Trekking Kumaun
Travel Tips

You must be fit and flexible to cover the trekking path.One must try stretching exercises before they start their journey. Exercisesare important to keep up the flexibility intact. Trekkers must choose the trekking path which is convenient according to their strength. Other than woollen clothes long innerwear, woollen socks, sunglass, sunscreen and trekking shoes are important accessories. A waterproof jacket can be a saviourduring the sudden slap of therain which is common in the area.

One can’t avoid the call of the snow white mountains and evergreen valleys full with blossomed flowers surrounding the area. It is a lifetime experience for any trekkers. Trekking can be short or long. It may require night stay or not. Most of the long distance treks need proper planning to achieve the success without any mistakes. Otherwise the trekkers may lose their original path due to their inexperience. One must carry the type of clothes based on their trek path. If it is a snow covered one, then it is best to carry warm woollen clothes to beat the deadly cold. First aid kit must be present to all during the course to treat any minor injuries.

When to visit

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Route/ Place

The Himalaya is divided between two sections. One is Garhwal Himalaya and another is Kumaon Himalaya. Kumaon range is full of lusty green valleys and fiery rivers criss-crossing the land. Most of the part of this region is covered by thick evergreen forests where one may lose their path easily. Kumaon is a part of the Uttaranchal state of India. Almora, Nainital, Bageshwar, Champawat, Pithoragarh, Uddhampur are the districts included. Wild animals are present in these impenetrable forests. Here the natural minerals are present with their platter full of options. Sandstone, limestoe, lead, gypsum, iron can be found under the ground.

Tourists visiting this place can start their journey from Naintal, the city of lakes. Clouds play all round the day on the pear shaped green coloured Naini Lake. Locals are selling handmade candles in different shapes and colours in the markets. They have the collection of hand-made woollen clothes and accessories also. Plenty of restaurants are offering delicacies to the food craving community. The Kumaon region has taken an oath of keeping the city clean and pollution free. This is followed by the locals in the most intrigued way to save the nature.

Kumaon region is full of uncountable trekking routes available for beginners and experts. Village treks are mostly popular among the bonhomie tourists who desires to get the glimpse of the untouched area having minimum connection with the main land. Pindari glacier trek, Mila glacier trek, Sundardunga base camp trek, Nanda Devi base camp trek is popular among the trained trekkers who demands a high trek experience in their CV.


Some of the common ingredients like comfortable clothes, underclothes, and trekking shoes with good grip, water, food, hiking sticks, first aid kit, sunscreen, sunglass, and headgear are important. If it is a day trek then avoid taking sleeping bag or camping articles. Otherwise they are important. Carrying a map of the area along with a good guide will be beneficial for long treks. Compass, flashlight, notebooks and electronic devices have become part of the treks in now-a-days. It is very much required to carry high energy snacks or bars to beat the hungry tide during the trekking. Water purifying tablet, mosquito cream and net, radio and etc. can be carried during the journey also.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • Nearest airport of Nainital or Kathgodam is a Pant Nagar airport. New Delhi airport is 300kms away from the city. Domestic flights are available from there also.
  • Nearest major railhead is the Kathgodam which half an hours journey by car. This station is completely connected with other major cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. There are fast trains connecting the capital city with Kathgodam with 8 to 9 hours journey.
  • One need 6 or 7 hours drive to reach Nainital from the capital city of India, New Delhi. The condition of the road is good for driving. The national highways are making it accessible in a good way. There are daily Volvo buses availablefrom the capital to reach Nainital.

Surrounding Attractions

Naina Devi temple situated at the heart of the Nainital is the top most tourist’s attraction. Other places like Bhimtal Lake, Sattal, Panchachulli view point, Mayawati ashram are famous among the visitors. The travellers have the option to make a visit to the Kausani, Almora, Ranikhet, Binsar, Jageshwar, Patalbhubaneshwar, Bageshwar, Munsiyari, Sunderdhuga to get the glimpse of the serene nature. Here they can find the ancient presence of the God and Goddess along with the confluence of the rivers.

Jim Corbett National park is around the place which famous for its man-eaters. A night stay amidst the Mother Nature within the cacophony of birds are an enthralling experience for anyone. One may encounter the Royal Bengal Tiger at any of the core forest area taking a snap during the day or feeding their cubs. Other animals like deer, monkeys and several species of birds can be seen here too.

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