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Location : Garhwal and Kumaon Ranges
Mountain Sports : Mountaineering and Rock Climbing
Mountaineering Destination : Panch Kedar, Kedarnath – Vasuki and Pithoragarh
Rock Climbing Sites : Around Gangotri

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Adventurers Walking Past an Ice Covered Mountain

Mountaineering in Uttaranchal

All those who thought that the mountains was an unattainable part, come to Uttaranchal and indulge in some mountain sports. The exhilaration of mountaineering in Uttaranchal is so platonic that it is considered to be once in a lifetime experience. The snow fed regions of Garhwal and Kumaon, which are located at a very high altitude are the hosts of this sport. At a range of 3,000 m to 7,000, mountaineering tours in Uttaranchal comprise of various routes and trails. If you are planning to begin with Garhwal, then the Panch Kedar is the main route. Here you will be greeted with glimpse of the hospitality of local people and the rich flora and fauna. Other routes in this area includes Kedarnath – Vasuki and Pithoragarh.

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Climb the Boulders of Uttaranchal with Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is not very different from mountaineering, except that instead of snow there are rocks involved in this adventure sport. The rocky cliffs of Uttaranchal challenges all the climbers to indulge in this risky sport. The multitudinous variation in Uttaranchal topography makes this sport the fantasy of every climber. Gangotri in Uttaranchal is the main areas where tourists can indulge in this game. Enjoy this adventure during the months of February and June, which is the best Time for mountain sports. Monsoons should be avoided, as then the rocks become slippery. The Uttaranchal Tourism Board assist the tourists with this sport.

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Climbers Indulged in Rock Climbing in Uttaranchal

Gears to be Carried While Mountain Sports

Shoes, chalkbag, harness, ropes, rope care, belay devices, cordlette, webbing and carbiners are some of the equipments that you should carry on mountain sports tour. For beginners, high top shoes with midsole are best. Do not borrow rock climbing gears, the best option in to buy a new one. The climbing routes should be kept in mind and one must be equipped with a route map. The best time to enjoy mountain sports is during the summer and autumn months.

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Top 5 Reasons To Enjoy Mountain Sports

Mountain in Uttaranchal

The Mountain Play the Scenic Host
Uttaranchal has two full fledged mountain in Garhwal and Kumaon region, that play the perfect host to mountain sports. Tourists from all over the world come to Uttaranchal to take up mountain sports tours to enjoy the best of flora, fauna and snow world.

Mountaineering in the Snow Land
Adventure tourism of Uttaranchal highlights mountaineering that will take the adventurers the vault of heaven, where one can experience the mystic of the state. Having beautiful snow clad peaks, Uttaranchal has some of the best sites for mountaineering.

Go High With Rock Climbing
It is only your hands, feet and rope that is needed to take you on high altitudes through rock climbing. The views of the region from there is worth the effort. However, it is a very risky sport that should be enjoyed with utmost care.

All Time is the Best Time
Be it Mountaineering or Rock Climbing, Uttaranchal is a dream destination for the lovers of mountain sports. Visit during the months of November to February to enjoy mountaineering in the snowy mountain, and then extend your holidays till May to enjoy rock climbing.

Challenge Your Adrenaline Pumps
There are plenty of precautionary steps that one needs to take before indulging in this sport, as any loop hole can leave to tragic conclusions. Well there are certain risks involve but sports are all about taking risks. Challenge your guts by taking up mountain sports in Uttaranchal.

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