reach Kauri pass. We will be doing this from other direction, starting from famous Ski station at Auli and then climbing the pass. The maximum height reached during the course of trekking is 4400mts (an unnamed peak near Pangarchluli) and the trek is generally not very difficult. No matter how tired you get the fresh mountain breeze and the glorious scenery around will always rejuvenate you. Apart from the Pass and Auli there is another attraction of the trip is Joshimath. Joshimath is where Sri Shankaracharya is said to have attained enlightenment. Also there is opportunity for rock climbing and moon light trekking. At the concluding part of the trek there is a possible chance for bathing in the hot springs of Tapovan to rejuvenate your tired nerves after an exhaustive Trek!!! This trek is the perfect getaway from the monotony of your daily life and will be an unforgettable experience.
Tapovan Trek (Source of Ganges):
The Ganges is considered the most sacred river in India. The legend is that the Goddess Ganga descended on Earth from heaven at Gangotri and so the Gangotri is considered as Source of Ganges. There is a temple at Gangotri dedicated to Mother Ganges. The actual source of The Ganges likes 19 km from Gangotri at Gaumukh. The trek follows the river upstream to the actual source at Gaumukh. The tour starts from the holy city of Rishikesh , known as 'Gateway to Himalayas'. This exiting trek offers fantastic view of beautiful mountains like Shivling (6543 m), Meru and Bhagirathi group of mountains.
Nanda Devi Sanctuary Trek :
The Nanda Devi National Park has been closed since 1982 to protect its bio -diversity and only now parts of the park have been open to the interested tourist. None less than Sir Edmund Hillary have described the sanctuary in glowing terms as "the training ground for adventure in India". No description of this trek would do justice to the scenery that unfolds in front of your eyes.
The snow-clad peaks like Mount Bithartoli - Himal (6354 m), Nanda Ghunti (6309 m), Ranthi Peak (6003m), Dronagiri (7066 m) and of course India's highest peak Nanda Devi (7817 m) herself in all their Majesty. The trek also offers great views of the Auli bugyals, Urgam valley and Lata village and moving through forests of Rhododendron, Birch and Fir.
Valley Of Flowers Trek :
The famous "Valley of Flowers" is situated in the upper expansions of Bhyundar Ganga in the far interior of Garhwal Himalayas. Covering an area of 87.5 Sq. Km. The valley is at an altitude of is 3,250 M to 6,750 MTRS. A.B.S.L.. Many a legend are associated with this HIMALAYAN WONDERLAND, valley finds place in the epics of the Ramayana and Mahabharat.
The Valley of Flowers National Park starts from Ghangharia but the main valley starts after crossing the gorge and the stream starting from Nar Parvat, At the entrance of the Valley one is greeted by the snow-clad peak of Raktban Parvat, to the left is Nar Parvat, which acts as dividing line between this valley and the Badrinath valley, and to the right is a very dense Birch forest towards the hillsides.One can also do a days hike to famous high altitude lake "Hemkund"also known as "Lokpal", At the lake is situated the Holy Sikh Gurudwara and a temple dedicated to "LAXMAN".