“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” -- John Muir
Trekking is all about coming close to nature, soaking in the breathtaking views and knowing a new land, its people, its culture and traditions.
Naturally blessed with some of the best trekking routes in the world, India is a trekker’s paradise. Well known for its adventure trekking routes like Roopkund Trek (Uttarakhand), Kumara Parvatha Trek (Karnataka), Markha Valley Trek (Ladakh) etc, India also offers some amazing trekking trails that are not only picturesque but also less challenging. If looking for trekking tours in India you must surely plan a holiday to Sattal.
Lesser known, located in the picturesque hilly state of Uttarakhand, Sattal is one such destination that offers both easy and moderate routes for trekking. While in Sattal, you can enjoy trekking in the following routes:
Route 1 (Easy trek): Its a 4.5 Km trek (to and fro) along the Sattal lake that’s bounded by lofty green hills. Starting from KMVN this is a beautiful flat trail that takes you into a land of two beautiful lakes, sight many unknown birds and wonder at the pristine beauty of the tall green tress. The terrain is varied, including some paved roads and other areas that are quite rugged. Passing thru shops, the trek takes a turn towards the forest (i.e. going off-road) and takes you up in a beautiful forest full of pine trees. While there are regular trail marks, the fun is in creating your own and hopping across the shrubs. On the way there is a shop selling beautiful decoration pieces carved out of fallen wood and very cheap (though open on days he wants to open :-) ).
Route 2 (Easy Trek): Its a 4 Km trek (to and fro) to Subhash Dhara, a freshwater waterfall gushing down from deep inside the forest. More leisurely than strenuous, the trail to Subhash Dhara is about reaching the waterfall, listen to the sound of water amid silent jungle and stroll back while occasionally jumping around a mound or digging in the heals on a foresty trail. You would have the grand spectacle of migrating birds and the sparkling clear water of the waterfall will give lifetime memories. Deep shaded forest and splashing water make this trail an especially fun hike in summers.
Route 3 (Normal Trek): Its a 6 Km trek (to and fro) that takes you to a village named Surya Gaon. The trail meanders through pine forests, rocks, a white coloured beautiful village temple and a small water body. You would cover the slopes and come to the flats where there is a small village which you would realize lives in a world of its own. A short snack break beside the water body and some photo op later you could head back to your cliff-top retreat.
Route 4 (Challenging Trek): Although just a 2 Km trek (to and fro), it’s a steep rocky trail at an incline of almost 30 degrees lined by tall green pine and deodar trees. Starting from V Resorts – Sattal, this is a challenging route where it’s an effort to keep yourself stable while trekking down. An occasional glance to the right, i.e. full view of Sattal Lake will keep you going. Coming back (i.e. climbing up) it’s a real test of stamina. The steep incline is enough to pump your lungs and breathe in all of the fresh air available there. Unless you’re a regular trekker, it’s advisable to take a break or two while climbing up. The view, forest, lake etc remain same as other treks.
Trekking is not about spending days, but a lifetime experience. Come create your own fond memories of trekking in the awe-inspiring trails of Sattal.
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