Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful northern state of India. It enthralls everyone with its spectacularly scenic landscapes, charming hill stations juxtaposed against snow-capped peaks, quaint villages along winding mountain roads, serpentine rivers carving their way through the hills, world renowned conservation parks like ‘Jim Corbett Tiger National Park’ and ‘Asan Wetland Conservation Reserve’, world heritage sites like ‘Valley of Flowers’ and ‘Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve’, waterfalls hurtling down slopes and serene lakes shimmering amidst beautiful towns.
Marking out Every Stop on the Way
These will be marked on the GPX as legends which can be referred to the list below. This list will be populated by people riding the trails as and when they send us updates and suggestions. We can start with a basic list to trigger it off. Also keeping in mind with IDTMT (I DONT TRASH MY TRAVEL) principles of contributing to local economy of the area – specifically LOCAL)
Starting in the lower Himalayas where the HP trail endsthe Uttarakhand Section of the Great Indian Trail makes it’s way towards the Gharwal range of Greater Himalayas. It touches the the last Indian village Mana, before the Chinese border. With appropriate permits one can also reach Mana Pass and retrace back. It then heads south towards a cluster of beautiful villages in the Lower Himalayas before heading north again towards Munsiyari. Along the Nepal border the trail ends in the plains of Sitarganj.
Total Length of the trail in Kms
|Expected time to ride the trail;||18 – 25 days|
|Best time of the year;||
Some passes will be closed in early summer.
|Emergency Telephone; State services (police and ambulance services)||100 – Police
108 – Ambulance
Other States & Trails
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GRIT resources are in the form of GPX and KML maps. These downloadable maps are designed for use on either a dedicated GPS device or a mobile phone with GPS capabilities.
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