Mukta Top – A vigin trek in Garhwal Himalayas
Mukta Top is an untouched trek in Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarkashi district at an altitude of 3,608 m. The unique features of this trek make it a surpassing winter trek. This trek is not known by the people yet but when the trekking enthusiasts will come to know about this captivating place they would surely choose “Mukta Top” as their next trekking destination.
Dissimilar Forests and abundance of Wildlife
Forests here are totally different from the forests found in the Uttarakhand region, the variety of trees you’ll find here are Maple, Pine, Oak, Bamboos and Rhododendrons. The Bamboo forests are rarely seen on other treks, so it is very surprising to find them here on this trek.
For two days you will trek through the forests, the dense greenery will be your best companion and walking under the shade of trees will be a great delight. This place is wealthy in Flora and Fauna and gives a chance to spot different varieties of birds, this is a great place for birding as many rare species can be easily seen here and it is home to a number of animals.
The meadows and forest clearings have always been perfect for camping, it is bliss to camp amidst the forest or in the middle of a meadow and “Mukta Top” is included in one of the places which have got the best clearings like Kedarkantha. Snow covers the meadows in the winter season, which makes the sight eye-pleasing and bracing. This is one of the reasons that it makes a great winter trek and can be done by beginners because of the low altitude.
Sublime view of Mountain Peaks From Mukta Top
The meadows above forest offer view of some high peaks of Uttarakhand and the best thing about this winter trek is panoramic views of all these mountains are visible from the summit (3,608 m). If the weather is clear the peaks visible from the top are – Gangotri peak, Bandarpoonch (I) (II), Top of Nag Tibba, Mt. Jaonli, Mt. Kala Nag and Draupadi Ka Danda. Mukta Top is a “hidden gem” in the Himalayas and very few people are aware of this place.
So choose this new trek to get the wonderful experience of virgin trails of “Mukta Top”.
About Mukta Top
Hidden Gem in Himalayas
Abundance of Wildlife and foliage
Views of Gangotri peak, Bandarpoonch (I) (II), Top of Nag Tibba, Mt. Jaonli, Mt. Kala Nag and Draupadi Ka Danda.
Low altitude Trek (3,608 m)
Highlights of this Trek
Mukta Top is a new trek, not many people have stepped here, it is a virgin trek, and you will not see any trekker here while your trek so this is the advantage to choose this one. The fascinating trail through the forests and the rich variety of birds is a major attraction that you must explore.
Altitude you are going to cover
Gangori (4,550 feet)
Kuflon (4,600 feet)
Chaithathar (9,600 feet)
Mukta Tal (10,800 feet)
Mukta Top (11,838 feet)
These points should not be avoided
1. Proper conditioning and training of body required
2. Proper gear and clothing for sub-zero temperatures
3. Sturdy hiking shoes are important
4. High altitude requires proper acclimatization
5. Intermittent or no signals
6. Carry travel light
7. Weather is unpredicted so the itinerary is flexible